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    Kirk Twigg Another day, another chilling turn of events taking place in a school board here in the United States. At this point in the political cycle, if you’re not following your local school board’s decisions, I implore you to take some time and read up on it, whether or not you have loved ones in schools. Local elections aren’t always glamorous and certainly don’t get as much screen time as they deserve, but they’re deeply important. One example comes to us from the Spotsylvania County School Board in Livingston, Virginia, where Kirk Twigg was recently appointed to serve as the board’s new chair. This local appointment is getting national coverage because Twigg, who formerly served as a district member on the board, has infamously called for folks to ban and even burn books found in school libraries. What’s offensive about the books? Frankly, nothing. But Twigg—like a number of other conservatives waging similar battles across the nation—insists they’re “sexually explicit” and inappropriate for students. The reality is, of course, that the books overwhelmingly feature LGBTQ+ characters and characters of color. Sadly,...
    A Texan man held hostage by a British terrorist during the 10-hour synagogue siege told on Monday of their dramatic escape, as Senator Ted Cruz joined calls for an urgent investigation into the case. Jeffrey Cohen, vice president for the board of trustees at Congregation Beth Israel, was one of four people held on Saturday in Colleyville, Texas, by Malik Faisal Akram, 44. Akram had arrived in the U.S. in mid December, landing at New York's JFK airport before making his way to Texas, buying a gun, and taking four people captive. Akram died on Saturday night shortly after the hostages fled - leaving many unanswered questions. Cohen on Monday wrote a lengthy Facebook post detailing the siege, and praising the active shooter training for teaching him how to handle the intense situation. 'First of all, we escaped,' said Cohen, an engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center.  'We weren't released or freed. We escaped because we had training from the Secure Community Network on what to do in the event of an active shooter.  'This training saved our lives - I...
    SHE thought her dreams had come true when her boyfriend proposed in front of the castle at Disneyland Paris. But just two weeks after their fairytale wedding, a new wife was left crushed when her husband turned round and told her he didn't love her anymore - and hadn't for some time. 2Celsie Jones took to TikTok to reveal her devastation over her husband leaving her two weeks after their weddingCredit: Tiktok/@uk.natura Celsie Jones took to TikTok to share her story in response to the question "Tell me about the time where a guy did something that lowered your self esteem to the depths of hell". "So this will be an interesting one," she began. "He proposed to me in the most magical way, in front of the castle at Disneyland Paris. "We then had a child together. Our original wedding got postponed because of Covid. "So then he married me, told me he’d spend the rest of his life with me, told me every single day throughout our relationship that he loved me...
    Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an alumni advisory committee that was created after a 2020 investigation found evidence of racial bias against black players in his program and bullying behavior by some of his assistants. The Iowa Gazette reports that Ferentz's decision to end the committee came shortly after its leader, former offensive lineman David Porter, suggested it was time for Iowa to part ways with Ferentz. But Ferentz said he had decided to overhaul the committee last fall before Porter made his comment to other committee members in a text message. 'I have come to a decision that this is an appropriate time to dissolve our committee as it stands currently,' Ferentz wrote in an email to the 10-member committee on Tuesday. 'As we start a new calendar year and prepare to move forward with our preparation for the 2022 season, I am giving thought to how we restructure the committee/board in a way that best serves our program moving forward.' Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has disbanded an alumni advisory committee that was created after a 2020...
                 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) last week said he disagreed with former President Donald Trump’s (R) decisions to shut down the economy in the early stages of the COVID pandemic. The latest comments from the governor indicate a growing split between DeSantis and Trump as the rumors of the 2024 presidential election swirl. “I never thought in February, early March, that [the coronavirus] would lead to locking down the country,” said DeSantis on the Ruthless podcast. DeSantis also said he was caught off guard when the White House was seriously considering shut down options and that he wishes he pushed back harder against those options. Recently, Trump called some politicians “gutless” for not disclosing their booster status to the public. Many pundits felts Trump’s comments were a subtle jab at DeSantis who has not said if he has received the booster. “Well, I’ve taken it,” said Trump. “I’ve had the booster. Many politicians–I watched a couple of politicians be interviewed and one of the questions was, ‘Did you get the booster?’ – because they had the vaccine –...
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams is not even three weeks into his tenure, but he’s already checked off a major milestone with a Big Apple institution: getting parodied on Saturday Night Live. Adams was a good sport about his late night televised mocking, and tweeted some tips for the actor who portrayed him. Adams, who was sworn into office shortly after the New Year’s ball dropped in Times Square, has found himself embroiled in a number of headlines that made national news, for reasons good, bad, and tragic: his 911 call to report a fight on a subway platform he witnessed during his commute on his first day of work, his pledge to keep schools open, his controversial comments about “low-skilled workers,” accusations of favoritism when he appointed his brother to a key New York Police Department (NYPD) post, and the city’s response to a deadly apartment fire in the Bronx. SNL’s Chris Redd took on Adams’ blunt way of speaking and pride in his past as an NYPD captain. The sketch opened with Broadway actress Ariana DeBose, the...
    Bill Belichick, who has a great sense of humor, once half-jokingly talked of never coaching into his 70s. Well, Belichick turns 70 years old in April and that will be about the time he’s preparing for his 23rd season with the New England Patriots. Because it’s apparently Belichick’s plan to keep coaching into his 70s. He confirmed as much to reporters during a press conference Sunday morning. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM FILE - Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott, left, talks to New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Rich Barnes, File) "I’d say that was accurate," Belichick said when asked if it’s safe to believe he’s returning for next season. Belichick next season will have an opportunity to pass George Halas as the second-winningest coach in NFL history. Belichick has a career record of 321-156 (including playoffs), which puts him only three games from tying Halas, the Chicago Bears founder and coach, with 324 wins. The winningest coach of all...
    Saturday Night Live's Michael Che joked about Stewart Rhodes' eye patch days after the leader of the Oath Keepers was arrested on sedition charges for allegedly spending months coordinating the January 6 riot. Che introduced the news about Rhodes' recent arrest on multiple charges, including the rarely used 'seditious conspiracy.' 'But I don't know, he looks pretty remorseful,' Che said. 'Hopefully he can patch things up.'  The Weekend Update host then seemed to backtrack on his joke.  'That wasn't an eye joke. I was being genuine,' he said to cautious laughter before doubling down. 'Rhodes is being accused of messaging his right-wing group with instructions on how to use force to attack the Capitol. Authorities knew the messages were from Rhodes because they all began with 'Arr, matey,'" he said.  'That wasn't an eye joke,' he insisted. 'It wasn't an eye joke,' added co-host Colin Jost.  In 2020, SNL cast member Pete Davison said he was 'forced to apologize' to Rep. Dan Crenshaw in 2018 after making a joke about his eye patch, which he wears in public - in...
    YOUR PARTNER is meant to love you, warts and all, right?  Well, one woman has taken to TikTok to reveal the toxic messages that her boyfriend sent her, and it’s safe to say that we are shocked. 4Lily Brown took to TikTok to reveal the text messages that her boyfriend at the time sent herCredit: Tiktok/@xlily.brown8x You would expect your partner to be kind and loving, but this woman’s boyfriend is anything but that. TikTok user Lily Brown revealed that she and her boyfriend were due to be going out for the evening to meet some of his friends.  Lily took to TikTok to share screen recordings of the messages with her boyfriend before going out for the night.  She uploaded the video with the caption ‘here’s to being single in 2022’. Lily’s boyfriend at the time started off the conversation with a message saying: “Hey hey babe, have you started getting ready for tonight yet?” to which Lily replied with “Yeah I’m ready now.” Then the first red flag for Lily appeared, when her boyfriend asked “Ooh can I...
    In newly-unearthed audio, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy endorsed a bipartisan investigation into the Captiol riot on January 6, 2021 and said that former President Donald Trump told him he felt some responsibility for it. The interview on a local radio station in California just days after the attack has resurfaced right after McCarthy said he would not cooperate with the now ongoing Jan. 6 investigation panel. On Thursday, McCarthy was asked by CNN reporter Manu Raju about how he had said he was 'willing to testify' about Jan. 6 but now did not support the select committee hearing. The House Minority Leader interrupted, saying, 'That's not true. Ask your question. I'll verify what's true in there.'  CNN has since unearthed two audio clips in which McCarthy called for the investigation and blamed Trump for the attack.   House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy bristled at questions on Thursday about why he would not cooperate with the Jan. 6 investigation, turning instead to attack House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and saying he had nothing to offer the House probe Former President Donald Trump...
    Sinead O'Connor paid tribute to her 'beautiful' 17-year-old son today as she wore pink to his Hindu funeral after he took his own life. Shane was laid to rest following a ceremony attended by 50 mourners, including his father Donal Lunny, at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin. Sinead, who wore bright colours in line with her son's wishes, took to Twitter shortly afterwards to say he would 'have loved it'. The Irish singer, 55, wrote: 'We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney. Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will have loved it.' Referring to a mantra meaning 'om, peace, peace, peace' that appears in Buddhist prayers and writings, she continued: 'He was always chanting “Om. Shanti”.   'I put a few packs of fags in the coffin for him in case there’s none in heaven. He’ll have loved that too. Om. Shanti.' The heartbroken mother also posted a link to a mantra that she had been playing for her son 'all week'. Sinead confirmed last Saturday that Shane, who she described as 'the light of her life', had...
    New York City's new mayor announced on Thursday that he is considering allowing the nation's largest school district to return to some form of virtual instruction - even as COVID cases in the Big Apple start to plateau.  Eric Adams, who took office on New Year's, said on Thursday he is 'working closely with the president of the UFT' to 'find the right way to educate our children in a very safe environment. 'And if we're able to put in place a temporary remote option, we're welcome to do so,' he said, much to the shock of many New York City parents. But, he added, he aims to keep children in school, as he has previously stated. 'I want children in school because it's not only the academics,' Adams said. 'You hear me say it al the time, it is the holistic approach [to] the full development of the personhood of the children. 'All the experts state they should be in school now.'  According to New York City COVID data, there were 33,205 new cases reported throughout the five boroughs...
    Conservative radio host Glenn Beck is not doing well in his struggle with COVID-19, according to the Daily Beast. However, Beck made it clear that he's using the medication known as ivermectin, which has not been proven to be an effective treatment. “I am great, Mark. I am great, Mark,” Beck told Mark Levin. “Despite having COVID and seeing the destruction of our country,” he added. “Do you have COVID right now?” Levin asked. “Yeah, I do,” Beck responded, adding, “It’s [COVID-19] starting to go into my lungs today and a little disturbing. I’m on all the medications and treatments and everything else, so.” This is the second time that Beck has had COVID, after telling Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he had it in April 2021. It was one of the reasons that he said he didn't need to get the vaccine. "It’s all good," Beck said coughing in his conversation with Levin. "Mark, I am not concerned about it. I’m really not. I just am so done with this whole COVID thing. I know it is...
    Ricky Gervais has called Pope Francis' comments about people choosing to have pets instead of children 'stupid'.  The head of the Catholic Church, 85, recently expressed concern over global birth rates and suggested pets are 'taking the place of children' while branding it 'a form of selfishness'. Asked about the comments, Ricky, 60, - who is vocal about his atheism - told The Radio Times Podcast: 'I think what he believes in is ridiculous. Having his say: Ricky Gervais has called Pope Francis' comments about people choosing to have pets instead of children 'stupid' 'It's a stupid thing to say, isn't it? How can not having children be selfish? How can it be selfish not to bring something into the world that doesn't exist on any level? 'It's not like there's a big line or cage of unborn foetuses going: 'We want to be born'. It doesn't make any sense.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Golden Globes 2022: The Power Of The Dog, West Side Story... 'People got sick of virtue signalling and being lectured...
    WE all like to show the most flattering versions of ourselves on dating profiles, but there’s a fine line between a little exaggeration and a full-blown lie. A woman went on a Tinder date with a man who claimed he was six foot tall but was really only five foot six - his lie backfired when he took it too far.  2Vanessa told her followers a Tinder horror storyCredit: TikTok/@youcanjustcallmevanessa 2Many commenters related to the hilarious dateCredit: TikTok/@youcanjustcallmevanessa TikTok user Vanessa shared the Tinder horror story with her followers and people were left in stitches. She said: “I had a Tinder date with a guy who said he was six feet tall. He was actually about five foot six.  “I chose not to say anything, but he kept finding ways to bring up the fact he was six feet. Like, he was trying to convince me.” Vanessa, in a very awkward position, decided she had to say something.  “Eventually, I said: ‘I’m going to be honest. You can’t be six feet because I’m five foot nine and, no offence, but...
    Reinforcing the degree to which Republicans do not want the truth about events on Jan. 6 to reach the public, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has announced he will not cooperate with a request to voluntarily testify before the select committee investigating the assault on the Capitol. In refusing the request, McCarthy becomes the latest in a string of Republican representatives who have made it clear that talking about their role in events leading up to the insurgency is the last thing they want to do. On Wednesday, the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol sent a letter to McCarthy making clear that his testimony is critical to investigation of events that sent Congress scrambling as the Capitol was invaded. McCarthy didn’t just speak with Donald Trump before and after the attempt to prevent the counting of electoral votes, he had a phone conversations with Trump in the midst of the hours-long violence. That conversation reportedly included McCarthy yelling in anger “Who the fuck do you think you are talking to?” after Trump refused...
    KHLOE Kardashian “responded privately to Tristan Thompson’s public apology” after her admitted he “humiliated” her with his love child scandal. Tristan, 30, confirmed he fathered a child while still in a relationship with Khloe, 37, earlier this month. 5Khloe spoke to Tristan privately following his public apologyCredit: E! 5Tristan confirmed his love child earlier this monthCredit: E! Networks Just weeks after the NBA player revealed he is the father of Maralee Nichols’ son, a source told Page Six that the former couple spoke privately amid the drama. The insider said: “Khloé decided not to respond back publicly, but privately she let him know she appreciated the message. “She is taking the high road, and while she will never, ever get back with him, Khloé really wants Tristan to be a good father to [their daughter] True, and for him to be a big part of their daughter’s life.” The exes share three-year-old daughter True, while Tristan is also the father to five-year-old son Prince with ex Jordan Craig. The source added that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum is...
    Getty Chariman George McCaskey of the Chicago Bears has been blasted for insinuating former center Olin Kreutz lied about team-specific stories. Olin Kreutz is one of the most beloved and well-respected Chicago Bears in recent memory. An All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler, Kreutz was a perennial fan favorite and a four-time winner of the Piccolo Award, named after the late running back Brian Piccolo. The award is given to one rookie and one veteran each year “who best exemplifies the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and sense of humor of the late Bears running back,” per the Bears’ official website. Considering how well-respected Kreutz is, it was surprising to hear Bears Chairman George McCaskey essentially call him a liar. It all started when Kreutz publicly discussed an offer he received from the Bears. The former center recently recounted the time in 2018 when then-offensive line coach Harry Hiestand offered him $15 an hour to help out with the offensive line. When he was asked specifically about the offer to Kreutz during his annual year-end press conference, McCaskey denied it...
    Daniel Craig has revealed that he was originally told he'd have to star in four James Bond films by boss Barbara Broccoli, leading him to ask if the character could be 'killed off.' The actor, who made his fifth and final appearance as 007 in No Time To Die last year, confessed it was 'a lot' being told he'd have to make such a commitment to the part, setting the stage for the agent's surprise death many years later. Speaking on the Awards Chatter podcast, Daniel said that he felt Bond was 'happy and fulfilled' when he finally met his maker, while detailing the moment he became' choked up' during his final day of filming.   Revelation: Daniel Craig has revealed that he was originally told he'd have to star in four James Bond films by boss Barbara Broccoli, leading him to ask if the character could be 'killed off' Daniel explained that after his first Bond outing in Casino Royale in 2006 he had asked Broccoli how many he had to make. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    A young protestor has made headlines in France after she turned President Macron's insult towards the nation's unvaccinated back on him during his visit to an alpine town yesterday. Macron, 44, caused a stir last week when he vowed to 'p*** off' the unvaccinated during a Q&A session with readers of Le Parisien on how the government will handle non-vaccinated people.  The polarising remark has enraged the president's critics in France, who were stunned by Macron's apparent delight in targeting a considerable portion of the population. But during Monday's presidential visit to Tende - a town in the French Alps which was hit by extreme flooding in 2020 -  protestor Justyna gave Macron's insult straight back to him. As the president spoke with several individuals in the crowd, Justyna stepped forward and reprised the head of state's insult, raising her palms to show the slogan 'f*** you!' emblazoned across her palms. It comes as Stephane Claireaux, a member of the ruling La République en Marche (LREM) party, was bombarded with mud, stones and seaweed by anti-vaccine pass protestors outside his home on...
    This is part two of a series about Carl, a seventy-two-year-old gentleman referred to Hospice with lymphoma. In part one we witnessed how God sometimes asks us to do things that might seem “crazy”; how “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise (I Corinthians 1:18-31). My hope is that part two will wet your thirst for the deeper things of life, for God Himself. Here’s Carl: “I was out farming when my neighbor came along the road. I owned two little farms and he did too. He always treated me like dirt and accused me of things I didn’t do. As I was driving home from the grocery store it started eating at me. I got to thinking about it. What I was doing was feeling sorry for myself. All of a sudden somebody appeared in my car beside me. I never even heard the door open and close. Besides, I was driving down the road at a good speed. He was a big man, over six feet tall, all dressed in white. I...
    THE suspect identified in the murder of rapper Young Dolph warned that he “can’t be f**ked with” in a chilling last Instagram post. Justin Johnson, 23, is wanted by cops in Memphis, Tennessee on alleged charges including first-degree murder and property theft. 4Suspect Justin Johnson warned that he 'can't be f**ked with' - days before law enforcement issued an arrest warrant in connection with the death of Memphis rapper Young DolphCredit: Instagram 4Young Dolph was killed outside a cookie store last NovemberCredit: Getty Authorities have described the suspect as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and has the name Jaiya inked on his right arm. Johnson, who is also known as StraightDrop, is on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s (TBI) most wanted list, according to law enforcement authorities. Cops said he has ties to organized crime and should be considered armed and dangerous. He has not yet been arrested. Days before the arrest warrant was issued, he tweeted: “They ain’t believe moma when she said her son can’t be f**ked with.” Johnson appears to flaunt wads of cash and show...
    IF you asked us to list all of our celebrity crushes, well... we'd probably need to know how much time you had. But while we know it's perfectly harmless to have them, talking about how much we're lusting after a certain soap star probably isn't what our partner wants to hear - especially when they're surrounded by all your mates. 1The bloke thought it was more important to stay honest than reassuring his girlfriendCredit: Getty Unfortunately for one woman, this is the exact scenario she found herself in with her boyfriend recently - but it gets even worse. Posting on Reddit's Am I The A****** forum, the man explained his girlfriend Katie was expecting him to pay her compliment while the group was discussing celebrities they fancy. He wrote: "One of my friends said that X celebrity was the most beautiful woman ever. Katie disagreed and said '[OP] thinks I am the most beautiful woman and I kind of see it.' But rather than reassuring his girlfriend, the man felt it was more important to stay honest. FABULOUS BINGO: GET...
    DATING can be a minefield. So when this woman got accused of skirting the cheque, she had to set the record straight. 5Nicki says she likes to pay for alternate datesCredit: Tik Tok/ __nikk1 In the Tiktok, which has 1.5 million views, Nikki shares the full story of her date. She explained: "So we matched on a dating site, we went on a date, we absolutely hit it off. "We spent six hours together, he made a reservation for a restaurant that he chose. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED "We met there, we had dinner then we left we walked around the little town we were in and ended up getting some ice-cream. "Which I paid for, which is important. "Then we went to another restaurant just got a couple drinks cos we wanted to keep talking but it was really cold out. "After this date he texted me saying that he wanted to see me before he left for this work trip on Wednesday. "The date was on a Sunday. Most read...
    CNN issued a statement regarding a remark Andy Cohen made on-air while co-hosting the network's New Year's Eve special.  Cohen, who was progressively getting drunker throughout the broadcast alongside co-host Anderson Cooper, was reacting to a giant cloud of smoke that emerged as Journey was performing on-stage for ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which was hosted by Ryan Seacrest.  ANDY COHEN'S DRUNKEN DE BLASIO RANT MADE CNN ‘WATCHABLE,’ BUT WAS LATEST EXAMPLE OF TOXIC CULTURE: CRITICS "There's a bunch of smoke coming from Ryan Seacrest's group of losers that are performing behind us," Cohen told viewers, causing Cooper to chuckle. "I mean, with all due — if you’ve been watching ABC tonight, you’ve seen nothing. I’m sorry, but it's true." Screen capture of CNN host Andy Cohen’s drunken on-air takedown of former New York mayor Bill de Blasio which was "out of control," according to Jeffrey McCall.  (CNN) CNN has since addressed Cohen's jab at the network competitor, telling E! News, "Andy said something he shouldn't have on live tv. We've addressed it with him and look forward to...
    The former governor of New York has been cleared by the Manhattan district attorney of any wrongdoing with his controversial March 2020 decision to send convalescing COVID patients back to their nursing homes - a decision which critics say causes thousands of unnecessary deaths. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned in August amid a sexual harassment scandal, was facing both a state and federal inquiry into his nursing home decisions during the early months of the pandemic.  On Monday Cuomo's lawyer, Elkan Abramowitz, said that he had been informed the state inquiry had been dropped. The federal investigation is continuing, as is a third probe launched by the state attorney general, Letitia James. Andrew Cuomo is seen on the day of his resignation, August 10. He was forced to resign due to allegations of sexual harassment, and was also being investigated for his handling of the COVID pandemic - in particular how he dealt with nursing homes. On Monday his lawyer said that the Manhattan district attorney had dropped their investigation A nursing home resident is seen being taken to hospital in April...
    Prince Andrew can't provide any proof that he suffered from an inability to sweat – although he made the claim in a train wreck BBC TV interview in 2019 to undercut the account of accuser Virginia Giuffre, who is suing the royal for allegedly sexually abusing her when she was 17. His lawyers made the disclosure in a filing in the civil case last week after Giuffre's legal team requested "all documents concerning your alleged medical condition of anhidrosis, hypohidrosis or your inability to sweat." Left photo: In this June 6, 2012 file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew leaves King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting his father Prince Philip. Prince Andrew said in a BBC interview that he doesn’t remember a woman who has accused him of sexually exploiting her in encounters arranged by Jeffrey Epstein. Right photo: Virginia Giuffre One of the British royal's attorneys, Melissa Lerner, wrote that "no such documents exist in his possession, custody or control."   GHISLAINE MAXWELL TRIAL: JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S LONGTIME LOVER FOUND GUILTY ON 5 OF 6 COUNTS In 2019,...
    “So I stood up and I confronted him in a way, and I said, ‘Stop f—–g shooting’! And he pointed the gun at me and said ‘I’m not going to shoot you.’ And then he shot people around me.” — John Courtney, president of the union that represents VTA transit workers, recounted in his first public account of the May 26 massacre at the San Jose railyard that left nine VTA employees and the killer dead. Click here to read the full story.
    DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been having the same disagreement for nearly the entire 20 years we have been married. Jeanne Phillips  He likes having his family (anywhere from two to five people) stay overnight at our house for three to four days every year. I’m an introvert. I need some alone time, and I’d prefer they stay at a motel. He insists it would be “inhospitable,” even though we’d still spend 10 or 11 hours a day with them. I do not like waking up to other people, family or not. He grew up in a large family, while I did not. He actually threatened me with divorce (I’m not sure if he was serious or if it was just a scare tactic, but it hurt) if I was going to make him tell his family they can’t stay here. Related Articles Dear Abby: 7 New Year’s resolutions that work for everyone Dear Abby: I can’t get past her nasty comment about my pregnancy Dear Abby: We had the same childhood,...
    Lawyers for Prince Andrew's accuser are demanding he hand over any documents which explain why he doesn't sweat - an excuse he used as proof that he had never having met her. Attorneys representing Virginia Giuffre want the Duke of York to give them information about 'your alleged medical condition of anhidrosis, hyperhidrosis', court documents reveal. Andrew claimed in an interview with the BBC in 2019 that he never got sweaty on the dancefloor with Giuffre in 2001 at a club in London before they had sex because he has a condition which makes it impossible for him to perspire. The claim was ridiculed and the next day newspapers published photographs of the Duke drenched in sweat at various times. Lawyers for Prince Andrew's accuser are demanding he hand over any documents which explain why he doesn't sweat - his alibi for never having met her. He is pictured at a Trump nightclub in 2001 Andrew claimed in an interview with the BBC (pictured) in 2019 that he never got sweaty on the dancefloor with Giuffre in 2001 at a...
    A man who is facing charges in the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol tried to argue that he was being selectively prosecuted for his political beliefs. However, his claims on Tuesday were dismissed by Trump-appointed Judge Trevor McFadden. In his ruling, McFadden took apart defendant David Lee Judd, who complained that he was being prosecuted while some people who rioted in Portland, Oregon in 2020 have had criminal charges against them dismissed. While McFadden did fault the government for dropping some of the charges against Portland rioters, he nonetheless found that Judd's claim that this amounted to selective prosecution did not hold up given the differences in the cases. "For any of these discrepancies to matter, however, Judd must show that the Portland defendants are similarly situated to him," the judge wrote. "He cannot do so. Although both Portland and January 6 rioters attacked federal buildings, the Portland defendants primarily attacked at night, meaning that they raged against a largely vacant courthouse. In contrast, the January 6 rioters attacked the Capitol in broad daylight. And many entered...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis wants President Joe Biden to scrap his 'useless' vaccine mandates after he told the leaders of 25 states that there is 'no federal solution' to the COVID-19 pandemic, his office said on Tuesday. The Republican governors of Florida, South Dakota, Arizona and Texas plus a host of other GOP figures are calling on Biden to drop his sweeping vaccine order affecting a third of the American workforce, as well as his other nationwide COVID rules, following his comment. DeSantis' spokesperson told DailyMail.com that the president is 'abdicating responsibility and shifting blame' to the states. 'More Americans have died of COVID-19 under Biden than under Trump. Now that Biden has admitted to the nation that he has no plan to “shut down the virus,” and that there is “no federal solution,” we expect him to withdraw the unconstitutional and useless federal vaccine mandates,' DeSantis' office said.  Biden notably promised to 'shut down the virus' on the 2020 presidential campaign trail. Now just over a year later, the new Omicron variant is fueling another wave of new infections,...
    The Republican party blasted President Joe Biden on Twitter Monday after he said 'there is no federal solution' to combatting COVID-19. The GOP, citing a comment Biden made in October 2020, released a tweet implying the president flip-flopped on his commitment to battling the pandemic. 'BIDEN, TODAY: 'There is no federal solution' to COVID,' the Republican National Committee wrote, including footage of the president from Monday's meeting with 25 governors.  'BIDEN, 2020: 'I'm going to shut down the virus.'    However, Biden's supporters rushed to his defense, alleging the Republicans took his remarks out of context. 'This deceptively-edited clip put out by the RNC and several GOP Members of Congress of Biden today creates the false impression that Biden is giving up on battling COVID,' defense attorney Ron Filipkowski said. 'This is a total lie'. Filipkowski claimed the now-viral clip of Biden was 'a total lie' and edited to suggest he is 'quitting on dealing with COVID and just throwing it to the states.'   The Republican party blasted President Joe Biden on Twitter Monday after he said 'there is no federal solution' to...
    Jozsef Piri, 49, was living in Connecticut and a practicing physician at Hartford Hospital before the shooting on Nov. 1, 2019 A Florida doctor will be arraigned on charges in connection to a fatal road rage shooting of a Boston delivery truck driver in Vermont more than two years ago, allegedly blaming it on having a 's**t day.'  Jozsef Piri, 49, of Naples, Florida, was arrested on a second-degree murder charge for the death of Roberto Fonseca-Rivera, 44, on November 1, 2019, Vermont State Police said. Fonseca-Rivera was found shot to death in the Katsiroubas produce truck he was driving on Route 103 in Rockingham. The two men did not know each other, according to police. At the time, Piri lived in Connecticut and was returning home from his property in Londonderry, Vermont. He was driving immediately in front of Fonseca-Rivera just before the shooting, police said, based on surveillance footage, GPS data, photographs and other information.   At the time of the incident, the victim had been talking to a friend on the phone when he started complaining about the...
    LIKE any new parents, Katie Norbury and Adam Smith are excited to spend their first Christmas with their newborn son Elliot. They have bought a special story to read to him on Christmas Eve and have been telling him Santa will be coming to visit. 4Katie Norbury and Adam Smith with their baby son ElliotCredit: Paul Cousans 4Baby Elliot was born 13 weeks earlyCredit: Paul Cousans But their first Christmas together will take place in the neonatal intensive care unit of the Royal Oldham Hospital, after Elliot arrived 13 weeks early, weighing a tiny 389g - less than a tin of beans. It was touch and go whether Elliot would make it, and at just a week old Katie and Adam said their final goodbyes to their son after he picked up an infection, and doctors thought he had just two hours to live. But against the odds their little boy rallied, and he’s now making good progress. Katie, 21, a care...
    A doting husband flew all the way across the country to surprise his wife of 25 years with a proposal - because he felt like she didn't get a romantic one the first time around. Katie Prentiss, from Portland, Oregon, headed to New York City with her 17-year-old daughter, Abi, for what she thought would be a special mother-daughter trip.  But the mom-of-four was shocked to discover that her husband of more than two decades, Brian, had secretly flown to the Big Apple too - so that he could surprise her with a romantic gesture that has now captured the hearts of millions of people around the world.  Katie and Abi were strolling through Central Park when her hubby suddenly came up behind her. And then, he dropped to his knee and pulled out a ring.  A man flew all the way to around the country to surprise his wife of 25 years with a proposal - because he felt like she didn't get a romantic one the first time around Katie Prentiss, from Portland, Oregon, headed to New York...
    Former NFL Wide receiver Vincent Jackson died of chronic alcohol abuse, a medical examiner has revealed, shortly after doctors determined he had a serious disease called stage two CTE.  On Wednesday the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner in Florida said that former Buc's wide receiver Vincent Jackson, 38, died in a Florida hotel room in February as a result of chronic alcohol use and determined that the manner death was 'natural,' ESPN reported.  The medical examiner's release comes a week after Jackson's family announced that researchers discovered that prior to his death he was suffering from stage 2 CTE, a severe brain injury which can cause symptoms of aggression, impulsivity, depression, paranoia, anxiety and substance abuse.  Medical examiners said that former wide receiver Vincent Jackson (pictured) died from chronic alcohol use and determined that the manner death was 'natural' Jackson pictured with his wife Lindsay, a first grade teacher, and three of their four children together  Jackson's wife Lindsay (pictured) previously told ABC's Good Morning America that her husband suffered from chronic alcoholism and memory issues before his death Football players are known to...
    James Franco has admitted it was 'hurtful' Seth Rogen said he had 'no plans to work with him in the future' after his sexual misconduct accusations came to light. During a very candid conversation, the actor, 43, said he has spoken out now as he 'doesn't want Seth or my brother or anyone to have to answer for him anymore'.  Speaking on the SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Podcast, James said he 'absolutely loves Seth' who he worked with on films such as Pineapple Express, This is The End and The Interview.    Upset: James Franco has admitted it was 'hurtful' Seth Rogen said he had 'no plans to work with him in the future' after his sexual misconduct accusations came to light (pictured in 2014) In January of 2018, five women told the Los Angeles Times that Franco had been sexually inappropriate or exploitative with them. One detailed how Franco removed plastic guards from actress' vulvas during a sex scene while simulating oral sex. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I could never be faithful to anybody': James Franco admits......
    The former head of one of the most well-known companies in the world said he knew he had to step down as CEO because he became 'dismissive' of other people's opinions. Bob Iger, 70, stepped down as CEO of Disney last year after serving as the head of the media conglomerate for 15 years. He was succeeded in the role by Bob Chapek, but still stayed on as chairman through the pandemic. The company is now reportedly facing turmoil with its stocks plummeting amid rapid turnover within the company - as Iger prepares to also step down as chairman.  In a sit-down interview with CNBC's David Faber on Tuesday, Iger said he knew he had to step down as CEO last year because he was becoming too dismissive of other people's ideas. 'Over time I started listening less, and maybe with a little less tolerance of other people's opinions, maybe because of getting a little more overconfident in my own, which is sometimes what happens when you get built up,' Iger said. He said he found himself increasingly invalidating his...
    Democrat Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer promised his party that they are not 'giving up on BBB' after a blistering defeat of the president's landmark legislation came when Sen. Joe Manchin announced his opposition.  Schumer signaled he would try to get through a revised version of the bill.   'I know we are all frustrated at this outcome. However, we are not giving up on BBB. Period. We won’t stop working on it until we pass a bill,' Schumer, D-N.Y., told Senate Democrats in a call Tuesday evening, according to Punchbowl News.  Manchin also reportedly spoke on the call and reiterated he was comfortable with Schumer's plan, but has not changed his position on the $1.8 trillion Build Back Better plan.  He again said he won't support any new or expanded government programs that add to the federal debt. The West Virginia Democrat reminded his colleagues that he'd been sounding the alarm on inflation for months - the consumer price index was up 6.8 percent in November over a year ago and the wholesale price was up 9.6 percent.  December's inflation...
    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin's stunning statement that he can't bring himself to support President Biden's $1.8 trillion Build Back Better plan Sunday left Democrats scrambling to see what – if anything – they could salvage. Many of the provisions poll well – while also satisfying core Democratic constituencies that the party considers paramount to motivating its base. With no reconciliation deal, more are likely won't see any action for the remainder of the Congress – unless party leaders can start over or identify something that satisfies Manchin.    'I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation,' Manchin told Fox News Sunday. 'I just can't. I've tried everything humanly possible. I can't get there,' he said – in comments that drew furious pushback from the White House, which called on him 'to honor his prior commitments and be true to his word.' Most of the provisions stand little chance of clearing the Senate – where 60 votes are needed to break a filibuster – without protection of budget reconciliation legislation, which is why the White House worked for so long...
    A Herndon, Virginia, man — who identified himself as a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office employee — is being held without bond for trying to solicit a minor while online. Virginia State Police said Dustin Amos, 33, is charged with two felony counts of using a communication system to solicit a minor. More Crime News More Virginia News He was caught as a part of an investigation the NOVA-D. C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force started Dec. 17. Virginia State Police said the NOVA-D. C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was contacted by Minnesota Human Trafficking Investigator’s Task Force. “A detective assigned to the task force and working in an undercover capacity came in contact with Amos online,” the release said. Amos, according to Virginia State Police, identified himself during those online conversations as working for the sheriff’s office. He was arrested without incident once state police were able to locate him. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is assisting in the investigation.
    TAMMY Slaton revealed she has parted ways with her boyfriend Phillip- also known as the "BBW King" as he said her "insecurities were her problem." The 1000-lb Sisters star shared the news with her sister, Amy, during an upcoming episode of the TLC series. 41000-lb Sisters star Tammy Slaton has parted ways with her manCredit: TLC 4She had been dating the man who on social media is known as 'BBW King'Credit: Instagram/Tammy Slaton In an clip obtained by People, Amy meets up with her older sibling for a workout and kicks off a conversation about Phillip, which leads Tammy to drop the bomb. "We broke up," Tammy shares. "I guess you could say I did it, cause I was tired of fighting with him and he said my insecurities were my problem. "And, like, at the beginning of the relationship I told him, I was like, can you promise you'll help me through my insecurities. He said it got to be too much." Amy tries to look at the positive side of things and responds: "Him saying you're insecure...
    MANCHESTER UNITED legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson have reunited for a podcast. The pair sat down for a chat on the Inside View with the full episode being released soon. 2Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson have reunited for a podcast 2The Man Utd icons sat down for a chat for the Inside View United released a teaser for the video on Twitter where the two Reds heroes can be seen talking things through. Ferguson said: "It's vital that people know that you care." The camera then switches to Ronnie who, in heartfelt fashion, uttered: "Everything he said to me, he did. And it's difficult." And the clip ends with Fergie who earnestly said: "You've got to understand, some things are bigger than a football club." Ferguson brought the Portuguese ace to United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003. And in the next six years, the 36-year-old went on to become one of the best players in the world. Most read in Premier LeagueUNITED NEWS Dortmund 'prefer Haaland United move', Greenwood 'upset' Ronaldo always startsTRANSFER NEWS Chelsea...
    CATCHER Andrés Meléndez said he played baseball "for God and family" in his Instagram profile. The Cleveland Guardians prodigy, 20, passed away on Thursday afternoon in Miami, Florida. 3Catcher Andrés Meléndez died suddenly in Miami on Thursday at the age of 20Credit: Lynchburg Hillcats 3Meléndez said he played for God and familyCredit: Instagram Meléndez’s cause of death has yet to be revealed. On his Instagram page, the star said he played for God and family. The catcher’s profile is on a private setting so posts cannot be accessed. In a moving statement, the Guardians said Meléndez was a “positive, respectful and thoughtful man”. The team added: “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones, teammates, and those who knew him.” The player, who was born in Venezuela, began his professional career in 2018 with MLB side Milwaukee Brewers. He was traded to Cleveland in a 2019 deal before starring for the Low-A minor league the Lynchburg Hillcats. Most read in SportPEN SHOCKER Watch bonkers moment footballer is sent off for taking penalty the wrong waySTAR GONE NFL player's...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The father of Justin Thomas got the first look at Tiger Woods playing a round of golf since his car crash 10 months ago and saw more than he expected. “It’s crazy how good he’s hitting — and far he’s hitting — for what he’s been through,” Mike Thomas said Thursday at the PNC Championship. “It’s impressive where he’s at.” Next up for Woods is playing in front of an audience. It’s one thing for the 15-time major champion to play with 12-year-old son Charlie, with Mike Thomas along for the ride, last week near his home in south Florida. It’s another to tee it up in front of thousands of spectators and on network TV. Only 10 months ago, Woods shattered bones in his right leg, ankle and foot when the SUV he was driving along a winding suburban road in Los Angeles crashed through a median and down a hill. Woods was immobilized for three months in a makeshift hospital bed in his house. He went from crutches to slowly walking. He was hitting...
    Vice President Kamala Harris claimed she does not thinking about whether President Biden will run again in 2024 and that they do not discuss reelection, in an interview published Thursday. A poll this week revealed that she heads the field of possible Democratic runners if Biden decides that he will be too old at the age of 81 to stand in 2024. But she said that the next election was not something that she and her boss discuss as they approach the end of their first year in office. 'I'm not going to talk about our conversations, but I will tell you this without any ambiguity: We do not talk about nor have we talked about re-election, because we haven't completed our first year and we're in the middle of a pandemic,' she told the Wall Street Journal.  She spoke soon after a series of news organizations profiled the likely Democratic runners in the event of Biden stepping aside. And a growing chorus of voices is suggesting that the president should publicly announce he will not run for a second...
    Of all the potential murder defenses a suspect might try, few are as bold as the one attempted by Randy Herman Jr. On March 25, 2017, Herman called police in West Palm Beach, Florida, told them that he had committed homicide, and to come pick him up at nearby Haverhill Park. Upon being detained, he confessed to authorities that he had fatally stabbed one of his roommates, 21-year-old Brooke Preston, a shocking 25 times. The catch was that Herman said he didn’t remember doing this; rather, he’d awakened to find himself standing over her body, a bloody knife in his hands. If Herman had no answer about how this could have taken place, however, his lawyers soon did: he’d slain his close friend while sleepwalking. Director Skye Borgman’s Dead Asleep (Dec. 16 on Hulu) takes a non-fiction look into this tale, which attracted considerable media attention because of Herman’s legal strategy. Herman himself appears in the film, as do a couple of experts who claim that it’s possible for sleepwalkers to unconsciously carry out brutal attacks and to not be...
    (CNN)The Chicago Blackhawks and Kyle Beach, the professional hockey player who said he was sexually assaulted by a former Blackhawks video coach in 2010, have reached a settlement, according to a joint statement from the team and Beach's attorney."The parties are pleased to announce that today's mediation resulted in a confidential settlement between the Blackhawks and Kyle Beach," according to the statement from Beach's attorney, Susan Loggans, and Blackhawks owners Rocky and Danny Wirtz."The Blackhawks hope that this resolution will bring some measure of peace and closure for Mr. Beach. As for the Blackhawks organization, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensure that, going forward, this team will be a beacon for professionalism, respect and integrity in our community. We remain grateful for the trust and support of the Blackhawks community, and we promise to continue working every day to earn and maintain that trust."CNN has reached out to the National Hockey League for comment.Beach, then identified as only John Doe, filed a lawsuit against the Blackhawks in May, alleging he was sexually assaulted by Brad Aldrich, the then-video...
    (CNN)A man working at the Mayfield, Kentucky, candle factory demolished by a tornado Friday night told CNN as the storm closed in, a supervisor said he would be fired if he left."I said, 'Man, you're going to refuse to let us leave, even if the weather is this bad and the tornado's not here yet?' He was like, 'If you want to decide to leave, if you want to leave, you can leave, but you're going to be terminated. You're going to be fired," Elijah Johnson, the worker, said in an interview Tuesday.Asked about the allegation, a spokesman for the company that owns the factory said the company had spoken with supervisors working that night, who all denied any employees were told they'd be fired if they left. Bob Ferguson, the spokesman, noted some employees did leave that night and employees are generally free to come and go without retribution.Emergency response workers dig through the rubble of the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, on SaturdayA tornado -- one among a series of deadly twisters and storms that...