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    The United States is currently averaging 1,716 deaths per day from Covid, and Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), blames the Delta variant - not Omicron - for causing them. Walensky said at a news conference Wednesday that the slight increase in deaths over the past two weeks - up 10 percent - are attributable to the little circulation left of the Delta variant, not Omicron. According to most recent data released by the CDC, the Omicron variant makes up around 98 percent of sequenced cases, with Delta making up just under two percent.  As a result of the highly infectious variant taking over, cases in the U.S. have rocketed in recent weeks. In two weeks, new daily cases have increased from around 235,269 per day to 750,515 per day - a 184 percent jump. Deaths have not followed though, mainly due to the mild nature of the Omicron variant when compared to other strains. The small growth in deaths that has occurred could be entirely separate from the recent surge being experienced...
    THERE are few things more annoying than people mistaking your baby girl for a boy. And one mum has become so sick of the error that she's given her daughter a boy's nickname that she uses when they're out and about. 2Lewwni explained that people often confuse her daughter Swae for a boyCredit: tikTok/lewwnilewwni · Taking to TikTok to reveal her daughter's name and gender, Lewwni explained: "People are very confused as to if you’re a boy or a girl, and what your actual name is. "So let’s just clear this up. I’m the mother, better known as Lewwni.  "This is Swae. She is a girl. Her real birth name, the name I gave her after I hatched her, was Swae Nomi." She went on to explain that Swae's nickname is "Earl", and revealed just how the moniker came about. "She doesn’t really keep bows or things on her head so we just didn’t put them on her," she explained. "And when we go out people would be like, ‘He is so cute!’ And we got...
    In this article LIN ABT The Linde AG logo on a liquid hydrogen tanker truck taking a fuel delivery at the Linde hydrogen plant in Leuna, Germany, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.Rolf Schulten | Bloomberg | Getty Images(This article was sent first to members of the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer. To get the real-time updates in your inbox, subscribe here.) After you receive this email, we will be selling 100 shares of Abbott Laboratories (ABT) at roughly $141.16. In addition, we will be selling 50 shares of Linde (LIN) at roughly $343.53. Following the trades, the Charitable Trust will own 450 shares of Abbott Laboratories and 325 shares of Linde. This trim will decrease ABT's weighting in the portfolio from about 1.83% to about 1.51%, and the trim will decrease LIN's weighting in the portfolio from about 3.04% to 2.66%. We are making a couple of trims this afternoon in stocks that are trading at or near their all-time highs. After steadily buying so many different stocks at lower prices as the market fell over the past month...
    There are already signs that the current situation may not be as bleak as previously predicted. The results of five studies published last week – three of which were British – point in the same direction: Omicron may be less deadly than previous variants. The concern is, of course, what will happen in the coming weeks in hospitals. Even if a small percentage of the 120,000 plus daily Covid cases become sick enough to need intensive treatment, that’s still a very large number – perhaps large enough to overwhelm the NHS. Some are still forecasting a ‘tidal wave’ of hospital cases which, according to reports, have already begun to swamp some NHS wards. Health chiefs are yet to rule out Government scientists’ bleak predictions of 10,000 Covid-19 hospitalisations a day by the end of January, and 6,000 daily deaths. Yet speaking to The Mail on Sunday, some of the UK’s leading hospital medics remain optimistic – and insist predictions of January 2020 levels of disaster are unlikely to come to fruition. The prevailing message is that however bad the situation...
    The billionaire Publix heiress who bankrolled the January 6 MAGA rally with donations totaling $650,000 is being investigated by a House committee. Julie Fancelli, 72, wired the sums from her Tuscan villa, where she grows olives and grapes, to three organizations that staged and promoted the pro-Donald Trump Stop the Steal and Save America protests that turned into the Capitol riots. The daughter of Publix founder George Jenkins is the largest known donor to the rally and is now facing public scrutiny as the committee probes its financing. Fancelli, whose sister Carol died of complications from Alzheimer's disease on Tuesday, is a big supporter of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and frequently sent friends and family emails with links to his videos in the weeks leading up to the riots and spoke with him on the phone before making the donations. Jones, who pushed the theory that Trump was a victim of election fraud, also allegedly contributed more than $50,000 in seed money to the event in exchange for a 'top speaking slot of his choice'. She donated:  $300,000 to Women for...
    Washington (CNN)Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday tried to tamp down the idea that he and Vice President Kamala Harris are starting to quietly compete to be the future standard-bearer of the Democratic Party, saying their focuses are on their roles in the nearly year-old Biden administration. The comments from Buttigieg, who competed against Harris -- and Joe Biden -- for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination come after CNN and other outlets detailed how allies of the vice president saw Buttigieg as unfairly boosted by the West Wing as she was repeatedly sidelined.Buttigieg, pressed by NBC on whether a rivalry was emerging between himself and Harris, said: "No, because she and I are part of a team that is disciplined and doesn't focus on what's obsessing the commentators.""We're too busy with a job to do -- she as a leader in this administration, with her leadership role, and I, and the President, and everybody else in the Cabinet and across the administration, are laser focused on getting the job done," he added. Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris frustrating start...
    MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace told former Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday that they’ll have to “agree to disagree” over whether the Republican Party is worth saving. Returning from a commercial break, Wallace, a former Republican, said on Deadline: White House, “We’re back with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, author of the new book Republican Rescue. We’re going to have to agree to disagree that Republicans are worth rescuing.” Shrugging his shoulders with his eyes looking up and head tilting one way, Christie responded, “Okay.” Wallace proceeded to ask Christie if former President Donald Trump gave the former governor the coronavirus. Christie said he had “no idea” and added that he was tested for Covid every time he went to the White House to do debate prep with Trump last year. As he had done in other interviews, Christie relayed his experience getting a call from Trump while being treated in the hospital for Covid and that Christie assured the then-president that he wouldn’t say that he got the virus from the commander-in-chief. Christie also reiterated the difference between Trump and his...
    Detectives who helped track down Cleo Smith after the little girl was allegedly kidnapped from a remote camping site have returned to the small town where she was found, as they probe the possibility another person was involved. Terence Darrell Kelly, 36, was charged with the four-year-old disappearance from the remote Blowholes campsite on November 4, after she had been missing 18 days. A team of detectives landed in Carnarvon in the northwest of the state from Perth on Monday and are expected to remain in town for at least another week as forensic specialists continue to scour the alleged abductor's home for evidence someone else could have been there. Detective senior sergeant Cameron Blaine, who was captured on police bodycam vision rescuing Cleo from her nightmarish ordeal, has remained tight-lipped about the latest development's in the case but said police have 'more work to do.'    'Our focus this week is for us to ascertain whether there was anyone else involved. That's why we are still here,' he told reporters after stepping off the plane. 'So, we just ask that if...
    A public school administrator in Indiana went viral after posting a video explaining that Indiana schools are teaching Critical Race Theory and intentionally deceiving concerned parents about whether or not their children are being subjected to it.  "When we tell you that our schools aren’t teaching Critical Race Theory, that it’s nowhere in our standards, that’s misdirection," Indianapolis district science coordinator, instructional coach, and administrator Tony Kinnett posted on Twitter Thursday.  Concerned community members and parents line up outside of the Loudoun County School board headquarters to voice their concerns about Critical Race Theory and other education issues on the docket, in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S. June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein J.D. VANCE SAYS CRT IS 'ABSOLUTELY' AN ISSUE IN OHIO: 'PEOPLE ARE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THEIR KIDS' Kinnett explained that he is an administrator in the largest school district in Indiana which means he is present in "dozens of classrooms a week" so he "sees exactly what we are teaching our students." "We don’t have the quotes and theories as state standards per se," Kinnett said. "We do...
    A win is a win but for the Kansas City Chiefs, Monday night’s narrow victory over the New York Giants exposed some serious holes in their struggling offense.  Head coach Andy Reid acknowledged the Chief’s 20-17 win wasn’t pretty but noted that his players are battling through offensive mishaps.  CHIEFS CAPITALIZE ON LUCKY BREAKS, STOP SKY FROM FALLING WITH WIN OVER GIANTS "Listen, everything's not beautiful right now, but we're fighting through that. And that happens in this game," he told reporters during a post-game press conference. "Our guys battled, they didn't give up on each other, they kept working through what could've been a time where you just throw your hands up and go, 'Oh my god, things aren't working the way they're supposed to work.' Guys didn't do that. We'll build on that. Let's keep going, I mean they don't give these things away and I think that's important for people to understand." KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - NOVEMBER 01: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws an interception in the end zone for a touchback...
    The definitive Journey playlist The 20 countries with the highest debt © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Kansas City Chiefs are not playing their best football right now. Even with a much needed 20-17 victory over the New York Giants on Monday night, the Chiefs aren’t playing anywhere close to the level that allowed them to appear in the last two Super Bowls as the representative from the AFC. “Everything is not beautiful right now. But we’re fighting through that. That happens in this game,” head coach Andy Reid told reporters after the game. The Chiefs are in the bottom third of the league in points allowed defensively. And even thought they’re still averaging 26 points per game offensively, the turnovers have spiked in the wrong direction as well. Patrick Mahomes threw 11 total interceptions combined over the previous two seasons for Kansas City. He’s been picked off 10 times in eight games this season after Julian Love intercepted him on a deflected pass in the end zone Monday...
    Texas cops and a 911 dispatcher ignored desperate pleas for help from Democratic Party officials aboard a Joe Biden campaign bus that was surrounded by a convoy known as the ‘Trump Train’ while driving down a freeway last year, a lawsuit claims.  Officials with the San Marcos police ‘privately laughed’ and ‘joked about the victims and their distress’ as those aboard the Biden-Harris campaign bus feared for their safety, it is alleged.  The federal lawsuit, filed by the Democrat Party, accuses the police of violating the so-called 'Ku Klux Klan act' that bans politically motivated violence.  The updated lawsuit, filed Friday, included transcribed 911 audio recordings, The Texas Tribune reported, although the audio of the offending calls has not been released.   According to the transcriptions, when the Biden bus entered San Marcos' jurisdiction, a New Braunfels 911 dispatcher tried to get neighboring San Marcos police to take over the escort that New Braunfels had provided along Interstate 35. ‘I am so annoyed at New Braunfels for doing this to us,’ a dispatcher told San Marcos police Corporal Matthew Daenzer, who laughed, according...
    Christina Aguilera debuts wild new dye job, plus more celeb hair transformations of 2021 Where Have All the Workers Gone? HOUSTON - Jim Crane stood among scraps of confetti, joyous players and their children running amok on the Minute Maid Park grass late Friday night and pondered the meaning of a third World Series trip for his Houston Astros in five years. Can Astros cheaters redeem legacy this postseason? USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Skip Bayless: Im not yet seeing superstar in LaMelo Ball, but he can average a triple-double in this league I UNDISPUTED FOXSports Verducci: Defense Could Give the Houston Astros the Edge Over the Red Sox Sports Illustrated ALCS Betting Preview Sports Illustrated Admit It, the Astros Are Awesome: Unchecked Sports Illustrated Click to expand Replay Video Skip Bayless: Im not yet seeing superstar in LaMelo Ball, but he can average a triple-double in this league I UNDISPUTED Skip on how big of a...
    VICE posted a preview of a segment airing Tuesday night on VICE TV about election officials being threatened following the 2020 election. “We’re coming after you and every motherf***er that stole this election with our Second Amendment,” threatened one person, according to audio played on the preview, which was almost a minute long. Another election official recalled a threat that said that “if a vehicle were to pull up at least this would soften the blow. And when he said that, that was when I thought, ‘This is real. This is real.'” A third election official said the first threat he got stated, “You lied. You’re a traitor. Perhaps cuts and bullets will soon arrive. RINOs stole election. We steal lives. Q.” RINO stands for “Republican in Name Only.” It is unclear from the preview what the “Q” stands for, though it could stand for QAnon, a conspiracy held by some on the Right that a pedophilic Satanic sex trafficking ring sought to undermine former President Donald Trump when he was in the White House. Watch above, via VICE TV. Have...
    Megan Fox rocks micro-miniskirt with matching crop top, plus more of her wildest fashion and beauty moments Stocks Gain, SEC GameStop Report, Rent The Runway IPO - 5 Things You Must Know © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Bills coach Sean McDermott isn’t backing off his controversial decision to go for it on fourth-and-1 on the Bills’ final offensive play of their loss to the Titans on Monday Night Football. McDermott said that when the Bills had that good a chance to pick up a first down and then a game-winning touchdown, he felt like he had to show his players he believed in them by trying to win right then and there, rather than settling for a field goal to force overtime. “We’re this far from winning the game,” McDermott said, holding his hands inches apart. “I owe it to my players. I believe in my players. I believe in my quarterback. I trust my guys. Obviously we didn’t get it done in this case, but I trust my...
    When Otilia Marquez drives through Carson with her mom and little sister, the air stinks so much that one of them always jokes: “Who farted? Who didn’t take a shower? Put your shoes back on!” One afternoon, Marquez’s sister whipped out a can of Febreze, stuck it out the open car window and gave a spray. At home, Marquez has been burning black cherry-scented candles, trying in vain to beat back the stench. “It’s like we’re gonna be known as that stinky city now, and I don’t want that,” said Marquez, 27, who has lived in Carson her entire life. For nearly two weeks, an overpowering foul smell — likened to rotten eggs, a dead body and poop — has been wafting from the Dominguez Channel, which spills into Los Angeles Harbor. Richard Mootry, who said he works across the street at the Verizon store, looks out at the Dominguez Channel, the source of a foul odor in Carson. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) The stink has been the butt of plenty of online jokes: “If...
    Dan Rather Fast Facts Achieving equity through mediocrity: Why elimination of gifted programs should worry us all © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Before the Bengals played the Packers in Week Five, tight end C.J. Uzomah said that beating Green Bay would “put the league on notice that we’re here.” The Bengals weren’t able to get that win, but they showed a lot of fight in the 25-22 overtime loss. They rallied to tie the game late in the fourth quarter and then saw kicker Evan McPherson miss a pair of field goals that could have made them victorious. While that may not have been enough to put the league on notice, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor does think that it showed that the Bengals aren’t going to be an easy opponent for any team this season. “It was a resilient group that showed through the effort, especially in overtime,” Taylor said, via the team’s website. “They played to that final down. Things just didn’t go our way. That’s life...
    Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth were back in familiar surroundings on Sunday evening as filming commenced on the Paris set of new Sex And The City spin-off, And Just Like That.  With romance evidently the order of the day, the screen couple were seen gazing earnestly at one another while shooting a scene on the appropriately scenic Passerelle des Arts.  Crossing the French capital's River Seine, the pedestrian footbridge is a popular tourist destination, with visiting couples frequently attaching padlocks with their first names written or engraved on them to the railing as a romantic gesture.   Just like old times: Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth were back in familiar surroundings on Sunday evening as filming commenced on the Paris set of new Sex And The City spin-off, And Just Like That Old times: It was in the French capital that Big famously rescued Carrie from a doomed relationship with pretentious Russian artist Aleksandr Petrovsky - a move that ultimately rekindled their romance (pictured) Wearing a stylish floral print dress, Parker, 56 - dressed in character as fashion conscious socialite Carrie Bradshaw...
    More than a month after Spencer Elden - the man who posed on Nirvana's iconic Nevermind album cover as a baby - sued the group for child pornography, Dave Grohl has finally responded. The 52-year-old musician, who was the drummer for Nirvana for the album, was named as one of the defendants in the suit, along with the estate of late frontman Kurt Cobain, and Krist Novoselic, along with photographer Kirk Weddle, Universal Music, Geffen Records, Warner Records and MCA Music. Grohl was speaking with The Sunday Times, when he revealed that they are planning on tweaking the album cover for the upcoming 30th anniversary re-release. Dave responds: More than a month after Spencer Elden - the man who posed on Nirvana's iconic Nevermind album cover as a baby - sued the group for child pornography, Dave Grohl has finally responded Tweaking: Grohl was speaking with The Sunday Times , when he revealed that they are planning on tweaking the album cover for the upcoming 30th anniversary re-release 'I have many ideas of how we should alter that cover but we'll see what...
    A MUM-of-eight has hit back at critics who judge her large family and assume that her kids all have different dads. What's more, Yalancia, 29, insists that she and her partner Mike don't claim benefits to look after their brood and instead they work for a living. 3Yalancia, 29, is a mum-of-eight boys but is sick of people assuming they don't all have the same dad 3Yalancia and Mike had their first child together when she was 17, and aim to have a total of ten The couple, who have eights sons, detail their family life online, offering fans a glimpse inside "that Rosario life" - which is also their social media handle. Yalancia, who lives in the US with her family, said people are usually shocked to learn she is just 29 and already had eight kids. But she was just 17 when she and Mike had their first child together, and they've continued growing their family ever since. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED In a post on...
    Let’s assume the Bucs are trying to make a move to improve their roster right now.Kyle Zedaker/Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reworked guard Ali Marpet’s contract to create $4 million in cap space for the 2021 season by using two more of those magical voidable years, according to a recent tweet by Field Yates. Now, this could simply be a way to create roster flexibility in case anyone gets hurt down the road, or it could be a sign that the Bucs are about to make a legit move right now.  For the sake of this article, let’s assume the Bucs are trying to make a move to improve their roster right now.  There are two main scenarios that people are expecting to play out, one far more realistic and likely to happen than the other.  The first and most likely of the scenarios is that they are trying to sign free agent cornerback Richard Sherman. The former Seahawk is currently unemployed, following a tumultuous offseason in which he was arrested on suspicion of burglary and domestic...
    Veteran actress Susan Sarandon joined a protest outside of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office Monday afternoon, saying at a rally calling for 'Medicare for All' rally that leftists are 'losing hope that you represent us.'  The star of films including Thelma & Louise and Bull Durham, Sarandon wore her hair up with glasses and a T-shirt as she used a megaphone to make her case in front of the first-term lawmaker's office in the Bronx. 'I'm here to say to the 'Squad,' and especially AOC, who, you know did make a lot of promises, that we still have faith in you and we would like to see if you have a better plan than we've been able to see, please share it,' the Oscar-winning actress said according to video obtained by Mediaite. 'If there's a pathway you've got that we're not aware of please share it. Because we're losing hope here that you represent us.'  Susan Sarandon, 74, said AOC made 'a lot of promises,' but that she still has 'faith' in her Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has faced fire...
    Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon protested outside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office in New York, saying she was "losing hope" in the Democrat's leadership. The demonstration, billed as a gathering in favor of Medicare for All, took place outside the congresswoman's office in Bronx, New York, on Monday. Sarandon railed against all members of "the Squad," an ultra-liberal wing of the Democratic caucus in the House, calling out Ocasio-Cortez by name. “I’m here to say to the Squad, and especially AOC, who, you know, did make a lot of promises, that we still have faith in you, and we would like to see if you have a better plan than we’ve been able to see, please share it,” the Academy Award-winning actress blared through a megaphone. “If there’s a pathway you’ve got that we’re not aware of, please share it. Because we’re losing hope here that you represent us.” AOC DEFENDS CRITICAL RACE THEORY, SAYS TEACHERS MUST BE 'FLUENT IN HOW TO DISMANTLE' RACISM Protesters also demanded Ocasio-Cortez and others in Congress to declare COVID-19 a public health emergency to...
    Susan Sarandon was seen protesting outside New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office in New York on Monday. In a video obtained by The Independent, the 74-year-old actress used a megaphone to address the gathering crowd. Sarandon expressed her disappointment in AOC and "the squad." "I’m here to say to the squad, and especially AOC, who, you know did make a lot of promises, that we still have faith in you and we would like to see if you have a better plan than we’ve been able to see, please share it," Sarandon said.  She added, "If there’s a pathway you’ve got that we’re not aware of please share it. Because we’re losing hope here that you represent us." SUSAN SARANDON CALLS OUT BIDEN, DEMS OVER SIZE OF STIMULUS CHECKS: 'PULLING A BAIT AND SWITCH' "It’s so difficult for people that are independent to get elected in the first place — and then to see the very people that sponsored the bill not stand up for it, is very disheartening," the Oscar-winner concluded.  The protest was advertised as a Medicare...
    This is a rush transcript from "Tucker Carlson Tonight," July 19, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: Good evening and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT. Happy Monday.Last week, as you remember, a group of Texas state legislators decided to cast down their nets and follow their consciences. They left their native land on a kind of pilgrimage to find democracy. By leaving ironically, they ended democracy in their own state. In their absence, Texas could no longer pass laws.But they believed it was worth it. They were serving a cause bigger than themselves, so they set out on the journey of a lifetime with just the clothes on their backs. They took nothing, apart from a private jet, iPhones for selfies, and regular social media updates and a case of Miller Lite for sustenance.They forewent even their paper obedience masks, the ones that Federal law require the rest of us to wear when we travel by air. But not these pilgrims. They took no masks. They traveled...
    SARAH EVERARD could have been your best friend. She could have been your daughter, your sister, or your neighbour. ???? Follow our live blog for the latest Sarah Everard news and developments 2Sarah's tragic wasteful death at the age of just 33 united the nation in griefCredit: AFP Sarah was Everywoman. Her tragic, wasteful death at the age of just 33 united the nation in grief. In the days and weeks after her killing, at the hands of evil Wayne Couzens, women everywhere came out to share their own stories of male violence. That Sarah could have been murdered by a serving policeman made it all the more shocking. The unthinkable happened. If, as women, we can’t be kept safe by an officer of the law, then who can — and will — protect us? To now discover that his bosses missed the chance to stop him makes this tragedy all the more shocking. Sarah’s death triggered a reaction like no other in recent media, and social media, history. From women, there was an outpouring of anger. A candlelit...
    Many doctors have claimed that the only way to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control in the U.S. - especially in the face of highly infectious variants - is to not only vaccinate adults, but also children. And so, thousands of parents have stepped up and have volunteered their babies, toddlers elementary schoolers and teenagers to undergo vaccine clinical trials. For some parents, the idea of enrolling their children in the studies on kids being conducted by Pfizer and Moderna seems unnecessary because 0.1 percent of all COVID-deaths have occurred in those under age 17. For others, they told CNN the decision to join the trials was an easy one. One family said they volunteered all three of their children because they believe vaccinating youngsters is the only way to reach herd immunity. Another set of patents said their son made the choice himself to enroll in the clinical trial because he wants to go back to school in-person, attend birthday parties and go on summer vacation. The Bui family of Louisiana enrolled all three of their children's -...
    We are not alone in the universe, according to NASA official and former astronaut Bill Nelson. Nelson's statement comes just days after the Pentagon was unable to offer an explanation for UFOs spotted by US military personnel in a newly-declassified report released on Friday, which confirmed at least 144 cases of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) sightings. 'Yes, I’ve seen the classified report. It says basically what we thought. We don’t know the answer to what those Navy pilots saw, they know that they saw something, they tracked it, they locked their radar onto it, they followed it, it would suddenly move quickly from one location to another,' Nelson told CNN on Monday of the Pentagon's declassified report. 'And what the report does tell us that is public, is that there have been over 140 of these sightings. So naturally, what I ask our scientists to do is to see if there’s any kind of explanation, from a scientific point of view, and I’m awaiting their report,' he added, before stating that he has spoke with Navy pilots after a briefing on...
    Miami-Dade fire rescue chief Andy Alvarez got emotional during a CNN interview Friday talking about the efforts underway to save people trapped in the rubble of the collapsed Surfside, Florida condo. As of this posting, four people are dead and 159 others are still unaccounted for. Miami-Dade is receiving Alvarez told Wolf Blitzer that they are doing everything in their power to find every person who is unaccounted for. Blitzer asked what his message is to family members “so desperately anxious they’re waiting for information.” “Have hope. There’s always hope,” Alvare said. He got choked up as he talked about the rescue efforts in Haiti he was involved in: I was in Haiti and… eight days after we were there, we took a girl out of a collapse. You’ve got to have hope. We’re doing everything that we can to bring your family member out alive. “Our job is to get people out safely. And, you know, it’s stressful, obviously, on the frontline workers, because they’re in the building. But it’s just as stressful when you’re in the command...
    Asked on Tuesday night whether Donald Trump is considering a presidential run in 2024, Eric Trump seemed to suggest his father was leaning toward doing so. “What’s the latest on 2024?” Newsmax host Greg Kelly asked the younger Trump. Trump said, “A lot of people are saying we made a major mistake.” He proceeded to list a number of grievances he has against Biden, including crime, rising commodity prices, the influx of immigrants trying to cross the border, and a supposed “lack of respect” from President Vladimir Putin of Russia. “There’s a lot of people that are missing Trump,” said Eric Trump. “And I think every single day that Biden messes up our nation, I think it further incentivizes my father and frankly our entire family to do it again.” Trump said he thinks the 2022 midterm elections will be “an absolute bloodbath for the Democrats.” He added, “I think 2024 is gonna surprise everybody. And listen, he’s making it easy. This guy is making it easy with his incompetence, and we’re gonna walk through that door. I’m telling you,...
    The IOC's "Hero" video depicts athletes' and fans' perseverence as the world — and the games — were put on hold due to COVID-19. IOC The IOC is celebrating resilience a month before the Tokyo Olympics and a day before "Olympic Day." Usain Bolt, Naomi Osaka, Tony Hawk, and others star in the "Stronger Together" campaign. The film depicts athletes' and fans' perseverence as the world — and the games — were put on hold. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. We are stronger together, and there's no better showcase of that fact than the Olympic games. One day ahead of "Olympic Day" and a month before Tokyo 2020 is set to begin, the International Olympic Committee launched its "Stronger Together" campaign with a video to depict the unity and camaraderie that makes the games so extraordinary. "The Stronger Together campaign represents the strength of the human experience, reminding people around the globe what we can accomplish when we're united," Christopher Carroll, IOC Director of Digital Engagement and Marketing, told Insider. "The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will...
    Barack Obama has admitted that cancel culture can go 'overboard' as he slammed Republicans who were 'cowed into accepting' Donald Trump's false election fraud claims and accused conservative-leaning media of 'stoking the fear and resentment' of white Americans.  Obama spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper for an AC360 Special named 'Barack Obama on Fatherhood, Leadership and Legacy', which aired Monday night.  In the fawning interview with little or no follow-up questions, the former president spoke about fatherhood, the Trump administration and the racial justice movement.  The Democrat said that, while the nation's history of slavery and racism still 'linger and continue', he believes cancel culture has its 'dangers'.   Barack Obama has admitted that cancel culture can go 'overboard' as he slammed Republicans who 'cowed into accepting' Donald Trump's false election fraud claims and accused the conservative media of 'stoking the fear and resentment' of white Americans Obama pointed to his own daughters Sasha, 19, and Malia, 22, who attended Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by white cop Derek Chauvin on Memorial Day 2020. ...
    (CNN)It's the modern day equivalent of the Roman Empire's gladiatorial shows. After playing for several hours, often in hot and humid conditions, with their emotional reserves ebbing and stress levels sky rocketing, tennis stars enter the media's ice cold inner sanctum -- the post-match press conference.And Naomi Osaka has had enough. She has faced down countless opponents on her stratospheric rise to the top of tennis, but this week the world's No. 2 put down her racket and walked away from the probing and prodding of the press.Osaka's decision to withdraw from the French Open, rather than participate in media conferences at Roland Garros, has sparked a wider debate about the culture of post-match briefings and their impact on athletes' mental health.Such media conferences are a "vulture's pit," said Kris Soutar a consultant for Tennis Scotland and the Judy Murray Foundation, founded by the mother of Andy Murray, a player who has talked openly about how the mental toll of elite sport has affected him.These often male-dominated press conferences are hugely intimidating for the losing player, Soutar told CNN. "They...
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey discusses legislation that virtually outlaws abortion in the state while visiting a car factory at Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. She recently signed a ban on curbside voting. First, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey came after women, signing into law in 2019 a bill outlawing abortions, even for victims of rape and incest, except when medically necessary. Then, she targeted transgender youth and signed into law on April 23 a bill prohibiting the children from participating in public school sports. Now, Ivey’s targeting people with disabilities. The Republican governor signed a bill into law on Wednesday to ban curbside voting and in effect make casting ballots more difficult for people with disabilities. The unfortunate law prohibits placing voting machines outside of voting places and prevents poll workers from taking ballots into or out of voting places except when done as part of the established process to transport ballots. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Wes Allen was passed by the Alabama House of Representatives in a 74-to-25 vote on March 18 and pushed through by the Senate in a...
    After signing a law that would prohibit cities within Texas to defund the police, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott told "The Faulkner Focus" on Tuesday that Austin should face consequences for its move to cripple local law enforcement. The governor retweeted a post from Kenneth Casaday, the president of the Austin Police Association, over the weekend that was critical of the response time for a shooting call early Sunday.  BYRON DONALDS: PEOPLE DON’T CALL ‘ACTIVISTS OR POLITICIANS’ WHEN IN DANGER, THEY CALL THE POLICE GREG ABBOTT: Well, the reason it's stronger is because, as you pointed out, I'm about to sign a law that will ensure that cities in the state of Texas will not be able to defund the police. First, the context: and that is that you pointed out, what's going on in Minneapolis, where it is both a tragedy and a disaster. What's going on for the residents of Minneapolis because of the defunded police and you've seen the same thing in Portland and Seattle and Chicago and New York, et cetera.  Unfortunately, we had the same thing happen...
    Prince Harry has said 'the world needs to heal' from the trauma of isolation due to Covid-19 pandemic.  Speaking in a series of interviews with Oprah Winfrey for five-part AppleTV+ series The Me You Can't See, The Duke of Sussex reflected on being in lockdown and how it affected people's mental health across the globe.  Harry quit the royal family shortly before the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, first moving to Vancouver Island in Canada before travelling to his wife's native California, moving to Santa Barbara before settling in a £14M mansion in Montecito with wife Meghan and son Archie, two. In the explosive new documentary Harry accused The Firm  'total silence' and 'neglect' when Meghan was suicidal, claiming his father Prince Charles made him 'suffer' as a child and insisting he would not be 'bullied into silence' when he alleged 'The Firm' 'trapped', smeared and then dumped them. Filming himself, on what appears to be an iPhone, on 8th July,  Harry says: 'It's different, isolation is not easy for anyone, all the global pain and global trauma is coming...
    The White House maintained confidence Wednesday, as multiple challenges hit the Biden administration, with press secretary Jen Psaki saying "that's what we're made for." As the administration grapples with surging inflation, lower jobs numbers than expected, the attack of a critical pipeline, a mounting gas shortage, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the crisis in Israel, the White House is seeking to preserve confidence in President Biden's leadership. BATTERED BIDEN UNDER SIEGE AS CRISES CONFOUND THE WHITE HOUSE "The president knew from having served as vice president for eight years that when you walk in, and you’re the leader of the free world, and you're overseeing a country that is still working its way through a pandemic and an economic recovery, that you have to prepare – be prepared – to juggle multiple challenges, multiple crises at one time," Psaki said during the White House press briefing Wednesday. "And that’s exactly what we're doing at this moment," she said. FBI NAMES 'DARKSIDE' AS COLONIAL PIPELINE ATTACKER The White House’s comments come as Palestinians have begun violently clashing with Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque...
    The boyfriend of former Playboy model Kelsey Turner who has been charged with bludgeoning to death her elderly benefactor has denied their involvement in the murder and insisted that the victim was not his girlfriend's 'sugar daddy.' Logan Kennison sat down for a jailhouse interview with Access Hollywood, two years after his arrest on charges of conspiracy to commit murder for the death of 71-year-old psychiatrist Thomas Burchard.  The pair are accused of beating Burchard to death with a baseball bat in Las Vegas, before stuffing his body into the trunk of Turner's Mercedes Benz on a desert road in rural Nevada.  accessonline Privacy Policy Murder suspect Logan Kennison (left) said in a jailhouse interview with Access Hollywood that he and his girlfriend, former Playboy model Kelsey Turner (right), did not kill a psychiatrist in Las Vegas in 2019  Dr Thomas Bruchard's decomposing body was discovered in the trunk of Turner's car on March 7, 2019, in Nevada  During the interview, Kennison maintained his and Turner's innocence, saying' we're not monsters, we didn't do it,'...
    Billie Eilish posed for the cover of British Vogue. Craig McDean / Vogue Billie Eilish appeared on the cover of British Vogue's June issue.  While discussing her single "Your Power," she spoke about the authority people give to celebrities. "Nobody should be given the power that we're given," she said.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Billie Eilish spoke about the unhealthy amount of power held by celebrities in her cover story for British Vogue's June issue.  While discussing her recently released single "Your Power," the 19-year-old Grammy winner discussed abusive relationships and the unmerited authority that comes hand-in-hand with fame.  "There's all these people who are incredibly vulnerable and would honestly do anything you say. That's a crazy feeling," she said. "Nobody should be given the power that we're given." Eilish went on to say that the message in "Your Power," an acoustic ballad about abuse and unbalanced power dynamics, isn't limited to those in the spotlight or the music industry.  "I would like people to listen to me. And not just try to figure out...
    Deshaun Watson is facing nearly two dozen lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct and the fallout is something the NFL is watching closely, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday night. Goodell was asked about the controversy surrounding the Houston Texans’ star in an interview on ESPN. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "We're obviously following that and looking at that ourselves. There are important steps that we will be taking as part of out personal conduct policy. When we get to that point we will certainly make a decision," Goodell said. Goodell’s comments follow remarks made by NFL’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent this week to FOX Sports Radio. DESHAUN WATSON SITUATION 'NOT GOOD FOR ANYBODY,' NFL EXECUTIVE SAYS "I’m just praying for the young man, personally, today. I’m praying for him and his family. I’m praying for the young ladies that have come out. This is not good for anybody, forget the sport," Vincent said. "But I think we’ve learned that every situation’s different. They’re delicate. You make sure that folks, whether it’s the accuser,...
    (CNN)A bike can take you a long way quickly. As well taking you to new places and spaces. It's a journey cyclist Ayesha McGowan is experiencing both professionally -- and emotionally. When McGowan chats to CNN Sport she's on a high from finishing the first leg of an intense training season in Tuscany for the Liv Racing WorldTeam, with her membership as a satellite rider for the 11-person roster announced in February 2021.Read More "It didn't feel real until I was on my way to training camp," says the 34-year-old athlete, who will prepare for the next few months with the goal of racing and becoming a pro road cyclist after August 1. "I feel very accomplished, but I feel a lot of pressure from myself to push even harder," she tells CNN. Finding her feet McGowan says it's her stubbornness that has pushed her to become the first Black American woman in pro cycling. She comes from a long line of matriarchs, inheriting tenacity and grit from her grandmother, mother and older sister. "I set my sights on...
    A man with a history of an obsession with Taylor Swift was arrested on Saturday evening after trying to get into the pop star’s Tribeca apartment, authorities alleged in a criminal complaint. According to police, Hanks Johnson, a 52-year-old man tried to force his way into Swift’s New York’s residence Saturday but was stopped  after a 911 call notified officers that Johnson had made his way into the building, the Daily News reported. This is not the first time for Johnson, police said. According to a criminal complaint, he has shown up at the building and rang the doorbell at least five times over the past few months and the building’s head of security has informed him that he is not welcome inside, the Daily News reported. NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 13: Taylor Swift poses backstage at iHeartRadio’s Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 Presented By Capital One on December 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia ) After Johnson was charged with criminal trespass, he reportedly sent Swift direct messages to the singer’s...
    Piers Morgan says he believes more Royal secrets will be revealed in the coming months from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry despite the pair claiming to crave privacy and a quiet life in Southern California.  Morgan, DailyMail.com's editor-at-large, said that the only way the couple are likely to stay in the news going forward is to essentially cash in on their titles whether it be through deals with Netflix or podcasts with Spotify. Morgan made the predictions during his own tell-all with Fox News host Tucker Carlson which aired on Monday.  Piers Morgan sat down for a tell-all interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson which aired on Monday 'Prince Harry is useful to Meghan because he has a royal title and she has been ruthlessly exploiting that title to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.  'Good luck to them if they can get away with it but I think Americans should be on to this now. How much money would they be making if they weren't the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their anodyne views on...
    Mets officially announce Lindor extension: ‘We’re thrilled that Francisco will be a Met for years to come’ By: Andres Chavez April 5, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditAt one point, during early last week, it appeared that the New York Mets would enter the season with no contract extension in place for All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor. The talented infielder had stated he didn’t want to negotiate during the season, and if a deal wasn’t struck by Thusday (Opening Day), he would play out the campaign and test free agency after the World Series. On Wednesday night, close to midnight, several outlets reported that the Mets had reached an agreement with Lindor, who was acquired in January from the Cleveland Indians alongside Carlos Carrasco, in exchange for shortstops Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez plus two prospects. Now, on Monday, the Mets are officially announcing the pact: Francisco Lindor will be in Queens for the next 11 years, as the 10-year, $341 million extension will kick in after the 2021 season. The Mets are paying for an...
    YORBA LINDA (KABC) -- For the very last time, Yorba Linda resident Laura Snyder took her two jumbo sized bears out for a final scene on her front lawn. It's something she's been doing almost every day during the pandemic since a year ago Monday."This has been very emotional. Yesterday I was a wreck," said Snyder.Yesterday, her family set up a big finale with costumes, props and some newer bears to mark the milestone."We had so many visitors and things would happen. One of the girls came up and hugged each of the bears goodbye and I'm standing in my living room. They can't see me. I'm crying. It's very emotional," she said.She got the idea from the the city of Yorba Linda last year when residents were encouraged to display bears in their windows for a fun neighborhood bear hunt. In such dark times, her oversized bears became a ray of light for her community and on social media."We always kept everything positive. There's no COVID in the bear world. Sometimes some would say why aren't they wearing a...
    A quarter of all known stars in the universe are thought to host a 'perfect planet' — one the same size and temperature as Earth. There are approximately a 'zetta' of them ... that's a trillion billions — a one with 21 zeroes after it. So it is presumptuous for us to assume we are the only intelligent beings in this vast cosmos. In fact, to imagine we humans are alone in space is not merely arrogant, it is scientific nonsense. On October 19, 2017, a telescope in Maui, Hawaii's second-largest island, glimpsed the first known interstellar visitor. Without question, this object came from a distant solar system. Was this a natural phenomenon, or one engineered by an intelligent life-form? The simplest explanation is the latter: that it was created by an intelligent civilisation not of this Earth. Earth cannot possibly be the only planet that supports life. Even in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, about a quarter of the 200 billion stars are orbited by planets with the right conditions for liquid water and, thus, the chemistry of...
    Vice President Kamala Harris blasted the state of the vaccination program she said the Biden administration inherited when it took office. 'There was no stockpile of vaccines,' Harris said after nearly a month in office.  'There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations. We were leaving it to the states and local leaders to try and figure it out. And so in many ways we're starting from scratch on something that's been raging for an entire year,' she told Axios in an interview. She then pushed back when asked if she had to readjust what was possible to achieve. 'We've got to figure out a way — that has to be our standard,' she said. 'Our standard has to be: 'Everything is possible, but we're going to have to work like heck to get it done.' 'In many ways we're starting from scratch on something that's been raging for an entire year,' Vice President Kamala Harris said in an interview The Biden administration has focused on the delivery end of vaccines since taking office, with vaccination rates finally rising to...
    Last weekend, Jonatan Cvetko drove to a fire station in South L.A. and got vaccinated. He’s not a senior citizen who is at particularly high risk of dying from COVID-19. Nor does he work at a hospital, spending his days and nights tending to critically ill patients on ventilators. He does, however, own a cannabis shop. And as of last week, that alone makes Cvetko eligible to get his first dose right now — ahead of most teachers and cops in Los Angeles County, not to mention bus drivers and grocery store clerks. All he had to do was make an appointment online and bring along his work badge and paystub to show those on staff at the fire station just in case. If that sounds crazy, I hear you. I, too, had trouble understanding why the California Department of Public Health would vault tens of thousands of cannabis workers to the front of the eligibility line when the state’s most vulnerable residents can’t even get vaccinated because of supply shortages. Just this week, Gov. Gavin...
    Edition 20: Stories rescued from 4 p.m. EST Friday Jan. 29 to 4 p.m. EST Friday Feb. 5, 2021 Looking over the list of rescued Community stories this week, I thought “whew, back to normal” because fear, fatigue, anger, and outrage no longer dominate. For Rescue Rangers who read every Community story as we search for excellent work that deserves more attention, periods of extreme tension make for grueling reading. Imagine our four-hour shifts on Nov. 9, 2016, or any day since then, when the Community was gripped with outrage over Trump’s assaults on society and democracy. As I write blurbs for the stories rescued over the past week, I experience a kind of tasseomancy: “The art of identifying symbols and interpreting messages found in the shapes and configurations of tea leaves.” The stories are, like tea leaves, “energetic conduits that are capable of mirroring our experiences.” Because we rescue only a fraction of the 100 or more Community stories published daily, each Rescue collection is a quintessence of Community interests and opinions over the past seven days. ...
    Almost exactly one year ago, the following headline appeared in the Los Angeles Times: “Coronavirus spreads to Los Angeles, Orange County: How concerned should we be?” More than we knew, obviously. I remember thinking, when the shutdown began last spring, that the days seemed to drag on and yet fade in a flash. A year later, after relentless waves of stress and grief, time is still warped. But since the pandemic hit, we’ve racked up nearly 16,000 deaths in L.A. County, 3,000 in Orange County and almost 40,000 in the state. California has had more than 3.2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in that time and in December alone, 2,200 L.A. County healthcare workers tested positive for the virus. So, how much longer will the nightmare last? The short answer is that we don’t know. But with a small but steady trickle of vaccine, and the promise of much more, there’s finally some hope. And if you don’t believe me, let’s turn to an expert. “I think that in the fall, we can really look forward to things being...