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    The 25 most political bands Buying an RV at Costco? Read this first James on this weeks unrest: "We live in two Americas" LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates were already upset after a Wisconsin prosecutor on Tuesday decided not to charge a police officer who shot a Black man last year. © Provided by Associated Press Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots during the second quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Then came Wednesday when a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol to delay Congress from certifying the results of November’s election. What James watched on television along with his family continued to reinforce his view of the wide divide in the country. “We live in two Americas...
    While the Mets and their fans are ecstatic about Thursday’s blockbuster deal, the emotions on the other side of the trade are very different. The cost-cutting Indians clearly were painted into a financial corner, and felt the need to send All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and quality starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the now cash-fluid Mets. In exchange, they infielders Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez and prospects Josh Wolf and Isaiah Greene. “I was in tears in the conversations with Carlos [Carrasco] and Francisco [Lindor],” Indians president Chris Antonetti told reporters, according to MLB.com. “And they were as well because we care about each other.” Antonetti has said the Indians lost in the “tens of millions” due to the pandemic, and have been cutting payroll. Lindor and Carrasco were both lifelong Indians who were developed by the franchise. Carrasco, 33, is guaranteed $27 million over the next three seasons. Lindor,...
    Daniel Jones-led New York Giants won the final game of their regular season. The Joe Judge-coached team registered a 23-19 win against NFC East opponents Dallas Cowboys on the weekend. They needed the Philadelphia Eagles to defeat Washington Football Team in order to clinch the NFC East crown. But we all know how that story concluded. New York Giants coach Joe Judge was visibly annoyed after that result. He went public with his opinions in a viral interview that aired on Monday. Here’s how it went. ALSO READ – Detroit Lions Looking at Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy to Replace Matt Patricia Stephen A. Smith refuses to side with Giants HC Joe Judge On the latest segment of ESPN First Take, Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman gave their two cents on the Joe Judge interview which aired on Monday. The Giants coach came out and criticised Pederson’s decision...
    YouTube Wil Wheaton and Jonathan Frakes on "The Ready Room" The latest episode of Wil Wheaton’s Star Trek: Discovery recap show, “The Ready Room,” featured an interview with Jonathan Frakes, who’s best known by Trek fans as Commander William T. Riker. He also happens to be an accomplished director and has directed 22 episodes of Star Trek, including the latest episode of Discovery, “There is a Tide…” The duo chatted about what it was like to work with the Discovery actors on such a pivotal episode and how some of the most emotional scenes came together. At one point in their discussion, Wheaton and Frakes touched on the Mirror Universe. They both said how much they loved what Discovery had done with the alternate universe. Both Wheaton and Frakes lamented the fact that they never got to explore the Mirror Universe during their time on The Next Generation (TNG), and then Frakes made...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — No heat and no urgency. A family is struggling to get help from the city after a pretty bad water main break. The Manayunk resident’s insurance won’t cover the water damage since the city is at fault. But so far, he says the Philadelphia Water Department has been less than helpful. It wasn’t how John Burns planned on spending his new year, but this is what his Manayunk basement looked like Sunday after a water main broke near the 200 block of Hermitage Street. “There’s like water rising, just rising. So I immediately think, ‘OK, my pipe must have broke somehow,'” Burns said. After calling 911, he eventually realized it was a water main break, which Burns can understand. But what he and his daughter cannot understand is the city’s lack of urgency to turn his water and gas back on. “I called again and they...
    There are concerns that the new Covid-19 variant in South Africa could “weaken the impact” of vaccines Scientists in South Africa say there is a “reasonable concern” that the new variant of Covid-19 sweeping across the country might prove to be more resistant to current vaccines being rolled out in the UK and elsewhere, and warn that it makes the need for a global roll-out of vaccines “even more critical”. “It’s a theoretical concern. A reasonable concern… that the South African variant might be more resistant,” Prof Shabir Madhi, who has led trials for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in South Africa, told the BBC. Prof Madhi was responding to comments by the UK government and scientists. He said a definitive answer would probably come in a matter of weeks, with extensive testing already under way in South Africa. The concern arises from the fact that the virus here has mutated...
    During a Sunday appearance on Fox News Channel’s “America’s News HQ,” Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) said he expects to see a “big Republican turnout” in Tuesday’s Senate runoff election to help “stop socialism.” With control of the Senate hanging in the balance, Carter emphasized that the Democrats challenging Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof, are “socialists” who want to take away health care, defund the police, implement the Green New Deal, and want to stack the Supreme Court. “I expect a big Republican turnout, no question about it,” Carter advised. “Listen, the people of Georgia, particularly the Republicans in Georgia, get it. We understand the national implications that this race has. This is arguably the most important race, at least on the federal level, that we’ve ever had in the state of Georgia. We understand that we’ve got to stop socialism. It is...
    Mayim Bialik credits her parents and being a “mopey teen” for keeping her on the straight and narrow. “My parents were very strict,” the 45-year-old “Blossom” actress, who starred in the sitcom through most of her teen years, told Page Six of how she was able to stay away from drugs as a child actor. She added, “I was very alone and mopey so I think that helped. I was always home.” The “Call Me Kat” star said that she was always reading Satre and Camus and listening to The Cure and Elvis Costello. “I was a rather dark teenager,” she laughed. “Both of my parents were English teachers so I definitely come by my melancholy honestly.” Bialik also grew up in a Jewish household, visiting Israel every other year since she since she was 16. The mother of two is still passionate about her religion and...
    A 'ridiculous' contract penned by a 'bridezilla' informing her bridal party of her 'expectations' has sparked widespread outrage on social media. The bride, believed to live in the US, compiled a list of 37 rules for her 10 bridesmaids stipulating what is expected of them ahead of her wedding day.  She said she was prompted to hand out the document after seeing a 'lot of posts about issues with bridesmaids' from other newlyweds online. 'It explained my expectations from beginning to end,' she posted on Facebook, alongside a photo of the contract which immediately drew widespread criticism. Two of the most outrageous rules forbid bridesmaids from gaining more than three kilos and 'intentionally' getting pregnant before the ceremony. Scroll down for video  A controversial contract penned by a 'bridezilla' to keep her bridesmaids in line has sparked outrage on social media (stock image) Poll Would you sign the...
    Locals in Majorca have admitted they were bewildered by Hilaria Baldwin's decision to fake her Spanish past. The 36-year-old wife of Alec Baldwin was forced to confess in a rambling Instagram post she had been born in Boston and not the island of Majorca despite previously claiming to have come to America aged only 19. The influencer was also ridiculed after it emerged her mother Kathryn Hayward, who she has long described as Spanish, is in fact a fourth-generation Massachusetts resident. Spain's leading newspapers have seized on Hilaria's bizarre Spanish ancestry claims, with right-wing ABC describing them as a 'hoax' and Catalan daily La Vanguardia referencing her admission that her real name is Hillary by saying: 'Alec Baldwin's wife accused of lying about her Spanish origin and her name.' Majorcan acquaintances of the family of the Boston-born Mom Brain podcast host told DailyMail.com Tuesday that they had never met the...
    BEING your pal's bridesmaid is a BIG deal... and part of the role means accepting whatever dress they want you to wear and showering them with gifts at their hen do. But spending all your savings on their wedding and pledging not to gain any weight in the run up to the big day? Let's just say, that certainly isn't in the job spec. 2The bride lost four bridesmaids over the bizarre contracts she made them signCredit: Getty - Contributor That said, one woman has been slammed online after she made her pals sign a "contract" before agreeing to be a bridesmaid - consisting of exactly 37 bizarre rules. Sharing the document on Facebook, the bride explained: "I've read a lot of posts about issues with bridesmaids. "I gave out contracts. It explained my expectations from beginning to end." To begin with, the woman asked her pals not to encourage...
    Does it spread more easily? Make people sicker? Mean that treatments and vaccines won't work? Questions are multiplying as fast as new variants of the coronavirus, especially the one moving through England and now popping up in the U.S. and other countries. Scientists say there is reason for concern and more to learn but that the new variants should not cause alarm. Worry has been growing since before Christmas, when Britain's prime minister said the coronavirus variant seemed to spread more easily than earlier ones and was moving rapidly through England. On Tuesday, Colorado health officials said they had found it there. And on Wednesday, California officials reported a case. Here are some questions and answers on what's known about the virus so far. Q: Where did this new variant come from? A: New variants have been seen almost since the virus was first detected in China nearly a year...
    Does it spread more easily? Make people sicker? Mean that treatments and vaccines won’t work? Questions are multiplying as fast as new variants of the coronavirus, especially the one moving through England and now popping up in the U.S. and other countries. Scientists say there is reason for concern and more to learn but that the new variants should not cause alarm. Worry has been growing since before Christmas, when Britain’s prime minister said the coronavirus variant seemed to spread more easily than earlier ones and was moving rapidly through England. On Tuesday, Colorado health officials said they had found it there. Here are some questions and answers on what’s known about the virus so far. Q: WHERE DID THIS NEW VARIANT COME FROM? A: New variants have been seen almost since the virus was first detected in China nearly a year ago. Viruses often mutate, or develop small changes,...
    Does it spread more easily? Make people sicker? Mean that treatments and vaccines won’t work? Questions are multiplying as fast as new variants of the coronavirus, especially the one moving through England and now popping up in the U.S. and other countries. Scientists say there is reason for concern and more to learn but that the new variants should not cause alarm. Worry has been growing since before Christmas, when Britain’s prime minister said the coronavirus variant seemed to spread more easily than earlier ones and was moving rapidly through England. On Tuesday, Colorado health officials said they had found it there. Here are some questions and answers on what’s known about the virus so far. Q: WHERE DID THIS NEW VARIANT COME FROM? A: New variants have been seen almost since the virus was first detected in China nearly a year ago. Viruses often mutate, or develop small changes,...
    Officials with Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense and Operation Warp Speed are holding a briefing on COVID-19 vaccine distribution Wednesday. The briefing comes as only about two million people have been vaccinated across the United States — a far cry from the 20 million promised by the end of the year.  More than 10 states have received fewer doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine than originally projected, with little explanation as to why. Army General Gustave Perna, the chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, acknowledged during a briefing on December 19 that there was a "miscommunication" with states about how many doses would be initially available to them. He said he took "personal responsibility" for the miscommunication.  "It was a planning error, and I am responsible," Perna said, adding that he did not understand "with exactness" all of the steps that had to occur before he could release...
    NASA will take part in two heliophysics missions that could give us the data needed to better understand solar winds and explosions, or space weather as a whole. The agency has officially announced its participation in the Extreme Ultraviolet High-Throughput Spectroscopic Telescope Epsilon Mission (EUVST) and the Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer (EZIE) program. They were two of the three space weather-related proposals NASA selected in September 2019 to receive $400,000 for a nine-month mission concept study. EUVST is a solar telescope project that will look more closely into how the sun’s atmosphere releases solar winds and spews out solar materials, which affect space radiation levels. The project, which is scheduled for launch in 2026, is led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), but NASA will pour $55 million into the mission. Its contributions include hardware like UV detectors, support electronics, spectrograph components and a guide telescope.
    FORMER France star Jerome Rothen has revealed his hurt after Zinedine Zidane called him a 'son of a b****' in what he calls the 'black point' of his career. In the 2003-04 season, Monaco sent Real Madrid crashing out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage in a thrilling tie. 2Rothen has revealed a huge on-field row with Zidane in April 2004, calling it the 'black point' of his careerCredit: Getty Images - Getty Madrid's Galacticos, including Zidane, had won the first-leg 4-2 at the Bernabeu and then went 1-0 up in Monaco. But the French underdogs launched an incredible comeback to score three times and progress to the semis on away goals, with the aggregate score level at 5-5. And Rothen, playing for Monaco that April night, has revealed his pain after Zidane - his France team-mate at the time - tore into him on the pitch as...
    CONOR McGREGOR'S head coach is struggling to understand why Conor McGregor is not fighting Dustin Poirier for the lightweight title. Khabib Nurmagomedov still holds the crown, despite announcing his retirement in October. 3Conor McGregor pictured with head coach John KavanaghCredit: Sportsfile - Getty 3Dustin Poirier winning the interim lightweight belt Credit: Getty Images - Getty But with Khabib appearing uninterested in making a comeback, McGregor's trainer John Kavanagh feels he should be rematching Poirier for the vacant belt. Kavanagh told TheMacLife: “I don’t really get why this one isn’t for the title, if I’m being 100 per cent honest. “Maybe it’s Dana, this is a little carrot towards Khabib ‘do you really want this guy [to have it?].’ "I don’t know. I know there’s stuff, the games that go on, I don’t involve myself in it. “But this to me feels like it’s for the belt. But...
    Matthew Whitaker has been playing jazz piano for crowds around the world since age 11 – and has been doing so completely blind. Whitaker was born with retinopathy of prematurity that led to his blindness, but the now 18-year-old has caught the attention of scientists who want to study the prodigy's brain to understand how he has mastered his musical talents. The pianist was asked to play a keyboard and participate in a series of auditory tests while completing an MRI brain scan. Scientists found that when Whitaker hears music his entire visual cortex, the region that processes visual information, becomes activated. These results suggest that Whitaker's brain is using this region not being stimulated by sight to help him perceive music. Scroll down for video  Matthew Whitaker has been playing jazz piano for crowds around the world since age 11 – and has been doing so completely blind....
    Yankees News/Rumors: Gary Sanchez responds to angry fans calling for him to be traded By: Alexander Wilson December 28, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditNew York Yankees’ catcher Gary Sanchez struggled significantly in 2020, finishing with a .147 batting average with 10 homers and 24 RBIs. He logged a career-high 36% strikeout rate and a career-low .253 on-base percentage. He also earned the first negative WAR of his career. His performance comes on the back of a poor 2019 campaign as well, but his slugging numbers are often his saving grace. His ability to hit home runs and fit into the Yankees’ lineup makes him a key piece, but his defense has taken a step backward, and fans have noticed his regression. After the 2020 campaign concluded, management indicated they would be reevaluating the catcher position, as the Yankees were connected to future Hall of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) —  The holidays can bring tons of cheer and conversation, but sometimes they can turn sour when the hot-button issues are mentioned. “Holidays are often a special time to catch up with family and friends, but things can turn sour when you and Uncle Joe come to blows around an issue like climate change,” said Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Todd Schenk. But instead of avoiding it, Schenk says you should engage in productive dialogue. “It is typically healthier to find ways to have more respectful dialogue, and we can often learn in the process,” said Schenk. For those willing to dive into the conversation, he has some tips to turn a sour speech into constructive conversation. Respect the person you are speaking with and accept that they have positive and negative traits. Abide by a set of ‘ground rules’ such as no personal attacks and no interrupting....
    A long and tedious job is waiting for U.S. government researchers to try to understand the depth and veracity of the suspected Russian cyber-attack on several government institutions. Dan Hoffman, a former CIA chief of station at three agency outposts, described the incident as a "massive intelligence failure" for U.S. explaining the nature of spying business. "We are still doing the forensics. We don’t even know how bad this is," he said. "We are supposed to detect these threats… and preempt them before they cause harm." The Russian Embassy in Washington blamed U.S. media on the reports, calling them "unfounded attempts… to blame Russia for hacker attacks on U.S. governmental bodies." Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his New Year address to members of the government, via teleconference call, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) ...
    Hollywood actress Annette Bening took a swipe at President Donald Trump and his supporters in a recent interview, equating the Trump administration with fascism and saying that what the president has done to the Republican Party is “ghastly” and “very bad for the country.” In an interview with the far-left The Daily Beast, Annette Bening acknowledged that “Trump and Trumpism” are “going to be very much with us as we move into the future.” She also claimed, without citing evidence, that the president has “corrupted” the GOP. “The bend toward fascism around the country and around the world is obvious, and that’s what everyone who sees the bigger picture is talking about,” the actress said. “This country is not unusual in that way, but what’s unusual is what’s been tolerated and bolstered at this time among the people who support Trump, and the Republican Party—and what’s happened to the Republican...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As we approach Christmas and New Year’s, there’s concern about another surge upon a surge as people across the country gather to celebrate. A local couple who recently had COVID-19 is urging people against that and to play it safe so you don’t end up in the hospital during a time when hospitals are filling up fast. Vicki and Tom Straub spent time at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights after testing positive for COVID-19. “I will never go back into the hospital. I’ve determined that,” said Vicki Straub. That’s how Vicki of New Kensington feels after she spent a week in the hospital with the virus. She just got out a little over a week ago. “I consider myself a fairly active person so to do this to me was mental as well as physical. I was out of my mind,” said Vicki. Her husband Tom,...
    CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers said on Wednesday’s broadcast of  “The Situation Room” that President Donald Trump’s pardon of four former Blackwater security guards who were convicted of a massacre in Baghdad that killed a dozen Iraqi civilians is a “stain” on “particularly Evangelicals who lift him up.” Sellers said, “I mean, you hear people say the words corruption, but I don’t think that goes far enough, Wolf. To be completely honest, some of the people he’s pardoned were just murderers. They were brutal. They didn’t believe in the value or the sanctity of life. I was reading articles from the New York Times and Post on Twitter and everywhere else, and they were going back talking about the youngest victims of these slaughters that occurred overseas and how a father had to witness his son’s brains being blown out. The president of the United States, as we go during...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With a dangerous surge in coronavirus cases and deaths, officials are asking people to stay home as much as possible during this holiday season.Many Southern Californians are heeding that advice. A travel forecast from the Auto Club indicates about a 37% drop in holiday travel among Southern Californians.But that still means more than 5.7 million people will travel during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.Auto Club spokesman Doug Shupe says about 5.4 million are expected to take a road trip during the holidays. About 355,000 people will be flying - a drop of 54% from last year.If you are hitting the road, remember to make sure your vehicle is ready to roll."Do research before you travel," Shupe said. "If you are making that personal decision to travel, we want to help people understand what the risks are and minimize them. You want to know what the...
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    After the Jaguars leapfrogged the Jets in the race for the right to draft Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone was pressed about how he’ll approach the final two games of the season with the franchise’s future on the line. “Well, I mean no one’s advised me anything different than to go out there and win,” Marro told reporters Monday, the day after the Jaguars lost their 13th-straight game. “I understand I guess from a standpoint of I was young growing up and had a favorite team and was excited to see where they were going to pick. So, it’s not something that I don’t look back and I understand. “But Jesus, we’re trying to win. We’re doing everything we possibly can and that’s my job right now and I owe it to the coaches and players. None of us are going to look...
    More On: new york jets Lots of movement in NFL Power Rankings Adam Gase: Jets celebration not unlike winning trip to Super Bowl Jets’ best options in NFL Draft amid Trevor Lawrence saga Jets players snubbed by Pro Bowl After the Jaguars leapfrogged the Jets in the race for the right to draft Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville head coach Doug Marrone was pressed about how he’ll approach the final two games of the season with the franchise’s future on the line. “Well, I mean no one’s advised me anything different than to go out there and win,” Marro told reporters Monday, the day after the Jaguars lost their 13th-straight game. “I understand I guess from a standpoint of I was young growing up and had a favorite team and was excited to see where they were going to pick. So, it’s not something that I don’t...
    Far-left pundit Cenk Uygur criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reiterating that not everyone in the Democratic Party is in lockstep when it comes to the $900 billion coronavirus relief package. Uygur, a former MSNBC host who founded the progressive digital outlet The Young Turks, said that any reporter who calls Pelosi a "master legislator" is "not really a reporter" because she failed to get what she initially wanted. "They’re just a really, really sad sycophant for people in power," Uygur said. CENK UYGUR BLASTS BIDEN FOR NOT ‘FIGHTING BACK’ AGAINST TRUMP’S VOTER FRAUD CLAIMS Cenk Uygur said that any reporter who calls Pelosi a "master legislator" is "not really a reporter" because she failed to get what she initially wanted. (Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images) Co-host Ana Kasparian feels that Pelosi would do whatever is necessary to hurt President Trump despite what is best for the American people and that is...
    President Donald Trump is not planning to declare martial law, contrary to some media reports, according to Dick Morris on Newsmax TV. Morris, a political strategist to former President Bill Clinton and President Trump, told co-host Alison Maloni on Mondays "American Agenda," he spoke to the president "about three days ago." "There is a rumor circulating by the Left that hes planning some sort of martial law or some sort of crazy action like that," Morris said. "I can totally deny that. Its completely untrue and unfounded. Its just disinformation that the Left is spreading to try to delegitimize his challenges to the 2020 election." Morris said he expects President Trump to continue to press for an investigation into the election even after leaving office Jan. 20. "Therell be continued focus on what happened in the election, possibly through Senate hearings if [Republicans] control the Senate," Morris said. Morris also...
    PHOENIX -- Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge to resolve misdemeanor drunken driving charges stemming from his arrest nearly 10 months ago on a freeway in the Phoenix area.La Russa pleaded guilty Monday to reckless driving in Maricopa County Justice Court. The 76-year-old La Russa was sentenced to one day of home detention and fined nearly $1,400. La Russa's attorney said his client underwent alcohol counseling after his arrest. Authorities say La Russa blew out a tire and smashed into a curb, leaving the car smoking.RELATED: White Sox manager Tony La Russa charged with DUI stemming from February arrest, ESPN reportsThe White Sox issued a statement saying, "With today's announcement, Tony La Russa accepted responsibility and has been held legally accountable for his poor behavior and the questionable choices he made last February. The White Sox understand the anger and concern expressed...
    Sami Zayn hosted his own version of Slammy Awards and called it Sami Awards at the latest episode of WWE SmackDown. The skit was all about him. Naturally, he was due to win every award. Unfortunately, there was a switch for the ‘Superstar of the Year’ award. Zayn expected his name to be on the piece of paper, but that was not the case. The paper revealed that Big E was the victor. This was quite upsetting for him, and the frustration came pouring out on a stagehand backstage. Kayla Braxton seized the opportunity to record Zayn rebuking the stagehand. Later, she uploaded the recording as an exclusive leak on her social media. According to Zayn, he is the one who is creating jobs, putting food on the table, and making it possible for the others to pay rent. Therefore, any kind of mishap that happens during the Sami Awards...
    Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images The US government is still in the dark over how deeply Russian hackers penetrated its networks during the worst ever cyber attack on federal agencies, members of Congress warned on Friday. At least six government departments were breached in a likely Russian intelligence operation thought to have begun in March. Although there is no evidence that classified networks were compromised, it is not known what the hackers may have stolen or how long it will take to purge them. Related: What you need to know about the biggest hack of the US government in years Members of Congress said the government is still scrambling to understand the fallout as details emerge. “This hack was so big in scope that even our cybersecurity experts don’t have a real sense yet in the terms of the breadth of the intrusion itself,” commented Stephen Lynch, head of the...
    A RUSH to make an agreement on a second round of stimulus checks must happen before today's shutdown deadline. The US Congress has until midnight on Friday to agree on a new government funding bill, which includes coronavirus relief, approve stopgap funding, or allow for another government shutdown. 4The US Congress has until midnight on Friday to agree on a new government funding bill, approve stopgap funding, or allow for another government shutdown 4When Nancy Pelosi was questioned a whether a relief plan would pass the House on Friday she said: 'We'll see'Credit: EPA 4Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to understand the need for a quick decisionCredit: UPI FOX News' Chad Pergram tweeted on Friday morning: "Work continues behind the scenes on coronavirus bill. "Still no bill text. Government funding expires tonight at 11:59:59 pm et. "Interim bill likely to avert shutdown tonight. Weekend work likely in Congress...
    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) reacted to the FBI canceling multiple briefings with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is part of a repeated pattern of stonewalling Congress by agencies that “just fundamentally don’t understand that they work for the American people, that they have to respond to the American people. They’re not an entity unto themselves.” Stewart said the Intelligence Committee is set up to provide oversight over agencies with “enormous power, the ability to provide surveillance on any U.S. citizen. And when those agencies refuse to reply or to respond to Kevin McCarthy, for example, or to the Intelligence Committee, as they have done again and again and again over the last four years. How many times have we asked them for information on the original Russia hoax, and...
    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) stated that the cyberattack on the federal government is “bad” and we don’t know how bad it was. He also stated that “there should be a price to pay,” for cyberattacks by foreign governments “and too often, there just isn’t.” Stewart said, “It’s bad. And the worse news is, is we don’t know yet how bad. We truly don’t know an inventory yet of how deep this goes or how broad it goes.” He added, “[W]e allow these foreign governments to attack us through cyber means with impunity. I mean, we never enforce any sanctions or any repercussions because of that. And because of that, there’s no downside for them. So they push and they push and they push, and, look, I understand, I’ve talked to some of the smartest people...
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A landmark residence hall at Rutgers University in Newark, will be renamed in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.On Wednesday, the Rutgers Board of Governors unanimously approved the renaming of 15 Washington St. in Newark, in honor of the late supreme court justice and former Rutgers law professor.A 17-story neo-classical building will be called 'Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall.'While at Rutgers, Ginsburg pioneered teaching women's rights with a seminar in law and gender equality.She also began to build the legal framework that would lead her to successfully argue landmark gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court, which she joined in 1993 as the second woman justice."When I think of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I hope future generations will understand her perseverance, her clear-eyed pursuit of justice and equity, and her care for those people who are often seen as voiceless or without history," Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said....
    (CNN)Although the agony of the coronavirus pandemic has dragged on for months, the unprecedented swiftness with which scientists developed a vaccine to combat Covid-19 is nothing short of remarkable. No other vaccine in human history has been created in such ''warp speed.'' But many Black Americans have expressed reluctance to take the vaccine, a wariness some attribute to the enduring legacy of the egregious Tuskegee syphilis study.Tina SacksThe legacies of Tuskegee and Covid-19 are intertwined. Both expose the depth of structural discrimination in the United States. Both remind us to listen and hear patients when they express distrust or reluctance about medical treatment. The US Public Health Service began the Tuskegee study in 1932. It recruited Black men in Macon County, Alabama, who had already contracted syphilis. The men were told they would be treated for syphilis, but the actual purpose of the study was to learn whether untreated syphilis...
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said he does not understand the criticism of star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady has enjoyed a topsy-turvy first NFL season in Tampa after ending his successful 20-year association with the New England Patriots. The six-time Super Bowl champion has 322 completions for 3,496 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions but Brady and the Buccaneers have struggled in losses to the Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams. As the Buccaneers (8-5) eye their first playoff appearance since 2007, Arians leapt to the defense of 14-time Pro Bowler and three-time MVP Brady. “I don’t know why anyone’s criticizing Tom,” Arians told reporters on Wednesday, after Brady finished 15 of 23 for 196 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and no sacks in last week’s 26-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. “What he did at the end of the half and to start...
    A Guide to Who Has Been Unmasked on The Masked Singer Season 4 Big-Name Brands That Have Been Around for More Than a Century Bruce Arians does not understand the Tom Brady criticism The guy who has spent parts of the season criticizing Tom Brady does not understand why there is criticism of Tom Brady. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Arians has spent a lot of time criticizing Brady this offseason, but he he's changing his tune. Bruce Arians spoke with the media on Wednesday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach was asked about Brady’s slow start to the team’s 26-14 win over Minnesota on Sunday. Arians said the slow start doesn’t matter if Brady’s going to put up 17 points to end the first half. Arians then said Brady doesn’t get enough credit for what he is doing this season. Arians got a tad salty when the subject...
    KAMALA Harris says Americans are "suffering" as they continue to wait for a decision on the next coronavirus stimulus package while lawmakers are "living in a bubble". In an interview with 'Good Morning America', the Vice-President Elect said lawmakers need to urgently reach a coronavirus relief bill as Congress' top four leaders vowed to pass legislation before breaking for the holiday. 3Kamala Harris pushes for more stimulus and says she ‘doesn’t understand the hesitation’Credit: ABC “I don't understand the hesitation,” Harris said in the interview, which aired Wednesday morning. She said the people were suffering as a result of evictions and hunger while politicians negotiate details of the very deals supposed to help them. 'The moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures are about to end," Harris continued. "The extension that people need of benefits is very real. "And the people here in Washington, DC, have got to stop living in a...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said she couldn't understand Congress's delay in passing the next coronavirus stimulus package while people face hunger, small business closures, and evictions stemming from the pandemic. “I don't understand the hesitation,” Harris told ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday. "The people are suffering." The latest stimulus package has been under negotiations for months. "The numbers I saw, 1 in 6 families in America are describing their children as being hungry," she said. "The number of small businesses that have had to permanently close, or are in fear of permanently closing, the moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures are about to end." She added, "The people here in Washington, D.C., have got to stop living in a bubble. The people have a right to expect that their leaders in Congress see them and act in their best interest." Harris explained that President-elect Joe Biden's 100-day...
    The Destiny series’ unique, “mythical sci-fi” setting has always lent it an air of heightened mystery. But for my money, the most consistently inscrutable element of the series is its perplexing obsession with orbs. From its crackling balls of energy to the giant, god-like sphere that hovers over the last city on Earth, inscrutable orbs are pervasive in Destiny’s gameplay, UI, and lore. In the video above, I investigate as many of the game unknowable spheres as I could in order to better understand why the game is so fixated on balls. In an attempt to understand how Bungie communicates ideas to players, I spoke to Ryan Klaverweide, who worked on the Destiny series’ UI and iconography for nearly a decade. My research helped me understand how the games’ many inspirations and references are linked to all these orbs, but you’ll have decide for yourself if I deciphered why Destiny...
    US Marshal says his initial remarks calling Goodson shooting justified were premature Its not just doctors and nurses who are getting the first vaccines Jim Cramer Is Looking at Reddit to Understand Stocks Tuesday The king of research has a new source of homework assignments. Jim Cramer said he has his eye on on the wallstreetbets Reddit thread, or subreddit, during TheStreet's daily live show. © TheStreet Jim Cramer Is Looking at Reddit to Understand Stocks Tuesday For those scoffing at the idea, Cramer has a simple word of advice. "Do not be a snob," Cramer said. Equating his subreddit reading to reading the Wall Street Journal, Cramer said those posting in the thread are moving stocks and when you pass judgement on them, you're making a decision to not look at potential market movers. "If they're running GameStop , do your work on...
    Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera has pleaded with Donald Trump to ‘understand’ that he lost the election to Joe Biden and cease his claims of election fraud to prevent further damaging ‘the fabric of our democracy’. The conservative commentator, a longtime ally and friend of the outgoing president, made the comments during a Monday broadcast after the Electoral College confirmed Biden as Trump’s successor to the White House. ‘It’s over,’ Rivera said. ‘I want the president, my friend, the current president, the 45th president, to understand it is over. ‘The Electoral College has voted. The longer we drag this out, the more we damage the fabric of our democracy.’ Scroll down for video  Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera made the comments during a Monday broadcast after the Electoral College confirmed Biden as Trump’s successor to the White House Rivera once appeared as a contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice when...
    As I look back on this year, I recognize that our city hasn’t stopped hurting. Minneapolis has experienced an unprecedented amount of trauma. We started the year trying to survive through a historic and global pandemic. Later, we suffered the inhumane loss of the life of George Floyd. The deep pain and grief caused by the killing of Floyd, tugging on centuries old patterns of state violence, remains an open wound in our city today. After this loss, came the burning. On its own, the swift destruction of la Calle Lake is worth a sea of tears. Now, imagine how the people of Lake Street feel when this incident goes unnamed in over 14  hours of a public hearing. As a city leader, I’m aware that City Council members are treated as the layer of government that is expected to hold this collective trauma. I believe that our position also...
    Rep. Jim Jordan said Georgia Republicans’ disappointment over President Trump's defeat in the state isn’t stopping them from rallying behind Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, the two GOP candidates in Georgia’s twin Jan. 5 runoff elections, where the Senate majority’s at stake. Jordan, who was just reelected to his eighth two-year term representing Ohio's 4th Congressional District, is on a three-day swing in Georgia campaigning on behalf of Loeffler and Perdue, including spending all day Sunday on a “Save America Tour” organized by the conservative group Club for Growth Action. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST FOX NEWS REPORTING ON GEORGIA'S TWIN SENATE RUNOFFS The conservative lawmaker and strong Trump supporter on Monday told Fox News that he’s witnessed “a real energy for David and Kelly” because Georgians “know what’s at stake” if the Democrats win both runoff contests, giving the their party control both the Senate and House as well as...
    Georgians “understand” what is at stake in the Peach State’s upcoming Senate runoff elections, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said on Monday. “Yeah, we have good energy, big crowds, I’ve been to five different events in the last two days so I’ve noticed good energy,” Jordan told “Fox & Friends,” reacting to Trump’s rallies conducted ahead of the Senate runoff elections. While "freedom" is on the line in regards to the Georgia Senate runoffs, Jordan stressed that Democrats want to “undo all the great” policies implemented by Trump if they win the seats. “I think the American people understand and the people in Georgia understand that if the Democrats control the Senate more bad things will happen and they will try to undo all the great things the president has done in his first term and, look, I always say Democrats want to take away your police, take away your money,...
    THIS new online tool helps you calculate your risk of dying from the coronavirus. Experts developed the tool based on levels of risk across various US states and conditions and lifestyle choices that make you more vulnerable to the virus. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4A new tool can help you understand your risk when it comes to catching Covid-19Credit: Getty Images 4Once you have completed the quiz you will be given a score which will determine your risk The NHS England study used by the researchers looked at factors associated with those who died from Covid-19. The Johns Hopkins and University Of Maryland Research Team developed the quiz which asks a serious of questions - including questions about your overall health as well as race and weight. Using the NHS England study, the experts then based the results on US zipcodes,...
    VIRUS TODAY: Vaccines are on the way to states COVID-19 runs unchecked in Pakistans overcrowded prisons Ciryl Gane ready for anyone, anywhere after finishing Junior Dos Santos at UFC 256 LAS VEGAS – Ciryl Gane isn’t the sort of fighter to be shouting his name from the rooftops. Indeed, even after his finish of a former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 256, the big Frenchman is keeping his feet firmly on the ground. © File photo Ciryl Gane Undefeated heavyweight Gane (7-0 MMA, 4-0- UFC) scored a second-round TKO finish, with the fight-ending strike, an elbow aimed to the side of Dos Santos’ head, prompting debate over its legality, with the elbow appearing to land toward the back of the Brazilian’s head as he turned away from Gane’s attack. Dos Santos (21-9 MMA, 15-8 UFC) protested the strike to referee Jerin Valel immediately after the fight’s...
    Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said the country is in the midst of a “battle of Good vs. Evil” and Americans must “refuse to go to the funeral of our own independence” amid President Trump's legal efforts concerning the election. “The battle we are engaged in cannot be fought with only human weapons: It requires the intervention of God because in a war against the forces of evil, only the Lord can obtain the victory,” Flynn wrote in an op-ed published Thursday. “And as American citizens, we must refuse to go to the funeral of our own independence,” he continued. “We the people are proud to proclaim that the United States of America is ‘One Nation under God.’” Flynn, who served as a national security adviser under the Trump administration, was recently pardoned by the president after he previously pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the FBI. He...
    WHEN it comes to disciplining kids when they are naughty, many parents have different ideas over which method is best.  However, a mum has been praised for her “fantastic parenting” and the way she dealt with her 10-year-old son who was caught picking on another pupil.  2A mum has been praised for the way she handled her son ruining another pupil's coatCredit: Getty - Contributor The mum-of-six decided that the best way for son to understand what he had done was to help him understand how he would feel if it was the other way round.  The boy had cut the sleeves of a classmate’s coat using scissors, leaving it ruined. The mum was so angry that she decided her son's punishment would be to give the boy the brand new coat he was set to receive for Christmas.  She said: "I am so angry and disappointed in him, it...
    Josh O'Connor at the season three premiere of "The Crown" on November 13, 2019. Mike Marsland/WireImage Josh O'Connor, the actor who plays Prince Charles in Netflix's "The Crown" says the UK culture secretary's request to add a fictional disclaimer to the show is "outrageous" "My personal view is that audiences understand. You have to show them the respect and understand that they're intelligent enough to see it for what it is, which is pure fiction," O'Connor said on the LA Times' "The Envelope" podcast, according to the Mail Online. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden previously requested that Netflix add a warning before each episode so that a younger generation of viewers do not "mistake fiction for fact." However, Netflix has said that it won't add a disclaimer to the series. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The actor who plays Prince Charles in season four of "The Crown"...
    1st vaccine scrutinized by independent panel in public meeting Ellen DeGeneres announces she has Covid-19 Americans Don’t Understand These Facts About Social Security How much — or little — you know about Social Security can have a huge impact on your post-retirement finances. That’s especially true if you’re among the 64% of Americans with less than $10,000 in retirement savings, according to a 2019 GOBankingRates survey. What’s more: 46% claimed to have no savings at all. © OcusFocus / Getty Images/iStockphoto young couple at home in bed late at night using mobile phone in relationship communication problem and internet social media network concept. See: 16 Effective Ways To Trick Yourself Into Saving Money Load Error A lack of savings was the primary reason Social Security was founded in the first place. In the height of the Great Depression, many older Americans were left penniless and without means to...
    By Cara Murez, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Does your pooch understand you? Dogs can learn to understand words -- and to differentiate among those that sound entirely different. But their understanding has some limitations, a new study suggests. Those furry friends don't recognize the difference between words that differ in only one sound -- "dog" versus "dig," for example, according to researchers who attached electrodes to a number of pooches while they rested with their owners. Researchers from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, measured brain activity with noninvasive electroencephalography (EEG) on awake dogs during the study. EEG is often used in human clinical and research studies. It has previously also been used on tranquilized, sleeping or awake but trained dogs. However, in this study, the researchers measured EEG on awake dogs without any specific training. With the electrodes on, dogs listened to...
    Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained Wednesday that she feels that President-elect Joe Biden needs “a more cohesive vision,” with his incoming Cabinet as his White House agenda is currently “a little hazy.” Ocasio-Cortez explained that she still doesn’t get “the overall message” about Biden’s team based off of his Cabinet selections, according to The Hill. Ocasio-Cortez: Biden’s agenda “a little hazy” https://t.co/VoonJ98eMy pic.twitter.com/rHk5R3FYXj — The Hill (@thehill) December 10, 2020 “You have an individual appointment here, an individual appointment there,” Ocasio-Cortez explained. “We can wrestle about whether they are bold enough or ambitious enough, especially given the uncertainty and what kind of Senate we’re going to have.” “But aside from that, I think one of the things I’m looking for, when I see all of these picks put together is: What is the agenda? What is this overall vision going to be? And to me, I think...
    Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, UNICEF Celebrity Advocate, has spoken out about the safety for children and the child’s right to have a safe environment to grow up, on the occasion of World Human Rights Day on Thursday. “Violence can and should be prevented. As parents, teachers, members of the community and duty bearers we all have a role to play. We need to reach out to children, to help them understand that they can speak out about violence they face to their parents or call ChildLine 1098. We have to help children understand how they can protect themselves,” Ayushmann said. Ayushmann Khurrana Appointed UNICEF India’s Advocate to End Violence Against Children He stressed that reaching out to parents, friends, communities is also important as violence happens at home, in school, in playgrounds, by people children trust. “Helping them understand the importance of changing their behaviours and responses towards violence as well...
    U.S. President Donald Trump is surely not Jemele Hill’s cup of tea. “We have just unfortunately been through a full presidency where we had a president who struggled to denounce white supremacy,” Hill stated in a dialogue with media culturist Daniel Artest while on a recent episode of the Daniel Artest Podcast. “And it was just like, ‘Oh wow. This is where we are now…’ and in the aftermath of that, 70 million people voted for that again. They looked at that and said, ‘You know what? Sign me up for four more!’ It’s – I don’t think that the people who did it; even the Black people that voted for Donald Trump, they don’t understand how hurtful that is through a lot of us who feel that were attacked and marginalized and have seen a different level of ugliness in this country as a result of his racist dog...
    “The View” co-host Joy Behar declared Wednesday that young people would understand White privilege better if schools did a better job educating people about Black history. The ABC News program's panel was discussing Olivia Jade Giannulli, the daughter of “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, who recently made her first media appearance since her parents’ involvement in the now-infamous college admissions scandal. The YouTube sensation said during an appearance on “Red Table Talk” that White privilege was a factor in her family’s transgressions and Behar made it clear she agreed. OLIVIA JADE GIANNULLI: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LORI LOUGHLIN’S DAUGHTER AT THE CENTER OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL “We know that White privilege is everywhere,” she said. “I understand my own White privilege. I always have. I just think about things like that all the time.” Behar then declared that White privilege starts in the classroom. “I was a school teacher. Let’s remember that for a minute," she...
    Joy Behar said Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” that American children are not being taught the history of slavery and segregation, so they do not understand “white privilege.” The panel was discussing Olivia Jade’s apology for her involvement in a college admission scandal that resulted in her parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, being sent to prison. Behar said, “We know that white privilege is everywhere. I mean, Kellyanne Conway, who was just deplorable for the last four years, is getting a multimillion dollar book deal. The Situation from “The Jersey Shore” after his stint in jail went right back to “The Jersey Shore” show. Martha Stewart got her gig back. She is now setting tables everywhere. Not that I resent it. It’s just that’s the way it goes, and what I feel like is I understand my own white privilege. I always have. I just think about things like that...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Across South Florida, numerous food distributions to those impacted by the pandemic are held on a weekly basis. “There are between six and eight hundred cars here getting in line very early in the morning,” said Kevin Picard, with the City of Sunrise, at a recent distribution. As the pandemic economic nightmare squeezes tighter and tighter, the boxes and bags of food handed out become even more critical. “People are really suffering,” said Carol Barollarth as she waited in line at a food distribution event in Homestead. It’s a bleak picture that grows darker by the day. “We have over 300 thousand people in Broward County who are food insecure right now,” said Broward Commissioner Dr. Barbara Sharief. Food distribution has been running at full tilt, but the question is how long can they keep going at such a pace. Most federal...
    Trump campaign senior legal advisor Jenna Ellis provided more fodder on Tuesday for critics who have claimed that the self-proclaimed “constitutional law attorney” has no business using such a moniker. Ellis she falsely claimed that Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly’s (R-Pa.) election challenge was “still pending” before the U.S. Supreme Court not long after the justices denied Kelly’s emergency application for injunctive relief. The high court on Tuesday unceremoniously rejected Kelly’s bid to overturn the results of the 2020 election in a one-sentence order, stating: “The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied.” After the court shut the door on a congressional ally in President Donald Trump’s Hail-Mary bid to claim victory in Pennsylvania, Ellis levied a baseless attack on journalists, erroneously informing her 780,000 followers and beyond that Rep. Kelly’s petition was “still pending” before the court. “IMPORTANT POINT REPORTERS ARE MISSING...
    Amid polls underscoring many Americans’ distrust in coronavirus vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, on Wednesday said community engagement and outreach is essential for success. “We’ve got to be doing a lot of community engagement and community outreach to get people to understand the two things that bother people, they say, ‘Well, maybe we did this too quickly,’” Fauci said during the virtual Bloomberg American Health Summit 2020. “They need to understand the speed is really a reflection of the extraordinary scientific advances that have been made that allowed us to do things in weeks to months that normally would’ve taken several years.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2020.  (Al Drago/Pool via Reuters) PFIZER'S CORONAVIRUS VACCINE POISED FOR FDA OK FOR EMERGENCY USE, DOCUMENTS SIGNAL Fauci’s comments come on the brink of likely FDA emergency...
    Midway through “Winners and Losers,” episode 16 of the volleyball anime series Haikyuu!!, volleyball captain Yui Michimiya consoles her teammates after a loss. Although her team lost the game, she seems relatively composed. But once she’s alone, Michimiya buckles and begins to sob. Michimiya isn’t a central character of the series, and even within the episode, the girls’ volleyball team isn’t the main focus. But one of Haikyuu!!’s greatest strengths is effectively using its minor characters and their storylines to add further nuance to the simple plot line of competitors wanting to win. With “Winners and Losers,” Haikyuu!! transforms from a show about the Karasuno High School boys’ volleyball team’ and their singular goal of winning into a show that captures the complexity of being an athlete. After watching that episode, the show stopped just being enjoyable TV, and became a series that shifted my view of sports in...
    MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – The search is on for the person who sucker-punched a Miami Beach man as he waited to cross a road. On November 21st, Cesar Martinez, 70, was at 10th Street and Alton Road when a man walked up from behind and hit him in the back of the head. “I fell and broke my nose. The pain was in my head. I still have headaches. I can’t walk real good,” Martinez told CBS4 on Tuesday. More from CBSMiami.com Study: Fort Lauderdale Is Least Safe City In America Sun Sentinel Investigation: Gov. Ron DeSantis ‘Ordered Public Health Officials Not To Discuss The COVID-19 Virus With The Public’ ‘He Sent The Gestapo’: Florida’s COVID-19 Dashboard Creator Rebekah Jones On Gun-Wielding State Agents Raiding Her Home A Good Samaritan rushed to Martinez’s side to help him as another passerby filmed the man as he walked away. Martinez was taken...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Tuesday morning in Marin County, clocks inexorably ticked their way to noon, and with its arrival, the end to any semblance of normalcy, even in coronavirus times.RELATED: Confusion about who can work, who can't during Marin Co. closureNoon marked the beginning of yet another dreaded shutdown, the third this year for stylists like Carol Kelly, who worked to the last possible moment, squeezing in one more client."I have worked 90 hours in the last eight days," she said.For everyone in the Sola salon, this would be a day for gritting their teeth with frustration."I don't understand the numbers," said manager Kellie Little. "We have not had a lot of cases. We are being shut down, for what?"VIDEO: Marin Co. worries visitors could impact COVID-19 trendEMBED More News Videos Marin County health officials are worried that visitors from outside the area could impact the county's already...
    Bill Nye “the Science Guy” has a new part to play: mask compliance guy. In a video shared on TikTok last week, the 65-year-old entertainer-educator demonstrated how face masks work to prevent coronavirus infection — with props seemingly pulled from around the home. In four days, the clip has racked up 3.9 million views on the social platform. “I don’t know who needs to hear this but… #masks work. Wear one. Carry on…,” Nye captioned the video. He begins by holding a map of the US up to the camera, depicting the prevalence of COVID-19 compared to the popularity of masks. The maps show that regions where masks are worn the least are also where coronavirus has sickened people at higher rates. “I hope you can see the fewer the masks, more the sick,” he says. Next, Nye explains how a mask works — by...
    Olivia Jade Giannulli, the 21-year-old daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, has finally broken her silence on the college admissions scandal. Appearing on Facebook Watch’s “Red Table Talk,” the former YouTube admitted she was “ashamed” by the ordeal that landed both of her parents in prison. “I felt so ashamed and embarrassed … although I didn’t really 100 percent understand what had just happened because there was a lot that, when I was applying, I was not fully aware of what was going on,” she told co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris. “When I got home [from spring break] I just felt so ashamed.” Olivia said she was “too embarrassed” to return to the University of Southern California, where she and her sister, Isabella Rose, had been enrolled after being accepted as rowing recruits despite having never participated in the sport.  “I shouldn’t have been...
    Russell Westbrook, who was traded to his second team in two seasons, said Saturday he had no plans of changing his ultra-competitiveness as he looks to help the Washington Wizards to the playoffs. Westbrook spoke to the media for the first time since being traded and was asked about the fire and fury he takes onto the court with him. JOHN WALL REFLECTS ON TIME WITH WIZARDS AFTER TRADE TO ROCKETS “The way I play the game kind of misconstrues people of who I am as a person, who I am and what I believe in and what I stand for,” the talented guard said, according to ESPN. “Obviously, how I play and off the floor are two different people. When I am on the floor, I don't have any friends, I am not trying to be friendly, I'm trying to bust somebody's a--. I ain't got time to try...
    Netflix broke its silence on the controversy over The Crown last night, insisting there was no need to warn its millions of viewers that key scenes are invented. The streaming giant claimed it was widely understood the hit series was a ‘work of fiction’ based on historical events.  And it wrote to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, rejecting his suggestion that a disclaimer at the start of each episode would be helpful. In its first public statement on the controversy, Netflix told The Mail on Sunday: ‘We have always presented The Crown as a drama, and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events.  'As a result, we have no plans – and see no need – to add a disclaimer.’ Netflix broke its silence on the controversy over The Crown last night, insisting there was no need to warn...
    Congressman Buddy Carter (R-GA) joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday where he discussed the highly contentious Georgia Senate runoff elections set for January 5. “Being in Washington, D.C. and seeing first hand exactly what these extremists, what these socialist Democrats are trying to do, leads one to believe that this is the most important election here in the state of Georgia that we’ve ever had.” “We are the last line of defense against socialism in our country,” Carter added, noting some of the major issues Democrats are focused on. “I can assure you, what the Democrats want to do is they want to have Medicare for All, they want to have a one-payer system for healthcare, they want to make sure that the pass the Green New Deal, they want to take away your gun rights, they want to do all of these things.” “Essentially, what they want to do is...
    Canadian Premier Brian Pallister asked residents of Manitoba to follow coronavirus restrictions and safety guidelines, even if they “don’t care for” him. Pallister gave a speech Thursday pleading with residents to continue to follow the rules after he was lowest rated premier in Canada, according to data released by Angus Reid polling. “This year, you don’t need to like me,” Pallister said during the speech. WATCH:  “If you don’t care for me I understand, I totally do,” Pallister said. “I’m the guy who has told you that you cannot shop. I am the person who has come forward here in front of you 75 times, and has asked you to do things you’ve never done before, and has asked you to do that every day.” Pallister claimed he was keeping families apart for Christmas because he wanted to keep his residents “safe.” (RELATED: Trudeau Defends Restricting US-Canada Border, Extends...
    US coronavirus: The nation has reported its highest one-day Covid-19 death tally: Over 2,800 A pro-Trump student group whose cofounder died from COVID-19 is moving ahead with a massive in-person event in Florida despite surging cases Cris Collinsworth apologizes for being blown away by ladies who understand football NBC color commentator Cris Collinsworth metaphorically kicked a hornet’s nest on Wednesday afternoon when he was surprised that women are knowledgable about football. While calling the matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers with Mike Tirico, Collinsworth discussed conversations he had with Steelers fans before the game started. He mentioned talking to several women in particular, and for some reason was wowed that they knew so much about football. “Everybody’s a fan,” Collinsworth said. “In particular the ladies that I met. They have really specific questions about the game. I’m like wow, just blown away. ...” Collinsworth’s surprise that that...
    Injuries are part and parcel of sports. Luckily for him, 20-time Grand Slam champ Roger Federer hasn’t been affected by injuries for most of his career. But since turning 30 he has had a few niggles and a few long-term injuries, but that hasn’t stopped him from winning titles. Serving his longest injury spell right now, Federer will be back on February 8, 2021, when he plays the Australian Open, having gone a full year without tennis. Roger Federer during a match. (Photo by MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In a recent conversation with Podcourts, Federer gave an interesting lesson on understanding body and injuries. He also explained briefly how he dealt with pain and injuries during his matches. He said: “I think it’s important to recognize as an athlete to listen to the body and understand signs of the body… If you know that you could literally snap a...
    A politician named Adolf Hitler won a regional election in Namibia, though he stressed he has no plans for world domination. Adolf Hitler Uunona was elected for a seat on the regional council with 85% of the vote. He appeared on the ballot as Adolf H. Uunona, which he prefers to be called, according to Newsweek. Uunona said he wasn't aware of who the infamous Hitler was until he was a teenager. Namibia, a former German colony, still has street names, people, and places with German names. "My father named me after this man. He probably didn't understand what Adolf Hitler stood for. As a child, I saw it as a totally normal name. Only as a teenager did I understand that this man wanted to conquer the whole world," Uunona told the German newspaper Bild. Uunona received 1,196 votes in the election compared to the 213 for his...
    NBC color commentator Cris Collinsworth learned Wednesday that "Put a ring on it," might have a slightly different meaning in Pittsburgh, home of the six-time Super Bowl champion Steelers. Collinsworth, known for his analysis during the network's NFL broadcasts, drew backlash on social media Wednesday for remarks that some deemed as sexist. The former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver revealed he was “blown away” to learn that many women in Pittsburgh are actually knowledgeable about football. It happened during the second quarter of Wednesday's Steelers-Baltimore Ravens game, which had been rescheduled three times because of coronavirus concerns. Collinsworth talked with broadcast partner Mike Tirico about conversations he had with Steelers fans before the contest.  CRIS COLLINSWORTH 'UNDERSTANDS' COVID-19 DANGERS, BUT SAYS PLAYING STEELERS-RAVENS GAME WAS RIGHT CALL “Everybody’s a fan,” Collinsworth said. “In particular the ladies that I met. They have really specific questions about the game, and I'm like, 'Wow, you’re just blown...
    Preident-elect Joe Biden echoed warnings from public health experts about the U.S. coronavirus death toll in a roundtable on the pandemic Wednesday. Over 260,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus as of this posting, and CDC Director Robert Redfield said earlier Wednesday that before February the death toll could rise to 450,000. During his roundtable, Biden emphasized that people should not be traveling during the holidays, saying his own family celebrated Thanksgiving over Zoom and warning that “Christmas is going to be a lot harder.” "You cannot be traveling during these holidays," @JoeBiden says during a virtual roundtable on Covid-19. "I dont want to scare anybody here, but understand the facts: were likely to lose another 250,000 people– dead, between now and January." pic.twitter.com/Rka4NbssMY — Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) December 2, 2020 “I don’t want to scare anybody here, but understand the facts: we’re likely to lose another...
    A trio of Nashville women are in a shade of hot water with the law after allegedly throwing a football watch party. According to the Tennessean, Madilyn Dennington, Bailey Mills and Olivia Noe have been hit with misdemeanor citations after allegedly throwing a football watch party October 31 that violated coronavirus restrictions. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The arrest affidavit claims that officers showed up at the trio’s house and found around 100 people inside and outside. At the time of the alleged football party, gatherings of more than 25 were banned in Davidson County without approval from the city. Now, gatherings of more than eight are banned without approval, according to the same report. I’m not some nut who thinks we should all hold 50,000 person gatherings during the pandemic, but the hypocrisy here is downright absurd. You know what I witnessed...
    Sometimes when he calls, the person on the other end of the phone already knows. I’m not surprised. Sometimes, they deny the news. This is a hoax. Often, they reel from it. I can’t afford not to work. Though each conversation differs, the disquieting messages Levonn Gardner delivers are the same. “You have been exposed to the coronavirus,” he tells some. “You have tested positive for the virus,” he tells others. Gardner is a contact tracer, part of an army of hired public health workers who notify those who have tested positive for the virus and identify those they may have exposed to the pathogen that causes COVID-19. The conversations are confidential and sometimes surprisingly intimate. Some last minutes, others hours. And as Gardner and two other contact tracers shared, much of the job relies on intuition shaped by cultural and familial ties — bonds that make the...
    The mayor of San José, California apologized Tuesday for attending a Thanksgiving party despite telling people to cancel their Thanksgiving plans. “I apologize for my decision to gather for Thanksgiving with my family, contrary to the rules,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a Tweet. “I understand my obligation as a public official to provide exemplary compliance w/ public health orders, & not to ignore them. I commit to do better.” I apologize for my decision to gather for Thanksgiving with my family, contrary to the rules. I understand my obligation as a public official to provide exemplary compliance w/ public health orders, & not to ignore them. I commit to do better. My statement: pic.twitter.com/LFhX2LCUf3 — Sam Liccardo (@sliccardo) December 1, 2020 Liccardo tweeted Nov. 25 that people should “cancel the big gatherings this year and focus on keeping each other safe.” The next day, NBC Bay Area reported...
    President Donald Trump drives a golf cart as he plays golf at Trump National Golf Club, Friday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Sterling, Va. AP Photo/Alex Brandon Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.As Donald Trump and his elder sons continue to toss out outlandish claims that the election was rigged, the president has repeatedly returned to the argument that fraud must have occurred because Joe Biden couldn’t have legitimately received a record-breaking 80 million votes. We have some big things happening in our various litigations on the Election Hoax. Everybody knows it was Rigged. They know Biden didn’t get more votes from the Black community than Obama, & certainly didn’t get 80,000,000 votes. Look what happened in Detroit, Philadelphia, plus! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2020 Only fraud can...
    MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace said Monday on her show “Deadline” that Republicans were willing to “sell their soul” by not speaking out about President Donald Trump’s claims there was massive voter fraud in the 2020 election, which she said was a “big lie.” Wallace said, “The reality is, there was no fraud, Republicans are saying gobbly goop, none of that is real, it’s just a man who cannot come to grips with the fact that he lost decisively.” Addressing her guest former Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele, Wallace said, “It is always dangerous when he lies to his voters, but it is creating an unprecedented and perhaps unsustainable instability to make his supporters, to make half of this country doubt the validity of Joe Biden’s victory.” Steele said, “I think we have to step back a moment and say that Donald Trump didn’t have to do a lot of convincing here. Donald Trump...
    Kelly Loeffler is the richest person in the Senate. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) released a new campaign ad over the weekend, trying to present her as someone who personally understands poverty. But just months ago, Loeffler — the richest person in the Senate — ran an ad bragging about her private jet. The new spot features Janelle King, a longtime GOP operative and former deputy director of the Georgia Republican Party (but identified only as "founder of Speak Georgia" in the spot), praising Loeffler. "It's so important to have Sen. Loeffler in the Senate, especially right now. What we need, more than ever, is a business mind. We need someone who understands how to not only write paychecks and sign paychecks but how it feels like [sic] waiting on that paycheck," King asserts. "This is the fight for the soul...
    When I was 10 years old, I got a copy of WCW/NWO Revenge for my N64. I didn’t watch wrestling, but the game was fun. I popped into the editor, put a dude in flesh colored trunks and renamed him NAKEDMAN. Friends would come over and tell me who their favorite guys were and I’d nod politely. My dad and I would turn off pinfalls, DQs, time limits, and count-outs and just beat the heck out of each other with bats and chairs until our avatars were exhausted and covered in blood. I wouldn’t come back to wrestling for another 15 years. I was bored at work, and I wondered, “What ever happened to that Scott Hall guy, from the game?” Several deep, sad Wikipedia holes later, my curiosity was satisfied, but there were some unforeseen consequences. I accidentally started caring about wrestling. A lot. I watched wrestling, new and...
    Parents who 'engage in conversation' with their babies can help improve their language development faster than simply talking when they are in the room. Researchers from Stanford University and others studied the brains of babies aged between five and eight months while they slept inside an MRI machine. Rather than simply overhearing adult words, parents who take it in turns to have 'conversations' with their babies can shape their future language abilities, they found. Scientists say that the brain's language networks may develop in two stages - in the womb they develop processing networks to process sound, then another network once they are a few months old to understand more complex language.    The amount and quality of the language babies are exposed to has a significant affect on their future language abilities, lead author Lucy King wrote. An infant wears the LENA audio recording device in a pocket on...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned that Americans should brace themselves for an “uptick” in COVID-19 cases after many traveled for Thanksgiving. “We have to be careful now because there almost certainly is going to be an uptick because of what’s happened with the travel,” Fauci told ABC anchor Martha Raddatz on “This Week.” “We understand the importance of families getting together and it’s just something that we will have to deal with as we get into the colder weeks of the winter and as we approach the Christmas season.” The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases called on people who traveled over the holiday weekend to “understand the importance of trying to prevent further spread and further surge.” “That may be when you go back to when you came from if it’s possible to quarantine yourself for a period of time or even get...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned that Americans should brace themselves for an “uptick” in COVID-19 cases after many traveled for Thanksgiving. “We have to be careful now because there almost certainly is going to be an uptick because of what’s happened with the travel,” Fauci told ABC anchor Martha Raddatz on “This Week.” “We understand the importance of families getting together and it’s just something that we will have to deal with as we get into the colder weeks of the winter and as we approach the Christmas season.” The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases called on people who traveled over the holiday weekend to “understand the importance of trying to prevent further spread and further surge.” “That may be when you go back to when you came from if it’s possible to quarantine yourself for a period of time or even get tested...
    New Delhi, Nov 27: Working on director Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” was a life-changing experience and felt like a beautiful dream, says veteran actor Dimple Kapadia about her highly-anticipated role in the Hollywood espionage thriller. Nolan, best known for his high concept, big-budget movies such as “The Dark Knight” series, “The Prestige”, “Inception” and “Interstellar”, had generated a lot of buzz with his decision to cast the Bollywood star in the movie, which was partially shot in Mumbai. Dimple Kapadia on Working in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet: It Has Made Me More Confident, Wanting to Do Better Roles. Billed as a globetrotting game of international espionage, the Warner Bros film features John David Washington in the lead alongside Kapadia, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Aaron Taylor Johnson and Clemence Poesy. It will release in India on December 4. Kapadia admits that she was under a lot of “pressure”...
    AN abandoned dog who could only understand German commands has now learned English in a bid to find a new home. The canine, an American bulldog named Hector, was found tied to the gates of an RSPCA animal centre with cigarette burns on his body on August 1. 5American bulldog Hector was found tied to the gates of an RSPCA animal centre in AugustCredit: SWNS:South West News Service 5Staffa at the centre taught him English commands after realising he only responded to GermanCredit: SWNS:South West News Service 5Hector was left wearing a large muzzle and had cigarettes burns on his bodyCredit: SWNS:South West News Service After finding out that the car of the man who abandoned Hector had foreign number plates, staff at the centre tried a number of languages and realised he responded to German. The dog, described as "intelligent and loving", has been training at the RSCPA...
    The Army is said to be spending millions on neuroscience that could lead to ‘telepathic’ soldiers. The goal is to build a system that would allow soldiers to communicate via their brain signals. So far, ARO neuroscientists have reportedly been able to decode and put back together behavioral signals from the brain. They focused on monkeys for their recent research. ARO program manager Hamid Krim told C4ISRNET: “Here we’re not only measuring signals, but we’re interpreting them.” The next stage is to try and decode other types of brain signals. Then create a computer that can interpret thoughts just by picking up on signals. Krim told C4ISRNET: “You can read anything you want; doesn’t mean that you understand it. “The next step after that is to be able to understand it. “At the end of the day, that is the original intent mainly: to have the computer actually being in...
    DONALD Trump's niece said on Tuesday the the president will try and pardon himself as he doesn’t understand it represents an admission of guilt. Mary Trump, 55, talked down about her estranged uncle Donald Trump as she was interviewed on CNN’s “Tonight". 5Mary Trump, 55, talked down about her estranged uncle on Tuesday nightCredit: CNN 5President Trump has not conceded defeat to Joe BidenCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Mary told Lemon: 'Donald is somebody for whom winning is the only thing that matters'Credit: CNN The 55-year-old author responded to TV journalist Don Lemon's question about her uncle possibly pardoning himself and whether "it would be beneath him" to follow through with it. Mary said: “Well, if he were a normal person, I suppose, but first of all, he probably doesn’t understand that a pardon is essentially an admission of guilt. "And Donald is somebody for whom winning is the only...
    President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, said Tuesday on CNN’s “Tonight” her uncle was “delusional” and not capable of understanding a pardon is “essentially an admission of guilt,” so he will likely attempt to pardon himself. Trump said, “We’ve heard about pardons he’s thinking of making. I have no doubt in my mind he’s going to toy with the idea of pre-pardoning people in his inner circle, even himself. We see what he’s doing with the Open Skies Treaty, which is putting Americans in danger. We see what Steve Mnuchin is doing, taking $440 billion that were earmarked to help small businesses and municipalities in COVID-19, and asking for the money to be returned, putting it out of reach of his successor, Janet Yellen. These are things that are continued attacks to our democracy and things that will make it even harder for the incoming administration to do the work...
    (CNN)For most Americans, this holiday season is a welcome respite, an opportunity to put the long and fractious 2020 election season behind them. But that's not the case here in Georgia. Mixed in with preparations for a subdued pandemic Thanksgiving, Georgians are still being bombarded with dire campaign commercials warning of coal in our Christmas stockings if we cast the wrong votes. Edward LindseyWhy is that? Because we have two contested US Senate runoffs on January 5. The Republican incumbents, first-term Sen. David Perdue and recently-appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler, are being challenged, respectively, by Jon Ossoff, a 33-year old owner of a small investigative media firm, and Rev. Raphael Warnock, 51, and senior pastor of Martin Luther King Junior's historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. And the stakes could not be higher. Democrats are vying for control of the Senate and their ability to control the legislative agenda of a Joe Biden...
    During a press conference on Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) reacted to mayoral candidates in the city holding in-person fundraisers by stating that “it’s important for the people to hear their messages and make a decision on who will be the next mayor in this time of crisis.” And that candidates should “be really strict about following the rules, whatever form their activities take.” Shant Shahrigian of the New York Daily News asked de Blasio for his thoughts on the fundraisers and whether he would “urge mayoral candidates to refrain from in-person fundraisers, given the current climate?” De Blasio responded, “I think people have to be careful, Shant. I think the entire concept here is to really follow the rules. Whatever we do in this city, it is about following the very clear guidelines our healthcare leaders have laid out for us. So, I understand the candidates have an...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday for expressing doubts about the safety of a coronavirus vaccine. “I can understand, though I don’t agree with their doing that,” Fauci said. Fauci spoke in an interview with the Washington Post on Monday when asked to respond to Cuomo and Newsom promising to independently verify the safety of the coronavirus vaccine developed under President Donald Trump’s administration, before distributing it. “I understand what the governors in question, why they want to do that, even though I disagree with it,” Fauci said. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the governors were only adding to the “mixed messages” about the vaccine coming from political leaders making more Americans skeptical of taking it. “It then maybe sheds some doubt on the process that I am extolling...