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    Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar responded to fellow Hall of Famer John Stockton’s recent suspension of season tickets to his alma mater’s games over not wearing a mask and his comments regarding the coronavirus. Stockton, Gonzaga University’s most famous alum, has said that more than 100 pro athletes had died...
    Getty Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwell during a July 2, 2020, press conference in New York City. Ghislaine Maxwell is a 60-year-old British socialite convicted by a jury in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, for “facilitating and participating...
    YouTube Shane McInerney. Shane McInerney is an Irish soccer coach facing federal charges for disruptive behavior during a Delta Air Lines flight from Dublin to New York City. Investigators said McInerney wouldn’t wear a face mask, hit another passenger in the head with a beverage can, exposed his buttocks and refused to sit...
    (CNN)Here is some background information about affirmative action as well as a few notable court cases.Affirmative action policies focus on improving opportunities for groups of people, like women and minorities, who have been historically excluded in United States' society. The initial emphasis was on education and employment. President John F. Kennedy was the first president...
    (CNN)Here's a look at controversial police encounters that have prompted protests over the past three decades. This select list includes cases in which police officers were charged or a grand jury was convened. 1991 - Los Angeles - Rodney KingMarch 3, 1991 - LAPD officers beat motorist Rodney King after he leads police on a...
    Anatolii Stepanov/AFP/Getty Ukrainian Military Forces servicemen stand in a trench on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists near Verkhnetoretske village, in the Donetsk region, on January 18, 2022. U.S. President Joe Biden said on Jan. 19, 2022, that he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine, and cautioned Russian president Vladimir Putin that he “will regret...
    Dan Bongino revealed how far the left will go to stay in power during Saturday's opening monologue of "Unfiltered." DAN BONGINO: Here's what the life of a real Democrat is really like. When Democrats are wrong, they just change their story, not caring at all that they're contradicting their original idea. It doesn't matter. Take...
    Mugshot/Facebook LaShawn McNeil LaShawn McNeil was named as the suspect accused of shooting a New York police officer to death and leaving another officer clinging to life. In a statement, the New York Police Department identified the deceased officer as Jason Rivera. He was only 22 years old. “Tonight, an NYPD police officer...
    "Real Time" host Bill Maher returned from his holiday break Friday and took aim at liberals for their responses to and handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  Along the way, the HBO host commented on U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NBA player Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Maher kicked...
    Getty Deborah Gillespie, Meat Loaf's wife. Deborah Gillespie was the second and current wife of the singer Meat Loaf, and she was at his side when he died of COVID-19. Meat Loaf’s family confirmed his death in a Facebook post on his official page on January 21, 2022. TMZ reported that died of...
    A few years ago, Domino’s sales were falling, so the restaurant changed its entire pizza recipe. They launched a big marketing campaign and Americans loved the change. According to The New York Times, Domino’s teamed up with a company called Dairy Management “to develop a new line of pizzas with 40 percent more cheese … consumers devoured the...
    (CNN)Here's a look at what you need to know about the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.FactsSeven crew members died in the explosion, including Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space.The explosion was a result of a rocket booster failure which ignited the fuel tank.Some of the objectives of Mission STS-51L included...
    Facebook Jozef Puska anad Ashling Murphy Jozef Puska is the suspect accused in the random murder of Ashling Murphy, a 23-year-old Irish teacher whose was attacked while jogging in Tullamore. Murphy’s murder has caused heartbreak throughout Ireland and other countries. According to An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s National Police Service, “Gardaí continue to investigate...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and environmentalist Carole King.PersonalBirth date: February 9, 1942Birth place: New York, New YorkBirth name: Carol Joan KleinRead MoreFather: Sydney Klein, New York City fire lieutenantMother: Eugenia (Cammer) Klein, speech therapistMarriages: Rick Sorenson (1982-divorced); Rick Evers (1977-1978, his death); Charles Larkey (1970-divorced); Gerry Goffin (1959-divorced)Children: with...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game. February 5, 2022 - The NHL All-Star Game is scheduled to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.January 25, 2020 - The NHL All-Star Game takes place at Enterprise Center in St. Louis. The Pacific Division defeats the Atlantic Division 5-4. David Pastrnak...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Jay Inslee, governor of Washington and former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.PersonalBirth date: February 9, 1951 Birth place: Seattle, Washington Birth name: Jay Robert Inslee Read MoreFather: Frank Inslee, biology teacher, coach and athletic director Mother: Adele (Brown) Inslee, store clerk Marriage: Trudi (Tindall) Inslee (August...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado and former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.PersonalBirth date: February 7, 1952 Birth place: Narberth, Pennsylvania Birth name: John Wright Hickenlooper Jr. Read MoreFather: John Hickenlooper Sr., a steel mill executiveMother: Anne (Morris) MacDonaldMarriages: Robin Pringle (2016-present); Helen Thorpe (divorced) Children: with Helen...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's life.PersonalBirth date: April 16, 1927Birth place: Marktl am Inn, Germany Birth name: Joseph Aloisius RatzingerRead MoreFather: Joseph Ratzinger, a police officerMother: Maria RatzingerEducation: University of Munich, Ph.D. Theology, 1953Religion: Roman CatholicOther FactsThe first pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415. Served as chief theological adviser to...
    Berlin (CNN)Pope Benedict XVI knew about priests who abused children when he was archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1981, a report into the archdiocese concluded Thursday, rejecting Benedict's long-standing denials."He was informed about the facts," lawyer Martin Pusch said in Munich as part of a panel announcing the investigation findings."We believe that he can...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a self-appraisal that didn’t always fit with the facts, President Joe Biden on Wednesday made the dubious assertion that he’s outperformed all expectations on the pandemic in his first year and inflated his contribution to COVID-era economic growth. A look at some of Biden’s comments in a news conference that stretched...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Dick Cheney, the 46th vice president of the United States. PersonalBirth date: January 30, 1941 Birth place: Lincoln, Nebraska Birth name: Richard Bruce CheneyRead MoreFather: Richard Herbert Cheney, worked for the Department of AgricultureMother: Marjorie Lorraine (Dickey) CheneyMarriage: Lynne Ann (Vincent) Cheney (August 29,1964-present)Children: Mary and Elizabeth...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, nicknamed "Ryan Express." He played for 27 seasons, won 324 games, and was on the All-Star Team eight times.PersonalBirth date: January 31, 1947Birth place: Refugio, TexasBirth name: Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr.Read MoreFather: Lynn Nolan Ryan Sr., supervisor at Stanton Oil CompanyMother: Martha...
    (CNN)Here's a look at space accidents that have affected astronauts or other staff related to spaceflight. Accidents that involved unmanned spacecraft are not included.TimelineOctober 24, 1960 - The first space-related fatalities occur when a rocket explodes at the Soviet Union's Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, killing 165 people, including Air Marshal Mitrofan I. Nedelin, the...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.PersonalBirth date: January 28, 1972 Birth place: New Orleans, LouisianaBirth name: Amy Vivian ConeyRead MoreFather: Michael Coney, attorneyMother: Linda ConeyMarriage: Jesse Barrett (1999-present)Children: Emma, Vivian, Tess, John Peter, Liam, Juliet, BenjaminEducation: Rhodes College, B.A., 1994, graduated magna cum laude; Notre Dame...
    Police Michael Gelfand Michael Gelfand is a New Jersey businessman who disappeared in New Orleans, Louisiana. The New Orleans Police Department is searching for Gelfand, whose loved ones haven’t heard from him since January 6, 2022. According to Pix11, he is from Lakewood, New Jersey. He’s a father of four who was only...
    Wednesday is National Popcorn Day, and what better way to celebrate than by learning about the history of the delicious snack?  According to The Popcorn Board, the oldest-known ears of corn that were popped are from about 4,000 years ago and were discovered in current-day New Mexico in 1948 and 1950.   Meanwhile, History.com reported in...
    HGTV Joe Mazza stars in the new HGTV series, "Home Inspector Joe." Joe Mazza is the star of HGTV’s newest series, “Home Inspector Joe.” He will be joined by designer Noel Gatts as they tour the prospective houses of clients and “reveal the secrets, checklists and solutions that can help,” according to a...
    Police/Facebook Shawn Laval Smith and Brianna Kupfer Shawn Laval Smith is the suspect accused in connection with the random murder of Brianna Kupfer, a 24-year-old UCLA graduate student who was stabbed to death in a random attack inside the high-end furniture store where she worked in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles,...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City.PersonalBirth date: May 28, 1944Birth place: Brooklyn, New York Birth name: Rudolph William Louis GiulianiRead MoreFather: Harold Giuliani, a tavern ownerMother: Helen (D'Avanzo) Giuliani, a secretaryMarriages: Judith Nathan (May 24, 2003-2019, divorced); Donna Hanover (April 15, 1984-July 10, 2002, divorced);...
    Hours-long lines for coronavirus PCR tests are prompting public officials to push the masses to use rapid, at-home antigen tests instead, but public health experts warn the 15-minute tests are sometimes prone to false negatives. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker last week said: “Rapid tests, in some ways, are a more accurate measure of whether or...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the NFL Pro Bowl, the all-star game of the National Football League. February 6, 2022 - The NFL Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.January 31, 2021 - The first-ever virtual Pro Bowl takes place via EA Sports' "Madden NFL 2021" video game....
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of John Roberts, chief justice of the United States.PersonalBirth date: January 27, 1955Birth place: Buffalo, New YorkBirth name: John Glover Roberts Jr.Read MoreFather: John Glover Roberts Sr., steel company executiveMother: Rosemary (Podrasky) RobertsMarriage: Jane (Sullivan) Roberts (July 27, 1996-present) Children: Adopted with Jane Roberts: John and Josephine Education: Harvard...
    For many, sharks automatically invoke a sense of fear and an image straight out of a scene from “Jaws.” Sharks may look scary, and sometimes an encounter with them can be fatal. (Note: On average, five out of 70 to 100 attacks result in death). But as humans, we are causing far more harm to...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of tennis great Chris Evert, who won at least one Grand Slam singles championship 13 years in a row (1974-1986).PersonalBirth date: December 21, 1954Birth place: Fort Lauderdale, FloridaBirth name: Christine Marie EvertRead MoreFather: James "Jimmy" Evert, pro tennis instructorMother: Colette (Thompson) EvertMarriages: Greg Norman (2008-2009, divorced); Andy Mill...
    Facebook Brianna Kupfer Brianna Kupfer was a 24-year-old UCLA graduate student who was stabbed to death in a random attack inside the high-end furniture store where she worked in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles. Kupfer was working alone in the furniture store as a design consultant when a still-unidentified man walked...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Nicolas Sarkozy, former president of France.PersonalBirth date: January 28, 1955 Birth place: Paris, France Birth name: Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarkozy de Nagy-BocsaRead MoreFather: Pal Sarkozy de Nagy BocsaMother: Andrée (Mallah) Sarkozy de Nagy BocsaMarriages: Carla Bruni (2008-present); Cécilia Ciganer-Albeniz (1996-2007, divorced); Marie-Dominique Culioli (1982-1996, divorced)Children: with Carla Bruni:...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Mexico's richest man, businessman and investor Carlos Slim.PersonalBirth date: January 28, 1940 Birth place: Mexico City, Mexico Birth name: Carlos Slim HelúRead MoreFather: Julián Slim Haddad, real estate investorMother: Linda Helú AttaMarriage: Soumaya Domit Gemayel (1966-1999, her death)Children: Carlos, Marco Antonio, Patrick, Soumaya, Vanessa, JohannaEducation: Universidad Nacional Autonoma...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia and convicted war criminal.PersonalBirth date: January 28, 1948 Birth place: Arthington, Liberia Birth name: Charles Taylor Read MoreFather: Nelson Taylor, judgeMother: Zoe TaylorMarriages: Victoria Addison-Taylor (unknown-present); Jewel (Howard) Taylor (1997-2006, divorced)Children: with Victoria Addison-Taylor: three girls; with Jewel (Howard) Taylor: McArthur Taylor....
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Hall of Fame hockey player Wayne Gretzky, who is the all-time leading scorer in National Hockey League (NHL) history, with 2,857 career points (894 career goals and 1,963 career assists).PersonalBirth date: January 26, 1961 Birth place: Brantford, Ontario, Canada Birth name: Wayne Douglas GretzkyRead MoreFather: Walter Gretzky,...
    (CNN)Here's a look at Ukraine, the second-largest European country in area after Russia. It borders Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Russia and the Black Sea in Eastern Europe. About Ukraine(from the CIA World Factbook) Area: 603,550 sq km (slightly smaller than Texas) Population: 43,745,640 (July 2021 est.) Median age: 41.2 years oldRead MoreCapital: Kiev...
    John McEnroe unleashed a passionate defense of his fellow tennis legend Novak Djokovic on ESPN Sunday, only to awkwardly retreat after being presented with some of the facts surrounding Djokovic’s deportation. In an impassioned rant to kick off the network’s coverage of the Australian Open, McEnroe slammed Australian authorities for the confusion over whether...
    IT'S SAFE to say that the entire world is fondly remembering Betty White on what would have been her 100th birthday. And although she spent the majority of her life in front of TV and movie cameras, there are still a few things people don't know about her. Here are seven things we bet...
    Martin Luther King Jr. carved his way into history as a civil rights hero whose influence and legacy continue to inspire people around the world more than half a century after his death. While the civil rights leader may be most remembered for his iconic and oft-quoted "I Have a Dream" address at the Lincoln...
    Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most influential figures of the 21st century. King’s tireless activism during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s improved the lives of millions of people, and his tragic assassination on April 4, 1968, marked one of the darkest days in American history. King’s oratory prowess...
    (CNN)Here's a look at what you need to know about the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve. FactsThe US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is a stockpile of crude owned by the US government.It provides a back-up supply of crude oil if the commercial oil supply is disrupted.The crude oil is stored in underground salt caverns in a...
    Brandon Bell/Getty Law enforcement vehicles sit in front of the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on January 16, 2022 in Colleyville, Texas. Malik Faisal Akram has been identified as the suspect. Malik Faisal Akram was the suspect who took hostages at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. The 44-year-old British man was killed in the...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the Space Shuttle Columbia. On February 1, 2003, the Columbia broke up upon re-entry during mission STS-107, killing all seven crew members. It was the second loss of a shuttle in 113 shuttle flights.FactsSpace Shuttle Columbia, the first reusable spacecraft, was the oldest in the shuttle fleet. It completed 27 missions;...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of award-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave.PersonalBirth date: January 30, 1937 Birth place: London, England Birth name: Vanessa Redgrave Read MoreFather: Sir Michael Redgrave, actorMother: Rachel Kempson, actor Marriage: Tony Richardson (April 29, 1962-April 28, 1967, divorced)Children: with Franco Nero: Carlo Gabriel (September 16, 1969); with Tony Richardson: Joely (January...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome "Jay" Powell.PersonalBirth date: February 4, 1953 Birth place: Washington, DCBirth name: Jerome Hayden PowellRead MoreFather: Jerome Powell, attorneyMother: Patricia (Hayden) Powell, mathematicianMarriage: Elissa (Leonard) Powell (1985-present)Children: Samuel, Lucy and SusieEducation: Princeton University, A.B. in Politics, 1975; Georgetown University, J.D., 1979Other FactsWas editor-in-chief of the...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of media mogul Barry Diller. PersonalBirth date: February 2, 1942 Birth place: San Francisco, California Birth name: Barry Charles DillerRead MoreFather: Michael Diller, real estate developer Mother: Reva (Addison) Diller Marriage: Diane von Furstenberg (2001-present) Education: Attended University of California, Los Angeles Other FactsDropped out of UCLA after less...