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  • Getty Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks under pressure from Ayo Dosunmu #12 and Patrick Williams #44 of the Chicago Bulls This summer has seen several Chicago Bulls players take management’s faith in them to heart and, among them, Ayo Dosunmu could be poised for a breakout. We have been inundated with offseason workouts and open-run videos with a healthy helping of pro-am heroics mixed in. The...
  • The shocking moment that a Child Protective Services worker in Texas told a 14-year-old girl to become a prostitute has been caught on video.  The teen's mother Keisha Bazley told Fox26: 'My daughter told me that the worker had been telling her she should do these things, so she said she decided to video her.'  Bazley told the station that she has nine children. When she began having problems with her...
  • Several major Wall Street banks have begun offering to facilitate trades in Russian debt in recent days, according to bank documents seen by Reuters, giving investors another chance to dispose of assets widely seen in the West as toxic. Most U.S. and European banks had pulled back from the market in June after the Treasury Department banned U.S. investors from purchasing any Russian security as part of economic sanctions to...
  • A Florida man accused of stealing a car will become the butt of many a joke after a Florida K-9 caught him by biting him on the backside after a foot chase. The incident occurred on July 31 in Ocala at around 4:30 p.m., when Matthew Gebert, 29, was trying to flee the scene of a stolen vehicle on foot. Cops had located the stolen vehicle earlier and tried to...
  • Getty The Cowboys could move on from WR Noah Brown. A longtime Dallas Cowboys wide receiver could be on the way out. As the Cowboys prepare to make cuts to trim their roster down to 53 players by August 30, there will undoubtedly be some surprising cuts. According to K.D. Drummond of Cowboys Wire, one of Dallas’ “shocking” cuts could be wide receiver Noah Brown. The 26-year-old veteran...
  • ANTONIO CONTE continued his feud with Thomas Tuchel long after the two bosses had headed home from the Battle of the Bridge 2.0. The Italian took to social media joking that he should have TRIPPED UP Tuchel as the Chelsea gaffer celebrated his side's second goal. 3Antonio Conte called out Thomas Tuchel on social mediaCredit: Getty 3Conte took to Instagram after the game to reference Tuchel's celebrations for Chelsea's second...
  • by Craig Huey   The Tennessee Supreme Court decision to appoint Jonathan Skrmetti as the attorney general was an outstanding one. In fact, it could have a powerful, transformative impact on our freedom, constitutional rights, and religious liberty. Why? Because Tennessee must take the lead in stopping federal overreach and abuse of power. We evaluated all six attorney general candidates up for appointment. In evaluating the six candidates for...
  • by Jon Styf   Tennessee residents have received $81.9 million in funeral expense assistance through COVID-19 funeral reimbursements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Just short of half of those payments were made this year. As of January, FEMA had sent Tennessee $47 million in assistance. Statewide, 14,895 Tennesseans applied for the assistance and 12,178 – about 82 percent – received the reimbursement. The payments are part of a program funded...
  • On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris administration has awarded three Tennessee infrastructure projects a total of $64 million from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. Today, we announced the biggest investment in communities in the history of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. https://t.co/Rrhe9S1iPp #RAISEGrants pic.twitter.com/H1b7UaBhyH — TransportationGov (@USDOT) August 11, 2022 According to the...
  • Unclaimed Property Becomes Revenue for Some States
    tennesseestar.com | 2 hour(s) ago Unclaimed Property Becomes Revenue for Some States
    by Kim Jarrett   Some states are making money from unclaimed property that people may not know the states have.  South Dakota is one of the few states that send profits from abandoned property to their general budget. About 3% of the state’s general fund revenues come from unclaimed property, according to state budget officials. Some states, including Wyoming and Wisconsin, hold on to the property indefinitely.  “Other than...
  • by Jake Denton   While many are rightfully concerned about the growing influence of video-based social media platform TikTok and the Chinese government’s ability to harvest incredible amounts of user data from it, China’s largest social media and video game studio, Tencent, has quietly been acquiring a commanding stake in the most popular video game companies around the world, and no one has seemed to notice. From Riot Games’ flagship title Valorant...
  • by Gabe Kaminsky   Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign has raked in donations from billionaires and Hollywood celebrities despite fundraising off her Trump-endorsed opponent’s ties to “special interests,” according to state records reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The Michigan Democrat’s campaign has received over $1 million from billionaires and almost $48,000 from Hollywood celebrities since 2021, state campaign finance disclosures show. At the same time, the governor’s reelection...
  • by Evan Stambaugh   A Minneapolis teachers union contract stipulates that white teachers will be laid off or reassigned before “educators of color” in the event Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) needs to reduce staff. After the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and MPS struck a deal on March 25 to end a 14-day teacher strike, the two sides drew up and ratified a new collective bargaining agreement complete with various proposals....
  • by Scott McClallen   A Michigan Court of Claims judge ruled that the state Unemployment Insurance Agency can’t collect on claimants appealing a determination they were overpaid. Court of Claims Judge Brock Swartzle ruled that his prior preliminary injunction stops UIA collection on all individuals who “timely” appeal UIA claims until they are resolved. “Putative class members will likely suffer irreparable harm to their constitutional right to due process if defendants...
  • by T.A. DeFeo   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is sending more than $300 million to help Georgia bolster health programs at the Grady and Augusta University health systems. The money will support Georgia’s Advancing Innovation to Deliver Equity program. Under the initiative, the two health systems will see higher Medicaid payment rates on services provided through Georgia’s managed care program. State officials said the influx of...
  • Ohio Congressional District 13 Democrat nominee Emilia Sykes has criticized Republicans for voting against capping costs for life-saving drugs and has promised to fight to lower drug costs but has taken over $12,000 from pharmaceutical companies that have raised the prices of life-saving drugs, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 3, 2022, Emilia Sykes tweeted that as an elected official, she “will fight to lower the cost of prescription...
  • Judge Voter Guide, an online site dedicated to ranking judicial candidates, recently published its ratings for the Florida judicial election. Judges are rated on a star scale of 1-5, with 5 stars being the best. The site “ranks every aspect of a candidate’s record according to cases, judicial philosophy, experience, integrity, and commitment to the community” in order to evaluate each candidate, according to its website. Election day in Florida...
  • Freedomworks, one of the nation’s leading conservative grassroots organizations, held a joint “Redfest Rally” with other Arizona conservative organizations Friday night to discuss getting conservative legislators into leadership positions in the Arizona Legislature. State Representative Joseph Chaplik (R-Scottsdale) is vying for Speaker of the House, likely facing off against House Majority Leader Ben Toma (R-Peoria), and State Senator Warren Petersen (R-Mesa) is going up against longtime State Senator David Gowan...
  • by Kerry McDonald   While the past two years have been characterized in many ways by top-down policy approaches and greater centralization of power, there have also been positive signs of decentralization and bottom-up solutions. This has been particularly true in education, as parents seek new learning options for their kids and entrepreneurial educators create a variety of new models. A decentralized education ecosystem is characterized by diversity of options....
  • Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined 22 other states this week in filing an amicus curiae brief at the appellate level opposing the Center for Disease Control’s attempt to continue a mask mandate on public transportation, which includes airplanes and buses. He sued the CDC over the requirement along with 20 other attorneys general in March. “Upholding the law is especially important during times of emergency,” he said in a...
  • by Jennie Taer   Four alleged cartel members were charged in connection with an international money laundering operation that involved sending funds to China to produce fentanyl. The four New Jersey men, William Panzera, 49, Thomas Padovano, 48, Bartholomew Padovano, 71, and Sean Tighe, 46, were indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of New Jersey Wednesday, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The group allegedly sent digital...
  • by Jack McEvoy   Strive Asset Management’s anti-activist, energy exchange-traded fund (ETF) raked in over $60 million in funds in its first two days of trading, according to the company’s website. Strive’s U.S. energy index fund ($DRLL), which invests heavily in fossil fuels in an effort to combat environmentally focused investing, launched Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and was one of the exchange’s largest launches of...
  • by Gerard Scimeca   Most Americans have been conditioned to accept some level of incompetence and inefficiency from government – but not to the extent that federal employees paid by our tax dollars simply admit that they are fundamentally incapable of doing their jobs. Yet shockingly, this is what we are now witnessing with the Department of Education’s failed and convoluted attempt to process claims for student loan cancellation....
  • by Reagan Reese   The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) plans to investigate the University of Utah for a doctoral program available only to black students, according to an OCR letter. University of Michigan-Flint professor Mark Perry filed a complaint against the University of Utah regarding its African American Doctoral Scholars Initiative alleging the program, which only allows black students, violates Title VI of the Civil Rights...
  • by Tom Joyce   Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order on Friday directing the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs to fill the gaps in the Yuma border wall starting immediately. “Arizona has had enough,” Ducey said in a press release. “We can’t wait any longer. The Biden administration’s lack of urgency on border security is a dereliction of duty. For the last two years, Arizona...
  • by Richie Malouf   Mortgage rates increased last week, leading to an uptick in the refinance rate. According to the latest weekly survey by the Mortgage Bankers Association, mortgage rates increased last week after dropping for two consecutive weeks. “Mortgage rates remained volatile last week – after drops in the previous two weeks, mortgage rates ended up rising four basis points,” said Joel Kan, MBA’s Associate Vice President of Economic and...
  • Nashville Metro Council is proceeding with legislation prohibiting the use of license plate scanner (LPR) technology to aid in the enforcement of “laws outlawing abortion or outlawing interstate travel to obtain an abortion as an allowed use of LPRs.” On Tuesday, August 16, Metro Council will consider BL2022-1385, a bill on second reading that is an “ordinance amending Section 13.08.080 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws pertaining to the use...
  • AT least two people have reportedly been shot at a Six Flags Great America theme park as emergency responders rush to the scene and visitors take cover. Shots were reportedly fired at around 7.50pm at the Gurnee, Illinois theme park. 1First responders are on the scene at Six FlagsCredit: Twitter/@babushkakov The Arlington Cardinal reports that at least two people have been shot, including one person in the leg. Park attendees...
  • A young mum-of-three has lost 11.4 kilos in just 12 weeks after pledging to lose a kilo a week, drink more water and stick to a healthy yet substantial meal plan back in May.  Emily Velez, a 23-year-old mum of three boys from rural Queensland, previously lost 40 kilograms using the Healthy Mummy recipes and home workouts but was struggling to shed stubborn kilos after the birth of her four-month-old baby....
  • TORIES still want Boris Johnson to stay as PM rather than hand the reins to Rishi or Liz, a fresh poll reveals. Head-to-head research shows grumpy Tory card-carriers are still cross at the plot to oust him from power and wish he could stay in post, just weeks before he officially quits Downing Street. 163 per cent said they would prefer the outgoing PM to Liz Truss, the frontrunnerCredit: AP...
  • STEP back Jack and the Beanstalk! The Benford family have grown a vine to rival even the wildest fairytale — at over 18ft. 4The Benford family have grown a vine to rival even the wildest fairytale — at over 18ftCredit: Jon Rowley Dad Stewart, 51, and sons Joshua, 12, and Dominic, eight, from Trowbridge, Wilts, planted their magic bean back in May. Stewart said: “In six weeks it was...
  • A WOMAN kidnapped by a killer who planned to rape and murder her and was given THREE life sentences could soon be free. Debbie Vangerko was just 17 when drug addict Nicholas Burton kidnapped her and held her at knifepoint for 11 hours in 1997. 2Debbie Vangerko was kidnapped and held at gunpoint for 11 hours by her attackerCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 2Nicholar Burton, now 51, is being prepared...
  • KARDASHIAN fans have spot detail in Kim's photo that "proves" the reality TV star has gotten new a "plastic surgery" procedure on her face. While some fans appear focused on Kim's face, others have voiced concern for the remarkably thin body beneath it. 5Kardashian fans believed they've spot a detail that 'proves' Kim has gotten plastic surgery recentlyCredit: The Mega Agency 5The fan referenced spotting the odd detail in...
  • Getty Joejuan Williams Nearly the entire 2019 NFL Draft seems to be headed to wash status. The New England Patriots have already dumped N’Keal Harry, Chase Winovich, and Jarrett Stidham in trades this offseason. Another high pick from that year, Joejuan Williams, is said to be a “longshot to stick” on the 53-man roster this year, per ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss. Williams, a second-round pick, has had an underwhelming...
  • Kauffman paid for her perceived sins by pledging to donate $4 million to Brandeis University – her alma mater. The money will fund an endowed chair position in the African and African American Studies Department at the school. Previously, Kauffman also apologized for not properly addressing a transgender character in the sitcom. "We kept referring to [Helena] as 'Chandler’s father,' even though Chandler’s father was trans," Kauffman genuflected....
  • A CHEF has been slammed for taking Lunchables and turning the quick snack into a gourmet meal. Danny Kim is a TikToker who asks his professional chef friends to turn various leftovers, foods, and snacks into gourmet meals. 5The TikToker gave his chef friend a LunchablesCredit: TikTok 5The chef turned a Lunchables into a gourmet mealCredit: TikTok 5The chef used other ingredientsCredit: TikTok 5The chef relied on fresh ingredients to...
  • Good Morning, Brooklyn: Monday, August 15, 2022
    brooklyneagle.com | 3 hour(s) ago Good Morning, Brooklyn: Monday, August 15, 2022
    Share this: REPS. JEFFRIES, CLARKE, ENDORSE STATE SEN. KEVIN PARKER: As early voting began last weekend, U.S. Rep Hakeem Jeffries (D-8th District) endorsed State Senator Kevin Parker for re-election. Parker, who is fighting challengers to retain his 21st District seat, encompassing parts of central and southern Brooklyn, including Flatbush and Mill Basin, also picked up an endorsement from Rep. Yvette Clarke, as well as labor unions and Planned Parenthood of...
  • DJ LeMahieu sidelined by toe soreness
    mercurynews.com | 3 hour(s) ago DJ LeMahieu sidelined by toe soreness
    Not only did the Yankees get shut out and lose a series here at Fenway this weekend, they now have to be concerned about DJ LeMahieu. The Yankees versatile infielder sat out Sunday night’s 3-0 loss to the Red Sox with a sore right big toe, an issue that has been bothering him for several weeks. LeMahieu will have the toe examined Monday, but he said he plans on being...
  • Getty Duke Dawson Jr. Sometimes, a guy just needs a change of scenery. The New England Patriots selected cornerback Duke Dawson in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Florida. Dawson was expected to become a starter early in his career and perhaps even a star. None of that happened. Before the Patriots shipped Dawson and a seventh-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange...
  • On Sunday evening, John Oliver opened the latest edition of Last Week Tonight by addressing—what else?—the FBI’s search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago country club-residence. “As I’m sure you know by now, on Monday, the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago and seized documents—something Trump reacted to with characteristic restraint,” cracked Oliver. Yes, Trump released a diva-like statement whining, “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida...