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    He lost his brother to Covid-19. Twelve days later, he died too The new 10 p.m. curfew on UK pubs, bars, and restaurants will devastate the industry, owners say. Its hard to understand how this is the solution to fighting the disease. Housing in the US has not been able to keep up with buyer demand over the past decade © Provided by Business Insider Construction workers build a new home on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP New US housing construction has shown strength amid the pandemic. July housing starts saw a third-straight month of gains and was the largest jump since 2016 before starts declined in August because of a drop in construction...
    I don’t know when it first hit me that the world had gone nuts, writes Piers Morgan I don’t know when it first hit me that the world had gone nuts.  It might have been when an American white woman named Rachel Dolezal self-identified as black on national television despite both her parents being white. That was nuts. Or perhaps it was when Altrincham Grammar School for Girls in Manchester asked staff to refrain from calling female students ‘girls’ because it might offend transgender students – yet didn’t change the gender-specific name of the school. That was nuts. Maybe it was when there were strident calls from radical feminists – who, like all radicals, destroy support for their cause...
    REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonPandemic of ignorance. The Star Tribune’s Jeremy Olson reports: “The CDC pulled its federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week following reports of verbal abuse and intimidation, including an incident in the Iowa border town of Eitzen, Minn., in which a survey team walking to a house was blocked by two cars and threatened by three men, including one who had a gun.” Related: “Minnesota downgraded to ‘uncontrolled’ COVID-19 spread” More gunshots, more police sirens. KARE 11’s Deevon Rahming reports: “Amid fear and frustration over the spike in crime, residents on the south side reached out to the city’s Public Safety Committee during a meeting Thursday with a proposal to help. ‘We were hoping that they would listen to us,’...
    Candace Owens has said that black Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has been 'racially attacked by the left' since announcing the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Cameron, 34, revealed on Wednesday that no murder charges would be brought against the Louisville police officers in connection with Taylor's death. But this has now thrust him into the national spotlight and made him the target of abuse, Owens told Tucker Carlson Tonight. Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (pictured) has been 'racially attacked by the left' since announcing the grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor shooting investigation, Candace Owens has said Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Fox News Privacy Policy 'For me, it's absolutely infuriating to watch. I've...
    A Harlem resident who went fishing in one of Central Park’s lakes hooked a human corpse on Thursday. At around 11am on Thursday, Luis Castoire, 24, cast his line into Harlem Meer, which is a lake located on the northeast corner of Central Park near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. ‘I hooked up on something,’ Castoire told DailyMail.com on Thursday. ‘I was fishing in the Harlem Meer and my second cast I hook something [and] then lifted the line.' ‘I had seen the body in the water then I call 911.’ New York City police on Thursday were called to Harlem Meer in Central Park after a fisherman found the body of a man in his...
    Isabella Condo is an acting student at the University of Minnesota. Courtesy of Isabella Condo College students across the world are returning to their classes in various ways, including in person, online, and though hybrid coursework. An international student at the University of Minnesota is returning to class virtually from her home in Costa Rica. Here's how Isabella Condo, a theater major, juggles a full course load and adapts her acting assignments to Zoom calls. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When she left Minnesota to spend spring break back home in Costa Rica, Isabella Condo, 20, didn't pack properly.  "I packed a half an hour before I went to the airport because I stayed up with...
    The name "Karen" dropped to 660 last year on the Social Security Administration's list of most popular baby names. Getty The name 'Karen' has been declining in popularity and dropped down to 660 on the Social Security Administration's list of 2019's most popular baby names. It was a top name in the 1950s and 1960s, but is now synonymous with a middle-aged white woman who acts rudely and is racist. The name has been "fully poisoned," according to Lauren Wittenberg, author of the "Baby Name Wizard."  Sign up for our new parenting newsletter Insider Parenting here. It once reliably occupied its spot in the top 10 most popular baby girl names, but "Karen" has now plummeted in...
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police say officer has been shot as protests grow over lack of charges for officers in Breonna Taylor’s death. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Cops have given out just one ticket to a straphanger for refusing to wear a mask on transit since Gov. Andrew Cuomo instituted a $50 fine last week, officials said Wednesday. MTA police officers issued the single summons at Penn Station on Saturday to a drunk customer who harassed an employee, then showed cops a fake ID when they tried to issue him a summons, the agency said. The unnamed man had previously refused to mask-up while loitering outside a Long Island Rail Road ticket window, an agency spokesman said. NYPD cops, meanwhile, had not given out any mask summonses of Wednesday, the department said. Transit officials and police leaders have said the purpose of the $50 penalty is...
    Cops have given out just one ticket to a straphanger for refusing to wear a mask on transit since Gov. Andrew Cuomo instituted a $50 fine last week, officials said Wednesday. MTA police officers issued the single summons at Penn Station on Saturday to a drunk customer who harassed an employee, then showed cops a fake ID when they tried to issue him a summons, the agency said. The unnamed man had previously refused to mask-up while loitering outside a Long Island Rail Road ticket window, an agency spokesman said. NYPD cops, meanwhile, had not given out any mask summonses of Wednesday, the department said. Transit officials and police leaders have said the purpose of the $50 penalty is to...
    A surrogate for a couple living in China has been taking care of the baby for nearly a half a year because COVID-19 travel restrictions have prevented the parents from coming to the U.S. to take custody of their child.   Emily Chrislip, 25, from Nampa, Idaho, gave birth to the couple's daughter at a Boise hospital on May 18, right in the middle of the pandemic. She and husband Brandon, who have a son of their own, agreed to care for the child for four weeks, but it's now been over four months.   'At first, we thought it would be a max four weeks, and then it kept getting longer and longer,' she told People. 'At this point, we've just accepted...
    The Islanders’ goaltending situation is the best it has been in a long time By: Rob Taub ShareTweetFlipRedditIt’s been a few days now since the New York Islanders’ fantastic playoff run came to an end. That time has allowed for a lot of reflection on how they got as far as they did and what the future may hold heading into next season, whenever that begins. One of the keys to the future — and hopefully more success for the organization — is their goaltending situation. Even with the news this morning that Thomas Greiss — whose been a soldier for the team the last five years and is an unrestricted free agent going into...
    Rob Gronkowski is two catches and 11 yards ahead of the pace he set last year … in retirement. The Buccaneers tight end has not been a significant part of the passing attack with best bud Tom Brady and, if you believe coach Bruce Arians, that may not change anytime soon. “Not really,” Arians said Monday when asked if he was surprised about Gronkowski’s lack of receiving production. “He got a nice pass interference call for us [and we] missed him on the over route. “We’re not throwing the ball 50 times to tight ends – that’s what we have receivers for [and] that’s the way our offense is built. Gronk’s playing great run blocking in the fourth quarter,...
    Although Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is seeking reelection in a deep red state — much redder than neighboring North Carolina, which has evolved into a swing state — polls on South Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race have been surprisingly close. Morning Consult, in a recent poll, found Graham leading his Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison, by only 1%. But Morning Consult’s Eli Yokley is reporting that Republican strategists believe another Supreme Court battle could help the veteran senator win reelection. In the past, Graham insisted that if a Supreme Court seat became vacant in 2020, he would not be in favor of voting for a nominee during a presidential election year. But Graham, following the death of Justice Ruth...
    The Trump administration put a college senior in charge of personnel at the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Catherine Granito. She appears to have graduated this spring. A Politico report Monday afternoon, “Trump administration shakes up HHS personnel office after tumultuous hires,” revealed the stunning placement – including that she has been “playing a role in shaping policies in the middle of a pandemic.” HHS has an annual budget of $1.286 trillion. As of 2015 it had 79,540 employees. “White House Liaison Emily Newman and her deputy Catherine Granito will be shifting full-time to the Voice of America’s parent organization, the United States Agency for Global Media, HHS chief of staff Brian Harrison told senior staff on Monday,” the Politico article states....
    Vice President Mike Pence said that the White House coronavirus task force is continuing to rely on the scientists, following reporting on how one top official has been sidelined. CDC director Robert Redfield has reportedly been sidelined in the covid response, and just last week the president publicly contradicted Redfield on key statements he made about the pandemic response, particularly on the subject of a vaccine timeline. Amid reports that @CDCgov Dir. Robert Redfield has been sidelined over public disagreements with Pres. Trump, @Mike_Pence tells @NorahODonnell Redfield is still “an active member” of the task force. Pence: “We’ve put our scientists in the forefront and we’ve put science first.” pic.twitter.com/uTvuqrFQqW — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 21, 2020 ...
    Washington, DC (CNN)Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.Ginsburg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009, and earlier this year, she announced a recurrence of the cancer, having discovered lesions on her liver. The deadly disease has now taken two of America's political icons, including the late US Democratic Representative John Lewis, in the last three months, and thousands more Americans as one of the deadlier cancers in the country. There are two types of pancreatic cancer: exocrine tumors and endocrine tumors. There are currently no general screening tools for pancreatic cancer, and there are often no symptoms in the early stages, when the tumor would be most treatable. The cancer is...
    A firefighter battling the El Dorado Fire east of Los Angeles has died, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. The cause of the death, which occurred on Thursday, is under investigation, according to the agency.  Crews had been trying to locate the firefighter, who went missing in the San Bernardino National Forest while fighting the El Dorado Fire, officials said Thursday night, CBS Los Angeles reported. The firefighter was found dead, according to San Bernardino National Forest Public Information Officer Kate Kramer.   The person's name is being withheld until family members are notified. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time," the Forest Service said in...
    (CNN)A typical young adult, donned in a pink and purple club jersey, with long limbs and a sprouting mustache, Yashasvi Jaiswal quickly runs his fingers through his hair. The words of wisdom that follow belie his 18 years. The teenager has experienced more of life's ups and downs than many young men his age. His is certainly a rags to riches story fit for the silver screen. Having left home aged eight to fulfill his dreams of becoming a professional cricket player in Mumbai, Jaiswal slept in a tent on cricket a ground while sustaining himself as a street vendor before his talent was finally spotted. Now, the teenager has secured a deal worth more than $300,000 with Indian Premier...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – This weekend should have been a blank slate — a bye week for every football team in the Big 12. Instead, there are two unexpected games scheduled for Saturday. The opening was meant to give all 10 teams a break between the pandemic-delayed season last weekend and the start of conference games September 26. The change in schedule of course was due to delays and postponements because of players testing positive for the novel coronavirus. THE GAMES — Baylor vs. Houston. The former Southwest Conference rivals are playing for the first time since 1995, the last season of that league. This sudden reunion, plus an additional home-and-home series, only came about last weekend after the Bears...
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    PHOENIX (AP) — FBI says a person has been taken into custody after a federal officer was shot outside the US courthouse in Phoenix. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Vic Fangio questions unnecessary roughness that negated interception 65 Best Healthy Keto Recipes to Keep You In Ketosis Americas infrastructure has been severely impacted by COVID-19. Investing in it could help the economy recover faster. © Samantha Lee/Business Insider Samantha Lee/Business Insider © Mario Tama/Getty Images Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti talked about the push to make the city carbon-neutral in the coming years. Mario Tama/Getty Images The United for Infrastructure 2020 virtual, weeklong event is taking place September 14-21. Panelists, including government officials and advocacy leaders, discussed how COVID-19 has re-emphasized the importance of investing in proper infrastructure in America. More people are working from home, making access to broadband internet more crucial than ever. Water...
    While some of the world has fallen prey to false conspiracy theories about human trafficking this year, in the land of video games, a much more playful collective delusion has been unfolding throughout 2020. Some fans swear they’ve been having nightmares about Super Mario 64, but the game they remember and distort while they sleep isn’t the same one you and I have played. Versions of these supposed Super Mario 64 nightmares are popping up all over YouTube and social media this year, and millions of people are watching them. Pulling from the tradition of found footage films, these uploads appear with nothing more than a date in the title, which tells us when the original VHS tape was created....
    The Black cast and crew are throwing upside down towards the corona virus lock in episodes airing this week. The Tuesday episode, filmed on March 18, shows increasingly anxious contestants frequently addressing Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s nation around a television. Related: Judges Lead Blast Leaders: ‘Start Again’ Morrison announces an immediate ban on essential meetings of 100 or more people, but states construction sites are exempt. Competitors sigh with relief. Little did they know that in a week’s time, in scenes not yet aired, the epidemic would force Prohibition Close. Understanding the enormity of the production situation, Block Host Scott Game invites an emergency meeting to provide the pitch with competitors in an unprecedented manner. Related: The change to volume...
    This Monday ended day 10 of Liga MX and there is no doubt that the Pumas are the best team of the season This Monday ended day 10 of Liga MX and there is no doubt that the Pumas are the best team of the season and they occupy the first place of the general table. The felines are not only super leaders, but they are still undefeated, they have the second best forward with 20 goals and the second best defense with 8 goals conceded. Tied with 22 points at the top is Cruz Azul but with a smaller scoring difference, Third place goes to León with 21 points, and they will face Pumas...
    La Resistencia The actress has not had sex since October 2019 The actress Candela Pea, at one point during her interview with David Broncano in La Resistencia. Youtube Vernica Forqu and Candela Pea, who share a cast among others with Ingrid Garca Jonsson, Mnica Lpez, Lex O’Dogherty, David Verdaguer or the disappeared Rosa Mara Sard in the movie ‘Salir del closetro’, have kicked off the new season of ‘The resistance’ attending the Arlequn theater in Madrid, where both actresses have been interviewed by David broncano. The scream that hits hahaha pic.twitter.com/wRcfQJiBrI ? The Resistance in Movistar + (@LaResistencia) September 14, 2020 Vernica Forqu has had the honor of releasing ‘The cabin’, which takes over from...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO is partnering with Xcel Energy all this week. Each day at five we’ll bring you stories highlighting how you can give a day of service to help your community. With so much change this year, the need as never been greater for many organizations. It’s also never been more challenging, because of limitations on the ability to join together. Last year, before the pandemic, WCCO employees joined the Xcel Energy’s Day of Service, packing supply kits to help homeless families in the Twin Cities, those volunteers coming together for People Serving People, the largest emergency shelter for homeless families in Minnesota. As many recall, 2020 started with a homelessness crisis that never let up. The Drake...
    New York Yankees’ JA Happ has been pleasant surprise in 2020 By: Nathan Solomon September 14, 2020 ShareShareTweetAfter a pair of rough outings to open the 2020 season, New York Yankees pitcher JA Happ has settled down and been quite good. Of his last five starts, four have seen him allow two runs or less. Happ was skipped a few times in the rotation earlier in the season by manager Aaron Boone, and voiced his displeasure about it. It’s been ever since then that we’ve seen a new look Happ. In his third start of the season on August 16th, Happ pitched 5.2 innings, allowing just three hits and a run....
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials say South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is in isolation at home. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)The perfectly preserved remains of an Ice Age cave bear have been discovered in the Russian Arctic -- the first example of the species ever to be found with soft tissues intact. The astonishing find was made by reindeer herders on the Lyakhovsky Islands, which are part of the New Siberian islands archipelago in Russia's Far North.The bear could be as much as 39,500 years old.Prior to this, only the bones of cave bears had been unearthed, but this specimen even had its nose intact, according to a team of scientists from the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk, Siberia. The discovery is of "world importance," a leading Russian expert on extinct Ice Age species said.A 14,000-year-old puppy, whose perfectly...
    (CNN)A gas on Earth has also been detected in the atmosphere of Venus. While it may not signify the presence of life, the "entirely surprising" discovery of phosphine could hint at unknown processes occurring on Earth's "twin."On Earth, phosphine is a flammable, foul, toxic gas produced by bacteria that doesn't require oxygen -- like those in swamps, wetlands, sludge or even animal guts. Its odor has been likened to decaying fish or garlic. It can also occur when organic matter breaks down. Venus is similar in size to Earth and often referred to as Earth's twin, but it's not really. Venus is an unusual planet that scientists are still trying to understand. It's our closest planetary neighbor, but it spins...
    Reviewed Emily Henderson, B.Sc.September 14 2020 Systematic study and meta-analysis by USC Geck Medicine show that patients who have been treated for cancer of the bladder through surgery called acute cystectomy may have worse outcomes if they are smokers. The study appeared Kidney Magazine. This study is important because although it is known that tobacco smoking is the leading cause of bladder cancer, this is the first study to suggest that smoking puts bladder cancer patients at risk after diagnosis. Giovanni Kasiyamani, MD, Lead Professor of Research and Assistant Professor of Research Kidney, USC Cake School of Medicine Worldwide, more than 500,000 cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed each year. When the cancer is large or has spread beyond the...
    Beijing's health chief has said that China will not carry out mass vaccinations on its population because Covid-19 has largely been wiped out in the country.  Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Gao Fu, said sweeping coronavirus vaccinations would only be needed if there was another major outbreak.  According to the China CDC chief, sweeping vaccinations would be unnecessary in the country while the virus is under control, although he didn't rule out the need for them in the future.  The country recorded 29 new cases and no new deaths overnight, bringing the total numbers to 90,107 infections, and 4,734 deaths.      'This is an issue of balancing risk and return,' Dr...
    Through her words and deeds of recent months, both on and off the court, Naomi Osaka has shown that she could be the leading figure women's tennis has been waiting for. Her third Grand Slam title, achieved at the US Open on Saturday night with a stirring comeback against Victoria Azarenka, suggested that she is a champion who could become the first female serial winner of Majors since Serena Williams. More than that, her now well-documented campaigning on social justice issues demonstrated that she is a person unafraid to back away from standing up for principles that are important to her. Naomi Osaka won her second US Open with victory on Saturday against Victoria Azarenka Osaka has worn a...
    Bar Refaeli. Getty Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli was sentenced to 9 months community service, while her mother was handed a 16-month prison sentence for tax evasion. Refaeli pleaded guilty to tax evasion under a plea bargain, per Reuters. Authorities accused Refaeli and her mother of evading taxes on income of around $7.2 million. The pair were also fined. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli has been sentenced to 9 months of community service for tax evasion, ending a long-running and high-profile case in her home country. Refaeli's mother and agent Tzipi was handed an 18-month prison sentence. Authorities accused the pair of evading paying tax on around $7.2 million in earnings by lying...
    Osama bin Laden's niece, Noor bin Ladin (Noor's family has always spelled their name differently than her uncle) wrote an open letter to America, praising our country as "a beacon of democracy and hope for all subjugated peoples" across the world, and warning: "America, you are at the very edge of the precipice. Please wake up! Take hold! Fight for your country, and be proud of your roots! Uphold your values. Stand for your flag and your anthem. Defend your history. Don't relent in the face of those who seek to re-write it to serve their narrative and justify the destruction of your nation. You have much to cherish and protect for your sake, and ours." ...
    New York Jets wide receiver Josh Bellamy in action before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, on October 6, 2019, in Philadelphia. AP Photo/Matt Rourke NFL free agent Josh Bellamy, who was released from the New York Jets on Tuesday, was charged in a $24 million PPP coronavirus relief loan scheme on Thursday.  Prosecutors in the Southern District of Florida say Bellamy and 10 other defendants submitted at least 90 loan applications using falsified bank statements and payroll tax forms. According to a criminal complaint, Bellamy obtained a PPP loan of $1,246,565 for his company, Drip Entertainment LLC.  Prosecutors say he used $104,000 of the loan to buy goods from Dior, Gucci, and jewelers, and spent...
    St. Louis Zoo in Missouri announced a joyous, yet shocking event – a ball python that has not been near a male in 15 years laid several eggs. The snake is also 50 years old, making the occasion very rare due to the fact this creature does not typically give birth around this age. Workers note that ball pythons are capable of reproducing both sexually and asexually, as well as store sperm to fertilize eggs at a later time. The team is conducting genetic testing with two of the seven eggs to determine which was occurred in this case. St. Louis Zoo in Missouri announced a joyous, yet shocking event – a ball python that has not been near...
    How to make phone calls with Alexa and Google speakers Ex-Jets WR Josh Bellamy arrested, charged for role in $24 million COVID-relief fraud scheme Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft New Car Gadget Magically Removes Scratches & Dents Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/19 SLIDES © Netflix / Scott Yamano/NETFLIX Almost Everyone in Netflix's Hubie...
    An official at the Department of Health and Human Services has been trying to muzzle Dr Anthony Fauci to stop him speaking publicly about the risks of COVID-19 in children.  Emails obtained by Politico show that HHS official Dr Paul Alexander has been trying to instruct Fauci's staff about what he should say during media interviews.  Alexander, who is a senior adviser to Trump-appointed HHS assistant secretary for public affairs Michael Caputo, asked as recently as Tuesday for Fauci to avoid advocating for children to wear masks.   'Can you ensure Dr Fauci indicates masks are for the teachers in schools. Not for children,' Alexander wrote in an email to Fauci's spokesperson ahead of an interview with MSNBC.  'There is no data, none,...
    September 10 2020 Amid growing pressure on UK mental health services integrated by COVID-19, the Good Governance Agency (GGI) and Connect Health have released an industry-leading conference to support NHS leaders and commissioners. Social. Launched on Tuesday, September 8, a virtual circular table for senior health leaders in the healthcare system, including clinical commissioning committees and foundations, supports the Board Assurance Prompt (BAP) Government’s Ambitious Development Access Psychological Therapies Program and the NHS Long-Term Program. The plan is for another 1.9 million people to receive IAPD services by 2024. The report, which revolves around six key IAPD key policies, explores how to deal with challenges, including significant funding and labor shortages. By exploring how IAPT services are best...
    TIGER King's Joe Exotic has claimed that he has been "sexually assaulted by jail staff and beaten while tied in a chair." The infamous Netflix star has submitted a 257-page case to Donald Trump arguing that he should be pardoned from his sentence due to the alleged assault, TMZ reported. 2Exotic is serving a 22-year sentenceCredit: AP:Associated Press He is currently serving 22 years in jail for attempting to hire someone to murder his big cat rival Carole Baskin. Exotic also wrote a letter to Donald Trump Jr, where he claimed "I have been sexually assaulted by jail staff, beat up and tied in a chair to the point the skin came off my arms." He then begged "please be...
    BENIDORM is aiming to fill the gap left by British holidaymakers with Russians, as tourism leaders pledge: "We have no intention of throwing in the towel!". Russian tourists have been missing since March 27th when, as a result of the pandemic, the borders of the Russian Federation were closed and commercial flights linking the two countries were suspended. 2Benidorm is aiming to fill the gap left by British holidaymakers with RussiansCredit: Getty - Contributor But according to tourism chiefs at the resort, the return of Russian tourists to Spain is imminent. A message from the local council said: "Today, competing destinations such as Turkey have already started receiving Russian tourists. "For this reason and looking to the near future,...
    A Black jogger who was detained in Florida last month for matching the description of a burglary suspect has been offered a job in the county sheriff’s office for the way in which he handled the encounter with the deputies who detained him. Joseph Griffin, who is a registered nurse and former military veteran, was out jogging in Deltona, Fla. when deputies stopped him for matching the description of the suspect they were looking for: a Black male, with a white tank top, dark shorts, and a beard. Joseph Griffin was detained by deputies while out on a jog last month.  (Volusia Sheriff's Office) “You’re not in any trouble or anything. There was a burglary that happened,...
    SOCCER AID returned with a bang tonight as an England XI packed with celebs and former stars took on the Rest of the World - and once again it went all the way to penalties. The annual showpiece was held at Old Trafford, months later than originally planned, with the hosts looking to win back the trophy after the ROW XI triumphed in 2019. 1 Rest of the World won on penalties in 2019Credit: Getty Images Who won Soccer Aid 2020? Wayne Rooney took charge of the England XI as they looked to put the disappointment of a year ago behind them. It was a cagey first half at the Theatre of Dreams, with England suffering a blow as striker...
    Economist Stephen MooreStephen MooreEconomist Moore claims he had a 'similar' experience to Rand Paul following Trump convention speech Sunday shows - Leaked audio of Trump's sister reverberates Economist Moore predicts 'exuberance' in financial markets if coronavirus cases decline, schools reopen MORE said Sunday that the past four months have been “the four biggest months of job creation” in U.S. history, growth that comes after widespread shutdowns amid the rise of the coronavirus pandemic in the spring.  “May, June, July and August have been the four biggest months of job creation in the history of the United States. We’ve regained over 10 million jobs in four months,” Moore, a staunch Trump ally, said on John Catsimatidis’s radio show on WABC 770...
    An elephant kept alone in a tiny enclosure in a Pakistani zoo will be allowed to leave after a campaign by animal welfare activists helped ensure him better conditions elsewhere.  Dubbed the 'world's loneliest elephant' by his supporters, Kaavan has languished at a zoo in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad for more than 35 years. Martin Bauer, a spokesman for Four Paws, said the elephant has been finally given medical approval to travel, most likely to Cambodia, where he will find companionship and better conditions. The overweight elephant Kaavan underwent a full medical examination at the zoo on Friday, said Bauer. Local wildlife officials and veterinarians of Four Paws International, feed Kavaan, the elephant slated to be moved to...
    RT America, the Russia-owned U.S. cable channel, has spent months pushing the same attacks that were described in a Department of Homeland Security intel brief that was quashed by the Trump administration — and which the Trump campaign has been using as well. Earlier this week, ABC News reported that the DHS withheld publication of an intelligence briefing that would have warned federal, state, and local agencies of “a Russian scheme to promote ‘allegations about the poor mental health’ of former Vice President Joe Biden,” which was entitled “Russia Likely to Denigrate Health of US Candidates to Influence 2020 Election.” That effort has been playing out in plain sight for months, and continues to. RT America has been publishing...
    An Army veteran and Antifa sympathizer who was said to be a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Patriot Prayer supporter in Portland, Ore., last month was reportedly killed Thursday night as authorities moved in to arrest him. Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, died in Lacey, Wash., outside Seattle, during an operation by a federal fugitive task force, The New York Times reported. Portland police had issued an arrest warrant for Reinhoel earlier in the day, amid their investigation into the Aug. 29 fatal shooting of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, on a night in which supporters of President Trump clashed with backers of the Black Lives Matter movement in Oregon’s largest city. PORTLAND OFFICIALS ARREST 3 FOR PROTEST-RELATED ASSAULTS, THREATS AGAINST...
    A man whose 'angry reaction' videos turned him into an overnight sensation on TikTok has revealed that he has been homeless for the past few months after being evicted from his home.  Oneya Johnson, a 22-year-old who lives in his car in Lafayette, Indiana, earned one million followers in just 24 hours thanks to his brilliant videos in which he watches other people's content and angrily yells positive messages and praise.  'I basically took how the world sees me, and how I really am, and just matched it together,' he told BuzzFeed News. 'If I passed you on the street and I don’t say a word, I look like the angriest person in the world. But when you actually get...
    President Donald Trump tweeted to his followers Thursday that they should sign and send in mail ballots 'as EARLY as possible' – then go to polling places on Election Day to make sure it was received.  His pitch, made in a series of linked tweets, came a day after he told supporters in North Carolina to vote twice, once by mail and then in person as a way to see if the system is working.  'Based on the massive number of Unsolicited & Solicited Ballots that will be sent to potential Voters for the upcoming 2020 Election, & in order for you to MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE COUNTS & IS COUNTED, SIGN & MAIL IN your Ballot as EARLY as...
    San Francisco salon owner Erica Kious disputed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) claim that she was “set up” by the salon this week when she broke COVID-19 restrictions and got her hair done at the salon, saying that Pelosi was the one who called and set up the appointment, and that she has been “coming in for quite a while.” “She had called the stylist, or her assistant did, and made the appointment, so the appointment was already booked, so there was no way I could’ve set that up,” Kious said. “And I’ve had a camera system in there for five years. I mean, I didn’t go in there and turn cameras on as soon as she walked in to...
    Musician Eddy Grant is suing the Trump campaign for copyright infringement over the use of his hit 1980s song 'Electric Avenue'. Twitter on Tuesday removed a tweet by President Trump after it received a copyright complaint from musician Eddy Grant, whose song was featured in the clip. The 55 second video showed a fast train representing the Trump/Pence campaign speeding down a track.  Musician Eddy Grant (pictured) is suing the Trump campaign for copyright infringement over the use of his hit 1980s song 'Electric Avenue' It was cut with a slower Joe Biden pumping a railroad handcar down the tracks with Grant's song playing throughout the duration of the video.  Lawyers for Grant, who lives in Barbados, filed the lawsuit in...
    Microsoft has launched a new tool that can identify 'deepfake' videos that were designed to present false information and a quiz to help people spot them. There were at least 96 'foreign influenced' deep fake campaigns on social media targeting people in 30 countries between 2013 and 2019, according to Microsoft. Deepfakes, also known as synthetic media, are photos, videos or audio files manipulated using AI to show or say something that isn't real in a realistic way.  To combat campaigns using this manipulated form of media, the tech giant has launched a new 'Video Authenticator' tool that can analyse a still photo or a video and give the likelihood the media source has been changed. It works by detecting...
    Image copyright Getty Images Australia’s economy has plunged into its first recession in nearly 30 years as it faces an economic downturn from the corona virus. Gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 7% in the April-June quarter compared to the previous three months. This is the biggest drop since records began in 1959, falling 0.3% in the first quarter. An economy is considered a recession if it sees two consecutive quarters of negative growth. Australia was the only major economy to avoid a recession during the 2008 global financial crisis – mainly due to China’s demand for natural resources. Media playback is not supported on your deviceMedia headline“Unprecedented” Bushfires turn the sky orangeEarlier this year, the economy...
    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the Malian president ousted in a military coup last month, has been hospitalized. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The pressure has clearly been on in the NFC North. Oh, there’s the usual urgency around Super Bowl aspirations and on-field improvement. Aaron Rodgers has reached the final stretch of his time in Green Bay. Minnesota is trying to keep a championship window open despite a wave of departures on defense. Chicago general manager Ryan Pace has a burning quarterback question to answer. Coach Matt Patricia has a lot to prove in order to remain in Detroit past this season. There’s currently no more common a thread in this division, though, than prioritizing pressure on the quarterback. The league-wide value on having a viable pass rush, well, that’s not new, but this quartet has recently doubled down on such...
    A white supremacist carries a Nazi flag into the entrance to Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va during the "Unite the Right" rally in 2017. AP Photo/Steve Helber A Florida man who calls himself the "Antifa hunter" was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Monday for an online harassment campaign against two local anti-racism activists.  Daniel McMahon, 32, used the fringe social-media site Gab to threaten a candidate for Charlottesville, Virginia's, city council. The candidate, a Black Lives Matter chapter leader, then exited the race, the AP reported. McMahon also cyberstalked a North Carolina woman and threatened to sexually assault her young daughter, investigators said.  McMahon's sentence comes amid growing tensions between far-right and far-left activists,...
    The Making of an "It" Girl: Inside Zendayas Euphoric Rise to the Top Portland Police use smoke grenades, pepper balls to control gathering of protesters Thunder vs. Rockets: Chris Pauls clutch play has been on full display in first round of NBA playoffs The Oklahoma City Thunder have continued to surprise people this season. After losing Russell Westbrook and Paul George over the offseason, few expected Oklahoma City to even be in the hunt for a playoff spot, let alone for them to clinch the fifth spot in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. Now, thanks largely to the consistently clutch play of Chris Paul, the Thunder are one win away from moving on to the second round.  © Provided by...
    Gizmodo, a portal where they often retrieve curious stories, have rescued theirs just a few days ago. “data-reactid =” 24 “> The origin of Stuckie, the dog that has been mummified inside a tree for decades, has charged New prominence in the midst of a current situation dominated by the news about the pandemic and its evolution can be found in the fact that in Gizmodo, a portal where they often retrieve curious stories, they have rescued theirs only a few days ago. Southern forest world, in Waycross (Georgia), where it remains on display as a sculpture to the delight of visitors and onlookers. “data-reactid =” 26 “> There he remained for about 20 years until...
    Going together with life’s modifications! Armie Hammer revealed that he picked up an unlikely job amid the COVID-19 pandemic and his divorce from Elizabeth Chambers. “This one among my finest mates, Ashton. For the final 2 months or so I’ve lived with Ashton, labored development with Ashton, and hiked with Ashton on daily basis,” the actor, 34, wrote by way of Instagram on Friday, August 28, alongside a photograph of his pal Ashton Ramsey at Joshua Tree Nationwide Park in California. “He has been such pal (and boss) and has been essentially the most supportive pal anybody may ever ask for,” Hammer continued. “Right now could be my birthday, however I simply wanna say thanks to @ashtonramsey and say...
    This August 26 marks 100 years since American suffragettes won the right to vote after years of persecution and public condemnation by the most conservative sectors of the country. The celebration comes just in a decisive election year and framed by the historic nomination of the senator for California, Kamala Harris, as a candidate for vice presidency. If she wins the election on November 3, this daughter of immigrants would become the first woman to take office. The journey of women’s suffrage began in 1869 in Wyoming, when it became the first state to establish “equal suffrage”, although without distinction of gender. The pioneer states that followed him in the following decades are...
    A woman who has waited five years for her felon fiancé to be released from prison has revealed that they've never had sex because he was arrested just a few weeks after they met. In a preview clip from Friday night's episode of the We TV reality series Love After Lockup, Heather is shopping for the perfect lingerie to wear on the night of Dylan's release, gleefully telling the shocked sales associate that they are going to consummate their relationship for the first time.   'He has been in there for five years. Wanna see a picture? Yeah, you do, I know you do,' she says as she shows the stranger her cellphone. 'I've been waiting and waiting to have sex...
    Kim Jong Un’s more youthful sister, Kim Yo Jong, has vanished from public perspective in what could be an additional signal that she’s taken additional control in the routine, an qualified said. The North Korean despot’s sister, who not been spotted considering that July 27, could be lying small to offset speculation that he ceded some of his authority to her, the South Korean outlet Chosun Ilbo claimed. Her absence will come as South Korean spies exposed that she now serves as his “de facto next-in-command,” even though she has not been specified his successor. KIM JONG UN IN COMA, SISTER Established TO Just take Regulate, SOUTH KOREAN EX-DIPLOMAT ALLEGES “In the earlier, any one was deprived of their posture the minute they...
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) argued on Thursday, regarding Jacob Blake’s shooting by Wisconsin police, that black lives have never “been treated as fully human” in America. Harris, the Democrat vice-presidential nominee, made the remark in a speech that was billed as a pre-rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s appearance at the Republican National Convention. The California lawmaker, in particular, argued recent events, including Blake’s shooting and the death of George Floyd in police custody, had exposed the difficult realities facing many of the country’s citizens. “The reality is that the life of a black person in America has never been treated as fully human,” Harris said. “We have yet to fulfill that promise of equal justice under the law.” “It’s no...
    THEY'RE shopping for central defenders, but the answer to Arsenal's problems might be closer to home than they think. Back in April, highly-rated centre back Mark McGuinness, 19, signed professional terms with the club under the watchful gaze of former Gunners skipper Per Mertesacker. 5Towering Arsenal youth defender Mark McGuinness has a big future in the gameCredit: Getty - Contributor Mark McGuinness makes it 3-1 with a monster header. Reiss Nelson assist. pic.twitter.com/LOytjAHlKN— TheAFCnewsroom (@TheAFCnewsroom) August 25, 2020 In the months since, the 6ft 4in Republic of Ireland Under-19 international has been training with Mikel Arteta's first team. This week, McGuinness announced himself with a thumping header in the 4-1 preseason friendly win over MK Dons. And if he...
    This August 26 marks 100 years since American suffragettes won the right to vote after years of persecution and public condemnation by the most conservative sectors of the country. The celebration comes just in a decisive election year and framed by the historic nomination of the senator for California, Kamala Harris, as a candidate for vice presidency. If she wins the election on November 3, this daughter of immigrants would become the first woman to take office. The journey of women’s suffrage began in 1869 in Wyoming, when it became the first state to establish “equal suffrage”, although without distinction of gender. The pioneer states that followed him in the following decades are Utah (1870), Colorado (1893),...
    Only a handful of tourists at the usually busy St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty Images Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel and to this day remains a huge industry. About 300 to 330 million tourists visit the world’s key religious sites every year, according to a 2017 estimate. Some 600 million national and international religious trips are made around the world, generating around US$18 billion in global revenues. It makes up a sizeable chunk of an overall tourism sector that has been significantly affected by the spread of the coroanvirus, with 63.8% of travelers reducing their travel plans as a result. A concern of all faiths As COVID-19 evolved to...
    NFL Legend Herschel Walker, who spoke at the Republican National Convention Monday evening, told USA Today Sports that he has lost friends over his open support for his friend, President Donald Trump. “Losing friends has been a big cost. I lost some friends, and that’s what’s so strange about it. How could in a country like America you disagree with someone that you now want to injure that person or you just don’t want to talk to them no more?’’ the Heisman Trophy Winner asked. “Where did it get that you become a country like that?’’ Walker also explained how the Democrat Party continues to veer further and further to the left, telling the outlet, “I love the Lord Jesus...
    A man who has spent 37 years in a Florida prison may be released soon after new DNA evidence found that he is not responsible for the murder and attempted rape of a woman in 1983.  Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren announced Wednesday afternoon that his conviction review unit has determined that Robert DuBoise is not guilty of the murder of Barbara Grams. Grams was 19 years old when she was brutally murdered. She was found beaten to death behind a dental practice in 1983.  Authorities determined that she had been beaten with a wood beam while walking home from her job at a nearby restaurant in a Tampa mall.  'Today is an important day for justice - justice for...
    Jorge Masvidal is known as the "baddest mother-f-----" in the UFC. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Leon Edwards has challenged Jorge Masvidal to a match — but there's a catch. The British UFC welterweight wants to take on Masvidal in a street-fight, which would be fought bareknuckle and broadcast on the internet. Though Masvidal is coming off a loss to Kamaru Usman at "Fight Island," a UFC analyst told Insider that the world is his oyster and he could have any fight he wanted. It is unlikely Masvidal would accept Edwards' street-fight challenge, but if he did, it would take him back to his roots as internet brawls are what made him a cult hero...
    The last-place Red Sox can blame a struggling rotation for their struggles this season The Boston Red Sox starting rotation was expected to be bad in 2020. David Price is now a Dodger, Chris Sale is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and Eduardo Rodriguez is dealing with a heart condition brought on by COVID-19. But this bad? No one could’ve predicted that. The Red Sox won the World Series just two seasons ago with all three of those pitchers in their rotation. It was one of the best pitching staffs in the league. The Red Sox ranked in the top-10 in ERA, WHIP, fewest runs allowed, and were third in strikeouts per nine innings. That now seems like a distant...
    IT'S been a remarkable year for Leeds United midfield lynchpin Kalvin Phillips. The 24-year-old, nicknamed the 'Yorkshire Pirlo', was instrumental in leading Marcelo Bielsa's side to promotion, following a 16-year absence from the Premier League. 8 Leeds United midfield lynchpin Kalvin Phillips has been called-up to the England squadCredit: Getty Images - Getty 8 Phillips was instrumental in ending Leeds United's 16-year Premier League exileCredit: Reuters Better still, Gareth Southgate has rewarded Phillips for his fine form with his first ever call-up to the England squad for the Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark - just weeks after he was contacted to play international football for Jamaica. However, when he was a kid his former teachers believed he should forget...
    SCOTT Peterson was convicted of murdering his wife and unborn child in 2002, a crime for which he was given the death penalty. Recently, Peterson's death penalty conviction was overturned - although he is still considered guilty. 7Scott Peterson was convicted of murder in 2004Credit: AP:Associated Press Who is Scott Peterson? Scott Peterson, 47, has been on death row since November 12, 2004 for the murder of his wife and unborn child. He has continually maintained that he is innocent. Recently, he won a bid to overturn his death penalty sentence - although the court has ruled that he is still guilty. 7Peterson's death penalty conviction was recently overturnedCredit: Reuters Why was he arrested and charged? Peterson was charged with...
    The "Harry Potter" cast has been in some mega hits and some flops. SquareOne Entertainment,EuropaCorp / STXfilms The cast of the "Harry Potter" series has appeared in many other movies outside of the franchise, but some of these films have been ripped apart by critics.  Critics didn't enjoy "CBGB" (2013), which starred both Rupert Grint and the late Alan Rickman.  Emma Watson starred in the low-rated sci-fi thriller "The Circle" (2017).  Visit Insider's homepage for more articles. Many stars from the beloved "Harry Potter" films have gone on to become household names. Since the final film was released in 2011, the franchise's famous cast went on to appear in a variety of projects. However, not all of the...
    KIM Jong-un has been in a coma for months and all his recent appearances were fake, a South Korean diplomat claims. The dictator, 36, has rarely been seen in public this year, with rumours circulating in April that he was in a “vegetative state” following a botched heart op. 3Kim Jong-un is pictured at a party meeting last week - however the image cannot be independently verified 3South Korea believes Kim will gradually transfer authority to his sister Kim Yo-jong (pictured)Credit: AP:Associated Press Chang Song-min, a former aide to ex-South Korean president Kim Dae-jung, claimed Kim's sister Kim Yo-jong, 33, will take over as North Korean leader. Chang said pictures of Kim in North Korean media recently were fake. Speaking...
    Biden 2020 deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said on Sunday that former vice president and 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden has not been tested to see if he has the coronavirus. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos used an interview with Bedingfield to note that the Biden campaign had two recent occasions where they refused to answer questions about whether Biden has been tested for Covid-19. When asked to clarify the ex-veep’s condition, Bedingfield answered “he has not had the virus.” “We have put in place really strict protocols as I think all of your journalists who attended our convention in Delaware saw,” Bedingfield continued. “We put in place incredibly strict protocols to ensure that everybody involved who’s around Vice President Biden,...
    A SENSOR to tell when a child has been left unattended in a hot car is being developed. The device’s millimetre wave-radar technology can “see through” soft materials, such as a blanket covering a child. 1New sensor device will tell when a child has been left unattended in a hot carCredit: Getty - Contributor US electric car firm Tesla is behind the device — and is seeking official approval for it to be used in its cars next year. An average of 37 kids die each year after being left in hot cars in the US. This is due to extreme temperatures across the country - leaving children at a higher risk of dying when left in a vehicle compared...
    The parents of a nine-year-old girl who went missing on Sunday insist she is alive and has been human trafficked - despite a confession from their neighbor who said he had raped and murdered her, before dumping her body in the Caribbean Sea.  Liz María Sánchez was last seen Sunday morning walking into an alley in the eastern Santo Domingo neighborhood of Ensanche Isabelita in the Dominican Republic. Liz's mother Liselot García told Dominican newspaper Hoy on Thursday that Sánchez reportedly had told her friends that she was going to visit the home of Esterlín Francisco Santos, 40, to pick up a cellphone that he promised to gift her before disappearing. 'To me this smells like human trafficking,' said García, who added...
    Prosecutors in Washington state have made their first-ever charges against a police officer under a new law intended to hold law enforcement accountable for using deadly force. King County Prosecutor's Office A police officer in Washington state has been charged with murder and assault after fatally shooting a man outside a grocery store in the torso and head within seconds of trying to arrest him. The officer fatally shot 26-year-old Jesse Sarey on May 31, 2019, and prosecutors said they analyzed surveillance video and consulted law-enforcement experts to determine that the shooting was unjustified. The entire encounter lasted just 67 seconds, and the officer pulled the trigger just 29 seconds after trying to arrest Sarey. Video shows the...
    Actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. AP Photo/Charles Krupa Dozens of wealthy people, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, have been charged in the college admissions scandal. Federal prosecutors say parents paid about $25 million to get their students into elite schools like the University of Southern California, Stanford, and Yale as part of the scheme. Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people, some of whom have already pleaded guilty. Here's the full list of people who have been sentenced in the college admissions scandal. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Sentencings have begun for the college...
    Actor Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, leave the federal courthouse after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 3. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Lori Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced in the college admissions scandal on Friday.  Giannulli was sentenced to five months in prison, and Loughlin will be sentenced later Friday afternoon. Loughlin and Giannulli have admitted to paying $500,000 to guarantee their daughters' admissions to the University of Southern California as purported crew recruits. The couple spent more than a year fighting charges in the scheme before pleading guilty in May. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Lori Loughlin's husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, will serve five...
    MOSCOW — The most prominent opposition figure in Vladimir Putin’s Russia is fighting for his life. But who is Alexei Navalny and why does it matter that he is now in a coma in a Siberian hospital? Navalny has led nationwide protests against the authorities, repeatedly challenged members of the president’s United Russia party and set up a network of campaign offices across the country. His anti-corruption investigations and slickly produced videos and social media sites about them have attracted millions of readers and viewers. Thousands have attended his protest rallies. But his uncompromising politics have come at a cost for Navalny, 44, a lawyer, blogger and politician, who has frequently been detained by the law enforcement and harassed by...
    Virus updates: Children may be silent spreaders 5 Things You Didnt Know About Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Coach Mark Henry explains why cornering fights in empty UFC Apex has been advantageous For coach Mark Henry, you might say the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on MMA has been a positive one. © Provided by MMAJunkie Henry, who will be in former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar‘s corner Saturday against Pedro Munhoz in the UFC on ESPN 15 main event, actually prefers fights taking place inside an empty UFC Apex. Known for cornering his fighters through code-based language, Henry explains that, with no fans in the stands, the quiet helps him communicate better with his fighters. “I love the MMA situation that...
    Losing Cespedes has been a blessing in disguise for the Mets; and here is why By: Andres Chavez August 20, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Mets boot Steven Matz from the rotation, Seth Lugo takes his place ShareTweet0 SharesWhen Yoenis Cespedes, in controversial fashion, decided to opt out of the 2020 season because of concerns with COVID-19, the New York Mets had to re-configure their plans for the designated hitter spot. That position in the lineup was designed for the Cuban slugger, and losing him so suddenly had the team scrambling for solutions. Last season, the Mets tried Dominic Smith, a former first round pick, in the outfield in an effort to give him more...
    Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. has revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer in February, but has been cancer free since having surgery in March to remove a tumor.    Known as 'The Iron Man' for his record streak of playing in 2,632 consecutive games, the Hall of Fame shortstop said he wasn't experiencing symptoms prior to his diagnosis. However, bloodwork results prompted a visit to a urologist, and after several tests, a biopsy detected cancer. 'Got the surgery, got out, recovered,' Ripken said during a Zoom call. 'All the different postanalysis said the cancer was all contained. I'm cancer free, and I can continue my normal life. I thank my lucky stars that occurred.'  Baltimore Orioles legend Cal...
    VLADIMIR Putin is one of the most powerful politicians in the world as the President of Russia. Here's everything we know about the 67-year-old and his personal life? 3 Vladimir Putin has been President of Russia twiceCredit: AP:Associated Press How long has Vladimir Putin been in power for? Vladimir Putin has been President of Russia twice - previously from  2000 to 2008, before being re-elected in 2012. Between the two terms, he served as Russia's Prime Minister. Technically, the 67-year-old has been in power at the top of the Russian government for 20 years. His first stint in a position of power came in  1999, after the then-Russian president Boris Yeltsin dismissed his Prime Minister and promoted former KGB officer...
    KEWEENAW BAY, Mich. — On the shore of Lake Superior, in the far reaches of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it’s possible — for one still moment — to forget the deserted office buildings and muted street life of Midtown Manhattan. Not far from where I swim in the clearest water I’ve ever seen, bald eagles glide overhead, swooping to pluck their choice of trout and salmon. Earlier in the day, road signs warned of bear and moose crossings. I came to the U.P. from New York City during the pandemic because I wanted to visit a familiar place that left an imprint on me long ago. I was born here, as most of my family members were. Forests of birch,...
    COVID-19, visas, Trump: International students turning away from US colleges for lots of reasons LA Galaxy acquire Colombian winger González from Benfica Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Revolution Studios/Universal Pictures The worst movie every 'Friends' actor has been in, ranked Most of the main actors from NBC's "Friends" have appeared in multiple films — but not all of their movies have been well-received. Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani on "Friends," starred in the 1996 comedy "Ed" that has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Jennifer Aniston, who...
    The cast of "Friends" has appeared in some flops. Revolution Studios/Universal Pictures Most of the main actors from NBC's "Friends" have appeared in multiple films — but not all of their movies have been well-received. Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey Tribbiani on "Friends," starred in the 1996 comedy "Ed" that has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green, appeared in "'Til There Was You" (1997), which was panned by critics.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. NBC's "Friends" (1994 - 2004) is often regarded as one of the most iconic sitcoms in television history. The show's cast has done pretty well for themselves since the series ended over a decade ago, but...
    The abandoned Six Flags. Kristina Rogers/Shutterstock During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Six Flags New Orleans was completely flooded. Since then, the park has stood abandoned. There have been attempts to revitalize the land, but it's currently at a standstill. It has also been used for movies. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On August 25, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States. After the storm, it was estimated that 80% of New Orleans was under water. One of the eeriest and long-standing reminders of Katrina is the abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans East, which has become a popular attraction for urban explorers. Keep scrolling to see what the park looks like over...
    Keanu Reeves said he didnt know that The Matrix was a transgender allegory but he thinks its cool Black babies are more likely to survive when cared for by Black doctors, study finds One of the men convicted of murdering Michael Jordans father has been given parole and will be released from prison in 2023 © Provided by INSIDER Michael Jordan with his father James in 1993. Reuters/Sue Ogrocki One of the men convicted of murdering Michael Jordan's father has been given parole and will be released from prison in 2023. In 1996, Larry Demery and Daniel Green were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of James Jordan, who was shot dead in his car on a...
    Michael Jordan with his father James in 1993. Reuters/Sue Ogrocki One of the men convicted of murdering Michael Jordan's father has been given parole and will be released from prison in 2023. In 1996, Larry Demery and Daniel Green were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of James Jordan, who was shot dead in his car on a highway in North Carolina in 1993. Demery, 44, has now been granted a parole date of August 6, 2023, according to CBS News. Michael Jordan described his father as his "rock" and said they were "very close" during the popular docuseries about his career, The Last Dance. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the men convicted of...
    (CNN)Derek Harris, a Louisiana man who was sentenced to life in prison for selling less than $30 worth of marijuana, has been freed after nearly a decade behind bars. Harris' life sentence was recently reduced to time served -- nine years -- and he was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary, according to a Tuesday news release from the Promise of Justice Initiative, a New Orleans-based nonprofit. His release comes at a time when prisoners across the country face heightened risks of coronavirus, with many institutions reporting hundreds of cases among prisoners and staff members."This delayed justice was a terrifying ordeal for Derek and his family," Mercedes Montagnes, the nonprofit's executive director said. "As COVID-19 rates continue to rise in...
    (CNN)A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a missing Georgia mom whose toddler was found wandering barefoot in Florida last month. This news comes days after the FBI asked for the public's help in locating her.Leila Cavett, 21, was last seen July 26 in South Florida just hours before her 2-year-old son, Kamdyn, was found walking without shoes in an apartment complex in Miramar, according to George Piro, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Miami field office. Piro said the woman arrived in Florida alone with her son a day before she was last seen and spent time in Hollywood, Miramar and Fort Lauderdale Beach before her "very, very mysterious" disappearance. He added that...
    Speaking at his press briefing on Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took a shot at police in his state, snapping, “I announced an executive order on June 12th, which was ambitious. It was called the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. What it said is, we have an issue and we have to address the issue. Very little has been done.” The New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, an executive order signed by Cuomo on June 12, stated: WHEREAS, there is a long and painful history in New York State of discrimination and mistreatment of black and African-American citizens dating back to the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in America; and WHEREAS, this recent history includes...
    California sizzled to a triple-digit temperature so hot that meteorologists need to verify it as a planet-wide high mark.Death Valley recorded a scorching 130 degrees Sunday, which if the sensors and other conditions check out, would be the hottest Earth has been in more than 89 years and the third-warmest ever measured.The temperature, measured at the aptly-named Furnace Creek during a blistering heat wave, would be the hottest temperature recorded on Earth in August, said Arizona State University professor Randy Cerveny, who coordinates the World Meteorological Organization's extreme temperature team, which is already investigating the mark.Thousands remain without power after devastating derecho in IowaThat 130 is only below the disputed all-time record of 134 degrees at nearly the same spot...