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    A BBC producer had to be stopped from strangling one of his drug dealers who he thought had short-changed him, it has been claimed. Alexander Parkin, 45, behind the popular Radio 3 show Late Junction, admitted possession of crystal meth with intent to supply, after 123g was found in his flat. 2Mr Parkin will be sentenced at Kingston Crown Court later todayCredit: Central News Lawyer Henry Hendron gave a statement against him ahead of sentencing today, stating: “On numerous occasions while at Mr Parkin’s flat I witnessed his dealers come in and hand wads of cash. “On one such occasion he asked me to help him count the notes one of his dealers had just brought in; I counted £9,100 but the dealer who worked for him said it was £10k. “When I told him that the wads of cash only amounted to £9,100, he immediately lunged forward and grabbed...
    Former Botswana President Lt. Gen. Ian Khama defended a shoot-to-kill policy for dealing with poachers, The Independent reported. “The shoot-to-kill policy is an operational procedure adopted by most countries and their security forces around the world, and applied depending on the situation at hand … An example of such a situation is where armed officers assigned to protect a VIP are confronted by an assassin, will draw their weapons and shoot to kill the assailant to save the life of the VIP,” said Lt. Gen. Khama, according to The Independent. Botswana implemented the shoot-to-kill policy in 2013 to mitigate the mass killing of wildlife, especially elephants and rhinos, The Namibian reported. (RELATED: REPORT: Hundreds Of Elephants Die In Botswana ‘Conservation Disaster’) Elephants at the Mashatu game reserve on July 26, 2010 in Mapungubwe, Botswana. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) Forces are only instructed to shoot to kill when they have...
    SIMON Barlow refuses to stop drug dealing after Nick Tilsley warns him off son Sam.  The wayward teenager - who is played by Alex Bain in the ITV soap - will put his brother Sam in danger this week as he leaves him with drugs while carrying out a dangerous kidnapping with drug dealer Jacob. Visit our Coronation Street page for the latest gossip Find all Coronation Street spoilers here Nick is horrified when Sam tells him he witnessed Simon and Jacob kidnapping a teenager Next week’s episodes of Corrie will see Simon corner Sam and assure him that the kidnapping was just a prank and that nobody got hurt.  But later, Nick gets a call from school to say that Sam has had a meltdown and lashed out at another pupil.  Nick eventually manages to get the truth out of Sam about Simon and Jacob, and...
    has teamed up with the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to to people who are dealing with eating disorders. The platform is marking National Eating Disorders Awareness Week with features to encourage body inclusivity. Users who search for terms like “eating disorder,” “edrecovery” (eating disorder recovery) or “proana” (pro-anorexia) will see a link to support resources along with NEDA contact details. TikTok says it will offer advice that it developed alongside experts on eating disorders on “how to identify negative self-talk, think about one’s own positive attributes and strengths or support a friend who may be struggling.” NEDA also helped TikTok to create public service announcements. These will appear on pages for hashtags such as #whatieatinaday, #emotionaleatingtips, #bingerecovery and others that are aimed at bolstering awareness or fostering support for recovery and those who have been affected by eating disorders. Again, the PSAs include contact details for NEDA....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — While they may be coming at a strange time of year, the first day of school jitters are very real in several local school districts returning to their classrooms for the first time this year. Sure, parents may find themselves feeling a bit relieved, but for the kids it can be a time of high anxiety. READ MORE: Tree Of Life Congregation Donates Supplies To The Wilkinsburg School District Dr. Allison Bashe is a Psychologist and the Clinical Director for New Horizons Counseling Services. She says those concerns could have roots in several places. “The most important thing you can do when someone shares a concern is to validate how the person is feeling, meet them where there are.” In other words don’t dismiss your child fears with a quick ‘Oh, you’ll be okay.’ Dr. Bashe says, “Sometimes we rush too quickly to say it’s going to...
    The 30 most expensive movies ever made The tax benefits of buying a home in 2021 The Blue Jackets have two quality young goaltenders but can’t seem to get either one back to their 2019-20 form. Columbus hasn’t got the production it wanted from Joonas Korpisalo, who has struggled with a 3.46 GAA and a .889 save percentage. And despite already being out with an injury once this year, Elvis Merzlikins looks like he’s going back onto injured reserve after the Blue Jackets announced that he will be out week to week after suffering an upper-body injury. © Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Elvis Merzlikins suffered what is believed to be a left arm or shoulder injury during Saturday's game against Nashville. Merzlikins suffered what is believed to be a left arm or shoulder injury during Saturday's game against Nashville, according to The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline. No word if the...
    Bitcoin hit $50,000 for the first time as the cryptocurrency continued to enjoy explosive growth. The milestone takes gains this year to 75 per cent, and it is up tenfold from its price of $5,000 last March. The rally comes as the financial mainstream takes the asset class increasingly seriously.  Crypto boom: Bitcoin is up 75 per cent this year, and it is up tenfold from its price of $5,000 last March Last week the currency climbed after Tesla invested £1.1billion in bitcoin, while the oldest bank in the US, BNY Mellon, confirmed it would invest for the first time. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ALEX BRUMMER: Miners take a rare bow thanks to massive... Ex-Goldman analyst and his solicitor brother face charges... Pascal Soriot the £90m vaccine hero: That's how much... Investigate 'toothless' FCA over Woodford failures:... Share...
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees (DCCC) new hire, Dyjuan Tatro, called Capitol police “white supremacists” after the Jan. 6 riot. “The answer to white supremacists storming the Capitol is not to give more money to a different group of white supremacists who’s [sic] job it is to uphold white supremacy,” Tatro said on Twitter on Jan. 8, Fox News first reported. The answer to white supremacists storming the Capitol is not to give more money to a different group of white supremacists who’s job it is to uphold white supremacy. 3/3 — Dyjuan Tatro (@DyjuanTatro) January 8, 2021 Tatro was recently hired to be a senior adviser for diversity and inclusion at the DCCC despite admitting to shootings, dealing drugs and serving years in prison. (Screen Shot/Youtube/Nine PBS/Dyjuan Tatro) Tatro also said looting is a form of “protests against systemic racism” in an August tweet. I’m sure you want...
    One woman had an outrageous Valentine’s Day gift for her husband. In a TikTok video posted by @gr93la, a woman got her husband a collection of the photos he had liked on Instagram of other women. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes) In case you think I’m kidding, I can promise that I’m not. Go ahead and give the video a watch below. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything) @gr93la What did you gets get your man for Valentine’s Day ????? #fyp #valentinesday #messytiktok #couplegoals #crazy #fypシ ♬ Bust Your Windows – Glee Cast Gentlemen, let me give you all some free advice. Your wife/girlfriend ever does something like this, I suggest you run for the hills. Clearly, you’re gambling with your life by sticking around because you’re no longer dealing with a rational person. You’re dealing with someone on the brink....
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) hired a man who has admitted to shootings, dealing drugs, and who was released from prison in 2017, to be a senior adviser for diversity and inclusion. Dyjuan Tatro, who is known for appearing in the 2019 PBS documentary series “College Behind Bars,” where inmates work to get degrees while they are in prison, was hired by the DCCC after serving a six-year sentence for racketeering conspiracy. When he was convicted in 2011, he was already in prison for shooting two rival gang members in 2006, The New York Post reported. Tatro also called himself a “triggerman” for the Original Gangsta Killas gang in New York and confessed to the gang-related shootings, and also confessed to a “razor slashing” in 2002 of another victim. Tatro also said he was making at least $12,000 a month dealing drugs. He reportedly conspired to traffic more than...
    UPDATE: An ex-con who was captured by Paterson detectives became the latest member of the city’s notorious “230 Boys” gang to land in federal prison for slinging dope tied to dozens of overdose deaths. Cequan “Cee Cee” Wharton, 27, was sentenced to plea-bargained term of five years and three months, nearly all of which he must serve because there’s no parole in the federal prison system, for selling deadly fentanyl. He joins several other members of the violent street gang who were sent federal penitentiaries following an all-out law enforcement offensive on the streets of the Silk City and beyond. Wharton was among 17 reputed "230 Boys" members charged in a coordinated heroin, fentanyl and cocaine trafficking case assembled in the summer of 2019 by a strike force comprised of agents from the DEA, ATF and state, county and local law enforcement. The gang took its name from a central...
    US President Joe Biden speaks about the situation in Myanmar in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, February 10, 2021.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday a new Defense Department task force aimed at assessing the U.S. military's China strategy. "That's how we'll meet the China challenge and ensure the American people win the competition in the future," Biden said in his first visit as commander in chief to the Pentagon. The new Pentagon group, made up of approximately 15 experts, will be responsible for providing recommendations on China-related matters to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Findings and recommendations are due within four months. "No final public report is anticipated, although the department will discuss recommendations with Congress and other stakeholders as appropriate," the Pentagon wrote in a statement announcing the new task force. China's influence...
    In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews one of the nation’s leading authorities on Iran, Norm Roule. Roule spent 34 years at the CIA, where he was the intelligence community’s Iran mission manager. After leaving the CIA, Roule joined ODNI as the National Intelligence Manager for Iran from 2008-2017. Currently, he is serving as a senior adviser to the Counter Extremism Project and United Against Nuclear Iran. On Intelligence Matters this week, Roule analyzes past administration failures dealing with Iran, the consequences of inaction, and what Iran may be looking for in a future nuclear deal. HIGHLIGHTS: On past policy failures to deal with Iran’s involvement in Iraq: “Some in our U.S. policy world thought we should be opening a consulate in Iran at the time, others thought we should be detaining or conducting even kinetic activities against Iran’s IRGC officials in Iraq. Some people believed a...
    In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews one of the nation's leading authorities on Iran, Norm Roule. Roule spent 34 years at the CIA, where he was the intelligence community's Iran mission manager. After leaving the CIA, Roule joined ODNI as the National Intelligence Manager for Iran from 2008-2017. Currently, he is serving as a senior adviser to the Counter Extremism Project and United Against Nuclear Iran. On Intelligence Matters this week, Roule analyzes past administration failures dealing with Iran, the consequences of inaction, and what Iran may be looking for in a future nuclear deal.  HIGHLIGHTS:   On past policy failures to deal with Iran's involvement in Iraq: "Some in our U.S. policy world thought we should be opening a consulate in Iran at the time, others thought we should be detaining or conducting even kinetic activities against Iran's IRGC officials in Iraq. Some people believed a grand...
    Bitcoin hit record highs above $48,190 today after the shock announcement yesterday that Tesla had snapped up $1.5billion (£1.1billion) of the cryptocurrency. The seven per cent jump came on top of the cryptocurrency's jump of 18 per cent yesterday to $45,000 on the back of Elon Musk's investment, which one analysts said 'moves the needle' on bitcoin. However this afternoon it retreated to stand at $46,520 as markets digested the implications of the tech supremo's vote of confidence. Tesla's shares gained 2 per cent on the Nasdaq yesterday but gave up most of that rise today with a 1.6 per cent drop to $850. Maverick: Tesla boss Elon Musk sent the price of Bitcoin to a record high after the electric car firm invested £1.1bn in the cryptocurrency Simon Peters, cryptoasset analyst at multi-asset investment platform eToro, said Musk's move to invest in bitcoin via tesla and start accepting...
    A convicted kidnapper, sex trafficker, and two bank robbers are among the criminals who have been released from Massachusetts prisons early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, 419 motions for release have been filed in Massachusetts by convicts as well as people awaiting trial. Of those requests 88 have been granted, 219 have been denied, and 96 are pending, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Early releases are being allowed for some people in the justice system because prisons tend to be superspreaders for diseases. To allow for social-distancing, prisoners across the nation are being released early, according to the Prison Policy Project. In Central and Western Massachusetts, about 50 people convicted of crimes or arrested on charges have been released, according to a database maintained by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. While many of the people being released are awaiting trial - and are therefore innocent until proven...
    During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Joe Biden stated that “the idea that we think we can keep businesses open and moving and thriving without dealing with this pandemic, it’s just a nonstarter.” Biden said, “I’ve been saying a long time, the idea that we think we can keep businesses open and moving and thriving without dealing with this pandemic, it’s just a nonstarter. We’re putting together a plan that provides for emergency relief to people who are in desperate need now. Everything from mortgage payments, to unemployment insurance, to rental subsidies, to food security for children. It provides for small and medium-sized businesses to be able to open.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eyewitness News is learning more about an ongoing issue for Philadelphia residents with disabilities. Some SEPTA stations are not accessible to all. Limited access to capital funding means SEPTA cannot accelerate the installation of Americans with Disability Act access to its full fleet of rail stations across the region, and that means the mobility stress experienced by disabled riders has no end in sight. Maneuvering uneven sidewalks can be challenging, particularly for those in wheelchairs. Then there’s navigating the city on public transportation. “It’s just to a point where I don’t want to deal with it anymore,” said Heather Kerstetter of North Philadelphia. ADA Access can be difficult on Regional Rail and SEPTA. Nearly half of SEPTA stations in Philadelphia do not have wheelchair access. For Kerstetter, who has spinal muscular atrophy, a 15-minute commute could easily take an hour. “If I need to get to a...
    President Joe Biden’s White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters that the Biden administration will make “dealing with China’s trade abuses” a priority, Fox News reported Thursday. Sullivan made his remarks before Biden delivered remarks at the State Department on national security and foreign policy in the new administration. “Our priority is not to get access for Goldman Sachs in China,” Sullivan told reporters, according to Fox News. “Our priority is dealing with China’s trade abuses harming American workers in the United States.” “This is going to be the first in a series of visits he makes to the national security workforce,” @jakejsullivan says of the visit today by @POTUS to the @StateDept. pic.twitter.com/sdvtrnPVm1 — Steve Herman (@W7VOA) February 4, 2021 Sullivan noted the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) efforts to undermine intellectual property of U.S. companies during the remarks. Biden’s international trade policy, Sullivan added, is “about...
    It started with petty shoplifting - but Janice Nix soon rose to become a drug dealer kingpin at the top of a criminal empire. A teenage runaway who was groomed by a London gang, Janice found the lure of crime impossible to resist during the booming 1980s when it seemed that making money was all that counted - no matter how you did it. 9Janice Nix went from teenage runaway to prominent drug dealerPhoto: Ellis ParrinderCredit: Supplied But the riches and power she achieved would one day come tumbling down - landing her in prison and estranged from her daughter. Now reformed, Janice is a probation officer who has devoted her life to ensuring girls like her don’t make the same mistakes. As she publishes a new book about her extraordinary life, she writes for us on how she got sucked in to drugs - and how...
    BROOMALL, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Road crews were busy across Pennsylvania as a winter storm packing strong winds continued to dump heavy snow around much of the state on Monday. In Delaware County, PennDOT plow crews could be seen along the Blue Route treating the road with salt. Eyewitness News cameras spotted very few drivers on the roads Monday morning. Road conditions on the Blue Route, West Chester Pike, and on side roads looked good during the day. However, that didn’t prevent crashes. In Middletown Township, a car lost control and slammed into a utility pole across from Riddle Memorial Hospital on Baltimore Pike, around 1 p.m. Car loses control, slams into utility pole across from Riddle Memorial Hospital on Baltimore Pike in Middletown Township. Pole was sliced in half. No injuries per emergency management. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/W3cGJySqdt — Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) February 1, 2021 The pole was sliced in half. Luckily,...
    Detroit and LA reportedly agree to swap starting quarterbacks.
    Getty Vikings quarterback would be moved to the New England Patriots in a three-time trade proposal for Deshaun Watson. This offseason’s quarterback free agency is quickly becoming one of the most bountiful in league history with Deshaun Watson continuing to push for his departure from the Houston Texans. With the likes of several contending teams in need of a new quarterback, it may be the opportune time for the Minnesota Vikings to make a move for the future at the position in Watson. ESPN’ Bill Barnwell detailed and ranked 17 trade proposals from least to most likely to happen this offseason. Cousins’ contract is seemingly the elephant in the room and could be a tough sell in a trade, however, Barnwell disclosed a proposal that was ranked surprisingly well at No. 10 on the list, sending Cousins to the New England Patriots and four picks to the Texans....
    Getty Derek Carr & Marcus Mariota of the Las Vegas Raiders. It was a long time coming but Deshaun Watson has finally officially requested a trade from the Houston Texans, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He now becomes one of the best quarterbacks to ever hit the trade market. He’s only 25-years-old and has already been to three Pro Bowls. There probably aren’t five quarterbacks in the NFL better than Watson. Every team in the league outside of the Kansas City Chiefs and a few others should be reaching out to the Texans to see what it would take to get the young superstar. The Las Vegas Raiders could be a team to keep an eye on. Jon Gruden absolutely loves Watson’s ability and they could offer the Texans a solid quarterback in return. It’s not a move that the Raiders should make with a defense that needs a...
    HOUSTON (AP) — Judge bars U.S. from enforcing 100-day ban on deportations, dealing an early blow to President Biden’s immigration plans. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    After rally to stop Sanchez, Makhmud Muradov would love a full fight camp next 32 Wildly Successful Celebrities Who Dropped Out of School Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © urbazon / Getty Images When making 2021 New Year’s resolutions, you might’ve chosen several aimed at boosting your financial health. You’re still committed to them, but to be honest, you haven’t made much progress — or maybe you’ve even taken a few steps backward. Read More: How To Rebound From a Bad Financial Year: 2020 Edition It’s only natural to feel discouraged when you haven’t met the goals you set for yourself, but there’s plenty of time to make things right. Resolutions are typically made at the beginning of the year, but they’re intended to be a work in...
    SIMON Barlow is drawn into drug dealing as he tries to help broke mum Leanne Batterbsy next week in Coronation Street. Leanne has been hiding away in her flat unable to face the world after her son Oliver passed away from an incurable form of mitochondrial disease at the end of last year.  Visit our Coronation Street page for the latest gossip Find all Coronation Street spoilers here 3Jacob offers to lend Simon money when he admits he and Leanne are struggling The grieving mother had told everyone she’d gone to France to visit Stella and Eva, but Simon was stunned to discover her in the flat passed out next to sleeping pills.  With Leanne desperate for noone else to know she’s struggling, Simon agreed to lie for her - and take on all responsibilities caring for her. Next week’s episodes of Corrie will see Simon grow...
    Bitcoin slumped 10 per cent to a ten-day low, retreating further from record highs, with traders citing fears of tighter US regulation. The world's most popular crypto-currency, it fell as low as $31,977. It has lost nearly a quarter since touching a record $42,000 on January 8.  The pullback comes amid growing concerns that bitcoin is one of a number of financial market price bubbles.  Crypto-slump: Bitcoin fell as low as $31,977, meaning it has lost nearly a quarter since touching a record $42,000 on January 8. Fears President Biden's administration could attempt to regulate crypto-currencies have also weighed on sentiment. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Wetherspoons poised to snap up ailing rival pubs at cheap... Rock-bottom interest rates spark share trading surge:... Hipgnosis hits right note with investors... But industry... Issa brothers name former M&S chief Lord Rose as chairman...
    Following the release of Wild Rift, Riot Games was likely to experiment with many champions on the mobile platform, as they have always claimed that their # 1 goal is to adapt champions to the touch motion joystick. And it is true. Read without, for example, or Katarina, they are champions modified in Wild Rift to make some of their abilities easier to use; the blind monk can use his W without ward, and the assassin can move while casting her ultimate. Well, with Rammus the rioters are going to do something similar. Despite being one of the oldest champions in League of LegendsRammus had been with a kit for a long time, as well as obsolete, quite simple compared to other characters. When it was announced that he was going to be a character in Wild Rift (and it looks very funny), it was seen how they were...
    Goldman Sachs set aside almost £9.8billion in 'compensation and benefits' in 2020 for its 40,500 staff Goldman Sachs bankers are set to scoop pay and perks of more than £240,000 each after a bumper year. The US bank set aside almost £9.8billion in 'compensation and benefits' in 2020 for its 40,500 staff around the world – the biggest pay pot for a decade. The average is £240,000, but some lowly bankers will get far less while high-flyers trouser millions. That is up slightly from last year's £236,000.  Goldman dwarfed Wall Street estimates with profits more than doubling in the fourth quarter, boosted by a blowout performance at its trading arm and fees from blockbuster stock market listings. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Bisto and Sharwood's sauces help Premier Foods to a pandemic... Davos organiser ridiculed over claims it had warned about... It's London!...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS2 is continuing its look at the city’s hardest hit neighborhoods when it comes to COVID-19. CBS2’s Andrea Grymes went to the Bronx on Monday to find out why the numbers are so high, and what’s being done about it. MORE: High COVID-19 Positivity Rates In Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park And Corona Queens Have Officials Searching For Answers There’s nothing like a little music and dancing … while waiting on line for a COVID test. Anything to pass the time. “I come here like 7:30. Like two hours over there, like one hour over here,” resident Awilda Sanchez said. The line stretched down the block for the free testing site at the Saint James Rec Center. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times Explanation...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS2 is continuing its look at the city’s hardest hit neighborhoods when it comes to COVID-19. CBS2’s Andrea Grymes went to the Bronx on Monday to find out why the numbers are so high, and what’s being done about it. MORE: High COVID-19 Positivity Rates In Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park And Corona Queens Have Officials Searching For Answers There’s nothing like a little music and dancing … while waiting on line for a COVID test. Anything to pass the time. “I come here like 7:30. Like two hours over there, like one hour over here,” resident Awilda Sanchez said. The line stretched down the block for the free testing site at the Saint James Rec Center. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times Explanation...
    The 2020 F1 season saw Lewis Hamilton effortlessly take home the Drivers’ title. While both Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen had the role of playing challengers to the Briton, they ultimately fell short in their pursuit of the championship. Bottas, in particular, had similar machinery at Mercedes, capable of challenging Hamilton. However, following that first win in Austria, a string of podiums and midfield finishes saw him lose steam in the title fight. He has earned quite a bit of criticism for his driving and inability to keep title fights alive. Recently, the Finn driver opened up on how he deals with the online negativity and revealed his method of channelizing that into motivation. Valtteri Bottas has learned to handle criticism and turn it into motivation Speaking in an interview, Bottas stated, “It was important because my first win this year was at the first race and then it was...
    Jed Hoyer insists this time won't be like 2011 for the Chicago Cubs. The team's new president of baseball operations said Wednesday that Chicago plans to retool rather than bring out the wrecking ball the way it did nine years ago. Still, this one will leave a mark. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM In his first major deal since replacing friend Theo Epstein, Hoyer sent NL Cy Young Award runner-up Yu Darvish and catcher Victor Caratini to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Zach Davies and four young minor leaguers Tuesday night. On deck: Willson Contreras? Maybe Kris Bryant, Javier Báez or Anthony Rizzo? Nothing is off the table, though Hoyer was adamant: The Cubs aren't following the 2011 plan. That was the year they hired Epstein and Hoyer, and the pair set the long-suffering franchise on a championship course by overhauling the farm system and revamping...
    The Tampa Bay Rays aren’t done dealing. Two days after trading Blake Snell to the San Diego Padres in an MLB blockbuster, the Rays are sending left-handed reliever Jose Alvarado to the Philadelphia Phillies in a three-team trade involving the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Phillies are sending left-hander Garrett Cleavinger to the Dodgers, who are dealing infielder Dillon Paulson and a player to be named later to the Rays. Alvarado, the hard-throwing 25-year-old, gave up seven runs (six earned) with 13 strikeouts in nine innings during the shortened 2020 MLB season while dealing with a shoulder issue. He had a 4.80 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 30 innings in 2019, but in 2018 had a 2.39 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 64 innings. He is arbitration-eligible. Cleavinger, 26, has just one career MLB appearance, which he made for the Phillies on Sept. 17. Paulson is a 23-year-old who hasn’t...
    During the holidays, a Christmas tree really ties the room together. And, for those of us who like to prolong things, the tree can stay until early January, but eventually, that sucker has to come down. Fake trees are usually packed away and stowed in the attic, but real trees, what most consider the only true option, are a little more complicated. It is no less than a travesty that annually we cut down over 34 million Christmas trees. Sure, there is an entire industry built around doing this, with about ten times that amount being cultivated, but this practice is questionable as well. Christmas trees, like corn or soy, are usually grown in vast monocultures that require a considerable amount of pesticide, herbicide, and fertilizer to function. The dirty truth is that we do all this to the earth so that we can celebrate peace on it, so it would be...
    MT. WASHINGTON (KDKA) — It is a very magical Christmas Eve for one family on Mt. Washington. After six years of excruciating pain, countless trips to the emergency room and doctors who could not pinpoint the problem, one young man is finally living pain-free. For the first time in a long time, the Stefano family is smiling and planning ahead. “Every year, we had to take it one day at a time,” said Lynn Stefano. Jimmy Stefano wants a job, a driver’s license and a pain-free life. The family says it is finally possible thanks to an angel who wears a stethoscope. “He’s my angel and I told him that. And he’s like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, I’m happy to help,” said Lynn. (Photo Credit: KDKA) The family is thankful for UPMC Dr. Raymon Sekula. He is the reason Lynn, Jim and 23-year-old Jimmy will celebrate this holiday season. “It...
    FILE: In this June 1, 2020, photo, protesters gather at a memorial for George Floyd where he died outside Cup Foods on East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis. AP Photo/John Minchillo The Murdock, Minnesota, city council voted 3-1 earlier this month to issue a permit allowing the Asatru Folk Assembly to occupy space previously held by a Lutheran church. The church, which only allows members who are white, has drawn concern from residents, who have turned to a town Facebook page to express confusion and distress over their new neighbors, NBC News reported. The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the Asatru Folk Assembly as "perhaps the largest" "Neo-Völkisch" group in the US, which it defines as one that is "organized around ethnocentricity and archaic notions of gender." An online petition against the church has gained more than 117,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon. Visit Insider's homepage...
    House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Monday on CNN that President Donald Trump “is going to descend in further madness” as he worries about his post-presidency “personal liability.” When asked about reports President Donald Trump entertained suggestions to declare martial law, Schiff said, “This is exactly who Donald Trump is. He would like to be an autocrat. He has nothing but disdain for the institutions of our democracy. And if he can stay in power by cheating or lying, or stealing, he’ll do it. He is going to fail at it. But the fact that he is entertaining this assortment of various morally challenged people in the Oval Office suggesting martial law or seizing voting machines is deeply damaging towards our democracy.” Anchor John Berman asked, “What are the guard rails for the next 30 days?” Schiff said, “I think we can expect the president is going...
    An all-out law enforcement offensive produced more federal prison sentences Monday against members of a violent gang from Paterson who admitted slinging deadly fentanyl and heroin on the streets of the Silk City. 230 Boys members Dwayne “D Black” Northern, 35, and Isaiah Hargrove, 21, must serve just about all of their plea-bargained sentences because there’s no parole in the federal prison system. Northern got four years and three months, followed by three years of supervised release, during a video-conferenced sentencing by U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Newark. Hargrove, 21, got three years and three months, with two years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said. Both previously pleaded guilty to drug distribution and conspiracy rather than go to trial. Northern and Hargrove was among 17 reputed 230 Boys members charged in a coordinated heroin, fentanyl and cocaine trafficking case assembled in the summer of 2019...
    (CNN)The Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request from a religious school in Kentucky to block regulations that temporarily restrict in-person instruction in elementary, middle and upper schools in the state due to Covid-19.The court's unsigned order is the most recent to come from the justices dealing with religious groups that are challenging Covid-19 restrictions as a violation of First Amendment rights, although it is the first dealing with a school. In other recent orders, the court had sided with houses of worship and against state officials.Here, the court noted that the state's regulation expires in the coming days and that there is "no indication that it will be renewed." The court said that because of the "timing and impending expiration" of the order, it would deny the request to block it but said the school could come back if a new order is issued next year.Justices Neil Gorsuch and...
    Astrazeneca will take out a £13billion bridging loan to finance its blockbuster takeover of US giant Alexion Pharmaceuticals.  The FTSE100 company , which developed a coronavirus vaccine with Oxford University, has signed a £29billion cash-and-shares deal to buy the Boston-based rare diseases specialist.  Blockbuster: The transaction follows speculation that chief executive Pascal Soriot (pictured) was looking for a large target to take advantage of Astrazeneca's soaring share price The transaction, announced on Saturday, follows speculation that chief executive Pascal Soriot was looking for a large target to take advantage of its soaring share price, which has jumped from 3,800p to close to 8,200 in four years.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next British drugs giant AstraZeneca pounces on rival Alexion in... Business confidence soaring as bosses bank on rollout of... Pharma's shot in the arm: Being outside the EU does not... Stocks...
    Kelli Ward, chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, greets Donald Trump as he arrives in Yuma, Arizona, in August 2020 for a campaign stop. The pitchforks are out in the Republican Party and they're not coming for Democrats, they're coming for the GOP elite—courtesy of Donald Trump. In fact, the mesmerizing GOP meltdown in Georgia isn't an isolated event; it just happens to be the most high-profile example of the way Trump's fiery conspiracy-laden populism has turned the GOP base against party elites across the country. From the Sunbelt to the Midwest to the Northeast, state GOP chairs are siding with Trump's intraparty war on any state Republican officials who have backed the integrity of the votes in their states to greater or lesser extents.  Former deputy chair of the Minnesota Republican Party Michael Brodkorb called it "Hatfield and McCoy stuff," except that it's more Hatfield on Hatfield and McCoy on...
    Washington (CNN)Georgia is set to recertify its presidential election results on Monday, which will again find Joe Biden as the winner following three counts of ballots, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said.News of the recertification is a yet another blow to President Donald Trump, who has for weeks baselessly claimed a "rigged" election in the state and attacked election officials for not overturning the results in his favor. Monday's certification will lock in the state's results for Biden before the December 14 Electoral College vote, though Trump has continued to inveigh against Raffensperger, a Republican, and called for additional signature verification -- which is, at this point, procedurally impossible. "We have now counted legally cast ballots three times and the results remain unchanged," Raffensperger said during a press conference Monday morning. "Whether it is the President of the United States or a failed gubernatorial candidate, disinformation regarding election administration should...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Three Atlanta Hawks newcomers are dealing with injuries as the team prepares to open training camp. Most notably, first-round draft pick Onyeka Okongwu has inflammation in the sesamoid bone of his left foot. An MRI confirmed the condition, which has forced t he No. 6 overall selection from Southern California to make a gradual return to form shooting and conditioning activities. Okongwu is expected to back up center Clint Capela and provide a defensive presence for the revamped Hawks. The team also announced that guards Kris Dunn (right knee cartilage) and Tony Snell (right foot inflammation) underwent MRIs. Dunn is able to participate in modified individual workouts, while Snell had resumed limited form shooting and conditioning activities. All three players will be evaluated again on Dec. 11, when the Hawks are set to host the Orlando Magic in their first of four preseason games. ...
    The father of a woman who was murdered and possibly raped on a beach in Mozambique has revealed he was forced to use Google to translate a police report due to lack of support from the Australian police.  Melbourne woman Elly Warren, 20, was on a diving and volunteering program when she was killed during a night out with friends in the tourist village of Tofo in November 2016. Ms Warren's father Paul has spent at least $50,000 and made two trips to the African nation over the last four years after taking the investigation into his own hands. Elly Warren, 20, was on a diving and volunteering program in Mozambique when she was murdered and possibly raped in November 2016. Pictured with her father Paul  The father-of-three has spent at least $50,000 and made two trips to Tofo over the last four years investigating Elly's death (pictured, the...
    Chrissy Teigen and more stars celebrating milestone birthdays in November 2020 Realization ‘cash is trash’ could soon see bitcoin price hitting $500,000, says Tyler Winklevoss Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez will have surgery to remove cancerous tumor Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez didn’t perform all of his regular kicking duties against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, and now we know why. In an Instagram post on Monday, Sanchez announced that he’ll be having surgery on Tuesday to remove a cancerous tumor. He didn’t reveal where the tumor was located, but he thanked team doctors for discovering it before it had a chance to spread to other parts of his body. View this post on Instagram “Like I said before, it’s always God’s plan and it will always be bigger than my plans,” Sanchez wrote. “So grateful to be surrounded by doctors that helped me catch the cancerous tumor...
    As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across Southern California, one local doctor shared what he's seeing at hospitals and says the situation does not look good.During an interview with Eyewitness News, Dr. Anthony Cardillo, an ER specialist and the CEO of Mend Urgent Care in the Los Angeles area, said the day after Thanksgiving was one of the busiest days in terms of treating COVID positive patients.He issued a plea for the community to understand the severity of the situation and heed the warnings from public health officials."We are dealing with a tremendous surge right now in COVID cases, and we need everyone's cooperation and understanding that this is not a political issue. We need everyone to understand this virus is starting to surge and we're going to have a real difficult winter if we're not careful. We are back-to-back, wall-to-wall with patients in all the facilities throughout Los Angeles...
    The Duchess of Cambridge has joked she would 'like to ask the experts' for advice on handling her children's tantrums while answering early years questions from members of the public. While responding to the question 'how do you manage temper tantrums in your household' via video message, Kate said: 'Yes, that's a hard one', before laughing and saying 'I'd also like to ask the experts myself'. The duchess thanked a 'huge number' of her social media followers who sent in questions 'with wonderful emojis attached to them', before revealing that her interest in early years is driven by ambitions for 'the society we could and can become'. The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton joked that she would 'like to ask the experts' for advice on handling her three children's temper tantrums on Saturday While responding to the question 'how do you manage temper tantrums in your household' via...
    This Small Business Saturday local-based businesses in the D.C. region say they need your help now more than ever. Jennifer Newcomb opened a unique paint night-type event business called Reclaimed By You on Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland, in 2019. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit the area in March, in-person events had to stop. “Those are exactly the kinds of things that we cannot be doing safely right now,” said Newcomb. Like many small businesses dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, she had to take her in-person business online. “We had to figure out how to switch to online offerings and virtual events and everything really fast,” said Newcomb. Newcomb said she views Small Business Saturday as an opportunity for the community to rally behind those local-based businesses struggling to stay open. “Small business owners have lost a lot of income and they don’t have a ton of resources...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Jorge Pena-Venzor pleaded guilty last week to purchasing firearms – including a fully automated military-style rifle – with the intent of selling them to buyers in the U.S. and Mexico. Pena-Venzor reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on Nov. 19th. Three of the four counts against him were dropped in exchange for a guilty plea on the main charge, according to case documents. In those documents, federal prosecutors alleged Pena-Venzor obtained eight firearms between Dec. 26th, 2017 and Feb. 11th, 2019, for the purpose of selling them to a buyer in Mexico. Case documents identified the buyer as “Carlos grande” in texts sent and received on Pena-Venzor’s cell phone. Prosecutors also claimed Pena-Venzor made sales to other individuals domestically, including one in which involved the exchange of an M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) rifle. An automatic rifle is capable of shooting more than one round by...
    During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of “NBC Nightly News,” Joe Biden stated that “it’s a patriotic responsibility to wear a mask, to socially distance.” And that both items are “critical pieces to dealing with bringing down this virus in a more manageable place.” Biden said, “I hope that we’re going to be able to have a united voice on the need to mask, socially distance, testing and tracing. They’re critical, critical pieces to dealing with bringing down this virus in a more manageable place. The words of a president matter. And I think it’s critically important, I think it’s a patriotic responsibility to wear a mask, to socially distance.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s pick to be Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, previously said it is a “mistake” for the United States to “fully decouple” from China. On Monday, Biden confirmed that he plans to nominate Blinken to become his Secretary of State. Blinken, in September, shared his view that the U.S. would be making a mistake if it decoupled from China, the same position held by the Chinese communist government. “Trying to fully decouple, as some have suggested, from China … is unrealistic and ultimately counter-productive. It would be a mistake,” Blinken told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during an online event. Months prior, China’s state-run media called a U.S. decoupling from China “delusional” and claimed such a move would “cost lives” amid the Chinese coronavirus crisis. Likewise, in July, Blinken suggested that a Biden administration would “work with China” on common global goals such as climate change...
    A restaurant manager has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for trying to use drug-sale profits to open a Worcester restaurant. Joseph Herman, 37, was sentenced on Friday, Nov. 20, by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 22 months in prison and one year of supervised release, according to the U.S. States Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts. He will also forfeit an undetermined amount of money in the future. Herman was the last of three defendants charged in connection with the money-laundering scheme to be sentenced. Herman admitted to a plan to use profits generated by his business partner’s drug-dealing husband, Kevin A. Perry, Jr., to start a new restaurant on Shrewsbury Street in 2017. The business partner, and Perry’s wife, is Stacey Gala. Herman used to work for Perry and Gala as manager of The Usual, a Worcester restaurant the couple owned and operated.  When Perry was...
    The Oklahoma City Thunder have added Al Horford and multiple picks from the Philadelphia 76ers. As we covered extensively this morning, the Oklahoma City Thunder are starting a new NBA Cold War, only instead of stockpiling nuclear missiles, this arms race revolves around extra draft picks. Giving up a first-rounder five years down the road is risky, especially with the shaky ground the Sixers’ superstar tandem is currently operating on, but Morey is known for building perennial playoff teams. There’s a decent chance that pick doesn’t wind up holding much value, and the 34th pick in this year’s draft was fully expendable since the 76ers still have a first-round selection at No. 21, on top of three other second-rounders at Nos. 36, 49 and 58. Grade: B+ Next: NBA Draft Tracker - Scouting reports and live picks
    Megan Fox likens Machine Gun Kelly romance to being in love with a tsunami, more news People will be allowed to work from home about half the time after Covid passes, CEO says Matthew Stafford dealing with hand injury; not expected to miss time © Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Matthew Stafford is dealing with a hand injury, but there’s hope the ailment won’t sideline the veteran. NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reports (via Twitter) that the Lions quarterback suffered a “partial tear in a ligament in the thumb on his throwing hand.” The team will evaluate Stafford’s ability to throw the ball throughout the week, but it’s expected that Stafford will ultimately be in uniform on Sunday against the Panthers. 2019 aside, Stafford has been remarkably durable throughout his NFL career. Prior to his season-ending injury last season, Stafford had appeared in 136 consecutive regular season contests, the sixth-longest mark in NFL history....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The start of winter is just weeks away and some homeowners in Queens are still dealing with the aftermath of a storm from over the summer. They say the city is dragging its feet over tree stump removal and sidewalk repairs. That prompted CBS2’s Andrea Grymes to demand answers on Monday. Families are beyond frustrated. “It’s a nightmare and it’s inefficiency at its best,” said Ozone Park homeowner Kathy Renzi. Renzi is livid. A huge uprooted tree stump remains in front of her home. In addition, the sidewalk is destroyed and not passable. “My mom is disabled. It’s a shame because I can’t have her sit in front of her own home without seeing and being reminded of this nightmare,” Renzi said. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK As COVID Cases Rise Again, NYC Supermarket CEO Asks Customers Not To Stockpile Essentials: ‘If Nobody Panics, We’re...
    A former Torrance police officer has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges that he acted as an illegal firearms dealer and used his police credentials to buy for others guns only cops can purchase, officials said Tuesday. Lindley Alan Hupp, 32, was charged with being an unlicensed firearms dealer, as well as certifying he was the actual purchaser of a handgun, when, in fact, he was buying the gun for another person, federal prosecutors said. As part of a plea agreement, the Long Beach resident agreed to plead guilty to two felony offenses — engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and making a false statement in a federal firearm licensee’s records during the purchase of a firearm. Under the agreement, federal prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of not more than 18 months. That recommendation is not binding on the sentencing judge,...
    Roger Sollenberger November 4, 2020 7:32PM (UTC) Democrat Sara Gideon on Wednesday conceded Maine's hard-fought Senate race to Republican Susan Collins, sending the incumbent back to Washington for a fifth term. Gideon's apparent loss dramatically increases the odds that the GOP will retain control of the upper chamber under Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. In a short address outside of a Bangor hotel, Collins said she had received a concession call from Gideon as unofficial results showed the Republican up by a margin of 51% to 42%, with 85% of precincts reporting. If those numbers hold, Collins would avoid a ranked-choice runoff which could potentially shift the outcome of the race toward Gideon. : "To the people of Maine, thank you. Thank you," Collins said in her remarks. "I will serve you with all of my heart, and I will work hard for you every day." In a concession speech, Gideon...
      Democratic hopes of claiming control of state legislative chambers across the nation crashed into an immoveable Republican wall in key states on Tuesday, a substantial blow to the party’s chances of wielding more influence in the decennial redistricting process ahead. Instead of big Democratic gains, early election results appear to show Republicans picked up enough seats to win control of at least two legislative chambers, the New Hampshire state Senate and the Alaska state House, where Republicans appear to be in a position to break a bipartisan coalition that ran the House for the last two years. Early election results showed Republicans leading in the battle for the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Thousands of ballots are left to be counted, and Democrats still have a chance in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Democrats held out hope of recapturing the Minnesota state Senate, where each party appeared to be on...
    During MSNBC’s election coverage on Tuesday, MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton stated that in Florida, there is “a large Cuban influence, in terms of Cuban voters who look more to the propaganda that we’re dealing with socialism and all.” After discussing the dynamics in Georgia and North Carolina, Sharpton stated, “We don’t have the same dynamics that we have in Florida, where you have like in Miami-Dade — I think it was Joy pointed out — a large Cuban influence, in terms of Cuban voters who look more to the propaganda that we’re dealing with socialism and all. That offset a large black turnout.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Ravens running back Mark Ingram will likely miss Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens listed Ingram as doubtful on Friday’s injury report due to an ankle injury he suffered in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 11: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens hands the ball off to Mark Ingram #21 during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) This year, Ingram has carried the ball just 50 times for 225 yards. He has scored only two touchdowns through the first seven weeks of the season. Last year, Ingram rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. Expect Gus Edwards and rookie J.K. Dobbins to see a majority of the workload Sunday. Cornerback Jimmy Smith and defensive back Anthony Levine are both listed as...
    Trevor Lawrence will not play for Clemson when the Tigers take on Boston College on Saturday. Lawrence tested positive for coronavirus, the team announced. It will keep him out of the game against the Eagles, allowing a younger quarterback to take the reins. CLEMSON'S TREVOR LAWRENCE TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and Lawrence released statements on the positive test. “Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation," Swinney said in a statement. "He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston College. While we certainly will miss Trevor, this is an opportunity for other guys to step up and we’re excited about competing against a very good BC team on Saturday. Go Tigers.” MICHIGAN-MICHIGAN STATE RENEW RIVALRY ON BIG NOON SATURDAY Lawrence added: “I have tested positive...
    Our rights are on the line. There is a lot of talk about what to do to repair the damage done to the Supreme Court by the Republican Party. One idea is to reduce the number of justices to six, casting aside the three Trump appointees. There is a major problem with this. Last on, first off does not work with lifetime federal judicial appointments. The only times the size of the court was reduced in the past—in 1800 and 1866—there was either a vacancy on the court that was eliminated, or the number of justices was reduced through attrition and non-filling of vacancies. The only constitutional way to remove a justice from the court is through impeachment (which we all know will never work as long as there are 34 GOP senators, and which has failed in the past). Which also means that impeaching, say, Kavanaugh, for perjury during his confirmation...
    Alex Morgan has been off the soccer field for more than a year and fans eager to see her play with Tottenham Hotspur of the FA Women’s Super League will have to wait a bit longer. Morgan, who joined Tottenham in September for the 2020-21 season, told Fox News on Monday that she was eager to get back out onto the field but had an issue with her knee that needed to be rectified. US SOCCER STAR ALEX MORGAN TACKLES SENIOR PET ADOPTION WHILE PREPARING FOR TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STINT “For me, it’s been over a year since I’ve played in a game so I am extremely excited to get back on the field. It feels like it’s been getting closer and closer," she said. "My knee let me down a little bit a couple of weeks ago but we’ve done a lot of rehab for it. It feels really good. I’m...
    ARLINGTON, Texas — How long before the Yankees get a break from the Rays? These Rays are young, talented and largely under control. Three guys on their World Series roster — Aaron Loup, Charlie Morton and Mike Zunino — can be free agents this winter, and the Rays hold team options on Morton and Zunino. After that trio, no one else from these 28 players can be a free agent after 2022. “I think … most people understand that we do have a young core,” Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow, who can’t go anywhere of his own volition until the 2023-24 offseason, said Saturday, before World Series Game 4 at Globe Life Field. “Even the Dodgers have been together for so many years, they’ve kind of developed that leadership role, so many guys. I do think we have a lot of good years ahead of us.” What constitutes...
    As the air gets colder, efforts to help Colorado's restaurant industry through the long winter ahead are heating up. Today Governor Jared Polis is scheduled to announce Let's Take This Outside, a two part-program designed to inspire creativity through an October 19 design workshop and then aid in the implementation of some of that creativity through grants. Chris Fuselier, owner of the Blake Street Tavern and a prominent member of the Tavern League of Colorado, is always ready to fight for the survival of his industry. That's why he pushed suing the State of Colorado and the governor back in July, first over social distancing guidelines and other restrictions on bars and restaurants, then on the early last call announced the day the suit was filed. He never has a problem taking a dispute outside, which is why he was surprised to hear from Governor Polis last Friday. Keep reading...
    Amrita Rao and RJ Anmol are all set to welcome their first child! The news broke on Tuesday after the actress was spotted with her husband at a clinic, flaunting her baby bump. Even though both have not announced it on social media, the Main Hoon Na star confirmed this in her chat with media and also describer her pregnancy phase. Amrita Rao and RJ Anmol To Welcome Their First Baby! Main Hoon Na Actress Spotted Flaunting Baby Bump In Style! (View Pic). In her interaction with Mumbai Mirror, she happily divulged the details of embracing motherhood. Confirming the news, she said, “It’s like reliving our childhood. I guess it takes your child to be in front of you to believe what nature can do.” She also added that they did not decide that 2020 would be the year to a start a family as ‘things just happen.’ ...
    JURGEN KLOPP has taken time away from his job as Liverpool boss to send a letter to an 11-year-old fan about dealing with anxiety. Young Reds supporter Lewis Balfe, from Maidenhead in Berkshire, wrote to Klopp over the summer explaining he was worried about starting secondary school. PA:Press Association 1 Jurgen Klopp delighted a young Liverpool fan by responding to his letter about anxiety And he was delighted to get a response from the Premier League and Champions League winner, who revealed he also ‘gets nervous’. Klopp added to ‘not worry about bad things’ and thanked Lewis for his devotion to Liverpool. It’s not the first time the German has responded to a youngster’s message, with Irish Manchester United fan Daragh Curley receiving a reply to his hilarious plea for Liverpool to stop winning games in February. Klopp told Lewis: “Can I tell you a secret? I get nervous....
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Marvin Sapp finished recording his new album before the coronavirus rocked the world, the gospel singer believes his prophetic message of enduring transition and change still resonates during the pandemic. Sapp says his songs about being fearless of the unknown was heavenly sent for his 12th album, Chosen Vessel, out on Friday. While recording, he did not expect to release a gospel project during the pandemic, but he hopes his album can help listeners overcome uncertain change in the same manner as him. Sapp, an 11-time Grammy nominee, is best known for the platinum-selling hits “Never Would Have Made It” and “The Best In Me.” Last year, he resigned as pastor of the Michigan-based Lighthouse Full Life Center Church, where he remains a chairman of the board of directors. He made the move to Fort Worth, Texas, where he is pastor of Chosen Vessel...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – A Texas man has pleaded guilty to dealing firearms without a license after officials said he sold the AR-15 that was used in the mass shooting of 32 people in the Midland-Odessa area, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. The attorney’s office said Marcus Anthony Braziel, 45, also pleaded guilty to one count of subscribing to a false tax return. Braziel admitted to selling the Midland-Odessa shooter Seth Aaron Ator an AR-15 style rifle on Oct. 8, 2016, according to plea papers. Authorities said Ator killed seven people and wounded 25 others in shooting spree in the West Texas area on Aug. 31, 2019. He was shot and killed by police in Odessa. According to officials, Ator was “mentally defective” and was not legally allowed to possess firearms. Officials said Braziel elected not to run background checks on any of his buyers. According to plea papers, Braziel said...
    (CNN)For years, Marcus Braziel took his customers at their word when they showed up with wads of cash to buy one of the customized AR-15-style rifles he advertised for sale on the internet.If they said there was no legal reason to prevent them from owning a gun, Braziel said, that was good enough for him. He saw no need for obtaining a license and conducting formal criminal background checks.But that was before federal agents showed up at his door in Lubbock, Texas, and told him they'd traced one of his weapons to a mass shooter."I wanted to vomit," Braziel recalled in an exclusive interview with CNN. "My life has not been the same since. I will be forever sorry."Braziel, 45, pleaded guilty Wednesday in US District Court in Lubbock to felony charges of dealing and manufacturing firearms without a license and filing a false tax return that failed to report...
    Most children have wild imaginations, but sometimes pretend play takes a turn and the once wholesome act takes on a violent theme. Although some parents may be concerned when their child make-believes fighting and killing, a new study suggests it is actually their way of 'rehearsing' for a real-world scenario. Researchers from the University of Cambridge found the pretend aggression tend to surface when a child's playmate is considered to be bad-tempered by their peers. The team speculates that these scenarios arise in an attempt to stop playmates becoming angry by giving them a pretend situation in which to 'let off steam', or simply to keep them playing by appealing to their nature. Scroll down for video Although some parents may be concerned when their child make-believes fighting and killing, a new study suggests it is actually their way of 'rehearsing' for a real-world scenario. Researchers from the University...
    A sexual abuse survivor who says she was raped at the age of seven has revealed how she lost 244lbs after decades of comfort eating saw her weight soar to 391lbs. Kelley Gunter, 55, from Dayton, Ohio grew up in a family of five in a small suburban neighborhood – but nobody knew the trauma she was enduring. From the age of seven, Kelley says she was consistently raped and sexually abused - a trauma that she suffered in silence out of fear that her attacker would 'kill her' or harm someone in her family. Moving on: Abuse survivor Kelley Gunter has revealed how she lost 244lbs after piling on weight when she turned to food for comfort after being raped and abused as a child Heartache: The Ohio resident, see before her weight loss, says she was abused from age seven until age of 14, but...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — James White returned to the football field for the Patriots on Monday night. The 28-year-old running back was dealing with a lot. White is just two weeks removed from losing his father suddenly in an automobile accident in Florida. White’s mother, who was seriously injured in that car crash, is continuing to make strides in her recovery. On top of that, just days after returning to work for practice, White’s quarterback — Cam Newton — tested positive for COVID-19. With a 1-year-old son and a pregnant wife, the uncertainty faced when taking COVID tests over the weekend had to have weighed extra heavily on White. “It was definitely difficult coming back from Florida and everything, and then dealing with positive tests and whatnot,” White said after the Patriots’ 26-10 loss in Kansas City. “You know, I have a pregnant wife at home, so,...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Survivors of the 2017 shooting in Las Vegas are still dealing with the tragedy that left dozens of people dead, more than 600 wounded."I've chosen to make the most of each and every day," said survivor Brendan Kelly.This is the three year anniversary of the Las Vegas massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival."People see me and they think I'm fine. I can function," said survivor Lisa Dancel. "But inside, I hold it back, I hold it in. I have emotionally let it all out I think."Roughly 65% of the more than 24,000 concert goers were from California, the majority from Southern California.On this anniversary, the Ventura County District Attorney's office and Family Justice Center are partnering with the California Victim Compensation Board and Give an Hour, a national nonprofit that specializes in mental health and emotional wellness. They're stepping in to provide long-term "no...
    Texas voters will not have the option to cast a ballot for every candidate of a single political party with one mark during the November election, a federal appeals court said on Wednesday evening. Texas offered straight-ticket voting for decades, but in 2017, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law eliminating the option beginning in the 2020 general election. A federal judge reinstated the practice this month, citing concerns about how the coronavirus pandemic could affect voting. NEW SUPER PAC LAUNCHES TO BOOST TRUMP IN AD WARS But the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned that decision Wednesday, ruling that changes shouldn't be made so close to the Nov. 3 election. “The Texas Legislature passed HB 25 in 2017, and state election officials have planned for this election accordingly. The state election machinery is already well in motion,” the panel of three judges, two of whom are conservative, wrote. Eliminating straight-ticket voting and upholding the 2017 law, they said, “will...
    Brenda Pickens lost her husband, Howard, to Covid-19 in March.Source: Brenda Pickens Brenda Pickens' life changed dramatically this past spring, when her 63-year-old husband, Howard, died from Covid-19 complications.  His death, which occurred a month after the couple's 28th wedding anniversary, was something they never really planned for.  "We didn't think either one of us would be alone so early in our lives," said Pickens, 62, who also contracted the virus and spent months recovering.  With only a small life insurance policy payout and some retirement savings, she contemplated selling her home in Waveland, Mississippi, and her husband's barbershop, Fade 1, in nearby Bay St. Louis. Pickens was also furloughed from her job at a naval base barbershop.  More from Invest in You:Are you prepared? This is the financial first-aid kit you need to stockHome-rich but cash-poor? What to know about reverse mortgagesHow pandemic has upended the financial lives of...
    A former flight attendant who crisscrossed across Europe and posed in social media has been sentenced to 28 months behind bars for turning to drug dealing after losing her job due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports. Alexandra Dobre, 27, moved to the UK three years ago from her native Romania to pursue a carrier as a flight attendant and was based at London Luton Airport, where she worked for several airlines, The Sun reported. Her Instagram page is replete with images of her standing next to Wizz Air and Ryanair planes — as well as striking sultry poses in exotic locales and vacation spots wearing stylish outfits, bikinis and lingerie. But her high-flying days apparently came to an end because of the global outbreak that cost her the coveted job, according to the news outlet, which reported that she met a man on a dating app who enlisted...
    AN air hostess has been jailed after turning to drug dealing when she lost her job because of Covid. Alexandra Dobre, 27, was caught with a stash of cocaine, a court was told. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Alexandra Dobre, a former air hostess, has been jailed for drug dealing after losing her job because of Covid 4The 27-year-old was caught with a stash of cocaine, a court was toldCredit: SWNS:South West News Service Dobre had been based at Luton airport and worked for a number of airlines. Her Instagram page shows her posing proudly next to a jet in her uniform and enjoying sightseeing trips in cities across Europe. But the pandemic put paid to that — and a man she met on a dating app enlisted her as a courier to deliver packages of cocaine, the court heard. She had moved...
    TEEN Mom Briana DeJesus called her costars 'b****es' for 'picking what they want to share' after she revealed her STD news on TV. On the other hand, Briana's ex Devoin called out MTV for editing out his "well-doings" but would air that she got an STD. 8Briana DeJesus agreed with a fan who said she kept things realCredit: MTV 8She then slammed her other costars for choosing and picking what they want to showCredit: Twitter Briana, 26, took to Twitter to agree with a fan who claimed that she "keeps s**t real." The mom of two retweeted the post and added: "These old b****es are now picking and choosing what they wanna show. "I'm gonna share it all and hopefully keep this show going. "That's why they added me on the first place right." 8Briana recently found out she got chlamydia after sleeping with LuisCredit: MTV In fact, Briana...
    The Louisville police officer who obtained the 'no-knock' search warrant that led cops to Breonna Taylor's home could be the next to potentially face charges as the police department and FBI launches an investigation into the case.   LMPD Detective Joshua Jaynes was identified as the officer who had requested a search warrant to Taylor's apartment hours before her death on March 12, in pursuit of her ex-boyfriend and drug suspect Jamarcus Glover.  Cops later carried out the raid in the early hours of March 13, bursting through the door and killing the 26-year-old EMT in a hail of bullets as she stood alongside her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker.  Meanwhile Glover, who was the intended target of the warrant, had already been taken into custody around the same time of the operation, ten miles away.  LMPD Detective Joshua Jaynes (left) requested a search warrant to Taylor's apartment hours before her death on...
    (CBSLA)- The Los Angeles Chargers will reportedly start rookie quarterback Justin Herbert again this Sunday when the team hosts the Carolina Panthers. The news comes in the wake of a report indicating that starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a punctured lung from an improperly administered pain killer injection prior to last Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Sources: #Chargers rookie QB Justin Herbert is expected to start on Sunday vs the #Panthers, his second straight start in place of Tyrod Taylor (chest). Herbert impressed last week on short notice. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2020 The decision from the team comes just a few days after head coach Anthony Lynn stated that Taylor would remain the starting quarterback “if 100% healthy.” This news would seem to indicate that Taylor has not recovered to the point where the staff feels comfortable letting him play this weekend. It’s a...
    The liberal media want you to believe that former Vice President Joe Biden would challenge Beijing if he is elected as president — but no amount of media spin can transform a serial China appeaser into a bold American leader. According to a New York Times article published last week, Biden has taken a “journey” with respect to his position on China, adjusting his view of the communist regime over the course of his lengthy political career in Washington. “As a United States senator, he spoke of transforming China through trade,” the Times article states. “As a presidential candidate two decades later, he denounces it as a ‘dictatorship.’” The article attempts to convince the reader that Biden has matured on foreign policy, and that he now has what it takes to stand up to Beijing after decades of rolling over for our rival. TRUMP: IF BIDEN IS ELECTED, 'CHINA WILL OWN OUR COUNTRY'...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Letitia Wright, the actress who played Shuri, sister to Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa in “Black Panther,” released an emotional video tribute to her on-screen brother several days after his death. Boseman, 43, died Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He did not make his illness public, and his death stunned his fans and much of Hollywood, including his costars in the groundbreaking Marvel film about a fictional, technologically advanced African country. this hurts. really hurts — Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) August 30, 2020 Wright narrates the nearly six-minute video over serene images of the sun rising over water, trees, stars, flowers and the sky. The actress described Boseman an angel on earth departed, who brought calm into every room he walked into. View this post on Instagram ???????????? A post shared by letitiawright (@letitiawright) on Sep 1, 2020 at 5:16pm PDT...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Jack Young announced a $30 million eviction prevention program on Wednesday, meant to help keep Baltimore families in their homes as the eviction moratorium expired this week. The program, set to begin in late September, builds on the city’s Temporary Rent Support program to give more extended support to families, the mayor said Wednesday. Baltimore residents can qualify if they have a household income of 50 percent or less of the average medium income, prove their issues are related to COVID-19 and provide proof of pending eviction proceedings. The percentage of Baltimore residents receiving food stamps jumped 25 percent to 33 percent from March to June, while the percentage of residents falling behind on rent during that time nearly tripled, from 10 percent to 28 percent, city officials said Wednesday. The program will give financial assistance to cover past-due bills and up to six months of back...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – COVID Anger, It is a very real thing, and it’s growing. You can hear it in people’s voices and see it in a lack of patience. “We are dealing with extra levels and layers of stress than we’ve ever had to deal with ever before and on a very large scale,” says James Shamlin, LCSW Cranberry Psychological Center. “We’re dealing with more fear and holding onto more stress day today I think allowing us to be a little shorter on sleep and not able to use our coping mechanisms and stress reductions kind of strategies and holding onto our fears of the future.” Shamlin says we most often let the anxiety and anger flow around those we care about the most because “we expect they are going to be the people who understand us the most. When we’re just not having our best days.” So, if...
    Given the recent reports linking incoming rookie point guard LaMelo Ball to the Detroit Pistons, a recent list of trade ideas suggested that the team could improve its chances of drafting the 19-year-old prospect through a deal that would have them swapping draft picks and star players with the Golden State Warriors. As noted by Bleacher Report, the Pistons are a team that “[needs] help everywhere” following a season where they finished 13th in the Eastern Conference with a 20-46 record. According to the outlet’s Preston Ellis, one of their needs can be met by re-signing young big man Christian Wood to a “healthy salary,” while others can be addressed through the free-agent market. While Detroit could also trade down for more picks in order to plug the organization’s many holes, Ellis added that it might also be plausible to send Blake Griffin and their No. 7 pick in the...
    Getty New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is because of begin pre-season coaching on Monday along with his new membership however is already going through a nightmare begin to the 2020-21 La Liga season Captain Lionel Messi has shocked the soccer world by telling the Catalan giants he desires to stop the membership. To make matter worse, the captain is just not anticipated to show up for pre-season coaching in a bid to push by means of an exit. But Koeman additionally has loads of different points to cope with earlier than the season begins on September 12 and should cope with out some key gamers within the run-up to the large kick-off. First-choice goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been dominated out till November after present process knee surgical procedure. Defenders Jean-Clair Todibo and Samuel Umtiti have examined...
    President Donald Trump gave Alice Johnson, the former inmate who reality TV star Kim Kardashian push to have released, a full pardon in the Oval Office Friday afternoon.  Johnson had delivered an address Thursday night before the Republican National Convention from Washington, D.C., and so was seated with Trump at the White House the next day when reporters came in.  That's when Trump surprised her with a full pardon, as he had only commuted her sentence in June of 2018.  'We're giving Alice a full pardon. I just told her. We didn't even discuss it,' Trump said. 'You were out there sitting in the audience last night and I asked the folks if you could bring Alice over and we're going to give a full pardon and we're going to do it right now.'  Seated next to the Resolute Desk, Johnson wiped away tears.   Alice Johnson (left) watches as...
    BOSTON (CBS) – While parents usually can’t wait for their children to go back to school each fall, this year many parents are feeling apprehensive and unsettled. They are worried about their children’s safety and helping them cope while dealing with information overload. Parents must decide whether to send their children to school – often in a hybrid program – or keep them home and to learn remotely. Often, it feels like parents are choosing between children’s mental health and their physical health. Doctor, why are parents also experiencing back-to-school jitters right now? Many parents are conflicted about whether their kids should return to the classroom. Will my child get sick? Will she bring the virus back home to the rest of the family? Can we possibly manage virtual learning at home again? Will my child fall behind academically or socially? What if I make the wrong decision for my...
    Farewell to Corporate, a great show that saw the world too clearly Lawsuit challenges Trump administration policy making it more difficult to for migrants to get Green Cards Report: Milwaukee Brewers open to dealing Josh Hader before MLB trade deadline Milwaukee Brewers closer Josh Hader is one of the best relievers in baseball, and with the MLB trade deadline quickly approaching, he might be one of the biggest names available on the market. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Could the Milwaukee Brewers place closer Josh Hader on the trading block? With so many teams in need of bullpen and the impact a dominant multi-inning reliever can make for a team, Hader could be the missing piece for a World Series contender. Milwaukee’s 26-year-old southpaw has been better than ever this season. The NL Reliever of the Year award recipient the past two seasons and a two-time All-Star selection, Hader...
    WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A local school district has announced a COVID-19 outbreak. Health officials say it may be tied to partying down the Jersey Shore. This new outbreak of COVID-19 is impacting students from Kingsway Regional High School, according to a letter to parents sent from the school district. It says the Gloucester County Department of Health is investigating the outbreak among a number of students who attended a beach party in Sea Isle City on Aug. 13. The letter says multiple Kingsway High School students have tested positive for COVID-19. The extent of the outbreak is unknown. All athletic activities are now canceled for the duration of the summer. Students who attended that party are being advised to self-quarantine and get tested. The letter goes on to say “unfortunately, inconclusive and intermittent social media posts have become our best resource of information, exhausting both education and health...
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