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Residents in part of India’s capital New Delhi say they have created the city’s first ‘zero-waste’ community.
Most of us have experienced turbulence while flying. Usually, it results in nothing more than a bumpy ride, but in the worst cases it can cause damages and injuries. The movement is caused by your plane flying through clashing bodies of air moving at widely different speeds. Turbulence is considered a fairly normal occurrence and nothing to fear. Because of climate change, however, air turbulence may occur much more frequently. Severe weather increases chances of turbulence, and due to climate change, these kinds of incidents will only continue to grow, Taylor Garland, spokesperson for the Association of Flight Attendants. That doesn't mean that flying will be less safe, as aircrafts are built to withstand even the worst turbulence. However, it will mean that the average duration of turbulence will increase. Typically, on a transatlantic flight, you might expect 10 minutes of turbulence. I think that in a few decades this may increase to 20 minutes or to half an hour, Paul Williams, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Reading in the UK
'Zelensky wants to encourage a mood of defiance among Ukrainians', France 24 Gulliver Cragg says. He reports from Kyiv.
Ukraine's army says it’s recaptured more than 3,000 sq km of territory during its ongoing counter-offensive in the east.
King Charles III and his siblings paid a poignant tribute to the Queen by staging a silent vigil around her coffin after she was praised by politicians in Westminster and Edinburgh. Her coffin will remain at St Giles' Cathedral for 24 hours before moving to Westminster Abbey in London.
Major credit card companies are reclassifying purchases at gun stores and ammunition shops a change that could pull back the curtain on gun purchases. Visa, American Express and Mastercard will start implementing the plan, which will separate gun and ammunition purchases from other kinds of shopping for the first time. They had previously been classified as general merchandise. The move comes as gun sales keep climbing."The sales have definitely increased over the last several years in comparison to probably the last five," said Vincent Vasquez, a gun store manager in Arizona.The FBI reports having done 78,571,988 background checks for gun purchases in the last two years. That's more than in any two-year stretch since record-keeping started in 1998.SEE MORE: Biden Defends FBI, Pushes Assault-Style Weapons BanCyndi Starr is among the many buying a firearm for the first time."I came to that decision after months of going back and forth," Starr said. "I would never want to ever harm anybody, never, but I've been close enough to certain violent or potentially violent situations that I had that split second where it's like, 'What's my backup?'"Gun violence prevention activists hope the new classification for credit card purchases will help differentiate people like Starr from those intending to use a gun to harm people, helping banks see and report suspicious activity.But of course, not everyone's on board.Over the weekend, the NRA said the move was about creating a "national registry of gun owners."The policy is intended only to separately categorize purchases at gun and ammunition stores, not specifically what was purchased. It's a simple label change advocates hope will help curb gun violence.
It looks like President Trump has been snubbed from attending the Queen’s funeral. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
Oprah Winfrey hopes Queen Elizabeth's death will bring the Duke and Duchess of Sussex closer to the rest of the royal family.
Following Queen Elizabeth II’s death, a past interview from Twin Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti has resurfaced online. In the interview, he revealed that Paul McCartney once told him that the monarch allegedly turned down a private concert to watch Twin Peaks. McCartney told the story to the composer back in the 1990s when the pair were working on music at Abbey Road recording studio. Shortly before they met McCartney had supposedly been asked to perform for Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her birthday. When the Queen entered the room McCartney said he was "delighted" to have been invited and informed her that he was going to play for her. The monarch allegedly said, “Oh, Mr. McCartney, I'm sorry but I can't stay....It's five minutes to eight and I must go upstairs and watch Twin Peaks".
'Succession', 'Ted Lasso', and 'The White Lotus' won the biggest prizes at this year's Prime Time Emmy Awards on Monday (12.09.22).
Sony has hit back at Microsoft's promise to keep 'Call of Duty' on PlayStation for only a few more years.
History has seen Premier League games get called off for a variety of reasons. Here are three of the more bizarre reasons matches have been called off. Old Trafford Bomb Scare Manchester United’s final game of the 2015/16 season was postponed due to a bomb scare. The stadium was evacuated, with a bomb squad called in to inspect a suspicious package in one of the stadium’s toilets. The suspicious item was a dummy device left behind from a training exercise that had taken place a few days before. The Flu Middlesbrough were forced to cancel their match against Blackburn during the 1996/97 season due to players falling ill with the flu. The game was called off at short notice due to manager Bryan Robson not having 16 fit players able to play the match. Middlesbrough were deducted three points due to not providing enough notice, a penalty which would see them get relegated. A White Christmas Several Premier League games were postponed in the days leading up to Christmas 2010 due to heavy snow. The conditions were so poor that only three games went ahead that week.
There was no love, or sleep, lost over the departure of Russell Wilson as evidenced by the response the former Seahawks quarterback received in Seattle on Monday Night Football.
While most spiders are completely harmless, many people would still rather them not be in their homes. Here are four effective ways of deterring spiders from your home. Seal Any Potential Entry Gaps Spiders can find a way into your home using the smallest of gaps. It's worth looking around your house and sealing any tiny gaps that a spider could use to infiltrate your home. Make A Peppermint Oil Spray Peppermint oil is the best option to effectively repel spiders permanently. This is because spiders smell through their legs and the overpowering scent of peppermint will send them scrambling. Use Citronella Scented Candles Citronella candles are commonly used in the summer months to keep wasps and mosquitos away. But during the winter months, they can help keep spiders out of your home too. A White Vinegar Spray White vinegar isn't just great for cleaning, it is also effective at repelling spiders from your home. Try spraying half water and half vinegar over windows and other entrances where bugs and spiders could be sneaking in.
New research may prove our current theory is flawed.
In a somber ceremony at the Pentagon on Sunday, President Joe Biden marked the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.The President laid a wreath honoring victims killed at the pentagon on September 11, 2001, whose names were also read out loud.In a speech, President Biden called on Americans to stand together to defend democracy."No terrorists could touch the wellspring of American power, and it falls to us to keep it safe on behalf of all those we lost 21 years ago, on behalf of all those who have given their whole souls to the cause of this nation every day since," said President Biden.Vice President Kamala Harris attended a ceremony at Ground Zero in New York City where victims' family members and friends read stories of their lost loved ones.SEE MORE: 9/11 Memorials Stretch Across The U.S. To Honor And Educate"Joe, I held your first baby grandson in my arms. You should have been holding him. We love you and we miss you," said Jim Giaccone, who lost his big brother, Joseph Giaccone, in the September 11 attacks.First Lady Jill Biden spoke at a ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where 40 passengers died when United Flight-93 crashed."9/11 touched us allit changed us all. But it reminded us that with courage and kindness we can be a light in that darkness," said the First Lady.The attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center sparked a global "war on terror" and two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, where U.S. troops withdrew from last year.The ceremonies also come one month after a U.S. drone strike killed Ayman al-Zawahri, a key Al-Qaeda leader who helped plan the attacks.Vice President Harris did not give a speech in New York. By tradition, no political figures speak at the ceremony at Ground Zero.
Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson's Social Democrats in neck-and-neck polls with Sweden Democrats
Ukraine's army recaptured around "2,000 kilometres of territory" in September, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced Saturday, adding that the Russian army was doing the right thing in fleeing the counteroffensive. As Russia's war on Ukraine reaches a dramatic new phase in the conflict, FRANCE 24 is joined by Peter Zalmayev, Director of the Eurasian Democracy Initiative. Could this be a turning point in the war? Mr. Zalmayev remains cautious, asserting "it's too soon to declare victory, it's too soon to celebrate it. When advances are so rapid, one has to proceed cautiously." For him, over the next few days, it's just a question of whether the Ukrainian soldiers will "consolidate their gains or whether they will go further. But already this is being declared as probably the most significant victory in this war after the battle for Kyiv."
Explainer of what to expect from the Queen's funeral. The service will be held on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey.
China becomes the third country in the world to discover a new moon mineral. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor's titles are yet to officially change, a royal spokesperson has confirmed.
The story of Bed Bath and Beyond has turned to tragedy with the suicide of it's CFO.
Rupaul’s Drag Race star Shangela will be competing in the latest season of Dancing with the Stars with dancer Gleb Savchenko. Shangela, whose real name is DJ Pierce, and Savchenko will be the show’s first-ever male couple and the second same-sex couple. Shangela will also be the first-ever drag performer to compete in the show. She hopes to show DWTS fans that “it's all about the heart and soul of who you are as a person”. It doesn't matter if it's two men dancing together, if it's a man or a drag entertainer like myself dancing together. It's about the spirit of dance and the fun, and the ability to connect and to learn more about other people's worlds, DJ ‘Shangela’ Pierce. Shangela is “not afraid” to be in the dance world and is “excited” to learn from her dance partner Savchenko.
Lily James has scored a blingy new gig, as the actress is the latest global ambassador for the Natural Diamond Council.
Porsche and Red Bull have ended talks over the German car maker joining Formula One. Porsche has said they couldn't achieve a "partnership on eye-level" with Red Bull. The two companies have now jointly come to the conclusion that these talks will no longer be continued, Porsche AG. Red Bull boss Christian Horner said it became clear during talks that "there was a strategic non-alignment." Media reports have suggested talks stalled over the level of control Porsche wanted and what Red Bull was willing to give. Despite talks breaking down, Porsche says they remain interested in joining F1. Audi, a sister brand of Porsche in the Volkswagen Group, announced last month that it was entering F1 in 2026.
Sunday's week one slate of games were full of surprises a the NFL season started off with fireworks.
It’s giving those with disabilities a new lease on life and independence.
Fall is the perfect time to plant seeds and bulbs so they are ready to flourish in the Spring. Fall is a great time to plant daffodils, lilies, hyacinths, tulips, and snowdrops, as well as trees and shrubs. A recent survey by the Royal Horticultural Society found that fall is often overlooked by beginner gardeners. 68% of people said spring is the most important season for gardening, while only 8% said it was fall. During the fall, the soil is warm and moist but has not yet become soggy. This makes it easy to plant bulbs and seeds. Spring bulbs are capable of surviving the winter, and actually need to experience some chilling before they will flower. Planting in the fall allows more time for plants to grow roots, which makes them less vulnerable to dry periods. Fall is also a good time to remove weeds and leaf debris, which are common places for pests to live during the winter. You should also take this time to amend the soil with organic materials such as homemade compost, manure, or bone meal
Elizabeth, one of the world’s longest-ruling monarchs in history, died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
The Queen was “frail” but in “good spirits” when PA photographer Jane Barlow took the last public pictures of her. She had been dispatched to Balmoral to capture the moment when the monarch met the new prime minister, formally appointing Liz Truss to her new role. While waiting for the Conservative leader to arrive at the Queen’s Highland retreat, Barlow took some portraits. In true British style there was small talk about the weather, with dark skies and heavy rain overhead for much of the day. But Barlow, who has been a staff photographer with the PA news agency in Scotland for six years, said of the Queen: “I got a lot of smiles from her.” Ms Truss was then formally announced and came into the room, “and she greeted her with a big smile”.
Throughout his long wait to ascend the throne, King Charles stood out for his outspoken views on everything from climate change to architecture. Now he is monarch, the 73-year-old may try to keep his cards closer to his chest.
Freeport is a small industrial city of 24,000 in northwest Illinois. For a price tag of $13 million, it's building a new water system to tap deep into new, uncontaminated water sources."The most important room is the filter room," said Rob Boyer, Freeport public works director, while visiting the construction site. "It is designed to produce approximately 2 million gallons per day of potable drinking water." Boyer says when the "enormous" project is completed sometime in 2023, the city's drinking water will be entirely free of so-called forever chemicals."This is critical to life and health issues in the city and for its residents, and that's why it's prioritized," Boyer said, noting that there's no contamination in the source water where the new well and plant are being built.About 10 years ago, the EPA found high levels of forever chemicals in two wells that produced about a third of Freeport's drinking water. Boyer says he can only speculate what the source of the contamination could have been, but that speculation points him to the prevalence of industry in general there.Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are nicknamed forever chemicals because they don't degrade over time. This group of man-made chemicals have been used in many consumer and industrial products since the 1950s."There are over 200 different use categories, ranging from dental floss to clothing to carpets to compostable cookware to all kinds of plastics," said Linda Birnbaum, former director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.The chemicals were pioneered by conglomerates 3M and Dupont. They've been popular because of their resistance to water, stains, heat and oil. Since they don't break down, the are now omnipresent in our environment and even in our blood. "I would say that everyone in our country has them in their bodies," Birnbaum said. Scientists are now linking these chemicals to potential harmful health effects, such as increased risk kidney and testicular cancers. But back in 2014, the chemicals' potential negative impacts were not as well-known.Still, Freeport officials quickly shut down the two wells with the most contamination. Soon after, they put in motion plans to drill the new well and build the new treatment plant. "It is protecting our lives here, and it's protecting the residents' lives here," Boyer said. SEE MORE: FEMA: Unclear When Jackson Residents Will Have Clean WaterAccording to the advocacy nonprofit the Environmental Working Group, more than 200 million Americans may be drinking water contaminated with the chemicals. Freeport officials tell Newsy their decision to completely revamp the city's drinking water system puts them on the leading edge of the national fight against forever chemicals, but at what cost? Like hundreds of impacted cities nationwide, Freeport is considering joining ongoing litigation against 3M, Dupont and other PFAS manufacturers.But for now, it's the residents who bear the health and financial costs caused by pollution most people don't even know exists.
The Department of Justice insisted on a key point already made by federal investigators and the National Archives: The documents that were seized from Mar-a-Lago "indisputably" belong to the government. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
Daniel Craig has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth after she died “peacefully” aged 96.
Well-known figures around the world, including the likes of Elton John and US President Joe Biden have paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8. Singer Cher took to Twitter to share a touching tribute to the late monarch but fans noticed something strange in her post. In the tweet, Cher recalled the time she met Queen Elizabeth in 1988 and again in 2001. Cher noted that she was in a long line of people waiting to meet her. when the monarch got to the singer she asked her “pertinent questions and seemed genuinely interested in talking 2 me”. The singer then said was “proud” before adding the cow emoji and saying that Queen Elizabeth “had a great sense of humor”. Fans were quick to realize that Cher likely meant to use the goat emoji as GOAT is an acronym that stands for ‘Greatest of All Time’.
Zac Efron has set the record straight regarding speculation that he had plastic surgery done to enhance his jawline.
Blizzard may have just accidentally released details about the much anticipated sequel to Overwatch.
Defending Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams lost their opening game of the NFL season. The Rams lost 31-10 against the Buffalo Bills. The score was 10-10 at half-time, but the Rams were held scoreless after the break. Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen passed for 297 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for one score. Sean McVay described the game as "a very humbling night" but said a lot of the blame should be on him. We weren't ready to go. That's on me. There were a lot of decisions I made that didn't put us in the best position to succeed, Sean McVay.
Former Yankees superstar Derek Jeter has launched his latest business venture this Thursday: a trading-card platform called Arena Club. The company provides collectors with online showrooms to buy, sell and trade card collections.
Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the cells of your liver. Several types of cancer can form in the liver. The most common being hepatocellular carcinoma. Other types of liver cancer, such as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and hepatoblastoma, are much less common. Most people don't have signs and symptoms in the early stages of primary liver cancer. But here is what you should keep an eye out for. Liver Cancer Symptoms • Losing Weight Without Trying • Loss Of Appetite • Upper Abdominal Pain • Nausea And Vomiting • General Weakness And Fatigue • Abdominal Swelling • Jaundice • White, Chalky Stools Make an appointment with your doctor if you experience any signs or symptoms that worry you.
Physicists say scientists “will be studying this for years to come.”
Robb Elementary School where the mass shooting that took the lives of 21 people happened, is not reopening.
European gas prices soared as Russia kept its main gas pipeline to Germany shut, bringing fears of a bleak winter for consumers and businesses across the continent. Gulliver Cragg tells us more.
Liz Truss rewarded close allies Kwasi Kwarteng and Therese Coffey with top Cabinet jobs as she culled a number of prominent Rishi Sunak supporters during a major reshuffle of the Government. The new Prime Minister appointed Mr Kwarteng as Chancellor and Ms Coffey as Deputy Prime Minister and Health Secretary, as she made James Cleverly her successor as Foreign Secretary on Tuesday.
Ali Caudle has always known determination and persistence. Shes a star swimmer, co-editor of her high school newspaper and was accepted into Northeastern University to pursue a journalism career. Like so many other teens, shes tackling mental health issues exacerbated by the pandemic. "So many of my friends are also struggling with mental illness right now," Caudle said. "Honestly, it's harder to find a friend who isn't struggling with anything at all. Almost everyone is."Caudle's eating disorder started a few years before the pandemic, in the ninth grade. She was 14 years old."My therapist talks a lot about it being kind of like an addiction, like you're addicted to not eating," Caudle said. "But unlike other addicts, you can't just avoid food like you can avoid alcohol or avoid smoking. You have to eat, so you have to face that multiple times a day, every day."At 5 feet 2 inches tall, she dropped below 100 pounds. Her period stopped. Thats when her doctor talked to her about putting on healthy weight. "That's all the conversation ever was; there was no talk about like the mental side of things," Caudle said. " Like, what is the trauma that this is coming from? It's just, 'Let's get you to a healthy weight, and everything will be solved.'"And, it was until March 2020, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. "It kept dragging on and on, and I remember I started to be like, 'I need to make sure I look good when we come out of lockdown," Caudle said.She returned to school full-time at the start of her junior year. Between swimming, pursuing an international baccalaureate diploma and other extracurriculars, it became overwhelming."I fell into a full-blown relapse," Caudle said. A CDC report released earlier this year found the number of teen girls going to the emergency room for eating disorders almost doubled during the pandemic.The National Eating Disorders Association says its helpline reported a 58% increase in calls, texts and chats between March 2020 and October of 2021, but experts think the real numbers could be even higher."[It] was like nothing I've seen in my entire career: the explosion of need out of the pandemic," said Dr. Jillian Lampert.Dr. Lampert is chief strategy officer for the Emily Program. It has 20 locations across the country, from inpatient to virtual care. "Overnight, we had twice as many people knocking on the door or calling on the phone, sending in emails," Dr. Lampert said. Wait lists across the country became unmanageable. "I think that the pandemic really yielded the perfect recipe to get an eating disorder," Dr. Lampert said. "If you were ever going to create an eating disorder, you would take a huge dose of anxiety, a huge dose of isolation, and stir it up in a big container of social media pressure."Social media, designed to be addictive, is a constant presence in most teens lives. Experts say it was to blame for eating disorders long before the pandemic, but for teens like Caudle, more time online during lockdown piled on the pressure. "You click on one thing that may be promoting something... you shouldn't be engaging with, and then all of a sudden, that's all you see," Caudle said. "Suddenly it's everywhere, and you feel like you can't escape it."Dr. Caitlin Martin-Wagar is the sole doctor at the University of Montana researching eating disorder treatments, and also trying to fill the gap in services through her own practice. "I hadn't even launched my website, and I was able to fill up to what I wanted with patients right off the bat," said Dr. Martin-Wagar. "We know that the longer people suffer with an eating disorder, the less likely they are to have quick and full recovery. There's a lot of hope, though. We need to be keeping an eye on things and really making sure that we get people in treatment as soon as possible."Advocates say no matter where you are, reaching out is critical. "We hear from our program and others where people who are waiting for care, who end up dying," Dr. Lampert said. "These are treatable illnesses. People shouldn't have to die from eating disorders. That's horrifying. Every time we hear that, it's heart wrenching. We know that somebody dies every 52 minutes from an eating disorder.""You convinced yourself that you have it under control, even when you clearly don't," Caudle said.A turnaround came for Caudle when one of her teachers noticed something wrong. "She stepped in and was like 'something is not right, and I know it's not right,'" Caudle said. "You feel so disconnected from everything, and you feel like if you look around, there's
Europe is set on an energy crisis as cooler weather approaches. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Pop star Justin Bieber has announced via social media that he's suspending his world tour to concentrate on his health.
Drake and LeBron James are being sued for $10 million over the intellectual property rights for the hockey documentary Black Ice. The documentary is set to debut at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. It is based on the book Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895 to 1925. The lawsuit claims that former NBA director Billy Hunter has the “exclusive legal rights to produce any film about the Coloured Hockey League”. Hunter reportedly paid the authors of the book $265,000 for the movie rights. He told the New York Post that he doesn’t think Drake and James “believed the property rights would be litigated. They thought I would go away". While the defendants LeBron James, Drake and Maverick Carter [LeBron’s business partner] are internationally known and renowned in their respective fields of basketball and music, it does not afford them the right to steal another’s intellectual property, Billy Hunter’s Lawsuit states. Drake and James have not yet commented on the lawsuit.
Hollywood actors Sean Penn and Ben Stiller are among 25 high ranking American individuals who’ve officially been permanently banned from ever setting foot again in Russia by the country’s foreign ministry.
The worlds of 'Cyberpunk 2077' and the anime 'Cyberpunk Edgerunners' are set to collide with patch 1.6.
Sue Bird has called time on her career after her Seattle Storm side failed to advance in the WNBA Finals. The Aces held off the Storm 97-92 in Game 4 in the best-of-five semi-final series to progress to the final. Bird announced in June that the current WNBA season would be her last. She finished her final game with 8 points and 8 assists. "Obviously, so thankful for 20 years here. I’m going to miss it so much. I’m not going anywhere. But I’m going to miss it," Sue Bird. Bird, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 WNBA draft, is the league’s all-time assists leader and a 13-time All-Star. The 41-year-old played her entire career with the Storm, where she won four championships. She is seen as one of the best point guards of all time. Sue Bird’s Achievements 4x WNBA Champion 13x All-Star 5x Olympic Gold Medalist 2x NCAA Champion 5x Euroleague Champion
Tom Brady has found himself having to answer for his 11-day absence from training camp earlier in the preseason on multiple occasions throughout the build-up to the Buccaneers 2022 opener.
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be ending for most countries. However, some of the habits we adopted during the pandemic are still useful as we try to remain healthy in the long term. Here are three COVID-19 pandemic habits you should try to keep doing. Keep Your Hands Clean Hand hygiene is a simple way of cutting the transmission of other viruses and bacteria. Clean Air Ventilation has always been important, but the pandemic reminded everyone just how important it is. Keeping your home and office space well ventilated is essential when combating aerosol-transmitted diseases. Staying Home When Sick One of the biggest lessons of COVID-19 has been the importance of unwell people staying away from work. If possible, work from home when you feel a cold or flu coming on to stop the spread of viruses within the office.
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National Guard members have been deployed to help distribute water in the city of Jackson in the US state of Mississippi
The Venice Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday with a powerful message from Ukraine's president and a topical opening film starring Adam Driver about a deadly health crisis and misinformation.
The new storms list – first launched in 2015 – for each year generally runs from early September until late August the following year, coinciding with the beginning of autumn. Members of the public can suggest names by emailing email@example.com.
Flying to visit loved ones is still complicated. Veuer’s Keri Lumm reports.
Flying MIGs for Ukraine's air force, in skies where they are outgunned and outnumbered by Russia's fighter jets, might be the most dangerous job in the world. Newsy sat down with a Ukrainian fighter pilot who asked us to identify him by his callsign. JUICE: Juice is my callsign. It was given to him by the American pilots who trained him. He talked about the dangerous role his country's pilots are playing in the war. NEWSY'S JASON BELLINI: How deadly has this war been for Ukraine's air force? JUICE: Unfortunately, we have a lot of losses during this war actually due to our technical disadvantages. My unit lost a few guys as well during the first two weeks. He says sometimes one jet will act as a decoy to attract Russian missiles. JUICE: It's too dangerous. But we need to do these types of missions. And, of course, our guys are ready to die for that because they are supporting our ground units of the front lines just to secure the attack jets at the low altitude.BELLINI: That sounds like a suicide mission. JUICE: Almost. We're just trying to do it to create some tricks against them and just to force them to shoot these missiles from the largest distances.Until recently, their role has been largely invisible. But this week, Ukraine's air force released a video giving a rare look at a potent new weapon. A Ukrainian MIG-29 pilot shot footage of combat operations. He disclosed what had previously only been suspected: that Ukraine has adapted American high-speed anti-radiation missiles known as HARM missiles to fire from their Soviet MIGs. This is something no other air force in the world has done. JUICE: Fortunately we're we received the HARM missiles from the United States and use them effectively to destroy a ground based air defense. At the start of the Ukrainian counteroffensive this week Ukrainians were captivated by a rare video on social media of their fighter pilots firing missiles in the skies over Kherson. It could be a sign of Ukraine's success in taking out Russian air defenses, which, until now, have made frontline air support missions too risky. JUICE: It's very dangerous for us because the Russians, unfortunately, have the great advantage in technologies and in quantity. They have much more powerful radars and they have much better missiles. They could shoot you from a much wider distance. BELLINI: What's the most frightening experience you've had in the air?JUICE: You're trying to find the cruise missile, which is flying to your to your city, and you're not able to do that because of your radar, because of your systems on board. And you're understanding that it will kill people.BELLINI: Have you been in dog fights? JUICE: It's the 21st Century. Dogfights are not common. They're far more likely to be shot out of the sky from afar by an enemy that does not need to engage close up. Superior Russian technology allows them to target Ukrainian pilots from beyond visual range, a deadly technological advantage. With Ukrainian pleas for western jets refused so far, Ukrainian fighter pilots took the rare step of launching a public crowdsource campaign called "Buy Me A Fighter Jet." "Buy me a fighter jet," says a voiceover in the campaign video. "It will help me to protect my sky filled with Russian planes that bomb my land, kill my friends, and destroy our homes and everything I have ever known." JUICE: If we have modern fighter jets, we'll save more people. We will save more cities. We will save more ground units and we'll win this war much quicker. BELLINI: Will you shoot down more Russian jets? JUICE: Definitely. First of all, much more cruise missiles. BELLINI: If the U.S. were to give you an F-15 how quickly could you learn how to fly it?JUICE: Our estimated term is three to six months. That's the dream of a top gun whose fighter jet is his entire life. BELLINI: Are you married? Do you have children? JUICE: No, I'm single. No children, I hope. Yeah. It's pretty usual fighter pilot stuff. Ukrainian fighter pilots like himself hope to become the stuff of legends.
Avril Lavigne donned the hoodie she wore on her first trip to Los Angeles at the age of 16 when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A look into renewable energy solutions provider Enphase Energy.
Cher recently had a hilarious response when a fan compared her to pop star Dua Lipa. In a since-deleted tweet, a fan commented that Lipa is “the Cher of our generation”. Another Twitter user retweeted this, saying there’s “so much truth in one tweet” and tagged the two singers. Cher quickly responded by saying, “How many yrs are in a generation” along with the thinking emoji. The response got a mixed reaction on Twitter, with some people seeing it as a drag, while others thought it was hilarious. One Twitter user was quick to point out the “DISGUSTING ageism” in some of the responses to Cher’s reply. While another wrote that this is a “prime example of why fans should stop comparisons and pitting down two women for entertainment”. However, one fan saw the interaction as the perfect time to ask Cher and Lipa if they could collaborate.
It’s the end of the road for Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone’s relationship, as the twosome have called it quits after dating for more than four years.
The Fracture map on 'Valorant' is getting some "quality of life changes".
Serena Williams defeated Anett Kontaveit to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open, which she has said will be the final competitive tournament of her career.
Troy Aikman will take on a new role as ESPN’s main analyst on Monday Night Football this upcoming season, but that wasn’t always the plan.
It solves the fundamental problem with hydrogen fuel.
Glucocorticoids are some of the most frequently prescribed anti-inflammatory medications for asthma. However, taking glucocorticoids may damage the white matter of the brain, according to a new study. This new study is particularly interesting in showing the extent to which white matter is affected by medication use, Thomas Ritz, a professor of psychology at Southern Methodist University. White matter is the tissue that forms connections between brain cells and the rest of the nervous system. Having less white matter can slow the brain's ability to process information, pay attention and remember. Lower levels of white matter have also been connected to psychiatric issues such as depression, anxiety and irritability. However, experts argue that this is no reason for alarm, as white matter can repair itself. If you give patients steroids, the brain does shrink, but when you take them off the steroids, it comes back, Dr. Avindra Nath, clinical director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Gorbachev, who led the Soviet Union from 1985 until its collapse in 1991, died in Moscow, Russian news agencies say.
Army helicopters flew sorties over cut-off areas in Pakistan's mountainous north Wednesday and rescue parties fanned out across waterlogged plains in the south as misery mounted for millions trapped by the worst floods in the country's history. Monsoon rains have submerged a third of Pakistan, claiming at least 1,160 lives since June and unleashing powerful floods that have washed away swathes of vital crops and damaged or destroyed more than a million homes.
The UK is one of the most successful countries on earth and has the financial strength to get through the cost-of-living crisis, Boris Johnson said. The outgoing Prime Minister said investments were making the UK “fit for the future” and the country would get through the current “pressures” on living standards.
An alarming new study has found pregnant women are exposed to cancer linked chemicals that can harm child development. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
A year ago, the U.S. ended its longest war, with one final evacuation plane out of Kabul. Left behind were tens of thousands of Afghan interpreters who put their lives on the line working for the U.S. military. Now, 12 months later, advocates say most of them are still trapped in Afghanistan, living in fear and poverty.Newsy is calling one Afghan interpreter Abdul to protect his real identity. "We sold all our goods," Abdul said. "Anything we have we sold to just provide the food for us to still survive."Abdul fought side-by-side with American soldiers for three years at great risk to himself and his family. He says if the Taliban find out about his past, they'll likely kill him."They can find and identify anybody from the country," Abdul said. "Their intelligence is very powerful." SEE MORE: Afghan Refugee, Journalist Highlights Other Refugees Now In The U.S.When the U.S. helped airlift 124,000 people from Kabul last year, Abdul and most Afghan interpreters never made it out."Unfortunately, we couldn't get inside the airport," Abdul said.Since then, advocates tell Newsy around 4,000 interpreters have been evacuated. But according to the U.S. State Department, 74,000 applications for special immigrant visas for Afghan interpreters are still in the pipeline. Some don't have the documents required, and others are unable to attend their consular appointments since there is no U.S. embassy in Kabul anymore. Applicants are told to go to a third country."We have no embassy here, and we have no one here," Abdul said.Abdul spent all his savings to get an exit pass from the Taliban for his family to cross to Pakistan, but he's still waiting to get it. He says he remains hopeful thanks to a group of U.S. veterans secretly supporting him financially and helping him navigate red tape from afar.SEE MORE: Author Who Posed As A Refugee Shares Insights Into His Risky Journey"They were by our side for 20 years," said Chris Franco, a U.S. veteran. "The least we can do is continue to fight to get our allies here to the U.S. or to safety to some other nations and honor our promise."For Franco, honoring that promise is personal. Two Afghan interpreters he served with are still trapped in the country."For the folks that are still left behind and fighting through so many challenges to get out of Afghanistan and get their families to safety, we have not forgotten you," Franco said. "We will continue to fight for you as you fought by our side and fight for us."But Franco says that promises alone are not enough.Though he and other advocates credit the Biden administration for establishing a robust public-private partnership to get Afghan allies out, they say the White House and Congress could do a lot more. "We need more help," Franco said. "I know there is great work being done by our government, but we need more help."The White House has made efforts to simplify the special immigrant visa process for Afghan refugees and sent a request to Congress earlier this year in the hopes of legislating a path to legal permanent residence for those who arrive in the U.S. The bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act was introduced in the Senate this August in hopes to achieve both those goals.
A look into some of the stocks that Gen Z investors own compared to older investors.
Mariah Carey is one of several stars who recently had their homes broken into by a gang in Atlanta, according to a 220-count indictment. The gang, believed to be known as the Drug Rich gang, targets the homes of well-known people who flaunt their wealth on social media. Other stars who have had their homes broken into include The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Marlo Hampton. As well as Atlanta Falcons’ Calvin Ridley and Atlanta United’s Brad Guzan. The indictment is allegedly charging 26 people with violating Georgia’s anti-gang and racketeering laws. District Attorney Fani Willis says the gang is being accused of carjacking, kidnapping, armed robbery, shootings and home invasions. Willis has urged people not to “show off” on social media as “these gangs are becoming more savvy.” "We are going to find you, we are going to convict you and we're going to send you to the prison for the rest of your days, and I'm not apologizing for that," Fani Willis, Fulton Country District Attorney.
Jay-Z has won a legal victory in an ongoing lawsuit about his cologne, Gold Jay-Z, which was launched back in 2013.
The 'Resident Evil 4' camera praise was not expected by the team.
Serena Williams has worn a piece of black tape on the right side of her cheek at numerous tennis tournaments. This has led to fans wondering what the facial accessory is for. According to The Times, the 40-year-old tennis champion is wearing kinesiology tape on her face. Williams is said to be using the tape in order to try to relieve any pain or pressure caused by her long-standing sinus issues. While the tennis star has not publicly commented on the strips of tape, she has commented on her sinus issues. Williams admitted to reporters in 2007 that she was a “sinus sufferer” and had difficulty training because of it. "My secret’s out. I’m a sinus sufferer. Playing tennis or pretty much doing anything every day is not easy when you have sinuses," Serena Williams. Physical therapists use Kinesio tape as a way to treat their patient's pain caused by sports injuries. CEO of KT Tape Greg Venner says the company does not endorse the use of kinesiology tape on the face. Venner says the tape has not been clinically tested for use on the face.
Jake Paul will face UFC legend, former UFC middleweight world champion, Anderson Silva this October, per report.
Could there be water hiding in the Moon’s most mysterious crevices.
Autumn is almost upon us, meaning it is a good time to plan some rewilding schemes. Here are some things you can do to encourage wildlife into your garden this autumn. Welcome Weeds Weeds can be hugely beneficial to insects and other wildlife, so allow dandelions to grow on your lawn. Dandelions can support over 50 species of insect, while nettles offer dense shelter for creatures. Let Your Grass Grow. Consider letting at least some of your grass grow long, cutting it only occasionally. This will allow flowers to spring up and provide blooms and seedheads, which will attract insects and birds. Avoid Over Pruning Avoid cutting back perennials and other plants which may have seedheads for birds or act as insect habitats over the winter. Leave Things Messy A messy corner in your garden can provide nutrients to the ground but also a habitat for animals. Dead branches, logs and piles of leaves provide a habitat for insects and hedgehogs.
Sudanese authorities say 99 people have been killed in the torrential rains and flash floods of the past few weeks.
An injured baby dolphin, found almost drowning on the eastern coast of Thailand, is making vast improvements thanks to a team of volunteers.
An engine problem forced NASA on August 29 to postpone for at least four days the debut launch of the colossal rocketship it hopes will one day fly astronauts back to the moon, more than a half-century after Apollo's last lunar mission.
A U.N. nuclear watchdog team set off on an urgent mission Monday to safeguard the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at the heart of fighting in Ukraine, a long-awaited trip the world hopes will help avoid a radioactive catastrophe.The stakes couldn't be higher for the group of International Atomic Energy Agency experts who will visit the plant in a country where the 1986 Chernobyl disaster sent radiation throughout the region, shocked the world and intensified a global push away from nuclear energy."Without an exaggeration, this mission will be the hardest in the history of IAEA," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.Underscoring the urgency, Ukraine and Russia again accused each other of shelling the wider region around the nuclear power plant, Europe's largest, which was briefly knocked offline last week. The dangers are so high that officials have begun handing out anti-radiation iodine tablets to nearby residents.To avoid a disaster, IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi has sought access for months to the Zaporizhzhia plant, which Russian forces have occupied and Ukrainian workers have operated since the early days of the six-month-old war.SEE MORE: Nuclear Agency Sees Chernobyl Radiation Rise After Russian Takeover"The day has come," Grossi tweeted Monday, adding that the Vienna-based IAEA's "Support and Assistance Mission ... is now on its way." Ukraine's Foreign Ministry spokesman said the team, which Grossi heads, is scheduled to arrive in Kyiv on Monday. In April, Grossi had headed an IAEA mission to Chernobyl, which Russian forces occupied earlier in the war.The IAEA said in a statement that its team will "undertake urgent safeguards activities," assess damage, determine the functionality of the plant's safety and security systems, and evaluate the control room staff's working conditions.Ukraine's nuclear energy agency, Energoatom, warned Monday of Russian attempts to cover up their military use of the plant."The occupiers, preparing for the arrival of the IAEA mission, increased pressure on the personnel ... to prevent them from disclosing evidence of the occupiers' crimes at the plant and its use as a military base," Energoatom said, adding that four plant workers were wounded in Russian shelling of the city where they live.Ukraine accused Russia of new rocket and artillery strikes at or near the plant, intensifying fears that the fighting could cause a massive radiation leak. So far, radiation levels at the facility, which has six reactors, have been reported to be normal.Ukraine has alleged that Russia is essentially holding the plant hostage, storing weapons there and launching attacks from around it, while Moscow accuses Ukraine of recklessly firing on the facility.World leaders have called on the Russians to demilitarize the plant. Satellite images provided by Maxar Technologies on Monday showed armored personnel carriers on a road near the reactors, damage to a building's roof also near the reactors, and brush fires burning nearby.Ukraine reported shelling in Nikopol, the city across the Dnieper River from the nuclear power plant, and said one person was killed and five others were wounded. In Enerhodar, just a few kilometers from the plant, the city's Ukrainian mayor, Dmytro Orlov, blamed Russian shelling for injuries to at least 10 residents.Kuleba, Ukraine's foreign minister, said in Stockholm that he expects the IAEA mission to produce "a clear statement of facts, of violation of all nuclear, of nuclear safety protocols." He added, "We know that Russia is putting not only Ukraine, but also the entire world at threat at the risk of nuclear accident."In Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia will ensure security of the IAEA mission and called on other countries to "raise pressure on the Ukrainian side to force it to stop threatening the European continent by shelling the territory of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and surrounding areas."Over the weekend, Energoatom painted an ominous picture of the threats at the plant by issuing a map forecasting where radiation could spread.Elsewhere on the battlefield, the Ukraine military claimed it had breached Russia's first line of defense near Kherson just north of the Crimean Peninsula, an advance that would represent a strategic breakthrough if confirmed. Kherson is the biggest Ukrainian city the Russians occupy, and reports about Ukrainian forces preparing for a counteroffensive there and elsewhere in the region have circulated for weeks.Russian-installed officials, citing Ukrainian rocket strikes, announced the evacuation of residents of nearby Nova Kakhovka, a city Kyiv's forces frequently target, from their workplaces to bomb shelters on Monday. And in another Kherson region city, Berislav, Russian news agencies reported that Ukrainian shelling had damaged a church, a school
Large Swathes Of Land In Rojhan City Filmed To Be Underwater After Deadly Floods Affected Millions Of People Across The Country. Trinity Chavez has more on this story.
Halsey has revealed that she suffered "terrible food poisoning" at Reading and Leeds festival.
A look into grill master Weber, which has been all the buzz amongst traders.
Six former X Factor contestants are reportedly filing a lawsuit against Simon Cowell’s production company SyCo. An anonymous woman told The Mirror that she and five others have approached a law firm and plan on suing SyCo for at least $1.2 million. The woman claimed that they are suing SyCo for “bullying, mistreatment and neglect” and revealed that “being on the show was a horrific experience”. We lost a lot of money from having periods of our lives not making money to deal with trauma still ingrained from the show, Anonymous Woman told The Mirror. SyCo allegedly told the Sunday Mirror that Cowell wasn’t aware of or involved in any of the allegations. A spokesperson for The X Factor has said that they have “robust measures and welfare teams in place to ensure support is always available”.
Britney Spears wants fans to hear her side of the story about what her life was like during the 13 years she spent under the conservatorship of her father, and she dropped several bombshells in a 22-minute-long audio clip posted to, and then deleted from, YouTube.
'Dying Light 2' is getting a new DLC on October 13.
Ahead of her retirement, Serena Williams has done some reflecting on her life and sports as a whole. In an interview with Time, Williams was asked to name one or two people she believes to be the Greatest of All Time. Williams said she was unable to limit her list to just two and proceeded to list athletes from a whole host of sports. First on her list was her friend and seven-time Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton. "I mean... I think Lewis Hamilton, obviously, I mean, for me is such a... not only the greatest but also, he does so much. And, you know, he's an amazing guy," Serena Williams. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and LeBron James also made the cut. "I think LeBron is amazing, I think Tiger is amazing. You can't start this conversation without naming the original, Michael Jordan," Serena Williams. When asked if she thought she belonged in the GOAT conversation, she said, “Oh, for sure. Hands down.” She then went on to add Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic to her list She described the three men as “legends” of tennis.
The 49ers and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo have agreed to terms on a restructured one-year contract that will make him the highest-paid backup in the NFL, according to multiple reports.
Everyone knows the health benefits that come with running and jogging. But if you are unable to run and still want to exercise, why not try power walking? Here are three of the hidden benefits that come with power walking regularly. Improved Cardiovascular Health Power walkers have increased heart rates, especially when done at a moderate or high-intensity level. Exercise that boosts your heart rate is great for fighting heart disease and other illnesses such as diabetes and cancer. Improved Bone Health Power walking is great for your bones. An hour per day of power walking prevents disability in people with joint problems. Reduced Risks Power walking at 4.5 mph for an hour burns the same amount of energy as a 30-minute run. The benefit of power walking is that it does this without the extra impacts on your joints that come with running.
It’s all part of the greater Tiangong Space Station’s missions.
Relief and rescue operations are under way in many parts of Pakistan.
A car used by Diana, Princess of Wales has sold for £650,000 at auction. The black Ford Escort RS Turbo, driven by Diana from August 23 1985 to May 1 1988, sold to a UK buyer at the Silverstone Auctions sale on Saturday.
Spain’s congress has passed legislation referred to as the “only yes means yes law”, drawn up in the wake of the “wolf pack” gang rape in 2016.
After a summer of economic turmoil, headline-grabbing hearings, and a bombshell Supreme Court ruling, figuring out which issue will be most important to voters in November could tell us which party might control Congress in 2023."I'm really like, scared at the way we've been going," said a voter.Polling shows the economy is the top issue on voters' minds right now, and by a large margin."That's about it after COVID has been tough, so hoping the economy turns to take a turn for the better," said a voter.Topics like women's rights and immigration are distantly behind the economy. But once you look at priorities by party, things start to change.Republicans see two major issues as important, where Democrats are more split on their motivations. GOP voters are focused particularly on inflation and immigration, while Democrats have a much longer list including gun violence, abortion, and inflation.The political climate may be breaking in Democrats' favor after positive economic signs and legislative victories. Quinnipiac polling from late July shows a slight increase in voter desire for democrats to keep control.SEE MORE: Why Do We Have The Electoral College?Meanwhile, election security remains a top concern for Democrats like Wyoming voter Mike Calabrese."Election security. The ability of legislators to tinker with the machines afterwards, or to throw out electors. But that's a serious national issue, not just a local issue," said Calabrese.But in the end, all politics is local. He's been a Wyomingite for nearly half a century and is concerned about the environment, public land use, state funding of schools, and of course, taxes."The tax structure in the state is challenging at best. My taxes, about 36% last year, 28% a year before that," said Calabrese.If you zip down to Florida, you'll find pretty much the same."Focusing on spending more money in Florida, and not wasting money outside the country and helping people with tax cuts, especially during these tough times," said a voter.Florida voters are also concerned about the changes Americans are seeing to the education system."The school stuff is really freaking me out that they're not allowed to read certain books when you start taking books off the shelf. That's, it's a scary thing. There's gotta be another way for everyone to get comfortable," said a voter.And with an unexpected twist, more than half of Americans say they're "more enthusiastic than usual" about voting, and you can expect candidates up and down the ballot to be pushing their "get out the vote" to ensure all their supporters get to the polls this November.
Former President Donald Trump was reportedly furious that FBI agents searched the former first lady Melania Trump's closet during the Mar-a-Lago raid. Trinity Chavez has more on this story.
Taylor Swift was the toast of the MTV Video Music Awards in New Jersey on Sunday night (28.08.22) as she took home three trophies including Video of the Year for 'All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)'.
A look at the CCP one trillion yuan stimulus package.
The MTV Video Music Awards(VMAs) is one of the most important award shows for artists but do you know which artists have won the most VMAs? Britney Spears: 6 wins 29 nominations. Jay- Z: 7 wins/ 25 nominations. NSYNC: 7 wins 17 nominations. Green Day: 11 wins 29 nominations. Justin Timberlake: 11 wins 24 nominations. Eminem: 12 wins 51 nominations. Michael Jackson: 12 wins 35 nominations. Lady Gaga: 13 wins 26 nominations. Beyonce: 16 wins 64 nominations. Madonna: 20 wins 68 nominations.
Harry Styles caused social media mayhem on Monday when Rolling Stone magazine editors shared the singer's shirtless cover shot.
A trailer for 'Pokemon Scarlet and Violet' has just dropped.
Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson was shot multiple times during a possible attempted robbery. Robinson sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his lower extremities in the incident. The incident occurred on the evening of Aug. 28 in Washington DC, according to a police spokesperson. The rookie running back was taken to hospital with what the team described as “non-life threatening injuries.” Co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder, president Jason Wright and coach Ron Rivera were at the hospital with Robinson. "He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers & support. He wants his teammates to know he appreciates them all for reaching out and he loves them all," Ron Rivera, Washington Commanders, Head Coach. Police have identified two potential suspects and recovered a firearm a short distance from where the incident occurred. Authorities are unsure if Robinson was the victim of a carjacking or just an armed robbery attempt.
During an interview, NBA star Charles Barkley didn’t hold back expressing his displeasure with Kevin Durant for his trade request from the Brooklyn Nets and how he has carried himself throughout his career.
If you can’t teach your old dog new tricks, it might be a bad sign. The odds of a canine having doggy dementia rise by more than 50% with each year of age. While dementia is a well-known condition in humans, dogs can experience a similar decline in cognitive function. The symptoms of canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) include disrupted sleep, forgetfulness and walking into things. Some studies have found it can occur in up to 35% of older dogs. But because the symptoms resemble those in other diseases, its true prevalence is difficult to confirm. A new study has identified the top factors associated with a dog’s risk of getting the disease. The research found that the odds of CCD were 6.5 times higher among dogs with lower activity levels. However, the researchers also cautioned that dogs with CCD may be less active because of their condition.
At its height, it was one of the greatest human civilization to have ever existed.
Joe Biden was interrupted by a man shouting “you stole the election” during a political rally in Maryland.
Boris Johnson has said Emmanuel Macron is a “tres bon buddy” of the UK. Speaking to journalists during a visit to South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre in Surrey, the Prime Minister was asked about Liz Truss’s comments about the French president.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the world narrowly avoided a radiation disaster as electricity to Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was cut for hours due to Russian shelling in the area, allegations that Moscow denied.
The Justice Department is set to release Friday a heavily blacked out document explaining the justification for an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida estate earlier this month, when agents removed top secret government records and other classified documents.The document, expected by noon, is likely to offer at least some new details about an ongoing criminal investigation that has brought fresh legal peril for Trump just as he lays the groundwork for another presidential run. Though Justice Department officials are expected to have removed sensitive details about witnesses, and the scope and direction of the probe, the affidavit may offer the fullest explanation yet about the events leading up to the Aug. 8 search of Mar-a-Lago.The document being released is the redacted form of an affidavit, or sworn statement, that the FBI submitted to a judge so it could obtain a warrant to search Trump's property. Affidavits typically contain vital information about an investigation, with agents spelling out to a judge the justification for why they want to search a particular property and why they believe they're likely to find evidence of a potential crime there. But affidavits routinely remain sealed during pending investigations, making the judge's decision to reveal portions of it all the more striking.SEE MORE: Justice Department Provides Judge With Redacted Trump AffidavitIn an acknowledgment of the extraordinary public interest in the investigation, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart on Thursday ordered the department by Friday to make public a redacted version of the affidavit. The directive came hours after federal law enforcement officials submitted under seal the portions of the affidavit that they want to keep secret as their investigation moves forward.The redactions proposed by the Justice Department are likely to be extensive given the sensitivity of the investigation, lessening the likelihood that the document will offer a comprehensive look at the basis for the unprecedented search or significant insights about the direction of the probe. Yet even a redacted affidavit can contain at least some fresh revelations about the investigation, and is likely to help explain why federal agents who had tried for months to recover sensitive government records from Mar-a-Lago ultimately felt compelled to obtain a search warrant.Documents already made public show the FBI retrieved from the property 11 sets of classified documents, including information marked at the top secret level. They also show that federal agents are investigating potential violations of three different federal laws, including one that governs gathering, transmitting or losing defense information under the Espionage Act. The other statutes address the concealment, mutilation or removal of records and the destruction, alteration or falsification of records in federal investigations.It's possible that the affidavit, particularly in its unredacted form, could shed light on key unanswered questions, including why sensitive presidential documents classified documents, among them were transported to Mar-a-Lago after Trump left the White House and why Trump and his representatives did not supply the entire tranche of material to the National Archives and Records Administration despite repeated entreaties.It could also offer additional details on the back-and-forth between Trump and the FBI, including a subpoena for documents that was issued last spring, as well as a June visit by FBI and Justice Department officials to assess how the materials were being stored.The Justice Department had earlier contested arguments by media organizations to make any portion of the affidavit public, saying the disclosure could contain private information about witnesses and about investigative tactics. But Reinhart, acknowledging the extraordinary public interest in the investigation, said last week that he was disinclined to keep the entire document sealed and told federal officials to submit to him in private the redactions it wanted to make.In his order Thursday, Reinhart said the department had made compelling arguments to leave sealed broad swaths of the document that, if disclosed, would reveal grand jury information; the identities of witnesses and "uncharged parties"; and details about the investigation's "strategy, direction, scope, sources and methods."But he also said he was satisfied "that the Government has met its burden of showing that its proposed redactions are narrowly tailored to serve the Government's legitimate interest in the integrity of the ongoing investigation and are the least onerous alternative to sealing the entire Affidavit."Additional reporting by The Associated Press.
Google will start listing verified abortion providers through its Google Maps service. Trinity Chavez has more on this story.
The actor struck the comedian - who made a joke about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaven head - across the face less than an hour before he picked up his Best Actor statuette for his role in ‘King Richard’ at the Oscars back in March but is reportedly feeling more "confident" after releasing a public apology in July.
Psilocybin, commonly known as magic mushrooms, may help people who struggle with alcohol dependence, a new study found. The research found that people who underwent two psychedelic "trips" reduced their days of heavy drinking by 83%. At the end of the trial, 48% of patients who used psilocybin quit alcohol use entirely. If these effects hold up in future trials, psilocybin will be a real breakthrough in the treatment of alcohol use disorder, Dr. Michael Bogenschutz, director of the NYU Langone Center for Psychedelic Medicine. However, it is unclear whether the positive results of the study stem from the use of Psilocybin or psychotherapy. Each patient underwent a series of psychotherapy sessions aimed at reducing drinking. We can't make any statements about what the psilocybin would be doing in terms of therapeutic effects without the psychotherapy, Dr. Michael Bogenschutz, director of the NYU Langone Center for Psychedelic Medicine.
Recent uninspiring data and the European energy crisis has dented investor sentiment in ETFs.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has taken the number one spot from Joe Rogan’s The Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify's podcast chart. Markle’s podcast Archetypes is currently the most popular podcast in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. This will come as a surprise to some as Rogan’s podcast is consistently the most popular in the US on Spotify. In the first episode of Archetypes Markle spoke with Serena Williams about the double standard women face when they’re called ambitious. The podcast is produced by Markle and Prince Harry’s Archewell Audio as well as Spotify’s Gimlet Media. They signed their exclusive Spotify deal in 2020, their mission is to produce content that “uplifts and entertains audiences around the world”.
After releasing 121 singles over the last 12 years, Nicki Minaj has finally scored her first number 1 hit as a solo artist with the new tune ‘Super Freaky Girl’, also making her the first solo female rapper to debut a track in the top spot since 1998.
The first 15 minutes of gameplay for The Last of Us Part 1 remake has made its way online, and fans are divided.
Two women have said that former heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman sexually abused them. The women have filed lawsuits at a Los Angeles court and claim that the incidents occurred in the 1970s. Foreman has denied the allegations since they first became public in July. The two women filed separate lawsuits under the pseudonyms Gwen H. and Denise F. on Aug. 24. Both women claim they first met Foreman as children because their fathers were boxing associates of his. Denise said in her lawsuit that Foreman groomed her when she was eight years old and had sex with her when she was 15. Foreman called the allegations false and baseless.
After McLaren announced that they and Daniel Ricciardo had mutually agreed to go their separate ways at the end of the season, Ricciardo says he would be willing to sit on the sidelines in 2023 if the right opportunity did not present itself.
Did astronomers just discover the first habitable exoplanet?
People who increase the amount of alcohol they drink also have an increased risk of cancer, according to a new study. The risk also increased for non-drinkers who changed their habits and became mild, moderate or heavy drinkers. This is another great example of how changing behavior could significantly decrease cancer deaths, Dr. William Dahut, chief scientific officer at the American Cancer Society. Quitting wasn’t associated with a lower incidence of alcohol related cancer. However, if abstinence was maintained over time, the incidence of alcohol-related cancers tended to decrease. Those who increased their drinking from being non-drinkers had a high incidence of stomach, liver, gallbladder and lung cancer. The American Cancer Society calls alcohol use "one of the most important preventable risk factors for cancer” Alcohol accounts for 4% of all cancer deaths in the US.
Uvalde school board fires Pete Arredondo for his much-criticised handling of the mass shooting that killed 19 children a
A Russian missile attack killed 22 civilians and set a passenger train on fire in eastern Ukraine, officials in Kyiv said, with missile strikes north of the capital as Ukraine marked its Independence Day under heavy shelling.
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin fought back tears as she addressed the publication of partying videos and a picture. In an emotional speech, she said she too sometimes longs “for joy, light and fun amidst the dark clouds”.
Michel, a Venezuelan migrant, says leaving Venezuela with his wife and five children was not an easy decision. "When you make the decision to leave your country, it is not easy for us. It is not easy," said Michel. Francelys Guedez says she didn't want to see her 12 year-old son continue living under a dictatorship in Venezuela. "I don't want the dictatorship that exists in my country to live," said Guedez. Michel Sagues is a Venezuelan migrant. "I regretted it after being there," said Sagues. For Sagues, the dangers he and his family could encounter on their journey gave them pause about leaving Venezuela. But home was too far away to turn back, and the future of his 20-month-old son was in his hands. All of these parents are bound by the same conviction: their love for their children. And they are some of more than 6,300 migrants seeking asylum in New York City in recent weeks."They already asked me for some documents, I think for registration," said Sagues. Michel says he started the process of enroll his five children in school. But for all of the migrants, language is a major obstacle. NEWSY'S AXEL TURCIOS: How was the process when you tried to enroll your child in school?MICHEL SAGUES: To be honest, it was a bit complicated because the school district doesn't have many people on staff who speak Spanish. I think one of the staff got kind of annoyed because he couldn't understand me, and I wasn't able to understand him. The New York City Department of Education announced Project Open Arms, a support plan for asylum-seeking families. It's a program that allocates more bilingual staff to help these migrants enroll their children in schools. However, Murad Awawdeh, the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, says the Department of Education needs to do more. "We need them to take this on more aggressively to ensure that the students are not just getting the basic educational supports in school, but that they're also getting the services in school that are going to help them continue to succeed in the educational environment," said Awawdeh. The migrants are being bused to New York City from the Texas-Mexico border by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott has acknowledged it's a protest against what he calls President Joe Biden's out-of-control border policies overwhelming Texas communities. And it's targeting Democratic city mayors like Eric Adams in New York City. "Texas Gov. Abbott is using asylum seekers as political pawns in his efforts to build his own profile across the nation and also to get his poll numbers to increase in the state of Texas," said Awadeh. Most of the migrants are from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Cuba and crossed the Darin Gap, a lawless stretch of dangerous, mountainous rainforest standing across Colombia and Panama. Jaison Manrrique crossed the region with his five-year-old daughter and wife."As a father I never thought to put my daughter through those conditions, sleeping on the bank of a river without knowing if in the early morning the water level was going to rise and drag us," said Manrrique. According to UNICEF, at least 5,000 children entered the jungle between January and June 2022. "In the group that came behind us, there were many women, and they were all raped. Even 13-, 14-year-old girls who came in the group were raped. The men in the group were beaten," said Guedez. After crossing the Mexico border into Texas, the migrants say they were seeking asylum, which allows them to legally stay in the U.S. before seeing a judge.Immigration Attorney Isadora Velazquez says these migrants go through a process called "credible fear interview." "They determined that this person could qualify for potential asylum. This may also apply to parents that come with their children and even if they have removal orders their children may qualify for a benefit. They don't want the child to be at burden so the parent might be allowed in," said Velazquez. The immigration attorney says having an asylum claim doesn't give them automatic benefits. "When they do file property, they still have to wait 150 days to get a chance to apply for the work permit. Once they apply for a work permit the average wait is at least three months," said Velazquez. Without a work permit, they can not legally work in the country.In the meantime, five-year-old Jaisbeli Manrrique knows what she wants. She wishes to go to school and learn English.
It was coincidentally also the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence from the Soviet Union. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Beyoncé sang while running on a treadmill as part of her Olympics-style training with Destiny's Child.
Tattoos are very common nowadays however, the US does not regulate tattoo ink even though tattoo artists need a license to operate. Researchers analyzed nearly 100 inks and found that many of them contain particles that are not listed on the ingredients label. This is according to a study conducted by John Swierk and his team of researchers at Binghamton University. Swierk found that “23 of 56 different inks analyzed to date suggest an azo-containing dye is present”. Azo pigments can degrade if they’re exposed to bacteria or ultraviolet light. This turns them into a nitrogen-based compound that could potentially cause cancer. Swierk also discovered that 16 of the inks contain particles smaller than 100 nanometers. This is dangerous as it means that these particles are small enough to get through the cell membrane.
The dollar index came close to reaching its recent decade long high.
Students at the University of Texas At Austin (UTA) will be able to take a class called The Taylor Swift Songbook this fall. The course will use Swift’s songs to “introduce literary critical reading and research methods". The course will “consider frameworks for understanding her work” like history, style and poetic form. Students taking the class will study Swift’s album Red (Taylor’s Version), as well as Folklore, Evermore and Lover. This comes after New York University (NYU) also recently offered its student a course about Swift. Earlier this year the All Too Well singer received an honorary doctor of fine arts from NYU. During her speech, she told graduates that they need to “learn to live alongside cringe”.
It looks like ‘The Batman' director Matt Reeves is about to have his work cut out for him, as the filmmaker and his production company have signed a first look multiyear deal with Warner Bros Pictures.
One in 10 gamers may need to give video games due to the cost of living crisis, according to a survey
Kobe Bryant’s widow has been awarded $16 million in damages after photos of the crash that killed her husband and daughter leaked. Vanessa Bryant says she had panic attacks after learning that images taken by police officers and firefighters had been shared. The jury unanimously agreed with Bryant and her attorneys that the photos invaded her privacy and caused emotional distress. The jury deliberated for 4½ hours before reaching the verdict on Kobe Bryant Day, which is celebrated on Aug. 24. Following the verdict, Vanessa Bryant posted a photo on Instagram of herself with her husband and daughter. "I love you! JUSTICE for Kobe and Gigi!" Vanessa Bryant.
Arte Moreno, owner of the Los Angeles Angels, announced Tuesday that he has begun to explore the process of selling the MLB franchise.
Sleep is widely recognized as being important to our physical health, mental health and even mortality. But did you know that sleepless nights can also lead to selfish behavior? Insufficient sleep affects how likely a person is to help someone, according to research. When people lose one hour of sleep, there's a clear hit on our innate human kindness and our motivation to help other people in need, Ben Simon, a postdoctoral fellow of psychology at the Center for Human Sleep Science. More than half of all people in developed countries say they get insufficient sleep during the work week. Experts have found links between lack of sleep and mental health disorders, as well as physical ailments like diabetes and obesity . Sleep loss radically alters how we are as social, emotional beings, Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at UC Berkeley.
It might be one of the rarest meteorological events ever.
Unlike the rest of Europe, Poland relies on coal rather than gas for power and heating.
Eurotunnel passengers had to be evacuated from a train after it broke down beneath the English Channel. They were transferred to a cargo train but complained of being stuck in the sub-sea tunnel for nearly five hours, citing issues with the replacement transport.
When Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 in an unprovoked act of aggression, many expected a quick victory. Six months later, the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II has turned into a grinding war of attrition, as FRANCE 24's International Affairs Editor Angela Diffley explains.
The start of school is about two weeks away in Uvalde. "I don't understand why you feel the need to have all this protection back here, that was needed that day and this time limit to one minute It's like you're trying to shut us up," said Javier Cazares, a father of one of the victims. And parents like Javier Cazares, whose daughter was among 19 children and two teachers killed at Robb Elementary in May, remain angry and exhausted in grief. "He needs to be gone already, he's had three months to do something," said Cazares. On Monday, Uvalde's school board reviewed complaints calling for the removal of the superintendent. Parents filed a set of grievances with the board, some asking for Hal Harrel to be fired or to resign. The board listening to those concerns behind closed doors for two hours. In the end, they didn't fire or discipline superintendent."Three hours we were here and you didn't do a thing," said Adam Martinez, a Uvalde parent. While the hearing didn't provide the outcome some parents wanted, it showed more of them are getting involved since the mass shooting. "Do they bother? Do they care? That's what I was trying to tell them, they need to get in touch with the community more," said Martinez. Martinez says his child was at Robb Elementary and got out. Martinez feels anxious about the school year ahead. "With the people that are worried It's small town politics, status quo that's what we're trying to change. Every time we have these meetings, you see parents who lost loved ones or parents of children who were injured. You see the pain, you see the frustration," said Martinez.
Kate Garraway has claimed Caitlyn Jenner left the ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ group chat after “two seconds”, following her jungle departure.
After a moderately soft day yesterday, Bitcoin looks to have settled in the short term.
Kim Kardashian is one of several stars who've been accused of violating water restrictions in California, according to The Los Angeles Times. Two Hidden Hills properties linked to Kardashian went over their water budget by 230,000 gallons. While Kourtney Kardashian's Calabasas property exceeded its budget by 101,000 gallons. A Calabasas property listed under Kevin Hart’s name recently exceeded its water budget by 117,000 gallons. NBA star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union’s Hidden Hills property recently recorded water usage of 489,000 gallons. This is over 1,400% over the property's water budget. The couple said the excess usage was caused by an issue with their pool and they have "taken drastic steps to reduce water usage". The Kardashian sisters and Hart have yet to comment on the matter. This comes as California is experiencing another year of "severe drought conditions".
Billie Eilish and her mom Maggie Baird will receive special recognition during the 2022 Environmental Media Association Awards, set to be handed out on the 8th of October.
'MultiVersus' has got off to a stellar start toppling 'Elden Ring' as the highest-grossing game of July.
The Bayern Munich board voted against signing Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the club’s sporting director. Hasan Salihamidzic said the club voted against signing the 37-year-old as it did not make “sporting and financial” sense. Salihamidzic said that despite losing Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, they still have plenty of attackers in their squad. "We have eight players for four positions up front... We have established top players who are in the prime of their footballing age. We have talent that we want to give playing time to," Hasan Salihamidzic. The club have also already signed Sadio Mane from Liverpool for a fee of €41 million this summer. And the decision not to sign Ronaldo seems to be working well for Bayern, who have made an explosive start to the season. Bayern have already scored 15 goals this season, despite only having played three games. New signing Mane has provided three of those goals.
Gary Gaines, coach of ‘Friday Night Lights’ fame, has died at the age of 73.
Drinking alcohol can cause stomach issues but if you know what has the worst effects on the stomach then you can avoid this. Strong and concentrated alcoholic drinks will do the most damage to the gastrointestinal tract. Because of this, it’s best to avoid high-proof liquors, fortified wines and high-ABV beers. Some alcoholic drinks can also be high in a specific set of carbohydrates called FODMAPs. If you have an intolerance to FODMAPs then drinking alcohol high in them may cause bloating and stomach pain. So it’s best to avoid drinking rum, port, sherry and sweet wines like Moscato or white zinfandel. The best alcohol for those with a sensitive stomach are drinks low in alcohol and sugar like a light lager and wine spritzers. Vodka and gin are good options for people with a FODMAP intolerance but they do have a higher ABV.
Take a look at our solar system’s largest planet like never before.
The embassy says to leave immediately by any means deemed safe. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
The two main contenders in an upcoming election in Angola have held their final rallies in the capital Luanda.
A 99-year-old RAF veteran has had her Second World War debt repaid when she was presented with a set of five shilling coins. Peggy Terry served with the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and when she was discharged in 1945 was still owed the money. And 77 years later, the debt was repaid by the RAF during a special ceremony with friends and family at Mrs Terry’s home in Gorslas, Carmarthenshire.
France will consult its partners in the European Union on ways to regulate private jet emissions after the comings and goings of French billionaires on the fuel-guzzling planes caused a political controversy over the summer.
Ukranians are calling it a parade of Russian tanks, but not, as they point out, the one Vladimir Putin envisioned.The display of captured Russian weapons of war celebrates Ukranian Independence Day, when the country separated from the Soviet Union 31 years ago. It also comes exactly six months from the opening salvo of Russias invasion.Families flocked to Kyivs main thoroughfare to see history, even as its still being written.Dozens of tanks that were destroyed in the very early days of the conflict are monuments to Ukraine's surprising and punishing blow to Putin and to how Ukrainian forces thwarted his plans to capture the capital.Newsy spoke with National Museum of Military History of Ukraine senior fellow Evhen Shupik.NEWSY'S JASON BELLINI: I have to imagine, President Putin looks at this as a provocation. EVHEN SHUPIK: Of course. They had a dream they will capture Kyiv in three days. Russian tanks appear here in the center of the capital of Ukraine. We made their dreams come true.But as a counterpoint to the bravado, Ukrainian leaders are warning that Putin is likely to order strikes across the country this week.A presidential adviser predicted Kyiv will once again be a prime target.They will try to increase the number of cruise missile attacks on a number of our cities," said Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the president. "Kyiv will be on the list of these cities of course." President Volodymyr Zelenskyy himself made even more dire warnings, saying "We must be aware that this week Russia may try to do something particularly disgusting, something cruel. Ratcheting up fears of an attack, the government added two new notifications to its air raid warning app, church bells for a chemical attack and an alarm bell for radiation danger. Kyivs subway stations are closing an hour early so they can be used once again if needed as air raid shelters. Despite such apprehension, the capital's spirit was one of defiance. On Monday, the rusted relics of a war not over served as a playground for Ukraines next generation. A 13-year-old Kyiv resident said the message shows, "... we are much stronger."On the side of the road where the Russian tanks are displayed is a different type of display: flags representing Ukrainian soldiers who have been killed the past six months. An army general said Monday that number is around 9,000, with no signs of the fighting becoming any less intense and deadly.
Why would Donald Trump feel the need to hang on to top secret nuclear documents after leaving office? Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Harry Styles says he has gone on a journey to figure out and get comfortable with his sexuality.
Megan Thee Stallion is now seeking at least $1 million in damages in her lawsuit against record label 1501 Certified Entertainment. The rapper’s attorneys claim that she has “satisfied all option periods” in her contract with the release of her new album Traumazine. She is asking a judge to declare that Traumazine and her album Something for Thee Hotties both constitute an ‘album’ as defined in the contract. The rapper was initially only seeking non-monetary relief. however, she claims that the record label has refused to hand over her share of royalties from her music. 1501 has adamantly denied any wrongdoing and claimed that Something for Thee Hotties “does not meet the requirements for an album”. Stallion is set to be deposed in October and a trial is not expected until around May 2023, according to Rolling Stone.
According to movie industry insiders, a new deal has been reached regarding the rights to the iconic character of James Bond that will ensure the super spy can be seen on the big screen for another decade and a half.
Athletics icon Usain Bolt has moved to trademark a logo of his signature victory pose. The retired sprinter submitted a trademark application in the US on Aug. 17. The filing shows he intends to use the image for clothing, jewelry, restaurants and sports bars. The Jamaican is known globally for the move, which sees him lean back and gesture to the sky. The 36-year-old routinely struck the pose during his career after winning gold medals and setting world records. The eight-time Olympic gold medallist retired from athletics at the 2017 World Championships in London. Bolt still holds the world records for the 100m and 200m, making him the fastest man in history.
The Grizzlies have reportedly expressed interest in trading for Brooklyn superstar Durant
A wagging tail, a jump, or barking are all telltale signs your dog is happy to see you. Now, researchers from Japan have discovered a new indicator of happiness in dogs: tears of joy. Like humans, dogs have tear ducts that well up with tears to keep their eyes clean and healthy. But tears in dogs hadn't been linked with emotion before, until now. "We found that dogs shed tears associated with positive emotions," Takefumi Kikusui, coauthor of the research. The study also found that oxytocin - often called the love or maternal hormone - was responsible for the tears. Kikusui and his team measured the amount of tears among dogs using the so-called Schirmer Tear Test. This involved placing a paper strip inside the dogs' eyelids for a minute before and after they were reunited with their owners. Then, the amount of tears before and after reunions with their owners was compared. Only the reunion with the owner increased the amount of tears.
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Rains are expected to continue until next month.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that Russia may be about to inflict a 'cruel' and 'disgusting' act against his country in the coming days, as the Russian ministry of defence claimed to have destroyed an ammunition cache near Odesa on Sunday.
Kenya's veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga filed a challenge to the results of this month's presidential election in the Supreme Court on Monday, his legal team said, sharpening a political clash that has gripped East Africa's powerhouse. FRANCE 24's Vivianne Wandera reports from Nairobi, Kenya.
We are nearing the tail end of the primary season, but there are still a couple more exciting races on the calendar, including on Tuesday, when voters in New York and Florida go to the polls.We'll start in New York, where some high-profile Democrats are squaring off thanks to redistricting.Topping the list of interesting races, is the primary battle between Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. Maloney chairs the House Oversight Committee; Nadler heads the House Judiciary Committee. These are two influential Democrats in the House; both have been in office for about 30 years, but neither wanted to budge and move districts, so instead they will square off. Surj Patel is the other candidate in this race and is running as a new voice he wants to bring to Congress.Other incumbent Democrats, like Mondaire Jones, are running in newly redrawn districts. He faces a crowded primary field that includes Daniel Goldman, an impeachment investigator during Donald Trump's first Senate trial.Moving down to Florida, where the closest watched race is the Democratic primary for governor. Frontrunner Charlie Crist a former governor who now serves in the House is taking on Nikki Freed, the state's agriculture commissioner. The winner will take on Ron DeSantis in November.And there won't be much drama in the Senate primary race, where congresswoman Val Demings is expected to advance to take on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.Democrats have not had a lot of electoral success in statewide races in Florida recently. But Demmings a former impeachment manger has been raising a lot of money, and some polls show a close race.
Yellowstone National Park officials found a shoe with part of a foot floating in a hot spring. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
Hollywood star Will Smith has joked about his return to social media in an Instagram post.
Casting director Lisa London revealed that Taylor Momsen and Daniella Monet were two of the final actresses that auditioned for Hannah Montana. London made the video after a TikTok claiming that Spanish-Mexican singer Belinda almost got the role went viral. London clarified that Belinda “was never in the top three for the role of Hannah”. She then showed a piece of paper dated May 6, 2005, with Momsen, Monet and Cyrus’ names on it. She claimed that over 1,200 girls auditioned for the role and the paper revealed that Cyrus’ character was originally going to be called Chloe. Momsen went on to play the role of Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl, while Monet played the role of Trina Vega in Nickelodeon’s Victorious.
Salma Hayek is singing the praises of her pal and co-worker Angelina Jolie, after wrapping up production on their latest project, the upcoming drama ‘Without Blood.’
'Gotham Knights' is highly unlikely to be delayed after going gold.
Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird made WNBA history during the Storm’s 97-84 playoff victory over the Washington Mystics. The 41-year-old became the oldest player to record a playoff double-double after scoring 18 points and 10 assists in the game. Bird already held the record as the oldest WNBA player with a double-double in the postseason. Bird previously set the record back in 2020 at 39 during the Storm's 2020 WNBA Finals win over the Las Vegas Aces. Seattle coach Noelle Quinn described Bird’s performance as “vintage Sue.” "There's something about these moments that makes me understand why she's so great. You see her just kick a different gear mentally and physically," Noelle Quinn, Seattle Storm coach. According to stathead.com, only three NBA players have had a playoff double-double in their 40s. This list includes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and John Stockton. Abdul-Jabbar is the only player to do it at an older age than Bird.
UEFA reached a U.S. media rights deal with CBS, Viacom and Paramount on Friday for its club tournaments, including the Champions League.
As summer ends, you may find yourself feeling a mixture of unpleasant emotions. Sadness that summer is coming to an end, but also fear of your busy fall schedule. Thankfully, there are things we can do to help ourselves cope with fall anxiety. Don’t Suppress Your Feelings If you’re feeling down, one of the most helpful things you can do is be kind to yourself. Take a breath and allow any negative thoughts to rise to the surface. It may also help you to share these thoughts with friends or write them down in a journal. Ask What These Emotions Can Do For You Difficult emotions have value. They can provide us with information about what we need. Anxiety might be unpleasant, but you can use it to help plan for the future and manage the uncertainty. It can also help us realize what we really value and want in our life. Try to dig into what, exactly, you’re saddest about losing as summer ends, and see if you can make more time for that.
It’s a question scientists might finally have an answer to.
About a million people have been affected by heavy rainfall in Pakistan.
A 44-year-old man has been charged with the murder of 87-year-old Thomas O’Halloran on a mobility scooter. Lee Byer, of Southall, west London, will appear before magistrates on Friday over the killing of Mr O’Halloran, who was stabbed in Greenford, west London, on Tuesday.
The UN chief and the presidents of Turkey and Ukraine have discussed ways to end the war started by Russia and secure Europe's largest nuclear power station Zaporizhzhia, as Russia and Ukraine traded accusations of new shelling near the plant.
Change is coming to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is to regain the public's trust. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says the agency needs to respond much faster to outbreaks and share information in a way that isn't confusing. She told The Associated Press, "I feel like it's my responsibility to lead this agency to a better place after a really challenging three years.""This will take a time, but we need to restore trust in the CDC," said CDC consultant Dr. William Schaffner. The shake-up comes after an internal review Walensky OKd in April. That report isn't out yet. Reorganized CDC plans include: using more outside preprint research instead of waiting for the CDC's own review and publication, requiring CDC leaders in an outbreak response role to devote a minimum of six months on the job, restructuring the agency's communications office and changing the CDC website to make it easier to understand. The CDC's long been criticized for confusing communication, and the COVID-19 pandemic put that center stage. The CDC, the American Medical Association, and the National Institutes of Health say public health information should be in between sixth through eighth grades. Newsy first reported in spring and summer 2020 that researchers found CDC guidance was written on average for someone with an 11th grade reading level. "Approximately three grade levels above the CDC's own recommendations," said Joseph Dexter, a Dartmouth Neukom Institute Fellow.The criticism of the nation's health agency has grown throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as public confidence has dropped. A January 2022 poll found only 44% of Americans trusted what the CDC has communicated about the virus. That distrust grew with the Monkeypox outbreak. There's continuing criticism over the lack of vaccines and treatments, information and help. Currently, about one in three cases globally are in the U.S. It's uncertain how any reorganization would impact the current public health response to Monkeypox, or to COVID omicron boosters coming in the fall. "It is achievable, but it will take a change in mindset," Dexter said. Experts say constant updates with the public during it all will be key.
Everyone seems to be jumping ship on Donald Trump. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
R Kelly’s alleged child sex tape victim is set to testify at his latest trial.
The top 3 performing ETFs in terms of inflows are all US equity trackers.
In a new interview with Zane Lowe, Demi Lovato has opened up about how Mac Miller’s death affected them. Lovato revealed that their song Dead Friends from their album Holy Fvck was written about watching friends die from drug overdoses. The singer told Lowe that they “had a lot of survivor’s guilt” after their overdose because rapper Mac Miller died shortly afterward. It just put everything into perspective for me of, ‘That could have been you, that almost was you, and how are you going to live your life now?’ And it affected me a lot, Demi Lovato. Miller died Sept. 7, 2018, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol. While, Lovato overdosed on heroin two months before Miller’s death and suffered three strokes, a heart attack and blind spots in their vision.
Gamers anticipating the release of 'Hogwarts Legacy' will want to tune in for the Gamescon Opening Night Live stream next week.
LeBron James has revealed how he likes to spend his time after games, and it’s not too different from everyone else. James claims he likes to go home and drink wine or tequila every night after games. Adding that, if he is at his home in Los Angeles, he likes to watch a movie with his kids or play some Madden. James revealed his post-game routine after being questioned about the Lakers' struggles in 2022. But the 37-year-old says he doesn't care about the narrative around the team at this point in his career. "I could care less about what the narrative about our team is, at this point in my career I don't get involved in that stuff. I don't read about it, I don't hear it too much. I go home, drink wine or tequila every night," LeBron James. The four-time MVP added that he is currently having the time of his life playing basketball.
Luke Knox, brother of Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox, has passed away at the age of 22.
In a cave near the coast of Kenya lies the body of a child dating back 78,000 years. The discovery is the oldest known human burial site and sheds new light on the emotional life of early man. Amaze Lab’s Johana Restrepo has more.
Everyone should care about the quality of the work environment. A study found toxic workplaces "lead to unnecessary stress, burnout, depression, and anxiety among the workers." Signs of a toxic workplace aren't necessarily obvious. "It's any workplace that makes you feel uncomfortable and that makes you feel like you can't ask for the things you need," Dr. Kristen Fuller, medical reviewer specializing in mental health and addiction. A toxic workplace can be an environment in which an employee feels stuck. Many times in a toxic workplace, people are not given opportunities to move forward, which can impact workplace morale. Another telltale sign of a toxic work environment is when supervisors micromanage employees. "If you're being micromanaged, you're more likely to believe that your job doesn't fully trust you," Alisha Powell, a therapist specializing in work-life balance. Finally, a sign of a toxic workplace is the idea that you should be available all the time. "While most jobs aren't going to say, 'We expect you to respond after the workday has ended,' many times there's an unspoken expectation," Dr. Kristen Fuller, medical reviewer specializing in mental health and addiction.
British consumer price inflation tops 10.1 percent in July, intensifying the squeeze on households.
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A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of 87-year-old Thomas O’Halloran on a mobility scooter in west London. He was arrested at an address in Southall, west London, in the early hours of Thursday, the Metropolitan Police said.
When the U.S. left Afghanistan a year ago, education was one of the many casualties, especially for girls. The Taliban, going back on a promise, banned girls from public school after sixth grade. Now teachers like Sodaba Nazhand are defying the new regime and running secret schools for girls who have nowhere to go."After schools were closed for girls, I decided to provide an environment for girls in a hidden school... and we set up chairs and tables in a house so they can come and study here," said Nazhand, English language teacher and founder of Informal School for Girls.About 250 students learn math and science inside a house in Kabul, Afghanistan."It is very disappointing," said Dunya Arabzada, secondary school student, through a translator. "It is different to be in a proper school than here, but I see a lot of my classmates who can't come here, and they stay at home."In a survey of nearly 1,700 boys and girls conducted by Save the Children, 45% of all girls say they dont go to school at all, compared with only 20% of boys. In Afghanistan today, the Taliban parades through the capitol, and in southern cities like Spin Boldak near the Pakistan border, there are no schools at all for children. So, school comes to them. It's a bright-blue mobile classroom and library where boys and girls grades one through six come to watch videos, hear stories and learn English.The school is run by an organization called Pen-Path."Its very important because lots of people need education, especially girls," said Pen-Path co-founder Matiulla Wesa.Pen-Path teachers provide free lessons in two four-hour sessions every day."We try our best to educate the students," translator Mohammad Dawood said. "The situation of the country will change only if the future generation of the country is educated."The international community is demanding the Taliban re-open schools for all girls, but until then, the battle to change the world will be fought in mostly hidden classrooms."They are the same Taliban of 20 years ago, but we can't be the women of 20 years ago," Nazhand said. "We have to continue our struggle with the pen and our voices."
TikTok rolling out its Election Center to monitor paid political influencer content. Veuer’s Elizabeth Keatinge has more.
Rather than the Domino's news we are looking at how much it might cost to make your own pizza.
Nicki Minaj has slammed Britney Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline for publicly questioning the singer’s parenting abilities. During an Amp livestream, Minaj called Federline a “clown” and claimed that he was trying to break Spears down as she is now “happy” and “free”. Minaj claims that “only cowards use the media against a famous person who they once loved”. The rapper hopes that “karma” comes back around for Federline and exclaimed that Spears “loves her kids more than life itself”. The Super Freaky Girl rapper then accused Federline of trying to encourage Spears’ kids to be a part of his “nonsense”. When they look back, they’re gonna say, ‘Why, why, why did we do this?’ They’re kids. They don’t know how detrimental this is. But you know, Nicki Minaj. She ended her rant by telling Federline to “leave [Spears] the f*** alone”.
Drake is obviously nowhere near done when it comes to breaking music records, as the Canadian star has now officially become the artist with the most top five hits in Billboard chart history.
Could 'Call of Duty: Warzone 2' be on its way this November?
LeBron James has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. The contract is worth $97.1 million and includes a player option for the 2024-25 season. The extension means James is now the highest-earning player in NBA history with $532 million in guaranteed money. Despite approaching 38, James remains an All-NBA level player and the centerpiece of the Lakers’ contention hopes. James was limited to signing a two-year extension due to turning 38 in December. James will be hoping that the Lakers will be able to challenge for the title during the next two years. The Lakers missed the playoffs in 2021-2022, despite James averaging 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists.
Kimi Raikkonen makes his NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend at Watkins Glen this weekend will likely garner global attention, but competitors like Daniel Suarez seem unbothered.
It’s perfectly natural to want to procrastinate certain tasks, like folding the laundry or doing the dishes. However, putting off some tasks can have serious - and expensive - consequences. Here is a list of potential tasks you should address before they become a headache down the road. Get An Oil Change For Your Car Your car's oil is responsible for lubricating the rotating parts inside the mechanism, as well as helping cool it. When oil hasn't been changed for a while, it will begin to gel or solidify in an engine, eventually turning into sludge. This can lead to a complete engine shutdown that will require a brand new engine – or a new car – to fix. Check Your Tire Pressure Having proper tire pressure ensures your tires last longer and guarantees they make good contact with the road. You’ll also notice faster fuel consumption when your tires are low. Repair Damp Spots If you notice a damp area on your ceiling, that likely indicates that there is a pipe leak inside the wall or a leaky roof. If caught early, a repair person can simply cut a hole in the drywall, fix the leak, and place a new piece of drywall on the ceiling. However, if you ignore the leak, the water can lead to mold and mildew growth and, in more serious cases, flooding.
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Cheney loses primary for November midterm elections but promises to do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop Trump becoming presid
Liz Truss has ruled out allowing a second Scottish independence referendum during a Tory hustings in Perth. Ms Truss – who describes herself as a “child of the union” due to spending part of her childhood in Paisley – challenged the Scottish Government to improve its record rather than seeking another vote. “If I am elected as prime minister, I will not allow another independence referendum,” she said to applause from the crowd at Perth Concert Hall.
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Polio is now spreading in cities like New York, London and Jerusalem.Eric Cio-Pea is the director of global health for Northwell Health."For most people, it means check your vaccination status and make sure you're vaccinated against polio," Cio-Pea said. New York City health officials are on high alert after a recent detection of Polio virus in the city's wastewater. "We eradicated Polio from the United States using vaccination. The only reason why it's back is because some people have opted not to vaccinate either their children or themselves. There is no other way that Polio can exist in the United States, period," Cio-Pea said.Last month, a case of paralysis from Polio was identified in an unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County, 30 miles north of New York City. Dr. Jos Romero is the director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. "It's the rare case that causes paralysis, so that means there must be several hundred other cases in the community circulating before you see this one case," Romero said. The CDC says about one out of every four infected people have flu-like symptoms. It can sometimes be confused with other illnesses."That is, you know, one of the reasons why it's called a silent killer is because, you know, it's really tough to predict who's going to have that other than the fact that they're not fully vaccinated," Cio-Pea said.The CDC says roughly one in 200 infections can lead to partial or full paralysis.Between two and 10 out of 100 of those people die. For the first half of the 20th century, Polio terrified parents around the world.Experts say the virus mainly affects children under five, but any person can get it if not vaccinated. Health experts say it can spread and mutate into a harmful version of the virus in under-vaccinated communities. In Rockland County, vaccination rates are about 60%, compared with 93% nationwide. "In Rockland County, there was communities where we dropped below the acceptable vaccination rates that herd immunity was no longer protective and we started seeing cases again," Cio-Pea said.The CDC says Polio virus is very contagious and spreads through person-to-person contact, contaminated food, and unsanitary water conditions.
A man has been arrested after reportedly making violent threats against the FBU personnel online following the agency’s search warrant of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
Bryce Dallas Howard has revealed that she was paid a lot less than her 'Jurassic World' co-star Chris Pratt for her role in the franchise.
Ezra Miller has released a statement apologizing to everyone who has been “alarmed and upset” by their recent behavior. The Flash star, who uses they/them pronouns, revealed that they are getting treatment for “complex mental health issues”. They are “committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.” Miller was arrested twice in Hawaii, the first incident was for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar. While the second involved the actor allegedly striking a woman on the head. According to Variety, the actor pleaded no contest to the disorderly conduct charge and had to pay a $500 fine. A protective order was also filed against Miller by the parents of 18-year-old Tokata Iron Eyes who claim Miller groomed Tokata from the age of 12 However, Tokata has strongly denied the allegations. Miller was most recently charged with burglary in Vermont for allegedly stealing bottles of alcohol from someone's home when they were not present.
Victoria Beckham’s beauty and fashion lines make a lot of headlines, but continue to lose money for the former pop star.
'Fortnite' and 'Dragon Ball' have collided in the battle royal game.
The NBA has avoided scheduling any regular season games on the day of the midterm elections. Instead, the league's schedule for the coming season will have all 30 teams playing on Nov. 7. The NBA is hoping teams use the night as an opportunity to encourage fans to go and vote. "The scheduling decision came out of the NBA family's focus on promoting nonpartisan civic engagement and encouraging fans to make a plan to vote during midterm elections," NBA. The NBA and its players were openly involved in several election-related pushes in 2020. Players, including LeBron James, were involved in voting registration drives and other get-out-the-vote initiatives. While some teams turned their arenas into registration or voting centers.
According to NBA's Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant's Twitter, he is not contemplating retirement anytime soon. Durant tweeted he has zero interest in leaving the NBA "anytime soon".
It seems that recently everyone has become interested in healing their gut so here are 4 delicious foods that will help with this. 1. Pears. Pears contain soluble and insoluble fiber which help keep your bowels moving regularly. 2. Ginger. Ginger root contains a substance called gingerol which stimulates the digestive tract. 3. Swiss Chard. This leafy green is high in vitamins, A and K and is full of fiber which is beneficial for the bacteria in the gut. 4. Bananas. Bananas contain a soluble fiber called insulin as well as a prebiotic which feeds the bacteria in the gut.
From frustration to joy, these are scenes from Kenya after the country elected William Ruto as the new president.
NASA is preparing to send astronauts back to the Moon as part of the Artemis program, with the goal of eventually sending humans to Mars in the long term. The first spaceflight in this endeavor, Artemis-1, is expected to lift off without a crew on August 29 to fly in orbit around the Moon and back to Earth. But astronauts are already training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston for subsequent lunar missions.
DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has condemned the placing of poppy wreaths, flags and images on a nationalist bonfire in Londonderry. Sir Jeffrey described the actions as an “outrageous and offensive display of hate”, which should be “universally rejected”. He tweeted: “When this generation is told there was no alternative to violence, this is the result. “Time Michelle O’Neill gave leadership & opposed this hatred. “There was always an alternative to killing people.” The bonfire in Derry’s Bogside area displayed images of the Queen, a PSNI Land Rover as well as flags and wreaths. A large crowd gathered to watch the bonfire being lit on Monday night.
It could be a while before there is any official name change of "monkeypox from the World Health Organization. The organization is first holding an open forum on what the new name should be. This comes after criticism not only for the name but for early guidance about infection spread adding to stigma."The more our public health officials continue to only describe the epidemiology in a certain community, certain risk group, the more individuals outside that risk group continue to ignore both warning signs and harm reduction strategies," said Dr. Jason Farley, infectious disease nurse epidemiologist at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.The WHO says these name changes happen to avoid causing offense to cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups, plus to reduce harm to trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare.The WHO is one piece of this. They name diseases, but a different group of scientists the ICTV, or International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses decides the formal scientific name of the species a virus is given. That process has a long, precise set of requirements. An ICTV member tells Newsy for monkeypox, a likely species name change would still include monkey."Meanwhile, parts of the world struggle to get the monkeypox vaccine."To date, there are no vaccines that we have received as Africa for monkeypox, though we continue to engage with the relevant institutions and our partners across the world to try and get monkeypox vaccines here to the continent," said Ahmed Ogwell, acting director at the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The FDAs emergency authorization is allowing providers to fraction out doses to get more Americans vaccinated. In the meantime, the WHO is changing the process when it comes to the way they are naming their clades, which are essentially strains of the monkeypox virus. Before, they used to go first by the name of where a particular clade would first originate. Instead, now and moving forward they are naming clades in sequence as "clade I, II or III," and so on.
Moderna has just found approval for its new vaccine in the UK, so is the US far behind? Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Rapper A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault and "personally using a firearm" after allegedly shooting his former friend in November 2021.
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HBO’s House of the Dragon series has received good initial reviews, but now it has received George RR Martin’s seal of approval. House of the Dragon is a prequel to HBO’s hit TV show Game of Thrones and is inspired by Martin’s book Fire & Blood. In a recent blog post, Martin revealed he has seen all episodes of the new show and says it is “magnificent work.” "Ryan and Miguel and their amazing cast and crew have done some magnificent work," George RR Martin. The series is set two hundred years before the events of the Game of Thrones series. Martin says he collaborated closely with showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik on the show. The pair previously received an Emmy for their work directing on Game of Thrones.
Idris Elba has opened up about the challenges of making his new thriller ‘Beast’, and especially how hard it was to pretend to be fighting with an imaginary lion on set.
Ewan McGregor has ruled out a potential move to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as he doesn't want to work in another big franchise at this point in his career.
Football rivalries extend to way more than fans clashing with each other. Managers and coaches from opposing camps will often lock horns with each other, on and off the field. Here are five of the fiercest managerial rivalries in club football history. Arrigo Sacchi And Fabio Capello This rivalry is different from most managerial rivalries as it was based on individual pride rather than team encounters. Arrigo Sacchi took charge of AC Milan after Fabio Capello was relieved of his duties at the club. The Rossoneri prospered under his tutelage for four years, but he was removed after being too demanding on club funds. Sacchi was then replaced by Capello, who won the rivalry when he brought even more success to Milan. Brian Clough And Don Revie Revie’s Leeds United were the best English club in the ‘70s, but Clough’s Derby County managed to pip them to the title in ‘72. Clough’s Derby side managed to beat them to the title by a solitary point. When Revie left Leeds to manage the England national team, Clough was brought in to replace him. It is safe to say Clough wasn’t exactly fond of his new squad’s playing style, having criticized it previously. You can all throw your medals in the bin because they were not won fairly, Brian Clough. To no one’s surprise, the former Derby coach was sacked within 44 days. Arsene Wenger And Jose Mourinho As personal enemies go, they don’t get much more vicious than Wenger and Mourinho. Perhaps the most iconic line to come out of this rivalry came in 2014 when Mourinho claimed Wenger was “a specialist in failure.” The comment came after Wenger suggested some Premier League managers feared failing after playing down their title chances. "If he is right and I am afraid of failure it is because I didn’t fail many times. Eight years without silverware, that’s failure," Jose Mourinho. "He’s a specialist in failure. If I do that in Chelsea, eight years, I leave and don’t come back," Jose Mourinho. Jose Mourinho And Pep Guardiola Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola’s rivalry while they were competing in Spain is perhaps the ugliest managerial rivalry ever. It got so ugly, that Gerard Pique claims Mourinho was the reason Guardiola left Barcelona. "Mourinho in the press conference, he was every day… you know his style. I think Guardiola at some point, it was too much. It was more important what was happening off the pitch instead of on it," Gerard Pique. Sir Alex Ferguson And Arsene Wenger. Between 1996 and 2004, the Premier League title was either won by Arsenal or Manchester United. So Wenger and Ferguson repeatedly locking horns shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to anyone. When Wenger’s side completed the double over United in 2002, Ferguson called them "scrappers who rely on belligerence." Wenger responded with perhaps one of the best football put-downs ever - "everybody thinks they have the prettiest wife at home." Ferguson and Wenger won 16 Premier League titles between them.
Longtime NCAA Princeton Tigers' basketball coach and Hall of Famer Pete Carril died on Monday at the age of 92.
How strong is the world’s most powerful artificial magnetic field?
Globally, climate change-induced heat waves are becoming increasingly frequent and intense. This, in turn, can trigger various forms of emotional distress that can affect people’s mental health. One such emerging form of distress is eco-anxiety. Eco-anxiety is defined as the chronic fear of environmental doom that comes from observing climate change. Essentially, people are worried about what a changing planet means for them and future generations. According to a survey on eco-anxiety, 68% of adults experience “at least a little eco-anxiety.” Meanwhile, 48% of young people report that climate change negatively affects their daily life. Research also found that some people experience debilitating levels of eco-anxiety that limit their ability to live happy lives. "Eco-anxiety can cause severe disruption in daily life, intrude upon people's thoughts and interfere with healthy sleep," Bonnie Schneider, author and former CNN meteorologist.
Monday marks one year since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan.
The remote Icelandic community of Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago begin their Puffin Patrol season, where residents conduct nightly searches for pufflings which have flown into the local town, confused by the lights.
Author Salman Rushdie showed signs of improvement in hospital on August 14 as the man accused of stabbing him pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered over the weekend near former U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate to show their support as the FBI's investigation into whether he violated statutes under the Espionage Act continues."The search warrant, the witch hunts, we've had enough. The American people have had enough," said Maria Statts, a Trump supporter.The FBI seized several items labeled 'secret' and 'top secret' from Trump's home last Monday. Unsealed court records indicate 11 sets of classified documents were recovered.In a series of Truth Social posts, the former president called the FBI "corrupt," and claimed the search was "just the latest in a series of attempts to undermine him."Sunday on ABC, Biden White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre declined to comment on the implications of the search."It would be inappropriate for any of us, including the president or anyone in the administration, to comment on this. This is a law enforcement matter, and the Department of Justice is going to move forward as they see fit," said Jean-Pierre.The warrant directed agents to look for evidence that official records had been altered, concealed, or destroyed, all part of an ongoing Justice Department investigation into missing White House files.Earlier this year, 15 boxes of documents were returned to the National Archives. In a statement Friday, the former president claimed the remaining items had been declassified."This is going to be up to the Justice Department to make a decision about what happened here, why it happened and if it rises to the level of a crime," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar.On Sunday, comments by Democrats and Republicans were among the first reactions from members of Congress to Friday's release of the search warrant that authorized the FBI to search Mar-a-Lago."What is, to me, most disturbing here is the degree to whichit appears to be willful, on the president's part the keeping of these documents after the government was requesting them back," said Rep. Adam B. Schiff."Attorney General Garland could have gone to court to enforce the subpoena that he had, asking the court to demand that Donald Trump deliver the materials to the court. Instead, he spent nine hours in his home," said Rep. Mike Turner.On Saturday, a group of armed Trump supporters gathered outside the FBI office in Phoenix. As threats against the bureau continue to rise, the FBI has placed a protective fence around its Washington, D.C. headquarters.And Sunday afternoon, waving flags and cheering, supporters gathered near Trump's golf course in New Jersey.The affidavit that was filed with the request for the search warrant has not been made public, and legal experts say it's unlikely to be released unless criminal charges are filed in the case.
Venezuelan non-profit that offers horse-assisted therapy to children and adolescents with disabilities. Trinity Chavez has more on this story.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are planning to return to the UK in September to attend a number of charity events.
During a recent interview, Ryan Reynolds revealed how his wife Blake Lively reacted when he told her that he was buying a Welsh soccer club. Reynolds apparently “slid into” McElhenney’s DM’s as he wanted to tell him that he loves the actor’s work on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The pair quickly became friends and then McElhenney suggested that they buy the football club. Reynolds told Lively that the “really bad news is that I might have bought half of a fifth-tier national football league in Wales”. Lively’s reaction was “not good” according to Reynolds, who said that the couple is “still working through that one”. Reynolds and McElhenney officially bought Wrexham AFC in February 2021. Reynolds has previously said that McElhenney is “the best business partner”.
'Surface' is a new 8 episode mini-series that tells the story of Sophie, a woman trying to rebuild her life after a suicide attempt, but she’s struggling to try and piece together her memories of what led up to that tragic moment.
'Street Fighter 6' will feature a brand-new character called Kimberly as the street-fighter franchise prepares to launch its latest installment in 2023.
Black NFL retirees originally denied payouts in the $1 billion concussion settlement have now qualified for awards. Changes made to the settlement last year are meant to make the tests race-blind. Previously the use of “race norming” in the dementia testing made it more difficult for Black players to qualify for the award. According to a new report, nearly 650 men have had their dementia tests automatically rescored. The retirees had met the other criteria for a successful claim, including hours of validity testing to show that their lives are impaired. Nearly 250 show signs of early dementia and will receive up to $35,000 in enhanced medical testing and treatment. The new test results will add millions to the NFL's total payouts.
The NFL preseason slate kicked off on Thursday and extends throughout the weekend.
Its arms may be small, but it’s armored head to toe.
According to data compiled by FlightAware, these are the worst airports in the world for flight delays and cancellations this summer. Top 10 airports with the worst delays: 1. Toronto Pearson International Airport (Canada): 52.5%. 2. Frankfurt Airport (Germany): 45.4%. 3. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (France): 43.2%. 4. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands): 41.5%. 5. London Gatwick Airport (United Kingdom): 41.1%. 6. Heathrow Airport (United Kingdom): 40.5%. 7. Munich Airport (Germany): 40.4%. 8. Athens International Airport (Greece): 37.9%. 9. Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (Australia): 34.2%. 10. Orlando International Airport (United States): 33.4%. Top 10 worst airports for cancellations: 1. Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (China): 7.9%. 2. Newark Liberty International Airport (US): 7.4%. 3. LaGuardia Airport (US): 7%. 4. Toronto Pearson International Airport (Canada): 6.5%. 5. Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (Indonesia): 6.2%. 6. Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (Australia): 5.9%. 7. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (China): 5.2%. 8. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (US): 5%. 9. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (China): 4.6%. 10. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands): 3.9%. It may be best to opt for smaller more regional airports as there is a smaller chance of your flight being delayed or canceled.
A man who held employees hostage at a bank in the Lebanese capital has surrendered.
The Environment Agency has undertaken a fish rescue in the River Mole following a period of dry and hot conditions.
Two days after Kenya's general election, officials had yet to announce who is leading the presidential race in East Africa's regional powerhouse, as confused citizens struggled to make sense of divergent tallies from the media in a nail-bitingly close race. Viviane Wandera tells us more.
Loved ones and social justice and mental health advocates gathered Thursday to honor the life of Brianna Grier.The 28-year-old mother of two died last month after suffering injuries while in police custody.Investigators say Grier was having a mental health episode, so her family called 911. But instead of receiving help from medical professionals or social workers, the call was answered by Hancock County sheriffs deputies.Family members say they were first told that Grier kicked the door of the police cruiser open herself before falling out. However, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found the back door of the car was left open.Investigators say Grier was in handcuffs with no seatbelt on when she fell out of the moving vehicle and died six days later."Its time for Georgia to accept that Black Lives Matter in this state, and you have to account for what happens to them in the custody and care of law enforcement," said Gerald Griggs, Atlanta attorney and NAACP president.At a "March for Justice" following Griers funeral, Griggs, civil rights attorney Ben Crump and Rev. Al Sharpton all demanded answers.Advocates say deputies were not equipped to deal with Griers mental health emergency that day and that deaths like hers underscore a larger issue of whether police are properly trained and equipped to respond to these incidents. "A number of incidents are happening around the country, and the fact remains they need to be investigated to determine the veracity of the claims made by the police officers who are often involved in these matters," said Leland Hardy, founder of racialbias.org.Sharpton stood next to Griers open casket consoling her family before delivering the eulogy and demanding justice. "Does the state require that you follow the law you enforce?" Sharpton said.The Bureau is still investigating the deputies actions. The sheriff's office that arrested Grier does not currently have a behavioral health response team.In addition to calls for justice, advocates also want legislative action."She was loved, and she deserves justice, so we brought it to the only place where that could happen; thats in front of the Georgia State Capitol where we need legislative change," Griggs said.Grier's family members said Thursday they believe there is more to the story. Theyre calling on law enforcement for increased transparency and to release additional video.
It looks like someone close to the former president may have flipped. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
'Donnie Brasco' star Anne Heche is "not expected to survive" following an horrific car crash in Los Angeles last week, her family and friends have said.
It’s been revealed that former ASAP Mob member ASAP Relli is suing ASAP Rocky for allegedly shooting him last November. Rocky was arrested earlier this year over the shooting, however, he was released from jail after posting a $500,000 bond. Relli claims that Rocky lured him to an obscure location in Hollywood to “discuss a disagreement between the two of them”. Rocky supposedly “came armed with a semi-automatic handgun” and “without provocation” fired multiple shots at Relli. The rapper is facing a court hearing over the alleged shooting in August and Relli’s attorneys also claim that their civil matter will go to trial. Relli says he was left with minor injuries to his left hand and has suffered “irreparable harm to his career in the entertainment industry”.
Travis Barker is back on the road as the superstar drummer has reportedly re-joined his longtime pal Machine Gun Kelly on his ‘Mainstream Sellout’ tour despite recently going through a health scare.
Strauss Zelnick has revealed plans for the new 'Grand Theft Auto' game.
The NBA will honor 11-time champion and all-time great Bill Russell by retiring his No. 6 throughout the league. The NBA star and civil rights pioneer died on July 31 at the age of 88. Russell is the first player to have his jersey number retired across the league. "Permanently retiring his No. 6 across every NBA team ensures that Bill’s transcendent career will always be recognized," Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner. Players who currently wear No. 6, such as LeBron James, may continue to do so. However, the NBA says the number cannot be issued again. Russell was the first Black coach in any of the major US pro sports to win a championship.
Tom Brady is expected to miss multiple days of Buccaneers training camp starting with Thursday’s joint practice with the Dolphins as he deals with a personal matter.
The dramatic birth of this endangered giraffe put the entire herd to its feet. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
It may sound strange but here are three reasons why you should always visit a grocery store when traveling. 1. Learn about local culture. Going to a grocery store on vacation allows you to see the type of food popular in the area and get a glimpse into the lives of locals. 2. Discover new food and drink. Going to local grocery stores is also a great way to try local food that isn’t available in cafes, bars or restaurants. You may also grow to like an ingredient or certain type of food that you never would have tried at home. 3. Have a reason to return. Finding delicious snacks when traveling is great but it can be frustrating if they’re not available where you live. However, this just gives a reason to return to that place again.
Vice president announces nationwide curfew after security forces clashed with demonstrators in Freetown.
A beluga whale that became a French celebrity after a wrong turn took it up the Seine River had to be euthanized Wednesday after experiencing health complications during an urgent rescue operation, authorities said. The sparkling white marine mammal appeared deep inside France last week, having accidentally veered off the normal ocean migration route that takes belugas to and from Arctic waters.
As the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee year, the Royal Mint has developed a special three-coin collection honouring her reign. The set of £5 coins celebrates the Queen’s life-long service and features her signature for the first time on a UK coin. The first coin focuses on the Queen's awards and honours, the second highlights her work with charities and as a patron, while the third celebrates the Commonwealth, the ‘family of nations’ she has championed throughout her time on the throne.
The Biden administration shared some welcoming news as Americans continue to feel the strain of sky-high prices and record-setting inflation. "Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July. Zero percent," said President Joe Biden. Prices are still going up, but not as quickly as they were before. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Consumer Price Index also known as the CPI, rose 8.5% year-over-year in July. That's a significant slowdown from June's number of 9.1%. One of the biggest drivers here is falling gas prices. The average price hit $4.01 per gallon on Wednesday, down exactly $1 from the record high set in June. "I have no room for nothing, and the more prices go up, the more I have to take away from me," said Charles Anderson, an Arizona resident. Also seeing a cool-off: the price of clothing, used cars, appliances, and airline fares. But it's a different story for other necessities. The food index overall spiked 1.1% in July. We've been paying more for non-alcoholic beverages, meats, fish, eggs, and fruit. The same is true for rent, medical care, and furniture. "The price of a hotel per week is just as much as our rent payment. So, my only option is to probably sleep in my car for a month or two until I can save up some money to fix my credit," said Katie Rister, a Florida resident. Analysts are hopeful this downward trend in inflation will continue. But they warn it will stay above the Federal Reserve's 2% annual target well into next year. Making it likely the fed will keep its plans to continue hiking interest rates. Making everything from mortgages to credit debtmore expensive.
Police say the pair needed medical attention after being attacked, unprovoked. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has details.
Jennette McCurdy wants Ariana Grande to read her new memoir, ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’.
In a recent interview with Playbill, Jane Lynch cleared up rumors that she’s leaving Broadway’s Funny Girl because of Lea Michele’s recent casting. Lynch, who will have her last curtain call on Aug. 14, decided to finish early as she’s going on vacation. I have a vacation August 14th, and then I had just like five shows after that, and it's a six-hour flight, so I thought, 'Let's end it now', Jane Lynch. Lynch, who plays Mrs. Brice in Funny Girl, revealed she and Michele text and “are fine”. She is “thrilled” that Michele will be taking on the role of Fanny Brice. The former Glee star loves working with the current Fanny Brice Julie Benko and loved working with former Fanny Brice Beanie Feldstein. Lynch noted that there’s “no drama here”. Feldstein announced her departure from the role in June and it was later announced that Michele will take over the role from Sept. 6.
Things are looking up for Johnny Depp once again as the actor has reportedly signed a multiyear deal worth seven figures to continue being the face of Dior’s bestselling cologne Sauvage.
A live action 'PAC-MAN' movie is in development from Bandai Namco Entertainment and Wayfarer Studios.
FIFA are said to be considering changing the start date of this year's World Cup, according to reports. FIFA are considering the change in order to allow host nation Qatar to play the tournament's first game. Senegal vs the Netherlands was previously announced as the opening match of this year's tournament. The match was due to kick off the tournament on Nov. 21. However, FIFA are now considering moving the Qatar vs Ecuador match to Nov. 20. The change would continue the tradition of the host nation playing the first match of the World Cup, which began in 2006. The last time a host nation did not feature in the opening game was the 2002 World Cup hosted by Japan and South Korea.
For Brett Favre’s entire career, the former quarterback was known for his toughness and playing through pain. And according to him, this happened pretty often.
In recent months #blackwomentanning has been trending on TikTok. This is because people with dark skin have realized that a little bit of fake tan can help them get glowy and even-toned skin. If you’re unsure where to start then follow these tips. There are several different types of fake tan available such as tanning lotions, mouses and waters. Tanning lotions will gradually build up your tan and maintain its color if applied daily or weekly. Tanning mouse needs to be applied with a mitt, takes at least 6 to 8 hours to develop and needs to be washed off after this time. Tanning water is hydrating and mess-free and should also be applied with a mitt. It will take 4 to 6 hours to develop. You should exfoliate and shave at least 24 hours before applying a self-tanner. You should also rinse off any makeup, deodorant or lotions at least 2 hours before application. Always follow the instructions on the product to avoid getting streaks. The tan will fade in roughly four to five days but if you need to remove it tan removal products are available.
The metaverse might soon be cartoon free.
China’s military has extended its drills around Taiwan.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has vowed to retake Crimea from Russia in a presidential address to Ukrainians.
Top Republican leaders flung their support behind former US president Donald Trump on Tuesday after an extraordinary FBI raid on his palatial Florida residence sparked a political firestorm in an already bitterly divided country.
A grand jury in Mississippi has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, despite revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and an unpublished memoir by the woman, a prosecutor said Tuesday.After hearing more than seven hours of testimony from investigators and witnesses, a Leflore County grand jury last week determined there was insufficient evidence to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter, Leflore County District Attorney Dewayne Richardson said in a news release.It is now increasingly unlikely that Donham, who is now in her 80s, will ever be prosecuted for her role in the events that led to Till's lynching.The Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr., Emmett Till's cousin and the last living witness to Till's 1955 abduction, said Tuesday's news is unfortunate, but predictable."The fact remains that the people who abducted, tortured, and murdered Emmett did so in plain sight, and our American justice system was and continues to be set up in such a way that they could not be brought to justice for their heinous crimes," Parker said.An email and voicemail seeking comment from Donham's son Tom Bryant weren't immediately returned Tuesday.A group searching the basement of the Leflore County Courthouse in June discovered the unserved arrest warrant charging Donham, then-husband Roy Bryant and brother-in-law J.W. Milam in Till's abduction in 1955. While the men were arrested and acquitted on murder charges in Till's subsequent slaying, Donham, 21 at the time and 87 now, was never taken into custody.In an unpublished memoir obtained last month by The Associated Press, Donham said she was unaware of what would happen to the 14-year-old Till, who lived in Chicago and was visiting relatives in Mississippi when he was abducted, killed and tossed in a river. She accused him of making lewd comments and grabbing her while she worked alone at a family store in Money, Mississippi.Donham said in the manuscript that the men brought Till to her in the middle of the night for identification but that she tried to help the youth by denying it was him. Despite being abducted at gunpoint from a family home by Roy Bryant and Milam, the 14-year-old identified himself to the men, she claimed.Till's battered, disfigured body was found days later in a river, where it was weighted down with a heavy metal fan. The decision by his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, to open Till's casket for his funeral in Chicago demonstrated the horror of what had happened and added fuel to the civil rights movement.The Justice Department in 2004 had opened an investigation of Till's killing after it received inquiries about whether charges could be brought against anyone still living. The department said the statute of limitations had run out on any potential federal crime, but the FBI worked with state investigators to determine if state charges could be brought. In February 2007, a Mississippi grand jury declined to indict anyone, and the Justice Department announced it was closing the case.The Justice Department then reopened the investigation after a 2017 book quoted Donham as saying she lied when she claimed that Till grabbed her, whistled and made sexual advances toward her. Relatives have publicly denied that Donham recanted her allegations about Till. But federal officials announced last year that they were once again closing their investigation, saying there was "insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she lied to the FBI."Additional reporting by The Associated Press.SEE MORE: Emmett Till's Family Is Hoping They Will Finally Get Justice
A new study says we better get used to these brutal heatwaves. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.
Beyonce sent Madonna flowers and a note describing her as a "masterpiece genius" to say thank you for her work on 'Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)'.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sold 7.9 million shares of Tesla, raising $6.88 billion with the sales. This marks the first sale of Tesla shares by Musk since April when he sold 9.6 million shares and raised $8.5 billion. At the time, he had just reached a deal to buy Twitter. But he recently backed out of the deal, prompting the company to sue Musk to force him to go ahead with the purchase. Musk's filings did not disclose the reason for the stock sales. But he cited the potential need to purchase Twitter as the reason for this most recent sale. Tesla shares have lost nearly 20% of their value so far this year. "This is the last thing Tesla investors wanted to see. It's a near-term gut punch," Daniel Ives, tech analyst for Wedbush Securities.
Rachel Zegler and Lena Hall have called out Sean Bean’s comments about intimacy coordinators being used for sex scenes in movies and tv shows. Bean, who starred in Game of Thrones and Troy, said an intimacy coordinator would “inhibit” him as he claims that it’s “drawing attention to things”. I think the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone bringing it right down to a technical exercise, Sean Bean. He also claimed that his Snowpiercer co-star Lena Hall was “up for anything” when they were filming as she has a "cabaret background”. West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler told Bean that she was “extremely grateful” to the intimacy coordinator on West Side Story. She also called on Bean to “wake up” and stated that “spontaneity in intimate scenes can be unsafe”. Lena Hall said her involvement in theater “does not mean that I am up for anything” and “intimacy coordinators are a welcome addition to the set”.
Despite hitting 60 years old, action powerhouse Tom Cruise doesn’t show any signs of slowing down and together with his constant collaborator Christopher McQuarrie, he is gearing towards a series of new projects.
MultiVersus seems to have a unique plan to entice players into purchasing their Season 1 battle pass, if recent leaks are to be revealed.
Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he dislikes driving outside of F1 as he finds it “stressful.” Hamilton made the startling admission in an interview with Vanity Fair published on Aug. 8. "I just think that I find it stressful. I try not to do things that don’t add to my life," Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton told the interviewer that on normal roads, “anything can happen,” and there is “so much going on.” In the interview, Hamilton also admitted that he is considering extending his stay in F1 beyond his current contract. The seven-time world champion admitted that he still wants to secure an eighth title and still loves driving in F1. “I’m still on the mission, I’m still loving driving, I’m still being challenged by it. So I don’t really feel like I have to give it up anytime soon," Lewis Hamilton.
Tokyo Olympic medalist and backstroke world-record holder Regan Smith is going pro, leaving Stanford and moving her training to Arizona State, the swimmer announced Tuesday.
When suffering from back pain the last thing you want to do is get out of bed. However, for most people suffering from back pain, the path to relief actually involves moving through the pain. In fact, exercise is more effective for relieving lower back pain than passive approaches like medication or bed rest. Here are two easy methods to address lower back pain. Proper breathing. Practicing proper diaphragmatic breathing is the foundation of all back pain treatment. Because the diaphragm is a core muscle, practicing proper breathing can realign your spine, pelvis and rib cage. Deep breathing also decreases your body's physiological stress response and facilitates recovery. Midback rotation. Your spine is designed for rotation and when it doesn't rotate well it causes your lower back to compensate. Midback rotation exercises are good for relieving lower back pressure and creating healthy spinal movement.
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Classified material from Trump’s presidency was found at his Florida residence in February
Singer Olivia Newton-John, who gained worldwide fame as high school sweetheart Sandy in the hit musical movie "Grease," died on Monday after a 30-year battle with cancer.
Efforts to feed a dangerously thin whale that has strayed into the Seine River in France have failed so far and experts are trying to get the animal out of the river lock where it is stuck, environmentalists said. Marine conservation group Sea Shepherd France tweeted on Monday that “feeding attempts are continuing in parallel to finding a solution to get it out of the lock in the best conditions”.
The White man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery after chasing the 25-year-old Black man in a Georgia neighborhood was sentenced Monday to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime.Travis McMichael was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood in the port city of Brunswick. His punishment is largely symbolic, as McMichael was sentenced earlier this year to life without parole in a Georgia state court for Arbery's murder.Wood said McMichael had received a "fair trial.""And it's not lost on the court that it was the kind of trial that Ahmaud Arbery did not receive before he was shot and killed," the judge said.McMichael was one of three defendants convicted in February of federal hate crime charges. His father, Greg McMichael, and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan had sentencing hearings scheduled later Monday.The McMichaels armed themselves with guns and used a pickup truck to chase Arbery after he ran past their home on Feb. 23, 2020. Bryan joined the pursuit in his own truck and recorded cellphone video of McMichael blasting Arbery with a shotgun.The McMichaels told police they suspected Arbery was a burglar. Investigators determined he was unarmed and had committed no crimes.Arbery's killing on Feb. 23, 2020, became part of a larger national reckoning over racial injustice and killings of unarmed Black people including George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. Those two cases also resulted in the Justice Department bringing federal charges.Wood scheduled back-to-back hearings Monday to individually sentence each of the defendants, starting with Travis McMichael, who killed Arbery with a shotgun after the street chase initiated by his father and joined by a neighbor, who are also White.Greg McMichael and Bryan also face possible life sentences after a jury convicted them in February of federal hate crimes, concluding that they violated Arbery's civil rights and targeted him because of his race. All three men were also found guilty of attempted kidnapping, and the McMichaels face additional penalties for using firearms to commit a violent crime.A state Superior Court judge imposed life sentences for all three men in January for Arbery's murder, with both McMichaels denied any chance of parole.All three defendants have remained jailed in coastal Glynn County, in the custody of U.S. marshals, while awaiting sentencing after their federal convictions in January.Because they were first charged and convicted of murder in a state court, protocol would have them turned them over to the Georgia Department of Corrections to serve their life terms in a state prison.In a court filings last week, both Travis and Greg McMichael asked the judge to instead divert them to a federal prison, saying they won't be safe in a Georgia prison system that's the subject of a U.S. Justice Department investigation focused on violence between inmates.Arbery's family has insisted the McMichaels and Bryan should serve their sentences in a state prison, arguing a federal penitentiary wouldn't be as tough. His parents objected forcefully before the federal trial when both McMichaels sought a plea deal that would have included a request to transfer them to federal prison. The judge ended up rejecting the plea agreement.A federal judge doesn't have the authority to order the state to relinquish its lawful custody of inmates to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, said Ed Tarver, an Augusta lawyer and former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. He said the judge could request that the state corrections agency turn the defendants over to a federal prison.The McMichaels armed themselves with guns and jumped in a truck to chase Arbery after spotting him running past their home outside the port city of Brunswick on Feb. 23, 2020. Bryan joined the pursuit in his own truck, helping cut off Arbery's escape. He also recorded cellphone video of Travis McMichael shooting Arbery at close range as Arbery threw punches and grabbed at the shotgun.The McMichaels told police they suspected Arbery had been stealing from a nearby house under construction. But authorities later concluded he was unarmed and had committed no crimes. Arbery's family has long insisted he was merely out jogging.Still, more than two months passed before any charges were filed in Arbery's death. The McMichaels and Bryan were arrested only after the graphic video of the shooting leaked online and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from local police.During the February hate crimes trial, prosecutors fortified their case that Arbery's killing was motivated by racism by showing the jury roughly two dozen text messages and social media posts in which Travis McMichael and Bryan used racist slurs and made disparaging comments about Black people. A woman testified to hearing an angry rant from Greg McMichael in 2015 in which he said: "All those
Taiwan’s CDC is now conducting genome sequencing on the virus. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
John Travolta has led tributes to Olivia Newton-John, who died aged 73 and played Sandy Olsen opposite his Danny Zuko in the 1978 movie musical, 'Grease'.
Kanye West has reacted to the news that Kim Kardashian has broken up with Pete Davidson by sharing a fake New York Times story on Instagram. The fake headline says, “SKETE DAVIDSON DEAD AT THE AGE OF 28”. During Ye’s one-sided feud with the comedian, he started calling him Skete and in the music video for his song Eazy he buried Davidson alive. The subheadline for the fake news story said, “Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers”. This taking aim out how Cudi recently walked off stage when performing at Rolling Loud Miami as fans were throwing objects at him. A source close to Kardashian has supposedly told Page Six that Kardashian and Davidson have “decided to just be friends”. The former couple allegedly found it “difficult to maintain” a long-distance relationship with their “demanding schedules”.
Dua Lipa has been named an Honorary Ambassador of her native country Kosovo for being an inspiration and model for girls everywhere and for using her incredible voice and talent to leave an indelible mark all over the world.
A new Tekken game announcement is expected to come at the 2022 Game Awards, insider Geoff Knightley has teased.
Jiu-Jitsu world champion Leandro Lo has died after being shot and killed in a nightclub in Brazil, according to g1. The 33-year-old was reportedly shot at a party inside Clube Sírio in the South Zone of São Paulo. Lo was shot in the head following an argument inside the club. The suspect in the shooting is military police officer Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo, who has been arrested. Velozo was arrested after he surrendered to Internal Affairs and will be sent to Romão Gomes Prison. Lo had dominated Jiu-Jitsu since 2011 and most recently won the 2022 World Championship in California. He also won eight World Championships, eight Pan American Championships, and five World Cup gold medals.
Triple H has seized the opportunity with Vince McMahon's departure as the professional wrestling industry enters a new era.
It’s pretty incredible what citizen scientists can do with store-bought equipment.
As daunting as it can seem, learning how to successfully set clear boundaries with your friends is important. While this may seem counterintuitive, it makes you a better friend. Everyone thinks, ‘Oh, a boundary means me setting limits, creating distance. Actually, boundaries are the best way to create closeness and connection, Allison Perks, psychotherapist. By communicating with friends about what’s OK and what isn’t, you can create trust in the friendship. The path to better boundaries — and better friendships — begins with three simple steps. 1. Communicate. It's best to start that boundary-setting conversation as early as possible. It’s also helpful if the boundary-setting request is framed as confrontational. 2. Compromise. Sometimes getting a boundary set in a way that preserves the friendship means compromising. Sometimes we each have to give up exactly what we want in order to bridge the gap and come closer to the middle — if it’s at all possible, James Guay, therapist. 3. Reevaluate. Because our friendships change as we move through life, we shouldn’t expect the boundaries we set to be unchanging. [T]here’s an opportunity for promotion or demotion between those levels. That’s not necessarily a negative thing, Reshana Watson, therapist.
Gustavo Petro takes office promising to achieve peace with armed groups and to fight inequality and climate change.
China said Monday it was extending threatening military exercises surrounding Taiwan that have disrupted shipping and air traffic and substantially raised concerns about the potential for conflict in a region crucial to global trade. China has ignored calls to calm the tensions, and there was no immediate indication when it would end what amounts to a blockade. For further analysis on the heightened tensions between China and Taiwan, FRANCE 24 is joined by Jean-François Di Meglio, President of Asia Centre, Paris. Mr. Di Meglio believes the crisis will abate in the coming weeks or months because the US and China need each other. He also highlights the fact that "China is in a very difficult situation currently, both on the economic side and the diplomatic side." And so China needs the US more now than ever, explains Mr. Di Meglio.
President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday but will continue to isolate at the White House until a second negative test, his doctor said.Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote in his latest daily update that the president, "in an abundance of caution," will abide by the "strict isolation measures" in place since his "rebound" infection was detected July 30, pending a follow-up negative result.President Biden, 79, came down with the virus a second time three days after he had emerged from isolation from his initial bout with COVID-19, reported on July 21. There have been rare rebound cases documented among a small minority of those, who like President Biden, were prescribed the anti-viral medication Paxlovid, which has been proved to reduce the risk of serious illness and death from the virus among those at highest risk.O'Connor wrote that President Biden "continues to feel very well."President Biden's travel has been on hold as he awaited a negative test. He plans to visit Kentucky on Monday to view damage from catastrophic flooding and meet with families.President Biden was "doing great," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Saturday when asked about his health during her appearance in Las Vegas at a joint conference of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She said that when she speaks to the president, he tells her to "tell folks I've been working eight-plus hours a day."During his first go-around with the virus, President Biden's primary symptoms were a runny nose, fatigue and a loose cough, his doctor said at the time. During his rebound case, O'Connor said only President Biden's cough returned and had "almost completely resolved" by Friday.Regulators are still studying the prevalence and virulence of rebound cases, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in May warned doctors that it has been reported to occur within two days to eight days after initially testing negative for the virus."Limited information currently available from case reports suggests that persons treated with Paxlovid who experience COVID-19 rebound have had mild illness; there are no reports of severe disease," the agency said at the time.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.
The parents of a Sandy Hook victim say Jones’ claims led to years of harassment and death threats. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
The number of people who have crossed the English Channel in small boats so far this year has passed 18,000, Ministry of Defence figures suggest. On Saturday 337 people crossed the Channel in 10 small boats, bringing the total this year to 18,108.
Kim Kardashian is reportedly not getting back together with ex-husband Kanye West after splitting from comedian Pete Davdison after nine months of dating.
A look into some earnings numbers from Robinhood, Airbnb, Uber and Starbucks.
In her new memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Died, Jennette McCurdy detailed how she was “exploited” during her time starring in Nickelodeon tv shows. McCurdy, who starred in iCarly and Sam & Cat, revealed that her “whole childhood and adolescence was very exploited”. In the book, she described an incident where she was “photographed in a bikini at a wardrobe fitting” and “encouraged to drink alcohol”. The former actress revealed that her mom was present for some of these incidents but didn’t intervene as she believed it was part of the job. McCurdy claims that Nickelodeon failed to keep its promise of giving her a spin-off series after iCarly. She also said that after Sam & Cat was canceled Nickelodeon offered her $300,000 to keep her experiences on the shows private but she declined.
Lady Gaga has made it official. She’ll be starring opposite Joaquin Phoenix in director Todd Phillips’ sequel to 'Joker', the Oscar-winning, $1 billion-grossing, 2019 Warner Bros. hit based on the DC villain. In June, news broke that the musician was in early talks to join the sequel, which will be a musical.
The global chip shortage has caused sales of Nintendo switch to plummet.
The new Premier League season is underway, and it threw up some surprises on its first weekend. Here are three facts from the first weekend of the Premier League season. Heir To The Throne Erling Haaland became only the second Manchester City player to score a brace on his Premier League debut. The only other Manchester City player to do so was Sergio Agüero in August 2011. Mitrovi? Means Business Virgil van Dijk was dribbled past by an opponent AND conceded a penalty in the same game. This is the first time since he joined Liverpool this has happened. Aleksandar Mitrovi? was responsible for both. Double Dutch Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, only two Manchester United managers have lost their first game in charge. Louis van Gaal (2014) and Erik ten Hag (2022).
Following last week’s announcement of Kentucky’s upcoming series against Gonzaga, Dick Vitale implored John Calipari to set his sights on renewing one of college basketball’s most storied rivalries.
Many of us will be all too familiar with muscle knots. They’re sore spots that form when bands of muscle become tight and sensitive. These knots usually develop when a muscle is irritated by a new or strenuous motion. You may develop muscle knots after an intense day of exercise or if you introduce a new movement pattern to your daily workout. You don’t need to be a gym rat to be familiar with muscle knots. Hunching over a computer all day could also develop knots in your upper back and shoulders. One of the simplest solutions to the problem of muscle knots is to just wait. However, you can also help speed up the recovery process with massages, dry needling, and electrical stimulation. A simple way to help alleviate muscle knots at home is stretching. After sitting for a while, simple shoulder rolls and neck rotations can alleviate some of the tension in those muscles. A foam roller can also help to get rid of muscle pain. While they can be annoying, muscle knots are nothing to worry about. Remember, being consistent with exercise habits can help prevent knots from developing in your muscles in the first place.
It predates the cosmic dawn, when the Universe as we know it came to be.
In Pakistan, flash floods triggered by heavy rains are continuing to hit regions in the southwest.
U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre at least $4.1 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury said on Thursday.
The BBC should have further explored issues raised about radio DJ Tim Westwood during his time at the broadcaster, an internal review into allegations of sexual misconduct has concluded. The corporation has now appointed an independent barrister to lead a broader review to “fully examine” his conduct during the two decades he spent working there. It comes as police are believed to be investigating sexual assault allegations against Westwood going back four decades. The DJ, who has not been named as a suspect by the Metropolitan Police, has previously been accused of a string of sexual assaults against women and has denied any wrongdoing.
For survivor Howard Prager, being back at the scene of the Highland Park mass shooting in Illinois and playing the tuba once again, this time to honor the seven victims, is part of the grieving process."I dont know how long Im gonna feel this, but I never want to forget these people," Prager said. "I never want to forgot those injured. I never want to forget that we can stop this. A month ago, at the 4th of July parade, Prager and his klezmer band were playing a joyful yiddish tune when the mass shooting started. The band continued playing for a moment as some were running for their lives."I think it was like the orchestra and the Titanic," Prager said. "They know the ship was going down. They saw people maybe running about, but they didn't know what was happening. We didn't either."To be able to move forward and heal, Prager said he need time.A month after the 4th of July tragedy in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, the area is open to the public again, and shops are back in business. On the surface, it seems like life is back to normal.But for survivors and the community, the grieving process is only beginning.In a small church in Highwood, just a mile away from downtown Highland Park, mental health services are offered in English and Spanish for free.We offer weekly meditation and support groups in this space, and around there we have some private rooms that the church lets us use for individual therapy," said Viridiana Gonzalez, case manager at Highwood Public Library.Gonzalez and Carmen Patlan work at the Highwood Public Library across the street but have a partnership with the church.Over 50% of the Highwood population is Hispanic, and many are undocumented and living in poverty.We knew personally that a great deal of our families were at the parade," Patlan said.Patlan is the librarys executive director. Shes long been on a mission to break down the stigma around mental health among Hispanic immigrants.I came to this country undocumented," Patlan said. "I understand the feeling. Over 30 survivors came to the library for a group session the day after the shooting many of them children.They were still wearing the same clothing they were wearing the day before," Patlan said. "They didn't want to go in their pajamas because they wanted to be ready to run if necessary. The moms were just sobbing and crying and feeling at a loss with what they had witnessed and how they could comfort their children. Patlan and her mental health staff have already assisted 550 community members since the tragedy. They say they will continue to do so for as long as it is needed.Just yesterday we had a call about this person who is very in the community, and he said that he hasn't really left the house," Gonzalez said. "But just yesterday, he felt like he could call us and ask for help finally. So knowing that even after a month, we are still that a safe place for people to go. That was very meaningful and impactful to me.Back in in Highland Park, Rabbi Isaac Serotta has been working tirelessly to offer spiritual comfort to his Makom Solel Lakeside congregation. About half of the Highland Park population is Jewish, and five of the seven victims were either Jewish or part of Jewish families. One of them, Katherine Goldstein, was a member of the Makom Solel Lakeside synogogue. "Katie was one of the nicest, sweetest, most gentle people that you would ever have the pleasure of meeting," Rabbi Serotta said.Rabbi Serotta says part of his job as a faith leader is to give people permission to mourn."Part of it is not using that word healing yet, not that much," Rabbi Serotta said. "I think that it's still very raw for people, and in some sense, people need to be told it's okay to not get over this. That in fact, our tradition teaches us that you don't get over loss anyway, you get through it."The rabbi says everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time, and for some, the trauma might never fully go away.But, many people in Highland Park and beyond feel fortunate that the community is united, and people are leaning on each other to find a way forward.
One of the people charged in the shooting and robbery of Lady Gaga's dog walker in Los Angeles was sentenced to four years in prison. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
Queen Elizabeth is mourning the loss of her childhood friend.
Data suggests that 80% of money managers in China intend to enter the ETF space.
Batgirl star Leslie Grace has thanked fans for their support after Warner Bros. Discovery announced it will no longer be releasing the HBO Max movie. In an Instagram post with behind-the-scenes photos from shooting the movie, Grace praised the work of the movie’s cast and crew. She is “proud of the love, hard work and intention all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland”. Grace said she feels “blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime”. She thanked Batgirl fans for their “love and belief” and for allowing her to “take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, ‘my own damn hero!’”. In a joint statement, directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah said they were “saddened and shocked” to hear that audiences won’t get to see the movie.
Congratulations are in order for Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend as the lovely couple is expecting their rainbow baby after suffering a pregnancy loss nearly two years ago.
Microsoft says there is "nothing unique" about Activision and claims that there are no "must have" titles in their collection.
A Russian court has sentenced WNBA player Brittney Griner to nine years in prison. Griner had been prepared for a harsh sentence, according to sources close to the player. Griner and her supporters hope that the conclusion of her trial will accelerate negotiations for a prisoner swap. Griner was arrested on Feb. 17 for bringing Cannabis into the country with a guilty verdict considered a foregone conclusion. Griner was also fined 1 million rubles ($16,700) by Judge Anna Sotnikova for intentionally breaking the law. Griner’s defense lawyers said that they would appeal the decision, saying the court had ignored Griner’s guilty plea. WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert and NBA commissioner Adam Silver called the decision "unjustified and unfortunate."
Ohio State coach Ryan Day and his wife Nina donated $1 million to The Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine to fund mental health research.
Astronomers were searching for the building blocks of life in a giant dust cloud at the Milky Way's center, but discovered a bunch of fruity space booze instead.
Next time you go to slice up an avocado for your morning avocado and toast, you should think twice about which knife you grab. Believe it or not, using a metal knife to cut an avocado could be your biggest home cooking mistake. According to experts, slicing an avocado with a stainless steel knife will speed up the browning process. This is because they contain copper and iron, which activate enzymes in avocados and cause them to brown. This process is known as "oxidation" and occurs when a molecule is exposed to increased levels of oxygen. To prevent this from happening, it is recommended that you use a plastic or ceramic knife to cut your avocados. This simple change will help let your avocados last longer and also taste much better.
Biden has signed a new executive order - aimed at making it easier for women to travel between states to get abortion.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in more than 25 years. While her visit courted Beijing's wrath, Pelosi said that she and other members of Congress in her delegation showed they will not abandon their commitment to the self-governing island. For further analysis on the visit that has heightened tensions with China, FRANCE 24 is joined by Paul Jobin, Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He was very moved by Pelosi's press conference this morning, stating, "I think she sent very clear messages of very strong support to Taiwan and I guess this went straight to the heart of the majority of the Taiwanese people."
There aren’t enough medium to low-income homes on the market and landlords could be to blame. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Householders in parts of England are to see hosepipe bans come into force as months of dry conditions push the country towards drought.
Abortion in Kansas will remain legal and protected by the state constitution. "It should be up to the person; up to the woman and not up to the state," said Kathy, a Kansas voter. She told Newsy she's lived in Kansas her entire life and her vote was not so much about abortion as it was to support women. "We're focused on the fact that women have a right. That's my concern. What do you do with your body not my business, but yours, between you and your husband? That's what's important. And the fact that as a woman you should have that right," Kathy said.The result itself is noteworthy, and the nearly 18-point margin is even more so considering Kansas's conservative roots and its deep ties to the anti-abortion movement. Ashley All is the director of communications at Kansans For Constitutional Freedom."A coalition of voters across the political spectrum came together today and voted no. They voted no to protect their neighbors. And they voted no on changing the constitution," All said. It's a resounding rejection of a Republican-led effort to further tighten restrictions on abortion or ban the procedure altogether. It was the first time voters anywhere in the nation weighed in on the issue since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. And even though Kansas is just one state, it's a deep red one. Voters haven't sent a Democrat to the Senate in almost nine decades. And the Republican-controlled legislature has a supermajority. Some of the counties that voted "no" on removing constitutional protections for abortion backed Donald Trump as president in 2020; including areas near Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City. The results in Kansas stoked Republican fears that other anti-abortion measures will be hit next. Two of them are up for a vote in Kentucky and Montana in November. Analysts say Republican hopes for muted Democratic enthusiasm and turnout in the midterms might be dashed, dooming many state-level officials as candidates who back abortion bans and restrictions.
Brad Pitt mused he cries about time moving fast as he called his daughter Zahara smart.
$190 million worth of tokens was drained from the Nomad token bridge.
South Korea’s defense minister has revealed that BTS may still be able to perform while carrying out their mandatory military service. In South Korea, all able-bodied men must enlist for two years of military service before the age of 28. Minister Lee Jeong-seop recently said that the boyband “could enlist in the military and still be given time to practice and perform overseas”. The Ministry of National Defence has reviewed [the issue of BTS’ enlistment] in consideration of maintaining fairness, equity, and military service resources, and they could be able to continue performing for national interests, Lee Jeong-seop, South Korean Defence Minister. The country’s parliament is currently debating a bill that could allow celebrities to serve an alternative form of service as arts personnel. BTS are currently taking a temporary break, with some members such as rapper J-Hope, working on their own solo projects.
Kanye Ye West is blasting sports apparel brand Adidas for apparently putting out products under the Yeezy line without the rapper’s approval.
New details have emerged about 'FIFA 23' and its Career Mode.
Williams Racing have confirmed that Alex Albon has signed a new multi-year deal with the team. The new deal will see Albon race for the team for the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship season and beyond. Albon says he is excited to be staying with the team and looks forward to seeing what they can achieve together. "The team is pushing hard to progress, and I am really motivated to continue this journey and further develop our learnings together," Alex Albon. Williams CEO and Team Principal Jost Capito described Albon as a “tremendous driver.” Capito added that the Thai driver brings “a great blend of skill and insightful learnings” to the team.
Manager Erik ten Hag disapproves of Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to leave Old Trafford during Man United's match with Rayo Vallecano branding it as "unacceptable."
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Getting up early for school is the bane of many teenagers' lives. However, a new study suggests that starting the school day later and letting them sleep in can improve their mood. This, in turn, can have a positive impact on their academic performance. Researchers in Brazil shifted a school's starting time by one hour to monitor students' sleep and emotional health. Overall, the students reported feeling less depressed, angry and fatigued at school. Our circadian rhythm changes significantly during adolescence and can make it hard for teens to stay awake in the morning. Before puberty, the body induces sleepiness at around 8-9pm, but when puberty begins, this rhythm shifts to 10-11pm. As the circadian rhythm naturally encourages teenagers to stay up later into the evening, it's harder for them to wake up. Therefore, changing school start times would be the best strategy to tackle adolescent sleep deprivation.
Defence lawyer says Griner hopes a prisoner swap would enable her to go home.
Taiwan president's Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday thanked visiting U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi for her concrete actions to support Taiwan at this critical moment and said the island will not back down in the face of heightened military threats. France 24 Oliver Farry tells us more.
Archie Battersbee's family have lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court on the day his life support was due to end. It comes after Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee made an application to the UN Committee to review Archie’s case. Here is a look at the timeline of Archie's case so far.
Fighting back tears and finally given the chance to confront conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the parents of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting described being put through a "living hell" of death threats, harassment and ongoing trauma over the last decade caused by Jones using his media platforms to push claims that it was all a hoax.Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose son Jesse was killed at Sandy Hook, took the witness stand Tuesday on the final day of testimony in the two-week defamation damages trial against Jones and his media company Free Speech Systems. They are seeking at least $150 million damages.In a gripping exchange, Lewis spoke directly to Jones, who was sitting about 10 feet away. Earlier that day, Jones was on his broadcast program telling his audience that Heslin is "slow" and being manipulated by bad people."I am a mother first and foremost and I know you are a father. My son existed," Lewis said to Jones. "I am not deep state... I know you know that... And yet you're going to leave this courthouse and say it again on your show."At one point, Lewis asked Jones: "Do you think I'm an actor?""No, I don't think you're an actor," Jones responded before the judge admonished him to be quiet until called to testify.Lewis continued trying to impress on Jones that the Sandy Hook shooting and trauma inflicted in the decade since then was real."It seems so incredible to me that we have to do this that we have to implore you, to punish you to get you to stop lying," Lewis said. "I am so glad this day is here. I'm actually relieved. And grateful... that I got to say all this to you."Jones visibly shook his head several times while Scarlett Lewis was addressing him.Heslin and Lewis are among several Sandy Hook families who have filed several lawsuits alleging that Sandy Hook hoax claims pushed by Jones have led to years of abuse by Jones and his followers.Heslin and Lewis both said they fear for their lives and have been confronted by strangers at home and on the street. Heslin said his home and car have been shot at. The jury heard a death threat sent via telephone message to another Sandy Hook family."I can't even describe the last nine and a half years, the living hell that I and others have had to endure because of the recklessness and negligence of Alex Jones," Heslin said.Scarlett Lewis also described threatening emails that seemed to have uncovered deep details of her personal life."It's fear for your life," Scarlett Lewis said. "You don't know what they were going to do."Heslin said he didn't know if the Sandy Hook hoax conspiracy theory originated with Jones, but it was Jones who "lit the match and started the fire" with an online platform and broadcast that reached millions worldwide."What was said about me and Sandy Hook itself resonates around the world," Heslin said. "As time went on, I truly realized how dangerous it was."Jones skipped Heslin's morning testimony while he was on his show a move Heslin dismissed as "cowardly" but arrived in the courtroom for part of Scarlett Lewis' testimony. He was accompanied by several private security guards."Today is very important to me and it's been a long time coming... to face Alex Jones for what he said and did to me. To restore the honor and legacy of my son," Heslin said when Jones wasn't there.Heslin told the jury about holding his son with a bullet hole through his head, even describing the extent of the damage to his son's body. A key segment of the case is a 2017 Infowars broadcast that said Heslin didn't hold his son.The jury was shown a school picture of a smiling Jesse taken two weeks before he was killed. The parents didn't receive the photo until after the shooting. They described how Jesse was known for telling classmates to "run!" which likely saved lives.An apology from Jones wouldn't be good enough, the parents said."Alex started this fight," Heslin said, "and I'll finish this fight."Jones later took the stand himself, initially being combative with the judge who had asked him to answer his own attorney's question. Jones testified he had long wanted to apologize to the plaintiffs."I never intentionally tried to hurt you. I never said your name until this came to court," Jones said. "The internet had questions, I had questions."Heslin and Lewis suffer from a form of post-traumatic stress disorder that comes from constant trauma, similar to that endured by soldiers in war zones or child abuse victims, a forensic psychologist who studied their cases and met with them testified Monday.Jones has portrayed the lawsuit against him as an attack on his First Amendment rights.At stake in the trial is how much Jones will pay.
Polio was found in New York suburb wastewater a month before health officials confirmed a case in July. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
Princess Charlotte, seven, was a surprise spectator at the Commonwealth Games swimming events on Tuesday (02.08.22).
Brad Pitt made headlines recently for wearing a brown skirt by Haans Nicholas Mott to the German premiere of his new movie Bullet Train. During the LA premiere of Bullet Train, Brad Pitt explained why he chose to wear a skirt to the Berlin premiere. When asked about the inspiration behind the iconic look Pitt said, “I don’t know! We’re all going to die, so let’s mess it up”. The star received mixed feedback for the outfit on social media. Some people praised him for the genderfluid fashion move, while others compared it to an elderly woman’s closet. Bullet Train was directed by David Leitch and sees Pitt star alongside Bad Bunny, Joey King and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Pitt plays the role of a hitman who fights several dangerous killers on a train and the group makes an interesting discovery about their assignments.
Colin Farrell can’t wait to transform back into Gotham City menace, The Penguin. ‘The Batman’ scene-stealing star revealed that it was so much fun playing the nightclub owner-slash-mob boss baddie in Matt Reeves’ brooding epic superhero film, however he won’t be joined by the film’s director.
Rumour has it EA has started developing a 'Black Panther' game.
Tiger Woods turned down an offer between $700 million and $800 million to join the LIV Golf Invitational Series. The figure was confirmed by LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman in an episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight. Norman said the tour approached Woods before he became CEO. "Look, Tiger is a needle mover, right? So, of course you're got to look at the best of the best. They had originally approached Tiger before I became CEO. That number is somewhere in that neighborhood," Greg Norman, CEO Of LIV Golf. Woods has been one of the most outspoken supporters of the PGA Tour during its ongoing battle with LIV Golf. Woods has been critical of players who have left the PGA Tour for the tour financed by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. The tour has lured several past major champions away from the PGA Tour with guaranteed contracts worth millions. These include players such as Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka.
The National Women's Soccer League is reportedly facing financial difficulties as one of its biggest sponsors, the cryptocurrency platform Voyager Digital, has filed for bankruptcy.
Find out if whispering sweet nothings to your leafy friends encourages them to grow faster.
The start of a new school year can be an expensive time for parents. however, there are ways to save money while ensuring your kids have everything they need. 1. Check last year’s supplies. Avoid buying things your child already has by going through their school supplies from last year to see what can be reused. 2. Shop secondhand. Kids grow out of clothes quickly but there are plenty of amazing options for them at secondhand stores like Goodwill. 3. Stick with basic school supplies. Avoid buying trendy school supplies with your child’s favorite celebrity or tv character on them. They may lose interest in them soon and basic school supplies are usually significantly cheaper. 4. Look for discounts on social media. It is worth following your favorite companies on social media as many of them provide discounts during back-to-school season.
US President Joe Biden announces Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed in a US drone strike in Kabul.
British Airways has reportedly suspended selling short-haul flights from Heathrow for at least a week. Tens of thousands of flights have already been cancelled this summer as the industry struggles to cope with the demand for air travel amid staffing shortages.
Iraqi security forces were on high alert in Baghdad on Monday (August 1) as tensions soared after rivals of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr, whose supporters are occupying the parliament, called for counter-demonstrations.
Congress is desperately trying to put out a political fire that has many questioning their commitment to American veterans. Mindy Beyer is a former Marine Corps officer."I was I was appalled," Beyer said. It's a sentiment shared by many who've served after 25 Republican senators blocked a bill to extend healthcare benefits for the millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Democrats are already blaming Republicans for any delays in veteran care. Still, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer assured veterans a re-vote on the PACT Act will happen this week. But Republicans like Senator Pat Toomey say Democrats are using the PACT act as a "vehicle for massive unrelated spending binge" something he says adds up to the tune of $400 billion in mandatory spending. "This is the oldest trick in Washington. People take a sympathetic group of Americans and it could be children with an illness. It could be victims of crime. It could be veterans who've been exposed to toxic chemicals, craft a bill to address their problems and then sneak in something completely unrelated that they know could never pass on its own and dare Republicans to do anything about it," Toomey said. Republicans want an amendment to the PACT act that would cap what can be spent each cycle. But the head of the VA says that would have drastic results for future care. Denis McDonough is the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs."If his estimations are wrong about what we'll spend in any given year, that means that we may have to ration care for veterans. And by the way, that's not something I'll sign up to," McDonough said. It's a claim Senator Toomey denies; saying in part, "nothing in my amendment results in one dime reduction in spending for health care or other benefits for veterans." Some Senate Republicans are working fast to wrap up the back-and-forth and change that narrative. On Sunday, Senator Jerry Moran tweeted in part, "the most important business before the United States Senate is passing the PACT act for our nation's veterans," and hoped to get the bill passed "as quickly as possible." Still, advocacy groups, like the Veterans of Foreign Wars, warn lawmakers it "will hold them accountable if they fail to honor their promise." In the meantime, veterans advocates are staying on the steps of Congress. And they encourage lawmakers to stay inside and pass the PACT act. "Keep the lights on, keep the doors open and don't leave here tonight until you do the right thing by these folks. Simple as that, don't make this harder than it is," said comedian Jon Stewart.
The shortest day earth ever saw was June 29th, 2022. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
Hollywood actor Kevin Bacon has insisted he's pleased fans are still devoted to his hit 1984 film Footloose almost 40 years after it took cinemas by storm.
Dua Lipa has apologized to fans after someone allegedly set off unauthorized fireworks during her concert in Toronto. In a statement, Lipa said that she is “deeply sorry for anyone who was scared, felt unsafe or whose enjoyment of the show was affected in any way”. Creating a safe and inclusive space at my shows is always my first priority, and my team and I are just as shocked and confused by the events as you all are, Dua Lipa. She then revealed that authorities are currently investigating the incident and “working hard to find out how this incident occurred”. The fireworks were allegedly thrown during the final song after the confetti had been released and many people thought it was just part of the show. The singer is currently on the world tour for her 2020 album Future Nostalgia which features songs such as Don’t Start Now and Levitating.
Ron Howard’s new film ‘Thirteen Lives’, about the Tham Luang cave rescue, is the most elaborate attempt yet at giving the Hollywood treatment to one of the most dangerous rescue missions in recent memory. Apparently, they did such a good job that even stars like Colin Farrell were terrified by the experience.
‘Season: A Letter to the Future’ has been delayed.
Donald Trump has defended his decision to host the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series at his golf course in New Jersey. Trump has been heavily criticized by the families of 9/11 victims for hosting the tour at his Bedminster golf course. In an interview with ESPN, Trump defended his decision to host the tour by claiming “nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11.” "Well, nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately, and they should have as to the maniacs that did that horrible thing to our city, to our country, to our world," Donald Trump. The former president then attempted to put a positive spin on the event by saying they were raising money for charity. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers who were involved in the 9/11 attacks were Saudi nationals. In a 2016 interview on Fox News, Trump said that it was Saudi Arabia who was to blame for the 9/11 attacks. "It wasn’t the Iraqis — it was Saudi. Take a look at Saudi Arabia. Open the documents," Donald Trump.
As the MLB trade deadline approaches teams are out in the market making moves, namely, the San Diego Padres.
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If the summer temps and humidity are messing with your sleep, you’re not alone. The rise in temperature and changes in sunset and sunrise affect sleep duration and quality, Carleara Weiss, PhD, sleep consultant in private practice. Here are 4 tips to chill out and sleep well, even on the hottest nights of summer. Keep the blinds closed during the day. To regulate temperature, try closing the blinds to reduce heat buildup during the day. When closed, insulated cellular shades can slash solar heat that comes through windows by up to 60 percent. Avoid exercise and heavy meals before bed. Winding down mentally and physically can aid your body as it tries to cool down physiologically. Try to avoid stressful activities, heavy meals, and intense exercise in the evening, since they make our bodies feel hotter, Dr. Raymann, sleep technology researcher. Use a Dehumidifier or a fan. If you don’t have AC place a bowl with cold water and ice in your bedroom. Position a fan behind it will amplify it's cooling effects. If you live in an area where it’s hot and humid, try to keep the humidity at or below 50-60% using a dehumidifier. Shower Before Bed. It may sound counterintuitive, but a warm or lukewarm shower one to two hours before bed can significantly improve sleep. A shower before bedtime can trigger a natural cooldown effect.
Authorities in Italy are being overwhelmed by a flood of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers landing on Lampedusa in t
As monkeypox case numbers skyrocket across the U.S., alarm bells are growing louder. The Biden administration may declare monkeypox a public health emergency as soon as Friday, according to Politico. The move would open up more dedicated funding and staff for the Department of Health and Human Services. But for some, its too little, too late. I think the outbreak can still be contained but will take dramatic action on the part of federal authorities helping to get vaccines and treatment out to people quickly," said Monkeypox patient Kyle Planck. "I think there was a window in early May and June to control it that we missed and now it's a lot larger of a problem than we would hope. According to the CDC there have been more than 4,600 confirmed monkeypox cases here in the U.S. The epicenter is New York, with more than 1,200 cases. California, Illinois and Florida also have high case numbers. The monkeypox virus mainly spreads through skin-on-skin contact. The vast majority of cases have been reported in men who have sex with men. But anyone can become infected with direct exposure, including children. The CDC says at least two kids in the U.S. have tested positive. Concerns about transmission are growing. Available monkeypox vaccine doses are hard to come by. And advocates say distribution of the vaccines we do have has been poorly managed. This is a failure once again of our public health system," said California state Senator Scott Weiner. "Our public health system failed with HIV in the 1980s. It failed in so many ways with COVID, and it's failing again."
Scientists hope to find an injectable cure for inherited heart diseases after a team from the UK, the US and Singapore received a £30 million grant for research. CureHeart hopes to develop cures for the diseases using gene therapy techniques that could silence or edit the faulty genes that cause the deadly conditions. Inherited heart conditions can cause the heart to stop suddenly or over time, often killing young people in their prime. Every week 12 people under the age of 35 die because of the conditions, which also account for around half of heart transplants. The £30 million grant from the British Heart Foundation will help progress research into CureHeart's treatments.
French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for talks in Paris on Thursday, defying criticism that the invitation is deeply inappropriate barely four years after the murder by Saudi agents of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A fourth person has been seemingly cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant to cure his leukemia. Veuer’s Johana Restrepo has more.
Angelina Jolie’s lawyers were reportedly considering serving Brad Pitt a subpoena at Hollywood’s SAG Awards.
Drake has responded to the backlash he received after Twitter account @CelebJets reported that he took a 14-minute flight on his private jet. The 38-mile journey from Toronto to Hamilton used 402 gallons of fuel and emitted 4 tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The Canadian rapper was heavily criticized for the journey on social media, with one person tweeting that Drake is “part of the problem”. Drake commented under a post by Real Toronto Newz on Instagram, clarifying the short journey. This is just them moving planes to whatever airport they are being stored at for anyone who was interested in the logistics, Drake. The God’s Plan rapper ended the post by revealing that “nobody takes that flight”. This comes after Kylie Jenner recently faced backlash for several short trips she supposedly took on her private jet.
Shawn Mendes has decided to cancel all the rest of the shows on his ‘Wonder World Tour’ as he continues to focus on his mental health.
Gaming duration has no link to levels of well-being, study from the Oxford Internet Institute, contradicting a 2020 study.
Lewis Hamilton has described racing Sebastian Vettel as “an honour” following Vettel’s decision to retire from Formula 1. In a message posted on Instagram, Hamilton thanked the German driver for leaving the sport in a better place than he found it. @sebastianvettel it's been an honour to call you a competitor and an even greater honour to call you my friend. You're leaving this sport better than you found it which is always the goal, Lewis Hamilton. Vettel announced his plans to retire from Formula 1 at the end of the season on July 28 after 15 years in the sport. Vettel will leave the sport sitting third on the all-time list of Grand Prix winners, with 53 victories. Putting him behind only Hamilton (103) and Michael Schumacher (91) in the all-time standings. The 35-year-old also has four Drivers’ World Championships titles to his name, the fourth highest of any driver.
Rival executives believe all signs are pointed to Juan Soto heading to the Padres.
Taking vitamin D supplements to protect your bones isn't necessary if you are a healthy adult, according to a new study. The research shows that taking supplemental vitamin D3 did not reduce the risk of hip, wrist or pelvic fractures. However, the study's results would not apply to people with a severe vitamin D deficiency, low bone mass, or osteoporosis. The study also doesn't apply to those in nursing homes because of the unique factors of their living environments. "They may not get out to get sunlight exposure to their skin or have good nutrition, both major sources of activation of vitamin D," Dr. Meryl LeBoff, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Vitamin D is needed by the body to fully absorb calcium from the intestines. The vitamin also plays a role in immune health, brain cell activity and how muscles function.
The distant reaches of our solar system have always been poorly understood, but a new theory may shed some light.
Demonstrators pull back after storming Iraq's parliament, in protest at the nomination of a new Prime Minister.
Volodymyr Zelensky has said he does not want Boris Johnson to “disappear” after he stands down as Prime Minister. The Ukrainian president made his remarks during an interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored, where he appeared alongside his wife, First Lady Olena Zelenska. Piers Morgan Uncensored is on TalkTV, Monday to Thursday, 8pm (Sky 526, Virgin Media 627, Freeview 237, Freesat 217 and Sky Glass 508) and live and on demand on the TalkTV app, at Talk.TV and on YouTube.
Firefighters finally started to control California's largest wildfire so far this year, halting its eastward expansion toward nearby Yosemite National Park while thousands of people remained under evacuation orders. The Oak Fire had expanded rapidly after it began on Friday, overwhelming the initial deployment of firefighters, as extremely hot and dry weather fueled its galloping pace through dry forest and underbrush.
Days after the end of an explosive summer series of January 6th Committee hearings, there are new signs the Department of Justice is stepping up its own investigation into the infamous day and closing in on former President Donald Trump."We intend to hold everyone, anyone who was criminally responsible for the events surrounding January 6, for any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another, accountable; that's what we do. We don't pay any attention to other issues with respect to that," said Attorney General Merrick Garland.The Washington Post reported investigators have questioned witnesses about Trump's behavior in front of a federal grand jury. Among them, Marc Short, former chief of staff to then Vice President Mike Pence."I can confirm I did receive a subpoena for a federal grand jury, and I did comply with that subpoena," said Short.Of interest to the Justice Department is a Trump-backed plan to substitute fake electors from key states won by Joe Biden. The far-fetched scheme was laid out in stunning detail during a committee hearing in June, where vice chair Liz Cheney detailed an unsuccessful attempt by members of Trump's justice department to send a letter casting doubt on President Biden's victory in Georgia."The letter also said this: 'In light of these developments, the Department recommends that the Georgia General Assembly should convene in special session' ... and consider approving a new slate of electors. And indicates that a separate ... 'fake slate of electors supporting Donald Trump has already been transmitted to Washington, D.C.'," Rep. Liz Cheney read from committee-obtained documents in their June 23rd public hearing.But the committee has shied away from saying it wants to push the Biden Justice Department to pursue charges in the fake electors scheme. Committee member Jamie Raskin deflected on that question in a Newsy interview last week"The DOJ has a lot more resources than we do to collect evidence and that, of course, is the major business they're involved in. So, I don't think we really gave them a lot that they didn't already have, or at least they didn't have the capacity to get," said Raskin.Pressure on the department is coming not only from the public hearings but also a separate criminal investigation in Georgia, where prosecutors have taken a series of eye-catching steps in recent weeks related to Trump's efforts to overturn election results in the state, including sending subpoenas to Georgia congressman Jody Hice, and compelling Rudy Giuliani to testify.All while the select committee continues its work, planning to resume public hearings in September. "Obviously, we have two different interests; ours is to get to the bottom of what happened, put out recommendations... the Department of Justice needs to look at any possible criminality. I just have to ask, what have they been doing for the last year and a half?" said Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
The president is losing support among his party fast. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Tony Dow has died aged 77 – two days after false reports he had passed away.
In an excerpt from her new book, Audrina Patridge revealed that she was “humiliated” by Justin Timberlake at the 2007 MTV VMAs. Patridge and her The Hills costars Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port had an awkward interaction with Timberlake while presenting him with an award. The reality tv star said Conrad and Port were “beyond excited” when the singer won the Male Artist of the year award as they were “superfans”. however, Timberlake's music wasn't Patridge's favorite so she “couldn’t have cared less”. Partridge said Timberlake wouldn’t accept the award from them so Timbaland came on stage and presented it to the singer. Patridge wrote that her costars were “devasted” and she was “annoyed at his rude, diva behavior”.
‘The Lord of the Rings: Gollum’ has been delayed by a “few months”.
Tom Brady has revealed what he thinks is his biggest parenting struggle and it has got everybody talking. Speaking on the 'Drive With Jim Farley' podcast, Brady said he thinks being rich has made his job of being a parent harder. The 44-year-old believes his and wife Gisele Bündchen’s wealth is the “hardest thing” about raising their children. Brady, a father of three, says his $250 million net worth makes it challenging to give their children a realistic childhood. Brady says he has to remind his children that the lives they live are not the same as everyone else. "We have people that clean for us. We have people that make our food. We have people that drive us to the airport if we need that .… We get off a plane and there’s people waiting there for us and we get ushered in," Tom Brady. Brady recently signed a 10-year sportscasting contract with Fox Sports for $375 million. Gisele Bündchen has a net worth of $400 million as one of the highest-paid models in the world.
The U.S. has offered an exchange to Russia to bring Brittney Griner home.
Mars is covered in stunning features, but nothing quite compares to the massive Martian mountain Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system.
While going on vacation can be invigorating and restorative, it can also be grueling. Hauling yourself and your stuff around on holiday can take a real toll on your body. Fortunately, there are numerous strategies and accessories to make traveling easier. Here are four tips to help you on your next trip. Get the Best Seat You Can If you’ve got the miles or money to invest in an upgrade on a long flight, your body will thank you. If you can’t afford a lie-flat seat, paying a few extra dollars for some extra legroom is almost always worth it. Choose Your Flights Carefully Avoid booking really early flights and tight connections that might require a sprint through the airport. Book a Hotel with an Elevator If you find climbing stairs challenging, make sure your lodging offers elevators to all floors. Eat Carefully Though sampling new flavors is part of the fun when on holiday, a sudden change in diet can wreak havoc on your digestive system. Maybe start out your trip with familiar foods to avoid stomach trouble, and then introduce less familiar dishes gradually.
Roscosmos chief says space agency will focus on creating its own orbital outpost as it exits multilateral project.
The World Health Organisation has declared that the monkeypox outbreak, which has infected more than 17,000 people in at least 75 countries, is a public health emergency of international concern. Here, Professor Chloe Orkin, Professor of HIV medicine at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, explains some of the key things you need to know about the disease and its impact. Prof Orkin talks through the disease's symptoms and treatment, what might have caused it to spread internationally, and the need to destigmatise public health messaging about the disease.
Putin continues his violent campaign in Ukraine. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Before the U.S. sent Ukraine the first pallet of what would become about $8 billion in weapons and military equipment, officials had high level discussions about whether these arms could fall into the wrong hands. Three government sources familiar with the transfers now tell Newsy that although they support Ukraine's defense, that fear remains. One source said U.S. officials calculated that Ukraine needs the weapons so urgently, it reduces the risk of stockpiles being misused. But analyst Elias Yousif says weapons tend to outlive wars, even long ones. Yousif is a conventional defense research analyst at Stimson Center. "The real concern may be when the conflict comes to an end, which eventually it will, and when the demand by the Ukrainians diminishes, it may increase the incentive to find alternative markets for these systems," Yousif said. Analysts worry that bad actors, like terrorists, could acquire anything from portable, anti-aircraft Stinger missiles to small arms, which are harder to track. Just last month, a Homeland Security bulletin warned that a pro-al-Qaida magazine was encouraging followers to travel to Ukraine "for training and weapons to use in attacks against the West." Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov says that some weapons have GPS trackers, which a source in the intelligence community confirmed, and that the country is using a NATO logistics system to monitor weapons. "This process was already underway but we are happy to expand and increase its tempo to ensure the comfort of our partners," said Oleksii Reznikov, the defense minister of Ukraine. Ukraine has erected a temporary special commission to keep track of weapons and equipment. But Jonah Leff, director of operations at Conflict Armament Research, which traces the movements of illicit arms, says that's not enough. NEWSY'S SASHA INGBER: Ukraine's special commission to monitor these weapons is supposed to last for about a year. Is that enough time?JONAH LEE: A year is quite a short time for any monitoring of weapons, especially those that are so valued. The proliferation or diversion of weapons can take place any time after a conflict ends. So it's important that any group that's assembled to ensure proper management of weapons continues that work really indefinitely.President Zelenskyy last week began a campaign against treason and collaboration with Russia. Iain Overton,says the risk of smuggled weapons would come from potentially corrupt Ukrainians and entrepreneurial Russians. He's the executive director of Action on Armed Violence, an organization that investigates its causes. And he spoke about what happened to Russian weapons in the port city of Odessa, a year after Russia first invaded Ukraine in 2014: "There I began to investigate a port called Oktyabrsk, which was run at the time by a former Soviet naval commander, had links to cronies, associates of President Putin. And it seemed that weaponry systems, even in the height of this proxy war with Russia, were still coming through Ukraine on trains, arriving to Oktyabrsk and then being pushed out from there in naval ships down to places like Syria and other locations in Africa and South America."He says Russia has something to gain, if Western weapons enter the black market and then surface in attacks outside of Ukraine. "The Russian state itself, fighting a disinformation war, may seek to place weapons seized from the Ukrainian forces, perhaps donated by NATO, and these may be sold on in order to create the propaganda of the deed. Because if a NATO donated weaponry system was found to have been used in, let's say, Nairobi by Salafist jihadists to take down an airline jet, then that would be a not only an act of terrible terror, but it would be a profound propaganda coup for the Russian state who would point all fingers of culpability at Ukraine," Overton said. The country before the Zelenskyy administration had already been a nexus of the illicit arms trade. INGBER: Is there historical precedent here? ELIAS YOUSIF: Ukraine kept a large arsenal of Soviet era equipment up through the 1990s, and with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the economic crisis that followed. It gave the opportunity for criminal entrepreneurs to co-opt that stockpile. And as much as $30 billion worth of Soviet equipment was lost over many years in Ukraine. The Russians are currently using American and European components on the battlefield in Ukraine. LEE: We were not expecting to see so many components from all over the world, in all of their weapons systems, including communication devices, other counter-UAV equipment, cruise missiles, drones.INGBER: So this was before the U.S. imposed sanctions for the war in Ukraine. This isn't, say, a get-around to
President Kais Saied said Tunisia had "entered a new phase" on Tuesday with a new constitution almost certain to pass in a referendum, concentrating almost all powers in his office. Monday's referendum came a year to the day after Saied sacked the government and suspended parliament in a dramatic blow to the only democracy to have emerged from the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. FRANCE 24's Andrew Hilliar reports.
Lana Del Rey has obtained a temporary restraining order from a man she claims stole her car on the first of two unwanted visits to her home.
Candace Cameron Bure has supposedly responded to JoJo Siwa’s recent comment about her by sharing a bible verse on her Instagram story. Siwa recently posted a TikTok video in which she briefly flashed photos of celebrities under categories like rudest, nicest and coolest. The former Dance Moms star flashed a picture of Cameron Bure for the category “The rudest celebrity I’ve met”. The day after Siwa posted the video the Full House actress shared the bible verse Isaiah 26:4 “Trust the Lord always”. In the viral video, Siwa also revealed that Miley Cyrus is the nicest celebrity she’s ever met and that she has a crush on Zendaya. Cameron Bure hasn't directly addressed the allegations and Siwa hasn't revealed what happened between the pair.
The wait is over, Adele fans, as the superstar songbird has finally announced new dates for her cancelled Las Vegas residency titled ‘Weekends With Adele.’
Assassin’s Creed’s next launch has been delayed until spring 2023, according to reporting from Bloomberg.
Lewis Hamilton has claimed that he lost “around three kilos” during the French Grand Prix after his drink bottle stopped working. The seven-time world champion felt “a little bit dehydrated” after the race where he finished second behind Max Verstappen. Hamilton usually doesn’t drink during a race but this was the “first time” he tried to use the bottle “all year". The driver’s Mercedes teammate George Russell finished in third place which Hamilton described as “really special” for the pair. Hamilton recently became the sixth driver in F1 history to reach 300 career races. The driver said that he is “incredibly grateful” for everyone who has been with him on this “incredible journey”.
Kevin and Donnie react to Tuesday's news of free-agent wide receiver Julio Jones signing a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Ever see a puppy or baby that's so cute, you just wanted to squeeze it?! Here's why.
A new study has shown that flat-face dogs, such as pugs and bulldogs, are twice as likely to suffer from heatstroke. Because dogs rely heavily on panting to lower their body temperature, having a short snout makes it harder to cool down. The researchers made the discovery after looking at 1,200 cases of dogs receiving treatment for heatstroke. Certain breeds are more vulnerable than others, with pugs being three times more likely to get heatstroke than labradors. The most vulnerable dog was the Chow Chow, which is 17 times more likely to suffer from the condition. "Dogs are unable to regulate their body temperature as well as humans do, so as the weather warms up, we need to be alert to the signs of heatstroke," Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director at Dogs Trust. The researchers are also urging people to reconsider buying dogs that are bred to have shorter snouts. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make sure our dogs stay healthy and safe as the weather gets warmer. Make sure your dog has areas of shade to rest in and always has plenty of water to drink.
"The fire's been coming towards us faster and faster," said Wes Detamore, a Mariposa resident. A wildfire is out of control in Northern California. The nearly 17,000 acre Oak Fire exploded over the weekend into the state's largest active fire. It forced evacuations in California's Mariposa County near Yosemite National Park. "We made it out, the animals. I can always rebuild," said Rodney McGuire, a Mariposa, California resident. Heat and dry conditions prompted an unprecedented growth of a fire that just started Friday. "It's it's really heartbreaking because it's been year after year, you know, and just to think about the entire state here and everywhere else, you know, there's been so many fires and so many homes," said Boone Jones, a Mariposa, California resident. Firefighters are struggling to contain a fire burning in steep, rugged terrain. "It's not giving people a lot of time and they sometimes they're just going to have to evacuate with the shirts on their back," said Jon Heggie, the Battalion Chief of Cal Fire.Firefighters say a handful of homes have been destroyed so far as thousands get orders to leave. Lori Wilson is the executive director at the American Red Cross Central Valley chapter. "You have a lot of uncertainty. You have a lot of fear. Of course, we have a place for people to sleep, to get food and to get some information. We have nurses here in case there's any health issues," Wilson said. Amber Blalock and her kids were among the evacuees. "We had to quickly get as much as we can. And so we were able to get one dog and one cat and we had to just open the gate to let our chickens save themselves. But we couldn't find Coda," Blalock said. One of the family's cats got left behind as the flames grew closer. "And my sweet daughter was outside calling his name and calling his name. And I finally had to tell her that we had to go," she said.But as crews battle by land and air to save life and property, there's victory amid the flames. "We got the word today that animal control went out and they found Coda the kitty. And so he is at the shelter right now and we're actually hoping to go get him right now," Blalock said. It's a much-needed shot of good news in a place staring down the barrel of a hot, dry climate, ripe for spreading fire. "I feel like we're going to do what we can to at least have a chance," said Jerry Cal, who was ordered to evacuate.
Myanmar's junta has executed four prisoners including a former lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi's party and a prominent activist, state media said Monday, in the country's first use of capital punishment in decades. The executions sparked widespread condemnation, heightened fears that more death sentences will follow, and prompted calls for the international community to take sterner measures against the already isolated junta.
On Canada visit, Pope Francis asks Indigenous people for forgiveness for church members’ role in ‘catastrophic’ system.
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have trashed each other’s economic plans as the blue-on-blue attacks continued during their first head-to-head TV showdown. Former chancellor Mr Sunak claimed there is “nothing Conservative” about Ms Truss’s approach and it would give the party “absolutely no chance” of winning the next election. Foreign Secretary Ms Truss in turn suggested her rival would lead the country into a recession.
Former President Donald Trump hints at 2024 run and says, ‘Americans kneel to God.’ Veuer’s Elizabeth Keatinge has more.
President Joe Biden's COVID-19 symptoms have "almost completely resolved", his physician has said in a statement.
Marvel unveiled their plans for the upcoming Phases 5 and 6 of the blockbuster franchise.
A report found that Amber Heard was subjected to “one of the worst cases of cyberbullying” ever during her defamation trial against Johnny Depp. Bob Sentinel, a company that studies disinformation campaigns and online harassment, analyzed over 14,000 tweets. There were 627 accounts dedicated to tweeting about Heard and her fans. Over 24% of them were created in the last seven months but the average for other topics is 8.6%. Some social media users started using the hashtag #AmberHeardLsALiar to manipulate hashtag trends and “deceive Twitter’s algorithms”. Heard and those who voiced support for her during the trial were “attacked relentlessly” with “vulgar and threatening language”. What we observed was one of the worst cases of cyberbullying and cyberstalking by a group of Twitter accounts that we've ever seen, Bot Sentinel. The company claims that Twitter “did very little to stop the abuse and targeted harassment”.
Ubisoft is planning to shut down Roller Champions after its third season, according to reports. The news was first reported by Giant Bomb journalist Jeff Grubb on the Xbox Era podcast. "Roller Champions is gonna be canceled after Season 3," Jeff Grubb. The free-to-play sports game was only released in May this year and is currently in its first season. According to Ubisoft’s recent financial call, the game was more successful than Ubisoft's canceled battle royale Hyper Scape. The news comes after Ubisoft also announced that Splinter Cell VR and Ghost Recon Frontline were canceled. Ubisoft have also delayed the release of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora until 2023-24.
Roger Goodell announced that the NFL will launch its own streaming service including live NFL games.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has hinted that Lionel Messi may make a sensational return to the Camp Nou. In an interview with ESPN, Laporta said he hoped that Messi would return to the club, stating, “the Messi chapter isn't over.” "I think it's our responsibility to try to ... find a moment to fix that chapter, which is still open and hasn't closed, so it turns out like it should have, and that it has a more beautiful ending, Joan Laporta," FC Barcelona President. Messi departed the Camp Nou in tears last summer after the club could no longer afford to give him a new deal. Messi later signed a two-year deal with PSG, which will expire next year. Reports in Spain suggest that current Barcelona manager Xavi has requested the club to re-sign the Argentine. Such a move would likely be Messi’s final transfer of his career, with him likely retiring at the Camp Nou.
Galapagos Island-nesting frigatebirds are incredibly sleep-deprived, able to take tiny power naps for seconds or even minutes at a time during long flights. They can literally sleep with one eye open, but sometimes they don’t even need that.
Do you ever feel dizzy after looking at your phone? Or like the light of your computer screen is making your head pulse? While you might think these sensations are from looking at your screen for too long, they’re actually symptoms of cybersickness. Symptoms of cybersickness fall into three categories: nausea, oculomotor issues and general disorientation. Oculomotor symptoms involve eye strain, fatigue and headaches. Disorientation can manifest as dizziness and vertigo. Several of the cybersickness symptoms can persist for hours and affect sleep. These issues may seem like a natural effect of the rise of days spent online. However, there are ways to anticipate and avoid feeling sick from your screens. Blue light glasses can block out some of the blue light waves emitted by screens that can lead to eye strain and sleep irregularities. Zooming in on a screen or using larger font sizes may also help reduce eye strain and make daily work more sustainable.
More than a thousand migrants arrive in Italy in a matter of hours after crossing the Mediterranean.
The World Health Organisation has declared a public health emergency of international concern over an outbreak of monkeypox in Europe. The virus has infected more than 16,000 people in 75 countries and territories, with five deaths attributed to the disease. The WHO's director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the virus posed a high risk to human health in Europe, adding there was a "clear risk" that the disease would continue to spread worldwide.
Myanmar's government confirmed Monday it had carried out its first executions in nearly 50 years, hanging a former lawmaker, a democracy activist and two other political prisoners who had been accused of a targeted killing after the country's military takeover last year.
Even after the Capitol riots and the election was certified, he still refused defeat. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
President Joe Biden likely contracted a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly through the United States, and now has body aches and a sore throat since his positive test, according to an update from his doctor on Saturday.The variant, known as BA.5, is an offshoot of the Omicron strain that emerged late last year, and it's believed to be responsible for the vast majority of coronavirus cases in the country.Dr. Kevin O'Connor, the president's physician, wrote in his latest update on President Biden's condition that Biden's earlier symptoms, including a runny nose and a cough, have become "less troublesome." O'Connor's earlier notes did not mention the sore throat or body aches.President Biden's vital signs, such as blood pressure and respiratory rate, "remain entirely normal," and his oxygen saturation levels are "excellent" with "no shortness of breath at all," the doctor wrote.O'Connor said the results of the preliminary sequencing that indicated the BA.5 variant do not affect President Biden's treatment plan "in any way."President Biden tested positive for the virus on Thursday morning. He has been isolating in the White House residence since then. Administration officials have emphasized that his symptoms are mild because he has received four vaccine doses, and he started taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid after becoming infected.During a virtual meeting with economic advisers on Friday, President Biden was hoarse but insisted, "I feel much better than I sound."In his previous update on President Biden's health, O'Connor said the president had an elevated temperature of 99.4 F on Thursday evening, but it returned to normal after taking Tylenol.Additional reporting by the Associated Press.
Victoria Beckham has performed a Spice Girls song on karaoke just hours after Melanie C revealed she would love "nothing more" for her former bandmate to join her on a potential reunion tour.
Microbes around the globe are evolving to eat plastic, according to a new scientific study . Researchers have found 30,000 different enzymes with the ability to degrade ten different types of plastics . The researchers say they found a suitable enzyme in one of every four organisms they analyzed . It is the first large-scale study to assess bacteria’s plastic degrading potential . Using enzymes to break down plastic would enable new products to be made from old ones . The ability to do so would significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste dumped into the environment . It is estimated that more than 10 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year
After GameStop launched its NFT marketplace there was resistance from the developers of Minecraft.
Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello was accidentally tackled by a security guard during the band’s recent concert in Toronto. A fan managed to sneak onto the side of the stage and as they were about to jump into the crowd a security guard tackled him. However, the security guard also accidentally caused Morello to fall over as the band was halfway through performing Killing in the Name. Frontman Zack de la Rocha noticed the commotion and stopped the performance while Morello got to his feet. De la Rocha then told fans, “don’t try that s*** again”, before saying the band loves them, “sorry, we’re cool, we love y’all, but don’t do that!”. After Morello got to his feet the band continued the concert and played Killing in the Name from the start.
Annapurna Interactive, the publisher of the hit game Stray, are raising money for homeless cats. The publisher has teamed up with multiple cat-based charities to raise money for cats without a home. The game, which was recently released after years of hype and viral videos, sees players control an adorable stray cat. Annapurna is encouraging users to donate to charity by giving away a copy of the game. Gamers can donate to Nebraska Humane Society and Cats Protection to be in with the chance to win a code for Stray. Stray is available for people to download on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC right now
Vince McMahon takes to Twitter to abruptly announce he is retiring.
Max Verstappen has said his Formula 1 championship lead over Charles Leclerc is bigger than it should be. Verstappen was gifted his seventh win of the 2022 season at the French Grand Prix after Leclerc crashed out. Leclerc qualified on pole for Ferrari and was leading the race when he crashed out on lap 18 following a mistake. Verstappen says his advantage in the title fight is bigger than it should be, considering the performance of the two teams. "Of course the lead we have is great, but it's probably a bit bigger than what it should have been, when you look at the car performances between the two cars," Max Verstappen. Following the crash, Leclerc took full blame for the incident, saying he was “not good enough”. "If I keep doing those mistakes then it is pointless to be performing at a very high level," Charles Leclerc.
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Brain exercises let you practice specific cognitive skills that exercise memory, attention span, logic, and fast thinking. These activities can range from puzzles and video games to board games and come in varying degrees of difficulty. As well as being fun to play, each of these games has some added benefits for your brain. "It’s important to engage in mentally challenging activities that allow you to constantly learn and get better," Denise Park, Ph.D., professor and director of research at School of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas. Here is a list of five brain exercises you can do to give your brain a workout. 1. Do a Crossword Puzzle Doing a crossword puzzle engages your verbal memory. 2. Playing an Online Brain Game Services such as Luminosity and BrainHQ provide free brain games that challenge memory, attention and concentration skills. 3. Start a Jigsaw Puzzle Puzzles engage your “visual-spatial working memory” when you see and remember which pieces fit into similarly shaped spaces. 4. Build a Model or Start a Knitting Project Tactile hobbies utilize procedural memory, which includes understanding, remembering and performing a sequence of actions. 5. Learn Some New Dance Moves Learning complex dance moves is a cognitive challenge as well. Dancing requires remembering and matching long sequences of body movements to the tempo and mood of the music. "It’s tactile, visual, motor and auditory, and it has the added benefit of improving your cardiovascular system," Dr. Park.
Sri Lanka’s military raided the main protest camp in Colombo overnight, arresting several protest leaders.
US vice president Kamala Harris has said President Joe Biden is in 'good spirits' after testing positive for Covid-19.
A new disease outbreak has been detected on another continent. It has spread to the U.S., where growth has been exponential, especially in New York City. While its been two months since the disease was first spotted, the U.S. is struggling to muster the tools it needs to contain the outbreak.It sounds like where the country was with COVID in March of 2020, but now were seeing something similar with monkeypox.The latest outbreak of the disease has spread to most U.S. states and dozens of countries worldwide.The U.S. has at least 2,000 confirmed monkeypox cases nationwide, with the official case rate rising more than tenfold in the past month. With a testing shortage, its likely that the actual case count is higher.Though they sound the same, the diseases are a bit different.COVID currently spreads more easily than monkeypox, as it primarily infects people through airborne transmission. Monkeypox spreads through close physical contact and exchanging of fluids, transmitting and often presenting in ways that can resemble sexually-transmitted illnesses. And, monkeypox only can spread once a person has symptoms, unlike COVIDs asymptomatic, or pre-symptomatic transmission. Also, unlike with COVID, there is an approved vaccine ready that prevents monkeypox transmission; an existing smallpox vaccine was found to work against monkeypox as well.Theres also help on the way. The CDC announced last week that it has the capacity for 70,000 monkeypox tests per week and that at least 300,000 shots have been made available to states, with nearly 800,000 more expected to be ready for distribution by the end of this month, according to Health and Human Services.But the jump from having the tools needed to stop an outbreak to actually using them has proven difficult. Vaccine rollout has been a bit of a mixed bag.Federal health officials have been working on getting vaccines out to cities and states. But with demand outstripping supply in epicenters like New York City, its not a guarantee that everyone who wants, or needs, a monkeypox vaccine can get one."We'll certainly need much more vaccine and quickly to meet the burden of disease here in New York City, the epicenter of the monkeypox epidemic in the United States," Ashwin Vasan, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said. "We share our New Yorkers frustrations with about waiting to make appointments or long lines. Please hear us when we say every action we've taken to date has been with one goal in mind: to get vaccine to the city and to get shots in arms as quickly as possible."It's a misstep that has come as the U.S. has had more than two years of experience combatting an existing outbreak and after a year and a half of experience distributing vaccines to slow an outbreak. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Bidens top medical adviser, has acknowledged the response hasnt been perfect."It would have been good to have had a lot more vaccines available early on, but right now we have accelerated that extensively," Dr. Fauci said. "Could we have done better? Always. You never say we did perfectly."In New York, health officials say they will now focus on delivering the vaccine to people who have not received the first dose. But, this puts into question if those who already got the first shot will be at risk of not getting the second dose at all. The second dose of the vaccine is meant to be administered 28 days after the first to be fully effective.Authorities in New York City are doing this despite advice from the FDA and CDC.
Despite desperate pleas from aides, allies, a Republican congressional leader and even his family, Donald Trump refused to call off the Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol, instead “pouring gasoline on the fire” by aggressively tweeting his false claims of a stolen election and celebrating his crowd of supporters as “very special," the House investigating committee showed Thursday night.
Her appeal to Congress outlines how Russia’s invasion stole the childhoods of a nation of children. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Ricky Martin has broken his silence about his nephew’s incest and abuse allegations, saying he wouldn’t wish them on anybody.
A report from the UK regulator Ofcom has found that TikTok is the fastest-growing news source among adults. 7% of UK adults currently use the social media platform as a news source, while only 1% of adults used it as a news source in 2020. TikTok is the sixth most popular new source for 16 to 24-year-olds, behind the BBC website, Twitter, BBC One, Facebook and Instagram. Ofcom found that Instagram is the most popular digital news source among 12 to 15-year-olds followed by YouTube and TikTok. However, 65% of teenagers prefer to get news from family members and 59% watch TV. "While youngsters find news on social media to be less reliable, they rate these services more highly for serving up a range of opinions on the day’s topical stories", Yih-Choung Te, Ofcom group director for strategy and research.
Kylie Jenner has been slammed on social media for taking several short flights on her private jet. @CelebJets, a celebrity jet tracker, has been keeping track of her flights and recently revealed that she went on a 12-minute flight. Jenner flew from Van Nuys to Camarillo in Ventura County, California, while earlier that day she took a 35-minute flight from Palm Springs to Van Nuys. Social media users were quick to criticize Jenner for her jet usage. One user pointed out that “Europe is one fire, meanwhile, Kylie Jenner is taking 15-minute trips in her private jet”. Many people commented that Jenner's daily carbon footprint would likely take the average person roughly a year to emit. While others questioned why they have to use paper straws and labeled Jenner a “climate criminal”.
Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas are clearly big believers in the saying that a couple that works together stays together, as in addition to their latest joint fashion endeavor as investors in the brand Perfect Moment, the twosome are also developing a bunch of TV and film projects.
Stray is a new indie game about an adorable orange cat trying to make his way through a world filled with robots. Naturally, you may want to know if your new feline friend will die before you start the game and get too attached to them. Here’s all you need to know about if the cat dies in Stray. Can The Cat Die Or Get Injured In Stray? Yes, the cat can die in Stray if you are not careful, the same way any character can die in a video game. Fortunately for you though, if you do die, you will just respawn at the last checkpoint. Does The Cat Survive The End Of Stray? Yes, the cat does stay alive for the entirety of the game’s story and lives to meow another day. Hopefully, this has put your mind at ease and will allow you to enjoy playing Stray without fear of losing your new feline friend.
After the Georgia Bulldogs won their first NCAA championship in 41 years, head coach Kirby Smart has received a new 10-year contract that will pay him $112.5 million.
Lewis Hamilton has named Fernando Alonso as the toughest opponent he’s faced during his time in Formula 1. The seven-time world champion made the claim ahead of the 300th Grand Prix start of his F1 career. I would say on pure pace, Fernando [is the toughest]. We had some good battles, Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton made his F1 debut driving for McLaren alongside Alonso in 2007. Hamilton pipped Alonso to runner-up behind Kimi Raikkonen in the drivers’ championship the same year. Hamilton says he hopes Alonso continues racing so that the two can continue to have battles. "Hopefully he will continue to race so hopefully we’ll have more in the future,"Lewis Hamilton.
They might not look like stars, but they are.
Now that summer is in full swing, it is the perfect time to get outside and treat your friends and family to a barbecue. Here are three tips from professional chefs to make you look like a grilling master. Add Some Flavor With Your Coals. You can create different flavors by adding things to your coals, such as vine cuttings, oak, and hickory wood. Doing this allows you to create new aromas and bring a little more smokiness to the food. Pay attention to your grill marks and create a crisscross pattern to give any burger a professional flare. Avoid searing Steak For Too Long. Steaks that are grilled at high temperatures tend to lose moisture, so try not to sear steaks for too long. Only Flip Fish Once. When cooking fish on the barbecue, grill the first side longer than the second, and only flip once to avoid it sticking to the grill.
Spanish PM Sanchez cites figures released by the Carlos III Health Institute estimating the number of heatwave deaths.
Moscow's military "tasks" in Ukraine now go beyond the eastern Donbas region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, as the Kremlin's forces shelled eastern and southern Ukraine. FRANCE 24's International Affairs Editor Philip Turle tells us more.
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss will battle it out over the coming weeks to be the UK’s next prime minister. The former chancellor and the Foreign Secretary finished in the top two places after five rounds of voting by Tory MPs, with Penny Mordaunt eliminated from the race after a bitter contest in Westminster. Chairman of the 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady makes the announcement.
With just about four months until the 2022 midterm elections, misinformation experts, civil rights advocates and researchers are worried that social media companies are unprepared to deal with a potential onslaught of falsehoods about the election. Many policies were put in place before and during the 2020 presidential election, but those policies havent cut down all of the misinformation, and in some cases, have been revoked."Midterm elections are harder than presidential elections for these platforms," said Katie Harbath, CEO at Anchor Change and former public policy director at Facebook. "435 congressional seats, 30-some-odd senate races it is much more decentralized, which makes it both harder to know where to tackle but also hard to keep track of."For instance, more than 100 Republican primary winners in statewide or Congressional races have backed the false claim that the 2020 election was rigged, with many doing so online, according to the Washington Post. Additionally, The New York Times found that the film "2,000 Mules," which falsely claims the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, had more than 430,000 interactions on Facebook and Instagram by June. What's more, these online narratives are bleeding into the real world. An NPR investigation found that since the Jan. 6 insurrection, four prominent election denialists have held more than 308 events, often small and at the grassroots-level, across 45 states and the District of Columbia."As long we're talking about U.S.-based tech companies that are running on algorithmic amplification of whatever is most viral and trending, this is a systemic issue that will never, never be fought," said Martin Riedl, postdoctoral research fellow at the The University of Texas at Austin's propaganda research lab. "It's always in the interest of platforms to amplify, at least to a certain extent, and to intervene a little too late. You still want the spread, and you still want engagement metrics to rise."Yosef Getachew, media and democracy program director at Common Cause, helped author a letter from more than 120 civil society groups to seven major social media companies, noting that "disinformation related to the 2020 election has not gone away but has continued to proliferate." The letters demands included consistent enforcement of civic integrity policies during both election and non-election cycles and the prioritization of enforcement around combatting what they call the big lie that says Trump won the 2020 election. "A lot of the disinformation that we're seeing now is really recycled content from the Big Lie, but it's packaged in new ways that is getting more and more attention," Getachew said. "When we're talking about the 2022 election cycle, we're seeing a lot of candidates now preemptively declare voter fraud, and this is based primarily off the Big Lie. A lot of candidates are using the Big Lie as a platform plank."Another challenge to moderating 2022 midterm misinformation is the rising popularity of video content on social media. According to a Pew Research poll, as of mid-2021, more than 80% of Americans say they use YouTube, and TikTok is now the most popular website in the world."There are three main challenges," said Zeve Sanderson, executive director of NYU'S Center for Social Media and Politics. "The first is that live video is incredibly difficult to moderate because it's live. The second is just the complexity of video data relative to text data. The ability to classify these data at scale are relatively underdeveloped compared to just sort of text data. The third is that external researchers, journalists, civil society groups, don't have the resources or capacity to deal with video data right now. It's taken sort of an all-of-society effort to hold social media companies responsible in text form when we saw text as the main way that information spread."For former Facebook employees like Harbath, the situation is too little, too late. Whats important, however, is to start thinking about the next set of elections."We should've started thinking about the 2024 election a couple months ago, in all honesty, and be thinking about that through the lens of the midterms and how you keep that through point continuing, because we know that the 2024 elections have to start, maybe even before the midterms start, but immediately afterwards," Harbath said.
Though the bill still needs to be ratified by the Senate. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Kelly Rowland is still livid over a Sesame Street racism row.
Fans of Canadian singer Justin Bieber have something to look forward to, as the superstar has announced that he’ll be resuming his ‘Justice World Tour’ on the 31st of July after postponing a whole string of performances as he battled Ramsay Hunt syndrome for several weeks.
Cher recently revealed on Twitter that she suffered several miscarriages when she was younger, the first happened when she was just 18. The singer was with Sonny Bono at the time and when he got home he found her “sobbing and rocking on our floor”. Cher was taken to the doctor who sent her “straight 2 hospital, & in2 operating rm”. The 76-year-old ended the tweet by asking, “WHAT WOULD HAPPEN ME TODAY”. This comes after the US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe V. Wade ruling which granted women the right to an abortion. Cher has been vocal about her opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision, encouraging fans to “VOTE4 EVERY REPUB. OUT!!”. She claims that republicans are “the enemy” and “they mean 2 lock up ur bodies and risk ur lives”.
Getting into gaming can be tough. One of the more difficult things about gaming is the language used by others. Here are three common terms used by gamers and what they mean. Bots A bot is a computer-controller character that plays alongside regular players in a multiplayer setting. This term can also be used to describe a player whose ability is no greater than an AI bot. Easter Egg A type of secret hidden within a game by the developers as an amusing aside rather than part of the story. GG An acronym for “good game” - a straightforward congratulation used between players in an online setting.
While being interviewed by his therapist Mike Tyson spoke on his own mortality.
The 2023 Women’s World Cup could be given a prize pot of $69 million, more than double the previous prize pot. FIFA Secretary-General Fatma Samoura confirmed the news at an event in Sydney marking “One Year to Go”. Samoura said FIFA was revising the amount of money it was awarding to teams competing in the tournament. FIFA originally planned for the prize pot for the tournament to be $60 million, $30 million more than in 2019. Samoura explained that for the first time, FIFA has companies asking to put money into the women’s game. "It's the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup that companies are coming to us — like Visa — and telling us, 'We just want to put money for the women's game’", Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary-General. The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand and will commence on July 20.
And apparently it’s totally normal.
Many older people are joining TikTok to fight back against age stereotyping, according to a new study. The research found there is an increasing number of accounts on the platform linked to users aged 60 and older. Not only are there accounts linked to older users, but some of them have millions of followers. "These TikTok elders have become successful content creators in a powerful counter-cultural phenomenon in which older persons actually contest the stereotypes of old age," Dr. Reuben Ng. The reach these TikTok users have means they may be able to stamp out negative age stereotypes. Examples include Grandma Droniak, who hands out straight-talking advice to younger people and has 4.5 million followers. And Grandad Joe, who makes humorous, non-speaking videos about how he sees things and has 5.5 million followers.
Britain records its highest temperature on record as fires rage in Western Europe amid sweltering heat.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for mediating talks on the export of grain from Ukraine, saying there was some progress. "I want to thank you for your mediation efforts," Putin told Erdogan during a meeting in Tehran in comments released by the Kremlin.
Boris Johnson has used his final Cabinet meeting to defend his record in office as Tory leadership contenders sought to break from the policies he championed. The Prime Minister said his decision to commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 to tackle climate change was right, even though it had become “unfashionable” – the target has been criticised by some of his potential successors because of the economic risk.
Complete chaos is what New Yorkers are calling the process to get monkeypox vaccines in the city. Albert Lewitinn, a New York media executive, is one of a handful to get the first shot and like others is uncertain he will get the second one."When I went to go get the shot, they said to me, well, we are not we're not scheduling shots for the second dose because we don't know if we're going to get them. What?," Lewitinn said. "That doesn't mean we don't agree that a two-shot dose is ideal, but we are in an environment of extreme demand and strained supply. We believe one shot does confer significant protection, if not as much as two shots," said Ashwin Vasan, the NYC health commissioner. New York's Health Commissioner is working quickly, contradicting advice from the FDA and CDC where the vaccine is meant to be given in two doses, with the second jab administered 28 days after the first to be fully effective. "The process was a nightmare in a lot of ways," Lewitinn said. All appointments were gone within seven minutes. "There were constant glitches. And then when the vaccines became available, you had to go on as if you were looking for concert tickets," he continued. Community-based organizations are extremely concerned, calling vaccine distribution inequitable.Anthony Fortenberry is a registered nurse and the chief nursing officer at Callen-Lorde."It's a very small amount of vaccines, hardly enough to ensure immunity, even for the LGBTQ community alone," Fortenberry said. The organization focuses on LGBTQ+ and health care. Fortenberry says health officials should immediately create a stronger plan.The majority of cases were among men who identified as gay, bisexual or men who had sex with other men. "Monkeypox, as we call MPV, does not discriminate against anyone," Fortenberry said. NEWSY'S AXEL TURCIOS: What do you think will happen if public health officials do not target do not contain, stop this outbreak quickly and effectively?ANTHONY FORTENBERRY: We are seeing income and housing risk for people that are unable to work during these two to four weeks of isolation. We're seeing people in extreme pain and trauma.Fortenberry says communities of color and minorities face the highest risk."I don't think that our public health infrastructure has prepared us for this next outbreak, despite having been aware of those disparities," he said. Dashawn Usher, director of communities of color and media at GLAAD, the world's largest LGBQT+ media advocacy organization, agrees. He says education should be part of the national community outreach. "The biggest thing that we're probably missing is in underreporting within other communities," Usher said. "It is also thinking about like we know that there are confirmed cases of people who have monkeypox that are not within like the LGBTQ+ community. And so I think it's important to just understand that like, yes, like the highest rates are happening over here in this particular community, but it also can happen in any community."New York Governor Kathy Hochul says she expects the state will get a major increase in monkeypox vaccines later this week.
The Uvalde school district may offer a virtual option in the upcoming school year for students who are afraid of returning to class. Veuer’s Johana Restrepo has more.
Usher has opened up about how his pal Justin Bieber is getting on after his Ramsay Hunt syndrome diagnosis prompted the pop star to postpone his world tour.
Lady Gaga has just kicked off her first tour in more than three years, and fans will be happy to hear that she’s feeling great as she heads back on stage at last.
Texas State University is planning to offer a course on British music star Harry Styles next spring. The course is titled Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet, and European Pop Culture. "This course focuses on British musician Harry Styles and popular European culture to understand the cultural and political development of the modern celebrity as related to questions of gender and sexuality, race, class, nation and globalism, media... and consumerism," Texas State University. The class will be taught by associate professor of digital history Louie Dean Valencia. The course will count towards studies in European or world history, international studies, pop culture, diversity and women’s and gender studies. Unsurprisingly, Valencia has said he is a huge fan of the British singer.
Sony is being sued by Illinois resident Christina Trejo for allegedly hiding a major defect in the company’s PS5 console. Trejo claims that Sony hid the fact that some of its PS5 consoles can shut down suddenly while a user is playing a game. This issue often leads to a loss of progress within the game the user is playing at the time. The gamer believes that Sony knew about the issues through “warranty repair requests and online consumer complaints”. The console defect affects users’ ability to play video games and compromises the primary function and overall usage of the PS5, Christina Trejo states in the lawsuit. Trejo is suing the company for consumer law violations, breach of warranty and unjust enrichment. According to the lawsuit, Trejo is seeking a jury trial and damages.
The Cup Series' first-ever street race will take place in Chicago next season.
In football, there are many different attributes that help decide where a player's best position is. For a striker, shooting is the most important attribute, while for a centre-back, it's strength and being taller than six foot. However, there have been centre-backs who have won the game’s biggest prizes despite being smaller than 6ft. Javier Mascherano, Height: 5'8" Mascherano started off his career as a defensive midfielder but made the centre-back position his own at Barcelona. The Argentine defender won 19 titles at Barcelona, including five LaLiga trophies and the UEFA Champions League twice. Fabio Cannavaro, Height: 5'9" Cannavaro is considered the best defender of his generation despite only being 5ft 9. The Italian captained Italy to the 2006 World Cup and won the Ballon d'Or award, a rare feat for a defender. Carles Puyol, Height: 5'10" The former Barcelona and Spain defender is regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time despite his size. Puyol spent his entire career at Barcelona, winning 20 titles with the club, including three Champions Leagues. He also won back-to-back European Championships in 2008 and 2012, and he also lifted the World Cup in 2010.
Scientists used to think the bubble of space blocking cosmic rays, or heliosphere, was shaped like a long-tailed comet. Now, researchers say it actually looks like a "deflated croissant."
The summer heatwaves have arrived. Here’s how to keep your house cool during the hot periods this summer. Sleep With Cotton Sheets Cotton should be your material of choice during hot summer nights as they are more breathable than even satin or silk. And if you are still too hot, try putting your sheets in a plastic bag and popping them in the freezer for a bit. Get Some House Plants House plants can help fill a stuffy room with moisture and make your house more breathable. Some plants, such as aloe plants, can help you deal with the heat by sucking up pollutants and particulates. Turn Off Your Electronics Appliances give off a surprising amount of unwanted heat. So turn off any TVs or computers when they are not in use.
Europe burns as a heatwave causes fatalities, breaks temperature records, and feeds ferocious wildfires.
As MPs, secretaries of state and backbenchers battle it out to win the confidence of the Conservative Party, here we look at the main pledges they have made and where they stand in the running for Number 10.
Sri Lankan opposition leader Sajith Premadasa announced on Tuesday he had dropped out of the race to become president of the crisis-hit nation and promised his support to a rival candidate set to take on acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe. FRANCE 24's Navodita Kumari reports from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
You are watching the actual footage of a U.S. warship getting hit by a missile. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, said Monday he plans to retire by the end of President Joe Biden's term in January 2025.SEE MORE: Senate Health Committee Held Hearing On State Of COVID PandemicFauci, 81, was appointed director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984, and has led research in HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, Ebola, Zika and the coronavirus. He has advised seven presidents and is Biden's chief medical adviser.In an interview with Politico, Fauci said he hoped to "leave behind an institution where I have picked the best people in the country, if not the world, who will continue my vision.Asked Monday on CNN when he planned to retire, Fauci said he does not have a specific retirement date in mind and hasn't started the process. He said he expects to leave government before the end of Bidens current term, which ends in January 2025.By the time we get to the end of Bidens first term, I will very likely (retire), Fauci said. He added: it is extremely unlikely in fact, for sure that I am not going to be here beyond January 2025.Fauci, long a prominent figure of the government's response to infectious disease, was thrust even more into the spotlight at the height of the coronavirus pandemic under then-President Donald Trump. As the pandemic response became politicized, with Trump suggesting the pandemic would fade away, promoting unproven treatment methods and vilifying scientists who countered him, Fauci had to get security protection when he and his family received death threats and harassment.Fauci testified repeatedly to Congress about the virus, and he and some Republicans, including Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, engaged in heated exchanges over the origins of the virus.Fauci said Monday his decision to eventually leave his role was unrelated to politics.It has nothing to do with pressures, nothing to do with all of the other nonsense that you hear about, all the barbs, the slings and the arrows. That has no influence on me, he said.Additional reporting by The Associated Press.
Ivana Trump’s funeral will reportedly be held on Wednesday (19.07.22) at Andy Warhol’s favourite New York church.
It’s Monday, which means that we are looking at the developments with FAANGS.
Adele is reportedly planning a tell-all documentary about her long delayed Las Vegas residency as well as her budding romance with her boyfriend Rich Paul.
Chris Evans has admitted that he misses his iPhone 6s after upgrading to an iPhone 12. Evans recently posted on social media that he has upgraded his iPhone from his beloved 6s. When asked about it in an interview with Collider, Evans admitted that he had two issues with the newest iPhones. The 41-year-old said the newer iPhones are too heavy for him when he braces it with his pinky. But perhaps his biggest gripe with his new phone is the lack of a home button. "I want the iPhone 6. I want something from before to work until it doesn't work anymore," Chris Evans. Evans’ iPhone 6s was an iconic part of his sneaky set photos during his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
54% of people think that gaming should be taught in schools, this is according to a recent OnePoll survey of 2,000 adults. 41% say it should be taught in elementary school and 42% in middle school. 88% of college students said they would major in gaming if they could. If students could study gaming they would like to focus on gaming proficiency, streaming and graphic and technical arts. Four in five respondents revealed that they play video games at least a few times a month and 42% play video games every day. 64% of gamers have learned essential skills from gaming like critical thinking, creativity, hand-eye coordination and communication. Over half of respondents believe that gaming has made them better at their job. The main genres credited to this include strategy games, first-person shooters and sandbox games.
Washington Nationals star Juan Soto has reportedly turned down a massive contract extension that would lock him in for fifteen years and $440M.
Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller has been diagnosed with a testicular tumor, the club has confirmed. Dortmund have announced that the forward has left the team’s training camp in Switzerland to begin treatment. The diagnosis comes after the Ivory Coast international complained of feeling ill after training. Dortmund’s sporting director Sebastian Kehl admitted that the news has shocked everyone, and Haller has the club’s support. This news today came as a shock to Sebastien Haller and everyone else. The entire BVB family hopes that Sebastien makes a full recovery as soon as possible and that we can give him a hug again soon, Sebastian Kehl, Borussia Dortmund Sporting Director. Haller signed for Dortmund this summer for an initial fee of €31 million to replace the outgoing Erling Haaland
This could be a huge leap forward in out understanding of innate animal reflexes.
Serena Williams is also a fan of clean beauty products like her sister Venus but there’s one product in particular that she swears by. Serena loves using coconut oil on her face. She recently told Harper’s Bazaar that she uses it “for everything”. I like literally slather it all over my face. So I take like a bunch of coconut oil and I like literally just like rub it like all on my face...this can literally be your only step if that's all you want, Serena Williams. She not only uses it on her face but also on her lips, body and hair for hydration. Her daughter Olympia also loves to use coconut oil and the tennis legend claims that it’s “safe for kids”. When Serena is traveling she likes to save space in her luggage by using her eye cream all over her face as it's "super moisturizing".
On Friday, the Met Office issued its first red warning for extreme heat, predicting a 50% chance of temperatures reaching 40C somewhere in the UK early next week.The Met Office said the likelihood of extremely hot days in the UK was increasing and would continue to do so during the course of the century.
Britain’s Met Office issued its first ever 'red' warning ahead of extreme heat forecast. Europe also saw scorching hot weather all week as parts of France and Portugal battled wildfires.
Leaders of Pacific island nations at risk from rising sea levels and extreme weather are urging immediate global action
Growing up in rural Ghana, Gilbert Adum and his family survived on frogs due to a scarcity of meat. However now, many species of frog are facing extinction.
Rishi Sunak engaged in more furious exchanges with Tory leadership rivals Liz Truss and Penny Mordaunt as the contenders to succeed Boris Johnson faced off in a second televised debate.
Sri Lanka’s acting president on Monday declared a state of emergency giving him broad authority amid growing protests demanding his resignation two days before the country’s lawmakers are set to elect a new president. FRANCE 24's Navodita Kumari reports from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The UN says at least 234 people were killed or injured in gang-related violence from July 8 to 12 in Port-au-Prince.
It's the summer of reinfection.Data shows more people are getting COVID, even after being vaccinated and boosted, and Thalia Mendez is one of them."Developed a fever like 102 and exhaustion that I've never experienced before," said Mendez. "Now I have to wait three months before I can get the 4th boost."With each new sub-variant, the battle to get control over COVID can feel more daunting. With many Americans wondering "when will it stop being on the rise."Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 124,000 new COVID cases per day. It's an increase of about 16% over the previous week, the highest daily infection average since mid-February.The Biden administration is urging Americans, particularly those age 50 and up, to stay current on their COVID vaccines. Sunday, White House COVID-19 coordinator, Dr. Ashish Jha, said "the most immune evasive" sub-variant is spreading rapidly throughout most of the country."What that means is that if you were infected 3-4 months ago, you can get reinfected. We're seeing high levels of reinfection; we're seeing people who are not up to date on their vaccines have a lot of breakthrough infections," said Dr. Jha.For high-risk individuals, experts recommend a second booster shot four months after the first. But with CDC data showing just 48% of Americans have received a first booster."One of the key messages coming out of this moment is if you are 50 or over and you have not gotten a shot this year, in 2022it is absolutely critical that you go out and get one now, it will offer a very high degree of protection," said Jha.Officials say a new booster shot, specifically targeting COVID-19 sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5, is on the way. The FDA estimates 'Omicron-specific boosters' from Pfizer and Moderna will be available this fall."We have a ton of transmissions right now," said Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Public Health Director.Citing a spike in cases, health officials say LA County is on pace to reinstate its indoor mask mandate by the end of the month. And while Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and a member of the Pfizer board, said he doesn't see much tolerance for mandates, there are certain settings where mask wearing is still recommended."I think if you're going into a congregate setting with a lot of people you don't know, wearing a mask is prudent if you're in a high prevalence area, especially if you're someone who-who's at risk," Dr. Gottlieb said on CBS.The White House said it will continue to ensure the availability of COVID vaccines, boosters, treatments, and testing to combat the disease, and work to control the fast-spreading Omicron sub-variant.Dr. Jha also acknowledged that some people may be holding off on getting boosted because they are waiting for that Omicron-specific booster this fall. But emphasized that getting boosted now won't preclude people from getting another dose in the fall or winter, especially if you are age 50 and older.
The Secret Service maintains the texts were deleted via protocol, but the timing is suspect. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got married in Las Vegas and the 'On the Floor' songstress will now legally be known as Jennifer Affleck.
Beyonce has officially joined the popular short form video app TikTok and already garnered over three million followers.
Drake’s team has told the Hollywood Reporter that the rapper was not arrested in Sweden, dispelling rumors that recently hit social media. Drake traveled to Sweden on his baby blue Boeing 767 plane, known as Air Drake. Fans speculated on social media that the rapper had been arrested by the police at a nightclub in Stockholm for marijuana possession. Drake’s team said he was in his hotel room and hadn’t been arrested, he did, however, visit a restaurant in the Östermalm district of Stockholm. Swedish police said that they cannot say whether or not the star had been arrested but they could confirm that he is not in custody. Drake recently released his seventh studio album titled Honestly, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Modern Warfare 2 isn't due to release till October, but Activision’s marketing campaign for the game is well underway. The latest example comes in the form of Cardi B’s music video for her latest song Hot S**t featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk. In the video, the rapper is wearing a diamond-encrusted Ghost necklace, as in a Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley necklace. Ghost is expected to make his big return to the franchise when Modern Warfare 2 launches on Oct. 28. Call of Duty took to Twitter, writing, “The real reason diamonds are a girl’s best friend." Who knows, maybe one of us has encountered the rapper on multiplayer, and we didn’t even know it.
The Houston Texans have settled 30 claims that were made or planned to be against them as part of the Deshaun Watson sexual misconduct allegations.
The winner of the historic 150th Open Championship, Cameron Smith, has refused to rule out joining the LIV Golf series. Speaking after his major win, the 28-year-old said he left those kinds of decisions to his team. "My team worries about all that stuff. I'm here to win golf tournaments," Cameron Smith. The Australian added that he didn’t think it was good that reporters were asking him about the new series so soon after his win. Smith described winning an Open Championship at St Andrews as “unbelievable.” Smith overtook McIlroy in the final round of the open and described his rival as “probably the most consistent player out here.” McIlroy is now facing an eight year without a major title despite finishing in the top five nine times over the same period.
It would explain why the Milky Way has so few red giants.
Here are five amazing spots that will make your Instagram grid look great during your trip to New York. 1. Brooklyn Bridge This bridge should be on everybody’s photo spot list for their trip to the Big Apple. It’s hard to get bad photos of this modern engineering marvel, but the best light will be at sunset and sunrise. 2. The Oculus Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, this glass and steel structure is truly breathtaking. 3. Washington Square Park The park has always been a gathering place for the creative community of New York. The Washington Square Arch is one of the most iconic landmarks in New York and makes a great backdrop for your photos. 4. The Flatiron Building You can’t be in the city without getting a shot of this triangular 22-story, 285-foot building. 5. The Edge The Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere and offers 360-degree views of New York City. Not only does it offer great pictures, but the glass floor experience is sure to get your heart racing.
A self-portrait by Van Gogh has been discovered on the back of another of his paintings.
President Sergio Mattarella rejected Draghi's resignation on Thursday (July 14) and asked him to address parliament next week to get a clearer picture of the political situation. Lorenzo DE SIO, Professor of Political Science at LUISS Guido Carli University, gives his analysis about the political crisis in Italy.
A report finds a group of state-sponsored hackers from China, North Korea, Iran and Turkey have all been spying on journalists and even impersonating them.
As MPs, secretaries of state and backbenchers battle it out to win the confidence of the Conservative Party, here we look at the main pledges they have made and where they stand in the running for Number 10.
This image is emblematic of a new narrative. That of highly accurate, long-range weaponry provided to Ukraine by the west; now taking center stage and changing the battlefield. HIMARS, the U.S.-provided rocket system, is the star player as Ukraine, for the first time, hits Russia where it hurts their stores of shells and rockets.Phillips O'Brien is the professor of strategic studies at The University of St. Andrews. "If the Ukrainians can keep destroying Russian ammunition before it can be fired, that's by far one of the most effective things they can do," O'Brien said. O'Brien, a leading expert on war strategy, took a close look at Ukraine's HIMARS attack this week on a Russian weapons depot. Kherson, an important port on the Dnipro River that flows into the Black Sea, fell to Russian forces on the first day of the invasion.Ukranian forces say, on July 11, they destroyed a Russian ammunition depot in Nova Khakhovka 40 miles east of Kherson. And the results were dramatic. Russian TV said the attack blew out windows within a mile radius of the blast, suggesting that Ukraine's rocket hit the bullseye of a massive store of Russian ordinance. These are satellite images from before the missile strike and after. O'Brien, using geolocation tools, concluded the Russians put the depot in a shockingly obvious place for the Ukranians to find and target. It was located along a vital supply line: one of the Russian-controlled rail tracks, right next to the bridge where it crosses the Dnipro River. "The Russian way of supply is pretty straightforward. It's based on sending things as far as possible by train, by rail, and then setting up a large depot and then sending trucks out. So the Ukrainians, in a sense, have to follow the rail lines," O'Brien said. NEWSY'S JASON BELLINI: How come they're not doing a better job of protecting this ammo if indeed the Ukrainians are able to target it and attack it? PHILLIP O'BRIEN: Maybe they didn't expect the Ukrainians to be as effective with these systems as they have turned out to be. Another one is that the Russian military is a very top-down military with quite rigid systems. So actually changing their supply system is a very tricky thing to do in such a rigid hierarchical system. A map from the Kyiv independent shows how widespread Ukranian attacks on weapons depots are becoming; including on the eastern front, where Russian artillery has pummeled the way for its army to slowly progress deeper into Ukraine. But that firepower advantage may be waning. O'BRIEN: Basically, it started, I think, about July 9 or so. You started seeing a significant drop in Russian range fire. Now, they might have expended their stocks, but it's also, I think, likely, that the destruction of a lot of these depots is now trickling down to the actual weapons in the field that cannot be supplied in the way that they were supplied before. A weapon is only useful to the Russians if it has something to fire. BELLINI: I'm wondering, how is it that the Ukrainians are being successful apparently in locating the targets, locating these large weapons caches? If they're having difficulty keeping their drones. The Ukrainians are having trouble keeping their drones in the sky.O'BRIEN: So the Ukrainians don't need the world's greatest intelligence to find them. By the way, they also are almost certainly getting human intelligence for the ones in Kherson. The Russians are operating in a city where the Ukrainians have the population on their side and the Ukrainians could be telling them exactly where this depot is. Plus, we assume they're getting NATO intelligence on where these systems are as well. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is trumpeting how western weapons, HIMARS in particular, are changing the equation. "The occupiers have already felt very well what modern artillery is," Zelenskyy said. "And they will not have a safe rear anywhere on our land, which they occupied." O'BRIEN: These are still a small number of HIMARS that are in the field. BELLINI: Eight of them. O'BRIEN: Yeah. I mean, it's a really small amount. On their own, that's not enough to probably change the course of the war. But it does show that if you give them a significant number of these, they can do a huge amount of damage. And right now, the Russians don't have or have not manifested an ability to deal with it. One of the reasons they're trying to get these Iranian drones to perhaps the Russians, is to try and find one way to track the HIMARS because they're, I think, quite worried about what they mean.
Kevin Spacey has reportedly pulled out of an upcoming film about Genghis Khan amid his latest sexual assault case.
...or at least they were with ETF investors who put more than $7.50b into the asset class last week
Hugh Grant is rumored to be on the shortlist of actors who might portray Prince Andrew in an upcoming movie about his interview on Newsnight. The movie, which is called Scoop, is being written by Your Honor screenwriter Peter Moffat and it will tell the story of how the interview came about. Deadline claims that Grant is “one of the unconfirmed names in the frame” to portray Prince Andrew. During the interview, Prince Andrew denied sleeping with Virginia Giuffre when she was 17. He claimed that he was at Pizza Express in Woking with his daughter Princess Beatrice at the time of the alleged attack. The movie will be based on Scoops: Behind the Scenes of the BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews by BBC producer Sam McAlister. Moffat told Deadline that the story of how the Newsnight interview came about “makes for very thrilling drama”.
The new movie ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ takes us back in time with the title yellow troublemakers, as they try to help an 11-year-old Gru become the despicable supervillain that we all know and love. Once again, funny man Steve Carell voices Gru, but in this exclusive interview, the actor admits that he didn’t initially expect the Minions to become so popular.
Square Enix has revealed ‘Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’ is exclusive to PS5 because of “SSD speed”.
Charles Leclerc has explained why he was so confident about beating Max Verstappen at the Austrian Grand Prix. After finishing second behind Verstappen in the sprint ahead of the race, Leclerc issued a confident message over the radio. We are quick. We can take them, Charles Leclerc. The Monégasque driver has now explained the reason behind his confidence, saying he knew his car had the pace. "Speaking about the sprint, the pace was there and although at the end it was difficult to know how much Max was pushing, I had a feeling we had the upper hand at the end," Charles Leclerc. Ferrari’s pace is no surprise as they have won four of the opening eleven races this year despite struggling with reliability.
Lamar Jackson was feuding with ex-Ravens safety Bernard Pollard on Twitter, Zach Wilson’s mom joked about how good looking her friends are, and Andre Iguodala doubled down on Rasheed Wallace being better than Giannis Antetokounmpo. From Twitter to Tik Tok, Robin Lundberg has scoured social media so you don’t have to on today's SI Feed.
It’s the third supermoon in a series of 4 expected this summer.
Succulents are well-known for being "easy" to take care of, but that’s only true if you know what conditions they need to thrive. Here are five common mistakes you’re probably making with your succulents. Not Giving Them Enough Sun Succulents are desert plants, so they’re used to hours of boiling hot sun. Put your succulent in the sunniest south-facing window in your home so they can soak up the sunlight. Over Or Under Watering Succulents Succulents need complete soaking until water comes out the bottom of the pot, then wait until the soil is bone dry to water again. Use The Right Soil Succulents are designed to withstand extreme environments, so standard soil isn’t enough for them. When potting a succulent, use an even amount of normal potting soil and something inorganic like perlite. Don’t Overcrowd Them Like most plants, succulents don’t like to be in an overcrowded pot. Overcrowding plants can cause mold and insect infestations so ensure you give your succulents enough room to grow.
Cops are seen arriving at the Texas school and taking cover; another 77 minutes go by before they storm the classrooms
There have been many public complaints about short-term rental sites like AirBnB, VRBO and HomeAway over the past couple years and not just because of those wild cleaning fees. The short-term rental industry has been repeatedly accused of driving housing prices up by contributing to the housing shortage both in the U.S. and abroad. The accusations have been coming from both local residents and city councils in popular travel destinations like Amsterdam, London and New York. AirBnB gets the brunt of much of the criticism for its status as the short-term rental industry leader and the size of its operations. New York, one of the U.S. cities with the most AirBnBs, reportedly now has more locations than actual apartments to rent.Along with that short-term rental effect, a housing shortage from other reasons like a major slowdown of building and exclusionary zoning laws has already pushed housing prices in the U.S. up about 20% within the past year. Mortgage rates are at the highest theyve been since 2006.The theory goes that AirBnB is converting long-term rentals that would have housed local residents and families and putting them up on the short-term rental market for visitors, thus decreasing an already short supply of housing.But how valid is this criticism, and what is known about the real impact of these companies on the housing market?First, the data suggests that AirBnBs are shrinking the long-term rental market by converting homes to short-term rentals, and this can potentially cost a citys renters millions.The New York Citys Comptrollers Office published a report arguing the increase of AirBnB supply cost New Yorkers a total $616 million in additional rent in 2016 as a result of price pressures. The study compared prices across 55 neighborhoods to what the prices should have been as a long-term rental over a number of years. AirBnB responded criticizing the methodology, saying it severely misrepresents the impact of [the] platform on housing.But although preliminary research suggests AirBnB supply does have some kind of impact on local housing prices, theres still a lot of debate over how big a rise it actually is. Outside of the New York City report, the rise in local prices as a direct cause from AirBnB supply seems to hover around only one percentage point.Other factors in rising prices make this a tricky knot to untangle. For example, do the AirBnBs or other signs of gentrification come first? There hasnt been widespread data to definitively answer that yet, but there is, at least, a relationship between the supply of short-term units and gentrifying neighborhood changes.By looking at the hosts, it's also visible the other ways AirBnB can contribute to gentrification directly. Going back to New York, one study, conducted by Inside AirBnB, found that in 72 predominantly Black neighborhoods, white residents were about 14% of the overall population but accounted for 74% of the host population. Predictably, hosts identified as white earned an estimated 73.7% of the income from rentals in those neighborhoods.AirBnB denied the report's accusations and questioned its findings. In its defense from accusations of gentrifying, AirBnB has argued it's still a net gain to local revenues. The company argues it provides household owners accessible sources of income and attracts visitors to less-traveled and more residential areas that may need more tourist attention.But its hard to prove their positive impacts in available data. For example, when surveying users, only 2% to 8% of respondents said they would not have gone on the trip anyway, using hotels or other resources if AirBnBs werent available. Many cities have passed restrictions against the short-term rental market, ranging from near-total bans, to limits on how long a property can be rented, to limits on how many people can get licenses to open an AirBnB.It is known though that converting long-term rentals to short-term rentals shrinks a housing market already experiencing historic shortages. How much companies like AirBnB directly cause a rise in housing prices is hard to measure, especially taken as only one factor driving gentrification. What is clear is that as discontent grows and cities start to take action, we may see a shift in the short-term rental landscape over the next few years.
The US will deepen Israel's integration into the Middle East, President Joe Biden said Wednesday after landing in the Jewish state, which is eyeing closer ties with Saudi Arabia. "We'll continue to advance Israel's integration into the region," Biden said shortly after Air Force One touched down in Israel ahead of his visit to Saudi Arabia later this week.
Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi and former Cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt have been eliminated from the race to succeed Boris Johnson after the first round of voting by Tory MPs. The senior Conservatives failed to get the 30 votes required to get to the next stage of the Tory leadership contest on Wednesday afternoon.
The recording suggests the “stop the steal” claims were a planned fail-safe should Trump lose. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Victoria Beckham was left scared to leave her house after a stalker tried to collect her 11-year-old daughter Harper from school.
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According to analytics company Social Blade, Doja Cat has lost 200,000 Instagram followers after she called out Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp. The 26-year-old singer called out the 17-year-old for sharing their private messages on social media. In the messages, Doja asks Schnapp if he can set her up with his Stranger Things co-star Joseph Quinn. During a livestream, Doja said she “didn’t feel comfortable” with the actor sharing the messages and described him as “socially unaware". The singer acknowledged that Schnapp is young and will “make mistakes” and “do dumb s***”. however, she also called his actions “borderline snake s***” and “weasel s***”. Social Blade claims that Doja Cat’s following on Instagram fell from 24.34 million to 24.14 million in less than a week. While Schnapp’s Instagram following has increased from 24.25 million to 25.17 million.
'The Last of Us Part 1' is finished and ready to be shipped.
Adam Schefter is the subject of a big feature story in Tuesday's Washington Post as On-Air colleagues take anonymous shots at the reporter's insensitivity to the Dalvin Cook and Deshaun Watson cases.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will reportedly be given the freedom of Liverpool award. Liverpool City council have been recommended to award honorary Freedom of the City status to Jurgen Klopp. Klopp will join club legends such as Steven Gerrard and Kenny Dalglish in receiving the city’s highest civil honor. Klopp joined the club from Borussia Dortmund in 2015 after the club sacked Brendan Rodgers. Since then, Klopp has overseen a change in the club's fortunes, winning both the Premier League and Champions League. The club has also won the FA Cup, League Cup, Club World Cup, and UEFA Super Cup during his time there. Klopp signed a new contract with Liverpool earlier this year that will see him stay until at least 2026.
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Dehydration is common during the summer when temperatures are higher than usual. Adding these four healthy and delicious foods to your diet will help keep you hydrated for the entire season. 1. Watermelons There’s a big clue in the name but a 1 cup serving of watermelon has about half a cup of water in it. It’s also full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins C and A, and magnesium. 2. Cucumbers. Cucumbers are one of the best vegetables to eat to stay hydrated as they are 95% water. 3. Oranges. There’s about half a cup of water in every orange, plus they’re a great source of vitamin C. 4. Cantaloupes. A 1 cup serving of cantaloupe has about half a cup of water, making them just as hydrating as a watermelon.
PM Wickremesinghe’s office says Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled to the Maldives, hours before he was expected to resign.
NASA on Tuesday unveiled a new batch of images from its new powerful space telescope, including a foamy blue and orange shot of a dying star. The first image from the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope was released Monday at the White House — a jumble of distant galaxies that went deeper into the cosmos than humanity has ever seen.
Consumer expert Martin Lewis gives a stark warning about energy crisis as he received his CBE at Windsor Castle.
Many new state laws have gone into effect after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, including a wide range of approaches to abortion ban exceptions.Some states looking to end abortion still included exceptions from the absolutes. For instance, in some states a person pregnant as a result of rape or incest may be allowed to terminate. But, proving it may be difficult. Elizabeth Trebelhorn spoke about her horrifying experience as a rape survivor at an abortion rights rally in Washington D.C."36 days ago, I was raped," Trebelhorn said. "It's hard for me to come out with it. When I was raped, I was so confused... I questioned about how much I wanted to do with this, if I wanted to have the rape kit done, if I wanted to have police. I just didn't want any of it to have happened."Rape survivors like Trebelhorn not only have to deal with the trauma of the assault but also the guilt, blame and shame that might come along with it. Now in states like Utah and Mississippi, they would also have to report the assault to authorities in order to obtain an abortion.In South Carolina, doctors would have to report to the local sheriff the name of anyone receiving an abortion under the rape and incest exemption. However, rape victims commonly avoid talking to the police. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network says 2 out of 3 sexual assaults go unreported.John Zug was a former Virginia prosecutor who worked along side sexual assault survivors."Being raped is a humiliating thing to happen to anybody," Zug said. "I've never been raped, but I've worked with enough victims to know how terrible that crime is. And the fact is, is that we are now putting another layer on people who have been victimized by sexual assault to make things more difficult for them."According to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion rights research organization, heres how that looks like currently as more states move toward bans:"So there are 26 states where we were anticipating states to ban abortion, and in those 26 states, they passed 41 separate abortion bans," said Elizabeth Nash, principal policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute. "Out of those 41 separate abortion bans, 10 of them have exceptions for rape and incest."In addition, the World Health Organization says reporting proof is a burden to victims, stating, These requirements can result in delays that may push women beyond the legal gestational limit, thereby preventing women from accessing abortion care altogether."In the U.S., abortion due to rape and incest make up fewer than 1% of those performed in the U.S., but part of that low number could be because of the stigma that comes with being a victim."If they are in that situation, they may not reveal that they're still dealing with the experience and coming to terms with it," Nash said. "So, that may not be something they feel comfortable sharing."Still, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, doesnt believe rape or incest are valid exceptions."We don't believe that your circumstance of conception should determine your value or that that should determine whether or not you get to live or die," Hawkins said.But even with exceptions, doctors may not want to risk their medical license to perform the procedure. In North Dakota, the director of Red River Womens Clinic says her doctors prefer that their patients go to a state where abortion is legal rather than risk the hurdles of obtaining a legal exemption.
Gmail users could see more political emails in their main inboxes because Google has asked the Federal Election Commission to OK a plan that would allow political committees to avoid spam filters. Veuer’s Johana Restrepo has more.
'Fifty Shades of Grey' filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct upcoming Amy Winehouse biopic 'Back to Black'.
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Zendaya has broken another Emmys record by becoming the youngest ever two-time lead acting nominee. The actress has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2020 she became the youngest actress to win this award for her role as Rue in the HBO series Euphoria. Zendaya was also only the second Black woman to win the award, having previously been won by Viola Davis for How to Get Away With Murder. The former Disney star also received two nominations in the original music and lyrics category. This makes her the first Black woman ever to be nominated for acting and songwriting in the same year at the Emmys. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards is set to take place on Sept. 12.
Nintendo advises users not to cover ports on the Switch amid the heatwave.
Grant Cohn and Mike Fisher joins Sports Illustrated to discuss the best moves in the NFC West this NFL offseason.
Tiger woods has said some players have “turned their back” on what made them by joining the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series. Speaking ahead of the Open Championship, Woods said some LIV golfers wouldn't be in their position without the PGA Tour. "What they've done is turned their back on what has allowed them to get to this position," Tiger Woods. Woods suggested that some players may regret their decision if the LIV organization doesn't get world ranking points. "I just don't see how that move is positive in the long term for a lot of these players, especially if the LIV organization doesn't get world ranking points," Tiger Woods. The 150th Open Championship will take place from July 14 to July 17, 2022.
A friendly reminder that sunscreen is just as important when reapplied the second and third time than it is the first. Yair Ben-Dor has more information.
If you feel like going on a solo adventure in Europe, here are some destinations you should check out. 5. Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon has a little bit of everything from culture and great food to a bustling nightlife. The neighborhoods of Chiado, Baixa, and Alfama are also stunning and well worth a visit. 4. Bruges, Belgium Bruges is a beautiful medieval city in the West Flanders Province of northwest Belgium. It is known as one of the most picturesque cities in Europe and can be easily explored on foot due to its size. One of the top things to do as a solo traveler in Bruges is to visit the Belfry Tower. 3. Prague, Czech Republic Nicknamed “the heart of Europe,” Prague is one of the best places to explore as a solo traveler. Its smaller size means it is easier to navigate and explore sites such as Prague Castle and Old Town Square. 2. Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen is one of the safest cities in Europe, which means it is ideal for solo travelers. Copenhagen is packed with cool neighborhoods, huge parks, posh streets, palaces, canals, and museums. 1. Athens, Greece Athens offers a lot of fascinating history for you to explore during the day but also provides a great nightlife. It is also home to the Acropolis, which is on almost everyone's list of places to visit before they die.
Protesters have stormed the residences of the current president and premier, amid an economic meltdown.
In February 2019, Oqab and dozens of his relatives gathered in their home village in central Syria for a large outing that ended when a landmine exploded under their pick-up truck. The shelling and air strikes responsible for a large part of the Syria war's half million deaths have decreased in recent years. But explosive remnants laid by all sides in the 11-year-old conflict are causing more deaths in Syria than anywhere else in the world, according to the United Nations.
A Conservative MP who demolished a telegraph pole in a late-night car crash while dressed as a woman has been disqualified from driving for six months and fined £2,500 after being convicted of motoring offences.
After Trump refused to deal with Iran in 2018, they have been steadily developing their nuclear program. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Texas lawmakers, in another day of closed door hearings, examined the Robb Elementary School tragedy.They're once again interviewing the head of Texas' Department of Public Safety and speaking with Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco for his account of May 24, when a gunman killed 19 school children and two teachers.Lawmakers are also hearing from an official from the Texas State University Alert Center, a police training program, which issued a report critical of the police response. The Alert Center said that a Uvalde Police Department officer had the gunman in his sights before he entered the school building, but hesitated to take the shot without explicit permission from a supervisor. That report was commissioned by the Texas DPS, which led both Uvalde's mayor and state senator, who represent the small city, to dispute the conclusions and dismiss them as part of an overall cover-up of inaction by state law enforcement. The state house committee is also calling on the local district attorney to release security camera footage from Robb Elementary, which does not depict violence. But it shows evidence of armed police officers stacking up in the hallways and not intervening during the violence. Monday afternoon, Texas governor Greg Abbott also called for the tape's release saying, "let me be clear and let me be adamant. The full truth about what happened in Uvalde must be disclosed to the public, especially the people of Uvalde and must be done quickly. One thing that must be done is the release of that more than 70 minute video of exactly what happened in the school on that day with only one thing eliminated, and that is any images of those who are victims. Other than that, the public has a right to know. The people of Uvalde have a need to know exactly what happened." In Uvalde, Texas, angry parents and residents protesting against gun violence called for more transparency into the investigation of what went wrong. The feelings were echoed Monday by Uvalde pediatrician Roy Guerrero, who led a ceremony at the White House heralding the passage of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. "I'm using this pain to speak to you today as a Uvaldean, and to speak for the parents and victims who seek the truth transparency and ultimately accountability," Guerrero said. Guerro treated Robb Elementary children for gunshot wounds the day of the attack."I see children daily with PTSD and anxiety that's now leading to depression. I spend half my days convincing these kids that no one is coming for them and that they are safe.But how do I say that knowing that the very weapons used in the attack are still freely available. Let this be the only be the start of movement towards the banning of assault weapons," Guerro said. President Biden later acknowledged the bill falls short of what he wanted on addressing gun violence. "Because make no mistake about it, this legislation is real progress, but more has to be done. The provision of this new legislation is going to save lives and is proof that today's politics we can come together on a bipartisan basis to get the, basis to get important things done, even on an issue as tough as guns," President Biden said. Punctuating President Biden's admissions of shortcomings during his remarks, Manuel Oliver, the father of a Parkland School shooting victim, interrupted. "We have to do more than that," Oliver said.
After Florence blasted "vulgar" men for trying to "destroy" her body image with negative comments because she wore a hot pink see-through Valentino Haute Couture gown to the Italian fashion house's Autumn/Winter 2022 show in Rome last week, Regé-Jean Page took to Instagram to defend the actress.
During a recent interview on the Second Life podcast, Cameron Diaz revealed that she may have accidentally been a drug mule. The actress explained that she spent a year in Paris trying to get work as a model but she “couldn’t book a job to save my life”. Diaz only got one job during her time in Paris and the job involved bringing a locked suitcase with ‘costumes' in it to Morocco. It was only when she was at the airport and being questioned by officials that she questioned what was in the suitcase. I’m like this blonde-haired blue-eyed girl in Morocco, it’s the nineties, I’m wearing torn jeans and platform boots and my hair down. I’m like … this is really unsafe, Cameron Diaz. She supposedly explained to officials that it wasn’t her suitcase and she had no idea who owned it.
Sony has officially completed its acquisition of Haven Studios, the company has announced. Sony previously revealed plans to acquire the Canadian game studio in March for an undisclosed fee. The studio was co-founded by Assassin’s Creed co-creator Jade Raymond in March 2021. Raymond says the studio has grown from around 50 employees last October to over 100. Raymond says PS5 architect Mark Cerny has helped shape the studio and is excited to be collaborating with him. Mark Cerny is kind of like a rockstar, too, so being able to collaborate with him is really exciting, Jade Raymond. Raven are currently working on an original AAA multiplayer live service title for the PS5.
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Erik ten Hag says Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and remains in his plans. The 37-year-old forward returned to Old Trafford last summer in a shock switch from Juventus.
How our planet came to be has long been a mystery.
It’s possible to enjoy your vacation without overspending so here are four simple ways to save money on your next trip. 1. Refundable accommodation. It’s important to be able to get a refund on your accommodation if you have to cancel it so it’s best to avoid advance purchase hotels. 2. Local restaurants. Hotel food and tourist restaurants are often very expensive so try to find local places for cheaper and tastier meals. 3. Public transport. Renting a car is sometimes essential but if it’s possible to use public transport then you should as this is typically cheaper. 4. Travel insurance. Do your research before purchasing travel insurance and check your health insurance to avoid any overlap. It’s also important to note that travel insurance policies vary by country and state.
Shinzo Abe was a political blueblood groomed for power. Japan's longest serving prime minister, he was also perhaps the most polarizing, complex politician in recent Japanese history.
The Tory leadership race gained momentum over the weekend, with opening gambits coming thick and fast from candidates across almost every wing of the party. There are now 11 candidates in the running for the top job.
Steve Bannon, a former White House strategist and ally of Donald Trump who faces criminal charges after months of defying a congressional subpoena over the Capitol riot, has told the House committee investigating the attack that he is now willing to testify.Bannon's turnabout was conveyed in a letter late Saturday from his attorney, lawmakers said, as the committee prepares to air some of its most striking revelations yet this week against Trump in what may be its final set of hearings."I expect that we will be hearing from him and there are many questions that we have for him," said Rep. Zoe Lofgren. She and other committee members said in television interviews Sunday they intend to have Bannon sit for a private interview, which they typically conduct in a deposition with sworn testimony.Bannon had been one of the highest-profile Trump-allied holdouts in refusing to testify before the committee, leading to two criminal counts of contempt of Congress last year for resisting the committee's subpoena. He has argued that his testimony is protected by Trump's claim of executive privilege. The committee contends such a claim is dubious because Trump had fired Bannon from the White House in 2017 and Bannon was thus a private citizen when he was consulting with the then-president in the run-up to the riot on Jan. 6, 2021.Still, in recent days, as the former president grew frustrated with what he decried as a one-sided presentation by the committee of seven Democrats and two Republicans, Trump said he would waive that privilege claim, according to a letter Saturday to Bannon's lawyer."If you reach an agreement on a time and place for your testimony, I will waive executive privilege for you, which allows for you to go in and testify truthfully and fairly, as per the request of the unselect committee of political thugs and hacks," Trump wrote.The committee's Thursday evening hearing will examine the three-hour plus stretch when Trump failed to act as a mob of supporters stormed the Capitol. It will be the first hearing in prime time since the June 9 debut that was viewed by 20 million people.A hearing Tuesday will focus on the plotting and planning of the insurrection by white nationalist groups such as the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters, and will also highlight testimony taken Friday from former White House counsel Pat Cipollone.It comes after surprise testimony last month from former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson provided the most compelling evidence yet that Trump could be linked to a federal crime. Since then, the committee has seen an influx of new information and confidential tips.Rep. Jamie Raskin, suggested that Bannon "had a change of heart, and after watching, presumably, all of these people come forward, including Cassidy Hutchinson, he's decided that he wants to come in, and if he wants to come in, I'm certain that the committee would be very interested in hearing from him."Bannon's trial on the two criminal counts is July 18. A hearing in his case was scheduled for Monday in federal court in Washington. Bannon has been seeking a delay in his trial to at least fall.It's unclear how much Bannon intends to cooperate. He has expressed a preference to appear before the committee in a public hearing. The committee is making clear he must first sit for a private interview, typically in a sworn deposition. It's also possible he may opt to appear and then refuse to answer questions, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination."The way that we have treated every single witness is the same, that they come in, they talk to the committee there," Raskin said. "If they're going to take a deposition, they're sworn under oath. It's videotaped. It's recorded, and then we take it from there."The committee says it wants to hear from Bannon because he "had specific knowledge about the events planned for Jan. 6 before they occurred." It cited as an example comments that he made on his podcast the day before the riot."It's not going to happen like you think it's going to happen. OK, it's going to be quite extraordinarily different. All I can say is strap in," Bannon said in that podcast. "All hell is going to break loose tomorrow. ... So many people said, 'Man, if I was in a revolution, I would be in Washington.' Well, this is your time in history."House investigators have been digging deeper into the evidence collected so far about the role extremist groups played in the deadly insurrection and what Trump was doing as the violence ensued down the street from the White House.Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who will lead Thursday's hearing with Rep. Elaine Luria, described the upcoming testimony as key to providing an extensive timeline of what Trump did and did not do in those critical hours on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2021. That includes
But will falling prices continue? Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
A wildfire threatening the largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park more than doubled in size in a day.
Britney Spears has blasted the documentaries made about her that were released last year and insisted they were nothing to do with why she was released from her conservatorship.
Hollywood is mourning the death of James Caan, best known from the gangster epic ‘The Godfather’, who recently passed away at the age of 82.
Harry Styles is one of the most successful members of One Direction but here are four facts you probably didn’t know about him. 1. He was in another band before One Direction. When Styles was in school he was in a pop-punk band called White Eskimo. According to Insider, the band played at several talent shows and a wedding. 2. He has written a song for Ariana Grande. Styles co-wrote Grandes 2014 song Just a Little Bit of Your Heart specifically for Grande. 3. He made Vogue history in 2020. In December 2020 Styles made Vogue history by becoming the first man to appear alone on the cover of the iconic magazine. 4. He once bit off the top of his tongue. In 2019, Styles told Rolling Stone that he once bit off the top of his tongue while tripping on magic mushrooms.
Bungie and NetEase are said to be developing a 'Destiny' game for mobile.
Philly is shaving The Beard's salary to improve the roster
BC UNICS Kazan defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv by 85- 74 thereby sending a strong message & improving their standing. Lorenzo Brown, the star player player of the match was responsible for another UNICS victory.
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Americans generally prefer used cars. Buzz60’s Keri Lumm shares the results of a new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Ally Financial.
Japan’s NHK television says former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot during a campaign speech.
Public approval of the Supreme Court is now at an all-time low. "We're supposed to be a free country and we're supposed to be prioritizing people and life supposedly and this is not that," said Sydney Reddish, an abortion rights protester. According to a June Gallup poll, only 25% of Americans have confidence in the high court. Thats a dive of more than 10% compared to the same time last year. That poll was taken in anticipation of Roe v. Wade being overturned. Its an opinion most Americans do not support. A Pew Research poll found that 57% of Americans disapprove of the Supreme Courts decision. More than 60% say abortion should be legal in all or in most cases. Kendra Brooks is a Philadelphia councilwoman.I think that if our government wants to regulate something, lets regulate guns. And not our bodies, Brooks said. Analysts say the court has undeniably become more idealogical and political. Earlier this year, the scientific journal PNAS found that since 2020, the Supreme Court had become much more conservative than the public and is now more similar to republicans in its ideological position on key issues. Allegations of impropriety deepened this week as Rolling Stone reported a religious leader with the anti-abortion group Liberty Counsel was recorded claiming she prays with Supreme Court justices. She did not name specific justices. In its majority opinion to overturn Roe and Casey, justices cited that group's statements, "the Liberty Counsel brief argues abortion has ties to race-based eugenics." "If it's something they believe in, if it's something they believe in their religion that they don't want to do then they shouldn't do it. That doesn't mean that we should have our rights taken away from us as well," said Sydney Manese, an abortion rights protester. The allegations of a conflict of interest extend to the justices political leanings.
Russia is threatening to use its veto power at the United Nations Security Council to shut a critical aid corridor into
The World Health Organization is scheduled to reconvene Monkeypox experts to decipher whether the outbreak now constitutes a global public health emergency. Veuer’s Chloe Hurst has the story!
As many as a dozen candidates were on Friday eyeing up replacing Boris Johnson as British prime minister who is quitting after his Conservative Party turned on him, as opponents said they wanted him out of Downing Street immediately. FRANCE 24's Chief Foreign Editor Rob Parsons tells us more.
Movie star James Caan has passed away at the age of 82.
A look into the latest economic data including personal income, personal disposable income and personal savings.
Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty has been sentenced to 3 years probation and a year under house arrest for not registering as a sex offender. Petty was arrested in March 2020 for failing to register as a sex offender when he moved to California with Minaj in November 2019. In 2021 he pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender and was ordered to pay a $55,000 fine. In 1995 Petty was convicted of sexually assaulting Jennifer Hough, who was 16 years old at the time. He was required by law to register as a sex offender in New York. In August 2021 Hough filed a lawsuit against Petty and Minaj for alleged harassment and intimidation but she later dropped Minaj from the suit.
When it comes to fashion we all have our good days and our bad days. And since the 2022 BET Awards have just been handed out, it’s the perfect time to check out some of the event’s hits and misses.
With decades worth of lore and multiple expansions, getting into World of Warcraft in 2021 can seem like a daunting task. Here are four tips for those starting World of Warcraft for the first time. When creating a character, players can choose from a variety of races, which are subdivided by classes. Each class has its own playstyle with different opening chapters and abilities. Players can create up to 50 characters, so feel free to experiment and find which playstyle works the best for you. Take some time to learn what each of your abilities does. Take note of which use the most power and have the best damage. New players should read as many of the game’s tutorials as they can. This will help them learn about the world. While it is still very fun to go adventuring by yourself, WoW is a social game that is enhanced by playing with friends.
The Raiders continued their rich history of breaking barriers Thursday with the hire of Sandra Douglass Morgan to serve as team president, making her the first African-American woman to hold the title in NFL history.
Canadian swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey says she was drugged at a celebration after the World Aquatics Championships, saying she doesn’t recall four to six hours of the night and woke up with bruises and other injuries.
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A study of 32 healthy 26-49-year-old women by the University of Florida has found that gardening can help a person’s mental health. Previous studies have shown that gardening can improve the mental health of those with existing medical issues. Study authors believe this study proves that healthy people can also experience mental health benefits from gardening. Study participants were split into two groups and attended either a gardening class or an art class twice a week for eight weeks. Participants in the gardening class were taught how to sow seeds, transplant various plants, harvest and taste edible plants. While those in the art class were taught how to draw, make a collage, make a print and make paper. Both groups had similar improvements in their mental health during the 8 weeks. however, those in the gardening class reported less anxiety than those in the art class.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign, his office said Thursday, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future that has paralysed Britain's government. Johnson had rebuffed calls by his Cabinet to step down in the wake of ethics scandals. He gave in after more than 40 ministers quit his government and told him to go. FRANCE 24's Chief Foreign Editor Rob Parsons tells us more.
Dictator Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus says Europe needs to face a “moral cleansing.”
Foreign ministers of major economies will gather for the G20 summit to tackle the many challenges facing the world.
While the Highland Park community grapples with the aftermath of a July 4 celebration-turned-mass shooting, the suspected gunman appeared in court, charged with seven counts of murder for the lives lost, with dozens more charges expected for the dozens more injured in the attack. Investigators found 83 shell casings after the suspect dressed up in women's clothing in an attempt to blend in. Investigators said he contemplated a second attack on a celebration in Madison, Wisconsin. The Lake County state's attorney said the suspect admitted his actions. Investigators continue to work to piece together what allegedly led the suspect along this violent path. "His motivation isn't necessarily clear. I don't want to go specifically into what he told investigators, however he had some type of affinity towards the number four and seven and inverse was seven four," said Chris Covelli, deputy chief of the Lake County Sheriff's Department. But in years prior, social media showed disturbing videos and police detailed two prior incidents. Investigators said they were called in 2019 for an attempted suicide, and in September that year police removed knives from the home; after a report the suspect said he was going to kill everyone. There were no arrests, complaints, or firearms restraining orders under the state's red flag laws, but they notified state police of the incident. "So he didn't have a pending application, so there was nothing to review at that time when we got that identification. We didn't know a few months later something else would happen," said Delilah Garcia, a Sergeant with the Illinois State Police. But just months later, state police said an application for a firearms owner's identification card was sponsored by the subject's father.State police state in part, "at the time of FOID application review in January of 2020, there was insufficient basis to establish a clear and present danger and deny the FOID application." The suspect, state police said, passed four background checks before buying firearms. "This is obviously a glaring problem that this situation speaks to that I am going to dig into. I don't know all the facts yet. I will be working with the state police. We are going to look very closely at the law and the procedure for getting the card and make sure there wasn't a mistake that happened and if there is a loophole, we're going to fix that," said Illinois state senator Julie Morrison. There were few details offered by investigators on the suspect's father.When asked by Newsy about the parents, authorities said, "I don't want to comment on that. I don't want to answer that question right now in terms of what our work continues to be to look at all of the information and evidence in this case."But in this tight-knit community questions loom. A community mourns and some call for change. Paul and Vicki Morton are community members of Highland Park. "You know, one of the oldest victims or people that passed was in his 80's. And that man has lived for 88 or so years on this planet. And he's probably had so many great times, and it's probably so important to so many people. And he's gone. And then the children. So it's, it's, it's just so sad to think about the impact on these lives," Paul Morton said. "And I, I think there's a lot of anxiety that people have, and, you know, how's this going to impact the children and it's the town, which is forever changed and not naive anymore," Vicky Morton said.
July’s supermoon is set to be the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The supermoon will be at its closest point to earth on July 13 and will reach its peak at around 2:37 PM EDT or 6.37 PM GMT. July’s full moon is known as the Buck Moon as this is the time of year when young male deer shed their antlers to grow bigger ones. According to Space.com, this will the third of four supermoons in a row. A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit around the planet. Supermoons typically look larger and brighter than regular full moons. To find the moonrise and moonset times in your area you can check timeanddate.com.
'Cheer' star Jerry Harris has been sentenced to 12 years jail after previously reaching a plea deal over sex crime and child pornography charges.
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Joe Rogan has revealed that he has rejected multiple offers to interview Donald Trump on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. Rogan, who revealed the news during an appearance on Lex Fridman’s podcast, said he is not a Trump supporter “in any way, shape or form”. I’ve had the opportunity to have him on my show more than once — I’ve said no, every time. I don’t want to help him. I’m not interested in helping him, Joe Rogan. Rogan believes the “Trump era” will be “one of the weirder times” in history as Trump is “a polarizing figure” and a “threat to democracy itself”. Fridman pointed out that Rogan has previously had guests on his show with different political views than him, such as Kanye West. However, Rogan noted that West is an artist, and “Kanye doing well or not doing well doesn’t change the course of our country”.
Travis Scott is clearly learning from his mistakes, as the rapper recently paused a performance to address safety concerns.
A survey from game developer Jagex has found that nearly half of gamers are gaming more since the pandemic started. However, the survey of 2,000 gamers also found that 71% were using games as a way to socialize with their friends or family. Just under half of the people surveyed only play games between 8 PM and midnight. Only 7% admitted to playing video games between midnight and 4 AM. 37% said that they don’t eat anything while playing, while only 10% said that they eat junk food. The stereotype of gamers as people who play on their own, in their basement, drinking energy drinks just isn't necessarily valid anymore, Phil Mansell, CEO of Jagex. However, 8% of people surveyed admitted to playing video games while they should be working.
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A study of over 350,000 US adults found that exercising at the weekend is just as good as spreading exercise out across the week. The type and total amount of exercise is more important than how many sessions of physical activity you do. People who exercise daily or at the weekend had a lower mortality rate than those who don’t get enough exercise. There was very little difference in the mortality rates of people that exercise daily and those who exercise at the weekend. Adults should be doing at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. For people with fewer opportunities for daily or regular physical activity during their work week, these findings are important, Study Authors.
Officials say the suspect planned the mass shooting for weeks and had used a legally obtained weapon in the attack.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday the negotiations on reviving a 2015 nuclear deal between world powers and Iran known as the JCPOA needed to succeed while taking into account the interests of regional partners, including Israel.
Boris Johnson’s leadership is in the balance following the resignation of his chancellor Rishi Sunak and health secretary Sajid Javid.
New footage from Moscow shows a Russian marine unit, using rapid-fire cannons atop an armored personnel carrier pushing deeper into Ukraine. It's the potent weaponry of a scorched earth campaign that, as Russian-state TV itself shows, is creating victories over wastelands. This is Sievierodonetsk, a key city where Russia on Monday claimed victory after Ukrainian forces withdrew the day before. Here's why this is significant: these are the areas that were under Russian control before the February 24 invasion. And here's what they've added to their column to date: with Russian forces fully seizing Sievierodonetsk, the last major stronghold of Ukranian resistance in Luhansk province. Russian forces are closer to their goal of capturing the entire Donbas in Ukraine's industrial heartland. "They have now accumulated their largest firepower in Donbas. And they can use tens of thousands of artillery shells every day on one section of the front. This is reality," said Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's President. Ukraine blames the loss on superior Russian artillery power, but they may now be increasing their combat capabilities with the arrival of an advanced U.S. weapon the HIMAR, high mobility artillery rocket systems. An advisor to President Zelensky posted this video that shows Ukrainian forces are now using the U.S. Mobile the multiple rocket launcher systems in a counter offensive campaign to liberate Russian-occupied territory in the south. He says the HIMARS are proving "way better than anything" than the Russians have, and the Ukrainians are proving they can "quickly learn and effectively control modern western weapons." Analysis from the Institute for the Study of War says the American HIMAR in Ukrainian hands "are increasingly targeting Russian military infrastructure deep in occupied territory." Zelensky says, despite Russia still having fire superiority, and Ukraine losing ground in the east, "we will return, thanks to our tactics, thanks to the increase in the supply of modern weapons."
He’s running as a gun-rights advocate in a state rife with gun violence. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
Nicky Hilton has welcomed her third child with her husband James Rothschild.
Macy Gray is being slammed online for comments she made about transgender people during a recent appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored. The singer believes that “just because you go change your [body] parts, doesn’t make you a woman”. Before sharing her views Gray claimed that “everyone’s gonna hate me”. Gray said that she will use she/her pronouns for transgender women if they ask her to but she believes that this “doesn’t make you a woman”. When Morgan told her that she could get backlash for her views Gray said that people shouldn't be called transphobic just because they don’t agree”. Daniel Lismore, who claims to be a friend of Gray’s tweeted that they are “shocked” by her comments and “doesn’t understand what she’s talking about”. One Twitter user called Gray a TERF, which stands for trans-exclusionary radical feminist. While another believes Gray is correct because “trans women are women” and “surgery can only affirm what we already know to be true”. One person even tweeted, “RIP Macy Gray, she’s not dead physically, just dead to me”.
As the world waits with bated breath for chapter two in the ‘Avatar’ series, which is arriving over a decade after the original film hit the big screen, it’s looking uncertain whether the director of the first three entries, James Cameron, will continue on to helm the entire saga.
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut gobbled his way to a 15th win at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, but not before taking down an unexpected obstacle mid-contest in the form of a stage-crashing protestor.
Northern Irish golfer Graeme McDowell claims he has received death threats for joining the LIV Golf tour. Golfers who have chosen to join the tour have been heavily criticized as it is backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. During a press conference before the first LIV Golf event, McDowell said the murder of Jamal Khashoggi is “reprehensible”. He said that he is “proud” to help Saudi Arabia use golf to “get to where they want to be” and “help grow the sport”. The athlete told the BBC that since the press conference he can't look at social media without someone telling him to “go die”. McDowell wishes he had “said nothing” and says his “moral integrity” is being attacked. He also noted that he has played golf in “countries whose human rights records could probably be torn apart as well”.
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Sustainable gardens have a very positive impact on the environment and local wildlife. So here are three easy ways to make your garden more sustainable. 1. Plant native species. Opting for plants that are native to your area will make it easier to keep your garden looking good. Local plants are suited to the climate and soil conditions in your area so you won’t have to use chemicals in your garden. 2, Start composting. The ingredients in compost can improve soil texture, add nutrients to your garden and reduce your carbon footprint. You may also save money as it will reduce the need for chemical fertilizers. 3. Save rainwater. An easy to conserve water is to catch rainwater. This can be done by using a rain barrel to catch the water and attaching a hose to the barrel so it can be used to water plants.
Police arrest a 22-year-old ‘ethnic Dane’ over the killing of three people in a gun attack in the Danish capital.
Rapidly rising rivers swamped swathes of rain-lashed Sydney on Monday, forcing thousands to flee "dangerous" floods as the city's largest dam spilled torrents of water.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday, it has agreed to hear a case next term that could upend election laws across the country.In the final days of an explosive, controversial session, the Justices said they've agreed to hear Moore v. Harper, a case centered on newly drawn maps of voting districts for North Carolina's 14 seats in the next U.S. House of Representatives.Republican state lawmakers say they want to resurrect a map that North Carolina's state courts struck down, after finding it violated several provisions in the state's constitution by giving republican candidates an unfair advantage through partisan gerrymandering."There's been a lot of attention on the Supreme Court and what their decisions mean for Americansand I think more than anything else, the consistent through-line has been returning more and more power to the states," said Christopher Cooper, a Political Analyst and Professor at Western Carolina University.Cooper says depending on how the court rules, this could have major implications, especially for those states with a large number of right-wing legislatures."And so, what this would mean if it would pass in North Carolina, Arizona, and Wisconsin, and many of these swing states that are controlled by the Republican legislature, is that the courts would not provide a guard rail. The legislature's decision would be the final one,' said Cooper.In their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the North Carolina republican lawmakers argue, the U.S. constitution's elections clause gives state legislatures the power to determine how Congressional elections are conducted, without any checks and balances from state constitutions or state courts.Depending on how the conservative-majority court rules, the case could end up giving more power to state legislatures when it comes to elections for Congress and the presidency, and block state courts from reviewing challenges to results.The case has both Democrats and some Republicans concerned about the future of our democracy. Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, a member of the January 6th select committee, reacted to the news on Twitter, saying "after the attempted coup this cannot happen."Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said "if the President and Congress do not restrain the court now, the court is signaling they will come for the next presidential election."Cooper says the case is already on the radar of Americans across the country."I expect this is going to be perhaps the most important issue of the next Supreme Court term. I think voting rights activists and Americans across the country should be concerned about this case," said Cooper.The Supreme Court's next term begins the first Monday of October.It will also be justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's first term after officially being sworn in as the 116th Supreme Court Justice to serve on the high court.
Boris Johnson’s election pledge to build 40 new hospitals by 2030 is facing a review by the Government’s official spending watchdog. The National Audit Office is planning a “value for money review” that could consider increasing costs due to spiralling inflation and whether the hospitals will be new. The investigation emerged in a letter from NAO comptroller Gareth Davies to shadow health secretary Wes Streeting, after the Labour MP warned of a waste of taxpayers’ money.
In 2020 China enacted strict new measures for citizens of Hong Kong and since then everything has changed. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
R Kelly’s lawyers are reportedly suing the ‘gulag’ jail where he is being held for $100 million.
Both investing and travelling are two areas in life that require a lot of patience.
A woman who was allegedly choked in a bar in Iceland in 2020 by Fantastic Beasts actor Ezra Miller has spoken about the incident with Variety. The woman met Miller in a pub just before the COVID-19 pandemic began and commented on how their feet looked scraped up. Miller told the woman that it was from a fight and she jokingly told the actor that she could take them in a fight. Miller supposedly asked her if she really wanted to fight and the woman kept up the joke by telling them to meet her in the smoking area. The woman’s friend’s allegedly antagonized Miller and they got “super mad and came running outside”. All of a sudden, [they're] on top of me, choking me, still screaming in my face if I want to fight, Ezra Miller’s alleged victim. Two of the woman’s friends took Miller off her and she claims that they spat in her face “multiple times”. A bartender locked Miller out of the pub and he then allegedly drove off with friends, according to the woman.
Sheerios rejoice, as Ed Sheeran has announced that he’ll be bringing his ‘+ - = ÷ x Tour’ to North America… though not until 2023.
The 2022 League Of Legends World Championship has changed locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was initially scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada, but that has now changed. The event was moved due to the rules for getting into Canada because of the COVID-19 pandemic. "This news is no doubt disappointing to our fans and partners in Canada," Naz Aletaha, Global Head of LoL Esports. The semi-finals will now take place in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be held in the State Farm Arena. The last time a major LoL esports event was held in Canada was in 2016, when the LCS Summer finals were held in Toronto.
Gobert will pair up with KAT in Minnesota while Pat Bev is moving to Utah
Liverpool signed Mohamed Salah in 2017 for what was then a club record £36.9 million. Since then, he has gone on to become not only Liverpool’s best player but one of the best players in world football. Here are some of his stats for Liverpool since joining the club. 118 Goals 46 Assists 302 Shots On Target 183 Big Chances 1571 Touches In Opp. Box 53 Fast Breaks 151 Possession Won Final ?
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Megan Thee Stallion recently revealed to Harper's Bazaar how she deals with breakouts and hyperpigmentation. The rapper has sensitive skin so she likes to keep her skincare routine very simple. Stallion removes her makeup with a makeup wipe before doing a proper cleanse with the Cetaphil cleanser. Every night before bed, I have to wash off the 20 pounds of makeup that I have on all day from doing hot-girl stuff, Megan Thee Stallion. She then uses the La Mer Creme de la Mer Moisturizing cream, which she claims is amazing. She finishes her routine by applying the Bio-Oil Skincare oil all over her face. This contains vitamins A and E which can help improve the look of scars and stretch marks and even out skin tone.
With its geysers and wildlife, it doesnt take long to realize Yellowstone National Park is alive."People come here, and they walk away with an experience that they never could have gotten anywhere else," said Bob Jacklin, owner of Jacklins Fly Shop.That experience is the heartbeat of the parks gateway communities."The park means everything in this town," Jacklin said. "Once the park closes things dry up; once it opens things open up. So, we all rely on the park."Now, that reliance is being put to the test. A thousand-year flood event, as the National Park Service called it, wiped out bridges, homes and roads.Raging flood waters washed out a lifeline-type of road for people on the northern edge of the park, without any firm timeline for repair.With the northern park entrance closed indefinitely, the town of Gardiner, Montana now looks like a ghost town a dead end that stops at the iconic Roosevelt Arch, which should be welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors this year. "This is the season we make our money, and without that, it's going to be a tough couple of years," said Chris Hoff, owner of Yellowstone Wild Gallery."All the years I've lived here, I've always wondered what it would be like in the summer with Yellowstone out of the picture, you know, just who would come what it would look like, we're gonna find out," said Scott Demaree, owner of Gardiner Market.Shawn Darr and her husband own cabins on the edge of Gardiner. She says they have a handful of reservations but not nearly enough to pay their bills. They geared up for a banner year ahead of the parks 150th anniversary, and now they're looking at probable loss of most of the entire year's revenue for most people in town.A newly released national park report shows 4.9 million visitors to the park in 2021 spent more than $630 on average in nearby communities. That equated to more than 8,700 jobs and $834 million in economic benefits.In the town of West Yellowstone, businesses are grateful for a newly reopened western entrance that brought lines for miles the first day, but they are still concerned about what lies ahead. Newsy spoke to many people in West Yellowstone who all agreed they would go under if the park wasnt there."I feel bad for Gardiner, because I now, you know, they rely on tourists as much as we do, like do or die without people," Ricky Skidmore, West Yellowstone shop manager, said.Bob Jacklin has seen a lot in his 52 years as a West Yellowstone fishing guide. He says nothing compares to this flooding event, but it does remind him of another time the greater Yellowstone community survived a disaster.The fires of '88 bring back, and that that there's one of the big things we lived through," Jacklin said. "That fire got real close to town... and we got lucky they didn't swing north."Now 34 years later, the gateway towns that rely on the worlds first national park hope for more luck, or at least more visitors, so these communities can keep breathing."We just keep getting knocked down and and getting back up," Hoff said."We're strong people here," Skidmore said. "We've dealt with COVID, we dealt with floods. I mean, we'll make it."By July 2, 93% of the park is expected to be open. The north and northeastern entrances will stay closed to vehicles, but foot traffic will be allowed.
Israeli lawmakers voted on June 30 to dissolve parliament following the collapse of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's ruling coalition, opening the way for a November 1 election that will be Israel's fifth in less than four years.
President Joe Biden says the United States will support Ukraine for “as long as it takes” to ensure it is not defeated b
Boris Johnson has defended his military policy as Britain is due to reduce its army. Mr Johnson said he wanted to ensure British troops are "properly equipped".
Three Metropolitan police officers appeared before a misconduct hearing accused of sharing racist and offensive messages on Whatsapp, some of which compared Meghan Markle to a golliwog toy before her wedding day. Veuer’s Johana Restrepo has more.
Following recent sell offs equity markets have begun to rally over the last week.
Kim Kardashian's attorney Michael Rhodes has slammed a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by esthetician studio owner Cyndie Lunsford. Lunsford claims to have conducted business under the brand SKKN+ since 2018. While Kardashian just recently launched her skincare brand SKKN BY KIM. The star’s attorney claims the lawsuit is just a “shakedown effort” and denies Lunsford's claims that Kardashian has “done something wrong”. In the lawsuit, Lunsford claims she's conducted business under the SKKN+ brand "in Washington, DC and/or New York, New York" since August 2018. The small business owner sent Kardashian a cease and desist letter. When Kardashian refused to drop the SKKN branding Lunsford challenged her application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The SKIMS founder’s lawyer claims they reached out to Lunsford “several times” to “find a sensible path to coexistence”. Lunsford is suing Kardashian for trademark infringement and unfair competition and is demanding a jury trial.
Cameron Diaz is coming out of retirement after nearly a decade, for a new action comedy appropriately titled ‘Back in Action’, co-starring Jamie Foxx.