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    A Fairfax, Virginia home with a squatter living in the basement has sold for $805,000 after its bizarre real estate listing warning of a 'person(s) living in lower level with no lease' went viral. In 2019, Thomas Burke, 79, allowed a housekeeper to move into the basement of his five-bedroom, four-bathroom house because she needed a place to stay — but she never paid rent and has refused to leave. Now hospitalized and likely needing hospice care in the future, Burke listed his home for sale earlier this month with a surprising caveat: that a future buyer accept a squatter living in the basement indefinitely.  Perhaps more shocking than the fact that a buyer would accept these terms is that they did so for $5,000 above the asking price — and if they met the seller's requirements, it was paid in cash. A Fairfax, Virginia home with a squatter living in the basement has sold for $805,000 after its bizarre real estate listing warning of a 'person(s) living in lower level with no lease' went viral  The listing warned any...
    US jobless claims fell to 166,000 last week, the US Department of Labor announced Thursday - a number not seen in more than half a century. The marked decline in first-time unemployment claims, 5,000 less than the previous week's total, came as a surprise to economists, well below the Dow's previous projection of 200,000.  The number - the lowest since November 1968 - reflects a job market currently experiencing a severe worker shortage, and suggests employers are, in response, retaining workers at higher rates.   Weekly unemployment claims have been falling for most of the year since reaching a previously unseen high of 6.15 million - more than 36 times last week's number - as Covid-19 cases continue to decline and consumer demand continues to increase.   US jobless claims fell to 166,000 last week, the US Department of Labor announced Thursday - a number not seen in more than half a century The marked decline in first-time unemployment claims, 5,000 less than the previous week's total, came as a surprise to economists, well below the Dow 's previous projection of 200,000. The number - the lowest since...
    Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden looked cheerful today during the celebrations to mark her name day. The occasion marked the first full return to the celebrations since 2019, after the event was cancelled in 2020, and pared back in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic.         According to Swedish tradition, various names are associated with certain dates, and Crown Princess Victoria's is celebrated on 12th March.  The Swedish heir-to-the-throne, 44, was joined by her husband Prince Daniel, 48, and their children Princess Estelle, 10, and Prince Oscar, 6 at Stockholm's Royal Palace.        Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden beams at her husband Prince Daniel, during her name day celebrations today, while son Prince Oscar, 6, seems distracted The Swedish heir-to-the-throne looked delighted to be marking her name day with a full ceremony - the first since 2019, after Covid affected the celebrations in 2020 and 2021 The family seemed in good spirits as they enjoyed the celebrations (pictured, L-R Prince Daniel of Sweden, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden) As in pre-pandemic times, the day was marked with...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A new poll by Joint Venture Silicon Valley reveals that a majority of Bay Area residents to consider leaving the region in the next few years.1,600 registered voters were surveyed from five Bay Area counties. The polls finds that 56% of people surveyed are likely to leave.RELATED: More people leaving California than moving in: Is the California Dream dead?A higher percentage than previous polls show a number of factors contribute to the migration out of the Bay Area - high cost of living, homelessness, drought conditions, and wildfires.The new results compare to a previous survey taken before the pandemic showed that 46% of residents were ready to move out of the Bay Area.That is a 10% jump from poll by the Bay Area Council.RELATED: Bay Area exodus: Where is everyone going and why?During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 60% of residents surveyed say their lives are "more stressful" and 66% are "worried about the future."The general cost of living and high housing costs allude to the top two reasons Bay Area residents are likely to leave.
    The woman who has accused Trevor Bauer of sexual assault had previous sexual relationships with two members of the rival San Diego Padres, shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and pitcher Michael Clevinger, she tearfully revealed in court.    The 27-year-old, identified only as Ms. Hill, testified for a second time on Tuesday during a hearing to extend her restraining order against the Dodger's pitcher for five years.   Under cross-examination from his attorney Shawn Holley, Hill, who claimed she is 'terrified' and 'lives in fear' of Bauer, confessed to her earlier flings with other MLB players.  She broke down in tears in the witness box as she admitted that she had been fired from the Pad Squad - a San Diego Padres promotional group - because of her sexual relationship with Tatis Jr. in 2019. When grilled about her fling with Michael Clevinger in October 2020, Hill initially pushed back asking why is this relevant,' before admitting to the affair. Trevor Bauer's alleged victim, Ms. Hill, was seen arriving at a hotel in Downtown, Los Angeles after her court hearing on Monday....
    THE back-to-school season is starting earlier than ever this year, and many parents have already taken steps to prepare for the fall. A new survey of 2,000 American parents with children ages three to 13 found the average respondent began planning for fall 2021 on June 19. 2Parents revealed that they are getting for the new school years earlier than beforeCredit: Getty - Contributor Typically, it takes 29 days from the end of one school year to begin prepping for the next – but 68 percent of parents are thinking about fall 2021 earlier than they would in a normal year. For those respondents, they started planning for the back-to-school season almost three weeks sooner than they would have before the pandemic. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Contigo, the study found that summer has been cut short with the back-to-school season starting earlier than ever.  Seven in 10 (71 percent) parents surveyed have already taken steps to prepare to send their children back to school in the fall. Of those, 82% percent said this summer feels shorter than ever. The...
    Harry How/Getty Images Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics have adjusted to strange circumstances, but so has attending media. One veteran Olympic photographer shared how this year's games are different from previous years.  Social distancing, extreme weather conditions, and new sports are examples of big differences.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Athletes aren't the only people adjusting to the unprecedented conditions at the Tokyo Olympics.  Ryan Pierse, a veteran sports photographer for Getty Images, has attended the last four summer Olympics and last two winter Olympics but admits this year's games have caught him off guard in several respects, and not just for the obvious reasons.   "I had quite a long excursion during a taxi ride," Pierse said. "Obviously, my Japanese isn't very good, and the taxi driver, I don't think his English was that good either. I was trying to translate on Google Translate and kind of work out where we were going, and I think an hour trip turned into two hours. We got there in the end, but it was quite entertaining." The...
    A childbirth campaigner has claimed she was 'cancelled' for taking issue with the term 'birthing people' instead of women.    Milli Hill, a UK-based bestselling author, said she experienced 'extreme bullying' after she made the comments on social media last year. The mother-of-three was called out by a stranger on Instagram last November, who wrote: 'Birthing people are seen as "the fragile sex' who need to be kept under patriarchal authority by doctors.' Hill replied: 'I would challenge the term "birthing person" in this context though. It is women who are seen as the "fragile sex" etc, and obstetric violence [medical interventions performed during childbirth without a woman's consent] is violence against women.' After the comments, she was subjected to waves of online hate, and some called for her books to be boycotted, while she was dropped by a charity she'd worked alongside for years.  The mother-of-three said she experienced 'extreme bullying' after she made the comments on social media last November, and people said to boycott her book  One comment read: 'Let's just air it. Milli Hill. We shouldn't be buying...
    Traders on the New York Stock Exchange.Source: NYSE The latest wave of market enthusiasm has brought with it a stunning rush of money, in which more of investors' cash has gone to stock-based funds in the last five months than the previous 12 years combined. That statistic, from Bank of America, reflects a period in which the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen more than 26%. At the same time, the market has undergone some wild trends that included a massive influx to meme stocks such as GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings. Trading volume rose 40% in the first quarter from the previous three months, with investors snapping up sectors that performed poorly last year amid hopes for a pronounced economic rebound from the Covid-induced slide in 2020. Amid the frenzy, some $569 billion has gone to global equity funds since November, compared to $452 billion in the previous 12 years that go back to the beginning of the longest bull market run in history, according to Bank of America's Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards...
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a government from the country's splintered parliament for the fourth time in two years. Israel's President Reuven Rivlin handed Netanyahu the task on Tuesday, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong his lengthy term in office while on trial for corruption.    In his announcement, Rivlin acknowledged that no party leader had the necessary support to form a majority coalition in the 120-seat Knesset.  He also noted that many believe Netanyahu is unfit to serve in light of his legal problems. Nonetheless, Rivlin said that there was nothing in the law preventing Netanyahu from serving as prime minister. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a government from the country's splintered parliament for the fourth time in two years Israel's President Reuven Rivlin handed Netanyahu the task on Tuesday, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong he lengthy term in office while on trial for corruption After consulting with the 13 parties in the newly elected parliament, Rivlin said that...
    Bloomberg Unemployment data 4Q; S&P Futures Fall: Argentina Today (Bloomberg) – In Argentina, Indec publishes unemployment data for the fourth quarter at 4pm, after reporting a rate of 11.7% in the previous period; it will also release the sales of shopping centers and supermarkets in January. The Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán, returns to Buenos Aires from the US, after meeting with IMF authorities. Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said yesterday that the country cannot pay the debt with the multilateral organization because the conditions and deadlines are “unacceptable.” The statements had an impact on the price of the bonds. In addition, the Cereal Exchange releases its weekly report at 3 p.m. Internationally, S&P futures fall, erasing earlier gains, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Secretary of the Treasury testify before Congress on Wednesday. Janet Yellen, will balance her positive evaluations of recovery with reminders that she still has a long way to go. For their part, European stocks extend their decline, as doubts persist about the control of the pandemic and the pace of economic recovery. Yields...
    A New Jersey man who killed an elderly driver in a crash, during which his blood alcohol content was double the legal limit, pleaded guilty Thursday to death by auto, reported the New York Post. Douglas Thompson allegedly had three previous DUI convictions and is facing five years in prison for the latest incident, according to the Post. (RELATED: Deleware Man Busted For Driving Lawnmower Drunk, Receives Fifth DUI) New Jersey man facing prison time after his fourth DUI turned fatal https://t.co/zxwkdHcDKf pic.twitter.com/wm8qTj7Qs8 — New York Post (@nypost) November 20, 2020 Thompson rear-ended Thomas Marciano, who was 65 years old, in Oct. 2019. Marciano died weeks later becaus eof his injuries, according to the Post. Thompson’s blood alcohol content when the crash occurred was reportedly 0.17 percent, more than double New Jersey’s 0.08 blood alcohol content limit, the Post reported. Prior to the incident, Thompson admitted to having “six, maybe seven” beers. Thompson’s license was allegedly revoked at the time of the incident. “Is it true that this will be your fourth offense?” asked Superior Court Judge Guy Ryan...
    Viewers of this year's Great British Bake Off are claiming this year’s contestants are far worse than previous years. Fans of the Channel 4 bakery show, now in its 11th season, have been voicing their dismay and frustration on Twitter after a string of botched bakes and 'poor' show stoppers this year. They claim that standards have slipped compared to the glories of previous years, despite judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith continuing to praise performances. Mark's chocolate and orange Ziggy cake was criticised by viewers with one calling the cakes on the episode 'terrifying'  Lottie's Japanese Kawaii cake looked a bit strange, despite the fact she won star baker that week  Hermione's first pond pudding fell apart straight away as she took it out of its case and before judging almost all of them collapsed  Laura's ice cream cake was left melting and lopsided during the warm conditions in the tent  Viewers of this year's season of The Great British Bake Off have been left disappointed with the standard of the bakers  One user wrote:...
    A new mural graces the side of Higher Grade’s dispensary at Elati Street and 13th Avenue in Denver, replacing a former painting honoring the Denver Broncos Super Bowl championship in 2016. The new painting, completed by Denver artists TukeOne and Chad Bolsinger October 7, features a fantasy landscape with tropical trees set in front of snow-capped mountains, distant pine forests and neat rows of agricultural fields. Higher Grade moved into the building after two cannabis dispensaries, Advanced Medical Alternatives and Damian Marley's Stony Hill, served as previous tenants at 1269 Elati Street. By the time Higher Grade called the building home, a not-so-flattering portrait of Super Bowl XVI MVP Von Miller had been there for several years, according to Higher Grade brand manager Brittany Brewer.Related Stories Tony Ortega's Día de los Muertos Art Now Featured on Weed Edibles Dispensary Enlists Denver Tattoo Parlor to Create Marijuana Strain Motifs Struggling Boulder Music Venues Receive Cash Infusion From Local Dispensary “Basically, we inherited the building with the Super Bowl Von Miller mural on the side, and didn’t necessarily love it, and wanted to switch...
    Colorado won just 26 medals at the virtual 2020 Great American Beer Festival — an almost staggeringly low total compared to the previous five years, when our state's powerhouse breweries collected between 35 and 40 each time. In fact, the tally for 2020 was the smallest number of awards for the state since 2004, when Colorado garnered just 21 medals. On the other hand, the breweries that won in 2020 made some serious statements about their abilities — either by earning much-deserved recognition for stellar beers or by continuing commanding win streaks. The two sexiest flexes came from Cannonball Creek Brewing in Golden, which won three medals, and Denver Beer Co./Cerveceria Colorado, which also raked in a combined three medals.Related Stories Ten Beery Things to Watch For During Tonight's 2020 GABF Awards As the Election Approaches, Some Breweries Offer Pints of Politics GABF Judging Is Under Way — and Things Are a Bit Different This Year Cannonball continued its seven-year win streak by taking home gold for Featherweight Pale Ale, and bronzes for Vladimir Brutin, an experimental IPA, and...
    Keith Morrison couldn't help but gush about his stepson Matthew Perry in a recent interview. The 73-year-old host of "Dateline" spoke about his 50 years in television and his blended family. Morrison and Suzanne Perry have been married for 39 years and share four kids together, Caitlin, 39, Emily, 35, Will, 34, and Madeline, 31. Perry, 51, is from Suzanne's previous relationship and Morrison also has his son, Michael, 46, from a previous marriage. “When we’re all together, it’s just a brew that you could not mix no matter how hard you tried if you did it by hand," Morrison told People magazine. The TV host described how Perry is "one of those people who always is the center of the room for a reason and it was so as a kid." MATTHEW PERRY JOINS INSTAGRAM, 'FRIENDS' CO-STAR LISA KUDROW EXCITEDLY ANNOUNCES Morrison described how when he would take a young Perry to play hockey, the future "Friends" star would score all the goals and was also "extremely, extremely good on the tennis court and very intense." Keith Morrison gushed about his...
    Michael Mann, a respected environmental scientist and professor at Pennsylvania State University, has claimed that a second Donald Trump presidential term will be catastrophic for the climate on a global scale. In an interview with The Guardian, Mann said that another four years of Trump in office would make it impossible to avert more detrimental “climate change impacts.” According to the scientist, global warming needs to be limited under “below a degree and a half Celsius, a little less than three degrees Fahrenheit.” Mann said that Trump is focused on getting rid of protections that were put in place by the previous administration. As The Inquisitr previously documented, the president signed an executive order earlier this year to remove the environmental review process for major projects. Earlier this year, Mann declared that Trump’s actions will lead to a “game over” scenario in regard to climate change. These claims were reaffirmed in his latest interview. “Another four years of what we’ve seen under Trump, which is to outsource environmental and energy policy to the polluters and dismantle protections put in place...
    Donald Trump's tax-return data shows he paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he won presidency, and $750 in first year in office.  Documents show the president paid no tax in 10 out of the previous 15 years, according to a report by The New York Times. 
    Reeling from the worst fire season in California’s history, 3 in 4 state voters say wildfires pose a greater threat today than ever before, yet they are divided sharply along party lines about what role climate change plays in the infernos, according to a new poll. The widespread belief that California’s wildfire threat is greater now than in years past was held by 74% of surveyed voters, and included majorities ofcoastal and inland voters, regardless of region, age, sex and political ideology, according to a poll performed by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies. “It’s a belief you don’t have to argue with people about, it’s really out there,” said Mark DiCamillo, a veteran pollster and institute director. Deep fissures exist, however, and many of them are attributable to partisan politics, DiCamillo said. California A sizzling summer: Hottest August on record in California California A sizzling summer: Hottest August on record in California The outlook for September is similarly harsh, with at least a 50% chance of higher-than-normal temperatures, according...
    Fauci: Vaccine could come earlier than expected Put these retail stocks in your shopping cart, traders say How the Queens summer vacation at Balmoral Castle will be completely different to previous years © Provided by INSIDER The Queen is currently spending her vacation in Balmoral, Scotland. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images, Tim Graham Photo Library/Getty Images The Queen and Prince Philip are spending their summer at Balmoral Castle, but this year there will be restrictions to their vacation.  The monarch won't host the Ghillies Ball, an annual party where royals and staff get together for traditional Scottish dancing. Instead, the royals will be engaging in smaller scale activities, including family picnics and barbecues, former royal chef Darren McGrady told Insider.  The Queen reportedly won't attend church, as she usually does every Sunday, as she wants to avoid crowds gathering. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip spend every summer at Balmoral Castle, their holiday home in the Scottish Highlands. This year is no different, and the couple are hosting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge...
    The Queen is currently spending her vacation in Balmoral, Scotland. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images, Tim Graham Photo Library/Getty Images The Queen and Prince Philip are spending their summer at Balmoral Castle, but this year there will be restrictions to their vacation.  The monarch won't host the Ghillies Ball, an annual party where royals and staff get together for traditional Scottish dancing. Instead, the royals will be engaging in smaller scale activities, including family picnics and barbecues, former royal chef Darren McGrady told Insider.  The Queen reportedly won't attend church, as she usually does every Sunday, as she wants to avoid crowds gathering. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip spend every summer at Balmoral Castle, their holiday home in the Scottish Highlands. This year is no different, and the couple are hosting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children at the 50,000-acre holiday estate, according to the Mail Online. However, social distancing restrictions means there are limitations to the activities the royals and their staff will be able to do together while...
    Let's not get too hung up about age. After all, as the perennially youthful Joan Collins is fond of reminding us, ‘it’s just a number’. Joan’s husband Percy Gibson is 55. ‘If he dies, he dies,’ the actress and writer famously quipped when pressed about the significant age difference between them.  But how does her daughter Tara — Percy’s contemporary — feel about the fact that her step-father is six years younger than her husband? When novelist Tara Newley, 56, married fellow writer Nick Gilador Arkle, 61, Percy — resplendent in a Gibson tartan kilt — gave her away.  ‘Percy walked me down the aisle to one of my Dad’s songs, Feeling Good.’ It was Joan’s second husband, the late actor and singer/songwriter Anthony Newley. ‘Annoyingly, people think Nick looks a lot younger than I do,’ adds Tara. ‘I try not to think about my age but, having dated younger men in the past, I’ve decided an older one is a better match for me. Joan Colins's novelist daughter Tara Newley at her home in Somerset ‘Nick is funny,...
    It’s been 20 years since Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston obtained married and subsequently divorced, nevertheless it all nonetheless appears like yesterday. Even when the World Battle Z actor tied the knot with Angelina Jolie and the Dumplin’ actress obtained hitched to Justin Theroux, followers nonetheless held out hope for the previous couple. That hope solely elevated when each stars separated from their respective companions in newer years. “WHAT IF JENNIFER ANISTON AND BRAD PITT START DATING #lifeless,” one person tweeted in February 2018 shortly after the Mates alum and the Maniac star introduced their separation, whereas one other wrote, “Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are getting again collectively. I known as it first.” A pal of Aniston’s completely informed Us Weekly on the time that “Jen wouldn’t think about being with Brad in a romantic method,” however “there may be at all times a spot in her coronary heart for him.” The Morning Present star spoke extremely of each her former spouses later that yr. “My marriages, they’ve been very profitable, in [my] private opinion,” she informed Elle...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 233 new Coronavirus cases Thursday and no additional deaths. The county-wide total now stands at 3,103 since March 14. There are 2,949 confirmed cases and 154 probable cases. “While an increase in the number of cases was expected – this is larger than expected,” the county health department said. “The expectation is that the numbers will also significantly increase again tomorrow. Wearing masks, washing your hands and maintaining physical distance from others is absolutely essential to keep our community safe – now more than ever. Please limit travel and errands to only those that are necessary. Please take the necessary steps to protect those around you. Your vigilance can allow us to keep our businesses open and continue to support the economy.” Officials report that 401 patients have been or are presently hospitalized among all cases, with four more patients hospitalized since Wednesday’s report. The death toll stands at 187, with 174 confirmed deaths and 12 are probable. A probable death is when a person had not had a...
    (CNN)Costs for the July Fourth celebration in Washington, DC, ballooned last year due to additional production, security and transportation of tanks to the National Mall as part of President Donald Trump's "Salute to America," according to a new report.The Government Accountability Office report found that Independence Day events in 2016, 2017 and 2018 cost $6 million to $7 million annually. "In 2019, with the addition of the Salute to America event, the Department of Defense (DOD) and Executive Office of the President undertook additional efforts," the report states."Estimated costs for the 2019 events on the National Mall increased to more than $13 million," it continues. "This increase was attributable to the cost for DOD to transport several vehicles to the National Mall, the production and execution of the Salute to America event, and the additional security involved because the President attended the event." Last year's festivities had a pronounced military focus, featuring flyovers, tanks and other ceremonial units such as the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the US Army Band ("Pershing's Own") and the US Marine Corps Silent Drill...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rally sparks self quarantine of dozens of Secret Service agents GOP: Trump needs a new plan Trump faces ObamaCare court deadline as political ground shifts MORE’s expanded Fourth of July celebrations last year cost double that of previous years, siphoning some $13 million in taxpayer funds. The expanded event, which was redesigned by Trump to include a larger fireworks show, a military display, and a speech from himself on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, outpaced the $6 million to $7 million spent the three years prior, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). “This increase was attributable to the cost for [the Department of Defense] to transport several vehicles to the National Mall, the production and execution of the Salute to America event, and the additional security involved because the President attended the event,” the study found. The report comes as lawmakers are concerned this year’s celebration will likewise be costly while also carrying significant risk for spreading the coronavirus. “The Government Accountability Office’s report confirms what we knew all along:...
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