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    Frontier Airlines removed passengers from a flight that was about to depart Miami and take off for New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Sunday night after it claimed that members of a Hassidic Jewish family refused to wear masks. But family members and witnesses claim that the airline staff overreacted to a 15-month-old infant whose face was not covered - even though federal guidelines do not require those under 2 years of age to wear masks. Other witnesses also alleged that Frontier staffers ‘cheered’ and ‘high-fived each other’ while exclaiming ‘We did it!’ after ordering the Jewish passengers off the plane. The airline said it has not ‘seen any information to support these claims.’ The image on the left shows a Hasidic Jewish passenger carrying a baby seat with a 15-month-old infant son. The image on the right shows another small child with the Hasidic Jewish family that was...
    ROMANTIC Andy Bennett proposed by writing “Will you marry me?” on his local beach — after Covid wrecked his hopes to pop the question in Italy. Plumber Andy, 40, got down on one knee as puzzled Hollie Corrick’s brother lifted her blindfold at Pirate Cove in Exmouth, Devon. 6Andy Bennett gets down on one knee on a windswept Devon beachCredit: Bournemouth News Passers-by cheered as Hollie, 42, said “Yes”. Andy planned to propose in Amalfi but couldn’t wait. He played ‘Little Things’ by Ed Sheeran on a speaker, before getting down on one knee. The pair hope to wed next year. 6Covid put paid to Andy's hopes of proposing in the Almalfi CoastCredit: Getty - Contributor 6Plumber Andy and his bride-to-be Hollie CorrickCredit: Bournemouth News Most...
    Media outlets and personalities criticized the Super Bowl celebrations in the streets of Tampa after cheering on public celebrations of Biden’s presidential victory. The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, VICE, The Independent along with media personalities spent Sunday night criticizing the people celebrating the Super Bowl win in the streets of Tampa Bay. “You can enjoy the #SuperBowl without becoming a #coronavirus superspreader,” the Los Angeles Times tweeted ahead of the big game. “Health experts urge you to do so in a way that won’t risk your health or the health of loved ones.” You can enjoy the #SuperBowl without becoming a #coronavirus superspreader. Health experts urge you to do so in a way that won’t risk your health or the health of loved ones. Here’s how https://t.co/kS6tP2MF7h pic.twitter.com/Xz4olooCsy — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 7, 2021 However, back in November the Los Angeles Times had a different tune...
    LONDON (AP) — Capt. Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who walked into the hearts of a nation in lockdown as he shuffled up and down his garden to raise money for health care workers, has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 100. His family announced his death on Twitter, posting a picture of him behind his walker in a happy moment, ready for an adventure. “The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable. He was rejuvenated and experienced things he’d only ever dreamed of,’’ the family’s statement said. “Whilst he’d been in so many hearts for just a short time, he was an incredible father and grandfather, and he will stay alive in our hearts forever.’’ Captain Tom, as he became known in newspaper headlines and TV interviews, set out to raise 1,000 pounds for Britain’s National Health Service by walking 100...
    LeBron James showed off against his former team Monday, scoring 46 points in Cleveland. Twenty-one of those points came in the fourth quarter, and James had some extra motivation after some light heckling at the end of the third quarter. After James attempted a buzzer-beating 14-foot jump shot that bounced off of the rim, a member of the Cavs front office apparently cheered just a little too hard. Because James took notice, and immediately delivered a death stare to someone on the sidelines. MORE: LeBron James has Kobe-esque game in Lakers win over Cavs After the game, James said he knew exactly who it was. “I know who he is. He’s part of the front office group,” James said, laughing. “I felt like he was just a little bit too excited about seeing me miss. He was really excited about me missing that shot. A little bit more extra than I would...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Wednesday's historic inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meant so much for many people.But, for one Houston woman, it was a full circle moment that brought tears to her eyes.Laura Franklin turned 103-years-old on Inauguration Day, and said she had the best birthday ever.When Franklin was born, women couldn't vote. Now, she watched a Black woman who looks like her become the 49th vice president of the United States."It was so exciting," said Franklin. "I have been excited from the minute I knew she had a chance. I followed her along, and I was so excited. I knew she could do it, but I wanted to be sure. I'm always up late, but I stayed awake until the last firework went off. I cheered and cheered and cheered because I was so proud of her."Franklin was born in Portsmouth, Virginia but later moved...
    Immigrants cheered President Joe Biden's plan to provide a path to U.S. citizenship for about 11 million people without legal status, mixing hope with guarded optimism Wednesday amid a seismic shift in how the American government views and treats them.The newly inaugurated president moved to reverse four years of harsh restrictions and mass deportation with a plan for sweeping legislation on citizenship. Biden also issued executive orders reversing some of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies, such as halting work on a U.S.-Mexico border wall and lifting a travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries. He also ordered his Cabinet to work to keep deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of people brought to the U.S. as children."This sets a new narrative, moving us away from being seen as criminals and people on the public charge to opening the door for us to eventually become Americans," said Yanira...
    HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Immigrants cheered President Joe Biden’s plan to provide a path to U.S. citizenship for about 11 million people without legal status, mixing hope with guarded optimism Wednesday amid a seismic shift in how the American government views and treats them. The newly inaugurated president moved to reverse four years of harsh restrictions and mass deportation with a plan for sweeping legislation on citizenship. Biden also issued executive orders reversing some of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, such as halting work on a U.S.-Mexico border wall and lifting a travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries. He also ordered his Cabinet to work to keep deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of people brought to the U.S. as children. “This sets a new narrative, moving us away from being seen as criminals and people on the public charge to opening the door...
    Bruce Springsteen never forgot the moment when an unlikely pal was determined to cheer him up. The singer-songwriter appeared on Tim McGraw’s Apple Music Country show, titled "Beyond the Influence Radio," where he described how the crooner uplifted his spirits he lost in the "Album of the Year" category during the 2003 Grammys. "I always remember one thing you said to me," said Springsteen, 71, as quoted by People magazine on Thursday. "It was the night after we lost the Grammy for ‘The Rising’ and I came into the dressing room and everybody was kind of down in the mouth. And you said, ‘Hey, what’s the matter man? You’re Bruce Springsteen. "I always remembered that, man," shared "The Boss." "That took me up, it was kind of a great moment. And I’ve always remembered that when I think of you." BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'LETTER TO YOU' WITH THE E...
    A woman who earned the nickname the “Dancing Nurse” for cheering her COVID-19 patients with her moves while volunteering across the country has contracted the virus. Registered nurse Ana Wilkinson, who had been treating coronavirus-stricken patients in New York and most recently in Texas, wrote on Instagram Monday that she’s been fighting the virus and urged the public to wear masks. “I wanted to share that healthcare workers get SICK. We take care of the public, and yes, we get sick. We are human. But if we get sick, who is going to take care of your families?” Wilkinson wrote. “As more and more healthcare get ill or even die, we feel frustrated, tired, and discouraged. All we ask is for you to wear your mask.”⠀⠀ Wilkinson, who is based in San Diego, California, tested negative on Dec. 13 and went back to work at UC...
    More On: Coronavirus Majority of Ohio nursing home workers not taking COVID-19 vaccine Goodbye to 2020, the year when so much and so many were so wrong Canada to require negative test for people entering country Letters to the editor — Dec. 31, 2020 A woman who earned the nickname the “Dancing Nurse” for cheering her COVID-19 patients with her moves while volunteering across the country has contracted the virus. Registered nurse Ana Wilkinson, who had been treating coronavirus-stricken patients in New York and most recently in Texas, wrote on Instagram Monday that she’s been fighting the virus and urged the public to wear masks. “I wanted to share that healthcare workers get SICK. We take care of the public, and yes, we get sick. We are human. But if we get sick, who is going to take care of your families?” Wilkinson wrote. “As more...
    Diddy's mother had a birthday she'll never forget. On Monday, the 51-year-old music mogul celebrated his mother Janice's 80th birthday with a lavish evening and equally decadent gifts. Born Sean John Combs, the rapper shared a photo of his mother on Instagram on Monday to send her a loving birthday wish. "I only exist because of this beautiful, hardworking, loving, hilarious, a -- whooping, always telling me the truth, genuine, smart, fly absolutely amazing Black Goddess Queen!!" Diddy wrote in the caption of a picture of his mother standing on a flight of stairs. "Happy 80th Birthday to the best mother in the world! Love you forever and ever! ... and this is actually her at 80 ... no filter ... no edit!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY #MAMACOMBS." SEAN 'DIDDY COMBS' LAUNCHES BLACK POLITICAL PARTY, ENDORSES JOE BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT The celebration didn't end there, however, as the star also hosted a large dinner party with...
    TIGER WOODS and his son Charlie were cheered on by ex-wife Elin Nordegren and his girlfriend Erica Herman at the PNC Championship. The event went into a media frenzy after Woods teamed up with Charlie. 2Tiger Woods competed alongside son Charlie Credit: AP:Associated Press 2Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren, left, and his girlfriend Erica Herman (right) watch the actionCredit: AP:Associated Press Elin joined her daughter Sam and Herman to follow Woods and Charlie around at the team event at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Florida. It was the first time she has been spotted at a golf tournament since the Presidents Cup in 2009. Elin and Woods divorced after he was accused of sleeping with as many as 120 women during their marriage in 2009. But the Swede was back following her 11-year-old son Charlie around the course as he flourished alongside Tiger. Woods admitted Charlie “pretty much carried me” as...
    Workers at a Boston hospital have gone viral with their heartwarming celebration upon receiving their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine. In a video posted to social media platform TikTok, employees of Boston Medical Center are shown dancing outside the facility as they prepare to receive the vaccines. Clad in scrubs, the medical workers executed a partially choreographed dance to Lizzo's hit song "Good As Hell." "Why I love my job ⁦@The_BMC!," CEO Kate Walsh wrote on Twitter. "Teams of people working to safely and equitably distribute vaccines to their front line colleagues getting cheered on by their friends celebrating the arrival of the vaccines!" Why I love my job ⁦@The_BMC⁩ ! Teams of people working to safely and equitably distribute vaccines to their front line colleagues getting cheered on by their friends celebrating the arrival of the vaccines! A great day, a great place. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XfrIthFIY5— Kate Walsh...
    President Trump received cheers from the small crowd at the Army-Navy game Saturday afternoon as he made an appearance before kickoff. Trump was greeted in the end zone by Army and Navy officers, and was led to midfield. The cadets in the stands gave the president some applause as he walked out. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The president participated in the coin toss as he has previously in the traditional rivalry game. President Donald Trump throws the coin in the air before the start of the 121st Army-Navy Football Game in Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy, Dec. 12, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Army was hosting Navy at West Point, N.Y., for the first time in 77 years due to coronavirus restrictions in Pennsylvania, where the game is usually held. “We are excited we are able to play this game...
    President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead a task force that will address racial disparities in the coronavirus response, suggested earlier this year that advising protesters to stay home in the wake of George Floyd’s police custody death would undermine the fight against police brutality – even though the country was experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. The comments from Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, an epidemiologist and Yale professor, were carried in a June 7 report from The Financial Times. She was one of several scientists and epidemiologists quoted as saying, in essence, that racism posed a greater health risk to the country than the pandemic. This undated photo provided by Yale University shows Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith.  (Yale University via AP) Nunez-Smith, who has done extensive research on the health inequalities among racial and economic lines, said that expecting protesters to say home – particularly when they work in,...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany scolded CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night after the liberal anchor falsely claimed her husband, Sean Gilmartin, cheered her on during a White House briefing earlier in the day. Cooper told viewers that Gilmartin shouted, “You crushed it, Kayleigh,” as she left the briefing room--but the press secretary took to Twitter to easily debunk the claim. “FAKE NEWS from @CNN that is disproven by the official White House Pool Report written by a reporter,” McEnany tweeted, referring to a report that is written by a specific journalist and distributed to all media members. “WATCH @andersoncooper FALSELY claim my husband cheered for me at the White House Press Briefing,” she continued. “Read the pool report below noting it was actually a reporter cheering!” McEnany then shared an image of a pool report that indicated Gilmartin was not the person who shouted. The report mentioned that a...
    The governor of Oregon who cheered massive Black Lives Matter protests told citizens to “uninvite” family members and loved ones for Thanksgiving. “This is hard, but making difficult sacrifices now will save lives,” Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “This Thanksgiving, keep it small. Uninvite them.” (RELATED: Portland Rioters Hurl Massive Molotov Into Crowd Of Officers, Light Police Precinct On Fire) The governor accompanied the tweet with a video playing cheerful music and showing the following message: “Uninvite your new boyfriend. Uninvite your drunken uncle. Uninvite your argumentative aunt. Uninvite your favorite aunt. Uninvite your bragging brother. Uninvite your best friend. Uninvite your half-sister. Uninvite your vegan niece. This Thanksgiving, keep your gathering small. Limit groups, save lives.” This is hard, but making difficult sacrifices now will save lives. This Thanksgiving, keep it small. Uninvite them. pic.twitter.com/4OLOv6s6A0 — Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) November 24, 2020 Though...
    Horns blared. People cheered, danced, set off firecrackers and banged on pot lids. Some even jumped into a fountain as people as many parts of New York City burst into celebration at Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race. News of The Associated Press call of Biden’s win spread instantaneously through President Donald Trump’s hometown. People who didn’t immediately see an alert on their phone learned the news from the yells coming from neighbors’ windows. Glenmarie David, 65, a retired health and physical education teacher, banged on a pot with a spoon from her stoop along with her neighbor, Margaret McBean, in Brooklyn on Saturday. Throngs cheered on the sidewalk outside Trump Tower, the president’s longtime home, and gathered by the hundreds in public plazas that have served as gathering spots for Black Lives Matter protests.
    Savannah Rychcik November 6, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is defending President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud and is suggesting if a Democrat took the same position, it would be applauded. “Democracy depends upon fair elections. President Trump’s team is going to have a chance to make a case regarding voting irregularities. They deserve a chance to make that case. I’m going to stand with President Trump. If a Democrat were doing this, it’d be cheered on,” Graham said. He added, “We’re not going to let the media intimidate us into exploring whether or not these contests were fairly had.” Watch his comments below: Sen. Lindsey Graham: "President Trumps team is going to have a chance to make a case regarding voting irregularities. They deserve a chance to make that case. Im going to stand with President Trump. If a Democrat were doing this,...
    Antifa protesters suddenly cheered federal law enforcement agents and officers when they appeared to arrest an armed counter-protester Wednesday. The cheers followed shortly behind anti-police chants outside the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. Antifa protesters cheered and thanked federal law enforcement officers as they appeared to arrest an armed counter-protester outside the Pioneer Courthouse in Portland Wednesday night. Protesters cheered, “Look at you doing your job!” They detained the two guys (another guy joined the man from last clip) standing outside the courthouse. I assume they are just moving them away. But if not, what the fuck? Antifa and BLM cheered at the arrest. Suddenly they love cops. “Look at you doing your job!” pic.twitter.com/gflSaFTvDa — Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) November 5, 2020 “Under arrest?” one of the protesters asks. “F*ck yeah! F*ck yeah!” another man responded. Protesters began to applaud the efforts of the law enforcement officers to keep them...
    A contested presidential election has been considered a nightmare scenario by some members of the media, but investors seemed pleased with the partial results Wednesday as the broad stock indexes shot up. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.33%  added 368 points (or 1.3%). The S&P 500 Index SPX, +2.20%  rose 2.2%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +3.85%  was strongest of all, jumping 3.9%, led by Biogen Inc. BIIB, +43.97%, which popped 44% after the Food and Drug Administration said there was “substantial evidence” that the company’s experimental treatment for Alzheimer’s disease was effective. The presidential contest remained in doubt at the stock market close, with Joe Biden appearing to be in the lead, but both he and President Donald Trump still had several paths to victory in the Electoral College as several states continued counting votes. It also appeared that the Republican Party was likely to retain its majority...
    President Donald Trump reacted to chants Sunday from a Opa-Locka, Florida, rally crowd to “fire” Dr. Anthony Fauci. The president began speaking about the ongoing effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine despite Democrat opposition. The crowd started chanting “FIRE FAUCI!” "Fire Fauci! Fire Fauci! Fire Fauci! Fire Fauci! Fire Fauci! Fire Fauci! Fire Fauci!" — crowd at Miami #MAGA rally last night. President Trump response: "Dont tell anybody, but let me wait til a little bit after the election. I appreciate the advice." pic.twitter.com/GOtXMkN1bC — Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) November 2, 2020 “Don’t tell anybody but let me wait ’til a little after the election, please,” the president responded, after seeming surprised that the chant emerged. The crowd cheered wildly. “I appreciate the advice,” Trump said. Trump went on to note that Fauci advised him not to close the border with China, and then advised Americans to not wear masks before...
    DONALD Trump was apparently cheered on by "MAGA nuns" who held up bibles while he addressed his supporters in Ohio. The women wearing habits, "MAGA" masks, and holding rosary beads were pictured behind Trump at his campaign rally in Circleville on Saturday. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 12The crowd and three 'nuns' cheered whenever Donald Trump referenced God Credit: AP:Associated Press 12The women wore habits, held rosary heads, and displayed a Bible at Trump's rally yesterday Credit: Reuters The images of the "nuns" rapidly went viral yesterday while Trump gave his lively speech in the Ohio city – but some people questioned whether they were real. The nuns were spotted cheering when Trump invoked God and seen holding up Bibles. "This can’t be real," said Twitter user, who shared an image of the women. "The #MAGA nuns...
    A North Carolina police officer was beaten during a Facebook Live video while some onlookers laughed and cheered on the attacker. "Let 'em whup his a--! Let 'em whup his a--!” one man is heard saying in a nearly 11-minute video of the attack. "Don't you let that man take you to f---in' jail!" was also heard being yelled. Some in the crowd urged bystanders to help the officer. This is video from the attack on the officer in North Carolina that left him bloodied and beaten. People on the streets seem to find the situation humorous, and nobody attempts to help the officer. The video is hard to watch. https://t.co/2Tee0hI32d pic.twitter.com/XEVgCsKT6I— Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) October 19, 2020 The incident unfolded Saturday when 27-year-old Michael Sale with the Rowland Police Department was trying to make an arrest. He was the only officer on duty at the...
    Pupils in the Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis allegedly cheered footage of Pakistanis burning French flags in response to Charlie Hebdo republishing the Mohammed cartoons. Teacher Jean-Baptiste Jorda claimed that one of his classes at a high school in the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis district outside Paris reacted with anger after being shown images of Mohammed that were published by Charlie Hebdo. “They exploded,” he said, according to French magazine Marianne, and added: “They immediately insulted the newspaper. Some even said they wanted blasphemy to be banned by law.” Macron Confirms Street Beheading an Islamist Terrorist Attack, Victim Targeted for Teaching Freedom of Expression https://t.co/MN812uEWH7 — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) October 17, 2020 Jorda went on to show the pupils a video taken in September of people in Pakistan burning French flags in response to the republishing of the Mohammed cartoons to teach them about intolerance. “I thought it would make them think, but most of...
    It’s not Oscar Night, but for beer geeks across the country, tonight's live-streamed Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony will showcase plenty of red carpet-worthy drama. In the past, that drama could include not just which breweries won what awards, but who got cheered, who got booed, who got down on one knee for a marriage proposal and who would open their shirt to reveal a political message of some sort.This year, the awards won't be in person as the festival portion of the event was canceled — and there will be no Charlie Papazian doling out fist bumps — but there will still be an award ceremony and it will still be interesting to watch; the live stream is available on the the Brewing Network. Here are ten reasons to watch the awards ceremony, and if you need a little a little socialization, there are at least a...
    Anti-lockdown activist Heshy Tischler was released without bail on Monday after spending a night in jail over an attack on a reporter during a protest in Brooklyn last week.  The potential City Council candidate and radio host is a leading figure within the Orthodox Jewish community in New York City, leading the push back against Gov. Cuomo’s intensified COVID-19 restrictions in their neighborhoods.  He was charged with inciting a riot and unlawful imprisonment after violent scenes erupted at anti-lockdown protests he led in Borough Park last week.  There were celebrations as Tischler was released by the judge with a protection order in place that will prevent him from contacting Jacob Kornbluh, a Jewish Insider reporter who was allegedly chased, assaulted and screamed at by a crowd incited by Tischler. Tischler's supporters had gathered to protest at Kornbluh's house following his arrest on Sunday night.   Scroll down for video  Anti-lockdown activist Heshy Tischler...
    Cindy Belkowiche has spent hundreds of hours caring for sick and injured marine mammals, watching as they grow strong enough to go back to the wild. Recently, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center volunteer went scuba diving at Treasure Island Beach. Before heading in, she saw some harbor seals pop their heads out of the water and wondered what were the chances she’d encounter one she knew. “We got into the water, I had my camera with me, and two swam right by us,” she said. “As I started to film, I noticed the one behind had on an orange tag; I freaked out because it’s likely that I might know who it is.” On land, she studied the video and recognized the tag as one given by the center. With a call, she confirmed the harbor seal was Jelly, a former rescue. “I had to tell everyone our buddy is...
    TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy. France’s CAC 40 dropped 1.5% in early trading to 4,692.16, while Germany’s DAX slipped 1.4% to 12,431.71. Britain’s FTSE 100 edged 0.2% lower to 5,814.10. The future for the Dow industrials slipped 0.2% at 26,652 while the S&P 500 future lost nearly 0.3%. Despite signs of a global economic rebound in the third quarter, worries remain the upturn may be running out of steam. House Democrats said they are paring back their proposal for a new stimulus package in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell have said the government’s top priority should be to provide affordable loans to small businesses and further support for millions of Americans still...
    By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares other than those in China advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy. Despite signs of a global economic rebound in the third quarter, worries remain the upturn may be running out of steam. House Democrats said they are paring back their proposal for a new stimulus package in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell have said the government’s top priority should be to provide affordable loans to small businesses and further support for millions of Americans still unemployed. Paralyzing partisanship has prevented a Congressional renewal of aid, and the recent vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg deepened the divide. The renewed optimism that the biggest economy...
    TOKYO – Asian shares other than those in China advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy. Despite signs of a global economic rebound in the third quarter, worries remain the upturn may be running out of steam. House Democrats said they are paring back their proposal for a new stimulus package in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell have said the government’s top priority should be to provide affordable loans to small businesses and further support for millions of Americans still unemployed. Paralyzing partisanship has prevented a Congressional renewal of aid, and the recent vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg deepened the divide. The renewed optimism that the biggest economy might get another boost carried...
    This gardener was in for a surprise when she found her pet’s look alike among her potatoes. Joanne Gudger, 47, from Atherstone, England, was harvesting potatoes from her portion of a community garden when she discovered a spud that looked just like her American bulldog, Dave. “As soon as I pulled it out of the soil I knew straight away that it looked like Dave,” she told The Sun. She immediately took a picture and later posted it on several Facebook groups for allotment – or community – gardens, according to the outlet. ‘FIND MY CAT’: REDDIT USER POSTS PHOTO OF LIVING ROOM, CHALLENGES INTERNET TO FIND HIDDEN PET “Everyone was joking in the comments and saying that they’re going to be careful digging their potatoes up in the future in case they dig up a puppy,” Gudger told the tabloid. BAGEL BITES HOPES TO SOLVE DEBATE ON HOW DOGS SHOULD WEAR...
    The Pakistan pachyderm dubbed “the world’s loneliest elephant’’ was nursed again to well being — by a veterinarian who soothed him by singing Frank Sinatra’s “My Manner.” “So I’m not a very good singer, however I began to take him behind and to coach him and to sing to him in order that he would accommodate me right into a relationship, and I just like the track Frank Sintatra [sings],” mentioned Dr. Amir Khalil of the animal-rescue group 4 Paws Worldwide, referring to Kaavan — a 36-year-old once-ailing elephant in a zoo in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad. “I do it, ‘My Manner,’ and this was my breakfast with him all of the final days and nights,” the Egyptian-born animal physician advised Reuters in video footage. Khalil mentioned he believes the singing helped Kaavan — whose plight grabbed the eye of celebrities together with Cher — get better sufficient so...
    The Pakistan pachyderm dubbed “the world’s loneliest elephant’’ was nursed back to health — by a veterinarian who soothed him by singing Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” “So I am not a good singer, but I started to take him behind and to train him and to sing to him so that he would accommodate me into a relationship, and I like the song Frank Sintatra [sings],” said Dr. Amir Khalil of the animal-rescue group Four Paws International, referring to Kaavan — a 36-year-old once-ailing elephant in a zoo in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad. “I do it, ‘My Way,’ and this was my breakfast with him all the last days and nights,” the Egyptian-born animal doctor told Reuters in video footage. This 36-year-old elephant Kavaan is soothed by Sinatra songs pic.twitter.com/W62B9g6Kew — Reuters (@Reuters) September 7, 2020 Khalil said he believes the singing helped Kaavan — whose plight grabbed...
    TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday as investors were encouraged by positive U.S. economic data, even while the coronavirus pandemic has regions around the world battling recessions. France’s CAC 40 added 1.7% in early trading to 5,023.62, while Germany’s DAX jumped 1.8% to 13,204.32. Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 1.9% to 5,970.36. U.S. shares were set for further gains with Dow futures rising 0.6% to 28,790.0. S&P 500 futures rose to 3,550.62, up 0.7%. Investor sentiment was lifted by better-than-expected economic data overnight. The U.S. Commerce Department said construction spending in the U.S. edged higher in July, breaking a string of losses due to disruptions caused by the pandemic. “A positive tone had been assumed by Asia markets, finding inspiration from Wall Street with the gains notched overnight,” said Jingyi Pan, market strategist at IG in Singapore. “Although the U.S. economy is nowhere near the state...
    People on motorbikes in Bamako celebrating the military takeover in Mali – 19 August 2020 Crowds rejoiced after a group of colonels seized power in Mali, a vast country stretching into the Sahara, where troops – including French soldiers and UN peacekeepers – are fighting jihadist groups, but not everyone is happy, writes West Africa analyst Paul Melly. Negotiations are rumoured to be under way for the exile of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, deposed as president of Mali in a military putsch on Tuesday and currently detained with his son, his Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and a number of other senior government officials. But now Ecowas, the West African regional bloc to which Mali belongs, has laid down a firm line, with member heads of state issuing a call for Mr Keïta’s reinstatement as president. The weary-sounding 75-year-old had announced his enforced resignation in a televised statement around midnight on...
    According to the Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester, pay disparity remains a huge problem today: "On a national level, women earn 80% on average of what men earn, across all professions and distinctions. The pay gap is even worse for older women (yes, it gets worse as you age!)." But when the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act last March — a bill aimed at addressing the imbalance — nearly every Republican in the chamber voted against it. Like hundreds of other House-passed proposals, the bill is stuck in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to block it from even getting a vote. Despite their opposition to Anthony's equal pay goals, 13 House Republicans posted on social media on Tuesday about how happy they were to see Trump issuing the pardon: Kelly Armstrong (R-ND): "President Trump just announced that...
    Bicycle Bob Mettauer, 95, topped 100,000 on his bike, meeting a goal he set in 1991. KSBY screenshot Bob Mettauer, known as "Bicycle Bob," set a goal to reach 100,000 miles in 1991. On Tuesday, the 95-year-old WWII vet crossed the finish line to a crowd of supporters. Mettauer said that he plans to get back on his bike soon, but won't have such an ambitious goal going forward.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As a teenager in Long Island, New York, in the 1930s,  Bob Mettauer ran deliveries for a local butcher, totaling 50 miles on his bike most Saturdays.  When the World War II Navy veteran retired from his job at a telephone company in California in 1991, he got back on a bike. He set a goal of reaching 100,000 miles.  On Tuesday, around 28 years after he set out on his mission,...
    Democratic Rep. Val Demings, a finalist to be Joe Biden’s running mate, touted the former vice president’s choice to tap Kamala Harris to join him on the ticket, cheering his pick. “For a little girl who grew up poor, Black and female in the South to be considered during this process has been an incredible honor,” Demings, D-Fla., tweeted Tuesday. “I feel so blessed.” BIDEN TAPS KAMALA HARRIS AS RUNNING MATE “To see a Black woman nominated for the first time reaffirms my faith that in America, there is a place for every person to succeed no matter who they are or where they come from,” she continued, noting that America deserves “leadership that will not only put America back on track, but #BuildBackBetter.” Demings went on to say that the Biden-Harris ticket “promises to restore America’s faith that we can defeat COVID-19, save our crippled economy, restore honor and...
    NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was booed during a recent race, and some in the crowd reportedly cheered when he crashed his car. Wallace, NASCAR’s only full-time black driver, was met with some hostility during Wednesday’s qualifier in Bristol, Tennessee. The race was the first with a sizable number of fans since NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag from events. Jenna Fryer of the Associated Press wrote on Twitter that the No. 43 driver was booed by fans. “Bubba Wallace was also booed when he was introduced, and many cheered when he crashed. NASCAR still has a lot of work to do to back up its position. The group Justice 4 Diversity held signs along Speedway Blvd. after the race,” Fryer said. A plane pulls a Confederate battle flag over Bristol Motor Speedway before the NASCAR All-Star auto race in Bristol, Tennessee, on Wednesday. (Mark...
    Bubba Wallace (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) That backlash reached a new low during a qualifier run as fans booed the racer, all while Confederate flags continued to wave at the event, according to an account by an Associated Press reporter. Wallace was at Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s Cup Series All-Star Race. It was one of the first racing events that featured fans in the stands since the coronavirus pandemic caused state governments to limit large gatherings, according to Deadline. READ MORE: Bubba Wallace responds to Trump’s taunts over noose incident Racing reporter Jenna Fryer posted to social media that she saw Confederate flags present throughout the speedway and across the street from a condo window. “FWIW, in addition to Confederate flag flying over Bristol there was another hanging off a balcony of a condo across from the main entrance as well as others...
    At this zoo, the bird is the word. Penguins at the Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, England are living it up after someone donated a bubble machine for the snowy birds. Adorable video shows the beaked be auties frolicking in their enclosure and pecking at the bubbles emitting from the gadget — likely a new experience for the tuxed Arctic critters. Some of the penguins can be seen chasing the soap suds — and they’re having the time of their lives. The dapper animals usually waddle away their boredom through feeding shows and interacting with zoo patrons, according to Newsflare — but they haven’t had any visitors since the coronavirus lockdown.
    At this zoo, the bird is the word. Penguins at the Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, England are living it up after someone donated a bubble machine for the snowy birds. Adorable video shows the beaked beauties frolicking in their enclosure and pecking at the bubbles emitting from the gadget — likely a new experience for the tuxed Arctic critters. Some of the penguins can be seen chasing the soap suds — and they’re having the time of their lives. The dapper animals usually waddle away their boredom through feeding shows and interacting with zoo patrons, according to Newsflare — but they haven’t had any visitors since the coronavirus lockdown. Filed under birds ,  cute animals ,  penguins ,  zoos ,  7/16/20 Share this article: Share this: Facebook Twitter Flipboard WhatsApp Email Copy Read Next Socially distant geisha struggle to survive in coronavirus... ...
    An NYPD police officer ended up in a headlock after an attempt to disperse a crowd on a street corner in the Bronx earlier this month went horribly wrong. The officers found themselves to be vastly outnumbered and were quickly surrounded by angry bystanders who could be heard taunting and threatening them on camera.  As the police attempted to arrest one of the men to the cheers of the crowd, a second officer found himself powerless as he was placed in a headlock - a move that is soon to be banned by the city's own police force. A police officer was filmed being caught in a headlock in the Bronx, New York The cop suddenly lost control and a suspect held the officer's head for four seconds  'F*** him up! F*** him up!' yells a man who was filming the July 1st encounter as the officer...
    FOUR dads whose children were devastated when a Little Mix gig was axed due to Covid recreated the show for them. They filmed their routines, leaving the kids in hysterics in Truro, Cornwall. 9Four dads dressed up as Little Mix for their kids who were devastated by the concert being axed 9Here Simon Harvey, 45, took part in the play and did a great job 9Simon dressed up as Jade Thirwall Credit: Getty - Contributor 9Matt Clarkson, 34, also took part in recreating the gig Credit: 3 9Matt dressed up as Perrie EdwardsCredit: Instagram @perrieedwards They donned the trademark skimpy outfits, wigs, tights and make-up. The dads also learnt the song lyrics and dance routines. After two nights of performances, they showed their stunned kids a video of their efforts. The clip has gone viral with more than 100,000 viewing their exploits. 9Andy Moody, 49, said about his...
    MANCHESTER UNITED will have the faces of 40,000 fans at Old Trafford tonight - with images forming a "spectacular mosaic". They will just be on a mosaic, however, as football starts again at the famous stadium with their match against Sheffield United. 1 Man Utd claim 40,000 fan pictures will form a 'spectacular mosaic' at Old Trafford vs Sheff Utd Fans worldwide submitted their pictures so they could be there in spirit at least with their images draped across three sides of the ground. The last time a ball was kicked in the famous stadium it was packed and the noise was defeaning as they celebrated a 2-0 win in the derby over neighbours City. Now it will be empty but for the players, coaching and medical staff, directors and media. United are still producing a programme for the game which can be ordered and viewed digitally with a message...
    Dramatic video footage shows the moment Florida cops squared up this week against protesters who jumped onto their car and smashed it with skateboards — prompting some to cheer the officers for their “decisive action.” In the chaotic footage, the unmarked police cruiser is shown rolling along a downtown Miami street Wednesday before a protester hops onto the hood of the vehicle, and two others bash it with skateboards, according to police. “F— you!” one protester can be heard shouting at police. Two quick-thinking officers then restrain one of the attackers, prompting demonstrators — who had gathered to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd — to surround the car and taunt them. “Look at the cops! Look at the cops!” an onlooker yells as police grab the suspects. Some hailed the cops for being ready to rumble. “Decisive action was taken by the police and with precision....
    A longtime and widely respected Philadelphia Police Department inspector captured on video striking a Temple University student protester with a metal police baton last week turned himself in on aggravated assault and related charges on Monday. But that wasn’t before hundreds – including many cops in uniform – applauded and saluted the 31 year veteran of the force as he left the police union headquarters to head to the precinct to surrender, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported. Staff Inspector Joseph Bologna Jr., 54, waved and shouted “Thank you,” as he walked out of Lodge 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Accompanied by his attorney Fortunato Perri Jr., and police union head John McNesby, Bologna got into a black SUV to drive to the 15th Police District. THESE CITIES HAVE BEGUN DEFUNDING POLICE IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS He was booked, arraigned...
    Two weeks ago, the men and women of the NYPD were being hailed as heroes. As first responders in the war on the coronavirus, they and their FDNY brothers, the EMTs, doctors, nurses, bus drivers, subway workers and essential personnel who kept the city open were applauded for their courage in helping to keep New York running during the lockdown. This was done at no small risk to themselves and their families. Six NYPD members contracted the virus and died; thousands more became sick. New York City is the epicenter of the disease, leading the nation by far in COVID-19 infections and deaths. Each encounter with a civilian or even another co-worker could expose a cop to the disease. Yet the cops reported to work each day, climbed into their radio cars and patrolled the streets of this city, as they do every day. They did their job. And it’s...
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