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    New York City Mayor Eric Adams said New Yorkers want more police on the streets to help combat the sweeping crime wave that has seen murders and violent crimes up 40% compared to last year.  'Public safety and the criminal justice system includes police and when I go to my communities of color, and I’ve never heard them, never, heard them say: "Eric we want less police." Never,' Adams said on the Tavis Smiley radio show Tuesday. Major crimes in NYC have risen approximately 37%, according to NYPD data, an increase that has been mainly boosted by grand larcenies, robberies and auto thefts. Adams indicated he won't be entertaining calls to decrease the number of cops in the city, but will discourage 'heavy-handed' policing from NYPD officers. Police officers are part of the mayor's 'public safety apparatus,' he said, adding: 'You can't remove police from this equation,' which includes dealing with the issues around homelessness and improving the school system.  He added that he doesn't plan to stop talking about the crime in the Big Apple anytime soon, and said...
    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...
    “Her life could have been saved. The bottom line is they didn’t believe me. They didn’t believe Sophia. Now, her blood is on their hands.” — Emerald Johnson, whose 8-year-old niece, Sophia Mason, died in March allegedly at the hands of her mother and mother’s boyfriend. Johnson last year repeatedly reported to the Alameda County Department of Children and Family Services that the girl was being abused and neglected.
    (CNN)Chun In-gee won the Women's PGA Championship and her third major in Maryland on Sunday with a wire-to-wire victory, but not without some final day drama. Ranked 33rd in the world, the South Korean had led from the front courtesy of a record-breaking opening round at Congressional Country Club, setting a new course record before extending her advantage to six strokes at the halfway stage on Friday.Yet a weekend drop-off saw the 27-year-old's lead shrink to three heading into championship Sunday, where three holes from the close, she found herself trailing Lexi Thompson. Having finished the opening round 10 shots behind Chun, the American had held a two-shot lead with seven holes to play.Bogeying four times on a disastrous front nine, Chun admitted the pressure of battling for her first major in six years was getting to her."I want to tell truth, I couldn't control all my pressure," she told reporters.Read More"I believe if I stick to my game plan and then I have a chance in the back nine, so I try to hang in there."Chun plays her shot...
    The family of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, who died suddenly on Tuesday night, have released a statement in an attempt to quell speculation over the 26-year-old's cause of death. In a posting by Ferguson's fiancée, Doni Smith to social media read 'despite the speculation in earlier reports, at this point in time the cause of Jaylon's death has yet to be determined.' Police have said that there were no signs of trauma or foul play although they are 'not ruling out the possibility of an overdose' in Ferguson's 'questionable death'. Ferguson was found unresponsive at a home in Baltimore. Medics on the scene attempted to revive him but he could not be saved. The family of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, who died suddenly on Tuesday night, have released a statement in an attempt to quell speculation over the 26-year-old's cause of death His fiancée, Doni Smith, seen left, wrote: 'Despite the speculation in earlier reports, at this point in time the cause of Jaylon's death has yet to be determined' Ferguson was reportedly in the best shape of his...
    Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey have ended their relationship, People reported on Saturday. The 35-year-old Creed star and the 25-year-old model reportedly broke up after having dated for around one and a half years. A source close to the exes told the publication that they were 'completely heartbroken' about the split and they 'still love' each other.  The end: Michael B. Jordan, 35, and Lori Harvey, 25, have ended their relationship after a year and a half together, People reported on Saturday; seen March 27 in Beverly Hills 'Michael matured a lot over the course of their relationship and was ready to commit for the long term,' the insider added.  'He let down his guard with her, opening up emotionally in a romantic relationship for the first time.' 'They had great times together and brought out the best in each other.' Sad: A source close to the exes told the publication that they were 'completely heartbroken' about the split and they 'still love' each other Neither Michael nor Lori have publicly commented on their split.  The former couple made their red...
    A South Carolina truck driver confessed last month to killing a woman two decades ago, then led police to her body that he had left stuffed in a suitcase.   Alabama police said that on March 27, 62-year-old Brian Jones traveled from South Carolina and - out of the blue - confessed to killing 41-year-old Janet Luxford in 2001.  Luxford, a mother-of-three, was working in a Jacksonville hotel when she met Jones and the two began dating.  Jones told Bessemer Police that on February 18, 2001 he got into an argument with Luxford while in a hotel in Bessemer after she indicated she needed money to return to California to see her parents.  In a fit of rage, Jones told police he hit her in the throat with a golf club, causing her to collapse and die. Alabama police said that on March 27, 62-year-old Brian Jones (pictured) traveled from South Carolina and confessed to killing 41-year-old Janet Luxford in 2001 Jones told police that on February 18, 2001 he got into an argument in a hotel in Bessemer and hit Janet...
    The Federal Reserve building is seen before the Federal Reserve board is expected to signal plans to raise interest rates in March as it focuses on fighting inflation in Washington, January 26, 2022.Joshua Roberts | Reuters If there was any question about where the Federal Reserve stands on the key issue of the day — inflation — two important officials brought even more clarity on Tuesday. Fed Governor Lael Brainard and San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly both issued comments that showed they both envision higher rates and, in the former's case, an aggressive drawdown of the assets the central bank is holding on its balance sheet. Investors didn't particularly like what they heard, sending major averages considerably lower on the day and the 10-year Treasury yield to a new 2022 high. "It is of paramount importance to get inflation down," Brainard said during a Minneapolis Fed webinar. The Federal Open Market Committee, which sets interest rates, "will continue tightening monetary policy methodically through a series of interest rate increases and by starting to reduce the balance sheet at a...
    “He was legally entitled to own the gun, however, he transported the weapon in a vehicle in a manner not prescribed by law,” Collins said. Police detained 23-year-old Romell Watson, the father, and said he would be charged with unlawful use of a gun, a misdemeanor. “This is just such a tragedy,” Collins concluded. Here's a local news report about the incident: 3-year-old boy accidentally shoots mother to death in Dolton, police say www.youtube.com
    “It’s the same type of life, I definitely don’t go out as much. I’ve learned how to be happy without partying as much.” — Nick Vanstrum, of Oakland, who’s vaccinated for COVID-19 but wore a blue face mask while doing pull-ups at an outdoor gym as the mutating virus that causes the disease keeps spreading a year after vaccines.
    DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) – Police continue their search for a man they say abducted two children from Deerfield Beach. It all started when BSO deputies arrived to the 4400 block of Crystal Lake Drive in Deerfield Beach to find an adult female suffering from multiple injuries. READ MORE: Last Minute Preps Underway In New Orleans As Residents Braces For Dangerous Hurricane Ida According to investigators, 36-year-old Max Carias-Carrilo beat up his girlfriend and then kidnapped her children. Fortunately, 5-year-old Zaynah and 6-year-old Zain Obidy have since been found safe. READ MORE: Extremely Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Ida To Make Landfall In Louisiana Soon 5-year-old Zaynah and 6-year-old Zain Obidy (Source: Broward Sheriff’s Office) But Carias-Carrilo has not been located. He may be traveling in this 2011 black BMW 5 series with Florida tag “PJH1B.” He is described as a Hispanic male, standing approximately 5-feet 8-inches tall with a very thick beard. He weighs about 170 pounds. MORE NEWS: Thousands Of Renters Face Eviction After US Supreme Court Decision To End Eviction Moratorium Anyone with information regarding Carias-Carrilo’s whereabouts is asked...
    Q: At a recent party, our group discussed speeding and red-light-running drivers. I asked the group whether, if they knew the fine would be $1,000 or $2,000, it would change their driving behavior. The answer was, “Of course.” We know what to do to curtail speeding and red-light running. It’s time to act. Bob Kromer, Chico A: Interesting way to research possible fine increases … in party conversation. Fines are already high, but I have no problem raising them further. Q: I live in San Francisco and bike everywhere. It’s my main transportation. It’s faster than the bus, and I don’t have to deal with parking. The pathetic bicyclist in San Jose who was riding on the sidewalk and told the lady to walk in the street was lucky she didn’t come across me walking on the sidewalk. I frequently tell bicyclists to ride in the street. Five-year-old children ride their bike on the sidewalk. Adults ride their bikes in the street. If you are too afraid to ride your bike or electric scooter in the street, then don’t ride a...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — We’re getting a look at one of the youngest victims killed in Wednesday night’s mass shootings. It’s 15-year-old Damarion Benson. READ MORE: Crowd Protests After Prairie Grove Restaurant Is Fined For Flying American Flags Out Front; Village Says Its About Where Flags Were Mounted The child’s family spoke with CBS 2’s Steven Graves. Some of the victims went to Stroger Hospital where family members waited in agony for updates on loved ones. Teenagers were among several hurt. The youngest: An-innocent 14 year-old victim. On a sidewalk where a hopscotch board is scribbled with chalk, there’s red police tape that dangles tied to a rail. Blood splatters nearby. “When I got there, they’re picking them all up off the ground.” Janice Warren’s 16-year-old nephew, Davion Wright, is one of five victims shot Wednesday. It happened near Douglas Park in North Lawndale. Chicago police said a gunman fired into a crowd Wednesday evening. “He was out there because one of their friends had just died. He came through just to support and go back home,” Warren said. He never...
    WAKEFIELD (CBS) — The men who say they belong to a group known as “Rise of the Moors” started to appear in court on Tuesday. Authorities said the suspects were heavily armed when their standoff with Massachusetts State Police shut down I-95 for hours on Saturday in Wakefield. Newly released documents from Malden District Court show just how armed the defendants were during the standoff. The lengthy list of items seized by police includes body armor, camouflage uniforms, night-vision goggles, and scores of guns and ammunition. Below is the full list of weapons taken by police, per court documents: From the Ford Transit van: a. A CZ P-10C pistol with loaded magazine recovered from the passenger side rear seat b. A Glock 44 .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol and loaded magazine c. A Ruger 556 5.56 caliber semi-automatic rifle with a loaded 28-round magazine d. A Palmetto State Armory PA-15 rifle e. A DPMS Panther Arms A15 5.56 caliber rifle f. Approximately 630 live 223 caliber rounds of ammunition in a green bag g. Approximately 13 magazines loaded with an unknown...
    Michael Noriega holds up what he said was a family photograph owned by his 92-year-old grandmother that his family found in the debris. CNN Michael Noriega said his grandmother Hilda is among those missing after the Florida condo collapse. He said his family arrived soon after the disaster and found her family photos in the rubble. They also found a birthday card from her friends. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A 92-year-old grandmother is among those missing after a 12-story Florida condo collapsed last week, and her family said they found her photographs and a birthday card in the debris. Michael Noriega told CNN that he found family photos and a birthday card addressed to his grandmother, Hilda Noriega, in the rubble. He said that he and his family arrived at the scene and found his grandmother's belongings shortly after the collapse — around 2:30 a.m. last Thursday morning, he said. The building crumbled around 1:30 a.m. He said he arrived when the collapse site was sealed off, but before a perimeter around the wider area was...
    (CNN)Nearly 1.3 billion adults globally in 2020 said they would not get a Covid-19 vaccine if one were offered to them at no cost, according to a new Gallup poll released on Monday.The poll, which surveyed more than 300,000 people across 117 countries last year, showed that 68% of adults worldwide would get a vaccine if one were offered to them for free. Some 29% of those polled said they would opt out of vaccination, and another 3% said they did not know.That global average falls below the range required for a herd immunity to the novel coronavirus, which experts have estimated as falling between 70% and 85%.Gallup's World Poll in 2020 was the largest poll of its kind conducted last year, taking in the scope of how human life had changed during the historic pandemic year. However, based on its time frame, the poll could not have captured how attitudes toward the vaccine might have changed as shots were rolled out in the first few months of 2021. Vaccine hesitancy among Republicans emerges as Bidens next big challengeStill, the...
    “It will be very frustrating for people who really need it much more than a 16 or 18-year-old or 20-year-old who haven’t been able to get it… But you can’t let perfect be the enemy of the good here.” — John Swartzberg, professor emeritus with the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, on Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing all Californians 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines April 15, even as many older residents still are unable to get the shots.
    Seattle Mariners fans will have to wait a little longer to see the debut of top prospect Jarred Kelenic. The Seattle Mariners hid their intentions in plain sight, and on Friday they made it official: Top prospect Jarred Kelenic won’t make the team for Opening Day. A little more than a month after former CEO Kevin Mather was forced to resign after openly stating the club was manipulating Kelenic’s service time, the Mariners are sending Kelenic to their minor league camp, putting off his Major League debut by at least a few weeks. It’s another slight in what’s quickly becoming a fractured and contentious relationship between the Mariners and their star outfield prospect. On Feb. 5, Mather gave a 45-minute speech to the Bellevue Rotary Club. He complained about having to pay for an interpreter for a Japanese player and criticized another prospect, Julio Rodriguez, for not speaking English. He also let slip another piece of information, that the Mariners offered Kelenic a long-term contract. When he declined, they kept him from the Majors to put off his free agency...
    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle phoned Diversity star Ashley Banjo in the wake the backlash to his Black Lives Matter dance. The 32-year-old star said he was "disgusted" at the abuse the pair have received in the wake of their Oprah Winfrey interview, saying they were "there for me". ???? Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest news... 3Ashley Banjo said Harry and Meghan called him amid his BLM dance controversy Ashley and his Diversity co-stars received criticism after their BLM-themed performance on Britain's Got Talent last year. He explained in a Twitter post: "Harry and Meghan told me over the phone they were there for me and they understood more than most... "I'm forever thankful for that support. Nothing but the highest love and respect for them both. ♥️." He went on: "The only reason I bring this up now is because they reached out when they really didn't need to. 3The dancer said the abuse Harry and Meghan have received is 'disgusting'Credit: Reuters 3Diversity came under fire last year for their dance on Britain's Got...
    Body-cam footage of the incident Despite calls for reform and better accountability, police violence continues nationwide. One police department in New York specifically has consistently been questioned for its officer’s use of excessive force. In the most recent incident caught on camera, Rochester police officials pepper-sprayed a woman while she held the hand of her 3-year-old, The New York Times reported. While the incident occurred on Feb. 22, the video detailing it was released Friday. It follows weeks after another incident during which members of the same police department pepper-sprayed and handcuffed a 9-year-old girl. In both incidents the victims were Black. According to the body cam footage, an officer confronted the woman, who was carrying her child, after a report of a shoplifter near a Rite Aid. “Did you steal from that store?” an officer says to the woman. “Oh come on, they said you stole.” What’d you take? Tell me the truth!” The woman repeatedly said she did not steal anything to which the officer replied: "I don't have time for BS, you better be quick with me." (WARNING:...
    Princess Martha Louise of Norway's daughter Leah has paid tribute to her father Ari Behn a year after his death.   Mr Behn, an author who shared three daughters - Maud Angelica, 17, Leah Isadora, 15, and Emma Tallulah, 12 - with his ex-wife Princess Martha Louise, 49, took his own life on Christmas Day last year.  Sharing a selfie with her 36,000 Instagram followers, Leah wrote: 'One year ago today, my dad killed himself and it’s really been one of the hardest years of my life. But if you are alone and/or feeling lonely, I want you to know that you’re not alone!' She went on to urge fans to seek help, posting several links to suicide prevention organisations.  Princess Martha Louise of Norway's daughter Leah, 15, has paid tribute to her father Ari Behn a year after his death In an emotional Instagram post, the teenager urged those who 'feel alone' to seek help and shared the phone number for suicide prevention services  Leah said: 'I know my words can maybe not do anything, but if it can help at...
    Former French president Francois Hollande reportedly cheated on his long-term girlfriend with a woman 30 years his junior.  Hollande, 66, has been in a relationship with actress Julie Gayet, 48, for six years, after meeting while he was with then girlfriend Valerie Trierweiler. But French gossip magazine Voici reports Hollande has cheated on Gayet with ballerina Juliette Gernez, 33, after 'pursuing her for weeks'. Gernez, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Gayet, is a ballerina at the Opera Garnier in Paris and models for luxury brands including Chopard, Cartier, Chloe and Hermes.  Former French president Francois Hollande, 66, was reported to be cheating on his girlfriend Julie Gayet, 48, with a ballerina half his age. Pictured Hollande and Gayet in October 2019)  French gossip magazine Voici reports Hollande has cheated on Gayet with ballerina Juliette Gernez, 33, after 'pursuing her for weeks'. Pictured, Gernez in Paris in February 2019 Hollande and Gernez , reportedly first met during a dinner party this summer and began meeting up in Paris in September. MailOnline has contacted representatives for Hollande, Gayet and Gernez for...
    Madeleine McCann police were today searching a new property in Germany, local media said, months after her suspected kidnapper's nearby allotment was dug up in a search for evidence. Officers equipped with sniffer dogs and a mobile police station descended on a house near Hanover, where suspect Christian Brueckner once lived, after receiving a tip-off from a member of the public.  Authorities did not reveal the nature of the tip-off, but local newspaper Neue Presse said it was linked to the Madeleine case.     However, the current residents of the house were found to be 'totally blameless' and the eight-hour search has yet to lead to a breakthrough.   Prosecutors told Calenberger Online News that the search had backed up their 'gut feeling' that the tip-off was wrong, while adding that investigations were still ongoing.   Christian Brueckner (right) is prime suspect in the kidnap and murder of three-year-old Madeleine (left) in 2007 while she was on holiday in Praia da Luz A spokesman for the prosecutor's office said there had been doubts about the tip-off from the beginning, but said it...
    Anchiy | E+ | Getty Images Parents everywhere are grappling with how to make the most of Halloween during the pandemic. The guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asks families to take precautions if they trick-or-treat outdoors by carrying hand sanitizer, setting up stations with individually bagged treats, and wearing cloth masks, not just Halloween masks. But some communities are going further by requesting that parents refrain from door-to-door trick-or-treating altogether, because of the challenges maintaining social distancing at front doors and the risks involved with sharing food. So for many families, the challenge this year is to find activities that are both fun and safe. For inspiration, we asked 20 doctors, public health officials and epidemiologists with children of their own what they're planning to do to mark the occasion. We got a wide range of responses, depending on personal risk tolerance, the age of the kids and the level of Covid-19 outbreak in their community. Here's a summary of what they had to say:Scavenger huntsPublic health authorities in Dr. Yoni Freedhoff's neighborhood in Canada have...
    Korean Zombie and Brian Ortega faced-off in South Korean last year. Photo by Woohae Cho/Zuffa LLC Brian Ortega and Korean Zombie compete in a widely-anticipated featherweight match Saturday which could determine the No.1 challenger to the UFC championship. The fighters have a particularly storied rivalry which includes a fight last year which was canceled because of injury, a slap in the crowd during the last fan-attended UFC event, and accusations of cowardice. Ortega insists this is no grudge match, though. But did say they will still fight with the bad intentions. "I hope Abu Dhabi has good hospitals because we're both going to be in that s--- by the end of the night," Ortega said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FIGHT ISLAND — Brian Ortega said his UFC Fight Island featherweight match against Chan Sung Jung — better known as the Korean Zombie — will be so brutal they'll both end up in the hospital. "I hope Abu Dhabi has good hospitals because we're both going to be in that s--- by the end of the...
    WEST HAM have had a bid of £13million rejected for Bournemouth's Joshua King, according to reports. The 28-year-old is desperate to return to the Premier League after Bournemouth failed to beat the drop last season - ending their five year stay in the top flight. 1Joshua King is a wanted man, but he'll need to be signed before the October 16th deadline King is in his final year of his contract and Bournemouth are reportedly willing to sell should a suitable offer be submitted for the forward. The Hammers bid comes £5million shy of the £18million asking price for the Norway international. According to TalkSPORT's Alex Crook, the Cherries are believed to be furious with King after reports suggest he has already agreed personal terms with West Ham. West Ham are however believed to be closing in on a deal for Brentford winger Said Benrahma. The 25-year-old was one of the Championship's standout performers last season thanks to his technical ability as well as an eye for goal. Brentford's Championship Play-Off final defeat to Fulham was disastrous, Ollie Watkins would...
    “It’s pretty stressful and we’re not sure we can take it another year. We’re talking about moving away.” — Karen Madigan, 75, a retired librarian in Santa Rosa who with her husband, Jack, had their home threatened by the Glass fire in this record wildfire year after another close call with the Tubbs fire in 2017.
    MORE than three in four Americans said they are more careful spenders and savers than they were one year ago, according to new research. The new survey of 2,000 Americans found 88 percent said the global coronavirus pandemic has made them watch their spending habits more carefully. 2More than three in four Americans are more careful spendersCredit: Getty - Contributor Not surprisingly, 90 percent would now consider themselves "value shoppers" (someone concerned with getting the best deal for their spend) and nine in 10 of those who said they did not consider themselves to be a "value shopper" a year ago would now think of themselves as one. The study, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, found the pandemic and its economic impacts have made respondents more concerned with getting the best value for their money. Millennials were the age group that reported the most significant shift in attitudes, with 48 percent saying they are much more concerned with their saving and spending habits now than they were a year ago. But even during potentially...
    AS THE world’s most successful ‘cleanfluencer’ you might expect everything to be spik and span in Mrs Hinch’s life. However, the cleaning guru, real name Sophie Hinchliffe, says that there is a darker side to her fame as she battles crippling anxiety daily. 4Mrs Hinch has opened up about her anxiety and the trolls she faces every dayCredit: Instagram And this is only made worse by the vile messages she receives from trolls every day - even targeting her one-year-old son Ronnie and her pooch Henry. Speaking to You magazine, she explained: “They message saying, ‘Your baby should be moving more, he should have more teeth.’ “They’re even horrible about my dog! It turns my gut and takes my breath away; it makes me want to scream and cry.” The mum revealed that the haters have targeted every part of her body, telling her that her face is “wonky.” 4Her one-year-old son Ronnie is regularly targeted by vile trollsCredit: Instagram Sophie admitted that one follower told her she had “disgusting” hands and so she began wearing rubber gloves more often...
    Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor. Photos by John Locher / Isaac Brekken / AP Images Manny Pacquiao, 41, a senator of the Philippines, could return to the boxing ring in a mega-fight involving Conor McGregor. McGregor tweeted Friday that he would be boxing Pacquiao next in the Middle East. Pacquiao's representative Sean Gibbons laughed off the suggested it had all been agreed, implying that the Irishman may have been drinking when he tweeted. But in a Team Pacquiao statement to CNN Philippines, it seemed an agreement might not be far off as Pacquiao wants to donate the fight proceedings to help toward COVID-19 relief in his home country. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Manny Pacquiao's representative Sean Gibbons said Conor McGregor might have been drinking when he tweeted that they'd fight soon. On Friday, McGregor said he'd re-enter the boxing ring with a blockbuster bout involving Pacquiao. "I'm boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East," McGregor tweeted. Speaking to Boxing Scene, Pacquiao's representative Gibbons joked that McGregor might have been sampling his own branded whiskey,...
    Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press takes the opposite approach and spotlights some thoughts you might not have heard — the voices of leaders speaking at the first all-virtual U.N. General Assembly leaders meeting who might not have captured the headlines and the airtime on Thursday, the third day of the 2020 debate. ___ “It is beyond the shadow of doubt that the United Nations remains more relevant now than it was 75 years ago.” — MOKGWEETSI MASISI, president of Botswana ___ “We have had to turn to global solidarity, because this alone can save us.” — AZALI ASSOUMANI, president of Comoros ___ “We want equal opportunities for people globally to work from distance wherever they are.” — KERSTI KALJULAID, president of Estonia ___ “I myself have had experience of suffering and adversity. However, I...
    Two parents in Russia asked a truck driver to take their two young daughters to a babysitter. The girls later claimed the truck driver touched them inappropriately, leading the parents to track down the driver, rape him with a metal pipe, and then beat him with it. Valeria Dunaeva, 25, is the mother of the three-year-old who picked up the two girls. The two told her Chikvarkin “had touched them below the waist,” police said, according to the Daily Mail. Dunaeva became enraged after the accusation and told 33-year-old Sergey Chabin, the father of the 10-year-old girl. The parents called three male friends to find Chikvarkin and attack him. “They found the man who previously gave a lift to the children,” a police source told Znak, a Russian newspaper. “First, he was raped in the anus with a metal pipe. Then they smashed his head with the same pipe, breaking his skull.” Chikvarkin’s friend – an aunt of Dunaeva’s ex-husband who had babysat the children – was injured in the attack as well while she tried to defend her friend....
    The U.S. may not see a coronavirus vaccine finish development until next year, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said Thursday morning as an increasing number of Americans say they would get the shot. 'We are on target to reach a vaccine by years end or early next year,' Hahn, who also is part of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told Good Morning America. 'So, I'm cautiously optimistic.' Hahn did not specify if he was referencing when the vaccine would be finished development and approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which must ensure the safety of all vaccines, or if he was talking about a timeline for when it would likely get through all the red tape and be available to the American people. Last month seven in 10 Americans said in a Washington Post/ABC News poll that they would get a coronavirus vaccine if it became available, and were affordable and accessible for all. At least 27 per cent of respondents in that poll claimed they would probably or definitely not get vaccinated. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said...
    BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- The search for a 12-year-old boy and his 31-year-old mother, which prompted an Amber Alert, was called off after they were each located, authorities said.An Amber Alert was issued Monday amid a search for a 31-year-old mother and her 12-year-old son, last seen in Burbank, CHP officials said.Nikki Sweezey and her son Liam Sweezey were last spotted on the 3300 block of N. Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank, CHP tweeted around 2:30 p.m.The alert was launched by CHP on behalf of the Aurora Police Department in Colorado.Aurora police said the two were seen early Monday morning in Barstow. But CHP said they were spotted in Burbank later in the day. UPDATE: Liam and his mom were seen early this morning in Barstow, CA. They left the scene before Police arrived. Thank you to everyone who has been looking for Liam, please continue to look as they may head back east. pic.twitter.com/h3WxJPaxnS— Aurora Police Dept.
    The annual 4th of July fireworks show in Itasca is one of the largest in the Chicago area. It's carefully choreographed to music as a crowd of about 25,000 people watch from the lawn - but not this year.RELATED: Fireworks 2020: 4th of July Chicago area shows, events"Until large gatherings can happen again, the firework industry is not going to survive," said Julie Heckman, with the American Pyrotechnics Association.With the cancellation of just about any even that draws a large crowd, the fireworks that accompany those events are also canceled, including the downtown shows at Navy Pier and at Bulls games.It is a huge problem for small, family-owned fireworks companies like Melrose Pyrotechnics, which has been producing the White Sox fireworks since they started in business 60 years ago."We have half a million pounds of explosives we have to store," owner Mike Cartolano said. "We don't get a do-over."According to industry experts, about 80 percent of the fireworks business for the entire year falls on one day: July 4th.Nearly all Independence Day shows are cancelled this year, so that means...
    Like most restaurants, Cronies Sports Grill has had to limit their services to takeout during the coronavirus pandemic. Even though there are no more football games and reunions over wings, 10-year-old Jacob Lamb wanted to let the restaurant know how thankful he was that they're still open with a letter."I'm really thankful that they're still open during the coronavirus and they have football here. They make my favorite food. They're nice to everyone and I really like this place," said Lamb. Lamb's family has been coming to Cronies since before he was born, and when the co-owner found this letter he was amazed. "To be able to write a letter so meaningful and to really show his true feelings at 10 years old of some place that makes him feel safe and some place that makes him feel loved..." said Cronies' co-owner Lyle Camarillo. "We do that for many people and believe it or not they do it for us."Like many businesses, Cronies has had to lay off some of their employees due to the coronavirus pandemic. The co-owner said...
    The police chief of Seattle is fed up with the violence in and around the "CHOP" encampment after a fourth shooting took the life of a black 16-year-old and injured another 14-year-old. The shooting occurred on Monday morning and was captured on surveillance video. "Enough is enough here," Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said on Monday. "Two men are dead and a child, a 14-year-old, is hospitalized, and we don't know what is going to happen to that kid." Best was referring to a previous shooting where a 19-year-old died and another suffered serious injuries. On Monday, police responded to multiple reports that shots had been fired at a white Jeep parked near one of the barriers set up around the encampment. CHOP encampment "medics" brought the two victims to a hospital where one died. KING-TV reported that some witnesses said the victims in the Jeep were driving erratically and had shot at protesters. Some reports indicated that they were shot by "security" members of the CHOP...
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Ten-year-old best friends Arleene Ramirez and Nellie de la Cruz have the same birthday, live in the same Long Beach neighborhood and share the same mission."We want to make people just not be down and make them happy that others care for them," Ramirez said.Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, the duo has donated pizza to police officers, care packages to nurses, handmade bracelets for kids battling cancer and Miller Children's Hospital, Easter baskets for kids in need, and the list goes on."They're both an inspiration because, a lot of times, kids think that adults need to do something to make a change in the world but kids can, too," said Arleene and Nellie's former Assistant Principal at Olivia Herrera Elementary School, Helen Makridis.Markidis, who is now a Principal at a different LBUSD school, suggested that the girls organize their efforts to give back after Nellie was struggling with her aunt's recent pancreatic cancer diagnosis."Nellie and Arleene are both shy," said Nellie, Nellie's mother. "Their purpose for Cancer Fighters is not for recognition or publicity. They...
    The calendar has been creeping up on Carli and Debbie Skaggs for a while now, each day bringing them a little closer to the date that changed their lives forever. “It’s been a year, but the pain is just as fresh today as it was a year ago,” Carli said, her voice cracking as she recalls the day she lost her husband. “It’s been a really tough month, leading up to the anniversary. I am really emotional. There’s really no way to describe the pain that I feel.” Wednesday will mark exactly one year since Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in suburban Dallas, devastating the Angels and sending shock waves throughout Major League Baseball. Mostly, though, the tragedy left his wife, Carli, and his mother, Debbie, to grapple with an unimaginable loss. “Every day is a battle,” Debbie said. “We’re not as numb, but we’re still in pain.” Carli and Debbie had not spoken publicly about their loss for nearly a year, but approaching the anniversary of his death they sat...
    CHICAGO – A Chicago businessman and local leaders are offering a $ 25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest for the shooting death of a 20-month-old baby traveling with his mother this Saturday. Little Sincere Gaston was shot dead in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. According to police, Gaston and his mother were traveling in a car when another car pulled up next to the pair’s vehicle and a person inside started firing, triggering at least seven shots. One of the bullets grazed the mother’s head, but the woman drove to St. Bernard Hospital for medical assistance. The boy, who received a gunshot wound to the chest, was pronounced dead on arrival. Earley Walker, a community member and owner of W&W Towing, announced a $ 25,000 reward Sunday for information about the shooting. Walker joined the newly formed group of business leaders called “I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot” to offer the reward in search of justice. “We have decided to coordinate a group of business owners, and it is a group fed up with gun...
    Millennials throw out the equivalent of 633 meals a year because they do not know how to reheat food, a poll has found.  Those who took part in the poll said they would rather bin food than re-heat it, admitting good food is going to waste.  Researchers found the amount of food millenials confessed to throwing away adds up to more than 1,700lbs.   Millenials confessed they would rather throw away food than reheat and admitted to letting good food go to waste RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next One in 11 Britons have taken a work videocall in their... 'I don't know anyone who's had Covid so it doesn't really... Share this article Share Some of the dishes included in the total include 34 plates of Bolognese, 25 chicken Tikka Masalas, 23 plates of bangers and mash, 53 plates of fish and chips and more.  What is included in the 1,700lbs of thrown away meals?  34 plates of Bolognese 25 chicken tikka masalas 23 plates of bangers and mash 53 plates...
    By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster prices are falling in New England as the industry deals with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and they could drop even more later this summer, industry officials said. The American lobster fishing industry, based mostly in Maine, has had to cope with a supply chain that has been disrupted by the pandemic. Wholesale prices were lower than previous years this spring, and consumers started to see lower prices at markets earlier in June. Members of the industry said prices could likely fall more in July. America's lobster catch typically picks up in the summer, when lobsters shed their shells and reach legal trapping size. This year, fishers will likely bring lobsters to the docks in a time when restaurants are slowed or shuttered and seafood processors aren't taking nearly as many of the crustaceans, industry members said. That could translate to lower prices to consumers, who are already paying less than $6 per pound for lobsters in some Maine markets. Prices around $8 or $9 per pound are typical...
    By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Reuters) - Diana and Jillian Rosile of Denver this year would have marked their first Pride celebration as an out queer couple since Diana, a transgender woman, changed her legal name this month. But as the relentless coronavirus pandemic forced Colorado's Pride events to go virtual, the young software engineers had to shelve their plans. However, the Rosiles still showed their Pride, sharing their news on social media. The response, they said, has been overwhelmingly positive. "Family and friends and coworkers have all been supportive," said Diana, 33. The pandemic has forced organizers to move parades, marches and forums online across the United States in June for Pride Month, an annual celebration of the LGBTQ community and a renewed call for equal rights. Still, "canceling" Pride was not an option, said Cathy Renna, director of communications at the National LGBTQ Task Force. "Our community just said, 'A year without Pride is not acceptable - let's find a way to try and create an experience online'," she said. "And in some ways, it's allowed an accessibility...
    (CNN)When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced his administration would reexamine the death of a 23-year-old Black man in police custody, he answered a call the man's family has been making for almost a year."Last year, we stood on the municipal center steps demanding an investigation and what did we hear then? Crickets," an attorney for the McClain family, Mari Newman, told CNN's Don Lemon Thursday.The investigation into the 2019 death of Elijah McClain follows recent social media outcry and a petition signed by more than 2 million people. McClain's death is one of several cases to receive renewed scrutiny following the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others in incidents sparking massive protests across the country."Why did it take almost a year, international media attention, millions of people signing a petition for a responsible adult to finally step up and do what should have happened right from the outset?" Newman said.Attorney General Phil Weiser will now investigate the death of Elijah McClain at the governor's order. The city of Aurora, a suburb of Denver, is planning a separate...
    Tim Seiger was preparing to start a big project at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in mid-March when California announced a statewide shutdown to combat the coronavirus. His gig ground to a halt, indefinitely. The 42-year-old isn’t a groundskeeper or construction worker. He makes signs. The Placentia resident’s company, Ultimate Design, was partnering with another firm to wrap bars and suites in the ballpark with lettering in anticipation of Opening Day. And now the Angels wouldn’t let anyone in the building. For about a week, as other clients quickly called off projects, jobs slowed down. Seiger prepared for the worst. But in a proverbial sign of the times, the life-altering COVID-19 pandemic — and its many demands on human behavior — came with a great need: for signs. And lots of them. Flags and awnings and lawn signs now sway in front of businesses where there weren’t any before. Arrows placed six feet apart in supermarkets tell customers how to shop safely. New neon marquees glow. A-frames stand on sidewalks and invite people into tax offices, medical...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — Police and fire departments across the Bay Area are warning residents they could face fines for lighting off fireworks this year as they continue to see an increase in complaints. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District reported a four-fold increase in fireworks-related calls this year. Morgan Hill police said on Thursday that fines would triple between July 1 and July 7. The first violation is $300, the second $600 and a third violation runs to $1,500. Frustration has mounted among residents across the Bay Area and beyond who have taken to social media and neighborhood forums about what appears to be an increase of illegal fireworks being set off this year. “This year, they’ve been going off like crazy,” said Alviso resident Lissette Dominguez. Alviso has traditionally seen fireworks displays in the streets as a coordinated neighborhood effort. In 2018, KPIX showed damage to a car by fireworks and piles of debris left behind after the Independence Day holiday. “Fourth of July has always been a tradition that’s brought people from even out of the...
    HANOI – Under a pitch-black night sky, a group of Vietnamese farmers planted rice this week in a paddy field on the outskirts of the capital Hanoi using head lamps to illuminate the water-logged ground in front of them. The farmers of the Tam Thanh commune say they have been forced to work at night in the fields to avoid searing temperatures that they say have got worse over the years. “Temperature are rising one or two degrees (Celsius) every year,” said Le Van Ha, 40, who blames the felling of trees in the area for making temperatures more extreme. Ha, who doesn’t want his children to follow his path into agriculture, said he now gets up at 2 am to avoid having to cope with stifling daytime conditions. Reuters Even though working at night has slashed productivity, he says they can keep working much longer by avoiding the heat. Vietnam reportedly experienced its highest temperature on record last year at 43.4 degrees Celsius (110 Fahrenheit) in Ha Tinh province in central Vietnam. An official at Vietnam’s National Center for...
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