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    The traveling ICU nurse who killed six people in a horror crash in Los Angeles on Thursday after plowing her Mercedes 90mph through a busy intersection has a 'profound'  history of mental illness and has been involved in 13 prior crashes, but was still somehow subcontracted to work in a hospital and allowed to drive.  Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, is in custody on six murder charges as a result of Thursday's crash.  Among those she killed was pregnant Asherey Ryan, 23, her one-year-old son Alonzo and Reynold Lester, the father of Asherey's unborn baby, who also died.  On Tuesday, Craig Pitchford was named as another victim. Two other female victims remain unidentified.  Linton is from Houston, Texas, and was in Los Angeles working as a contractor at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hospital.  She was working for the nursing contractor group AMN Healthcare, which she joined in October 2020.  Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, is in custody on six murder charges as a result of Thursday's crash Linton sped through a red light at 90mph, plowing into cars at a busy intersection on...
    In this article 9984.T-JPVIDEO2:5202:52SoftBank posts a record $23.4 billion loss for the June quarterStreet Signs EuropeSoftBank posted one of its biggest losses at its Vision Fund investment unit for its fiscal first quarter, as technology stocks continue to get hammered amid rising interest rates. The Japanese giant's Vision Fund posted a 2.93 trillion Japanese yen ($21.68 billion) loss for the June quarter. This is the second-largest quarterly loss for the Vision Fund. That contributed to a 3.16 trillion yen net loss for the quarter for SoftBank versus a 761.5 billion yen profit in the same period last year. That is a record quarterly loss for the company. The company also authorized a 400 billion yen share buyback program on Monday. SoftBank's Vision Fund, which began in 2017 and invests in technology companies, has been hit by a slump in high-growth stocks as a result of rampant inflation that has led the U.S. Federal Reserve and other central banks to raise interest rates. Masayoshi Son, SoftBank's outspoken founder and the mastermind behind the Vision Fund, said in May the company would...
    Former President Donald Trump held a rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Friday night, where he deemed himself “the most persecuted person” in United States history. Yep, he did. “We are standing up against some of the most menacing forces, entrenched interests, and vicious opponents our people have ever seen,” Trump told the crowd. “A friend of mine recently said that I was the most persecuted person in the history of our country. When I thought about it, I actually felt that he may very well be right.” Trump pointed to the Mueller investigation into his 2016 campaign’s potential ties to the Russian government. The former president called it the “Russia Russia Russia scam” that the media knew was “fake news.” “This could only happen to me,” he said. “Who has been through anything like this? Seriously?” He then listed some of his accomplishments as president and bashed the Jan. 6 committee investigating his role in the Capitol riot, calling it “the unselect committee” as is his wont. “So where does this stop?” he went on. “Our biggest threat remains the...
    NBA legend Bill Russell, an 11-time NBA champion, has died at the age of 88. His family said in a statement that he 'passed away peacefully at age 88 with his wife, Jeannine, by his side'.  MORE TO FOLLOW  NBA legend Bill Russell has passed away at the age of 88
    The planetary crisis was linked to at least 15 deaths in Kentucky Friday as heavy rains triggered what Gov. Andy Beshear called "one of the worst, most devastating flooding events" in the state's history. Beshear declared a state of emergency in six counties Thursday afternoon as the storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain across eastern Kentucky, causing mudslides and washing away homes and roadways, with whole communities wiped out in some areas. Search and rescue teams were deployed Friday following hundreds of air and water rescues the previous day, with some being airlifted from their rooftops. "As we keep kicking the can on climate solutions, more lives will be lost in climate-based tragedies," said anti-poverty advocate Joe Sanberg. "We must act now." Beshear said he feared the death toll would at least double. At least two of four young siblings, ranging in age from one and a half to eight, were among those who were identified as victims of the flooding. The children were swept away from their parents as the family clung to a tree after their...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence took the gentlest of swipes at Donald Trump and his 2020 obsession on Tuesday, saying politics had to be about building for the future rather than looking back. It came at the end of a speech in which he set out his 'freedom agenda' and roadmap for American conservatism. He celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to overturn dump Roe v Wade on 'the ash heap of history.' 'We must not tire until we've restored the sanctity of life at the centre of American law in every state in the nation,' he said. 'We save the babies, we'll save America.' But, on the day after one of Pence's top advisers confirmed he had appeared before a January 6 grand jury, all eyes were on whether the former vice president would refer to his former boss. Tuesday offers a split screen for Republicans, with Trump returning to Washington D.C. for the first time since leaving office to deliver a speech at the America First Policy Institute later in the day as he continues to fan speculation about...
    After the tumult of this quixotic year so far – in which he’s admitted to secretly fathering twins with a colleague, swooped in to buy Twitter, run away from the deal, then seen his child seek to change their name because they want nothing to do with him - you might think that can’t possibly be another twist in Elon Musk’s astonishing life story. Yet there is. For yesterday, the Wall Street Journal aired what is surely the ultimate story betrayal at billionaire level: that Musk, the world’s richest man, had a ‘brief’ affair with the wife of his long-standing friend and sometime business ally Sergey Brin. Brin is the world’s seventh richest man. The affair, according to the WSJ, happened in December last year and has led to the swift collapse of Brin’s marriage to stunning brunette Nicole Shanahan, Brin’s second wife and the mother of his young daughter. Nicole Shanahan and Sergey Brin married in 2018 but filed for divorce in December 2021 citing 'irreconcilable differences' Elon Musk’s alleged affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife last year led...
    More Americans are unhappy with President Biden's job in office than at any point in his presidency, according to a dim new Quinnipiac poll.  Just 31 percent of adults say they approve of the way Biden is handling the presidency while 60 percent disapprove. Among registered voters, 33 percent said they approved while 59 percent disapprove.  The low approval spelled bad news for Biden's 2024 prospects.   A whopping 71 percent of Americans do not want to see Biden run again in 2024 - including a majority of Democrats, 54 percent. Only 24 percent do want to see Biden run for a second term. Forty percent of Democrats said they would like to see him run. The findings contrast with support for Donald Trump on the Republican side - 69 percent of Republicans said they want to see him run again in 2024, 27 percent said they would not.  'Among all Americans, 60 percent said they did not want to see Trump as the GOP nominee.  Things are looking worse for Biden in Iowa, historically the first state in the nation...
    A New Jersey couple has uncovered wads of cash from the 1930s buried in the backyard of their home - leading them to uncover the shocking history behind the property, which was believed to be a former brothel. Suzanne and Rich Gilson were stunned when they unearthed a bunch of money - totaling around $1,000 - hidden underneath the grass while doing renovations on their yard recently. Arguably the most surprising part of the whole ordeal is that the bills were all printed in 1934 - which means they may have been there for more than 80 years.  The pair was intrigued by the mysterious discovery, which prompted them to want to find out more about how the money got there and why it was buried in the ground; And they were soon astounded to learn that their house, which is located in Wildwood and built in the 1920s, was actually a former prostitution house. According to NJ.com, the Gilsons bought the cottage four years ago. The couple recently decided that they wanted to remove some of the rocks from...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio If you looked at those images released this week from the James Webb Space Telescope, and were absolutely amazed, one famous astrophysicist said that’s an under reaction. Neil deGrasse Tyson, in an interview with WTOP, says the first thing to understand is that this telescope is a lot like a time machine, making the image released by the White House this week more than amazing. “What that shows is a field of galaxies,” Tyson said, “some of which go all the way back to nearly the beginning of time.” He said this telescope offered the deepest infrared image of the universe ever, opening up the possibility of seeing other habitable worlds in the universe and a peek at the early universe. The discovery, he said, could help us better understand how the universe came into being. So is this one of the epic moments where we’re lucky enough to be alive to witness something beyond amazing? Tyson thinks so. More Science News “We will only remember data, back...
    There's something about the latest crypto crash that makes it different from previous downturns.Artur Widak | Nurphoto | Getty Images The two words on every crypto investor's lips right now are undoubtedly "crypto winter." Cryptocurrencies have suffered a brutal comedown this year, losing $2 trillion in value since the height of a massive rally in 2021. Bitcoin, the world's biggest digital coin, is off 70% from a November all-time high of nearly $69,000. That's resulted in many experts warning of a prolonged bear market known as "crypto winter." The last such event occurred between 2017 and 2018. But there's something about the latest crash that makes it different from previous downturns in crypto — the latest cycle has been marked by a series of events that have caused contagion across the industry because of their interconnected nature and business strategies.From 2018 to 2022Back in 2018, bitcoin and other tokens slumped sharply after a steep climb in 2017. The market then was awash with so-called initial coin offerings, where people poured money into crypto ventures that had popped up left, right...
    ViacomCBS French fries and peppermint ice cream as seen in the "Star Trek: Picard" episode, "Broken Pieces." July 13, 2022, is National French Fry Day in the United States. Many restaurants, according to Today.com, the Today Show’s site, are celebrating by offering free fries, among them McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Hardee’s, Sonic, Fatburger, Elevation Burger, and Charleys. And, so tasty and timeless are the fried and salted pieces of potato, that they’ve managed to be included in several iterations of “Star Trek,” including “Enterprise,” “Short Treks,” “Discovery,” “Lower Decks,” and “Picard.” The “Star Trek” wiki site Memory Alpha maintains a running list of mentions and appearances of French fries across the franchise. Some of the appearances occur in our present, in the 21st century, but a few of them take place — or will take place — deep in the future, in the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th centuries. Below are the French fry references, according to Memory Alpha:“T’Pol and Captain Jonathan Archer time traveled back to October 2004, they visited a Burgerland restaurant for a meal. Anything they...
    Georgia stands a good chance to become the first state governed by a Black-led political coalition. That’s because enthusiasm for the campaigns of Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams for senator and governor, respectively, appears to be gaining momentum. According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, Warnock’s sprint to re-election had a cash advantage and 10 percentage point lead over Republican challenger Herschel Walker; while Abrams’ rematch with incumbent GOP Gov. Brian Kemp is a dead heat. If successful, the Georgia midterm election will mark the first time that voters elevated two Black candidates to the highest offices of the state. Furthermore, with Blacks comprising more than a third of the electorate, the emerging coalition can serve as a model for other states. Yet, the practice of modern statecraft is a new step for Black politicians. And for that reason, it may be instructive to survey the traditions of self-governance in earlier circumstances. The story of Blacks in Georgia, after all, is part of the larger experience of Africans in the Americas. To start, Black Georgians have the advantage of a...
    An emotional Elena Rybakina fought back the tears after admitting her parents would be 'super proud' of her victory in the Wimbledon final on Saturday evening. Rybakina came from behind to beat Tunisia’s world No 2 Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the women's singles final, a win which crowned her as Kazakhstan's first ever Grand Slam champion. It was a historic victory for the 23-year-old, who switched allegiances from Russia to Kazakhstan back in 2018 despite being born in Moscow. A teary Elena Rybakina admitted her parents would be 'super proud' of her Wimbledon victory RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next New balls, please! Eye-watering moment Wimbledon junior Paul... Elena Rybakina's pulsating comeback win over Ons Jabeur in... Russia-born Elena Rybakina wins her first Grand Slam title... Aussies Matt Ebden and Max Purcell win Wimbledon men's... Share this article Share 1.2k shares While currently residing in Russia, Rybakina's parents were not granted visas in time to fly to London and watch their daughter contest Saturday's Wimbledon final. During her post-match press...
    Today in History Today is Sunday, July 10, the 191st day of 2022. There are 174 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern England. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.) On this date: In 1509, theologian John Calvin, a key figure of the Protestant Reformation, was born in Noyon, Picardy, France. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) to the Senate and urged its ratification. (However, the Senate rejected it.) In 1925, jury selection took place in Dayton, Tennessee, in the trial of John T. Scopes, charged with violating the law by teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. (Scopes was convicted and fined, but the verdict was overturned on a technicality.) In 1929, American paper currency was reduced in size as the government began issuing bills that were approximately 25 percent smaller. In 1951, armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean War began at Kaesong. In...
    An expert on White House dynamics says Mark Meadows is by far the worst chief of staff in U.S. history. Former aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified last week that Meadows seemed unconcerned about the insurrection taking place just blocks away at the U.S. Capitol, and author Chris Whipple, who has interviewed dozens of chiefs of staff, said that testimony cemented Donald Trump's lead staffer as the worst of all time, reported Business Insider. "It used to be a fairly stiff competition for the worst chief of staff in history, but Meadows absolutely owns it," Whipple said. Hutchinson told the House select committee that Meadows remained glued to his cell phone instead of asking the president to call off his supporters at the Capitol, and Whipple said that would be his lasting legacy. "I used to think the defining lasting image of Mark Meadows would be mugging for Don Trump's Jr.'s video camera in the tent at the Ellipse right before Trump went out to incite a mob to attack the Capitol," Whipple said. "I now think the defining image of Meadows...
    Alejandro Mayorkas admitted Sunday that 'sometimes' trucks of migrants get through U.S. authorities at the southern border following the deadliest human smuggling incident that left 53 people dead last week. The secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said that smuggling syndicates have 'evolved' and have become 'extraordinarily organized' in the last few decades. 'This is a regional challenge that requires a regional response,' Mayorkas told CBS Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan in a Sunday morning interview. He added that border and immigration agencies within DHS have been working with 'our partners to the south' to bring the smugglers to justice that were responsible for the deaths of 53 individuals and to stop more tragedies like this from happening in the future. A semi-truck full of around 100 migrants was found abandoned on the side of the road on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas on Monday. The death toll rose from 50 to 53 on Wednesday and dozens of others were found in critical condition after suffering brain damage and internal bleeding from being left in a...
    Here is the full list of winners of the Money in the Bank briefcase, and the results of their cash-in matches. WWE holds the Money in the Bank event on an annual basis. The most anticipated portion of the event will be the titular ladder matches, where multiple competitors will look to climb up the ladder and grab the briefcase hanging above the ring. The briefcase is coveted, as whoever wins the rights to hold it has the opportunity to cash-in for a major championship match anytime, any place within the next year. The match was first introduced at WrestleMania 21 all the way back in 2005, with male competitors battling for the briefcase. But in 2017, a Women’s Money in the Bank match was introduced and has been held on an annual basis ever since. Given the lengthy history of this match, we are going to provide you with a list of the winners, and how they fared in their cash-in matches.WWE Money in the Bank Briefcase winnersBelow are the winners of the Money in the Bank briefcase. Events...
    Welcome to Joe Biden’s 4th of July, the most expensive in history! You get what you vote for, and you idiots voted for the highest gas and food prices in history. His Fraudulency Joe Biden used the last 4th of July to gaslight Americans into believing inflation was no big deal, nothing more than a Republican talking point. Remember this nonsense with all the bad puns from the White House — this horseshit that ignored the fact that gas was already well over $3.00 a gallon (which now sounds like the good old days)… Planning a cookout this year? Ketchup on the news. According to the Farm Bureau, the cost of a 4th of July BBQ is down from last year. It’s a fact you must-hear(d). Hot dog, the Biden economic plan is working. And that’s something we can all relish. pic.twitter.com/7h9qLauIbC — The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 1, 2021 Well, welcome to Joe Biden’s Dystopian America on the 4th of July in the year 2022… Welcome to record-high prices for your Independence Day barbecue… Ground beef prices are up...
    Share this: His legacy, easy. He played on one of the greatest, if not the greatest, basketball teams in PSAL history. That was Erasmus Hall in 1965.  It was March 19th to be exact, and Dutchman coach Bernie Kirsner’s squad beat DeWitt Clinton – the perennial Bronx powerhouse – 85-80, in the Flatbush gym. The win capped a perfect season at 22-0.
    The CDC is warning of a historic, highly deadly, outbreak of meningococcal disease affecting gay and bisexual men in Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 24 men have contracted the disease, resulting in at least six deaths, in what it describes as 'one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history.' Meningococcal disease, often the cause of meningitidis, is a rare but highly infectious condition that be spread either via a virus or bacteria. It infects a person's brain and spinal chord. While the CDC is recommending for gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against the virus, one health expert tells DailyMail.com that even if someone gets jabbed now they will still not be safe from the disease in time for Pride festivities this weekend. Ahead of the final weekend of Pride month, Florida officials and the CDC are warning of a 'historic' outbreak of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in the Sunshine state. Pictured: Revelers take pictures at a Pride event on June 18 in Wilton...
    Stretching of the continents 56 million years ago is likely to have caused one of the most extreme episodes of global warming in Earth's history, new research suggests.  During this time, the planet experienced an increase in temperature of 5-8°C (9-14°F), culminating in the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which lasted about 170,000 years. It caused the extinction of many deep-sea organisms and reshaped the course of evolution of life on Earth.  Scientists studied the effects of global tectonic forces and volcanic eruptions during the period of environmental change almost 60 million years ago.  They believe that the extensive stretching of the continental plates in the northern hemisphere – rather like the pulling of a toffee bar that thins and eventually separates – massively reduced the pressures in the Earth's deep interior. This then drove intense, but short-lived melting in the mantle – a layer of sticky, molten rock just below the planet's crust.  The team, including experts from the universities of Southampton, Edinburgh and Leeds, suggests that the resulting volcanic activity coincided with, and likely caused, a massive burst of...
    American history and American art should be protected, full stop. In our current inspiration-less consumer culture, where we buy and throw away at an incredible rate, preserving our past is more important than ever. That is why I was so upset when Kim Kardashian made the decision to wear Marilyn Monroe's famous, crystal-encrusted 'Happy Birthday Mr. President' dress to the Met Ball in New York City last month. Some dresses are so iconic and embedded in our American psyche that they should never be worn by anyone except the women who made them famous. Marilyn is, of course, one of the most famous of American icons (yes, even more famous than Kim herself). She sparked her own controversy in 1965 when she wore that form-fitting dress to sing to President John F. Kennedy Jr. at his 45th birthday celebration. It was a scandalous moment. The dress, designed by Bob Mackie, gave the illusion that she was naked on stage as she serenaded the nation's young, hot, and very married president. Add to the drama Marilyn's sultry, seductive manner that she...
    Charl Schwartzel has pocketed £3.86 million, golf's biggest ever prize pot, after winning the controversial Saudi-backed LIV golf tournament - as players have faced renewed backlash from a 9/11 victims' groups The South African, 37, won the first round of the series, at Centurion Club in St Albans, Hertfordshire, with a one-stroke victory. Schwartzel, a former Masters champion, also won a further £609,000 ($750,000) for being part of the winning team - with players competing both individually and as part of a four-man team. Speaking at the presentation, LIV Golf chief executive and former world number one Greg Norman said 'the evolution of golf has arrived'. And Schwartzel, receiving the trophy, added: 'Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think we could play for that much money in golf. 'As you could see I was taking a bit of heat down the stretch and there was a lot of money involved.' Schwartzel's victory comes after US golfers Patrick Reed, Bryson DeChambeau and Pat Perez confirmed they will be joining the tour. But the American defectors have been accused of 'betraying' the...
    The Select House Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot premiered in prime-time on Thursday – it was a predictable flop. The presentation to reveal the committee's findings started at 8:00pm eastern time – just after I put my daughter to bed. Like most Americans, I had other things that I'd rather do. But nonetheless, I asked my husband to turn it on downstairs so I could watch after I was done with her. I presume, like most Americans, I was left thinking: What was the point of that? I remember January 6th, as we all do, as one of our darkest days. I was in Washington D.C. and saw Trump supporters collecting near the Capitol before the riots. I watched it unfold in real-time on television after I got home from work. It was petrifying, an embarrassment to our country and the final nail in the coffin, as far as I was concerned, with President Trump's legacy. The Select House Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot premiered in prime-time on Thursday – it was a predictable flop. (Above)...
    With the United States' track record of failing to hold insurrectionists accountable for their volatile actions, The Guardian's Steve Phillips is explaining why it is so imperative for them to face consequences now. In wake of the House Select Committee's hearings for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Phillips offered a brief account of American history as he emphasized why history must not repeat itself. Opening his op-ed, Phillips wrote, "The last time the United States failed to properly punish insurrectionists, they went on to form the Ku Klux Klan, unleash a reign of murderous domestic terrorism, and re-establish formal white supremacy in much of the country for more than 100 years." So, why is the sense of urgency waning? According to Phillips, time passing gives offenders the advantage of downplaying the severity of their actions. "It is often difficult to sustain the requisite sense of urgency about past events, however dramatic and shocking they may have been at the time," he wrote. "Memories fade, new challenges arise and the temptation to put it all behind...
    Donald Trump raged against the Democrat-led House select committee investigating the Capitol riot on Thursday Donald Trump went on a lengthy rant attacking the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on Thursday, hours before the Democrat-led panel holds the first in a series of six hearings looking into the ex-president's role that day.  And rather than downplaying the riot like he has in the past, Trump held it up as the 'greatest movement' in history and lashed out at the 'Unselect Committee' for not instead investigating the election fraud theories that motivated his supporters to storm the US Capitol last year. But the seven Democrats and two Republicans on the committee have examined those claims in detail - and how they fit into Trump and his allies' plan to overturn President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. Thursday's 8pm ET hearing will see them begin to outline thousands of pages and hours' worth of evidence and contextualize it into the bigger picture of how close people came to undermining American democracy. 'The Unselect Committee didn't...
    Hours before the House select committee investigation hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection, which saw hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol, the former president raged on Truth Social that the day of the riot "represented the greatest movement in the history of our Country." With the first of six nationally televised hearings that promise new videos and bombshell testimony set to begin, the former president took to one of the only social media platform where he is still welcome to snarl at the bipartisan committee and complain that the real crime was having the elections "stolen" from him despite all evidence to the contrary. Trump began by writing, "The Unselect Committee didn’t spend one minute studying the reason that people went to Washington, D.C., in massive numbers, far greater than the Fake News Media is willing to report, or that the Unselects are willing to even mention, because January 6th was not simply a protest, it represented the greatest movement in the history of our Country to Make America Great Again. It was about an Election...
    A former Amazon software engineer who allegedly stole personal data of more than 100 million credit card customers claims she was trying to expose vulnerabilities in Capital One's online system. Paige Thompson, 36, of Seattle, is accused of hacking into Capital One's stored data and downloading private information, including bank account and social security numbers, from customers' credit card applications. She allegedly violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, an anti-hacking law that forbids access to a computer without authorization, the criminal complaint states. However, her attorneys argue her actions were that of a 'novice white-hat hacker' trying who was scanning the online interface for vulnerabilities and exploring what she exposed.  Critics of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act allege the 'loose' law allows for protections for hackers who find vulnerabilities in online systems. Thompson, whose federal trial began in Washington state on Tuesday, faces 10 counts of computer fraud, wire fraud and identity theft. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges and, if convicted, could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison. Attorneys representing Paige Thompson (pictured) allege...
    Democrat-turned-Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew won his New Jersey primary in a landslide, which he said Wednesday was down to the backing of Donald Trump and the Biden administration's historically bad record. Van Drew won with more than 85 percent of the vote. He switched parties in 2020, and cruised to the Republican nomination on Tuesday night. He credited Biden with helping him to victory, as well as his supporters. 'They believe in my message which is freedom and hard work, and making sure that we obey the rule of law, and that we close our borders and that we stop this inflation and that pretty much everything this administration has done, and pretty much everything that this president has done has been so destructive,' he told Fox and Friends. 'Worst president, worst administration, in the history literally of America in my opinion.'   Tuesday was another signpost along the road to the midterms, as analysts pored over the results for clues.  Several votes were dominated by questions about crime. Former Democrat Jeff Van Drew blasted Joe Biden as the 'worst...
    President Joe Biden is grappling with low approval ratings and high consumer costs as Democrats fight to keep their razor-thin majority in Congress President Joe Biden said Monday that he's presiding over the economy's 'most robust recovery' in modern history - as gas prices reach more than double what they were when he took office for the second day in a row. 'At the time I took office about 16 months ago, the economy had stalled and COVID was out of control,' the president wrote on Twitter. 'Today, thanks to the economic plan and the vaccination plan that my Administration put into action, America has achieved the most robust recovery in modern history.' But Biden's confidence isn't shared by the majority of Americans, a new survey suggests - more than eight out of every 10 respondents said the economy was either 'poor' or 'not so good.' Thirty-five percent of people who participated in the Wall Street Journal-NORC Poll said they were not satisfied with their financial situation at all, which the Journal notes is the highest level recorded since the question was...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Over the course of nearly four decades, Dodgers photographer Jon Soohoo has captured some of the most iconic moments in the team's history.The Dodgers roster has changed over the years, but Soohoo is a constant with the team, chronicling season after season along with major sporting events in Southern California and across the U.S."I was born right over here at White Memorial (hospital) in East L.A. and I lived in Silver Lake all my life," Soohoo said in an interview with ABC7 at Dodger Stadium. "My dad's a graduate of USC. He and my mom would take me to USC football games."Soohoo, a fifth-generation Chinese-American, seemed destined to be a sports photographer.
    At one time, Mark Rylance hadn’t been aware of the real-life story of the worst golfer in the history of the British Open. But when a screenplay about Maurice Flitcroft, a shipyard crane operator who managed to enter the Open in 1976 despite never playing a single round of golf, came his way, well, that was not something the Oscar-winning actor was going to pass up. “The appeal was the appeal of Don Quixote, or a little bit of that character in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ that Jimmy Stewart plays,” Rylance says on a video call from London. Mark Rylance as Maurice Flitcroft in “The Phantom of the Open.” (Photo by Nick Wall. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classic) Mark Rylance as Maurice Flitcroft, Sally Hawkins as Jean Flitcroft in “The Phantom of the Open.” (Photo by Nick Wall. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics) Mark Rylance as Maurice Flitcroft in “The Phantom of the Open.” (Photo by Nick Wall. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classic) Mark Rylance...
    (CNN)When users visit the website of firearm manufacturer Daniel Defense, a pop-up appears expressing condolences to the victims of the Uvalde, Texas, shooting that left 19 children and two adults dead. "It is our understanding that the firearm used in the attack was manufactured by Daniel Defense," the website states. "We will cooperate with all federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities in their investigations." A 9-year-old describes escaping through a window during the Uvalde school massacre as anger mounts over police responseDays before the shooting, the Georgia-based company tweeted a provocative image of a toddler holding an assault-style weapon with the caption: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it."The company, founded by Marty Daniel, is now under the magnifying glass of politicians and activists looking to change gun laws so that civilians do not have easy access to military-grade weapons. The US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform is asking Daniel Defense to provide information such as how much they spend on advertising,...
    WHILE Liverpool and Real Madrid were parading trophies, days after Manchester City had done the same, Manchester United were announcing the severance of all ties with Ralf Rangnick. And with barely so much as a ‘See you later, innovator’. 4Ralf Rangnick's Man Utd exit brings to an end one of the league's strangest-ever chaptersCredit: Reuters Manchester United, surely you remember them? They used to win titles. Even after that, they still topped the Deloitte Football Money League. And they still ‘do great numbers’ on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. In the actual football, not so much. Under Rangnick, United  finished with six successive away defeats, an overall goal difference of zero and conceded a 35-point deficit to champions City. When Rangnick was appointed interim manager in November, United’s ‘football director’ John Murtough heralded him as “one of the most respected coaches and innovators in European football”. READ MORE SUN STORIESMAN UTD NEWS United 'very close' to Darwin Nunez signing, Timber agent at United office'SIMPLICITY IS KEY' Man Utd's new 2022-23 away kit leaked with white shirt and black shorts He also...
    Today in History Today is Monday, May 30, the 150th day of 2022. There are 215 days left in the year. This is Memorial Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 30, 1989, student protesters in Beijing erected a “Goddess of Democracy” statue in Tiananmen Square (the statue was destroyed in the Chinese government’s crackdown). On this date: In 1431, Joan of Arc, condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen (roo-AHN’), France. In 1922, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in a ceremony attended by President Warren G. Harding, Chief Justice William Howard Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln. In 1935, Babe Ruth played in his last major league baseball game for the Boston Braves, leaving after the first inning of the first of a double-header against the Philadelphia Phillies, who won both games (Ruth announced his retirement three days later). In 1937, ten people were killed when police fired on steelworkers demonstrating near the Republic Steel plant in South Chicago. In 1958, unidentified American service members killed in World War II and the Korean...
    CARLO ANCELOTTI declared "I am the record man" after winning his FOURTH Champions League trophy. The Real Madrid boss oversaw his side's 1-0 victory over Liverpool at the Stade de France last night. 4Carlo Ancelotti celebrates with wife Mariann Barrena McClayCredit: Getty The victory saw him take his tally of European Cups to four, overtaking the three apiece won by Bob Paisley and Zinedine Zidane. After masterminding Madrid's win, the former Chelsea and Everton boss spoke to BT Sport. He said: "We had a fantastic season. It was a difficult game and we suffered a lot. "At the end of all the games we played, to win this competition we are really happy. I cannot say more. Read More Football StoriesFAIR KOP Three reasons Real Madrid out-thought and beat Liverpool despite being dominated "I am the record man. Champions League I have the luck. To come here last year and have a fantastic season. "I found a fantastic club with a good squad with a lot of quality with a lot of strong mental character. "We passed through...
    Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – official guest host Aaron Gulbransen welcomed former Trump appointed Ambassador to Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Jim Gilmore to the newsmaker line to explain how he sees the war between Russia and Ukraine and the changes in international politics. Gulbransen: On the newsmaker line right now, we have, in my opinion, the greatest governor Virginia ever had and the Trump-appointed ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Jim Gilmore. How are you doing today, sir? Gilmore: Good morning, Aaron, and thanks for the chance to talk to your listeners in Nashville. Gulbransen: Thank you, sir. So for those of you who are listening, who don’t know, Governor Gilmore is one of the foremost foreign policy experts in the country, and he has strong views on Ukraine. So I’m just going to tee you up here. Why don’t you tell us what’s going on in...
    Former President Barack Obama is facing online scrutiny after mentioning George Floyd amid grief concerning the Texas elementary school shooting. Obama’s tweet that called for the remembrance of Floyd’s death came Wednesday afternoon, one day after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in a classroom of an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. “As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer,” Obama wrote on Twitter. “His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.” As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer. His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 25, 2022 Obama continued with calls for criminal justice reform and promoted a “reimagining policing pledge” in additional tweets. The...
    The Arizona Free Enterprise Club (AFEC) analyzed the success of the Red4ED movement in Arizona since it launched a little over four years ago, and concluded that after spending over $30 million, the movement not only failed to accomplish anything, but failed to stop historic tax cuts. Red4Ed’s two initiatives and a referendum were struck down by courts as “legally flawed,” resulting in AFEC labeling its efforts “the largest, most expensive failure in Arizona political history.” Pam Kirby, the executive director for the Arizona Republican Party, who has extensive experience in education policy and served on the board of the Scottsdale Unified School Board for eight years, told The Arizona Sun Times, “In November, Arizona voters have an opportunity to push back against teacher unions and socialist movements like Red4ED, Critical Race Theory and Social Emotional Learning. School Board races are critical to the future of our children and our country. Democrats and ‘go along to get along’ school board members got us into this mess. We need courageous conservative leadership leading our schools now more than ever.” Arizona Educators...
    Naftogaz CEO Yuriy Vitrenko says OPEC is on the wrong side of history in choosing to stick with Russia.Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images The chief executive of Ukrainian state energy giant Naftogaz says oil producer group OPEC is on the wrong side of history in choosing to stick with Russia to stabilize energy markets. Speaking to CNBC's Hadley Gamble at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday, Naftogaz CEO Yuriy Vitrenko warned the Middle East-dominated group of exporting countries to recognize the Kremlin's onslaught in Ukraine as a challenge to their wealth. When asked whether OPEC was in danger of being out of sync with the international community over Russia's widely condemned invasion, Vitrenko replied: "Yes, it seems like they are on the wrong side of history." "They have a vested interest in the economic development of the world, in the sustainability of the world and Putin is challenging this sustainability. He is challenging their wealth. Maybe they don't understand it at the moment but if we live in the world that Putin wants us to...
    I’ll admit it. I thought the Warriors dynasty was finished. I was there the night in Toronto when it turned, when I declared the dynasty kaput, ironically during a Warriors victory in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The moment is easy to remember. Kevin Durant, the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP, hobbled off the court with a torn Achilles, leaving Drake distraught and Bob Myers in tears. The snowball descent was rapid. Within two months, Klay Thompson tore his ACL, the Warriors lost their title to the Raptors and Durant bolted to the Nets. Within 16 months of that game in Toronto, Steph Curry broke his hand, the Warriors finished with the NBA’s worst record and Thompson tore his Achilles. So it was a great run, I thought, and perhaps there was a Warriors curse at play for leaving their longtime home in Oakland for San Francisco’s posh tech money in 2019. But here we are in 2022 writing about the Warriors and their 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. We’re writing about Steph Curry, at 34 years...
    Sports analyst Bill Simmons was taken aback by Tom Brady‘s apparent retirement plan — after he announced, Tuesday, that he would join Fox Sports to be their lead NFL analyst at the conclusion of his playing career. On Wednesday’s episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast, the host was joined by Bryan Curtis, editor-at-large of The Ringer, to discuss the reported 10-year, $375 million pact. Simmons said to Curtis, “Can you do your thing about what Fox really wants at the start of a football game? The first minute when we come in, we’re looking live. What does Fox want to say?” Curtis replied, “When we get Kevin Burkhardt and Brady sitting together?” “Yeah, and they do the ‘I’m Kevin Burkhardt, joined by the seven time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady!’ That’s really what they want. That intro is what matters to Fox,” Simmons said. As the conversation continued, the two discussed the cost of the deal and how it reflects upon Brady. Simmons said, “Combined, Brady and Burkhardt now make more than Buck and Aikman. They just could’ve brought back...
    Numerous major domestic cricket events are held every year, but none of them come close to the Indian Premier League. The IPL stands at the top irrespective of which one of its aspects is considered. It features the best players from around the globe in teams competing against each other to clinch the prestigious IPL trophy. Besides this, the event also receives enormous viewership. According to Economic Times, the first half of the 2021 edition of IPL garnered over 380 million viewers. This can be deemed as substantial proof of the fact that IPL is indeed a globally-renowned top-tier tournament. Fantasy cricket is another area where the IPL amasses a huge set of fans. The major T20 tournament facilitates fans to indulge in fantasy cricket online. By playing fantasy cricket games, fans can create their virtual team consisting of real players and predict the outcome of real cricket matches. Moreover, fans can also appoint the captain and vice-captain based on their preferences. There are numerous platforms available on the Internet that allow players to play fantasy cricket games and compete...
    Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed official guest host Grant Henry in the studio for another edition of Grant’s Rants. GRANT HENRY: Ladies and gentlemen, we are living in a uniquely stupid time. A time where systemic idiocy frequently gives way to group-think chaos, eventually leading to actual violence. And we’re witnessing yet another episode of that phenomenon right now. Last week, a pro-abortion group that claims to carry on the legacy of former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg published a map containing the home addresses of the conservative Supreme Court justices and fanatics have started protesting outside their homes already. I’ll say that again, in case you missed what I just said. A group unironically calling itself Ruth Sent Us doxxed the Supreme Court justices and is now protesting en masse outside their homes. This group is literal walking irony. It’s like putting shoes on an oxymoron. A mob fueled by confirmation bias and...
    Seth Meyers dedicated the majority of Monday’s A Closer Look segment to roasting Rudy Giuliani for canceling his interview with the Jan. 6 committee. “I feel comfortable saying Rudy is the weirdest man in the history of politics. Last week, he posted a video of himself on the golf course, swinging a club back and forth, wearing what were either pants he stole from Gap kids or shorts he stole from Big & Tall,” Meyers cracked, adding, “Then there’s the fact he just keeps swinging the club back and forth just for no — he looks like a great, great, great, great, great-grandfather clock.” Meyers went on to explain that he pulled out of his scheduled interview with the Jan. 6 House select committee because he was not permitted to record the interview. “Why does he want to record the interview? Is he worried they’re gonna cut it together to make it sound bad? That’s what his brain already does to his mouth,” added the host. “Why do guys like Rudy always have some weird angle, like thinking they’re a genius chess...
    Human history is full of people who have committed atrocities in the name of God – aka using the Lord’s name in vain – and to exclaim “I exist” as the last point of emphasis in a theocratic argument about why an innocent child should not live is, quite simply, as evil as it gets. Rights come from God, but not for you. Sorry. God left you behind. He left you to us. And we're just not that into you, especially when you're in the way of maximizing our pleasure and achieving self-actualization. There is no internal logic there that you can grapple with at all, as there was with "my body, my choice"; "safe, legal, and rare"; or "keep your religion out of my ovaries." These were always bad arguments or even lies, but as with many such things, a good if not particularly complicated argument was required to clear such nonsense up in the arena of ideas. Yet Joe rebuts himself for us and seems proud to do so, not by diminishing God or religion but by elevating...
    Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – official guest host Grant Henry discussed the fear-mongering and the politicization of the Supreme Court. GRANT HENRY: You just heard Joe Biden talk about there that this has become a standard talking point for some of the now-leaked Roe v. Wade opinion, which has been verified as authentic now by Chief Justice John Roberts. Of course, they have also launched an investigation as to who was the leak. But this Biden talking point now is meant to lead into what I think you’re going to be hearing over the next couple of weeks, and certainly, as we get much closer to these midterms general [election]s in November. That idea being that this will just be the precursor to a litany of other things that are going to be struck down by this conservative Supreme Court. Let me pause for a second and say, I don’t even like the idea of terming a...
    Mel Brooks is considered to be on the short list of comedic legends to have written, created and performed in some of the most enduring classics for the stage and the screen. One of his most notable pieces of artistry over his seven decade career: the comedy film History Of The World, Part I, finally got a Part II after more than four decades, and has already begun shooting in Los Angeles. According to Variety, History Of The World, Part II, is a direct sequel to Brooks' classic film, but will come in the form of a variety series, complete with eight episodes for Hulu. Direct sequel to classic: After more than four decades, Mel Brooks' comedy film - History of The World, Part I - is finally getting a Part II, which has already begun shooting in Los Angeles; Brooks, 95, is seen in January 2020 Brooks, who at the age of 95, is onboard for the follow-up, serving as a writer and executive producer, alongside Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, and Kevin Salter. Searchlight Television and...
    What’s that I hear? I think it’s the howls of rage and fury emanating from a Montecito mansion in the hours after Meghan Markle had the crushing realisation that pretending to be a Hollywood ‘Duchess’ means nothing in the cutthroat world of American TV. Netflix, which just 14 months ago at the height of the pandemic subscriber boom, employed the Sussexes in an unprecedented exclusive telly deal worth tens of millions, has had a crushing realisation of its own: Viewers of the once-great streaming platform aren’t going to keep paying to be force fed a succession of painfully PC dramas about pregnant men, series campaigning for us to stop eating meat and fish, and documentaries telling white people how we’re racist. The ‘woke mind virus’ that Elon Musk believes is spreading through Netflix like a plague has seen its subscriber numbers plummet, causing a crash in the streaming giant’s stock price and a major crisis in confidence. 'Mark my words, Netflix's announcement spells deep trouble for the Sussexes' golden handcuffs deals with Hollywood companies, who, behind the glossy PR statements,...