Trumpet Becomes First Bloodhound To Win Westminister Dog Show kostenlos streamen | dailyme

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Now this hound has something to toot his horn about.A bloodhound named Trumpet won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Wednesday night, marking the first time the breed has ever snared U.S. dogdoms most coveted best in show prize.Rounding the finalists' ring with a poised and powerful stride, Trumpet beat a French bulldog, a German shepherd, a Maltese, an English setter, a Samoyed and a Lakeland terrier to take the trophy.I was shocked, said handler, co-breeder and co-owner Heather Helmer, who also goes by Heather Buehner. The competition was stiff, and sometimes I feel the bloodhound is a bit of an underdog.After his victory, Trumpet posed patiently for countless photos, eventually starting to do what bloodhounds do best sniff around. He examined some decorative flowers that had been set up for the pictures, not appearing to find anything of note.Winston, a French bulldog co-owned by NFL defensive lineman Morgan Fox, took second in the nation's most prestigious dog show.The seven finalists also included Striker, a Samoyed that also made the finals last year; River, a big-winning German shepherd; MM the Lakeland terrier; Belle the English setter, and a Maltese that clearly was aiming for stardom: Her name is Hollywood.The competition drew more than 3,000 purebred dogs, ranging from affenpinschers to Yorkshire terriers. The goal is to crown the dog that most represents the ideal for its breed.Usually held in winter at New York Citys Madison Square Garden, the show moved to the suburban Lyndhurst estate last year and this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.Even for hopefuls that didn't come away with a ribbon, the event was an opportunity to showcase dogs and all they can do.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

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First Lady Jill Biden Marks 50th Anniversary Of Title IX kostenlos streamen | dailyme

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First Lady Jill Biden joined women's professional tennis icon Billie Jean King and an All-American high school track athlete to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX in Washington Wednesday.The legislation was enacted in 1972 and prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs. It is credited with promoting gender equity in sports and advancing opportunities for millions of American women since then."Just look at the legacy it created," said Biden. "It's all around us today.""Here in the United States, millions of girls have grown up, able to play sports, to build self-reliance and self-esteem, to learn teamwork and leadership. And they've been able to get scholarships that put college within their reach.""Title IX is one of the most important pieces of legislation of the 20th century," said King. "It is a law that speaks to the importance of gender equity in this country. It stands as a benchmark of global significance."King pointed out that the primary beneficiaries of Title IX have been white suburban girls."Let's use this milestone anniversary to re-energize our focus on strengthening and advancing equity and opportunity for all girls and women, but especially those who have been left behind by the law," she said, pointing to girls of color, girls with disabilities, trans athletes, and all LGBTQ+ youth.The first lady also lauded the State Department's Global Sports Mentoring Program, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

FDA Bans Juul E-Cigarettes Tied To Teen Vaping Surge kostenlos streamen | dailyme

FDA Bans Juul E-Cigarettes Tied To Teen Vaping Surge

Federal health officials on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the U.S. market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.The action is part of a sweeping effort by the Food and Drug Administration to bring scientific scrutiny to the multibillion-dollar vaping industry after years of regulatory delays.The FDA said Juul must stop selling its vaping device and its tobacco and menthol flavored cartridges. Those already on the market must be removed. Consumers aren't restricted from having or using Juul's products, the agency said.To stay on the market, companies must show that their e-cigarettes benefit public health. In practice, that means proving that adult smokers who use them are likely to quit or reduce their smoking, while teens are unlikely to get hooked on them.The FDA noted that some of the biggest sellers like Juul may have played a "disproportionate" role in the rise in teen vaping. The agency said Thursday that Juul's application didn't have enough evidence to show that marketing its products "would be appropriate for the protection of the public health."A Juul representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.In a statement, the FDA said Juul's application left regulators with significant questions and didn't include enough information to evaluate any potential risks. The agency said the company's research included "insufficient and conflicting data" about things like potentially harmful chemicals leaching from Juul's cartridges."Without the data needed to determine relevant health risks, the FDA is issuing these marketing denial orders." Michele Mital, acting director of the FDA's tobacco center, said in the statement.The agency has granted some e-cigarette applications. Since last fall, the agency has given its OK to tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from R.J. Reynolds, Logic and other companies.But industry players and anti-tobacco advocates have complained that those products account for just a tiny percent of the $6 billion vaping market in the U.S.Regulators repeatedly delayed making decisions on devices from market leaders, including Juul, which remains the best-selling vaping brand although sales have dipped.Last year, the agency rejected applications for more than a million other e-cigarettes and related products, mainly due to their potential appeal to underage teens.The American Lung Association called Thursday's decision "long overdue and most welcome," and cited Juul for stoking youth vaping.E-cigarettes first appeared in the U.S. more than a decade ago with the promise of providing smokers a less harmful alternative. The devices heat a nicotine solution into a vapor that's inhaled, bypassing many of the toxic chemicals produced by burning tobacco.But studies have reached conflicting results about whether they truly help smokers quit. And efforts by the FDA to rule on vaping products and their claims were repeatedly slowed by industry lobbying and competing political interests.The vaping market grew to include hundreds of companies selling an array of devices and nicotine solutions in various flavors and strengths.The vaping issue took on new urgency in 2018 when Juul's high-nicotine, fruity-flavored cartridges quickly became a nationwide craze among middle and high school students. The company faces a slew of federal and state investigations into its early marketing practices, which included distributing free Juul products at concerts and parties hosted by young influencers.In 2019, the company was pressured into halting all advertising and eliminating its fruit and dessert flavors. The next year, the FDA limited flavors in small vaping devices to just tobacco and menthol. Separately, Congress raised the purchase age for all tobacco and vaping products to 21.But the question of whether e-cigarettes should remain on the market at all remained.The FDA has been working under a court order to render its decisions; anti-tobacco groups successfully sued the agency to speed up its review.FDA regulators warned companies for years they would have to submit rigorous, long-term data showing a clear benefit for smokers who switch to vaping. But all but the largest e-cigarette manufacturers have resisted conducting that kind of expensive, time-consuming research.While Juul remains a top seller, a recent federal survey shows that teens have been shifting away from the company. Last year's survey showed Juul was the fourth most popular e-cigarette among high schoolers who regularly vape. The most popular brand was a disposable e-cigarette called Puff Bar that comes in flavors like pink lemonade, strawberry and mango. That company's disposable e-cigarettes had been able to skirt regulation because they use synthetic nicotine, which until recently was outside the FDA's jurisdiction.

Murder Conviction Overturned In Georgia Hot Car Death Case kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Murder Conviction Overturned In Georgia Hot Car Death Case

Georgia's highest court on Wednesday overturned the murder and child cruelty convictions against a man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours, saying the jury saw evidence that was extremely and unfairly prejudicial.Justin Ross Harris, 41, was convicted in November 2016 on eight counts including malice murder in the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. A judge sentenced him to life without parole as well as 32 more years in prison for other crimes.All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices agreed that there was sufficient evidence to support Harris' convictions, but the 134-page majority opinion written by Chief Justice David Nahmias says that much of the evidence having to do with Harris' sexual activities shouldn't have been admitted and may have improperly influenced the jury. The ruling means that Harris is entitled to a new trial on the murder and child cruelty charges against him.The high court upheld Harris convictions on three sex crimes committed against a 16-year-old girl that Harris had not appealed. He received a total of 12 years in prison for those crimes.The Cobb County District Attorney's office plans to file a motion for reconsideration in the case, according to an emailed statement.Prosecutors argued that Harris was unhappy in his marriage and intentionally killed his son to free himself. To support this theory, they presented extensive evidence of extramarital sexual activities that he engaged in, including exchanging sexually explicit messages and graphic photos with women and girls and meeting some of them for sex.Defense attorneys described him as a doting father and said the boys death was a tragic accident.The 6-3 majority opinion says that the jury heard and saw an extensive amount of improperly admitted evidence. It says that as prosecutors painted Harris as a man who "intentionally and maliciously" abandoned his child to die in the summer heat, they also presented a substantial amount of evidence to lead the jury to answer a different and more legally problematic question: what kind of man is (Harris)?Harris, who moved from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to the Atlanta area for work in 2012, told police he forgot to drop his son off at day care on the morning of June 18, 2014, driving straight to his job as a web developer for Home Depot without remembering that Cooper was still in his car seat.Cooper died after sitting for about seven hours in the back seat of the Hyundai Tucson SUV outside his fathers office in suburban Atlanta, where temperatures that day reached at least into the high 80s.No one disputes that Harris left his son in the SUV rather than dropping him off at day care and that the heat in the vehicle caused the boy's death. The only disputed issue was whether Harris intentionally and maliciously left his child to suffer that painful death, Nahmias wrote.While some of the evidence was appropriate to establish the prosecutions theory of Harris motive, the trial court should have excluded much of it, Nahmias wrote. Highly prejudicial evidence included evidence that Harris exchanged lewd and sometimes illegal messages and photos with four minors, color photos of his genitals taken from text messages and blown up to show in court, and evidence that he had hired a prostitute, the opinion says.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Gun Law, Expanding Gun Rights kostenlos streamen | dailyme

Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Gun Law, Expanding Gun Rights

The Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry guns in public, a major expansion of gun rights.The justices 6-3 decision follows a series of recent mass shootings and is expected to ultimately allow more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nations largest cities including New York, Los Angeles and Boston and elsewhere. About a quarter of the U.S. population lives in states expected to be affected by the ruling, the high courts first major gun decision in more than a decade.SEE MORE: Senators Reach Bipartisan Compromise On Gun Violence BillThe ruling comes as Congress is actively working on gun legislation following recent mass shootings in Texas,New York and California.Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority that the Constitution protects "an individuals right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.In their decision, the justices struck down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need for carrying a gun in order to get a license to carry one in public. The justices said the requirement violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island all have similar laws.Backers of New Yorks law had argued that striking it down would ultimately lead to more guns on the streets and higher rates of violent crime. The decision comes at a time when gun violence already on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic has spiked anew.In most of the country gun owners have little difficulty legally carrying their weapons in public. But that had been harder to do in New York and the handful of states with similar laws. New Yorks law, which has been in place since 1913, says that to carry a concealed handgun in public, a person applying for a license has to show proper cause, a specific need to carry the weapon.The state issues unrestricted licenses where a person can carry their gun anywhere and restricted licenses that allow a person to carry the weapon but just for specific purposes such as hunting and target shooting or to and from their place of business.The Supreme Court last issued a major gun decision in 2010. In that decision and a ruling from 2008 the justices established a nationwide right to keep a gun at home for self-defense. The question for the court this time was about carrying one outside the home.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.


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