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    Senator Mitt Romney (UT-R) said that he could see former President Donald Trump securing the nomination in 2024 if he decided to run, a clear indication of his grip on the GOP. Romney was speaking with the New York Times's DealBook DC Policy Project on Tuesday when he made the assertion.  'I don't know if he'll run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I'm pretty sure he will win the nomination,' the senator stated.  The longtime Trump critic added that 'a lot can happen between now and 2024.'  Mitt Romney was speaking with the New York Times's DealBook DC Policy Project on Tuesday when he made the assertion about Trump's chances of securing the GOP nomination He continued: 'I look at the polls, and the polls show that among the names being floated as potential contenders in 2024, if you put President Trump in there among Republicans, he wins...
    The future of Bradley Beal remains one of the hottest topics in the NBA. Over the last few seasons, Beal has elevated his game to the next level, but the Wizards are still struggling to keep up with their superstar. One can only imagine, if Beal was on a contender team, he could be on his way to winning the first ring of the career. So far this season, Beal is averaging 35.4 points while playing nearly 36 minutes a game. Despite Beal’s monstrous numbers, the Wizards are dead last in the league with just three wins. Although the 27-year-old has denied all rumors of him requesting a trade, how long can he keep up these performances? Adrian Wojnarowski discusses potential trade suitors for Bradley Beal Dec 29, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) gestures during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at...
    A FAMILY-of four-would get $8,000 stimulus checks, and couples would be sent $4,000 under a new aid plan. The CASH Act – or Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help Act – would send the money directly to Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic. 5Americans could get $2,000 stimulus checks under the CASH ActCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Joe Biden called for $2,000 checks to go to AmericansCredit: Getty Images - Getty Individuals could be sent $2,000 stimulus checks under the legislation. The details of the plan are not clear – but could give a family of four up to $8,000. It would likely head to Congress for debate after Joe Biden takes office on January 20, and when Democrats take the majority in the Senate. Following Trump signing a $900billion package that sent out $600 stimulus checks to individuals, Biden called for more payments. "$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose...
    After months of mounting distrust in potential coronavirus vaccines, Americans' confidence in preventive shots is on the rise at last.  As of a Gallup survey taken between October 19 and November 1, 58 percent of Americans said they would take a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.  Responses were submitted just weeks before Pfizer announced that its vaccine is 90 percent effective at preventing coronavirus infection and Moderna subsequently revealed its shot is 94.5 percent effective.  Public health experts have been deeply concerned for months that, even if a COVID-19 vaccine proved safe and effective in testing, it would do little good if too few people were willing to take it.  But despite worries that President Trump's push vaccine approval to be rushed ahead of the election, vaccine-makers took their time to continue studies, and the tide of Americans' trust in them began to turn even before data on the shots was...
    While there is no certainty when a new stimulus package that includes checks will be approved, the old one is still a possibility. At the moment, the parties involved in the process seek to get the legislative processes back on track after the elections. In this panorama, the option that new legislation is not seen until next year when the configuration of Congress is clearer is more than viable. But there could also be movements before the end of the year in view of the fact that legislators have until December 11 to avoid a budget law that avoids a government shutdown. While the media and Americans in general continue to wait to confirm the direction the political scene is taking in the country, the possible characteristics of a second round of direct payments to individuals and families can already be anticipated. One of the...
    Avishek Das | LightRocket | Getty Images It could still take days to know whether President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden will hold the White House for the next four years. Tallies in undecided states so far show the paths both hopefuls have to racking up the 270 electoral votes needed to win. As of Wednesday, Biden had won 227 electoral votes, according to NBC News projections. Trump trailed with 213. The race appeared it would come down to a handful of states NBC classified as either too close or too early to call: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Nevada and Alaska. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards As of 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Biden held at least narrow leads in states that collectively award 43 electoral votes. Winning all of those — Michigan, Arizona, Wisconsin, Nevada — would get him to the finish line with...
    Joe Scarborough sparked outrage by comparing Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin and saying that the president 'would kill reporters if he could get away with it'.  The Morning Joe host made the inflammatory comments on Monday while discussing Trump's disastrous interview with 60 Minutes aired the night before.  Trump abruptly ended that interview 37 minutes in and attacked journalist Lesley Stahl after she opened by asking: 'Are you ready for some tough questions?'   Reacting to the exchange on his MSNBC show, Scarborough said it's 'fascinating that Donald Trump says its "inappropriate" for Lesley Stahl to ask tough questions' and that the president 'resembles an autocratic leader from eastern Europe'.   'Though he kills journalists, Vladimir Putin, on camera, actually seems a little more willing to answer tough questions when they are asked of him,' Scarborough said. 'Donald Trump can't even handle that.' 'Of course, Donald Trump would kill reporters if he...
    A man who describes himself as a former business partner of Hunter Biden says he heard him and his father, Joe Biden, discuss his dealings with a mysterious Chinese energy firm in 2017 and that the former vice president was due to receive a share of the profits. Tony Bobulinski told the New York Post on Wednesday that he personally witnessed Biden discuss business deals with his son, Hunter, contradicting claims by the former vice president.  'I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. ‘I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.’ Bobulinski claimed that the Chinese were pursuing the deal as a ‘political or influence investment’ and that Hunter Biden was ‘using the company as his personal piggy bank by just taking money...
    One of the cops involved in Breonna Taylor's killing has claimed she'd still be alive if her boyfriend hadn't had time to arm himself for a gunfight with police after they 'announced themselves' at their door, and said bodycam footage of the incident would exonerate him and his fellow officers.  Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly was one of three cops who descended on Taylor's apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, in March with a no-knock warrant to search her home in connection with a drugs probe into her ex-boyfriend. He insists that he and his fellow officers did announce themselves when they arrived at Taylor's apartment, that they knocked and that they opened fire only after Taylor's boyfriend - Kenneth Walker - did. She was killed in the crossfire.  In an interview with ABC that will air in full on Wednesday, he tells his story for the first time since Taylor's death sparked global...
    Calvin Kattar. Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Calvin Kattar juggles two jobs — fighting and promoting. When he's not kicking asses in the UFC, he's trying to get his local combat sports promotion Combat Zone up and running as he wants to give back to the firm which developed him as an athlete. One of the lessons he wants to instill in the local fighters who aren't competing right now as regional promoters struggle to hold events in the pandemic, is to just stay ready as you never know when a short notice offer arrives. It is a lesson he follows himself as he spoke to Insider while wrapping his hands, getting ready for a training session, just in case he gets a call himself to fight one of the top featherweight guys in the UFC. Kattar has one eye on Max Holloway and wants...
    Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones are currently in the middle of a beef that has them both trading shots at each other. In the most recent of the barrage of social media back and forth, Israel Adesanya has attacked Jon Jones rather aggressively. After his win over Paulo Costa at UFC 253, Israel Adesanya said that a move up to light heavyweight will only come after he discusses the same with his coach, Eugene Bareman. Jones took note of the same and went a little personal. He said that he wondered what Adesanya’s father would have advised him regarding fighting Jones. Adesanya fired back by letting him know that his father believes he would defeat Jones. However, he added that Jones’ mother would’ve been disappointed with what the former 205-pound champ has become. So to get ahead of all the bullshit coming. My statement below.Lol if Jones has this much...
    A professor at Marshall University has been suspended after a video clip surfaced of her wishing that Trump supporters would catch the coronavirus and die before the election. "Yesterday, [Trump] held [a rally] inside,” Biology professor Jennifer Mosher said in a video posted by one of her students, according to 13 WOWK News. “Nobody wore a mask. And I’ve become the type of person where I hope they all get it and die." Mosher continued: “I’m sorry, but that’s so frustrating, just, I don’t know what else to do. You can’t argue with them. You can’t talk sense with them. ... I said to somebody yesterday, I hope they all die before the election.” Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia, released a statement Friday acknowledging the comments were made to the class and revealing that the professor is now on administrative leave pending an investigation. “Marshall University...
    Meaghan Ellis September 16, 2020 0 Comments Vice President Mike Pence claims his family “wouldn’t hesitate” to get a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as he noted the Trump administration’s plan to urge Americans to take the flu vaccine ahead of what could be a harsh flu season. Pence spoke with The Hill on Tuesday where he discussed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) comprehensive plans to prioritize at-risk Americans for the coronavirus vaccine. He also expressed confidence in the safeness and effectiveness of an FDA-approved vaccine as he admitted he and his family members would be willing to get the vaccine. “So we’ll deploy the resources, but the very moment that it’s appropriate for somebody in my category to get a vaccine, you better believe it. I, and my family, wouldn’t hesitate,” Pence...
    For most children, coronavirus infection is unlikely to be much worse than the flu, according to a new study - but its authors say both illnesses have to be taken very seriously, especially this winter as the US is likely to be hard-hit by both viruses.  At least 476,000 children in the US have contracted coronavirus, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association report issued last week.  Although the novel virus is particularly alarming to families because it is so new and there are so few treatments to help ease symptoms, the Children's National Hospital report found that there is no 'statistically significant difference' in the rates of hospitalization, ICU admission or mechanical ventilation between young COVID-19 patients and flu patients.  In fact, the main clinical differences they found between patients of the two diseases were symptomatic. Kids with coronavirus were more likely to have fevers,...
    The long-awaited fourth series of The Crown will document Princess Diana's meeting and eventual marriage to Prince Charles, along with the births and early years of the two Princes.  And, Emma Corrin, 24 - the actress who will play the Princess of Wales in the forthcoming season - says she got to know Princess Diana 'like you would a friend,' while discussing taking on the iconic role in a new interview.  The Grantchester star also revealed that she needed 10 people to help get her into the 'massive' replica wedding dress as she graced the cover of British Vogue.  Playing an icon: Emma Corrin, 24, says she got to know Princess Diana 'like you would a friend' as she spoke about her role in The Crown while gracing the cover of British Vogue Emma Corrin will portray Diana during the early part of her relationship with the Prince of Wales, before handing...
    Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA) on Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press” said Black men could “get killed,” and President Donald Trump would not “say a word.” When asked about the Trump campaign’s outreach to Black male voters, Richmond said, “Donald Trump very effectively in 2016 raised the question to Black men, ‘What do you have to lose?’ I think now Black men see clearly what they have to lose, they can get killed and the president won’t say a word. Won’t utter Jacob Blake’s name, will not talk about police reform.” He continued, “You look at unemployment, Black unemployment is twice that of white unemployment. The fact that almost 40 percent of Black businesses will not survive this COVID-19 incompetent response — Black men see that.” He added, “So whether it’s about mass incarceration, economic opportunity, homeownership, college affordability, increasing education funding, all of those things. So we’re going to...
    S&P 500 ends lower in struggle to set record high as investors turn to tech stocks and stimulus talks flounder ABT to Audi RS Q8: Yo, Heard You Like Carbon Fiber How To Sell Your Home For The Best Price Possible Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © Sephora 2 Ways a Beauty Editor Would Spend $100 at Sephora (and Get $20 Back) BUY NOW $12 While some people may call things like mascara or foundation more of a "want" than a "need," as a beauty-lover, I place it firmly in the camp of things I want but also need to feel my best. Sure, going without...
    Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., suggested on Sunday that residents of Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico should continue to be denied full rights because giving them statehood would put Republicans at an electoral disadvantage. McSally lamented in an interview with NBC News that Democrats may vote to grant statehood to Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia if they win control of both chambers of Congress and the White House this November. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and most House Democrats do support statehood for D.C., but there is no broad current support for Puerto Rico statehood, largely because residents of the island are divided on the question. Within recent memory, Puerto Rico statehood was backed by both major parties and even included in the Republican platform. “There’s so much at stake here. They’re gonna make D.C. and Puerto Rico a state and get four new Democratic senators,” McSally said. “We’d never get the Senate back again. And look, this is just...
    Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) warned that, should Joe Biden win the presidential race and the Democrats retake both houses of Congress, they will make D.C. and Puerto Rico new U.S. states, which she baselessly claimed would doom Republicans to being in the minority in the Senate for a generation. During a wide-ranging interview with NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard, McSally, who was appointed to the Senate to fill an open seat after losing to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2018, attacked the presumptive Democratic nominee and his party’s alleged “radical Left agenda.” She then claimed that, should the Democrats win back full control of Washington, they would vote to make the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico states, which, she claimed, would make it almost impossible for Republicans to ever regain the majority in the Senate .@MarthaMcSally asserts this as a repercussion of a Democratic Senate: “They’re going to make D.C....
    A recent Census Bureau survey shows that nearly half of U.S. households have taken a painful hit to their pocketbook during the steep recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic, spurring calls for the federal government to offer Americans more direct financial assistance.   While it's unclear whether Congress will approve a second stimulus check anytime soon, lawmakers are at least considering opening the spigot. The proposed $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES, Act would authorize another batch of stimulus payments for most households.  The bill passed the House in May and now awaits debate in the Senate. Adding to the political momentum for more stimulus money, Trump administration officials in June said they are considering a second round of funding. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The first round of stimulus checks, directed by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act in March, faced...
    COPS are hunting a bank robber who told a teller that he didn't receive a coronavirus stimulus check and would start shooting if he didn't get cash. The Houston Police Department is searching for the man who robbed a Woodforest National Bank at 9700 Hillcroft Avenue in Houston, Texas, on July 8. 2 The Houston Police Department is searching for the man, pictured with his face covered, who robbed a Woodforest National Bank in Houston, TexasCredit: Houston Police Department 2 As the bank robber told the teller he wanted to make a withdrawal, he handed over this handwritten noteCredit: Houston Police Department At approximately 9am, the robber walked into the bank - wearing a black banana across his face - and asked to withdraw money. As the man told the teller he wanted to make a withdrawal, he handed over a handwritten note. The note, written on a piece of...
    By now, most Americans have received the federal stimulus checks directed by the CARES Act in March to help consumers weather the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  Three months later, the downturn has been declared an official recession and the official unemployment rate has soared into double digits, heightening calls for a second round of stimulus checks.  There's good news and bad news on the prospects for additional government assistance. The proposed $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES, Act would authorize another round of stimulus payments for most U.S. households. While the bill was passed by the Democrat-controlled House last month, it still must get through the Republican-controlled Senate.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Yet there are signs the White House may get behind additional stimulus funding, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the administration is working on its...
    THE US's top infectious disease expert has warned that anti-vaxxers could prevent the nation from reaching herd immunity as three coronavirus vaccines are entering clinical trials. Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN that herd immunity is not likely given the combination of people opposed to vaccinations and a COVID-19 vaccine that may not be completely effective. 4 Dr. Anthony Fauci said that anti-vaxxers could prevent the US from reaching herd immunity to coronavirusCredit: UPI 4 Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would settle for a COVID-19 vaccine that is 70 to 75 percent effectiveCredit: Getty Images - Getty "The best we've ever done is measles, which is 97 to 98 percent effective,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the television channel on Friday. "That would be wonderful if we get there. I don't think we will. I would settle for [a] 70, 75 percent...
    Madison Summers June 29, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Anthony Fauci suggests if there are enough people refusing to get the coronavirus vaccine once made available, the U.S. will not achieve “herd immunity.” The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci, told CNN during an interview Sunday that the best ever done on vaccines was for the measles, which he says “is 97 to 98% effective.” “That would be wonderful if we get there,” he added about COVID-19, before saying, “I don’t think we will. I would settle for [a] 70, 75% effective vaccine.” Asked about a previous CNN poll showing a third of Americans say they will not get a COVID-19 vaccine and if that will then “get us to herd immunity,” Fauci responded, “No, unlikely.” The definition of herd immunity is “a situation in which a sufficient proportion of a population is immune to...
    Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSacha Baron Cohen pranks right-wing event in Washington State Coronavirus infections top 10 million globally US hits 2.5M coronavirus cases as states tally record one-day highs MORE, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Sunday that he's "cautiously optimistic" that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by the start of 2021, but warned that the U.S. would likely not reach herd immunity if a substantial portion of the population refused to take it.  Fauci said during an interview with CNN that aired as part of the Aspen Ideas Festival that he would settle for a vaccine that was 70 to 75 percent effective, noting that it would "bring you to herd immunity level.” But when asked about the possibility of 30 percent of the population refusing to take the vaccine, Fauci said that it was "unlikely" the U.S. would be able to quell the outbreak through the process. ...
    The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday, 12-0, to approve an amendment that would eliminate requirements from the city’s charter for the city to have a police department. “Under the current charter language, the city council is required to fund a police force of a size proportionate to the city’s population. Changes being considered in the amendment would remove that requirement along with an entire section on the police department,” Fox 9 reported. “The proposal replaces that language with a new department: the Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention. It would be managed by the City Council, marking a key power shift for a council frustrated with limited authority.” The city council also removed the minimum number of officers that are required within their new proposed “safety department,” Fox 9 added. “Along with the department of community safety, the amendment would add a Division of Law Enforcement Services,...
    STUDENTS may only be apply to universities after receiving their A Level grades in a radical overhaul of the education system. Sixth formers currently apply months before sitting exams with often unreliable predicted grades and face a scramble to find new courses if they do better or worse than expected. 3Students may not apply to university until after their A Level results under news plansCredit: CAG Photography Ltd 3Currently students apply to university with often unreliable predicted grades and face a scramble to find new courses if they do better of worse than thoughtCredit: PA:Press Association 3Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is understood to believe the move could help disadvantaged young peopleCredit: AFP or licensors But Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is planning to let students apply after their results and may even push back the academic year to start in January in a bid to improve social mobility and help disadvantaged...
    It’s hard to believe that it has been a decade since the release of Edgar Wright’s wildly kinetic adaptation of Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, and in that time the movie’s following has only grown. Now, as we approach the ten year anniversary, fans are clamoring to go back into the pop culture, video game-like world of Scott Pilgrim, and according to Wright there are “plans” to do just that. Sadly not for a direct sequel, but instead in an anime-style take. “There’s some plans – and there’s nothing official yet – but there are some plans to revisit the material in an animation way. We’ve been talking with Bryan and with [executive producer] Jared [LeBoff] for a while [about]: What if we did something with the books in anime form? It’s being discussed as we speak.” RELATED: One Scott Pilgrim Tweet Caused Edgar Wright to Never Like Seth MacFarlane...
    Microsoft said Friday it is permanently closing nearly all of its physical stores around the world. Like other retailers, the software and computing giant had to temporarily shut all of its stores in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to its website, Microsoft has 83 stores worldwide, including 72 in the U.S., where it sells laptops and other hardware. Friday's announcement reflects what the company calls a "strategic change" in its retail business as sales increasingly shift online. The company said its four Microsoft Experience Centers in New York City, London, Sydney, Australia and at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, will remain open, but it plans to "reimagine" how they will serve customers. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Microsoft didn't say if the move would result in layoffs. It noted the closures would result in a pretax charge of about $450 million, or 5...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo played down concerns Thursday that the European Union might refuse to allow Americans into the 27-nation bloc as it considers lifting restrictions on overseas travelers starting next week, due to the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. “It’s a challenge for all of us to decide how and when to open up our economies and our societies. Everybody’s trying to figure that out,” Pompeo said during a videoconference organized by the German Marshall Fund think tank. “We’re working with our European counterparts to get that right.” European nations appear on track to reopen their borders between each other by July 1. Their envoys to Brussels are debating what virus-related criteria should apply when lifting entry restrictions on travelers from outside the EU that were imposed in March. As the criteria are narrowed down, a list of countries whose...
    Who would be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Probably people in the country where the first effective vaccine is developed. About a dozen different vaccines are in various stages of testing worldwide, including in Britain, China and the US. This week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, said he is cautiously optimistic there will be a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year or early 2021. Several wealthy countries have already ordered millions of doses of those experimental vaccines. Britain and the US, for example, have invested in a vaccine candidate being developed by Oxford University and produced by AstraZeneca. If it works, UK politicians have said Britons will be vaccinated with it. The US expects to start stockpiling it this fall and also has invested in other vaccine candidates. Groups including the vaccine alliance GAVI are also working to buy doses for poor...
    NFL teams are reportedly gearing up for camps to start by the end of July. According to Ian Rapoport, teams around the league are preparing for veterans to get to camps by July 28, and that it’s unlikely players report early. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Football activities have more or less been shut down since March when the coronavirus pandemic started. While the NFL calendar remains in flux, multiple clubs are proceeding as if players won’t report to camp early — which means veterans would arrive July 28. Any ramp-up period would occur thereafter, likely in concert with a shortened preseason as @TomPelissero has reported. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 24, 2020 If camps don’t get underway until the end of July, that’s not a ton of time to prepare for the season. That’s not much time at all. Reporting for camp...
    Who would be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Probably people in the country where the first effective vaccine is developed. About a dozen different vaccines are in various stages of testing worldwide, including in Britain, China and the U.S. This week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said he is cautiously optimistic there will be a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year or early 2021. Several wealthy countries have already ordered millions of doses of those experimental vaccines. Britain and the U.S., for example, have invested in a vaccine candidate being developed by Oxford University and produced by AstraZeneca. If it works, U.K. politicians have said Britons will be vaccinated with it. The U.S. expects to start stockpiling it this fall and also has invested in other vaccine candidates. Groups including the vaccine alliance GAVI are also working to buy doses for poor...
    Colin Kaepernick is reportedly getting some real interest from several NFL teams. Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports reported on Wednesday that insider Michael Silver appeared on the NFL Network and said there at least one coach who is said to be “very interested” in signing the quarterback to play in the 2020 season. Kaepernick hasn’t set foot on an NFL field in three years. Last with the San Francisco 49ers; he started kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest. While some who watched the demonstration claimed he was disrespecting the flag, he said it had nothing to do with the flag itself and was instead a statement on social injustices when it came to people of color. He started those protests during the 2016 season and was out of the league the next year. The George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests around the country have changed...
    Tommaso Ciampa vs. Keith Lee vs. Finn Bálor – NXT Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match: WWE NXT, Dec. 11, 2019 / WWE NXT Results: Keith Lee wins in main event. As the WWE reels from news about new COVID-19 positive tests, another taped edition of NXT was presented to the viewing public. The main event featured an important triple threat for the NXT North American title, with the winner getting a shot at the NXT championship next week. The night opened with Burlington, North Carolina native Cameron Grimes against Damian Priest. Priest was attacked backstage but still appeared at the ring with his midsection taped. Grimes took advantage of the situation, attacking the ribs of the big man both inside and outside the ring. Grimes hit his Cave In on the outside, but Priest found his way back into the ring before the 10-count. That would not stop Grimes from...
    The former Van Halen frontman says it's time to get back to work even if it means dying to save the economy. Sammy Hagar said he’s willing to risk his life to help get the economy back on track. In a controversial new interview, the former Van Halen frontman said the coronavirus shutdowns have done enough harm already and that he thinks everyone should get back to work and let nature take its course. When asked about how the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has affected the music industry, Hagar, 72, didn’t hold back. “I’m going to make a radical statement here,” the rocker told Rolling Stone. “This is hard to say without stirring somebody up, but truthfully, I’d rather personally get sick and even die, if that’s what it takes.” Hagar, who joined Van Halen in 1985 and recorded four albums with the band before his exit, said he would be...
    Congress is stalling over a bill to restructure law enforcement, after some Democratic senators on Tuesday opposed a Republican proposal as inappropriate, leaving it up to parties to decide whether to take on the hard work of reaching a Negotiated solution or they will withdraw from the debate despite public outrage at the killings of African-Americans. National protests over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others have deeply shaken the country. However, if the legislators fail to get out of the impasse, it will be one more example of the paralysis that usually affect Congress in the face of various crises. Still, congressmen can reach common ground. A new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows that nearly all Americans support some degree of criminal justice modification. “This is a profound moment, it is a moral moment,” said Democratic Senator Cory Booker, co-author of his party’s...
    DUNEDIN, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 27: MLB Logo on the batting mat during the spring training game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins at TD Ballpark on February 27, 2020 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have fought for weeks about how to start a season amid COVID-19, and the damage will last for years. Rob Manfred is a clown. So are the 30 owners he represents and works for. So are the players trying to squeeze every cent out of a dried-up negotiation. On Monday, the MLBPA formally voted 33-5 against the last proposal of a 60-game regular season, followed by a universal DH and expanded playoffs through the 2021 season. This would have meant more jobs and, thanks to increased playoff games for TV deals, more revenue to bargain for come the CBA negotiations. The players would have...
    At the very least 110 people would be essential to get started a new civilization on Mars, a study has calculated. That variety would be certain enough resources and commodities could be produced ahead of materials run out. Any human colony would have to set up dwelling in an oxygen-crammed dome and start out their very own agriculture and other industries. The review assumes aid from Earth has been lower off thanks to war, failing methods, or settlers declaring an independent republic. In 2015’s “The Martian,” Matt Damon’s character Mark Watney was stranded there. But room specialist Professor Jean-Marc Salotti estimates he could have set up a lasting house if he experienced 109 colleagues.APThe scientist, at France’s Bordeaux Institut Countrywide Polytechnique, made use of a mathematical design to decide “the feasibility of survival on an additional earth and becoming self-sustaining.” He reported survival would depend on obtain to normal methods,...
    ARSENAL could be without Bernd Leno for up to a year after his horror knee injury sustained at Brighton. So who will they go for to fill the German's gloves? 2 Leno has arguably been the Gunners' player of the season and will instantly resume the position when he is fit, meaning there is little sense in splashing the cash. And Emiliano Martinez, while a very decent goalkeeper, must be given some competition to ensure Arsenal are not left in the lurch next season. For an ambitious club with perhaps not too much cash to spend, Joe Hart is certainly one option worth considering. Here, SunSport details why the Burnley goalkeeper can be given a fresh chance to impress in Leno's absence. FREE'S COMPANY Unless Arteta can magic up a Champions League finish in the next five weeks, Arsenal are not going to have much to spend in the summer...
    New York Jets star Jamal Adams has made it known that he wants to be traded from the team that originally drafted him and he admitted Sunday there was one team he is hoping to go to. Adams was asked Sunday if he was “coming to Dallas.” JETS STAR JAMAL ADAMS OFFICIALLY REQUESTS TRADE, LISTS POTENTIAL DESTINATIONS: REPORTS The safety replied: “I’m trying, bro.” Adams has informed the team that he wants to be traded, and he asked the team to give him permission to seek a trade, according to multiple reports. Adams, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract, and he’s made it known that he wants to be paid. The Jets want him to play out his rookie deal, which would keep him for a cap hit of $7.1 million this year and then $9.9 million...
    Richard Grenell, the former acting director of National Intelligence, weighed in late Sunday about this week's vote on a bill to admit Washington, D.C., as the country’s 51st state. BOLTON: DEMS SOMEWHAT EQUIVALENT TO TRUMP “DC was designed to be a temporary place where politicians would go for a short period of time—and then go back home to live under the laws they created,” he tweeted. “DC is too big, too entrenched, too insular, and too out of touch." His tweet was in response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, who tweeted in favor of granting the district statehood, “Washington, D.C., has over 700,000 residents—more than Wyoming or Vermont—and its residents pay federal taxes. But they don’t get an equal voice in our government. It’s time for D.C. statehood.” VideoThe bill, which was introduced by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., on Feb. 28 and co-sponsored by 29 senators. The District of Columbia would...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City If the New York Jets are hellbent on fulfilling Jamal Adams’ wish of being traded away, they won’t have a shortage of suitors.  The disgruntled and outspoken 24-year-old who is one of the very best safeties in the game officially requested a trade last week after frustrations regarding a contract extension reached a boiling point.  In those reports, Adams listed seven teams that he’d like to be traded to — and the list of interested parties would be larger considering he is one of the top safeties in the game — but the Jets don’t necessarily have any pressure to trade him considering he has two years left on his contract. Players who have been displeased with their deals in the past have sat out entire seasons, but sitting out two years while...
    Jamal Adams is trying to force a trade from the Jets and pick his destination. Bold move with two years remaining on his contract. The Jets did not intend to trade Adams when he started politicking for a new contract earlier this offseason, and his trade request has not changed anything, a source told The Post. The First-Team All-Pro is a talent worthy of all teams checking in with Jets general manager Joe Douglas on the asking price, but here are six logical landing spots (some on Adams’ preferred list, according to ESPN, and some not) if the Jets opt to reverse course: Dallas Cowboys The Cowboys have their own contract dispute: Quarterback Dak Prescott wants a long-term extension but will leave just $11.2 million in cap space if he signs his $33 million franchise tender. Adams would fill a need unaddressed for years and not demand an immediate extension...
    Vanitha Vijayakumar is the eldest daughter of Tamil actors Vijayakumar and his second wife Manjula. Vanitha is known for her works in South Cinema. She has acted in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films. She has also appeared in many television shows and it also included the controversial reality TV show, Bigg Boss Tamil 3. As per latest reports, this BB Tamil season three fame Vijaya would be tying the knot on June 27 in Chennai. Bigg Boss Tamil 3 Shocker! Vanitha Vijayakumar Gets Eliminated From Kamal Haasan’s Show. As per a report in India Glitz, Vanitha Vijayakumar has confirmed that she would be tying the knot with visual effects director Peter Paul. It is said to be an intimate affair that would take place at the actress’ residence. Vanitha has also revealed to the portal that she would soon be releasing a press release on the same. This would...
    President Donald Trump told WABC-TV on Wednesday that Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who went unsigned after he regularly kneeled during the national anthem, should secure a spot on an NFL team if he can demonstrate that he can play. “If he deserves it, he should. If he has the playing ability. He started off great, and then he didn’t end up very great in terms of as a player,” Trump told WABC TV. “He was terrific in his rookie year and then I think he was very good in his second year and then I think something happened so his playing wasn’t up to snuff,” he said. “The answer is, absolutely I would. As far as kneeling I would love to see him get another shot but obviously he has to be able to play well. If he can’t play well, I think it would be very unfair.”...
    World TeamTennis is changing two key policies related to players who test positive for COVID-19, including giving full salaries — instead of its original plan to only offer a prorated portion — to those who get sick during the three-week season. WTT CEO Carlos Silva told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday that he also planned to tell participants he was adjusting a rule that would have pulled someone out of the league with no pay for testing positive upon arrival at the West Virginia resort hosting all matches from July 12 to Aug. 2. Now, players will need to be tested and declared virus-free before heading to The Greenbrier. They still would not be paid if they test positive, but at least would avoid going to the site before being told they’re not allowed to participate. “In some ways, it alleviates a little bit that feeling of,...
    President Trump — who famously said NFL owners should fire any “son of a bitch” who knelt during the national anthem — now says Colin Kaepernick should get another shot in the league. “If he deserves it, he should. If he has the playing ability. He started off great, and then he didn’t end up very great … as a player,” Trump told WABC TV’s Scott Thuman, who tweeted part of the conversation. ”He was terrific in his rookie year and then I think he was very good in his second year and then I think something happened so his playing wasn’t up to snuff,” the president continued, adding that he’d support the black activist quarterback’s bid for a job despite his kneeling in protest of police brutality, a protest sure to become more ubiquitous since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis cops stirred nationwide anger and unrest. “The...
    WASHINGTON - As businesses reopen across the U.S. after coronavirus shutdowns, many are requiring customers and workers to sign forms saying they won't sue if they catch COVID-19. Businesses fear they could be the target of litigation even if they adhere to safety precautions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health officials. But workers' rights groups say the forms force employees to sign away their rights should they get sick.   The liability waivers, similar to what President Donald Trump's campaign is requiring for people to attend a Saturday rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, would protect businesses in states that don't have liability limits or immunity from coronavirus-related lawsuits.   So far, at least five states — Utah, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alabama — have such limits through legislation or executive orders, and others are considering them. Business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of...
    President Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Tuesday that will create a system for tracking police misconduct, incentivize officer training and send social workers on some nonviolent police calls. Trump said Monday afternoon that the order would be a “very comprehensive” response to unrest over the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police. Its details were spelled out to reporters on an evening call. A senior Trump administration official said the reforms could be “revolutionary” and that the White House expects broad support, including from police representatives who will attend the order’s signing ceremony. “You’ll never solve this problem by demonizing the police,” the official said. The tracking of officer misconduct will be broadly supported, he said, because “nobody hates bad cops more than good cops.” Many details would be implemented by the Justice Department and Trump will also call on Congress to pass additional legislation, officials said....
    Bryce Harper has a backup plan if Major League Baseball and the players union cannot come to an agreement on compensation for a pandemic-shortened season. Harper told Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson on his “Outside the Lane” podcast on Saturday that he would want to don the green and white if can’t play for the Philadelphia Phillies this season. GARY SHEFFIELD RECALLS INCIDENTS OF ALLEGED RACIAL BIAS IN POLICE ENCOUNTERS: 'NOW DO YOU BELIEVE ME?' “If baseball doesn’t come back, I’ll just go play for the Eagles,” Harper said jokingly. Harper and Johnson had a laugh after the comment. METS' GM BRODIE VAN WAGENEN, MLB VOW TO USE PLATFORM TO CALL FOR 'SOCIAL CHANGE' In all seriousness, baseball doesn’t appear close to coming to an agreement on salaries to start the season. Baseball players told MLB additional talks to start the season during the pandemic are pointless and said...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi legislators have voted to keep a school voucher program alive for another four years, sending a bill to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves. Senate Bill 2954 would reauthorize a program for educational scholarship accounts, with some changes. The accounts allow special-needs students to receive $6,500 a year in public money to attend private schools. The current program was established in 2015 and is set to expire at the end of June. TOP STORIES Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: An absolute disgraceful act Evangelical pastors pander to radical Black Lives Matter D.C. mayor sued over Black Lives Matter on street to White House The Senate voted earlier this year to keep the program alive, and the House agreed to the bill Friday. Reeves supported the program as lieutenant governor last term, and he steered an extra $2 million into it last year as...
    Fired Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin could still receive more than $1.5 million in pension benefits during his retirement years — even if he is convicted in the murder of George Floyd, according to a new report. Chauvin, 44, was booted from the force and charged with second-degree murder, but could still cash in because Minnesota, unlike some other states, does not allow for the forfeiture of pensions for employees convicted of felony crimes related to their work, CNN reported. The Minnesota Public Employees Retirement Association confirmed to the network that Chauvin, who had worked for the department since 2001, would remain eligible to file for his partially taxpayer funded pension as early as age 50, though it would not specify the specific amount he would receive, the network reported. Employees terminated voluntarily or for cause are eligible for future benefits unless they choose to forfeit them and receive a refund...
    Major League Baseball is different from other sports in that it does not have a salary cap or a revenue-sharing plan. But Arizona Diamondbacks managing general partner Ken Kendrick told Arizona Sports on Tuesday that maybe having those in place would make negotiations with the players union easier. CARDINALS OWNER BILL DEWITT JR. SAYS BASEBALL 'ISN'T VERY PROFITABLE' AMID FIGHT WITH PLAYERS OVER 2020 SALARIES “Why is it that we are the only sport that doesn't have revenue sharing? All of the other major sports have revenue sharing,” Kendrick said. “What would be happening right now — think about it — if this situation would have evolved and we had been in a revenue-sharing model? We would be acting as partners to get back together and get back on the field. The very lack of a revenue-sharing model puts us in an adversarial position when we really ought to be partners...
    Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano explained on Tuesday why cities cannot get rid of police departments, telling “Fox & Friends” that most “city charters require the cities to have police departments, so you can't just not have it.” He said most cities, including Minneapolis and New York where there have been growing calls to defund police departments following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, “liken the city charter to the Constitution of the city,” adding that “it is the authority under which the city governs.” Napolitano called the growing push to defund police departments "a serious overreaction to the tragedy of George Floyd's death and the other tragedies that preceded it." “You want to put restraints on the police from abusing their power, of course you can do that,” he added. VideoSpeaking exclusively to Fox News' Bret Baier on Monday, Attorney General Bill Barr harshly criticized efforts to defund police departments. Barr added that it's important...
    Major League Baseball reportedly proposed Monday a 76-game schedule to the players union, with players set to receive 75 percent of their prorated salaries. The proposal would end the season on Oct. 31 and the playoffs, which have yet to be finalized, would include 10 teams, ESPN reported. There would reportedly be no draft-pick compensation for free agents for a year and teams would not lose a draft pick for signing free agents. CINCINNATI BEARCATS URGED TO RENAME MARGE SCHOTT STADIUM OVER FORMER MLB TEAM OWNER'S RACIST PAST Players had originally agreed on March 26 to accept prorated shares of their 2020 salaries during a shortened season, which guaranteed $170 million in advances and service time even if the season did not get underway. According to MLB Network, players didn’t appear to be in favor of the latest proposal. Before Monday’s new proposal, players had remained steadfast against additional cuts. OAKLAND...
    Currently, Colorado imposes no limits on when an abortion can be performed. That's true of only six other states in the country. Because of that, the state has been a refuge for those who need later abortions.  During a Congressional hearing last year on a so-called "born-alive" bill, Erika Christensen shared her later abortion story with the House of Representatives. Christensen learned at the 30-week mark that fetal development had stopped. Were she to carry the pregnancy to term, the baby would not have been able to breathe. Christensen lives in New York, which at that time had a state-imposed limit, so she couldn't obtain an abortion there. At a great financial cost, she flew to Colorado to see a doctor who could perform an abortion for her.  If the ballot initiative succeeds during the 2020 election, Colorado would no longer be a location for those who need later abortions, whether...
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