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What former President Obama has been doing since leaving the Oval Office
What former President Obama has been doing since leaving the Oval OfficeDiscover what retirement has been like as former President Obama left the Oval Office.
Trump-backed candidate wins crowded primary for House seat in Ohio
He had endorsed coal lobbyist Mike Carey from among a formidable field of 11 GOP primary contenders for the seat vacated by Republican Steve Stivers in May. Stivers had backed one of three sitting lawmakers in the race — state Rep. Jeff LaRe — for the job. For Republicans, the Columbus-area race emerged as a test of Trump’s influence, particularly after the former president backed the loser in a Texas primary last week. On the Democratic side, state Rep. Allison Russo, a health policy consultant, defeated Greg Betts, a former Army officer and decorated combat veteran, for the nomination. Back in the 11th District, Laverne Gore, a business owner, consultant, trainer and community activist, defeated Felicia Ross, a self-described “Jane of all trades,” in the Republican primary.
If Gov. Andrew Cuomo fights sexual harassment charges, he'll regret his statements
Andrew Cuomo would relent in the face of 11 women accusing him of disgusting acts of sexual harassment, they do not know Andrew Cuomo. Andrew Cuomo must resign following AG report finding he sexually harassed womenCuomo spent much of his statement arguing that he is often misunderstood about his kissing, hugging and touching. After the judge ruled that Moua would be allowed to present the cultural defense, the prosecutors agreed to a plea of a misdemeanor. Even President Joe Biden (who was himself accused of sexual harassment by a former staff member) has called for Cuomo to resign in light of these allegations. However, the governor might find that his most difficult witness could be Andrew Cuomo.
15 must-see documentaries this summer, including Val Kilmer, 'Pray Away' and 'The Lost Leonardo'
"Batman Forever" actor Val Kilmer and legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey each get the documentary treatment this month in "Val" and "Ailey," respectively. (In theaters Aug. 6 and streaming on Paramount+ Aug. (Streaming on Netflix Aug. (In select theaters Aug. (In select theaters starting Aug.
Save time and money on road trips with these tips
Save time and money on road trips with these tipsHere's what to bring on a road trip in case you have to use a dirty restroom.
U.S. water polo goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson credits her devoted single mom for success
U.S. water polo goalkeeper Ashleigh Johnson credits her devoted single mom for successOlympian Ashleigh Johnson credits her trip to the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to her single mother who raised five children who love water sports.
Connor Fields, injured during Olympics BMX Racing crash, expected to return to US by end of week
“He’s doing pretty good but he’ll be tested when we get back,’’ Mike Fields said Wednesday by text message. A day after Fields suffered the head injury, doctors said there had been no additional bleeding and no new head injuries were found, according to USA Cycling. Fields, 29, also suffered a broken rib and bruised lung in the crash, according to his father. Fields, a three-time Olympian who won the gold at the 2016 Rio Games, crashed during a semifinal heat at Ariake Urban Sports Park. Netherlands’ Niek Kimmann, who won the gold, said it’s sad Fields did not have an opportunity to defend his Olympic gold from the Rio Games.
Opinion | Can the Unvaccinated Be Persuaded?
This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “If you want to participate in society fully, you’ve got to get vaccinated,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “It’s time.”Whether the rest of the United States will follow suit remains an open question. In much of the country, employment-based vaccine mandates are only just gaining momentum, and some states have enacted prohibitions on government-issued ones.
Olympics Live Updates: Showdown in Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles
Current time in Tokyo: Aug. 4, 11:02 a.m.Live Olympics Live Updates: Showdown in Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles The U.S. hurdlers Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney McLaughlin race for the gold medal in the 400 meters. The women’s park skateboarding competition begins. Japan’s Misugu Okamoto, 15, is among the favorites in the women’s park competition. The youngest athletes in the women’s park event have reasonable expectations to win medals. Since women’s wrestling was added to the Summer Olympics in 2004, a Black woman had never won the top prize.
A Hop, a Skip, and Will Claye Is Primed for Takeoff
TOKYO — Three weeks after rupturing his Achilles’ tendon at a track meet in May, Christian Taylor was in a hyperbaric chamber when his phone rang. Claye was about to reveal a secret, one that he had kept private for over a year: He had ruptured his Achilles’ playing pickup basketball in 2019. “I’m back jumping now,” Claye told him, “and I know you can do it, too.”Taylor processed the news. Claye had gone through 2020 without competing, and Taylor figured that Claye had taken a sabbatical during the pandemic to cultivate his interests in fashion and music. But suddenly it all made sense: Claye had been grinding his way back from a catastrophic injury, navigating the same long road that Taylor now faced.
Mike Carey, Backed by Trump, Wins Republican House Primary in Ohio
Mike Carey, an energy lobbyist and newcomer to elected office who was endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump, won a Republican primary race for a House special election in Ohio on Tuesday night that demonstrated Mr. Trump’s continuing influence over the party. Mr. Carey, who was largely unknown before the endorsement, beat out 11 competitors, many of them with much longer records in Ohio politics. As of 9:30 p.m. Eastern, he had about 37 percent of the vote, well clear of his nearest rivals. He will advance to the general election in the heavily Republican 15th Congressional District near Columbus. “Great Republican win for Mike Carey,” Mr. Trump said in a statement.
Opinion | Governor Cuomo, It’s Time to Resign
Mr. Cuomo continues to deny that he did anything wrong, suggesting that all the women who have come forward somehow misinterpreted his touching and physicality in the same way. I have lived my entire adult life in public view,” he said in a recorded video released shortly after the report came out. The calls for Mr. Cuomo to step down only grew louder on Tuesday. Mr. Cuomo has always had a self-serving streak and been known for his political bullying. He also has used those traits to be an effective politician and, in many of his achievements as governor, won the public’s trust.
Opinion | What Should Conservatives Conserve?
In 1990, V.S. Naipaul intended his lecture as a celebration of the West. But on a return visit to Tehran she loses her mental balance and falls ill. The cure, it turns out, is religion. About three years ago, he made an abrupt switch from being a NeverTrump conservative, railing against the new illiberalism, to being something of a new illiberal himself, railing against “nice” conservatives who, he believes, fail to appreciate that rights-based liberalism is a sucker’s game that only the left can win.
Brandon Nimmo returns, hoping to spark Mets lineup
One day later, Brandon Nimmo was back in the starting lineup batting leadoff — but for real this time. “We’re pretty confident that he’s going to be in there and he’s going to be OK.”After feeling a pinch in his hamstring in Friday’s loss to the Reds, Nimmo was out of the lineup Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Brandon Nimmo did not start Monday’s game against the Marlins. But Rojas doesn’t believe going back to a part-time player after starting so much due to injuries in the Mets’ outfield is a factor. Gsellman was a valuable piece to the Mets’ bullpen as a long reliever, notching a 3.71 ERA over 26 2/3 innings.
Under Fire and Alone, Cuomo Fights for His Political Life
“I do kiss people on the hand,” Mr. Cuomo said on Tuesday. Mr. Cuomo is also under investigation by Albany prosecutors, who said that they would request the investigative materials that the attorney general’s office had collected and urged other victims to come forward. “My job is not about me, my job is about you,” Mr. Cuomo said. “What matters to me at the end of the day is getting the most done I can for you. And that is what I do every day, and I will not be distracted from that job.”
Albany DA says Cuomo criminal probe open, asks victims to get in touch
Albany County District Attorney David Soares confirmed Tuesday that his office is opening a criminal investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a report released by state Attorney General Letitia James’ office found that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women in violation of state and federal law. “We are conducting our own separate investigation,” Soares told “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt”. Soares told NBC anchor Lester Holt that the report had “led myself and other prosecutors with concurrent jurisdiction to believe that criminal activity in fact had taken place. Albany County District Attorney David Soares says “we have an obligation here” to investigate Gov.
The Biden administration issues a new eviction moratorium as the virus surges.
Mr. Biden conceded on Tuesday that the new approach might be struck down by the courts as executive overreach. “Whether that option will pass constitutional measure with this administration, I can’t tell you. I don’t know,” Mr. Biden said of a new moratorium. Just days before Saturday’s expiration of the ban, Mr. Biden called on Congress to pass legislation to extend it. The administration, for its part, feared that any unilateral move would open the White House to legal challenges that could ultimately erode Mr. Biden’s presidential powers.
Eli Manning makes light of heated Giants ‘fight’
Looks like those Eli Manning bobbleheads are worth fighting for, at least according to the Giants great. Manning — who played for 16 seasons with the Giants before joining the front office — responded to a Twitter contest to win one of his bobbleheads with the caption: “Now we know why the fight broke out at practice today!! Eli Manning APDuring the scuffle, head coach Joe Judge could be heard dropping F-bombs and other expletives as he screamed for the madness to stop. When the players broke away from one another, Judge dealt out his punishment: pushups and running laps from one end of the field to the other for 10 minutes. Judge then had the players come into a semicircle for one final lecture and practice was abruptly finished after that.
Father of Post columnist dies at 85
Maurice Sherman, father of New York Post baseball columnist Joel Sherman, passed away on Friday night. Sherman died of cardiopulmonary arrest, multi-organ dysfunction and COVID-19 after a sustained period of declining health. He attended Jefferson High School, but dropped out and began working on a truck to help support his family. Sherman was active in his synagogue and a rabid sports fan, especially of the Giants, Knicks and Yankees. Sherman is survived by his sons, Joel and Michael, and his grandchildren, Jake Sherman and Nick Sherman.
Andre Drummond joins rival center Joel Embiid in Sixers deal
Andre Drummond is headed to the city of brotherly love to unite with longtime rival, center Joel Embiid. On Tuesday, Drummond and the Sixers agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, according to ESPN, which sparked witty responses from fans who’ve watched Drummond and Embiid’s on-court battles and subsequent social media spats. While an Embiid-Drummond alliance sounds tough on paper, it’ll be interesting to see how the Sixers navigate the bigs. Drummond will fill Dwight Howard’s place as Embiid’s understudy, as long as Embiid remains healthy. The rivalry between Drummond and Embiid stretches back to at least Oct. 2017, when Drummond — while with the Pistons — apparently trash-talked with Embiid.
Rookies Zach Wilson, Elijah Moore quickly building rapport at Jets training camp
Observations from Jets training camp on Tuesday. More and MooreRookie wide receiver Elijah Moore continues to build chemistry with first-round pick Zach Wilson. The QB under-threw Moore during a one-on-one drill before going back to him a few plays later and finding him on a similar route. The Jets’ first-round pick spent his participating in his first 11-on-11 practice in full pads of training camp and talking about fellow birthday boy Tom Brady (44). OT George Fant (COVID list) did some running on a side field and worked out on his own.
Jets’ Cameron Clark’s injury reminder football can end suddenly
Cameron Clark APThere was one practice period left, but Saleh canceled it. Fingers crossed everywhere for Cameron Clark. Prayers everywhere for Cameron Clark. The club released this statement: “Cameron Clark has been diagnosed with a spinal cord contusion and he is expected to make a full recovery. His little dudes, his little army, were thankfully too young to sweat the gravity of what had befallen Cameron Clark.
British stripper, boyfriend sentenced for robbing fellow dancer of $11K in tips
A British stripper and her boyfriend were sentenced to jail on Tuesday for robbing a fellow exotic dancer of more than $11,000 in tips during a jealousy-fueled theft last January, a report said. Lyons and Proctor were sentenced to two and five years, respectively, for the assault and robbery. Sasarman ended up earning over $11,000 on Jan. 30 — the night preceding the crime. Authorities said Proctor punched the victim in her head and wrestled her bag away — causing the cash to spill onto the ground. “To find out a co-worker was responsible shook me,” Sasarman said in a victim impact statement, according to the report.
Don’t worry about Katey Sagal no longer being a ‘rebel’
TV’s drama series “Rebel,” patterned on Brockovich, might not grab a second season. Fetching & ink-stainedCOMING is “The French Dispatch,” a drama, which is about an American newspaper which sells in France which for who knows why they filmed in Spain and which is being made with Oscar nominee director Wes Anderson and a cast of Oscar nominee Bill Murray, Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Oscar winner Frances McDormand, Oscar winner Tilda Swinton, Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, plus Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet. Drug companies have gazillions of dollars so the good news is they’re at least buying up TV space.”And the Emmys? In some cases same stuff we slept through once on TV will now keep us awake on streaming. I don’t even know you!”Only in New York, kids, only in New York.
U.S. men’s basketball carries 3-point heavy game into Australia matchup
The U.S. men’s basketball team will take on Australia in the Olympic semifinals early Thursday morning, after pulling away from Spain, 95-81, in Tuesday’s quarterfinal. Durant finished the game with 29 points, continuing to extend his record as the leading scorer in U.S. Olympic men’s basketball history. It was the most points scored by an individual against Team USA in the Olympics or any other major competition. Team USA coach Gregg Popovich reportedly negotiated with free agents for his Spurs throughout the day, barely sleeping or eating according to ESPN, and reserve center JaVale McGee agreed to terms with the Suns. When the 3s aren’t falling, making just 4 of 17 in the first half of Tuesday’s game, the score remained close.
Brooklyn Cyclones outfielder celebrates brother’s gold from afar
Brooklyn Cyclones’ center fielder Antoine Duplantis stared at the television Tuesday, watching the biggest moment of his brother’s life. Mondo Duplantis made his brother proud, winning the gold medal for Sweden at the Tokyo Olympic Games. “[Watching him win the gold medal] was an amazing experience,” Antoine Duplantis told The Post from Brooklyn. Mondo Duplantis won the gold meal in pole vault while his brother, a Brooklyn Cyclones outfielder, watched on TV. “Ever since he was 7 years old, we had meets in the backyard and my dad tried to create a scene,” Antoine Duplantis said.
Cuomo report spotlights role of top aide Melissa DeRosa in trying to contain sexual harassment crisis
The 38-year-old, who splits her time between Brooklyn and the Albany area, started as communications director in 2013 and became the governor’s top aide in 2017. She was key to helping craft Cuomo’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and assisted him in the writing of a book about his handling of the crisis, for which he was paid a $5 million advance. The role of state employees in the project is under investigation by New York state authorities.
Metro agrees to share video surveillance after standoff with safety commission
“CCTV video is important for safety oversight, particularly because it allows us to conduct unobtrusive monitoring of real-world activities,” Mayer said. “Although a [safety commission] inspector’s presence in person might change behavior, monitoring video allows the [commission] to observe what is happening when there may be a sense that no one is watching. For similar reasons, it’s important that Metrorail make proactive use of video in stations and on trains as part of its regular safety assurance efforts.”
Neighboring Democratic govs call on Cuomo to resign amid sex harass probe report
The governors of four neighboring states said Tuesday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should step down after an independent investigation found the three-term Democrat had sexually harassed 11 women, nine of them current or former state employees. Phil Murphy, Connecticut Gov. Dan McKee — all Democrats — said they were “appalled at the findings of the independent investigation by the New York Attorney General. Andrew Cuomo to resign after a probe found that he sexually harassed several women.
Coffin pops open after NYC cemetery workers try to force casket in too-small grave: lawsuit
Horrified mourners watched as workers at a Brooklyn cemetery tried to force a coffin into a grave that was dug too small, a new lawsuit claims. The coffin carrying the remains of 79-year-old Claribel Oppenheimer got stuck in the grave and popped open as workers struggled to shake it free during the somber burial-turned-tragic farce on June 24 at The Evergreens Cemetery, according to the lawsuit. Workers were allegedly “pulling and tugging” the casket, according to the lawsuit. Rothstein LawSome members of the family watched, crying, according to the suit. Workers moved the coffin to the grass for an hour while a backhoe was brought on to lengthen the grave, the lawsuit stated.
Feds look to speed up full approval of Pfizer vaccine
The FDA is ramping up its timeline to fully approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-shot COVID-19 vaccine, amid the surge of infections gripping much of the US. That accelerated timetable would require an “all-hands-on-deck approach” to green light the vaccine several weeks before President Biden’s stated goal of early fall, the report said. on full approval,” Dr. Ashish K. Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, told the newspaper. “And I find it baffling, given where we are as a country in terms of infections, hospitalizations and deaths.”The FDA is hoping to speed up its timeline to fully approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-shot COVID-19 vaccine. Full approval requires the FDA to review hundreds of thousands of pages of documents — about 10 times the data needed for an emergency approval, according to the report.
Bears' Nick Foles says his best football is ahead of him: 'I'm confident in that'
Nick Foles is currently the third quarterback on the Chicago Bears’ depth chart. In six starts – which included three postseason matchups – Foles led the Eagles to a 5-1 record and he threw 11 touchdowns with only three interceptions. Foles, who is entering his 10th NFL season, believes his best football is ahead of him. I feel great," Foles said via The Athletic . If it’s not great, you’re going to be mediocre," Foles continued.
Curry lands second $200M contract of career with Warriors
Stephen Curry has landed the second $200 million-plus contract of his career, reaching agreement on a $215 million, four-year extension with the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday that takes him through the 2025-26 season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMCurry's agent, Jeff Austin of Octagon, confirmed the new deal for the star point guard, who would have been entering the final season of his previous contract. Curry will earn $48 million for the 2022-23 season, then $51.9 million in ‘23-’24, $55.7 million in ’24-'25 and $59.6 million in the final year of the deal. The two-time MVP shined despite Splash Brother Klay Thompson's absence for a second straight season. In July 2017, Curry received a $201 million, five-year deal that initially was the richest ever, until James Harden topped it with a $228 million extension from the Rockets.
Cuomo using 'Bill Clinton playbook' in hopes of retaining Democratic stature like ex-president: Marc Thiessen
Embattled New York Democratic Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appears to be employing the "Bill Clinton playbook" when it comes to simultaneously rebuffing allegations of sexual misconduct and ensuring a place in Democratic Party prominence for decades to come, according to Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen. "Cuomo has learned the lesson from Bill Clinton, that if you are shameless and unrepentant and refuse to resign, you can survive anything," said Thiessen. "If you want proof, despite what Bill Clinton did in office, he was invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention last year – so Cuomo looks at that and says 'Bill Clinton can survive what he survived and still be welcome at the DNC why can't I?'" "[Cuomo] said that they are doing this to score political points -- This is the Democratic state attorney general [and] I would assume all the victims who worked for him are Democrats who agree with him ideologically.
Kathy Griffin gives post-surgery update: 'Grateful for all the love'
The update came after the 60-year-old comedian revealed her lung cancer diagnosis over the weekend. I’m so grateful for all the love you guys are sending me," Griffin wrote on her social media account. "My cancer surgery went well yesterday. Griffin also revealed she had been "nervous" to talk about her pill addiction and her suicide ideations. Griffin went on to remind people to "stay up to date" on their medical check-ups.
2 women found dead in Las Vegas hotel room near Strip in possible murder-suicide, police say
Two women were found dead Monday inside a Las Vegas hotel room near the Strip in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide. CALIFORNIA WOMAN INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGE IN DEATH OF SON, 7, FOUND DEAD NEAR LAS VEGAS HIKING TRAILThey are believed to be in their mid-to-late 30s and possibly romantically involved, police said. Investigators believe the women are residents of the Las Vegas area and died within the past 12 hours of being discovered. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPInvestigators were not sure if both women died at the same time. They are working with hotel security to go through video surveillance footage.
ADL prez accuses Tlaib of 'antisemitic dog whistling' for remarks ripping those profiting 'behind the curtain'
The president of the Anti-Defamation League is slamming Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for what he suggested were anti-Semitic remarks the lawmaker made at the 2021 Democratic Socialist of America (DSA) National Convention. "You know, I always tell people cutting people off from water is violence from Gaza to Detroit. JEWISH GROUPS CONDEMN RASHIDA TLAIB OVER TIES TO RADICAL PRO-HEZBOLLAH, ANTI-ISRAEL ACTIVIST"I know that you all understand the structure that we've been living under right now is designed by those that exploit the rest of us for their own profit," Tlaib continued. Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL's president, took to Twitter on Tuesday and scolded the Democratic "Squad" member for her remarks. Tlaib's office did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
Old cars with more than 100,000 miles are worth real money now
New York (CNN Business) A lot of people still think that, once a car has been driven more than 100,000 miles, there's not much value left in it. Used car prices have been driven to extremes recently thanks to a combination of demand from consumers wary of taking public transportation and a major shortage in the computer chips needed to make new cars . Historically, even when used car prices have risen overall, the prices on cars past the 100,000- mile mark haven't budged as much. Last summer, the average used vehicle with between 100,000 and 110,000 miles on its odometer was worth about $12,700, according to Edmunds.com. So a well-maintained vehicle with just over 100,000 miles should have plenty of usable life remaining.
Jessie James Decker flaunts 'bikini clad' body in snapshot with Alex Rodriguez's pal Melanie Collins
Jessie James Decker is letting her curves show as she continues her European buddy trip. The singer, 33, just wrapped vacationing with her husband, former NFL wide receiver Eric Decker and sportscaster Melanie Collins, who is pals with Jennifer Lopez’s ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez. During the coastal retreat, which came as part of Rodriguez’s extended 46th birthday celebration, Decker proved that she’s living her absolute best life. Decker, who was also snapped hanging out poolside with Rodriguez over the weekend, shared a series of images to Instagram on Monday. ALEX RODRIGUEZ SPOTTED GETTING OFF PRIVATE JET WITH FRIEND MELANIE COLLINS AMID LAVISH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION"Scrap book from week… missin the crew already!"
Texas firefighter lied about having COVID-19 to get $12K in paid time off
A Texas firefighter has been arrested after he allegedly faked having COVID-19 to get $12,500 in paid time off — which he used to take his family to a water park resort. The alleged ruse started on March 24 when Carter informed his fire station his wife had tested positive for COVID. A week after that, Carter allegedly told his deputy chief he was feeling ill and tested positive. When he was asked why he lied about his diagnosis, Carter allegedly told his fire chief, "Greed, I guess." The money Carter was paid came from the City of Dallas General Funds, which is collected from taxes and fines.
China claims US report on coronavirus origins based on 'concocted lies and distorted facts'
The Chinese government released a statement Tuesday slamming comments by U.S. congressmen that there is a preponderance of evidence showing the coronavirus originated in Wuhan lab. "The relevant report, totally based on the concocted lies and distorted facts without providing any evidence, is not credible or scientific," a spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry department said in a statement responding to a House GOP report concluding the virus likely came from a Chinese lab. MEDIA SILENT ON BOMBSHELL WUHAN LAB REPORT AS GOP LAWMAKER SOUNDS ALARM: ‘GREATEST COVER-UP IN HUMAN HISTORY’"What the relevant US congressmen have done smears and slanders China in pursuit of political gains," the statement continued. One of the congressmen the Chinese government was referring to, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, accused China of engaging in the "greatest coverup in human history." "They were playing with fire," McCaul said of the testing taking place in the Wuhan lab.
Australia's vaccinations need to rise before country can set up travel bubbles, let students in
James D. Morgan | Getty ImagesMore Australians need to be vaccinated before the country sets up travel bubbles and lets international students in. "Obviously, we need to get the vaccination rates up. And once we continue to get the vaccination rates up, we will look at quarantining arrangements," he said on "Squawk Box Asia" on Tuesday. Last week, local media reported that Morrison said the country needs to inoculate 80% of its population before reopening borders. Once vaccination rates go up, Australia will look at letting more groups of people in, according to Tehan.
Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett calls the Governor's apology 'fake' and 'downright weird'
Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, called out his response to the new report detailing the numerous sexual harassment allegations against him. On Tuesday, Bennett appeared on "CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell" to discuss the release of the New York attorney general’s report against Cuomo. CUOMO DEFIANTLY DECLINES TO RESIGN, DENIES WRONGDOING AFTER BOMBSHELL SEXUAL HARASSMENT REPORT"Charlotte, I want you to know that I am truly and deeply sorry," he said. O’Donnell referenced this video to Bennett on air where she later described it as "not only uncomfortable and inappropriate but downright weird and unnecessary." It's fake and his propaganda video was not only uncomfortable and inappropriate but downright weird and unnecessary."
The car market is gonzo. Here’s what to do if you have to buy one anyway
(Credit: Mobileye, an Intel Company)CNN —Pat Shozo has been trying to buy a used car for his son who’s going to attend college in the fall. “It’s actually absurd.”Prices for used cars have rocketed to record highs this year as supplies of new cars have been hampered by computer chip shortages. You could just buy the car at a bargain price and keep it or quickly resell it at a profit. He had bought the Passat as a used car 18 months ago, he said, and sold it for exactly what he had paid for it back then. You might be tired of paying for repairs and maintenance on your current car, but it could well be less than you’ll pay for a new car – especially now.
Jennifer Aniston on vaccines: 'A lot of opinions don't feel based in anything except fear'
(CNN) Jennifer Aniston keeps her people close but her vaccinated people closer. I've just lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose [whether or not they had been vaccinated], and it was unfortunate," she said. "I feel it's your moral and professional obligation to inform, since we're not all podded up and being tested every single day." Aniston did not clarify whether she was referring to friends, acquaintances or those who work with or for her. "It's tricky because everyone is entitled to their own opinion — but a lot of opinions don't feel based in anything except fear or propaganda," Aniston added.
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Biden tells Florida, Texas leaders: Help on COVID-19 or 'get out of the way' United States · 1:27 AM UTCU.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged Republican leaders in Florida and Texas - home to roughly a third of all new U.S. COVID-19 cases - to follow public health guidelines on the pandemic or "get out of the way" as the country struggles to contain the rapid spread of the disease's Delta variant.
Belarus sprinter Tsimanouskaya headed for Poland after Tokyo diplomatic drama
TOKYO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was headed to Poland on Wednesday after seeking refuge with that country's diplomats, bringing a dramatic diplomatic twist at the Tokyo Olympics. read moreMasked and wearing blue jeans, a blue blouse and sunglasses, Tsimanouskaya arrived in a police-escorted van at Narita airport east of the Japanese capital. The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday it had launched a formal investigation into the case and was expecting a report from the Belarusian team. read more1/8 Belarusian Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya who took refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo, arrives at Narita International Airport as she leaves for Poland, in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan August 4, 2021. "I will not return to Belarus," she told Reuters at the time.
Trump-backed Carey wins GOP nod in Ohio special election
Carey ran on a fairly conventional Republican platform against congressional Democratic policies on spending, renewable energy, abortion and immigration. The former president held a last-minute tele-rally for Carey Monday evening, his second such event for the candidate since July 20. However, Carey faced some obstacles, including attacks from several conservative PACs that poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the campaign. And former Republican Rep. Steve Stivers, who previously held the seat, spent heavily from his old campaign account to boost GOP state Rep. Jeff LaRe. 3 Republican in the House, and Citizens United, a Trump-aligned group run by one of his former campaign advisers, supported Carey as well.
Cuomo accuser speaks out following AG's report
Karen Hinton is one of Andrew Cuomo's accusers, and was interviewed by the Attorney General's office as a part of their investigation. She joins Geoff Bennett following the release of the AG's report.Aug.
‘Power to the people’: Sen. Elizabeth Warren praises extended eviction ban
"When Cori Bush said, 'I know what this is like,' she spoke from the heart," says Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "What we saw happen was power to the people on this one."Aug.
Offspring drummer says he's been booted from band for not getting vaccinated
Pete Parada, the drummer for the Offspring, has found out the hard way that some businesses — and even bands — are drawing a hard line on requiring vaccinations to come back to work. He posted on his social media Tuesday that he's been ousted from the group because he won't agree to get the Covid vaccine. Pete Parada of The Offspring performs live on stage at Espaco das Americas in Sao Paulo, on Oct. 29, 2019. In his introductory remarks on Instagram, Parada wrote, "I've got some unfortunate and difficult news to share. With 12 years' tenure, Parada was the group's second-longest-running drummer in the group's 37-year career, having replaced Atom Williard in 2009.
Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP special election primary in Ohio's 15th District, AP projects
CLEVELAND — Mike Carey, a coal industry lobbyist endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has won the Republican primary in Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, The Associated Press projected Tuesday. A Carey loss would have raised further questions about Trump’s ability to steer a stable future for the GOP. The seat opened in May, when Republican Rep. Steve Stivers resigned for a job in the private sector. State Sen. Bob Peterson boasted an endorsement list of state legislative and local officeholders from across the district. State Sen. Stephanie Kunze had the backing of the Franklin County Republican Party — the district’s largest.
Rep. Billy Long launches Missouri Senate campaign after meeting with Trump
Hawley, who has received outreach from all the major Republican candidates, has so far given no indication of who he may support. In a state that Trump won by 15 points, the candidates are going to great lengths to prove their allegiance to the former president. Greitens, meanwhile, recently campaigned with Trump’s former personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, signed on as Greitens' national campaign chair. In June — weeks prior to his Senate campaign announcement — Long traveled with Trump to the southern border. That, in turn, would jeopardize the GOP’s prospects of seizing the majority in the Senate, which is currently split 50-50.
NY State Assembly Member: If Cuomo does not resign we must impeach
Calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation reached a crescendo just hours after New York State Attorney General Letitia James released the disturbing findings of her five-month investigation--that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women. New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and former 2021 NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley, and former special advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo Susan Del Percio, join The ReidOut with their analysis.Aug.
Biden and Democrats' inability to extend the eviction moratorium is unconscionable
To implore her colleagues to reconvene in order to extend the federal eviction moratorium that expired July 31. Our people need an eviction moratorium. The Supreme Court refused to lift the eviction moratorium, but signaled it might not uphold another extension. Meanwhile, millions of dollars were apportioned to states to help renters pay their rent, yet much of the money has not been distributed. Now, the expiration of the eviction moratorium threatens to break this fragile house of cards.
A Report Found The NCAA Undervalues Women's Basketball, Prioritizes Men's Teams
A Report Found The NCAA Undervalues Women's Basketball, Prioritizes Men's TeamsEnlarge this image toggle caption AJ Mast/AP AJ Mast/APA highly anticipated external review has found that the NCAA has treated women's games unfairly, both undervaluing and underfunding them for years. The video, which immediately gained traction on TikTok, showed that the NCAA did not provide the women's Division I basketball teams the lavish amenities that it did for the men's tournaments. "With respect to women's basketball, the NCAA has not lived up to its stated commitment to 'diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its student-athletes, coaches and administrators,' " the report states. The report describes the undervaluing of women's teams as "perpetuating a mistaken narrative that women's basketball is destined to be a 'money loser' year after year. After the disparities at the women's tournament were exposed this spring, the NCAA apologized but also pointed out that the women's game generated less money than the men's.
Bautista’s hit, and bat flip, helps Dominicans oust Israel
Dominican Republic's Jose Bautista tosses his bat after hitting a game winning RBI single during a baseball game against Israel at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Dominican Republic's Jose Bautista tosses his bat after hitting a game winning RBI single during a baseball game against Israel at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. Israel could have scored more, but Bautista threw out Nick Rickles at the plate from left field, his second assist of the Olympics. Israel hit .232, topping the Dominicans’ .230 and Mexico’s .200, but its 6.49 ERA was better than only Mexico’s 6.92. “I want everybody to just see where Israel baseball has come from and where it is now,” Holtz said.
PG&E says its equipment have have sparked blaze that merged with bigger wildfire
The smaller blaze later joined with the much larger Dixie Fire, which PG&E also said may have started when a tree fell on one of its power lines. It’s burning near the town of Paradise, which largely was destroyed in a 2018 wildfire that became the nation’s deadliest in a century and was blamed on PG&E equipment. Will Abrams, a victim of a 2017 wildfire in Santa Rosa caused by PG&E equipment who has been repeatedly forced to evacuate, asked commissioners to remember survivors. It was burning northeast of the town of Paradise, where survivors of a 2018 fire that was started by PG&E equipment and killed 85 people watched warily. The utility would be “tenacious in our efforts to stop ignitions from our equipment,” PG&E Corp. CEO Patti Poppe said in a statement Monday.
Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple
Parson, a Republican, on Friday pardoned Mark McCloskey, who pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750, and Patricia McCloskey, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Mark McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle, and Patricia McCloskey waved a semiautomatic pistol, according to the indictment. Photos and cellphone video captured the confrontation, which drew widespread attention and made the couple heroes to some and villains to others. “There was no evidence that any of them had a weapon and no one I interviewed realized they had ventured onto a private enclave,” Callahan said in a news release after the McCloskeys pleaded guilty. Parson could pardon Strickland, but he has said he’s not convinced he is innocent.
Delta Spikes Herd Immunity Threshold to Over 80%: Virus Update
(Bloomberg) -- The spread of the delta coronavirus variant has pushed the threshold for herd immunity to well over 80% and potentially almost 90%, the Infectious Diseases Society of America said. Thailand had record deaths and cases, while Australia found a case in the far-north city of Cairns. Thailand Has Record Cases, Fatalities (8:45 a.m. HK)Thailand today reported 20,200 new Covid-19 infections and 188 deaths, with both at record levels. Sanofi and Translate were partnered on Covid-19 vaccine development before the French drugmaker made a bid for the Massachusetts-based biotech. Hungary, which has had the highest level of Covid-19 deaths per capita after Peru, was the only European Union country to have deployed the Sinopharm vaccine.
UPDATE 1-U.S. crime app Citizen rolls out first paid tool, connecting users to safety agents
(Adds details on iOS rollout)By Elizabeth CullifordAug 3 (Reuters) - U.S. crime alert app Citizen is launching its first paid feature, offering subscribers access to a live safety agent when they are in "stressful or uncertain situations." Citizen uses crowd-sourced content and police scanner traffic to notify users in the United States of local incidents. The agent can also notify a person's emergency contacts or kick off a "public incident," sending an alert for help to other Citizen users in the vicinity. "Starting today, Citizen is now a two-way system where users can request help from Citizen." A company spokeswoman said the pilot was not connected to the Protect feature and it has no plans to create its own security force.
Philip Rivers open to returning to NFL late in the season: 'I'm just going to stay ready'
Longtime NFL quarterback Philip Rivers has already moved on to a different aspect of the game, just months after he retired from the league. Yet should he be needed, Rivers said Tuesday that he’s open to making a late-season comeback. "I’m just going to stay ready,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “I want to make sure I’m very clear: I’m not predicting I will play in December or January, for that matter. Colts quarterback Carson Wentz needs foot surgery to correct an injury he suffered at practice last week, coach Frank Reich said Monday, and will be out 5-12 weeks recovering.
Trump-backed Republican wins primary for House seat in Ohio
A similarly fierce competition on the left was being fought in a Democratic primary in the Cleveland area. Trump-endorsed coal lobbyist Mike Carey will face Democratic state Rep. Allison Russo, a health policy consultant, on Nov. 2 — after Russo defeated Greg Betts, a former Army officer and decorated combat veteran, for their party’s nomination. The congressional district has been reliably Republican for a decade, but Russo’s prospects against Carey are viewed as promising among Democrats after she did well among voters from her overlapping Ohio House district races twice in a row. The winner will face Laverne Gore, a business owner, consultant, trainer and community activist, who defeated Felicia Ross, a self-described “Jane of all trades,” in Tuesday’s Republican primary. There’s little chance a Republican could take the heavily Democratic district in the fall, meaning Tuesday’s Democratic victor is likely to be the area’s next congressional representative.
UPDATE 1-Japan's COVID-19 infections have entered 'new phase,' says health minister
* Govt acting 'pre-emptively' to avoid hospital bed crunch* Govt must act with speed, says health min Tamura* New hospital policy draws fears of potential rise in death toll (Adds quotes from health minister, background)By Leika KiharaTOKYO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Japan's government was acting pre-emptively to ensure there are sufficient beds for seriously ill COVID-19 patients, its health minister said on Wednesday, warning infections have entered a "new phase" with a spike in Delta variant cases. Health Minister Norihisa Tamura defended the policy shift, saying that by asking people with less serious symptoms to isolate at home, Japan can ensure it does not run out of hospital beds for people in need of intensive care. "The pandemic has entered a new phase ... Unless we have enough beds, we can't bring people into hospitals. We're acting pre-emptively on this front," Tamura told parliament.
U.S. will review oil and gas leasing program in Alaska refuge
The federal land agency said there will be a public process to determine the scope of the review and identify major issues related to a leasing program. The first lease sale was held in January, in the waning days of the Trump administration. Alaska U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan in a statement said Tuesday’s announcement was a “political stall tactic” and called on Haaland to “accept the science” in the existing environmental review. Attorneys for the North Slope Borough, Native Village of Kaktovik and Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation argued against efforts in court to block the January lease sale. Critics said the first lease sale was rushed and labeled it a bust after major oil companies stayed on the sidelines.
Trump pick wins U.S. House special Republican primary election in Ohio
In another crowded primary race for a vacant U.S. seat in the Democratic enclave of Ohio's 11th District, local establishment Democrat Shontel Brown was battling progressive Nina Turner. Winners of the 15th District Republican primary and the 11th District Democratic primary are expected to also win their general election races in November. The two seats were left vacant after former Republican Representative Steve Stivers' resigned and former Democratic Representative Marcia Fudge's became Biden's housing secretary. An independent fundraising committee backed by Trump spent over $400,000 on text messages, digital and TV ads for Carey, federal election records show. The candidates raised over $6 million, making it the most expensive special House election this year, according to OpenSecrets.org, the website for the Center for Responsive Politics.
Spirit cancels half its flights; American also struggling
Spirit Airlines canceled more than half its schedule on Tuesday, and American Airlines struggled to recover from weekend storms at its Texas home, stranding thousands of passengers at the height of the summer travel season. By early evening, Spirit had canceled more than 400 flights, or nearly 60% of its schedule, according to the FlightAware tracking service. American Airlines had already canceled nearly 350 flights. It is much larger than Spirit, so those flights amounted to 11% of its schedule — still an unusually high rate. Spirit canceled about 20% of its flights on Sunday.
Spirit Airlines cancellations strand passengers
ABC NewsThousands of Spirit Airlines and American Airlines passengers faced cancellations and delays on Monday in the latest summer travel snag. A Spirit spokesperson told ABC News the cancellations are the result of a "perfect storm," blaming weather, staffing shortages and crews reaching the hour limits in which they are legally able to fly. In order to get their operations back on track, they proactively canceled 313 flights, which is around 40% of their daily operation.
Panthers waive JT Ibe after his hard hit sends WR Keith Kirkwood to hospital
The Carolina Panthers wasted no time waiving JT Ibe on Tuesday, just a few hours after he hit wide receiver Keith Kirkwood so hard during practice that Kirkwood had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Ibe, an undrafted defensive back who signed with the Panthers in April, leveled Kirkwood with a hit to the head after he caught a pass. Ibe was immediately kicked out of practice, and head coach Matt Rhule called the hit "unacceptable," according to the Charlotte Observer. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Trump pushes Mike Carey to win Ohio special primary in test of influence
Mike Carey, former President Donald Trump’s preferred candidate, won the Republican nomination in the primary for Ohio’s 15th Congressional District special election on Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Rep. Steve Stivers, elected to the seat in 2010, resigned earlier this year to run the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Trump endorsed Carey, who has never held elected office and billed himself as a “conservative outsider” but was slammed by critics as being the kind of swamp creature Trump claims to oppose. Last week in Texas’s 6th Congressional District special election to replace Republican Rep. Ron Wright, Trump endorsed the late congressman's widow Susan Wright. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Donald Trump, Ohio, Congress, Election, CampaignsOriginal Author: Emily BrooksOriginal Location: Trump pushes Mike Carey to win Ohio special primary in test of influence
Carey, backed by Trump, wins primary for House seat in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, won a Republican primary Tuesday for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio that tested Trump's status as kingmaker. He’ll take on Democratic state Rep. Allison Russo, a health policy consultant who won the Democratic nomination, in the GOP-leaning Columbus-area district. He had endorsed state Rep. Jeff LaRe, a security executive with law enforcement experience, in the race. Bob Peterson and Stephanie Kunze and former state Rep. Ron Hood. In the end, they divided the vote and left Carey with a winning share but far from a majority of votes.
Taliban take control of most of provincial capital in Afghanistan
The Taliban captured much of the Helmand provincial capital in Afghanistan as they continue to push forward with their advances amid the U.S. withdrawal. Majid Akhund, deputy chairman of the Helmand provincial council, confirmed that the Taliban had gained control on Tuesday of nine of the 10 Lashkar Gah districts, according to the Associated Press. They also took control of the city's television and radio stations, which have gone offline. Forgive us if you get displaced for few days, please evacuate as soon as possible.”Gaining control of Lashkar Gah would be a major victory for the Taliban, in part because it would mark the first time they had control over a provincial capital. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Taliban, War in Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Defense, National Security, Foreign PolicyOriginal Author: Mike BrestOriginal Location: Taliban take control of most of provincial capital in Afghanistan
Judge blocks Texas plan to stop vehicles with migrants
A federal judge in El Paso on Tuesday temporarily halted Texas Governor Greg Abbott's plan to use state law enforcement to stop vehicles suspected of transporting migrants released from U.S. border custody. U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone issued an order blocking Texas authorities from enforcing Abbott's directive until at least August 13, saying the order could be unconstitutional. Tuesday's ruling, while temporary, is a triumph for the Biden administration, which has been engaged in an escalating political and legal conflict with Texas over the fate of the country's border and immigration policies. Citing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Abbott instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety last week to stop and re-route vehicles "upon reasonable suspicion" that they may be carrying migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and were subsequently released from federal custody. Attorneys representing Texas informed Cardone on Monday that Abbott's executive order had yet to be implemented, as the state's Department of Public Safety was still drafting enforcement guidelines.
'Meme du jour' Robinhood stock soars over 20%, passes IPO price
The shares were at $46.80 in late afternoon trading, marking a third day of gains and taking them well above the price of $38 set in last Wednesday's IPO. About $3.6 billion worth of Robinhood shares had changed hands by late afternoon, among the top 10 most heavily traded stocks on Wall Street. Company executives sold shares a day before the launch, with Chief Executive Vlad Tenev cashing in 1.25 million shares for about $45.5 million, according to filings at the time of the IPO. Star investor Cathie Wood's flagship ARK Innovation ETF has accumulated nearly 5 million Robinhood shares, now worth about $226 million, according to data on the fund's website. Robinhood's smartphone trading app was instrumental in fueling this year's "meme" stock frenzy, but retail investors mostly snubbed the stock on online forums such as Reddit last week.
Robinhood spikes 24%, holds well above IPO price
Robinhood (HOOD) soared to new highs on Tuesday in a stark contrast from its public debut last week. Shares were up 24% at market close and trading at $46.80 a piece, holding well above their IPO price of $38. The stock sank as much as 12% below its IPO price during its first day of trading on the Nasdaq. Robinhood has been a key player in the retail trading boom involving GameStop (GME) and other stocks over the past year-and-a-half. In an unusual move, the company allocated about 35% of its shares to retail investors for its IPO.
Nearly 300,000 Pounds of Beef Recalled Due to Possible E.Coli Contamination
Photo credit: d3sign - Getty ImagesGreater Omaha Packing is recalling nearly 300,000 pounds of raw beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. The raw beef was produced on July 13 and was distributed to processors in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Nebraska. The raw beef was produced on July 13 and was distributed to processors in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Nebraska. “When you grind beef, any bacteria originally on the surface of the meat gets transferred throughout the ground beef,” Wu explains. “Keep raw meat separate from any cooked or ready-to-eat foods to prevent any cross-contamination,” Christian adds.
U.S. Treasury suspends government retirement, health fund payments as debt limit resets
By David LawderWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday took additional steps to preserve the federal government's borrowing capacity under a reinstated debt limit, suspending some investments in government employee retirement and health benefits funds. A two-year suspension of the federal debt limit expired on Saturday, reinstating the cap at the current debt level of about $28.5 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the extraordinary measures could claw back more than $340 billion in borrowing capacity under the limit. Yellen's letter on Monday offered no new timetable for how long the extraordinary measures, which also include suspending daily reinvestments in the federal retirement "G-Fund," would last. Treasury is required by law to make the funds whole once Congress approves a new borrowing limit.
RM Sotheby's previews big auction at Monterey Car Week
Bloomberg(Bloomberg) -- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Gary Gensler gave what may be the strongest sign of support yet from the agency for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund. Crypto fans, though, are not exactly thrilled.At the center of the issue is what an approved fund would track. Gensler, in his first major speech centered on cryptocurrencies, suggested an openness to an ETF focused exclusively on Bitcoin futures, which require that investors put down a substantial amount of money on margin t
What alcohol ban? Booze is free-flowing in Tokyo amid Olympics, despite pandemic prohibition
A large truck with red and white lettering drove past, reminding people a state of emergency was in effect. The booze is free-flowing — pandemic prohibition be damned. The capital city and surrounding areas are under a state of emergency to prevent spread of COVID-19. AdvertisementPeople walk around after the 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo’s fourth state of emergency. AdvertisementPeople drink on the street in Tokyo after the 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo’s state of emergency.
What’s next for Olympic gold medalists Suni Lee and Jade Carey? College gymnastics
Since gymnast Suni Lee won the Olympic all-around title on June 29, her social media accounts have been buzzing. Unlike Olympic routines that use an open-ended scoring system that combines difficulty and execution, NCAA routines are judged on a simple perfect 10 that prioritizes precision and form. The result is viral performances that have helped grow attention for NCAA gymnastics outside the Olympic spotlight. “It just keeps upping the game,” said Utah coach Tom Farden, who also coached Olympic silver medalist MyKayla Skinner in college. “That experience will shape her life for sure and it will certainly shape her experience on our team here at UCLA.”
Disney’s new annual pass system does not bring the real magic: vaccination requirements
They’re called Magic Keys now, but beyond continuation of the parks’ reservation-based system, they look similar to the old program. But in this rapidly changing pandemic-scarred world, there’s still one more leap we’d like to see Disneyland — and all of Southern California’s theme parks — take. In 2021, the only passport with any real currency is the one that documents your COVID-19 vaccination. Whether you can stomach a day at a theme park or not, there’s no denying Disneyland’s cultural resonance. So why not require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for all vaccine-eligible guests?
JPMorgan CEO Dimon on Didi debacle, may think twice about China deals
Ticker Security Last Change Change % DIDI DIDI GLOBAL INC 10.08 -0.30 -2.89%When asked about how much money his firm, which underwrote the Uber of China IPO, lost during an interview with FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo, Dimon shrugged off the situation as "life in the fast lane." Ticker Security Last Change Change % JPM JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. 152.89 +1.72 +1.14%Dimon, however, said he "might" be swayed by the situation when considering doing work on the next big deal in China. The full interview with Dimon will air during ‘Mornings With Maria’ on FOX Business Wednesday. JPMORGAN CEO JAMIE DIMON: CORONAVIRUS IN 'REAR-VIEW MIRROR' FOR CONSUMERSDidi Global, Inc., a Chinese ride-sharing company, went public in June on the New York Stock Exchange. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREWhen it comes to his company’s operations in China, Dimon said JPMorgan does not share its data with the Chinese government.
As drought worsens, regulators impose unprecedented water restrictions on California farms
Amid intensifying drought, state water regulators voted Tuesday to enact a drastic emergency order barring thousands of Californians — primarily farmers — from using stream and river water. California’s complex water rights system is designed to allocate water use during times of shortage and such curtailments, while rare, are not unheard of. But the scope of Tuesday’s order — which includes thousands of senior water rights across a wide swath of the state — is unprecedented, officials said. About 5,700 Northern California and Central Valley water rights holders — who collectively hold approximately 12,500 water rights — will be subject to the order, according to Erik Ekdahl, deputy director of the state water board’s Division of Water Rights. Water from the Delta contributes to the water supply for more than two-thirds of Californians and is also used to irrigate millions of acres of farmland.
Grizzlies, Pacers lock down Game 3 wins
Marc Gasol scored 20 points to power the Grizzlies to the 87-81 Game 3 victory over the Thunder to take a 2-1 series lead. Roy Hibbert's double-double secured the Pacers 82-71 Game 3. Marc Gasol scored 20 points to power the Grizzlies to the 87-81 Game 3 victory over the Thunder to take a 2-1 series lead. Roy Hibbert's double-double secured the Pacers 82-71 Game 3.
A final salute to a man who had saluted so many
Russell Pittsley photographed in 2019, places his hand on a photograph of himself in the war. So, when he was asked to help salute his fellow comrades at their final resting places, he did not hesitate. “I had so much respect for him and what he did,” said Paul Kreitzberg, an honor guard member. For his family, Russ Pittsley made clear why he saluted so many of his fellow veterans at their funeral services. You are loved by all of us.”Family and friends pray during the funeral of Russell Pittsley on Saturday afternoon.
How do the Spurs stop Curry, Warriors?
SheridanHoops.com's Chris Sheridan sits down with CineSport's Noah Coslov to discuss the Warriors' Game 2 win over the Spurs, the physicality in Game 2 of Heat-Bulls and Kevin Durant. SheridanHoops.com's Chris Sheridan sits down with CineSport's Noah Coslov to discuss the Warriors' Game 2 win over the Spurs, the physicality in Game 2 of Heat-Bulls and Kevin Durant.
Jesse Jackson among voting rights protesters arrested in D.C.
Jesse Jackson and William J. Barber were among about 200 people arrested outside the US Capitol on Monday while protesting for Congress to end the filibuster, protect voting rights, and raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Protesters were demanding lawmakers expand and protect the Voting Rights Act by Friday, the 56th anniversary of the legislation. They will urge senators to pass the For the People Act, or at least show progress on a federal voting law, before their summer recess. It comes as other groups have stepped up efforts to call attention to voting rights in the hope of spurring Congress and the White House to act. Without the Democrats, the Republican-controlled legislature doesn’t have a quorum and has been unable to pass new voting restrictions.
CDC indoor mask guidance now applies to 12 Mass. counties
Advertisement“Vaccinate America and help vaccinate the world,” Biden said, “That’s how we’re going to beat this thing.”CDC indoor mask guidance now applies to 12 Mass. New B.1.621 coronavirus variant reaches Florida — 3:36 p.m.By The Washington PostA coronavirus variant discovered in Colombia is also showing up in South Florida. The mandate comes amid a surge in Covid-19 cases across the U.S. brought on by the fast-spreading delta variant. Vaccines remain effective and highly protective against hospitalization and death, even among those infected with the extremely infectious delta variant. The state of around 3 million people has seen almost 350,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
'I don't believe in it': PGA Tour hopeful Colton Yates not big on taking breaks from golf
They’ve supported me throughout everything but parents are parents and they want success for their children and mine are no different," Yates said. Within the next year, Yates will be returning to the PGA Tour Qualifying School for the second time. “Q school as a whole and golf as a whole I don’t really take time off," Yates said. His attack plan for the final round is to prepare mentally and give himself a shot coming down the last nine to be in good standing. Wednesday's final round is down to 50 players after Tuesday's cut.
Trump-backed Carey wins House primary in Ohio
A similarly fierce competition on the left was being fought in a Democratic primary in the Cleveland area. Trump-endorsed coal lobbyist Mike Carey will face Democratic state Rep. Allison Russo, a health policy consultant, on Nov. 2 — after Russo defeated Greg Betts, a former Army officer and decorated combat veteran, for their party’s nomination. The congressional district has been reliably Republican for a decade, but Russo’s prospects against Carey are viewed as promising among Democrats after she did well among voters from her overlapping Ohio House district races twice in a row. The winner will face Laverne Gore, a business owner, consultant, trainer and community activist, who defeated Felicia Ross, a self-described “Jane of all trades,” in Tuesday’s Republican primary. All of the candidates in the GOP primary billed themselves as conservatives and many boasted more legislative-branch experience than Carey.
SF Giants’ reliever Jay Jackson on racist messages: ‘It’s not just appalling, it’s unnecessary’
PHOENIX — When Giants reliever Jay Jackson walked off the mound at Chase Field on Monday, the right-hander was frustrated and disappointed. When Jackson opened up his social media accounts following an 11-8, 10-inning Giants win, he was appalled. He also said that after posting the messages he received publicly, Jackson received an outpouring of inspiring support from Giants fans. That means a lot to me.”Kapler met with Jackson at Chase Field Monday to discuss the messages the reliever received and reiterate the Giants’ willingness to support him in any way possible. It needs to be discussed because it was really, really disturbing for us and it’s something that just can’t happen.
With Yan Gomes on board, A’s Sean Murphy could see less playing time against left-handed pitching
Oakland A’s catcher Sean Murphy could see less playing time against left-handed pitching with the addition of Yan Gomes to the roster at the trade deadline. “It’s more the left-handed pitching numbers more than anything else.”Gomes will boost significantly a position that could use more offensive output. Starting Gomes against left-handers has more to do with Gomes’ impressive numbers and less to do with Murphy. Melvin had a conversation with Murphy about possibly seeing less playing time against left-handed pitching. But the way he’s pitching is exciting and that could add another quality arm to our bullpen and a power arm that we don’t have a ton of.
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Dallas police ask for public’s help identifying man suspected in string of bank robberies
Dallas police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man suspected of robbing four area banks. Two of the robberies happened Monday afternoon, according to incident reports available on the Dallas police website. At about 1:45 p.m. Monday, officers were disptached to a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo at 18126 Preston Road, near Frankford and Preston roads in Far North Dallas. Police said they believe the same person on June 21 robbed the Wells Fargo at 8448 Abrams Road in Lake Highlands. About 10:45 a.m. on July 12, officers were dispatched to a robbery at the Wells Fargo at 14999 Preston Road in Far North Dallas, police said.
Amari Cooper is noticeably lighter, but the Cowboys WR is hungrier than ever
OXNARD, Calif. — A younger Amari Cooper admired how Julio Jones, a fellow wide receiver from Alabama, would physically overpower cornerbacks. Cowboys WR Amari Cooper said he weighs 215 pounds now. “I wouldn’t say I’m quite 100 percent yet, to be completely candid. Just trying to be the best Amari Cooper that I can be, trying to be better than I’ve ever been. Like I said, I want this to be the best season I’ve ever had playing football, and you can’t just say those things.
Shared TV talks? Scheduling alliance? Even a merger? Big 12, Pac-12 are talking about options
“These are unprecedented challenges.”So how does the Big 12 and the Pac-12 exploring options sound? Back in the day, former Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott proposed a 16-team conference that would have included six teams from the Big 12. The Big 12 is faced with the defection of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC by a stated deadline of July 1, 2025. Would the Big 12 without Oklahoma and Texas provide value to the Pac-12? The Pac-12?s TV rights expire in 2024, one year ahead of the Big 12.
Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances, AP sources say
The commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 met Tuesday to discuss how the conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merging. The Big 12 is trying to regroup after being stunned by Texas and Oklahoma’s decision to move to the Southeastern Conference. For now, the move is scheduled for 2025, but the Big 12 has to start looking at how to move forward without their flagship programs immediately. Related Articles Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances, AP sources sayStock report: Big 12 finances limit expansion options for Pac-12College football recruiting: Stanford is building offensive line with Colorado prospectsKiszla vs. Keeler: Should CU Buffs dump Pac-12 Conference and join Big Ten? A full merger of the Big 12 and Pac-12 would create a 20-team conference with schools in every major U.S. time zone.
Clark County employees may face decision: Vaccine or test?
Clark County employees may be required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing if not vaccinated beginning Sept. 1University Medical Center in Las Vegas (Las Vegas Review-Journal)Clark County employees, including workers at the county-owned University Medical Center, may be required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing if not vaccinated beginning Sept. 1. The proposal was embraced Tuesday by county lawmakers who plan to bring it back for possible adoption in two weeks. Until then, officials will work to iron out details including whether the requirement should apply to part-time employees, too. The county is proposing allowing employees to voluntarily share their vaccination status, according to County Manager Yolanda King, or submit proof of a negative coronavirus test before being allowed to return to work. Proposed requirements would not apply to the largely county-funded Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Clark County marijuana fees to ‘rectify injustices’
The county Commission on Tuesday unanimously agreed to allocate any marijuana business licensing revenue over $12 million each year to social programs. Alyssa Jusino, left, and Jezrey Saenz help customers at Exhale Nevada marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas in June 2018. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal)Nearly $6 million could be available to Clark County this fiscal year in part to assist those adversely affected by marijuana laws and to combat unlicensed marijuana sales. To fund such programs, county lawmakers will tap into a relevant revenue stream: Marijuana business licensing fees. In January 2019, the commission voted to direct up to $12 million in marijuana licensing fees each year to homelessness programs.
NBC wonders: where are the Olympic viewers this year?
NBC’s prime time had, on average, 35% less viewers this season than it had in 2015-16, Nielsen said. NBC averaged 13.4 million viewers in prime time last week. Fox News Channel led the cable networks with an average of 1.95 million viewers in prime time. ABC’s “World News Tonight” led the evening news ratings race with an average of 7.5 million viewers. “Summer Olympics” (Wednesday), NBC, 12.29 million.
Body recovered from Duck Lake in Denver’s City Park
A body was recovered from Duck Lake in Denver’s City Park on Tuesday evening and an investigation into the death is ongoing. The Denver Fire Department Water Rescue Team responded to the park, at about 4:15 p.m., after a witness called to report that a man carrying a bicycle went into the lake and didn’t resurface, said Captain Greg Pixley, a fire department spokesman. The rescue team recovered a body at about 6:30 p.m., Pixley said. The body was released to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.
Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. Cardone said Abbott’s directive would have the effect of “exacerbating the spread of COVID-19.” She scheduled another hearing for next week. Like Texas, the Biden administration is also raising concerns about the much more contagious delta variant as large numbers of noncitizens continue arriving at Texas’ southern border. On Tuesday, Texas surpassed 7,000 hospitalized virus patients for the first time since February and reported more than 11,000 new cases. Abbott last week had authorized Texas’ growing presence of state troopers along the border to “stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion” that it transports migrants.
How Dylan McCaffrey has handled the transition to Northern Colorado football
It seems illogical to move from a college football blue blood to an FCS program that hasn’t finished above .500 since 2016. In fact, the University of Northern Colorado football won four games in 2018 and 2019. McCaffrey, who is likely the team’s starting quarterback, signed with Northern Colorado in February, joining his father and brother who are on the coaching staff. “They’ve been generous with me and a lot of the new guys, too, just making them feel welcome,” McCaffrey said. “I think football is football.
Keeler: The Lakers land Russell Westbrook. The Warriors land Otto Porter. Are Nuggets, Nikola Jokic treading water?
The Lake Show landed Russell Westbrook, Kendrick Nunn, Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony. Yes, Jokic just proved to the rest of the world what we already knew: That he can carry a team on his back for months at a time. The De-Arrowed Nuggets and a rotating cast of guards finished the regular season with a 13-5 mark (.722). But not even time can shield you from every injury, every twist — physical or mental — of a season’s grind. But unless MPJ has another gear or Jokic gets more help, they’re no closer to swimming for the gold than they were three months ago.
Caesars CEO bullish on Las Vegas, resorts despite mask mandate
The porte-cochère at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip in June 2021. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)Caesars Entertainment Inc. isn’t expecting Nevada’s newest mask mandate to slow things down. Despite the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Southern Nevada, the company expects its Las Vegas resorts to remain in the low-to-mid 90 percent occupancy rate range going forward, according to Reeg. “What’s going on with the mask mandate is far less onerous than the restrictions we dealt with in the last quarter,” Reeg said. As those types of travelers return, business at the company’s Strip resorts should only improve, Caesars President and Chief Operating Office Anthony Carano said.
Candlelight vigil honors slain Nevada Highway Patrol trooper
The married father of two was a 13-year veteran of Highway Patrol. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidtttA candlelight vigil to honor slain Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Micah May is being held Tuesday in west Las Vegas. The vigil is taking place at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way, where May’s patrol car has been parked for the public to pay their respects. The 46-year-old married father of two and 13-year veteran of Highway Patrol was struck while attempting to deploy “stop sticks” intended to puncture a stolen vehicle’s tires on I-15 near Sahara Avenue, according to Highway Patrol. In 2008, he tested for Nevada Highway Patrol, bringing him to “sunny Las Vegas,” the obituary states.
Cubs president Jed Hoyer pulls back on extension comments: ‘I think the world of all those guys’
“I think we’ve always had a rule about not talking about negotiations [in public],” Hoyer said before Tuesday’s game. “I think we’ve done a really good job over the years of honoring that. I think you guys know my relationship with him and [Bryant and Baez], but in particular with Rizz. “I think to be in a new place, I think everyone responds to being in a new place. I’d be shocked if any of these guys went and struggled.
Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon heating up since All-Star break: “We’re just seeing normal Chuck again”
Charlie Blackmon’s deadpan assessment of his recent surge makes sense as a bright spot in an otherwise lost Rockies season. Blackmon entered Tuesday night’s game hitting .345 (20-for-58) since the All-Star break. Manager Bud Black said: “We’ve seen Chuck with opposite-field base hits. We’ve seen Chuck shorten his swing to get the bat on the ball and a base hit. Pitching probablesThursday: Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (5-10, 6.20) at Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-8, 4.58), 1:10 p.m., ATTRMFriday: Marlins LHP Trevor Rogers (7-6, 2.45) at Rockies RHP German Marquez (9-8, 3.51), 6:40 p.m., ATTRMSaturday: Marlins RHP Sandy Alcantara (6-9, 2.12) at Rockies LHP Austin Gomber (8-6, 4.04), 6:10 p.m., ATTRM
LEADING OFF: Scherzer debuts for Dodgers, Ohtani pitches
The World Series champions got the 37-year-old ace from Washington in a mega-trade last Friday. Scherzer was 8-4 with a 2.76 ERA for the Nationals and is fifth in the NL with 147 strikeouts. Scherzer will face the Astros on Wednesday for the first time since he started Game 7 of the 2019 World Series in Houston, where he had a no-decision in Washington's 6-2 victory. OHTANI UPThe Los Angeles Angels aren't going to wait any longer to get two-way standout Shohei Ohtani back on the mound. Tampa Bay began the day leading the AL East by one game over Boston despite having 15 pitchers on the injured list.
Oregon’s Red Electric wines holler ‘all aboard’
The future looks distinctly brighter for the Red Electric wines. All of the Red Electric wines are made exclusively with Armstrong Vineyard grapes. I recently visited the vineyard for a whistle-stop tour of the Red Electric wines. My favorite food and wine pairing was Hauman’s heirloom tomato sandwich with the 2018 Red Electric Interurban Pinot Noir. They represent the three circular windows that stretched across the front of every Red Electric lead car back in the day.
Red Sox place closer Matt Barnes on COVID-19 injured list
DETROIT - (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox placed closer Matt Barnes on the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday. Barnes is 5-2 with 23 saves and a 2.30 ERA, but hadn't pitched since a save against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 28. The right-hander was put into quarantine after showing symptoms at the team's hotel in Detroit, and is awaiting test results. Marwin González returned to the active roster after being out since July 13 with a hamstring strain. He is hitting .205 while starting at all four infield positions, as well as left and right field.
Huge California wildfire grows as heat spikes again across state
About 3,000 homes were threatened by the blaze that has destroyed 67 houses and other buildings since breaking out July 14. Similar weather was expected across Southern California, where heat advisories and warnings were issued for interior valleys, mountains and deserts for much of the week. Heat waves and historic drought tied to climate change have made wildfires harder to fight in the American West. More than 20,000 firefighters and support personnel were battling 97 large, active wildfires covering 2,919 square miles in 13 U.S. states on Tuesday, the National Interagency Fire Center said. Oregon’s Bootleg fire, the nation’s largest at 647 square miles, was 84% contained and is not expected to be fully under control until Oct. 1.
Maplewood man killed in motorcycle crash on St. Paul highway
A Maplewood man was killed Tuesday evening in St. Paul, after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on U.S. 52 during rush hour, officials say. The 33-year-old motorcyclist was traveling north near Plato Boulevard about 6 p.m., when he lost control and was thrown from the bike, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. He was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he died of his injuries, the State Patrol said. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3
Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, Biden said he pushed the CDC to again consider its options. "The imminent fear of eviction and being put out on the street has been lifted for countless families across America. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen briefed House Democrats Tuesday about the work underway to ensure the federal housing aid makes it to renters and landlords. The CDC put the initial eviction ban in place as part of the COVID-19 response when jobs shifted and many workers lost income. After the CDC's announcement Tuesday, Waters released a statement thanking Biden "for listening and for encouraging the CDC to act!
Sumo scare? Riders say horses might be spooked by statue
Neither are the horses, and it takes years of training to keep them from getting spooked. Riders say a life-size sumo wrestler positioned next to the 10th obstacle on the 14-jump Olympic course may have distracted several horses in qualifying for the individual jumping final Tuesday night. The statue is positioned to the left of a jump placed in the corner of the arena. "We tried to relax our horses in the turn, and maybe they're surprised to see a vertical so close. Some riders chalked up the troubles to how close the jump was positioned to the turn.
Scherzer eager to team up with Kershaw in Dodgers rotation
LOS ANGELES - (AP) -- Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw were part of the same draft class. And you know, you push yourself to try to try to match what he can do. Now we get to be on the same team and actually compete for the same prize,” Scherzer said before Tuesday night's game against Houston. Scherzer is set to make his Dodgers debut on Wednesday night when he faces the Astros. Scherzer was the 11th overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2006 amateur draft while Kershaw went seventh to the Dodgers.
Widow of slain Clark County sheriff’s detective hopes people ‘truly understand what has been taken away from us’
More than 2,500 people filled a ballroom at ilani Casino Resort Tuesday to pay tribute to slain Clark County sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Brown, who was remembered as a family man and adventurer who loved nature, his children and his career. Atkins promoted Brown to honorary sergeant after his death because Brown had been first on the promotion list. Brown’s widow, Jill Brown, and son, Gage Brown, addressed the crowd from behind the officer’s coffin draped in the American flag. John Horch, Brown’s boss as chief criminal deputy for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, called Brown authentic and unafraid to address his concerns about the state of policing. She said she hoped the service would help the thousands attending “truly understand what has been taken away from us.”-- Maxine BernsteinEmail mbernstein@oregonian.com; 503-221-8212Follow on Twitter @maxoregonian
FDA plans to give final approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Recent polls by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which has been tracking public attitudes during the pandemic, have found that 3 of every 10 unvaccinated people said that they would be more likely to get a shot with a fully approved vaccine. But the pollsters warned that many respondents did not understand the regulatory process and might have been looking for a “proxy” justification not to get a shot.
Popular Downtown restaurant offering carryout only for now after worker got COVID-19
A local restaurant announced it is temporarily switching to carryout only after an employee possibly got COVID-19. Sleepy Bee Cafe posted on Facebook Tuesday that an employee at their Downtown location may have the virus. More:How we've covered Cincinnati dining since the pandemic beganStarting Wednesday, Sleepy Bee Cafe Downtown, located at 8 East Fourth Street, will only offer carryout. The restaurant said the decision was made to allow employees at the Downtown location time to get tested and monitor for symptoms. Sleepy Bee announced last month it was closing its location next to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
UC Health opens 'long COVID-19' clinic; TriHealth, Mercy Health also coordinating care
“COVID-19 is not done with us, and we are not done with COVID-19,” said Dr. Charles Hattemer, a UC Health cardiologist, in a UC Health statement. Also leading the clinic are Dr. Richard C. Becker, director of the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute, and Dr. Rachel Foot, a UC Health internist. The clinic, at UC Health in Corryville, includes cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, rheumatology, psychology and dermatology. At Bon Secours Mercy Health, primary care doctors are working with guidelines developed with Ohio State University to treat long COVID-19 patients, said Dr. Steve Feagins, chief clinical officer for Mercy Health-Cincinnati. Doctors can refer patients to the UC Health clinic by calling 513-475-8521.
Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Aug. 6-8
This year, you can stop at the halfway mark, which is the Cincinnati Public Landing (435 E. Mehring Way, Downtown). The festival runs from 5 p.m.-midnight Friday, 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Major vendor stops include Pleasant Treasures (4020 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton), the Covered Bridge Antique Mall (7508 Hamilton Ave., Mount Healthy) and the Gallatin County Fairgrounds (4690 U.S. 127, Glencoe), all of which boast 40 or more vendors in one location. The sale runs from Thursday through Sunday. This street festival includes over 100 local vendors, live music, street artists, an outdoor biergarten and more than 50 participating shops, galleries, restaurants and bars.
Incumbents, known names fare well in early results for Detroit Council
Detroit — Incumbents and longtime politicians were leading in several Detroit City Council races, according to early results from Tuesday's primary, while two districts will be represented by political newcomers in the fall. The former hospitality worker has been an at-large council member for the past six years. As a council member, Small said she would continue advocating for equitable policies and economic justice. Tate had nearly 72% of the vote, based on early results and Larsosa had about 12%. District 7: Former State Rep. Fred Durhal III and Regina Ross, a school teacher, were ahead in the District 7 contest in early results.
Early election results show Winfrey taking lead in Detroit clerk race
Detroit – Incumbent Janice Winfrey was leading her competitors in the race for Detroit city clerk in early election results Tuesday night, with Denzel McCampbell pulling a modest second place. Winfrey, city clerk since 2006, is running for her fifth term. Some city voters said they were not notified, or told just yesterday, their polling places had been reassigned. The Secretary of State stepped in before the November election to help Winfrey’s office administer the November general election. The Nov. 3 election was the first statewide general election where counties had to report their data under the law.
Duggan leads Detroit mayoral primary, fight on for second
Detroit — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan was leading Tuesday in early primary election results, but the race was focused on who will challenge the two-term incumbent in the fall. “There’s no doubt Proposal P would have put this city in a financial crisis, no matter who was the mayor,” Duggan said, also thanking the Rev. Second to Duggan is Adams, who raised $160,000 during the reporting period and Barrow received $30,000 in contributions. He has credited his administration's programs like the "People Plan" and Detroit Community Health Corps. It's Barrow's second go-around with Duggan for the mayoral post after challenging him in 2013 — Barrow's fifth run for the office overall.
Duggan leads Detroit mayoral primary, fight on for second
Detroit — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan was leading Tuesday in early primary election results, but the race was focused on who will challenge the two-term incumbent in the fall. Second to Duggan is Adams, who raised $160,000 during the reporting period and Barrow received $30,000 in contributions. He has credited his administration's programs like the "People Plan" and Detroit Community Health Corps. The past general counsel and president of Detroit public schools, Adams also was interim director of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. It's Barrow's second go-around with Duggan for the mayoral post after challenging him in 2013 — Barrow's fifth run for the office overall.
Bruins prospect Mason Lohrei ready to test himself in college
Lohrei, the Bruins’ second-round pick (58th overall) in 2020, led his league in scoring for defensemen with 19-40-59 totals in 48 games. He had a good year the year before and he had a really good year this year. I think it was really good for him. He’s a great player,” said Schmaltz. He’s a great player.
Incumbents, known names fare well in early results for Detroit Council
Detroit — Tuesday's primary will help narrow the field of hopefuls in several contests that guarantee new leaders for Detroit City Council. The top two vote getters in each of the district council primary contests will advance to the November general election. As a council member, Small said she would continue advocating for equitable policies and economic justice. District 7: Fred Durhal III and Regina Ross were ahead in the District 7 contest in early results. The race will help decide who will eventually replace resigned council member Gabe Leland, who stepped down on May 3 after he pleaded guilty to one count of misconduct in office.
Dearborn mayor's race to position first new leader in 14 years in November
Dearborn — Dearborn voters headed to the polls Tuesday to narrow the list of non-incumbents seeking to become the city's seventh mayor. If elected, three — City Council president Susan Dabaja, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud and school board official Hussein Berry — would become the first Arab American to take the spot. Also running are former lawmaker Gary Woronchak; Jim Parrelly, a financial planner; and former council president Tom Tafelski. Tuesday's race also slightly shrinks the candidate field for City Council. The City Council voted on May 11 to place the millage renewal question on the primary ballot.
Detroit's controversial charter revision plan failing in early results
Detroit — A controversial charter revision plan that seeks to expand oversight in Detroit city government and enhance resident quality of life was failing in early results posted by the city clerk's office on Tuesday. The initiative was crafted over three years by an elected nine-member Detroit Charter Revision Commission with support from a coalition of environmental and human rights groups. The Michigan Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that the revision plan appear on the Aug. 3 ballot, overturning decisions of lower courts. The charter plan also would authorize 47 new elected positions and create 102 new appointed positions. The city charter, which defines how government is structured, its powers and responsibilities, is typically presented to voters every 16 years.
Early election results show Winfrey taking lead in Detroit clerk race
Detroit – Incumbent Janice Winfrey was leading her competitors in the race for Detroit city clerk in early election results, with Denzel McCampbell appearing to be pulling second place. Winfrey led with almost 58% of the vote as of 9 p.m. McCampbell, a Detroit Charter commissioner, had secured 25%. Michael Robertson, 62, said he voted for Clerk Janice Winfrey because “she seems to be doing her job.” He also credited her name recognition. The Secretary of State stepped in before the November election to help Winfrey’s office administer the November general election. The Nov. 3 election was the first statewide general election where counties had to report their data under the law.
Celtics Notebook: Brad Stevens, Celtics play the long game
Even that length appears to interfere with the Celtics’ plan to open up a max slot next summer. “They want to have a salary structure in place that, when a major player comes around, they can sign him. Tatum scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter of the U.S. men’s 95-81 win over Spain. We want to do the right things, but we still need to be ourselves, because that’s why we’re here. Grant Williams, currently working out in the Auerbach Center, opted out of playing in his second summer league.
Social justice theme of first National Night Out at Rickenbacker Woods Foundation
Residents of the Driving Park neighborhood on the Near East Side had gathered for a National Night Out event, one of many planned Tuesday night not only in Columbus, but across the United States. Theodore Decker: Make time today for National Night Out, a small but relevant gestureThe events planned for cities including Hilliard and Whitehall featured block party-style fun with planned K9 demonstrations, dunk tanks and other games. On the Rickenbacker lawn, a disc jockey played music as guests enjoyed barbecue, kids played cornhole and stilt walkers mingled with onlookers. At the Driving Park event, the conversations extended beyond crime prevention and into the social justice and social equity realm. Though the Rickenbacker Woods Foundation typically hosts a similar family-friendly event each September, Tuesday marked the organization's first National Night Out event, said Mike Aaron, the foundation's president and executive director.
Alex Cora: Chris Sale’s next rehab start ‘most likely’ to be last before Red Sox return
If everything continues to go well this weekend, Chris Sale should be in a Red Sox uniform and pitching in a game at Fenway Park next week. Sale will make his fifth rehab start in his return from Tommy John surgery on Saturday when he pitches for the Triple-A WooSox on Saturday in Scranton. It could be his last before his long-awaited return to the Red Sox. “I don’t want to say 100 percent, but the way things are trending, most likely,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. If Saturday is indeed his last rehab start, Sale could make his return during the Red Sox’ seven-game homestand next week.
PG&E says equipment may be tied to fire, touts improvements
But commission President Marybel Batjer emphasized Tuesday that turning off power must be a last resort. If and when the utility calls for an outage, she said, company officials must ensure it's short and customers are prepared to withstand it. “This is just the minimum of what must be done," she said. Much of Northern California is expected to see dangerous wildfire conditions later this week — low humidity, strong winds and high temperatures — that could trigger what's called a “public safety power shutoff." “We’re leveraging the best available science, and we’ll bring to bear the best minds, the best analytics, to be able to help give us the appropriate predictive capacity and capability,” said Sumeet Singh, PG&E senior vice president and chief risk officer.
Navajo Nation: No COVID-related deaths for 3rd day in a row
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 28 new COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the third consecutive day. The latest numbers released by tribal health officials pushed the total number of coronavirus cases to 31,449 since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The Navajo Nation reservation is the country’s largest at 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers) and it covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. “This virus can affect anyone, people of all ages, vaccinated or unvaccinated.”Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
Kentucky woman dies, caught in flash flood in Arizona canyon
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Kentucky woman who was caught in a flash flood in a canyon near the Arizona-Utah border. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said they received a call Saturday evening about a possible drowning at Labyrinth Canyon on Lake Powell. They said 43-year-old Heather Rutledge of Louisville was hiking the canyon Saturday afternoon with her husband and three sons when they were all caught in a flash flood. Authorities said Rutledge’s husband and children survived, but the woman’s body wasn’t recovered until Sunday due to heavy debris in the water. The mouth of the canyon is in Utah, but the rest is on the Arizona side of the state line.
US will review oil and gas leasing program in Alaska refuge
By initiating a new review, “the Biden administration is ignoring the will of Congress, the will of Alaskans and the best interests of the Alaska Native communities on the North Slope," Sullivan said. Attorneys for the North Slope Borough, Native Village of Kaktovik and Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation argued against efforts in court to block the January lease sale. The notice said potential alternatives to be considered included those that would designate certain areas as open or closed to leasing, limit surface development, prohibit surface infrastructure in sensitive areas and “otherwise avoid or mitigate” oil and gas activity impacts. Tim Woody, a spokesperson for The Wilderness Society, noted in an email that the law calls for another lease sale by late 2024. “As it stands now, the only way to prevent that lease sale would be for Congress to take action to amend or repeal the drilling provision in that 2017 legislation,” he said.
A look at the harassment claims against Gov. Andrew Cuomo
When Bennett complained to administration officials that she felt like the governor was hitting on her, she was transferred to another job. The administration did not formally investigate or report the allegations to the governor's Office of Employee Relations, the attorney general's investigators determined. STATE ENTITY EMPLOYEE NO. 1A woman who worked for an entity affiliated with the state told investigators that Cuomo tapped and grabbed her butt while they posed for a photo at a 2019 event sponsored by her organization. VIRGINIA LIMMIATISVirginia Limmiatis, an energy company worker, said Cuomo ran his fingers on the lettering that ran across the chest of her shirt when they met in a rope line at a 2017 event.
Video released of officers responding to condo collapse
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in a Florida town released body camera footage Tuesday from the first police officers who responded to the collapse of a condo building that left 98 people dead. Officers in Surfside arrived just minutes after the east side of Champlain Tower South pancaked in the early morning hours of June 24. Clouds of dust billow as the officers make their way past the massive wreckage. The officers can be seen calling for survivors and escorting residents away from the part of the building that was still standing. Officials are still working to determine the cause of the collapse.
Carey, backed by Trump, wins primary for House seat in Ohio
Meanwhile, a contingent of moderates are worried that a leftward drift could cost the party seats in the midterms next year. Biden hasn't heeded the left’s calls for more aggressive action on certain issues, including voting rights and immigration. That’s left progressive leaders searching for new strategies that can bolster its influence. Turner would add another voice to those efforts, joining Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, and a class of younger, relatively new lawmakers who have made it their mission to push the Democratic leadership to the left. But Turner’s history of biting criticism of fellow Democrats no doubt irked her party’s establishment — she once likened supporting Biden to being forced to eat excrement — and has given Brown something to campaign against on the campaign trail.
COVID-19 cases in Oregon surge, hospital beds filling fast
In the southwest hospital region, which includes Jackson and Josephine counties, between 49% and 55% of adults have been vaccinated. This week the region's COVID-19 hospitalizations have reached an all time high for the area with 83 people. In the eastern hospital region, which includes Baker, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties, between 38% and 58% of the adult population have been vaccinated. Hospitalizations in the region have reached a record high of 18 people, which was also reported in November. Similar to the surge in hospitalizations during the winter, health officials said they are working with hospitals to increase their capacity limits.
City releases draft operating plan for Gateway Center
According to the plan, the city will use contractors to operate the shelter and the accompanying “engagement center,” where staff will help direct clients to services. But the city will have an on-site Gateway Center administrator overseeing operations, plus a community outreach coordinator and systems analyst. The Gateway Center will have an “open, safe and inviting floor plan” and the city intends to have separate entrances for men, women and families. Mayor Tim Keller’s administration had in 2019 proposed a Gateway Center to accommodate around 300 people nightly, but the scope sparked backlash. This spring, the city purchased the 572,000-square-foot former Lovelace hospital for a Gateway Center.
Video released of officers responding to condo collapse
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Officials in a Florida town released body camera footage Tuesday from the first police officers who responded to the collapse of a condo building that left 98 people dead. Officers in Surfside arrived just minutes after the east side of Champlain Tower South pancaked in the early morning hours of June 24. Clouds of dust billow as the officers make their way past the massive wreckage. The officers can be seen calling for survivors and escorting residents away from the part of the building that was still standing. Officials are still working to determine the cause of the collapse.
Carey, backed by Trump, wins primary for House seat in Ohio
For Republicans, the Columbus-area race emerged as a test of Trump’s influence, particularly after the former president backed the loser in a Texas primary last week. As president, Trump boasted of his sway over politicians' political fortunes, with a strong record of backing winners. Since he left office, candidates have scrambled to get his endorsement, even lining up at times for reality-show style interviews. All of the candidates in the GOP primary billed themselves as conservatives and many boasted more legislative-branch experience than Carey. She had won the endorsement of the GOP in the district's largest county, Franklin, and of the Value In Electing Women PAC.
Drought prompts California to limit some water diversions
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some farmers in one of the country's most important agricultural regions will have to stop taking water out of major rivers and streams because of a severe drought that is rapidly depleting the California reservoirs and killing endangered species of fish, state regulators said Tuesday. The Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency resolution that lets regulators stop water diversions from the state's two largest river systems. The rule won't take effect for another two weeks and it includes exceptions for some uses, including water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, sanitation and generating electricity, among other things. The vote came one day after regulators halted water diversions from another Northern California river system, the Upper Russian River, warning Lake Mendocino would be empty by the end of the year, “putting both people and wildlife in harm's way.”But Tuesday's vote is significant because it applies to the Sacramento and San Joaquin river systems, which together drain 40% of California's land and account for at least a portion of the water supply for two-thirds of the state's nearly 40 million residents.
Letter to the Editor, Aug. 4, 2021: Can we have 2 Olympic gold medals?
Can we have 2Olympic gold medals? Editor, Times-Dispatch:Two Olympic high jumpers at the 2020 Tokyo Games brought great joy to our world while inadvertently teaching us more about being human and possibly a lesson or two about racial reconciliation. When the judge offered them a" jump off," Barshim — a two-time Olympic medalist — asked the judge, “Why can’t we share the gold?” And, to the joy of the world, they did. Of different countries, different religions and different skin colors, these two Olympians have hearts of true champions. It’s the world of Olympians that implicates us by raising a profound question of equality, equity and education: “Can we have two golds?"
Mistaken identity lands man in Hawaii mental hospital
“Yet, the more Mr. Spriestersbach vocalized his innocence by asserting that he is not Mr. Castleberry, the more he was declared delusional and psychotic by the H.S.H. staff and doctors and heavily medicated," the petition said. “It was understandable that Mr. Spriestersbach was in an agitated state when he was being wrongfully incarcerated for Mr. Castleberry’s crime and despite his continual denial of being Mr. Castleberry and providing all of his relevant identification and places where he was located during Mr. Castleberry’s court appearances, no one would believe him or take any meaningful steps to verify his identity and determine that what Mr. Spriestersbach was telling the truth – he was not Mr. Castleberry."
Women's hockey, Tokyo 2020 Olympics: live updates from GB vs Netherlands semi-final
"The best bit is we gave them a bit of a scare in the group stages and I think that is also pretty helpful. We've got people in the group that know how to do it." Hinch, though, saved from Clara Ycart, Begona Garcia and Georgina Oliva in the shootout to put Britain in the ascendancy. As a goalkeeper it's a pretty unforgiving position so you might as well enjoy these moments you have, put it all out there and have no regrets. "As a keeper I think you shouldn't fear them, it's just a chance for you to do your part."
Louisville man dies in kayak accident off the North Carolina Outer Banks
A 20-year-old Louisville man died Monday in a kayaking accident off the coast of North Carolina, the National Park Service said in a statement. The man was kayaking with two others in the Pamlico Sound, near the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Haulover Sound Access on the North Carolina Outer Banks, when the kayak capsized, according to the park service. The other two men made it out of the water, and a search ensued for the Kentucky man, whose name was not released. His body was located late Monday afternoon by the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, according to the statement. Top news:Here's how JCPS plans on keeping kids safe when classes beginReach reporter Mary Ramsey at mramsey@gannett.com, and follow her on Twitter @mcolleen1996.
Los Lobos: ‘La Bamba gave us an identity crisis’
Los Lobos reached pop’s pinnacle in 1987 when their cover of La Bamba, recorded for a film of the same name, reached No 1 around the world. Now, to move forward, Los Lobos decided to look back. We’re gonna do it anyway’ ... Los Lobos in Chicago, 1984. La Bamba wound up being a huge box office hit and Los Lobos’ version of the song shot to the top of the US and UK charts. Los Lobos’ insistence on following their own instincts and interests only grew stronger.
Microbiologist Elisabeth Bik queried Covid research – that’s when the abuse and trolling began
When Dr Elisabeth Bik raised serious concerns about the methodology of a paper that claimed hydroxychloroquine was effective in treating Covid-19, the online trolling was relentless. An uncanny abilityBik discovered her skill for scientific detective work in 2013, when she was working at Stanford University in California. As her curiosity led her to poring over scientific papers with a more sceptical eye, it became clear Bik also had an uncanny ability. pic.twitter.com/VuofoXOWV7 — Elisabeth Bik (@MicrobiomDigest) July 20, 2021Microscopic tissue and cell images featuring tiny circles, squiggles and lines would jump out at Bik. Soon she was being contacted by research institutes, journals and scientists for help when they had suspicions or concerns about a paper.
Sky Brown: Who is the 13-year-old skateboarder and youngest Team GB athlete at Tokyo Olympics
Born to an English father and Japanese mother, Brown turned professional at the age 10 and is Nike’s youngest sponsored athlete. “If you go to the skatepark it’s mostly boys there,” explained Brown after her selection for Tokyo was confirmed. Sky Brown is Team GB’s youngest athlete in Tokyo (Getty)For an athlete of obvious precocious talent, Brown has also dealt with adversity, battling back to make the delayed Olympics after suffering a serious crash in training last year. Brown, who learned her tricks from Youtube, initially competed for Japan, the country of her birth, but switched her allegiance to Great Britain. Were Brown to take what would be considered a surprise gold, she would become the youngest female individual Olympic champion in history.
Olympic medal table: Who’s winning Tokyo 2020 so far?
China lead the medal table at the Tokyo Olympics at the end of day 11 of the Games. The nation has 32 gold medals so far, putting them eight clear of the second-placed United States. Australia are fourth in the standings with 14 golds – one clear of the Russian Olympic Committee and Great Britain. Wife Laura Kenny, meanwhile, took silver in the women’s team pursuit. Here is the medal table in full (updated as of 4pm BST Tuesday 3 August)
Native activist fighting Line 3 pipeline shares shocking photos of wounds from rubber bullets
Indigenous nations and environmental groups are worried that the Line 3 oil pipeline could scar the land and the climate for generations to come, if it is completed. “Rubber bullets bought and paid for by Enbridge. F*** Line 3,” she wrote, referring to Enbridge, Inc, the company which owns the pipeline. Hundreds of people have been arrested so far during protests against the project, and Enbridge reportedly has paid local police nearly $750,000 for security . “The thing about climate change, it’s a timed test,” environmentalist and writer Bill McKibben said before a recent Line 3 march in northern Minnesota.
New deep-sea images show Titanic shipwreck deteriorating
Pictures from new expeditions to the Titanic show increasing deterioration of the famed shipwreck, according to Washington-based OceanGate Expeditions, which is making its first journeys with its Titan submersible to the site. The mast has collapsed and there is increasing debris scattered at and around the site, which is 12,500 feet deep. “This recent dive in Titan to the Titanic wreck is one of the most memorable dives I have ever done,” Mr Nargeolet said last month. The Titanic hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, about 400 miles off Newfoundland, Canada, on its maiden voyage from the UK to New York, with 2,200 souls aboard. Only around 700 people survived after the vessel was plunged into freezing waters of 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2.2 degrees Celsius.)
COVID-19 shots targeting delta variant may be needed, researchers say
Vaccines targeting the highly transmissible delta variant may now be needed given its ability to infect people with fading immunity and potentially increased severity, researchers leading a large English study of COVID-19 shots have said. The effectiveness of vaccines at stopping infection during the study period fell to 49%, the researchers estimated, down from 64% in a month earlier. The U.S., U.K. and Israel are among the most fully vaccinated countries in the world, yet all have seen surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations linked to the delta strain. Breakthrough infections among fully vaccinated people are becoming an increasingly important issue in countries with high vaccination rates. The age breakdown suggests that interventions targeting younger people could have a “disproportionate” impact on slowing waves of COVID-19, the authors wrote.
Harris to push back on China's South China Sea claims during Asia trip
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will focus on defending international rules in the South China Sea, strengthening Washington’s regional leadership and expanding security cooperation during her trip to Vietnam and Singapore this month, a senior White House official has said. Harris will be the first U.S. vice president to visit Vietnam as Washington seeks to bolster international support to counter China’s growing global influence. The U.S. official said Washington saw both countries as critical partners given their locations, the size of their economies, trade ties and security partnerships on issues such as the South China Sea, which China claims almost in its entirety. Former U.S. foe Vietnam has been a vocal opponent of China’s South China Sea claims. “The vice president is going to underscore that there should be free passage for trade, throughout the South China Sea, and no single country should disrespect the right of others.”The U.S. Navy has maintained a steady pattern of freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea and near Taiwan but these appear to have done little to discourage Beijing.
Mother of Team USA’s Raven Saunders dies just days after her Olympic silver medal win
The mother of Team USA’s Raven Saunders has died just days after the shot putter won an Olympic silver medal at Tokyo 2020. The track and field star, who raised her arms over her head in an “X” formation protest on the podium, announced the death of Clarissa Saunders on social media. The company also raised money to send Clarissa and her other daughter, Tanzania, to Rio to watch Raven compete. The silver medal-winning shot putter made her symbolic protest on Sunday, in violation of the Olympic ban on medal ceremony protests. US track and field officials paid tribute to Clarissa Saunders on Twitter.
Video: Cabello: Social media lets me take control of my own narrative
Video: 'I have cellulite, stretch marks and I gain weight! ': Camila Cabello vows to keep using her platform to promote body positivityCamila Cabello talks about Tiktok being a positive platform where people can be honest and discusses the video she made talking about her own body. The singer then added that 'social media lets me take control of my...
Video: FIRST LOOK: Mabel enters the villa and Millie is 'moving mad'
Video: EXCLUSIVE: Love Island's Millie and Chloe dance the night away as popstar Mabel hosts party for the cast as they finally let their hair down following dramatic week of Casa AmorA first look at tonight's Love Island where Mabel enters the villa and Millie says he is 'moving mad' as a recoupling looms. The Islanders are seen partying as Mabel performs before the mood is lowered by a dreaded...
Hugh Jackman takes his dogs Dali and Allegra for a stroll in New York City
He was forced to cut short his trip to Australia last month after an outbreak of Covid-19 in Sydney. But Hugh Jackman seems to be settling back into life in New York City. The X-Men star, 52, took his dogs Dali and Allegra for a stroll around the Big Apple on Monday, alongside a female friend. As the Harbour City headed towards lockdown, Hugh decided to return to the U.S. to reunite with his family. Hugh has been living in NYC with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, and their children, Oscar, 21, and Ava, 16, since 2008.
Cressida Bonas switches style up with voluminous blow dry for art gala
Cressida Bonas switches up her style with copycat Kate blow dry and daring backless top as she joins Princess Eugenie and Sarah Duchess of York for Art GalaShe made her first acting debut since graduating just over a month ago. And it seems Cressida Bonas was keen to show the world that she is no longer a drama and dance student by upping the style stakes at the Art Antiques London Gala Evening in aid of Children In Crisis at Kensington Gardens on Tuesday. The event, at £75 a ticket, was priced at the equivalent value of sending a child to school for a year in Liberia. It will be a very unique, and fantastic event raising vital funds needed to support the work of Children in Crisis.' Cressida has been aptly cast as a society lady, whilst Cara and Daisy play the artist’s models.
'Matilda' actress Mara Wilson is latest star to speak out against Britney Spears' conservatorship
Mara Wilson wants Britney Spears to 'be able to live her life for herself.' The Matilda actress, who has been open about the experiences of child stars in the past, weighed in on the Toxic hitmaker's ongoing legal battle to have her father Jamie Spears removed as her co-conservator. Making a statement: Mara Wilson wants Britney Spears to 'be able to live her life for herself.' And also, where I grew up in Burbank, California, it's actually pretty common to be a child actor,' she added. Other celebrities like Dolly Parton, Cher, and Christina Aguilera have recently shown public support for the star.
Tommy Dorfman looks impossibly chic in as she struts around New York in an asymmetrical black dress
And actress Tommy Dorfman, 29, looked chic as can be while out and about in New York on Tuesday. The 13 Reasons Why star - who recently reintroduced herself as a transwoman - oozed elegance while sporting an elegant black jersey dress with a daring slit up the thigh. Strut: Tommy Dorfman looked ultra chic while out and about in New York on TuesdayMaking a statement with her accessories, Tommy slung a tiny yellow purse over her shoulder. Meanwhile, she went with comfy footwear, opting for casual black sneakers and matching socks on foot. Tommy was out after dishing about her latest project, the pandemic-era rom-com Love In The Time of Corona, with PopSugar.
Kate Hudson flashes her abs in a grey crop top while taking in the sights of Florence with family
She's spent the better part of the summer in Europe with her family. And Kate Hudson was reeling in vacation vibes as she took in the sights and sounds of Florence, Italy, with her family on Tuesday morning. The 42-year-old actress flashed her toned abs in a grey crop top while playing tourist in the historic Italian city in the heart of Tuscany. She took to Instagram earlier in the day to share a quiet moment — and an Aperol spritz — with her beau. The Almost Famous actress began her whirlwind working vacation in June where she was spotted filming Knives Out 2 in Greece.
Kendall Jenner is seen in a behind-the-scenes video from her Kim Kardashian fragrance collaboration
Kendall Jenner was seen in behind-the-scenes videos from her Kim Kardashian West's KKW Fragrance collaboration on Tuesday. KKW Fragrance captioned the video, 'Connect yourself to nature through the horseback fantasy bottled within Amber and Olive.' Kendall by KKW: Kendall Jenner was seen in behind-the-scenes videos from her Kim Kardashian West's KKW Fragrance collaboration on TuesdayJust a splash of color: The model wore a mainly black outfit, except for her red riding gloves as she rode the dark horse through a wooded areaKKW Fragrance offers three scents in the Kendall Jenner collection. Not horsing around: When it comes to the lawsuit Italian brand Liu Jo filed against Kendall Jenner today, the brand is not horsing around. Reuters reported this morning that the Italian brand Liu Jo is suing Kendall for breach of contract.
Billy Eichner's 'big, gay divorce comedy' Ex-Husbands finds a home at Amazon Studios
Billy Eichner's gay divorce comedy Ex-Husbands is going forward at Amazon Studios. The Difficult People star's latest project landed at Amazon after a fevered bidding war, according to Deadline. Eichner will star in the project, which is being developed from an original story by Billy and writer Paul Rudnick, who will pen the screenplay. Ex appeal: Billy Eichner's 'big, gay divorce comedy' Ex-Husbands is going forward at Amazon Studios. Billy's collaborator Paul Rudnick said he was looking forward to the project, telling Deadline: 'As a longtime fan of Billy Eichner, I was thrilled when he called me about this project.
Alvin Ing dies due to complications from Breakthrough Covid-19
Trailblazing Asian American stage and television actor and singer Alvin Ing is the latest rare case of a 'breakthrough' Covid-19 death, meaning someone who had been previously vaccinated against the disease yet still fell victim to it. As reported by Deadline, Ing passed away Saturday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, of complications arising from Covid-19. Other popular titles in which Alvin appeared include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Law & Order: Criminal Intent, the Margaret Cho-starring All-American Girl, Troop Beverly Hills, Dynasty, Dallas and Knots Landing. One day Alvin Ing sang for me, and I finally knew, for keeps, that anyone who thought this was pitifully mistaken.' Salonga also took to her Instagram with throwback pictures in Ing's memory, writing in the caption, 'Fly amongst the angels, Alvin!
Leona Helmsley lawyer Sandor Frankel pens memoir detailing career defending notorious Queen of Mean
Leona Helmsley, the notorious 'Queen of Mean,' was one of the most hated people in America with a reputation for tyrannical abuse and treatment of staff. Sandor Frankel joined Leona Helmsley's formidable defense team in 1990, shortly after she was convicted of 33 felony counts of tax fraud. Leona Helmsley's personal lawyer, Sandor Frankel was listed as an executor of her $5billion estate. Sandor Frankel, once again stepped in to litigate on behalf of the 'vicious, nondiscriminatory people-biter' and the case was dismissed. The last time Sandor Frankel saw the monarch of mean, was in a private room at a Greenwich Hospital.
Angela Bassett and 9-1-1 cast secure pay RAISES ahead of fifth season on Fox
And after lengthy negotiations, all series regulars have secured pay raises ahead of the series' highly-anticipated fifth season, as reported by Deadline on Tuesday. Krause's raise makes him the second highest paid series regular, with Jennifer Love Hewitt coming in third place. Hewitt, 42, joined the series in its second season. Choi was the 'last' cast member to close his deal, which occurred after production of 9-1-1's fifth season had already started. Next in line: Peter Krause's raise makes him the second highest paid series regular, with Jennifer Love Hewitt coming in third place.
Supermodel Paulina Porizkova shows off her SHOOTING skills at Texas gun range
Paulina Porizkova is showing off her shooting skills while visiting her brother in Texas, but the model has shared that she doesn't 'love guns' and is grateful she didn't have one near her in her 'darkest moments.' The supermodel, 56, took to Instagram on Tuesday to post a video of herself at a shooting range. 'When in Texas … I love shooting firearms. I love target shooting and clay pidgeons and shooting ranges. But I do not love guns,' she wrote.
EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke once got chased out of Blenheim Palace
Stately home owners would roll out the red carpet if Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke came to visit, but once upon a time she indulged in breaking and entering. Unbeknown to their fans, he started a legal dispute with his former band mates because he was so angry they were performing as a Dire Straits group. Knopfler, 71, who has a reputed fortune of £81million, formed Dire Straits in 1977 with his brother and fellow guitarist David, with John Illsley on bass and David ‘Pick’ Withers on drums. But Knopfler quit in the 1990s and is said to have taken legal action because he didn’t want the newly formed group, Dire Straits Legacy, to continue performing his music. ‘Mark accused us of passing ourselves off as Dire Straits, but we are the real thing, not a tribute band,’ claims Palmer.
Jodie Comer feared for her life after a French stalker threatened to kill her
Killing Eve star Jodie Comer was left fearing for her life after a French stalker threatened to kill her, before a man was arrested by police in France on Tuesday. Jodie, who was noticeably absent from social media while police investigated her case, received terrifying messages from a stalker, including one warning: 'I am coming to England to create carnage.' Scary: Killing Eve star Jodie Comer, 28, was left fearing for her life after a French stalker threatened to kill her, before a man was arrested by police in France on TuesdayArmed officers raided the man’s home during a dawn raid last month, and held him in custody. The 'campaign of harassment' started on social media, and then moved to email when members of Jodie's immediate family were also threatened. 'The investigation involves threats and harassment made via social media and email to the actress Jodie Comer, and members of her family.'
Jenna Dewan 'would never' bash ex Channing Tatum as she clarifies remarks about 'postpartum anxiety'
Jenna Dewan issued a statement on Twitter on Tuesday looking to clarify remarks she made on a podcast that her ex-husband Channing Tatum 'wasn't available' in the weeks after she gave birth to their daughter Everly in 2013, as he was on location working. 'As two working parents, we both face challenges at the time but I speak only for myself and not about him. Tatum was also able to visit with his then-wife and newborn on multiple trips when production on his film moved from London to Chicago, sources told the outlet. Dewan and Tatum were married from 2009 until separating in April of 2018 and finalizing their divorce the next year. Dewan and Kazee welcomed their first child Callum in March of 2020.
Lori Harvey puts her svelte abs and gym-honed arms on display
And Lori Harvey put her envy-inducing body on display as she arrived to her Pilates class in West Hollywood on Tuesday. The model, 24, who is the stepdaughter of Steve Harvey, looked fabulous baring her svelte midriff and toned arms as she fed the meter to her car. Lori Harvey put her envy-inducing body on display as she arrived to her Pilates class in West Hollywood on TuesdayLori worked a sexy yet sporty outfit that accentuated her amazing body. Sizzling: She put her fabulous abs on display in her sexy black crop topWorking it! Lori and Michael have been linked since November 2020, and the couple made their relationship Instagram official in January 2021.
Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry reveals she and her family contracted COVID-19
Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry, her children, and her ex-husband Javi Marroquin have all contracted COVID-19. Kailyn is tested regularly as part of her job filming Teen Mom. I obviously would not have been around people if I knew I had Covid, but I tested negative twice,' Kailyn said. Lowry first joined the cast of Teen Mom 2 in late 2010 after appearing on the MTV series 16 & Pregnant earlier that year. Teen Mom 2 recently finished its 10th season on MTV and stars Lowry, Briana DeJesus, Chelsea Houska, Jade Cline, and Leah Messer.
Bella Hadid showcases her abs while sporting purple lingerie set in racy snaps
On Monday, she celebrated having the next few weeks of summer off. And one day later, Bella Hadid posed up a storm in her underwear for her Instagram page. Sizzling: On Monday, she celebrated having the next few weeks of summer off. Bella showcased her toned midriff as well as her ample cleavage in the lavender toned lingerie set. One day prior, Bella revealed that she went to dinner to celebrate her last job of the season before a few weeks off for summer.
The Voice: Keith Urban was brutally rejected from a TV talent show when he was nine
He's about to lay down some judgement as a coach on The Voice Australia. Memories: Keith Urban knows what it's like being on the receiving end of talent show criticism, having appeared on several TV competitions as a child. She is then seen walking on the stage before performing to judges Rita Ora, Keith Urban, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian. Passion: She made a promise to herself that 'If I'm going to survive today, I'm going to make music my career'The upcoming season of The Voice Australia officially wrapped production in April. The finale was shot on Sunday at Carriageworks in Sydney, with coaches Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian, Keith Urban and Jessica Mauboy in attendance.
Joey King strips down for bikini spread and reveals she started therapy for the first time
The Kissing Booth star Joey King stripped down to a $105 Peony 'Sunday Holiday Balconette' bikini top for a swimwear spread captured by photographer Angelo Sgambati. Taking a dip: The Kissing Booth star Joey King stripped down to a $105 Peony 'Sunday Holiday Balconette' bikini top for a swimwear spread captured by photographer Angelo Sgambati'I actually just started therapy in quarantine. I'd never, ever done it before,' King revealed in her Byrdie cover story on Tuesday. To talk about yourself to someone you've never met, I think you've gotta be ready for that.' Instead of FOMO (fear of missing out), the former child star developed a case of FOGO (fear of going out) during the coronavirus pandemic.
New South Wales records 233 Covid-19 cases
A Sydney man in his 20s has died at home from Covid-19 as New South Wales recorded another 233 cases of the virus overnight. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 47 of the new cases were infectious in the community. Two-thirds of all of NSW's cases during the latest outbreak are under 40-years-old, the state's health minister Brad Hazzard said. The cluster of cases that began in Sydney's eastern suburbs on June 16 has now reached 4,063 cases and Ms Berejiklian again warned the outbreak would get worse before it gets better. The 174 new exposure sites are spread across 80 suburbs and include 20 Woolworths supermarkets, three Bunnings, five Coles and a host of cafes, pharmacists and grocery stores.
Belarusian sprinter leaves Tokyo's Polish embassy in van - possibly bound for asylum in Warsaw
A Belarusian sprinter arrived at a Tokyo airport on Wednesday after leaving the Polish embassy, where she had taken refuge in a diplomatic twist at the Tokyo Olympics. Belarusian state television scorned the runner, with one presenter calling her 'a person that has nothing to do with the Olympic movement'. She was snared by a 'sudden James Bond-like' sting operation from the West, claimed an outlet close to dictator Alexander Lukashenko. Dissident journalists said Belarusian state media launched a campaign against Tsimanouskaya after she criticised Belarus national team's management on Friday. And all this just days after Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya fled to Tokyo's Polish embassy after dodging an attempted kidnap, having publicly accused her coaches of negligence.
Statins 'boost breast cancer survival rate' by 58 per cent, study suggests
Taking statins after being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer raises the survival rate by 58 per cent, a study has found. Researchers have found a 'significant association' between taking the common cholesterol-lowering drugs and survival rates of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Lead author Dr Kevin Nead said: 'There is already a body of literature on statins and breast cancer and the results have been inconsistent. 'Previous research has looked at breast cancer as only one disease, but we know there are many subtypes of breast cancer. 'We wanted to focus our research on this particularly aggressive form of breast cancer that has limited effective treatment options.'
Tyson Foods to be one of the first companies to mandate vaccines for its workers
Front-line workers who comply with the rule will get $200, the company said, but The United Food and Commercial Workers that represents Tyson workers have opposed the mandate, saying that the vaccine still isn't fully cleared by the FDA. Tyson's mandate comes as a growing list of companies such as Microsoft, Ford, and General Motors have also required employee vaccinations. Some companies have hesitated to mandate the vaccines while they're technically still under 'emergency use authorization' by the Food and Drug Administration. The need for vaccinated employees working in facilities like Tyson are crucial, considering that Tyson has tens of thousands of employees in some locations. This week, New York and California became the first states to mandate that public employees get COVID-19 shots or undergo weekly testing.
Michael Jai White reveals his oldest son has passed away at 38 years of age from COVID-19
Michael Jai White is opening up about the loss of his oldest son, who passed away a few months ago at 38 years of age. White revealed that his son had a compromised immune system due to substance abuse, and he had been hospitalized for quite some time before he passed, adding he had not been vaccinated from COVID-19. When asked what he thought when he heard the news, White said, 'He was in the hospital for awhile, so it wasn't immediate.' White added that his son, 'never shook the streets,' adding, 'that was his thing,' and that he, 'lived the life he wanted to live.' White made history as the first Black actor to portray a superhero when he played Al Simmons in the 1997 film Spawn.
Almost 72,000 US children tested positive for COVID-19 last week making up 19% of cases
Nearly 72,000 American children tested positive for COVID-19 last week, a new report finds. This brings the total of pediatric Covid cases to more than 4.1 million since the start of the pandemic. Nearly 72,000 American children tested positive for COVID-19 last week, making up 19% of all cases in the U.S for the week ending July 29, a new report found. Vermont has the most with more than 22 percent of all the state's cases among its youngest residents. Of the states that still report pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations, no more than 1.9 percent of child cases resulted in hospitalization.
Long Covid is rare in children: Fewer than 2% suffer fatigue for at least eight weeks, study claims
Long Covid is rare in children, according to results of a study that researchers hope will reassure parents and teachers. Long Covid is rare in children, a 'reassuring' study by King's College London has suggested. Fears that long Covid is prevalent in children have led to arguments for vaccinating children to protect them against enduring illness. And MPs previously suggested long Covid in children should stop ministers from relaxing Covid restrictions both in schools and in wider society. 'Gavin Williamson must also consider the risk posed by long Covid to pupils as part of plans to relax Covid measures in schools.
American ice cream chain debuts limited-edition Flamin' Hot CHEETOS flavor
As Americans bake and sweat in the summer heat, one thing that can always be counted on for a quick cooldown is a creamy, sugary ice cream cone — but one popular ice cream chain thinks Americans also want their ice cream cones to be cheesy and spicy. We know they will love Cheetos Flamin' Hot Ice Cream and can't wait to bring a little mischief to summer.' In 2018, Drill'd Ice Cream in Fountain Valley, California debuted Hot as Hell, which is made with vanilla ice cream, Xxtra Flamin' Hot Cheetos, and Hot Cheeto DustIf you say so! A Kraft Heinz Company and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream partnership resulted in the limited-edition mac and cheese-flavored ice cream last month'Who would've thought #NationalMacAndCheeseDay would break the internet,' Van Leeuwen saidThe ice cream was sold online nationwide, as well as at their ice cream shops located in New York, Texas, New Jersey, and CaliforniaMeanwhile, Kraft Heinz and Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream partnered last month to make a limited-edition macaroni and cheese-flavored ice cream. The ice cream was sold online nationwide, as well as at their ice cream shops located in New York, Texas, New Jersey, and California.
Body camera footage shows first moments when officers arrive on the scene of the Surfside collapse
Harrowing body camera footage released Tuesday shows the moment first responders arrived at the scene of the deadly partial collapse of a condo in Surfside, Florida. Police officers are seen responding at around 1.24am on June 24, just moments after the rear portion of Champlain Towers South fell. A woman calls out from below: 'Help, help Please help.' The Champlain towers building collapsed, the back part of the building collapsed.' 'Do me a favor, right now, half the building collapsed,' one officer tells a man walking his dog.
Mom and her disabled son, 3, face living in her car after 'landlord almost doubled rent to $800'
The mother of a disabled three-year-old has told how they are facing living in her car after her landlord almost doubled her rent and then started eviction proceedings - before the CDC issued a new eviction ban. 'I feel hurt and scared,' Chavez told DailyMail.com. Without being able to find affordable housing within the area, Chavez says she risks living out of her car with her son. The order expands the eviction moratorium until October 3 and applies to counties 'experience substantial and high levels' of COVID transmission. In Miami, Florida, Antoinette Eleby, 42, expects an eviction order within weeks, after her landlord refused federal assistance to cover $5,000 in back rent.
Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis couple
Parson, a Republican, pardoned Mark McCloskey, who pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750, and Patricia McCloskey, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Mark McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle, and Patricia McCloskey waved a semiautomatic pistol, according to the indictment. Photos and cellphone video captured the confrontation, which drew widespread attention and made the couple heroes to some and villains to others. 'I´d do it again,' he said from the courthouse steps in downtown St. Louis. Patricia and Mark McCloskey leave a St. Louis court house in June after pleading guilty to misdemeanor chargesBut shortly after the guilty plea, Mark McCloskey showed off his new rifle.
Andrew Napolitano seen for first time since being dropped by Fox News
Former Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano has been seen for the first time since he was dropped by the network after a male producer accused him of sexually harassing him. Napolitano, 71, was seen in exclusive DailyMail.com photos leaving his New Jersey estate in his luxurious Mercedes SUV on Tuesday. 'Upon first learning of John Fawcett's allegations against Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News Media immediately investigated the claims and addressed the matter with both parties,' the networks said in a statement Monday. He said he was in an elevator with Fox personality Napolitano later that year when Napolitano stroked his arm and made suggestive comments. 'It was common knowledge that Judge Napolitano sexually harassed young men at Fox News, and it had even happened to one of the plaintiff's co-workers.
R Kelly's lawyer admits in court the singer had 'sexual contact' with Aaliyha when she was 15
A lawyer for R. Kelly appeared to admit in Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday that the R&B singer had 'sexual contact' with Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old. The 54-year-old singer, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, appeared in court with his attorney Thomas Farinella for a pre-trial hearing in a racketeering case that slated to start next Monday. 'Are you going to deny that there was sexual contact with Jane Doe 1? Geddes asked: 'Are they not going to dispute that at the time Jane Doe 1 was 13 to 15 years old?' As noted by Biography, Demetrius Smith Sr. - a former member of Kelly's team - alleged that Aaliyah was pregnant with Kelly's baby in a 2011 book.
CDC announces new eviction moratorium till early October for most of US
The moratorium applies to "counties experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission" of Covid-19, according to a CDC statement, and is set to expire on October 3. "This moratorium is the right thing to do to keep people in their homes and out of... settings where Covid-19 spreads," Walensky said. Another $21.5 billion is available in a second round of funding, but it will not go out until the first tranche is spent. A previous moratorium put in place in September 2020 by the CDC expired after a Supreme Court ruling in June stipulated that it could not continue beyond July 31 without authorisation from Congress. "Today, our movement moved mountains," Bush wrote on Twitter, welcoming news of the new moratorium on the steps of the Capitol, accompanied by progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others.
Yoo Teo to star in new film by A24, CJ ENM
ENTERTAINMENTYoo Teo (C-Jes Entertainment)Actor Yoo Teo is joining A24’s “Past Lives,” written by screenwriter Song Celine, US online entertainment publication Deadline reported Monday.Shooting of the film starring Yoo and Greta Lee will begin later this year with John Magaro co-starring in a key supporting role.“Past Lives” will be the first movie directed by Song, and will portray the story of a couple from childhood reuniting in South Korea, but the exact plot has not been revealed.Yoo played the Soviet rock musician Viktor Tsoi in the Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov’s “Leto.” The film about the underground rock scene in Russia in the early1980s competed for the top prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Cannes Soundtrack Award. Yoo went on to play various roles in Korean films, including “New Year Blues” and “Black Money.”Director Song’s debut film is a co-production between A24, the US company behind Oscar-winning film “Minari,”and South Korean entertainment giant CJ ENM.By Lee Si-jin ( sj_lee@heraldcorp.com
Astro ready to ‘switch on’ button to summer with wider musical taste
ENTERTAINMENTBoy band Astro poses during an online press conference Monday. (Fantagio Music)(Fantagio Music)Boy band Astro welcomed the bright and sunny season of August by hopping on the summer music craze. Leader and rapper JinJin said Astro had established its presence as “refreshing idols” ever since, and that the group has delved into different elements that make up something refreshing for the past six years. “Our album convenes six different charms and characters, which is also Astro’s strength,” the main vocalist added.Moon Bin also talked about how the bandmates fizzed with chemistry to show their synergy. “We added a little switch in our dance moves, including the pairing-up choreography, to show how spellbinding our performance is when we are together.”On closing the event, MJ said he hopes to see Astro as a band that everyone seeks -- anytime and anywhere.
[Today’s K-pop] Astro hits iTunes No. 1 for the 1st time
1 on the iTunes K-pop songs chart in seven regions while the EP hit No. The LP hit No. In the most recent tally that was announced Tuesday in Korea, the LP climbed back up 60 spots to No. K.The veteran idol band resumed their career as a six-piece act in about five years with the LP. The album ranked among the top 10 on the iTunes top albums chart in 20 countries and landed atop the iTunes albums chart in Japan.2PM’s fans in Japan are anticipating their next release, an EP titled “With Me Again,” that is slated for September.By Hwang You-mee
Women’s sports rises as trending content in Korean TV
The stars are coached by Korean soccer legends, including Hwang Sun-hong, Choi Yong-soo and Lee Yong-pyo.With its viewership ratings reaching new records each week, “Kick a Goal” has become the most popular nondrama programming content, according to GoodData.The weekly show on July 21 -- the last episode before the long Olympics break -- recorded 7.2 percent viewership, according to Nielsen Korea. It was the highest rated program at 9 p.m. after KBS news.Women’s sport-variety shows are trending because they are fresh, quenching viewers‘ thirst for something new, culture critic Jung Duk-hyun said.“Many sports programs are male-dominated. Though the producers launched programs with different sports, the viewers became tired of similar faces, similar formats and similar stories. Introducing female stars easily solved that problem,” Jung told The Korea Herald.Jung believes that viewers will soon forget the words “women’s sports.”“The audience might have started watching the program interested in watching female celebrities playing new sports. But they will soon be drawn by the stars’ sincere passion for the sports and watch the program only as a ‘sports-variety show.’”By Lee Si-jin ( sj_lee@heraldcorp.com
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St. Louis couple who aimed guns at anti-racism protesters pardoned by Missouri governor
St. Louis couple who aimed guns at anti-racism protesters pardoned by Missouri governorA St. Louis grand jury indicted the couple on felony unlawful use of a weapon and tampering charges four months after the incidentMissouri Governor Mike Parson said on Tuesday he has granted pardons to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who drew international attention for brandishing guns at racial justice protesters last year. Try refreshing your browser, or St. Louis couple who aimed guns at anti-racism protesters pardoned by Missouri governor Back to videoOn June 17, Mark McCloskey, 64, pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. Mark McCloskey was ordered to pay a $750 fine while Patricia McCloskey, 62, was fined $2,000. Videos show the white couple shouting at apparently unarmed Black and white protesters to keep off their property on June 28, 2020. Patricia McCloskey pointed a handgun at the crowd while her husband held a semi-automatic weapon.
[Herald Interview] How journalist-turned-novelist Frances Cha wrote her debut English novel ‘If I Had Your Face’
LIFE&STYLEJournalist-turned-novelist Frances Cha (Kwon Ha-bin/ The Korea Herald)Journalist-turned-novelist Frances Cha (Kwon Ha-bin/ The Korea Herald)From plastic surgery, K-pop fandom to chaebol marriage and women at work. “If you tweak the headline then suddenly that article will get a million more hits instantly. And even if the protagonists are all white there are things in there that are not politically correct anymore,” said Cha, who is the mother of two children. “We are in the process of finding an illustrator. So I am super excited.”By Song Seung-hyun ( ssh@heraldcorp.com
S. Korea's FX reserves hit record high in July on weaker dollar
FINANCEThis file photo shows a Hana Bank official in Seoul inspecting US banknotes before their release into the local financial market. (Yonhap)South Korea's foreign reserves rose to an all-time high in July as a weaker US dollar raised the value of non-dollar assets, central bank data showed Wednesday.The nation's foreign reserves came to $458.7 billion as of end-July, up $4.58 billion from the previous month, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK).Foreign reserves consist of securities and deposits denominated in overseas currencies, International Monetary Fund reserve positions, special drawing rights and gold bullion.The BOK said a weaker US dollar boosted the dollar-conversion value of non-dollar assets in the FX reserves last month.Foreign securities came to $414.9 billion as of end-July, down $4.44 billion from the previous month and accounting for 90.5 percent of the FX reserves.But deposits rose $8.92 billion on-month to $30.8 billion, and gold holdings remained unchanged at $4.79 billion.As of the end of June, South Korea was the world's eighth-largest holder of FX reserves, the BOK said.
Samsung slips to 2nd spot in European smartphone market in Q2: report
BUSINESSThis photo taken last Thursday, shows Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S21 smartphone displayed at an electronics shop in Seoul. (Yonhap)Samsung Electronics Co. dropped to second place in the European smartphone market in the second quarter, a report showed Wednesday, as China's Xiaomi Corp. rose to the top spot.Samsung made up a market share of 24 percent in the April-June period after shipping 12 million smartphones to Europe, down 7 percent from a year earlier, according to a report from market researcher Strategy Analytics.The South Korean tech giant was the only player among the top five smartphone suppliers in Europe to see an on-year decline in shipments. "Xiaomi has seen great success in Russia, Ukraine, Spain and Italy among others, and found customers eager for its Mi and Redmi series of feature rich, value smartphones," said Boris Metodiev, an associate director at Strategy Analytics.Apple Inc. took the third spot with a market share of 19.2 percent after its iPhone shipments jumped 15.7 percent on-year to 9.6 million units.Chinese brands Oppo came in fourth and fifth, respectively. Oppo had a 5.6 percent market share, while Realme posted a 1.9 percent share in the second quarter.The European smartphone market grew 14 percent on-year to 50 million units in the second quarter. "The smartphone market rebound was driven by the continued economic recovery, healthy demand from consumers with aging devices and appealing value priced 5G devices," the report said.
Hyundai, Kia US sales up 26% in July
BUSINESSThis file photo provided by Hyundai Motor shows the Palisade SUV. (Hyundai Motor)Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Corp. said Wednesday their sales jumped 26 percent in the United States last month from a year earlier on strong demand for SUVs.Hyundai Motor and Kia sold a total of 138,599 vehicles in the US last month, up from 110,156 units a year ago, the companies' sales data showed .SUV and eco-friendly models drove July sales as consumers responded to Hyundai's diversified lineup to find a vehicle that meets their transportation needs, Senior Vice President Randy Parker in charge of national sales at Hyundai Motor America said in a statement.Robust sales of Hyundai's Palisade SUV and Xcient fuel cell electric heavy-duty truck, and Kia's Telluride and Sportage SUVs boosted sales in the world's most important automobile market last month. "Kia said it sold more than 74 percent of our available inventory in July as compared to 34 percent a year ago, a solid reflection of the strong consumer interest in the brand," Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America, said in a separate statement.From January to July, their sales soared 43 percent to 924,245 autos from 646,090 units in the same period of last year.Hyundai and Kia together form the world's fifth-biggest carmaker by sales.US sales figures for Hyundai's independent Genesis brand were not immediately available.
17% of big business CEOs buy company shares amid pandemic
FINANCEHyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun (Yonhap)Nearly 2 in 10 CEOs of large firms in South Korea have purchased company shares since the COVID-19 outbreak began amid price falls, a corporate tracker said Wednesday.According to CEO Score, 17 percent of 852 former and incumbent CEOs of the country's top 500 companies by sales bought company shares between January last year and July 30 this year.Those CEOs have bought 4.74 million shares worth 151.4 billion won ($132 million) over the cited period, with their investment returns averaging slightly over 89 percent.CEO Score said their stock purchases appear to have been brisk amid price tumbles shortly after the coronavirus outbreak in the country in late January last year.Their share buying also seems to be aimed at showing their confidence in corporate performances and helping drive up undervalued share prices, it added.Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun was the top purchaser as the chief of South Korea's top automotive group bought 81.7 billion won worth of some 885,000 shares in leading automaker Hyundai Motor Co. and top auto parts maker Hyundai Mobis Co.Chung was followed by Korea Investment Holdings Chairman Kim Nam-goo with 8.6 billion won and Kim Jong-goo, chairman of wearable device maker PARTRON Co. with 2.1 billion won.The Hyundai Motor Group chief posted the largest valuation gain of 126 billion won as shares in Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Mobis shot up following plunges shortly after the coronavirus outbreak.
US will not accept nuclear N. Korea despite N. Korean ambitions: US official
"What February 2019, to me as an analyst, demonstrated was, once again, North Korea was unwilling to go down the credible path of denuclearization. "So what you see in North Korea is a capability that's designed to ensure the survival of the Kim regime. It's meant to pursue this -- to protect the system and protect the regime," added Seiler.Still, the US cannot and will not accept a nuclear North Korea for three reasons, he said. "We don't openly chase (North Korea) and there (are) good logical, negotiating tactical reasons why you don't, but we've always been open. "Our problems with North Korea are not due to insufficient understanding or a lack of available knowledge on which to build a good policy.
'Mogadishu' tops 1m admissions on 7th day of release
ENTERTAINMENTThis file photo, provided by Lotte Entertainment, shows a scene from "Escape from Mogadishu," a South Korean actioner released on July 28, 2021. (Lotte Entertainment)Homegrown actioner "Escape from Mogadishu" has topped a cumulative 1 million admissions on the seventh day of its release, becoming the first South Korean flick to achieve the feat this year, box office data showed Wednesday.The film, released on July 28, attracted 121,000 people on the previous day, bringing its combined total to 1.03 million, according to the data by the Korean Film Council.Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan, the film became the first South Korean-made title shown in 2021 to achieve the milestone. Previously, the crime action thriller "Hard Hit" had been the most-watched Korean show with a total of 951,000 moviegoers.At the same time, "Mogadishu" is among the seven 2021 films that have surpassed the 1 million threshold, including Marvel Studios' superhero movie "Black Widow. "The big-budget tentpole starring popular actors, like Kim Yun-seok and Zo In-sung, is based on the true story of the life-and-death escape by diplomats in South and North Korean missions in the capital city of Somalia during the civil war in 1991.
SK Innovation swings to black in Q2, to hive off battery biz
BUSINESSSK Materials Co.'s headquarters in Yeongju, 230 kilometers southeast of Seoul, is seen in this photo provided by the company on July 20. (SK Materials Co.)SK Innovation Co. said Wednesday it turned to the black in the second quarter from a year earlier on robust lube oil and battery sales, and decided to spin off its battery business to further propel its growth.The energy and chemical subsidiary of the nation's No. 3 conglomerate SK Group said it booked 415.9 billion won ($362.2 million) of net profit in the April-June period, shifting from a loss of 345.8 billion won a year earlier.SK Innovation also swung to an operating income of 506.5 billion won in the second quarter, from an operating loss of 456.3 billion won a year ago, the company said in a regulatory filing.Revenue rose 55.9 percent on-year to 11.1 trillion won over the cited period.Its operating profit in the first half of the year surpassed 1 trillion for the first time in three years, the firm said.The company said the strong lube oil sales offset the sluggish gasoline and diesel sales in the second quarter, while its battery business continued to grow on the back of strong demand from automakers.SK Innovation said its board of directors approved the plan to separate the petrochemical and battery businesses to accelerate its transition from a carbon-intensive model to a green business. "The split off of (the petrochemical and battery businesses) is aimed at enhancing competitiveness of each business and paving the way to speed up the future growth driver," SK Innovation CEO Kim Jun said in a statement.The company said it plans to launch two separate entities on Oct. 1 after receiving approvals from its shareholders next month.SK Innovation will serve as a holding firm in charge of developing its eco-friendly business portfolio and push for a merger and acquisition in the green business, the firm said.The company has announced its plan to increase the ratio of eco-friendly businesses from the cu
New cases spike to over 1,700; almost 40% of population gets 1st jabs
NATIONALMasked visitors walk along a beach in Incheon, west of Seoul, on Tuesday. (Yonhap)South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases sharply bounced back to the 1,700s on Wednesday as the highly transmissible delta variant weighs on the country's virus fight during the summer vacation season.The country added 1,725 COVID-19 cases, including 1,664 local infections, raising the total caseload to 203,926, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).The latest tally marked a sharp rise from 1,218 cases Monday and 1,200 cases Tuesday.Daily cases usually fall over the weekend and rise later in the week as more people get tested.The daily caseload has remained above 1,000 since July 7 due to outbreaks centered in the greater Seoul area. It reached a peak of 1,895 on July 28.Two additional COVID-19 deaths were reported, raising the death toll to 2,106. There have been 439 deaths following vaccination.Of the newly confirmed domestic cases, 479 were from Seoul, 474 from the surrounding Gyeonggi Province and 83 from the western port city of Incheon.Imported cases, which also include South Korean nationals from overseas, came to 61.The total number of people released from quarantine after making full recoveries was 179,123, up 1,214 from a day earlier.The number of patients in critical condition came to 329, down two from the previous day. (Yonhap)Related Stories
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NK officials attend Russian Embassy's exhibition, resume in-person diplomacy
NATIONALNorth Korean officials attend a photo exhibition held at the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang, in the photo disclosed by the Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday. (Korean Central News Agency)North Korean officials attended a photo exhibition held by the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang and highlighted their cooperative ties, state media showed Wednesday, signaling Pyongyang's resumption of in-person diplomacy suspended due to the coronavirus.The photo exhibition was held Tuesday "to mark the 20th anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong-il's historic visit to Russia and the 10th anniversary of his visit to the Siberian and the Far Eastern regions," according to the Korean Central News Agency.Kim Jong-il, father of the current leader, Kim Jong-un, ruled North Korea until his death in 2011.Participants, including Vice Foreign Minister Im Chon-il, praised the leaders' trips to Russia as "important events that made distinguished contribution" to advancing Pyongyang-Moscow relations, and ensuring peace and security in the region, it added.North Korea claims to be coronavirus-free, but it has taken relatively swift and drastic antivirus measures since early last year, including sealing its borders and imposing strict restrictions on movement.Signals have been detected that Pyongyang is resuming its long-suspended in-person diplomacy.In June, North Korea sent its diplomats to a similar photo exhibition held at the Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang to mark the 2nd anniversary of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the country.
US will not accept nuclear N. Korea despite N. Korean ambitions: US official
(Yonhap)WASHINGTON -- The United States will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea despite the latter's apparent ambition to become a nuclear state, a ranking US intelligence official said Tuesday. "So what you see in North Korea is a capability that's designed to ensure the survival of the Kim regime. Still, the US cannot and will not accept a nuclear North Korea for three reasons, he said. "We don't openly chase (North Korea) and there (are) good logical, negotiating tactical reasons why you don't, but we've always been open. North Korea recently showed signs of engagement, reopening direct communication lines with South Korea more than 13 months after it had unilaterally severed them.
S. Korea's FX reserves hit record high in July on weaker dollar
South Korea's foreign reserves rose to an all-time high in July as a weaker US dollar raised the value of non-dollar assets, central bank data showed Wednesday.The nation's foreign reserves came to $458.7 billion as of end-July, up $4.58 billion from the previous month, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK).Foreign reserves consist of securities and deposits denominated in overseas currencies, International Monetary Fund reserve positions, special drawing rights and gold bullion.The BOK said a weaker US dollar boosted the dollar-conversion value of non-dollar assets in the FX reserves last month.Foreign securities came to $414.9 billion as of end-July, down $4.44 billion from the previous month and accounting for 90.5 percent of the FX reserves.But deposits rose $8.92 billion on-month to $30.8 billion, and gold holdings remained unchanged at $4.79 billion.As of the end of June, South Korea was the world's eighth-largest holder of FX reserves, the BOK said.
Military reports 3 COVID-19 cases
This file photo, taken July 11, 2021, shows an armed forces lounge at Seoul Station. (Yonhap)Two Army cadets and an Air Force civilian employee have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The Air Force official based in Seongnam, south of Seoul, was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 after a family member tested positive, according to the ministry. One cadet in Seoul was found to have been infected on vacation, while the other in the central county of Goesan tested positive during a summer training. The latest cases raised the total number of infections reported among the military population to 1,509.
Gov. Rick Scott took responsibility? No, he took $300 million | Randy Schultz
After moving to Florida, Scott started Solantic, a chain of walk-in clinics that also faced lawsuits. Just before Scott announced for governor, Solantic settled one of those lawsuits. The confidentiality agreement kept secret a deposition by Scott that he has refused to release. In a deposition related to Columbia/HCA, Scott took so much responsibility that he invoked the Fifth Amendment 75 times.
Editorial: California's recall ringleaders want a judge to help them pretend they're not Republican. They are
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White House mourns recent suicides among officers who responded to Capitol insurrection: 'A sad reminder' of January 6 attack
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Dominion Voting Systems, Maricopa County reject subpoenas in Arizona election audit
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Carey, backed by Trump, wins primary for House seat in Ohio
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DOJ officials rejected colleague's request to intervene in Georgia's election certification: Emails
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Belarus Olympian heads for Poland after refusing to return home
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Texas deputy pins teen to ground while she cries, "I can't breathe"
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Former Minneapolis officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights want their federal cases separated from Derek Chauvin
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Army unveils memorial to a Black soldier lynched on military base 80 years ago
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FDA aiming to give final approval to Pfizer vaccine by early next month -NY Times
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Surfside condo collapse police bodycam released: 'I can't see!'
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson pardons St. Louis lawyer couple who waved guns at protesters
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De Blasio says scandal-scarred Cuomo is ‘past the point of no return’
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In Arkansas, the drama in the seat of government unfolded as Tyson Foods, the meat processing giant and one of Arkansas’s signature employers, said on Tuesday that it would require vaccines for its U.S. workers. About half of Tyson’s U.S. employees remain unvaccinated, and the company is offering $200 payments to frontline workers who can show proof of vaccination. “It’s clear to me that there’s many that just don’t want this in their lap,” he said. “It’s clear to me that some school superintendents don’t want it either.”“We may or may not get there,” he added. Three other Southern states — Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina — are also in the top 10 for per capita new cases.
Biden Says Cuomo ‘Should Resign,’ as Sexual Harassment Findings Emerge
Andrew M. Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, including current and former government workers, whose accounts of unwanted touching and inappropriate comments were corroborated in a damning report released on Tuesday by the New York State attorney general, Letitia James. The 165-page report prompted multiple calls for Mr. Cuomo to resign, including from President Biden, a longtime ally of the governor, and it cast doubt on Mr. Cuomo’s political future. The Democratic speaker of the State Assembly said on Tuesday that he intended to quicken the pace of a separate impeachment inquiry, adding that Mr. Cuomo “can no longer remain in office.”The report, the culmination of a five-month investigation, included at least three previously unreported allegations of sexual harassment from women who accused Mr. Cuomo of improperly touching them, including a state trooper assigned to the governor’s security detail. It also highlighted far-reaching efforts by the governor, his staff and close associates to disparage and retaliate against one woman who made her allegations public. All told, the investigators said they corroborated the claims of 11 women, nine of whom are current or former state employees, who accused Mr. Cuomo of a range of inappropriate behavior, from suggestive comments to instances of groping, through interviews with 179 witnesses and tens of thousands of documents.
Lingerie model helps women find the right bra fit in TikTok tutorial
If you’re wondering what Victoria’s Secret really is: it might be that you’re not wearing the right bra size. Lingerie model Madison Alexandra has been posting TikTok videos all about brassieres and in a now-viral TikTok video posted in April, Alexandra modeled the way a bra is supposed to fit for those who might forget. The model also explained the common misconceptions and ways bras are not supposed to fit, depending on breast shape. Spillage can happen on the top or sides of the cups, and can sometimes cause the wire to sit on top of the breast tissue, which can damage it. As a certified bra fitting expert from my days in the retail world, this writer approves of this message.
ASL interpreter’s NSFW hand gestures for Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ steal the show
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s smash single “WAP” has garnered a lot of attention — and caught a lot of flack — for being sexually explicit since the 2020 release of the naughty accompanying video. An American Sign Language interpreter stood by Megan’s side during an August 1 performance at the Lollapalooza music festival to translate the song for those who are hearing impaired. A fan shared a clip of the performance with a video showing the ASL interpreter making very NSFW hand gestures as she signed the song. “EXCUSE ME BUT THE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER DURING MEGAN’S PERFORMANCE OF WAP MUST BE SEEN,” the user excitedly wrote alongside the clip, which has been viewed over 803,000 times. In 2019, an interpreter joined rapper Twista on stage and went viral for rapidly signing his songs.
The Cuomo allegations are awful, but he still has lots of allies, a dogged will to fight
Not likely — Attorney General Letitia James’ devastating sexual-harassment report notwithstanding, the governor is no quitter. He said on Tuesday Cuomo has “lost the confidence of the ­Assembly Democratic majority and that he can no longer remain in office,” adding that he wants to finish an ongoing impeachment probe “as quickly as possible.”But Cuomo isn’t necessarily toast. The James report would be enough to sink most politicians. The Assembly’s increasingly influential progressive faction has no use for Cuomo, which the speaker can’t ignoreAssembly Speaker Carl Heastie says Andrew Cuomo is no longer fit for office. But as Tuesday’s whiny, self-indulgent and wholly disingenuous canned response to the James report makes clear, he ­intends to fight.
Knicks’ free-agent point guard options dwindling after day two
The Knicks point guard hunt continued unresolved on the second day of free agency, though not for lack of trying. The Knicks are reluctant to make him a full-blown starting point guard because of wear and tear on his surgically repaired knees. For instance, the Heat had no cap space but engineered a sign-and-trade Monday to pull in the Knicks’ second-most-important point guard target, Kyle Lowry. The Knicks’ free-agent point guards are still out there in Elfrid Payton, who started last season, and Frank Ntilikina. As it stands, Rose is the starting point guard with rookie draft pick Miles McBride and last May’s signee Luca Vildoza of Argentina on the depth chart.
Heartless Cuomo an insult to New York — and his name: Goodwin
Instead, he insulted his victims, the investigators and the people of New York by continuing to defend the indefensible. Cuomo turned his office into a pick-up bar where he was the only Alpha male. Cuomo’s office, afraid they would tarnish his luster and spoil their gravy train, insulted and mocked the grieving. He and Cuomo are close, politically speaking, but early in the case he said if the charges were true, Cuomo had to go and might well face charges. The president kept his word, saying simply “Yes” to a question about whether Cuomo should resign.
Taylor Swift and Simone Biles exchange heartfelt tweets celebrating Olympian’s return
Thank you.”The promo Swift narrated featured her ballad “this is me trying” softly playing as she praised Biles for prioritizing her mental health by withdrawing from competition last week. She’s perfectly human.”Taylor Swift and Simone Biles shared a sweet moment on social media. Her win became her second consecutive bronze medal in the event and her seventh Olympic medal overall. Biles’ boyfriend Jonathan Owens congratulated her via social media soon after, writing, “Words can’t explain how proud I am of you right now! !”Biles had sat out of the team final, ultimately missing five events during the Tokyo Games.
The Post says: Andrew Cuomo has to go — right now
Andrew Cuomo to do one honorable thing: step down. He said in March that Cuomo would need to resign if the investigation confirms the allegations. James’ report recounts troubling tales from 11 separate women involving action that Cuomo himself would blast if the accused were a Republican or some other enemy. Albany County’s district attorney office announced Tuesday that it’s now conducting a criminal probe into Cuomo’s conduct. Let’s face it: It’s going to be impossible for the governor to continue running New York government — especially at such a crucial moment — following James’ report alone.
Andrew Cuomo rebuts ‘sex-harass’ report — with shots of him kissing, hugging supporters
Andrew Cuomo kisses a woman on her cheek. Andrew Cuomo kisses a woman. Andrew Cuomo touches a veteran’s chin. Andrew Cuomo touches a man. Andrew Cuomo kisses Rev.
Biden tells governors to ‘get out of the way’ if they won’t help on vaccines
The resurgence of the virus has also caused an uptick in overall vaccinations, with the president finally meeting his goal of having at least 70 percent of adult Americans get at least one dose of a vaccine. Biden had aimed to meet that goal by the Fourth of July, but it took until Monday.
Republicans have given no fewer than 10 different reasons for opposing bipartisan Jan. 6 investigations
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) on July 21: “If [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)] was truly interested in an independent commission, she would allow Republicans to appoint the people to that commission that they want to appoint. … I think what it suggests is that this is a very partisan political matter for her, with perhaps foreordained conclusions, and not something that truly represents an independent fact-finding mission.”
Hogan tests negative for covid-19 after possible outbreak at event he attended last week
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"Horse Girls," edited by Halima Marcus, book review
The one thing I wanted more of, which is probably a subject for another book, is how it feels to be the mother of a horse girl. Like soccer moms, horse moms faithfully shuttle their children to and from lessons, practices and competitions; beam with pride at their accomplishments; and comfort them on a bad day. On Saturday afternoons, I take a riding lesson with several other moms while our daughters watch us ride (no doubt wincing at our form). Then we moms sit at a picnic table together and watch our daughters ride, relishing in their strength and poise, simultaneously haunted with the fear that the next fall could be fatal. As horse moms, we live an inherent contradiction.
The federal foreclosure moratorium has ended. Struggling homeowners may still be able to keep their homes.
If you’re still experiencing financial trouble, starting Aug. 31, most mortgage servicers must tell you about repayment or other options when they reach out to you, according to a CFPB rule that has been updated in light of the pandemic. The watchdog agency says that except in limited circumstances, servicers can’t start the foreclosure process before Jan. 1, 2022. The servicer has to reach out to you first, examine your situation and then explore options to help you avoid foreclosure.
Tamyra Mensah-Stock brought her karaoke machine to the Olympics. She’s leaving with a gold medal.
“When I first started wrestling I wanted to be an emblem, a light to show younger women that you can be silly, you can be fun and you can be strong, you can be tough and you can be a wrestler,” she continued. “You don’t have to be this tough ‘grrrr I’m going to be mean to you [type of person].' I wanted to be that light.”
Olympics live updates Spotlight shines on track and field; U.S. women’s basketball looks to advance
It’s the best way to think of what faced Simone Biles at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Strip away the specter of the Tokyo Olympics, the five years of suffocating run-up, the scrutiny and debate over her mental state and her willingness to compete. These were eight women in leotards, not “Simone” and “Sunisa” and “Flávia” — celebrities — but athletes with their identifying numbers affixed to their backs. Through that lens, this wasn’t the Olympic final on the beam but a Saturday morning competition for kids — doughnuts and coffee for the parents off to the side. With the stands devoid of fans, it wasn’t such a stretch.
Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home
Team officials "made it clear that, upon return home, I would definitely face some form of punishment," the 24-year-old sprinter told The Associated Press in a videocall interview from Tokyo. Earlier, Belarus’ National Olympic Committee told a state-run news agency that it was closely monitoring the situation and cooperating with the International Olympic Committee. In the interview, Tsimanouskaya also expressed worry for her parents, who remain in Belarus. Her husband, Arseni Zdanevich, told the AP that he decided to leave the country when Tsimanouskaya told him she wasn’t coming back. Lukashenko appears to have a particular interest in his country’s Olympic team: He and his son, Viktor, have led the Belarus National Olympic Committee for more than 25 years.
Carmelo Anthony signs 1-year contract with Lakers, joins 2003 draftmate LeBron James
LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony were draftmates back in 2003. Last season, Anthony averaged 13.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. He also nailed 40 percent of his shots from beyond the arc for the first time since the 2013-14 NBA season, when he was a member of the New York Knicks. Los Angeles will rely on Monk to be an efficient shooter. Now, with James and Davis returning, the Lakers hope that Westbrook, Anthony, and Monk, among others, will be enough to get Los Angeles back to the NBA Finals.
Bongino: 'Nothing will happen' to Andrew Cuomo because Democrats are 'a protected class'
"I'm not convinced anything is going to happen to Andrew Cuomo at all," he said. "Andrew Cuomo is a protected class – he's a Democrat," the Fox News host continued. "'You can't farm on that land' – sir this is like 7,000 acres – 'don't you harm that owl' — That's Andrew Cuomo, he's a speckle-toothed owl." I can't stand Andrew Cuomo – I think he's a piece of garbage -- I actually can't stand Andrew Cuomo with a deep visceral hatred that I reserve for very few people – but Andrew Cuomo is a citizen of the United States and entitled to due process like anyone else." He concluded by reiterating his original point that Cuomo is not likely to face true repercussions.
Former ATF agents slam Biden nominee's 'divisive gun control agenda'
Several former agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are publicly urging the Biden administration not to confirm former agent David Chipman to lead the agency. The letter added, "While in the Bureau he never progressed to the Senior Executive Service or to senior leadership within the agency. Putting David in charge of ATF would be like asking a small business owner to lead a Fortune 500 company. Even though he was an ATF agent, David would be the least qualified individual to lead the agency in its history." "ATF needs a Senate-confirmed leader, and Mr. Chipman is well-qualified and has been extensively vetted for the role.
House Democrat accuses White House of ‘empathy deficit’ on evictions
New York Democrat Rep. Mondaire Jones accused President Biden of having an "empathy deficit" Tuesday, rebuking the president’s questioning tone on extending a nationwide eviction moratorium. Biden said he had asked "constitutional scholars" to evaluate his legal authority to extend an eviction moratorium. "The bulk of the constitutional scholarship says that it's not likely to pass constitutional muster," Biden said ahead of the CDC’s announcement. And this is what I mean when I talk about an empathy deficit," Mondaire told reporters following the president’s comments. The White House previously alleged the president lacked the legal authority to prevent the eviction moratorium from expiring last weekend – a move that sparked intense pressure from progressives in his party.
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot recommending coronavirus masks for residents over 2, regardless of vaccinations
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is now recommending anyone above 2 years old wear a coronavirus mask indoors, regardless of whether or not they’ve gotten a vaccine – even as she’s still urging Windy City residents to get their shots. "Based on our current COVID-19 data, we're now recommending that everyone over 2 years old, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in public indoor settings," her city-run account tweeted Tuesday. Last week, Lightfoot was publicly discussing the possibility of a new mask mandate should the city reach that infection rate. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHowever this week, she stopped short of reinstating one and instead said she is recommending masks for Chicagoans. Over the weekend, the mayor attended the fan-packed Lollapalooza music festival, a potential super-spreader event, where she was photographed without a mask of her own as coronavirus cases once again climb in Chicago.
St. Louis County's mask mandate temporarily blocked by judge
A local judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday that will halt St. Louis County's mask mandate for at least the next two weeks. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health issued a face covering order on July 26 amid rising COVID-19 cases, but the St. Louis County Council voted to terminate that order the next day. Circuit Judge Ellen "Nellie" Ribaudo ruled Tuesday that "there is a likelihood of success on the merits" that the St. Louis County Counsel does have the authority to terminate the mask mandate. MASK GUIDANCE AMID RISE IN DELTA VARIANT DIVIDES PARENTS HEADING INTO NEW SCHOOL YEARThe temporary restraining order will be in effect until an Aug. 17 hearing to settle the case. "Today, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office delivered a huge win for the people of St. Louis County and obtained a temporary restraining order, halting the enforcement of the mask mandate," Schmitt said.
Psaki defends Jill Biden adviser who reportedly made staffers cry
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended an aide to First Lady Jill Biden following a report claiming he was engaging in abusive behavior towards colleagues. "Anthony's loyalty to our team and the First Family is unrivaled, and he holds himself, and all of us, to the highest standards," Reynoso told Politico. But others said stories of Bernal making staffers cry are widespread in Biden’s inner circle, with some staffers claiming they have heard Bernal call colleagues stupid in meetings or in calls. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"He has a constituency of one, and he’s very effective on her behalf," one official told Politico. "Anthony is exceptional and extremely loyal to Dr. Biden and the entire Biden family," Doyle said.
Britney Spears explains how she accidentally got locked in a bathroom at '2 am' in lengthy Instagram post
Britney Spears gave a lengthy explanation about how she got locked in a bathroom in the middle of the night on Tuesday. The 39-year-old musician went into detail on Instagram about how she accidentally locked herself in and how she ended up getting out via help from her boyfriend Sam Asghari and security. Spears went on to explain that "the lock was stuck" and she "got locked in the f--king bathroom" while Ashgari "was sleeping." "Even if there are earthquakes he doesn't wake up," the "Gimme More" singer added of Asghari, 27. BRITNEY SPEARS HAPPILY PETS POTBELLIED PIG IN HAWAII WITH BOYFRIEND SAM ASGHARI AMID CONSERVATORSHIP BATTLEAsghari eventually did wake up, according to Spears, and ended up calling security.
Robert O'Neill knocks New York Times book review referring to Osama bin Laden as 'devoted family man'
Robert O'Neill, the former U.S. Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden, took a swipe at The New York Times over a book review that labeled the infamous terrorist as a "devoted family man." "When it came to his family, bin Laden was a man of contradictions," Richardson summarized. However, the review's title, which originally read "Osama bin Laden, the Fanatical Terrorist and the Devoted Family Man," raised eyebrows on social media, including O'Neill. "Family man. The Times has since retitled its book review, which now reads "A Fuller Picture of Osama bin Laden’s Life."
National Organization for Women demands Cuomo resignation following sexual harassment probe
Andrew Cuomo to resign from office after an independent investigation concluded he sexually harassed multiple women over a period of several years. "The findings are clear – Andrew Cuomo is unfit to lead." CUOMO SEXUALLY HARASSED MULTIPLE WOMEN IN VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAW, NY AG FINDS"NOW salutes the brave women who told their truth to investigators. "NOW supports ongoing civil action against Andrew Cuomo, or any criminal referrals that may emerge from this report. Andrew Cuomo has forfeited any right to call himself a leader—he needs to leave, now."
Kudlow: Priority of this country must be stopping the proposed infrastructure bill
In Washington, the conversation about infrastructure and budget reconciliation is running hot and heavy— both the good, the bad and the ugly. Though, let me tell you, there's going to be plenty of spending, plenty of taxing, and unfortunately plenty of weird scoring. Part of the good news of infrastructure is there's no phony IRS tax gap and no corporate income tax hikes. It will all be jammed into the reconciliation bill. Again, we're going to have Senator Bill Hagerty on to talk more about infrastructure and reconciliation.
Why there are suddenly so many canceled flights
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWhy there are suddenly so many canceled flightsCNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on what's behind the massive number of flight cancelations in recent weeks.
Amazon union vote may get a 'do-over'
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailAmazon union vote may get a 'do-over'CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports that a labor official has recommended Amazon workers hold a new union vote.
Bodycam video from the night the Surfside condo collapsed
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailBodycam video from the night the Surfside condo collapsedSurfside officials released bodycam video of what police officers first saw when they arrived on the scene of the condo collapse.
New report finds Lebanese government knew of the danger before explosion
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNew report finds Lebanese government knew of the danger before explosionNBC's Molly Hunter joins Shep Smith to cover a new report that shows officials knew of the danger before last year's deadly explosion in Beirut.
NFL alumni go on the offensive to encourage vaccination among players
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNFL alumni go on the offensive to encourage vaccination among playersCNBC's Meg Tirrell joins Shep Smith to report on a new program that has NFL alumni working with current players to promote vaccination.
Cuomo remains defiant after N.Y. AG finds that he harassed women
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCuomo remains defiant after N.Y. AG finds that he harassed womenCNBC's Contessa Brewer reports on the finding from the N.Y. state attorney general's office that Governor Andrew Cuomo had sexually harassed a number of women.
Cramer's lightning round: SoFi is a buy
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCramer's lightning round: SoFi is a buy"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer answers to callers' stock questions at rapid speed during Tuesday's edition of the lightning round.
Caeleb Dressel on Olympic gold medals and his plans for the future
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCaeleb Dressel on Olympic gold medals and his plans for the futureFive-time gold medal winner Caeleb Dressel joins 'The News with Shepard Smith' to discuss his performance at the Tokyo games and whether he has any plans to swim at the Paris Olympics.
UBS picks stocks to help investors cut their exposure to carbon emissions
A sign of Swiss banking giant UBS is seen at a branch in Zurich on October 26, 2018. Investment bank UBS has picked a list of stocks with an outperform rating that can help investors "drastically" cut their exposure to carbon emissions, naming companies from the U.S., China and Europe.
Watch Tuesday's full episode of Mad Money with Jim Cramer — August 3, 2021
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWatch Tuesday's full episode of Mad Money with Jim Cramer — August 3, 2021"Mad Money" host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.
Caeleb Dressel on 2024 Paris Olympics: ‘I very much would like to make the team’
The world was mesmerized by U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel during his triumphant performances at the Tokyo Olympics. While his events might be over in Tokyo, don't count him out for the Paris Olympics in 2024. "I very much would like to make the team, but got to get put on the team first," said the 24-year-old Florida native. Host Shepard Smith asked Dressel what needs to change about the Olympics. The seven-time Olympic gold medalist told Smith he'd like to see less fanfare, so that he can simply focus on his sport.
Synthetic biology company Zymergen plunges 68% after saying product revenue will be 'immaterial' in 2022, removing CEO
Zymergen, which describes itself as a "biofacturing company using biology to reimagine the world," plunged 68% in extended trading on Tuesday to $11.07, down from its IPO price of $31. The company said in a press release that it no longer expects to generate product revenue in 2021 and that revenue next year will be "immaterial." To date, Zymergen has earned some revenue for research and development service agreements but almost nothing for product sales. In its IPO prospectus, Zymergen said it expected to start generating revenue from Hyaline in the second half of 2021 from Hyaline. For the second quarter, it expects operating costs of $100 million to $105 million on total revenue of $5 million to $6 million.
Charts suggest the stock market is getting close to a near-term top, Cramer says
CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday technical analysis indicates the stock market may be approaching a near-term peak. "The charts, as interpreted by the legendary Tom DeMark, suggest that the market's getting close to a top, especially the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100. The breakdown of DeMark's analysis comes one day after Cramer looked at charts from another trusted technician, Larry Williams, that also projected a "tough month" for the S&P 500. "Now DeMark's timing and price models are finally in alignment and he thinks we could soon see a significant top in both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100." Here are two charts using DeMark's analysis, with the first one being of the S&P 500.
Security concerns over chip shortage are pushing governments to act, Moody’s says
More countries are pushing to produce their own semiconductor chips, which are in short supply globally, because "it's a matter of national security," said an analyst at Moody's. A wafer is processed in a single wafer diffusion mechanism inside the GlobalFoundries semiconductor manufacturing facility in Malta, New York on March 16, 2021. This is already being felt by the auto industry, where carmakers have been forced to stall production as a result of the global chip shortage. Why there's a global chip shortageManufacturing semiconductor chips is an intricate, capital-intensive process that involves weeks of production, Uy said last week in a note. The production process for each generation of semiconductor chips is different.
Hayes: How Trump wields ‘power of disinformation’ to stay in office
Chris Hayes breaks down how Donald Trump has used the power of disinformation to try to influence the 2016 election, the 2020 election—and now the 2024 election.Aug.
A combined Final Four? Gender equity report calls for it
A law firm hired to investigate gender equity concerns at NCAA championship events released a blistering report Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, that recommended holding the men's and women's Final Fours at the same site and offering financial incentives to schools to improve their women's basketball programs. A law firm hired to investigate gender equity concerns at NCAA championship events released a blistering report Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, that recommended holding the men's and women's Final Fours at the same site and offering financial incentives to schools to improve their women's basketball programs. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)The NCAA men’s basketball tournament typically has the biggest spotlight when it reaches the Final Four, with the best teams – or luckiest – to have survived March Madness playing the final games to determine a national champion. Now imagine how it could look with the women’s tournament bringing its Final Four to the same city on the same weekend. The report calls a combined Final Four “the best available means to grow women’s basketball and create equity” between the tournaments and suggests moving to that model “preferably no later” than the 2022-23 season.
‘Recess Can Wait’: State Lawmakers Urge U.S. Senate To Pass Voting Rights Bill
Amid chants of “Recess can wait, democracy can’t,” nearly 150 state lawmakers from 30 states came to Washington on Tuesday to rally with Democratic U.S. senators and representatives and call on the Senate to suspend its August recess to pass voting rights and anti-gerrymandering legislation. These lawmakers arrived as reinforcements for the 50 Texas Democratic state legislators who fled their state 23 days ago in order to deny state House Republicans a quorum. Every U.S. senator and representative who attended the rally on Tuesday joined the state lawmakers in calling to change the Senate’s filibuster rules. Biden has also refused to make any definitive statement on the filibuster as it relates to preventing the passage of voting rights laws. We organize because we know our voting rights are on the chopping block.”She added, however: “Let me be clear, we cannot out-organize the subversion of democracy.
Biden’s ATF nominee faces resistance from Sen. Angus King
Asked on Monday whether he’d made a decision on Chipman, King said his focus was elsewhere. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. Biden and King also had a recent conversation in which Chipman’s nomination came up, according to two people familiar with the call. Asked whether the White House should pick someone else at this point, he said: “It’s the administration’s call. Stay tuned,” Schumer said on Tuesday when asked whether he would schedule a vote on Chipman’s nomination.
Lt. Col. Vindman: Trump used presidency as ‘powerful weapon for disinformation’
Impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman: “That’s what makes the president such a powerful weapon for disinformation—the office of the president is so revered that it’s hard to fathom that the president of the United States is the corrupt individual.”Aug.
Vikings owner on league-low vax rate: ‘We’re very concerned’
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The absence of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins from practice this week due to COVID-19 protocols and coach Mike Zimmer’s deep frustration with his unvaccinated players has created unexpected tension early in training camp. According to a person with knowledge of the NFL data, the Vikings were carrying the league’s lowest vaccination rate Tuesday with 70% of their roster having received at least one dose and 64.5% fully vaccinated. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the NFL is not publicizing team-by-team rates. “We’re very concerned,” owner and president Mark Wilf said Tuesday. Vaccinated players don’t have to.
Netflix's 'Pray Away' looks behind the curtain of the 'ex-gay' movement
"Pray Away," a documentary directed by Kristine Stolakis. Kristine StolakisThe result was the creation of a 100-minute documentary called “Pray Away,” which has received rave reviews from critics and debuts Tuesday on Netflix. Regardless of religious or political affiliation, there are a number of common misconceptions about conversion therapy, including the belief that it only consists of “aversion treatments,” such as applying electric shocks. “The vast majority of conversion therapy actually looks more like talk therapy and often happens with either a licensed counselor, or more often with a spiritual or religious leader that acts as a pseudo-counselor,” Stolakis said. This misconception, she continued, “makes it so that people who are practicing conversion therapy don’t even realize that they’re practicing it.”“Or more insidiously, people who are practicing conversion therapy use that stereotype to say, ‘That’s not what we’re doing.
Judge blocks Texas order that would limit transporting undocumented immigrants
A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Texas from enforcing an order from Gov. Abbott issued the order last Wednesday, declaring that only law enforcement officials can provide transportation to immigrants who were detained for crossing the border illegally. It also said the order was invalid because states cannot take action to pre-empt enforcement of federal law. Texas urged the judge to let Abbott's order stand. The ban on enforcing Abbott's order will remain in effect until Aug. 13, when the judge scheduled another hearing.
Goodbye to greats: Scola, Gasols reach the end at Olympics
That wasn’t the only goodbye Tuesday on a historic day at the Olympics, where the curtain closed on an era of men’s basketball. Scola still loves playing and was still doing it well, averaging 19.7 points through the preliminary round. Like Scola, he tied the men’s basketball record by playing in his fifth Olympics. They were unbeaten after pool play in 2004 in Pau Gasol’s first Olympics, before the Americans eliminated them in the quarterfinals. Just two years ago, Spain beat Argentina to win the Basketball World Cup in China to secure their spots in these Olympics.
Olympics Latest: Brazil’s Cunha wins women’s marathon swim
Ana Marcela Cunha, of Brazil, poses with her gold medal after winning the women's marathon swimming event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Ana Marcela Cunha, of Brazil, poses with her gold medal after winning the women's marathon swimming event at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:___MEDAL ALERTAna Marcela Cunha of Brazil won the women’s 10-kilometer marathon swimming event. The water temperature was about 84 degrees (29 C), under the allowable limit of 88 degrees (31 degrees C). ___More AP Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/2020-tokyo-olympics and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
FDA aims for full approval of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by Labor Day: report
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is aiming to grant full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine by Labor Day or sooner, according to a new report. Citing people involved in the effort, the New York Times reported late Tuesday that the FDA was speeding up its approval process as the country faces a new wave of infections from the more highly contagious delta variant.
Huge California wildfire roars back to life as hot weather returns
About 3,000 homes were threatened by the blaze that has destroyed 67 houses and other buildings since breaking out July 14. Crews contended with dry, hot and windy conditions “and the forecast calls for the return of active fire behavior,” Cal Fire said. Similar weather was expected across Southern California, where heat advisories and warnings were issued for interior valleys, mountains and deserts for much of the week. More than 20,000 firefighters and support personnel were battling 97 large, active wildfires covering 2,919 square miles in 13 U.S. states on Tuesday, the National Interagency Fire Center said. Oregon’s Bootleg Fire, the nation’s largest at 647 square miles, was 84% contained and is not expected to be fully under control until Oct. 1.
Japan's service sector activity shrinks at faster pace in July - PMI
TOKYO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Japan's services sector activity shrank at a faster pace in July to contract for the 18th consecutive month as curbs rolled out to combat a resurgence in coronavirus infections dealt a blow to business activity and confidence. Activity and new business inflows contracted at a faster pace as the spread of the coronavirus undermined the world's third-largest economy's recovery prospects by hurting both confidence and sales. The final au Jibun Bank Japan Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) dropped to a seasonally adjusted 47.4 from the previous month's final 48.0 level, and compared with a 46.4 flash reading. The reading marked the 18th month that services activity came in below the 50.0 threshold that separates contraction from expansion, the longest such streak since a 27-month run through March 2010. Japan decided on Friday to expand state of emergency curbs to three prefectures near Olympic host city Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka, posing further potential headwinds to services sector activity ahead.
Report rips NCAA for gender disparities, urges combining Final Four locations
“With respect to women’s basketball, the NCAA has not lived up to its stated commitment to ‘diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its student-athletes, coaches and administrators,’” the report found. ESPN, which has been credited by some for helping grow the game by airing the women’s tournament exclusively since 1985, said it was reviewing the report. “ESPN is committed to continuing to work with the NCAA and other stakeholders in women’s basketball to enhance the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship and grow the game at all levels, while elevating the overall exposure of women’s sports,” the cable giant said. California women’s basketball coach Charmin Smith said the report brings to light disparities she has seen for years. A similar distribution is not done for the women’s tournament, but Kaplan suggested using a similar model could prompt schools to spend more to improve women’s basketball programs.
China’s Virus Flare-Up Stokes Oil-Demand Fears
(Bloomberg) -- China is renewing restrictions and canceling flights as a Covid-19 resurgence in Asia’s top oil consumer sends jitters across the crude market. See also: China’s Latest Outbreak Threatens to Derail Consumer Recovery“This round of infection could potentially wipe out 5% of short-term oil demand,” Wang Lining, a researcher with CNPC’s Economics and Technology Research Institute, said by phone. The continuing impact on consumption will depend on infection rates and the duration of the resurgence, Wang added. The industry consultant predicted a “downside risk” to China’s diesel demand in August of as much as 100,000 barrels a day from potential disruptions to cross-regional trucking activity. More stories like this are available on bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.
China’s Delta Outbreak Curbs Spending, Prompting GDP Downgrades
(Bloomberg) -- China’s broadest Covid-19 outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic in late 2019 is hampering tourism and spending during the peak summer holiday, prompting analysts to review their economic growth projections as risks escalate. Alongside recent flood damage in parts of the country, the latest virus controls will likely curb retail spending and economic growth in the second half of the year. For the full year, Nomura cut its GDP growth forecast to 8.2% from 8.9%. The current outbreak weighs on a fragile recovery in retail sales and adds to increasing headwinds to economic growth in the second half of the year. The government has targeted GDP growth of more than 6% this year.
Sam Young becomes third Raiders player to retire in first week of training camp
Whatever it is, today saw Sam Young become the third Raiders player to retire in the first week of training camp in Las Vegas. The first player retirement of camp was running back Theo Riddick, who had tested positive for COVID. Just prior to the start of camp, running backs coach Kirby Wilson retired unexpectedly. Sign up for the Raiders Wire email newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morningAn error has occuredPlease re-enter your email address. You'll now receive the top Raiders Wire stories each day directly in your inbox.
Devonta Freeman picks new Saints jersey number, Tommylee Lewis changes again
Beyond going turncoat in the infamous Atlanta Falcons-New Orleans Saints rivalry, he had to pick a new jersey number — all of his previous choices were unavailable. That number hasn’t been right since Brandon Browner used it on an infamously-terrible Saints defensive effort. 8, which he used in college at Florida State, but the Saints must have told him that wasn’t an option. 12), Lewis picked his fifth jersey with the Saints, adding to his past stints in Nos. The Saints have given more respect to Manning than to much more deserving and better-accomplished players, and, at best, it’s weird.
Sean Payton excited about Devonta Freeeman’s versatility
Those past matchups with Freeman factored into the decision to bring him to New Orleans, although head coach Sean Payton said Monday that it wasn’t just about connecting with a former opponent. “Someone we’re familiar with, obviously, having played against him for a number of years,” Payton said. “He gives you good versatility both in the run and the pass. There’s some versatility he brings and I’m excited about that.”If both Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray are healthy and on the roster, Freeman may not get many opportunities to show off that versatility in New Orleans beyond training camp. Sean Payton excited about Devonta Freeeman’s versatility originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
Devonta Freeman calls playing for Saints a ‘dream come true’
If you thought it was odd seeing former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones take the field in a Tennessee Titans uniform, Devonta Freeman one-upped his former teammate by joining the NFC South-rival New Orleans Saints on Monday. Freeman called playing in New Orleans a “dream come true” and said he’s always been a fan of the team, as tweeted by Saints reporter Nick Underhill. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. The 29-year-old Georgia native was almost certainly just trolling his former team, but it does feel a bit surreal to see him wearing a Saints uniform.
Raiders place James Onwualu on reserve/retired list, activate Jalen Richard
The team announced it placed linebacker James Onwualu on the reserve/retired list. Onwualu, 26, played two games for the Raiders last season, seeing action on 21 special teams snaps. Onwualu played 16 career games. The Raiders also announced running back Jalen Richard returned to practice from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. Raiders place James Onwualu on reserve/retired list, activate Jalen Richard originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
GOAT's day off: How Tom Brady celebrated his 44th birthday at Buccaneers camp
TAMPA, Fla. — There’s no such thing as a full practice off for Tom Brady, even on his special day. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians gifted Brady with a break from training camp for his 44th birthday, but the quarterback was still present at the AdventHealth Training Center on Tuesday morning. Though he sported his orange quarterback jersey, Brady wasn’t in pads like the rest of his teammates, who practiced inside for a second consecutive day due to torrential rain in the Tampa area. It’s that attention to detail that separates him — even at a chill training camp practice on his 44th birthday. Watch him practice,” Arians said.
What is going on with the Raiders? Third player retires in camp, second exec resigns
The Las Vegas Raiders are bringing a dose of their trademarked crazy to a third home city. Over the span of the past week, the number of Raiders players to retire has grown to three. Then on Tuesday, offensive tackle Sam Young made it three Raiders players to announce their decision to hang up their cleats. Might Raiders owner Mark Davis, left, or head coach Jon Gruden have anything to do with the team's recent rash of departures? If the Raiders are going to figure it out, it's likely to be with Gruden and Davis remaining in their posts.
What does Kansas City’s mask mandate mean for the Chiefs preseason game this month?
Kansas City is also instituting another mask mandate as the delta variant of COVID-19 has caused infections and hospitalizations to increase. As for the Chiefs, the team said it has no plans to require masks at Arrowhead Stadium for their preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 27. That’s the day before Kansas City’s new mask mandate is set to end. Kansas City’s mask mandate is for indoor spaces, which could explain the Chiefs’ decision not to change the current mask policy at Arrowhead Stadium. The NFL’s Clear Bag Policy will be in effect which permits the following types of bags into GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Mask opponents may have been exposed to COVID-19 at St. Louis County Council meeting
Many people were maskless as they expressed their displeasure with a mask mandate during a boisterous, four-hour St. Louis County Council meeting, and now contact tracers are trying to determine if anyone picked up the coronavirus after someone at the meeting tested positive for COVID-19. The St. Louis County mandate was the subject of a turbulent meeting last Tuesday. A St. Louis city resident who was at the county meeting began showing symptoms the next day and tested positive for COVID-19. He spoke in support of the mask mandate and claimed that afterward he was assaulted and bombarded with racial slurs. “This was not St. Louis County’s finest moment,” Page said.
Chris Chan, the online personality accused by police of incest with her mother, has been trolled by the internet for over a decade
Christine Weston Chandler, also known as Chris Chan, has allegedly been targeted by numerous troll campaigns over the years. Screenshot/YouTube - @CwcvilleGuardianChris Chan, who is facing an incest charge, has been targeted by numerous trolling campaigns online. On Sunday, the internet personality Christine Weston Chandler, also known as Chris Chan, was arrested and charged with incest after a leaked audio recording purported to include Chandler, 39, admitting to having sex with her 79-year-old mother. Two of the earliest major trolling controversies to swell around Chan involved online personas who went by the names "BlueSpike" and "Liquid Chris." Kiwi Farms' trolling campaigns have been connected to several suicides, including the transgender game developer Chloe Sagal and the emulator creator "Near," who also went by "Byuu."
The online history of creator Chris Chan, who was charged with incest after leaked audio was posted online about mom
Facebook posts, private messages, YouTube videos, and even purchase receipts from her hacked email accounts are all available. Chandler divulged some of this information herself, while other aspects were gathered by trolls who teased and manipulated Chandler online by pretending to be girlfriends, imaginary rivals, or fans. For a majority of her time online, Chandler wore a Sonichu medallion around her neck at all times. I felt lonely on those days," Chandler wrote in the edit that she's admitted in YouTube videos was her. Chandler started posting Sonichu comics online, piquing the interest of trollsIn 2004, Chandler created her own Sonichu website where she started posting comics of the character.
Judge blocks St. Louis County mask mandate in fight over council’s power to repeal it
A judge has blocked St. Louis County’s mask mandate, a decision sought by Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who has promised to sue over Kansas City’s new mask order. Circuit Judge Ellen Ribaudo issued a temporary restraining order against County Executive Sam Page and other local officials on Tuesday preventing them from enforcing the mandate. The county council voted last week to repeal the order but Page insisted that the council doesn’t have the power to remove it. The temporary restraining order, or TRO, applies only to the county mandate. The attorney general has said he will also sue over Kansas City’s order.
Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates Finalize Divorce — and She's Keeping His Last Name
Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates have officially ended their 27-year marriage. bill and melinda gatesDaniel Berman/Redux Bill and Melinda GatesRELATED: Gates Foundation Addresses Future Post-Bill & Melinda Divorce as Warren Buffett Resigns from BoardThe billionaire Microsoft co-founder, 65, and the philanthropist and former general manager at Microsoft, 56, married on the Hawaiian island of Lanai on Jan. 1, 1994. These resources would be completely separate from the foundation's endowment, which would not be affected." bill and melinda gatesFrederic Stevens/Getty Melinda and Bill GatesRELATED: Why Bill & Melinda Gates 'Grew Apart': 'He Could Have Treated Melinda Better,' Says SourceSuzman said that in the time since their split, he, Bill and Melinda have been "exploring potential changes to the foundation's governance and decision-making." Bill and Melinda also plan to contribute an additional $15 million to the foundation's endowment, which will bring its total endowment to about $65 billion, Suzman said.
Bill Gates, Melinda French officially divorced - court document
(Reuters) - The divorce between Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, cofounders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations, was finalized on Monday, a court document showed. The couple filed for divorce on May 3 after 27 years of marriage, but pledged to continue their philanthropic work together. No details of that agreement were disclosed in the final divorce order filed on Monday in King County Superior Court in Seattle. It said the couple must comply with the terms of the separation contract that was not filed in King County Superior Court. The Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has become one of the most powerful and influential forces in global public health, spending more than $50 billion over the past two decades to bring a business approach to combating poverty and disease.
Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. Cardone said Abbott's directive would have the effect of “exacerbating the spread of COVID-19.” She scheduled another hearing for next week. Like Texas, the Biden administration is also raising concerns about the much more contagious delta variant as large numbers of noncitizens continue arriving at Texas' southern border. On Tuesday, Texas surpassed 7,000 hospitalized virus patients for the first time since February and reported more than 11,000 new cases. Abbott last week had authorized Texas' growing presence of state troopers along the border to “stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion” that it transports migrants.
Judge blocks Texas governor's order preventing transport of migrants
Cardone said in her two-page order that the Justice Department would likely prevail on that argument. The judge halted Texas officials from implementing Abbott's order until at least Aug. 13, when she will hold a court hearing in the case. Abbott's order from last week, which he said was aimed at preventing migrants from potentially spreading COVID-19, permits only "law enforcement officials" to provide ground transport for migrants detained for illegally crossing the southern border. Abbott's order also gives the state's public safety department the authority to stop any vehicle suspected of carrying migrants and send it back to its point of origin. The Justice Department said the order would interfere with the U.S. government's ability to transport migrants between facilities, including unaccompanied children.
Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas order restricting transport of migrants
A federal judge in El Paso on Tuesday temporarily blocked an order issued by Texas Gov. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. What to watch: Cardone's temporary restraining order remains in effect until Aug. 13, unless it's extended. The judge has yet to decide on whether the Texas order is constitutional. Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
Four officers who responded to Capitol riot have died by suicide
Two more Washington, D.C., police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol have died by suicide, police said Monday. Since the attack by a pro-Trump mob, four officers who defended the site that day have died by suicide. Over 100 D.C. and Capitol police officers were injured defending the Capitol on Jan. 6, and four have died by suicide since then. Another officer, Howard Liebengood, who joined the U.S. Capitol Police in 2005, died by suicide three days after the attack. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who suffered a stroke in the immediate aftermath of the riot, died of natural causes, according to a medical examiner.
Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry to sign lucrative four-year extension with Warriors
Two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion Stephen Curry has agreed to a four-year, $215 million contract extension to remain with the Golden State Warriors through 2026, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He will become the first player in NBA history to sign two $200 million contracts. Depending on whether or not 41-year-old Udonis Haslem returns to the Miami Heat for a 19th season, Curry could become the longest-tenured active player on any team this year. Bouncing back from a hand injury that cost him all but five games during the 2019-20 season, Curry led the league in scoring this year for the first time since his legendary unanimous MVP season five years earlier. Five times a player has made 300 3-pointers in a season, and Curry accounts for four of them.
English study finds 50-60% reduced risk of COVID for double-vaccinated
By Alistair SmoutLONDON (Reuters) - Fully-vaccinated people have an around 50 to 60% reduced risk of infection from the Delta coronavirus variant, including those who are asymptomatic, a large English coronavirus prevalence study found on Wednesday. Focusing on those who had COVID-19 symptoms, effectiveness rose to around 59%, according to the study, which covered a period when the Delta variant completely displaced the previously dominant Alpha variant. The estimates, which did not break down effectiveness by vaccine, are lower than those reported by Public Health England for Pfizer and AstraZeneca's shots. PHE has said that Delta carries a higher risk of hospitalisation, though vaccines offer good protection against severe disease. The latest survey, conducted between June 24 and July 12, covers the time ahead of a peak in daily reported infections on July 17, and found that the rise was fuelled by spread in younger people.
Why Olympic testosterone debate remains a tricky balance of fairness vs. inclusion
World Athletics ordered “medical assessments” for both Mboma and Masilingi, including testosterone tests. The Namibians were barred from running their signature 400 meters at the Olympics after their tests revealed high natural testosterone levels. The Namibian Olympic committee said last month that Mboma and Masilingi were not aware they had high natural testosterone before their tests. The stunning success of Mboma and Masilingi is a reminder why many medical experts don’t see an easy solution to track’s testosterone dilemma. There may not be a quick fix that fosters competitive fairness without stigmatising and marginalizing women with DSDs and elevated testosterone levels.
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson explains why he doesn't have 'perfect abs'
For Johnson, that meant responding to "what's wrong with the rock's abs." "But the problem was, which a lot of people don't know [is that] I tore in a wrestling match," he said. I had a tear, tear and a tear. Blunt joked, "You know what, it's not his fault, guys... what's wrong with your abs? Then Johnson noted exactly what went down: "It's called a wrestling match for 45 minutes, and the top of my quad popped out of my pelvis.
Diddy says there was 'no trolling involved' with that Jennifer Lopez throwback pic
Diddy finally addressed what was going on when he posted that photo of Jennifer Lopez. "It wasn't no trolling involved, that's just my friend," the 51-year-old said in a new interview with Vanity Fair. Diddy told Vanity Fair the throwback post was just from a great time in his life. Diddy posted this throwback photo of himself with Jennifer Lopez from Dec. 14, 2000. And then I really prayed on it and God told me, 'Your purpose is to play a part in saving the Black race.'"
Finance expert shares tips for women of color to negotiate for more money
But over half a century later, a persistent pay gap exists between men and women, negatively affecting women throughout their lives. This gap has created lasting disparities in health, education and opportunity for women — predominately for Black, Latina and Native women. Ongoing pay inequality means women — especially women of color — have less money and fewer resources, and thus face more inequalities. 3 TikTok-viral kitchen gadgets you can get on AmazonThe pay gap exists in nearly every occupational field. Even as laws are enacted to protect occupations dominated by women, the laws often fail to protect women of color.
Jenna Dewan says Channing Tatum ‘wasn’t available’ after birth of their daughter Everly
That wasn't the case when she had had daughter Everly, 8, with ex-husband Channing Tatum. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Tatum released the book Sparkella earlier this year inspired by Everly and it became a best-seller.
Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple
AdvertisementMark McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle, and Patricia McCloskey waved a semiautomatic pistol, according to the indictment. Photos and cellphone video captured the confrontation, which drew widespread attention and made the couple heroes to some and villains to others. Mark McCloskey, who announced in May that he was running for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri, was unapologetic after the plea hearing. Callahan later amended the charges to give jurors the alternative of convictions of misdemeanor harassment instead of the weapons charge. Parson could pardon Strickland, but he has said he’s not convinced he is innocent.
Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping suspected migrant transports
A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles suspected of carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. Cardone said Abbott’s directive would have the effect of “exacerbating the spread of COVID-19.” She scheduled another hearing for next week. Like Texas, the Biden administration is also raising concerns about the much more contagious Delta variant of the virus as large numbers of noncitizens continue arriving at Texas’ southern border. On Tuesday, Texas surpassed 7,000 hospitalized virus patients for the first time since February and reported more than 11,000 new cases. Abbott last week had authorized Texas’ growing presence of state troopers along the border to “stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion” that it transports migrants.
8 'Real Housewives' stars who have faced tax and fraud problems
Many stars from the various "Real Housewives" franchises on Bravo have come to learn that having all eyes on you means more scrutiny and more financial woes, not necessarily more cash. Check out the list below:Erika JayneThe "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star is currently in deep legal trouble. Teresa and Joe GiudiceThe "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and her ex-husband both served prison time for their financial crimes. NeNe LeakesIn 2016, the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" alum was hit with a federal tax lien from the IRS that totaled more than $820,000. Kelly DoddAccording to documents obtained by The Blast, the "Real Housewives of Orange County" alum was slapped with a tax lien from the IRS.
FDA aiming to give final approval to Pfizer vaccine by early next month: NY Times
The FDA gave emergency use authorization to the Pfizer vaccine late last year. Full approval by the FDA could push more Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine as it might reduce their fears about the safety of the shot. The agency's unofficial deadline for the approval is the Sept. 6 Labor Day holiday, the Times said. President Joe Biden said last week he expected the FDA to make the decision by early fall. The FDA said in a statement on Friday that the agency is moving as rapidly as possible on the Pfizer application.
After grisly injury, bear cub makes daring escape
The Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care reported Tuesday that Tamarack, the 6-month-old cub named after the fire that nearly killed him, escaped his enclosure and tunneled under an electric fence meant to contain him. “He’s not in any immediate danger, and he’s not a danger to anybody,” Erfani said, noting the cub is roughly the size of a cocker spaniel. “He’s probably more scared.”Erfani said no one should try to approach the bear, because human movement would probably make the cub retreat further into hiding. The wildlife care center’s workers cleaned and bandaged the cub’s paws, treating his wounds with a special procedure to graft tilapia fish skins onto the burned paws to quicken the healing. He’s got burned paws and he did all this, so his desire to be free was greater than the cage we had him in,” Erfani said.
Dodgers aren’t in first? Max Scherzer wants to help them change that
As Scherzer spoke, the Dodgers trailed the San Francisco Giants by 3½ games, their largest deficit since June 27. With Turner joining Max Muncy and Chris Taylor, the Dodgers have the top three National League active position players in WAR, according to FanGraphs. Scherzer, speaking before an expected civic catharsis of boos and jeers for the Astros, said he would not presume to tell Dodgers fans how to behave. The 2017 Dodgers might have lost a World Series to an Astros team that cheated, but Scherzer did not have that experience. “At the end of the day, that’s what we play the game for, to win the World Series.
Janey says no plans for NYC-type restrictions, invoking slavery, birtherism
Asked about New York’s move, Janey emphasized Boston’s efforts on vaccine access and then invoked slavery and Donald Trump’s birtherism. Janey attended a block party in the North End on Tuesday night, and responded to questions about her earlier comments. Janey reiterated that 60 percent of Boston residents have had at least one shot of the vaccine. “I think we will continue to be informed by the data and do what is best for Boston,” Janey said. Citing a recent uptick in cases and hospitalizations, Janey last week said the city is “leaning toward” a vaccine and testing mandate for city workers.
Rep. Karen Bass is being urged to run for L.A. mayor. She won’t consider it ‘at this time’
In the last year, Los Angeles Rep. Karen Bass has been eyed as a possible contender for U.S. Senate and vice president. Might Bass want to run for L.A. mayor? “People have asked her to consider it,” Zach Seidl, a spokesman for Bass, told The Times on Tuesday. AdvertisementMark Gonzalez, chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, said the congresswoman would be a formidable candidate. Bass, a six-term congresswoman, represents a district that takes in Culver City, South Los Angeles, Mid-City, and Palms.
Some TV spinoffs I’d like to see (and a couple I wish I hadn’t)
The history of television contains no shortage of shows built on supporting characters from successful series. “Frasier” itself was a spinoff from “Cheers,’’ and a very successful one at that. A few tantalizing what-ifs are:Advertisement-- The endearingly oblivious Richard Splett from “Veep,’’ played by Sam Richardson. Forget the old tug-of-war between Dwight and Michael Scott over whether he was assistant regional manager or assistant to the regional manager. Dwight — and the wanna-be’s for whom he stands — deserves to try on a new title for size: top dog.
Tyson Foods will require all US employees to be vaccinated by November
Less than half of Tyson’s workforce is vaccinated, chief executive Donnie King said Tuesday in a memo to employees. Tyson leadership will have to be vaccinated by Sep. 24, while other office workers will have until Oct. 1. Front-line Tyson workers will have until Nov. 1 and will receive a $200 bonus with proof of vaccination. But as the Delta variant of the coronavirus sweeps the nation and spurs more infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, more vaccine mandates could follow. This has left some to pursue alternatives as a way of getting employees vaccinated: Retailers like Walmart and Dollar General are promising extra pay and cash bonuses to inoculated workers, while other firms are limiting access to office gyms, cafeterias, shuttles, and free lunches to vaccinated employees.
CDC indoor mask guidance now applies to 12 Mass. counties
“Vaccinate America and help vaccinate the world,” Biden said, “That’s how we’re going to beat this thing.”CDC indoor mask guidance now applies to 12 Mass. New B.1.621 coronavirus variant reaches Florida — 3:36 p.m.By The Washington PostA coronavirus variant discovered in Colombia is also showing up in South Florida. The mandate comes amid a surge in Covid-19 cases across the U.S. brought on by the fast-spreading delta variant. Vaccines remain effective and highly protective against hospitalization and death, even among those infected with the extremely infectious delta variant. The state of around 3 million people has seen almost 350,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Airline starts New York-to-Boston seaplane flights
Travelers between New York and Boston tired of the time-consuming hassles of crowded airports and commercial airline flights now have a more convenient, albeit pricey, alternative. Tailwind Air on Tuesday started direct nonstop seaplane service between Manhattan and Boston Harbor. The flights on eight-passenger aircraft between the New York Skyport on the East River and a floating dock in Boston Harbor take about 75 minutes. In Boston, a water taxi shuttles clients on a seven-minute trip to the South Boston waterfront.
Brown University reinstates indoor mask policy, increases COVID-19 testing
PROVIDENCE — Due to the spread of the Delta variant, Brown University is asking students and employees to starting masking up indoors again. The university said last week that testing would resume Aug. 16, but said in Tuesday’s email that the university is working to resume testing ahead of that date. The news comes as more than 91 percent of all students and more than 94 percent of employees at Brown have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Also, the university previously communicated with employees that all faculty and staff would likely return to campus on Aug. 16. However, in order to facilitate a more gradual increase in campus population, the university outlined a new schedule.
Senators behind $1 trillion public works plan show off their work
Republican Senator Susan Collins said Tuesday the $65 billion for broadband means that some people in her state of Maine would get access to the Internet for the first time. WASHINGTON — The senators who spent months stitching together a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package are now trying to sell it to the American people before a key vote expected this week that would push a long recognized national priority much closer to the finish line. Another Republican, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, noted that about $16 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers would help fund projects designed to curb coastal erosion. The Senate is plowing through efforts to amend the narrower infrastructure bill, which will require 60 votes to advance for passage. AdvertisementPaying for the package has been a challenge after senators rejected ideas to raise revenue from a new gas tax or other streams.
Three companies bid for chance to develop Concord Naval Weapons site into new community
CONCORD — Three prominent developers have emerged as the latest contenders for the opportunity to transform the former Concord Naval Weapons Station site into a full-fledged community — one of the East Bay’s biggest projects ever. So it’s the key differences among the proposals that could ultimately determine which master developer the City Council chooses at its Aug. 31 meeting. The firm provided the city with financial statements indicating it has the bandwidth to take on the naval weapons site development. Unlike its two competitors who say their ideas for the naval weapons site are consistent with the City Council’s stated vision, City Ventures’ proposal puts more focus on housing and less on commercial development, according to city staff. The city has made it clear that any developer interested in taking on the naval weapons station must be willing to cut a deal with local unions, known as project labor agreements.
Body found in Pleasanton park believed to be Philip Kreycik, missing Berkeley runner
PLEASANTON — Alameda County Sheriff’s officials and Pleasanton police officers said coroner’s officials have recovered a body Tuesday believed to be that of a missing Berkeley man who went for a run last month. Detectives from Pleasanton police and the East Bay Regional Park District police departments were at the scene where a citizen volunteer found the body about 250 feet away from a game trail under a tree in a remote northern section of Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. “We want to offer any support we can to friends and family who have been searching and spending countless hours looking for Philip,” Pleasanton police Officer Erik Silacci said at a press conference. “We believe he was located in a remote area of the park, and not a designated trail,” East Bay Regional Park District police Capt. Anyone who may have seen Kreycik on July 10 may call Pleasanton police at 925-931-5107.
Frontier Airlines now supports crew who restrained unruly passenger
By Gregory Wallace | CNNFrontier Airlines now says it “supports” and will pay the crew of flight attendants it had earlier said were suspended after restraining a passenger charged with groping and punching them. Frontier passenger allegedly touched 2 flight attendants breasts, then screamed his parents are worth $2 million, before punching a flight attendant. Frontier suspended the crew for duct taping the passenger to his seat as they landed in Miami. “A drunk and irate passenger verbally, physically and sexually assaulted multiple members of the crew,” said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants. Frontier did not tell CNN whether the passenger will be barred from future Frontier flights.
Olympic odyssey: Simone Biles leaves a lasting imprint on the world of sports
We’ve come to expect transcendence from the Olympic Games. Biles, 24, collected herself under the blinding lights of expectations to leave the Tokyo Games with a bronze medal on the balance beam. It is difficult to imagine Biles’ journey to the bronze medal won’t enter the pantheon of memorable Olympic moments. “I wasn’t expecting to walk away with the medal,” Biles said of her final act. The self-evaluation already had begun as she stepped up to the balance beam at Ariake Gymnastics Center.
Last train from Stillwater
Two railroad engines and six coaches of the former Minnesota Zephyr are being loaded on flatbed trucks, taken out of downtown Stillwater, and hopefully, to new owners. Two railroad engines and six coaches of the former Minnesota Zephyr are being loaded on flatbed trucks, taken out of downtown Stillwater, and hopefully, to new owners.
COVID: They’re unmasked, seeking social media showdowns and may be coming to a Bay Area shop near you
“You gotta put on a mask or you can’t be in the store.”These days, apparently, those are fighting words. Both stores had their own mask mandates already in place because children under 12 aren’t eligible for vaccination. At the bookstore, one of the men picked up a book on Karl Marx and waved it around for effect. Last Friday’s run-in with the maskless men at Recycle Books was the second time employees had been accosted there. “It’s going to be full of people who read the studies, who mask up and do what they can.
COVID battle lines: California orders masks; New York requires vaccines. Who’s right?
New York City and California’s big metropolitan cities have issued new orders to fight back against the COVID-19 summer surge. New York City — which issued its first-in-the-nation vaccine mandate Tuesday — hasn’t thrown masks out the window, and recommends face coverings for everyone indoors. And California — where a new mask mandate came Monday — is requiring all state employees and healthcare workers to provide proof of vaccination or submit to regular testing. “Compared to requiring masks indoors, well that doesn’t apply when eating or drinking in restaurants, so a vaccination policy would be better for restaurants,” Lin said. How long before motivated people who disagree with the vaccine mandate are going to fake a vaccine card?
Boxing champ David Benavidez coming home to Phoenix for big fight at Footprint Center
"I'm very motivated, not only because I'm fighting a great ex-world champion, but because I'm fighting in Phoenix, Arizona as well," Benavidez said on Tuesday. Feeling great, feeling fast, feeling strong and I can't wait to get this fight going." That should make for a both fighters going toe-to-toe in the ring and not dancing or avoiding each other. I have 20 years boxing, my brother has 23 years boxing," Benavidez said. "David, I think, has the highest ceiling of the fighters in Phoenix right now.
Coyotes sign forward Travis Boyd to one-year contract
The Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday announced the signing of center Travis Boyd, a free agent who split last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. Boyd, 27, received a one-year NHL contract. Boyd becomes the eighth new forward the Coyotes have added either via trade or free agency this offseason. “We are pleased to have Travis join the Coyotes,” team general manager Bill Armstrong said in a statement announcing Boyd's arrival. As an American Hockey League player, Boyd has 115 career assists as part of his 172 points in 221 games.
Dallas thinkers assess critical race theory
Allow me to weigh in on the incendiary debate about critical race theory, also known as CRT. Loewen critiqued a dozen history textbooks and debunked much of their narratives as embellished, distorted, misleading and being fixated on heroes. “If there is no truth in history, then there is no real history,” Edison said. He said he clearly remembers no one seeming to care about his feelings as a young student when literature considered racist was discussed in his classes, including the controversial 1899 children’s book Little Black Sambo. Then 26, Asante said the poem is for Black students who suspect that teachers — Anglo and Black — are force-feeding myths about history from textbooks with distorted and biased perspectives.
5 things to know about Sterling Brown, from his SMU days to speaking out on police brutality
Dallas continued its flurry of free agency signings on Monday, agreeing to a two-year, $6.2 million deal with SMU product and former Houston Rockets guard Sterling Brown. Brown led SMU to an American Athletic Conference championship and a first-round appearance in the NCAA tournament during his senior campaign. NBA careerBrown was drafted with the 46th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. After a three-game stint in the G League during his first pro season, Brown returned to the Bucks in 2018. - @Giannis_An34 pic.twitter.com/y4verg5dA0 — Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) January 9, 2018Family tiesComing from a basketball family, Brown is the younger brother of former NBA player Shannon Brown.
Mesa principal admitted to sexually assaulting two minors, records say
Police arrested the principal of a Mesa private school on suspicion of sexually assaulting two minors within the last three years, according to Chandler police. Victor Zamora is a principal and teacher at Legacy Academy, which ranges from kindergarten to 12th grade. He reportedly admitted to sexually assaulting a boy who was 16 at the time and another minor, according to court records. In the records, Police said Zamora admitted to both assaults on the teen and admitted to sexually assaulting another student at Legacy Academy. Police believe the assaults happened at the Legacy Academy School in Mesa.
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence taken off PUP list, can begin working into practice
DeMarcus Lawrence has been activated from the physically unable to perform list and characterizes himself as being in Phase Three of his rehab process. The defensive end views Phase Four as returning to practice, putting on pads and hitting, something that will likely happen next week. “Once I went and got my back checked, I saw I had some messed up stuff back there," Lawrence said. “It’s all about, after eight years in the league and understanding the game, it’s all about working smart, not working hard and dumb," Lawrence said. Catch David Moore on The Ticket (KTCK-AM 1310 and 96.7 FM) with the Musers, BaD radio and the Hardline during Cowboys training camp.
Review: ‘Annette’ has poignant moments and good songs, but this musical is really slow
It’s a musical, and unlike a lot of musicals, the songs are good. Ron Mael and Russell Mael of the band Sparks won the best composer award at Cannes for this film, and that seems right. Something in that combination, of Cotillard and Driver, is automatically poignant. “Annette” is at its best here, evoking the moment when love feels like it can only get better, but it won’t and the lovers know it. In fact, to remember this movie, having seen it, is to remember it as though it played in slow motion.
Nashotah man and QAnon believer accused of shooting paintball gun at Army Reserve in Pewaukee will plead guilty
A 31-year-old Nashotah man and QAnon believer accused of firing paintball rounds at two reservists at the Wisconsin Army Reserve Center in Pewaukee will plead guilty, according to a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee on Aug. 2. Ian Olson was charged in a two-count indictment after he allegedly drove a car spray-painted with QAnon slogans to the Wisconsin Army Reserve Center in Pewaukee on March 15. According to court documents, two U.S. Army servicemen, who were on active drill orders and dressed in Army uniforms, were standing in the parking lot of the reserve station when Olson arrived. Olson got out of the vehicle and pointed a paintball gun at the servicemen and said, "This is for America!" Olson, who was 15 yards away, fired the paintball gun directly at the servicemen.
Brown Deer officials discuss plans to hire village manager, two clerks and an attorney
Two Village of Brown Deer employees will serve interim positions while the board makes plans to hire a village manager, clerk, deputy clerk and attorney. At a village board meeting Monday night, officials appointed Community Development Director Nate Piotrowski as interim village manager, and Treasurer Susan Hudson as village clerk. Firing the manager, replacing the clerkOn July 8, officials voted 4-3 to fire former village manager Michael Hall. Piotrowski will serve as interim village manager for one month. Miranda Etzel, the interim village clerk recommended by Hall, resigned July 30 after working the job for over six months.
John Axford is placed on the injured list, but extent of his elbow injury is still unknown
While there was no definitive diagnosis available, the right elbow injury suffered by John Axford on Monday night was bad enough that the Milwaukee Brewers placed him on the injured list in advance of Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. "He'll see the doctor, but we know enough that he's going to be on the injured list." "But we know he's going to miss enough time that we're going to need to have a pitcher here for the next couple of days." "It's not Covid testing; I think it's more of the re-entry testing, some physical testing, so we should know something on Thursday. "As he kind of physically matures, that first trait combined with his physical maturity, he's going to be a really good baseball player."
Bucks reportedly will bring back George Hill, who had a big impact on and off the court in his previous stint
The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly found the veteran ball-handler that they needed in free agency. According to a report by The Athletic's Shams Charania on Tuesday, the Bucks are set to bring back 35-year-old point guard George Hill. Hill was released by the Philadelphia 76ers and, per Charania, the guard will sign with Milwaukee after clearing waivers when the league begins its new year on Friday. No terms were disclosed, but the Bucks have their $5.9 million taxpayer midlevel exception or Hill could sign for the veteran minimum. The Bucks certainly know what Hill can offer.
Resorts World headliner is a Vegas native with Stardust ties
(Tanner Jackson)Charly Jordan is headlining near the spot of her grandfather’s old office on the Las Vegas Strip. The 22-year-old DJ and Vegas resident performs in residency at Ayu Dayclub at Resorts World Las Vegas. Resorts World, of course, stands on the former site of the legendary Stardust. “We have deep roots in Las Vegas, three generations deep.”Jordan is a Vegas native, naturally, who attended Coronado and Green Valley High School. “Resorts World is so cool, with these incredible artists.
Top officials ask Nevada how to spend $6.7B in federal aid
A 75-day listening tour began to solicit feedback on how to use the record $6.7 billion coming into the state from the American Rescue Plan. (Chitose Suzuki / Las Vegas Review-Journal) @chitosephotoNevada Gov. (Chitose Suzuki / Las Vegas Review-Journal) @chitosephotoNevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a kick-off event of the Nevada Recovers Listening Tour for American Rescue Plan Funds at the East Las Vegas Community Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (Chitose Suzuki / Las Vegas Review-Journal) @chitosephotoNevada Gov.
California bear cub, burned in fire, escapes from Tahoe center
Wildlife officials at Lake Tahoe are asking for the public’s help in locating a bear cub that escaped from an animal rescue center where he was being treated for burns suffered in a Sierra wildfire. A bear cub is seen at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., after it suffered burns in a California wildfire in July 2021. (Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care via AP)The burned paws of a bear cub are seen at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., after it was rescued in a California wildfire in July 2021. (Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care via AP)SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Wildlife officials at Lake Tahoe are asking for the public’s help in locating a bear cub that escaped from an animal rescue center where he was being treated for burns suffered in a Sierra wildfire. The 6-month-old black bear — nicknamed “Tamarack” after the fire that burned his paws — escaped his enclosure and managed to tunnel under an electric fence at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in South Lake Tahoe, the center said in a statement on Tuesday.
White Sox rookie Andrew Vaughn is ‘far and away ahead of his years’
Andrew Vaughn’s swing “is a beautiful swing,” White Sox assistant hitting coach Howie Clark says. In July, Vaughn was a candidate for AL Rookie of the Month after batting .308/.347/.516 with four homers, 12 RBI and an .853 OPS. With no experience above High-A Winston-Salem, Vaughn was trusted to be the Sox designated hitter coming out of spring training. “You kind of figure out how guys are pitching you and if you can combat that, it’s the most important thing in hitting,” Vaughn said. With Eloy Jimenez back in the lineup Tuesday and Luis Robert due back in a matter of days, the Sox lineup is getting deeper.
A year after horrific Beirut blast: recalling 1 death and 1 birth at hard-hit hospital
Share All sharing options for: A year after horrific Beirut blast: recalling 1 death and 1 birth at hard-hit hospitalBEIRUT — Emmanuelle Khnaisser had been in labor all day. Five floors below, Jessica Bezdjian was just coming in through the entrance of Beirut’s St. George Hospital. One of Lebanon’s most prestigious and oldest medical centers, St. George stands overlooking the Mediterranean coast about 900 yards from Beirut’s port. Including 22 at St. George Hospital. St. George Hospital was in crisis condition.
Get rental relief to tenants — and landlords — to avert the worst of an eviction crisis in Chicago
President Joe Biden’s plan to impose another federal eviction moratorium is surely due, in part, to intense pressure from left-leaning Democrats since the Supreme Court ruled that last fall’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium was unconstitutional. Get relief to renters, landlordThe next step, as Biden pointed out Monday, is for state and local governments to get rental relief into the pockets of struggling tenants and landlords. Congress allocated $46 billion in federal relief money. Opinion This Week A weekly overview of opinions, analysis and commentary on issues affecting Chicago, Illinois and our nation by outside contributors, Sun-Times readers and the CST Editorial Board. Unless rent relief gets to every tenant and landlord who needs it, an eviction moratorium is just a temporary fix.
A Bunk? A Dump? Short-Track Drivers Debate Ethics Before A Big Night At Wisconsin International Raceway
You go and wreck that car that you practiced with, you hit reset and you’ve got a brand new one. It’s not hard to spend $100,000 on a super late model car or spend a week of late nights repairing moderate damage. I don’t mind bumping a guy to get underneath of him, but at least give him something to work with. Stupidity is another.”Some competitors say the ethics are different, more gentlemanly, in the upper Midwest from the southeast. “You don’t want to see tore up race cars, but bump-and-run, everybody has used up everyone,” Kraus said.
2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at hotel near Strip
Las Vegas police are investigating after two women were found dead Tuesday after an apparent murder-suicide at a hotel near the Strip. Metropolitan Police Department (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeLas Vegas police are investigating after two women were found dead Tuesday after an apparent murder-suicide at a hotel near the Strip. Hotel security at Palms Place, located at 4381 W. Flamingo Road, found the women in a room at the hotel on Tuesday afternoon. After maintenance opened the door around 3 p.m., security discovered two women in their mid- to late-30s dead from gunshot wounds. “We’re working with security to go through video surveillance and piecing all that together.”The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the women found dead.
Colts’ odds soar after injury to QB Carson Wentz
With Carson Wentz expected to miss five to 12 weeks, the Colts have moved from 3-point home favorites over the Seahawks in their season opener to 3½-point underdogs. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz throws during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Thursday, July 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)When Carson Wentz was expected to start at quarterback for the Colts, Indianapolis was a 3-point home favorite over the Seattle Seahawks at Circa Sports in Week 1 of the NFL season. The Colts’ futures odds at the Westgate also soared from 25-1 to 40-1 to win the Super Bowl and from 12-1 to 20-1 to win the AFC. “Even with a healthy Carson Wentz, there was a question if he could get them to the next level.
2-month-old boy dies of injuries from child abuse in Elburn: autopsy
A 2-month-old boy died of injuries from child abuse Sunday night in west suburban Elburn, according to an autopsy. The incident occurred about 11 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of Kindberg Court, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Kasen Kaitharath was pronounced dead about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy found he died of multiple injuries from child abuse. His death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Candlelight vigil to honor slain Nevada Highway Patrol trooper
The married father of two was a 13-year veteran of Highway Patrol. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidtttA candlelight vigil to honor slain Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Micah May starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday in west Las Vegas. The vigil is taking place at Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way, where May’s patrol car has been parked for the public to pay their respects. The 46-year-old married father of two and 13-year veteran of Highway Patrol was struck while attempting to deploy “stop sticks” intended to puncture a stolen vehicle’s tires on I-15 near Sahara Avenue, according to Highway Patrol. In 2008, he tested for Nevada Highway Patrol, bringing him to “sunny Las Vegas,” the obituary states.
Two dead while their husbands are in critical condition after crash in Boynton Beach
He and his third passenger, Irene Siegel’s husband, 93-year-old Sheldon Siegel, both were taken to Delray Medical Center with critical injuries, the Sheriff’s Office said, where they remained Tuesday night. Both men were wearing seatbelts.
16-year-old choked, beat up teen and left him naked in woods to die, deputies say
The victim said someone choked him until he passed out, and when he woke up in the woods he noticed someone punching him and “asking him why he wouldn’t die” until he passed out again, the affidavit said. When he woke up again, he was naked and alone in the woods. He walked to a nearby road where deputies found him, records said.
International artist promotes peace with new mural in Logan Square. ‘I know about the pain that people feel.’
Holbrook had help from a couple of friends on that mural, but he was looking for more community residents to assist him as he worked almost around the clock, Harvey said. People started to bring their cars and turn on their high beams to help Holbrook keep painting after sunset, Harvey said. He said that mural project kept youths busy and prevented shootings in a neighborhood that saw a lot of gun violence.
Eloy Jiménez returns to the Chicago White Sox lineup as the DH after missing 4 games because of right groin tightness
“The reports are real good on both (Robert) and Jake Lamb,” La Russa said. “Just make sure he gets enough at-bats and enough time in the outfield so we can try to control it as best we can, understanding that it’s not spring training and you can’t take six weeks (to prepare).
Curry lands second $200M contract of career with Warriors
SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) -- Stephen Curry has landed the second $200 million-plus contract of his career, reaching agreement on a $215 million, four-year extension with the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday that takes him through the 2025-26 season. Curry will earn $48 million for the 2022-23 season, then $51.9 million in '23-'24, $55.7 million in '24-'25 and $59.6 million in the final year of the deal. “I appreciate everybody out there committing to how we play, and that's really unlocked what I do best,” Curry said. In July 2017, Curry received a $201 million, five-year deal that initially was the richest ever, until James Harden topped it with a $228 million extension from the Rockets. Considered overlooked and undersized after being drafted seventh overall out of Davidson in 2009, Curry has repeatedly proven the doubters wrong.
Vikings owner on league-low vax rate: 'We're very concerned'
MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) -- The absence of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins from practice this week due to COVID-19 protocols and coach Mike Zimmer's deep frustration with his unvaccinated players has created unexpected tension early in training camp. According to a person with knowledge of the NFL data, the Vikings were carrying the league's lowest vaccination rate Tuesday with 70% of their roster having received at least one dose and 64.5% fully vaccinated. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the NFL is not publicizing team-by-team rates. “We're very concerned,” owner and president Mark Wilf said Tuesday. Vaccinated players don't have to.
R. Kelly attorney to remain on federal case in New York after medical issue prompts travel concern
Donnelly also said she will generally not allow questions aimed at revealing if any of the women have had mental health treatment. She said she will not allow the jurors to be told that one witness had worked as an exotic dancer years after she said she was abused.
Cuomo still faces probes into COVID-19 in nursing homes, $5.1M book deal
But there are other ongoing investigations, led by different entities: James, the U.S. Department of Justice and a state Assembly impeachment committee. For months now, the investigators’ work has continued while allies of Cuomo, in his 11th year in office, increasingly have assailed the probes. Cuomo has said he was following federal guidelines about nursing homes at the time. Then, James issued a report in January saying the Cuomo administration likely had vastly undercounted nursing home deaths related to the pandemic — by as much as 50 percent. But James and the Assembly now are investigating whether Cuomo used state personnel and resources to produce the book, a possible violation of state law.
It's time for Cuomo to resign
Unless he can convincingly refute the charges, Cuomo must resign. Cuomo has been a very effective and capable governor over his 11 years in office. James, a fellow Democrat supported by Cuomo when she ran for attorney general in 2018, chose outside investigators Joon Kim and Anne Clark. But as Cuomo himself understands, the difficulty of making change is not reason enough to avoid it. If Cuomo loves his state as much as he professes, he would understand that there may be a time soon for someone else to lead it.
Olympics Latest: Brazil's Cunha wins women's marathon swim
TOKYO - (AP) -- The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:___MEDAL ALERTAna Marcela Cunha of Brazil won the women's 10-kilometer marathon swimming event. Cunha touched first in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 30.8 seconds on Wednesday morning, finishing nine-tenths of a second ahead of defending champion Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands. Van Rouwendaal took silver in 1:59.31.7. The water temperature was about 84 degrees (29 C), under the allowable limit of 88 degrees (31 degrees C). ___More AP Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/2020-tokyo-olympics and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
A combined Final Four? Gender equity report calls for it
The NCAA men's basketball tournament typically has the biggest spotlight when it reaches the Final Four, with the best teams - or luckiest - to have survived March Madness playing the final games to determine a national champion. Now imagine how it could look with the women's tournament bringing its Final Four to the same city on the same weekend. The idea of a combined Final Four sounds attractive as a showcase for Division I college basketball and it is also one of the key recommendations in a scathing report examining how the NCAA conducts its championship events when it comes to gender equity. The report calls a combined Final Four “the best available means to grow women's basketball and create equity” between the tournaments and suggests moving to that model “preferably no later” than the 2022-23 season. "It's unfortunate we can't separate those agreements earlier.”A combined Final Four makes sense to Kirk Wakefield, a professor of retail marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
Missouri governor pardons Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who pointed guns at demonstrators in St. Louis last year
“I’d do it again,” he said from the courthouse steps in downtown St. Louis. “Any time the mob approaches me, I’ll do what I can to put them in imminent threat of physical injury because that’s what kept them from destroying my house and my family.” He echoed those comments in a statement issued Tuesday by his campaign and added: “Today we are incredibly thankful that Governor Mike Parson righted this wrong and granted us pardons.”
Inver Grove Heights hires new city administrator
Inver Grove Heights has hired Kristine Wilson to be its new city administrator. The city council officially approved the hire Monday. “Inver Grove Heights is growing, and the City Council recognized the need for a seasoned, engaged leader to meet the challenges and opportunities our city is facing,” Mayor Tom Bartholomew said. “I will look to engage staff members, elected officials and residents throughout the community to create collaborative solutions to the challenges facing Inver Grove Heights and to forge an effective and successful path forward,” Wilson said. As the top worker for the city of about 36,000 residents, Wilson will oversee about 155 full-time employees.
Ohio primaries may signal moods of Republican and Democratic parties heading into 2022 midterms
For Republicans, the Columbus-area race emerged as a test of Trump’s influence, particularly after the former president backed the loser in a Texas primary last week. As president, Trump boasted of his sway over politicians’ political fortunes, with a strong record of backing winners. Since he left office, candidates have scrambled to get his endorsement, even lining up at times for reality-show style interviews.
Four-star recruit Alex Karaban ready to descend on UConn with his unique skillset, fearless attitude
“Based off how they want to use me, it’s just going to be perfect with how I kind of want to be a bigger guard, bigger wing. Using me off ball screens, it’s just going to be perfect for me. Just using my strengths to score and create for my teammates as well. Just my competitive spirit, hating to lose. That goes along well with the coaching staff — hating to lose.”
Twins release Matt Shoemaker, citing lack of opportunity, not comments
The Twins signed Shoemaker this offseason to a one year, $2 million deal to fill a back-of-the-rotation spot. In his last start, he threw seven scoreless innings, after which he said he was “pitching the opposite of how the Twins wanted me to pitch.”“This is not a bashing of the Twins. The Twins wanted to get more out of me in spring training — I understand that — but unfortunately it failed miserably,” Shoemaker said. Part of that will be evaluating younger players and how they might fit moving forward. Everyone will be involved, not just the team’s rookies, though the younger players, Baldelli said, will likely be given more specific areas of emphasis moving forward.
Defiant Cuomo calls harassment accusations false, probe flawed
Andrew M. Cuomo remained defiant Tuesday in the wake of a report accusing him of breaking multiple sexual harassment laws, calling the investigation flawed and the allegations false. In perhaps the most high-profile accusation, Cuomo said he tried to act as a counsel and mentor to Charlotte Bennett, a former staffer, because she had been sexually assaulted in college. "I did ask her questions I don’t normally ask people," Cuomo said. Bennett, then 25, has said she felt Cuomo was "grooming" her for a sexual relationship — a view James’ investigators found credible. Cuomo concluded his statement by saying he "will not be distracted" from his job and reminding viewers about the state’s ongoing efforts to contain COVID-19.
Former Nike marketer Errol Andam sentenced to 31 months for embezzling
A federal judge sentenced former Nike marketer Errol Andam to 31 months in prison Tuesday, saying that the admitted fraudster’s crimes were not an isolated incident of temptation and bad judgment. Andam, 47, acknowledged that between September 2016 and December 2018, he diverted nearly $1.5 million from Nike. “I have brought shame on my family.”Mark Ahlemeyer, Andam’s defense attorney, pushed for a shorter sentence of 24 months, arguing that Andam has already suffered a comeuppance of cosmic proportions. Other friends wanted to support Andam, Ahlemeyer said, but they were afraid of crossing Nike. “You’ve already begun to turn your life around,” the judge said to Andam, “and you’ve stayed out of trouble.”
Eryk Williamson’s perseverance pays off in Gold Cup run with USMNT
A couple of weeks later, the roster was released and Williamson wasn’t included. Then in May, Williamson put in an impressive performance, dishing out two assists in the Portland Timbers’ 2-0 over San Jose. In July, Williamson got a taste of redemption, earning a spot on the U.S. team for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Upon his return in 2019, Williamson still wasn’t able to make much of a step up. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesDuring the U.S. men’s Gold Cup championship run this month, Williamson made four appearances, including two starts.
WATCH: It could be fun to watch Anderson football from the Celenza Family Zone
WATCH: It could be fun to watch Anderson football from the Celenza Family ZoneIt could be fun to watch Anderson football from the Celenza Family Zone
Anderson to feature fast football, family zone in memory of late coach Danny Celenza
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - Less than a year and a half after the untimely passing of beloved Anderson High School assistant coach Danny Celenza, his family will be honored on Meet the Team Night. "It's pretty dang amazing to have people want to honor what was important to Danny," Sarah Celenza said. The Celenza Family Zone will now forever honor the man the "DC" initials represent on uniforms. "I love it and I'm really happy about it," Sarah Celenza said. Sarah Celenza said of the project.
Mekoski, Wozniak battle in GOP primary for Macomb state Senate seat
Terence Mekoski and state Rep. Douglas Wozniak of Shelby Township were battling for the lead among GOP candidates in a Tuesday special election to decide a Republican-leaning state Senate seat for Macomb County. Mekoski, who unsuccessfully ran for Macomb County sheriff in 2020, had 32% of the vote to Wozniak's 30% in early results. Seven Republicans are seeking their party's nomination in the 8th Michigan Senate District, the most Republican-leaning Senate district in Macomb County, a swing county that Trump won twice. The district includes Mount Clemens, St. Clair Shores, Harrison Township, Shelby Township and Washington Township. The other candidates are Mary Berlingieri, a small business owner from Washington Township; Bill Carver a truck driver from Harrison Township; Grant Golasa, a mechanical engineer from Shelby Township; and Kristi Dean of Shelby Township.
Greimel, Riley lead in early returns for Pontiac mayor
Pontiac — Tim Greimel and Alexandria Riley were leading in Pontiac's mayoral primary election in Tuesday's early results, but the top two finishers who will advance to November's general election may not be known until Wednesday. In early returns, those write-in votes, which presumably include those cast for Waterman, were about 15% of total votes counted in early returns. Each had about 5% of votes in early returns. Waterman has described Greimel as a “carpet bagger” who just moved to Pontiac a year ago to run for the mayor’s job. “I'm running for mayor because I love Pontiac and believe in our future,” Greimel said.
Police investigating two Tuesday night shootings in East Price Hill
Cincinnati police are investigating two separate shootings that happened Tuesday night in East Price Hill. At around 7:45 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 300 block of Elberon Avenue and found a man with a gunshot wound. At around 8 p.m., Cincinnati police responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Ross Avenue. Police said a man who had been shot was located at the scene and transported to the hospital. The shooting may have occurred at the intersection of Quebec Road and West Liberty Street, police said.
Charlie Baker, Joe Biden call on Andrew Cuomo to resign after bombshell sexual harassment report
Charlie Baker and President Joe Biden are among those calling on a defiant New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after a bombshell report found he sexually harassed at least 11 women and worked to retaliate against one of them. “He should resign,” Biden told reporters at the White House on Tuesday. Baker, another former Cuomo ally, also said the embattled New York governor should step down. That woman took offense at his gesture, which Cuomo said was “meant to convey warmth, nothing more.”“For that, I apologize,” Cuomo said.
AP sources: Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances
Ralph D. RussoThe Associated PressThe commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 met Tuesday to discuss how the conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merging. Two people with knowledge of the meeting said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and George Kliavkoff from the Pac-12 were discussing the potential for strategic planning between the two conferences. More:Bohls: There are agendas all around in Texas' move from the Big 12 to the SECThe Big 12 is trying to regroup after being stunned by Texas and Oklahoma’s decision to move to the Southeastern Conference. For now, the move is scheduled for 2025, but the Big 12 has to start looking at how to move forward without their flagship programs immediately. A full merger of the Big 12 and Pac-12 would create a 20-team conference with schools in every major U.S. time zone.
Miguel Cabrera hits home run No. 498 in series opener vs. Red Sox
498 in the second inning of Detroit's series-opener against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park, driving a fastball from lefty Garrett Richards out of the park to move within striking distance of home run No. Cabrera took ball one, a 94.9 mph fastball before getting another four-seamer over the plate. This time, Cabrera made no mistake, launching the 96.1 mph fastball 357 feet to opposite field. With still a few more at-bats to go in Tuesday night's opener against the Red Sox and two more against Boston over the following days, there's still time for Cabrera to reach home run No. Cabrera, 38, currently ranks 28th all time in home runs and is now five home runs behind Orioles Hall-of-Famer Eddie Murray.
Teacher sues to stop Phoenix school district's mask mandate
— The chief clinical officer at Banner Health, the state's largest hospital system, implored the public Tuesday to get vaccinated. Dr. Marjorie Bessel warned that case surges like those seen in July 2020 and in January are a strong possibility. Banner Health also announced it would tighten visitor restrictions due to increased virus spread. The restrictions include only allowing one or two visitors per patient per day, depending on location. Also, visitors must be at least age 12 and can't have or be suspected of having COVID-19.
The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic
The final drawing had been set for Wednesday, but is now scheduled for Aug. 10. The governor's office said Tuesday that the registration deadline also has been extended from Monday night to Sunday. Due to a system glitch, registration for a college scholarship prize available to younger residents closed early. The problem was fixed, but rather than simply reopening registration for one prize, the registration was pushed back for all prizes. “I think the fundamental question we have is, ‘what are we doing here?’” Psaki asked.
The costs of fossil fuels too high to ignore
He claims “most Americans” rely on natural gas. This is wrong: 60% of Americans use electric stoves, and those stoves are generally cheaper than gas stoves. He says that only “radical environmentalists” would call for the end of natural gas. Relying on fear-mongering rather than actual debate, Gessing says that electrification means a government-enforced abandonment of natural gas in homes and businesses. However, he is also well aware the United States still produces far more greenhouse gas emissions per capita.
Expanding NM’s clean energy workforce is crucial
We definitely need safer roads and bridges, more efficient transit systems and clean drinking waterWe also need to invest heavily in clean energy. Already, more than 12,000 people are going to work in clean energy in our state, and that number will continue to grow. Gone are the days of investing in clean energy at the expense of workers’ pay, safety and well-being. The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters is prepared to play a key role in our clean energy workforce development. The transition to clean energy creates tremendous economic opportunities for New Mexico and the people working to power our energy future.
New eviction ban covers Pima County, according to CDC numbers
But Kristen Randall, the presiding Pima County constable, said experiencing two days without a moratorium — Monday and Tuesday of this week — showed that the situation was highly stressful. “Even though this lapse was only two days long, countless families texted, emailed and called to find out if their rental assistance was going to get to their landlord quick enough, when they would be evicted, where they could go, and what to do about the delta variant,” she said, explaining some were afraid they would become homeless and vulnerable to getting COVID-19. What’s needed now is a stronger focus on a “Plan B,” Randall said. “With shelters already at capacity, we have no room for families whose rental assistance did not get paid out in time,” she said. “With the time granted by the extension of the moratorium, we should be identifying where the gaps are in our social safety nets and preparing them for the inevitable final days of the eviction delay.”Reducing the number of families being sent to crowded shelters following evictions will also help slow the spread of COVID and the variant, Randall said, which she believes is an important consideration as “Arizona sees numbers increase at a concerning rate.”Contact reporter Patty Machelor at pmachelor@tucson.com.
Motorcyclist killed in crash in NE Albuquerque
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A motorcyclist died in a wreck in Northeast Albuquerque on Tuesday evening. Officer Daren DeAguero, an Albuquerque police spokesman, said a motorcyclist was involved in a crash with another vehicle on San Mateo near Claremont. The motorcyclist died at the scene. He said the area has been temporarily closed for the investigation. He didn’t release any additional details about the crash.
Olympics Latest: Brazil's Cunha wins women's marathon swim
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic:———MEDAL ALERTAna Marcela Cunha of Brazil won the women’s 10-kilometer marathon swimming event. Cunha touched first in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 30.8 seconds on Wednesday morning, finishing nine-tenths of a second ahead of defending champion Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands. Van Rouwendaal took silver in 1:59.31.7. Cunha won her first medal in her third Olympics. The seven-lap course in Tokyo Bay featured a backdrop of skyscrapers, the Rainbow Bridge and the nearby floating Olympic rings.
Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state
GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire exploded again after burning for nearly three weeks in remote mountains and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the risk of new fires across much of the state. Firefighters saved homes Monday in the small northern California community of Greenville near the Plumas National Forest as strong winds stoked the Dixie Fire, which grew to over 395 square miles (1,024 square kilometers) across Plumas and Butte counties. Evacuations were ordered for the community of about 1,000 people as well as for the east shore of nearby Lake Almanor, a popular resort area. About 3,000 homes were threatened by the blaze that has destroyed 67 houses and other buildings since breaking out July 14. Crews contended with dry, hot and windy conditions "and the forecast calls for the return of active fire behavior,” Cal Fire said.
New Mexico sets rules to launch pandemic debt collection
Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael E. Vigil acknowledged that an increase is expected in foreclosure and consumer debt cases as pandemic protections begin to expire — but he noted that the situation is unlikely to be overwhelming. “We have reached a point in the COVID-19 pandemic where courts can normally process consumer debt cases and foreclosures in a fair and orderly manner,” Vigil said in a statement. An estimated 1.75 million homeowners — about 3.5% of all homes — have some sort of forbearance plan with their banks, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. It is unclear how many New Mexico homeowners are in forbearance. The scale of the potential problem is much less than it was during the Great Recession, when about 10 million homeowners lost their homes to foreclosure after the housing bubble burst in 2008.
NM COVID-19 case growth prompts more vaccine mandates
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........SANTA FE — The number of new COVID-19 cases in New Mexico has ticked up to its highest rate since March, driven by elevated infection rates in several counties with lagging vaccination rates. Meanwhile, four New Mexico counties averaged more than 30 new COVID-19 cases per every 100,000 residents over the last week — Hidalgo, Eddy, Roosevelt and Lincoln — while several other counties were not far behind. Those counties all had COVID-19 vaccination rates below the statewide rate of 65.1% of residents who had, as of Tuesday, received all necessary shots to be fully vaccinated. The recent uptick in cases and hospitalizations comes after the elimination of statewide business restrictions July 1 and prompted Gov. The New Mexico State University system continues to prioritize being agile and adaptive in its response to the changing pandemic landscape and evolving guidance from state and federal officials,” NMSU Vice Chancellor Ruth Johnston said in a Tuesday letter.
State budget, politics collide as House rejects amendments, Senate set to act on 142
House Minority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, said Democrats gave Republicans no choice by shutting them out of the budget process and giving them just two minutes to explain their amendments before killing them. "At the end of the day, we had some different ideas we thought had merit," Gilbert said in an interview after the votes. Democrats agreed to wait a day before acting on proposed amendments and Republicans promised not to hold up final action on the budget on Wednesday. Not all of the amendments proposed in the Senate came from Republicans. Sen. Chap Petersen of Fairfax City, a business-minded Democrat, called for state workers to return to their offices.
Wall of ice collapses at Titanic Museum in Tennessee, 3 hurt
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) — A wall of ice at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Tennessee collapsed and injured three guests, the museum’s owners said. Those harmed were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries, Mary Kellogg Joslyn and John Joslyn wrote on the attraction’s Facebook page. The ship-shaped museum closed after the collapse but reopened for those with tickets on Tuesday, according to a post. The Pigeon Forge Police Department said in a statement that the collapse appears to be accidental, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. The company has another Titanic museum in Branson, Missouri.
Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four
“ESPN is committed to continuing to work with the NCAA and other stakeholders in women’s basketball to enhance the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship and grow the game at all levels, while elevating the overall exposure of women’s sports," the cable giant said. California women's basketball coach Charmin Smith said the report brings to light disparities she has seen for years. “I think the NCAA is being called out in a number of ways recently and the NCAA will have to pivot and adjust in order to avoid even more lawsuits. It’s gotten to the point where enough is enough.”Kaplan said running the Final Fours at the same site would allow for better cross-promotion of the events and for sponsors to be involved in each tournament. The report called it the “best available means to grow women's basketball.”VanDerveer and Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma both said they weren't sold on combining the Final Fours, but wanted to remain open to the idea.
Richmond NAACP, civic leaders consider litigation, recall campaign as mayor and school board remain divided over George Wythe
That's what the Richmond School Board told Mayor Levar Stoney again this week after the city's deadline passed for bids to design a new George Wythe High School. But that matters little to the School Board after a razor-thin majority on Monday reaffirmed that the school system should manage school construction projects. The latest rebuke of a compromise the mayor proposed three months ago comes as the Richmond NAACP and other civic leaders are now publicly discussing suing the School Board and petitioning for the removal of its members before the next election cycle in 2024. The discourse centers around how soon it would take the school division to rebuild the high school in the city's south side, which is more than 60 years old and in poor condition. "We don't care who builds schools are long as they are built," said Richmond NAACP President James "J.J." Minor.
Louisville woman dies after getting caught in flash flood in Arizona canyon
Associated PressPAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Kentucky woman who was caught in a flash flood in a canyon near the Arizona-Utah border. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said they received a call Saturday evening about a possible drowning at Labyrinth Canyon on Lake Powell. They said 43-year-old Heather Rutledge, of Louisville, was hiking the canyon Saturday afternoon with her husband and three sons when they were all caught in a flash flood. Labyrinth Canyon is a boat-accessed slot canyon located in Lake Powell. The mouth of the canyon is in Utah, but the rest is on the Arizona side of the state line.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 live: Katarina Johnson-Thompson makes superb start in heptathlon as Sky Brown begins quest for skateboarding gold
Given how difficult her build-up has been, and the concerns about how her Achilles will hold up, a 100m hurdles time of 13.26sec will please her no end. It is the second fastest time of her life - well down on the 13.09sec PB she set on her way to the world title in 2019, but rapid by most heptathlon standards. The major questions will come in the high jump and long jump, when she has to push directly off her damaged foot. But as starts go, this was as good she could have envisaged. A long, long way to go, but perhaps a medal is not out of the question.
Six months of chaos have left England's Test plans in tatters - Joe Root must be fearing the worst
Six months ago, Joe Root was hailing “five fantastic days” after one of England’s greatest Test performances - a 227-run win over India in Chennai which gave a seismic year the perfect start. Indeed, England probably have not had five fantastic days in total - on and off the field - since that victory was completed. Instead, Root has been forced to deal with a series of crises encompassing mental health, culture wars and the dilution of Test cricket by white-ball cricket. The fact remains that hosting an India Test is still the difference between healthy profit and a yearly loss for clubs like Nottinghamshire and it will be a while before the Hundred fills that hole. That is six more red balls than Jos Buttler has faced since he helped England win that Chennai Test.
Who is Allyson Felix? Meet the American sprinter competing at Tokyo 2020
She headed to Tokyo looking for her fifth Olympics and needs just one medal to become the most decorated female athlete in Olympic track and field history. And in doing so Allyson Felix would also tie Carl Lewis for the most ever medals by a Team USA track and field athlete. In Tokyo Felix is set to run in the 400m after finishing second in the US trials, and could also take part in the 4x400m relay, and 4x400 mixed-gender relay. On the track, Los Angeles-born Felix also has 18 World Championship medals, of which 13 are gold. “There are real-world issues going on, and it doesn’t feel in the Olympic spirit to be censored,” she told TIME.
Come Dine with Me: toe-curling reality TV where the steaks come with stakes
The unbearable agony of having to get along with strangers has been the magic ingredient that has sustained Come Dine with Me (Channel 4) for the past 16 years. Stilted conversation and divisive desserts were all on the menu in an episode that, in life-affirming fashion, cranked up the cringe-factor. Here Nicole greeted DJ Mark, winery owner Izzy, self-confessed “competitive dad” Adam and “external cleaning company” proprietor Chris (he removes mould from walls). They were an odds and sods lot, cast with one eye on them getting off on the wrong foot. The drama initially unfolded under blue skies, where participants were plonked on cushions as they tucked into a Lebanese mezze spread.
Tourist crashes $1,200 drone into 7 World Trade Center sparking response from counter terror cops
A Texas tourist crashed a drone into New York's 7 World Trade Center while filming a video for Instagram, and ended up being quizzed for six hours by NYPD's Counter Terrorism cops before being let off with a summons for a city code violation. Adam Ismail, 22, told followers that it 'didn't cross my mind' that he was near the World Trade Center when he launched his $1,200 gadget, and admitted he was 'blatantly ignorant about what he did' until cops arrived later. When he began filming after a day of photography throughout the city, Ismail said he was inspired to capture aerial footage for a personal travel video by a fountain near the Oculus and World Trade Center. 'I realized that a second before it crashed sideways into that building, which so happened to be 7 world trade center building.' The majority of New York City is restricted for drone flight, according to the NYPD, due to the city's congestion of high rise structures.
Lady Gaga has a day off! Star ditches extravagant ensembles for a hoodie and sneakers
But Lady Gaga enjoyed a day off from the glam while out in the Big Apple on Tuesday. Lady Gaga has a day off! Gaga will be partnering up once again with music legend Tony for One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, starting today on his 95th birthday. The concerts, billed as One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga, were called the 'last NYC performances of [Bennett’s] career' in a press release. Gaga and Tony's version of I Get A Kick Out Of You, off Love For Sale, is available to listen to now.
28 prehistoric viruses unknown to science found in glacier
Twenty-eight new viruses believed to be 15,000-years-old have been discovered surviving inside glaciers. The viruses, which are unlike those known to science, were found in ice samples drilled from the Guliya ice cap in the Tibetan Plateau, in western China. The scientists identified 33 viral genomes in total, and at least 28 of them are novel, they said. The novel viruses are not believed to be harmful to humans, according to the scientists who hope that the viruses can help them understand more about virus evolution and climate change. However, the study’s conclusion states that melting glaciers could eventually release viruses that might infect humans.
Nicola Roberts wows in black while Ashley Roberts puts on eye-popping display at Van Gogh exhibition
The stars were out in force on Tuesday, with the likes of Nicola Roberts, Ashley Roberts and Immy Waterhouse stepping out in London on Tuesday for the opening of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at The Old Truman Brewery. Blonde bombshell Ashley flaunted her immaculate blue manicure in a pair of open-toe green heels and toted her belongings in a chic green handbag. Amping up her look with chunky black boots, Immy wore her glossy hair swept off her face, while fellow model Eunice Olumide wowed in all black. Strictly star Nadiya Bychkova opted for a chic white blazer dress and heels, while Irish screen star Lisa Dwan also donned a white dress stamped with flowers. The ballet dancer cut a typically sharp figure in a black suit jacket layered over a crisp white T-shirt.
Michael Fassbender cradles a baby as he supports wife Alicia Vikander on set
Michael Fassbender was pictured cradling a baby on Monday as he supported Alicia Vikander on the set of Irma Vep in Paris. While Michael walked around the set with the baby, Alicia, 32, was seen making her way to her trailer in a fluffy white robe and sliders. It is the first time Michael has been seen out with a baby and no further details are known. Sweet: Michael Fassbender was seen cradling a baby on Monday as he supported Alicia Vikander on the set of Irma Vep in ParisMichael and Alicia have lived in Lisbon, Portugal, since marrying three years ago and have not previously spoken about whether they would have children together. The couple are currently in Paris while Alicia films Irma Vep, a limited series loosely based on the 1996 film of the same name.
Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Teenage skateboard stars take to park competition as Brazil win gold in marathon swimming
(AFP via Getty Images)Day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics will see American stars Sydney McLaughlin and Dalila Muhammad go head to head in the women’s 400m hurdles. In the second track and field session of the day, American teenage sprint sensation Erriyon Knighton, 17, will take on a fast field in the final of the men’s 200m. Knighton is the youngest athlete to make the 200m final for 37 years, the youngest member of the current US Olympic track and field team, and the youngest American male track star at the games since Jim Ryun in 1964. The women’s golf competition kicks off from Kasumigaseki Country Club with South Koreas’s Inbee Park aiming to repeat her victory in the women’s tournament at Rio 2016. The first ever park skateboarding event will also get underway, with Great Britain’s Sky Brown, 13, 15-year-old Misugu Okamoto of japan and Bryce Wettstein of Team USA all involved.
Pole Vault gold medal winner draws comparisons to actor Timothee Chalamet
He is the American-born pole vaulter who won Olympic gold for Sweden while representing his mother’s homeland. Armand Duplantis claimed the gold medal in Tokyo with a 6.02m, or 19ft 9inch vault, and narrowly missed out on setting a new Olympic record. (AFP via Getty Images)“Someone said duplantis looks like timothy chalamet and now i cant unsee,” wrote @maneul on Twitter. “I think I would get Timothée Chalamet to play Armand Duplantis in the biopic,” tweeted @hutchian. And @arunspurs added: “Armand Duplantis the possible love child of Timothée Chalamet & Tom Holland...wins the Pole Vault gold and almost breaks the WR…”“Watching the olympics and this Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis is a dead ringer for Timothée Chalamet,” tweeted @jellyelly.
Belarus sprinter Krystina Timanovskaya to leave Tokyo for Poland
She said she was surprised when team officials told her she was leaving the Games because she "didn't say anything political", adding that she would like to return to Belarus "when I know that it's safe... maybe I'll only be able to return after five or 10 years".
New York's Andrew Cuomo faces day of reckoning over sexual harassment claims
A New York attorney general’s report corroborating 11 claims of sexual harassment by Gov. Cuomo created a “climate of fear” in his office and violated multiple federal and state harassment laws, the report said. New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a news conference at her office in New York City on Tuesday. | REUTERSAt an afternoon news conference, Biden was asked if Cuomo should resign and answered “yes.”“I think he should resign,” he added when pressed further. Andrew Cuomo makes a statement in this screen grab taken from a video released on Tuesday.
Natascha Kampusch says the man who held her captive for eight years wanted her to feel like a victim of the Nazis
Childhood kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch has spoken about how her captor admired Adolf Hitler and wanted her to feel like a victim of the Nazis. Ms Kampusch, 33, was snatched on her way to school by Wolfgang Priklopil when she was 10 years old. AdvertisementIn the time since, Ms Kampusch has written a book about her ordeal called 3,096 Days, which was also made into a film. At one point in her captivity, Ms Kampusch weighed just six stone (38 kg). Ms Kampusch was awarded ownership of her tormentor's home as compensation for what she went through, but did not live there.
WHO's pandemic project faces cash crunch amid vaccine and oxygen shortages
As a result, it has cut by nearly $5 billion its total request for funds, the document shows. “These options to buy need to be exercised in the coming months or vaccine doses will be lost,” the document warns. Ethiopian Airlines staff unload vaccine supplies provided through the COVAX system at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in March. But the United States, European Union and Japan have also donated vaccines directly to countries as part of their vaccine diplomacy drives. “Avoidable death and unsustainable pressure on health systems is mounting in many countries due to insufficient access to oxygen and PPE,” the document says.
17% of big business CEOs buy company shares amid pandemic
Nearly 2 in 10 CEOs of large firms in South Korea have purchased company shares since the COVID-19 outbreak began amid price falls, a corporate tracker said Wednesday.According to CEO Score, 17 percent of 852 former and incumbent CEOs of the country's top 500 companies by sales bought company shares between January last year and July 30 this year.Those CEOs have bought 4.74 million shares worth 151.4 billion won ($132 million) over the cited period, with their investment returns averaging slightly over 89 percent.CEO Score said their stock purchases appear to have been brisk amid price tumbles shortly after the coronavirus outbreak in the country in late January last year.Their share buying also seems to be aimed at showing their confidence in corporate performances and helping drive up undervalued share prices, it added.Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun was the top purchaser as the chief of South Korea's top automotive group bought 81.7 billion won worth of some 885,000 shares in leading automaker Hyundai Motor Co. and top auto parts maker Hyundai Mobis Co.Chung was followed by Korea Investment Holdings Chairman Kim Nam-goo with 8.6 billion won and Kim Jong-goo, chairman of wearable device maker PARTRON Co. with 2.1 billion won.The Hyundai Motor Group chief posted the largest valuation gain of 126 billion won as shares in Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Mobis shot up following plunges shortly after the coronavirus outbreak.
Belarusian sprinter Tsimanouskaya leaving Tokyo for Poland amid diplomatic tensions
Belarus athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has said her team tried to force her to return home after she criticised her coaches. Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was headed to Poland on Wednesday after seeking refuge with that country's diplomats, bringing a dramatic diplomatic twist at the Tokyo Olympics. Masked and wearing blue jeans, a blue blouse and sunglasses, Tsimanouskaya arrived in a police-escorted van at Narita airport east of the Japanese capital. The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday it had launched a formal investigation into Tsimanouskaya’s case and was expecting a report from the Belarusian team. “I will not return to Belarus,” she told Reuters at the time.
Police officer killed in incident outside Pentagon
Officials said the site was secure 90 minutes after the incident but declined to explain what happened. "He and his fellow officers are members of the Pentagon family, and known to us all as professional, skilled and brave." Scores of police gathered outside the George Washington University Hospital in Washington where the officer was taken. "The Pentagon currently is on lockdown due to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Austin was out of the building at the time, in a meeting with President Joe Biden.
British study finds fully vaccinated are 60% less likely to get Covid-19
Fully vaccinated people in England were one-third as likely to test positive for Covid-19, according to an ongoing survey of the population released on Wednesday. They showed one in 160 people infected with coronavirus, with a prevalence rate of 1.21 percent for unvaccinated respondents and 0.40 percent for those fully jabbed. The study also found double vaccinated people may be less likely to pass on the virus to others than those who have not received a vaccine. A US government document leaked last week warned that infections among fully vaccinated people are not as rare as previously thought and that such cases are highly contagious. The Imperial-Ipsos study -- covering the period up to July 12 -- showed even then cases were climbing more gradually than during the previous month.
Poland-bound Belarus athlete arrives at Japanese airport
Belarus athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has said her team tried to force her to return home after she criticised her coachesAdvertising Read moreTokyo (AFP)Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya arrived at a Japanese airport on Wednesday where she is expected to board a plane to Poland, after Warsaw offered the sprinter a humanitarian visa. The 24-year-old, who was seen leaving a car and entering Narita airport, has said her team tried to force her to return home after she criticised her coaches. The sprinter declined to speak to the media as she entered the airport. The International Olympic Committee has said it will investigate Belarus's Olympic team over the incident, but activists have called for the country's Olympic committee to be suspended and its athletes to compete as neutrals. And US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Belarus of "another act of transnational repression" over the alleged attempt to force Tsimanouskaya home.
Biden says NY Governor Cuomo should resign if sexual harassment claims proven
Andrew Cuomo over sexual harassment allegations reached the White House on Tuesday, with President Joe Biden saying Cuomo should resign if the state attorney general's investigation confirms the claims against him. “And it should be investigated, and that’s what’s underway now.”Cuomo is facing allegations that he sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward multiple women, including several former staffers. James last week named a former federal prosecutor, Joon Kim, and employment discrimination attorney Anne Clark to lead the Cuomo investigation. The sexual harassment investigation is in addition to scrutiny that Cuomo is facing from federal prosecutors who are looking into how his administration handled data on COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes. Biden has denied her claims, and multiple current and former Biden staffers have said they have no recollection of such an encounter.
New cases spike to over 1,700; almost 40% of population gets 1st jabs
(Yonhap)South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases sharply bounced back to the 1,700s Wednesday as the highly transmissible delta variant weighs on the country's virus fight during the summer vacation season. The country added 1,725 COVID-19 cases, including 1,664 local infections, raising the total caseload to 203,926, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). The latest tally marked a sharp rise from 1,200 cases Tuesday and 1,218 cases Monday. South Korea has reported 2,109 more cases of four major contagious variants over the past week, including 1,928 cases of the delta variant. Health authorities also confirmed Tuesday the country's first two cases of the delta plus variant, considered a sublineage of the delta variant.
'Mogadishu' tops 1m admissions on 7th day of release
This file photo, provided by Lotte Entertainment, shows a scene from "Escape from Mogadishu," a South Korean actioner released on July 28, 2021. (Lotte Entertainment)Homegrown actioner "Escape from Mogadishu" has topped a cumulative 1 million admissions on the seventh day of its release, becoming the first South Korean flick to achieve the feat this year, box office data showed Wednesday. The film, released on July 28, attracted 121,000 people on the previous day, bringing its combined total to 1.03 million, according to the data by the Korean Film Council. Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan, the film became the first South Korean-made title shown in 2021 to achieve the milestone. At the same time, "Mogadishu" is among the seven 2021 films that have surpassed the 1 million threshold, including Marvel Studios' superhero movie "Black Widow."
Seoul stocks open higher on Wall Street rallies
Stock market in South Korea (Yonhap)South Korean stocks opened higher Wednesday, tracking overnight rallies on Wall Street over optimism for strong corporate earnings. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 6.51 points, or 0.2 percent, to trade at 3,243.65 points in the first 15 minutes of trading. In Seoul, market bellwether Samsung Electronics gained 0.86 percent, and No. Internet portal operator Naver moved up 0.47 percent, while giant pharmaceutical firm Samsung Biologics edged down 0.22 percent. The local currency was trading at 1,148.3 won against the US dollar, unchanged from the previous session's close.
SK Innovation swings to black in Q2, to hive off battery biz
3 conglomerate SK Group said it booked 415.9 billion won ($362.2 million) of net profit in the April-June period, shifting from a loss of 345.8 billion won a year earlier. Revenue rose 55.9 percent on-year to 11.1 trillion won over the cited period. SK Innovation said it aims to pass the break-even point in 2022 by expanding its manufacturing capacity under the new corporate structure. SK Innovation, the world's No. 6 battery maker, said earlier it has bagged 600 gigawatt-hours worth of EV battery orders so far, which are estimated at around 80 trillion won.
Samsung slips to 2nd spot in European smartphone market in Q2: report
(Yonhap)Samsung Electronics Co. dropped to second place in the European smartphone market in the second quarter, a report showed Wednesday, as China's Xiaomi Corp. rose to the top spot. The company shipped 12.7 million smartphones, up 67.1 percent from a year ago, to capture a market share of 25.3 percent. Oppo had a 5.6 percent market share, while Realme posted a 1.9 percent share in the second quarter. The European smartphone market grew 14 percent on-year to 50 million units in the second quarter. "The smartphone market rebound was driven by the continued economic recovery, healthy demand from consumers with aging devices and appealing value priced 5G devices," the report said.
Hyundai, Kia US sales up 26% in July
This file photo provided by Hyundai Motor shows the Palisade SUV. (Hyundai Motor)Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Corp. said Wednesday their sales jumped 26 percent in the United States last month from a year earlier on strong demand for SUVs. Hyundai Motor and Kia sold a total of 138,599 vehicles in the US last month, up from 110,156 units a year ago, the companies' sales data showed . SUV and eco-friendly models drove July sales as consumers responded to Hyundai's diversified lineup to find a vehicle that meets their transportation needs, Senior Vice President Randy Parker in charge of national sales at Hyundai Motor America said in a statement. Hyundai and Kia together form the world's fifth-biggest carmaker by sales.
NK officials attend Russian Embassy's exhibition, resume in-person diplomacy
North Korean officials attend a photo exhibition held at the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang, in the photo disclosed by the Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday. (Korean Central News Agency)North Korean officials attended a photo exhibition held by the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang and highlighted their cooperative ties, state media showed Wednesday, signaling Pyongyang's resumption of in-person diplomacy suspended due to the coronavirus. Kim Jong-il, father of the current leader, Kim Jong-un, ruled North Korea until his death in 2011. North Korea claims to be coronavirus-free, but it has taken relatively swift and drastic antivirus measures since early last year, including sealing its borders and imposing strict restrictions on movement. In June, North Korea sent its diplomats to a similar photo exhibition held at the Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang to mark the 2nd anniversary of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the country.
Missouri governor pardons St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters
Mike Parson on Tuesday announced pardons for Patricia and Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis homeowners who pointed guns at protesters near their home last summer. The couple, who pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor charges stemming from the incident, were among the 12 pardons that Parson granted last week, the governor's office said in a statement. The McCloskeys drew national attention in June 2020 after they were seen on video brandishing guns outside their mansion and pointing them at protesters, who were walking on a private street toward the home of the St. Louis mayor. In videos posted to social media, Mark McCloskey is seen holding a long rifle and Patricia McCloskey a handgun as demonstrators -- who were protesting then-Mayor Lyda Krewson's decision to publish the names and addresses of people in favor of police reform -- walked past their home. Mark McCloskey had pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault and faced a $750 fine while Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment and faced a $2,000 fine, according to court documents.
Ohio Special Primary Election Results
The special election to replace Marcia Fudge, who joined President Biden’s cabinet as housing secretary, is a contest largely between two Black women who represent divergent views of the future of the Democratic Party. It will pit the establishment favorite, Shontel Brown, who has the endorsement of Hillary Clinton, against the left’s favored candidate, Nina Turner, who has the backing of Senator Bernie Sanders.
Reps. Cori Bush and AOC declare victory as Biden agrees to extend the eviction moratorium
President Biden is set to issue a limited extension on the federal eviction moratorium — and progressive lawmakers couldn't be more pleased. Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) — Cori Bush (@CoriBush) August 3, 2021Bush also thanked other lawmakers who showed up to support her as she rallied for a moratorium, like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). Ocasio-Cortez, Bush, and Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) were part of a core group of progressives arguing the moratorium should not expire amid the pandemic. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says Rep. Cori Bush was “absolutely pivotal” in the WH’s eviction moratorium decision.
Florida poll: DeSantis falls behind Crist as COVID-19 cases surge
St. Pete Polls noted that Crist’s lead was within the survey’s margin of error of 1.6 percentage points. Voters in the May poll expressed greater optimism that fellow Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried, the state’s current agriculture commissioner, would be able to beat DeSantis in 2022. The poll comes as Florida has emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus surge across the country, fueled in part by the highly transmissible delta variant. You’re the governor of Florida, you know," Crist said. And you know he’s spending our tax dollars out there, giving our law enforcement to Texas while people are dying in Florida.
Judge blocks Texas governor's order limiting immigrant transport
Abbott’s order from last week appears invalid because “it conflicts with, and poses an obstacle to, federal immigration law; and … it directly regulates the federal government’s operations,” wrote Cardone, an El Paso-based appointee of former President George W. Bush. On Friday, the Justice Department filed suit against Texas and Abbott over the order, one day after Attorney General Merrick Garland sent the governor a letter arguing that the measure was legally flawed. Cardone held a hearing on Monday on the federal government’s request for a temporary restraining order. The order Cardone issued on Tuesday will remain in effect until Aug. 13 unless extended. She set a hearing for that day on the federal government’s request for a longer-term preliminary injunction against Abbott’s directive.
Iran-backed forces seize tanker, maritime sources say; Iran denies it
Mercer Street, an Israeli-managed oil tanker that was attacked last week is seen off Fujairah Port in United Arab Emirates, August 3, 2021. Britain's foreign ministry was "urgently investigating" an incident on a vessel off the UAE coast, a spokesperson said. Iran's foreign ministry said the reports of maritime incidents were "suspicious" and warned against any effort to create a "false atmosphere" against Tehran. Iran denied any involvement in that suspected drone strike and said it would respond to any threat against its security. Iran and Israel, longtime adversaries, have exchanged accusations of carrying out attacks on each other's vessels in recent months.
The biggest threat to democracy isn’t coming from China. It’s coming from within.
In the fight for democracy’s future, Indian and American politics is more important than anything China is doing. One of the emerging tenets of the Biden presidency is that the United States and China are locked in ideological conflict over the fate of democracy. More traditional authoritarian states, even powerful ones like China or Russia, have thus far played at best marginal roles in this struggle. ln ideological terms, there’s no comparison: Soviet communism was a far more powerful model than Chinese authoritarian state capitalism is today. In this sense, China has very little influence over the future of democracy globally.
Groups representing doctors, nurses call for mandatory vaccination of health-care workers
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are jointly calling for COVID-19 vaccinations to be made mandatory for health-care workers. Other health sector groups, including the Ontario Medical Association and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, have also called for mandatory vaccines for health-care workers. The governments of France, Italy and Greece have introduced legislation that effectively mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for health-care workers. "Health-care workers really have a responsibility to the people they serve to ensure that the spaces where people access care are safe." Canada lacks detailed statistics on vaccination rates among health-care workers.
China to test entire population of Wuhan for COVID-19 as virus reemerges
Chinese authorities said they will test each of the 11 million residents of the city of Wuhan for COVID-19 after a handful of locally transmitted cases were discovered in the area, BBC News reported on Tuesday. Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected in 2019, reported three locally transmitted infections on Monday, according to the Associated Press. China is experiencing its biggest coronavirus outbreak in months, with 300 cases detected over the last 10 days in at least 15 provinces across the country. The 9.2 million residents of Nanjing have been mass-tested three times, and domestic flights into the cities of Nanjing and Yangzhou were cancelled. Locally transmitted cases have also been detected in Shanghai, the AP said.
Santa Barbara County to renew mask mandate as COVID-19 cases continue to spike
CoronavirusSANTA BARBARA, Calif. – An indoor mask mandate will be issued in Santa Barbara County as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department says details on the health order will be released Wednesday. Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg said last week that almost all new cases and hospitalizations are linked to those who are unvaccinated. For a complete breakdown of coronavirus cases in Santa Barbara County, as well as information about getting vaccinated, click here. Almost half of all Californians are under some form of mask mandate as of Tuesday.
Half of Florida COVID-19 hospitalizations under 55; 96% unvaccinated
The number of people hospitalized in Florida because of COVID-19 continued at a record pace Monday, according to the Florida Hospital Association. Florida registered its largest-ever single-day total of new COVID-19 cases -- 21,683 -- on Friday, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Florida was one of 32 states with no COVID-19 infection data for Saturday and Sunday. The Florida Department of Health routinely and automatically reports COVID-19 data Monday through Friday, she said. MORE: Bay Area hospitals restrict visitors as Florida breaks records for COVID-19 cases, hospitalizationsThe rise of cases and hospitalizations in Florida also drew the attention of the White House.
Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple
FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. The Republican governor announced Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 that he pardoned the McCloskeys, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in June. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. Mark McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle, and Patricia McCloskey waved a semiautomatic pistol, according to the indictment. “I’d do it again,” he said from the courthouse steps in downtown St. Louis.
Florida may drop Ben & Jerry's parent over Israel boycott
The Republican governor said the State Board of Administration added London-based Unilever to its list of “scrutinized companies” that boycott Israel. This means that if Ben & Jerry's position on Israel is not reversed in 90 days, Florida will not invest in or contract with Unilever or its subsidiaries. Unilever CEO Alan Jope said last week that Unilever is “fully committed” to doing business with Israel despite Ben & Jerry’s decision on the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Florida officials say the company told them in a call Wednesday that there are no plans to change Ben & Jerry's stance on Israel. Israel does not differentiate between the West Bank settlements and the rest of its territory.
Kentucky woman dies, caught in flash flood in Arizona canyon
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Kentucky woman who was caught in a flash flood in a canyon near the Arizona-Utah border. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said they received a call Saturday evening about a possible drowning at Labyrinth Canyon on Lake Powell. They said 43-year-old Heather Rutledge of Louisville was hiking the canyon Saturday afternoon with her husband and three sons when they were all caught in a flash flood. Authorities said Rutledge’s husband and children survived, but the woman’s body wasn’t recovered until Sunday due to heavy debris in the water. The mouth of the canyon is in Utah, but the rest is on the Arizona side of the state line.
China quietly sets new 'buy Chinese' targets for state companies - U.S. sources
The former official said that when China joined the World Trade Organization, it agreed not to issue such internal documents. Sent to Chinese hospitals, companies and other state-owned buyers, the document sets local content requirements of 25% to 100% for 315 items. Chinese imports of such goods fell during the U.S.-China trade war in 2018 and 2019, but rose again after the Phase 1 trade accord was inked. Biden's predecessor Donald Trump, as part of his sometimes contentious China trade policy, was a strong advocate of "Buy American" and "America first." The U.S. Trade Representative's office, which is reviewing U.S.-China trade policies, declined to comment on the Chinese document or whether it violates the U.S.-China trade deal.
Choreographer JaQuel Knight, Logitech partner to help BIPOC dance creators copyright their moves
JaQuel Knight, the choreographer behind Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion’s popular music videos, collaborated with Switzerland-based company Logitech to help ten BIPOC creators secure copyright for their choreography of popular dance trends on social media platforms like TikTok. “The JK Foundation was ultimately started to provide a place of support for dancers (during an extremely fragile time in the pandemic, nonetheless), and to put the power back in the artists’ hands - not just for myself, but for the next JaQuel Knight,” Knight said in a news release. The connection soon became a business venture that would help online creators copyright their work as he did. Knight previously worked on copyrighting his work with the Dance Notation Bureau, including his choreography for Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” music video. Knight primarily worked with Lynne Weber, the executive director of the Dance Notation Bureau, to put his work into labanotation.
There's a 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico this summer that's bigger than Connecticut
A dead zone occurs at the bottom of a body of water when there isn't enough oxygen in the water to support marine life. This summer's dead zone is about three times times larger than the goal a task force of state and federal agencies set in 2001. The annual Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" – a region of oxygen-depleted water off the Louisiana and Texas coasts that's harmful to sea life – is larger-than-average this summer, federal scientists from NOAA announced in a report released Tuesday. The average Gulf dead zone, based on data from the past five years, is about 5,380 square miles. This summer's dead zone is about three times times larger than the goal a task force of state and federal agencies set in 2001.
Passenger taped to seat after allegedly groping, punching Frontier Airlines crew
Flight attendants restrained a passenger to his seat with duct tape during a Frontier Airlines flight last week after he allegedly punched and groped crew members and cursed at fellow passengers. After a flight attendant helped him get a new shirt from his luggage, he allegedly groped the breasts of another flight attendant. A now-viral video shows a male flight attendant asking the passenger to calm down before the passenger can be seen punching him in the face. Flight attendants then taped him to the seat and tied him with a seatbelt extender. Last month, a woman was restrained to her seat on an American Airlines flight after allegedly trying to open the plane’s doors and attacking a flight attendant.
Philadelphia Phillies minor-leaguer Daniel Brito in stable condition after on-field collapse
The Philadelphia Phillies released a statement saying minor-leaguer Daniel Brito is in “stable condition” after having two surgeries. Brito suffered a medical emergency in the first inning of a game Saturday night between the Phillies’ Class AAA Lehigh Valley Ironpigs and the Rochester Red Wings. He appeared dazed near third base before Ironpigs manager Gary Jones and Red Wings manager Matthew LeCroy, along with a couple Lehigh Valley players, rushed to his side. “He needs a lot of prayers,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. He reached Class AAA this season but had played only eight games with Lehigh Valley.
Terrible crimes couldn’t stop these ladies from loving men behind bars
Christie Smythe (left), a former journalist who helped break the story of white collar criminal Martin Shkreli (right), became romantically involved with him while he served a federal prison sentence for fraud. Sheila Rule, a longtime foreign correspondent for the New York Times, met Joe Robinson while doing volunteer work for a prison ministry. Sheila Rule and Joe Robinson married in 2005. Joe was released in 2016 from a 25-year prison sentence for murder. She says the marriage is happy and familiar, “like an old shoe.”Still, Rule initially told few people about the relationship.
Is the Delta Variant Making Younger Adults ‘Sicker, Quicker’?
Recently, a 28-year-old patient died of Covid-19 at CoxHealth Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. In Baton Rouge, La., young adults with none of the usual risk factors for severe forms of the disease — such as obesity or diabetes — are also arriving in E.R.s, desperately ill. Physicians working in Covid hot spots across the nation say that the patients in their hospitals are not like the patients they saw last year. Almost always unvaccinated, the new arrivals tend to be younger, many in their 20s or 30s. And they seem sicker than younger patients were last year, deteriorating more rapidly.
COVID-19 optimism in US sinks as cases surge: poll
Forty-two percent of respondents now expect COVID-19 disruptions to continue through 2022, up from 17 percent of people who felt that way in June, according to Gallup. A woman gets tested for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing site in Miami on Aug. 3, 2021. A man gets a COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson, Mississippi, on Aug. 3, 2021. Sixty percent said they had covered their face in the past week, down from 79 percent in May, Gallup said. This summer’s nationwide spike has overtaken last summer’s surge but is still well below January’s peak of infections, according to CDC data.
F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Month
Federal regulators have been under growing public pressure to fully approve Pfizer’s vaccine ever since the company filed its application on May 7. Moderna, the second most widely used vaccine in the United States, filed for final approval of its vaccine on June 1. Johnson & Johnson, the third vaccine authorized for emergency use, has not yet applied but plans to do so later this year. Full approval of the Pfizer vaccine will kick off a patchwork of vaccination mandates across the country. But the military has held off on ordering shots for 1.3 million active-duty service members until the F.D.A.
John Corbett and Bo Derek secretly tied the knot last year after nearly 20 years together
Actor John Corbett revealed he married his girlfriend of nearly two decades, Bo Derek, at the end of last year. "After 20 years, we decided to get married," Corbett said before explaining the timing of their wedding was an intentional attempt to put a positive spin on the year 2020. "It's not really a conscious decision not to," Derek told the publication. Corbett also told ET that Derek's attentiveness has played an important role in the longevity of their relationship. More:Bo Derek on why she hasn't married boyfriend John Corbett and that 30-year age gap with John DerekLast August, Derek told Fox News that Corbett's sense of humor has helped maintain their chemistry after many years together.
A gay character sparks debate and a reformed Trader Sam emerges in Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'
British comedian Jack Whitehall plays a gay character in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise.”Whitehall’s MacGregor Houghton “comes out” in a “Jungle Cruise” scene with Dwayne Johnson’s Frank Wolff (never using the word "gay"). Producer Hiram Garcia says the "Jungle Cruise" filmmakers never set out to include a gay character in the period piece. "The gay character in JUNGLE CRUISE is cute and is generally right about things," another Twitter user wrote. The cannibalistic Trader Sam was removed from the attraction, which now ends at Trader Sam's Lost and Found with a sign posted that reads, "Back in 15 minutes, Sam." As to whether the revamped Trader Sam will return to the parks' attractions, Michele Himmelberg, a spokesperson for Disney Parks says, "there are no further plans for Trader Sam at this time."
Cuomo's impeachment looms after NY Assembly leader says governor can't remain in office
Assembly Speaker: clear "the Governor has lost the confidence of the Assembly Democratic majority." ALBANY – New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday said Gov. "Once we receive all relevant documents and evidence from the Attorney General, we will move expeditiously and look to conclude our impeachment investigation as quickly as possible." Albany County District Attorney David Soares acknowledged Tuesday his office has an active criminal investigation involving the governor. "Governor Cuomo sexually harassed her during her employment as his executive assistant and his enablers protected him and covered it up."
Instagram jokers sow chaos in East Harlem with staged vigilante justice
I was like, ‘Yo, we got you!’ ” prankster Julio Martinez, 35, told The Post on Tuesday. The group started jokingly yelling at and slapping Hernandez, a supposed thief, as if meting out a needed dose of street justice. The East Harlem commotion lured in bystanders, who joined in taunting the tied-up man — seemingly unaware that the event was staged. When the cops realized that the incident was all for show, they started laughing with the pranksters. Some had their hands on their weapons, while others removed their guns from their holsters, Martinez said.
‘Vindicated’ Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett slams gov’s ‘fake’ apology
Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, appearing on CBS Evening News on August 3, 2021. CBS Evening NewsThe James report details how Cuomo became fixated on Bennett’s experience as a sexual assault survivor. Cuomo singled out Bennett in his response to the report earlier Tuesday, saying that her allegations against him “bothered me most”. Bennett claimed she felt “vindicated” by the sexual harassment probe’s findings. CBS Evening News“I brought my personal experience into the workplace and I shouldn’t have done that.
Blas’ mandate to show proof of jabs could prove another disaster for NYC businesses
Just one day after recognizing how needless a new mask mandate is — and how harmful it’d be to the city’s recovery — Mayor Bill de Blasio caved and came up with something that could prove seriously damaging to Gotham’s still-struggling small businesses: a mandate requiring proof of COVID vaccination to enter many of them. He’s launching the mandate — the nation’s first — on Aug. 16 and starting enforcement Sept. 13. Businesses will now have to turn away customers if they enforce the mandate, and Blas is putting the onus on them to do so. Meanwhile, he’s spent taxpayer money developing his Key to NYC Pass for residents even though the state’s Excelsior Pass does the same thing. Yet only New York residents can obtain proof of vaccination through it, so visitors will have to have their own records on hand.
Missouri governor pardons couple who aimed guns at BLM protesters
Missouri’s governor pardoned the gun-toting lawyers who brandished firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their St. Louis home last year. Mike Parson, a Republican, announced Tuesday that he pardoned Mark McCloskey, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, and Patricia McCloskey, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment. Mike Parson pardoned Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s misdemeanors. Mark and Patricia McCloskey are seen pointing their guns out on Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis, Missouri on June 28, 2020. Mark and Patricia McCloskey did not fire their guns during their confrontation with Black Lives Matter protesters.
Kevin Durant ‘looking forward’ to working with Nets’ draft picks
“So I’m looking forward to those guys being a part of the program. And looking forward to learning and helping them grow as much as they can and welcoming them to Brooklyn. “To have Blake back, I’m so excited,” Durant said. So, looking forward to playing it back and building on what we did last year. I think that it’ll be a fun transition for them, and I’m looking forward to helping as much as I can.
Famed New York chefs sweet on de Blasio’s vaccination rules
Most high-end Big Apple eatery operators cheered Mayor de Blasio’s must-vaxx rules for customers and employees, saying it would encourage more people to dine out and feel safe. But there were concerns about enforcement, and not everyone was on board with the idea. Porter House Bar and Grill owner Michael Lomonaco foresees more business thanks to Mayor de Blasio’s new requirements. It was extremely disappointing that the mayor didn’t follow up with a public plea to the federal government to refill the restaurant revitalization fund. Instead, he followed up with ‘inspections and enforcements’ — typical education-through-fines New York City mentality.”
Giants’ Kenny Golladay suffers hamstring injury on day rookie WR returns
The good vibes created Tuesday by rookie first-round pick Kadarius Toney’s training camp debut didn’t last long because $72 million free-agent acquisition Kenny Golladay left practice with a trainer after clutching his hamstring. Golladay’s history with hamstring-induced absences include five games missed as a Lions rookie in 2017 and two more missed last season. He opened training camp on the COVID-19/reserve list and was eased back before joining Tuesday’s offensive and special teams individual drills and 11-on-11 walkthroughs for the first time. You see his athleticism, his twitch, his quickness, and that’s exciting.”Kenny Golladay walks off the field after suffering a hamstring injury. Corey SipkinJones and Golladay stayed after practices last week to get on the same page after misfiring during team periods.
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos ice cream is here, but it won’t be around for long
Ice cream is a surefire way to beat the heat in summer, but what happens when you add fire to ice? Marble Slab Creamery partnered with Frito-Lay’s Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to create a new creamy and dreamy concoction. The spicy and cheesy corn puffs and the ice cream shop announced the mashup: a Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Ice Cream and a Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Shake. The flavor features Texas-based Marble Slab Creamery‘s sweet cream base with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos crushed throughout and is available in a cup, cone or shake. We know they will love Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Ice Cream and can’t wait to bring a little mischief to summer.”A regular size Flamin’ Hot Ice Cream will go for $5.99 while a 20-ounce Flamin’ Hot Shake starts at $6.99.
IKEA releases meatball-scented candles
So for the IKEA Family 10-year anniversary, we thought it would be fitting to create something unexpected that our IKEA Family members and meatball super-fans would love. And yes, it does very much smell like IKEA meatballs.”The uniquely scented candle is part of the company’s limited-edition “IKEA Store in a Box” promotion, which gives customers the opportunity to take home the iconic store’s sensory experience. “IKEA should make a Swedish meatball scented candle,” they wrote. The Huvudroll meatball candle is an addition to the store’s “IKEA Store in a Box” promotion. It’s not the first time a major corporation released a peculiarly scented candle.
Joe Judge embraces support of former Giants legends
The two-time Super Bowl champion, a jet-quick Giants pass rusher, was not referring to the final record of 6-10 in Joe Judge’s first year as head coach. Coughlin was an assistant with the Giants for Bill Parcells and always stressed the tradition inherent in the franchise. Former Giants greats were on-hand at training camp Tuesday with praise for Joe Judge. People don’t forget that.’’After the message from the former players, Umenyiora said safety Logan Ryan asked about leadership and Saquon Barkley and Judge also asked questions. “Just like the great defensive linemen and great linebackers and great leaders of this team in the past.
Lt. Gov Hochul turns on Cuomo after he’s labeled serial harasser by AG
Kathy Hochul turned on Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday after a devastating state investigative report substantiated allegations that he sexual harassed female employees in violation of state and federal law. Hochul, who had declined to weigh in before, would become the acting governor if Cuomo steps down or is tossed from office. Governor Kathy Hochul turned on Gov. The Attorney General’s investigation has documented repulsive and unlawful behavior by the Governor towards multiple women,” Hochul said in a statement released to the media.
Cuomo allies attempted to smear his first ‘sex-harass’ accuser, AG report says
“Witnesses involved in disclosing the Confidential Files testified that the complainants’ names were redacted with WiteOut before they were sent to reporters,” according to the official report. Azzopardi and Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo’s top adviser, directed administration allies to coordinate the distribution of the files to journalists, the report continued. One text-message exchange, between Post reporter Bernadette Hogan and former Cuomo spokesman Rich Bamberger, was included as evidence in the sprawling report. Vlasto “first proposed releasing the Confidential Files to respond to the tweets Ms. Boylan sent before December 13,” according to the report. “The Confidential Files, however, state that Ms. Boylan resigned voluntarily,” the report states — even noting that one of the documents included an entire section labeled “Ms.
The Cuomo brothers — and other liberal, privileged men — have finally outdone themselves
So, will Chris Cuomo, CNN’s most favored blowhard, report tonight on the bombshell findings into his brother’s long-term sexual predation? Cuomo the Younger is but one example of privileged, liberal men, high on their own self-regard, who have really outdone themselves this week. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for HBOI know, I know: Chris isn’t really a journalist. Which brings us to Matt Damon, last week the subject of glowing profiles as the savior of movies for grown-ups. Actor Matt Damon claimed in an interview that he recently stopped using “the f-word for homosexual.” Evan Agostini/Invision/APIt gets even better.
Taika Waititi's 'Reservation Dogs' a slice-of-life comedy
Oscar winner Taika Waititi has teamed up with Sterlin Harjo for “Reservation Dogs,” a life-in-pieces comedy about four Indigenous teens living in Oklahoma and dreaming of a better life in California. Lane Factor (from left), Paulina Alexis, Woon-A-Tai and Devery Jacobs in “Reservation Dogs” on FX on Hulu. She works in the local health clinic and is divorced from Bear’s absentee father, wannabe rapper Punkin Lusty (Sten Joddi). Bear idolizes his dad, a local celebrity of sorts who inevitably lets his son down time and again. I wouldn’t say that “Reservation Dogs” as a must-see, but it you have some time, you might find yourself enjoying spending some time with Bear, Elora, Willie Jack and Cheese and the residents of this quirkly little town.
Jacob deGrom confident ‘frustrating’ injury won’t end his Mets season
“The frustrating thing is not knowing why it’s there,” deGrom said before the Mets faced the Marlins. A subsequent MRI exam and CT scan ruled out ligament damage and the possibility of a bone spur, according to deGrom. In a best-case scenario, he would return to the Mets in early September, allowing him time to build up following the layoff. DeGrom also battled various issues earlier in the season that caused him to miss and curtail starts. The Mets initially hoped Syndergaard would return by mid-June, but a setback pushed that timetable into September.
NYC’s new vaccine policy erases kids from public life
Now New York City is seemingly looking to banish them from public spaces altogether. Hizzoner explained it thus: “The key to New York City. Even before the mayor’s announcement, New York City was starting to close its doors to kids. If schooling becomes contingent on vaccination status, New York City kids are in for another year of educational chaos. Now we push children out of public life, as if they are lepers, and treat them as an afterthought.
Mystery buyer nabs $50M spread in celeb-filled downtown tower
When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go — downtown. Residents of the building include the singer Frank Ocean. Key’s 1,624-square-foot pad comes with two bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms. The chic digs also boast 11-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, an entrance gallery that leads to a living room, along with an open chef’s kitchen — and two terraces. The listing brokers for Key’s apartment are Douglas Elliman’s Tim Malone and Steven Cohen.
Camila Cabello’s ‘Cinderella’ dreams of being a girl boss — not a princess
“Cinderella” is getting a girl boss-esque twist in the forthcoming Amazon Studios re-imagining of the beloved orphan-turned-princess fairy tale. As seen in the trailer released Tuesday, this time around, Ella is chasing her dreams and not a husband. “This girl fancies herself a businessman.”Stylish Broadway star Billy Porter replaces the familiar fairy godmother as “Fab G,” a genderless fairy godparent. Reworked versions of Beyonce’s hit “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” are also featured. Known as a member of the former girl group Fifth Harmony, the Cuban-born singer has released several albums and won several major music awards.
Katy Perry grabs a handful of Orlando Bloom on vacation
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are now pawing each other on a yacht off the Italian island of Capri in the Tyrrhenian Sea, new pap photos show. Katy Perry grabs a handful of her fiancé Orlando Bloom. Cobra Team / BACKGRID… after having hit Venice in June, while Perry returned Stateside mid-July for a yoga session with Bloom’s ex Miranda Kerr. Perry and Bloom appear very much in love on their Mediterranean getaway. Cobra Team / BACKGRIDPopstar Perry and actor Bloom have been dating since 2016, getting engaged in February 2019.
The 2021 Met Gala will require guests be vaccinated, masked indoors
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)Vaccinations are the new black. The starry Met Gala returns this fall, but with two important caveats: Everyone going needs to be jabbed and must wear a mask indoors. “Currently, all attendees at The Met Gala on September 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and will also be expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking. We will update these guidelines as needed,” a spokesperson for the Met told The Daily Beast Tuesday. Last year’s Met Gala was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off Japanese coast
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on Wednesday morning and the rumblings were felt in the host city of the Summer Olympics. The quake hit at about 5:30 a.m. about 75 miles off the coast of Hasaki, which is about 80 miles to the east of Tokyo, according to the US Geological Survey. Several journalists covering the Olympics reported feeling the earthquake in Tokyo. “Earthquake in Tokyo right now. Several journalists covering the Olympics reported feeling the earthquake.
Last week, they were in Tokyo. Now, some Olympians are playing in the Citi Open.
“I would fall asleep at like 9:30 [p.m.] the first day and wake up at 2 [a.m.], be up until 7 and then fall asleep from 7 to 8, and then get up and go practice,” Paul said. “It was like a couple of days like that. We’re pretty used to it as tennis players — we travel through time zones a bunch — but that’s definitely one of the more gnarly time changes.”
Landon Collins, healthy again, rejoins Washington’s revamped secondary
Early speculation in the offseason was that Collins might switch to linebacker as Curl took over strong safety. Although Collins had heard the talk before, he bristled at that in the offseason. He is a safety and will remain a safety, both he and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio assured. But his role has always been a hybrid of sorts; Collins has played the majority of his defensive snaps in the box, yet he still drops into coverage as a traditional safety and moves around in Washington’s sub-packages. At times, he is a linebacker on the field.
Former Montgomery County teacher charged with enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography
According to an affidavit filed July 28 in support of a criminal complaint against Scherer in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, Scherer was allegedly in contact with the group Predator Poacher, which maintains several online accounts “that purport to be minors.” The group uses the accounts “to chat with adults who later meet for sexual contact,” and then records the contact, interviews the individuals and uploads the videos online, according to the government. The FBI was brought in during late June at the request of the Buffalo Police Department, which received a call from a Predator Poacher group member, according to the affidavit.
Virginia House Republicans pitch alternate plan for federal relief money with an eye toward elections
The only avenue left to Republicans to introduce the plan was as floor amendments, which go before the entire chamber for debate. But a parliamentary tactic keeps that debate to a minimum: A lawmaker can simply make a motion to “pass by” any floor amendment, and the rules of the body dictate that the sponsor of the amendment has only two minutes to defend it.
How a potent cold air outbreak brought rare snowfall to southern Brazil
Additional snowfall is likely in South America, but not in Brazil — moisture being forced over the high terrain of the Andes will result in up to half a foot of snow in the Bolivian Altiplano, or a high, flat region of western Bolivia situated in between mountain ranges. Translating to the “high plain,” the Altiplano sits between 12,000 and 15,000 feet; some of the mountains tower to 20,000 feet. That’s where the greatest snow will fall.
Infrastructure proposal creates a program to cut emissions. Critics say it’s missing major pieces.
“While the bill contains some nice progressive wins, or climate wins, those are dwarfed by the sheer magnitude of the highway construction money,” said Kevin DeGood, director of infrastructure policy at the liberal advocacy group Center for American Progress. “If I’m looking back in history, then I say, ‘Look at how much we’re spending on transit. Look at these green provisions we’ve put in this bill.’ But if I’m actually looking at the scale of the challenges we face and how rapidly climate destruction is going to occur, then I would have to say … this is inadequate to the task at hand.”
Opinion : Biden’s careful approach to Iraq is built on all that’s absent in Afghanistan
Kadhimi is trying to tilt Iraq slightly toward its moderate Arab neighbors and away from revolutionary Iran. This subtle shift was symbolized by several agreements discussed during Kadhimi’s Washington visit. Iraq plans to purchase electricity from Jordan, under an agreement financed partly by the United Arab Emirates. It will connect to the electrical grid of the Gulf Arab countries, wired through Kuwait. All three steps will reduce Baghdad’s dependence on Tehran for electricity.
Opinion : The movement that made Biden deserves more from him
Because if you think of the Biden presidency as the culmination of an anti-Trumpism, small-d democratic, anti-racism movement, it reshapes your view of what Biden should be doing now. His glee about reaching a deal with a bipartisan group of all-White senators on infrastructure then seems a bit misplaced. The coalition that put Biden in the White House, of course, embraces child tax credits and infrastructure spending — particularly since Biden and his team have suggested those economic policies will reduce some of the United States’ racial inequality. But this was not a movement to build better roads. It was a movement to stop a racist autocrat, defend democratic values and make sure Black, immigrant, Muslim, transgender and other historically marginalized lives truly matter in this country.
Silver medalist Raven Saunders shares grief over the death of her mother
“Everything that I’ve been through mental health-wise, injuries, financial, being able to really invest everything I’ve had mentally and physically and be able to walk away with a medal, and be able to go out here and really inspire so many people of the LGBTQ community, so many people who have been dealing with mental health issues, so many people of the African American community, so many people who are Black all around the world,” Saunders said Sunday. “I really just hope I can continue to inspire and motivate.”
Missouri governor pardons Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who waved guns at protesters
Sticking to a promise he made before the pair pleaded guilty, the Republican governor announced Tuesday that Mark and Patricia McCloskey were among 12 people granted pardons Friday. In June, Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750, and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Both agreed to give up the guns they had brandished in the confrontation.
Opinion : The disgrace and downfall of Andrew Cuomo
But not 11 different individuals, often backed up by eyewitnesses or those they told contemporaneously. Never touched anyone inappropriately? Leave aside the executive assistant — although you shouldn’t. But what about the state trooper who Cuomo insisted be hired, despite the fact that she had only two years of service instead of the requisite three? She described standing in front of Cuomo in an elevator when she was guarding him, when he “placed his finger on the top of her neck and ran his finger down her spine midway down her back, and said ’Hey, you.’ ” Another time, she said, as she held the door open for him as he left an event, Cuomo ran his palm across her stomach, making her feel “completely violated because to me, like that’s between my chest and my privates.”
Opinion : Where conservatives’ arguments about public health mandates go wrong
A vaccine passport would of course affect more people, which makes it feel more intrusive, even though in principle it is less so: You don’t have to get a vaccine in New York; you just can’t dine indoors without one. And it’s understandable that conservatives tend to think of their old existence as the natural state of affairs. But it’s actually highly abnormal — and since the outbreak of covid-19 has pushed us a little closer toward the historical “normal,” arguably our willingness to infringe on personal liberty should get more “normal” too.
Opinion : Cruelty toward wolves is erasing conservation efforts. It’s time to reinstate their protections.
State fish and wildlife agencies and their regulatory commissions generally kept the promise to manage wolf populations scientifically and professionally, as game species. Wolves were hunted, but mostly in line with what the Boone and Crockett Club defines as “fair chase”: hunting in “a manner that does not give the hunter an improper or unfair advantage over the game animals” or that brings “no dishonor to either the hunter, the hunted, or the environment.” As a lifelong hunter, I believe that these elements are essential to the notion of sportsmanship.
Turkey's Erdogan faces mounting criticism over wildfires
Charred and blackened trees have replaced some of the pine-coated hills in Turkey’s Turquoise Coast while many villagers lost homes and livestock. More than 150 fires that broke out in over 30 provinces since Wednesday have been put out, officials said. As residents lost homes and livestock, anger turned toward the government, which admitted that it did not have a usable firefighting aircraft fleet. Mayors posted videos pleading for aerial firefighting responses to local wildfires while celebrities joined a social media campaign requesting foreign help to combat the blazes. The campaign drew an angry response from a top Erdogan aide, Fahrettin Altun, who said "Our Turkey is strong.
Nets superstar Kyrie Irving backtracks after taking shot at Nike: 'It was unfair'
Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving is backtracking after taking a shot at Nike last week. Irving called the sneakers "trash" and said that he had nothing to do with them. This is where the KAI11 brand and Nike are," Irving told The Athletic. TRAE YOUNG, HAWKS AGREE TO $207 MILLION EXTENSION"It was unfair to put the blame on Nike or any one person. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn 54 games last season, Irving finished with 26.9 points, 6.0 assists, and 4.8 rebounds for the Nets.
Former football player charged in Iowa hoops star's assault
A former Iowa State University football player has been arrested in connection with an assault of a University of Iowa basketball star in May. Kron turned himself in Saturday, was booked into the Johnson County Jail and was released about 20 minutes later, a jail official said. Bohannon and Kron were both at DC's Bar in Iowa City on May 23, according to police records. In a statement shortly after the incident, Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery said Bohannon was attacked by a person he didn't see coming at him. In 2013, he earned Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honors, made 14 tackles, 1.5 tackles of a loss and two fumble recoveries.
Vikings release CB Jeff Gladney after assault indictment
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney was indicted Tuesday by a Texas grand jury for felony assault of a woman he was previously in a relationship with, and the team released him about five hours later. "We take these matters very seriously and condemn all forms of domestic violence," the Vikings said in a news release. He's charged with domestic violence by impeding breathing, for "intentionally, knowingly and recklessly" causing bodily injury and applying pressure to the alleged victim's neck and throat, according to the indictment. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league office "will continue to review this serious and concerning matter under the personal conduct policy while the and monitor all legal developments." In 2014, the NFL toughened its personal conduct policy to include a baseline six-game suspension without pay for violations involving domestic violence and other related crimes.
Cuomo's 'therapeutic conversations' defense won't fly unless jury is '12 Andrew Cuomos', Turley says
Andrew M. Cuomo may have trouble in a jury trial, should the legal process progress to that point following the state's Democratic Attorney General's findings he sexually harassed multiple women and violated federal and state laws, Professor Jonathan Turley claimed Tuesday. "What he said today can be used and can be admitted into court, and that will be a problem for his counsel." "Unless he thinks a jury of his peers will be 12 Andrew Cuomos, I think his defense could not be higher-risk or more alienating what his arguing here are common arguments used against women in these cases." Giuliani faces fellow Cuomo critics Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, among others, in the GOP primary next year. Astorino said Tuesday that Cuomo has "been above the law" throughout his three-term tenure, and blasted his handling of the COVID nursing home scandal.
Two years after Walmart massacre, El Paso grieves as advocates push for tighter gun laws
The "Star on the Mountain" landmark in El Paso, Texas. Portrait by Ellen Elmes of the victims of the 2019 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. Ellen ElmesThe mass shooting prompted calls to address gun violence in the traditionally Republican-leaning state. The ‘Grand Candela’ memorial honoring victims shines at dusk in the parking lot of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. People react during a prayer vigil organized by the city, after a shooting left 20 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas, on August 4, 2019.
J&J Covid vaccine recipients can get supplemental Pfizer or Moderna dose in San Francisco
People stand in line at the mass vaccination site at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center that opened today for healthcare workers and people over 65 on February 5, 2021 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Department of Public Health and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital said Tuesday they are allowing patients who received Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine to get a second shot produced by either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. J&J recipients can make a special request to get a "supplemental dose" of an mRNA vaccine, city health officials said in a statement to CNBC, declining to call the second shots "boosters." "This move does not represent a change in policy for SFDPH," the public health department said in a statement. The researchers who led the study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, now say they hope J&J recipients will eventually receive a booster shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
Pentagon police officer dies in stabbing outside metro entrance, assailant shot dead
The officer opened fire on the assailant after the attack began outside the Pentagon metro entrance, according to NBC News. The assailant was shot dead by police, but it's not yet clear which officer killed the assailant. "The Pentagon Metro Station is probably one of the busiest in the transportation system. The last time a significant incident occurred at the Pentagon Metro Center was in 2010, according to Kusse. A gunman opened fire at the Pentagon entrance and wounded two officers with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency in March 2010.
Frontier Airlines passenger taped to seat after allegedly groping, attacking flight attendants
A Frontier Airlines passenger was taped to his seat after he allegedly groped two flight attendants and punched another in the face on a Miami-bound flight from Philadelphia last week, according to a police report. Berry later allegedly groped the breasts of two flight attendants, who asked a third cabin crew member for help, the report said. Berry then allegedly punched that flight attendant in the face "with a closed fist." Incidents of violence and the uptick in unruly passenger reports have alarmed flight attendant labor unions, who have asked airlines and federal prosecutors to do more to stop the behavior. Frontier said the crew members who worked the Saturday flight are on paid leave pending an investigation"Frontier Airlines maintains the utmost value, respect, concern and support for all of our flight attendants, including those who were assaulted on this flight," the carrier said in a statement.
Missouri governor pardons St. Louis couple Mark, Patricia McCloskey after guilty pleas in gun-waving incident
The pair pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in connection with the June 2020 incident and were ordered to pay fines. Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault for threatening the passersby with an AR-15 rifle and was fined $750. Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to harassment and was given a $2,000 fine. "It's a correction of something that should have never happened in the first place," Mark McCloskey told Fox News of the pardons. Nine Black Lives Matter protesters were issued citations for trespassing in connection with the incident but prosecutors refused to move forward.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's office dropping slew of felony cases; critics say criminals can walk
Now, records show her office has been dropping felony cases at a rate more than double the years before she took office. Last year, 35.8% of the cases had been dropped and by July of this year, 34.4% of felony the cases charged in St. Louis were dismissed. Jane Dueker, who represents the St. Louis Association of Police, noted those are just the cases for which there have been charges or indictments. GRIEVING MOTHER SAYS CONTROVERSIAL ST. LOUIS PROSECUTOR SILENTLY MADE PLEA DEAL WITH SUSPECT IN SON'S MURDERFox News reached out to Gardner’s office. After one year with Gardner in office, the caseload was down to 3,053, then in 2019 only 1,974 felony criminal cases moved through St. Louis.
Friends of California movie theater shooting suspect believed he had gun, snuck out of cinema, detective says
The suspect charged with opening fire on two people on a date inside a California movie theater was accompanied by three friends who snuck out of the cinema over fears that he brought a gun, according to local reports. Two of the friends told investigators they later saw Jimenez run out the theater and leave in his car. "Halfway through the movie, Joseph left and returned with a bag which he told them he had a ‘strap’ in the bag. Witnesses said they needed to use the restroom, however, they left the theater leaving Joseph behind. "About (11:28 p.m., two of the witnesses) saw Joseph run outside the theater and run to his vehicle.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo to face impeachment proceedings over sexual harassment allegations
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailGov. Andrew Cuomo to face impeachment proceedings over sexual harassment allegationsBrendan Lyons, Albany Times Union, joins Shep Smith to report on the New York attorney general's report that concluded Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed a number of women during his time in office.
Jim Cramer breaks down technical analysis on the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and bitcoin
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailJim Cramer breaks down technical analysis on the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and bitcoinCNBC's Jim Cramer analyzed charts from longtime technician Tom Demark on Monday's episode of "Mad Money," with a focus on the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and bitcoin.
Jim Cramer says these 'pseudo-lockdown' stocks will benefit from Wall Street's latest Covid fears
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailJim Cramer says these 'pseudo-lockdown' stocks will benefit from Wall Street's latest Covid fearsAs Wall Street grows concerned about the Covid delta variant, CNBC's Jim Cramer said investors should bet on the stocks of retailers like Target.
Clorox is 'taking all of the necessary actions' to deal with cost pressures, CEO says
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailClorox is 'taking all of the necessary actions' to deal with cost pressures, CEO saysClorox CEO Linda Rendle joined CNBC's Jim Cramer on Tuesday's episode of "Mad Money," discussing the cleaning product maker's approach to rising cost pressures.
Jim Cramer says a slowdown in new IPOs is a welcome sign for the stock market
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailJim Cramer says a slowdown in new IPOs is a welcome sign for the stock marketCNBC's Jim Cramer on Monday explained the challenges that a flood of initial public offerings can create for the stock market. However, the "Mad Money" host said a welcome slowdown in IPOs appears to be taking place after a strong start to 2021.
Jim Cramer explains how investors should play Wall Street's worries about the Covid delta variant
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailJim Cramer explains how investors should play Wall Street's worries about the Covid delta variant"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer examines Tuesday's stock market action and offers investors a near-term roadmap to capitalize on Wall Street's concerns about the Covid delta variant.
Watch Tuesday's full episode of Fast Money — August 3, 2021
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWatch Tuesday's full episode of Fast Money — August 3, 2021"Fast Money" is America's post-market show. Hosted by Melissa Lee and a roundtable of top traders, "Fast Money" breaks through the noise of the day, to bring you the actionable news that matters most to investors.
Clorox CEO discusses fourth-quarter earnings and 2022 sales guidance
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailClorox CEO discusses fourth-quarter earnings and 2022 sales guidanceClorox CEO Linda Rendle appeared on "Mad Money" after earlier Tuesday the company reported fourth-quarter results and issued a weaker-than-expected 2022 sales forecast.
Democrats get CDC to extend eviction moratorium
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailDemocrats get CDC to extend eviction moratoriumCNBC's Shep Smith reports that the CDC has extended the eviction moratorium to October 3.
NYC to require proof of vaccination for indoor dining, concerts and gyms
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNYC to require proof of vaccination for indoor dining, concerts and gymsNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today the city would require vaccination for people to dine indoors, attend a concert or work out at a gym.
I would say Cuomo's in trouble in civil court: Civil rights attorney
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailI would say Cuomo's in trouble in civil court: Civil rights attorneyCivil rights attorney and former prosecutor David Henderson discusses whether N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James could have been able to file charges against Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Cramer's lightning round: Just go buy SoFi
MKS Instruments: "I don't understand why this stock is so cheap. Palantir Technologies: "Palantir is a cult stock. When I say a cult stock, there are people who don't really know what Palantir does, but they own Palantir. I don't know what Palantir does because it's a secret, but people still like it." SoFi Technologies: "Frankly, I don't understand why this stock is where it is.
Clorox CEO confident in growth prospects, even after disappointing quarter and guidance
Clorox CEO Linda Rendle defended the company's long-term prospects Tuesday, telling CNBC its disappointing fourth-quarter earnings and 2022 sales forecasts are the result of temporary factors that will wane with time. Clorox sales fell 9% in the fourth quarter compared with the same period last year, a time when consumers were stocking up on the company's cleaning products in response to Covid concerns. They're drinking more water," Rendle said, likely alluding to the company's ownership of water filter brand Brita. The profit miss was due, partly, to what Rendle described as an "unprecedented cost environment" as supply chains remain disheveled. We're taking all of the necessary actions when it comes to cost savings, pricing, to deal with margin.
Judge blocks Texas governor's order preventing transport of migrants
Central American migrants wait to be transported by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in La Joya, Texas, U.S. April 27, 2021. A U.S. judge on Tuesday temporarily halted an executive order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott that restricts the transport of migrants through the state and authorizes state troopers to pull over vehicles suspected of doing so. Abbott's order, which was signed on Wednesday, permits only "law enforcement officials" to provide ground transport for migrants detained for illegally crossing the southern border. It also gives the state's public safety department the authority to stop any vehicle suspected of carrying migrants and send it back to its point of origin. The Justice Department said the order would interfere with the U.S. government's ability to transport migrants between facilities, including unaccompanied children.
Why Jim Cramer loves the stocks of Pepsi, McCormick, Hormel and Constellation Brands
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWhy Jim Cramer loves the stocks of Pepsi, McCormick, Hormel and Constellation Brands"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer on Tuesday explained the key to success for well-known consumer companies such as Pepsi, McCormick, Hormel and Constellation Brands.
Stephen Curry's new contract averages more than $50 million per year – and the Golden State Warriors can afford it
The Golden State Warriors agreed to another extension with Curry -- this time a four-year, $215 million deal that expires in 2026. Curry's new pact puts him at roughly $53 million a year on average, including nearly $60 million in the final year of the agreement. By securing Curry beyond next season, the Warriors protected their league-high team revenue streams, including a $20 million per year jersey sponsorship. The Warriors bring in nearly $500 million per season, according to Forbes, with expectations that will reach closer to $700 million annually. Before the pandemic, the $1.4 billion Chase Center in San Francisco attracted more than $3 million in gate revenue per Warriors game.
A 'roaring era' for concerts and live events is coming, says Live Nation CEO
Live Nation's net loss narrowed to $195.7 million from $587.5 million in the year-ago period. "The momentum for the return to live events has been building every month, with ticket sales and concert attendance pacing faster than expected, underscoring the strength and resiliency of the concert business and live events in general," CEO Michael Rapino said during the company's earnings call Tuesday. For Ticketmaster, which is wholly owned by Live Nation, June represented its fourth-best month in history in terms of ticket volume. Rapino said 2022 and 2023 will be a "roaring era" for concerts and other live events. Live Nation's deferred revenue is tied to more than 25 million tickets sold for concerts in the second half of 2021 and 14 million tickets sold for events in 2022.
Cramer says bet on these 'pseudo-lockdown stocks' as Wall Street worries about Covid delta variant
CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday Covid delta variant concerns are a dominant theme on Wall Street right now, suggesting investors may want to position their portfolios to capture the market's sentiment. However, he added, "I can tell you exactly what the big institutional money managers are buying as they try to find ways to play the delta variant." Nevertheless, he said, previous stock winners are likely to be victorious again in the near term. Apple may also benefit from prolonged remote work as people upgrade their electronics, Cramer said. "Here's the bottom line: As the delta variant keeps spreading like wildfire [and] state governments bring back some of their Covid restrictions all over the country, I bet these pseudo-lockdown stocks will be big winners," he said.
Asia-Pacific stocks set to slip; private survey on Chinese services activity ahead
SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific looked set for a lower start on Wednesday, as investors look ahead to the release of a private survey on China's July services sector activity. Futures pointed to a lower open for Japanese stocks. The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 27,635 while its counterpart in Osaka was at 27,640. Stocks in Australia also looked poised to slip, with the SPI futures contract at 7,381.0, against the S&P/ASX 200's last close at 7,474.50. Looking ahead, the Caixin/Markit services Purchasing Managers' Index is set to be out at 9:45 a.m. HK/SIN on Wednesday.
Greece wildfires burn dangerously close to industrial area near Athens
Around 100 wildfires are raging across Greece, with an industrial area just outside Athens under threat. Children were sent home from a summer camp and people were told to leave their homes as the flames edged closer.Aug.
Celebrity chef Sandra Lee shines on red carpet, shows off 25-pound weight loss
Lee, 55, has been sharing updates about her weight loss progress with her Instagram followers. While Lee hasn't posted a weight loss update since her birthday, it's clear her hard work is paying off. On the eve of her birthday, Lee proudly posed for a photo in a sleeveless white dress. "Thinking this will be my birthday dress for tomorrow," Lee posted on Instagram before her birthday. "Healthy thoughtful weight loss goals are not easy but worth it," she added.
Explosion rocks Kabul’s fortified green zone
First responders rushed into Kabul’s green zone after an explosion, followed by more blasts and small arms fire. No-one has claimed responsibility yet, but ISIL has claimed bombings in the Afghan capital previously, and the government is battling a powerful Taliban insurgency.Aug.
Brighton Zeuner helps pave the way as one of skateboarding’s first Olympians
Skateboarding is making its Olympic debut during the Tokyo Games, and 17-year-old Brighton Zeuner is one of the sport’s first Olympians. She started skateboarding at age six and her parents even built a vert ramp in their backyard.Aug.
English study finds 50-60% reduced risk of COVID for double-vaccinated
A person walks past a sign informing about a vaccination centre in Greenwich park, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, July 18, 2021. Imperial College London researchers said people who reported receiving two vaccine doses were half as likely to test positive for COVID-19, adjusting for other factors such as age, whether or not the people tested had COVID-19 symptoms. Focusing on those who had COVID-19 symptoms, effectiveness rose to around 59%, according to the study, which covered a period when the Delta variant completely displaced the previously dominant Alpha variant. PHE has said that Delta carries a higher risk of hospitalisation, though vaccines offer good protection against severe disease. Schools have now shut for summer holidays, and cases have fallen from that peak despite legal coronavirus restrictions ending on July 19.
SK Innovation expects improvement in refining margins, plans to split battery business
The logo of SK Innovation is seen in front of its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSEOUL, Aug 4 (Reuters) - SK Innovation Co Ltd (096770.KS), the owner of South Korea's top refiner SK Energy, said on Wednesday that it expected refining margins to gradually improve in the second half of the year as COVID-19 retreats and demand rebounds. SK Innovation said on Wednesday it plans to split off its battery business and oil and gas production business into separate units by October. Revenue rose 56% to 11.1 trillion won from a year earlier. That compares with the 11 trillion won forecast of analysts in the Refinitiv SmartEstimate.
Singer R. Kelly appears in NY court before sex abuse trial begins
R. Kelly appears via video screen from Chicago during a hearing ahead of his August sex abuse trial in New York, U.S., June 17, 2021, in this courtroom sketch. REUTERS/Jane RosenbergAug 3 (Reuters) - Singer R. Kelly appeared in a New York City courtroom on Tuesday for a hearing, just days before his sex abuse trial is due to begin. The singer is accused of racketeering, sexual abuse and bribery charges. Kelly faces separate criminal charges in Illinois and Minnesota. The allegations against Kelly date back more than two decades and were featured in a 2019 documentary, "Surviving R.
Barbie debuts doll in likeness of British COVID-19 vaccine developer
LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) - British coronavirus vaccine developer Sarah Gilbert has many science accolades to her credit but now shares an honor with Beyonce, Marilyn Monroe and Eleanor Roosevelt: a Barbie doll in her likeness. Gilbert, a 59-year-old professor at Oxford University and co-developer of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, is one of six women in the COVID-19 fight who have new Barbies modeled after them. Toy maker Mattel Inc (MAT.O) is recognizing them with a line of Barbie "role model" dolls. Gilbert's Barbie shares her long auburn hair and oversized black glasses, and she wears a sensible navy blue pantsuit and white blouse. "It's a very strange concept having a Barbie doll created in my likeness," Gilbert said in an interview for Mattel.
Officials close parts of Lake Tahoe after chipmunks test positive for plague
Officials are closing some areas in Lake Tahoe after chipmunks tested positive for plague. Plague is an infectious bacterial disease that tends to be spread by chipmunks, other wild rodents and their fleas.Aug.
Judge blocks Texas governor's order preventing transport of migrants
Cardone said in her two-page order that the Justice Department would likely prevail on that argument. The judge halted Texas officials from implementing Abbott's order until at least Aug. 13, when she will hold a court hearing in the case. Abbott's order from last week, which he said was aimed at preventing migrants from potentially spreading COVID-19, permits only "law enforcement officials" to provide ground transport for migrants detained for illegally crossing the southern border. Abbott's order also gives the state's public safety department the authority to stop any vehicle suspected of carrying migrants and send it back to its point of origin. The Justice Department said the order would interfere with the U.S. government's ability to transport migrants between facilities, including unaccompanied children.
Denials and photos: Cuomo's video defense
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo makes a statement in this screen grab taken from a pre-recorded video released by Office of the NY Governor, in New York, U.S., August 3, 2021. In the 14-minute video, Cuomo offered little detailed rebuttal of the specific charges, which included reaching his hand under an aide's blouse and grabbing her breast and running his finger down a state trooper’s spine. Immediately after his video was released, New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, renewed their calls for Cuomo's resignation. Cuomo specifically addressed only a few allegations, though he did post a more detailed defense from his lawyer on his website. In his video, Cuomo, who describes himself on his own Twitter account as a "father, fisherman, motorcycle enthusiast," said: "On occasion I do slip and say 'sweetheart' or 'darling' or 'honey'.
Big strategic decisions await Samsung's Lee as momentum builds for his parole
Support for his parole, both political and amongst the public, has grown amid anxiety that key strategic decisions are not being made at the South Korean tech giant. "Semiconductors need large investment decisions and the decisions can only be made quickly when the head of the conglomerate is present," Moon's office quoted Kim as saying. The Justice Ministry last month eased parole eligibility guidelines for first-time offenders with good behaviour like Lee to 60% of sentence term served. But experts say Samsung's organisational structure makes it difficult for anyone besides Lee to sign off on strategic decisions that draw on cash pooled from its three main divisions - mobile, consumer electronics and chips. NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI.O), a Dutch maker of automotive chips with a market value of about $58 billion, has often been cited by analysts as a good fit for Samsung's strategic needs and a likely target.
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New York Governor Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, report finds; he vows not to quit United States · 11:22 PM UTCNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo groped, kissed or made suggestive comments to 11 women in violation of the law, the state's attorney general said on Tuesday, prompting local prosecutors to launch a criminal investigation and reigniting calls for him to resign or be impeached.
What we know about the 11 women in the Cuomo harassment report
| Carlo Allegri-Pool/Getty Images What we know about the 11 women in the Cuomo harassment reportTuesday’s devastating report from state Attorney General Tish James detailed instances of sexual harassment and mistreatment of 11 women by Gov. Executive Assistant #1The report found that Cuomo “engaged in a pattern of inappropriate conduct” against the staffer dating back to approximately late 2019. Charlotte BennettBennett, a former executive assistant and health policy aide in the governor’s office, was the second woman to publicly accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment. “We found Ms. Limmiatis to be credible both in demeanor and the substance of her allegations,” the report states. Kissinger later expressed solidarity with Ruch and other women who accused Cuomo of harassment.
State, local aid bottlenecks leave renters exposed
The state and local bottlenecks threatened to leave millions of struggling renters at risk of homelessness without the backstop of a federal eviction moratorium. The urgency of addressing state and local slowdowns was not expected to go away as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revived the modified eviction moratorium Tuesday. But state and local governments — which received the money from grants distributed by Treasury — had disbursed just a fraction of the funds when the moratorium expired over the weekend. “That comes with most federal programs — wanting to do this right, wanting to not receive criticism about how it was deployed," she added. Asked if state and local programs could move more quickly, Brown replied, “Of course they can.”Victoria Guida contributed to this report.
More losing? Trump candidate loses 2021 primary, rattling GOP
A Trump-backed candidate lost in a special election, shocking the GOP. Meanwhile, Trump was also ignored by 17 Republican Senators who voted for a deal he rallied against and the former president is now struggling to sell tickets for his tour with Bill O’Reilly. Political strategist Chai Komanduri joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss the demise of Trump’s control of the GOP.Aug.
Rioter With Brother In Secret Service Will Plead Guilty For Attacking Cops At Capitol
A right-wing New Jersey gym owner with a brother who was on Michelle Obama’s Secret Service detail will plead guilty in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, his attorney told HuffPost on Tuesday. Breite, Fairlamb’s attorney, noted that his client had suffered a heart attack behind bars, lost his business, that his wife was not going to be able to keep up with the mortgage on their home. “He wishes to assume responsibility for the things that he did,” Breite told HuffPost. “And also basically to tell the story of Scott Fairlamb.”Breite said they are not reaching out to Fairlamb’s brother with regard to the case. “We don’t wish to involve his brother,” Breite said.
Jonathan Owens Celebrates Girlfriend Simone Biles Winning Bronze With Sweet Note
Jonathan Owens sent Simone Biles a sweet congratulatory note after the gymnastics star won a bronze medal in the balance beam event at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Xavier Laine via Getty Images Simone Biles celebrates her bronze medal after the Women's balance beam final on Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo. Biles now has seven Olympic medals after winning bronze on Tuesday. She tied Shannon Miller in earning the most medals of any American gymnast — but Biles has two more golds than Miller. After earning her bronze medal on Tuesday, Biles said, “I was proud of myself just to go out there after what I’ve been through,” according to Reuters.
'Doogie Howser' Reboot Puts A 2021 Spin On Show's Classic Theme Song
Audiences got a first look at the highly anticipated, female-led reboot of “Doogie Howser, M.D.” with the release of the show’s opening title sequence. Due out Sept. 8 on Disney+, “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” follows 16-year-old physician Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha (played by Peyton Elizabeth Lee), who juggles a budding career in medicine with the typical challenges of being a teenager. The original “Doogie Howser” debuted in 1989 starring Neil Patrick Harris as the titular teen prodigy. Watch the opening sequence of “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” below. “I feel like it’s a passion project for many, and I can’t wait to watch it.”DIsney+ Peyton Elizabeth Lee as “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”
Jennifer Aniston Says Why She Thinks Jennifer Lopez 'Masters' The Red Carpet
Jennifer Aniston recently praised Jennifer Lopez, saying she believes the singer has mastered red carpet poses. The “Friends” star, who discussed the difficulties of nailing down red carpet poses during an interview published with InStyle on Tuesday, said that she believes Lopez handles the task perfectly. But as for Lopez, Aniston thinks she does an “amazing” job. She’s like, ‘I can’t believe I’m standing here.’ But I don’t think she’s trying; she fell out of bed that way. Amy Sussman via Getty Images Jennifer Lopez at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards in February, 2020 in Santa Monica, California.
GOP Lawmakers Melt Down Over Having To Wear Masks Again
Bill Clark/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) a "moron" for his objections to the reimposed mask mandate. On the advice of the congressional physician, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reinstated a mask mandate for all House lawmakers and staff members on Wednesday. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) tried, unsuccessfully, to get the House to adjourn for the day on Wednesday because he didn’t want to wear a mask. Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-Ga.) ? who compared an earlier House mask mandate to the Holocaust ? stood up behind him and applauded. An unmasked Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) reportedly threw a mask back at a House floor staffer who gave her one on Wednesday.
Cuomo Accuser Charlotte Bennett Says Governor Is 'Absolutely' Gaslighting Her
Charlotte Bennett, one of several women who has accused Andrew Cuomo (D) of sexual harassment, said Tuesday that the New York governor should face impeachment if he refuses to resign. Bennett added that Cuomo ? who has flatly denied the many allegations against him ? was “absolutely” gaslighting her by insisting that he’d only been showing concern towards her during encounters that had made her uncomfortable. We have the facts,” she continued, referring to the investigation conducted by New York Attorney General Letitia James which concluded that Cuomo had sexually harassed at least 11 women, including Bennett, since taking the helm as governor. Bennett, he said, had “identified herself to me as a survivor of sexual assault.”“The truth is that her story resonated deeply with me,” Cuomo said. “The Governor must resign for the good of the state,” Stewart-Cousins said in a statement.
Messages and diary entries from Cuomo's accusers, staffers describe 'dehumanizing and traumatizing' workplace
Andrew Cuomo, that had her about to “burst into tears” and “shaking,” according to screenshots included New York Attorney General Letitia James’ investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo. Bennett’s June texts — along with other messages, diary entries and emails — characterize the governor’s office as a toxic and abusive work environment. Cuomo told her to memorize the lyrics to “Danny Boy,” and quizzed her on them in May 2019, she texted a friend. State of New York Attorney General's Office“The Governor understands that Ms. Bennett took his comments and conversations with her to mean something else,” he said. “The verbal abuse, intimidation and living in constant fear were all horribly toxic — dehumanizing and traumatizing,” Bennett said.
Family holding onto hope of finding Philip Kreycik nearly a month after he vanished while jogging in California park
He had parked his car in the Moller Trail staging area at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in the East Bay Area. Philip told her that he was going for a quick 8-mile run and that his ETA to Stockton would be 12:35 p.m. Officers responded to the trailhead at the Moller Trail staging area at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park that afternoon and found Philip’s vehicle undisturbed in a parking spot. The teams focused on remote areas of Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park over the weekend, but failed to find any new leads or any sign of Philip. “Today, the search for Philip Kreycik continued as a number of teams were deployed at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park,” police posted to Twitter on Saturday.
New details emerge about how CNN anchor Chris Cuomo advised Gov. Andrew Cuomo in sex harassment inquiry
Smith did not definitively identify "Chris" as being Chris Cuomo, but the messages align with other suggestions he is reported to have made about messaging. Chris Cuomo was copied into a series of Feb. 27 emails from Gov. It also appeared that Chris Cuomo played a role in writing the overall response Gov. "These sorts of cases have the power to directly affect the public's trust in all news outlets, not just Chris Cuomo and CNN," Culver said. In May, Chris Cuomo apologized for "inappropriate" conversations he had with his brother's staff during the harassment inquiry.
Spirit And American Airlines Canceled Hundreds Of Flights, Frustrating Passengers
Spirit And American Airlines Canceled Hundreds Of Flights, Frustrating PassengersEnlarge this image toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP Matt Rourke/APSpirit and American Airlines canceled hundreds of their flights on Tuesday, exasperating passengers in airports throughout the country, and in some cases, leaving them stranded. By comparison, American Airlines had canceled around 300 flights — about 10% of the day's total, by mid-afternoon on Tuesday. According to flight tracker FlightAware, Spirit canceled 19% of its Sunday flights and 40% of its flights on Monday. American canceled 300 Sunday flights and 563 Monday flights. Inside airports, frustrated and shocked passengers have posted videos and expressed their anger over long lines, minimal communication, and canceled flights on Twitter and TikTok.
Missouri's Governor Pardons The St. Louis Lawyers Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters
Missouri's Governor Pardons The St. Louis Lawyers Who Waved Guns At BLM ProtestersEnlarge this image toggle caption Laurie Skrivan/AP Laurie Skrivan/APJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators as they marched past the couple's home in a luxury St. Louis enclave last year. Mark McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle, and Patricia McCloskey waved a semiautomatic pistol, according to the indictment. "I'd do it again," he said from the courthouse steps in downtown St. Louis. Callahan later amended the charges to give jurors the alternative of convictions of misdemeanor harassment instead of the weapons charge.
Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 16, 2021 file photo, A Texas Department of Public Safety officer in Del Rio, Texas directs a group of migrants who crossed the border and turned themselves in. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. ADVERTISEMENTCardone said Abbott’s directive would have the effect of “exacerbating the spread of COVID-19.” She scheduled another hearing for next week. Like Texas, the Biden administration is also raising concerns about the much more contagious delta variant as large numbers of noncitizens continue arriving at Texas’ southern border. Abbott last week had authorized Texas’ growing presence of state troopers along the border to “stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion” that it transports migrants.
Jury finds Missouri man killed by violence, rejecting authorities' suicide ruling
A jury in Missouri found that a Black man died by violence and not suicide — as authorities had previously determined. KSDK via YouTubeThe jury, which did not determine who was responsible for Martin’s death, ruled in about two hours last week that Martin died by violence. Madison County Prosecutor M. Dwight Robbins told KSDK he likes to ask Coroner Collin Follis to call an inquest if there is uncertainty about a death. But ... God ain’t through yet,” Martin’s grandmother Kimberly Robinson told KSDK. Dr. Russell Deidiker, the pathologist who performed the autopsy, testified that Martin died from a gunshot wound to his head that was fired at close contact.
Lawyer: R. Kelly gained weight, lost money ahead of trial
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. The R&B star gained weight and lost money while he awaits a sex-trafficking trial that starts in earnest next week, his lawyers said Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at a court hearing. The R&B star gained weight and lost money while he awaits a sex-trafficking trial that starts in earnest next week, his lawyers said Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at a court hearing. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly gained weight and lost money while he awaits a sex-trafficking trial that starts in earnest next week, his lawyers said Tuesday at a court hearing. ADVERTISEMENTDevereaux Cannick, one of his lawyers, told the judge that Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, needs to be measured for new clothing because he’s gained so much weight in jail.
Missouri governor pardons Mark and Patricia McCloskey, couple who waved guns at protesters
Patricia and Mark McCloskey were listed among 10 other pardons and two commutations announced by Republican Gov. In May, Mark McCloskey announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. senator from Missouri. Couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey draw guns at protesters in St. Louis on June 28, 2020. Lawrence Bryant / Reuters filePatricia and Mark McCloskey were first charged with felonies but later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in a deal announced shortly after Mark McCloskey announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Immediately after the plea deal, Mark McCloskey said he would "do it again."
Covid-19 Booster Shots: When Might You Need One and Why?
Companies are working on coronavirus booster shots, as some early studies suggest antibody levels against Covid-19 wane with time, making boosters more necessary. We explore what that means for individual consumers. Illustration: Laura Kammermann/The Wall Street Journal
Semiconductor stocks are rallying — and they still look like bargains
Semiconductor stocks haven’t risen in a straight line this year, but they have recovered from their last dip in May. Now the group is expected to maintain its head of steam through 2022 with faster growth than the broader stock market. Below is a list of the 10 semiconductor companies expected to increase sales the most through 2023. SOXX holds 30 stocks of the largest U.S.-listed semiconductor manufacturers and companies that make specialized equipment used by chip makers. First, sales:ETF Expected sales increase – 2023 Expected sales increase – 2022 Expected sales increase – 2021 iShares Semiconductor ETF 4% 9% 27% SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust 5% 6% 14% Invesco QQQ Trust 10% 10% 20% Source: FactSetThe semiconductor group is expected to lead for sales growth during a banner 2021 and rank slightly behind QQQ in 2022.
Spirit cancels half its flights, while delays continue to plague American Airlines
Spirit Airlines canceled more than half its schedule on Tuesday, and American Airlines struggled to recover from weekend storms at its Texas home, stranding thousands of passengers at the height of the summer travel season. By early evening, Spirit SAVE, -0.15% had canceled more than 400 flights, or nearly 60% of its schedule, according to the FlightAware tracking service. American Airlines AAL, -0.55% had already canceled nearly 350 flights. It is much larger than Spirit, so those flights amounted to 11% of its schedule — still an unusually high rate. The disruptions at Spirit and American are just the latest examples of airlines scrambling to deal with an increase in travel this summer.
Shares of Synthetic Biology Hopeful Zymergen Plunge as CEO Departs
Zymergen disclosed late Tuesday that its CEO Josh Hoffman was leaving after some customers had problems implementing the company’s main product. The company, which uses biological processes to make chemicals, said Tuesday that it no longer expected product revenue in 2021. Product revenue next year is expected to be “immaterial,” Zymergen said in a statement. Barron’s recently highlighted Zymergen (ticker: ZY) as one of three players to watch in synthetic biology. The company’s chairman, Jay Flatley, a former CEO of Illumina (ILMN), is replacing him as acting CEO.
Affirm Stock Climbs on Buy Now, Pay Later Program With Apple
The new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Apple and Affirm will team up to offer a "buy now, pay later" program, according to a media report. Ming Yeung/Getty ImagesAffirm stock jumped on Tuesday after a report said the company was teaming up with Apple to offer a “buy now, pay later” program for devices in Canada. Bloomberg reported Affirm’s PayBright in Canada plans to offer the option to pay off iPhones, Macs, and iPads over a 12 or 24 month period. The outlet cited a message sent to Apple retail employees in Canada.
Frontier Airlines passenger charged with groping, punching flight attendants
MIAMI — An Ohio man was arrested in Florida over the weekend after being accused of groping two female flight attendants and punching a male flight attendant during a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, officials said. Maxwell Berry, 22, of Norwalk, Ohio, was arrested Saturday at Miami International Airport and charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery, according to a Miami-Dade police report.
WhatsApp photos and videos can now disappear after a single viewing
WhatsApp said that it would soon let users send disappearing photos and videos and this week the feature will be rolling out to everybody. Anyone using the Facebook-owned messaging app can share a photo or video in "view once" mode, allowing a single viewing before the media in question goes poof. Media shared with "view once" selected will show up as opened after the intended audience takes a peek. Facebook has made a few gestures toward letting people wrest control of their online privacy since then, streamlining audience controls on its core app and enabling disappearing messages in WhatsApp. WhatsApp enabled end-to-end encryption by default back in 2016, but for Messenger and Instagram, the hallmark privacy measure could still be years out.
Affirm stock rallies after report of plans to work with Apple in Canada
An already busy week in the buy-now, pay-later (BNPL) market got even busier Tuesday after a report indicated that Apple Inc. plans to work with Affirm Holdings Inc. on an installment offering for those looking to buy various Apple devices in Canada. Affirm shares AFRM, +3.03% gained 3% in Tuesday trading and were up another 2.7% in the extended session following the Bloomberg report, which comes a day after Affirm shares rocketed 14.6% on the news that Square Inc. SQ, -1.06% planned to acquire BNPL rival Afterpay Ltd. AFTPY, -0.73% APT, +11.37% in a $29 billion deal that valued Afterpay at a 31% premium to its prior close. The announcement helped bake a merger premium into Affirm’s stock, noted an analyst.
'Diablo Immortal' has been postponed until 2022
Diablo Immortal may be a game for tiny screens, but that doesn't mean it's a small feat of development. For precisely this reason, Activision Blizzard has delayed the release of Diablo Immortal to early 2022. For example, we’re iterating on PvP content like the Cycle of Strife to make it more accessible, alongside late-game PvE content like the Helliquary to make it more engaging. It seems developers are still in the early stages when it comes to getting Diablo Immortal to play nice with gamepads. A second lawsuit was filed by shareholders today, claiming Activision Blizzard failed to disclose potential regulatory issues related to the company's discriminatory, frat-house-style culture.
Dutch Olympian falls during race but miraculously comes back to win
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UPDATE 1-SK Innovation expects improvement in refining margins, plans to split battery business
(Adds details on revenue, restructure plans, background)SEOUL, Aug 4 (Reuters) - SK Innovation Co Ltd, the owner of South Korea's top refiner SK Energy, said on Wednesday that it expected refining margins to gradually improve in the second half of the year as COVID-19 retreats and demand rebounds. SK Innovation said on Wednesday it plans to split off its battery business and oil and gas production business into separate units by October. Revenue rose 56% to 11.1 trillion won from a year earlier. That compares with the 11 trillion won forecast of analysts in the Refinitiv SmartEstimate. ($1 = 1,148.5800 won) (Reporting by Heekyong Yang and Joyce Lee; Editing by Jacqueline Wong and Stephen Coates)
Dutch runner attempting 6 distance races in 8 days fell on the final lap of qualifying but pulled off a stunning comeback to win
Dutch runner attempting 6 distance races in 8 days fell on the final lap of qualifying but pulled off a stunning comeback to winSifan Hassan pulled off an epic comeback in the 1,500 meters. Petr David Josek/AP ImagesThe Dutch runner Sifan Hassan fell on the final lap of the 1,500-meter qualifier at the Olympics. Hassan then made an incredible comeback over the final lap and won the race. On the final lap of the four-lap race, Hassan bumped into another runner and fell. Over the final lap, Hassan made up ground in stunning fashion, eventually pulling past the competition and winning the heat.
Gig companies take worker classification fight to Massachusetts through ballot initiative
A coalition of app-based ride-hailing and on-demand delivery companies including Lyft, Uber, Doordash and Instacart have filed a petition for a ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would keep gig economy workers classified as independent contractors as the industry takes a fight it won in California on the road. The ballot measure proposed by the Massachusetts Coalition for Independent Work comes nearly a year after California voters approved a similar measure known as Proposition 22 that pitted labor rights advocates against gig economy companies in a costly multimillion battle. Lyft, Uber and other members of the coalition, which also includes several local chambers of commerce in the state, said Tuesday they want the ballot question included in the November 2022 election. The question has to pass a legal review and receive enough signatures from voters for it to be included on the ballot. While we're pursuing the ballot option, we're also closely engaged with the Massachusetts State Legislature and are continuing to work with them on a potential legislative solution."
UPDATE 1-Canadian insurer Great-West's Q2 profit beats estimates on U.S. business, equity markets
Base earnings, which excluded one-off items, were C$826 million ($659.1 million), or 89 Canadian cents a share, in the three months ended June 30, from C$706 million, or 76 Canadian cents, a year earlier. Analysts had expected 79 Canadian cents. Canada's No.3 life insurer by market value has been expanding its U.S. business in recent years by striking deals. "Our business integration activities in the U.S. remain on track to deliver targeted financial results and strong customer retention." Reported net income attributable to shareholders declined to 84 Canadian cents from 93 Canadian cents a year earlier, due to the positive effects of changes in actuarial assumptions and market-related impacts in the prior period.
Asia Stocks Eye Steady Open as Virus, China Weigh: Markets Wrap
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks are set for a cautious open Wednesday as China’s clampdown on its technology giants and the spread of the delta Covid-19 strain subdue sentiment. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s revenue missed estimates for the first time in over two years, a sign the clampdown is taking a toll. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield held its retreat and oil dipped toward $70 a barrel. A drop in New Zealand’s jobless rate strengthened rate-hike bets, bolstering its currency but weighing on the 10-year bond. Investors remain cautious as they weigh robust earnings against rising Covid-19 cases and worries about inflation.
Whom do unvaccinated Americans blame for COVID surge? Here’s what a poll found
Most unvaccinated Americans don’t blame themselves for the recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., pointing instead to international travelers, mainstream media and President Joe Biden as causes. An Axios/Ipsos poll released Tuesday found that among the unvaccinated, 37% blame people traveling to the U.S. from other countries, 27% (mainstream media), 23% (Americans traveling to other countries), 21% (Biden) and 10% (the unvaccinated.) Meanwhile, among vaccinated respondents, 79% blame the unvaccinated, 36% (former President Donald Trump), 33% (conservative media), 30% (people traveling to the U.S.) and 25% (Americans traveling outside the country.) Some officials have expressed concern that migrants crossing our border from other countries are spreading COVID-19 in the U.S..Texas Gov. Kim Reynolds also pointed to unvaccinated immigrants as “part of the problem” with rising coronavirus cases, Des Moines Register reported.
If You're Vaccinated, Your COVID Symptoms Could Be Different, Study Says
The Delta variant has managed to quickly reverse the major progress the U.S. had made toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic. And there are also some differences in COVID symptoms among unvaccinated versus vaccinated people. There were three symptoms all patients commonly reported, no matter their vaccination status: headache, runny nose, and a sore throat were the top symptoms among vaccinated people, partially vaccinated people, and unvaccinated people. Additionally, patients who hadn't gotten vaccinated and those with only one shot reported a persistent cough more often than fully vaccinated people. Interestingly, fully vaccinated patients were the only group who regularly experienced a loss of smell in their top five symptoms.
New York State Assembly leader says Cuomo impeachment investigation will 'move expeditiously'
The New York State Assembly's top Democrat said the chamber's Judiciary Committee would "move expeditiously" to complete an impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Speaker Carl Heastie, who announced in March the Assembly Judiciary Committee would conduct an impeachment investigation into Cuomo following numerous accusations of sexual misconduct, made the comment after the release of a report from state Attorney General Letitia James showing he sexually harassed and intimidated 11 women. 'HE SHOULD RESIGN': BIDEN SIDES WITH CUOMO'S ACCUSERS"Once we review all the documents and evidence from the attorney general, we will move expeditiously and look to conclude our impeachment investigation as quickly as possible," the statement added. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Andrew Cuomo, sexual misconduct, Sexual Harassment, New York, DemocratsOriginal Author: Jeremy BeamanOriginal Location: New York State Assembly leader says Cuomo impeachment investigation will 'move expeditiously'
How do COVID infections differ in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated people? What to know
To be clear, infections are occurring in both unvaccinated and vaccinated people, but to a much lesser extent in the latter group. That’s because the vaccines have proven effective even against the delta variant, which is more contagious and may cause more severe disease. Here’s what the most up-to-date studies show about how infections differ in vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The delta variant, however, has challenged this idea (more on this below). Yes, health experts say, because without protection from vaccination, people are at the mercy of the delta variant.
Judge orders Arizona Senate to produce Maricopa audit records
An Arizona judge ordered the state’s Republican-led Senate to produce records related to its audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, delivering a big win for critics of the controversial review. Story continues“Willful blindness does not relieve Senate Defendants from their duties and obligations under the [Public Records Law],” he wrote. The Washington Examiner reached out to Arizona Senate Republicans for comment on the ruling. Attorneys for the paper similarly invoked the Arizona Public Records Law. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Arizona Senate, Arizona, 2020 Elections, State CourtsOriginal Author: Jeremy BeamanOriginal Location: Judge orders Arizona Senate to produce Maricopa audit records
Michael Jai White says oldest son died from COVID-19 at age 38
The oldest son of actor Michael Jai White died from coronavirus “just a few months ago” at age 38. “Unfortunately, he was still kinda out there in the streets hustling, wasn’t doing well, started getting on substances,” White shared. “That was his thing.”Despite his best efforts to help his son, the Black Dynamite star said, “ultimately, it’s up to that person, especially if it’s a grown person.”White’s oldest son reportedly leaves behind six children. Gillian Iliana Waters (L) and Michael Jai White attends the 2018 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 17, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The post Michael Jai White says oldest son died from COVID-19 at age 38 appeared first on TheGrio.
Stock market news live updates: Stock futures edge lower ahead of more earnings, jobs data
Stock futures traded slightly lower Tuesday evening after closing higher during the regular trading day, with investors' optimism over rebounding corporate earnings helping counterbalance ongoing concerns over the coronavirus. Earlier, the 30-stock index closed higher for the first time in three session and came within striking distance of an all-time high. Oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum (OXY) also gained after-hours, with the company also posting a surprise adjusted profit as energy demand rebounded. - Wall Street stocks climbed early July 29 following another round of mostly strong earnings and US data that showed strong second-quarter growth that lagged expectations. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)—Emily McCormick is a reporter for Yahoo Finance.
Report: Deadly crash began when tractor-trailer hit vehicles
Eight of the victims were in a van from a youth home for abused or neglected children. The report said the van was hit by two commercial trucks. The SUV overturned and struck several other vehicles in the line of stopped vehicles. A tractor-trailer truck operated by Asmat Express then came upon the stopped vehicles, veered left, struck and mounted the bridge rail and then struck the van. The multiple collisions caused a fire that burned the trucks, the van and three other vehicles, the report says.
CDC announces new 60-day COVID-19 eviction moratorium for renters
MarketWatchIf you’re an older American, chances are you have problems sleeping. Whether it’s difficulty getting to sleep, waking up in the middle of the night or having trouble going back to sleep once you’re awake, getting enough sleep is a luxury many people don’t have. A 2015 paper cited estimates that 65%–about two out of three–of older adults report at least one sleep-related problem. They include insomnia, nocturnal urination, sleep apnea and other conditions.
Biden administration announces new two-month eviction moratorium
President Biden during a meeting with Latino leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House on Tuesday. (Associated Press)The Biden administration on Tuesday announced a new two-month federal moratorium on evictions to replace the broader one that expired over the weekend. Without a federal moratorium in place, millions of Americans who fell behind on their rent during the pandemic faced eviction, depending on the patchwork of state policies. California's state eviction moratorium currently lasts until Sept. 30. The Supreme Court narrowly rejected an attempt to end the previous eviction moratorium in June, but did not rule on whether the federal ban was constitutional.
Low Appraisal: Why It Happens and How to Avoid It
A low appraisal could hurt your chances of getting the new home loan, so it’s important to know what to look for. Here’s why low home appraisals sometimes happen, how to avoid them, and how you can respond to one:Why low appraisals matter for refinancersReasons for a low appraisalHow to respond to a low appraisalWhy low appraisals matter for refinancersA home appraisal is a professional opinion of your home’s market value. Study the appraisal report for errorsYour first step is requesting a copy of the appraisal report if you don’t already have one. But if there are larger issues with the appraisal report, you might need to order a new appraisal. The post Low Appraisal: Why It Happens and How to Avoid It appeared first on Credible.
Why Honeywell Stock Is Worth Adding to Your Portfolio
Honeywell’s (HON) - Get Report second quarter was worth noting – beating expectations for earnings per share and revenue generated. “I do think that I add on this dip, though obviously I should have added in mid-June,” Guilfoyle wrote. Even its segment margin rose from 20.8% to 25.7%. Another positive note is how well the performance materials and technologies unit delivered in the second quarter. “The worm has turned in the right direction for this firm, and for the various parts of the firm as well,” Guilfoyle wrote.
NBC wins the gold in TV ratings race despite decline in Olympics viewership
NBC averaged 13.44 million viewers for its prime-time programming between July 26 and Sunday, which consisted entirely of Olympics programming, according to live-plus-same-day figures released by Nielsen Tuesday. CBS averaged 18.09 million viewers the week of Feb. 1-7 when it aired Super Bowl LV. MSNBC was the only other cable network to average more than 1 million viewers in prime time last week, averaging 1.096 million viewers. CBS finished second for the week, averaging 2.22 million viewers and ABC third, averaging 2.17 million. NBC, CBS and ABC each broadcast 22 hours of prime-time programming.
Don’t miss ‘The Nest,’ the best live-action video game in Los Angeles
In some ways, “The Nest” is like a live-action video game, tiny rooms full of personal ephemera for us to explore. AdvertisementTechnically, “The Nest" is a work of immersive theater that pulls most heavily from the game and theme park spaces. We’re tasked with exploring her storage unit , an actual storage unit that’s been transformed into a magical place where school lockers and forests intermingle. Consider it a storage unit turned reverie turned extremely intimate and personal theater, where attendees slyly become participants on their own individual quests. She just lives in your head.”One of the hidden rooms in “The Nest,” a video game inspired show running through the end of the month.
Cramer: Bet on Either the Doom or the Boom
Jim Cramer advised his "Mad Money" viewers recently that the stock market is just such a challenge these days. Over on Real Money, Cramer has a list of stocks to watch as the pandemic throws us a curve ball. The doom scenario creates a surge in the pandemic growth stocks, such as those featuring products and services for the homebound. That's why this tug-of-war in the market is playing out daily, Cramer concluded, because the stocks that work in the doom scenario are exactly the ones investors would sell in the boom scenario. As Cramer has said, investors must pick which way to go based on their own world view.
Lakers and Carmelo Anthony: 7 reasons why this deal might work
But the Knicks, who signed him to a five-year maximum deal that summer, wouldn’t sniff the playoffs during the length of that deal either. 2) In Portland, Anthony had two straight seasons of at least 38.5% shooting from three-point range at a decent volume. 7) The most important thing is that Anthony seems to understand what this deal is all about. Learning to operate in a way that helps winning while not dominating the ball takes time — the Lakers will need to work through this with Russell Westbrook too. And in the last two seasons, Anthony seems to have found his way.
High school football coach Philip Rivers has not ruled out coming back to the NFL
Philip Rivers is having a blast as the first-year head football coach at St. Michael Catholic High School, but the retired quarterback told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that he hasn’t shut the door on returning to the NFL for a stint late in the season. Rivers retired in January after 17 seasons in the league, the first 16 with the Chargers. He finished his career ranked fifth all time with 63,440 yards passing and 421 touchdown passes. “I’m getting back there. I want to make sure I’m very clear: I’m not predicting I will play in December or January, for that matter.
Here's what's new about Obama story told in HBO documentary
And “A More Perfect Union” capitalizes on all the above. But it ultimately sets itself apart by taking a deeper look at the multitude of issues that surfaced after America finally chose its first Black president. “‘I don’t want to be pigeonholed as the Black president. Can you imagine the headlines after the first Black president allows the banks to fail? ‘Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union’Where: HBO and HBO MaxWhen: 9 p.m. WednesdayRating: TV-14 (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14)
The unmaking of a Beatle: George Harrison’s widow and son on the legacy of ‘All Things Must Pass’
All things must pass, but George Harrison is forever. “These are very introspective songs,” said Olivia Harrison, the musician’s widow, on a Zoom call from England. (Sandra Kamen)The extra year proved beneficial for Dhani Harrison, George’s son, who guided the project — along with his frequent collaborator Paul Hicks — of remixing and unearthing unheard materials for the “mega” anniversary set. Lorde recently said “All Things Must Pass” has the best album cover in history. Olivia Harrison on George: “He didn’t expect to be remembered.
‘Make Miracle Mile known’: Groups disperse COVID, public health info to Mass. and Cass through pop-up vaccination clinic
Codrington and a small team of medical workers and church volunteers exhorted passersby from a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the intersection of Mass. “Free COVID shots for everybody!” she shouted in a parking lot beside a McDonald’s and Mobil gas station along Massachusetts Avenue. “Don’t be ignorant, get your COVID shot!”For years, Bethann Codrington, 64, has hit the streets to give homeless people basic needs and blessings. Avenue, he said he grew up just two blocks from the clinic and now lives five blocks away. When they administered the first dose of the day, Codrington and the volunteers cheered the participant on.
More kids are back in school this summer, and loving it
“I missed talking to them,” said Hansen, who during the regular school year teaches second grade at the Clifford Marshall Elementary School, where her summer school class is also meeting. AdvertisementQuincy is among districts in Massachusetts that are holding expanded voluntary summer school sessions this year. So having students come in and engage with one another is a real benefit,” said Julie Forry, school adjustment counselor at Chelsea’s Berkowitz Elementary School and manager of the city’s summer school program. It also launched a program to prepare middle school students for high school calculus. In Framingham, most of the summer school classrooms are air-conditioned, and those that are not have high-powered fans, Lillie said.
L.A. County considers requiring its 100,000 employees to show proof of vaccination
Under the proposal, vaccinations would be mandated for county healthcare workers. Other county employees would have the option of either vaccination or regular testing. If the plan is approved, L.A. County would joining a growing number of institutions requiring vaccination verification. Some cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Pasadena are requiring proof of vaccination from employees. A growing number of restaurants are requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative test for customers.
Prosecution rests at Robert Durst murder trial
Prosecutors have alleged Durst shot Berman, his longtime confidante, more than 20 years ago to stonewall a resurgent investigation into Kathleen’s disappearance. One of the final witnesses the prosecution presented to the jury last week, Nick Chavin, first testified in 2017 that Durst admitted to killing Berman. Other potentially damaging taped testimony against Durst came from Dr. Peter Wilk, Kathleen’s medical school mentor. Chavin and Wilk’s testimony made up a few of the dozens of hours of archived testimony prosecutors have either aired or read into the record since May. The trial thus far has focused as much on Durst’s health as it has on his culpability in Berman’s death.
Dodgers vs. Houston Astros: Live updates, news and analysis from Tuesday’s game
Dodger fans get to voice their anger at the Astros, finallyThere were so many Dodgers fans in Phoenix over the weekend that chants of “Cheater! “Our fans have waited a long time to have these guys at our place,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Sunday’s 13-0 win over the Diamondbacks. Houston also beat Oakland in an American League Division Series played in Dodger Stadium last October. But fans weren’t allowed to attend any of the 2020 games because of the pandemic, and this season’s games were played in Minute Maid Park. Tuesday night will mark the first time fans in Los Angeles will be able to gather en masse to vent their frustrations.
Paroled, but not released: RI ACLU challenges prison policy that keeps people locked up
He was granted parole in October 2020. He was sentenced in 1993 to life in prison for first-degree murder, and got a consecutive five-year sentence for assault with a dangerous weapon. Under state law and longstanding prior practice, he’d served enough time on both the assault and murder sentences to be released from prison, his petition argues. Instead, though, he’s essentially been paroled only to start serving the assault sentence, not to be released from prison. Still, the board only granted him parole to begin serving his assault sentence, not to go free, even though he had re-entry plans.
Governor McKee names Tomás Ávila to R.I. diversity position
PROVIDENCE — Governor Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday announced that Latino activist Tomás Ávila is the new associate director of the state Office of Diversity, Equity, and Opportunity . Tomás Ávila, the new associate director of the Rhode Island Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity. “I know Tomás over the years, and I’m really pleased that he has accepted this position,” McKee said at his weekly news conference. He was the first Latino chairman of the Providence Board of Canvassers after being appointed by former Mayor Angel Tavares. “As a matter of fact, it’s a mandate from the governor to look into it and start doing something about it,” he said.
CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3
President Joe Biden stopped short Tuesday afternoon of announcing the new ban on evictions during a press conference at the White House, ceding the responsibility to the CDC. Advertisement“My hope is it’s going to be a new moratorium,” Biden told reporters. The White House has said state and local governments have been slow to push out that federal money and is pressing them to do so swiftly. The CDC put the initial eviction ban in place as part of the COVID-19 response when jobs shifted and many workers lost income. The CDC indicated in late June that it probably wouldn’t extend the eviction ban beyond the end of July.
‘She was all that’s good in the world.’ Parents, friends mourn drive-by shooting victim
And now, all I want is to see those tattoos and her smiling face again,” Michelle Brophy-Baermann told a Globe reporter Tuesday. When they found out how old she really was, they told her to return when she was of age. After graduating from Classical, Brophy-Baermann earned her Bachelor’s at the University of Rhode Island, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2019. She was going to stay at home with us for another year [in Warwick] until she was established,” said Michelle Brophy-Baermann. “I can’t bear the thought of me not being able to be with her anymore,” Michelle Brophy-Baermann said.
SF mayor agrees to pay $23K fine for ethics breach
The proposed agreement from the city’s Ethics Commission also fines Breed for failing to properly report a 2015 campaign contribution while running for reelection to the Board of Supervisors. If approved by the Ethics Commission at its next meeting on Aug. 13, the mayor will personally pay the fine, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday. In 2015, when Breed was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors running for reelection, she wanted to have a float created to ride in during the annual San Francisco Pride Parade. According to the stipulation, Breed asked two restaurateurs to each pay $1,250 directly to the float manufacturer. The mayor will be fined $7,500 for failing to disclose the contributions and $4,500 for accepting contributions over the legal limit.
Letters: Protecting vulnerable | Facebook not at fault | Far-reaching effects | Good examples | Secure against fentanyl | Mislaid blame
Protect the vulnerablefrom Big TobaccoThanks so much for the probing article and great community reporting on tobacco lobbying right under our noses (“Will San Jose ban flavored tobacco?” Page B1, July 25). San Jose, as the tenth-largest city in the country, is sure to get such attention. It will only be through the concerted efforts of San Jose residents to make their wishes known that our children, communities of color, LGBTQ+ and other populations who are heavily targeted will be protected. Critics blame Facebook for Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election by spreading misinformation on Facebook. Maybe the problem isn’t so much the Russians as it is Americans making voting decisions based on Facebook posts.
Letters: Recall support | Solar disincentivized | Remake filibuster | Transformational policy | Seeds of recall | Speaking to ‘unwoke’
Recall support growsas state deterioratesThe front-page article “Poll: Push to recall Newsom growing” (July 24) is not surprising. Our family spent $14,000 on rooftop solar including hookups. President Obama called the filibuster a relic of “Jim Crow” because it has been used to block civil rights bills, including 200 anti-lynching bills. Senators Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema must be persuaded to reform or revoke the filibuster so these crucial bills can pass. Our voting rights and our democracy are at stake.
East Bay landlord rejects low-income tenants — and pays the price, literally
ALAMEDA — The city has reached an out-of-court settlement with an Alameda landlord accused of refusing to rent to someone on Section 8, a federal program that subsidizes rent paid by low-income tenants. Someone was looking for an apartment online and saw an Alameda rental that was advertised by the landlord as “No Section 8,” which prompted the case, according to the city. The city attorney’s office confirmed the landlord’s refusal to rent to Section 8 tenants, said Sarah Henry, an Alameda spokeswoman. That included those needing a federal subsidy, such as Section 8, to pay the rent. Under the settlement, the landlord must pay $6,500 — $5,000 of which will be awarded to the person who filed the complaint.
Gun-brandishing St. Louis couple pardoned by governor
By Brendan O’Brien | ReutersMissouri Governor Mike Parson said on Tuesday he has granted pardons to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who drew international attention for brandishing guns at racial justice protesters last year. On June 17, Mark McCloskey, 64, pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. Mark McCloskey was ordered to pay a $750 fine while Patricia McCloskey, 62, was fined $2,000. Videos show the White couple shouting at apparently unarmed Black and White protesters to keep off their property on June 28, 2020. Patricia McCloskey pointed a handgun at the crowd while her husband held a semi-automatic weapon.
Woman dies in Labyrinth Canyon Saturday during flash flood
A woman died after drowning in Labyrinth Canyon during a flash flood, officials said. At around 6 p.m. on Saturday, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and National Park Service responded to the canyon at Lake Powell for a possible drowning, according to the Sheriff's Office. At around 2 p.m., Heather Rutledge, 43, of Louisville, KY, was hiking Labyrinth Canyon with her husband and sons when they were caught in a flash flood. The rental boat was damaged by the flash flood and the family was towed until they made contact a National Park Service boat. On Sunday morning at around 6 a.m., Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies along withNational Park Service rangers from NPS went to the canyon to locate Rutledge.
Analysis: Los Angeles Lakers building roster in free agency, but here's why Phoenix Suns still the better team
Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel said after Phoenix Suns eliminated them in the first round that this matchup should've occurred much later in the postseason. The Lakers are doing all they can to get back to the conference finals and beyond in the upcoming season.. This is insane, but is it enough put the Lakers over the top against the defending Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns? Payne can help the Suns monitor Paul's minutes even more as he gives Phoenix a change of pace. Then if Jalen Smith can become a rotational player at the four after hardly playing as a rookie last season, Phoenix becomes an even deeper team.
Arizona renters safe from most evictions under new Biden eviction moratorium
President Joe Biden's administration announced a new moratorium on evictions Tuesday — three days after the previous federal moratorium expired. The moratorium only applies to evictions filed for nonpayment of rent. Phoenix-area evictions:Why landlords still filed for almost 30,000 during pandemicIn the three days without an eviction moratorium, metro Phoenix did not see a huge increase in eviction activity, according to court and constable officials. Landlords filed for 71 evictions in Maricopa County Justice Courts on Monday. The new moratorium will prevent landlords from pursuing forcible removal of tenants, even if they already began the eviction process.
Cowboys camp observations: Dallas ditches pads for final tune-up ahead of Hall of Fame game
pic.twitter.com/JdBlLKC9Oj — Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 3, 2021Cowboys CB C.J. — Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) August 3, 2021Cowboys aren’t practicing in pads today in final tune-up before Thursday’s exhibition vs. Steelers in Canton, Ohio. — Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) August 3, 2021Mike McCarthy said Cowboys “feel really good” about their vaccination rates. — Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) August 3, 2021Other unofficial depth chart items: Safeties Donovan Wilson SS and Damontae Kazee FS on first team. DTs first-team are Neville Gallimore and Carlos Watkins — Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) August 3, 2021++++++Find more Cowboys coverage from The Dallas Morning News here.
‘Overwhelmed’: COVID-19 testing demand climbing in North Texas
It’s a routine Sonia Herrera has gotten used to since she started working at a COVID-19 testing site in December. The increased demand for tests comes as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spike in North Texas. ‘I just wanted to be safe’As of Monday, 3,199,403 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Dallas County, according to the state. The county reported that 636 people were hospitalized with the virus, the most since late February. The state reported that 7,305 people were hospitalized with the virus statewide, including 1,783 in North Texas.
27-year-old man dies after weekend shooting in Oak Lawn, officials say
A 27-year-old man died after being shot over the weekend in Oak Lawn, officials said. Dallas police were called about 2:40 a.m. Saturday to the 3700 block of Lemmon Avenue, near Oak Lawn Avenue, where officers found Kevin Li wounded inside a vehicle. Police did not say whether they have made any arrests or identified any suspects, or whether detectives have established a motive for the shooting. Anyone with information about the incident may contact Detective Alex Zabriskie at 214-671-4332 or alexander.zabriskie@dallascityhall.com and refer to case No. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case.
Colorado baker appeals ruling on gender transition cake
DENVER — A Christian baker found to have violated Colorado’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman has appealed the ruling to the state appeal appeals court. In a notice filed Monday, lawyers for Jack Phillips asked the appeals court to review the June ruling by a Denver judge by looking at both procedural issues and whether the ruling violated Phillips’ constitutional rights to freedom of speech and religion. Judge A. Bruce Jones ruled that attorney Autumn Scardina was denied a cake that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside to celebrate her gender transition on her birthday because of her transgender status in violation of the law. While Phillips said he could not make the cake because of its message, Jones said the case was about a refusal to sell a product, not compelled speech. Phillips won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple when the court found the state civil rights commission showed anti-religious bias when it sanctioned Phillips.
Federal judge grants temporary halt to Gov. Abbott’s executive order on migrant transportation
EL PASO - A federal judge on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order restricting migrant transportation by private individuals and companies, handing a victory to President Joe Biden’s attempts to reassert control over border migration. Abbott’s executive order was quickly denounced as a move to garner support for his re-election bid for governor and a potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Ruben Garcia, founder and executive director of Annunciation House in El Paso, said the flights to El Paso began about two weeks ago, or a full week before Abbott’s executive order. The 20-year-old Texas Border Coalition is an advocacy group of border mayors, county judges and economic development leaders who tackle issues ranging from immigration to transportation.
Richardson ISD students among winners in DART ‘everyday heroes’ art contest
Two Richardson ISD students were among the winners in the 2021 Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) annual student art contest. Katherine Ramirez Sosa an eighth-grader at Richardson West Junior High School was chosen honorable mention in the sixth- to eighth-grade category. Kelly Araujo a senior at Richardson High School, was selected honorable mention in the 9th- through 12th-grade category. Students interpreted the theme by creating images with various tools, including crayons, paint, markers, colored pencils and/or digital art. In addition, the student work will be displayed at DART rail stations, on buses and inside trains, and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Review: ‘Fireboys’ and ‘Bring Your Own Brigade’ offer different perspectives on California wildfires
Especially in California, movie capital and seemingly the hottest spot in North America with each succeeding summer. Last year, Ron Howard’s “Rebuilding Paradise” took us to the Sierra foothills community that was all but incinerated in 2018. This week brings two new films about the burning state: “Bring Your Own Brigade,” in theaters Friday, Aug. 6, and “Fireboys,” available on video on demand as of Tuesday, Aug. 3. The two latest documentaries are very different in style and focus. Walker’s film also mentions in passing that close to half of California’s firefighting force is made up of prisoners.
A man who died in a shootout with Arapahoe County deputies is identified
A man who died in a shootout with Arapahoe County deputies late Saturday night, who was shot multiple times, has been identified and deputies involved in the shooting are on administrative leave. Keith Wayne Homrighausen, 49, died of gunshot wounds and his manner of death is a homicide, according to the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office. He then opened the garage door and shot at deputies, who shot back, firing multiple times. Deputies involved in the incident have been place on paid administrative leave while the incident is being investigated by the 18th Judicial District Critical Response Team. Deputy John Bartmann, a spokesman, could not say Tuesday how many deputies are on leave.
Movie review: Although it hits home at times, based-on-a-true-story “Joe Bell” is slight drama
Seemingly, it’s a film most concerned with honoring the real Joe and Jadin Bell. Unfortunately, “Joe Bell” the movie doesn’t do the story justice. “Joe Bell” packs a couple of dramatic punches in the form of plot developments likely to surprise folks not familiar with the story. Ultimately, at only 90 minutes, “Joe Bell” feels undeniably slight. There almost surely was a more powerful story to be told here than “Joe Bell” has to offer.
Almost 500 new COVID-19 cases potentially linked to Deer District gatherings
With a crowd of about 100,000 fans packed in the Deer District, cheering on the Milwaukee Bucks last month, the game not only produced a long-awaited NBA championship, but also a much-dreaded surge in the number COVID-19 cases across the state. Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson said the contact tracing and testing for cases associated with Deer District gatherings are ongoing. She said the Milwaukee Health Department has been working closely with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and has identified almost 500 cases statewide, including Milwaukee, Dane, Ozaukee and Waukesha counties. "We anticipated an increase in positive cases due to the delta variant but 155% increase in one week is distressing," Johnson said. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city would require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for people to come into indoor restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues starting Aug. 16.
Milwaukee Excellence charter school expands into MPS building under emergency measure
Milwaukee Excellence, an independently run charter school, is planning to move its high school grades into the third floor of Andrew S. Douglas public middle school this week, under an emergency protocol that skirted the traditional school board approval process. Milwaukee Excellence is a non-instrumentality charter school of Milwaukee Public Schools, meaning it is run by non-MPS employees but is granted status as a public school by authorization from the district. The school expects to serve 650 students in 6th through 11th grades this year, including 300 high school students that will move to Douglas. In presenting the proposal Thursday, administrators made no mention of using this power to grant Milwaukee Excellence access to its building. She noted a strong STEM program at Douglas that could benefit Milwaukee excellence students, while the charter school would bring its own strengths.
With podcast about life after domestic abuse, Milwaukee women help listeners envision a better future
With their podcast about life after abuse, the two Milwaukee women want to help others who have suffered domestic violence achieve the same freedom. '”Hayden and Badger started "EXPOSED The Podcast" about three years ago after meeting at a domestic violence prevention event. The voices of men often aren’t as loud as they should be in domestic violence prevention circles, the hosts believe. They see the campaign as an important complement to their domestic violence prevention work. The two are also planning their second annual fundraiser walk in October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Lawyer: R. Kelly gained weight, lost money ahead of trial
NEW YORK — R&B star R. Kelly gained weight and lost money while he awaits a sex-trafficking trial that starts in earnest next week, his lawyers said Tuesday at a court hearing. Devereaux Cannick, one of his lawyers, told the judge that Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, needs to be measured for new clothing because he’s gained so much weight in jail. And he asked that court transcripts be provided at no cost because Kelly has been unable to work for two years. “His funds are depleted,” Cannick said of a client who left the courtroom after the hearing with his hands cuffed. He smiled and said, “If there was a conviction, we’d use every error that was made” in an appeal.
Lindt chocolate maker sees German federal court side with it in Gold Bunny battle
BERLIN — A German federal court has ruled that the golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli’s Gold Bunny, a popular chocolate Easter bunny, enjoys protected status. The Federal Court of Justice delivered its verdict in a battle between Switzerland’s Lindt and a German company, Heilemann, which in 2018 also marketed a chocolate bunny in a gold foil wrap. Lindt has sold its Gold Bunny in Germany since 1952, and the product has had its current gold shade since 1994. It is by some distance the best-selling chocolate Easter bunny in Germany, with a market share over 40% in 2017, according to the court. Federal judges have sent the case back to Munich to determine whether Heilemann actually infringed on Lindt’s trademark.
Danny Trevathan has a lot of fight in him: ‘I’m not finished yet’
Trevathan arrived at camp in great shape, looks sharp in early practices and appears motivated to prove any doubters wrong. “Every game is a title fight,” Trevathan said when asked about the boxing workouts. “Just providing strength core, balance, being able to strike and get-off and overall fight the fatigue — that’s something you get through boxing,” Trevathan said. “You have to keep going round for round for round. Like general manager Ryan Pace, Nagy acknowledged he was curious about what kind of shape Trevathan would be in entering training camp at 31.
Packers practice in pads and Kamal Marin moves to outside linebacker
Packers practice in pads and Kamal Marin moves to outside linebackerTom Silverstein and Pete Dougherty discuss the first day of padded practice and the move of Kamal Martin from inside to outside linebacker.
Biden says CDC will issue new targeted moratorium on evictions for areas hit hardest by COVID-19
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's administration is planning to issue a targeted moratorium on evictions in areas hardest hit by COVID-19, replacing a nationwide evictions freeze that expired Saturday despite raising legal concerns about doing so unilaterally. He said further details would come from the CDC, which will formally issue the moratorium. RELATED:Court and housing officials brace for a wave of evictions now that moratorium is overRELATED:A surge in evictions is almost certain to happen when the moratorium ends. To contact the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee visit lasmilwaukee.com or call (414) 727-5300 or email question@lasmilwaukee.com. To contact Legal Action of Wisconsin office of Milwaukee visit www.legalaction.org or call (414) 278-7722.
Live coverage: Brewers vs. Pirates in the second game of a three-game series at American Family Field
The Brewers continue a three-game series with the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:10 tonight. Get live updates from American Family Field. More:Eduardo Escobar made himself right at home at American Family Field on Monday nightMore:John Axford's return to the major leagues with the Brewers is marred by injuryMore:Closer Josh Hader becomes the latest Brewers player to test positive and be placed on COVID-19 injured list
Phil Hellmuth to battle Tom Dwan on next ‘High Stakes Duel’
Phil Hellmuth is putting his 7-0 record in the PokerGO format on the line against Tom Dwan, known for playing huge pots on “High Stakes Poker.”Phil Hellmuth plays on "High Stakes Duel" on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the PokerGO studio by the Aria. (Antonio Abrego/PokerGO)Phil Hellmuth will take on high-stakes cash-game pro Tom Dwan in the next “High Stakes Duel” on PokerGO. Hellmuth is undefeated in the “High Stakes Duel” format. Dwan, 35, has nearly $5 million in career tournament earnings, but he is known more for his appearances on “High Stakes Poker,” in which he played several pots approaching $1 million. Hellmuth praised Dwan on Twitter when announcing the match: “Another great great player, oh boy!”Contact Jim Barnes at jbarnes@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0277.
Man fatally shot at Las Vegas park
A man was killed after a shooting at a park in central Las Vegas on Monday night. Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide in a Clark County park in the central valley on Monday night. (Glenn Puit/Las Vegas Review-Journal)Las Vegas police are investigating the shooting death of a man at Charlie Frias Park on West Tropicana Avenue. (Glenn Puit / Las Vegas Review-Journal)(Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal)A man was killed after a shooting at a park in central Las Vegas on Monday night. Investigators believe the man was in a fight with another man in the parking lot when he was shot.
Money for fighting wildfires, recycling water in Senate infrastructure bill
A $1.5 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill being hammered out in the Senate includes funding for Nevada needs such as preventing wildfires, expanding broadband access, water recycling and aviation improvements. The 2,700-page bill includes new expenditures on roads, bridges, water pipes broadband and other projects, plus cyber security. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON — A $1.5 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill being hammered out in the Senate includes funding for Nevada needs such as preventing wildfires, expanding broadband access, water recycling and aviation improvements. “Our bipartisan bill is the most significant investment in American infrastructure since we built the interstate highway system,” Rosen said. But the funds could support a regional recycled water plant being sought by the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to provide water to serve more than 500,000 homes in Nevada and Southern California.
Bears notes: OLB Robert Quinn sits with return of back issue
Outside linebacker Robert Quinn, who missed mandatory minicamp practices because of a sore back, missed practice at Soldier Field for the same reason Tuesday. “We want to make sure we take care of him all year long, all training camp ...” Bears coach Matt Nagy said. “We’ll have a really good plan. “Robert has come in here with a regular mindset, he’s practiced his tail off, he’s looked really really good,” Nagy said. Cornerback Artie Burns (quad) and safety Tashaun Gipson (groin) missed practice after getting hurt Monday.
New thunderstorm alerts will soon pop up on your phone: Here’s what they mean
The “damage threat” tags have three different categories to denote the severity of the storm: base, considerable and destructive. What do the new tag categories mean? The NWS defines the three tag categories as such:A base storm produces 58 mph winds and/or 1-inch sized hail. If no damage tag is added to a severe weather alert, the category should be expected to be base level. If no damage tag is added to a severe weather alert, the category should be expected to be base level.
Arroyo’s second season at UNLV gets off to more normal start
UNLV football's Charles Williams speaks during Mountain West Conference media days at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Thursday, July 22, 2021. “This year was back to that normal, fundamental installation, dating back to the winter,” Arroyo said late last month at Mountain West media days. UNLV finished 0-6 last season, but returns 18 starters and welcomes the third-best recruiting class in the Mountain West, according to 247 Sports. Safety and leading tackler Bryce Jackson is back for his senior season as well. “The last season, we didn’t really have a chance to be together and build chemistry,” Windmon said at Mountain West media days.
Brooks Koepka among best bets at WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
Brooks Koepka won the first WGC event in Memphis in 2019 and is the 13-1 favorite at Circa Sports to top a 66-player field that features 48 of the world’s top 50 golfers. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)Brooks Koepka during the second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)After taking a week off for the Olympic golf tournament in Japan, the PGA Tour returns to action at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Thursday in Memphis, Tennessee. Koepka is one of the best bets from handicapper Wes Reynolds, co-host of VSiN’s “Long Shots” golf betting show. “Koepka won this event two years ago and has four top-three finishes in his six starts in Memphis,” said Reynolds (@WesReynolds1).
Las Vegas police investigate homicide in central valley
Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide Tuesday afternoon in the central valley. Metropolitan Police Department (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeLas Vegas police are investigating a homicide Tuesday afternoon in the central valley. The homicide happened on the 4300 block of West Flamingo Road, near Arville Street, according to an email sent by Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Ray Spencer at 3:50 p.m.Further information was not immediately available. Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.
Oversight agency releases video of fatal July police shooting in East Garfield Park
The videos capture officers eventually pulling White out of the back seat of the Jeep. He is not moving as they check his pulse and discover he’s still breathing and begin to perform CPR. A handgun is seen on the ground near the SUV in at least one of the videos.
3 things we learned at Chicago Bears Family Fest at Soldier Field, including Eddie Goldman and 3 others going on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Danny Trevathan’s boxing
“Last year was last year,” he said. “I’m not really worried about that, but I know what to do this year and I’m working my tail off. I know what I expect of myself and I know what my team needs and I’m going to give them all of that.”
Vikings fans wearing No. 8 ponder the vaccination controversy involving Kirk Cousins
Dustin Klug showed up at Vikings training camp Tuesday wearing a Kirk Cousins No. “That’s my QB1,’’ said Klug, who is from Beaver Dam, Wis. “I’ve been a big supporter of him.”Nevertheless, Klug is hoping Cousins will get vaccinated. Mond tested positive and Cousins and Stanley were classified as high-risk close contacts, meaning neither has been vaccinated. Damian Martinez, 15, of Inver Grove Heights said he’s a staunch supporter of Cousins’ right to not get vaccinated. “What would they do about that?’’For now, though, Vikings fans figure to keep wearing their Cousins jerseys.
AG's report: The women who came forward
The report released Tuesday said Cuomo engaged in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching of women, and created a hostile work environment by making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature. Here is a listing of the women in the report, the investigators’ findings and Cuomo’s responses. Cuomo's response: Cuomo denied touching her inappropriately, according to the report. Cuomo's response: Cuomo denied touching her inappropriately, according to the report. Cuomo's response: The governor said he did not remember Liss, according to the report.
Board of Education votes against bringing back South Side girls soccer coaches this fall
South Side High School's girls soccer coach Jennifer Abgarian and assistant coach Chris Aloisi, who led the Cyclones to a Nassau County championship in April, will not coach the team in the fall. Upset with the board's vote, team members held a rally on July 28 across from the school. Both coaches were endorsed before the board meeting by superintendent June Chang and athletic director Carol Rosato. Abgarian has coached South Side for the past four seasons and is a special education teacher at South Side Middle School. "The board members walked out of there like they didn’t care about anything we players had said," Cyclones senior captain Cristina LiCalzi said.
Jordan Montgomery joins Yankees ace Gerrit Cole with positive COVID test
But the most recent round of positive tests wasn’t limited to just Gerrit Cole, who was announced by Aaron Boone as positive after Monday night’s 7-1 loss to the Orioles. Tuesday afternoon Boone said Jordan Montgomery had also tested positive, though early indications are, "as of now, [it’s] just those two," the manager said. The back-to-back positive tests put the Yankees in scramble mode when it comes to their rotation, which already has experienced its share of challenges this season. "I mean, we're missing two of our best guys, guys that have just consistently gone out there and given us a great effort and guys who want to be out there more than anyone," Taillon said. That outbreak caused the Yankees’ July 15 game against the Red Sox at the Stadium to be postponed.
Knicks manage to bring back Taj Gibson on 1-year deal
4 seed in the East, adding Taj Gibson, who agreed in principal to a low-cost, one-year deal. And according to a source, the deal Rose and his front office orchestrated a day earlier actually was formulated to fit in his Early Bird Rights, allowing the Knicks to hold onto enough cap space to remain players in the free agent market. That calculation is important because the Knicks bolstered their lineup with Evan Fournier Monday, but remain in the hunt for a starting point guard. And there are two draft picks likely to make the roster, along with rookie Luis Vildoza if he is kept on his non-guaranteed deal and Fournier. 1 thing was Thibodeau," Fournier said.
Brandon Nimmo is back in Mets lineup after hamstring issue
A day after being a removed from the lineup shortly before first pitch, Nimmo batted leadoff and manned centerfield against the Marlins on Tuesday night. He was missing from the Mets’ lineup the previous three games with a left hamstring issue. "He checked all the boxes to start this game," manager Luis Rojas said. Rojas was looking forward to Nimmo’s return in part because the Mets feel like a different team offensively when he is leading them. "He has no symptoms right now," Rojas said.
Should you pack your COVID-19 vaccine card for your next trip?
But there’s one more thing that you might bring on your next trip: Your COVID-19 vaccination card. But should you pack your COVID-19 vaccination card for domestic travel? The case for packing your COVID-19 vaccination cardBut if you’re a just-in-case person who is more at ease by packing your vaccination card, then bring it. Cruise linesYou’ll definitely need your COVID-19 vaccine card for certain types of travel, including cruises, though you’ll likely be aware of the requirements well before booking. The article Should You Pack Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card for Your Next Trip?
Oregon Ducks fall camp breakdown: Defensive backs
The Oregonian/OregonLive will be previewing each of 10 position groups leading up to the start of Oregon’s fall camp on Aug. 6. Other than the offensive line and receiving corps, Oregon has the most returning players in the secondary. With four starters returning, much of the two-deep is already set and the Ducks can feel good about the strength and experience of the unit. Verone McKinley III enters his third year as a starter with Jamal Hill and Mykael Wright each entering their second. Happle and Williams are both capable of playing in the box or deep safety, though Williams is better fit for the run support role.
New Portland Trail Blazers forward Greg Brown III has connection with Rasheed Wallace
The Portland Trail Blazers’ NBA summer league team will feature rookie forwards Greg Brown III and Trendon Watford, returning Blazers Nassir Little and CJ Elleby, plus NBA veterans Michael Beasley, Kenneth Faried and Emmanuel Mudiay. “I’m just ready for summer league, ready to win and ready to be part of this organization,” Brown said Tuesday. Brown said he is good friends with a former Blazers star and former teammate of Portland coach Chauncey Billups: Rasheed Wallace. Kenneth Faried looks on during a Portland Trail Blazers summer league practice on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at the team's practice facility in Tualatin. (Full schedule)PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS 2021 NBA SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER
Robert Covington lived up to expectations with room to grow: Trail Blazers season review, look ahead
On offense, Covington shot a career-best 37.9% on threes often making teams pay for leaving him open while focusing on Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum. Although Covington plays strong team defense, he isn’t a lockdown defender in one-on-one situations. That’s one of the reasons why he plays power forward even though he is undersized for that position. 2021-22 outlook: While center Jusuf Nurkic is the anchor of the team’s defense, Covington is the glue. That could result in more opportunities for Covington, who showed last season that it’s not wise to leave him wide open.
Four things to know before the 150th Washington County Fair
Organizers of this year’s Washington County Fair have two big reasons to celebrate this year: It’s the fair’s sesquicentennial, and the event is back after a year’s hiatus because of COVID-19. The 150th annual Washington County Fair, which runs Wednesday through Sunday, has something for everyone, said Dorie Ostertag, fair manager. Here are four things to know before you go:COVID-19There are no requirements for fairgoers or exhibitors to wear face masks, but fair organizers are encouraging people “to be safe,” Ostertag said. Among the items on display: old photos, antique tractors and a slideshow showing the history of the fair. WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHENThe 150th annual Washington County Fair runs from Wednesday through Sunday at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 N. 40th St., in Baytown Township.
St. Paul, Mpls. mandate masks for employees, recommend them for businesses
In a dramatic about-face, the mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced on Tuesday new mask mandates for city employees, on top of masking recommendations for businesses. Businesses are being urged — but not required — to adopt universal masking requirements, meaning masks for all customers in indoor areas, regardless of vaccination status. Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Mayor Jacob Frey said restaurants and bars should prepare for the likelihood that an employee will get sick and take steps to keep customers and fellow employees from getting the virus. Hennepin and Ramsey county officials also mandated Tuesday that all visitors and employees to county facilities must wear coverings over their nose and mouth. The University of Minnesota, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and a growing number of private employers have asked students or employees to do the same.
Matt’s BBQ heads to Beaverton, joining Breakside’s all-star cart pod
What would draw Matt’s BBQ, the top Texas-style barbecue outfit in the Northwest, to the suburbs? pod, will begin serving its tender brisket from a second location at Breakside Brewery’s upcoming Beaverton beer garden as soon as this fall. And Vicedomini, who is building out the new Matt’s BBQ cart himself, will build an extra truck for a new German sausage and pretzel cart from Please Louise pizzeria’s Brian Carrick and Brian Lamback. It’s not the only change in the Matt’s BBQ universe. Meanwhile, Matt’s BBQ Tacos, The Oregonian’s 2019 Cart of the Year, will leave its original home on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard to join Burger Stevens at the upcoming Hinterland cart pod.
CDC issues new eviction ban; moratorium will end Oct. 3
President Joe Biden stopped short Tuesday afternoon of announcing the new ban on evictions during a press conference at the White House, ceding the responsibility to the CDC. “My hope is it’s going to be a new moratorium,” Biden told reporters. When the court allowed the eviction ban to remain in place through the end of July by a 5-4 vote, one justice in the majority, Brett Kavanaugh, wrote that Congress would have to act to extend it further. The CDC put the initial eviction ban in place as part of the COVID-19 response when jobs shifted and many workers lost income. The CDC indicated in late June that it probably wouldn’t extend the eviction ban beyond the end of July.
Dear Annie: Young man worries his car salesman job is a dead end
Note: This column was previously published in 2016Dear Annie: I’ve been working at the same car dealership for five years, since I graduated high school. I don’t want to be a car salesman my entire life. I don’t hate my job, but I can’t imagine doing this for the rest of my life. -- Stuck SalesmanDear Stuck: Car salesmen get a bad rap, but really, it’s not an easy job. If you have the finesse to be a good car salesman, you can probably do pretty much anything you set your mind to.
New York City to require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms
The new requirement, which will be phased in over several weeks in August and September, is the most aggressive step the city has taken yet to curb a surge in cases caused by the delta variant. People will have to show proof that they have had at least one vaccine dose.
For the first time, CBD is welcome at the Olympics. Will cannabis be next? | GreenState
The 2021 Tokyo games is the first Olympics in which athletes are permitted to use CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants. “CBD suppresses inflammatory pain,” Dr. Leigh Vinocur, a cannabis clinician, told GreenState. Instead of taking Advil or other pain management meds, I’ve almost exclusively substituted with Mendi CBD products,” Megan Rapinoe told Forbes. Your Comprehensive Guide to CBD Law in the United StatesThe ”Mendi CBD” she references is a line of CBD products Rapinoe’s sister, Rachael Rapinoe, recently co-founded with Brett Schwager. It’s one of several CBD businesses that have chosen to focus on athlete-friendly CBD or “CBD isolate,” meaning it contains 0% THC.
Thinking of Opening a Dispensary? These U.S. States Levy the Lowest Taxes on Recreational Cannabis | GreenState
Sales taxes on marijuana have been a huge motivator for states to legalize it (particularly as the economy recovers from COVID-19) and every state taxes the product differently depending on their goals. for leaves cultivation tax, and $1.35/oz for cannabis plant,) Colorado, with a 15% sales tax and a 15% excise tax (i.e. an additional tax specific to cannabis products,) and Nevada, with a 10% sales tax and a 15% excise tax. Clearly, there’s a wide range of opinions on how states should tax cannabis. “As mentioned earlier, it is because of the slightly higher taxes in Colorado that industry-expanding initiatives like the CBO are possible.
Report hammers NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four
The report noted disparities were not confined to this year’s tournaments and that the bedrock financial deal for the NCAA and its member schools is partly to blame: Kaplan said NCAA’s structure and systems “are designed to maximize the value of and support to the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship as the primary source of funding for the NCAA and its membership.”
Hiker, who fell 185 feet at Hubbard Park, faces critical injuries Tuesday afternoon
A medivac helicopter was soon called to the scene. Fire and medical personnel were able to “remove the patient to [the] parking area, just after arrival of the helicopter,” officials said.
UConn wide receivers Cam Ross, Matt Drayton impressed as freshmen, now nearly two years removed from action, getting better is the goal
“The big thing is, we were young two years ago,” wide receiver coach Aaron Smith said. “We’ve aged a little bit, a little bit more maturity from the Xs-and-Os standpoint, and they understand how to work. That comes with age, and they’ve done it together. For the past two years, they’ve grown together, they’ve worked together, they’ve studied football together. That’s been a big deal with the cohesion of that group and the development of that group — they’ve all done it together.”
15th District special election: Mike Carey leads GOP field in early unofficial results
The Columbus DispatchMike Carey led a crowded field of Republicans vying to replace Steve Stivers in the 15th District special election in early, unofficial results Tuesday night. Carey, a coal lobbyist endorsed by former President Donald Trump, led with about 37% of the 5,735 votes counted soon after the polls closed. Polls closed at 7:30 p.m. and turnout was expected to be low for the district with about 560,000 registered voters. There were 10,537 voters who cast ballots early in-person or by mail and 1,359 absentee ballots were outstanding as of Monday. The latest unofficial election results
Lawyer: R. Kelly gained weight, lost money ahead of trial
Larry NeumeisterAssociated PressNew York — R&B star R. Kelly gained weight and lost money while he awaits a sex-trafficking trial that starts in earnest next week, his lawyers said Tuesday at a court hearing. Devereaux Cannick, one of his lawyers, told the judge that Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, needs to be measured for new clothing because he's gained so much weight in jail. And he asked that court transcripts be provided at no cost because Kelly has been unable to work for two years. “His funds are depleted,” Cannick said of a client who left the courtroom after the hearing with his hands cuffed. He smiled and said, “If there was a conviction, we'd use every error that was made” in an appeal.
Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple
Mark McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle, and Patricia McCloskey waved a semiautomatic pistol, according to the indictment. Photos and cellphone video captured the confrontation, which drew widespread attention and made the couple heroes to some and villains to others. Mark McCloskey, who announced in May that he was running for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri, was unapologetic after the plea hearing. “I’d do it again,” he said from the courthouse steps in downtown St. Louis. Callahan later amended the charges to give jurors the alternative of convictions of misdemeanor harassment instead of the weapons charge.
GM investing $55.5 million at Fort Wayne truck plant
Detroit — General Motors Co. is investing $55.5 million at its Fort Wayne, Indiana, assembly plant for future truck production, the automaker confirmed Tuesday. The Detroit automaker said its investment at Fort Wayne, where light-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks are built, will "support new tooling and equipment needed for future production of our full-size trucks." GM didn't specify if the investment will increase employment or production. Plant Executive Director Gary Duff, in a plant communication obtained Tuesday by The Detroit News, wrote that the investment will support both current and future truck production. "This investment supports the company's growth strategy of truck and SUV dominance."
Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports
Abbott last week had authorized Texas' growing presence of state troopers along the border to “stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion” that it transports migrants. Troopers could then reroute vehicles back to their point of origin or impound them. Civil rights groups and immigration advocates have expressed concerns that the directive to troopers could invite racial profiling. But U.S. authorities revealed Monday that they likely picked up 19,000 unaccompanied children in July, exceeding the previous high of 18,877 in March. Overall, U.S. authorities stopped migrants about 210,000 times at the border in July, up from 188,829 in June and the highest in more than 20 years.
Biles returns to Olympic competition, wins bronze on beam
Even with the degree of difficulty lowered, she earned a 14.000, good enough for third behind Chinese teammates Guan Chenchen and Tang Xijing. Afterward, she chatted with IOC President Thomas Bach, then wiped away tears after accepting her seventh Olympic medal, tied with Shannon Miller for the most by an American gymnast. She sensed the weight of the world on her shoulders. During the first vault rotation in the team final, the weight became too much. Shaken, she took herself out of the final three events and watched as her teammates held on for silver.
Polls have closed in 15th District special election. Follow results here
The Columbus DispatchThe polls have closed in Ohio's 15th Congressional District special election primary to replace former U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers. The 15th District includes includes Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pickaway and Vinton counties, as well as portions of Athens, Fayette, Franklin and Ross counties. Polls closed at 7:30 p.m. and turnout was expected to be low for the district with about 560,000 registered voters. There were 10,537 voters who cast ballots early in-person or by mail and 1,359 absentee ballots were outstanding as of Monday. The latest unofficial election results
"Declined because of mismanagement": Colonial Village owners face court orders
Mingo said the Colonial Village case is "one of the most concerning public nuisance cases this court has seen." Colonial Village concern:Residents voice frustrations over Colonial Village as Columbus pursues legal actionQuay Barnes, chair of the Mideast Area Commission,testified during Tuesday's post-negotiation hearing. Barnes said that Colonial Village was not always an apartment complex in disarray. Barnes said that many good people live at Colonial Village, and that residents deserve a better life. The next hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 14, when Mingo will review whether the Colonial Village owners have met the court's requirements.
Hawks give Trae Young contract worth $170 million
OklahomanYoung's contract worth $170 millionThe Atlanta Hawks and star point guard Trae Young reached an agreement on a five-year extension that will pay the former OU and Norman North High star at least $170 million, a person familiar with talks between the sides told USA TODAY Sports. MAGIC: Center Robin Lopez and the Orlando Magic came to terms on a one-year, $5 million deal. SUNS: Another former Thunder, Cameron Payne, will re-sign with the Phoenix Suns on a three-year, $19 million deal. ?Center Andre Drummond and the Philadelphia 76ers agreed on a one-year deal, a person familiar with the deal told USA TODAY Sports. ? Solomon Hill reached a two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, a person familiar with his free agency told USA TODAY Sports.
Patriots training camp Day 7: Run game rolls, Mac Jones loses ground in QB competition
Meanwhile, Mac Jones fired his first interception and endured his worst practice of training camp, as another rookie starred in 1-on-1 pass rush. The second-round rookie dominated his 1-on-1 pass rush reps, notching five clean victories against young O-linemen and veterans alike, including David Andrews. LB Josh UcheSecond only to Barmore, Uche shone in 1-on-1 pass rush periods, smoking Pats offensive tackles off the edge. 1-on-1 pass rush winners: Shaq Mason (5-0), Trent Brown (3-1), Michael Onwenu (2-0-1). Van Noy won his only rep of 1-on-1 pass rush, blowing by Korey Cunningham.
Spirit cancels half its flights; American also struggling
Spirit Airlines canceled more than half its schedule on Tuesday, and American Airlines struggled to recover from weekend storms at its Texas home, stranding thousands of passengers at the height of the summer travel season. By early evening, Spirit had canceled more than 400 flights, or nearly 60% of its schedule, according to the FlightAware tracking service. American Airlines had already canceled nearly 350 flights. It is much larger than Spirit, so those flights amounted to 11% of its schedule — still an unusually high rate. The disruptions at Spirit and American are just the latest examples of airlines scrambling to deal with an increase in travel this summer.
Massachusetts mayors tighten mask restrictions
Charlie Baker tightened mask-wearing guidelines last week following a mostly mask-free summer, mayors are reconsidering — or imposing — more restrictive masking mandates of their own. “Brockton has been changed forever because of COVID,” said Brockton Mayor Robert Sullivan, who instituted a mask policy inside all city buildings. Although schools are considered city buildings, Brockton hasn’t instituted a masking policy for the fall. He added that the city will make a decision in the following weeks about a mask mandate in schools, which the Baker administration did not implement beyond a recommendation. Although the city already has a mask mandate in place in city buildings, he’s considering further restrictions including a citywide mask mandate, mandating vaccines for city and school staff, and instituting a masking policy for the fall in schools.
Guns N’ Roses at Fenway ushers live music back to Boston
Live music’s calculated, paced return to Boston post-pandemic reached an eardrum-pounding, cymbal-crashing crescendo Tuesday night as Guns N’ Roses opened Fenway Park’s 2021 concert series in front of tens of thousands of fans. The ’80s extravaganza marked the first large-scale concert in Boston since early 2020. Guns N’ Roses was originally scheduled to play Fenway last July 21, but the pandemic derailed just about every nationwide touring act. A front-row ticket to Tuesday’s Guns N’ Roses show cost more than $2,000, according to third-party ticket vendor websites. “We can’t go to Kenny Chesney, but we’re going to Guns N’ Roses, so that’s even better.”The return of concerts at Fenway is also music to local business owners’ ears.
Lawyer: R. Kelly gained weight, lost money ahead of trial
“It's going to be a long trial,” Donnelly said after prosecutors outlined their plans to call numerous witnesses, including women who say they were sexually abused, physically abused and coerced to do things for Kelly's pleasure. Donnelly also said she will generally not allow questions aimed at revealing if any of the women have had mental health treatment. She said she will not allow the jurors to be told that one witness had worked as an exotic dancer years after she said she was abused. Prospective jurors have already filled out questionnaires aimed at ensuring they have no biases that would affect their judgment. Kelly, is known for work including the 1996 hit “I Believe I Can Fly” and the cult classic “Trapped in the Closet,” a multipart tale of sexual betrayal and intrigue.
Lawmaker seeks probe after Maricopa County rejects subpoena
PHOENIX (AP) — A top Arizona lawmaker asked state Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday to investigate whether Maricopa County is breaking the law by refusing to comply with subpoenas for records related to the 2020 election. 3 Republican in the Senate, filed his complaint under Senate Bill 1487. The 5-year-old law allows any lawmaker to demand an investigation of “any ordinance, regulation, order or other official action” taken by a local government that may conflict with state law. If he finds a violation, the county could face a loss of funding if the problem is not rectified. The Republican-controlled Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has been at increasingly tense odds with Senate GOP leaders over the 2020 election.
John Corbett and Bo Derek are married
John Corbett and Bo Derek secretly got married last year. John revealed on 'The Talk': “Around Christmas time, we got married. The 'Rebel' star and the 64-year-old actress decided to get married so 2020 could have something "nice" associated with it. We didn’t want 2020 to be that thing that everyone looks back at and hated…let’s get one nice thing out of it." In 2016, John claimed the key to his successful relationship with the '10' star was the fact they hadn't married.
Kansas sees tax collections beat expectations by 11% in July
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that its tax collections in July were 11% greater than expected, good news even as the spread of the more contagious COVID-19 delta variant has some officials worried about the economy. The state Department of Revenue says Kansas collected nearly $603 million in general tax revenues last month. It was the 12th consecutive month in which tax collections were greater than expected. July's surplus came after Kansas ended its 2021 budget year on June 30 with tax collections 9.3% or $758 million more than expected and cash reserves approaching $2 billion. Mark Burghart, the Department of Revenue's top administrator, said consumer spending on goods and services has not slowed down.
More than 150,000 more Oklahomans now qualified for Medicaid
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 150,000 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid under an expansion of the program approved by voters, and state health officials say they suspect many more Oklahomans are eligible but haven't yet applied. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority reported Monday that 154,316 Oklahomans have qualified for the additional health benefits. “We are currently working with our community partners to reach those hard-to-find eligible adults," said OHCA CEO Kevin Corbett. Now, an individual who earns up to $17,796 annually or $36,588 for a family of four qualifies for Medicaid health care coverage. The Health Care Authority has projected that about 215,000 residents would qualify for expanded Medicaid for a total annual cost of about $1.3 billion.
Former football player charged in Iowa hoops star's assault
A former Iowa State University football player has been arrested in connection with an assault of a University of Iowa basketball star in May. Nicholas Kron, 29, of Nashville, Tennessee, faces an assault causing bodily injury charge for allegedly attacking Jordan Bohannon, a Hawkeye guard, outside a downtown Iowa City bar. Kron turned himself in Saturday, was booked into the Johnson County Jail and was released about 20 minutes later, a jail official said. Bohannon and Kron were both at DC's Bar in Iowa City on May 23, according to police records. Police say Bohannon's friends escorted him away, but Bohannon later needed to be taken to a hospital for treatment of his head injury.
Police officer who ended deadly Tucson shooting spree cleared
The gun Scarlett used in the attack was involved in a private-party undocumented sale several years ago, Chief Criminal Deputy Dan South said federal agents have learned. It's unknown who bought the gun from the registered owner, or how it got to Scarlett, a convicted felon. "Therein lies one of the problems: We don't know where guns are in the community," South said. Gun violence is a public health epidemic and an issue that needs to be dealt with on a community-wide basis, but it's important people understand that mental illness is not the cause of gun violence, said Sierra Tucson's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal. Individual, family and societal risk factors all come into play when it comes to gun violence, and ensuring people are uplifted is of vital importance in its prevention, Chhatwal said.
Arizona penalizing cities with own minimum wage; could affect Tucson vote
Flagstaff, represented by attorney Roopali Desai, wants to keep it from getting that far. They are asking a judge to void the provision in the new state budget that imposes that $1.1 million penalty against Flagstaff. The figure is supposed to represent the additional costs borne by the state between the state's $12.15 figure and the $15 minimum Flagstaff voters adopted. She noted the Flagstaff ordinance specifically exempts state employees. Desai pointed out that both the original 2006 statewide initiative that first established a state minimum wage and a 2016 revision that increased the numbers specifically allow local communities to establish their own wage laws.
As we did with the ‘Topes, let voters make the call on a new stadium
Now, it’s time to let the voters decide whether to build a game-changer like this for Albuquerque. At that time, voters approved a bond that did not raise taxes and selected the location on top of the old Duke’s stadium. A multi-use facility could host sporting events, concerts, tournaments, worship services and so much more, drawing visitors from across New Mexico and the southwest. This would likely be a strong public-private-partnership, similar to Isotopes Stadium, and it’s important to remember once created the city would collect lease payments from tenants and users, including United. It’s time to consider this game-changer for our city; it’s time once again to give voters the choice about investing in Albuquerque’s future.
AG Balderas is not serving NM in PNM merger talks
In (N.M. Attorney General) Hector Balderas’ (July 26 Journal) op-ed, he says an unreasonable woman wants to kill the PNM-Avangrid/Ibedrola merger. This merger is not in the public interest and the AG has a lot more to answer for. Avangrid has poor customer service track recordAVANGRID IS running an ad on TV wooing the New Mexico public. Unfortunately that results in poor customer service and poor maintenance. Please let the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (know) we do not want the same poor customer service issues in New Mexico.
Eliminating systemic racism in NM starts at the top
Her very presence in government is precisely the representation of systemic racism we must eliminate and hold accountable. Gudgel’s removal (for allegedly making disparaging remarks about Native Americans) is a key part of living up to that mandate. Instead, she has come to represent the change that we must endure to truly transform education and remove systemic racism. The decision to keep Gudgel in her position, even for the time being, has sent a ripple through our government. It has undermined our efforts to eliminate systemic racism and caused immense setbacks in our progress to advance an equitable and adequate education system.
Isolated, insensitive comments highlighted my ignorance
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........To New Mexico tribes, nations and pueblos, and your children and families,As has been heavily reported, I made some isolated, insensitive comments about Native Americans and Native American education in 2019 that were insulting and harmful. I further regret that these transgressions have taken the focus away from the work of the committee to develop policy and support resources for New Mexico children – especially Native American students. The comments I made were not intended to be disrespectful, harmful or insulting, but exemplified my knowledge gap of Native American histories and cultures in New Mexico. I realize that my comments were hurtful and caused disharmony to you, your families and children, and to Navajo, pueblo and Apache tribal communities. These conversations have been very humbling for me and provide a needed understanding to be more culturally sensitive and effective on behalf of all New Mexicans, particularly our pueblos, tribes and nations.
Civilian convicted of sexual assault on Kirtland Air Force Base
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 45-year-old civilian was convicted last week of sexually assaulting a woman on Kirtland Air Force Base in the summer of 2019. A federal jury found Zechariah Freeman guilty of sexual abuse on July 30. Attorneys Office in New Mexico said Freeman will remain in custody until sentencing, which has not yet been scheduled. “According to the indictment and other court records, on the evening of June 15, 2019, Freeman, a civilian, attended a gathering at a house on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, where the victim was also present,” spokesman Scott Howell wrote in a Tuesday news release. “In the early morning hours of June 16, 2019, Freeman sexually abused the victim while she was physically incapable of declining or communicating her unwillingness to participate.”ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................
Passenger charged with groping, punching flight attendants
MIAMI (AP) — An Ohio man was arrested in Florida over the weekend after being accused of groping two female flight attendants and punching a male flight attendant during a flight from Philadelphia to Miami, officials said. Berry brushed an empty cup against the backside of a flight attendant, who then told him not to touch her, officials said. A flight attendant helped him get another shirt from his carry-on. They called a male flight attendant over to watch Berry, who punched the other man in the face, officials said. The flight attendant and nearby passengers restrained Berry in a seat with tape and a seatbelt extender, the report said.
Ohio primaries may signal mood of 2022 midterm race
Updated 3 timesCOLUMBUS, Ohio — A pair of special congressional primaries Tuesday in Ohio could serve as litmus tests for the moods of the Republican and Democratic parties heading into next year’s midterm elections. He has endorsed coal lobbyist Mike Carey from among a formidable field of 11 GOP primary contenders for the seat vacated by Republican Steve Stivers in May. Stivers has backed one of three sitting lawmakers in the race — state Rep. Jeff LaRe — for the job. All of the candidates in the GOP primary billed themselves as conservatives and many can boast of more legislative-branch experience than Carey, the Trump-backed candidate. On the Democratic side, state Rep. Allison Russo, a health policy consultant, faces Greg Betts, a former Army officer and decorated combat veteran, for the nomination.
The Latest: Garth Brooks reassesses touring during pandemic
The state has reimbursed farmers nearly a half million dollars over the past two years to vaccinate herds against respiratory and other diseases. Bill Lee says he doesn’t think the state should offer people incentives for coronavirus inoculations. Its frontline workers must be vaccinated by Nov. 1, although the company said the specifics were being negotiated with unions. Just under half of its U.S. workforce -- about 56,000 employees -- have been vaccinated after the company staged more than 100 vaccination events since February, the Springfield, Arkansas, company says. It plans to continue with those events and offer a $200 bonus for all frontline workers who receive a vaccine.
Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports
Updated 3 timesAUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................Cardone said Abbott’s directive would have the effect of “exacerbating the spread of COVID-19.” She scheduled another hearing for next week. Like Texas, the Biden administration is also raising concerns about the much more contagious delta variant as large numbers of noncitizens continue arriving at Texas’ southern border. On Tuesday, Texas surpassed 7,000 hospitalized virus patients for the first time since February and reported more than 11,000 new cases. Abbott last week had authorized Texas’ growing presence of state troopers along the border to “stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion” that it transports migrants.
NLRB preliminary finding revives labor organizing at Amazon
In its filing with the NLRB in April, the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, which spearheaded the unionization campaign in Bessemer, said that Amazon threatened workers with layoffs and even closing the warehouse if they unionized. It also said Amazon fired a pro-union employee, but declined to name the person. Many of the other allegations by the union revolve around a mailbox that Amazon installed in the parking lot of the Bessemer warehouse. It said the mailbox created the false appearance that Amazon was conducting the election, intimidating workers into voting against the union. “The evidence demonstrates that the employer’s conduct interfered with the laboratory conditions necessary to conduct a fair election," Meyers wrote.
Teacher sues to stop Phoenix school district's mask mandate
— The chief clinical officer at Banner Health, the state's largest hospital system, implored the public Tuesday to get vaccinated. Dr. Marjorie Bessel warned that case surges like those seen in July 2020 and in January are a strong possibility. The restrictions include only allowing one or two visitors per patient per day, depending on location. Also, visitors must be at least age 12 and can't have or be suspected of having COVID-19. — Yavapai County announced Monday it will again close its public buildings to the public, starting Thursday, due to rising COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations and the county's low vaccination rate, The Daily Courier reported.
Man stomped by police glad for bodycam, honest officer
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man whose head was stomped last week by a police officer said he is thankful for body camera footage and a second officer who immediately stepped up to say her colleague was not telling the truth. Orangeburg Public Safety Officer David Lance Dukes ordered Gailyard to the ground. When Gailyard couldn't immediately lie flat on his stomach, Dukes stomped on his head and neck, causing his forehead to hit the concrete of the parking lot, according to body camera video. The only thing I want the community to do is change,” Gailyard said Tuesday, his lawyer by his side. Dukes was fired two days after the incident and charged with felony first-degree assault and battery a few days after that.
Question would stop short of declaring gig workers employees
BOSTON (AP) — Some gig workers and a coalition of app-based businesses including Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Instacart are pushing a proposed ballot question in Massachusetts they say would grant new benefits for workers while stopping short of declaring them employees. Supporters said Tuesday that the ballot question would set a minimum earnings guarantee for workers, extend new benefits including health care stipends, paid sick time and paid family and medical leave and occupational accident insurance, and protect drivers from discrimination. At the same time, the question would maintain the status of the workers as independent contractors instead of employee. Backers of the question say that will continue to give the workers the freedom to work when, where, how often and how long they want. Supporters say the question would establish an earnings floor equal to 120% of the Massachusetts minimum wage for app-based ride-hailing and delivery drivers.
Young Americans Korda, 21, Nakashima, 20, win in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sebastian Korda is less than a month past his 21st birthday. The 12th-seeded Korda, who is coming off a fourth-round run at Wimbledon, moved into the second round at the hard-court event in the nation's capital by beating Vasek Pospisil of Canada 7-5, 6-4. Wild-card entry Nakashima, the runner-up in his past two ATP appearances, defeated Alexei Popyrin of Australia 6-3, 6-3 in a first-round match. 5 seed Jannik Sinner of Italy or Emil Ruusuvuori of Finland, while Nakashima's opponent in the second round will be No. 1 in the rankings and win the 2003 U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam title for an American man.
More than 150,000 more Oklahomans now qualified for Medicaid
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 150,000 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid under an expansion of the program approved by voters, and state health officials say they suspect many more Oklahomans are eligible but haven't yet applied. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority reported Monday that 154,316 Oklahomans have qualified for the additional health benefits. “We are currently working with our community partners to reach those hard-to-find eligible adults," said OHCA CEO Kevin Corbett. Now, an individual who earns up to $17,796 annually or $36,588 for a family of four qualifies for Medicaid health care coverage. The Health Care Authority has projected that about 215,000 residents would qualify for expanded Medicaid for a total annual cost of about $1.3 billion.
CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3
But pressure mounted as key lawmakers said it was not enough. “For 5 days, we’ve been out here, demanding that our government acts to save lives,” she tweeted. “Today, our movement moved mountains.”House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was a day of "extraordinary relief.”“The imminent fear of eviction and being put out on the street has been lifted for countless families across America. Help is Here!” Pelosi said in a statement. Administration officials had previously said a Supreme Court ruling stopped them from setting up a new moratorium without congressional backing, saying states and cities must be more aggressive in releasing nearly $47 billion in relief for renters on the verge of eviction.
Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown after someone attacked the officer on a bus platform shortly after 10:30 a.m. The ensuing violence, which included a volley of gunshots, resulted in “several casualties,” said Woodrow Kusse, the chief of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, which is responsible for security in the facility. The deaths of the officer and the suspect were first confirmed by officials who were not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The suspect was identified by multiple law enforcement officials as Austin William Lanz, 27, of Georgia.
Shapeshifting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – in pictures
The Olympics are an ideal place to showcase photographic techniques such as a slow shutter-speed or in-camera multiple exposures to give viewers a sense of motion and can produce an image that is far removed from what would be seen with the naked eye
'It's about giving back and building community': National Night Out observed in Richmond
During Tuesday's 38th annual National Night Out, Richmond officials focused on increasing public health awareness. While attending the Richmond Highway Neighborhood Civic Association's event at Satellite Restaurant in South Richmond, Mayor Levar Stoney emphasized the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and reducing crime within neighborhoods. But it's about giving back and building community. In response to the distrust some communities are feeling toward police both nationwide and in Richmond, Stoney said events like National Night Out can be a way to help bridge the gap. But this has to be [a] 365-day-a-year, seven-day-a-week sort of job when it comes to building community."
Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple
Mark McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle, and Patricia McCloskey waved a semiautomatic pistol, according to the indictment. Photos and cellphone video captured the confrontation, which drew widespread attention and made the couple heroes to some and villains to others. Special prosecutor Richard Callahan said his investigation determined that the protesters were peaceful. Mark McCloskey, who announced in May that he was running for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri, was unapologetic after the plea hearing. “I’d do it again,” he said from the courthouse steps in downtown St. Louis.
Missouri governor pardons couple who pointed guns at racial justice activists
The governor of Missouri has made good on his promise to pardon Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at a group of demonstrators who marched past the couple’s home in a luxury St Louis neighborhood during racial justice protests last year. Mark McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle, and Patricia McCloskey waved a semiautomatic pistol, according to the indictment. Photos and cellphone video captured the confrontation, which drew widespread attention and made the couple heroes to some and villains to others. The McCloskeys were indicted by a grand jury in October on felony charges of the unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering. Callahan later amended the charges to give jurors the alternative of convictions of misdemeanor harassment instead of the weapons charge.
Scientists discover Machu Picchu could be at least two decades older than thought
A scientific discovery about Machu Picchu has cast doubt on the reliability of colonial records for modern western historians trying to piece together an understanding of the Inca people who built the site. However, enhanced radiocarbon dating techniques carried out on remains have now found it could be at least two decades older. To tackle this, Burger led a team of US investigators in carrying out accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating of human remains from Machu Picchu. Which is pretty cool.”Ramos stressed that dismissing historical records in favour of scientific techniques alone would not be beneficial. It was based on the belief that the Incan emperor Pachacuti conquered the lower Urubamba valley – the area of what is now Peru that includes Machu Picchu – in 1438 and that construction likely took place between around 1440 and 1450.
Study finds long-term Covid symptoms rare in school-age children
Fewer than one in 20 Covid-positive children who experience symptoms continue to be symptomatic beyond four weeks, a new study has found. The study is one of the first to offer a detailed description of Covid illness in symptomatic school-age children, and suggests long-term symptoms are rare in this age group. On average, symptoms lasted for five days in younger children (five to 11 years old) and seven days in older children (12 to 17 years old). About 4.4% experienced symptoms for four weeks or more, while one in 50 (1.8%) had symptoms lasting more than two months. Symptomatic Covid in UK children was also found to be shorter in duration (six days, compared with 11 days in adults).
Biden administration issues new targeted moratorium on evictions for areas hit hardest by COVID-19
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's administration Tuesday issued a targeted moratorium on evictions in areas hardest hit by COVID-19, replacing a nationwide evictions freeze that expired Saturday despite legal concerns about doing so unilaterally. More:AOC blames Democrats for letting eviction moratorium expire, says Biden wasn't 'forthright'On Sunday, Pelosi called on Biden to extend the moratorium. In a ruling June 29, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court allowed the federal eviction moratorium to remain in place through the end of July. These actions would be moot if the new federal moratorium holds up in court. The White House said it is examining why states and cities have failed to distribute the money.
Cuomo denies sexual harassment claims in New York attorney general report – video
The governor of New York state, Andrew Cuomo, faced demands to resign on Tuesday after an investigation found he sexually harassed 11 women. An explosive 165-page report released by the state attorney general, Letitia James, delivered a mountain of damning and often graphic evidence that Cuomo created a 'climate of fear' in a 'toxic' workplace and violated federal and state civil laws. But the governor released a defiant video address, insisting that 'I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances' and making clear he still has no intention of stepping down
Cinderella: Fans react to James Corden’s appearance in new trailer
The first trailer for the upcoming Cinderella has been released, and fans have been reacting to James Corden’s presence in the film. Corden appears in the film as one of the three mice and his appearance has prompted a mixed reaction on social media. “Is James Corden legit in everything”, one person joked on social media, in reference to his number of appearances in films, particularly musicals. “It looked so good until James Corden appeared”, wrote another fan, unimpressed with the prospect of Corden’s turn. Cinderella is written and directed by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect, Girlboss) and will be released exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on 3 September.
North West’s artwork: Kim Kardashian’s friend Brian Austin Green hits back at critics claiming it’s fake
Brian Austin Green has defended Kim Kardashian’s daughter, North West, following claims that she had faked a painting. Back in February, Kardashian was forced to defend North from critics after they suggested an artwork she had painted was done by someone else. “North worked incredibly hard on her painting, which took several weeks to complete. He went on to defend the children, saying the work is “unbelievable but true”. “Someone told me that Kim K was given a hard time for posting a pic of a painting North had done”, he wrote across the image his son had painted.
Letters: An easing of the US travel ban to Britain should be the PM's next goal
suggesting it would take six to 10 years to recover the extra cost of buying an electric car from savings in running costs (report, August 2) assume that present costs will stay the same. The predicted loss of billions in car tax and fuel duty as more electric cars are introduced has to be recovered. Helen NallHoveringham, NottinghamshireKent villages blightedSIR – Camilla Tominey reports (August 1) that Greg Clark, MP for Tunbridge Wells, is “sitting on the fence” over the proposed development of 5,000 homes in the medieval villages of Tudeley and Capel. It is to the nearest town of Tonbridge that traffic from the proposed development will inevitably stream. This was despite having driven through mostly rural places, including the Lake District, and the east, south and west coasts.
Joaquin Phoenix fights for release of bears that inspired Disney’s Brother Bear
Joaquin Phoenix has called on a Florida animal park to release two bears which inspired Disney’s 2003 film, Brother Bear. Phoenix, who voiced the lead character of Kenai in the film, has called on Bearadise Ranch in Florida to move the two bears to an animal sanctuary. Together with eleven other bears at the ranch, it was recently revealed that the two bears are now part of a travelling show. Since becoming aware that the two bears are involved in the shows via animal rights charity PETA, Phoenix reached out to ask the park to retire the bears to a sanctuary. The Independent has reached out to Bearadise Ranch for comment.
Who is Noah Lyles? The American sprinter hoping for 200m glory in Tokyo
Following the murder of George Floyd last summer, Noah Lyles has been vocal about racial injustice in the United States. Before the 100m final at the US trials this summer, Lyles raised his fist in a fingerless black glove, before finishing seventh and missing out on the event at Tokyo. Lyles, who won the men’s 200m at the 2019 world championships in Doha, has run the four fastest 200m times in the world since 2016. He is the only sprinter in history other than Usain Bolt to run the 200m in under 19.70 seconds four times in their career. In addition to being a world-class sprinter, Lyles also has musical flair and has recorded a song called Souvenir with pole voter Sandi Morris and a Swiss band called Baba Shrimp.
Mexico softball player apologises after team jerseys left in trash in Tokyo
Mexico softball player Danielle O’Toole has apologised and explained how the team’s jerseys ended up left behind in the trash in Tokyo’s Olympic Village. “All of us who are Mexican athletes yearn to wear it with dignity, and today sadly the Mexican softball team left it in the Olympic Village’s trash,” she wrote on Twitter. “None of my teammates threw their jerseys away,” she said. I am grateful to my family who came to the US and worked hard so I could have this life. “Before this story circulated, we as a team were receiving love, heartfelt messages, and we could feel your positivity radiate through.
Who is Erriyon Knighton – the teenager who will compete for Team USA in 200m final
He is still a high school student in Florida, but Erriyon Knighton is making Olympic history in Tokyo. For the 17-year-old sprinter has become the youngest athlete to make the 200m final for 37 years. In 2020 Knighton gave up his high school and college eligibility when he signed a six-figure sponsorship deal with Adidas. “He’s a quiet, normal, regular high school kid,” his friend Nigel Richardson told The New York Times. Knighton’s high school coach has told the media that what he is doing at such a tender age is hard to fathom.
John Corbett and Bo Derek reveal they married last year after 20 years together
John Corbett has revealed that he and long-time partner Bo Derek married at the end of 2020, after two decades as a couple. He told co-host Jerry O'Connell: “Jerry, I can’t believe that I forgot to tell you that around Christmastime we got married. Bo and I got married!”Corbett and Derek, best known for her role in the Dudley Moore comedy 10, have been dating since 2002 and had not previously planned to get married. Explaining the couple’s change of heart, Corbett said: “After 20 years we decided to get married. We didn’t want 2020 to be that thing that everybody looks back at and hated.
Barbra Streisand: 'I've always had the right to sing what I want'
"They wouldn't even, at that time, pay me until it sold two and a half million copies [but] it became a number one and I think I won Grammy for it, too. You have to trust your own instincts if you're an artist at all, and go with what you believe and not anyone else."
The biases that make us underrate underdogs
When Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed gold in the Men's 100m on 1 August he caught many by surprise. There are reasons that we overrate favourites and underrate underdogs. The pair took a sample of more than 7,000 players, from under eights to 20-year-olds, from one of Canada's junior ice hockey leagues. Those born at the start of the hockey season, between January and June, were more likely to play for the top-tier teams than those born between July and December. In fact, almost 40% of top-tier teams' players were born in the first three months of the season, compared to about 5% in the last three months.
Eight TV shows to watch in August
This new series sees a documentary team come to film at Button House, to explore an assassination plot that Alison (who can see the ghosts after a near-death experience) and the rest of the residents are shocked to discover involves one of their own. Mike begs Alison to accept the offer of a TV interview for free publicity, but the only hitch is Alison is terrified of speaking on camera. Luckily, the ghost of failed romantic poet Thomas Thorne (Mat Baynton) is on hand to help, so what could possibly go wrong? Watch the trailer here. Premieres 9 August on BBC One, with first two series available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
Tokyo Olympics sparks anti-LGBT slurs on Russian TV
Tokyo Olympics sparks anti-LGBT slurs on Russian TV By Vitaly ShevchenkoBBC Monitoring Published 44 minutes agoimage source European photopress agency image caption Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was singled out for abuseThe participation of openly gay, lesbian and transgender athletes in the Tokyo Olympics has led to an upsurge in anti-LGBT commentary on Russian state TV. The state-run channels dedicated several of their talk shows to speak disparagingly about LGBT athletes at the Games, using words like "abomination" and "perversion". But more than 330 Russian athletes are competing as the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), without the Russian flag or anthem. What was said on the other state TV channel? Russian officials and state-controlled media have presented efforts to defend LGBT rights as a Western attempt to subvert the very fabric of Russian society and statehood.
Airline passenger duct-taped to seat after groping and punching flight attendants
A Frontier Airlines spokesperson told the ABC affiliate that the flight crew is suspended from flying until the incident has been investigated. “During a flight from Philadelphia to Miami on July 31, a passenger made inappropriate physical contact with a flight attendant and subsequently physically assaulted another flight attendant. “He was starting to get aggressive and basically attacked the male flight attendant,” Mr Rivera told ABC. The incidents come as flight attendants experience an increased level of violence on flights, often stemming from masking requirements. The FAA has also said that those who assault flight attendants can face jail time and up to $35.000 in fines.
Missouri governor pardons couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter demonstrators
The governor of Missouri has pardoned a couple who were famously recorded pointing guns from the front of their luxury home at a group of passing Black Lives Matter protestors last summer. On Tuesday, governor Mike Parson, a Republican, announced the pardon of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who pled guilty, respectively, to misdemeanor assault and harassment in June. The couple brandished an assault rifle and a semi-automatic pistol as a group of racial justice protestors walked by their home on their way to a protest last summer. In May, Mark McCloskey announced he was running as a Republican for the US Senate. “I’d do it again,” he said from the courthouse steps following his and his wife’s guilty pleas.
Black bear cub being treated for burns after rescue from wildfire escapes
A black bear cub being treated in California for severe burns after being rescued from the Tamarack fire has escaped the wildlife centre. The six-month-old bear – named Tamarack after the fire – “escaped his enclosure and managed to tunnel under an electric fence,” the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Centre said. “He is not in imminent danger and is not a threat, but we need to locate him as soon as possible ... “We don’t know where the mom is,” centre board member and spokesman Greg Erfrani told The Independent last week. A number has been set up and anyone with location tips is, again, urged not to approach Tamarack but to call 530 577 2273.
Tunisia crisis: Democrats, despots and the fight for power
Tunisia - the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring - shook the tectonic plates of power in a vast and strategic region, and no-one knows when and how they will settle back: in the same old despotic order or a new one that is yet to be born?
CEO Secrets: Airbnb boss shares his business advice
'You feel you need to be the best at everything' Video, 00:01:20'You feel you need to be the best at everything'
Non-lawyer 'mansplains how the law works' to law school graduate the SAME DAY she took the bar exam
A recent law school graduate captured the moment a man who had never been to law school 'mansplained' grand jury trials to her at a bar — on the very day she took the bar exam. Kathryn Seely, who recently graduated for Albany Law, is still awaiting the results of her bar exam — but suffice it to say that after three years of studying in such a competitive environment, she knows more about the law than a non-lawyer. Kathryn Seely, who recently graduated for Albany Law, shared a video of a man at a bar attempting to 'mansplain' the law to her — though he'd never been to law school himselfThis guy knows! In the video's caption, she included a line he presumably said during their conversation: 'Yeah I could’ve gone to law school but business was the better move for me.' 'He's never been to law school but maybe he's been the defendant once or twice,' quipped another.
The downfall of Nissan's Carlos Ghosn: An insider's view
As the story unfolded, more unusual things began to happen. There were extensive leaks to the media which he says "cast Ghosn in a particular light and was in favour of Nissan". This information, he claims, was coming directly from the CEO's office, which Mr Nada was in charge of - and some of it was "highly classified".
‘I don’t want to spend my life on the streets’
When Asma Shaikh was admitted to a prominent high school in India's Mumbai city in 2019, she was elated at the achievement. Schools have been shut for more than a year in India because of the coronavirus pandemic. And this has been particularly hard on poorer children, including those who live on the streets like Asma. Now, Asma is worried that the pandemic has interrupted her dream of escaping life on the streets. Video by BBC Marathi’s Dipali Jagtap and Shardul KadamEdited by Anshul Verma
England cricket: The ECB call in Government to salvage Ashes tour with Australia banning families
The ECB have enlisted the help of the Government to try to salvage this winter’s Ashes tour, which has been placed into doubt due to Australia’s refusal to allow visits from England players’ families. It is understood that Government officials are lobbying their Australian counterparts to seek an exemption to the country’s closed-border policy which, as Sportsmail revealed in June, could lead to several England stars refusing to tour. This was widely interpreted as a threat that England could withdraw from the tour, a position that has since been hardened by the subsequent decision of Ben Stokes to take an indefinite break from cricket to protect his mental health. The ECB have also been emboldened by the backing of the Government, who are prepared to take the matter to ministerial level. But, given its importance to Cricket Australia’s £640 million broadcast deal, the ECB are confident their hosts will back down.
Beirut blast: ‘The day our city exploded’
On 4 August 2020 the city of Beirut was rocked by an enormous blast as hundreds of tons of improperly stored ammonium nitrate exploded. It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, killing more than 200 people, wounding thousands, and devastating swathes of Beirut. No one has yet been made accountable. The BBC spoke to survivors of the devastating blast. Produced by: Ghassan Ibrahim, Greg Brosnan and Eloise AlannaFilmed and edited by Lee Durant
Tokyo 2020: TikTok becomes the unofficial behind-the-scenes Olympic channel
"They might not win a medal while they're there, but what they are doing is taking the hype that's around them at the moment and leveraging that. So it's kind of a personal investment into the next phases of their career," he says.
Video: Duchess of York: New book will encourage readers to 'fight for your truth'
Video: The VERY understanding York sisters: Now Beatrice's husband goes on late-night walk with his ex (who moved into office beneath him) - days after Eugenie's man was spotted on yacht with glamorous womenSarah, Duchess of York said the message she wants readers to take away from her new Mills & Boon book is to "fight for what you believe is your truth". She described the book as her "sweeping, fabulous, historical...
Mother inspired by crime TV to strip body of 7-year-old son after strangling him to death
Liam's body was found shortly after dawn May 28 behind a bush at a trailhead off the main highway between Las Vegas and rural Pahrump. Liam's body was found shortly after dawn May 28 behind a bush at a trailhead off the main highway between Las Vegas and rural Pahrump. His naked body was found by hikers up in Spring Mountain on May 28 the day after his San Jose mother allegedly killed him. 'He could say certain words,' the father told the Las Vegas Review Journal of the child's disorder. Husted's body was found by hikers behind a bush on Mountain Springs Trailhead between Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada.
Former British military translator trapped in Afghanistan tells of scenes of 'hell'
A terrified former British military translator trapped in Lashkar Gah told of seeing bodies on the streets yesterday – as the battleground city stood on the brink of falling to the Taliban. Sharif Karimi, 31, who worked for three years beside UK troops, described a 'hell' where desperate families were fleeing from their homes, which were then seized by insurgent fighters as bases to launch rocket attacks. Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province where more than 450 British troops sacrificed their lives, is a key target for the Taliban. Sharif, a former supervisor for 120 British Army translators, has been rejected for relocation to the UK because records show his employment was terminated. They are looking house to house for the people who worked for Nato.
Man accused of shooting dead Texas teen heading home from Astros game in 'road rage' turns self in
Accompanied by activist Quannell X, 34-year-old Gerald Wayne Williams went to Houston Police Headquarters Monday and was formally charged with the murder of 17-year-old David Castro. His cellphone records were used to pinpoint his travel history, and police received many tips after Castro's father, Paul, pleaded for weeks with the public to come forward with any information. Paul Castro and his other son were not injured in the shooting. David Castro was rushed to the hospital where he was put on life support and died a few days later from his injuries. In July, a 56-year-old father-of-two was shot dead in front of his son while they drove home from a youth baseball game in Minnesota.
From ditzy blonde to Hollywood's smartest cookie: Reese Witherspoon sells film firm for £647million
In a classic case of art mirroring life, Reese Witherspoon, a southern belle who never seemed to take the world too seriously — on the surface at least — has been crowned the wealthiest and most powerful woman in Hollywood. BIG TIME BEST FRIENDS Witherspoon is on notably close terms with various high-powered co-stars, including Jennifer Aniston, and Nicole Kidman. Reese Witherspoon pictured here after winning the 2006 Best Actress in a Leading Role for her appearance in Walk the Line. Reese Witherspoon with her husband Jim Toth, with whom she has been married for the last eight yearsShe added: ‘He said, “You read more books than anybody I know. Actresses Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston attend ELLE's 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in 2011The super-feminine clothes are described as ‘classic American style steeped in southern charm’.
Men who ejaculate at least 21 times a month slash their risk of prostate cancer by A THIRD
Men who ejaculate more often have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer, a new study finds. Men who ejaculate at least 21 times a month are at a decreased risk of developing prostate cancer, a study findsThe American Cancer Society says prostate cancer is the most common cancer in US men aside from skin cancer. An estimated one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during the course of his lifetime. However, prostate cancer typically grows slowly and, if detected early while it's still confined to the prostate gland, there is a successful chance of treatment. Experts recommend that men at risk for prostate cancer conduct semi-regular tests for the condition, as discovering it early could make it easier to treat.
Sweaty Betty sells for close to £300m to US firm Wolverine Worldwide
Sweaty Betty has been sold for close to £300 millionSweaty Betty has been sold for close to £300 million to US firm Wolverine Worldwide after demand for its 'bum sculpting' leggings and padded sports bras soared. The new owner, best known as a shoe manufacturer, has bought it from L Catterton, the private equity company co-owned by Bernard Arnault, boss of Louis Vuitton owner LVMH and the world's richest man. Sweaty Betty was boosted by the strong demand during the pandemic as women looked for comfy clothes for home and exercise. It had already boosted sales to £79.9 million in 2019, up from £63.1 million in 2020, narrowing losses to £1.1 million from £4.2 million. The new owners may push Sweaty Betty into footwear, while its expertise could be used to boost other brands in Wolverine's stable, including Merrell and Saucony.
Tale of two nations is a lesson on lockdowns: Professor ANGUS DALGLEISH
The second is that lockdowns are far less effective than their noisy advocates claim. When the first wave of Covid hit Europe, Sweden (population 10.2million) refused to be panicked. Moreover, thanks to the avoidance of lockdown, Sweden suffered less economic damage from the pandemic than anywhere else in Europe. But as we can now clearly see, when it came to lockdowns, that science was far from settled. Angus Dalgleish is professor of oncology at a London teaching hospital.
Microsoft joins Facebook, Twitter and Google in requiring vaccines for US workers
Microsoft has announced all staff working at its US offices will have to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination from September. It follows similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google. They join an ever-growing list of companies, including Netflix, Walmart and Disney who will require employees to vaccinate to work in-person. Many of the companies that are requiring shots have mostly office workers who are already largely vaccinated and are reluctant to work alongside those who aren't. About 66 percent of adults in New York City are fully vaccinated, with another 5.6 percent partially vaccinated, according to official data.
Biden tells Republican governors of Florida and Texas to help with COVID or 'get out of the way'
'Just two states, Florida and Texas, account for one third of all new COVID-19 cases in the entire country. It also reinforced a previous order preventing officials from introducing mask mandates. A day later, Gov Ron DeSantis of Florida issued an executive order rejecting mask mandates in schools. It reported 10,207 people were in hospital with confirmed COVID-19 cases, surpassing the 10,170 recorded in July last year, before vaccinations had begun. At the end of his formal remarks, Biden was asked by journalists at the White House whether the governors of Florida and Texas were harming their voters.
Andrew Cuomo 'suppressing anger, tension and nervousness' during statement says body language expert
A respected body language expert claims Andrew Cuomo was riven with anxiety during his pre-recorded speech denying sex pest claims - but also praised his 'masterful' delivery. She says she thinks the way Cuomo delivered his statement could actually boost his chances of hanging onto his career. 'Governor Cuomo must resign. 'The Attorney General’s report clearly and concisely documents that Governor Cuomo engaged in disturbing and unacceptable behavior. Limmiatis came forward in this investigation after she heard the Governor state, during the March 3, 2021 press conference, that he had never touched anyone inappropriately.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Adams appears disheveled as he steps out after begging for a second chance
He pleaded for, 'a second chance to make some music' in a now-deleted Instagram post. And days later, Ryan Adams looked disheveled as he was seen stepping out in Los Angeles for an errands run. The latest: He pleaded for, 'a second chance to make some music' in a now-deleted Instagram post. If you are a label and interested please let me know,' Adams continued. If you are a label and interested please let me know,' Adams continuedFocused: 'I know I’m damaged goods.
California man's friends suspected he had gun before he shot dead Tiktok star and his girlfriend
Friends of a man who shot and killed a TikTok star and his girlfriend last week inside a California theater told police they were alarmed because they believed he had brought a gun into the cinema, but they left without apparently warning anyone. The three friends of Joseph Jimenez, 20, told detectives he was acting so strangely that they snuck out of the movie house, records obtained by the Orange County Register show. It remains unclear whether the inaction by the three friends amounts to a crime. Barajas, a budding social media star, died at a hospital on Saturday after being on life support. There is no indication that Jimenez knew the victims or that Barajas' role as a TikTok influencer played a role in the crime, Corona police Cpl.
Smelly deodorants and sun blocks are responsible for causing the majority of smog in New York City
With millions of people applying these products in close proximity, the particles greatly add to ozone pollution – even more than traffic. CIRES scientist and study co-author Georgios Gkatzelis said he was initially skeptical that consumer products could play such a big role in ozone pollution. The researchers found that volatile consumer products were still responsible for 42 percent of human-caused VOCs, but traffic contributed the most with 58 percent. In areas where ozone pollution is a problem, new strategies to control VOC sources may need to be devised, he said. 'Air pollution should be considered as a risk factor for cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
Britney Spears says she accidentally locked herself in the bathroom at 2AM
Britney Spears has revealed that she recently locked herself in the bathroom at 2AM, and was forced to call security after the mishap took place. 'I thought ok well it's a bathroom, I can open the damn door,' Britney continued, before adding, 'no, the lock was stuck !!!! I got locked in the f**king bathroom and my boyfriend was sleeping…'even if there are earthquakes he doesn't wake up !!! 'I cleaned the bathroom and thought about taking a shower or something but then I saw it … the door,' Spears wrote. My eyes widened and the door was more clear … more vast … I could see it with clarity and brightness … please open door !!!!'
Fauci says US is on 'trajectory that looks strikingly similar' to the UK
Fauci said the U.S. is seeing a rise in people getting vaccinated, but that is likely to have a delayed effect on case rates. 'Since an acceleration of vaccines doesn't give a result until several weeks after, we are already on a trajectory that looks strikingly similar to the sharp incline that the UK saw,' he explained. Fauci's predictions are similar to those made by UK Secretary of State for Health Sajid Javid. Fauci says he believes the U.S. will see average cases reach as high as 200,000 per day before infection start declining. Meanwhile, Fauci said the rise in cases in the U.S. shows the importance of getting vaccinated against the virus.
12,800 migrants sought asylum in July as monthly figures continue to climb
July alone saw 12,804 asylum requests, 11,023 more than in July 2020. In 2019, which saw the highest number of asylum applications since 2013, 70,405 applications were received, only 6,027 higher than this year. In 2013, when record keeping began, only 1,296 migrants made asylum applications. Venezuelan migrants’ applications were approved in 97% of cases, requests from Salvadorans were approved in 87% of cases and applications from Hondurans in 85% of cases. In contrast, asylum requests from Haitians were normally rejected: only 32% were granted.
Discussion Thread: OH-11, OH-15 Special Election Primary Results : politics
Today, primary voters in Ohio’s 11th and 15th congressional districts head to the polls to decide the major party nominees for the special elections to be held in those seats. Ohio’s 11th district was vacated by former Democratic representative Marcia Fudge upon her appointment as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Ohio’s 15th district was vacated by former Republican representative Steve Stivers upon him becoming CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. The special general election will be held on November 2nd. Both races host primaries that have attracted significant national attention.
Court topples Canadian ruling that one of world's most expensive drugs is excessively priced
Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Try refreshing your browser, or Court topples Canadian ruling that one of world's most expensive drugs is excessively priced Back to video But the firm challenged that edict and has just won a key legal victory in defence of Soliris’s steep price tag. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The appeal judges focused in part on the board’s reasoning that the Canadian price should be the lowest of seven similar, comparator countries. But it had never done that before, always looking in the past at whether the Canadian price is below the highest price among the seven countries.
New Covid restrictions in France as virus cases rise
More of France's popular coastal areas meanwhile reintroduced the compulsory wearing of masks in a bid to stem the incoming coronavirus tide. They agreed to use the army to provide more intensive care beds to the overseas territories, his office said. Several coastal resorts around France have also reintroduced compulsory mask wearing less than two months after the authorities lifted the restriction. In northwest France, Brittany's Finistere area, on Monday ordered people to cover their mouths and noses outdoors after an increase in Covid cases. Across France, the Delta variant of the virus is pushing up the number of hospital admissions, public health figures published Tuesday showed.
Coronavirus: Nanjing Delta outbreak threatens China’s summer spending, adding new pressure to slowing economy
Residents register for vaccinations in Nanjing, the epicentre of China’s latest coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
CDC Issues Eviction Order in Areas of Substantial and High Transmission
This order will expire on October 3, 2021 and applies in United States counties experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission levels of SARS-CoV-2. The eviction moratorium allows additional time for rent relief to reach renters and to further increase vaccination rates. In the context of a pandemic, eviction moratoria—like quarantine, isolation, and social distancing—can be an effective public health measure utilized to prevent the spread of communicable disease. It is imperative that public health authorities act quickly to mitigate such an increase of evictions, which could increase the likelihood of new spikes in SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Such mass evictions and the attendant public health consequences would be very difficult to reverse.
CDC issues new eviction ban effective through Oct. 3
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new federal eviction moratorium on Tuesday. The eviction ban will be targeted at areas of the country experiencing high levels of coronavirus infections and will last for 60 days until Oct. 3. The CDC's original eviction ban, which had been in effect since September 2020, expired on July 31. The White House previously had said it couldn't extend the eviction ban again after the Supreme Court ruled in June that the policy could only be renewed through legislation. Just around $3 billion of that money had reached households by the end of June.
ANZ and BNZ tip OCR to hit 1% by year-end after record drop in unemployment
The unemployment rate has plummeted to 4 per cent, putting more pressure on the Reserve Bank to raise interest rates in a fortnight's time. Broughton said that big drop showed that spare capacity in the labour market was dwindling and that could lead to an upward pressure on wage rates. The Reserve Bank would be well aware it might have to turn around and cut the OCR again next year, Zollner said. That is a pretty clear and present danger; one that you can't forecast or predict.”Finance Minister Grant Robertson noted the 4 per cent unemployment rate compared favourably with Australia where the unemployment rate is 5.2 per cent in Australia and the 5.9 per cent unemployment rate in the United States. Stats NZ’s said New Zealand’s unemployment rate was now the eighth lowest in the 38-member OECD.
Biden administration preparing to offer vaccines to migrants along Mexico border
The vaccines will be provided to those facing deportation as well as migrants likely to be released into the United States pending a court hearing, said one of the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the plan since it has not been finalized. Migrants who are quickly sent back to Mexico under the Title 42 public health law would not be offered a dose, at least during the initial phase, the person said.
Human Rights Campaign files federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee's school transgender bathroom law
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against Tennessee's top officials, challenging a new law that allows public school students and staff members to reject sharing bathrooms and locker rooms with their transgender peers. In its complaint, the organization called the law discriminatory and asked the federal court to block its enforcement and order Tennessee officials to enforce laws accommodating transgender students' needs. Lawmakers supportive of the law argued it lays out a "clear path forward" for school officials confused over how to handle school bathroom access, but advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers argued it discriminates against transgender students. The complaint lists some top Tennessee officials as defendants, including Tennessee Gov. The organization filed the lawsuit on behalf of two transgender students in the Nashville area, Alex, 14, and Ariel, 6.
The Biden Administration Issues A New Eviction Moratorium After A Federal Ban Lapsed
The Biden Administration Issues A New Eviction Moratorium After A Federal Ban LapsedEnlarge this image toggle caption Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Jim Watson/AFP via Getty ImagesDays after a national eviction moratorium expired, the Biden administration on Tuesday issued a new, more limited freeze that remains in effect through Oct. 3. Like the previous order, the two-month moratorium issued Tuesday comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since that moratorium's expiration, progressives had pressured the Biden administration to extend the pause on evictions. "Any call for [a] moratorium based on the Supreme Court's recent decision is likely to face obstacles," he said. By contrast, he noted that Florida and Texas — states with lower vaccination rates — account for one-third of all new COVID-19 cases in the country.
Janey says no plans for NYC-type restrictions, invoking slavery, birtherism
Asked about New York’s move, Janey emphasized Boston’s efforts on vaccine access and then invoked slavery and Donald Trump’s birtherism. Janey attended a block party in the North End on Tuesday night, and responded to questions about her earlier comments. What our focus here in Boston is in making sure that everyone has access to the vaccine, making sure that we are doing everything to vaccinate our workforce in the city of Boston, making sure that our residents have access to the vaccine,” Janey said. “I think we will continue to be informed by the data and do what is best for Boston,” Janey said. Citing a recent uptick in cases and hospitalizations, Janey last week said the city is “leaning toward” a vaccine and testing mandate for city workers.
If You Don't Suspect Provocation At The Jan. 6 Riot, Start Paying Attention
There’s plenty of evidence this kayfabe is not just an isolated incident but the way the security state really does business. It is well-established by now that U.S. intelligence agencies use informants, lies, and leaks to frame people, causes, and political opponents of the regime. This is so well-established that it would be surprising if the one Capitol riot Democrats are pursuing did not include FBI or other federal spy state provocateurs. January 2021: Former CIA chief of staff calls for federal intelligence agencies to place spies within and electronically surveil conservative grassroots groups. In addition to info ops that we know included U.S. intelligence agencies, we’ve seen propaganda operations that we don’t know included intelligence agencies but used their deceptive leaking, media-planted misinformation, and crisis construction techniques.
Tigray: Ethiopia forces 2 international NGOs to cease work
The Ethiopian government has ordered Doctors Without Borders and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to cease aid operations, the two international charities said Tuesday. Watch video 03:46 Ethiopian government declares Tigray cease-fireEven with the humanitarian cease-fire declared by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, aid workers had complained access to Tigray was poor due to insecurity and bureaucracy. UN condemns attacks on workers, aid delaysEthiopian government officials have accused aid workers of bias in favor of, and even arming, the rebel forces in Tigray. UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths called the allegations against aid workers "dangerous." "Blanket accusations of humanitarian aid workers need to stop," Griffiths said.
Gantz: Public must be prepared for possibility of lockdown
Speaking in the coronavirus cabinet on Tuesday night, Defense Minister Benny Gantz raised the possibility of a lockdown being enforced in the near future, saying, "if there is a closure in September, the public must be prepared from now, so as not to reach the last minute [without knowing]. "However, New Hope MK Ze'ev Elkin contradicted him, saying that it is not certain that the lockdown will happen in September, but rather that "it may be necessary to enter into a lockdown starting now already. "Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked has said that she will support the call for a lockdown if the number of third vaccines administered within the week does not pass one million.
Panic-Buying And Transport Lockdowns. In Wuhan, It Feels Like Early Pandemic Again
Panic-Buying And Transport Lockdowns. Authorities have also ordered mass testing in the city of 11 million, where the virus was first detected before it spread around the world. In total, China has confirmed 328 new locally transmitted cases since an outbreak that began last month, the state-controlled People's Daily reported. At a news conference Tuesday, a Wuhan city official, Li Tao, portrayed the mass testing as a precautionary measure. Since Wuhan first became the epicenter of the pandemic in 2019 and early 2020, China has moved to quash outbreaks whenever and wherever they occur, quickly implementing lockdowns and mass testing.
Taliban retreat follows public uprising in Herat
ISLAMABAD: A public uprising against the Taliban has started in the western Afghan city of Herat after government forces repulsed an assault by the militant group.Herat, capital of the eponymous province, was the first city feared to fall to the Taliban as they had reached close to the government offices. "Afghan security forces plus resistance forces launched a big operation in the west of the city," said Jailani Farhad , spokesman for Herat’s governor.On Monday night, the residents of the city, sensing the Taliban retreat, marched on the streets of Herat chanting "Allahu Akbar (God is Great)". The locals had announced their support for the government forces and vowed to defend the province. They also celebrated the advances of the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces in their fight against the Taliban in the southern parts of Herat city. We stopped broadcasting two days ago because the Taliban captured the building of our station," said Sefatullah , director of Sukon radio in Lashkar Gah.
Afghans chant ‘Allahu Akbar’ in defiant protests against Taliban
‘God is greatest’ has become a cry of defiance for anti-Taliban protesters as group assaults major Afghan cities. He waited on his roof overlooking the ancient city, until he heard a single voice calling out: “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), over and over. ‘Cry of defiance’Within hours, video of those cries filled Afghan social media, as Afghans at home and abroad expressed similar sentiments about the footage. It is a cry of defiance when facing an overwhelming oppressor, or experiencing the vicissitudes of persecution,” he told Al Jazeera. #Kabul residents show grit as they chant #Allah_Akbar across the city despite a reported blast just an hour back.
2 wolf pups killed from helicopter in Oregon after 'chronic' cattle depredation
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife killed two wolf pups from a helicopter Sunday following "chronic" cattle depredation in eastern Oregon. Dennehy said the Lookout Mountain wolf pack killed four cows and injured one calf in a 14-day period in July, which qualifies as chronic depredation. On Sunday, Fish and Wildlife went up in a helicopter and spotted uncollared pups, two of which were killed. The pups were singled out in an effort to "reduce the food needs of the pack," Dennehy said. "We totally get that it's upsetting that pups are getting killed," Dennehy added.
Groom still wearing tux shoots 2 people during argument over infidelity, police say
A Louisiana groom was arrested on his wedding night after he shot two people during an argument about infidelity, police and local media said. St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre told the news station Jones accused his wife and a male friend who was in the car with them of having an affair. Jones chased the man out of the car and began firing shots at him, the sheriff said. Another bullet went through the rear window of a car and struck a person in the hand, the sheriff told the station. The sheriff said the woman told the paramedics she was scared of her husband and was allowed to wait inside the ambulance.
New Video Shows Initial Response to Florida Condo Collapse – NBC 6 South Florida
People can be heard screaming and yelling for help amid rubble in newly released police body camera footage that shows the initial emergency response to the Surfside condominium collapse. The footage released Tuesday by the Town of Surfside shows the massive response to the Champlain Towers South on Collins Avenue, moments after a section of the building collapsed in the early morning hours of June 24. "Dude, the building just collapsed," one shocked officer who had just arrived at the scene tells another in one of the videos. "Do me a favor, right now, half the building collapsed," one officer tells a man who was walking a dog. They're coordinating something to help get everybody out," an officer tells the man.
Missouri governor pardons couple who brandished guns at protesters
2020 Republican National Convention/Handout via REUTERSAug 3 (Reuters) - Missouri Governor Mike Parson said on Tuesday he has granted pardons to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who drew international attention for brandishing guns at racial justice protesters last year. On June 17, Mark McCloskey, 64, pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. Mark McCloskey was ordered to pay a $750 fine while Patricia McCloskey, 62, was fined $2,000. Videos show the white couple shouting at apparently unarmed Black and white protesters to keep off their property on June 28, 2020. Mark McCloskey announced last month he was running for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri as a Republican.
Majority of NY state lawmakers now call for Cuomo to resign
Cuomo's support in the state Senate was especially thin. The top Democrat in the state Assembly, Speaker Carl Heastie, on Thursday backed a plan for its judiciary committee to launch an impeachment investigation. A group of 59 Democratic state legislators, including 19 senators and 40 Assembly members said in a letter Thursday that it was time for Cuomo to go. The state Assembly has 150 members. AdvertisementThe state Senate, which would join with members of the state's top appeals court to hold an impeachment trial, has 63 members.
CDC issues new eviction ban for most of U.S. through Oct. 3
Biden stopped short Tuesday afternoon of announcing the new ban on evictions during a press conference at the White House, ceding the responsibility to the CDC. “My hope is it’s going to be a new moratorium,” Biden told reporters. When the court allowed the eviction ban to remain in place through the end of July by a 5-4 vote, one justice in the majority, Brett Kavanaugh, wrote that Congress would have to act to extend it further. The CDC put the initial eviction ban in place as part of the COVID-19 response when jobs shifted and many workers lost income. The CDC indicated in late June that it probably wouldn’t extend the eviction ban beyond the end of July.
NYC will have the first government-issued vaccine mandate in the US. Here's what we know.
NYC will have the first government-issued vaccine mandate in the US. Here's what we know. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio just mandated proof of vaccination for indoor restaurants, gyms and performance venues. Here's how that will work. Just the FAQs Just the FAQs, USA TODAY
We hardly knew you: Twitter's disappearing tweets feature Fleets is gone for good
Twitter's Fleets is no more. The end of Fleets, which debuted last November, came nearly three weeks after Twitter announced the move. "We hoped Fleets would help more people feel comfortable joining the conversation on Twitter," Brown said in the blog post. "However, we haven’t seen an increase in the amount of new people joining the conversation with Fleets like (as) we hoped." Investors seemed to like the move as Twitter's stock has remained steady since the announcement of no more Fleets.
'I think he should resign': Biden addresses sexual misconduct findings regarding Gov. Cuomo
'I think he should resign': Biden addresses sexual misconduct findings regarding Gov. CuomoPresident Biden called for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo following a new report that alleged Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women.
'No elected official is above the law'
And for the third day in a row, hundreds of flights were canceled. If you've ever wanted your house to smell like Ikea's Swedish meatballs, I've got just the candle for you. "No elected official is above the law," New York Sens. Subscribe to texts, where we’ll be your official guide to the Games. Hours later, the department confirmed Kyle DeFreytag, 26, who had responded to the riots at the U.S. Capitol, died by suicide in mid-July.
Carmelo Anthony to sign one-year deal with Lakers to team with longtime friend LeBron James
Veteran Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time All-Star, announced on Twitter he will join the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James, a four-time MVP and four-time NBA Finals MVP, for the 2021-22 season. Anthony, 37, spent the past two season with Portland, proving he can thrive in a different role. He spent a season with Oklahoma City and last just 10 games with the Houston Rockets in 2018-19. They acquired Russell Westbrook in a deal with Wizards, who gained Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell in the deal. The Lakers also lost Alex Caruso in free agency but reached a deal with free agent shooting guard Malik Monk.
'My number one guardian angel': US silver medalist Raven Saunders announces death of mother
Clarissa Saunders, the mother of shot put silver medalist Raven Saunders, died on Tuesday morning, days after watching her daughter win her first Olympic medal. Her mother was in Orlando to attend Tokyo 2020 watch parties for the families of Team USA athletes, where she watched Saunders win silver in the shot put on Sunday along with her other daughter, Tanzania. The death was confirmed to The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier by her longtime coach and father figure, Herbert Johnson. Saunders later tweeted that she would be taking a break from social media to focus on her mental health and her family. My number one guardian angel I will always and forever love you," Saunders wrote.
Olympics Live Updates: U.S. Runners Hit the Track Again
The Tokyo evening and U.S. morning brings the men’s 200 and a gold medal bid from the American Noah Lyles. She won the gold medal in the event. Tamyra Mensah-Stock won the U.S.’s first wrestling gold medal of the Games, becoming the first Black woman to win wrestling gold. Tamyra Mensah-Stock became the second American woman to win a wrestling gold medal. Since women’s wrestling was added to the Summer Olympics in 2004, a Black woman had never won the top prize.
Osama bin Laden, the Fanatical Terrorist and the Devoted Family Man
Bergen, who has been covering jihadis for three decades and has written extensively on bin Laden himself, draws effortlessly on all his previous work. Bergen provides a family tree with the names of his five wives and 24 children. When it came to his family, bin Laden was a man of contradictions. Yet two of his older wives were highly educated, with doctorates in Koranic grammar and child psychology. They helped write his public statements and curate his public image; they engaged in discussions with him on strategy.
'An inspiration to a generation': Alvin Ing, 'Flower Drum Song' and screen star, dies at 89
Mark KennedyThe Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Actor and singer Alvin Ing, known for roles on Broadway and on tour in "Pacific Overtures" and "Flower Drum Song" as well as in films such as "The Gambler," has died. Alvin was a joyful presence to be around at every rehearsal and performance," said Lea Salonga who starred in "Flower Drum Song." Ing is believed to have performed in more productions of "Flower Drum Song" in the role of Wang Ta than any other actor. "Pacific Overtures" playwright John Weidman hailed Ing's "wit, his kindness, his gentleness, and most of all his extraordinary generosity of spirit." Actor's Equity Association tweeted in his honor: "Not only was Alvin Ing a trailblazer, but he was also an inspiration to a generation of performers.
What to have at home if you or a family member has COVID-19—including the delta variant
As the delta variant continues to spread across the U.S., COVID-19 infections are once again on the rise. After testing a variety of face masks for comfort and protection, our experts found the Athleta Non Medical Face Masks to be the best. You might consider using disposable masks if someone in your family has the coronavirus for easy discard after each use. This 50 pack of disposable face masks from Bigox on Amazon has a 4.5-star rating from over 11,000 reviews and is a great option. Pulse oximetersTo help monitor COVID-19 symptoms for yourself or a family member, you may consider getting a pulse oximeter.
Tokyo Olympics live updates: Three Americans go for gold in women's 400-meter hurdles
USA TODAY SportsAfter what's already being called the "best race in Olympic history," another exciting day at the track could be in store on Thursday at the Tokyo Olympics. The women's 400-meter hurdles also has an elite collection of talent to rival Wednesday's thrilling men's final. During his second Olympic race, he tilted his head as he came down the stretch, checking to see how fast he needed to run in order to win. He is just 17 1/2 years old – the youngest American man to compete at the Summer Olympics since Jim Ryun in 1964. But in the first two rounds of 200-meter competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Knighton appeared in complete control, leaving 30-year-old men and longtime pros in his wake.
Cuomo Stands in a Long Line of Politicians Accused of Mistreating Women
Andrew M. Cuomo of New York is the latest in a long series of politicians who have been accused of sexual harassment or assault. Nearly all have faced calls for their resignation, and some have heeded them while others have steadfastly refused to step down. Republicans, who have not always faced the same pressure from party leaders, have more typically dug in their heels and stayed put. But not since President Bill Clinton has there been such an expansive — and public — investigation of a high-profile politician into allegations of sexual misconduct. They have learned the lesson that if you don’t step down, nobody is going to make you.”
What to Know About Kathy Hochul, Cuomo’s Possible Successor
If she becomes the incumbent governor, people close to her say, she will seek re-election next year. Ms. Hochul has embraced the Cuomo administration’s agenda, which has moved further to the left in recent years, and she has emphasized a number of policy priorities, including economic development and matters of gender equality. But as Erie County clerk, Ms. Hochul made a name for herself in part by vigorously opposing efforts to offer drivers’ licenses for undocumented immigrants. She later changed her view, but it is one of several past positions that illustrate her roots as a fairly conservative Democrat. “She was able to weave the two in a district that very much looks like America today.”On a personal level, Ms. Hochul appears to be well liked by lawmakers across the ideological spectrum, and she has made a point of building a wide range of relationships.
New York City to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Dining and Gyms
New York City will become the first U.S. city to require proof of vaccination for a variety of activities for workers and customers — indoor dining, gyms and movie theaters — a move intended to put pressure on people to get vaccinated, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday. Mr. de Blasio said he hoped that other cities would implement similar measures. “This is a miraculous place literally full of wonders,” Mr. de Blasio said. “If you’re vaccinated, all that’s going to open up to you. With the spread of the more contagious Delta variant, the average number of daily cases has jumped to more than 1,300, roughly six times the number in June.
So Many Tchotchkes, So Little Time
Tchotchkes can be a kind of design gateway drug. “There is no limit to how many tchotchke things you can own,” said Annie Auchincloss, the home buyer for the MoMA Design Store. Is this exactly what they’re looking for?”Instagram purveyors are “a version of a mom-and-pop store,” she said. “I’m not sure if it was spurred by the pandemic or just Instagram individualism, but now our homes are representative of who we are and our own style. Now there’s a line out the door, and a lot are younger women buying things to sell for their Instagram stores.”
Coney Island price hike has parents on a roller coaster of disappointment
Thanks to the price hike, Luna Park (right) is emptier than Deno’s (left), as pictured from atop the Wonder Wheel on a recent Saturday night. Not including rides, Luna Park now charges parkgoers $20 just to get inside. Stefano GiovanniniNeighboring park Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park has no such restrictions and reopened as usual this summer. Zamperla, the Italian company that owns Luna Park, did not respond to requests for comment about the price hike. Leaving Luna Park Saturday, Jen Durbin of Bushwick said her family of eight had fun, but they won’t be back anytime soon.
Mainstream media now see themselves — and act — as Democrats’ PR arm
The Washington Examiner published photos of Bowser officiating at a wedding where guests, including the mayor, weren’t wearing their ritual purity garments. Now the prevalent view, at least when one of our two major parties is concerned, is that journalism is essentially p.r. In any prior election cycle, it is difficult to imagine the rest of the media ignoring such a scoop. But even unabashedly partisan reporters, such as The Washington Post’s legendary Robert Novak, delighted in making trouble for the political parties they generally supported. Today people in the media are expected to be totally incurious about things that are obviously in the public interest.
Pledging for pooches: VIP clubs where NYC’s doggie 1 percent hangs out
When Mariana Lucero’s mini Australian shepherd Artie was 4 months old, she took him to the dog run at Tompkins Square Park for the first — and last — time. From then on she relegated his off-leash play to School Yard at School for the Dogs in the East Village. “School Yard has really changed his life for the better.”School Yard parents, including Mariana Lucero (second from right), pay $2,200 annual dues for their pups. Stefano GiovanniniAcme Dog Run manager, Sara-Sun Cangelosi. Ed Stickradt and his dog, Roxie, that attends Acme Dog Run.
Toggling Between Intimidation and Flirtation, Cuomo Was Shielded From Accountability
Why pursue marriage when “your sex drive goes down” afterward? The trooper was perhaps most unsettled after an event on Long Island in 2019. “I felt completely violated,” she later told investigators. “But, you know, I’m here to do a job.”Doing a job at the behest of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was long known to be taxing and often demeaning work.
Letters to the Editor — Aug. 4, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control told me I did not have to wear a mask, so I didn’t (“CDC puts on a masquerade,” July 31). Then, the CDC told me that I had to wear a mask, so I did. Then it said I didn’t have to wear a mask if I was vaccinated, so I didn’t. Now, the CDC is telling me that although I am vaccinated, I may have to wear a mask again. Thanks to Rikki Schlott for her article on freedom of speech on campuses (“Speak up, students,” PostScript, Aug. 1).
Memo to Eric Adams: If elected mayor, ditch homeless czar Steven Banks
As head of the Department of Homeless Services, Banks has been a disaster. His budget has ballooned by the billions, with little to show for it except an ever-more-prominent street homeless population. Meanwhile, the shelter population has soared, even as Banks has muscled new shelters into communities where they’re just not appropriate. If Banks were to stay on, New York City’s homeless horrors would only grow worse — bad as they already are. And on a Mayor Adams’ record.
America needs to move mountains — and FAST — to save those who helped it in Afghanistan
“I don’t know why it takes so long, we are already in the United States’ database,” one former interpreter, Zia Ghafoori, told the BBC. On Monday, the State Department said it was expanding its refugee program, by creating a “Priority 2” designation for those seeking asylum in America. And those who worked as contractors or translators who didn’t meet the minimum time requirement for a special immigrant visa can also now apply. “These people stood up and fought shoulder [to] shoulder to support both countries . President Biden needs to act with extreme urgency to get these people to safety.
Sharing birthday with Tom Brady, Jets’ Zach Wilson hopes to replicate success
Zach Wilson turned 22 on Tuesday, making the Jets’ rookie quarterback exactly half the age of the player many consider to be the greatest to ever play the position. see also Jets’ rookie receiver Elijah Moore continues to impress Observations from Jets training camp on Saturday. Those are things he’s got to figure out,” Saleh said. I think he’s doing a good job right now. For where he is, and where he’s gonna go, I think he’s not even close to where he’s gonna go.”
Jennifer Hudson sings live in Aretha Franklin ‘Respect’ biopic
Jennifer Hudson’s portrayal of Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic, “Respect,” would’ve made the Queen of Soul proud — since Hudson and the other stars in the film are singing live on set — director Liesl Tommy told Page Six. “I have done a lot of musicals for Broadway, and I knew the songs needed to be sung live,” Liesl said. “Jennifer Hudson, Audra MacDonald, Titus Burgess – everybody on-set have been on Broadway and are Tony nominated. Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in upcoming biopic, “Respect.” MGM“It was very special, and the most sought after-party of the summer, apart from the Obama party,” one source said. She nailed it,” a source who was close to Franklin told us.
Nassau County bill would allow cops to sue protestors who ‘seriously annoy’ them
A proposed law in Nassau County, Long Island would allow cops to sue protesters for harassment if they “seriously annoy” them while they’re on duty. The controversial measure, approved 12-6 by county lawmakers Monday, would allow first-responders to sue protesters and others who give them a hard time or threaten to cause them bodily harm, Fox News reported. The bill still needs to go before County Executive Laura Curran, a Democrat seeking re-election, who said she would consult with the state Attorney General’s Office before making a call on the proposal. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran claimed she would consult the state Attorney General’s office before signing if the bill passed. “This bill is a clear act of retaliation against Black Lives Matter,” civil rights attorney Frederick Brewington told CBS News.
Rain won’t stop Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka from a Broadway performance
Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka won’t let a little torrential downpour and a blackout keep them from some Broadway singing. We’re told the pair made it out to see “Wicked” star Jessica Vosk perform at Water Mill restaurant Calissa’s “Broadway Out East” series last week despite the pouring rain. We’re told Vosk continued singing despite it being dark and having no mic. On Broadway, Vosk played the lead role of Elphaba — the musical’s not so wicked Wicked Witch — from 2018 to 2019. Harris Instagrammed her singing, stating “Jessica Vosk slays me… Her Elpheba singing is unreal.
Car crashes into kitchen of Queens house
An out-of-control car went flying through a multi-family home in Queens Tuesday afternoon — a terrifying accident narrowly avoided by the apartment’s disabled resident. The black BMW — which did not have any license plates — hurtled through 211 Beach 44 Street in Edgemere around 4:15 p.m., police said. “I actually went out to do a doctor’s appointment and when I came back I found the car was in my apartment,” he told The Post over the phone. Lajara, whose home sits adjacent to Rockaway Freeway, said speeding vehicles on his block are a concern. Cops were looking for the driver, who hightailed it on foot, according to the NYPD.
Half of New York counties should mask up indoors under CDC guidelines
Half of New York’s counties have passed a mark that means they should mask up indoors under federal guidelines – even if they’re fully vaccinated. That number is a large leap from Sunday, when 23 counties had substantial or high transmission rates, according to CDC designations. The CDC issued new guidance on mask wearing last week as cases of the more contagious Delta variant surge across the country. CDC data suggests the majority of New York counties have a “substantial” or “high number” of COVID-19 transmission. CDCAreas with 50 new cases per 100,000 of population are considered substantial transmission counties and areas with 100 or more new cases per 100,000 are considered high, according to CDC guidelines.
NYC eatery owner, a distant cousin of Dr. Fauci, rips city’s vaccination rules
Joe Fauci, owner of Staten Island’s popular La Fontana and La Fontana Serella — which are in the borough’s under-vaccinated Oakwood and Annadale neighborhoods — told The Post, “Things are getting a little crazy. “I’m vaccinated myself, but I don’t see how, in this day and age, a non-FDA-approved drug is required,” Fauci said. And yes — he’s distantly related to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is his father’s second cousin. Fauci’s family founded La Fontana 38 years ago and it quickly became a popular spot for local Republican politicians. They expanded to La Fontana Serella in 2017.
‘He can no longer remain in office’: Assembly Speaker Heastie says it’s time to impeach Cuomo
The state Assembly is ramping up its impeachment probe of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, concluding he’s unfit to remain in office after a bombshell state investigative report found the governor is a serial sexual harasser. Powerful Speaker Carl Heastie delivered the potential death blow to Cuomo in a statement after Assembly Democrats held an emergency virtual meeting to discuss the scathing report released by state Attorney General Letitia James. New York Sate Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie concluded Andrew Cuomo is unfit to remain governor. Sources said Assembly members even discussed hiring the independent investigators who conducted the attorney general’s office probe of Cuomo — former prosecutor Joon Kim and employment lawyer Anne Clark — as consultants.
Charlize Theron sports tiny black bikini while on a yacht in Greece
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)Charlize Theron looked like a total “bombshell” while on vacation in Greece. The 45-year-old actress flaunted her fit physique in a black string bikini with matching black shades in new photos taken of her on a yacht off Paros Island on Tuesday. The Grecian getaway was a family affair, with Theron’s daughters, Jackson, 9, and August, 5, along for the outing with the Oscar winner. At one point, Theron was seen taking a brief break from the water for what appeared to be coffee or tea. She captioned the clip, “Me and my girls 4 life ?”Theron, who hails from South Africa, adopted both of her daughters.
Gutsy Daniel Jones should avoid all future Giants brawls
Nice going, Daniel Jones. “I’m part of the team,’’ Jones said Tuesday after, as they say, cooler heads prevailed. Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett speaks with quarterback Daniel Jones. He never missed a game, but he wasn’t going to risk getting bulldozed on a practice field in the summer. When they arise, Daniel Jones should remain on the outskirts of the action.
Kylie Jenner shimmers in ‘24-karat gold’ chain bikini
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)Kylie Jenner’s latest look is good as gold. After announcing her new 24K birthday collection for Kylie Cosmetics by slathering her body with metallic paint on Monday, the beauty mogul gave fans a sneak peek at the products to come. On the packaging (and in the collection’s campaign), Jenner models a sheer gold bikini top ($1,657), thong ($1,657) and matching miniskirt ($1,757) by Natalia Fedner — all woven from “24K gold” chain, as the designer joked on Instagram. Kylie Jenner initially announced her 24K birthday collection by posing topless and covered in gold body paint. InstagramAvailable to shop on August 10, Jenner’s new birthday collection includes highlighter, lip lacquers, an eyeshadow palette and sparkling liquid eyeliners.
Army sgt. one of first Christian troops to get religious exemption to grow hair, beard
A Florida Army sergeant is one of the first known Christian troops to get a religious exemption allowing him to grow out his hair and beard, according to a report. DiPietro’s request “to wear a beard and uncut hair” was finally approved last week after Army officials confirmed that it was “based on a sincerely held religious belief,” the military publication said. “There are things that I see and I don’t like … like the way soldiers are treated when they seek an exception to policy while following Army regulation,” he told Task & Purpose. “If a soldier is following the rules as set by the Army, they should absolutely be free from harassment discrimination. Jacob DiPietro is one of the first known Christians to a religious exemption.
‘My Name is Nico’ is a photo project that captures someone gender transitioning
Can tracking the journey of a person who is becoming himself prompt us to reconsider the web of a country’s culture that makes his path to awareness uncertain and painful? “My Name is Nico” aims to build a portrait of my childhood friend Nico, who is transitioning from female to male. “My Name is Nico” explores gender and the politics around it through an intimate look into the life of Nico. The political insensitivity of Italy toward LGBTQ people has become a reality through the felt experience of Nico’s life. The portrayal of Nico and his life surrounded by friends, family, uncertainty and joy is a challenge to the idea that LGBTQ people should be denied equal rights.
Cuomo had accuser Bennett do pushups in his office, AG says
Actually, not many MEN can do pushups like that,” Bennett, 25, wrote in the texts. The two began discussing Bennett’s workout habits that summer and Cuomo, 63, would occasionally ask how many pushups she could do, according to the report. how many pushups I can do.”She also posted on her Instagram story: “The governor invited me to lift weights with him. Andrew Cuomo allegedly invited Charlotte Bennett to his Executive Mansion gym. Matthew McDermottThe report concludes that Cuomo sexually harassed several women in violation of state and federal law.
Bringing home the bacon will soon cost more in California. For good reason, animal advocates say.
The rules will expand the caging requirements for sows, calves raised for veal and egg-laying chickens. For sows, the law stipulates they must have at least 24 square feet of room in their pens, as opposed to the current 20 feet. The law not only requires California farmers to abide by the new rules, it also prevents in-state sale of all meat and poultry products that do not follow them.
D.C. Council passes 2022 budget; curbs Bowser’s request for more police
The vote concluded weeks of deliberations over how to spend a city budget bulked up by more than $2 billion in federal funds as well as by a new tax increase on the wealthy. The final budget features boosts to social services, including trust fund accounts for low-income children. During Tuesday’s vote, the council also approved a pitch to allocate $3.5 million within the existing D.C. Public Schools budget to hire a librarian at every school, as well as $5 million to provide a one-time, $500 payment to at least 10,000 residents who waited more than two months for unemployment payments because of failures in the city’s systems.
Opinion : Andrew Cuomo is unfit for office
“What’s crazy is if you or I did what is alleged we’d be fired on the spot no questions asked . and it would be the right thing, too.” That is what a former senior staff member to New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) texted to a member of the governor’s staff after allegations became public that Mr. Cuomo had made sexual overtures to a young woman who had worked for him. To which the current staff member responded, “That’s the damn truth.” The exchange is detailed in a report that concluded Mr. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women with conduct that broke state and federal laws. If there was any doubt about Mr. Cuomo’s fitness to continue in office, it was removed with the details of his treatment of women and the toxic culture of the governor’s executive chamber that enabled the harassment to occur.
Facebook silences the people who know its operations best
I worked at Facebook for about six months in 2018, hired as global head of elections integrity ops for political ads as the company attempted to dig out from its last big public relations crisis — the scandal around Cambridge Analytica’s improper use of the site’s data and Russia’s use of the platform to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. But they stripped my title and changed my job description on my second day there. I was later sidelined for questioning why we were not fact-checking political ads and for trying to help ensure that we were not allowing voter suppression to occur through these ads. After I asked to move to a different part of the company where I would be empowered to do the job I was hired to do, I was fired.
Here’s what we know about the delta-plus variant
“This was in a very small sample,” he said of the data. “We need more evidence to get a clear picture about any possible advantage against vaccines that delta plus may have, but the fact that we haven’t seen it clearly outcompete delta despite having been found in several countries with high vaccination rates, suggests that any advantage can only be very small.”
Opinion : Democrats are worried about the midterms. Can their agenda save them?
The complication here appears to be that it’s unclear how much it means politically that Biden’s individual policies poll so well on paper. Either Democrats are not doing enough to communicate these particulars to voters, or their overall experiences of the recovery matter more than what they think of those policies, or some combination of the two.
The unexpected link between Britney Spears and Olivia Rodrigo explains so much about being a pop star today
But the expectations put on the two pop stars are drastically different. Spears was never expected to take a stand on political issues; her role was to provide earworms with a side of eye candy. Rodrigo’s job description, on the other hand, includes weighing in on social ills, writing heartbreak anthems and (if she so chooses) posting a picture of herself in a bikini. Our most popular pop princesses have certainly evolved. Could it be that they’re as beholden to the zeitgeist as ever?
‘The Crisis Is Unbelievable’ Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) Reacts To Illegal Border Crossings Reaching Highest Level In 21 Years
Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson Show to react to a report that shows illegal border crossings have reached their highest level in 21 Years last month. Congressman Chip Roy said,“I had some conversations with some of the guys who really know what’s going on. Mark Morgan, the former head of Border Patrol under Trump, Tom Homman the former head of ICE. They’ve seen a lot of bad things. They’ve seen a lot of big numbers.
Janice Dean Reacts To NY A.G Report That Found Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Janice Dean, Senior Meteorologist for FNC & NY Times bestselling author joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson Show to give her reaction to the New York Attorney General Letitia James’s investigation of Governor Andrew Cuomo that found he sexually harassed multiple women. Janice Dean reacted by saying,“Grateful, grateful to the women who were brave enough to stand up to a monster. But, you know, he’s still to this day denies and blames and plays the victim guy just disgusting. So what that tells me is he’s not going to leave. It doesn’t matter how many Democratic lawmakers ask for him to go, he’s going to sit on his throne of lies until he’s kicked out.”
Jets' Clark has bruised spinal cord, should fully recover
New York Jets offensive lineman Cameron Clark has a bruised spinal cord and is expected to make a full recovery after he was hospitalized Tuesday with a neck injury. The 23-year-old Clark, a fourth-round draft pick last year out of Charlotte, went down during team drills. Clark was put on what appeared to be a spinal board and then carted to an ambulance at the side of the field. Clark was transported to Morristown Medical Center, about 3 miles from the Jets’ facility. "Brady, in my opinion, is the greatest of all time and I don’t think you can argue that.
John Corbett and Bo Derek secretly wed last year after two decades together: 'Forgot to tell you!'
Bo Derek and John Corbett are married! "Jerry I can't believe that I forgot to tell you that around Christmastime we got married. BO DEREK TALKS BECOMING A SEX SYMBOL AFTER ’10’ FAME, WALKING THE RUNWAY AND WHETHER SHE’LL MARRY JOHN CORBETTDerek's rep also confirmed the news to Fox News, adding, "Bo and John were married in a private ceremony late last year." After losing her previous husband, John Derek in 1998 at age 71, Derek said she didn’t expect to love anyone else – but all of that changed in a span of five years. BO DEREK AND JOHN CORBETT REVEAL SECRET BEHIND THEIR LASTING RELATIONSHIP IN HOLLYWOOD"It was just an attraction, a comfort," she said of running into Corbett and striking up a romance.
Yanks lefty Montgomery joins Cole on sideline with COVID-19
New York Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, a day after fellow starter Gerrit Cole was sidelined by the virus. General manager Brian Cashman revealed Montgomery’s positive test during a radio interview before Tuesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThe All-Star ace Cole was expected to start Tuesday, but manager Aaron Boone revealed the right-hander's positive test after Monday's 7-1 loss to the Orioles. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I think the right thing to do is to be vaccinated," Boone said. All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge, infielder Gio Urshela and catcher Kyle Higashioka have tested positive since the All-Star break, as have pitchers Wandy Peralta and Jonathan Loisaga.
Grandmother's viral dishwasher hack claims to solve an age-old problem
Luckily, one grandmother has shared a "life-changing dishwasher hack" she’s kept up her sleeve to TikTok, and users of the app are astonished by the tip. According, to her, a simple dish towel can solve the age-old dishwasher woe. You just washed the dishes but everything is still wet," Babs said at the start of her TikTok video. Do this instead," she continued while laying a dish towel in between the dishwasher and its door. Thousands of commenters chimed in to share their preferred drying method and whether the hack worked for them.
US plans 50% more wild horse roundups amid Western drought
U.S. land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more wild horses than originally planned this year because of severe drought across the U.S. West — about 6,000 additional animals primarily in Nevada, Oregon and Colorado. "Profit-driven interests ravage the landscape, and we blame the horse," said Laura Leigh, president of the nonprofit group Wild Horse Education. The bureau already has gathered 1,200 animals this year and originally intended to round up about 12,000. The new effort would push the total to about 18,000 across 10 Western states from Montana to California. "That is why I led an effort to provide funding in this year’s Interior appropriations bill for safe and humane birth control."
Former Minnesota trooper who sent himself nude photos of woman he arrested is sentenced to probation: report
A former Minnesota State Trooper who took a woman's cell phone after she crashed her car then texted nude photos of her to his personal phone was sentenced to two years of probation Tuesday, the Star Tribune reported. Later, while the victim was being treated by paramedics, Kuehne sent three photos to himself from her phone that show the victim "either nude or partially nude," the complaint states. "Victim’s boyfriend contacted the unknown phone number and the person on the other end of the call eventually identified themselves as the defendant," the complaint states. The victim then called a lawyer to report the incident and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension started an investigation. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPKuehne was put on paid administrative leave in May 2020 and eventually fired by Minnesota State Patrol last October, the Star Tribune reported.
Gwen Stefani rocks shoes with Blake Shelton's face on them
Gwen Stefani rocked a pair of customized Vans -- with her new husband Blake Shelton's face on them -- while out and about in Los Angeles on Saturday. The 51-year-old musician paired the shoes with a shearling trimmed denim jacket and navy blue joggers from her own clothing line, Anaheim Hillbillies. The "Hollaback Girl" singer's new shoes made an appearance after the 45-year-old country music star introduced Stefani at an event as Gwen Stefani Shelton last week. Stefani and Shelton got married over the Fourth of July weekend. GWEN STEFANI STILL ENJOYING ‘HONEYMOON VIBES' WITH HUSBAND BLAKE SHELTONThe two "Voice" coaches tied the knot in a lavish ceremony that took place on the property of a newly built estate that Shelton had commissioned for Stefani.
Best race ever? Warholm wins record-setting hurdles race
This gathering of the world's best 400-meter hurdlers Tuesday produced a gold medal for Warholm, a world record, a masterpiece and slice of history. — The third-place finisher, Alison dos Santos of Brazil, finished in 46.72, which would've been a world record five weeks earlier. Warholm's pull-away win in front of an empty stadium — someday, thousands might brag they were there — eclipsed his month-old world record by .76 seconds. Warholm didn't just break the world record, he went under the 46-second barrier that nobody had seriously been thinking about. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDid they deliver the best race ever?
Biden blasted for having called NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo the 'gold standard' of leadership
Andrew Cuomo as the "gold standard" of leadership in the past following a report from New York’s Attorney General concluding the governor sexually harassed multiple women. CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO AMONG ANDREW CUOMO ADVISERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO TOXIC HARASSMENT CULTURE: AG REPORTLast August, Biden tweeted: "Andrew Cuomo, thank you for your leadership and the example you've set for all Americans during this pandemic." "Joe Biden's ‘Gold Standard’ Governor is a serial sexual harassing, grandparent-murdering bully," Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert tweeted. CUOMO BLASTED FOR SLIDESHOW PROVING HE TOUCHES ‘EVERYONE’ AMID SEXUAL HARASSMENT SCANDAL"Reminder: Joe Biden called Andrew Cuomo the "gold standard," an account associated with the Republican National Committee tweeted. "Gold standard, baby!"
Tammy Bruce: Smug Cuomo will never resign despite sexual harassment probe. He should be impeached
Andrew Cuomo alleging sexual assault, sexual harassment, and the facilitation of a toxic workplace, the Attorney General of New York Lettitia James announced that she found that a "deeply disturbing" pattern involving sexual harassment and retaliation. After a massive 5-month investigation involving interviewing 179 people, including an 11-hour interview with Cuomo, the independent investigators came to a different conclusion. The 165-page report is a scathing indictment stating Cuomo had created a "hostile work environment… rife with fear and intimidation." CUOMO SEXUALLY HARASSED MULTIPLE WOMEN IN VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAW, NY AG FINDSThe investigators found his alleged behavior wasn’t just ethics violations, but in fact violations of state and federal law. And the rest of us must remember the damage that a menace like Cuomo can inflict if allowed to continue in office.
Gregg Jarrett: Once feared Andrew Cuomo has been left weak and impotent
These are the findings of an exhaustive investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James and her team of lawyers. BIDEN: CUOMO SHOULD RESIGN FOLLOWING DAMNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT REPORTThe sheer volume of allegations against him was insurmountable. CUOMO BLASTED FOR SLIDESHOW PROVING HE TOUCHES ‘EVERYONE' AMID SEXUAL HARASSMENT REPORTI have argued before that there are more than sufficient grounds for Cuomo to be criminally charged. If there was ever any doubt at what a loathsome person Cuomo is, consider his news conference in response to the AG report. But they don’t fear him anymore because his own detestable acts have rendered him weak and impotent.
Biden sidesteps question on justification for letting unvaccinated migrants into US
"You just said there is no wall high enough and no ocean wide enough to protect us from the virus," Doocy asked the president. "So what is the thinking behind letting untested and unvaccinated migrants across the southern border into U.S. cities in record numbers?" BORDER CRISIS SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING AS MIGRANTS POUR IN; FORMER OFFICIALS SLAM ‘NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT'Biden responded by saying that he has not rescinded an order urging migrants who are unvaccinated to go back across the border. Doocy then attempted a follow-up question but was drowned out by other reporters before the president called on someone else. The agency said it will review the situation every 60 days "to ensure that the Order remains necessary to protect the public health."
Two Texas Democrats arrested by Capitol Police in voting rights protest
Two Texas Democratic lawmakers were arrested by Capitol Police Tuesday for protesting "voter suppression" during a voting rights rally outside of the Supreme Court. In a video posted to social media, Rep. Al Green can be seen standing next to Texas state Rep. Ron Reynolds as the two are approached by Capitol Police while singing "We Shall Overcome." More than 100 state lawmakers were expected to appear at Tuesday’s protest in a move to push the Senate to pass the "For the People Act" and the "John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act." REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE, TEXAS DEMOCRAT, ARRESTED DURING DC PROTESTDemocrats and voting rights advocates argue the legislation will counter what they believe is a concerted effort by red states to restrict voting in Black and Brown communities. Texas Democratic lawmakers have been in Washington, D.C. since July 12, when they fled the state to deny Republican lawmakers the ability to form a quorum and pass legislation that targeted Texas voting laws.
Texas Rep. Chip Roy calls for impeachment of President Biden, DHS Secretary Mayorkas
Texas Rep. Chip Roy is calling for the impeachment of both President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over their response to the flow of illegal immigrants across the southern border over the past six months. After conservative radio host Jesse Kelly described the border crisis as "more impeachable than Watergae" Monday, Roy retweeted the message and wrote "Co-sponsor. Then on Tuesday, he retweeted Fox News’ Bill Melugin’s reporting on Border Patrol buses releasing hundreds of migrants in McAllen, Texas. BIDEN ADMINISTRATION RESUMES FAST-TRACK DEPORTATION FLIGHTS FOR MIGRANTS DENIED ASYLUM"The Border is in total chaos," Roy wrote. Greg Abbott, a Republican, announced last week that he would deploy the Texas National Guard to help troopers make arrests at the border.
Washington Post editorial board claims 'gun obsessives' are stopping David Chipman from heading the ATF
The Washington Post published an editorial on Monday which suggested that President Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is being obstructed by "gun obsessives’ delusional oversensitivity." In the editorial, the Post specifically blamed Republicans and the gun lobby for refusing to confirm nominee David Chipman as the head of the agency. Stephen Gutowski, founder of firearms news site The Reload, disagreed with the depiction of gun activists and their concerns regarding Chipman. "According to the report at the time, an anonymous ATF agent had remembered Mr. Chipman saying, ‘Wow, there were an unusually large number of African American agents that passed the exam this time. That the editorial board doesn't even want to see the Equal Employment Opportunity complaints filed against Chipman before calling for his confirmation is remarkable."
Incident with multiple tankers in Gulf of Oman raises concerns in oil market
U.S. officials say they are still trying to determine exactly what's happening, but numerous reports say there's potentially one hijacked ship in the Gulf of Oman and the status of several others is unclear. At a briefing, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said: "We are aware of the reports of a maritime incident in the Gulf of Oman. Price said this was part of a disturbing pattern of belligerent behavior from Iran "including belligerents in the maritime domain." Other U.S. officials say the situation is moving quickly, but it appears armed Iranian gunmen had boarded the seized tanker. Lloyds List reported that the Panamanian flagged Asphalt Princess was the ship that was reportedly seized by armed men.
Tesla dominates EV charging infrastructure across America: CNBC After Hours
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTesla dominates EV charging infrastructure across America: CNBC After HoursCNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, CNBC's Brian Sullivan shares a preview of his road trip across California in an electric vehicle, and how third party charging stations differ from Tesla's. Plus, the proposed infrastructure bill contains new crypto tax rules aimed at raising billions.
Beijing regulators' next target could be video streaming stocks, JPM's Joyce Chang warns
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailBeijing regulators' next target could be video streaming stocks, JPM's Joyce Chang warnsJoyce Chang, JPMorgan chair of global research, on investing in China as regulatory scrutiny amps up. With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Dan Nathan, Steve Grasso and Pete Najarian.
Options Action: Roku to rocket higher?
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailOptions Action: Roku to rocket higher? Optimize Advisors' Mike Khouw looks ahead to Roku earnings and options traders feeling bullish ahead of the company's earnings. With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Dan Nathan, Steve Grasso and Pete Najarian.
Does a job seem too good to be true? 3 ways to detect if it is, during and after the interview
Job interview advice often focuses on how you can best present yourself. While the hiring managers might not be trying to be deceptive, they could be making the position sound better than it is. It's important to be vigilant during a job interview so you don't accept a position only to be disappointed by it later. "You're making a lot of assumptions based on a single interaction," Petrocelli says. Here are three ways to suss out BS during and after a job interviewing.
The CDC extending the federal eviction moratorium is expected to help about 90% of renters
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday it will extend the federal eviction moratorium through October 3, 2021 after the ban lapsed over the weekend. The announcement comes after pressure from House Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo. The White House previously said Biden did not have the authority extend the ban, given a June Supreme Court ruling that said only Congress can enact a such a ban. The White House is also calling on state and local governments to do everything they can to get out the $46 billion in emergency rental relief Congress has allocated. Since the moratorium expired on Saturday, housing attorneys said there had already been an uptick in eviction filings.
Stock futures are little changed following a record-setting day for the S&P 500
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, July 15, 2021. U.S. stock futures fell slightly on Tuesday night after the S&P 500 rose to another fresh record during the regular session. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 33 points, or 0.09%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 0.09% and 0.03%, respectively. The S&P 500 gained 0.8% to a new all-time closing high of 4,423.15.
Tesla dominates EV charging infrastructure across America: CNBC After Hours
Plus, the proposed infrastructure bill contains new crypto tax rules aimed at raising billions. How language in the infrastructure bill could roil the crypto marketsThe cryptocurrency industry is lobbying hard this week against language in the Senate's bipartisan infrastructure bill proposal that could choke a vast amount of the crypto ecosystem. Language in the bill would require crypto brokers to report customer information to the Internal Revenue Service. "The language gives a lot of power to define what should be included in the reporting requirement," Oppenheimer analyst Owen Lau. "It says any person who is responsible for regularly providing any service effectuating transfers of digital assets on behalf of another person – which can mean anything.
Two years after Walmart massacre, El Paso grieves as advocates push for tighter gun laws
EL PASO, Texas — On any other evening in this vibrant west Texas city, the trademark electric lone star on the nearby Franklin Mountains sparkles against the desert sky. On Tuesday evening, though, the nearly 500-by-300-foot star will darken 23 times to mark the deaths of people murdered here two years ago while shopping at a Walmart. The mass shooting prompted calls to address gun violence in the traditionally Republican-leaning state. In the wake of the massacre, Texas Gov. Then Abbott and Patrick came under political pressure from conservatives and gun rights advocates.
U.S. natgas posts best day in two weeks on rising cooling demand
Aug 3 (Reuters) - U.S. natural gas futures gained on Tuesday, registering their biggest daily gain in two weeks, as forecasts continued to signal hotter weather over the coming weeks, which tends to increase gas demand for cooling. "With higher gas prices outside the U.S., LNG exports should remain elevated, while supply ramps up at a slower pace than before, keeping the market tight." Data provider Refinitiv projected U.S. demand, including exports, will rise from an average of 90.8 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) this week to 95 bcfd next week. Refinitiv said average U.S. production would increase slightly to 92.3 bcfd next week from 92 bcfd this week. With European gas prices near record levels and Asian gas trading over $15 per mmBtu, analysts expect U.S. LNG exports to remain elevated this year.
Cartoon praises Simone Biles for putting her mental health first
A cartoon that praises Simone Biles for focusing on her mental health during the Tokyo Olympics is going viral on Instagram this week. In the cartoon, Biles can be seen high up in the air above a medal podium. The cartoonist told TODAY he was inspired to create the cartoon after hearing Biles speak about her mental health struggles at the Olympics. In the cartoon, Biles earned the top spot because she put her mental health first. Her mental health, and everyone’s mental health, should be a top concern, over anything else in life," he said.
U.S., Indonesia commit to South China Sea defense in 'strategic dialogue'
The two sides agreed to establish a "strategic partnership" in 2015, but Blinken told reporters while standing alongside Marsudi that the dialogue was only now actually being initiated. Marsudi told Blinken a strong partnership with Indonesia would be "a key asset for your increasing engagement in the region." Blinken noted Washington had donated 8 million vaccine doses to Indonesia, and the countries were also working together on oxygen and therapeutics. On climate, the two sides "discussed opportunities for Indonesia to raise its climate ambition," it said, without elaborating. The talks came before Blinken was to participate in a virtual meeting with ASEAN, several members of which have competing claims in the South China Sea to those of China.
U.S. says Afghanistan civil war one of many concerns
WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday that one of many concerns about Afghanistan is that it could spiral into civil war. Peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban negotiators started last year in the Qatari capital of Doha, but have not made any substantive progress. U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said the Taliban saw "the utility of a negotiated solution, they are engaged in Doha." read more"It does bear all the hallmarks of the spate of Taliban attacks that we have seen in recent weeks," Price said. The council called on the Taliban and the Afghan government to "engage meaningfully in an inclusive, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process."
NY report details CNN’s Chris Cuomo’s role advising brother
Andrew Cuomo, addressing allegations of sexual harassment, according to a report issued on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. Andrew Cuomo, addressing allegations of sexual harassment, according to a report issued on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo appeared to offer advice on a statement by his brother, New York Gov. It was not clear whether Chris Cuomo had composed the statement himself or was reacting to suggestions by others. The report issued by James on Tuesday accused the governor of sexually harassing 11 women inside and outside New York government.
Saudi Arabia says sees an emboldened Iran around Middle East
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Ahmed YosriWASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Tuesday he sees an emboldened Iran acting in a negative manner around the Middle East, endangering shipping, arming Yemen's Houthis and contributing to political deadlock in Lebanon. Iran, he added, had abetted the political impasse that has undermined Lebanon's economy. "We certainly support a deal with Iran as long as that deal ensures that Iran will not now or ever gain access to nuclear weapons technology," he said, saying Riyadh would welcome an Iran that contributed to regional stability and prosperity. Reporting by Arshad Mohammed and Daphne Psaledakis Editing by Mark HeinrichOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Cori Bush steers progressives to win on eviction crisis
“You did this,” a jubilant Schumer told Bush and her group of allied Democrats after jogging across the Capitol plaza as the news broke. After the Capitol sit-in by Bush, who has experienced homelessness after eviction, millions of Americans will see at least a temporary reprieve from the same threat. But Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), the chair of the Black Caucus, said she had flown back from Ohio and joined the vigil after Bush called to invite her. “She called me to tell me what she was doing, and she said it would mean a lot to her to have me here. She’s one of my members, so I’m here,” Beatty said in an interview after taking part in Bush’s vigil.
New York Democrats prepare to impeach Cuomo
New York Sate Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, speaks during a news briefing at the state Capitol, June 8, 2020, in Albany, N.Y. | Hans Pennink/AP Photo New York Democrats prepare to impeach CuomoALBANY, N.Y. — The Democratic majority in the New York Assembly is preparing to impeach Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he does not resign, a rapid deterioration of their relationship following Tuesday’s devastating allegation that he had sexually harassed 11 women. Around half of the 107-person Democratic conference called on Cuomo to resign in March, though only a handful supported the disruptive process of immediately holding an impeachment. “It’s a damning report, and I’m ready to vote yes.”It will take 76 votes to impeach Cuomo.
Fmr. US Attorney: Cuomo acted like sexual harassment was ‘one of the perks of his job’
Joyce Vance, former US attorney, reacts to Biden’s statement that he believes NY Governor Cuomo should resign due to the NY Attorney General’s findings of blatant sexual harassment by the Governor during his tenureAug.
Rep. Cori Bush is ready to keeping fighting to protect the eviction moratorium
Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO) is overjoyed by Biden’s earlier remarks that his administration will likely re-instate the eviction moratorium, ensuring that millions of Americans will not suddenly lose their homesAug.
Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple
Mark McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle, and Patricia McCloskey waved a semiautomatic pistol, according to the indictment. Photos and cellphone video captured the confrontation, which drew widespread attention and made the couple heroes to some and villains to others. Mark McCloskey, who announced in May that he was running for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri, was unapologetic after the plea hearing. The McCloskeys were indicted by a grand jury in October on felony charges of the unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering. Callahan later amended the charges to give jurors the alternative of convictions of misdemeanor harassment instead of the weapons charge.
What's Safe — And Not — With The COVID-19 Delta Variant Circulating
AzmanL via Getty Images The delta variant has changed many people's calculations of what's safe — and not — as we make our way through summer and into the fall. AdvertisementThe change was made because of new evidence suggesting the fully vaccinated can spread delta to others, based on a recent cluster of 469 COVID-19 cases in Provincetown, Massachusetts, three-quarters of which were among the fully vaccinated. Almost all of those people had the delta variant, and the viral load of those infected was similar regardless of whether they were vaccinated. The CDC continues to emphasize that when you’re fully vaccinated, you can resume many of the activities you did pre-COVID. The people who we are seeing with severe disease and who are dying with the delta variant are overwhelmingly unvaccinated.”
'It was an embalmed pig fetus': Targets of alleged eBay harassment speak out
The Boston-area husband and wife who federal prosecutors allege were the target of a harassment and stalking campaign by former eBay employees are speaking about their ordeal. David and Ina Steiner told ABC's Good Morning America that the campaign of alleged harassment began with graffiti spray-painted on the fence of their home, then escalated in increasingly bizarre ways. Asked whether she ever thought eBay executives could be behind the campaign, Ina Steiner said she thought "it was a psychopath." “All of these small retailers, they were being weaponized to be used against us,” David Steiner told the Globe. "The events from 2019 should never have happened, and as eBay expressed to the Steiners, we are very sorry for what they endured."
Bodycam video shows desperate moments after Surfside building collapse
Newly released body camera video from first responders shows the early scenes of dust, panic and chaos after the Champlain Towers South building collapsed in Surfside, Florida, in late June. The unsettling video provides an insight into the early minutes between the deadly condo building collapse and when authorities arrived on the scene. The video shows police approaching people. Search and rescue personnel work at the site of a collapsed Florida condominium building in Surfside, Fla., on July 2. Miami-Dade County Fire Department / via ReutersThere is more than 45 minutes of video from three officers.
Cuomo must ask how much pain he's willing to inflict on Democrats
As far as the Democratic Party is concerned, the writing is on the wall for New York Gov. New York Attorney General Letitia James' investigation into Cuomo, which supported a conclusion that he had assaulted or harassed 11 people, was bad enough. And after James' report laid bare the planning that went into his past shows of contrition, Cuomo was bombastic and defiant. There can be no doubt now that Cuomo will say anything to remain in power, some fellow Democrats said afterward. 1 thing Cuomo wants to do is stall," said Rebecca Kirszner-Katz, a Democratic strategist who advised onetime Cuomo primary opponent Cynthia Nixon.
Senate plods along on infrastructure bill as McConnell warns Democrats to move slowly
WASHINGTON — The Senate continued to vote Tuesday on amendments to the sweeping infrastructure legislation, working through some hiccups and tension about how quickly to move to a final vote. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., warned Democrats not to "speed the process" by calling a vote Wednesday to end debate, saying he'd encourage Republicans to filibuster the bill if so. And to try to truncate an amendment process on something of this magnitude, I think, is a mistake," McConnell said. None of them disrupted the core of the bill, which was led by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Sen. All Democrats voted to proceed with the bill, despite misgivings among some about policies like transit.
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Virginia's Youngkin can't shake election conspiracy theories
Asked about the legitimacy of President Joe Biden's victory, Youngkin wouldn't give a straight answer. It was pitiful, but effective: Youngkin won the Republican nomination in the spring. The GOP candidate added, "I'm operating under the clear assumption that what we had happen election-wise last year ? from an oversight and process standpoint ? is exactly what we're going to have this year. "I'd hate for anyone to get their hopes up thinking that President Trump is going to be back in the White House in August," the congresswoman said. At the same event, the gubernatorial hopeful responded to a different voter's question by arguing, "We don't trust our election process."
Tenants Were Evicted Between The End Of The Eviction Ban And The Pledge To Resume It
Tenants Were Evicted Between The End Of The Eviction Ban And The Pledge To Resume ItEnlarge this image toggle caption Charles Krupa/AP Charles Krupa/APPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Tenants, who crowded housing courts amid concerns about a spike in evictions, got a reprieve Tuesday after the Biden administration announced an eviction ban that lapsed over the weekend would be extended 60 days in most of the country. Among them was Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old Rhode Island landlord who went to court Monday hoping to get his apartment back. In Columbus, Ohio, Chelsea Rivera showed up Monday at a Franklin County court after receiving an eviction notice last month. But there was more optimism in Virginia, where Tiara Burton, 23, learned she would be getting federal help and wouldn't be evicted. he asked quietly, then explained her landlord had started the eviction process.
Melting ice imperils 98% of Emperor penguin colonies by 2100
With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. And it noted that extremely low levels of sea ice in 2016 led to a massive breeding failure of an Emperor penguin colony in Antarctica’s Halley Bay. Emperor penguins — the world’s largest penguins — currently number about 270,000 to 280,000 breeding pairs, or 625,000 to 650,000 individuals.
Sumo scare? Riders say horses might be spooked by statue
Riders say horses might be spooked by statueBritain's Harry Charles, riding Romeo 88, competes during the equestrian jumping individual qualifying at Equestrian Park in Tokyo at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Neither are the horses, and it takes years of training to keep them from getting spooked. Of course, no horse in Tuesday night’s Olympic jumping qualifier had ever seen anything like obstacle No. Riders say that a life-sized sumo wrestler positioned next to the 10th obstacle on the 14-jump Olympic course may have distracted several horses in qualifying for the individual jumping final Tuesday night. Some riders chalked up the troubles to how close the jump was positioned to the turn.
NBC wonders: where are the Olympic viewers this year?
NBC wonders: where are the Olympic viewers this year? NBC’s prime time had, on average, 35% less viewers this season than it had in 2015-16, Nielsen said. NBC averaged 13.4 million viewers in prime time last week. Fox News Channel led the cable networks with an average of 1.95 million viewers in prime time. ABC’s “World News Tonight” led the evening news ratings race with an average of 7.5 million viewers.
Ohio primaries may signal mood of 2022 midterm race
(David Petkiewicz /Cleveland.com via AP)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A pair of special congressional primaries Tuesday in Ohio could serve as litmus tests for the moods of the Republican and Democratic parties heading into next year’s midterm elections. He has endorsed coal lobbyist Mike Carey from among a formidable field of 11 GOP primary contenders for the seat vacated by Republican Steve Stivers in May. Stivers has backed one of three sitting lawmakers in the race — state Rep. Jeff LaRe — for the job. All of the candidates in the GOP primary billed themselves as conservatives and many can boast of more legislative-branch experience than Carey, the Trump-backed candidate. On the Democratic side, state Rep. Allison Russo, a health policy consultant, faces Greg Betts, a former Army officer and decorated combat veteran, for the nomination.
Coursera Stock Rallies on Beat-and-Raise Earnings
Online learning company Coursera posted better-than-expected results for the June quarter and provided guidance that topped Wall Street estimates. For the quarter, Coursera posted revenue of $102.1 million, up 38% from a year ago, and ahead of the Street consensus of $91.2 million. The company posted a non-GAAP loss of five cents a share, narrower than the Street forecast of a loss of 11 cents a share. Coursera posted a loss on an adjusted Ebitda (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) basis of $2.9 million. For the third quarter, Coursera sees revenue ranging from $105 million to $109 million, ahead of the Street consensus at $96.2 million.
Junk-bond spreads see sharpest monthly selloff since September 2020
At least until July, when U.S. corporations with non-investment grade, or “junk-bond,” ratings booked their worst monthly selloff, on a spread basis, since September 2020. Spreads are the level of compensation investors earn on a bond above a risk-less benchmark like Treasurys, to compensate for its default risk. The main junk-bond exchange-traded funds, the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays High Yield Bond ETF JNK, +0.03% and iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF HYG, +0.11% , finished trade a touch higher on Tuesday. But even with the recent widening, junk-bond spreads continue to hover near pandemic lows. “When I do look at high-yield and investment-grade spreads relative to Treasurys, what I don’t see is credit stress,” Lynch told MarketWatch.
NCR Stock Slips as Its Earnings Outlook in Second Half Disappoints the Street
DreamstimeNCR shares are trading lower in late trading Tuesday after the company posted profit in line with Street estimates, but offered a second-half earnings outlook that is shy of analyst expectations. For the June quarter, NCR (ticker: NCR) reported revenue of $1.68 billion, up 13% from a year earlier, and slightly ahead of the Street consensus of $1.63 billion. The subject of a recent bullish Barron’s feature, NCR is benefitting from a rebound in demand from both retailers and restaurants as the world emerges from the pandemic, but there is apparent investor disappointment with the profit outlook.
The authors of the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package are now showing their work
Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, peers around a doorway while speaking with reporters during a vote on amendments to the bipartisan bill on Tuesday. The Senate is plowing through efforts to amend the narrower infrastructure bill, which will require 60 votes to advance for passage. In addition to the $110 billion in new spending for roads and bridges and $55 billion for water and wastewater infrastructure, the bipartisan package is expected to provide, $39 billion for public transit and $66 billion for rail. Paying for the package has been a challenge after senators rejected ideas to raise revenue from a new gas tax or other streams. The bipartisan bill still faces a rough road in the House, where progressive lawmakers want a more robust package but may have to settle for this one to keep Biden’s infrastructure plans on track.
Daily Crunch: For $20/month, crime alert app Citizen will connect users with live 'safety agents'
Moderne Ventures raises $200M: Every first-time venture capital fund wants to get to its second fund. Several European venture capital funds have gone public in recent quarters, including Draper Esprit moving from the smaller AIM to the main board in London. It turns out that being a public VC can remove certain time constraints that more traditional venture capital firms have to deal with. Rapyd raises $300M for fintech APIs: The fintech world saw not just one huge round today, but two. Citizen launches its $20/month Protect service: Controversial consumer security startup Citizen’s Protect service is now something that you can buy.
Hedge fund Alphadyne Asset Management loses $1.5 billion as yields tumbled in July, says report
Hedge fund Alphadyne Asset Management is reportedly one of the big losers of a rally in global bonds, as bets that rates would rise have left the $12 billion macro strategy ensnared in money-losing wagers, according to a report from Bloomberg News on Tuesday. The hedge fund is looking at losses estimated to be around $1.5 billion after its funds plunged through July, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. Its flagship fund Alphadyne International Fund is said to have lost about 10%. Alphadyne Asset Management is an alternative investment management firm led by Chief Investment Officer Philippe Khuong-Huu. Its investors include pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, consultants and sovereign-wealth funds.
Activision Stock Is Jumping After Earnings. Management Is Upbeat.
Analysts had expected earnings of 81 cents a share on net bookings of $1.9 billion. The consensus forecast for adjusted earnings, a figure that often incudes the impact of deferrals, was 75 cents a share. Activision said it expected third-quarter earnings of 64 cents a share on net bookings of $1.85 billion. Activision raised its full-year guidance to predict adjusted earnings of $3.54 a share from net bookings of $8.65 billion. Previously, Activision had forecast full-year adjusted earnings of $3.42 a share and bookings of $8.6 billion.
Lyft more than doubles revenue, adds millions more riders during ‘exceptional’ quarter
Lyft Inc. on Tuesday reported an “exceptional” second quarter as it added millions more riders amid the coronavirus pandemic recovery and saw adjusted Ebitda profitability for the first time. Lyft LYFT, -1.11% said it had 17.1 million active riders in the second quarter, 3.6 million more than the previous quarter. The company had said it expected to achieve adjusted Ebitda profitability in the third quarter, but it reported adjusted Ebitda profit of $23.8 million in the second quarter. Lyft expects third-quarter revenue of $850 million to $860 million, while analysts on average had forecast revenue of $869.1 million. Lyft expects adjusted Ebitda profitability of $25 million to $35 million for the third quarter and full-year Ebitda profitability as well, he added.
Biden administration issues targeted new eviction moratorium
The Biden administration is issuing a new eviction moratorium in the wake of criticism from liberal lawmakers after a previous ban on evictions was allowed to expire over the weekend. As with the previous moratorium, protection does not apply automatically. Reports from the New York Times and the Washington Post that cited unnamed sources within the Biden administration suggested the new moratorium should protect 90% of renters nationwide. Most recently, the Biden administration extended the ban in June to give state and local lawmakers more time to distribute billions of dollars in emergency rental assistance. “As Biden and the White House see it, there is a real risk that taking executive action could backfire,” Koltun said.
WhatsApp adds disappearing ‘view once’ photos to its app
WhatsApp is adding disappearing photo messages to its app. Called “view once” photos, the new feature allows users to send photos and videos in chats that can only be viewed a single time before disappearing. The Snapchat-like feature is similar to Instagram and Messenger’s disappearing photo features . When snapping a picture in WhatsApp, users can select the timer icon to set the photo to “view once.” Unlike regular photo or video messages, the “view once” images won’t preview in the chat and can’t be downloaded to your device.
Vikings release former first-round pick Jeff Gladney after felony domestic violence charge
Jeff Gladney was indicted on a felony domestic violence charge. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)The Minnesota Vikings released 2020 first-round draft pick Jeff Gladney on Tuesday. The team announced the move in a statement, citing Gladney being indicted on a felony domestic violence charge in Texas. The team said it takes "these matters very seriously" and that it condemns "all forms of domestic violence." Content warning: The following contains depictions of domestic violence.
CVR pauses renewable diesel plans as feedstock prices surge
Aug 3 (Reuters) - Carl Icahn's CVR Energy is pausing plans to produce around 7,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel at its Wynnewood, Oklahoma, refinery due to high feedstock prices, the company said Tuesday. He attributed the spike in feedstocks in part to the startup of new renewable diesel plants in the United States. "We believe renewable diesel producers with feedstock contract expirations coming up will be forced to give up some of the margin they currently enjoy," Lamp said. This is the second time CVR has delayed the renewable diesel unit. The unit was expected to start processing renewable diesel last month.
NBA free agency: Projected lineup for Lakers with Russell Westbrook
Whether it’s new names like Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony or familiar faces like Trevor Ariza or Dwight Howard returning home, the Lakers are as star-studded as ever. * Free agency decision still to be determinedShooting GuardRaj Mehta-USA TODAY SportsSTARTER: Wayne Ellington DEPTH: Kent Bazemore, Talen Horton-Tucker* It's unclear if the Lakers will retain 20-year-old former Iowa State standout Talen Horton-Tucker. The veteran will be able to help space the floor, which is a must for any lineup that features Westbrook. * Free agency decision still to be determinedStory continuesSmall ForwardMike Ehrmann/Pool Photo-USA TODAY SportsSTARTER: LeBron James DEPTH: Carmelo Anthony For the first time in their NBA careers, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony will finally have a chance to play alongside one another. Another option is to have Anthony Davis play as the center and then move Carmelo Anthony or Trevor Ariza to the four.
NBA Rumors: Celtics target Patty Mills joins Nets in free agency
Reports: Two more potential Celtics FA targets off the board originally appeared on NBC Sports BostonThe Boston Celtics still have the resources to add a few role players in NBA free agency. Two free agents on the Celtics' radar both agreed to contracts with other teams Tuesday, per reports. Gay and Mills both were potential candidates for the Celtics to sign using their $5.9 million taxpayer midlevel exception. Celtics Talk Podcast: What’s the endgame for Brad Stevens and the Celtics? With Gay and Mills heading elsewhere, what other options do the Celtics have in free agency?
Royal Caribbean International sees complete fleet sailing by spring 2022
Aug 3 (Reuters) - Royal Caribbean International, which operates the biggest cruise ships in the world including "Symphony of the Seas", said on Tuesday its complete fleet of ships would resume sailing by spring 2022. The division of Royal Caribbean Group said its next group of returning ships would restart sailing in September. Cruise operators, who have gradually restarted operations after more than a year of being docked at ports, are facing uncertainties caused by rising Delta variant cases globally. Royal Caribbean International requires all crew members and guests who are of the eligible age for vaccination to be fully inoculated against the COVID-19 virus. (Reporting by Aditi Sebastian; Editing by Maju Samuel)
UPDATE 1-Brazil's Gol to buy 28 Boeing 737 MAX in fleet renewal
(Adds comments from executives)SAO PAULO, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Brazil's Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has signed an agreement to buy 28 Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft that will replace 23 of its 737-800 NGs through the end of 2022, the airline said in a securities filing on Tuesday. Gol said the new planes will reduce unit costs by 8% next year and are expected to generate about $200 million in cash equity gains. Gol is Boeing's main South American customer and one of the largest customers for the 737 aircraft in the world, the airline said. "Gol has done a remarkable job of managing the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and is well-positioned to return to its growth trajectory," said Ricardo Cavero, Boeing vice president of sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle Editing by Chris Reese and Karishma Singh)
Taiwan wins first-ever gold medal in badminton after defeating China's men’s doubles
Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin will go down in history as the men’s doubles team that won Taiwan’s first-ever gold medal in badminton at the Olympics. The Taiwanese badminton duo won the first match 21-18 and followed it by 21-12 to secure the win. The duo now sits in third in the BWF World Ranking for men’s double, pushing Li and Liu down to fourth. Other details: Lee and Wang were both born in Taipei and reside in Kaohsiung City, according to their BWF Badminton profiles. Wang won the bronze medal at the 2018 World Championships in Nanjing, China.
'This attack happened': Medals to honor Jan. 6 insurrection responders
ReutersThe U.S. Congress on Tuesday agreed to award Congressional Gold Medals to police officers who fought rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, the day after authorities disclosed that two more of those officers had died by suicide. The honor would go to members of the Capitol Police and Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department who fought with a mob of hundreds of Donald Trump supporters attempting to overturn his election defeat. "Awarding the Congressional Gold Medal is a way to commemorate their sacrifice and make sure that the truth of Jan. 6 is recognized and remembered forever," Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the chamber's floor.
Arizona attorney general asked to investigate after Maricopa County refuses to cooperate with election audit subpoena
A top Republican Arizona legislator called on Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday over its failure to meet a Monday subpoena deadline. His office also recently received records related to "potential violations" of the state's election laws from Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat who is a vocal critic of the Maricopa County audit. MARICOPA COUNTY TELL ARIZONA SENATORS TO PREPARE FOR LEGAL DEFENSE OVER AUDIT 'MISDEEDS'This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. County officials rejected demands in the subpoena, expressing a continued refusal to provide routers that they argue would put "sensitive" data about residents at risk, according to a response from Maricopa County attorney Allister Adel. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Arizona, Attorney General, 2020 Elections, Election FraudOriginal Author: Kaelan DeeseOriginal Location: Arizona attorney general asked to investigate after Maricopa County refuses to cooperate with election audit subpoena
Taiwan’s national flag anthem plays during badminton medal ceremony in historic Tokyo Games moment
Taiwan's national flag anthem was played during the awarding ceremony for badminton at the Tokyo Games on Saturday in what may be considered a historic moment for both Taiwan and the Olympics. The national flag anthem: The song, which dates back to the 1930s, blasted through the stadium’s speakers as Taiwanese duo Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin watched the Chinese Taipei Olympic flag rise in the medal ceremony, according to Taiwan News. Although China has prevented Taiwan from playing its national anthem during the Games, the country was allowed to play the national flag anthem with the lyrics changed for the Olympics, “with references to the actual national flag excised,” Taiwan News noted. Republic of China (Taiwan) President Tsai Ing-wen congratulated the duo for winning the gold medal on Twitter on Saturday. It started in 1952 when China and Taiwan were invited to the Olympics, but the two governments claimed they represent China.
Olympics-Taiwan's medals revive debate over use of 'Chinese Taipei'
"No more Chinese Taipei," said social media poster Lin Chia-yin, reacting to Wang's celebration of his Taiwan identity. The name "Chinese Taipei" originated in the late 1970s when, under a compromise between Taipei's Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee, Taiwan competed under the name Chinese Taipei without the use of its flag and anthem. In 2018, voters in a referendum rejected a proposal to enter the Olympics as "Taiwan" rather than "Chinese Taipei". Lo Chih-Cheng, a lawmaker for Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party, described the term Chinese Taipei as an "unacceptable arrangement that people were forced to accept". "Team Chinese Taipei is our delegation in the Olympics," he said recently.
Cuomo lieutenant sides with governor's accusers after report documents 'unlawful behavior'
Hochul stopped short of demanding Cuomo resign due to her role as a successor if he were to step down. "Sexual harassment is unacceptable in any workplace, and certainly not in public service," the lieutenant governor wrote in a tweet. "The AG’s investigation has documented repulsive & unlawful behavior by the Governor towards multiple women. Governor Cuomo must resign and be arrested immediately," Stefanik wrote. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Andrew Cuomo, New York, Governor, Sexual Abuse Allegations, Sexual HarassmentOriginal Author: Jake DimaOriginal Location: Cuomo lieutenant sides with governor's accusers after report documents 'unlawful behavior'
Cuomo denies state investigation findings that he sexually harassed multiple women
In a video statement, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo denied findings of an investigation from the state attorney general that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state employees. Video TranscriptANDREW CUOMO: I do kiss people on the forehead. I do on occasion say, ciao bella. On occasion, I do slip and say sweetheart or darling or honey.
For the first time, Cuba approves Cuban-owned Miami company to do business on the island
Fuego will have a branch office in Havana to handle the operations by the parent company in Miami, such as imports and exports. But at this time, so sensitive for my community, I am not celebrating being the first company of a Cuban American with a branch in Cuba,” Cancio told el Nuevo Herald. The government had not previously allowed Cubans living abroad to operate a business on the island. The company has dealt mostly in communications, entertainment, travel programs and real estate, and publishes the magazines OnCuba and ART OnCuba, plus the digital OnCuba News. He was the promoter behind several Miami concerts by island performers, even before a thawing of relations with the island began under President Barack Obama in 2014.
Chris Cuomo Drafted a Statement for His Brother to Release in Response to Sexual Harassment Allegations
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo — who has previously come under fire for the blurred lines between his personal and professional relationship with his brother, New York governor Andrew Cuomo — drafted a statement for the latter responding to allegations of sexual misconduct back in February. “Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” explained James. Governor Cuomo had seemingly weathered the storm earlier this year, but the 165-page report has resulted in renewed calls for his resignation, including from several New York Democrats. After the initial allegations against Governor Cuomo were levied during the winter, Chris had announced on his show that “obviously, I’m aware of what’s going on with my brother. After the initial news of Chris’s involvement in the response to the allegations broke, CNN declined to discipline him.
Wells Fargo Sets Expectations on Skillz Stock Ahead of Earnings
MAUs (monthly active users) is a vital metric for companies who depend on platform usage to gauge the health of its business. Heading into Q2 earnings on Tuesday (August 3), Wells Fargo’s Brian Fitzgerald thinks the data does not bode well for Skillz (SKLZ). “We think maximum upside potential on the stock has fallen somewhat given its flattish MAU trajectory,” The 5-star analyst said. ), thereby limiting the maximum ad monetization opportunity.”Fitzgerald thinks the mobile esports platform’s MAUs dropped sequentially in Q2. There’s possible upside of 73%, should the average price target of $24.50 be met in the year ahead.
WH to DeSantis and Abbott: Handle the COVID spike or 'get out of the way'
Associated PressFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that’s shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions. With the much more contagious delta variant now spreading exponentially, Florida hit 11,515 hospitalized patients Tuesday, breaking last year's record for the third straight day and up from just 1,000 in mid-June. DeSantis said he expects hospitalizations to drop in the next couple weeks, asserting that the spike is seasonal as Floridians spend more time together indoors to escape the summer heat and humidity.
White House urges vaccinations as Delta variant engulfs the nation
Yahoo Finance senior health care reporter Anjalee Khemlani joins us now, Anjalee, what's the latest? ANJALEE KHEMLANI: Thanks, Brian. On one hand, we do have vaccinations on the rise as the Delta variant takes hold in the South. ANJALEE KHEMLANI: So as you can hear, a lot of focus on that right now. Anjalee Khemlani, thanks so much.
Robinhood spikes, holds well above IPO price
BenzingaPresident Biden is determined in electrifying America's auto fleet electric. But the math behind a greener future is harder than it seems as it involves half of all vehicles sold in 2030 to be electric. The President will attempt to get carmakers to commit to reaching at least 40 percent by then, with the potential to rise to 50 percent with the help of generous federal investment. A Battle On Every Front The voluntary pledge that is being negotiated highlights the challenge the White House face
'We build a financial system for the next generation of people who have been overlooked by traditional banking system:' CapWay CEO
CapWay Founder & CEO Sheena Allen joins Yahoo Finance to discuss how CapWay adapted during the pandemic to help customers become financially healthy to build generational wealth and how the company continues to influence banking. CapWay founder, Sheena Allen, joins us now. And so I say we're from, how do we be a neo bank or offer debit cards to how do we build a financial system for the next generation for people who have historically been overlooked by the traditional banking system. Story continuesSIBILE MARCELLUS: Sheena, CapWay operates as a neo bank. ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS: Sheena Allen, we're going to have to leave it there, but thanks for joining us today and telling us about your company, CapWay.
A woman says an Alaska Airlines flight attendant shamed her outfit: 'I've never felt more degraded'
MesquitaFMS/Getty ImagesSierra Steadman said on TikTok that an Alaska Airlines flight attendant shamed her for her clothing. Steadman said in a video that the flight attendant grabbed her arm and yelled at her while boarding. A TikTok user named Sierra Steadman said in a video that an Alaska Airlines flight attendant shamed her for her clothing while she was boarding a flight. F ALASKA AIRLINES!" ? original sound - sierraIn a separate TikTok post on Monday, Steadman shared a screenshot of what appeared to be an email from Alaska Airlines to her mother.
Addison Rae shares bikini pictures with a self-care message: 'Prioritize yourself'
Addison Rae has an important message for her followers. In several of the pics, Rae can be seen sporting a yellow bikini. Rae has been open about the importance of self-love in the past. If you're looking for love with someone else, you have to find that first, or else you don't know what you're looking for. And of course, you know, my past relationship has even inspired some of my music."
CDC Issues New Eviction Moratorium, After Liberal Criticism
Biden said at the White House that the new moratorium “is likely to face obstacles,” given indications by a majority of justices on the Supreme Court that the CDC’s expired ban wasn’t legal. But there are several key scholars who say that it may and it’s worth the effort.”Story continuesThe new moratorium will last until Oct. 3. The move to create a new eviction moratorium was applauded by many Democratic lawmakers and housing advocates. The Biden White House faced days of harsh criticism from its own party for the lapse in the eviction moratorium on July 31. Yellen stressed that the administration was focused on getting states and localities to more quickly distribute the rental assistance Congress has already approved.
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Cuomo sexual misconduct allegation may jeopardize NY infrastructure funding under Ernst amendment
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on Tuesday filed an amendment to the bipartisan infrastructure package that would ban funds from being distributed to states where leaders have sexually harassed employees, following a bombshell report on the actions of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. CUOMO SEXUALLY HARASSED MULTIPLE WOMEN, REPORT FINDSErnst, who is a survivor of sexual assault, is also a member of a group of lawmakers who has been working on a bipartisan infrastructure package. It is unclear whether the amendment will make it to the Senate floor for a vote. The investigation found that Cuomo engaged in "unwelcome and unwanted touching," in addition to "offensive and sexually suggestive comments."
Stocks shake off a wobbly start, end higher on Wall Street
Technology and healthcare companies led a broad rally Tuesday on Wall Street that helped stocks overcome a wobbly start and recoup their losses from a day earlier. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 0.8% after having been down 0.3% in the early going. Banks, industrial companies and energy stocks also helped push the S&P 500 higher. “You’ve probably got a period of time where the economy has to restitch itself back together.”The S&P 500 rose 35.99 points to 4,423.15. Clorox slumped 9.5%, its biggest single-day drop since 2000, after reporting results that fell short of analysts’ forecasts and releasing a disappointing outlook.
90% of wedding guests are planning to splurge on upcoming events after year of pandemic isolation
Most people who plan on going to a wedding say they are willing to go all out financially after a year of being held back because of the pandemic, according to a study. The 2021 Guest Optimism Study, released by The Knot, showed that 90% of wedding guests are willing to spend more than they normally would. Another roughly two-thirds said they were willing to add a mini-vacation to an upcoming wedding. CLICK HERE TO READ FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO"Positivity and readiness are clear in the overall sentiment around the upcoming wedding season, as guests note they are excited to party and let loose. Couples and guests are ready to make memories again—sparing no expense along the way, as many guests note they plan to extend destination wedding celebrations into mini-vacations, and spend more on gifts and attire for the special occasion."
These are the best states for health care in 2021: report
As the U.S. continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, health care is more important than ever – and where you reside can determine what kind of care you’re able to get. On Monday, WalletHub published a report that ranked all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., to find the best and worst states for medical care. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSTo see the overall ranking, these are the best and worst states -- including Washington, D.C. -- for health care this year, according to WalletHub. 10 Best States for Health Care1. South DakotaGET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE10 Worst States for Health Care51.
Spirit, American cancel hundreds of flights for a second day
American Airlines Group Inc. and Spirit Airlines Inc. canceled nearly 700 more flights Tuesday, stranding thousands of passengers and stoking concerns that crew shortages are adding to problems that initially were caused by weather and technology issues. American canceled 305 flights, or 10% of its schedule, after grounding 563 on Monday, according to FlightAware.com. Spirit parked 380 flights Tuesday — equivalent to 55% of its schedule — following 334 Monday, hit by weather and other challenges. Advertisement“Staffing has been a problem,” said Paul Hartshorn Jr., a spokesman for the Association of Professional Flight Attendants at American. “We expect to see improvements to our operation today.”American canceled 950 flights in the first half of July to get back on schedule after June storms.
NCAA gender equity review recommends men’s and women’s Final Fours at same site
A law firm hired to investigate gender equity concerns at NCAA championship events released a blistering report Tuesday that recommended holding the men’s and women’s Final Fours at the same site and offering financial incentives to schools to improve their women’s basketball programs. “With respect to women’s basketball, the NCAA has not lived up to its stated commitment to ‘diversity, inclusion and gender equity among its student-athletes, coaches and administrators,’” the 113-page report concludes. A similar distribution is not done for the women’s tournament, but Kaplan suggested it could prompt schools to improve their women’s programs. Other complaints surfaced at the women’s volleyball tournament in Omaha, Neb., and the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. The review called for annual assessments by the NCAA for the next five years to track progress on gender equity.
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LAPD officer is tased while resisting arrest on suspicion of battery of his adult son
A Los Angeles police officer was tased by Ventura County sheriff’s deputies who were trying to arrest him on suspicion of committing battery on his adult son Saturday. Magana was booked on suspicion of violently resisting a police officer and battery on his son, Buschow said. Buschow said deputies responded to Magana’s home after a report that he was attacking his adult son. He was booked into the Ventura County jail and later released from custody. As of Tuesday morning, Ventura County prosecutors had not charged Magana.
Pete Schabarum, the famously combative, influential Los Angeles County supervisor whose successful state term-limits ballot drive more than two decades ago dramatically altered California government,
Pete Schabarum, the famously combative, influential Los Angeles County supervisor whose successful state term-limits ballot drive more than two decades ago dramatically altered California government, has died at age 92. A mainstay in the L.A. political scene for decades, Schabarum died Sunday of natural causes, his family said. A commercial real estate developer and lifelong Republican who began his political career in the state Assembly, Schabarum spent 18 years on the powerful, five-member county Board of Supervisors. Once asked if he would introduce a term-limits proposal for fellow county supervisors to consider, Schabarum said, “No. Those guys think they are the lifeblood of government.” (It took until 2002 for L.A. County voters to enact term limits.)
New commission president urges unity, but tensions with L.A. fire union persist
The Board of Fire Commissioners hasn’t held an election since 2014, one of several issues bringing scrutiny to the Fire Department. At Tuesday’s meeting, Jeff Gorell, top deputy for public safety issues for Mayor Eric Garcetti. During the meeting, Woods-Gray suggested that speakers move away from personal attacks, her acknowledgement of longstanding tensions involving members of the department. AdvertisementFirst, Garcetti removed a commissioner who had clashed with the fire union, prompting accusations the labor group had been behind his departure. AdvertisementAt Tuesday’s meeting, the head of the fire union lashed out at Ninburg.
Marking El Paso anniversary, Biden reaches out to Latino leaders
Latino leaders have become the focus of a revamped and recharged outreach strategy from Democrats, including a high-profile sitdown on Tuesday with President Biden at the White House. Chuck Rocha, a Latino political consultant who founded Nuestro PAC, said Democrats are starting their outreach earlier than ever to avoid Latinos feeling like an afterthought before an election. But Biden and Democrats could do more, advocates say, to demonstrate the benefits of Biden’s economic agenda to Latinos. Biden won the majority of Latino votes, but President Trump increased his share despite his far-right rhetoric on immigration. Although his support was most notable among Miami’s Cuban emigres, who helped Trump win Florida for the second time, he also did better among Latino voters in Texas and other states.
Here’s which mobile carrier has the fastest wireless network around Boston
As the big three mobile carriers scramble to upgrade their wireless networks around Boston to faster 5G technology, consumers should be seeing immediate benefits, research firm RootMetrics said in its latest report. Verizon had the best overall network in the metro area for the first half of 2021, RootMetrics said, the same as last year. AT&T ranked second and T-Mobile third in the company’s tests, which measure upload and download speeds, availability, and performance while making calls and texting. Verizon had the fastest average download speed at 77.2 megabits per second in the Boston area. Verizon’s average improved 52 percent from RootMetrics tests in the second half of 2020.
Baker digs in on mask-wearing in schools: ‘I don’t think you can apply a national standard’ to Massachusetts
Local school districts can make adjustments to their mask-wearing policies based on what they feel is best for their schools, Baker has said. And the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts wants Baker to require masks for everyone in K-6 schools. State Senator Becca Rausch filed a bill Monday to require universal mask-wearing among students and staff members in Massachusetts K-12 schools and child care programs. And state Representative Mindy Domb tweeted that everyone should wear a mask in K-12 schools and Baker should follow the CDC guidance. “I don’t think you can apply a national standard to a state that is in the kind of space that we’re in,” he said.
Revere approves affordable housing trust fund
Revere recently created a new tool to help expand affordable housing opportunities in the city. The City Council July 12 approved an ordinance establishing an Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Cities and towns under state law are allowed to maintain such funds — separate from their regular municipal budgets — for initiatives to create and preserve affordable housing in their communities. The city developed the ordinance with community input. Mayor Brian Arrigo is now seeking applicants to fill four positions on the board that will administer the fund.
Landlords, tenants fill courts as eviction moratorium ends
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get his apartment back. The Biden administration allowed the federal moratorium to expire over the weekend and Congress was unable to extend it. More than 15 million people live in households that owe as much as $20 billion to their landlords, according to the Aspen Institute. In Columbus, Ohio, Chelsea Rivera showed up at Franklin County court Monday after receiving an eviction notice last month. After her landlord refused federal assistance to cover $5,000 in back rent, Antoinette Eleby, 42, of Miami, expects an eviction order within two to three weeks.
Germany will offer vaccine booster shots starting in September
The move by Germany came even as a top European Union official criticized the bloc as falling far short of its promises to donate vaccine doses to Africa and Latin America. BERLIN — As concerns grow over the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, Germany on Monday became the biggest Western country yet to announce that it will offer vaccine booster shots to a wide range of people considered potentially vulnerable, adding to growing momentum in rich nations to give additional shots to fully vaccinated people. AdvertisementThere is also still no consensus among scientists on the need for booster shots, but as fears rise of more pandemic waves and more costly lockdowns, a growing number of countries either are preparing to give their people booster doses or have already started. Experts were divided on the utility of booster shots so soon after vaccination began. Doctors Without Borders said recently that it would be “unconscionable” to give booster doses in richer nations before people in poorer ones get their first doses.
CDC indoor mask guidance now applies to 12 Mass. counties
“Vaccinate America and help vaccinate the world,” Biden said, “That’s how we’re going to beat this thing.”CDC indoor mask guidance now applies to 12 Mass. New B.1.621 coronavirus variant reaches Florida — 3:36 p.m.By The Washington PostA coronavirus variant discovered in Colombia is also showing up in South Florida. The mandate comes amid a surge in Covid-19 cases across the U.S. brought on by the fast-spreading delta variant. Vaccines remain effective and highly protective against hospitalization and death, even among those infected with the extremely infectious delta variant. The state of around 3 million people has seen almost 350,000 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Coronavirus vaccinations are increasing in the US
The unwelcome surge of the delta variant in the United States has led to an unusual trend: the number of coronavirus cases and vaccinations are both on the rise. "The past week has been our strongest week of vaccinations since early June, in terms of first-time shots," tweeted White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain. Michael Freedy, a 39-year-old father of five, died Thursday after contracting the virus and being admitted into intensive care in July. Advertisement"I should have gotten the damn vaccine," Freedy texted DuPreez amid his battle with covid-19. This sentiment was echoed by Tennessee state Rep. David Byrd (R) who went from attending unmasked gatherings to a harrowing struggle with coronavirus that included 55 days on a ventilator.
Liberty high school district reports more COVID cases but committed to staying open
Liberty Union High School District on Tuesday reported five more cases of COVID-19 in students who came to campus for a total of 15 spread among its schools. A day after releasing its first data on the number of COVID-19 cases in schools, Liberty Union High School District Superintendent Eric Volta said a total of 30 students have tested positive COVID-19, but only 15 stepped foot on campus since school reopened last Thursday. None of those who may have come in contact with positive COVID-19 cases at school are quarantining, Volta said, noting that the California Department of Public Health lists a variety of guidelines to handle “contact” with positive cases in schools. “We are all following CDPH guidelines!”Far East Contra Costa school superintendents say they are committed to keeping schools open despite COVID-19 cases in students and staff. On Tuesday, the Liberty Union High School District superintendent said “the mood at school is glorious.”“Every teacher and staff member I have talked to is thrilled to have the students back,” he said.
Ohio primaries may preview mood of 2022 midterms
He has endorsed coal lobbyist Mike Carey from among a formidable field of 11 GOP primary contenders for the seat vacated by Republican Steve Stivers in May. Stivers has backed one of three sitting lawmakers in the race — state Rep. Jeff LaRe — for the job. All of the candidates in the GOP primary billed themselves as conservatives and many can boast of more legislative-branch experience than Carey, the Trump-backed candidate. A farmer and former president of the Ohio Farm Bureau, he is backed by the powerful political arm of Ohio Right to Life and former Senate President Larry Obhof. On the Democratic side, state Rep. Allison Russo, a health policy consultant, faces Greg Betts, a former Army officer and decorated combat veteran, for the nomination.
‘A crisis on our hands’: San Jose’s Reid-Hillview Airport exposes children to high lead levels, study finds
Supporters of keeping the airport open say it would be a burden for flight students to drive to San Martin Airport and argue the county could consider other options to address lead concerns. “That politics as usual.”This is not the first time that alarming lead emissions have been flagged at the small San Jose airport. Then in November 2020, the county supervisors voted to explore the possibility of consolidating Reid-Hillview’s aviation with the San Martin Airport, approximately 23 miles southeast of it. Residents in the San Martin have since spoken out against that proposition, accusing the county of trying to dump Reid Hillview’s problems onto them. Chavez defended the move on Tuesday, noting that only 2,000 residents live within a mile-and-a-half radius of San Martin Airport compared to the heavily congested areas of East San Jose.
Sarah Ferguson defends Prince Andrew and her yachting son-in-law as good men
Sarah Ferguson, no stranger to scandals, has recently taken it upon herself to put out big and small fires involving the men in her life, specifically her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, and her son-in-law Jack Brooksbank. “He’s just one of my most favorite people,” Sarah continued, according to the Daily Mail. So he’s like my son,” Sarah told People. In the interview, Sarah called Andrew a “thoroughly good man” who shines as a grandfather to August, the Daily Mail reported. “But now as a grandfather he’s really good, he can go for hours talking about football, and those things,” Sarah said.
Warriors unveil throwback — way back — jersey to honor Philadelphia era
Golden State was one of three teams to unveil a new Origins jersey Tuesday morning, along with the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics also unveiled Origins jerseys to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the league’s beginning. The jersey unveiled Tuesday is based on the 1961-62 road uniform of the Philadelphia Warriors, their last season before the move West. 1947 ?? 2022 After 75 years of Warriors basketball, it’s time for the past to meet the future Warriors Origins || @Rakuten pic.twitter.com/ZQF9AHVfHy — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) August 3, 2021The uniform features a blue base with a red “Warriors” on the front in block lettering with a white drop shadow. The Warriors have been careful to try to keep connected to the East Bay community, including an “Oakland” jersey unveiled last season that was largely criticized by fans as pandering.
Kurtenbach: The 49ers don’t have a quarterback controversy — Trey Lance gives them a better chance to win
Trey Lance’s ascension to the 49ers’ starting quarterback role has always been inevitable. But so far in training camp, it appears as if Lance’s time as the 49ers’ starting quarterback is, indeed, imminent. So far he’s been right: Lance has been the far better quarterback. He has a starting quarterback — Garoppolo. On top of the standard plays every 49ers quarterback runs, Lance also has read-option and deep-ball plays added to his plate.
A gradual warming trend
North Texas has enjoyed a couple of below normal temperature days already this week, and Wednesday will still be relatively comfortable. A warming trend will send afternoon temperatures Thursday and Friday into the mid 90s, and into the upper 90s this weekend. In addition, humidity levels will be increasing by the weekend meaning that heat index values will rise to 105 to 110. Rain chances remain rather slim, although a stray shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out Thursday and Friday, but most areas will be dry. Much of next week looks hot and dry across North Texas.
Biden preparing new 60-day ban on evictions targeting areas with high COVID infections
The Biden administration will announce a new 60-day eviction moratorium that would protect areas where 90% of the U.S. population lives, according to three people familiar with the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss the forthcoming announcement. The CDC put the eviction ban in place as part of the COVID-19 response when jobs shifted and many workers lost income. The White House noted that state-level efforts to stop evictions would spare a third of the country from evictions over the next month. The CDC indicated in late June that it probably wouldn’t extend the eviction ban beyond the end of July. “I don’t buy that the CDC can’t extend the eviction moratorium — something it has already done in the past!
Reds, Pinks & Purples’ latest album paints hues of the Inner Richmond
When looking at the record covers of the Reds, Pinks & Purples discography, including that of its latest full-length release, “Uncommon Weather,” the most eye-catching elements are the pastel hues of the photographs. “I feel like because the city has moved away from being a place for freaks and artists, you have people making music kind of in isolation, which I feel is good for the music,” Donaldson says. The former member of psych-folk duo the Skygreen Leopards released his debut, “Anxiety Art,” as the Reds, Pinks & Purples in September 2019, and he has since released an EP, two albums and a collaborative record with Jeremy Earl of the veteran indie-pop outfit Woods. But as his acts like the indie pop Art Museums and the psych-folk Skygreen Leopards dissolved, he found himself struggling with moving on. “(But) the reward of music of all this work that I do is getting together with the band in the practice space, and just enjoying playing together.”The Reds, Pinks & Purples: 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6.
Dallas-based HollyFrontier and affiliate to buy Sinclair businesses in $2.6 billion deal
HollyFrontier, a petroleum refiner founded in 1947, said Tuesday that it’s buying Sinclair Oil Corp. and Sinclair Transportation Co. from parent company the Sinclair Cos. A new parent company, HF Sinclair Corp., will replace HollyFrontier as the publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. At the close of the Sinclair deal, which is expected to happen in mid-2022, HollyFrontier shares will convert to HF Sinclair shares on a one-for-one basis. HF Sinclair will issue about 60.2 million shares of common stock to Sinclair with a transaction value of $1.8 billion. HollyFrontier’s senior management team will run the new company, with Sinclair nominating two directors to the HF Sinclair Board of Directors.
Beyond I-70 closure, Glenwood Canyon mudslides halt Amtrak trains and spur lengthy Bustang reroute
Recurring mudslides in Glenwood Canyon have hampered more than car and truck travel: Amtrak’s trains haven’t been able to traverse a signature stretch of its California Zephyr route since Thursday. And on Bustang’s west route, the latest detour means bus riders now face a nearly 10-hour journey between Grand Junction and Denver. Across the Colorado River, the Union Pacific Railroad tracks along the canyon’s south wall also have been affected. Since then, eastbound trains haven’t made it past Grand Junction, while westbound trains from Chicago have ended their journey at Denver Union Station — in some cases stranding passengers. All told, the journey between Grand Junction and Denver now takes 9 hours and 45 minutes, compared to about 5 hours and 40 minutes prior to the canyon’s closure, CDOT says.
Hotel convention that starts tonight is the largest since the start of the pandemic
The Asian American Hotel Owners Association will welcome 6,000 attendees for its annual convention Tuesday evening, the largest corporate gathering hosted in Dallas since the COVID-19 pandemic began 17 months ago. The last time the Georgia-headquartered association met was in 2019 when the San Diego Convention Center hosted nearly 9,000 attendees including exhibitors. It has expanded the trade show floor to allow for more distancing and placed hand sanitizer stations around the convention center space. The city of Dallas’ tourism arm, VisitDallas, worked to bring the convention to the city, according to AAHOA spokeswoman Melissa Stern. In October, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center welcomed the Mecum Auto Auction and 2,000 masked attendees.
Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Summer bluegill, catfish & bass inland; darker kings on L Mich.
Stable weather sets up summer patterns for bluegill, bass and catfish inland while some Chinook are darkening on Lake Michigan; those two threads lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. Tight Lines and Good Health RobSomething about having a reggae report in the Midwest Fishing Report, just seems righteous. The best bait is hellgrammites, leaf worms and red worms produce fish also, but the size of the fish is typically smaller. Large mouth bass fishing has been very consistent. Scott Wolfe emailed the photo above and this:Waukegan fishing stayed steady this past week with good, but not great fishing.
CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3
President Joe Biden stopped short Tuesday afternoon of announcing the new ban on evictions during a press conference at the White House, ceding the responsibility to the CDC. “My hope is it’s going to be a new moratorium,” Biden told reporters. The White House has said state and local governments have been slow to push out that federal money and is pressing them to do so swiftly. The CDC put the initial eviction ban in place as part of the COVID-19 response when jobs shifted and many workers lost income. The CDC indicated in late June that it probably wouldn’t extend the eviction ban beyond the end of July.
Packers rookie corner Eric Stokes keeping confident despite rough days
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers rookie cornerback Eric Stokes might have to accept that his nickname while he’s here is going to be “Snacks”. Stokes is getting burned a lot in training camp, but the fact all-pro Davante Adams is doing a lot of it has kept Stokes' spirits high.. “He kept saying, ‘Bring more snacks, bring more snacks,’ so Sunday I went to Target and I bought a lot of snacks,” Stokes said. Stokes is taking the same approach that Alexander did and asking a lot of questions of Adams and the other receivers. I think he's improved a lot over the course of two seasons.
London’s new tourist ‘mound,’ panned by early visitors, shut down after just 2 days
LONDON — London’s latest tourist attraction aimed for the heights but fell flat. The Marble Arch Mound, an artificial hill beside one of the city’s busiest intersections, was closed until further notice after being open just two days and having to offer refunds to disappointed visitors. Local officials hoped the attraction would help draw people back to the commercial heart of London after more than a year of pandemic-related restrictions. But early visitors likened it to a construction site or a slag heap. Westminster Council, which is in charge of the mound, acknowledged that elements of the attraction, set to be open until January, “are not yet ready for visitors” and have temporarily closed it.
16-year-old hurt in Englewood shooting
A 16-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in Englewood on the South Side. The teen was walking down the street about 4:30 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Union Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, Chicago police said. He was struck in the abdomen and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said. There was no one in custody as Area One detectives investigate.
Bears RB Tarik Cohen likely out weeks, rather than days, as he keeps rehabbing torn ACL
The last time the Bears’ offense was decent, running back Tarik Cohen was at the center of it. Those Bears were fun to watch, and Cohen was the star of the show. In the two seasons since, Nagy’s offense has spiraled, Cohen has disappeared and punting enthusiasts are the only ones who enjoy watching Bears games. Giants running back Saquon Barkley tore his ACL against the Bears the week before Cohen went down and he’s still on the Physically Unable to Perform list as well. That’s all we can ask him to do.”In the meantime, the Bears are relying on David Montgomery and newly acquired Damien Williams at running back.
Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple
Mark McCloskey emerged from his home with an AR-15-style rifle, and Patricia McCloskey waved a semiautomatic pistol, according to the indictment. Photos and cellphone video captured the confrontation, which drew widespread attention and made the couple heroes to some and villains to others. Mark McCloskey, who announced in May that he was running for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri, was unapologetic after the plea hearing. “I’d do it again,” he said from the courthouse steps in downtown St. Louis. Callahan later amended the charges to give jurors the alternative of convictions of misdemeanor harassment instead of the weapons charge.
Uniqlo shutting Michigan Avenue store
The company said on its website it will close its store at 830 N. Michigan Ave. on Aug. 22. The posting invited shoppers to visit its remaining Chicago-area stores on State Street and in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Uniqlo’s 60,000-square-foot store had prime frontage across the street from Water Tower Place. The store occupied about half of a building owned by Brookfield Property Partners, which also has Water Tower Place. The 830 N. Michigan building also has a Columbia Sportswear store, but the chain lists it as temporarily closed on its website.
Man fatally shot in Gresham
A 30-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in Gresham on the South Side. The man was standing on a corner about 3:30 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Damen Avenue when a white-colored Kia approached and someone inside fired shots, Chicago police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of the body and was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead, police said. There was no one in custody, according to police. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.
Garth Brooks reassesses stadium tour because of COVID surge
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Garth Brooks said he will be reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Brooks said he is still scheduled to play the next two shows scheduled in Kansas City and Lincoln, Nebraska, but will not put tickets on sale for the next planned stop, Seattle in September. He is also scheduled to play Cincinnati; Charlotte, North Carolina; Baltimore and Boston. “It breaks my heart to see city after city go on sale and then have to ask those sweet people and the venues to reschedule,” Brooks said in a statement. “We have a three week window coming up where we, as a group, will assess the remainder of the stadium tour this year.
CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3
Bush has been camped outside the U.S. Capitol in protest of the eviction moratorium lapse, since the weekend. Biden stopped short Tuesday afternoon of announcing the new ban on evictions during a press conference at the White House, ceding the responsibility to the CDC. “My hope is it’s going to be a new moratorium,” Biden told reporters. The CDC put the initial eviction ban in place as part of the COVID-19 response when jobs shifted and many workers lost income. The CDC indicated in late June that it probably wouldn’t extend the eviction ban beyond the end of July.
$5ooK to help nonprofit Bridge Counseling open wing for kids
Members of the Nevada Women's Philanthropy cut into a wall at Bridge Counseling Associates, 4221 McLeod Drive in Las Vegas, on Monday, July 26, 2021. The philanthropic group granted $500,000 to construct the Bridge Child and Youth Community Treatment Center and a practicum room for workforce development. (Bridge Counseling Associates)CEO David Robeck always dreamed Bridge Counseling Associates would have a wing dedicated to treating children’s mental health. Construction on the Bridge Child and Youth Community Treatment Center and a practicum room for workforce development began in July. If another agency can’t help someone but they know David can, they help each other.”The $500,000 grant is an annual award through NWP.
Video shows tense moments of police shooting, with cops yelling to stay clear as they fire dozens of rounds at suspect
Newly released video from a police shooting last month shows a tense, chaotic scene with officers yelling at each other to stay clear as they fired dozens of rounds at a suspect who allegedly was pointing a gun from a Jeep. No officers were injured, despite repeated concerns voiced in the video about getting caught in crossfire as they surrounded the Jeep. He refused and, according to officers on the scene, repeatedly aimed a handgun at them from the backseat. None of the more than two dozen videos from body-worn cameras and in-car cameras clearly show the suspect in the Jeep. Some officers on the scene believe it came from inside the Jeep, but it isn’t clear from the video who fired that shot.
Bulls add DeMar DeRozan to the mix and now have a ‘Plan B’
The on-the-court upgrades the Bulls made on the first two days of free agency will be immediate. The last two days were about the Bulls becoming a better constructed team for how they want to play this upcoming season. Do DeRozan, Caruso or Ball have the same skillset as LaVine? Then factor in what Williams should start becoming as early as this upcoming season. What the Bulls also have is the option to trade LaVine at some point next season.
Andrew Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women
Cuomo said he was hiring an expert to reform sexual harassment training for state employees, including the governor. I say they actually discredit the legitimate sexual harassment victims that the law was designed to protect,” Cuomo said. New York state regulations say sexual harassment includes unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature — from unwanted flirtation to sexual jokes — that creates an offensive work environment, regardless of a perpetrator’s intent. Cuomo championed a landmark 2019 state law that made it easier for sexual harassment victims to prove their case in court. Alleged victims no longer have to meet the high bar of proving sexual harassment is “severe and pervasive.”___Associated Press writer Jocelyn Noveck contributed to this report.
Skin tone, privilege color the teen popularity contest in Goodman’s snarky ‘School Girls’
‘School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play’: 4 out of 4 CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ CST_ When: through Aug. 29 Where: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn Tickets $15-$25 Info: goodmantheatre.orgAfter debuting the play in March 2020 and almost immediately closing it during COVID-19 mandated shutdowns, Goodman pivoted and offered a streaming version through May 2020. Tania Richard is a perfect wholesome foil for Eloise’s extravagance as Headmistress Francis, grounding the story in hopefulness. ”ABUGISS” is the nickname of a boarding school in East Ghana that had only seven students when it was established in 1946. At a tight 80 minutes, “School Girls” may leave you wanting much more of these rich characters. “School Girls” delivers nonstop belly laughs along with a heaping helping of heart, and is a must-see for school girls, mean girls, and all people, mean, kind and otherwise, everywhere.
Tanks for the empty platitudes, Tom Ricketts, but this Cubs rebuild is far from a sure thing
Alas, there was lint in the Ricketts’ pockets and dust in the family piggy bank — how unbelievably tragic (emphasis on the “unbelievable”). In reference to the Cubs’ previous rebuild, Ricketts also wrote: “You believed in our plan to win and trusted us to deliver on our commitment to play championship baseball in the greatest ballpark in America. Ownership and management will be held to the fire like never before if this rebuild stalls, let alone if it fails. Ricketts painted a picture for season-ticket holders that looks identical to one they’ve seen before, writing: “Highly anticipated call-ups. Ball, Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry and others all jumped to new teams, like, 10 seconds after Monday’s opening of free agency.
3rd Raiders player retires in less than a week
Veteran offensive tackle Sam Young becomes the third player on the Raiders to retire in less than a week. Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackle Sam Young (70) smiles as defensive line coach Rod Marinelli speaks to him during a practice session at the Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Henderson. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Heidi FangFor the third time in less than a week, a Raiders player has abruptly retired. Veteran tackle Sam Young on Tuesday joined running back Theo Riddick and linebacker James Onwualu in announcing his retirement. Young spent all of last season with the Raiders and played in 11 games, including making a career-high seven starts.
Which states send the most people to Nevada?
Stacker compiled a list of states that are sending the most people to Nevada using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. States are ranked by the number of people that moved to Nevada from the state in 2019. New York– Moved from New York to Nevada in 2019: 2,711—- 2.0% of new residents that moved from another state—- #26 most common destination from New York– Moved from Nevada to New York in 2019: 2,366—- #12 most common destination from NevadaCanva#12. Utah– Moved from Utah to Nevada in 2019: 6,593—- 5.0% of new residents that moved from another state—- #5 most common destination from Utah– Moved from Nevada to Utah in 2019: 4,423—- #4 most common destination from NevadaDPPed// Wikimedia#2. Arizona– Moved from Arizona to Nevada in 2019: 8,636—- 6.5% of new residents that moved from another state—- #4 most common destination from Arizona– Moved from Nevada to Arizona in 2019: 7,514—- #3 most common destination from Nevadaen:User:Paul.h // Wikimedia#1.
Raiders report: Carr, Ruggs shine in first padded practice
Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_ImagesTRAINING CAMPAT A GLANCEThis week’s scheduleAll practices at Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, unless noted:Wednesday — Practice 7:30-9:30 a.m.Thursday — OffFriday — Practice 7:30-9:30 a.m.Saturday — Practice 7:30-9:30 a.m.Sunday — Practice 7:30-9:30 a.m.Monday — OffQuotes of the dayFor the second consecutive day, Nick Kwiatkoski intercepted Marcus Mariota for a touchdown. “I think Marcus and Nick are roommates or something. He is having a good camp, but he could be having an outstanding camp.”Kwiatkoski laughed when informed of Gruden’s comments. “I think Marcus is a little mad at me right now,” he said. “They made big plays last year in big moments,” Gruden said of the combination of Carr and Ruggs.