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    Country star Chase Bryant opened up for the first time about a suicide attempt, the miracle that lead to him still being here and hope he wants to give to others who might be struggling. “I just wanted to make it quick,” the 28-year-old country singer told People magazine about his suicide attempt three years earlier in a piece published Monday.  (RELATED: What Is A ‘Suicide Cluster,’ And Why Has COVID Increased Them?) Bryant talked about how he drove his truck to a gas station in Nashville with his .357 revolver loaded and a handwritten note because he couldn’t do it at his house, where his parents were staying. (RELATED: ‘My Son Is About To Die’: Parents Share Son’s Suicide Attempt, Mental Health Struggles) “My parents were staying at my place,” he added. “I couldn’t let them see that.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by...
    Day by day, we are getting closer to seeing Jimmie Johnson tackle the IndyCar Series for the first time. Safe to say, he plans to make a real impression on the fans and on the grid. To do that, Johnson had a major hand in deciding the recently unveiled livery of his new IndyCar #48 ride. So, when Jimmie Johnson makes his official debut in April, his car will bear the signature blue of Carvana. In addition to that, the car has a base color of black and gold. Of course, Johnson will not be the only one sampling the car, as Tony Kanaan is subbing for him at oval races. As it turns out, the former NASCAR driver wanted to be more involved with paint schemes, which led to this decision. What did Jimmie Johnson say about the livery? “I’m really excited about this paint scheme and over the last...
    Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly attend the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Emma McIntyre /AMA2020/Getty Images for dcp Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly met while filming "Midnight in the Switchgrass" in March 2020.  The costars began spending time together in Los Angeles soon thereafter.  They've since confirmed their relationship and spoken about their instant connection.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly fell fast and hard for each other on the set of "Midnight in the Switchgrass" in March 2020.  Though the thriller was put on hold due to the pandemic, the costars began spending time together in Los Angeles. Fox's outings with the musician, whose real name is Colson Baker, paired with confirmation that she and her husband of 10 years, Brian Austin Green, had separated led fans to wonder if...
    Under cover of the impeachment circus, Joe Biden has been very busy, frantically extinguishing every last vestige of the Trump presidency. What took four years to build, Biden will destroy in four weeks.   In his haste, he has made some grievous mistakes. Mistakes that will hurt the country and weaken Democrats’ prospects in 2022 and beyond.    JONATHAN TURLEY: TRUMP IMPEACHMENT VERDICT – HERE'S WHY THE AGE OF RAGE WILL CONTINUE Topping the list of blunders, Biden has:  Overturned Trump immigration policies that stemmed the flow of caravans from Central America flooding our southern border. Biden is set to welcome 25,000 asylum-seekers, who had been in Mexico, into our nation. Soon we will witness chaos at the border, as we did under President Obama. Americans agree that our border must be secure; this will hurt Biden, just as it hurt Obama.  Canceled the Keystone Pipeline, nixing thousands of high-paying union jobs, even though the pipeline was shown by the Obama administration to have minimal environmental...
    On those rare occasions in 2020 when candidate Joe Biden emerged from his basement to stumble through a campaign stump speech, a common theme was that his administration would do more to use the vast spending powers of the federal government to help American businesses. According to Biden, previous presidents have largely failed to take advantage of existing laws meant to give preference to U.S. businesses in the federal procurement of goods and services. The political advantages of Biden’s "Made in America" commitments were obvious. No president in modern U.S. history has done more than Donald Trump to make "America First" the standard upon which all policies should be judged. SARA CARTER: BIDEN'S IMMIGRATION POLICY – THIS IS HOW YOU EMBOLDEN HUMAN TRAFFICKERS, DRUG CARTELS By emphasizing "Made in America," Biden attempted to out-MAGA the man who captured the White House in 2016 by focusing on the forgotten blue-collar men and women...
    Jeff Bezos announced on February 2nd that he’d be leaving the CEO job at Amazon. In the announcement, he signaled he’d be pursuing his “other passions,” which include the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, and The Washington Post. Well, it’s nice to have hobbies! The real pressing question, though, is what Bezos is going to do with all that money. Forbes pegs his net worth around $193.2 billion as of the close of trading on February 8th, though it’s possible it’s gone up since this writing. That’s more money than most people’s brains can process! For instance, last year, Bezos’ ex-wife, Mackenzie Scott, gave away $4 billion in four months — and her net worth is only a paltry $60 billion by comparison. Anyway, here are some suggestions of how Bezos can spend his money, in case he is too busy with his other commitments to come...
    If you happen to be an avid follower of all things Bollywood, then we are sure you know who Rahul Roy is. The handsome man made his debut into showbiz with Aashiqui (1990) and won hearts. His first flick was a huge blockbuster which made him a popular face during his era. Later on, he starred in a couple of movies, but luck wasn’t in his favour and his films didn’t fare well at the box office. And so, he started doing supporting roles. Until date, his best role as an artist is considered to be in Junoon (1992). And as Rahul Roy turns a year older today (Feb 9), we thought of bringing to light some of the lesser-known facts about the star, we bet, you didn’t knew. Rahul Roy Is Expected to Resume Shoot of LAC – Live the Battle in February.  How Aashiqui Happened To Rahul? Before...
    As a teenager more than 60 years ago, a Van Nuys native stole a pair of handcuffs from the LAPD. Now, as a 74-year-old “grandpa,” he has returned the cuffs, along with an apology and a $100 donation to the police. The inspiration for that mea culpa? His two young grandsons. The boys were “aghast” when he told them the story of how he got the handcuffs, he said. The Vista resident, who police said did not want to be identified, relayed his tale in a letter to the department, which tweeted it out. Grandpa wrote that he was not proud of stealing the cuffs, as it was wrong “on so many levels.” He explained that he was at Bob’s Big Boy on Sherman Way when an LAPD officer got into an altercation with a “young ruffian.” He scooped up the officer’s handcuffs after they became loose and slid across...
    Sen. Pat Toomey: Very unlikely Senate votes to convict Donald Trump in impeachment trial Deciduous Here are 10 reasons to appreciate Tom Brady as he makes his 10th Super Bowl appearance Video Matt Cassel details Tom Bradys unbelievable game-prepping process NFL See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next A championship like no other: Super Bowl LV during COVID-19 CBS News OTR: Roundtable discusses possibility of Super Bowl super spreader WCVB Boston Pelissero: Rob Gronkowski to decide on playing future after Super Bowl LV NFL Chiefs fans participate in Super Bowl experience KSHB Kansas City, MO Super Bowl 2021: Who will win Super Bowl LV? | The Counter For The Win What you need to know about Super Bowl warnings in LA County ABC 7 Los Angeles THIS WEEK: Davenports new...
    Chrissy Teigen wrote a moving post about grieving for the baby she lost last year, saying, "He would have been here any day now." Last August, Teigen and her husband John Legend announced they were expecting their third child, revealing the news in a music video. They later said they had lost the baby, a boy they called Jack.  On Thursday, Teigen shared photos from the music video shoot for Legend's song "Wild." In it, she and Legend revealed she had a baby bump.  "These are from our video shoot for Wild in Mexico. I was 10 weeks along and out of my mind happy," Teigen wrote on Instagram Thursday. "I knew the video would take a bit to get together so thought it would be cute to share our news with the world through the ol classic hand on belly trick at the end." View this post on...
    (CNN)Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during the Jacob Blake protests in August, is under further scrutiny by authorities that could lead to his return to jail.Wisconsin prosecutors Wednesday asked to issue an arrest warrant for Rittenhouse, stating he violated his bail agreement by not disclosing his address after his release. Rittenhouse's legal team has countered with the need to keep his location secret due to claims of death threats against him. Much attention has been directed at Rittenhouse's case proceedings, particularly as a cause célèbre among right-wing circles. His supporters welcomed the news on November 20 that he left jail after an apparent fundraising effort met the $2 million required. Now, where he awaits trial is in question. How the case has developedRead MoreRittenhouse faces allegations in Kenosha, Wisconsin, relating to the shooting deaths of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and...
    Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, tours the facility at the grand opening of the Amazon Spheres, in Seattle, Washington on January 29, 2018.Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images When Jeff Bezos announced his plans to step aside as CEO of Amazon, it didn't just bring an end to his two-and-a-half decade run as the head of the $1.6 trillion retail behemoth he started from scratch. It also capped one of the world's most innovative and influential legacies in the areas of business and technology.  Bezos founded Amazon as an online bookstore in 1994, launching the company out of the garage of his rented home in the Seattle suburbs. In the decades since, Amazon has become one of the most powerful, revered and scrutinized companies in the world, with its influence growing far beyond e-commerce to touch almost every major industry, from cloud computing and health care to...
    The military leaders in Burma (which the generals-in-charge like to call Myanmar) have scraped the veneer of democratic rule off the ugly military authoritarian regime that has hidden just below the surface for years.   The thugs that really run the country have dabbled in everything from political repression to organized crime and genocide. Their brazen action offers some insight for the fledgling Biden administration on how to deal with the world’s bad boys.  FILE - In this Jan 27, 2021, file photo, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi watches the vaccination of health workers at hospital in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Reports says Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 a military coup has taken place in Myanmar and Suu Kyi has been detained under house arrest. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File) The junta would object to calling their overt takeover a "coup." They would argue that what they did is consistent with the country’s constitution. And they should know. They wrote the...
    There have been few other times in American history when the need for economic growth through strategic, responsible, pro-business policies has been as great as it is today. As our nation fights to overcome the horrendous health and economic consequences of COVID-19, we must balance our approach. We have to protect American families and individuals that have been hurt by this crisis while also keeping businesses open, incentivizing future growth of businesses large and small, and standing up to our economic adversaries, like Communist China, by reshoring our supply chain back home. The urgency with which we must act to correct course cannot be overstated. The United States government owes $27 trillion in debt, maintains a patchwork of federal regulations and policies that continue to make it more difficult for families and small businesses to chase their dreams, and is full of people who seem hell-bent on maintaining the wasteful and...
    VIDEO3:2803:28GameStop bull on what could come after the short squeeze surgeTrading Nation One strategist called GameStop a top 2021 buy idea at the beginning of the year. Since then, the stock has surged nearly 600% as Reddit traders targeted the name for its high short interest, setting off a short squeeze that propelled the shares even higher. Now, Andrew Smith, chief investment strategist at Delos Capital Advisors, is taking a second look at the stock after its dizzying climb. "It was a very interesting round trip trade there. We're pretty sanguine about what was happening, pretty excited on the events unfolding," Smith told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Monday. When he made the call on Jan. 5, Smith said the company's transition into the digital space, new console refreshes including the PS5 and another round of stimulus checks supported the fundamental bull case for GameStop shares. High short interest was also...
    Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.In the time between his election loss and Joe Biden’s inauguration, Donald Trump rushed through dozens of federal appointments. Most rewarded loyalists with cushy, largely ceremonial positions on boards and commissions. But many were “burrowed in,” a process wherein a lame-duck president converts political appointees into civil servants who the next president will have a hard time getting rid of. Both Republican and Democratic administrations have used the system for decades, but Trump took the practice to new extremes. It is hard to say exactly how many political appointees Trump requested for a transfer to a civil service position, since the data is only updated on a quarterly basis; Business Insider recently reported that Trump had converted at least 26 political appointees to career positions. Max...
    Joe Biden lied. He lied about wanting to bring the country together. He lied about trying to work "across the aisle." He lied about being a "moderate."   It took only 10 days to expose President Biden for the fraud that he is. That’s a good thing.  After the blitzkrieg rollout of 40 executive orders that targeted President Trump programs, kowtowed to progressives (and enraged conservatives) on hot-button issues like taxpayer funding of abortion and showed Biden’s disdain for our country’s system of checks and balances, Republicans have zero excuse for cooperating with the new administration.  SALLY PIPES: BIDEN'S HEALTH CARE PLANS – THIS IS WHAT AMERICANS CAN EXPECT FROM DEMOCRATS Elections have consequences; the behavior of the winners has consequences, too.  First up: given Democrats’ fragile majorities in Congress, GOP legislators should be emboldened by Biden’s take-no-prisoners approach and push back hard against his $1.9 trillion "relief" package. The giant bill mainly provides relief to Democrats hoping to keep the House and Senate in 2022 by...
    There seems to be a continued, deep split between the message of unity the President Joe Biden administration would like us to hear – and what its actions are communicating. Again, President Biden’s inaugural address was great. It hit the right themes of bringing people together as Americans. But he promptly walked up to the White House and created dissonance with his first volley of clearly partisan left-wing executive orders. Much of his first week has been filled with the consequences of these divisive orders. More and more people are realizing that President Biden’s order to disallow discrimination based on gender or gender identity in Title IX essentially eliminates women’s sports. AOC, GREEN NEW DEALERS REJOICE OVER BIDEN’S CLIMATE PLAN: ‘IT’S ALMOST AS IF WE HELPED SHAPE THE PLATFORM’ Keep in mind: One of the main features of Title IX, when it was passed in 1972, ensured that colleges and...
    Dear Moneyist, I pay my gardener $100 per month. He or one of his employees comes once a week on Mondays, and does a pretty good job. When the weather is rainy, he does not come until it is dry, so sometimes there is a week where he does not service my lawn. The Moneyist:My sister became my late father’s power of attorney, took out a reverse mortgage on his home, and drained his equity. What can I do? There have been one or two times over the past couple years where he did not come, and for no apparent reason. He typically comes when I’m working, and he often sends an employee, so I don’t have a chance to ask why he didn’t come. Should I still pay the $100 for a month where he misses a week because of rain? What about for the week he didn’t...
    A Maryland man accused of beating police officers during the Capitol riot that took place on January 6 previously confessed that he was not at the protest for former President Trump. Emanuel Jackson turned himself in to authorities on January 18, identifying himself as one of the rioters at the January 6 Capitol protest. He has been accused of participating in violent mob events, beating police officers with a baseball bat. According to CBS Baltimore, video surveillance apparently shows Jackson beating a Capitol Police officer as he attempted to storm the building: Several hours later, Jackson was again spotted among the aggressive crowd assaulting police officers,  He was seen striking a group of Metropolitan and U.S. Capitol police officers with a metal baseball bat, according to the warrant. “I had a bat. They were pepper-spraying people. Then, they got me in the eye,” Jackson said in a video posted to social...
    President Joe Biden released his new strategy for fighting the coronavirus pandemic Thursday morning and will sign a host of new executive orders to achieve that end later in the day. The strategy itself features seven specific goals, according to senior White House officials: Restoring America’s trust in the federal government Launch a more expansive vaccination plan Expand mask use, testing and the availability of public data Invoke the Defense Production Act to surge pandemic resources “Safely” reopen businesses and schools Prioritize at risk-communities and advance “equity across racial, ethnic and rural/urban lines” Restore the United States as a global leader on pandemic preparedness In particular, Biden will create a COVID-19 Response Office within the White House to coordinate the federal government’s actions with those of local governments and individuals. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during her first press briefing Wednesday that the Response Office will hold regular...
    New York (CNN Business)As of noon today, Donald Trump is entitled to an annual pension of $221,400 and perks worth far more than that.It's possible -- but not certain -- he could lose that if he's convicted in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial. The law does not grant pension to presidents whose time in office ends through "removal" by the impeachment process. Although Trump is still facing an impeachment trial in the Senate, a conviction cannot result in his removal from office since his term ended ahead of the trial. So, if the Senate convicts him, it would likely need a second vote to make Trump ineligible for his pension and benefits, according to Michael Gerhardt, law professor at the University of North Carolina. That second vote would remove him from the office of former president, resulting in his losing the benefits of that office, according to Gerhardt. But other...
    Former President Jimmy Carter, the longest-living American president in history, celebrates his 96th birthday on October 1. The 39th president remains an active member of the human-rights organization he co-founded and still enjoys a variety of hobbies both old and new. He still writes books, teaches Sunday school, and volunteers.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jimmy Carter turns 96 on October 1 — he's the oldest living American president and the longest-living American president in history. For his birthday, Carter plans to spend a quiet day at home in Plains, Georgia, with his wife Rosalynn, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. However, although he has spoken out about being "absolutely and completely at ease with death," the 39th president of the United States shows no signs of slowing down.  Since leaving the White House in 1981 after a single term, Carter has, among many other things, won a...
    A key part of the aura of Conor McGregor that helped him shoot to UFC stardom was the incredible accuracy of his predictions.  Earning the moniker, 'Mystic Mac', the Irishman made a habit of calling when and how he would finish different opponents in the octagon.  Now he's back with a bold prediction for the UFC 257 rematch with Dustin Poirier, declaring: 'I will knock Dustin out inside 60 seconds. 'I love Dustin, I think he's a good fighter. He's even a great fighter, you know? But great is still levels below me.' So here's a reminder of how McGregor has fared with his previous prophecies, building his reputation as a visionary.  Conor McGregor is known for his remarkably accurate predictions of his own fights   Donald Cerrone, UFC 246 - January 2020 The last time McGregor stepped into the cage was a year ago.  He was coming back from a...
    If American politics shows anything, it is that enmity, not necessity is the mother of invention. Many continue to feel rage over the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. I condemned the speech of President Donald Trump when it was still being given and opposed the challenge to the electoral votes. However, it is the future of the Constitution, not Donald Trump, that most concerns me as the Senate is about to try to remove a president who has already left office. On its face, the planned impeachment trial is at odds with the language of the Constitution, which expressly states that removal of a president is the primary purpose of such a trial. At the time, Trump will be neither a president nor in office. He will be a citizen and would be best served legally to forgo the trial entirely as extraconstitutional and invalid.  CAL THOMAS: VINDICTIVE IMPEACHMENT OF...
    Former world champion Keith Thurman believes Manny Pacquiao shouldn’t belittle Errol Spence Jr. if they ever decide to collide inside the ring. Pacquiao, 42, hasn’t fought anyone since his victory over Keith Thurman in 2019 that saw him defend the WBA welterweight title. Meanwhile, Errol Spence Jr. has returned from a long layoff, following his horrific car accident to defend the WBC and IBF welterweight straps against Danny Garcia on December 5. So, the current welterweight champions can lock horns to unify the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles. Thurman, who has shared the ring with Pacquiao also has several common opponents with Spence Jr. and he reflected his opinion on the possible matchup. In interaction with Fight Hub Tv, ‘One Time’ pictured the clash. “I learned a lot about Pac being in there you know, man. You know I think Spence didn’t have his best performance after the lay-off. I...
    North Korea has been relatively quiet until recently, but that looks like it is changing. Keeping the Hermit Kingdom from becoming President-elect Joe Biden’s first crisis could well require learning some lessons from what the outgoing administration of President Trump got right. Incoming presidents always like to start out focusing on domestic issues. Biden may not get that gift. After all, in global affairs the other side may force an unwelcome issue at any time, and it looks like North Korea wants to get the immediate attention of the man who will become president of the United States on Wednesday. Speaking recently at North Korea’s 8th Party Congress — the country’s highest legislative event — President-for-life Kim Jong Un did a lot of chest-puffing. He was clearly intent on making his people — and, at least as importantly, the rest of the world — realize just how incredibly dangerous he...
    (CNN)During a live virtual press conference on Thursday, a stunned global audience watched as singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, was forcibly removed from his vehicle by Ugandan police as gunshots were fired. "I have regularly been beaten and pepper-sprayed on the campaign trail," Wine, who escaped unhurt from the incident, told CNN in a phone conversation two days prior to the incident. "The military has taken control, and this was never a fair and free election." Following the incident, the conference organizers, Vanguard Africa, a nonprofit promoting democracy in African countries, filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court against Museveni and other high-ranking Ugandan officials for "violations of international law governing human rights and crimes against humanity." Ugandans go to the polls on January 14, with Wine and nine other candidates challenging incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, commander-in-chief of the military, who has been in power since 1986,...
    Lenny Kravitz and Jason Momoa have formed a close friendship. Taylor Hill / Getty Images;Steve Granitz / Getty Images Lenny Kravitz and Jason Momoa have become close friends and even referred to each other as family in recent years.  Kravitz was married to actress Lisa Bonet from 1987 to 1993 and had a daughter, Zoë Kravitz, with her.  Bonet remarried Momoa in 2017 and now shares two children, Lola Iolani and Nakoa-Wolf, with him. Their families have since blended together, and the men have consistently spoken highly of each other.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Lenny Kravitz and Jason Momoa have proven that breakups don't necessarily lead to ill feelings.  The 56-year-old musician got married to actress Lisa Bonet in 1987 and had a daughter, Zoë Kravitz, with her. They eventually divorced in 1993, when Zoë was still young.  Even though their marriage ended, Kravitz and Bonet remained friends and...
    Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Michael Phelps told Insider his mental health has been "scarier than it's ever been" throughout the pandemic.  The most-decorated Olympian in history has been open about his mental health challenges, including depression and suicidal thoughts, before.  To cope, Phelps is a stickler for his exercise routine and tries to focus on what he can control. "It's just taking a little step forward, taking a deep breath from time to time."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On the outside, the pandemic has been good to Michael Phelps. He's lucky to have a complete home gym and access to outdoor pools and golf courses. He's become closer to his wife, and has cherished spending more time watching his three young boys develop. And, he has steady but not too-time-consuming work projects he's passionate about, like partnerships in mental health advocacy and physical health recovery.  But...
    Trump could still face the consequences of inciting a violent attack on the Capitol, if the Senate votes to convict him. House Democrats on Monday swiftly moved to impeach Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection" following a violent rampage at the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday that left five people dead. The House Judiciary Committee's key Democratic members Rep. Ted Lieu (CA), David Cicilline (RI), and Jamie Raskin (MD) co-authored the impeachment article along with the committee staff, Lieu tweeted alongside a copy of the resolution. "President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and is institutions of Government. He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government," the article noted.
    Pele. Getty/Keystone Brazilian soccer icon Pele has recently reasserted his belief that he is soccer's greatest ever goalscorer with 1,283 goals. However, upon inspection, 526 of his goals were scored in unsanctioned games against opponents such as Bulgaria's B team and Ghanaian outfit Accra Hearts of Oak. According to data from the RSSSF, Pele isn't even the greatest ever goalscorer from Brazil. That crown instead goes to Romario, who managed 772 for club and country, 15 more than Pele. Pele is undeniably one of the best to have ever played the game, but what he isn't, is soccer's highest ever scorer. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 758th goal of his career on Sunday to supposedly pass Pele in the sport's all-time scoring charts, the Brazil icon quickly updated his Instagram bio to insist otherwise. "Leading Goal Scorer of All Time (1,283)," it...
    Democratic lawmakers paid tribute to the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisLIVE COVERAGE: House votes to name Speaker 2020: A year in photos President Obama, John Legend cut new ad for Jon Ossoff MORE (R-Ga.) after Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock (D) defeated Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerWarnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff The Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Warnock win puts Democrats within reach of Senate majority MORE (R) in Tuesday’s runoff Senate election. Warnock would be the first Black senator to be elected from Georgia, one of the nation's first 13 colonies.  Lewis, the civil rights legend, died last summer.  “Our beloved John Lewis still working his magic tonight in Georgia,” Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalWashington state neighbors underscore internal Democratic tensions Former Progressive Caucus co-chair won't challenge Johnson in 2022 Democrats say more COVID-19 relief needed after current measure becomes law MORE (D-Wash.), chair of the House Progressive Caucus,...
    Until March last year, most of us had never heard of Carole Baskin. And then came the coronavirus pandemic, and the first lockdown and we all had to stay at home to ‘squash the sombrero’ of Covid cases, just as Netflix began streaming Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness. The compelling true-crime documentary series, with a cast of bizarre real-life personalities and sinister plot twists became a cultural phenomenon that had viewers on both sides of the Atlantic in its thrall. The hero or villain, depending on your point of view, was the undeniably engaging Joe Exotic — the gay, blond-mulleted, tattooed and pierced, many-times married, occasional meth-snorting owner of an exotic animal park in Oklahoma. Carole, the heroine or villainess depending on your point of view, was his nemesis. The self-styled conservationist and ‘big cat’ activist had been campaigning for years to stop the breeding of tigers and lions...
    Former FDA associate commissioner Peter Pitts says Americans should assume a new mutant strain of COVID-19 detected in South Africa is already in the States  A former FDA official has revealed he does not support imposing a ban on South African travelers to the US, despite fears a new, super-infectious COVID-19 variant detected in the country could spread to the states.  Peter Pitts, the co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, said Americans should assume the mutant strain already exists in the country.  'It's probably not nascent and it's probably been around a lot longer than South Africans think,' Pitts told DailyMail.com on Tuesday.   Both Britain and South Africa have detected new, more transmissible variants of the COVID-19-causing virus in recent weeks that have driven a surge in cases.  The US has imposed restrictions on travelers from the UK in an effort to reduce the spread of...
    MAURICIO POCHETTINO has told his new Paris Saint-Germain stars: "The time for laughing is over." The former Tottenham boss, 48, is embarking on his first job in football since his North London sacking in November 2019. 3Pochettino is claimed to have told his PSG stars there will be no room for 'nonsense'Credit: Reuters 3Pochettino was named PSG boss on Sunday having last managed Spurs, where he was sacked in November 2019Credit: Getty Images - Getty But Poch appears to have ditched the nice-guy act after ordering his PSG stars to start taking their jobs more seriously. French outlet RMC Sport, as reported by Marca, have claimed Pochettino told his players there has 'been enough nonsense' and the 'time for laughing is over'. PSG have won seven of the last eight Ligue 1 crowns, only missing out to Monaco in 2016-17. But Thomas Tuchel was given the boot just before Christmas...
    SACRAMENTO —  Conservatives are trying to yank Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. But their recall drive is probably doomed. This is why: — Newsom is not Gray Davis. — Kevin Faulconer is not Arnold Schwarzenegger. — Donald Trump is not George W. Bush. — California is not the politically competitive state it was 18 years ago. Democrats now have a lopsided advantage. All that said, Newsom would be foolish to kiss off the threat. He should prepare for the attempted recall to qualify for a special election ballot in late summer or fall. Because — as Davis found out in 2003 — once a recall petition gathers enough signatures to force a statewide vote, events can spiral out of control for the target. “My best advice is don’t ignore it,” says political consultant Garry South, the longtime strategist for Democrat Davis. South learned that lesson firsthand when Davis became only...
    3 things learned – Leicester hold Manchester United "Bridgerton" Was Partially Filmed in the Mansion Next to Prince Charless Home This 23-year-old earns $25,000 a year—here’s why he still invests as much as he can Between driving for Uber and Lyft and managing a tax preparation office for part of the year, Jerone Gillespie expects to earn about $25,000 in 2020, before taxes. How a 23-year-old Uber driver making $25K near Baltimore spends his money CNBC See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Finance columnist discusses writing about money and race as a Black woman CBS News Vanessa Bryant Claims Mom Is Trying To Extort A Financial Windfall With Lawsuit: Its Unimaginably Hurtful Access Click to expand Replay Video Finance columnist discusses writing about money and race as a Black woman The Washington Post personal finance...
    Donald Trump on Thursday praised Rush Limbaugh as 'the greatest' after the radio host thanked his listeners for their support and opened up about his fight with terminal cancer during his final show of the year.  The president shared a tweet from producer Bo Snerdley who had posted a link to the Fox News story about the broadcast.  Trump tweeted: 'Rush is the GREATEST!'   Limbaugh, 69, has been one of President Trump's most ardent supporters.  The day after revealing he had cancer, Trump invited him as a guest for his State of the Union - where he awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  The conservative radio icon told listeners Thursday: 'I wasn't expected to be alive today. I wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December.  'And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I'm feeling pretty good today.'  Scroll down for video ...
    President-elect Joe Biden promised during his election campaign to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which expires in February, for another five years and then pursue a new nuclear arms reduction treaty. Recently, others in the Democratic Party have begun to publicly advocate a shorter-term extension to afford the incoming Biden administration a chance to pursue its own nuclear arms reduction agreement more quickly. Such a potential agreement should have to pass three conditions when submitted to the U.S. Senate: first, the treaty should cover all nuclear weapons; second, it is time to abandon the Cold War paradigm and include rising powers, like China, in arms control; and, third, the U.S. must remain committed to a robust modernization of its nuclear weapons complex and triad. US WITHDRAWS FROM OPEN SKIES TREATY WITH RUSSIA: OFFICIALS Conceding the Russian position when it negotiated a successor to the original Strategic Arms...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- As we wrap up 2020, ABC7 is taking a moment to reflect on the stories we've told and the people we've met throughout the year. To read all 13 incredible stories, check out our interactive project here.On March 16, Tim Nugent showed up to Shakewell, the restaurant he co-owns on Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland, and started taking out tables. The governor had just ordered all restaurants to operate at 50% capacity and Nugent was rolling with the punches.By 2 p.m. that day, he was hit with another curveball: six Bay Area counties ordered a shelter-in-place. Restaurants would only be allowed to do takeout and delivery.This reinvention was going to take more than just rearranging furniture. He got together with the rest of the management team, threw together a takeout menu in a matter of hours and got to work.FACING 2020: The people who defined the Bay...
    That didn’t take long.   Now that Black Lives Matter activists have served out their useful purpose for Democrats – energizing Black and White liberals voters to turn out for Joe Biden – they have apparently been dumped by the president-elect.  Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, sent Joe Biden and Kamala Harris a letter shortly after the election, requesting a meeting. She argued, “Without the resounding support of Black people, we would be saddled with a very different electoral outcome. In short, Black people won this election.”   HANS VON SPAKOVSKY: SUPREME COURT RULING PROBABLY DOOMS TRUMP ATTEMPT TO BLOCK BIDEN ELECTION AS PRESIDENT In return, she wrote, “We want something for our vote.” So far, she has not heard back from the incoming administration.   Most recently, BLM was excluded from a meeting Biden and Harris hosted for civil rights leaders.   CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER The BLM crowd is not happy, posting on...
    Pacers star Victor Oladipo has denied he wants to leave Indiana amid rumors over his future. The two-time All-Star has been the subject of numerous trade rumors during the NBA’s offseason as he enters the final year of his contract. The 28-year-old guard was traded to the Pacers in 2017 as part of a deal that sent Paul George to the Thunder. MORE: Kevin Durant addresses James Harden trade rumors Oladipo endured an injury-plagued season as the Pacers were swept in the opening round of the playoffs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida amid the coronavirus pandemic, and he shot down rumors of a trade. “Growing up, I was always taught not to engage in nonsense,” Oladipo told reporters on Tuesday, with the Pacers preparing for life under new head coach Nate Bjorkgren. “I never have. I never came out and said that I didn’t want to play for the Pacers or be...
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    New York Yankees News/Rumors: There are wildly conflicting views on Sanchez, find out here if he deserves one last chance By: William Parlee November 29, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is certainly in the center of the Yankee conversation to improve the team this offseason. If you thought Sanchez was controversial during the last two seasons, he is even more so in the last weeks following the World Series. Those thoughts from fans to sportswriters have varied from the Yankees have supported their defenseless catcher for far too long and should cut him loose, to the claim they have turned him into a broken baseball player. Sanchez’s problem is that he is a highly talented player that just doesn’t seem to be able to put it all together to become that Yankee star that the front office always thought he...
    WEST Wing's Richard Schiff revealed that doctors told him he "might not be here next week" during his "terrible" battle with Covid-19. The actor had been in the hospital for more than two weeks after his scary diagnosis. 7Richard Schiff warned those at home to keep taking precautions against Covid-19Credit: MSNBC Richard, who is best known for playing Toby Ziegler on The West Wing, went on MSNBC to talk about his scary experience with the virus after picking it up while filming for The Good Doctor. The 65-year-old actor said from his home: "It's scarier than you've read, scarier than you've heard, there's something binary about this Covid-19 thing. "It wants to beat you and it gets into your system and it feels like whenever you think you can get a breathe in, that's where the cough is gonna go. "It wants to stop you...
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    (CNN)On the night of a recent Million MAGA March in Washington DC, a large man in a Proud Boys polo shirt runs at a Black woman from behind and punches her in the head. She falls to the pavement. Russell Schultz sent video of the episode to CNN, saying the puncher should go to jail. The sentiment is a bit of a shift for Schultz, a former Proud Boy who's been filmed in street brawls himself and who often shows up at protests in Portland, Oregon, with a giant black flag that reads, "F**K ANTIFA."The Proud Boys is the group President Donald Trump urged to "stand back and stand by" as he refused to condemn White supremacists during a political debate this fall. Members have become a recurring feature of political rallies across the country, whether at their own events, as counterprotesters at left-wing rallies or as "security" for other...
    NEIL WARNOCK has revealed that he nearly appeared on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'. The veteran gaffer guided Middlesbrough to safety last season. 2Neil Warnock is still going strong in management at 71Credit: PA:Press Association But he may not have taken up his 17th job in management, had he made a different decision a few years ago. Warnock, 71, revealed: "I was nearly in it! "It might have been two or three years ago – but I was approached. "Imagine if I’d said yes – everybody would have been voting for me wouldn’t they, to do every bloody thing? "I know my kids would have been. "My kids – Amy and William – were straight on to me saying they would be phoning every night. "They were saying, 'We’ll make sure you get those maggots, Dad'. "Will it happen in the future? Let’s...
    After more than a decade and a half’s worth of tear-jerking deaths and miracles, it feels fair to say that most Grey’s Anatomy twists feel like par for the course. Sure, their details surprise—but do they really shock us anymore? (That’s a sincere question; I have not felt true emotion since they axed Denny Duquette.) But last week, the long-running medical drama’s 17th season premiere dropped a veritable stunner: Derek Shepherd, dead for five years now, has returned. And as Patrick Dempsey told Ellen DeGeneres Wednesday, he’ll be around “throughout the season.” At the end of Thursday’s premiere, we saw Meredith reunited with McDreamy on a dreamy beach—and oh, did he look as dreamy as ever, swathed in a light blue shirt and cuffed linen pants. On Wednesday’s Ellen, Patrick Dempsey explained how this happened—and confirmed some genuinely frightening news about Meredith Grey. “I reached out to Ellen [Pompeo],”...
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    Hong Kong (CNN)As United States President-elect Joe Biden faces an ugly, potentially contested transition, foreign policy may be the last thing on his mind. But in capitals around the world, foreign leaders are already clamoring for his attention, hoping to reset relationships and restore norms that shifted under President Donald Trump. Nowhere will there be greater opportunity for a shift than in the US-China relationship, which has deteriorated to historic lows during Trump's term in office. Over the past four years, both sides have slapped the other with trade tariffs, restricted access for tech companies, journalists and diplomats, shuttered consulates, and squared off militarily in the South China Sea. Analysts in both countries are still debating whether Biden will embrace Trump's more punitive policies towards China or move to reset relations between Washington and Beijing. Even in Chinese state-run media, there are signs the ruling Communist Party is holding its...
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    Joe Biden campaigned for president on a vow to raise taxes for the rich and corporations so that they’d pay their “fair share” — a vow that made some affluent families game out various investment and estate planning scenarios. That pledge was premised on a “blue wave” where Democrats kept the House of Representatives and established a newfound majority in the Senate, which would go along with tax hikes. One week after Election Day, Biden is the projected winner in the presidential race. Yet Republican Senators fill 50 Senate seats and Democrats have 48 (including two independents who caucus with them). A Jan. 5 runoff elections for Georgia’s two spots. Democrats will keep control of the House of Representatives, albeit in a smaller margin after GOP candidates flipped several seats. So what does this political churn mean for families thinking about their tax bill in a...
    YouTube star Brittani Boren Leach and her husband Jeff have welcomed a baby boy 10 months after the death of their three-month-old son Crew.  The 29-year-old announced the birth of the newborn on her Instagram Stories on Thursday morning, sharing photos of herself in the hospital leading up to the birth and then cradling her baby boy.  'He's here,' she captioned a close-up of her son, adding a white heart emoji. 'Born at 8:33, right after I posted the last story.'   Happy day: YouTuber Brittani Boren Leach and her husband Jeff have welcomed a baby boy on Thursday morning  In one heartwarming shot, Brittani is holding her baby boy close while Jeff is standing next to her hospital bed in a surgical mask, gazing down at them with love.    'I'm so so thankful for our nurse who offered to take pictures for us,' she wrote on a photo that appears...
    Washington (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden is planning a flurry of executive actions when he takes office on January 20, and many focus on combating the global climate crisis. Biden's legislative agenda on climate will largely depend on whether Democrats gain control of the US Senate, which will be decided in two run-off elections in Georgia taking place on January 5. But regardless of which party controls the Senate, Biden has pledged to sign a series of executive orders, which do not require congressional approval. The 10 executive actions Biden has said he will take on his first day as president to combat the crisis and reduce emissions are: Require limits on methane pollution for oil and gas operations. Use the federal government procurement system to work towards 100% clean energy and zero-emissions vehicles. Ensure US government buildings and facilities are more efficient and climate-ready. Implement the already-existing Clean...
    New IBM CEO Arvind Krishna speaking about a letter he penned to President-elect Joe Biden at the CNBC Evolve summit on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020: "IBM has historically worked with administrations of both parties in order to further our country's economic agenda." The technology industry has had an up-and-down relationship with President Trump, even though for many tech stocks, the Trump presidential first term has been up and to the right on the trading chart. Apple CEO Tim Cook received kudos for a rapport with Trump that averted the worst potential outcomes of a China trade war. Former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, as well as Cook, joined a White House advisory board on AI and jobs. But Trump's policies also put corporate executives in some tough spots. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is sometimes compared to Trump for his Twitter prowess and legions of loyal followers, felt compelled to leave...
    While many Americans celebrated Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election on Saturday, Donald Trump refused to acknowledge his defeat, crying out for “electoral fraud”. A denunciation joined by several close to the current president, even if others have asked him instead to concede victory to his rival. But the tenant of the White House would rather have chosen to listen to those who support his theory of a rigged election. He is said to have developed with his campaign team a series of actions to challenge the result of this election. It would thus provide large gatherings in several states, according to . and Axios. Trump’s goal would be to mobilize his supporters as much as possible at meetings similar to those he held during the campaign to show that his allegations of fraud, which he was unable to prove to be...
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    Donald Trump is my choice for president going away but if former Vice President Joe Biden’s third shot at the White House proves to be the charm he has my full support. It doesn’t get said enough in an age of weapons-grade partisanship but I root for every president and so should you because as they go we go. Think of it like sports.  Growing up as a Yankees fan I absolutely hated Roger Clemens because he pitched for the arch-rival Boston Red Sox. But when the Yanks traded for Clemens in 1999 I didn’t quit my favorite team, I rooted for my not so favorite pitcher because he was on our side.  DONALD TRUMP: REELECT ME AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DELIVER SAFETY, PROSPERITY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL AMERICANS Looking back I’m glad I did because Clemens gave the Bronx Bombers a real shot in the arm, perhaps in...
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    (CNN)On the brink of securing his seventh Formula 1 world title, Lewis Hamilton says there are "no guarantees" that he will continue racing after the 2020 season.The 35-year-old's contract expires at the end of season, and although he has previously said that he'd like to sign an extension, Hamilton is not ruling out the possibility of quitting racing as a whole.Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, announced that he plans to step down from his current role after this season, while he will remain with the team.And when asked if Wolff's decision would affect his future, Hamilton said he has considered stepping away."I don't know if I'm going to be here next year, so it's not really a concern for me at the moment," he said after winning Sunday's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.Read MoreHamilton on track during the Emilia Romagna GP."We have a lot of deep conversations, Toto and I, so...
    SACRAMENTO —  Let’s assume the Biden-Harris ticket wins and hands Gov. Gavin Newsom a nifty holiday gift. He’ll get to choose Kamala Harris’ successor in the U.S. Senate. Newsom could even turn it into a twin-pack bonus. If the governor selects a statewide elected official or a county supervisor, he’ll also get to name that officeholder’s replacement. I’m assuming Joe Biden wins because all the signs point that way. The Democratic candidate has led steadily in the polls. President Trump’s job approval ratings are horrible. And Democratic voters are turning out in record numbers to boot the incumbent. The economy has been crummy. It picked up recently, but there are still nearly 13 million people unemployed. That’s often fatal for a president seeking reelection. The nation is suffering a cataclysmic pandemic — more than 230,000 have died of COVID-19. Trump has been worse than no help. He has belittled prevention...
    As her movie Drive completed one year of its release, actress Jacqueline Fernandez fondly remembered her late co-star Sushant Singh Rajput, and hoped he was still with her to celebrate the milestone. The actress re-shared a post of the film director, Tarun Mansukhani on her Instagram Story, writing: “1 year of Drive”. Rhea Chakraborty’s Accusations Against Sushant Singh Rajput’s Sisters ‘Speculative’: CBI In another story, she shared a still from the film of herself with the actor, writing: “Wish he was still here with us miss you Sush..” In one story, she re-shared a short video from the movie’s song “Makhna” shared by a fan account. “I remember this trip so well,a she wrote with a clip, along with a heartbreak emoji. Sushant Singh Rajput’s Drive Co-Star Sapna Pabbi Reacts to Media Reports That Say She Went Missing After NCB Summon Meanwhile, Tarun’s post read: “It’s been a...
    Every four years, Americans have the opportunity to choose the leader of the free world and other elected officials, including members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. This year, estimates are that a record number will vote — some casting ballots early and others on Election Day.  The contrast between the two men running for president is crystal clear.  I am voting for President Trump because his record is the difference between four years of results and four decades of rhetoric. TRUMP JR. WARNS ELECTION IS 'ABOUT FREEDOM VERSUS TYRANNY, CAPITALISM VERSUS SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM' President Trump took office at a time when wages for the middle class had been stagnant for years, when good-paying jobs and cutting-edge technology had been offshored or stolen by China, and when terrorists in the Middle East controlled territory the size of Great Britain. The so-called experts predicted this decline would be...
    Trump said just last month that he wants to 'get rid of the ballots.' In Nevada Wednesday, Donald Trump said he hopes that states won't be permitted to count ballots after Election Day. "I think on Tuesday we're gonna over-perform, and we'll see what happens at the end of the day," Trump said. "Hopefully, it won't go longer that. Hopefully, the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after Nov. 3 to count ballots — that won't be allowed by the various courts, because as you know, we're in courts on that."
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    This combination of pictures created on October 22, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020.Jim Watson and Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump isn't the only one who's "prepaid" his taxes. Millions of other Americans have, as well. At least that's the case if he meant paying quarterly estimated taxes, according tax experts. Talk of the president's income tax returns — and the $750 he reportedly paid in 2016 and 2017, per The New York Times — made its way onto the stage Thursday night during his final debate against Democratic candidate Joe Biden. "I asked them a week ago," Trump said, referring to his accountants. "I said, 'What did I pay?' They said, 'Sir, you prepaid tens of millions of...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday during the final presidential debate that he has never said he opposes fracking, but previous statements “I have never said I oppose fracking,” Biden said Thursday. President Donald Trump then shot back “you said it on tape!” before Biden demanded Trump “show the tape!” BIDEN: “I. have. never. said. I. oppose. fracking.” TRUMP: “You said it on tape!” BIDEN: “Show the tape!” pic.twitter.com/BvjAzHGtqs — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 23, 2020 Following the debate Trump tweeted a compilation of times Biden said he’d get rid of fracking. As per your request, Joe… https://t.co/78mzcfLEsF pic.twitter.com/AalVkSfHFi — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2020 During the July, 2019 Democratic primary debate, Biden said there would be no place for fossil fuel. “We would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those – any fossil fuel.”...
    During an interview on 60 Minutes with Lesley Stahl, President Donald Trump decided that he’s had enough of the conversation and walked out. After complimenting Attorney General Barr and calling him “a great gentleman,” Trump accused Stahl of “bringing up a lot of subjects that were inappropriately brought up.” “You’re the president, don’t you think you should be accountable to the American people?” Stahl asked. (RELATED: Chris Wallace Earns Across-The-Board Praise For Tough Trump Interview) WATCH:  Trump does indeed complain about the 60 Minutes questions, but i was told he stormed out/walked out of the interview. i … don’t see that happening here. pic.twitter.com/g5Lmi9ppKO — tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) October 22, 2020 The president noted that Stahl had said at the beginning of the interview that she would be asking “tough questions.” “I don’t mind that, but when you set up the interview you didn’t say that,” Trump said....
    President Donald Trump posted his full interview with '60 Minutes' on Facebook Thursday showing that he cut the back-and-forth short after 37 minutes.  'I think we have enough of an interview, let's go, let's go,' Trump said, after someone off-screen had mentioned that the vice president was due to join him for the Q&A in five minutes.  Trump bristled that Stahl started out the sit-down by asking him, 'Are you ready for some tough questions?'  He brought that up directly before he cut the interview short. 'Excuse me. Lesley you started with your first statement was are you ready for tough questions. That's no way to talk,' Trump told Stahl.  He also pointed out that Democratic nominee Joe Biden gets 'softball after softball.'  'I've seen all his interviews, he's never been asked a question that's hard,' Trump said.    President Donald Trump posted his '60 Minutes' interview to Facebook Thursday,...
    In politics, as in life, you seldom get a second chance to make a first impression. But the second presidential debate, which may be viewed by more than 75 million Americans, is that second chance for President Trump. Leading up to the debate, two things are obvious: First, President Trump is the underdog, and losing tonight will most likely cost him the 2020 election. Second, Vice President Joe Biden has remade himself from a lethargic, inept challenger into a credible alternative to an unpopular president. Most observers, including myself, didn’t think much of Biden’s candidacy when he clinched the Democratic nomination in August. Come October, I didn’t expect him to be leading nationally, or in key battleground states. But he is, and President Trump needs to flip the script. VideoTo the casual observer, Biden’s stay-at-home strategy has changed from laziness or cowardice into responsible leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. LIZ PEEK: 4 WAYS...
    Purported Hunter Biden emails emerged in October 2020, allegedly revealing information about the Ukraine business dealings of the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden just weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election.  The younger Biden, 50, has mostly remained mum on allegations of impropriety against him while he served on the board of Ukrainian oil company Burisma. Here’s what he has said about it in the past: In May 2019, Hunter Biden claimed in a statement that, “at no time have I discussed with my father the company’s business, or my board service, including my initial decision to join the [Burisma] board,” according to The New York Times. He added, “I have had no role whatsoever in relation to any investigation of Burisma, or any of its officers. I explicitly limited my role to focus on corporate governance best practices to facilitate Burisma’s desire to expand globally.” In October 2019, Biden did an extensive interview...
    The ambulance had concrete counter tops, hardwood bamboo floors, and a copper backsplash. Courtesy of Michael Talley Michael Talley bought a $4,500 used ambulance from a landscaping company and turned it into a $30,000 home. The Austin, Texas, home is complete with a king-sized bed, a 42-inch TV, and a rooftop deck with a solar panel and a small patch for golfing. Talley spent about $10,000 on repairs and converting the space, and he told Insider that he focused on making his home beautiful and having as much open space in the vehicle as possible. Take a look inside the solar-powered tiny home conversion, which Talley highlights, along with other custom builds, on his Instagram. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    Trump is back to his old tricks. Donald Trump is back to his 2016 strategy: demanding that anyone who opposes him be put in jail. The man who just months ago decried that he was impeached without "due process" has long revved up his crowds by suggesting that his rivals should be imprisoned. In 2016, he egged on his supporters to chant "lock her up" at his campaign rallies about Hillary Clinton, who had been charged with no crime. In recent days, Trump has revived the approach, urging the jailing of not just his 2016 rival but his 2020 opponent and other critics.
    (CNN Business)I spent my last two Saturdays going to two very different QAnon events. One, in Los Angeles, was a march through Hollywood that portrayed itself as an anti-pedophilia protest. Its organizers were careful not to explicitly embrace the QAnon conspiracy theory even as they implicitly signaled they support it and repeated its disinformation — much like what President Donald Trump did during an NBC town hall last week. The other event, "Q Con Live," took place in a conference room at a resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was a meeting of some of QAnon's most passionate peddlers — but it could have easily been mistaken for a grassroots meeting to help re-elect the President. What both showed is that for many of its supporters QAnon is not just a set of conspiracy theories. For them, it's a way to distract themselves from the failures of a President they see...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's bout with coronavirus gave him the chance for a reset on the top 2020 election issue. Characteristically, he has spurned it. Instead of projecting newfound empathy and sobriety, Trump has flaunted his recklessness at packed, mostly maskless campaign rallies. That gleeful abandon, as he bleeds support from voters fearing he hasn't taken the pandemic seriously, makes no political sense. But it makes perfect emotional sense for a President who craves the applause of a zealous minority. His hunger for affirmation explains much about his conduct of the presidency -- and why it may soon come to an end. Trump won the White House by eking out an Electoral College majority on the strength of a narrow but intense support base among less-educated White conservatives. He lost the popular vote, and became the first president in the era of modern polling never to reach 50% approval. Nor has...
    Call it an extraordinary statement, but fashion plays quite an important factor in an actor’s life. While he/she might be recognised for his looks and ofcourse acting, on the other hand, it’s the style shenanigans which becomes the major highlight of his personality. Case in point: Kunal Kapoor. The tall and handsome Bollywood star is a sure cut crush of many girls out there, however, for us, it is Kunal’s dressing sense which sets him apart from the rest. Not only this Kapoor looks more fit and fab now, but he has also evolved quite a lot in the style department. Kunal Kapoor Is Raising Funds for Mumbai’s Dabbawalas During COVID-19 Lockdown.  Kunal celebrates his birthday on October 18, 2020, and on this occasion we thought of taking you on a style ride, courtesy his Instagram account. With 213k followers on IG, the good-looking lad’s style is a mixture...
    The 81-year-old is best known for his role in Crocodile Dundee (pictured) Australian icon Paul Hogan revealed his is itching to return to home soil and escape lockdown in the United States. The 81-year-old, best known for his role in Crocodile Dundee, is 'waiting out' the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles to be with his 21-year-old son Chance. The beloved actor and comedian said he would leave the country in a flash if he could. 'I can't wait for this stupid disease to go away so I can get out,' Paul Hogan revealed in the News Corp Australia podcast Evenin' Viewers With Paul Hogan.  'I’m like a kangaroo in a Russian zoo — I don’t belong here.'  He told host Frances Whiting there isn't one thing in particular that he misses, rather the 'ambience' of living in Australia.  Australian icon Paul Hogan (pictured, with fellow Australian actor Margot...
    A lion approaching the camera. Graeme Purdy Graeme Purdy is a photographer from Northern Ireland who captures dramatic portraits of Africa's wildlife.  For his book, "Eight Feet," Purdy used a remote-controlled car to get within 8 feet of wild animals in Kenya and Uganda. From lions to gorillas, many of the animals could be dangerous but Purdy's photos show a more peaceful side to them.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Graeme Purdy captures potentially dangerous wildlife as they've never been seen before ... up close and personal. Most of the animals featured in his book have been known to be deadly, but Purdy's portraits of lions, hippos, and elephants show a more peaceful side. His book is called "Eight Feet" because all of the images were taken within 8 feet of these majestic creatures. Ahead of World Animal Day, Insider spoke to Purdy about how he...
    This week’s disastrous presidential debate was spoofed by Saturday Night Live as NBC’s comedy variety show returned for its 46th season, with Alec Baldwin reprising his role as President Trump and Jim Carrey debuting as Joe Biden. In the sketch, Biden gets meditation guidance from Harry Styles to keep his anger in check, Trump steamrolls over a helpless Chris Wallace, and Kamala Harris scolds both candidates as if they were children.   The cold open begins with a narrator introducing the debate, saying: ‘We thought it was important to see it again, since it might be the only presidential debate.’ ‘And it was fun to watch - as long as you don’t live in America,’ the narrator added. There he is. #SNLPremiere pic.twitter.com/Mfm7tBBcKh— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) October 4, 2020 Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live for the premiere of its 46th season and reprised his role...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was off the campaign trail before noon Thursday, starting off the last month of his campaign with an early lid. Biden campaign calls lid on the day. — Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 1, 2020 Btw, Biden called another lid today — Amber Athey (@amber_athey) October 1, 2020 Critics began questioning the frequency with which the Biden campaign cut off the days’ events, noting that he had done so 11 times in the month of September alone. (RELATED: ‘Just Ridicule The Guy’: Joy Behar Says Biden Should Use Debate To ‘Make A Fool’ Of Trump) A tracker dated September 26 marked the tally at 10 early lid calls, but the former vice president also called it a day before noon on the 28th. Tracking Biden Campaign Lid Calls for the month of September. (Date, time & what the pool reporters of the day wrote)...
    Twenty years ago, Rupert Everett — now aged 61 — was a hot movie star, after landing leading roles opposite Madonna and Julia Roberts.  But one day Hollywood simply stopped calling, he reveals in the first extract from his caustic new memoir — and his life changed dramatically.... Several years ago, the success of my last Hollywood incarnation was still a flickering ember on the horizon, not quite dead. I thought it could be blown back into a flame with a judicious move and a prevailing wind. So I turned my attention to screenwriting, my dream being to create work for myself as an actor since no one else seemed to be very keen to do so.  Oscar Wilde in exile seemed to be the obvious choice. [After serving two years for gross indecency with his lover, Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas, Wilde sailed for France in 1897. He never returned...
    (CNN)This week, former President Barack Obama shared something quite personal with millions of his social media followers.It was a number-- a phone number to be exact -- with a simple message from the former President: text me.Before we get to what happens when you do, let's talk about why he did that. Here's whyElection day is creeping up and early voting is already underway in various states across the nation.Read MoreWith a record number of voters expected to vote by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic, Obama wants to know how you are doing and how you plan to vote this year."All right, let's try something new," Obama wrote in a post shared on various social media platforms. "If you're in the United States, send me a text at 773-365-9687 — I want to hear how you're doing, what's on your mind, and how you're planning on voting this year.""I'll...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden appeared to claim some of the credit for peace deals recently brokered by President Donald Trump — and in a way, he might deserve it.
    Mitch McConnell’s political interests are not identical to Donald Trump’s, although there’s certainly some overlap. That’s the first and most important principle to keep in mind in trying to figure out what will happen in the epoch-shaping battle that now looms over not just the presidential campaign but over America’s future — the battle to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There’s a second principle at work here too, nearly as important: McConnell never picks a fight he doesn’t think he can win. Many things can be said about the memorably ruthless Senate majority leader, who already stands as one of the most important American political figures of the last 50 years, and few of them are complimentary. (According to rumor, plenty of those things have been said by members of his own caucus.) But no one has ever accused McConnell of...
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained to ABC News host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday why he believes that President Donald Trump has the constitutional right to appoint a judge to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, despite the Republican-controlled Senate blocking Judge Merrick Garland in 2016. “You and your colleagues were pretty clear back in 2016 that in an election year, [it’s] a matter for the people to decide,” Stephanopoulos began. “Is it fair for people to conclude right now that you’ve changed your tune because the president is a Republican, not a Democrat?” After expressing appreciation and admiration for Ginsburg’s legacy, Cruz said, “Now, when the vacancy occurs, that naturally leads to the question of what will happen next. The answer, in terms of what’s going to happen next is, we know now, the president is going to make a nomination.” He said he believes “the right thing to...
    FC Barcelona The Dutch, of course with the Uruguayan Ronald Koeman, in the band. EFE Ronald Koeman valued the match against Girona, which has meant Barcelona’s second triumph this preseason. The Dutchman was satisfied with what he had seen. State of form: “We are well physically. The players have played 60 minutes and many of them will play 90 on Saturday to be prepared for the start of the League. Today they are tired from training.” Young people: “We know that we have very good young players. The important thing is to participate in training sessions and friendly matches. If I have to highlight a young man, I would say that Konrad, but Pedri and Riqui also have a great future ahead of them.” Performance: “I am happy with very good plays from behind. Sometimes at the top we have closed the attacks too much,...
    Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Ever since Prince Harry asked to be called just "Harry" at a summit earlier this year fans have wondered what his full name is. When the royal stopped using the HRH prefix in his name in April, he became Harry, Duke of Sussex. It's possible this could be shortened to Harry Sussex, as he appeared not to want to be introduced as "duke" at the summit. More recently, Prince William and Kate Middleton scrapped the "Duke of Sussex" title from Harry's name in a birthday message to him on Tuesday. Alternatively, he could use Mountbatten-Windsor, the royal family's official last name given to members without HRH titles. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   Prince Harry asked to be introduced as "Harry" instead of "Prince Harry" or "the Duke of Sussex" at a sustainable-tourism summit earlier...
    Every year on September 11, Americans remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the terror attacks that changed the nation forever. Some people turn to social media to post images and messages honoring the victims – and many choose to share the final words of one particular victim, Brian Sweeney. Sweeney called his wife, Julie Sweeney Roth, from United Flight 175, which crashed into the World Trade Center, and left her a voicemail.  "Jules, this is Brian. Listen, I'm on an airplane that's been hijacked. If things don't go well, and it's not looking good, I just want you to know I absolutely love you. I want you to do good, go have good times. Same to my parents and everybody, and I just totally love you, and I'll see you when you get there," Sweeney said. The Stories They Tell- Voicemail from Flight 175 by 9/11 Memorial &...
    In early August 2016, Hillary Clinton led Donald Trump by just over 7 points in the national polls. The “inevitable” Democratic candidate’s lead would nearly evaporate by mid-September but by Oct. 18, just three weeks out from the election, she was back up by 7.1 — a lead that almost all political analysts agreed was insurmountable at that point in the contest. Until Nov. 8 proved them all wrong. Once again, Trump is looking at a 7-point polling deficit against a previously failed presidential candidate, this time Joe Biden, and experts are saying he can’t win. So, the question that’s been haunting Democrats’ every waking moment since: Can Trump do it again? The short answer: Yes. The slightly less short answer: Yes, but, again, it’s another long shot. Below are five potential scenarios, from the most straightforward to the most difficult, that give Trump yet another Electoral College victory. THE...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. Last week’s revelation that Donald Trump – a man who invented a medical condition to escape military service – had called Americans who died for our country “losers” and “suckers” seemed like a flaming political disaster. Now comes a series of recordings that confirm that Trump knew how deadly and contagious Covid was but intentionally downplayed the danger while opposing steps that would have helped bring the virus under control. Twice in one week, Democrats have held their breath and once again thought that, maybe, just maybe, this time Donald Trump had finally crossed a fatal line. The reality is, the “losers and suckers” story probably won’t hurt Trump. The Covid story probably will. The two issues are superficially similar. Each confirms something...
    THE daughter of a UK Covid victim who fell ill last December says he and many more could still be alive if Beijing had not covered up the outbreak. Jane Buckland blasted: “If China hadn’t lied to the rest of the world and kept this hidden for so long, it could have saved countless lives.” ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 9British grandad Peter Attwood has become the world’s first known Covid-19 casualty outside ChinaCredit: Louis Wood - The Sun 9Peter died in hospital in January, with the cause of death initially given as heart failure and pneumonia. Her dad Peter Attwood, 84, became ill with a mystery cough and fever shortly after Christmas — more than two months before officials discovered the virus was spreading in Britain. Peter died in hospital in January, with heart failure and pneumonia initially blamed. But tests have...
    Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the state of the US economy on September 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware.Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is tapping some of the most experienced trade professionals in Washington to help chart a new course on trade if he is elected. Speculation is swirling in Washington, D.C. about which one of them could replace Robert Lighthizer, the Trump administration's powerful U.S. Trade Representative, or be named to a top economic post if Biden wins in November. Biden's external advisory committee on trade includes Georgetown University law professor and former World Trade Organization judge Jennifer Hillman and Miriam Sapiro, a former deputy and acting U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) during the Obama administration, according to people familiar with the matter. Choices may not come until after the election, but Biden has already begun thinking...
    (CNN)Civil rights activists are calling on an African American horse owner participating in the 146th Kentucky Derby to pull out of the race to protest the police killing of Breonna Taylor.Greg Harbut, 35, is one of the industry's few African American owners. But Louisville activists say the celebratory nature of America's most famous horse race, set for Saturday, is inappropriate at a time when its hometown residents are reeling from Taylor's death and calling for justice.Louisville Metro Police Department officers fatally shot Taylor on March 13 while executing a "no-knock" search warrant at her apartment. Gunfire broke out after her boyfriend fired a warning shot because he thought the plainclothes officers were intruders. The 26-year-old EMT, who was unarmed, was killed in the barrage of gunfire. The countdown for answers in Breonna Taylor case looms as patience wavers in LouisvilleTaylor's case -- along with other high-profile killings of Black people...
    New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo snapped late on Wednesday night after news broke that the Trump administration is beginning a review process to defund four cities — all run by Democrats — for not cracking down on riots and looting while also cutting budgets from police departments as violent crime surges. “He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York,” Cuomo responded in what many deemed was a threat toward the president. “New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him.” “My Administration will do everything in its power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities from taking Federal dollars while they let anarchists harm people, burn buildings, and ruin lives and businesses,” Trump tweeted late on Wednesday. “We’re putting them on notice today.” My Administration will do everything in its power to prevent weak mayors and lawless cities...
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