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    Republican lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives are demanding that Congress hold off on passing the annual defense budget until a provision is added to strip President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military members. More than 3,000 troops have been rendered inactive as of this past April with the rule going into effect, according to a letter co-led by Florida Sen. Rick Scott on Wednesday. He and a dozen top senators including Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham are calling for a vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would see the vaccine provision removed in exchange for passing the bill. In a separate letter led by Texas Rep. Chip Roy on Tuesday, House Republicans are demanding that the new NDAA go a step further and end so-called 'woke' policies in the military. 'We must prioritize the promotion of a lethal military and ready force to defend our nation’s interests around the globe,' Roy's letter reads.  It's co-signed by Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Bob Good of Virginia and Barry Moore of Alabama. Their...
    A QATARI World Cup chief has blasted the BBC for "very racist" coverage and says that pundits are pushing harmful Middle East stereotypes. Hassan al-Thawadi condemned the BBC for launching its World Cup coverage with a three-minute monologue that missed out on the opening ceremony. 3Hassan Al Thawadi blasted the BBC during an interview with TalkSportCredit: Talk Sport 3The Qatari World Cup chief was unhappy with the BBC's "very racist" coverage of the World Cup 3He also slammed BBC presenter Jurgen Klinsmann for pushing harmful stereotypes about the Middle EastCredit: PA The monologue focused on the country’s poor human rights record for women, migrant workers, and the LGBT community.  And al-Thawadi accused BBC presenter Gary Lineker of ignoring attempts to engage with Qatari organisers before criticising them on television. In an interview with talkSPORT, Thawadi, the head of the committee for delivery and legacy, said that the former England striker did not "bother to engage" with organisers. Thawadi said: “We reached out many times. In February, we reached out over three or four times, specifically requesting to engage with Gary,...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was confronted about his stance on abortion during a heated debate with Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. During the debate, Crist criticized the 15-week abortion ban under Florida law. According to Crist, the law — which makes no exceptions in cases where victims have become pregnant as a result rape or incest — as “callous and barbaric." However, DeSantis attempted to defend the restrictive law while making a flurry of false claims to support his arguments. READ MORE: ‘The epitome of hypocrisy’: Ron DeSantis 'bashes' POTUS' tax policies while reaping the benefits “I would like to see everybody have a shot,” DeSantis said. “I’m proud of the 15 weeks that we did. I know Charlie Crist opposes that even though the baby is fully formed, has a heartbeat, can feel pain and can suck their thumb.” The Guardian's Martin Pengelly notes, "A fetus can suck its thumb at 12 weeks but is not fully formed at 15." He went on to cite facts from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to refute DeSantis'...
    While Las Vegas Raiders star Davante Adams is being investigated by Kansas City police and faces a possible suspension for shoving a photographer following Monday's defeat to the Chiefs, his head coach is rushing to his defense, calling the All-Pro wide receiver a 'great guy.' 'I support Davante wholeheartedly as a human being,' McDaniels told reporters Tuesday. 'As a person, he's a great guy. I know that was an unfortunate situation. We obviously don't want any of our guys to be doing anything like that. He knows that. He's very well aware of that. But I know the person. I don't think there was any intent behind it on his part.' McDaniels, in his first year as Raiders head coach, acknowledged that the team would abide by whatever punishment gets handed down from Commissioner Roger Goodell's office. 'But whatever [the NFL] asks of us, whatever they need from us, obviously we'll comply. But we're kind of in a wait-and-see [situation in terms of discipline] at this point.' The photographer who was pushed has not been identified by name, but was...
    Investigators have arrested a New Jersey woman after she allegedly transported around 15,000 rainbow fentanyl pills into New York City with many of them hidden under blocks of LEGO. 'These pills are hidden in pretty much anything imaginable. Traffickers are very innovative,' DEA agent Frank A. Tarantino III said. 'This newly packaged poison is the cartel's way of attracting new customers. This is calculated, it is deliberate, it is treacherous deception to make Rainbow fentanyl look like candy. This is every parent's worst nightmare.' Federal law enforcement officers say the pills were made in various rainbow colors and looked just like candy.  So far, there have been few, if any, reported instances of any child receiving fentanyl under the guise that it is candy either by mistake or on purpose.  Fentanyl packaged like candy and placed into LEGO boxes was found in the back back of a car being driven in Manhattan The pills were imprinted with '30 M' to resemble 30mg oxycodone pills, usually prescribed to treat severe pain after an operation or a serious injury 'This newly packaged...
    Heiress Nicola Peltz married Brooklyn Beckham in a star-studded affair over the summer, but the joining of the two wealthy families has been far from perfect since they tied the knot. Newlywed Peltz sensationally claimed that her mother-in-law Victoria Beckham blanked her for days after offering to design her wedding dress - before blowing the bride's plans out of the water and saying her studio couldn't make actually make the gown.  And now insiders have said that the 27-year-old model is pushing a 'false narrative', leaving Victoria 'bemused' as to why she keeps 'stoking the rumours of a feud' rather than shutting them down. Tension: Insiders claim that the Nicola Peltz is pushing a 'false narrative', about mother-in-law Victoria Beckham 'bemused' as to why she keeps 'stoking the rumours of a feud' Rifts: Newlywed Peltz sensationally claimed that her mother-in-law Victoria Beckham blanked her for days after offering to design her wedding dress A source told The Sun: 'Frankly, the most interesting thing about Nicola is that she married into the Beckham clan. 'David and Victoria have both reached out...
    Average mortgage rates in the US have risen to their highest level in 14 years, edging closer to 6 percent as it becomes clear to investors that the Federal Reserve will continue its aggressive policy rate hikes to combat inflation. The average rate on a 30-year fixed jumped to 5.89 percent this week, topping June's recent peak and reaching its highest level since November 2008, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said on Thursday.  Combined with home prices near record highs, it means the monthly mortgage payment for the median home is now 60 percent higher than it was a year ago, according to National Association of Realtors economist Nadia Evangelou.  Mortgage rates were just 2.86 percent a year ago, and sharply higher borrowing costs have scared many homebuyers out of the market, sending sales volume plunging.  The average rate on a 30-year fixed jumped to 5.89 percent this week, topping June's recent peak and reaching its highest level since November 2008 Mortgage rates were just 2.86 percent a year ago, and sharply higher borrowing costs have scared many homebuyers out of...
    HORRIFYING video captures the moment a 15-year-old girl on a scooter viciously attacks a pregnant mum. The mum was taking her two children for a stroll on Monday afternoon when the teen attacker approached her and pulled her down by her hair. 4The horror moment a teenager attacks a pregnant womanCredit: WA Police 4The teen drags the woman by her hair trying to steal her handbagCredit: WA Police 4She was later filmed swearing at police as she was arrestedCredit: WA Police She was arrested by police in Perth, Australia after allegedly trying to rob the mum. The 37-year-old was walking along a quiet suburban road when the young girl approached her from behind. Shocking CCTV footage shows the teen violently pulling the mother along the concrete footpath by her hair following the cowardly attack. The desperate mother tries to hang on to her pram, which fell over as she was dragged violently to the ground. READ MORE WORLD NEWSDEVASTATING CRASH Five teenagers killed and man, 18, survives after car smashes into treeMID-AIR CHAOS Shock moment Brit brawls with easyJet passengers...
    The National Medical Commission (NMC) of India has changed the postgraduate medical training that will save the lives of countless animals in the country. Following recommendations from PETA India, the NMC issued new guidelines for the postgraduate pharmacology curriculum. Source: VICE News/Youtube Thanks to a major campaign by PETA India and others, the NMC guidelines will reflect an education not centered around the unnecessary abuse of animals. Now, the postgraduate teaching and training will NOT involve applying chemicals to the skin or eyes of animals, forcing them to inhale toxic fumes, deliberately infecting them with diseases, or mutilating them, after which they would be killed via suffocation or neck dislocation, according to PETA. The new guidelines will recommend the use of several non-animal teaching and training methods. It will also eliminate the mandatory routine laboratory experiments on animals. According to the new guidelines, pharmacology students will now be required to learn how to administer drugs by various routes and study the effects of drugs using simulation. For some tests, including studying drugs affecting memory and brain-coordinated movements, the...
    EVERTON forward Dele Alli is being eyed up as a transfer target by Turkish giants Besiktas, according to reports. The former Tottenham man, 26, has started just one game for the Toffees since arriving at Goodison Park in January. 1Alli's form has fallen off a cliff since his time at Tottenham under Mauricio PochettinoCredit: Reuters Under Frank Lampard, he has been forced to settle for a role as an impact substitute. However, he has had little effect off the bench and is yet to register a goal or assist in 13 appearances. Just 38 minutes of action across the first two Premier League matches of the new campaign has compounded Alli's frustrations at his lack of game time. And according to Fabrizio Romano, Besiktas are now interested in trying to take him off Everton's hands. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news Cristiano Ronaldo demanded by Simeone with Man Utd lining up Atletico's Cunha Speaking on social media, he said: "Besiktas are really pushing to sign Dele Alli. "Both loan or permanent are being considered, Everton are leaving it for the player...
    Jon Stewart demonstrated in front of the Capitol on Monday to urge senators to pass legislation providing more funding for veterans who had been exposed to toxic burn pits after President Joe Biden called him to thank him for his advocacy. Stewart issued another explective-filled rant at the lawmakers, who, last week, he referred to as 'motherf***ers.'  'I get it. I am a liberal piece of s***,' Stewart shouted outside the front stairs of the Capitol building. 'I know that I am I'm Hunter Biden's cocaine dealer.' 'But the VFW and the American Legion and the IAVA isn't and DAV isn't and the Wounded Warriors project isn't. So why are they standing here? You can attack me all you want. And you can troll me online,' he added. 'But here's the beautiful thing. I don't give a s***. I'm not scared of you. And I don't care. These are the people that I owe a debt of gratitude to and we all say gratitude to and it's about time we start paying it off,' he said. He called on the...
    Instagram chief Adam Mosseri addressed complaints about changes to the platform, but said it is evolving with the world - and the world is video The head of Instagram has admitted that changes to the app are 'not yet good', after Kim Kardashian joined the chorus of criticism about alterations to the photo sharing site over claims it is obsessed with taking on TikTok.  Instagram is increasingly promoting its Reels function - a short-video feature that seems to have taken a page from TikTok's playbook.  But on Tuesday, Adam Mosseri insisted that the changes were necessary and here to stay - while acknowledging there had been teething problems. 'I want to be clear, we're going to continue to support photos,' he said. 'That said, I need to be honest, I do believe more and more of Instagram is going to become video over time.'  Mosseri said this shift is occurring in response to user behavior.  'We have to lean into that shift while continuing to support photos,' he added. He said that people whose screens were altered were part of a...
    In some Republican gubernatorial primaries, Democratic strategists have been promoting far-right MAGA extremists — reasoning that if they win the nomination, they will be easier to defeat in general elections. Never Trump conservative and Daily Beast opinion writer Matt Lewis discusses this strategy in his July 22 column, warning that Democrats are “playing with fire” — as some of these extremists who win GOP primaries may win general elections as well. “America is a tinderbox,” the conservative columnist warns. “Donald Trump and his allied political arsonists are on a rampage. And yet, it’s Democrats who keep pouring gasoline on the flames. That’s my conclusion after watching the spate of election-denying MAGA candidates win Republican primaries, with more than a little help from their frenemies. Indeed, Democrats are spending millions to boost far-right candidates.” The far-right MAGA extremists, conspiracy theorists and QAnon sympathizers who have won GOP gubernatorial primaries in the 2022 midterms include Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania and Dan Cox in Maryland. In both of those races, Democratic strategists believed they would have an easier time winning the general elections...
    Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey blasted Kari Lake on Sunday, an outspoken ex-local journalist who's running to take over his seat with Donald Trump's blessing, the latest tear in a growing inter-GOP divide.  He mocked her as 'Fake Lake' for casting doubt on the 2020 presidential race. It comes after Ducey set himself up in a proxy battle with Trump for the Arizona GOP by endorsing Lake's opponent, a former member of the Arizona Board of Regents, for governor in the August 2 primary. 'I think Karrin Taylor Robson will be the best person to be a fresh new leader for the state of Arizona,' Ducey said on CNN's State of The Union.  'Her opponent, on the other hand, bears no resemblance - her campaign or even her personal interactions with me - to anything she's done over the past 30 years. This is all an act. She's been putting on a show for some time now. And we will see if the voters of Arizona buy it.'  The term-limited governor's interview, in which he also refused to commit to...
    A Florida sheriff says a homeowner will 'absolutely not' face charges after he shot at least two home invaders during a harrowing burglary.  Escambia County Sheriff's Office released footage from a Ring camera that shows the suspected home invaders pushing their way into the Pensacola home July 7, after the homeowner answers the door. The homeowner, who cannot be seen on camera, and who was not named, was armed with a pistol. But he dropped it during the scuffle, deputies said. He then ran to the back of his house where he grabbed another firearm and began shooting.  An explosion of gunfire is heard on the video and the three suspects are seen fleeing away from the house and over to a vehicle where a fourth suspect, who appeared to be armed, was waiting and they drove off. Da'Torrance Hackworth, 20, and Antonio Dewayne Dean Jr., 18, were arrested and face home invasion and illegal gun possession charges.   A third suspect, Joseph Roman Sanders, 18, is still on the run, and deputies are still looking to identify the fourth suspect....
    A mother whose daughter was killed by her estranged boyfriend came face to face with the alleged killer as he was arraigned in court.  Lisa DeSort's 20-year-old daughter, Azsia Johnson, a mother of two, was shot in the head by Isaac Argro on Manhattan's Upper East Side earlier this week.  Johnson was pushing the stroller of their baby infant girl at the time.  On Saturday, DeSort went down to Manhattan Criminal Court in order to see to Argro, 22, in person, three days after her daughter was gunned down. Isaac Argro is arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court after he was arrested for shooting Azsia Johnson, the Mother of his child, in the head killing her Isaac Argro, 22, was arrested on Friday and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, after his ex-girlfriend was shot and killed 'I welcomed you into our life. I treated you like a son. And this is what you did to our family,' she said to the New York Daily News when asked if she had a message for him. 'I don't want him to get...
    A Kern County man was injured by a lightning strike while out walking his dog and pushing a baby in a stroller early Wednesday, the same day a woman and her two dogs were killed after being hit by lightning in Pico Rivera, authorities said. The unidentified man was struck by lightning while walking in his neighborhood in Ridgecrest, east of Bakersfield, according to the Ridgecrest Police Department. The man survived and the baby and the dog were unharmed, police said. When police arrived at the scene about 7:40 a.m., they found an individual performing CPR on the unconscious man, according to Ridgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin. The man was eventually revived and transported to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately known. Less than two hours later and 150 miles south, 52-year-old Antonia Mendoza Chavez and her two dogs were struck and killed by lightning in Pico Rivera, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Chavez was walking on a trail along the San Gabriel River when she was struck by lightning just before 9...
    RIDGECREST, Calif. (KABC) -- After a 52-year-old woman and her two dogs were killed by a lightning strike in Pico Rivera, authorities announced another person was injured by a lightning strike in Ridgecrest.According to police, officers received an emergency medical call Wednesday morning and were sent to West Bowman Road and Norma Street.Police said the victim was pushing a baby in a stroller with a dog when he or she was struck.When first responders made it to the scene, they found a citizen performing CPR on the victim.Kern County fire officials said the victim ultimately regained consciousness and was rushed to the hospital for further treatment.They said the child in the stroller and the dog were not injured.The condition of the victim is unknown.
    Apple Store employees in a Baltimore suburb became the tech giant's first retail workers to voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday. Staff at the store in Towson, Maryland, now joining a growing push across U.S. retail, service and tech industries to organize for greater labor protections. The team at the Towson store voted 65-33 to seek entry into the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the union's announcement said.  They're seeking additional rights to those afforded by their existing contracts, with workers filmed cheering happily after the vote was counted.   The Machinists and the Apple employees who wanted to join said they had sent Apple CEO Tim Cook notice last month that they were seeking to organize a union, and that their driving motivation was to seek 'rights we do not currently have.'  'This is something we do not to go against or create conflict with our management,' they wrote. Apple Store employees in a Baltimore suburb celebrate after they voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday Apple retail workers at a store (above) in...
    ARSENAL have had a £25million bid for Lisandro Martinez rejected by Ajax, according to reports. The Argentine ace is on the Gunners' wishlist as they aim to bolster their defence ahead of next season. 2Lisandro Martinez hugs Tottenham ace Cristian RomeroCredit: Getty Mikel Arteta is eager to sign Martinez, who he believes would greatly improve his defensive depth. According to The Athletic, Arsenal are keen to keep trying for Martinez, despite initially being knocked back. They believe that he can offer competition for Gabriel Magalhaes on the left side of central defence, while also deputising for Kieran Tierney at left-back. A successful swoop for Martinez would make a loan exit for Nuno Tavares more likely. Read More Arsenal storiesGUNNERS NEWS Fabio Vieira Arsenal transfer ANNOUNCED by Porto, Lisandro Martinez £26m BID The young full-back is happy in North London, but struggled at times during his debut campaign in England. Atalanta are reportedly keen on the Portuguese ace. Martinez, 24, made 36 appearances for Ajax last season as they claimed the Eredivisie title. Eight of his outings came in the Champions...
    More On: gina kirschenheiter Kelly Dodd predicts Gina Kirschenheiter’s boyfriend will dump her without ‘RHOC’ Shannon Beador slams ‘mean’ Gina Kirschenheiter in ‘RHOC’ finale fight Kelly Dodd slams Gina Kirschenheiter: ‘I feel sorry for your kids’ ‘RHOC’ recap: Shannon challenges ‘a–hole’ Gina to ‘get to my level’ Gina Kirschenheiter allegedly pushed boyfriend Travis Mullen down the stairs during a fight that broke out at their Orange County home. Travis’ ex-wife, Meghan Mullen, made the accusation in court documents obtained by Page Six. She claims the physical altercation occurred “around April” in front of the former couple’s 10-year-old daughter, Presley. “Late at night the children started hearing loud [noises]. Presley went out of the room to investigate. Travis was yelling that Gina was an alcoholic,” Meghan – who also shares daughter Bennett, 8, and son Joseph, 6, with Travis – alleges in the court docs. “Presley witnessed Gina push Travis down the stairs, banging [his] head on the wall, andthrowing hairs [sic] and pictures off the wall.” Meghan alleges in the docs that she instructed her kids to call...
    YOUR unused appliances may be the reason why your electricity bill is so high. These appliances have a so-called "vampire energy" or "phantom load" and can tack on hundreds of dollars to your bill. 1Using power strips is a great way to bring your electricity costs down These unplugged appliances can be televisions, lamps, chargers, and more. A study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that Americans have 65 devices plugged into their homes. More importantly, the study revealed that Americans spend nearly $19billion a year on inactive devices. According to Save on Energy, the common household spends roughly $1,444 annually on electricity costs with nearly 14% linked to vampire energy. Read More on BillsSUCKING ENERGY I’m a real estate expert - the vampire appliances costing you $330 a year CUTTING COSTS The six appliances draining the most money and energy in your home revealed This means that the average household spends about $198 on unused energy. Below is a list of four primary culprits of vampire energy in your bedroom. 1. Cable boxes According to Save...
    JEOPARDY'S Ken Jennings has trolled a fellow alum in a cruel way. The host, who's been quiet about the permanent gameshow gig, pushed rival Buzzy Cohen into a WILD makeover on Twitter. 5Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings has been quiet about quiz shows on Twitter since announcing he'd be leaving 'for a few months' in MayCredit: YouTube/Jeopardy 5But he broke his silence to troll his rival Buzzy Cohen into doing something wildCredit: ABC Actress Mayim Bialik, 46, is hosting Jeopardy! after Ken's prior three weeks at the helm and announcement he'd be out for "months." “I'm handing the keys back to the talented actor-producer-writer-director (!) Mayim Bialik for a few months," the fan-favorite surprisingly tweeted in May, adding, “We are lucky to have her! I'll be back before the end of the season.” The permanent hosting slot is still on the board and will be decided by the end of Season 38 in July 2022. Many fans prefer Ken, 47, since he famously won the most games of Jeopardy! in 2004 and seems like the natural successor to Alex Trebek - promisingly revealing on a recent podcast episode he...
    YOUR electric bill could really add up today if you have unnecessary appliances plugged in. These are known as vampire plugs, which can add hundreds of dollars extra to your monthly costs around the home. 1It turns out vampire appliances in the kitchen can really add up While this could vary by state, the Energy Information Administration found that the average electric bill in the country was $117.46 per month or a little more than $1,400 per year in 2020.  Here are the vampire appliances in your kitchen that might be sucking up your money. 1. Coffee makers It turns out coffee will not only give you a boost in the morning – but it will also give a raise to your electric bill. According to Full Coffee Roast, a Bunn coffee machine will use 1.1 kilowatts of energy daily. READ MORE ON BILLSPLAYING THE SYSTEM I’m a money expert - how to cut your electric bill during certain hoursSAY WATT Our family of four cuts energy bills in half with these five tricks That’s an extra $2 to $4 towards your electric bill...
    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former U.S. Sen. David Perdue that alleged fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in the state’s most populous county during the 2020 general election. Perdue filed the lawsuit, along with an individual voter, in December a few days after he announced that he would be challenging Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary. Among other things, the suit sought access to examine absentee ballots, saying that would allow the petitioners to prove that there had been fraud in Fulton County. Investigators with the secretary of state’s office found no evidence to support the fraud claims, but that hasn’t stopped former President Donald Trump, Perdue and others from continuing to spread them. The suit was similar to another filed by a group of voters that was dismissed in October because a judge found the group hadn’t alleged a “particularized injury” and therefore didn’t have standing to sue. That ruling has been appealed. Perdue and voter Elizabeth Grace Lennon argued that their state constitutional rights to equal protection and due...
    KRIS Jenner has been accused by fans of trying to exploit her son Rob Kardashian by pushing him to have his reality show with Blac Chyna. In a resurfaced Keeping Up With the Kardashians clip, the momager can be seen fighting for the new TV series, despite some of her kids telling her it’s a bad idea. 4Credit: E! 4Credit: Getty As Kris, Kim, Khloe, and Kylie face off against Blac Chyna in a $100M trial this week over the cancelation of her TV show a few years back, fans are bringing back the origins of the project. On Reddit, one user posted an old clip of the family matriarch suggesting that Rob and Blac Chyna have their own spinoff series, which not everyone was happy about. Despite not liking the model and saying she’s a lot of “worse things,” Kris still pushed for the project to happen. Kylie didn’t understand though and asked her why she’d “want to put them in a show together” if she’s not a fan of Blac Chyna’s. Read More on the KardashiansCAMERA READY Blac...
    Experts have confirmed a meteor that hit Earth in January 2014 did come from another solar system and is therefore the first known interstellar object.  In a newly-released memo, US Space Command officials have said that rocky body, measuring just 1.5 feet (0.45 of a metre) across, 'was indeed an interstellar object'.  Their confirmation means the famous interstellar object known as Oumuamua, discovered in 2017, is actually the second interstellar object to visit our solar system.  According to NASA, the meteor lit up skies near Manus Island, Papua New Guinea on January 8, 2014 whilst travelling at more than 100,000 miles per hour. Scientists believe it may have left interstellar debris in the South Pacific Ocean, which if recovered could reveal more about the rocky object's origin.   6/ “I had the pleasure of signing a memo with @ussfspoc’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Mozer, to confirm that a previously-detected interstellar object was indeed an interstellar object, a confirmation that assisted the broader astronomical community.” pic.twitter.com/PGlIOnCSrW— U.S. Space Command (@US_SpaceCom) April 7, 2022 According to NASA, the meteor lit up skies near Manus Island, Papua New...
    BOSTON (CBS) – School buses in Boston will be going green in the near future, Mayor Michelle Wu announced on Wednesday. The district is rolling out as many as 20 electric school buses starting next school year. It’s part of a pilot program to replace all diesel buses by 2030. Wu said right now, half of the buses are diesel. “This will be a big step forward in making sure we’re delivering clean air, public health opportunity, the right start and end to your day coming to and from Boston Public Schools,” Wu said. According to Wu, transportation is the highest source of carbon emissions in the city and it’s the No. 1 source statewide.
    President Joe Biden responded to the Sacramento shooting by pushing gun laws the state of California already has in place. Breitbart News reported six people were killed and numerous others injured early Sunday morning when gunfire rang out near 10th and J Streets. Police noted there were multiple gunmen involved in the shooting and the incident was preceded by a fight. CNN quoted Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester saying, “We know that a large fight took place just prior to the shootings. And we have confirmed that there are multiple shooters.” Moreover, KCRA points out that police recovered a stolen gun at the scene of the shooting. FOX News observed Biden responded by pushing Congress to pass more gun control. The president said: Ban ghost guns. Require background checks for all gun sales. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Repeal gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability. Pass my budget proposal, which would give cities more of the funding they need to fund the police and fund the crime prevention and intervention strategies that can make our cities safer. These are just a few of the steps Congress urgently...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Aurora City Council on Monday passed the camping ban Mayor Mike Coffman has been pushing for months by one vote. He says encampments are a threat to public health and safety. (credit: CBS) The ban requires a 72 hour notice before a camp is cleared, and the city must offer those people an alternative shelter. While there are no fines for being in an illegal encampment, people can be arrested if they refuse to move during a sweep. (credit: CBS) Opponents say camping bans drain city resources and do not offer long-term support to people who need housing.
    A reformist Nebraska police chief has been recruiting female officers - including black and Hispanic women - in a bid to rid policing of 'toxic masculinity' amid a national reckoning on police brutality and calls from progressive leaders to defund law enforcement. But Bellevue Police Chef Ken Clary's efforts aimed at hiring more women in the state's third most populous city of 53,000 people have not won everyone over, with some of his critics accusing the top cop of lowering physical standards and degrading personal conduct requirements to make the job more appealing to female recruits.  Clary spoke to The Washington Post about his approaching to a more inclusive policing, saying: 'If you’re not intentional about recruiting everyone and showing everyone that they can be successful here, you’re intentionally excluding people.'  Clary, a retired Iowa State trooper who is currently working on his PhD is criminology and criminal justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha, was the first police chief to join the 30x30 Initiative: is a coalition of police leaders, researchers, and professional organizations that see it as their goal to...
    The homeless man who killed ex-Deloitte executive Michelle Go by pushing her onto subway tracks in New York City's Times Square will not stand trial after he was deemed 'unfit,' Manhattan Supreme Court officials said.  The decision was made Tuesday after 61-year-old Martial Simon's mental evaluation results were shared by psychiatrists at Bellevue Hospital in court.   Prosecutors from New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office have now requested a two week recess to review the medical evaluation, while a judge adjourned the case until April 19.  A trial can begin at a later date if Martial regains mental competency and is able to understand court proceedings and the charges brought against him - a decision that will be made at a later hearing.   If he does not regain competency, then a medical institute will have to indefinitely treat him.  The District Attorney's office did not respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment. Simon's attorney Mitchell Schulman said that he expects Bragg's office to 'confirm' the findings, which would result in Martial being sent to a mental health facility rather than...
    A woman has gone viral on TikTok after revealing that her eyeball popped out during childbirth. Bethany Collins, 23, a stay-at-home mother from Indiana, suffered from a rare side effect while giving birth to her daughter, Phoebe Belle. Despite being given a drug to stimulate her uterus to contract, her labor wasn't progressing and the baby's heart rate was dropping so she was given an epidural and started to push as hard as she could.  The pressure was so intense that she felt a popping sensation and after being handed her baby daughter, she could hardly see and immediately asked her husband: 'Is my eyeball really in my head?' Her left eyeball was bulging out and it becamse worse overnight, and took weeks to go back to normal.   Bethany Collins got the shock of her life when her eyeball popped out of its sockets during childbirth The new mother reported feeling a pressure behind her left eye, but was assured by doctors that it was still inside her head Bethany's cervix wasn't opening during labour and doctors had to give...
    NYPD have released new images of a woman accused of shoving an 87-year-old Broadway singing coach who died days after the unprovoked attack in Manhattan last week NYPD have released new images of a woman accused of shoving an 87-year-old Broadway singing coach who died days after the unprovoked attack in Manhattan last week.  Barbara Maier Gustern was placed on life support and died on Tuesday - five days after the assault in Chelsea.   Police have still not found her attacker, and are now asking for help to track her down. Surveillance footage shows the suspect leaving the scene towards Ninth Avenue. She is described as a red-haired woman, likely in her 30s, wearing a black jacket, black leggings, a white skirt and dark colored shoes.  On Tuesday, Gustern's grandson, AJ, posted a photo of himself clutching his grandmother's hand as she lied in a hospital bed Tuesday morning.   'Today, at 11:15AM, we have lost one of the brightest little flames to ever grace this world,' he wrote from Gustern's Facebook page. 'I ask that you all give me a little time...
    LIONEL MESSI is reportedly planning to stay at Paris Saint-Germain next season. That is despite being booed by his own fans and his father allegedly pushing for a dramatic return to Barcelona. 1PSG and their Qatari ownership are determined to hold on to Lionel Messi for his full contractCredit: EPA There has been plenty of speculation suggesting the Argentine, 34, may quit the French giants after just one season. But journalist Matteo Moretto reports Messi's plan is to stay at the Parc des Princes. 2022 is a crucial year for PSG - because of their owner's Qatari background ahead of hosting the World Cup. And keeping Messi is, therefore, a major priority. LATEST CHELTENHAM OFFERSCHELTENHAM FESTIVAL St Patrick's Day a huge hit but attention turns to Gold Cup on Friday However, it is understood he is 'unhappy' with a range of things on and off the field at PSG. On the pitch, Messi has managed just two Ligue 1 goals in 18 appearances this season and was accused of going missing as they crashed out of...
    Today News Africa correspondent Simon Ateba asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki if the U.S. refusal to engage Russia militarily amounts to “pushing these guys (Ukrainians) to commit suicide.” At a White House press briefing Monday, Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine was once again the dominant topic. One recurring theme was President Joe Biden’s steadfast and consistent rejection of direct U.S. military action. During one exchange, NPR’s Mara Liasson asked Psaki “What about the argument that there just aren’t any more severe consequences for you to use because most of the severe ones you’ve ruled out?,” to which Psaki replied “That’s inaccurate.” Toward the end of the briefing, Ateba first asked “Jen, is there any reason why you have not condemned racism against Africans in Ukraine?”, and Psaki replied that the administration has done so. “We have, and I believe the State Department has. But we have spoken out against that and expressed concern about any reports of discrimination or — at the border,” Psaki told Ateba. Ateba then asked what the U.S. “endgame” is, and whether it’s “fair” to say that...
    An 87-year-old Broadway singing coach was shoved to the pavement and critically injured during an unprovoked attack in Manhattan, police said.      Barbara Maier Gustern, who once coached Blondie singer Debbie Harry, was pushed from behind in front of her building at West 28th Street and Eighth Avenue in Chelsea.  The attack occurred around 8.30pm on Thursday, the New York Police Department said.  Gustern was conscious when paramedics arrived and managed to tell police that she had been attacked by another woman, but her condition rapidly worsened, the Daily News reported.  She sustained severe injuries to her head and remains critically injured, police said.   Surveillance footage released Sunday shows the alleged suspect leaving the scene towards Ninth Avenue. She is described as a red-haired woman wearing a black jacket, black leggings, a white skirt and dark colored shoes.    The unprovoked attack comes as NYPD's latest data showed a staggering 60percent spike in crime compared to the same time last year.   The suspect is described by police as a dark-haired woman wearing a black jacket, black leggings, a white skirt and dark colored...
    On Friday Prince Harry and Meghan Markle joined a celebrity and world leader call to warn the world that supposedly the “pandemic is not over” as the world enters the third year of living with coronavirus. The disgraced prince and his controversial wife have added their signatures to a letter from ‘The People’s Vaccine’ – a coronavirus vaccine lobby group – that has called for 70 per cent of the world to be vaccinated by mid-2022, and for vaccines to be provided “to everyone, everywhere”. The organisation openly states in the letter that they condemn the approach taken so far by world leaders in an effort to tackle coronavirus as “immoral, entirely self-defeating and also an ethical, economic and epidemiological failure”, and instead called for “global solidarity”. The People’s Vaccine have also highlighted they believe what they call a “failure to vaccinate the world so far is down to self-defeating nationalism, pharmaceutical monopolies and inequality”, which they suggest has unnecessarily prolonged the pandemic. Are We Supposed to Care? Woke Millionaires Meghan and Harry Lambasted as Out of Touch https://t.co/ORC8KffYAE — Breitbart London...
    A group of Republican lawmakers hosted Americans at the Capitol on Tuesday to hold their own State of the Union event where they said Joe Biden's address later in the evening will not give a true representation of the dire situations facing the U.S. Leading the event dubbed by organizers as the 'real State of the Union' were the top three ranking Republicans in the House: Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise and GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik. The event took place several hours before President Biden is set to take stage for his first State of the Union address at the Capitol building Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. There were eight other 'concerned Americans' who were invited to attend as guest speakers who then asked questions to the lawmakers about what they would do if Republicans retook control of the House in the 2022 midterms.  Among the featured guests was a mom who lost her son to a fentanyl overdose, a border agent who expressed how hard it is to recruit and keep guards during the ongoing crisis...
    Los Angeles' woke District Attorney George Gascon is seeking to commute the death penalty sentence of a career criminal who kidnapped, robbed and shot 'execution-style' a father-of-three in 1992.  Scott Forrest Collins, now 51, kidnapped 41-year-old Fred Rose and held him at gunpoint as he left his work office in Palmdale for a lunch break three decades ago.  Collins used Rose's debit card to withdraw $200, shot him in the head and dumped his body in North Hollywood, where he was later found by a jogger.  Rose died a day later at a hospital, and Collins went on to use Rose's car to participate in a gang-related shooting before crashing and being arrested and charged with murder.  Now Gascon, a fierce opponent of the death penalty, who is also facing a second recall attempt from opponents who have criticized his soft-on-crime approach, is seeking to reduce Collins' sentence from the death penalty to life without the possibility of parole.  Rose's family claims they were blind-sided by Gascon's push and accused the embattled prosecutor of 'fighting for the murderer.'  Heather Scott,...
    Crime in Atlanta is continuing to spiral out of control, with homicides on track to beat last year's 30-year high of 158 murders. According to statistics released by the Atlanta Police Department on Friday, homicides are up 43 percent compared to the same period in 2021, with 20 total homicides so far in 2022 compared to 14 last year.  The Atlanta Police Department has said 'irresponsible gun ownership' has led to many of the shootings this year, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, after more than 2,000 firearms were stolen from vehicles in Atlanta last year. Rapes are also up an astounding 236 percent, with 37 reported so far this year, compared to 11 at the same time in 2021.  Burglaries are also up 18 percent from last year, with 229 reported as of February 12 compared to 191 at the same time in 2021, and shoplifting cases are up 4 percent, with 164 cases thus far in 2022 compared to 157 last year.  The rising crime pushed  residents in Atlanta's wealthiest suburb to announce they planned to secede from the...
    Joe Biden isn’t floundering alone in the current culture war. The Democratic Party’s brand has chosen the wrong side of some hot-button issues, ranging from “soft on crime” policies to COVID-19 shutdowns to critical race theory. It has gotten so bad that, according to Politico, the Democratic Party’s congressional campaign arm is warning their candidates that “they risk losing significant ground to Republicans in the midterms.” If Dems don’t adequately respond to Republican attacks on these culture-war issues, party operatives say “the GOP’s lead on the generic ballot balloons to 14 points from 4 points...” This could be the difference between a wave and a tsunami. It’s tempting to dismiss the culture war as ginned-up or phony. But the problem with brushing off the culture war writ large is that culture is everything. Democrats should not dismiss people’s concerns about their culture being threatened as beneath them because it encompasses a person’s way of life—including their institutions, worldview, and sacred values. Native Americans struggled against colonists and settlers to preserve not just their lives but their way of life. Today,...
    A House committee investigating the January 6 riot believes Donald Trump's former lawyer Rudy Giuliani will testify before them, a Republican congressman said on Sunday. Adam Kinzinger, who along with Liz Cheney is one of only two Republicans on the panel, said that they are confident the 77-year-old will cooperate, despite Trump and some of his closest allies refusing to assist. Giuliani was subpoenaed last month, along with his fellow lawyers Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell, and former Trump White House aide Boris Epshteyn. The panel asked them to turn over documents by February 1 and testify February 8. 'Our expectation is he is going to cooperate because that's the law, that's the requirement, same as if somebody [is] subpoenaed to court,' Kinzinger told CBS's Face the Nation, adding 'we fully expect that in accordance with the law, we'll hear from Rudy.' Adam Kinzinger on Sunday appeared on Face the Nation and said he believes Rudy Giuliani will cooperate with the House committee investigating the January 6 riot Giuliani, 77, is reported to be in talks about cooperating with the...
              by Josiah Neeley and Eric Bott   With Wisconsinites increasingly worried about inflation and rising energy costs, you’d think state officials would be acting to alleviate the situation, not make it worse. But if legislation recently filed in Wisconsin goes into effect, residents may be in for another shock when they get their electric bills. The legislation would change the way electric transmission lines are built and operated in the state, eliminating competition and driving up costs for consumers to benefit a few established monopolies. Specifically, the bill would give incumbent utilities the exclusive right to build large regionally cost shared power lines. Under these monopoly construction laws, incumbents can effectively bar new companies from competing for projects, locking them out of the system. The lack of competition enforced by monopoly construction laws is bad for electric customers. We all know that competition can help keep costs down and spur better service. Think how expensive food would be if you were only allowed to shop at one grocery store. When it comes to building electric transmission, the cost savings from...
    A 61-year-old homeless man in New York City admitted to reporters that he pushed a woman in front of an oncoming Subway train, which led to her death, and declared himself “God” as he was walked by police out of the Midtown South NYPD precinct Saturday. Watch Below:  The suspect, Simon Martial, told reporters to “Go f— yourself” as he was walked out of the building, New York Post footage shows. “Did you push the woman on the tracks?” a reporter asked Martial.  “Yeah, because I’m God, yes I did,” the homeless man responded.  “Why?” a reporter followed up.  “Because I’m God, I can do it,” Martial insisted. Police say the attack occurred Saturday at the Times Square station around 9:40 a.m., according to WCBS. Authorities assert Martial pushed Michelle Alyssa Go, 40, onto the train tracks while she was standing on the  N/Q/R/W  platform, and she was subsequently hit by the southbound R train, the New York Post reported. Assistant Chief Jason Wilcox of the NYPD Detective Bureau said Martial threatened another woman just before the alleged killing of Go, according...
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has turned a Democratic charge back on them, accusing the left of spreading the 'big lie' about an 'evil anti-voting conspiracy' as they try to pass voting rights legislation. Republicans have vowed a 'scorched earth' policy if Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer tries to eliminate the filibuster in order to advance voting legislation, which Republicans charge will federalize elections that should be handled by the states.  As part of that effort, McConnell's office sent out a memo to reporters this weekend slamming Democrats and arguing their party has 'repeatedly stood up to the left and their Big Lie that there is some evil anti-voting conspiracy sweeping America.'  'They will try to use fake hysteria to break the Senate and silence millions of Americans' voices so they can take over elections and ram through their radical agenda,' the memo claimed. In response, Schumer on Monday accused McConnell of 'gaslighting' America.    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of spread the 'big lie' about an 'evil anti-voting conspiracy' as they push voting rights legislation Senate Majority Leader Chuck...
    A man was pushing a shopping cart on the New Jersey Turnpike Thursday morning when he was struck and killed by multiple vehicles, authorities said. Troopers were called around 4:35 a.m. to the turnpike's southbound side at milepost 105.8 in Newark, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Alejandro Goez said. The unidentified man was walking down the NSI road with a shopping cart when he was struck by a Lincoln Towncar, then by a Honda Civic and a Toyota 4Runner, Goez said. It was not immediately clear which impact killed him. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Two of the drivers were taken to an area hospital with injuries, Goez said. The incident remains under investigation.
    Shocking video captures the moment a father in Portland, Oregon, fights off a man who tried to kidnap his young child - less than an hour after the same suspect stalked a mother pushing a baby stroller.   Portland police released footage of the unidentified suspect as he attempted to snatch the six-year-old boy in the Pearl District in broad daylight on Tuesday in one of the safer neighborhoods in a city ravaged by crime since the pandemic.  There have been 73 abductions in Portland through the end of the November, according to the latest available data, compared with 62 kidnappings in 2020.  Surveillance footage shows the young boy walking a few feet behind his dad near The Fields Park on Northwest Overton Street when the suspect pounces on the boy at around 3:20 pm.  Scroll Down For Video:  Surveillance footage shows the terrifying moment the suspect walks in front of the young boy and pounces on him, trying to snatch him up Surveillance footage captures the moment the boy's father catches up with him and scoops him up while the suspect...
    Hundreds of university professors slammed a 'woke' math movement that eliminates calculus in favor of social justice principles, saying the curriculum leaves children unprepared for higher education and puts the US at a global disadvantage. The missive, titled 'Open Letter on K-12 Mathematics,' was published December 6 and signed by 746 math teachers and professors, including many from Ivy League schools.  The letter takes specific aim at a proposed curriculum in California, called the California Mathematics Framework, which seeks to shift away from rigorous math courses to help close the achievement gap faced by underprivileged students, specifically those that are black, Hispanic or from low-income families. 'We are deeply concerned about the unintended consequences of recent well-intentioned approaches to reform mathematics education, particularly the California Mathematics Framework (CMF),' the professors' coalition letter continued.  'Such frameworks aim to reduce achievement gaps by limiting the availability of advanced mathematical courses to middle schoolers and beginning high schoolers. While such reforms superficially seem "successful" at reducing disparities at the high school level, they are merely "kicking the can" to college.' Pictured: the open...
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