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    The 75-year-old man accused of murdering a Palo Alto teenager 40 years ago – abducting her from a Sunnyvale bus stop then stabbing her 59 times before dumping her body nearby – waived extradition in Maui on Wednesday and will be heading back to California. Gary Gene Ramirez, tracked from blood splotches at the crime scene through DNA and family tree genealogy, had no previous criminal record when he was arrested Aug. 2 living in a guest house on the Hawaiian island of Maui, police say. Since the Bay Area News Group published a story earlier this week about the arrest, local authorities have fielded a flurry of calls from people who recognized Ramirez as well as “family members of unsolved murder victims around the Bay Area who are asking us to look into their cases,” said Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Rob Baker, the cold case prosecutor. Ramirez was 35 years old when police say he killed Karen Stitt, 15, who had spent the evening of Sept. 2, 1982 with her boyfriend at Golfland in Sunnyvale before heading...
    For the first time in its history, Miss Universe is updating its eligibility rule and making a huge change in its selection process by allowing married women and mothers to compete.  For the last 70 years, the pageant was only available to women who had never been married or had children, but now, both mothers and married women can enter the pageant.  The new rule will take affect during the 72nd Miss Universe pageant, which is set to take place in 2023.  'We all believe that women should have agency over their lives and that a human's personal decisions should not be a barrier to their success,' an internal memo obtained by The National said. For the first time in its history, Miss Universe is updating its eligibility rule by allowing married women and mothers to compete (Miss Universe 2020 pageant is pictured)  For the last 70 years, the pageant previously only available to women who had never been married or had children (Andrea Meza, Miss Universe 2020, is pictured)  The new rule will take affect for the 72nd Miss...
    Share this: On Wednesday, Aug. 10, a Queens man was sentenced for abusing and violently attacking his girlfriend in their Prospect Lefferts Gardens apartment. Edgar Guayan was given 11 years’ imprisonment and five years’ post-release supervision in a hearing presided over by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Claudia DePeyster. Guayan was convicted of first-degree burglary, first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree attempted aggravated sexual abuse, second-degree assault, criminal obstruction on breathing, aggravated cruelty to animals and the overdriving, torturing and injuring of animals on July 20 following a bench trial. According to evidence submitted at the trial, Guayan, 29, of Ridgewood, broke into his girlfriend’s apartment around midnight on July 17, 2022, where she and her four children lived. Guayan then repeatedly hit her in the head, face and body with a closed fist, preventing her from screaming by shoving his hand in her mouth. He then strangled her, placing his mouth over her mouth and nose to prevent her from breathing.
    THE UK’s most married man is now on the lookout for wife number nine. Ron Sheppard, 74, called off his last engagement to an American woman called Rose Hans, who he’d never met, in 2019, saying it “didn’t feel right”. 9Ron Sheppard hopes to find lasting love with his ninth wifeCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 9Ron had hoped to tie the knot with Rose HansCredit: Social Media - Refer to Source 9Ron with his last wife - the marriage ended in 2016 and he has been single ever since After that relationship ended, the dad-of-eight who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, admits he retreated into his shell. Ron told Devon Live: "I've taken time for myself and been a recluse because of my medical problems and Covid," The dad who lives in Somerton, Somerset, is launching a second book The Wife Collector, which is to go alongside a film currently in pre-production with West Coast Pictures in the US. His autobiography, Lord of the Weddings, was published in 2014. Ron has been looking for love ever since Filipino Cristel Lalec, who...
    SHE'S owned her GHD straighteners for the past nine years. So imagine Fran's surprise when she discovered the tool has a hidden feature which makes it perfect for packing in your suitcase. 3Fran took to TikTok to try out a hack she'd seen involving her GHD straightenersCredit: TikTok/@letsbefranc 3After removing the front of the plug, she discovered that a continental plug was hidden insideCredit: TikTok/@letsbefranc 3I’ve had my GHD straighteners for nine years and only just discovered the game-changing feature for when you go away, https://www.tiktok.com/@letsbefranc/video/7129542695730580741Credit: TikTok/@letsbefranc "I've just found the most amazing life hack for GHD straighteners if you're on holiday and don't have an adapter plug, and I've got to try it with mine," Fran began her TikTok video. "I've had these since I was 16 - so about eight or nine years. I absolutely love them, so I'm going to see if it works." She then got a screwdriver and proceeded to carefully unscrew the tiny silver screw in the plug itself. Once the screw was removed, Fran was able to lift up...
    A WOMAN has shared her heartbreak after discovering that her husband of 25 years and the father of her children has a whole other life.  The devastated lady, who shares three kids with the man she thought was the love of her life, said she’d been left “broken” by his deceit and lies. 2Sad mature woman on bed with her husband in the backgroundCredit: Getty Taking to Reddit in an anonymous post, she opened up about his betrayal and how she has coped since being delivered the blow. She explained: “My husband has a second family. The ultimate cliche has happened in my life and I’m absolutely broken. “My husband, my rock, has been having an affair for over 17 years. We have been married for 25 years. “We have three beautiful children, two in college and one who still lives at home - but turns out he’s had another set this whole time.” Read More in RelationshipsOH VOW I cancelled my wedding after my fiancé's mum revealed he had cheated on me MIND THE GAP I'm 19 & my...
    A NURSE who allegedly caused a crash that killed six people, including a pregnant woman and her baby, was seen sobbing in court on Monday as she faces 90 years in prison. Charges against Nicole Linton were announced by Los Angeles County District Attorney Gascón, who said the Texas woman is facing six counts of murder and five counts of gross negligence.  4Nicole Linton appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for her arraignment on murder charges stemming from a traffic accidentCredit: AP 4Asherey Ryan, who was eight months pregnant, was killed along with her boyfriend Reynold Lester and their unborn babyCredit: ABC7 4Asherey’s 11-month-old son Alonzo Quintero was killedCredit: ABC7 Linton, 37, allegedly was driving at a “high rate of speed” on La Brea Boulevard at around 1.30pm on Thursday when she crashed into multiple vehicles, which became engulfed in flames, according to the District Attorney’s office. The crash killed six people, including a pregnant woman and her baby. The traveling nurse was seen in court on Monday in tears, in a wheelchair and left arm brace. Her defense team...
    [Breaking news update, published at 4:20 p.m. ET] William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., one of the three White men convicted in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, was sentenced to 35 years Monday after his federal convictions this year on interference with rights — a hate crime — along with attempted kidnapping. Bryan’s sentencing in a federal courtroom in Georgia came soon after his neighbors, father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael, were sentenced to life plus seven years and 10 years, respectively, on weapons charges. All three already are serving life sentences for their convictions in state court on a series of charges related to the February 2020 killing of the 25-year-old Black man, including felony murder. [Previous story, published at 3:23 p.m. ET] Gregory and Travis McMichael, the White father and son convicted in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, were sentenced Monday to life in prison after their federal convictions this year on interference with rights — a hate crime — along with attempted kidnapping and weapon use charges. Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., the third man involved in...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 2nd Street Festival returned to Northern Liberties Sunday after a two-year hiatus. Chopper 3 was over the all-day party on 2nd Street between Girard Avenue and Spring Garden Street. Tens of thousands of people were expected to attend the event which featured over 200 small businesses, including local food trucks and vendors. People were out there showing off their best moves listening to live music and beating the heat at one of the festival’s 15 beer and cocktail gardens.
    IT is what it is. Swings and roundabouts. For all intents and purposes. These are just three phrases us Brits use on an everyday basis. But what if we told you that you've probably been using one of them incorrectly your entire life? 2Have YOU been using the phrase incorrectly?Credit: TikTok/@jordanedwards_14 2Jordan says he only realised his mistake when his mum pointed it outCredit: TikTok/@jordanedwards_14 Earlier this year, TikTok user Jordan Edwards explained how he would always confidently say "it swings and roundabouts" in conversation. That is, until his mum started pointing out how it should actually be used. In a viral video that's racked up over 386,000 views, Jordan said: "I thought it meant you're in a situation where there's something good and bad. You know, it swings and roundabouts. "But it's not! And I've heard loads of people say it wrong now since she pointed it out." Read More Viral StoriesSAY WHAT? I’ve been saying ‘nip it in the bud’ wrong my entire life – I’m so embarrassedSAY WHAT? I’ve been saying ‘butt naked’ wrong my whole life...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco resident was sentenced to five years in federal prison for possessing a gun outside of an elementary school, a crime for which his attorney says he feels “great remorse for his reckless behavior.” Brandon Paillet, 40, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The terms of his sentencing include being placed in a facility where he can receive drug addiction treatment. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston handed down the sentence, court records show. Paillet was arrested in August 2021 outside New Traditions Elementary School on the 2000 block of Grove Street after a 911 caller reported seeing a man “holding his hand like there’s a gun” and punching cars. The caller told dispatchers the man appeared to be suffering from a mental illness, the complaint says. In 2002, when he was last in federal court, Paillet received a five-year prison term for possessing seven grams of crack cocaine. He was barred from possessing firearms due to felony convictions. Paillet wrote in court records that he did not remember the incident...
    OAKLAND — A Bay Area man was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for being a prohibited person in possession of an untraceable pistol, court records show. Tyler Ehrman, 30, pleaded guilty to illegal gun possession last February, the day after a judge partially granted and partially denied a petition arguing police violated Ehrman’s constitutional rights. Ehrman was sentenced in late June by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, court records show. Ehrman was arrested in May 2021 after a 911 caller witnessed him crash a new BMW into a pole in a parking lot on Hacienda Crossing in Dublin. When police arrested Ehrman a short distance away, the officer believed he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to court records. A pistol that had been assembled from an online kit was found in Ehrman’s possession, according to prosecutors. The gun was unregistered and had no serial number, and was loaded with an extended magazine. Ehmran’s attorney wrote in court records that he needs mental healthcare and support of his family, not prison time, but that he...
    DR Mike Fuljenz is America's gold expert.  As the Universal Coin and Bullion president, he’s won well over 60 national and regional awards for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins. 2Mike Fuljenz is president of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, TexasCredit: Universal Coin & Bullion He's skilled in gold and silver bullion, assisting many victims in the fight against counterfeit coins and other precious metals. In the past few years, hundreds of websites have been selling counterfeit coins with little-to-no oversight, according to the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation. Dr Fuljenz shared with The Sun the most valuable coins on the market and tips on how to protect yourself from online fraud. The top years to look for on coins Coins are a long game. Read More on Valuable CoinsNUMISMATIC EXPERT My coin collection is worth $20k - how I got them and what to look forEYE FOR DETAIL I'm a coin collector - the three exact marks to look for The expert said those looking for a penny with rare dates or specific errors have...
    The ex-wife of an Egyptian man on trial for the murder of their two daughters for dating American boys called him the devil as she alleged 15 years of abuse under him.  When prosecutors asked Patricia Owens to identify ex-husband Yaser Said, 65, in court on Thursday, she pointed at the man accused of killing her two daughters, 17-year-old Sarah and 18-year-old Amina, NBC 5 reported.   'That devil there,' she said as she testified about years of abuse she and her two daughters allegedly suffered at the hands of Said.  The Egyptian-born cab driver, who lived with his family just north of Dallas, allegedly shot and killed his daughters in his taxi after telling them they were going out to eat on New Year's Day in 2008. It is widely speculated Said committed an honor killing - a practice where individuals are murdered for bringing perceived shame on their family - after he discovered the girls had non-Muslim boyfriends and thought they were becoming 'too American.'  Patricia Owens (pictured) called her ex-husband, Yaser Said, 'that devil' during the murder trial...
    OAKLAND — A Berkeley man was sentenced to six years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of three pistols allegedly found during a search of his grandmother’s home. Reginald Patillo, 38, was sentenced in late June by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White. The defense asked for a five-year prison term while federal prosecutors asked for White to sentence Patillo to 105 months, court records show. Patillo is serving his sentence in USP Victorville, according to Bureau of Prisons records. Patillo was arrested last year in Vallejo in connection with the search warrant of his grandmother’s Berkeley home. Authorities say he was the suspected driver in a nonfatal shooting in May 2021, near San Pablo Park in Berkeley. “(Patillo’s) conduct in repeatedly carrying illegal firearms and serving as the driver in an afternoon shooting significantly contributes to the dangerous conditions this violence presents for his fellow citizens,” assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Kane wrote in a sentencing memo. “Those potential victims include not only the intended targets of violence but also the children who play at the San Pablo...
    AN ex Victoria's Secret employee has claimed it was one of the worst places to work. A TikToker, known only as Ciara, said she worked for the lingerie firm for five years and claimed bosses tried to enforce a dress code. 2A Victoria's Secret worker has claimed the store was one of the worst places to workCredit: Tik Tok 2The lingerie company was renowned for its 'Angels' supermodelsCredit: Getty She said Victoria's Secret workers had to get their hair and nails done and were required to wear makeup. Ciara said: “They tried to enforce this as much as they could.” The ex-worker admitted that she tried to wear makeup for most of her shifts but said that she couldn’t keep up with the demands all of the time. Ciara also claimed that workers were required to get their toenails painted if they wore sandals. And, she alleged that employees were sent home from work if they wore colors other than black. Meanwhile, another ex-worker claimed that customers took their clothes off when they asked for help. A series of...
    Tucker Carlson insulted comedian Jon Stewart’s appearance Thursday, likening the former Daily Show host to a bug-eating “homeless mental patient” who is also “short.” According to Carlson, Stewart is so short, he is “too short to date.” Last week, Stewart made his rounds on cable news to discuss the PACT Act, which at the time was being held up by Republicans in the Senate. Stewart was emotional while speaking in favor of the bill. On Thursday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host mocked his appearance and demeanor over it. Carlson said: Around the end of the Obama administration, Jon Stewart disappeared, and you didn’t hear anything from him. He’s resurfaced, showing up in Washington, D.C. the other day, looking like a guy who lives in the men’s room at your public library, eating imaginary insects out of the air. Carlson aired a video of Stewart screaming at Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec, and commented he is now “unrecognizable” and “demented.” After he played the video for his audience, Carlson said he was curious for “answers” regarding “what happened” to Stewart. “That’s Jon Stewart?” he asked. “The famous Jon Stewart looks...
    OAKLAND — A high school psychology and economics teacher has been arrested and charged with molesting a then-14-year-old girl throughout her freshman year, in 2004, an alleged crime that authorities say was only discovered last year, court records show. Jeremy Craig Taylor, 46, was charged with committing a lewd act upon a child 14 years or younger, along with enhancements alleging “substantial sexual contact,” as well as selecting a vulnerable victim and being in a position of trust. Taylor has pleaded not guilty and is out on $50,000 bail, according to prosecutors. Taylor worked at the Oakland School of the Arts as a math teacher at the time, and the victim was his student, police say. Though the allegations only recently surfaced, in May Taylor was admonished for “counseling” girls in private meetings inside a basement classroom, and an administrator noted at the time it seemed odd Taylor had several students’ numbers on his personal cellphone, according to police. Still, Taylor remained employed at the school and still worked there in October 2021, when police informed its executive director of...
    ANTONIO CONTE has told his squad it is down to them to keep him happy – not the other way around. The Spurs boss has three players all vying for the same right wing-back berth in Matt Doherty, Emerson Royal and summer signing Djed Spence. 1Antonio Conte is preparing to face Southampton this weekendCredit: Reuters On the face of it, it adds up to a selection headache for the Italian, who also deployed winger Lucas Moura in that position in pre-season. Conte was asked ahead of Spurs’ curtain-raiser at home to Southampton on Saturday whether he would be able to keep the contingent content with only one starting spot available. Yet the ex-Chelsea boss, 53, replied: “But they have to make me happy, no? “With performances, to bring me to think but who is the better player. READ MORE ON TOTTENHAMSIX APPEAL Prem giants could ask mega-rich Toon to join 'Big Seven' to give them MORE powerIT'S BACK! Piers Morgan reveals his big Prem predictions - and it's bad news for Arsenal “You understand? They have to make me happy,...
    AN evil grooming gang have been jailed after raping and sexually abusing three schoolgirls as young as 13. The seven men have been locked away for a total of 51 years after carrying out the sickening abuse in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. 3David Korosi, 28, of Burton-upon-Trent, was given the longest jail sentence of 14 yearsCredit: BPM 3Maxim Hanko, 18, of Liverpool, was sentenced for nine years,Credit: BPM 3Dominik Beri ,18, was sentenced to six years in prisonCredit: BPM The men were arrested on December 19 2018 over the incidents which took place between May 2018 and September 2018. And they have now been sentenced at Stafford Crown Court after being found guilty of offences including rape, sexual assault and child abduction. David Korosi, 28, of Burton-upon-Trent, Maxim Hanko, 18, of Liverpool, Adrian Rihard Demeter, 22, of Burton-upon-Trent, Renato Daniel Nyari, 19, of Liverpool, Dominik Beri, 18, of Burton-upon-Trent, Jeno Pierre Maka, 21, of Stoke-on-trent and Mate Maka, 18, of Stoke-on-trent have now been jailed.  The men, who were all friends beforehand, have been handed sentences between  three years and 14 years. ...
    Farm workers clear out hosing which was used to irrigate an okra field on July 13, 2022 near Coachella, California.Mario Tama/Getty Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.In the fertile plains of Washington State’s Yakima Valley, maximum summer temperatures typically approach 90° F, meaning sweaty, potentially dangerous work for the people who harvest the region’s bounty: 77 percent of US-grown hops, a huge portion of our apples, and plenty of pears and cherries as well. But for the last two years, fierce heat waves have descended, making an uncomfortable job even more punishing. Starting on July 16, Yakima experienced eight straight days of triple-digit temperatures, peaking at a demonic 108° F, reached both on July 28 and July 29.  Under emergency rules for outside labor adopted during a record-smashing summer-2021 heat wave and reinstated this year, when the temperature hits 89° F, Washington employers have to provide workers with a paid 10-minute break, in full shade with the opportunity to sit, every two hours; and enough “‘suitably cool’ water to allow...
    Two Orange County men who admitted to swindling investors of $1.9 million dollars with a cryptocurrency offering were sentenced Monday, Aug. 1, to federal prison. Jeremy David McAlpine, 26, of Fountain Valley was sentenced to three years and Zachary Michael Matar, 29 of Huntington Beach was sentenced to two years, six months more than a year after each admitted to taking part in securities fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. According to federal prosecutors, McAlpine and Matar persuaded thousands of investors to buy cryptocurrency the pair claimed would provide buyers with exclusive access to a profitable trading program. However, the trading program wasn’t actually profitable, prosecutors say, and the men used the bulk of the $1.9 million they raised on payments to themselves or their associates. The scheme was run through Dropil, a Belize-based company that McAlpine and Matar operated out of Fountain Valley. The company was focused on investing in digital assets such as cryptocurrency, but prosecutors say neither man, nor the company itself, were registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a broker or a dealer....
    President Joe Biden‘s administration has reunited 400 children who were separated from their parents under then-President Donald Trump, and paid for the parents to live and work in the U.S. for at least 3 years. On Feb. 2, 2021 — weeks after he was inaugurated — President Biden signed an executive order entitled “Executive Order on the Establishment of Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families” to deal with the children Trump’s zero-tolerance policy tore away from their parents, and who were still separated when Biden took office. According to an exclusive report by Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff of NBC News, that task force’s Executive Director Michelle Brané has confirmed that the administration has reunited 400 kids, and is paying for travel and other services for the families: In the majority of recently reunited cases, Brané said, the parents were deported while the children remained in the U.S. Now, parents are given the opportunity to come to the U.S. on paid travel, bring other members of their family who are dependent on them, and live and work in...
    The killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri has earned President Joe Biden praise from both sides of the political aisle, but not everyone is celebrating. Former FDNY Commissioner Thomas Von Essen joined CNN’s New Day on Tuesday morning and though he was happy to see the Al Qaeda leader gone, he questioned calling the drone killing an “intelligence success.” “When I hear people describe it as an intelligence success, I don’t understand how you can have a $25 million bounty on someone, he eludes you for 20 years and you call it a success. I think it shows what a low bar we have for our intelligence today, to me,” Von Essen bluntly stated during the interview. Von Essen did offer praise to the drone operation itself, saying authorities did a “great job” taking out the “thug” Al Zawahiri without civilian collateral damage. “I think that’s a tremendous accomplishment, and I hope that will continue to be the way we function over there,” he said. The former commissioner, whose department lost 343 firefighters on 9/11, described the killing...
    Gun sales hit a new record in July, the 36th straight month of firearms purchases over 1 million. In breaking the record, people delivered a strong message to liberal Democrats, who last week passed a ban on buying the nation’s most popular firearm, the modern sporting rifle, and other semi-automatic weapons and parts. According to industry experts, sales in July topped 1.2 million. That means sales have hit 1 million or more each month for three consecutive years. “That’s a tremendous milestone, especially taken in light of the actions of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives last week,” said Mark Oliva, spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry trade group. He added, “The House held committee hearings and passed legislation that would ban the most popular- selling centerfire rifle in America — the modern sporting rifle, along with some models of semi-automatic shotguns and handguns. They did this even after admitting they knew the legislation was unconstitutional and defied U.S. Supreme Court precedent. Law-abiding Americans also voted — over 1.2 million times last month and hundreds of...
    An elected state’s attorney in Kentucky who admitted to getting a criminal defendant pregnant is now running to become a circuit judge. Matthew Leveridge, commonwealth’s attorney of Russell and Wayne counties, was never disciplined for having sex with with Latisha Sartain in 2014. After Sartain told Leveridge’s wife about the affair, Leveridge moved to rescind Sartain’s pretrial diversion agreement. Eight years on, he wants to be elected to higher office. Ken Upchurch, a Republican for the 52nd District in Kentucky’s House of Representatives, told the Louisville Courier Journal he was shocked to hear Leveridge was running to be a judge. “It’s like the church head deacon having an affair with the choir director, then wanting to be the preacher,” Upchurch said. Although concerns were raised that Leveridge’s actions may have constituted a breach of the Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers, he has never been sanctioned by the Kentucky Supreme Court or charged with a criminal offense. Leveridge was the subject of a criminal investigation for allegedly having sex with jurors, however, court documents show. “A few years ago...
    A MAN found guilty of kidnapping and raping a woman for three days as he read the Bible and fed her alcohol and pineapples has been sentenced for the crime. Victor Peña has been sentenced to 29 to 39 years in prison after he was found guilty of kidnapping and raping a woman back in 2019. 2Victor Peña faces up to 39 years behind bars 2Peña was arraigned back in 2019Credit: AP:Associated Press The victim was abducted after leaving a bar near Faneuil Hall. Peña held the woman captive in his Boston apartment over the course of three days in January 2019. During her testimony, the woman said that she went to a house party before arriving at the local bar. The last thing she remembers is dancing at Hennessy's before she woke up naked in a stranger's room, she said in court, according to WBZ TV. READ MORE CRIME STORIESHORROR GUNFIRE '6 shot' at apartments after DC saw 11 victims hit by gunfire in 12 hours HORROR ATTACK Woman with 'demonic look' accused of fatally stabbing man during sex at...
    HERE’S a little pre-season quiz question for you. During the past five years, what is the closest any London club has come to winning the Premier League? 3Arsenal have had a brilliant pre-season but don't expect that to continue in the Premier LeagueCredit: Rex 3Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been far from impressed with his side's pre-season showingsCredit: Getty The answer is NINETEEN points — the distance between Chelsea and champions Manchester City in both of the past two seasons. That’s a difference of more than six victories over a 38-game campaign and it’s the best any London team has managed since 2017. So when Jurgen Klopp insisted, after Liverpool’s Community Shield victory over City, that we will not witness another two-horse race for the title — and referenced Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal as genuine contenders — you had to chuckle. Antonio Conte’s Chelsea beat Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs to the title in 2016-17 but since then, there hasn’t been a sniff of a challenge from the capital. Read More football newsNOT SO KEANE I wouldn't put any bets on Arsenal...
    SAN FRANCISCO — A Bay Area man who allegedly continued to look at child pornography even after his home was searched by federal investigators in 2018 was sentenced to three years in prison, court records show. Donald S. Kyle, of Hercules, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar. Kyle was charged last year after a federal investigation linked him to online chatrooms where child sexual abuse material was frequently shared. Among the files accessed by Kyle was an eight-minute video showing a boy younger than 10 “naked and locked in a cage,” and then being molested by a man, according to the criminal complaint. Prosecutors asked for a four-year prison term, describing Kyle as a recidivist offender who continued to search for child pornography even after his laptop was seized in a 2018 investigation when he lived in San Francisco. Kyle subsequently moved to Hercules, where federal authorities say he “was active in online communities where he shared images and links to images of child sexual abuse material in these online communities.” Kyle pleaded guilty to possession of child...
    Grace Coleman is seen in her booking photo in December 2020 A California woman has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for leaving three young girls orphans after she crashed into their parents' car while drunk, instantly killing the mother and father, and then fleeing the scene past the screaming girls. Grace Coleman, 23, wept in court in Newport Beach on Friday as relatives read out the girls' victim impact statements. She ran a red light in Newport Beach at 7:45pm on December 8, 2020, smashing her Range Rover into the Nissan Versa and killing Henry Eduardo Saldana-Mejia, 27, and his wife Gabriela Andrade, 28. The family had been driving around to look at Christmas lights, and their daughters Emma Sofia, Elena and Samantha - aged from one to five at the time - were wearing their Christmas pajamas. Coleman is seen sobbing in court on Friday as the victim impact statements are read out Henry Eduardo Saldana-Mejia, 27, and Gabriela Andrade, 28, (pictured) were declared dead at the scene after the crash The couple left behind their...
    OAKLAND — An Antioch resident was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison for receiving child pornography found during a parole search of his home, court records show. Amekka Emmanuel Akudinobi, 29, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers at the same June court hearing. He has been in custody since the charges were filed in January 2021, records show. According to authorities, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation conducted a parole search of Akudinobi’s Antioch home and found evidence he was visiting a Russian website that included child pornography, and had screen-recorded hundreds of videos. These included “graphic videos depicting the sexual abuse…of very young children,” prosecutors said in court records. Akudinobi was a registered sex offender due to two child pornography convictions from 2017 in Baltimore, court records show. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Newark: Man dies from injuries during July 22 fight, homicide investigation underway Crime and Public Safety | Oakland woman charged with advertising fentanyl in case...
    IT WAS once known as "The Magic City" and home to the biggest steelworks in the world, employing thousands of workers. But as the population of Gary, Indiana plummeted after the jobs left and crime came in, the city acquired a less-favourable nickname: "Murder Capital USA". 11A once-thriving city of 178,000, parts of Gary are now a ghost townCredit: Getty 11Many of the city's grandest buildings now lie in ruinsCredit: Library of Congress 11Some 20 per cent of Gary's buildings lie abandonedCredit: AFP Today, Gary's population is around 69,000, almost a third of what it was at its peak in 1960, when 178,000 people lived in this city on the edge of Chicago. At least 20 per cent of all buildings in the city are believed to be abandoned, while over a third have some degree of rot. Across the city - which gave the world Michael Jackson - stunning buildings lie in a state of disrepair, testaments to Gary's former glory. The story of Gary's decline is one that has been repeated across the so-called "Rust Belt", a swathe...
    ANTONIO CONTE has hinted he is in it for the long haul at Spurs. The Italian has typically been non-committal about his future throughout his managerial career, including during his first season at Tottenham last term. 1Boss Conte targets long-term success at the North London clubCredit: Reuters But speaking in Tel Aviv ahead of his team’s friendly with Roma, Conte seemed very enthused about what lies ahead with the north Londoners. And for someone who always chooses their words carefully, it was noticeable when he hailed his squad’s potential as something he can work with “for many years” to turn Spurs into a force both at home and abroad. Conte, who turns 53 on Sunday, said: “Last season we worked very well to reach a place in the Champions League. “At the same time we exploited problems, Manchester United’s problems, and in the last three games Arsenal were four points up on us. READ MORE ON TOTTENHAMROD LEADS TO RENNES Spurs leave Rodon at home for Israel trip as he finalises loan transfer “For this reason we have to...
    A mom-of-12 who spent 16 years being pregnant recalled how carrying the babies gave her a 'spiritual elevation,' and admitted that it's hard for her to 'adjust' to not being with child now that she's done expanding her family.  Iris Purnell, 38, from, California, took to TikTok to reveal that she was pregnant every year between 2004 and 2019. Iris and her husband, Cordell, are now parents to seven boys and five girls, but despite their full plate, Iris - who now has her tubes tied - said she 'would love' to have another child.  In her video, which has racked up over 900,000 views, Iris showed all of the years that she was expecting - which spanned over a decade and a half. Iris Purnell, 38, from, California, spent over a decade and a half being pregnant has revealed she is struggling to 'adjust' to no longer carrying a child (shown above with her 12 children) Iris and her husband Cordell are parents to seven boys and five girls, and Iris, who now has her tubes tied, said she 'would...
    A prison inmate serving 39 years for allegedly assaulting a former Long Beach police officer will be released because the officer was charged with perjury in a separate case. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Chet Taylor ordered Miguel Vargas released Thursday, July 28, at the request of District Attorney George Gascon. Prosecutors said they no longer had faith that the officer told the truth in the case of Vargas, who has been imprisoned for more than 11 years. “When police officers engage in conduct that violates the public trust, it calls into question the legitimacy of the criminal legal system,” Gascon said in a prepared statement. “When the integrity of a conviction is at issue, continued incarceration is no longer in the interest of justice.” The situation came to Gascon’s attention after Vargas, 34, of Long Beach, and his attorney, Matthew Kaestner, filed a court motion in May to overturn the sentence based on new evidence that the officer may not have been credible. “I am elated,” Kaestner said Thursday. “The nightmare is over.” That nightmare began on Oct....
    Pop star Shakira was all smiles as she was spotted in public for the first time since it emerged that she could be jailed for up to eight years if she is found guilty of an alleged £12million tax fraud. Spanish prosecutors are also demanding a £19million fine for the 45-year-old singer, who is charged with six counts of defrauding the state between 2012 and 2014. She was seen in the Mexican resort of Cabo with her two boys that she shares with the footballer Gerard Pique.  The charges come after the Colombian-born mother-of-two rejected an out-of-court settlement that would have involved her admitting wrongdoing. She has already repaid the money she allegedly owes the treasury, along with interest believed to total £3million. The charges were contained in an indictment submitted by prosecutors to the investigating court near Barcelona, and made public for the first time today.  Shakira - full name Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll - is accused of pretending to live abroad and using a complex offshore corporate structure to avoid tax. She is accused of using the illegal arrangement from...
    U.S. Capitol Police are ramping up security for Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game as climate protesters threaten to disrupt the event. 'We are aware that demonstrators are planning to protest political issues at the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity,' U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said. 'We have a robust security plan in place.'  'We urge anyone who is thinking about causing trouble at the charity game to stay home. We will not tolerate violence or any unlawful behavior during this family event,' he noted. The disruption is planned five years after a gunman stormed a Republican practice session, shooting at lawmakers and badly wounding Rep. Steve Scalise. It also comes as threats against lawmakers have been on the rise and the Capitol Hill community remains shaken after the January 6th insurrection.  The climate group Now or Never is vowing to shut down the game. They plastered posters around Washington D.C. demanding action on climate change and threatening to show up in mass at the charity event..  'On July 28th, we will converge en masse on the Congressional Baseball Game to...
    Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Hilary Rhoda has filed for divorce from ex-New York Rangers star Sean Avery - six years after her mom filed for a restraining order against the hockey player and accused him of harassment. TMZ reported that the pair separated on July 17 - weeks after she took their son, Nash Avery, on a trip to Hawaii without Sean - and that the model cited 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason for their split.  Hilary, 35, and Sean, 42 - who played hockey in the NHL for 13 seasons - first met at the bar Warren 77 in New York City in 2009 and got engaged four years later - in November 2013. They tied the knot at the Parrish Art Museum in New York in October 2015, and together, they welcomed their son, Nash, in July 2020. However, Hilary and Sean's relationship was not exactly picture perfect - with a source telling New York Daily News early on in their relationship that Sean - who struggled to find work after leaving hockey - was 'brainwashing' the model, while 'freeloading' off her. Sports Illustrated...
    FORMER Rugby Union star Chris Mayor has received a five-year ban from all sport for an anti-doping rule violation. The RFU says that the 40-year-old attempted to use a prohibited substance and attempted to traffic a prohibited substance. 2Chris Mayor has been hit with a five-year sporting banCredit: Getty 2He attempted to use a prohibited substance and attempted to traffic a prohibited substanceCredit: Getty A national anti-doping panel found the charges proven against Mayor. And now they have suspended him, with part of it backdated, until December 2025. Mayor has escaped being charged by the RFU with possession due to it not being proven. The RFU said: “In September 2019, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), the national anti-doping organisation for the UK, received evidence from the police that revealed Mr Mayor had attempted to acquire 72iu Lilly pens containing the drug Humatrope, which is a Human Growth Hormone (hGH). READ MORE SPORTSTICK OR TWIST Boxing legend Tyson seen using walking stick as he arrives at New York hotelLIV-ING IT UP Inside LIV Golf welcome party as Trump, Jenner and Nelly meet rebels...
    (CNN)In the Fall of 2018, Hunter Biden received a quick succession of emails from his accountant: They were all about his taxes."They are late," Bill Morgan told his client in October, noting that Biden had missed an already extended deadline of October 15."Your 2017 tax returns are still unfiled," the accountant reminded Biden two weeks later."You need to get 2017 filed so we can try to work out a payment schedule," he added the following day. Morgan also noted in that email that Biden's assistant had sent him a copy of an IRS notice from 2015. "They want $158,000," the accountant wrote. "IRS has notified the State Department and they will not renew your passport until this is resolved."Read MoreWelcome to the dysfunctional world of Hunter Biden's finances. While the general topic of the President's son's financial troubles has been widely reported, the details surrounding his past filings may offer a glimpse into some of the areas federal investigators are delving into as part of an ongoing probe into possible tax violations and other crimes that is nearing a critical...
    Two former Minneapolis police officers convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights were sentenced Wednesday afternoon to less than the maximum penalty allowed. Minnesota federal Judge Paul Magnuson gave former officer J. Alexander Kueng, 28, three years behind bars, and ex-cop Tou Thao, 35, three and a half years.  The former officers were convicted of helping then-Officer Derek Chauvin as he held down Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes in May of 2020, killing the 46-year-old Black man. The death of the unarmed man, who was accused of passing counterfeit money at a local deli, sparked massive protests and looting across the country and a call for top-to-bottom reforms of the criminal justice system. Video of the murder was circulated widely on TV news and social media. Tou Thao, left, and Alexander Kueng, rigt, were sentenced to less than the maximum penalty allowed on Wednesday Tou Thao, 35, a nine-year veteran of the Minneapolis police department, stood watch as ex-officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd Ex-officer Alexander Kueng was a rookie officer when he helped...
    The Biden administration has offered a "significant proposal" to the Kremlin in exchange for the release of two Americans the State Department considers wrongfully detained in Russia, Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. Blinken, in a press conference on Wednesday, acknowledged that the deal has been on the table for some time now, and he also said that he's going to bring it up when he speaks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the coming days. “In the coming days, I expect to speak with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov for the first time since the war began," the secretary said. "I plan to raise an issue that’s a top priority for us: the release of Americans Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner who are wrongfully detained and must be allowed to come home. We put a substantial proposal on the table ... to facilitate their release." 'PERFECT STORM BREWING' IN SYRIAN REFUGEE CAMP, PRISON FOR 'REEMERGENCE OF ISIS,' GRAHAM WARNS "Our governments have communicated repeatedly and directly on that proposal, and I used the...
    The Biden Administration has offered Moscow a prisoner swap that would free Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, two high-profile Americans who are jailed in Russia's notorious judicial system, it was reported Wednesday. The proposal would free Griner, a WNBA star, and Whelan, a Marine veteran convicted on spying charges he and the government deny, in exchange for freeing Russian arms merchant Viktor Bout. Bout, who was the inspiration the Nicholas Cage character in Merchant of Death, is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S. after being convicted on trafficking charges. The Biden administration has floated an offer to swap convicted arms trafficker Viktor Bout (C) in exchange for Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, who are both detained in Russia Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport in February on drug possession charges. She spoke at her ongoing trial in Moscow Wednesday.  CNN reported on the outlines of the deal, which it said had earned President Biden's backing.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged the issue Wednesday, without confirming the proposed swap.  'In the coming days I expect to speak with...
    By Jean Casarez and Christina Maxouris | CNN Six of the 13 Turpin children — who were tortured for years by their biological parents — were then placed in a foster home where they endured a “second bout” of abuse, including sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and their reports were ignored by the foster care agency, an attorney for two of the children told HLN. “One of the things that we’ve learned that this family would force these children to do is relive their past over and over and over again,” attorney Elan Zektser said on Tuesday. “They would force these kids for hours to relive what they went through.” The six children who were in that foster home, and have since been removed, filed two separate lawsuits last week against a foster care service and California’s Riverside County. One lawsuit on behalf of four Turpin siblings includes children who are still minors. Zektser is representing the remaining two siblings in the second lawsuit. Both lawsuits request a jury trial. The complaints allege that foster care agency ChildNet Youth and...
    Our ability to enjoy dairy delights today could be thanks to the sacrifice of our ancestors who succumbed to disease and famine thousands of years ago, a new study has found. It was previously thought the genetic variation that allows humans to digest lactose evolved at the same time we started drinking animal milk.  This is because the gene prevented the uncomfortable symptoms of lactose intolerance, such as diarrhoea. However, a new study by researchers at the University of Bristol and University College London (UCL) suggests that the variation came about later, during times of famine and infectious disease. During these periods, when people were already weakened due to starvation or illness, drinking milk could have proved fatal for those who were lactose intolerant. As a result, people who carried the gene for lactose tolerance were more likely to survive and pass the gene on to their offspring, increasing its prevalence within society. 'When people are severely malnourished, diarrhoea can shift from an inconvenience to a fatal condition,' explained Mark Thomas, a Professor of Evolutionary Genetics at UCL. It is known...
    Miners have stumbled upon the largest pink diamond found in 300 years.  The 170 carat diamond was discovered during excavations at the Lulo mine in Angola - an Australian-operated site in the southern region of Central Africa.  The true size of the raw stone, aptly named the 'Lulo Rose', will be revealed after it is cut and polished. A process that can sometimes reduce the size of a diamond by 50 per cent.  It will be likely be sold to an international buyer for tens of millions with pink diamonds having auction for up to $US70million in the past.  The 170 carat diamond (pictured) was discovered during excavations at the Lulo mine in Angola, an Australian-operated site in the southern region of Central Africa The stone, dubbed the 'The Lulo Rose', is believed to be the largest raw pink diamond recovered in the last 300 years 'This record and spectacular pink diamond continues to showcase Angola as an important player on the world stage for diamond mining and demonstrates the potential and rewards for commitment and investment in our growing diamond...
    LOS ANGELES  — A Southern California bank robber who gleefully yelled “John Dillinger lives!” during a holdup was sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison Tuesday, prosecutors said. Todd Cannady, 61, of Palm Springs, was sentenced for a 2021 holdup but he acknowledged robbing a total of 10 banks in Southern California from 2018 to 2021, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office. Cannady pleaded guilty last year to robbing a Chase Bank branch using a “ghost gun”” on July 1, 2021 in the Riverside County city of Jurupa Valley. He was arrested after a high-speed chase in a rented car during which he hit several other vehicles and crashed on a freeway, authorities said. When he pleaded guilty, Cannady also acknowledged robbing nine banks in Manhattan Beach, Century City, Rancho Mirage, Torrance, Banning and Carson, prosecutors said. He robbed the same Wells Fargo Bank branch in Rancho Mirage twice, authorities said. In total, he stole nearly $758,000, authorities said. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | 2 men accused in deadly California 7-Eleven spree...
    He waived his rights, pleaded no contest to three murder counts, and admitted to enhancements for each murder, thus avoiding the possibility of the death penalty or life without parole at trial, the judge then found him guilty, jurors were excused, and the seven-year-old criminal case has more or less come to an end. But Lorenzo Mateo Cortez, 26, of Vallejo, who on Monday entered his no-contest pleas in Department 7 of Solano County Superior Court, will return to Judge Tim Kam’s courtroom for sentencing at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in the Justice Building in Vallejo. Court records show that Cortez — charged with three murders, two in late 2014 and one in January 2015, just days before he turned 19 — pleaded to amended charges: one count of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder. By entering his pleas in the high-profile case, Cortez did not admit guilt but essentially stated he would offer no defense in exchange for an 80-year sentence. Lorenzo Mateo Cortez  Chief Deputy District Attorney Paul Sequeira and Deputy District Attorney Mark Ornellas agreed...
    FOR most people kissing is a big part of their romantic relationships, but that isn’t the case for this couple who have been together for almost two years. Kaytlin O’Neall says that she and her boyfriend have not kissed once during their relationship, adding that people can be so judgemental about this. 3Kaytlin says that people can be quite judgemental of her decisionCredit: TikTok/@kaytlin.oneall 3The couple say they came to the decision before they started datingCredit: TikTok/@kaytlin.oneall Posting to TikTok she says that can get really judgemental about her decision, with people questioning her and telling her that kissing isn’t really that big a deal and she just do it. She’s also received a lot of comments from people suggesting that her boyfriend is gay, or that they’re actually just friends, or “friends without benefits” as one commenter referred to them. Explaining the couple’s decision, Kaytlin says she decided she wanted to wait till marriage to kiss a year before she started dating her current boyfriend.  Prior to this she had already decided to wait until marriage to have sex,...