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    There are no roses in Chris Harrison’s immediate future. The longtime host of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” is temporarily stepping aside from his duties to self-quarantine for 14 days after dropping his son, Joshua, off at college in Texas. Season 12 contestant JoJo Fletcher, 29, will step in to do the initial hosting gig at La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California where the series will be filmed this season, according to Us Magazine. “The moment he got back, Chris was told he could not set foot back on the set until he went through another 14-day quarantine,” a show insider told Us. “The show’s contestants and crew all had to quarantine on the property for 14 days prior...
    (CNN)An investigation by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company into a Monday gas explosion in northwest Baltimore that killed two and injured seven has found that it was not the result of faulty pipes or equipment, the company, better known as BGE, said in a press release issued Thursday."BGE has found that all of its equipment -- gas mains, gas service pipes and gas meters, as well as electric equipment -- has been operating safely and was not the cause of the natural gas explosion that occurred Aug. 10," the release said.There were also no gas leaks detected or reported in the area where the explosion occurred, and there were no reports of gas odors Monday prior to the explosion, according...
    BOSTON (AP) — The leader of the Rhode Island Latin Kings has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and faces up to 20 years in prison, according to a release by United States Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew E. Lelling. Eric Thomas, 46, acknowledged on Tuesday that in August 2019 he and others planned to purchase cocaine from the New Bedford Latin Kings to resell, according to Lelling. A co-conspirator was captured on video attempting to purchase 186 grams of cocaine on Sept. 4, 2019, in a deal arranged by Thomas. Thomas’ attorney did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel scheduled Thomas’ sentencing for December 8. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights...
    The Islamic State (ISIS) and other violent extremist groups continue to attack in the Philippines despite American efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an inspector general report. ISIS carried out attacks across the Philippines between April and June, despite Operation Pacific Eagle – Philippines (OPE-P), which the U.S. launched in 2017 to counter terrorism in the Southeast Asian country, according to the report, which was released to the public on Tuesday. ISIS reportedly killed 12 and wounded 13 Philippine soldiers in April and attempted an ambush in May, followed by a rocket attack on civilians, according to the report published by the Lead Inspector General, a team comprised of the inspectors general for the departments of Defense, State and...
    Sharks have a reputation for being heartless killers, but at least one species forms long-lasting ‘friendships,’ scientists have discovered. Grey reef sharks are swift, large-eyed predators that frequent coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They often head out to the open water at night to hunt. But during the day, they return to the same spot on their reef, congregating in clusters of up to 20 individuals. To study this social behavior, marine biologists at Florida International University tagged 41 grey reef sharks near the Palmyra Atoll, a remote Pacific island more than 1,000 miles from the coast of Hawaii. Scroll down for video  Researchers at Florida International University tagged 41 grey reef sharks near the Palmyra...
    Lawyers for actor Cuba Gooding Jr. have reportedly requested a judge allow them to question an alleged victim over her breast size and purported threesomes. Assistant DA Jenna Long argued that questions of that nature were barred under the rape shield law, according to a report published Thursday by Page Six. Attorney Peter Toumbekis argued it was a “philosophical” decision and “has nothing to do with her sexual history.” Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Lawyer Argues Women with Small Breasts Might Be Delusional https://t.co/EElhoOcgPM — TMZ (@TMZ) August 13, 2020 “This accuser speaks very comfortably on her blog posts about her desire and interest and preference to be in a menage a trois rather than in monogamous relationships,” Gooding Jr.’s lawyer...
    Michael Bloomberg — who spent nearly $1 billion in a failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — said he will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention next week, according to a report. The former three-term New York City Mayor announced his upcoming appearance in an email to supporters Thursday saying he plans to explain “why we have the best candidates to meet today’s challenges and get big things done,” according to a report by the Daily Beast. Bloomberg, 78 — who is the founder of financial media company Bloomberg LP, is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated worth of $65 billion — made a surprise run for the primary spot only appearing...
    Michael Bloomberg — who spent nearly $1 billion in a failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — said he will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention next week, according to a report. The former three-term New York City Mayor announced his upcoming appearance in an email to supporters Thursday saying he plans to explain “why we have the best candidates to meet today’s challenges and get big things done,” according to a report by the Daily Beast. Bloomberg, 78 — who is the founder of financial media company Bloomberg LP, is one of the richest men in the world with an estimated worth of $65 billion — made a surprise run for the primary spot only appearing on...
    When you and your partner constantly argue about a particular issue and can't seem to resolve it, it can feel defeating. Understanding that these relationship standoffs and stalemates have more to do with how you fight than what you are fighting about can help, renowned therapist Esther Perel said. According to Perel, both partners have to understand the emotions and memories a particular fight evoked in the other, rather than viewing it as a battle to win or lose. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When you and your partner can't seem to agree on a particular topic, whether it's who does the chores or how you discipline your children, it can become a lasting point of...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Health officials say they are monitoring a COVID-19 outbreak at a Seneca Foods facility in western Wisconsin. According to Barron County Public Health officials, approximately 44% of the Seneca Foods workers in Cumberland have tested positive. Because the outbreak and response is ongoing, officials do not have concrete numbers. “We are taking a united approach to this response by identifying people who are positive or symptomatic as quickly as possible and ensure that they get the care they need,” said senior vice president Matt Henschler in a facebook post at the end of July. According to Barron County Public Health officials, the Cumberland plant followed recommendations set by the CDC at the onset of COVID-19. The outbreak...
    The best time to workout is the one where you'll do it. Pixstock/Shutterstock The best time to workout depends on your own personal preferences and performance goals.  Working out in the morning can help you sleep better and may even lower your blood pressure.  If you workout in the afternoon or evening you may be able to lift more weight or run an extra lap. This article was reviewed by Joey Thurman, CSCS, CPT, FNS, a Chicago-based fitness expert and MYX Fitness coach. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Exercise scientists say working out at different times of the day may provide different health and performance perks.  For example, you may find you sleep better at night if you...
    7 Uncommon Ways to Cut Costs in Retirement Tested: 2020 Tesla Model S with Cheetah Mode Delivers Real Gains How To Sell Your Home For The Best Price Possible Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life 10 States on the Brink of Becoming COVID Hotspots, According to Experts As the number of infections and deaths from coronavirus continues to soar in the United States, many people are thinking about whether their state is going to be the...
    One of the most effective home remedies for a cough is tea with honey and ginger. Vera_Petrunina/Getty Images One of the most effective home remedies for soothing a cough is to add honey and ginger to your tea.  Other home remedies for coughing include gargling salt water, using marshmallow root, or consuming thyme.  If your cough is the result of irritation or allergies, investing in an air purifier or humidifier may help treat it at home.  This article was medically reviewed by Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, FAAP, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Visit Insider's Health Reference library...
    According to another forfeiture complaint, al-Qaeda and affiliates used Telegram and other social media channels to solicit Bitcoin donations. In some cases, the groups allegedly pretended to act as charities. Agents uncovered 155 cryptocurrency accounts linked to that terrorism fundraising campaign. As for ISIS, someone tied to the group allegedly ran a COVID-19 protective gear scam. Murat Cakar, who the DoJ describes as “an ISIS facilit ator,” was selling phony N95 respirator masks and other protective equipment through a website, according to a complaint. One US-based customer tried to buy gear for hospitals, nursing homes and fire departments. Officials seized that site, along with four related Facebook pages. In total, agents recouped about $2 million worth of cryptocurrency, according to...
    The Chicago Police Department added a component to their website Wednesday that features videos of looters in order to enlist the public’s help in identifying suspected criminals who have yet to be arrested. The department’s move came after an upscale shopping district in the city was ransacked this week by a mob outraged over an officer-involved shooting, according to the New York Times. Over 100 people were arrested since the robbery spree that followed the police shooting of Latrell Allen, who was shot in the shoulder after he reportedly engaged in a gunfight with law enforcement, ABC 7 reported. Allen is expected to survive his injuries and is being held on a $1 million bond, the local outlet reported. “We...
    The Tennessee state legislature passed a proposal Wednesday that would charge Tennessee protesters with a felony instead of a misdemeanor for camping out on state property. The proposal would charge anyone illegally camped out on state property with a Class E felony, which is punishable by up to six years in prison and results in the loss of a person’s voting rights, according to The Tennessean. For nearly two months, protesters have been camped outside the state Capitol calling on lawmakers to tackle systemic racism and remove a bust of Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest, according to Nashville Public Radio. In July, a protester was arrested after setting Nashville City Hall on fire. Nashville Public...
    ISCO is reportedly ready to stay with Real Madrid amid speculation he is wanted by Juventus. Andrea Pirlo, who took over as manager of the Italian champions, was said to be eyeing a move for Isco. 1Isco is reportedly ready to stay with Real Madrid amid speculation he is wanted by Juventus It would see the Spaniard, 28, reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, whom he won four Champions League trophies with. According to AS, Isco was initially open to listening to offers away from Madrid. But it is understood after a holiday he has decided to commit to the LaLiga champions for another season. His contract expires in 2022 and Bernabeu bosses are yet to...
    The teen who was torched alive in a Bronx apartment suffered burns to 90 percent of his body — and a witness said she tried to confront the killer in the moments after the deadly attack, police sources said. Winston Ortiz, 18, was stabbed twice in the back and once in the chest on the fifth floor of a building on Woodycrest Avenue near West 165th Street in Highbridge — around the corner from his home — around 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to cops and sources. He was taken to Harlem Hospital with multiple stab wounds and burns, where he died, police said. A witness said she heard someone calling for help, and spotted a stranger throw a liquid on...
    The Trump administration and the Department of Energy are trying to loosen a nearly three decade old regulation that limits how much water can come out of a showerhead per minute. President Donald Trump raised the issue in July saying, “So showerheads- you take a shower, the water doesn’t come out. You want to wash your hands, the water doesn’t come out. So what do you do? You just stand there longer or you take a shower longer? Because my hair-I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect. Perfect.” A 1992 federal law mandated showerheads couldn’t use more than 2.5 gallons of water per minute. But, as new showerheads came out over the years with multiple...
    Popping your pimples is normal human behavior, but it could be a disorder if it's causing you distress. Motortion/Getty Images Picking your pimples will almost always make them worse, but it can be hard to resist the urge. Knowing your triggers and creating physical barriers to touching your face may help you kick the habit. If you can't stop picking and it's causing you distress, you may want to seek professional help. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. I've always been a picker — pimples, scabs, nails, you name it. Sometimes I'll spend what feels like an eternity in front of the mirror, squeezing any bump or blackhead I can find. Even when I'm not consciously trying...
    According to one chef, lasagna is often frozen and reheated at restaurants. Shutterstock Insider asked chefs about the best and worst pasta dishes to get at restaurants.  Gnocchi and fresh ravioli can be tricky to make, chefs said, so ordering them from a restaurant is a good idea.  One chef told Insider that diners may want to skip restaurant lasagna, which is often frozen and reheated.  Sometimes restaurants use stuffed shells to get rid of leftovers, according to another chef.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. There are few things more satisfying than a plate piled high with pasta — but some carb-heavy dishes are better than others.  Read on for the best and worst pasta dishes...
    Chinas Confucius Institutes must register as foreign missions in U.S.: Pompeo This Hong Kong Restaurant Group Wrote the Playbook For Survival Manny Pacquiao is thinking about the end of his boxing career and which 2 fights to retire on, according to his coach Freddie Roach © Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images Freddie Roach with his long-time charge Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images Manny Pacquiao will likely fight two more times, finish his boxing career after 73 pro bouts, and then retire so he can concentrate on becoming the president of the Philippines. That's according to the Filipino fighter's coach Freddie Roach, who told the Boxing Scene website Thursday that ideal career-ending bouts could be fought against...
    Sudden sewing boom has sewing machine sellers scrambling This Hong Kong Restaurant Group Wrote the Playbook For Survival How To Sell Your Home For The Best Price Possible Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! 10 Best Ways to Lose Weight Like Crazy, According to a Celebrity Trainer Do you want to lose weight like crazy? You can do it even if you have a crazy life. I did it in my own life losing...
    Former slave market in Georgia voted to be removed Barstool Sports looking to make Charles Barkley next big hire? Former Trading Market of Enslaved People to Be Removed From Ga. City After 225 Years A former market that was once used to trade enslaved people is being removed from a Georgia city after 225 years. © Provided by People Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress) Old Market House The Louisville City Council on Tuesday held a meeting where they voted to relocate the Old Market House from the center of the small town, according to ABC affiliate WJBF. The structure, which was built in Georgia's first capital around 1795, was used as a "slave market" where enslaved people...
    You can typically tell whether or not a dog likes you. Shutterstock Insider asked veterinarians about the surprising ways you can tell that your dog loves you or trusts you. Guarding and herding are two subtle affectionate behaviors.  Dogs will often cuddle with or try to protect those they love.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Though they can't put their love into words, dogs have an unexpectedly large repertoire of ways to show they care. From subtle body language to over-the-top displays of affection, your pooch is probably showering you with devotion in plenty of surprising ways.  Here are some ways dogs show they love or trust someone, according to veterinarians.
    Canada has issued new guidelines for treating patients with obesity. As part of the new guidelines, weight is no longer the main factor in determining obesity. Obesity Canada and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons believes that patients should be characterized by their overall health picture, not just their body weight. Guidelines were published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal recommended that obesity should be designated as a chronic illness that needs long-term care and tailored treatment for each patient. Doctors encourage others that body mass index (BMI) should not be the only factor in determining an obesity diagnosis. Dr. Arya Sharma, professor of medicine at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, who co-wrote the guidelines said the...
    Getty As the debate around stimulus checks rages – whether they are being delivered competently, when people can expect Congress to agree on a package for more and why Trump did not include them in his executive orders – many Americans are eying other countries’ economic relief packages and often with envy. However, some of the figures being thrown around are misleading and other circumstances, including how well the pandemic is contained, have affected countries’ economic responses. To date, U.S. residents should have received one $1,200 check per individual with an additional $500 per dependent, according to the agency’s website. But the Internal Revenue Service has received heavy criticism for several gaffes around the delivery (or lack thereof)...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- A Riverside mother is hoping that store surveillance video of a theft will produce a suspect and raise awareness about a new fraud sweeping the country.The victim had $500 cash, her ID and her social security card inside the pocketbook which was lifted from a counter at a San Bernardino discount store."I could barely afford anything as it is. And I work two jobs and it is hard," says Erika, who didn't want to use her last name for fear that the thief would seek revenge for being outed.Erika's Facebook post went viral as she learned she had become a victim of a more serious fraud.Erika and her sister contacted the Employment Development Department and learned...
    (CNN) — First it was onions and now, it’s lemons, limes, oranges and red potatoes. The FDA has announced a voluntary recall by Freshouse II LLC due to a potential listeria contamination. The recall was issued after Freshouse found Listeria monocytogenes on a piece of equipment at one of its packing facilities, according to a statement on the FDA website. “We voluntarily issued this recall out of an abundance of caution with the steadfast intent to minimize even the slightest risk to public health,” Freshouse President Jamey Friedman said in a statement. The recalled products were shipped directly to retailer distribution centers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia and to wholesalers in Maryland and North Carolina. Affected...
    MONTEREY (CBS SF) — Several complaints have been lodged against venues planning to host wedding receptions in Monterey County, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s office. Wedding ceremonies are allowed in the county, but receptions are not because they pose a high risk of COVID-19 transmission, the DA’s office said. Events that gather many people from different households in a single space are prohibited. The county has allowed gatherings for faith-based services, cultural ceremonies and protests in an effort to balance First Amendment interests with public health. But even those must still be held outdoors, and attendees must both wear a face covering and stay at least six feet from people who live in another household. These same requirements...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who bought a tiger skin rug in violation of the federal endangered species act pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge, the government said. Ryan Gibbs of Cincinnati must serve a year on probation, perform 80 hours of community service, and donate $100,000 to a federal fund used to provide rewards for tipsters in illegal wildlife trade cases, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Gibbs also agreed to give up a stuffed lion, two stuffed puffins, a panther skin and a sawfish rostrum—the bill or beak of the sawfish—which he owns, according to the government. Gibbs, 44, a Cincinnati attorney, tried buying a tiger skin from someone in the United Kingdom in 2018,...
    (CNN) — First it was onions and now, it’s lemons, limes, oranges and red potatoes. The FDA has announced a voluntary recall by Freshouse II LLC due to a potential listeria contamination. The recall was issued after Freshouse found Listeria monocytogenes on a piece of equipment at one of its packing facilities, according to a statement on the FDA website. “We voluntarily issued this recall out of an abundance of caution with the steadfast intent to minimize even the slightest risk to public health,” Freshouse President Jamey Friedman said in a statement. The recalled products were shipped directly to retailer distribution centers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia and to wholesalers in Maryland and North Carolina. Affected products include...
    Staff at the Gamaleya Institute are the first to develop a Covid-19 vaccine – RDIF and Gamaleya Research Cente /TASS The Russian coronavirus vaccine hailed by President Vladimir Putin is not certain to work and has side effects including swelling, fever and pain, according to scientists who developed the drug. Mr Putin announced on Tuesday that Russia had approved the world’s first vaccine against the virus, saying his own daughter had taken part in clinical trials. Officials said the vaccine would be offered to medics as early as this month and rolled out to the general population from October. But documents on an official Russian health ministry website said the vaccine had been tested on too few volunteers over...
    (CNN)Three men prosecutors say are connected to R. Kelly were charged in federal court for using threats, intimidation and bribes in efforts to influence testimony by alleged victims in the racketeering case against the singer, according to the complaints unsealed Tuesday.The complaints list Richard Arline Jr., Donnell Russell and Michael Williams as defendants, according to a press release from the United States Attorney's office in Brooklyn. "The defendants are separately charged with engaging in multiple crimes that were intended to undermine and subvert the integrity of the criminal justice system and victimize the women who have come forward with serious allegations of criminal conduct against the defendant R. Kelly," Acting United States Attorney Seth DuCharme said in the release. "Efforts...
    A rural Georgia town voted Wednesday to remove the Market House pavilion that was once used to sell slaves.  Louisville City Administrator Richard Sapp said the city council voted 4-1 during a Tuesday night meeting to take down the Market House, The Associated Press reported.  Sapp said the city has to check with transportation officials to see if the removal does not go against historic preservation rules, but the administration was hopeful the process could be completed in a month, according to the newswire.  The city must create a plan for what to do with the structure, he reportedly said. Members of a committee tasked with recommending a plan to city officials have called for the structure to be moved...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who bought a tiger skin rug in violation of the federal endangered species act pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge, the government said. Ryan Gibbs of Cincinnati must serve a year on probation, perform 80 hours of community service, and donate $100,000 to a federal fund used to provide rewards for tipsters in illegal wildlife trade cases, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Gibbs also agreed to give up a stuffed lion, two stuffed puffins, a panther skin and a sawfish rostrum — the bill or beak of the sawfish — which he owns, according to the government. Gibbs, 44, a Cincinnati attorney, tried buying a tiger skin from someone in the...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah homeowners association apologized after asking residents to take down their Black Lives Matter signs. One of those residents was Dan Carlson, a sociology and family and consumer studies professor at the University of Utah. He posted a photo on social media Tuesday of the notice that the Daybreak homeowners association in South Jordan, a Salt Lake City suburb, sent him. “We appreciate your desire to place temporary signs in your yard but remember that, according to Daybreak’s governing documents, certain restrictions exist,” the note read. Carlson said he was told all eight notices were given to households with Black Lives Matter signs. He added that he has lived in Daybreak since 2016 and...
    SAN ANTONIO – A probationary deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office was arrested and fired Wednesday after investigators said he forged a county document to try to extend his sick leave by several weeks. Javier Cruz, 20, faces a misdemeanor charge of tampering with a government record, Sheriff Javier Salazar confirmed during a Wednesday afternoon press conference on Zoom. Cruz, who had already missed a significant amount of work according to Salazar, is accused of forging paperwork to make his return to work date August 27. Investigators later determined the return to work date was actually August 7, Salazar said, who added that Cruz confessed to the scheme when confronted about it. “We could have just fired him and...
    New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday, through an executive order, that public and private schools, as well as colleges and universities, are clear to open for in-person classes this fall. Today, I’m signing an Executive Order officially clearing both our public and nonpublic pre-K through 12 schools and our colleges and universities to reopen for upcoming academic year. — Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) August 12, 2020 The announcement comes as New Jersey continues to see a decline in new coronavirus cases, with the New Jersey Department of Health reporting less than 500 new cases as of Wednesday. “We have held ongoing discussions with the leaders throughout our higher education system and we believe they are ready for...
    An Air Force helicopter was hit by gunfire Monday while flying over Virginia, damaging it and forcing it to make an emergency landing at a regional airport, officials told McClatchy DC. A crew member also was injured, the outlet said. What are the details? The UH-1N Huey helicopter — assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron at Joint Base Andrews — was flying about 1,000 feet off the ground about 10 miles northwest of Manassas Regional Airport when the incident occurred, the outlet said, citing an Air Force statement. The injured crew member, who was not identified, was treated and released from a hospital, McClatchy said. "Initial findings are that the helicopter was struck...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who bought a tiger skin rug in violation of the federal endangered species act pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge, the government said. Ryan Gibbs of Cincinnati must serve a year on probation, perform 80 hours of community service, and donate $100,000 to a federal fund used to provide rewards for tipsters in illegal wildlife trade cases, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Gibbs also agreed to give up a stuffed lion, two stuffed puffins, a panther skin and a sawfish rostrum—the bill or beak of the sawfish—which he owns, according to the government. Gibbs, 44, a Cincinnati attorney, tried buying a tiger skin from someone in the United Kingdom in 2018,...
    A Wisconsin state agency is reportedly mandating that its employees wear face masks during video conferences, even if they are home alone. In a July 31 email, the Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole reminded employees that the governor's mask order, which requires anyone over the age of 4 to wear a face-covering while indoors, was to take effect Aug. 1, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. WEARING A MASK CUTS OWN RISK OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS BY 65 PERCENT, EXPERTS SAY “Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff,” Cole said, according to the Sentinel. “Set the safety example which shows...
    Harry Rogers, a self-proclaimed Ku Klux Klan leader, was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday, after driving into a crowd of protesters in June. Henrico County Sheriff's Office via Associated Press; YouTube/CBS News A Virginia man who boasted of his Ku Klux Klan rank was sentenced to six years in prison after driving his pickup truck into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against police violence. Court records show that Harry Rogers, 37, was convicted of six misdemeanors, and still faces three additional felony charges. Prosecutors said Rogers drove "recklessly" down the median of a road, then "drove up to the protesters, revved the engine, and drove into the protesters."  Rogers later reportedly told police he was...
    Salsa products made with onions possibly tainted with salmonella are the latest to be recalled in an outbreak of the bacteria that has now sickened more than 600 people in 43 states.  The products involved in the recall were sold to consumers by retailers in four states — Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington — and distributed from May 13, 2020 to August 10, 2020, according to Spokane Produce of Spokane, Washington.  Recalled product. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Consumers have in recent days also been warned about eating prepared foods, that could contain onions tainted with the bacteria, sold nationwide by retailers including Giant Eagle, Walmart and Kroger.   Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The products may contain recalled onions tied to a...
    Two Alabama schools were forced to switch to virtual instruction after an individual connected to both schools tested positive for coronavirus, a local news outlet reported. Moulton Elementary School and Moulton Middle School each canceled in-person classes and opted to transition into virtual classes until August 26, when the schools are scheduled to reopen. Superintendent of the Lawrence County School District Jon Bret Smith spoke to the Decatur Daily about the positive test and subsequent actions taken by the school district to mitigate the risk of a local outbreak. Lawrence County School Superintendent Jon Bret Smith says students from the elementary and middle schools in Moulton will start the academic year taking classes online. https://t.co/8Po9fQ451d — WVUA 23 (@wvua23) August...
    Erik Isakson/Getty Images It's a common misconception that the more you sweat, the more effective the workout. But according to a sweat scientist, there are a lot of factors that affect how much sweat you produce and how sweaty you feel.  It's true that effort generates sweat, but genetics, body mass, and environmental factors all play a role in how sweaty your workout is. Very fit people, particularly those trained in endurance sports, also sweat more.   Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If you've ever finished a workout and found yourself disappointed not to be drenched in sweat, you're not alone — many people consider sweating profusely to be a sign of vigorous exercise.  But you...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City COVID-19 cases are on the rise in one Brooklyn neighborhood, and Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday the city will expand testing there to help stop the spread before it gets out of hand. De Blasio announced that the city’s Test and Trace Corps will “saturate” Sunset Park by knocking on doors, upping canvassing efforts and increasing the number of robocalls in the 11220 zip code to encourage all residents to get tested.   The city will also bring two mobile testing vans to the neighborhood. The first will be stationed at 44th Street and 6th Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4...
    Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight predicts that Donald Trump has just a 29 percent chance at winning re-election in November, with his presumed opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, facing a 71 percent chance at victory. Ever since Trump’s opponent led the polls in 2016, only to lose the election, some people have questioned the accuracy of predictions like those made by FiveThirtyEight. But the respected statisticians explain that while the former secretary of state had only a small lead in most polls, Biden’s lead over Trump is much larger. “As elections analyst Geoffrey Skelley wrote last week, Biden’s lead over Trump has already topped Clinton’s post-convention peak. Biden also enjoys more overall support than Clinton. In other words, there’s a genuine...
    A 37-year-old man followed a 14-year-old girl and later broke into her bedroom in Vadnais Heights, according to charges filed this week. Russell James Anderson Baldwin, 37, was charged with first-degree burglary and harassing someone under 18-years-old with sexual or aggressive intent, according to the criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court. Undated courtesy photo, circa August 2020, of Russell James Anderson Baldwin, DOB 09/01/1982. Baldwin is charged with first degree burglary and for harassing someone under 18-years-old with sexual or aggressive intent. (Courtesy of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office) Around 3 a.m. Monday, Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 4000 block of Oakhurst Avenue in Vadnais Heights on reports of a burglary. Deputies spoke to a woman...
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    LOMPOC (CBSLA) — A 35-year-old felon faces charges of possession of guns, drugs and a stolen guitar signed by rocker Tom Petty. Dylan Isaacs was arrested Friday after an LAPD investigation into a major storage commercial burglary in the Los Angeles area led to Lompoc, according to police. (credit: Lompoc Police Department) One of the items stolen from the storage space was a guitar signed by Tom Petty, worth more than $10,000, police said. LAPD’s investigation turned to Lompoc after learning Isaacs was trying to sell the guitar on local social media sites, according to Lompoc police. Isaacs was arrested near a Walmart, where police say he believed he was going to meet with a legitimate buyer. Instead, the buyer...
    THE Spanish Army has been called in to set up a makeshift hospital in Zaragoza, Spain, as the city struggles to contain a new spike in coronavirus cases. Spain's Health Ministry reported 3,632 new infections on Tuesday - and to deal with the new surge in Aragon, the army has begun expanding the Clinic University Hospital of Zaragoza. 4A makeshift hospital is being created in ZaragozaCredit: EPA 4The army has been called in to prepare the field hospitalCredit: AP:Associated Press The hospital in the capital city currently holds 160 COVID-19 patients - more than any other Spanish hospital, according to local media. However, the new makeshift hospital, which will spill into the car park, will hold an extra 40 patients....
    Years ago, people often spent so much time browsing the shelves at the local Blockbuster it may have felt like they lived there. Now, some special fans of the once-mighty chain actually can — for a night.  Sandi Harding, the store manager of the last Blockbuster in the world, will soon allow stays at the Bend, Oregon, establishment through Airbnb, according to a company press release on Tuesday.  But, there's a catch.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Only residents of Deschutes County, where the Blockbuster is located, are permitted to request to book a stay at the store. The store is also only available for a limited time — for three individual, one-night reservations on September 18,...
    Lead was poisoning the water in Flint, Mich. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha put her reputation on the line to prove it. Outdoor dining may save restaurants during COVID-19. But are diners at risk from cars plowing into them? Roy Jones Jr. had a greater boxing career than Mike Tyson, according to a fighter who is also competing at the exhibition © Provided by INSIDER 1980s icon Mike Tyson takes on 1990s great Roy Jones Jr. in a 2020 exhibition. Photos by The Ring Magazine and Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images Boxing icons Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. take part in a November exhibition in Carson, California. The event will be supported with a number of official fights, including...
    Share Tweet Share Share E-mail After a pilot test, on the Canary island of La Gomera, which began on June 29 and several weeks of development, it is now available the mobile application «Radar COVID», designed and directed by the Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence of the Government of Spain. This application, promoted by the Government, has the main objective of detect possible infections by coronavirus. In this way, it stores information on the contacts of those who have decided to install and activate it on their mobiles and te indicates the level of exposure to which the user has been exposed, as well as what to do according to this level. At the beginning of the...
    The increase in online commerce and the fall in sales in shopping centers represent a new opportunity for Jeff Bezos’ company Amazon sales increased 40% during the second quarter of the year. Photo: GERARD JULIEN / . / . Simon Property Group Inc., the largest shopping center operator in the United States, is in talks with Amazon to convert the spaces occupied by department stores that declared bankruptcy into fulfillment centers, according to a report released by The Wall Street newspaper. Journal. The companies would have started talks during the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon is aiming to use the spaces left by the closed branches of JCPenney and Sears that are operated by Simon...
    The first crack at filling the vacancy in the Mets rotation could belong to Walker Lockett. The right-hander was removed from the injured list Tuesday and added to the bullpen for at least one night (he didn’t pitch in the Mets’ 2-1 loss to the Nationals), but team brass has bigger plans: He is the front-runner to take Michael Wacha’s turn in the rotation Wednesday. Wacha was recently placed on the IL with shoulder inflammation and Marcus Stroman’s subsequent decision to opt out from the season before completing his injury rehab, has left the Mets with that need. Lockett, 26, went 1-4 with an 8.84 ERA in 13 appearances last season with the Mets. He spent summer camp sidelined with...
    One of the most prominent characteristics of leftists in modern America is their complete inability or unwillingness to apply their principles consistently, especially in their personal lives. Stark illustrations of this problem are provided by the climate alarmist who warns of an impending apocalypse but still maintains a 401k, and the pro-abortion zealot who congratulates a pregnant woman despite believing her to be infested by a subhuman parasite. Of course there are also the well worn examples of the socialist tweeting about the pitfalls of capitalism on his iPhone and the progressive politician preaching about the evils of guns while flanked by a squadron of armed security. It seems that, if not for cognitive dissonance, many on the Left wouldn’t...
    (CNN)Researchers are hoping to unravel the mystery around one of the rarest sharks in the sea -- the megamouth.As it's nickname suggests the magamouth, Megachasma pelagios, is known for having a large mouth on a rounded head and they are thought to grow as long as 17 feet, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History. There has only been around 70 confirmed sightings of the elusive shark in the world, according to the museum.JUST WATCHEDTake a look at the rare megamouth sharkReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHTake a look at the rare megamouth shark 00:45Now, a megamouth that was captured by fishers off the coast of Taiwan in 2018 is sitting on a gigantic block of ice at the Smithsonian's National...
    While campaigning for president, California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris said she’d look into reparations for slavery. Now the running mate to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden might have a chance to tackle reparations. But Harris might have to come to terms with claims from her father that her ancestors were slave owners. According to Harris’ father Donald Harris, a retired Stanford University economics professor, the Harris family descends from a 19th-century slave owner, Hamilton Brown. “My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer...
    By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho could finish the fiscal year with $405 million in surplus tax revenue in spite of the pandemic's economic toll, according to a new revenue forecast. The state’s legislative budget office late Monday released its revised general fund revenue forecast for fiscal year 2021, which started July 1. Revenue comes in at $4.1 billion — according to the new forecast — only $6.5 million below what lawmakers used in March when setting the budget and just before Republican Gov. Brad Little issued a stay-at-home order due to surging coronavirus infections. The surplus is being boosted by a nearly $100 million cut to state agencies and another nearly $100 million cut to...
    Sex therapists say quality is more important than quantity when it comes to sex. PeopleImages/Getty Images The average American couple has sex about once a week.  However, sex therapists say that focusing on the quality of your sex life and the connection you have with a partner is more important than how often you have sex.  If you're unsatisfied with the amount of sex you and your partner are having, here's how you can improve your sex life.  This article was medically reviewed by Rosara Torrisi, LCSW, CST, MSSW, MEd, PhD, certified sex therapist at the Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Have you ever wondered if the amount of sex...
    Dunkin’ is tapping into a new variety of breakfast staples — expect to see the coffee-and-donut brand’s caffeine-spiked cereals on grocery shelves soon, the AP reported. Joining with Post Consumer Brands, which makes Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat and other breakfast cereals, Dunkin’s cereal will be inspired by their two most popular coffee drinks, the Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte, according to the AP. Coffee concentrate will be added to the cereal, with each serving amounting to about as much caffeine as a tenth of an 8-ounce cup of coffee, the AP reported. The cereal will include little crunch spheres mixed with flavored marshmallow bits, and should be available at Walmart, Stop & Shop, and Wegmans around Aug. 22...
    Economic confidence is dropping, according to recent surveys. A vast majority of small-business owners now see business conditions deteriorating over the next six months, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business released Tuesday. “Owners tempered their expectations of future economic conditions as the COVID-19 public health crisis is expected to continue through the coming months,” the report states. The survey also showed that only a minority of owners, 5%, expect sales to increase over the next six months. “This summer has been challenging for many small-business owners who are working hard to keep their doors open and remain in business,” said NFIB’s Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg. “Small business represents nearly half of the GDP,...
    'It's time for me to pay for all the things I've done in my life,' Jose Martinez told the stunned detective. Martinez had just confessed to murdering 36 people in California and across the United States. It was June 2013 and the man known as the 'Black Hand' or 'El Mano Negra' in Spanish told police he was a drug cartel enforcer who first killed as payback for his half sister's murder in the late 1970s and then mostly for money starting in 1980, according to a new book, The Devil's Harvest.   If Martinez's claims are true, he is a serial killer in the same league as Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, Jessica Garrison, the book's author and an investigative...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City City transit honchos plan to install the busway along Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn next month, largely closing off the 0.4-mile stretch of the roadway between Livingston and Tillary streets to through traffic for cars, while upgrading the surrounding bike lanes, according to a Department of Transportation spokeswoman. “Work for the Jay Street busway pilot is expected to begin in late August and anticipated to be fully operational in early September,” said Lolita Avila in a statement. The five-block-long busway was originally supposed to debut in August, but agency bigwigs pushed the schedule back a month to iron out the kinks of...
    A couple was injured and had to be airlifted out of a Solano County park over the weekend after they fell while trying to hoof it from an ornery cow, authorities said. The confrontation took place Sunday morning when two people came across a cow and a calf in Lynch Canyon Open Space Park, according to the California Highway Patrol. “They tried to go around the cow, but it charged them,” officials wrote on Facebook. Emergency personnel responded to the scene after the two fell while being chased by the bad-tempered bovine. After locating the unidentified couple on a trail, a CHP helicopter used its siren to shoo the cow away so a paramedic could approach. ...
    Leading after Steve Jobs isn’t a mission anyone could have successfully taken on, but with style far removed from popular Apple co-founder Tim Cook has come out on top. Almost ten years after his appointment as CEO of the company that today claims to be the most valuable in the world and the most important in the field of technology, The Wall Street Journal has shared an extensive article on the profile of the current Apple representative. Although it has been a job focused on his role as an executive of the company, this allows to see many faces of Tim Cook, built on the stories of his peers and of course, backed by the quantitative achievements achieved by Apple...
    Murder rates have skyrocketed in the US this summer, adding yet another layer of trauma on top of the devastating ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic and fevered racial unrest.   The homicide rate across 20 major American cities rose by 37 percent from May to June, according to a recent report from the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice (NCCCJ). That increase was driven largely by rates in three cities - Chicago, Philadelphia and Milwaukee - according to the report.   Meanwhile aggravated assaults also spiked by 35 percent across 17 major cities from late May through the end of June, with the largest increases seen in Chicago, Detroit, Louisville and Nashville.  The dramatic rise in violent crimes began around...
    Missouri police have tied the killing of a 2-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting over the weekend to another drive-by shooting in July that injured five people, according to a report. The spot outside a grocery store where Raelynn Elise Craig was killed Sunday afternoon in St. Joseph has become a makeshift memorial to the little girl, the St. Joseph News-Press reports. “She was an angel. She was so smart, I always thought she was so smart,” Kennedy Sollars said through tears, according to the paper. “She was always a fighter. She was born premature and she beat the odds and she was here.” St. Joseph Police Department building in Missouri (Google Maps) Sollars said Raelynn was her little boy's...
    Store-bought ice cream can take gourmet if you store it well and spruce it up. Royalty-Free/Getty Images Insider asked chefs and ice-cream developers how to make store-bought ice cream taste better.  Storing a carton of ice cream in the back of the freezer can help preserve its texture.  Soften your ice cream in the fridge, not on the counter or in the microwave.  You can make ice-cream sandwiches or mochi ice cream at home, too.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. There's nothing like a big scoop (or three) of ice cream to satisfy a raging sweet tooth.  To learn how to take the premade stuff to the next level at home, Insider asked chefs and ice-cream...
    Deadly derecho leaves path of destruction across Midwest, 1 million without power This number shows a stunning reversal in the chances of Main Streets survival US bankruptcies are on track to hit a 10-year high as the coronavirus pandemic continues to slam businesses © Robert Barnes/Getty Images Robert Barnes/Getty Images US bankruptcies are on track to hit a 10-year high as the coronavirus pandemic recession continues to slam businesses, according to a Monday report from S&P Global.  This year, 424 companies have gone bankrupt through August 9, surpassing the number of filings during any period since 2010, according to the report.  Consumer-focused companies such as retail have been hit particularly hard — 100 companies in the sector have...
    The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex during a royal engagement in 2017. Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images The reported rift between the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge is explored in the new biography "Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family." A palace aide told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand that Prince Harry "has always come second to his brother" because William is a higher ranking royal.  According to Scobie and Durand, the Sussexes felt they were sidelined by the palace in favor of the Cambridges, especially when it came to their press team.  Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not immediately respond when contacted...
    Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced she will be retiring from the department, a decision that followed the Seattle City Council’s approval of proposals that would slash police funding and cause layoffs, numerous sources reported. Best emailed her retirement notice late Monday, the same day Seattle City Council approved the proposals that would reduce the police department budget by nearly $4 million, which could affect as many as 100 officers, according to KOMO News. She was the first black woman to lead the department. Best was appointed to her current position in July 2018 and has spent 28 years with the department. “This was a difficult decision for me, but when it’s time, it’s time,” Best wrote in the email...
    Henrico County Police Harry "Skip" Rogers A self-professed Klu Klux Klan leader, Harry Rogers, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for driving through peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters on June 7 in Henrico County, Virginia. According to Henrico County Police spokesperson Lieutenant A. M. Robertson, “several witnesses reported that a vehicle revved their engine and drove through the protesters occupying the roadway.” The drive of that vehicle was 37-year-old Rogers. He was arrested and initially charged with attempted malicious wounding and destruction of property, both felonies, and misdemeanor assault and battery. On June 25 Henrico County attorney added more charges: four counts of assault with hate crimes, two counts of felonious attempted malicious wounding, and one...
    (CNN)An Indiana man who burned crosses, displayed swastikas and made signs with racist slurs was charged with a hate crime for intimidating his Black neighbor, the Department of Justice said this week. Shepherd Hoehn, 50, was also charged with two counts of unlawful weapons possession, the DOJ said. The intimidation began when his Black neighbor, who investigators did not name, was removing a tree from his own property in Lawrence, Indiana, the DOJ said.A construction crew came to Hoehn's neighbor's home in mid-June and began to remove the tree. Hoehn became angry at his neighbor's decision to remove the tree and "took several steps to intimidate and interfere with his neighbor and the construction workers," according to a complaint filed...
    WHEN it comes to dieting, most of us picture a bowl of salad or long hours of fasting before the next mealtime. But if you're someone who struggles to lose weight because you can't say no to a Big Mac and fries then fear not. 5Fast food should be eaten and enjoyed even if you're on a diet, according to a fitness expertCredit: Getty Images - Getty A diet and fitness expert claims that you can still eat your favourite fast food and watch the pounds melt away. Graeme Tomlinson, AKA The Fitness Chef on Instagram, is known for his no-nonsense nutritional advice and myth busting posts. He says meals from the likes of McDonald's, KFC and Burger King are...
    Sesame Place, a Sesame Street-themed amusement park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, pictured above on August 4, 2011. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty A teenage worker at Sesame Place, a Sesame Street-themed amusement park in Pennsylvania, was punched in the face on Sunday after asking a visitor to follow the park's face mask rule, according to multiple reports. Local police told the Philadelphia Inquirer that over the course of the day, the unnamed worker had reminded the visitor to wear a face mask twice. He was punched after being asked the second time. The teen had to undergo jaw surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, the Inquirer reported. Police are now looking for the male visitor...
    The Duchess of Sussex in Morocco. Star Max/ AP Images Meghan Markle had to undergo kidnap and hostage training before she married Prince Harry, according to the new biography "Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family." The book reports that the duchess had to take part in a staged kidnapping, where she was "taught to develop a relationship with the enemy." It was an "extremely tense and scary experience" for Markle, a source told the book's authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Meghan Markle had to undergo a two-day security training course — which included a staged kidnapping — before becoming a royal.  According to...
    Other viruses, such as influenza, show seasonal patterns. Some experts expected the heat to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 The situation with COVID-19 has worsened in hot parts of the United States. Photo: CHRISTIAN MONTERROSA / EFE The new coronavirus does not appear to increase or decrease with the change of seasonexperts from the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. “In the absence of control measures, very often, viruses can show seasonal patterns. Of course, we have seen that with the flu. This virus has not shown any seasonal pattern as such, so far, “said Mike Ryan, director of the WHO emergency program. “What it has clearly shown is that if the pressure of the virus...
    The Star Tribune’s Zoe Jackson reports: “Thousands of voters already have taken advantage of loosened absentee ballot rules to mail in their choices in advance, many seeking to avoid lines and possible crowding around polling places throughout the state. Election officials say it is the largest expansion of mail-in voting in state history. Even with what officials call a ‘tidal wave’ of absentee ballots, in-person turnout could be particularly high in Minneapolis and Hennepin County, which have several competitive DFL legislative primaries and the nationally-watched contest between U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and her top Democratic challenger, Antone Melton-Meaux.” For KSTP-TV, Eric Rasmussen reports: “As fears spread about outbreaks of COVID-19 at meatpacking facilities across the country earlier this year, the...
    The Philadelphia 76ers headed into the Orlando bubble with the goal of proving that they are capable of fully dominating the Eastern Conference and bringing home the Larry O’Brien Trophy in the 2019-20 NBA season. Unfortunately, the Sixers still failed to live up to expectations from a legitimate title contender, and to make things worse, one of their main man, Ben Simmons, is set to undergo an arthroscopic surgery that will keep him on the sideline for the rest of the season. As the Sixers’ chances of winning the NBA championship title continues to decrease, rumors have once again started to swirl around Simmons, Joel Embiid, and their future with the team. In a recent appearance on ESPN’s Get Up,...
    Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best pictured in January 2020. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her resignation on Monday, effective September 2.  Best, who is the city's first Black female police chief, decided to quit hours after the City Council passed cuts to her department's budget. The Seattle Police Department's $409 million budget was reduced by $3.5 million for the rest of the year, which will likely result in about 100 officers being laid off. The cuts amount to far less than the 50% sought by Black Lives Matter protesters.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The police chief of Seattle resigned on Monday, hours after the City Council reduced her department's budget...
    (Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Over 20 million cases Global coronavirus cases pushed past 20 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. The Reuters tally, which is based on government reports, shows the disease is accelerating. Experts believe the official data likely undercounts both infections and deaths, particularly in countries with limited testing capacity. Signs Australian outbreak subsiding Victoria, Australia's second-most populous state, reported a small rise in new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, boosting hopes that case numbers are stabilising after a second wave forced authorities to send the city of Melbourne back into lockdown....
    Transfers Rumors, movements, transfers, transfers, the latest market news 8:37 The renewal of the Juventus It has already begun. After the change of coach, with the departure of Maurizio Sarri and the subsequent arrival of Andrea Pirlo, now it’s time to shake the template. According to Tuttosport, Vechia Signora is looking for a way out to Khedira, Higuan, De Sciglio, Douglas Costa and Mataudi. The French is the one who can leave the Italian club the fastest, although he still has a year left on his contract. Your destiny may be the Inter Miami of David beckham, equipment with which he will be about to undergo medical examination. 8:00 Both the coach and Angel Torres, president...
    Black Lives Matter members in Chicago held a rally on Monday to support the more than 100 arrested last night following widespread looting and rioting that caused at least $60 million in property damage and saw 13 police officers injured, according to a report. The rally was organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago and was held at a police station in the South Loop where organizers say individuals are currently being held in custody. At least one organizer called the looting tantamount to "reparations." “I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” said Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, according to NBC Chicago. “That makes sure that person...
    Tokyo, Aug 11 (EFE) .- Japanese companies will suffer a fall of close to 36% in their net profits in the current fiscal year mainly due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to calculations released today by the financial daily Nikkei. Results for the year from April 1 this year to March 31, 2021 will be the worst for Japanese companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since the 2008 financial crisis, Nikkei said. According to data compiled by the financial daily, 60% by Japanese firms foresee a reduction in their income and profits. The Toyota group, for example, estimates that it will close its fiscal year with a 20% reduction in sales and a 64% drop in...
    (CNN) — Safety will not be compromised for a Covid-19 vaccine, the US Food and Drug Administration commissioner said Monday. Dr. Stephen Hahn made the declaration in a video briefing with the American Medical Association. More than 5 million Americans have been infected with coronavirus, and more than 163,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. Hahn acknowledged that because of the speed with which the agency is working, some experts have questioned whether the FDA will compromise its scientific principles in reviewing clinical trial data. “Let me assure you that we will not cut corners,” Hahn said. “All of our decisions will continue to be based on good science and the same careful deliberative processes we have always used when reviewing...
    Washington, Aug 10 (EFE) .- The number of people with confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide surpassed 20 million this Monday, according to the independent count of Johns Hopkins University (USA), which also reports 733,897 deceased to date. Specifically, the confirmed cases are, until 00.00 on Tuesday GMT, 20.001.019. The country with the most infections is the United States with 5,085,821 (25.4% of the total) followed by Brazil with 3,057,470 (15.2%), India with 2,215,074 (11%), Russia with 890,799 (4.4%) and South Africa with 563,598 (2.8%). The top ten positions are completed by Mexico (480,278), Peru (478,024), Colombia (387,481), Chile (375,044) and Iran (328,844). Johns Hopkins reported the first 5 million cases in the world on May 21, reaching 10 million on June...
    The Power Five conferences weren’t just worried about their athletes contracting the coronavirus but a heart condition that could come with it, causing them to consider postponing the fall sports season. Myocarditis — an inflammation of the heart muscle being linked to COVID-19 — is one of the big factors that went into the Big Ten’s expected decision to nix its fall season. At least five Big Ten athletes along with several other athletes in other conferences have been diagnosed with myocarditis, according to ESPN. Myocarditis, while rare, has shown up more in patients with coronavirus than other viral infections such as the common cold or the flu, according to limited studies done during the pandemic. If untreated, it...
    US has more cases than some countries have people Ruby Tuesday has shut down more than one-third of its restaurants this year as the chain buckles under pandemic pressures and an aging customer base Here’s What to Expect From Premarital Counseling, According to a Pro © Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, February 2010 Before saying “I do,” many soon-to-be married couples make the decision to go through premarital counseling, a specialized type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage—you know, that thing where you legally commit to one person for life. Given the enormity of the decision, it seems obvious how crucial going to premarital counseling might be. “It’s more of a proactive experience, rather than reactive,” says...
    A Florida sheriff on Sunday said a man was exercising his Second Amendment right when he shot a home intruder who was later identified as the estranged husband of a woman he was sheltering in his home. The unidentified Tampa-area homeowner shot 55-year-old Ronald Fleet with a .380 handgun after the divorced man kicked down the door armed with a pistol as well, according to Fox 13. A gunfight broke out between Fleet and the homeowner, forcing Fleet to withdraw. Fleet was killed when he made a second attempt at entering the house, the local outlet reported. Pascoe County Sheriff’s Office (Photointoto/Shutterstock) “Any loss of life is tragic, but the victim was utilizing his Second Amendment right to protect himself...
    A former high-ranking cop who built a decades-long career in the NYPD was locked out of top-tier positions in the department because of her gender, she claimed in a suit filed Monday. Lori Pollock, a former three-star chief, claims in the Manhattan federal suit that Police Commissioner Dermot Shea specifically discriminated against her when he refused to consider her for a promotion — and instead demoted her to a position where she answered to a civilian. Shea’s apparent disregard for women holding top positions in the department became clear to Pollock when she attended a transition meeting in 2019, the suit states. As she gave a presentation about her role as chief of bureau of crime control strategies, Shea was...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City And the award for the most sensible decision goes to… MTV will not hold its annual Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on Aug. 30 and instead shift to hosting several outdoor shows around the city, according to representatives for the entertainment company.  Officials at the cable channel opted against moving ahead with an indoor show at the Prospect Heights arena at Flatbush and Atlantic avenues — a decision first reported by New York Post’s Page Six — because of health concerns amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a spokesperson. “In close consultation with state and local health officials‎, it became clear...
    A former high-ranking cop who built a decades-long career in the NYPD was locked out of top-tier positions in the department because of her gender, she claimed in a suit filed Monday. Lori Pollock, a former 3-star chief, claims in the Manhattan federal court suit that Police Commissioner Dermot Shea specifically discriminated against her when he refused to consider her for a promotion — and instead demoted her to a position where she answered to a civilian. Shea’s apparent disregard for women holding top positions in the department became clear to Pollock when she attended a transition meeting in 2019, the suit states. As she gave a presentation about her role as Chief of Bureau of Crime Control Strategies, Shea...
    (Bloomberg) – Colombia now has the fourth highest number of cases in Latin America, ahead of Chile. On a per capita basis, the nation’s death figures are the worst in the world, at 43.1 deaths per million people, according to Johns Hopkins data and Bloomberg estimates. That’s after escalating cases and mortality in recent weeks led the country’s two main cities, Bogotá and Medellín, to re-impose strict quarantines. Contributing to the increase is “the dynamics of virus transmission, related to a growing number of people on the streets,” said Carlos Enrique Trillos, epidemiologist and professor of medicine at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, in written response to questions. There is fatigue “after long periods of restrictive measures.” More cases...