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    Neera Tanden’s nomination to serve as White House budget director is in jeopardy after Sen. Joe Manchin came out against her confirmation.  Opposition to Senate-confirmed positions is nothing new for Tanden, who said in early 2017 that she was “fighting hard” against Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Education.  Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress, also said that she was “proud to fight” against Jeff Sessions for attorney general.  Neera Tanden, the Biden nominee for White House budget director, said in early 2017 she was “proud to fight” against Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, and that her organization, the Center for American Progress, was “fighting hard” to block Trump’s nominee for secretary of education. Now, Tanden is at the center of a different fight: salvaging her nomination as director of the Office of Management and Budget, a Cabinet-level position that requires Senate confirmation....
    The moments before the success were very tense. The success of the mission was not guaranteed. The scientists in charge of the project and the representatives of the POT. The touch to the surface of Perseverance it was one of the most complicated parts of his stages. And after about seven long months of waiting it was achieved. A moment that was conducive to releasing tensions and releasing an euphoric cry of joy. This is how scientists reacted in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the POT (JPL). Among engineers, astronomers and experts who worked on Perseverance they allowed themselves to skip the protocol. Once contact with the surface was confirmed, they released the tension that overwhelmed them. From the time the space probe reached orbit until it entered the surface of Mars, approximately 22 minutes passed. They were, surely, the longest in the lives of these scientists. This project...
    A flight attendant at the center of an international controversy has been terminated from her position, JetBlue has confirmed. Kalina Collier first made headlines earlier this month, after taking a trip to Jamaica and then being required to isolate in a hotel upon testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of her return trip, according to Jamaican authorities. While still on the island, however, Collier allegedly suggested on Instagram that she was not COVID-positive, and that she was being "held hostage" in a dirty room at the resort, prompting social media users to campaign for her release, the Miami Herald reported. Police later responded to the hotel and issued a statement claiming that Collier was not "in any danger," nor was she "at any time." The Jamaica Constabulary Force also urged the public to stop spreading a "false report about [a] foreign national kidnapped in Jamaica." COVID-19 TESTING WILL NOT BE MANDATED BEFORE...
    Stellantis NV, Jeep’s parent company, confirmed on Wednesday the temporary removal of an ad starring Bruce Springsteen, a few hours after it became known that the artist was arrested last November for drunk driving. “It would be inappropriate to comment on the details of a matter that we have only read about and cannot confirm. But it is also correct to pause the announcement until more facts can be established “, a Jeep spokesman who was not named told local media. “The message of community and unity is more relevant than ever,” he said in reference to the letter that the singer-songwriter transmitted in the spot advertising. “As is the message that drinking and driving can never be justified “, added the representative of the car brand. Three counts Springsteen was arrested on November 14 for driving while intoxicated in the National Park Gateway National Recreation Area, located in...
    PIONEERING DJ and producer SOPHIE has tragically died at the age of 34. The Grammy-nominated musician passed away on January 30, 2020, her management confirmed. 2SOPHIE has tragically died at the age of 34 Who was Scottish DJ SOPHIE? SOPHIE, real name Sophie Xeon, was a DJ and producer whose unique sound fused pop and electronic music. She released debut single Nothing More To Say in 2013, and gained a large audience with hit song Bipp later that year. Her first album Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides was released in 2018, and was nominated for a Grammy for best dance/electronic album. The LP garnered critical acclaim, and was named on multiple Best Album of the Year lists. SOPHIE’s record label released the Grammy-nominated artist's new single UNISIL just two days before her death. Tributes have now been paid to the pioneer of new sound and trans icon who...
    PIONEERING DJ and producer SOPHIE has tragically died at the age of 34. The Grammy-nominated musician passed away on January 30, 2020, her management confirmed. 2SOPHIE has tragically died at the age of 34 Who was Scottish DJ SOPHIE? SOPHIE, real name Sophie Xeon, was a DJ and producer whose unique sound fused pop and electronic music. She released debut single Nothing More To Say in 2013, and gained a large audience with hit song Bipp later that year. Her first album Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides was released in 2018, and was nominated for a Grammy for best dance/electronic album. The LP garnered critical acclaim, and was named on multiple Best Album of the Year lists. SOPHIE’s record label released the Grammy-nominated artist's new single UNISIL just two days before her death. Tributes have now been paid to the pioneer of new sound and trans icon who...
    RAPPER 6 Dogs has reportedly died at the age of 21 on Tuesday, one year after battling Covid-19. Chase Amick - a Georgian rapper whose cause of death has not yet been confirmed - previously dated Arlaina Axenroth. 2Atlanta rapper '6 Dogs' passed away on TuesdayCredit: Twitter Who was rapper 6 Dogs’ ex-girlfriend Arlaina Axenroth? Arlaina Axenroth dated rapper 6 Dogs. The rapper's ex girlfriend used to live in his apartment, along with another roommate, back in 2018, according to the Thebirdfeed magazine. The pair often posted about each other on their social media accounts two year ago. Around the time Arlaina and 6 Dogs reportedly lived together, the rapper released the songs Buttcheeks, OK, Off the Gas, and 6 wolves. How did 6 Dogs get famous? The rapper rose to fame on Soundcloud, where he had thousands of followers. He was known best for his singles "Faygo Dreams" and "Flossing" - which...
    Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond has confirmed that he is battling stage four cancer. The actor's team confirmed the news on Thursday via his Facebook page saying: 'At this time we can confirm that Dustin does have cancer.' 'Dustin Will disclose more information once it is available and a plan moving forward is made.' The latest: Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond, 44, has confirmed that he is battling stage four cancer. He was snapped in 2016 in LA The statement included an address where fans can mail cards and well-wishes to the 44-year-old star for his team to 'print them off and send them to him' but asked that 'no autograph requests be sent to this address as that isn't what it's for.'  A rep told the Today show Thursday that the actor has stage four cancer, saying, 'It's serious, but we don't know how serious yet.' RELATED...
    New York : Through social networks, the Mexican singer Anahi revealed how and where he got COVID-19. In their Instagram Stories, the actress confirmed that she had been infected in the virtual concert that the group gave RBD on his return to the stage the past December 26, 2020. “Effectively I got infected in the concert. In the tribute to RBD. ”, wrote at the beginning of the text. And although the event was carried out with all hygiene and safety measures, an infected person who came to the place of the presentation was the one who infected it. “After not leaving my house for almost a year, the only day I left I got infected. A very close person arrived with contagion without knowing it and it infected me (only me).” The Mexican noted that it was asymptomatic and that she had been the one who infected...
    New York : Irina Baeva and Gabriel Soto. Photo: Mezcalent / Mezcalent After the erotic video of Gabriel Soto at the end of 2020, rumors of a possible infidelity to his current partner, the Russian actress Irina Baeva, they got stronger. However, the actor came to his defense to say that said recording, where he was seen completely naked, was old, presumably at the time when he was married to the actress. Geraldine Bazán. For its part, Irina showed his support to Soto to find the person responsible for the leak; However, according to a Mexican magazine, the protagonist of telenovelas such as ‘Love came’, would have threatened the actor to investigate if he had been unfaithful while she was in the United States. However, according to the medium ‘Heraldo de México, the Mexican entertainment journalist, Armando Gallegos, would have confirmed that Gabriel He told...
    2020 is approaching and it will be much better, many will say. However, it’s time to remember some moments of the sports year, and this is a valuable magazine Game Chart Has done so by presenting its annual awards. Who is better than Brett Phillips to go home with the Match of the Year award! On October 24, when the Dodgers were about to make a serious choice in the World Series (the series they had won the same way), a certain Brett Phillips decided to bring everyone back into the square. In Game 4 of the 2020 World Series, Phillips’ decisive victory as a substitute hitter against Kenley Johnson, paired with a pair of Dodgers mistakes, leveled the Tampa Bay Rays series 2-2. . From this somewhat crazy evening, everyone believed in the chances of the race secretaries to defeat the famous Dodgers, thanks to an unknown person named...
    Former President Barack Obama has confirmed that he was briefed on UFOs while in office. Obama made the admission during an interview with Stephen Colbert published Tuesday. WATCH: “Certainly asked about it,” Obama said when asked about aliens during the interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” “And?” Colbert prompted. “Can’t tell you,” Obama responded. “Sorry.” “All right, I’ll take that as a ‘yes,'” Colbert said. “Because if there were none, you’d say there was none. You just played your hand. I thought you were a poker player. You just 100 percent showed your river card.” (RELATED: New Jersey Residents Were Convinced This Was A UFO) I kind of have to agree with Colbert here. He definitely would have just said there are no UFOs in existence if there were none. That means there must be something going on that he’s not willing to tell us. They, meaning...
    Atltico de Madrid To replace Griezmann a season ago Iago Aspas, during the match against Granada. . The day that Iago Aspas paid his particular tribute to Maradona Against Granada, the brilliant Celta footballer confirmed that Atltico de Madrid wanted to sign him last year. LaLiga Santander (J11): Summary and goals of Celta 3-1 Granada Blades, in statements in ‘Carrusel Deportivo’ of the SER, I revealed that Atltico was interested in signing him to replace Griezmann before he decided on Joao Flix, the player who arrived at Manzanares for 127 kilos to fill the gap left by the French. When asked about that interest, Celta’s ’10’ confirmed it: If I got the interest from the Attic? Yes, I got. I know there was something because my brother and my agent told me about it, but it didn’t come to anything else. “ Anyway,...
    SENATE Majority Leader Mitch McConnell trolled Hillary Clinton this week, saying he hopes she’s grateful that Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed on her birthday.  Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Monday – just as Clinton turned 73 years old.  6Hillary Clinton turned 73 years old on MondayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Clinton's birthdayCredit: 2020 Getty Images McConnell told supporters on Wednesday of the occasion: “It was a wonderful birthday present for Hillary Clinton to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Monday night on her birthday.” “Oh, I’m sure she was so grateful, so grateful,” the Republican congressional leader sarcastically said while making a campaign stop in Kentucky. The former presidential candidate opposed Barrett’s nomination to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat. On her birthday, Clinton tweeted that her nomination and confirmation were an “insult”...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday tweeted  'expand the court' just moments after Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate.  The congresswoman added: 'Republicans do this because they don't believe Dems have the stones to play hardball like they do. And for a long time they've been correct.  'But do not let them bully the public into thinking their bulldozing is normal but a response isn't. There is a legal process for expansion.'  Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court Monday evening by the Senate in a 52-48 vote - with Republican Susan Collins crossing the aisle to vote against her.   Donald Trump's third nominee was not in the chamber to watch the roll call vote, which allows her to join the eight justices on Tuesday morning, and potentially to decide on cases about voting before the November 3 election.  Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris labeled the confirmation 'illegitimate', saying Monday:...
    MAJOR Gen Stephen Neary has been fired from the United States Marine Corps after he allegedly used a racist word while speaking to black troops. The Marines on Tuesday reportedly relieved the two-star general as top commander of Marine Corps forces in Europe and Africa less than four months after he assumed the role. 5US Marine Corps Major General Stephen Neary has been fired after he allegedly used a racial slur while speaking to black and Latino troopsCredit: AP:Associated Press 5Neary made the comments at an event in Germany where music that used the slur was being playedCredit: U.S. Marine Corps Why was Maj Gen Stephen Neary fired? Although USMC didn't give an official reason for Neary's firing, a US official confirmed to ABC News that his alleged use of a racial slur led to his removal. Two weeks before Neary was fired, Stars and Stripes reported that he was...
    President Donald Trump’s medical team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center appeared in front of cameras to update the public on his condition as he continues to battle the novel coronavirus. As a live stream of the event posted to YouTube by The Hill, which can be viewed here showed, Dr. Conley confirmed that while Trump continued to improve, he was still facing “frequent ups and downs.” Trump’s medical team had previously stated that Trump had no fever and was not on supplemental oxygen. But Chief of Staff Mark Meadows contradicted the statement yesterday, saying that Trump had a concerning drop in his blood oxygen level, as The Daily Beast reported. “The biggest thing that we see is that with no fever now, and with him doing really well with his oxygen saturation levels … yesterday morning we were real concerned by that. He had a fever and his...
              As The Tennessee Star reported on Monday, Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced at a July 2 press conference he was turning the city back to Phase Two from Phase Three, shutting all bars down for 14 days, temporarily shutting down all entertainment and event venues, and reducing restaurant capacity from to 75 percent to 50 percent due to “record numbers” of COVID-19 cases traceable back to bars and restaurants. Mayor Cooper did not provide any specific details to substantiate his assertion of “record numbers.” He did however add at the press conference that “Our public health investigators have found a record number of clusters originating from bars within the past week.” At the time, about 20,000 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Davidson County. The mayor clearly stated the “record number of clusters originating from bars” were discovered “within the past week.”...
    Black Voices For Trump board member Paris Dennard said Sunday that President Trump is well within his right to name a successor to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and that the New York City native was confirmed by the Senate in a shorter time than there is from now until the 2020 elections. Dennard, a former George W. Bush White House staffer, told "America's News HQ" that there have been 29 instances of a Supreme Court vacancy occurring during an election year, and that Ginsburg was confirmed in fewer than the 44 days until November 3. Ginsburg was confirmed 96-3 by a Democratic-majority Senate on August 3, 1993 -- 42 days after President Clinton nominated her to the seat previously held by Justice Byron White, a Kennedy appointee. At the time, Ginsburg received widespread support among the senators, with the three no-votes coming from Republicans Bob Smith of New...
    A student from Alabama State University was confirmed dead Monday after he went missing last week, according to police and the school. Adam Dowdell Jr., who was a 22-year-old transfer student attending Alabama State University, was identified after police, the school and fire medics responded to a report of a possible body Monday afternoon at Hutchinson Street, according to a Montgomery Police Department statement provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. The body was transferred for an autopsy to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science and investigators confirmed it was Dowdell, according to the police statement. “Losing a student is always difficult, and the Hornet Nation is in mourning over his death. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with Adam’s mother and the rest of his family and friends as they face this tragic loss,” according to a statement from university President Quinton T. Ross, Jr. provided to the DCNF....
    The German government says specialist labs in France and Sweden have confirmed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok. A German military laboratory previously confirmed the substance in his samples. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has also received samples and is taking steps to have those tested at its reference laboratories. ALEXEI NAVALNY'S ANTI-CORRUPTION MESSAGE CONTINUES, DESPITE POISONING, IN VIDEOS RELEASED BY HIS FOUNDATION Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking to a crowd during a political protest in Moscow, Russia on July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File) Navalny fell ill on a Russian domestic flight on Aug. 20 and was transferred to Germany two days later, where he has been treated since. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP
    BERLIN (AP) — The German government says specialist labs in France and Sweden have confirmed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok. A German military laboratory previously confirmed the substance in his samples. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has also received samples and is taking steps to have those tested at its reference laboratories. Navalny fell ill on a Russian domestic flight on Aug. 20 and was transferred to Germany two days later, where he has been treated since. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    DREW Barrymore has confirmed sensational speculation her grandfather John's body was stolen from the morgue after his passing for one last party. The Charlie's Angels actress' relative died on May 29, 1942, in Los Angeles - yet that wasn't exactly the end for the stage and screen actor. 8Actress Drew Barrymore has confirmed her grandfather enjoyed one last party after his death Before reaching his final resting place at Mount Vernon Cemetary in Philadelphia, he had one last shebang courtesy of his mates, candidly confirmed by Drew on an episode of Hot Ones. The YouTube show's host Sean Evans quizzed Drew, while chowing down chicken wings: “Is it true that your grandfather’s body was stolen from the morgue by WC Fields, Errol Flynn and Sadakichi Hartmann so that they could prop him up against a poker table and throw one last party with the guy? Barrymore replied, “Not only yes,...
    Bad news if you’re turning to Spotify for some morning tunes. In the US, Spotify users are reporting that songs just stop playing after about 10 seconds. A handful of News Brig editors have experienced this issue, the reliable Down Detector site is showing problems, and Spotify itself has confirmed the issue on its support Twitter account. We’re aware of some issues right now and are checking them out! We’ll keep you posted. — Spotify Status (@SpotifyStatus) August 19, 2020 Right now, it seems like these problems are only occurring in the US, as best we can tell — multiple News Brig editors in the UK have confirmed that their accounts are working as normal. If you feel like Spotify has been down a bit lately, you’re not wrong. About a month ago, a Facebook SDK issue caused Spotify and a host of other major apps to be totally...
    (CNN) — A ninth staff member has died from COVID-19, California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday. The employee worked at San Quentin State Prison and was the first staff member at California’s oldest prison to die of the disease, according to the department. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 24 inmates there, according to the department. Prisons around the country have struggled to keep the virus from spreading among staff and inmates. At San Quentin, more than 2,000 inmates and 261 staff members have been infected. More than 1,000 staff members statewide are confirmed cases, according to the CDCR. As of Saturday, California had 545,787 confirmed cases statewide and 10,189 deaths, according to the Department of Health. The-CNN-Wire ™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A suspicious substance that police officials implied that Black Lives Matter protesters had thrown at officers during May demonstrations turned out to be only water and antacid. The State  reported  that Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said Monday that a Federal Bureau of Investigation lab test confirmed the contents of the water bottles. The confirmed contents of the bottles track with what protesters said after the demonstrations — that the substance inside was a harmless formula to lessen the effects of tear gas. Protesters had said the bottle had just water and baking soda, the latter of which can be used as an antacid. Law enforcement officials issued a press release in June announcing the discovery of "suspicious water bottles" at the scene. Asked if the results from the FBI lab changed his stance, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said through a spokeswoman: "We had officers...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A suspicious substance that police officials implied that Black Lives Matter protesters had thrown at officers during May demonstrations turned out to be only water and antacid. The State reported that Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons said Monday that a Federal Bureau of Investigation lab test confirmed the contents of the water bottles. The confirmed contents of the bottles track with what protesters said after the demonstrations — that the substance inside was a harmless formula to lessen the effects of tear gas. Protesters had said the bottle had just water and baking soda, the latter of which can be used as an antacid. Law enforcement officials issued a press release in June announcing the discovery of “suspicious water bottles” at the scene. Asked if the results from the FBI lab changed his stance, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said through a spokeswoman: “We had...
    Her body was found at her £6.2 million home in Hampstead, North London, previously owned by her brother on Christmas Day, 2019.  And now seven months on, George Michael's sister Melanie Panayiotou's cause of death has reportedly finally been confirmed, following previous claims that she 'died of a broken heart,' exactly three years after her brother's tragic death.  According to a new report, the former hairdresser passed away after falling into a diabetic coma as a result of diabetic ketoacidosis. Confirmed: George Michael's sister Melanie Panayiotou's cause of death has reportedly been confirmed, seven months after she was found dead (Pictured together in the 1980s) At the time of her funeral, the cause of Ms Panayiotou's death was unknown, but police were not treating it as suspicious.  But The Mirror has claimed that she 'died after falling into a diabetic coma on the three year anniversary of the superstar's death'. RELATED ARTICLES...
    Prince Charles was left ‘crushed’ when Harry confirmed Meghan Markle was his girlfriend – as it overshadowed an official tour of the Middle East. The besotted prince rushed out a statement in November 2016 attacking the ‘racial undertones’ of articles about Suits actress Meghan, giving his father and his staff just 20 minutes notice, a biography of the couple claims. The extraordinary press release detailing claims of ‘abuse and harassment’ made headlines around the world and eclipsed ‘critical’ visits his father and the Duchess of Cornwall were making on behalf of the Government, the biography, Finding Freedom, says. The Mail understands the move was considered by those on the trip as unforgivably rude and an appalling breach of protocol, particularly given the importance of the visit for Britain in terms of diplomatic relations, as well as economic, cultural and charity ties.  Prince Charles was left ‘crushed’ when Harry confirmed...
    A rock discovered in a garden in Germany has been confirmed as the largest stony meteorite ever found in the country. The space rock, which weighs 66 pounds, was discovered more than 30 years ago in a garden in Blaubeuren, in southern Germany. “In 1989, a homeowner was digging a cable trench on his property in Blaubeuren, in the German region of Swabia, when his spade hit a rock,” explains the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in a statement. “Upon lifting it half a meter [1.6-feet] to the surface, he found that it was remarkably heavy.” The rock, which is a chondrite, or stony meteorite, measures 11 inches by 9.8 inches by 7.9 inches. EARLIEST EVIDENCE OF DEATH BY METEORITE DISCOVERED The man held a magnet to the rock and confirmed that it contained iron. “The angular boulder was then left lying in the garden for decades,” DLR added. “Only 31 years...
    The first human case of the plague in Colorado since 2015 was confirmed by the state's Department of Public Health earlier this summer.  The person caught the plague after exposure to infected squirrels as local health officials urge caution and warn residents that it’s not uncommon for the disease to be present in the state at this time of year.  The resident from southwest Colorado had septicemic plague, which is in the blood and cannot be spread to other people. The person recovered and no other cases were identified.   The first human case of the plague in Colorado since 2015 was confirmed earlier this summer after the person was exposed to squirrels who were infected. The person has recovered Colorado Department of Public Health has issued a warning for residents to use caution 'Plague has been present in Colorado since at least the 1940s, and cases in wild rodents in...
    Wearing a mask, White House adviser Jared Kushner leaves after President Donald Trump spoke about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House.Alex Brandon/AP Photo For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.Earlier this spring, when the country was facing massive shortages of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies needed to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration announced with great fanfare something called Project Airbridge. The effort, spearheaded by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, provided taxpayer funded cargo flights from Asia to expedite the delivery of PPE by private companies in the US. Various administration officials have touted Project Airbridge as an example of the administration’s quick response to the supply shortages, but critics complained that despite at least $91 million worth of subsidized cargo flights for big corporations, it was little more than a PR...
    The novel coronavirus has hit the Mexican encampment where thousands of asylum-seekers kicked out of the U.S. under inhumane Trump administration policy have been living for months on end, international NGO Global Response Management said on Twitter. Reuters reports the organization has confirmed three cases at the camp and “is proactively testing and isolating all close contacts of the three migrants who tested positive,” the report said. The danger has always been that this virus could quickly spread at the Matamoros camp where the administration has forced families to live instead of allowing them to pursue their cases in the U.S. “This was avoidable,” Refugees International tweeted, saying that as it “and public health experts suggested at the start of the pandemic, asylum seekers in the Remain in Mexico program could have been paroled safely to family members in the United States.” Legislators who have visited the camp where asylum-seekers subject to the Remain...
    KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — The emerald ash borer has been found in Kearney, marking the first time the destructive insect has been confirmed in the state outside of eastern Nebraska, officials announced Monday. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture confirmed the emerald ash borer was found in a tree along a Kearney street after it was first spotted by city parks and recreation staff. The insect was found in Omaha in 2016 but the Buffalo County confirmation is the first time its spread has been confirmed so far west. The invasive beetle, which attacks and slowly kills ash trees, was first discovered in Michigan in 2002 and now has been found in 35 states. Eight Nebraska counties are under quarantine, which prohibits ash nursery stock from leaving those areas and regulating the movement of products including hardwood firewood and mulch. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not...
    RED BLUFF, California – A shooting at a Walmart distribution center in California has left two dead and four wounded, confirmed St. Elizabeth Community Hospital spokeswoman Allison Hendrickson. Red Bluff police officers, about 120 miles north of Sacramento, received a call for assistance from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office about an active shooting around 3:30 p.m. in the distribution center. The shooting would have occurred during a shift change in the building located along Highway 99W. Upon arrival at the center, a man shot at officers, according to a statement by the Red Bluff Police Department. Officers responded by firing and “stopped the threat.” At the time the statement was issued, the condition of the suspect was unknown, although it was confirmed that no officer was injured. Witnesses had said they saw a car crash into the building before it burst into flames, according...
    By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence called off campaign events in Florida and Arizona this coming week as the states experience a surge in new coronavirus cases. Pence will still travel to those states, which have set records for new confirmed infections in recent days, the White House confirmed, saying he will meet with governors and their health teams. Pence said Friday during a briefing by the White House’s coronavirus task force that he would be visiting Florida, Texas and Arizona to receive a “ground report” on spiking cases of COVD-19 across the region. The three states' Republican governors have come under criticism for pushing for aggressive reopening after virus-related lockdowns as cases in the states rise. Pence is traveling to Dallas on Sunday to attend a “Celebrate Freedom Rally” at First Baptist Church Dallas before meeting with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. But planned...
    NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a body found Saturday in an unincorporated area near North Plains, Oregon, belongs to a 20-year-old woman reported missing in December. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that the county medical examiner had identified the remains as Allyson Watterson. No final cause of death has been determined and the sheriff's office said detectives will continue to follow up on tips. Her remains were discovered where a property owner had been clearing brush. Watterson was first reported missing Dec. 23 by her boyfriend’s father, Don Garland, who claimed Watterson and Benjamin Garland were hiking when the couple became separated in the woods in North Plains. Misty Watterson, Allyson’s mother, had said that her daughter and the boyfriend were in North Plains to visit a friend when their car broke down and that the two got separated as they left to go get help....
    WASHINGTON -- There was no presidential appearance and no White House backdrop Friday when the government's coronavirus task force briefed the public for the first since April - in keeping with an administration effort to show it's paying attention to the latest spike in cases but not on a wartime footing that should keep the country from reopening the economy.The briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services was held as the number of confirmed new coronavirus infections per day in the U.S. soared to an all-time high of 40,000 - higher even than during the deadliest stretch in April and May. In light of the new surge, task force briefers chose their words carefully to update the public about COVID-19, which has become both a public health and political issue.Vice President Mike Pence had the most delicate line to walk. He acknowledged a surge in new cases across...
    Sixteen-year-old TikTok star Siya Kakkar has died, allegedly by suicide, according to India Today. Kakkar, a singer and dancer with more than 1.9 million followers on TikTok, was reportedly found dead in her home June 25 in New Delhi. Her manager, Arjun Sarin, confirmed her death on Instagram, though the cause of death has not yet been confirmed. In a statement, Sarin alleged that Kakkar’s death “must be due to something personal. Work-wise she was doing well.” View this post on Instagram No more words
    SAN QUENTIN (CBS SF) — A COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin State Prison continued its rapid spread Friday with 539 confirmed cases among the inmate population and another 73 prison employees having been infected with the virus. Over the last 14 days, prison officials said, 512 cases have been confirmed within the prison population with as many as 1,000 tests still waiting to be processed. There have been 20 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths within the state corrections system. While none of those deaths have been reported at San Quentin, officials at the prison located in Marin County where investigating the death this week of a condemned inmate. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said 71-year-old Richard Eugene Stiley, on San Quentin’s Death Row since 1992, was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday at 8:38 p.m. He was given medical assistance and an ambulance was summoned, but he was pronounced...
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico pushed past 25,000 reported coronavirus deaths and 200,000 confirmed cases Thursday, as the treasury secretary said he tested positive and would self-isolate while working from home.The Health Department reported 6,104 newly confirmed infections, one of the highest 24-hour counts so far. That brought the country's confirmed cases to 202,951. Deaths increased by 736, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 25,060. Only Brazil and the United States have higher death tolls in the Americas.Treasury Secretary Arturo Herrera said he had only minor symptoms and planned to self-isolate as he continued to work from home. It was unclear how recently he was in close contact with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who refuses to use a face mask and has resumed public tours across Mexico.RELATED: Mexico begins reopening more businesses as coronavirus cases climb to 150KHerrera is the country's highest-ranking Cabinet member to be infected so...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars in Texas again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining, the most dramatic reversals yet as confirmed coronavirus cases surge. Abbott also ordered rafting and tubing outfitters on Texas’ popular rivers to close and said outdoor gatherings of 100 people or more must be approved by local governments. The abrupt actions reflect how Texas is now scrambling to contain an outbreak less than two months after an aggressive reopening that was one of the fastest in the U.S. “At this time, it is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars,” Abbott said. “The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly contain this virus and protect public health.” He did not say when bars might reopen again. Texas has reported more than 17,000...
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Red Star Belgrade CEO Zvezdan Terzic said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, days after the Serbian soccer champion played matches in front of thousands of fans despite the pandemic. “On Saturday before the title celebration, I got tested and I was negative. However, the last two days I had a fever and yesterday I got tested again, which showed that I was positive,” Terzic said in a statement. Five Red Star players earlier this week tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of their title triumph and a semifinal league cup match against rival Partizan. Serbian health officials lifted most lockdown measures in May, allowing large gatherings where social distancing or wearing masks are not obligatory. Serbia, along with the rest of the Balkans, is currently experiencing a peak in confirmed coronavirus cases. Serbia’s top-ranked tennis star Novak Djokovic and three other...
    For the second night in a row, London police officers were attacked by partygoers as they tried to disperse the gathering crowd at an unauthorized musical event. One night after the clashes in the Brixton district in the south of the city, after another nighttime street party that left 22 officers injured, the London metropolitan police said they had to attend more unlicensed music events, parties and raves. Kensington and Chelsea police said an unauthorized rally in Notting Hill, west London, was dispersed at around 2:00 a.m. on Friday. And although reports of serious assaults were not confirmed, he said objects were thrown at the police. “This behavior and any act of violence will not be tolerated,” he said. Another meeting in Streatham, South London, was dissolved without incident. Under strict quarantine rules in England, it is permissible to socialize in groups of up to six people, but the good...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's administration has confirmed that Trump has been wildly inaccurate when he has claimed he inherited "no ventilators" from the Obama administration.Ventilator figures released for the first time by the Department of Health and Human Services this week definitively debunk Trump's narrative about how his team was left "empty cupboards" in the national stockpile.A spokesperson for the department said there were 16,660 ventilators available in the stockpile in March for immediate use -- far more than the 10,760 ventilators the Trump administration has actually ended up distributing during the coronavirus pandemic as of Tuesday.And those 16,660 available ventilators "did not include any acquired by the current administration," the spokesperson said, speaking on behalf of the department but on condition of anonymity. The total number of ventilators available for immediate use in January 2017, when Trump took office, "would not have been much different" than the 16,660 available...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Delaware County prosecutors have confirmed the body found in a trash bag in Philadelphia’s East Germantown neighborhood on Tuesday night is Sabrina DuBose, a woman who was reported missing out of Haverford Township just more than a month ago. At the time of her disappearance on May 22, investigators believed the 25-year-old woman was headed towards 69th Street. Eyewitness News sources say DuBose was killed at an apartment complex in Upper Darby, and at some point, her suspected killer transported her remains to Philadelphia. Her body was found just before 6 p.m. Tuesday on the 5700 block of Musgrave Street. Prosecutors plan to charge an Upper Darby man Wednesday afternoon in her killing. They say DuBose met him shortly before her disappearance. Prosecutors say the cause of death was strangulation. Her family was notified within the last 12 hours. Detectives were putting the finishing touches on...
    Mark Cuban hopes to have a competitive team in Orlando | Adam Glanzman / . Dallas Mavericks guard Courtney Lee will not be able to be with the team at the season restart in Orlando. His absence was confirmed on Tuesday. Lee underwent surgery to repair a calf injury sustained after the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team also clarified that the 34-year-old does not have a planned schedule to return, although he remains in the franchise’s plans. The void left by Lee’s absence will be reason for Dallas to search among available free agents for a player preferably of his characteristics. ICYMI: Courtney Lee out for NBA Disney with calf injury. See the latest on the Mavericks guard here. #MFFL #Mavs https://t.co/m47XCj361t – The Smoking Cuban (@thesmokingcuban) June 23, 2020 Lee averaged 4.5 points, 44.7% from the 3-pointer line in...
    Coronavirus — ADVANCE | Nikola Jokic has tested positive for coronavirus. It is one of the many cases that have occurred in the NBA (Kevin Durant, Rudy Gobert, Marcus Smart, including one not previously disclosed in his Nuggets), but this is the first in the public domain that is known once the plan for the League to resume and already with the players and other staff having started the testing process. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst have brought the news forward. Jokic was about to return to the United States to join the expedition to Orlando, the place where the NBA will play again in a reduced format. In Serbia, where the confinement has passed, is where he will temporarily stay awaiting his recovery. The test was carried out last week and the evolution has been seen: he is asymptomatic and should be ready to travel,...
    Coronavirus — The number of infected in Murcia by the outbreak of coronavirus imported from Bolivia amounts to 17 people in the municipalities of Murcia and Cartagena, and there are more than 60 close contacts of those infected in quarantine, as reported by the Health Minister, Manuel Villegas this Tuesday. Specific, the flight from Bolivia landed in Spain on June 3, with three passengers going to the Region of Murcia, although it has been detected another passenger who tested positive in Catalonia. “Someone was infected on the plane, but some of them already came positive from Bolivia because they came from an area where, in theory, they were in quarantine,” according to Villegas. The first contagions were detected on June 17 and the outbreak was declared to the Alerts and Emergencies Coordination Center of the Ministry of Health when the Bolivian plane proceeded. The 17 infected have tested positive...
    Author and producer Steve Bing died by suicide on the age of 55 in L.A. on Monday, June 22. The Kangaroo Jack author, who was famously linked to Elizabeth Hurley and was the daddy of her son, Damian Hurley, 18, jumped to his loss of life from the 27th ground of a luxurious house constructing in Century Metropolis, TMZ reported. Celebrity Deaths in 2020: Stars We’ve Lost L.A. Metropolis Hearth spokesman Nicholas Prange confirmed to Us Weekly {that a} name got here in at 12:59 p.m. on Monday with a report of somebody leaping from a lodge on the 1000 block of Santa Monica Blvd. in Century Metropolis. Prange advised Us that “it’s unknown from which ground the individual fell or jumped, nevertheless it’s being described as an ‘incident lengthy fall,’ that means the gap was greater than 15 ft.” Most Shocking Celebrity Deaths of All Time...
    WWE Hall Of Famer Jeff Jarrett recently announced that Superstar Roman Reigns will be going the round table discussion on RAW in support of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! He is the latest addition to the list of superstars who will be attending the discussion. The news of the discussion was brought up the previous week by Jeff Jarrett. He didn’t reveal the guest list immediately but decided to drop a superstar’s name as the week passed. We could not have a bigger or better guest! THE Big Dog, @WWERomanReigns , will join the Roundtable Discussion tomorrow night during #RAW ! #WWERAW@WWECommunity @JEFFHARDYBRAND @TheWWEBlake @WWEUsos @RonKillings @DanaBrookeWWE @DanEnglerWWE @LLSusa https://t.co/iCHF1MOA5j — Jeff Jarrett (@RealJeffJarrett) June 21, 2020 “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns is certainly the cherry on top of this list. Jarrett is excited to have him attend the discussion. After a long career in wrestling, Jarrett is now a Backstage...
    During his speech at a campaign rally in Tulsa on Saturday, President Donald Trump told the crowd that he had ordered his staff to slow down the amount of coronavirus testing — sparking a fierce backlash from those who have long criticized his handling of the pandemic as inept, if not outright corrupt. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended the comment during a press briefing on Monday, saying that Trump was speaking “in jest.” But Trump’s critics have their doubts, fearing that the president really does want to cut back on testing for COVID-19. McEnany told reporters that Trump was “not joking about coronavirus” but rather, was poking fun at the press while speaking “in jest.” However, CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe reported on Twitter that when Vice President Mike Pence was speaking to governors during a conference call on Monday, he told them that Trump’s “comments at an Oklahoma...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has responded to former national security adviser John Bolton's sharply critical book about Trump -- which Bolton describes as "a book about how not to be president" -- with his own criticism of Bolton's character and career.Bolton departed the Trump administration in September 2019; Trump says he was fired, Bolton says he resigned. On Thursday, Trump tweeted, "President Bush fired him also. Bolton is incompetent!" Facts First: President George W. Bush did not fire Bolton as ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton left the Bush administration in 2006 at the expiry of his recess appointment, knowing that he could not get confirmed by the Senate in 2007. After Bolton announced his pending departure, Bush said he was "not happy" Bolton was leaving and that Bolton "deserved to be confirmed" because "he did a fabulous job for the country." Bush told Bolton in front of reporters: "We're...
    ARSENAL goalkeeper Bernd Leno could reportedly be out of action for A YEAR with cruciate knee ligament damage. The German landed awkwardly after an aerial challenge from Neal Maupay during the Gunners' 2-1 loss at Brighton on Saturday. 3 Bernd Leno landed awkwardly after a mid-air challenge with Brighton striker Neal MaupayCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd Leno left the field on a stretcher on 40 minutes and was replaced by Emilano Martinez. And according to Goal, there are fears the 28-year-old "has damaged the cruciate ligament in his left knee". This could mean 12 months on the sidelines with recovery and rehabilitation. The injury was deemed too horrific for BT Sport to replay at the weekend. Leno's knee appeared to give way from underneath him after bending backwards - usually a sign of a horror ligament-related injury. ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners news The Arsenal ace let...
    UFC president Dana White is adamant Conor McGregor is retired and has not spoken to the Irishman since his announcement. White is dealing with McGregor's third retirement in four years, with the former two-division champion quitting because the sport does not "excite" him currently. 3 Dana White said he has not spoken to Conor McGregor since the Irishman announced his retirementCredit: Getty Images Many believed the announcement was a threat rather than a genuine career ending decision, with the 31-year-old voicing frustration with the UFC after failing to secure him a fight. But promoter White is confident McGregor is serious about walking away and has not tried to change the fighter's mind. When asked if he has spoken to The Notorious, he told ESPN: "No. Conor is retired." McGregor had not won in three years before he beat Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in January. But the Irish southpaw...
    Conspiracy theorists are claiming that Justin Bieber secretly revealed himself to be a victim of child trafficking during a recent live stream on Instagram. A video of the alleged admission, posted across social media this week, purports to show the pop star sending a secret signal to viewers by touching his hat. Justin Bieber live. Responds to comment"Justin touch ur hat if the stories around yummy vid are true" #QAnon#WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE pic.twitter.com/Qa4EZ3IVTa— MightyQMadness (@mightymomadness) June 18, 2020 The Canadian, according to a Twitter account affiliated with the QAnon conspiracy, was responding to a commenter who asked him to confirm whether “the stories” regarding his “Yummy” music video were true. Those so-called “stories” refer to a popular conspiracy that alleges Bieber’s video is filled with symbolism linked to child trafficking and pedophilia. The original live stream video was first posted to Bieber’s Instagram on May 17 and shows the singer watching a...
    A person in Johnson County, Kansas, who spent Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. During a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, Epidemiologist Elizabeth Holzschuh told commissioners the person was at the same bar as a person from Boone County, Missouri who also tested positive for coronavirus. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Health officials say the Johnson County resident was provided information about the virus and advised to isolate for 10 days. Doctors had expressed concern after videos were posted on social media Memorial Day weekend showing people in crowded pools while not wearing masks or social distancing. Click for more from Fox 4.
    Iggy Azalea is a mom. The “Fancy” rapper, 30, announced on her Instagram Story Wednesday that she welcomed a baby boy with boyfriend Playboi Carti. “I have a son,” she wrote. “I kept waiting for the right time to say something but it feels like the more time passes the more I realize I’m always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world. “I want to keep his life private,” she continued, “but wanted to make it clear he is not a secret & I love him beyond words.” Azalea, who never confirmed the news of her pregnancy, did not share any further details. The couple began dating in 2018, and she eventually moved in with the 23-year-old rapper. They’ve also never confirmed the rumors that they’re engaged. In November 2019, the duo claimed $300,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from their Georgia mansion. Among the...
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Gen. Charles Brown Jr. as chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, making him the first black officer to lead one of the nation's military services.Vice President Mike Pence took the unusual step of presiding over the vote, something he usually does to break ties. But Brown's confirmation, 98-0, was not close. Pence called the moment "historic."The vote came as the Trump administration and the mostly white Senate Republican conference grapple with the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. Protests have convulsed the nation alongside the coronavirus pandemic, with racial discrimination being the common thread between them. The vote in Washington overlapped with Floyd's funeral in Houston.Brown most recently served as the commander of U.S. Pacific Air Forces. He is a fighter pilot, with more than 2,900 flying hours, including 130 in combat.He posted a...
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