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    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Vice President Mike Pence responded to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) criticisms of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response by blaming some of the deaths in New York on Cuomo’s policies and by pointing to Cuomo’s past praise of President Trump’s coronavirus response. Pence said, “Well, our hearts grieve for the fact that one in five of all the American lives that have been lost in the coronavirus pandemic were lost in the state of New York and some of that was because of poor decisions by the state and by Gov. Cuomo. But look, I liked it better when he said that President Trump’s leadership in the pandemic was,...
    Part of the soul-searching in the US in the two months since the killing of George Floyd has been focused on examining the history that led the country to this point. Confederate statues have been pulled down in many cities and there are calls for a more honest look at the ways in which slavery, segregation and discrimination have shaped modern day America. But there are those who feel that there are some beyond these shores who should be reflecting on their country's role in it all. "Britain put its stamp on America from the beginning. It was Britain who brought the first unfree Africans to this country and helped to start slavery in America," says Professor Cassandra Newby-Alexander,...
    An RV camper. Michal Fludra/NurPhoto via Getty Images Living or traveling in an RV camper gives you freedom to hit the open road. It also allows you to embrace nature as well as chase warmer weather in winter months. It can be cheaper than living in a house or an apartment and easier to clean. Visit Insider's home page for more stories.  Living in an RV camper isn't without its struggles, but it can be an extremely rewarding experience. In 2018, I traveled across the country in an RV, and for the past several months, I've been living in one with my family amid the coronavirus pandemic. I've learned that while spending all your time in an...
    By BARRY ADAMS, Wisconsin State Journal PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Grace Emily Schara came from Seymour to work on a Girl Scouts badge, while Jon Van Beckum made the drive from Milwaukee in an effort to further enrich the high school history classes he teaches. For Gwen Heath, she came to this historic spit of land after her husband, Gary, unearthed last month a Native American hammer stone in the front yard of their Packwaukee home near Buffalo Lake. She was hoping a morning of digging, scraping and brushing under the watchful eyes of trained archaeologists would shed light on more potential finds at her Marquette County home. “That’s why I’m here,” Heath said, as she showed off the ancient...
    Not all ice ages are similarly brutal. In the most excessive glaciation activities identified to science, ice stretches out from Earth’s polar locations and extends all the way into decrease latitudes, practically reshaping the encounter of the planet.   Proof for such epic transitions can be identified in the geologic file, most not too long ago in formidable glaciations all through the Cryogenian period. Researchers consider these intense cooling activities had probably international access and ramifications: a phenomenon identified as ‘Snowball Earth’. But what on Earth could unleash this sort of devastating, unrelenting cold that most – or all – of our planet would stop up sheathed in a frozen sphere of ice and snow? When the precise triggers continue being...
    COVID-19 : As the coronavirus continues to resist, and even continues to accelerate in some parts of the world, a fundamental question arises: how do epidemics end? Answers with France Culture. In a video devoted to this subject, France Culture has identified four causes which, in history, have already led to the end of an epidemic. A fire (rare case) in 1666 in London, immunity, quarantine and, more effective, medical treatment. An exciting video. Look : Philippe Sansonetti, researcher in microbiology: “We don’t realize how fatalistic the societies of our ancestors were. They knew that when a smallpox epidemic hit an area there would be a lot of deaths. “ “A whole behavior was built around fatalism and religious...
    A TikTok trend has users attempting past life regression therapy and making content based on their alleged past lives. One teen is claiming to be Catherine Eddowes, one of Jack the Ripper’s victims. Hide The teen, @dracomalfoyisfit, uses the Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the sound from another TikTok trend about death conspiracies, to allege the notorious serial killer murdered her in her past life. She completes her video with the hashtags #pastliferegression and #pastlife. Hide @dracomalfoyisfit i think i just solved the jack the ripper case i- ????????❤️ #pastliferegression #pastlife ♬ Video Killed the Radio Star – Graham Blvd Hide Participants of past life regression therapy are hypnotized, and visions of their past lives come to them during...
    Oregon governor announces phased withdrawal of federal officers from Portland 21 foods every woman should eat at least once a week Brooks Laich Says Sex Was Pushed Down on the Priority List in His Past Relationships © Emma McIntyre/WireImage Brooks Laich is opening up about how he's learned to prioritize sex in relationships. On the latest episode of his podcast, How Men Think, the 37-year-old former hockey pro discussed how intimacy hasn't always been a priority in his past relationships. "I think sexuality is something that gets pushed down on the priority list, on the totem pole for people. They’re, like, [focused on] work, kids, job, whatever. Gotta clean the house, get the groceries," he said. "It’s something that people -- at least...
    It’s been 20 years since Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston obtained married and subsequently divorced, nevertheless it all nonetheless appears like yesterday. Even when the World Battle Z actor tied the knot with Angelina Jolie and the Dumplin’ actress obtained hitched to Justin Theroux, followers nonetheless held out hope for the previous couple. That hope solely elevated when each stars separated from their respective companions in newer years. “WHAT IF JENNIFER ANISTON AND BRAD PITT START DATING #lifeless,” one person tweeted in February 2018 shortly after the Mates alum and the Maniac star introduced their separation, whereas one other wrote, “Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are getting again collectively. I known as it first.” A pal of Aniston’s completely...
    “Larry, if we make an effort immediately, we would be capable to save August.” I’ve been fascinated about that line, spoken in desperation by Roy Scheider in Jaws, quite a bit not too long ago. Within the context of Steven Spielberg’s basic 1975 thriller—which celebrated its 45th anniversary final month, and is at the moment streaming on HBO Max—it was the Amity chief of police pleading with the mayor to let him shut down the seashores. There had been two deadly shark assaults within the space. The mayor had brushed apart the primary as a “boating accident,” and Martin had let it occur. However this time, a bit boy was useless. Absolutely he would take heed to purpose now,...
    California had at least 10,644 new cases of the coronavirus and 152 new deaths reported as of Tuesday, July 28, according to unofficial counts from county websites. Several counties did not report their numbers Tuesday. Related Articles McCovey Cove ghost town: Just the SF Giants diehards show for coronavirus-altered home opener One of the pandemic’s possible victims? Space Camp Theranos: Deadlines set after Elizabeth Holmes claims coronavirus changes may have violated her rights Oakland’s Nyum Bai reopens with new menu for takeout, delivery President Trump laments he’s not as popular as Fauci, Birx That raises the state’s total cases to 470,350 since reporting began, and 8,683 people have died....
    MacKenzie Bezos announced Tuesday that she has donated a $1.7billion to charitable causes over the past year, a bulk of which went to racial equity and justice causes. The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who revealed Tuesday she’ll now take on her middle name and go by MacKenzie Scott, is the second-richest woman in the world with a fortune of $36billion, according to Forbes. The 50-year-old shared a Medium post listing out 116 organizations she supports and revealed she donated $586.7million to racial equality causes as a part of the Giving Pledge, which she signed following her 2019 divorce. The pledge is a commitment among the wealthy to give away a significant portion of their money over the course...
    Brooks Laich considers himself an open book. The former hockey star, 37, recently opened up on his podcast, “How Men Think," about sex and relationships and how intimacy can get "pushed down" when you have other stressors in life. “I think sexuality is something that gets pushed down on the priority list, on the totem pole for people,” he explained. “They’re, like, [focusing on] work, kids, job, whatever. Gotta clean the house, get the groceries. … It’s something that people — at least in my experience — I have, like, pushed down vs. holding it up at the top, almost like living, eating, breathing.” JULIANNE HOUGH COMMENTS ON BROOKS LAICH'S 'THIRST TRAP' PIC AMID REPORTS THEY WANT EACH OTHER BACK Laich...
    The cast of the Bravo reality show will skip the back and forth to the Big Apple and stay put in the party house. Summer House has started filming for Season 5. The stars of the Bravo reality show moved to their Hamptons party house this week to begin production on the long-overdue summertime series, according to a report by People. An insider told the outlet that the New York-based reality stars moved into their Hamptons rental home on Tuesday to begin filming. It is unclear if the house is the same Water Mill, NY property that has been the cast’s home for the past three summers. That estate, which includes a pool, hot tub, and tennis courts on five...
    Proudly owning as much as his errors. The Problem star Rogan O’Connor has damaged his silence about his previous tweets which have resurfaced amid the Black Lives Matter protests. In a brand new podcast interview posted Monday, July 27, the Whole Insanity finalist, 30, apologized for 2 tweets he despatched 10 years in the past, by which he wrote about singing alongside to Drake‘s lyrics — and included the N-word. “Ten years in the past, [I was] quoting my favourite rapper Drake’s track, wrongfully utilizing the N-word. On the identical time, [I was] addressing how I shouldn’t have mentioned it, saying that I by chance mentioned it aloud once I was singing alongside to my favourite rapper,” he defined...
    Revel suspended 2,000 of its members in the past six weeks as the electric scooter ride share company moved to enforce its safety guidelines in the face of a dozen injury lawsuits filed in recent months. The cases piling up against Revel also come as increasing attention has come on the company since the death of CBS reporter Nina Kapur, 26, who died while riding one of its scooters without a helmet in Brooklyn on July 18.  Two more people were hurt this weekend when a Revel scooter crashed into a pole in Manhattan's Inwood section over the weekend. Revel suspended 2,000 of its members in the past six weeks as the electric scooter ride share company moved to...
    The Minneapolis gun violence for 2020 has already passed annual totals for eight of the past 10 years as the city struggles to cope with fierce unrest in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Violent crime in the city tends to hit its highest levels for the year in the summer, but police data shows that the level of gun violence saw a massive spike following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody on May 25. More than 80% of the victims of gun violence in the city this year are black, according to The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Riots broke out in Minneapolis and nearby St. Paul after cell phone video of Floyd’s May...
    Poll Should you tell your new partner if you've cheated before? Yes, honesty is best No, it will only hurt them Should you tell your new partner if you've cheated before? Yes, honesty is best 11 votes No, it will only hurt them 16 votes Now share your opinion       An Australian dating coach has polled the public about whether you should tell a new partner if you cheated in a previous relationship.   Relationship expert Louanne Ward, from Perth, Western Australia, posed the controversial question on her Facebook page She Said, He Said, calling on members to decide if 'honesty was the best policy'. Some...
    Social media star Anastasiya Kvitko sent the pulses of her 11.3 million Instagram followers racing after posting a picture where she revealed much of her enviable figure by modeling a revealing thong-style swimsuit. The garment was a medium tan shade, which both complemented the neutral aesthetics of the shot in addition to highlighting the Miami-based beauty’s sun-kissed skin. Kvitko posed by lying with her stomach down on a beige chaise lounge chair. Her curves were on full display due to the revealing nature of the swimsuit, which was a cheeky thong cut that left little of her pert posterior to the imagination. The combination of the skimpy attire and the lounging position meant that her toned and tanned legs were...
    Congressman Introduces Bill That Would Have Democratic Party Change Name Or ‘Be Barred From Participation In The House’ Due To Past Support Of Slavery, Confederacy
    If the crisis continues at its current clip, coronavirus is on track to become the second leading cause of death in Los Angeles County for 2020, public health officials said Wednesday.  So far, 4,213 Angelinos have died of the infection in only about six months.  That makes it likely second only to heart disease for the leading cause of death in the county where about 6,000 people died of cardiac problems in the first six months of 2019, according to County Public Health Director Dr Barbara Ferrer.  The seven-day average for daily coronavirus fatalities in LA county has turned downward since the first week of July, but Ferrer urged residents to stay vigilant and not interpret that pattern with too...
    HE may have retired from the UFC again last month - but Conor McGregor remains one of the most box office names in sport. The southpaw superstar made his MMA comeback in January, having not competed in 15 months since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the sport's highest-ever pay-per-view bout. 14Conor McGregor is the most box office competitor in sportCredit: Getty Images - Getty 14The Notorious defeated Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds back in JanuaryCredit: Sportsfile - Subscription 14Conor McGregor is the highest paid sports star per minute competing over the last 12 months McGregor, 32, took just 40 seconds to dispatch of UFC veteran Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone... and earned a pretty penny for his efforts too. In fact,...
    The Alabama Crimson Tide have the most bowl wins in college football over the past decade. As pointed out by FOX College Football, Nick Saban and company have 10 bowl wins in the past 10 years. Clemson is second with nine. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) It’s worth noting that playoff wins count towards this total. You can see the list below. These teams know how to get a W in Bowl Games ???? pic.twitter.com/mXCOo3IL5P — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) July 22, 2020 I love seeing stats like this. It seems like whenever FOX College Football releases these lists, it’s always Alabama and Clemson at the top. It’s truly incredible just how...
    Jul 21 (.) – US oil stocks jumped sharply last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories fell, according to data released Tuesday by industry group the American Petroleum Institute (API). * Crude inventories rose 7.5 million barrels in the week ended July 17 to 531 million barrels, compared with analyst expectations for a 2.1 million barrel decline. * Crude stocks at the Cushing, Okla. Delivery center increased by 716,000 barrels, API said. * Refining increased by 54,000 barrels per day, API data showed. * Gasoline stocks fell by 2 million barrels, compared to analyst expectations in a . poll of a decline of 618,000 barrels. * Distillate inventories, which include diesel and heating fuel, fell by 1.4 million barrels, in...
    US workers walk out in Strike for Black Lives KFC will test lab-grown chicken nuggets made with a 3D bioprinter this fall in Russia Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (July 13-19) MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize. © Provided by MMAJunkie But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC and Bellator. Here are the fight announcements that were broken or confirmed by MMA Junkie from July 13-July 19: Bellator 242: Friday, Uncasville,...
    But the facts don't support McCarthy's claim. It is true that most cities regularly experience an increase in crime during the summer months, as CNN reported in mid-July, with children and teens out of school and more people gathering outdoors. Further, University of Missouri-St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld told CNN that it is "reasonably clear" this year that some of the increase in crimes are related to cities relaxing stay-at-home orders put in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. He added that the unrest caused by protests to end racist police brutality may also have contributed to some higher crime rates. An examination of police data, however, shows no evidence to support McCarthy's assertion linking the...
    This is the hilarious moment a cyclist causes a flap as he goes for a ride with a pet cockatoo on his shoulder. Motorists could not believe their eyes when they spotted the man weaving through the traffic with his feathered friend at dusk. The footage was captured by a motorist in Cambridge whose attention was originally caught by the cyclist's eye-catching union jack gear. This is hilarious moment a cyclist causes a flap as he goes for a ride with his pet cockatoo on his shoulder Then she spotted the cockatoo clinging to his shoulder as he whizzed past her on the busy road. Chuckling can be heard in the car as the athlete fast peddles past lines...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Sunday reported 6,109 new cases and 95 more deaths from the coronavirus. The nationwide tally of infections has risen to 771,546 cases, Russia's coronavirus crisis response centre said. The death toll now stands at 12,342, and 550,344 people have recovered. (Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Writing by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Angus MacSwan) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    By BARRY ADAMS, Wisconsin State Journal TOWN OF BERRY, Wis. (AP) — The hillsides here are overcrowded. Towering black locust, buckthorn, Japanese hedge parsley, honeysuckle, garlic mustard and dame’s rocket have all played a role in the congestion. But slowly, and with great effort, the oaks are getting more room to expand their reach, widen their growth rings and provide a glimpse into Wisconsin’s ecological past beyond the moraines left behind by a receding glacier more than 12,000 years ago. Scores of volunteers at Indian Lake County Park over the years have been tirelessly whacking away to bring prairies, native woodlands and oak savannas back to the landscape at this 483-acre respite in northwestern Dane County. About 20 acres of...
    Weeks earlier than Tamar Braxton’s obvious try and take her personal life, the singer-turned-reality-star despatched an excoriating e mail to her community’s bosses, accusing them of destroying her household and making her “suicidal,” Web page Six has discovered. On the top of the unrest over the killing of George Floyd, WeTV execs despatched an e mail to staff — together with Braxton and her household, who’ve appeared on the community’s actuality reveals for greater than a decade — outlining the corporate’s efforts to help the Black group. Braxton — who’s in a secure situation after apparently making an attempt suicide on Thursday evening — responded with a message, seen by Web page Six, explaining that her household is in...
    THREE in five Americans believe gyms will become a thing of the past due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to new research, a survey of 2,000 Americans found going to a gym is becoming more and more obsolete due to the pandemic, with three in four saying it’s easier than ever to maintain their fitness routines from their homes. 5 A survey of 2,000 Americans found going to a gym is becoming more and more obsolete due to the pandemicCredit: Getty Images - Getty The study asked how people have used their time during quarantine to change up their fitness routines, 63 percent said they’ve taken the time to get into better shape. Another 64 percent of respondents are more...
    DUBLIN, Ohio — Everyone wants a glimpse. Even Tiger Woods. Wednesday was Tiger’s turn to take an up-close-and-personal look at the phenomenon that is Bryson DeChambeau, he of the 25 pounds of added muscle and otherworldly length. Until his arrival this week, Woods had been away from the PGA Tour since its COVID-19 re-start, so he’d been reduced to watching the new Bryson the same way most of the world has: on television. Woods and DeChambeau played together in a practice round Wednesday morning at Muirfield Village Golf Club in advance of Thursday’s opening round of the Memorial. DeChambeau revealed that he was the one who actually initiated the pairing, which lasted for the front nine. As you might...
    DUBLIN, Ohio — Everyone wants a glimpse. Even Tiger Woods. Wednesday was Tiger’s turn to take an up-close-and-personal look at the phenomenon that is Bryson DeChambeau, he of the 25 pounds of added muscle and otherworldly length. Until his arrival this week, Woods had been away from the PGA Tour since its COVID-19 re-start, so he’d been reduced to watching the new Bryson the same way most of the world has: on television. Woods and DeChambeau played together in a practice round Wednesday morning at Muirfield Village Golf Club in advance of Thursday’s opening round of the Memorial. DeChambeau revealed that he was the one who actually initiated the pairing, which lasted for the front nine. As you might expect,...
    John Legend admitted he wasn't the best boyfriend in the past. The EGOT ( Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards) winner, 41, got honest about his past indiscretions in relationships while speaking with Dax Shepard on his podcast, Armchair Expert. “I think what happened for me, you go through a lot of your life in your teens and I was younger than everybody in high school and college, and so I just didn’t get a lot of girls,” Legend said of having girlfriends. “When I started to get that attention, I loved it.” JOHN LEGEND SUPPORTS EX-FELONS IN FLORIDA GETTING RIGHT TO VOTE “I escaped ‘technically cheating’ by keeping my relationship ill-defined. But it was really cheating,” he confessed. “I definitely was dishonest...
    Over the past decade, there have been record-shattering auction sales for art, jewelry, and other collectibles. People have purchased works by Banksy, Picasso, and Jeff Koons for hundreds and millions of dollars. The most expensive blue diamond in auction history sold for $57.9 million, while the most expensive diamond sold for $71.2 million. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The past decade has seen some record-shattering auction sales for art, clothing, and other valuable items. From celebrity memorabilia to paintings from world-famous artists, these are 21 of the most expensive auction items sold since 2010, ranked from lowest to highest in price.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City When a pro-police rally and a Black Lives Matter demonstration faced off in Crocheron Park in Bayside on Sunday, July 12, several incidents of harassment and one assault took center stage. Only one individual, who claims he wasn’t responsible for any of those incidents, was arrested as a result of the bedlam. The two separate demonstrations in Bayside took place on Sunday, with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration kicking off first around noon. That demonstration began at Crocheron Park and marched to Bell Boulevard. But Jessica, one of the organizers with Bayside’s BLM group who asked for her last name...
    Statues of Christopher Columbus have been knocked down in the United States. The same thing happened with monuments of Confederate leaders. And in Portland they got to throw statues of founding fathers of this country, like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The recent wave of protests against police brutality and racism that erupted after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis has included a series of attacks on monuments that protesters link to slavery and colonialism. The movement reached Europe. In the United Kingdom, protesters tore down a statue of British slaver Edward Colston in the English city of Bristol, and in Belgium they damaged and removed monuments to Leopold II, the 19th-century...
    Television set actor Charu Asopa has responded to partner Rajeev Sen’s allegations that ‘she is becoming brainwashed’ and said that if he thinks she was gullible, why did he leave her by itself through these tricky times. The pair, which bought married a small about a yr in the past, has been dealing with difficulty in their romantic relationship. Talking to Bombay Moments, Charu said, “No one is brainwashing me. I am mature ample to make my individual decisions — some thing that I have usually finished.” She extra, “If he thinks that I am harmless and gullible, and could be motivated by those people about me, why did he go away me to stay on my have all through...
    The US has once again set a record-high number of coronavirus cases for the fourth consecutive day.  According to an NBC News Tally, more than 70,000 people tested positive to COVID-19 on Friday, fueled by soaring numbers in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida.  In comparison, there were just above 63,900 new infections reported the previous day.   There are now 3,215,861 Americans who have been diagnosed with the highly contagious virus, and 134,420 who have died.   In Florida, the total number of cases has now surpassed a quarter of a million, with 11,433 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours. 96 additional deaths were reported overnight.  In recent weeks, Florida has ramped up its testing, but the percentage of people testing positive...
    The lifetime of a “Glee” star appears to be something however. Actress Naya Rivera, who performed Santana Lopez on the musical present, disappeared Wednesday whereas boating together with her 4-year-old son in Lake Piru in California. Although authorities are nonetheless looking for her, she is presumed useless. Efforts to seek out her have shifted to a restoration mission. “That is thought of to be a horrible accident,” Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace spokesman Capt. Eric Buschow mentioned. It’s simply the most recent darkish story from the Fox present, which was co-created by Ryan Murphy (“Hollywood”), Brad Falchuk (“9-1-1”) and Ian Brennan, and aired from 2009 to 2015. Whereas the characters had been dancing and singing songs, a number of the...
    Udann actor Sai Ballal  has been confirmed for the role of Shakuni in the mythological show “RadhaKrishn”. “I am truly grateful for this opportunity. ‘RadhaKrishn’ is my first mythological show in my career span of 21 years. It was the curiosity of an actor, an urge to do something different and that is what made me choose this character. I know the portrayal of role will be a challenge in itself as there are talented predecessors in the industry,” he said. Kabir Singh Actress Geetika Mehandru Joins Choti Sarrdaarni “I am trying my level best to at least get close to my predecessors, who have played the role of Shakuni in the past and have done full justice to this...
    KANYE West is in the middle of a “serious bipolar episode” which has “impacted his decision-making” leaving his family “very concerned”, it has been claimed. Last week, the rapper, 43, announced he was running for president and yesterday gave an interview in which he expressed controversial views about vaccinations. 2 Kanye West is in the midst of a serious manic episode caused by his bipolar disorder, sources have told TMZCredit: Getty Images - Getty According to TMZ, sources close to West say he is in the midst of a manic episode caused by bipolar disorder – a condition which the musician has spoken openly about in the past. The report says the father-of-four usually has a serious bout “once a...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — More resources to fight violent crime – Chicago Police say that is the goal of their latest initiative. But have we seen this before, and has it worked? CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot has been looking at past efforts. In 2004, Chicago saw its biggest drop in shootings and homicides in nearly 40 years with a similar effort. The question is, will an effort like that work in 2020? The announcement of a new CPD strategy came after a violent 4th of July holiday weekend in Chicago – a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were killed, and nearly 80 people shot. A specialized citywide unit is being created to deploy into high crime areas to prevent...
    One of the most polarizing figures in U.S. politics, President Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among urbanites but still has plenty of diehard supporters in rural areas and small towns. Suburban voters have become the key swing demographic. In a new Washington Post article, journalist Eugene Scott explained Trump’s relationship with the suburbs this week, arguing that the more Trump alienates suburbia, the more likely he is to lose to former Vice President Joe Biden in November. “In 2016, Trump won the overall suburban vote by five percentage points, and those votes were largely responsible for his narrow victory in states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania,” Scott explains. “The campaign sent surrogates, including Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump — who...
    California doctor fatally shot, 15-year-old son survives over 30 hours in Sierra Nevada forest Before-and-after photos show how much fast-food restaurants have changed over the years Battle of the undefeated: Edmen Shahbazyan sees potential in future Israel Adesanya fight Undefeated middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan sees his upcoming bout with Derek Brunson as a key part of his greater plan to be UFC champion. © Provided by MMAJunkie Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) has been a relevant name in the middleweight division for much of the past five years, and it only takes a scan of his resume to see Brunson doesn’t lose to nobodies. Many of those to get past him have gone on to do great things, and if...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. As protesters gather, families kept apart Does the general public know that families are not allowed into hospitals and nursing homes to see their sick and dying family members? My mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer in March. I cannot go into her room and visit with her. Hospice is not allowed to help her because of the risk of bringing COVID into the nursing home. On the other hand, I see the protests on TV, everyone gathered together, shoulder to shoulder, and it makes me so angry that it is OK for them to protest, gather in groups and take risks while I am...
    CHICAGO — Illinois saw a slight increase in new coronavirus cases Tuesday and a jump in fatalities as 37 people died from the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. There were 587 new known cases reported Tuesday, up from Monday’s 614. There have now been 147,865 confirmed positive cases in the state and 7,026 deaths. Before Tuesday, Illinois had seen two straight days of six deaths, the lowest since March. Illinois’ positivity rate dipped to 2.5 percent on Tuesday. The positivity rate is the percentage of tests administered in the past week that returned a confirmed positive case. As of Monday night, 1,385 people were hospitalized in Illinois with...
    By Daniel Dale | CNN President Donald Trump is now campaigning as a warrior against what he says is a left-wing “cancel culture” that seeks to get people punished or banished for supposedly objectionable words or acts. “One of their political weapons is ‘cancel culture’ — driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the very definition of totalitarianism, and it is completely alien to our culture and our values, and it has absolutely no place in the United States of America,” Trump said in a July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore. This is a curious argument, to put it mildly, coming from Donald Trump. Trump has long railed against...
    New York City. Gary Hershorn / Getty I've lived in New York City for the past five years and grew up just outside of it.  When the coronavirus hit New York earlier this year, it got me thinking about moving somewhere else.  With most storefronts and restaurants closed or operating at limited capacity, I wonder if the city is worth the high cost of living here.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. I grew up just outside of New York City, and the first thing I did after my college graduation was make the city my home. For the past five years, I've hopped around New York City, living in Washington Heights and all over Brooklyn. While...
    PIERS Morgan went on a furious rant about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "attacking the Queen" during today's episode of Good Morning Britain. The 55-year-old presenter even accused Harry, 35, of "looking like a hostage" as he and 38-year-old Meghan took part in the Queen's Commonwealth Trust video call - one of the network's weekly sessions set up in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. 9Piers lashed out at Harry and Meghan during today's GMB The couple enraged royalists as they declared we must acknowledge the Commonwealth's "uncomfortable" past as they spoke out about equality. And Piers has claimed that the comments will spark a "political fight" with Harry's grandmother, the Queen. He moaned during today's GMB: "I'm trying...
    One bull in southern France was treated to a VIP experience as it was transported in the back of a convertible. An unsuspecting motorist was driving along road D979 near in Camargue, near Cailar on July 5 around 4.30pm. Footage recorded by a passenger in a passing car captured the surreal sight of a large black bull standing on the back seats of a silver convertible Peugeot. Anthony Mathieu are left stunned as he and some friends, heading for the beach, drive past an 880lb bull standing on the back seats of a convertible Peugeot A white rope is looped around the bull's neck and appears to be fastened to something inside the moving car. As the filming car...
    Prince Harry looked 'awkward' and 'trapped' during the video call in which he called on the Commonwealth to 'acknowledge' its past wrongs, a body language expert has revealed.  The Duke of Sussex, 35, made the divisive comments during a virtual meeting with Meghan Markle, 38, and global young leaders from the Queen's Commonwealth Trust last week, which was made public yesterday. Speaking from his home in Los Angeles, Prince Harry said the Commonwealth, which is headed by his grandmother the Queen, needs to follow others who have 'acknowledged the past' and are 'trying to right their wrongs'. Analysing footage of the discussion for FEMAIL, body language expert Judi James noted Prince Harry looked 'awkward' and 'spoke down to the floor'...
    Jamaica's High Commissioner has joined Prince Harry's call for an 'open discussion' on Britain's role in the slave trade, saying Commonwealth countries 'needs to address the elephant in the room'. Seth George Ramocan said that while today's generation is not responsible for 'dehumanizing' people taken into slavery from Africa and the Caribbean, the same mindset 'still exists in a more subtle form'. He told the Today programme: 'This really should be a matter of open discussion and acknowledgement of what the wrongs were, particularly through the slave trade and how we come to a common understanding about this.' It comes a day after the Duke faced criticism for an apparent swipe at the British Empire by saying the history...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Wrigleyville bar was caught on camera breaking the state and city’s reopening guidelines, and other bar owners and bartenders said they’re worried the bar’s bad behavior will end up costing everyone. CBS 2’s Tara Molina confronted the owner of The Dugout, 950 W. Addison St., and he said he is not breaking any rules. Owner Ed Cressy said the bar limits the number of people inside, requires face masks and social distancing, and stops serving before 11 p.m. A Facebook video tells another story. “Every bar in Wrigleyville and Cook County is closed right now,” the man taking the video is heard saying. “But here’s The Dugout, ignoring rules.” In the Facebook video, people are shown...
    American Airlines mechanic accused of smuggling cocaine but his attorney says authorities have the wrong guy How a coin shortage is impacting Mich. retailers and grocery stores Matchup Roundup: New UFC fights announced in the past week (June 29-July 6) MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize. © Provided by MMAJunkie But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC and Bellator. Here are the fight announcements that were broken or confirmed by MMA Junkie from June 29-July 6: UFC 251:...
    Nick Cordero's heartbroken wife Amanda Kloots has shared a video capturing how her family supported her over the last 95 days as he fought for his life in the hospital.  The beloved Broadway star, 41, who starred in works including Rock of Ages, and Waitress, died on Sunday in Los Angeles after spending more than 90 days fighting COVID-19 related complications.  Kloots announced his tragic passing on Instagram. Together they share a one-year-old son named Elvis. On Monday the theater actress and fitness trainer opened up on the devastating loss saying, 'How do you get through the hardest time in your life? Family.' 'I woke up to this video my sister made for me. She titled it, The Silver Linings....
    Coronavirus — Fernando Simón, director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), assessed in a press appearance the data of infected and deceased by coronavirus in Spain. “Not everything is as beautiful as it seems. We have 78 diagnosed as of yesterday but we know that there have been more reported cases, especially with the outbreaks. detected in the last days. Catalonia contributes half or more of the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 7 days. “ Outbreaks of Lleida and Ordizia The largest outbreak has emerged in Lleida, where the Generalitat has seen forced to confine more than 200,000 people. Regarding this measure, Simón assured that “andIt’s a brave decision. They made the...
    There is a simple compelling reason to hold out hope for college football to start on time in 2020: the big games.  “Talkin’ season” — the annual rite of passage every summer — tends to focus on those circle-the-date-games on the calendar. Those are the games that shape the nonconference schedule, the conference races and in, November, the College Football Playoff.   MORE: Five looming COVID-19 questions for the 2020 college football season For a sport that values the regular season that much, the games are what define the season. Sporting News looks at the best games in 2020 by category:   Best Week 1 game Alabama vs. USC (Sept. 5)   Alabama beat USC 52-6 the last time the teams met at Jerry...
    Netflix Donates $625K to Sam Mendes New Fund to Help U.K. Theater Workers U.S. stock futures rise as coronavirus cases continue to surge Hamilton regrets being silenced on taking a knee in the past By Alan Baldwin © Reuters/Leonhard Foeger Austrian Grand Prix (Reuters) - Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton has said he was "silenced" earlier in his Formula One career over his plans to protest racism by taking a knee. The Mercedes driver was one of 14 who knelt before Sunday's season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. Afterwards Hamilton spoke of a discussion he had years ago with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protests in 2016 became a symbol of the fight against racial injustice. "He...
    By Claire Cain Miller – Most Americans who worked in an office are in no rush to return to that full-time workplace, even when the coronavirus is under control. But this does not mean that they prefer Work from home forever. Various data seem to indicate that in the future your work week will most likely be divided between work in the office and work from home. Recent surveys show that both employees and employers like this combination. In addition, several investigations suggest that a couple of days constitute the magic number to eliminate the negative aspects of each place and obtain the greatest advantages from both. “We shouldn’t have to choose between full-time or no-office options,” said Nicholas...
    New York — The state went from having the moderately controlled pandemic to modifying and reversing its reopening plans due to an alarming increase in new cases. Los Angeles County is the epicenter of the disease in California. Photo:ETIENNE LAURENT / EFE In just one week the state of California suspended indoor operations of restaurants, museums, betting tables and cinemas due to an alarming increase in positive cases of coronavirus, in addition banned celebratory events for July 4th and closed beaches and bars. Even if you have no symptoms, you can expose others to # COVID19. Wear a mask to reduce the spread and keep your distance from others to protect your loved ones....
    WHO has revealed that within a week, the daily number of new coronavirus infections has increased rapidly. Record number of new cases Since the start of the pandemic of coronavirus, appeared in China Last December was the first time that the number of new cases counted daily has experienced such an acceleration. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general ofWHO, said Wednesday July 1 that “in the past week, the number of new cases has exceeded 160,000 per day”. He also pointed out that “60%” of all cases of Covid-19 identified so far have been “reported in the past month,” reports Lepoint.fr. >>> Coronavirus: WHO announces record increase in the number of cases worldwide Fast growing numbers The statistics ofWorld...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases reported to the Ohio Health Department topped 1,000 on Wednesday for the first time in two months. Ohio now has nearly 53,000 confirmed and probable cases, with a one-day reported increase of 1,076 compared to 743 on Tuesday. Results typically reflect tests conducted in the past 36 hours, but could involve people showing symptoms for up to two weeks. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by 402, an increase of nearly 99%, according to an Associated Press analysis. Ohio reported 1,175 cases on April 29, when mass testing of prisons was still going on. Deaths neared 2,900 on Wednesday,...
    The official coronavirus death toll in the US much lower than the actual number of fatalities, a new study suggests. Between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020, about 95,235 deaths were attributed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.   Researchers from Yale School of Public Health found fatalities that occurred this year were about more than 122,000 higher than in the previous few years, which is about  Of those deaths, more than 95,000 were attributed to COVID-19, the highly-infectious disease caused by the virus. This means deaths was 28 percent higher than officially tally and that suggests  health officials may have missed up to 27,000 excess deaths caused by the virus as of late May.  The team also found...
    A pair of tweets tells football fans everything there is to know about how dominant the Wisconsin Badgers are at running the ball. As pointed out by Dave Heller, the Badgers have four of the top 10 rushers in the past decade in the B1G with Jonathan Taylor, Melvin Gordon, Montee Ball and James White. Taylor, who was drafted by the Colts in 2020, leads the entire conference with 6,174 yards. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Big Ten rushing yards in the 2010s: 1. Jonathan Taylor 6174, 6.7, 50 TD 2. Justin Jackson 5440, 4.8, 41 3. Melvin Gordon 4915, 7.8, 45 4. Montee Ball 4749, 5.7, 73 5. Ameer Abdullah 4588, 5.6,...
    BARCELONA may just be the WORST football club in the world when it comes to transfers. For a club that can seemingly lure any superstar in the world to the Nou Camp - you'd think they'd be better at it by now. 6Lionel Messi could have been even better at Barcelona if the club had got their transfer dealings right in recent yearsCredit: EPA But in truth, Barca haven't invested their money wisely since 2014... SIX years ago. That summer, the club realised they needed to strengthen the spine of their team to keep on competing. Barcelona splashed out £150million on Luis Suarez, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Ivan Rakitic - all star players in the past few years. But since...
    Belgium's King Philippe expressed his 'deepest regrets' on Tuesday for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo, in a first for his country. Philippe made his remarks in a letter to the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, on the 60th anniversary of Congo's independence on June 30, 1960. The death of African American George Floyd last month as he was being arrested by police in the US city of Minneapolis has also stoked fresh debate in Belgium over its colonial record. Belgium's King Philippe (pictured) expressed his 'deepest regrets' on Tuesday for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo, in a first for his country The death of...
    WWE superstar Edge has gone through a stunning body transformation over the past ten-years. The 46-year-old - real name Adam Copeland - only returned to the ring at the Royal Rumble earlier this year. 3 The Rated-R superstar had been out for more than nine-years after retiring on medics’ advice over a serious neck injury. Speaking before WrestleMania 35 in early April, Edge said: “I reached out to one of my best buds Rey Mysterio to ask how he whipped himself into such excellent shape at a similar age to me. “He steered me directly toward @nutritionsolutions and it changed everything. “Literally my whole mindset started to come together. Now before you start sounding off in the comments, this isn’t...
    For the first time, on the 60th anniversary of the independence of the DRC, King Philippe expressed his regret for the colonial past in this country. King Philippe’s letter of apology to Félix Tshisekedi In a letter to the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, the Belgian king spoke about the colonial past in the country.For the first time, King Philippe, who has reigned since 2013, apologized and expressed regret. He wrote: “I would like to express my deepest regrets for these injuries of the past, the pain of which is now rekindled by the discrimination still present in our societies,” said Lorientlejour.com. Murder charges against late King Leopold The death of George Floyd, during his muscular...
    By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's King Philippe expressed deep regret on Tuesday for the "suffering and humiliation" inflicted on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during its 75-year period under Belgian rule. The letter to DRC president Felix Tshisekedi to mark the 60th anniversary of independence is the first such expression of regret for Belgium's colonial past by a reigning monarch, the royal palace said. "I want to express my deepest regret for these past injuries, the pain of which is regularly revived by the discrimination that is still all too present in our societies," the letter seen by Reuters said. The DRC achieved independence in 1960 after the Central African country had been a Belgian colony...
    WWE are in talks to sign controversial former Impact world champion Tessa Blanchard. The 24-year-old, daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard, became the first woman to win a men’s male championship when she defeated Sami Callihan in January. 4 Tessa Blanchard is in talks with WWE after her release from ImpactCredit: US Sun 4 Vince McMahon could be about to sign the former Impact champ But she was axed by Impact last week, before her contract was due to expire on July 18. Now, according to talkSPORT, WWE is her likely "landing spot". Rival wrestling organisation AEW are also believed to be interested in Blanchard. She had her title taken off her by IMPACT after having her contract terminated. ACCUSED...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- More than $11 million of military equipment ordered from the federal government in the past decade is now in the hands of officers and deputies across the Bay Area, according to an ABC7 I-Team analysis.Petaluma Police Department, a city with a population of around 62,000 people, has received the most expensive equipment since 2010. The North Bay tourist destination is known for its stunning views and low crime rate - yet the charming town is arguably one of the smallest Bay Area cities most equipped to respond to a roadside bomb."I don't embarrass easily, but it's not what I'd like to see," said Teresa Barrett, the city's mayor. "I'm not happy there is any type of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- More than $11 million of military equipment ordered from the federal government in the past decade is now in the hands of officers and deputies across the Bay Area, according to an ABC7 I-Team analysis.Ironically, the one department that has received the most expensive equipment in recent years is the Petaluma Police Department. A city with a population of around 62,000 people. The North Bay tourist destination is known for its stunning views and low crime rate - yet the charming town is arguably one of the smallest Bay Area cities most equipped to respond to a roadside bomb."I don't embarrass easily, but it's not what I'd like to see," said Teresa Barrett, the city's mayor....
    A new bill passed by the Michigan House of Representatives would make it illegal for companies to force workers to be implanted with microchips. The legislation, called the Microchip Protection Act, or House Bill 5672, would still allow employees to volunteer for microchip implants but making implants mandatory would be against the law.  The practice is still incredibly rare in the US, but some companies in other states have begun using small RFID microchips implants as a replacement for key cards, a way to unlock work stations, and a payment method in company cafes. The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a new law that would ban the forced implantation of RFID microchips in employees The Michigan bill was...
    TV shows that are canceled or ending in 2020 Benny Mardones, Into the Night singer-songwriter, dead at 73 Johnny Manziel says football career now ‘in the past’ Johnny Manziel entered the NFL in 2014 as a first-round pick with unbelievable hype. Just two years later, he was out of the league with no hope of returning. Now 27, it seems Manziel has finally moved on from his football career. © Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Johnny Manziel appears resigned to the fact that his football career is likely over. Manziel lasted just two seasons with the Cleveland Browns before off-field issues pushed him out of the league. He went through myriad legal problems in the following years, including a domestic...
    Johnny Football may need to change his nickname to Johnny Golf. The 27-year-old Johnny Manziel isn’t officially retired from football, but after short stints in the NFL, CFL and AAF, he’s coming to terms with the possibility that he may never play football again. Manziel, who last played for the Memphis Express in March of 2019 before the AAF folded, currently lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. and has been playing a lot of golf, roughly six times a week, he said. And when asked where he believes his football career is right now, the 6-foot quarterback gave a pretty candid answer. “In the past, probably, is the way I’d characterize it,” Manziel told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “I’ve finally got to a...
    Johnny Football may need to change his nickname to Johnny Golf. The 27-year-old Johnny Manziel isn’t officially retired from football, but after short stints in the NFL, CFL and AAF, he’s coming to terms with the possibility that he may never play football again. Manziel, who last played for the Memphis Express in March of 2019 before the AAF folded, currently lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. and has been playing a lot of golf, roughly six times a week, he said. And when asked where he believes his football career is right now, the 6-foot quarterback gave a pretty candid answer. “In the past, probably, is the way I’d characterize it,” Manziel told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “I’ve finally got to a...
    The Alabama Crimson Tide have been by far the best football team in the SEC over the past decade. As pointed out by a tweet from FOX College Football, the Crimson Tide have been head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the conference with 124 wins in the past 10 years. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) LSU is second with 103, and no other team is in triple digits. ???????????? @AlabamaFTBL, @LSUfootball and @GeorgiaFootball are the only @SEC teams with 100+ wins in the last 10 years pic.twitter.com/INTjghlfY3 — FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) June 27, 2020 It’s truly incredible how dominant Alabama has become over the course of Nick Saban’s tenure...
    Johnny Manziel’s time playing football is over, and he’s okay with that. After two years with the Cleveland Browns, a season in the CFL and a short stint in the AAF before it collapsed, Johnny Football isn’t interested in trying to play football anymore. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) “In the past, probably, is the way I’d characterize it. I’ve finally got to a point where I’m trying to achieve happiness in life, not happiness on the football field,” the former Texas A&M superstar said during an interview with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal when talking about his football career. “I can honestly say I’m happy and I’m doing the right things to try and...
    These colleges plan to reopen in the fall In Trump country, simmering doubts about president Williams column: Johnny Manziel says his football career is ’in the past’ ... and he’s OK with that © Provided by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Johnny Manziel was one of college football’s most exciting players in two seasons at Texas A&M, but success in pro football wasn’t in the cards for him. Now out of the game at age 27, living in Scottsdale, Arizona, and playing all the golf he can, Manziel says he couldn’t be happier. [RYAN REMIORZ/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA AP/FILE] Search Johnny Manziel's name and right below the obligatory link to his Wikipedia page, Google shows you a list of questions that...
            by Neil Shah  Minority populations are increasing and the white majority is on the decline, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday. Over the past decade, the white population grew by 10.5 million individuals, a 4.3% increase, while the Hispanic population grew by 10.1 million individuals, a 20% increase, the Census figures show. Among white people, there were 1.34 births for every death, whereas the Hispanic population had 5.81 births for every death, according to the report. The report also indicated that the Asian-American population had a significant increase in population: it grew by 5.2 million individuals over the past decade, a 30% growth in population size. International immigration of 3.2 million Asian-Americans over the past decade primarily drove this population...
    YouTuber Shane Dawson has a message for his fans: He’s changed. After joining the platform in 2008, Dawson quickly rose to fame. First, through comedy sketches and musical parodies. Then, by segueing into documentary-style profiles of equally controversial YouTubers, Jeffree Star and Jake Paul.  But in a 20-minute video, titled “Taking Accountability,” Dawson addresses, amongst other things, his use of blackface and other racist tropes in past videos.  “I’ve done a lot of things in my past that I hate, that I wish I could make go away. I don’t know who that person is anymore,” he says. To be clear, this isn’t the first time Dawson has faced heat for making offensive comments, including saying the N-word,...
    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced this weeek they have processed over 2.7 million regular UI initial claims in the past 14 weeks, more than the last seven years combined.  Of the processed claims, over one million were identified as valid claims with enough wages to establish a claim and 91% have been issued a payment. Based on seasonally adjusted percentages, Georgia ranked 1st in the South Region and 15th nationally for lowest unemployment rate of 9.7 percent for May 2020.  Further, Georgia ranked 6th (out of eight) in the South Region and 30th (out of 53 – including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington D.C.) in the nation with percentage change in employment of 1.9 percent from April to May.  Georgia ranked 3rd...
    Minority populations are increasing and the white majority is on the decline, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday. Over the past decade, the white population grew by 10.5 million individuals, a 4.3% increase, while the Hispanic population grew by 10.1 million individuals, a 20% increase, the Census figures show. Among white people, there were 1.34 births for every death, whereas the Hispanic population had 5.81 births for every death, according to the report. (RELATED: Democrats Announce Scaled-Back Convention Amid Coronavirus Pandemic) The report also indicated that the Asian-American population had a significant increase in population: it grew by 5.2 million individuals over the past decade, a 30% growth in population size. International immigration of 3.2 million Asian-Americans over...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio on Friday reported yet another one-day spike in coronavirus cases as pandemic totals continue to rise daily. The Health Department announced 987 cases, the fourth-highest daily increase since the pandemic began, and a figure not seen since late April when the state was mass testing prisons. Cases were up by nearly 100 from the 892 reported a day earlier. Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases in Ohio has increased by 258.1, an increase of 66.4%, according to an Associated Press analysis. The daily number reflects tests done within the past 36 hours, but could include people with symptoms dating back several days. The spike comes as the average...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials have confirmed 857 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois in the past day, including 39 additional deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health said the state has had 140,291 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 101 counties since the start of the pandemic, including 6,847 deaths. As of Friday afternoon, Illinois has conducted 1,490,952 virus tests, including 30,425 in the past day. The statewide positivity rate for the past week is 3%, according to IDPH. As of Wednesday night, 1,516 virus patients were being treated at Illinois hospitals, including 400 in intensive care, and 225 on ventilators. So far, the vast majority of COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease, with a 94% statewide recovery rate...
    Around 140 officers have been injured in the past three weeks while monitoring anti-racist protests and intervening to shut down underground parties and musical events on the streets of London, the Metropolitan Police (MET) reported, in the midst of a pandemic and violating all quarantine regulations. imposed in the UK. In this sense, the head of the MET, Cressida Dick, said that an investigation is underway to punish the guilty. He also condemned the attacks on officers last night at a clandestine party in the upscale London capital neighborhood of Notting Hill and the violent scenes in Brixton’s neighborhood in south-east London on Wednesday night that left 22 officers injured. Several police officers were attacked in Notting Hill while trying...
    How will the Yankees fare this short season? | Billie Weiss / Boston Red Sox / . Although it is impossible to predict what will happen in a season as atypical as the one that the MLB will have in 2020, the New York Yankees will come out as favorites when the campaign opens in late July. Just as a guide, these are the Bronx team’s records for 60 games in the last few harvests. 1. 2019, 38-22 Torres kept them on top despite injuries | Gregory Shamus / . In the great season that the Yankees lived in 2019 despite the injuries, they reached the duel 60 as leaders of the East division of the American League with a...
    Beekeepers in the US lost 22.2% of their honeybee colonies during the winter.  Though still a large figure, the news has given honeybee researchers hope that the massive bee population declines both in the US and around the world may be slowing. The latest figures come from a survey of 3,377 commercial and hobbyist beekeepers around the US, conducted by Bee Informed Partnership, a coalition of research labs and universities committed to studying bees and advocating for their health. An annual survey showed that honeybee colonies in the US are doing better after a bad year, with the second smallest winter population decline in 14 years of records. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) According to Bee Informed, the 2019-2020 winter...
    By Faith Karimi | CNN With infection numbers rising in more than 30 states, the US set a daily record for new coronavirus cases. And federal health officials warned that the number of people who’ve been infected is vastly undercounted. Almost 40,000 coronavirus cases were reported Thursday, surpassing a previous one-day high on April 24, according to Johns Hopkins University. Overnight, Arizona and New Mexico joined Texas and eight other states in pausing their reopening plans. Texas reported an all-time high in new cases, and Houston faces a dire critical care shortage. The developments mark a “heartbreaking situation” that demands stricter actions immediately, said Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “We have to save lives at...
    NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace has described the last 24 hours as "Just short of pure hell." The 26-year-old has been accused of a hoax following an FBI investigation concluded a rope found in his garage at the Talladega Speedway was just a "door pull" rather than a noose. "Just a lot of BS going on," Wallace told the New York Post. "I wish I could convince everybody like I'm a good guy, you know?" Despite his frustration, Wallace says he is grateful for the support of NASCAR and for the "FBI for acting swiftly and treating this as a real threat." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "Just short of pure hell." That's how NASCAR racer Bubba Wallace described the...
    MOST of us learn to write in the same way as kids only to develop our own sense of style as time goes on. But did you know that our pen strokes are an insight into our personality? In particular, how you write an "X" says a lot lot about who you are, an expert claims. 2Handwriting analyst Kathi McKnight shed's some light on what each style meansCredit: Getty Images - Getty While the simple act of drawing two intersecting lines is one most don't give a second thought to, it's clear that not everyone draws the letter in the same way. The direction in which you draw the lines can reveal some pretty interesting personality traits or...
    Eiza González has issued an apology. Over the last few days, images of the now 30-year-old actress in blackface have been making the rounds on social media. The photo is reportedly from her days on the Spanish-language telenovela "Lola, Érase una vez" (translating to "Lola, Once upon a time") from the early 2000s. ACTRESS JENNY SLATE WITHDRAWS FROM VOICING BIRACIAL CHARACTER ON NETFLIX'S 'BIG MOUTH' The actress offered a statement to Page Six in response to the scandal. Eiza Gonzalez attends the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Bloodshot' on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage) “I am deeply sorry and ashamed about having worn blackface makeup shown in the images circulating," she said. "As a...
    NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace struck a much different tone over the alleged “noose” incident in a statement issued Wednesday than he did the night before during an interview with far-left CNN host Don Lemon. Instead of expressing anger over the FBI findings that the “noose” his team found hanging from his garage stall on Sunday was in fact not part of a hate crime, but a mere garage pulley, as he did on Tuesday night, the driver expressed gratitude that he was not the victim of a hate crime and praised NASCAR and fellow drivers over their show of “unity” and support. “It’s been an emotional few days,” the statement started. “First off, I want to say how relieved I...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A suspect has been arrested in the murder of two teenage boys in the South Chicago neighborhood last weekend, sources said. The 19-year-old is suspected in the killing of Charles Riley, 16, and Jasean Francis, 17, in the 7900 block of South Luella Avenue this past Saturday. (Credit: Legal Help Firm) (Credit: Legal Help Firm) No one had been officially charged in the murder as of Wednesday afternoon, police said. The suspect had been sentenced to 18 months’ probation in December 2019 on an unlawful use of a weapon charge the year before, and remained on probation at the time of the murders, sources said. The shooting happened around 5:10 p.m. that day. The older boy was...
    Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Says He Has Flaws Identical To Other Humans | Michael Hickey / . Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made a revealing confession about his addictions to alcohol and pornography. In an intervention at the “ManUp Pittsburgh” event, held last week, the NFL player said that by being closer to religion, he managed to reduce those questionable habits, according to a note by TMZ Sports. Ben Roethlisberger Says He’s Battled Porn & Booze Addictions, ‘We All Fall Short’https: //t.co/XDZJ4xSQb4 – TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) June 24, 2020 “People don’t realize that we athletes are also human,” said Roethlisberger. “We sin like everyone. I am not different. We make mistakes. We become addicted.” The quarterback recalled that in...
    MycoMeditations is a psychedelic-retreat company in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, that facilitates 10-day trips where attendees take psychedelic, or "magic," mushrooms. Recent research has suggested that magic mushrooms, which contain the psychedelic compound psilocybin, could help treat depression and anxiety. Some retreat attendees and colleagues of MycoMeditations' founder, Eric Osborne, said he used marijuana and magic mushrooms while leading retreats. They said they felt that he should have hired experts, like licensed therapists, sooner than he did. Now the retreat has licensed therapists on staff. Psychedelic retreats are a relatively new way for people to experiment with mushrooms, and the criticisms MycoMeditations has faced are indicative of the larger issues in the psychedelics industry. Visit Insider's homepage for more...
    Dr. Tom Frieden talks to CNN’s Chris Cuomo. CNN Former United States Centers for Disorder Management and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden says the country is not undertaking plenty of to continue to keep the Covid-19 pandemic at bay.“We may possibly be unwell and fatigued of keeping home, but the virus is not tired of generating us unwell,” Frieden explained to CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tuesday. Frieden is now the CEO of Solve to Help you save Life, an initiative of world wide public wellness organization Vital Methods.  The uptick in the range of instances in sections of the US are not the result of the place accomplishing extra screening, as some Republicans, which includes President Donald Trump, have argued. As a...