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    Antonio Inoki, the Japanese wrestling star who once faced off against world boxing champion Muhammad Ali, has died aged 79. His company confirmed his death, saying “New Japan Pro-Wrestling is deeply saddened at the passing of our founder, Antonio Inoki. His achievements, both in professional wrestling and the global community are without parallel and will never be forgotten.” After Inoki’s wrestling debut in 1960 he became one of the most well-known wrestlers, even fighting Ali in a rare exhibition match between a wrestler and a boxer in a contest that, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) said in a statement, “paved the way for the advent of Mixed Martial Arts, which would explode in popularity decades later.” Inoki later entered politics and was elected to Japan’s national assembly in both 1989 and 2013, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported Saturday. The broadcaster said that Inoki died of heart failure after battling heart disease for several years.
    "Let me see your hands, man," said Officer Figueras. "Come out and talk to me." The situation soon descended into chaos. When confronted by Figueras at the residence, Collins opened fire, prompting the officer to respond in kind. "He has a long gun!" Figueras said. Collins had with him two semiautomatic rifles, two handguns, and a great deal of ammunition. "Get units here," Figueras can be heard demanding in the bodycam footage. "I have no angle, I have no angle!" At 2:57 p.m., another call went over the radio: "Shots fired ... he's actively shooting at us." Officer Zachary Hobbs opened fire on the gunman nearly a minute later. Investigators later determined that Collins fired 15 rounds, twelve .223 caliber rounds and three .30 caliber rounds. Police answered back with nine shots, the last of which was decisive. Collins fired several high-velocity rounds at Officer Munn when the officer exited his vehicle up the street. An officer indicated over radio minutes later that the suspect was "firing on Madison ... he keeps firing," and that the suspect...
    "Gangsta's Paradise" singer Coolio has died at age 59, according to new reports. The hip-hop star, whose legal name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was found dead by his friend in the bathroom, according to TMZ. First responders pronounced him dead at the scene when they arrived, suspecting cardiac arrest. THE PORN STAR (REALLY) RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest in Chicago. Rob Grabowski/Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP The singer shot to international fame with the release of his 1995 hit "Gangsta's Paradise," which claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top 100. Though his other songs never reached the heights of that song, he also released such hits as "Fantastic Voyage," "1,2,3,4 (Sumpin' New)," and "It's All the Way Live (Now)." His hit song's legacy was cemented the following year when "Weird Al" Yankovic released a famous parody of the song, "Amish Paradise." Coolio was originally angry with the song's production but later found humor in it. He publicly apologized to and made up with Yankovic in later years, according to...
    Red Line service was delayed after two people were found dead at Wollaston Station in Quincy, a Transit Police spokesperson tells Daily Voice. A train operator reported seeing two individuals, a man and a woman, on the northbound side of the tracks just north of Wollaston around 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, the spokesperson said.  EMS crews responded and pronounced the duo dead at the scene. Initial investigation suggested the duo was hit by a train, but that was later determined to not be the case.  The man and woman were said to be trespassing on the tracks between North Quincy and Wollaston when they came in contact with the third rail, the spokesperson said.  The incident suspended Red Line service in both directions and shuttle buses were being used to replace service between JFK/UMass and Quincy Center as a result of the investigation. The Commuter Rail was also taking more passengers at several stops to help with travel, the MBTA said on Twitter. The scene was cleared hours later and the investigation is ongoing. If you or loved one...
    Boston Celtics have suspended head coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 season for a violation of the team's policies, the organization confirmed Thursday night.   Reports say he engaged in a consensual intimate relationship with a female member of the team staff. A statement released by the Celtics confirmed reports that the suspension would last the entire NBA calendar but a decision on his future with the franchise would be made 'at a later date'.  The statement read: 'The Boston Celtics announced today that the team has suspended Head Coach Ime Udoka for the 2022-23 season for violations of team policies.  'A decision about his future with the Celtics beyond this season will be made at a later date. The suspension takes effect immediately.'  Udoka apologized to the players, fans and team for 'putting the side in a difficult situation' in statement released Thursday night.   'I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down,' Udoka's statement read. 'I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I...
    A 'microprotein' significantly raises the risk of Alzheimer's disease in later life if it is mutated, scientists say — with a quarter of those of European ancestry already having the change. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles, analyzed data from more than 8,000 people and found that when a protein — named SHMOOSE — was deactivated it led to a 20 to 50 percent higher risk of the condition. Alzheimer's disease is thought to be caused by an abnormal build-up of proteins in the brain, although what leads to this is not clear. Being older, having a family history of the disease and a sedentary lifestyle are all thought to raise the risk. The scientists leading the paper say their study may 'open the door' to new treatments for combatting the disease. The above shows the difference in cognition among those who did not have the mutated microprotein (black line) and those that did (red line), according to a model the scientists made using their results.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    A TOURIST has battered his mum and dad to death with a hammer then confessed to the killing in a video posted on social media. Dmitry Stepanov, 30, was on holiday in at a 5-star hotel in Turkey when he reportedly attacked his dad Pavel, 62, and 64-year-old mum Tatiana. 5Dmitry Stepanov speaking in the video he recorded after killing his parentsCredit: East2West 5His dad Pavel died at the scene after the attackCredit: East2West 5Dmitry Stepanov died later in hospitalCredit: East2West The Russian turned on loud music as he carried out the killing, which he also videoed, Hurriyet reports. Investigators believe he first battered his parents with a hammer and then strangled them with a wire before calmly washing his face and leaving the hotel in Antalya. After other customers complained about the noise, staff went to the room and came across the horror scene. Stepanov then recorded a video in which he admits the killing, which went viral on the Telegram social media platform. READ MORE ON TURKEYON THE SCRAPHEAP Inside the cruise ship 'graveyards' where retired £500m vessels go to dieFLIPPING...
    Authorities in Allentown have arrested a homeless armed robbery suspect who they say jumped off a bridge and into a creek to escape police. Officers were called to the Americus Hotel on Sixth Street and Hamilton Street around 10:35 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, Allentown police said. Hotel employees reportedly told police that a man -- later identified as Samuel Santiago-Delgado -- armed with a knife robbed the business and a guest in the lobby. The 41-year-old man ran off, but was later spotted by officers, who led a foot chase on the 300 block of Linden Street, they said. The man then jumped off a nearby bridge and landed in the creek below, where he was captured by officers, police said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released to police. He was charged with robbery, simple assault, and theft.
    LondonWorkers at Britain's biggest container port Felixstowe plan to stage a second eight-day strike over pay, the Unite union said on Tuesday, adding to a wave of industrial unrest caused by soaring inflation.Fresh strikes are planned from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5 after port workers voted by an 82% majority to reject a 7% pay offer, Unite said in a statement."Further strike action will inevitably lead to delays and disruption to the UK's supply chain but this is entirely of the company's own making," Unite national officer for docks Bobby Morton said, referring to port operator CK Hutchison (CKHUY).With inflation having topped 10% in July and projected by the Bank of England to exceed 13% next month, Unite says the 7% pay offer represents a "real terms pay cut." The second Elizabethan era ends with UK economy in turmoil "The collective bargaining process has been exhausted and there is no prospect of agreement being reached with the union," Felixstowe port said in a notice on its website.Read MoreIt added port authorities were "very disappointed" with news of the strike and...
    Richard Borow, a Los Angeles trial attorney who defended Angela Davis after the UC Board of Regents dismissed the outspoken UCLA assistant professor because she was a member of the Communist Party in what became one of California’s great fights over academic freedom, has died at 87. Borow, who died Sept. 3, spent months representing the UCLA faculty in a drawn-out fight over Davis’ fate, a legal showdown that unfolded as college campuses were gripped by sometimes rebellious protests over the Vietnam War, heavy-handed policing and racial inequities in America. A young Black woman and avowed Marxist, the regents seemed driven to go after her. Over the firm opposition of then Chancellor Charles Young, the regents ousted Davis in late 1969, cheered on by then Gov. Ronald Reagan. The courts later ruled that her dismissal was unconstitutional and she was reinstated, though the unyielding regents dismissed her again, this time for what it said was her use of inflammatory language, such as using the word “pig” to refer to a police officer. Davis was later hired as a philosophy professor...
    (CNN)Herb Kohler, Jr., the former head of his family's namesake global plumbing empire, died Saturday at the age of 83. He was the third generation Kohler to helm the Wisconsin company, serving as CEO for 43 years and later as its executive chairman. The emphasis of the Kohler brand during his tenure was design. Kohler accelerated the company's strategy of bringing the cyclical design fads, wide color choices and luxury add-ons of the auto industry to what had been a humdrum household fixtures market. According to the company, Kohler was generating $6 billion in annual revenue the year Herb Kohler stepped down in 2015, up from $133 million when he began. Last year, it reported $8 billion in revenue.During his tenure, Kohler acquired several firms and rivals: Baker furniture, McGuire Furniture and Sterling Faucet, along with motor and generator manufacturers. But he was best-known for the "Bold Look of Kohler" campaign, which brought avocado green and harvest gold appliances to the kitchen, and later introduced entirely voice-activated bathrooms.In 1981, he also created the American Club Resort, located in Kohler, Wisconsin,...
    GARY NEVILLE said Arsenal's triple substitute against Manchester United cost them the game at Old Trafford. Gunners manager Mikel Arteta brought on Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira and Eddie Nketiah on with just over 15 minutes to go. 2Mikel Arteta left head in hands at Old TraffordCredit: EPA Martin Odegaard, Sambi Lokonga and Oleksandr Zinchenko all gave way for the change. But three minutes later, United went on a counter attack which was finished off by Marcus Rashford for 3-1. Looking back on the triple sub, Neville it was a "kitchen sink" moment for Arsenal, which left his team exposed. The United legend argued with around 20 minutes to go, and the away side playing better, they had time to get back into the game. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLMan Utd 3 Arsenal 1 Ten Hag revolution in full swing as Antony and Rashford see off enemy But the decision to take three players on left Arsenal out of shape and later two goals down. United's new £85million signing Antony opened the scoring before...
    Matthew Hunt, a longtime leader in the Los Angeles Police Department known for his disarming Irish accent and willingness to confront problems within the department, including publicly calling out his boss in the days after the unrest that followed the acquittals of the officers involved in the beating of Rodney King, died on Saturday. He was 91. He died at his daughter’s residence in Rancho Palos Verdes of complications of cancer, according to his son, Tom Hunt. “He was ahead of his time,” former City Councilmember and Police Chief Bernard C. Parks said, praising Hunt for his dedication to creating a more diverse and transparent department. “He was really a stickler and spoke up and wasn’t shy about fairness. Holding people accountable, but fairly.” During his 31 years with the department — a trajectory that began with graduating valedictorian at the academy and led to him ultimately being considered as a finalist for the department’s top job — Hunt rose to the rank of deputy chief. He spent many years with the department working in South L.A., where he extolled...
    A MAN accused of killing a woman and trying to hide her body under a mattress has been arrested and charged with murder among other charges. Marcos A Rios, 41, was booked on charges of murder, domestic violence and misappropriation of a corpse. 4Marcos A Rios, 41, has been arrested after allegedly killing a woman and hiding her body under a mattressCredit: KFVS 12 4The woman, Tonia Cornwell, was found by a maintenance worker at the Deluxe Inn motelCredit: KFVS 12 Rios claimed to be the boyfriend of a woman whose body was found by a maintenance worker at a Deluxe Inn motel in Kentucky. The woman was later found to be Tonia Cornwell. The Paducha Police Department said the body was found under a mattress in a room on the second floor. Detectives said surveillance video showed the victim, another woman and Rios entering the room on the evening of August 18. READ MORE CRIME'UNSPEAKABLE VIOLATION' Find out about the leaked Kobe Bryant photos at the crash siteNEW HOME Everything to know about Harvey Weinstein's prison sentence The...
    A 30-year-old South Jersey man was shot and killed moments after he answered a knock at his door, authorities said. Christopher MacLeod was found with several gunshot wounds near a grassy patch as officers responded to the shooting report at an apartment on Midway Lane in Ewing just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said. MacLeod was rushed to Capital Health Regional Medical Center and pronounced dead a few hours later. Investigators say MacLeod was home when he heard a knock at his door. He answered the door and the shots were heard “moments later,” Onofri said. Shell casings were also found in the common walkway area between buildings, according to investigators, who say that the shooting was not random and believe MacLeod was the intended target. The investigation is ongoing, and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mercer County Homicide Task Force at (609) 989-6406 or send an email to [email protected]
    Authorities have identified a man shot to death at a Quincy apartment complex as 32-year-old Jordan Wiggins.  Police responded to the area of 5 Crown Drive, which is part of Elevation Apartments, around 12:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, the office reports.  Upon arrival, officers found Wiggins suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of the stairwell leading from the complex's parking area to the homes. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died, the office said.  An autopsy of the victim is expected later today, the office said. At this time, authorities do not believe there is any ongoing threat to residents.  The investigation is ongoing.
    Authorities have identified a man shot to death at a Quincy apartment complex as 32-year-old Jordan Wiggins.  Police responded to the area of 5 Crown Drive, which is part of Elevation Apartments, around 12:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, the office reports.  Upon arrival, officers found Wiggins suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of the stairwell leading from the complex's parking area to the homes. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died, the office said.  An autopsy of the victim is expected later today, the office said. At this time, authorities do not believe there is any ongoing threat to residents.  The investigation is ongoing.
    A homicide investigation is underway at the Elevation Apartments in Quincy after a man was shot and killed, the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office said. Police responded to the area of 5 Crown Drive, which is part of Elevation Apartments, around 12:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, the office reports.  Upon arrival, officers found a man in his 30s suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of the stairwell leading from the complex's parking area to the homes. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died, the office said.  An autopsy of the victim is expected later today, the office said. At this time, authorities do not believe there is any ongoing threat to residents.  The investigation is ongoing.
    Associated Press LONDON — Performer Darius Campbell Danesh, who went from a British reality television show to a stage and music career, has died at the age of 41. The singer’s family said Tuesday that he was found unresponsive in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota on Aug. 11 and pronounced dead by the local medical examiners’ office. “The local police department have confirmed that there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances,” the family said. “The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage while medical examinations continue.” Born in Glasgow to a Scottish mother and Iranian father, Campbell Danesh appeared on reality show “Popstars” in 2001, making a splash with his intense interpretation of Britney Spears’ “… Baby One More Time.” He had more success later the same year on “Pop Idol,” an early Simon Cowell reality-talent show hybrid that aimed to find a new singing star. He came third behind Gareth Gates and Will Young but topped U.K. charts in 2002 with the single “Colourblind,” from his debut album “Dive In.” Campbell Danesh went...
    The brother of a Marine who died a year ago during the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan killed himself at a shrine to his sibling. Dakota Halverson, 28, from Norco, California, took his own life on August 9. His brother, Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, was one of 13 American troops killed on August 26 last year, when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive outside the Kabul airport amid fleeing crowds. 'Dakota had been expressing some of the things that had been bothering him and one of those things was the loss of his brother Kareem and how he just wanted to be with him again,' said Shana Chappell, their mother. 'He was still having a hard time believing he was actually gone. 'He'd sneak into the cemetery at night and sleep on Kareem's resting place. 'He took his life across from a permanent memorial we have here in town for his brother Kareem.' Shana Chappell is pictured with her sons Kareem Nikoui (right) and Dakota Halverson. Nikoui was killed on August 26, 2021; his older brother took his own life...
    Comedian Teddy Ray passed away at the age of 32 on Friday evening. The tragic news about the standup star was confirmed in a post shared to Comedy Central's Twitter account last night. An official statement was included in the post's caption, which read: 'Teddy Ray was a hilarious and beloved performer. He'll be deeply missed by the entire comedy community.' Departed: Comedian Teddy Ray passed away at the age of 32 on Friday evening No immediate cause of death was made known to the public following his passing. According to Variety, Ray was born in Los Angeles on July 30, 1990. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Controversial comedian Jerry Sadowitz's Edinburgh Fringe... Comedian Nick Nemeroff's family announces his shock death as... Share this article Share The late performer went on to hone his craft at venues such as the Improv and the Laugh Factory. He later rose to prominence after appearing in various comedy shows shared on the All Def Digital YouTube channel.  Known for it: He later rose to prominence after appearing in...
    A "police situation" happened in Harrisburg when officers attempted to apprehend a man wanted on felony charges in connection with three separate situations— including one where he threw bricks at police during a protest, authorities say.  Rahfeek Capri Scott, 28, of Harrisburg, barricaded himself inside a home in the 800 block of Green Street when police came to arrest him around 1:30 p.m. on  August 11, 2022, the City of Harrisburg's Director of Communications Matt Maisel told Daily Voice.  The "situation" ended with the help of the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team around 4 p.m., according to the police.  Scott was "peacefully" taken into custody, police say.  "No one was injured during the situation. Contrary to some reports, there was never any active shooting or hostage situation, and the public was never in danger," Maisel says. Scott was wanted for three incidents resulting in felony charges in 2020, according to police and court records.  The first incident was during a protest in response to the death of George Floyd in downtown Harrisburg on May 30, 2020. "Harrisburg Police were in the downtown...
    Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2022. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 7, 1942, U.S. and other allied forces landed at Guadalcanal, marking the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World War II. (Japanese forces abandoned the island the following February.) On this date: In 1789, the U.S. Department of War was established by Congress. In 1882, the famous feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky erupted into full-scale violence. In 1963, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy gave birth to a boy, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, who died two days later of respiratory distress syndrome. In 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving President Lyndon B. Johnson broad powers in dealing with reported North Vietnamese attacks on U.S. forces. In 1971, the Apollo 15 moon mission ended successfully as its command module splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. In 1989, a plane carrying U.S. Rep. Mickey Leland,...
    EVERTON and Chelsea's Premier League opener was halted after a medical emergency in the stands at Goodison Park. The game was reaching the final five minutes of normal time before it was brought to a stop. 1Everton's and Chelsea's Premier League opener was halted after a medical emergency in the standsCredit: Reuters After around three minutes, the match resumed in Merseyside and TEN minutes was later added on. The first-half saw EIGHT extra minutes after Ben Godfrey was stretchered off following an injury. Everton later tweeted: "We can confirm Ben Godfrey has suffered a lower leg injury and has been taken to hospital. "We're all with you, @BenG0dfrey!" Most read in Premier LeagueBIG BUCKS I won the $1.6BILLION Powerball lottery jackpot - here is how I picked my numbersFIERY CARNAGE Ellen's ex critical with 'severe burns' as horror pics show fiery car crashKIM-TENSE Kim flaunts TINY thighs in gym at $60M mansion as fans say she's 'too skinny'MAKING A RACKET Today's Savannah Guthrie show embarrassing injury bruised face live on air
    A wanted Boston decided to cool off as much as he could but chose the wrong place to do so.  Police responded to a report of a naked male at the entrance of State Street station around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, Transit Police said. Upon arrival, officers found the male, later identified as Vashon Roberts, wearing only his underwear.  Officers asked Roberts if he was okay, to which he responded by asking them if everything was okay with the officers. He also initially gave them a fake name.  Officers later discovered that Roberts was wanted for several previous offenses including assault & battery with a dangerous weapon and uttering false checks, police said. He was taken to TPD headquarters for the booking process. 
    A HIKER suffered a horrifying death after authorities say he was pulled into a waterfall chute at an Idaho beauty spot. Corey Grant Collard, 30, died after he was dragged under the water at Pillar Falls on Saturday. 1Corey Grant Collard, 30, died after he was dragged under the water at Pillar FallsCredit: Alamy His death marks the latest in a spate of drowning deaths in the state, The Idaho Statesman reports. Collard, of Payson, Utah, had been walking with with friends in the water when he was sucked under. Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lori Stewart said he was rescued by friends and rushed to hospital but later died. His death marks at least the sixth person to drown in Idaho this summer. READ MORE SUN STORIESSEA TRAGEDY Drowning horror as young girl among 17 dead after boat capsizes off BahamasDEATH RIDDLE Mystery in murder of teen found dead at home after drowning twist unearthed Last month, a man died in Lucky Peak State Park after he fell off his paddleboard. Days later,...
    A member of the far-right Three Percenters militia was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in the January 6 riot at the Capitol Building - the longest sentence yet for any of the insurrectionists. Guy Reffitt, 49, of Wylie, Texas, was convicted by a jury in March of five felony charges, including bringing a gun onto the Capitol grounds and obstructing an official proceeding.  He had threatened to harm his own children if they ratted him out to the FBI.  Federal guidelines recommend a prison sentence of 9 to 11.25 years for those crimes, prosecutors say. Reffitt never entered the Capitol, but video evidence showed him egging on the crowd and leading other rioters up a set of stairs outside the building. He was heard on his GoPo camera recording saying he planned to drag House Speaker Nancy Pelosi out by her feet 'with her head hitting every step on the way down,' according to a copy of the recording submitted at trial. Guy Reffitt (pictured at the Capitol), 48, of Texas, who was arrested in...
    NBA legend and and former center for the Boston Celtics William "Bill" Russell has died at the age of 88, according to a statement on his Twitter.  Russell won 11 NBA titles with the Celtics, the most by any player, over his 13 seasons with the team, ESPN reports.  Russell was also a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a 12-time NBA All-Star. He later became the first Black coach of a North American professional sports team.  Aside from his decorated career in the NBA, Russell was heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement. He was awarded the the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010 for his work.  "Bill called out injustice with an unforgiving candor that he intended would disrupt the status quo," the statement on Russell's Twitter read. "We hope each one of us can find a new way to act or speak up with Bill's uncompromising, dignified and always constructive commitment to principal."  Several current Celtics players took to Twitter to honor the late legend including Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.  According to the statement, Russell died peacefully in...
    Former center for the Boston Celtics and historic figure William "Bill" Russell has died at the age of 88, according to a statement on his Twitter.  Russell won 11 NBA titles with the Celtics, the most by any player, over his 13 seasons with the team, ESPN reports.  Russell was also a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a 12-time NBA All-Star. He later became the first Black coach of a North American professional sports team.  Aside from his decorated career in the NBA, Russell was heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement. He was awarded the the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010 for his work.  "Bill called out injustice with an unforgiving candor that he intended would disrupt the status quo," the statement on Russell's Twitter read. "We hope each one of us can find a new way to act or speak up with Bill's uncompromising, dignified and always constructive commitment to principal."  According to the statement, Russell died peacefully in his sleep with his wife Jeannine by his side. Information about his memorial services will be announced at a...
    Jerry Ceppos, the onetime top editor at The Mercury News and later dean of two major journalism schools, died Friday evening.  He was 75. The cause of death was sepsis brought on by a severe infection, said his wife, Karen Ceppos. In a journalism career spanning more than 50 years, Jerry Ceppos led The Mercury News when California’s Silicon Valley was exploding with innovation, including the birth of digital media that would ultimately undermine the traditional newspaper business.  As an editor and later an educator, he drove a focus on the new technology and its remaking of society.  He also championed diversity in the newsroom and the classroom. “Jerry Ceppos was a wonderful journalist — talented, principled, industrious, committed to accuracy and fairness,” said Larry Jinks, former publisher of The Mercury News. The paper won two Pulitzer Prizes while Ceppos was managing editor.  As executive editor, he endured heavy criticism for the publication of a flawed investigative series implicating the CIA in illegal drug dealing, but later earned widespread praise for accepting personal responsibility on the front page and overhauling...
    A Hudson Valley man could face jail time for allegedly defacing a cemetery headstone and building with hate symbols. The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Fantinekill Cemetery, located on State Route 209 in Wawarsing, just after 5 p.m. Monday, July 25. A 911 caller said someone had defaced a headstone and receiving vault with spray paint. When deputies arrived, they found swastikas painted onto both structures, police said. On Thursday, July 28, deputies arrested a man on multiple charges in connection to the vandalism, including felony criminal mischief, a hate crime, and cemetery desecration. The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office did not identify the suspect, but said he is a 32-year-old from Ellenville. The suspect was later released with an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Wawarsing Court at a later date.
    A woman died after she 'jumped' 40-feet to her death from a chairlift at a Tennessee theme park after she lifted the safety bar and leaped off, witnesses claimed.  First responders were seen standing next to a black body bag that held a woman, who has not been identified and is believed to be in her 20s, after she fell from the Anakeesta chairlift in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on Thursday evening.  Authorities have not released her cause of death, as it is under investigation, but several witnesses have claimed the woman committed suicide.  Andrew Berta, who was at the park with his family Thursday evening, said they were next in line to get on the chairlift when an officer came up 'crying.'  'We talked with the cop after he came up the mountain literally crying. It was a suicide,' Berta claimed on Facebook. 'A family who we talked to and a staff member who saw it said the girl put her rail up at the highest part of the ride...a few seconds later she jumped.'  Several witnesses on the chairlift confirmed...
    Kris Bryant is in a very different place than he was in last July with the Chicago Cubs MILWAUKEE — Last July, Kris Bryant was in a weird place. The Chicago Cubs were on the precipice of trading him to the San Francisco Giants. They had already traded Joc Pederson to the Braves and they were trading Andrew Chafin to the Oakland A’s one year ago today. But within the next five days, they would also trade Anthony Rizzo to the Yankees, Ryan Tepera and Craig Kimbrel to the White Sox, Javier Báez and Trevor Williams to the Mets, Jake Marisnick to the Padres, and Kris Bryant to the Giants. Since then, Bryant hit free agency and then surprised most of the baseball world when he signed a seven-year contract with the Colorado Rockies for $182 million. Kris Bryant reflects on being traded at the 2021 Trade DeadlineNow that he is one year removed from the experience of being traded, Bryant reflected on it to the media before the Rockies’ series finale on Monday in Milwaukee. “Very weird time of my...
    A Florida rapper was gunned down outside his Tampa apartment five minutes after he shared a post on Instagram daring his critics to confront him. Rollie Bands was shot in the parking lot of the IQ Apartments on Bruce B Downs Boulevard in Tampa on Friday afternoon. He was rushed to the hospital, but later died from his injuries.  The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. - just minutes after Bands reportedly posted on social media with a challenge for his rivals to come confront him. 'A lot of these n****s know where I live at fr,' the rapper posted to his Instagram story, according to HipHopDX. 'I sleep in peace. If a n***a want smoke I'm at my crib in 5 mins.' After taunting his rivals, the rapper then provided his location.   Tampa rapper Rollie Bands was shot and killed only a few minutes after taunting his critics on social media, daring them to come confront them - and then provided his exact location  Bands posted to his Instagram story minutes before his death, according to screenshots RELATED ARTICLES ...
    Police are searching for suspects after five vehicles had items stolen at two parks in Fairfield County. The incidents took place in New Canaan beginning around 12:30 p.m., Sunday, July 24 at Irwin and Waveny parks. According to New Canaan Police, the chain of incidents began when a Subaru Forester was reported forcibly entered around 12:30 p.m. at Irwin Park. Officers met with the New Canaan resident who that after walking for 30 minutes she returned to the car and found a window smashed out and a medical bag with medical equipment and supplies missing, said Chief  Leon Krolikowski, of the New Canaan Police. About a half-hour later officers responded to Waveny Park where the owners of a Subaru IMprez reported their vehicle had been entered through a smashed window and a purse was stolen, the chief said. Minutes later, another New Canaan resident's Jeep Cherokee was reported broken into at the park with the owner's purse stolen, Krolikowski said. Two additional break-ins were reported at 2 and 2:20 p.m. with a Honda Pilot being forcibly entered and again, a purse...
    A mugger nonchalantly strolled up to Swiss tourist, held him at gunpoint and relieved him of his watch in Naples last week - only for an accomplice to return it moments later after realising it wasn't as valuable as they had first thought. Startling video footage has emerged of the moment the criminal levelled his weapon at the head of the Swiss holidaymaker who was dining at a restaurant at the Piazza Trieste e Trento on July 17, forcing him to remove the timepiece. The gangster grabbed the watch and promptly fled the scene, leaving his victim scratching his head in shock and disbelief at the speed and audacity with which the crime was carried out. But minutes later a second man, thought to be the robber's accomplice, sidled up to the victim's table and handed the watch back. Francesco Emilio Borrelli, councillor for the Italian region of Campania, later revealed that the Swiss tourist told authorities the person who returned his watch apologised and explained they had only stolen it because they believed his timepiece was a Richard Mille....
    NEW YORK (AP) — William “Poogie” Hart, a founder of the Grammy-winning trio the Delfonics who helped write and sang a soft lead tenor on such classic “Sound of Philadelphia” ballads as “La-La (Means I Love You)” and “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” has died. He was 77. His son Hadi told The New York Times Wednesday that Hart died July 14 at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. The cause was complications during surgery. From the late 1960s to the mid 1970s, the Delfonics had six top 40 pop hits and more than a dozen top 20 R&B hits. With Thom Bell serving as producer and co-writer, their sound was defined by the rich orchestral arrangements and layered harmonies — Hart at times rising to a falsetto — that made Philadelphia soul as essential to the ’70s as Detroit’s Motown label had been in the previous decade. The Delfonics, whose other songs included “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)” and “Break Your Promise,” were among the first successes in a wave of Philadelphia vocal...
    The North Carolina woman who sued the Chicago Bears and defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. last year voluntarily dismissed her complaint earlier this month, according to Mecklenburg County court records. On Oct. 14, Joann Blakney filed a civil complaint that accused Edwards of assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress and the Bears of negligent supervision and defamation relating to an altercation at a Charlotte, N.C., hotel on Oct. 17, 2020. The Bears filed a motion to dismiss their case, but Blakney withdrew her complaint before the team’s motion was to be heard in court this month. A Bears source said the team did not attempt to reach a settlement with Blakney. Edwards also did not attempt to settle, according to his agent, Peter Schaffer. Blakney also dismissed complaints against Bears vice president of security John Tarpey and Stanford Hotels Corporation employees Paul Horner and Jeffrey A. Burton, court records show. Criminal charges against both Edwards and Blakney from the October 2020 incident are still pending, according to the Mecklenburg County district attorney’s office. Blakney’s attorney, Arcangela Mazzariello, said...
    With that, the trio "ran frantically" from the home, the sheriff's office said: Image source: Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office video screenshot They then entered a vehicle where the fourth suspect — 18-year-old Joseph Roman Sanders — was waiting and drove off, hitting a nearby mailbox, the sheriff's office said. Here's the Ring doorbell video of the incident:What has happened since?Da’Torrance Hackworth, 20, and Antonio Dewayne Dean Jr., 18, were arrested and charged with use/display of a firearm during a felony, possession of a firearm by a felon, larceny, grand theft of a firearm, and robbery/home invasion with a firearm, the sheriff's office said. Dean has active warrants for other alleged offenses, including domestic violence battery, carjacking, aggravated assaults with a firearm, and robbery with a firearm, Sheriff Chip Simmons told the Pensacola News Journal. In the below Twitter post, Dean's mug shot is on the left, and Hackworth's mug shot is on the right. The post went up prior to their arrests: \u201c\ud83d\udea8WANTED\ud83d\udea8 Deputies say Antonio Dean Jr. (18), Da'Torrance Hackworth (20) and another man broke...
    A Bronx woman wanted in New Jersey for assaulting a police officer was recently arrested in Boston, authorities said. An individual approached officers about a woman who was harassing another commuter, who she also spit on, at South Station around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, MBTA Transit Police said.  Officers later learned that the woman, later identified as Pia Weber, was wanted for assaulting a police officer in Hudson County, N.J. Weber was arrested for being a fugitive and taken to TPD's headquarters for booking. 
    The last time I saw my son was the morning of Valentine’s Day 2018. Joaquin looked fabulous as usual, holding a bouquet to give later that day to his girlfriend, Victoria. I took him to school, and we chatted along the way. A few hours later, he was shot and killed by a deranged mass shooter inside his school in Parkland, Florida. A little more than a year later, in 2019, I met Joe Biden in Fort Lauderdale during a public event. That day he told us that “life is about finding a purpose, and once you find that purpose, you will be able to overcome anything.” That message meant a lot to me and my family. We began to feel a special connection to this father, who knew the pain of losing a son and could still find purpose in life and even run for president. I felt so inspired that I decided to make a painting with both of our sons (Beau and Joaquin) with the word “purpose” on it. The plan was to give Mr. Biden...
    BERKELEY — A 45-year-old man died of injuries after a fire aboard a boat Tuesday off the city’s shoreline, authorities said. In a statement Wednesday afternoon, police said Berkeley Fire Department firefighters responded to a call about a sailboat on fire east of Marina Boulevard by the Virginia Street extension road within McLaughlin Eastshore State Park. When firefighters arrived, they learned that a male receiving lifesaving measures had been pulled from the water. Firefighters took over those measures from police, while other firefighters put out the boat fire. The man was then taken to a trauma center, where he was later pronounced dead. His identity was not released, pending next-of-kin notification from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office coroner’s bureau. Police also said that an investigation into the fire and death was active and involved the coroner’s bureau and the arson and bomb investigations unit under Cal Fire’s office of the state fire marshal. More information will be made available at a later date, police added. Anyone with information may call Berkeley police at 510-981-5900 and reference Case No. 2022-0031802. Contact...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Thursday was a much cooler and rather cloudy day, but no rain was reported in most areas. There will be some patchy clouds overnight, and some local fog is possible Friday morning as we have rather light winds. READ MORE: Man Shot And Killed After Swinging Bat At Squeegee Worker At Busy Inner Harbor IntersectionMost of Friday will feature sun and clouds and warmer temperatures, but rain showers will return by later in the evening. Some heavy showers are possible by Saturday morning, although some of our new guidance is showing the heaviest rain and some thunderstorms developing south of the D.C. region. READ MORE: Candidate Profile: Ivan Bates Seeks Baltimore's Top Prosecutor Job For Second TimeThis rain threat will gradually shift into Virginia and the Carolinas by later Saturday, allowing drier air to move into Maryland. This will make for a beautiful, less humid and mainly sunny Sunday! Bring it on! Have a great weekend once that rain clears out! MORE NEWS: Light Rail Riders Brace For Scaled-Back SchedulesBob Turk
    Unborn children that are exposed to dangerous chemicals - many of which are frequent in day-to-day life - are at an increased risk of developing liver disease, a new study finds.  Researchers from Mount Sinai, in New York City, and the University of Southern California found that many of the chemicals an expecting mother may regualrly interact with. There is growing research showing that many chemicals people around the world are often exposed to carry more dangers than previously believed. The ground breaking research is the first to tie this kind of pre-birth exposure specifically to conditions like liver cancer and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children. Researchers gathered levels of 45 chemicals from expecting mothers to see how much they had been exposed to pollutants in day-to-day life After following up with the monther's children years later, they found clear correlation between chemical exposure and risk of developing liver disease later in life RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next EPA warns that many 'forever chemicals' found on household... Less than 7% of Americans have...
    NICK Kyrgios has been seen walking hand-in-hand with his girlfriend at Wimbledon as he faces assault allegations The Australian tennis star was pictured arriving at the All England Club with influencer Costeen Hatzi and the couple were later seen cozying up by the side of a practice court. 6Nick Kyrgios of Australia and partner Costeen Hatzi arriving at WimbledonCredit: PA 6The couple exchanged a kiss at the All England ClubCredit: Getty 6Costeen pinching the tennis star's cheeks as he took a break from practiceCredit: Getty 6Nick Kyrgios's ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari, right, has broken her silenceCredit: pixel8000 Kyrgios is due to play Chile's Cristian Garin in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon later today. The star and his 21-year-old girlfriend were seen exchanging a kiss as they arrives and later she was seen punching his cheek as he took a break while practising. On Tuesday, it was announced that Kyrgios will appear before a court in Australia after he was accused of assaulting his ex Chiara Passari, The 23-year-old model who dated Kyrgios on and off for just over a year, says she first...
    Firebrand Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert blasted Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell on Twitter Tuesday after he seemed to blame her and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for the Independence Day mass shooting in Illinois. A 22-year-old gunman opened fire at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park on Monday, a wealthy suburb of Chicago, killing six people and injuring dozens. Just a day later, Swalwell took to social media with side-by-side photos of Boebert holding an assault rifle and an image of the shooter. 'Let’s start drawing straight lines,' he wrote. The California lawmaker followed up with a screenshot from one of Greene's campaign ads that shows the Georgia Republican crouched in firing position behind a rifle and text that reads: 'In 2022 I'm going to blow away the Democrats' socialist agenda.' 'How did I forget about this other straight line?' Swalwell quipped. A short while later Boebert shared Swalwell's attack with her own image comparison of Swalwell next to a suspected Chinese spy and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with blue lines drawn between the photos to connect them. She responded...
    Mercedes driver George Russell jumped from his car to race over and check on Zhou Guanyu after his Alfa Romeo vaulted a barrier at Silverstone at Sunday's Grand Prix.  The pair started eighth and ninth on the grid, and their two cars collided as they tried to go around the first corner, causing them to go flying off the track. AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly caught Russell, who in turn clipped Zhou, who was sent careering off the track, across the gravel, into the tyre wall, which then flipped him into the catch fence.  What a man @GeorgeRussell63 is ❤️ https://t.co/HSN6YQPRXp— Jan Aage Fjørtoft ????️‍???? ???????? ???????? (@JanAageFjortoft) July 3, 2022 George Russell (right) has been praised for his heroic act during the British Grand Prix Zhou Guanyu's car flipped over on the opening lap at the British Grand Prix after a crash The Alfa Romeo then smashed into a fence after bouncing over a tyre barrier at Silverstone Mercedes driver Russell raced over to help Zhou which saw him forfeit his chance to restart RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Joe Turkel, an actor who appeared in several Stanley Kubrick films including The Shining, has died at the age of 94. The character actor, who collected more than 100 acting credits throughout his career, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica on Monday. He leaves behind a brother, David Turkel, two sons, and two daughter-in-laws.   Rest in peace: Joe Turkel, a star in several Stanley Kubrick films like The Shining and Blade Runner has died at the age of 94; seen in San Diego in 2007 In a statement to People, Chris Carbaugh, a rep for the star said, 'Joe was a lightning bolt and he was very passionate to talk about films, baseball and life. Every time we spoke he was quick to crack a bad joke and make me laugh.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next 'Trying to keep up with this little one': David Beckham... Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez cut casual figures as they go... 'One of the funniest unseen bits ever': Love Island fans in......
    TENNIS star Tamara Korpatsch has tested positive for Covid-19 a day after posting a selfie with Rafael Nadal. Korpatsch, 27, was knocked out in the first round of Wimbledon, losing to Brit Heather Watson 7-6, 5-7, 6-2. 2Tamara Korpatsch poses for a selfie with Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon this week 2The German also took a photo with John Isner But the German was still able to meet some big stars including John Isner and French Open champion Nadal. Korpatsch took photos with the pair which she uploaded onto Instagram on Friday alongside the caption: "Few nice memories from Wimbledon 2022." But on Saturday she took to social media to share the bad news of her positive Covid test. In a statement Korpatsch wrote: "‼️BAD NEWS‼️ Unfortunately I had to withdraw from my next tournament in Contrexeville the WTA 125. Read More in SportWIMBLEDON 2022 Katie Boulter OUT, Liam Broady in Brit action, Rafael Nadal on later "I got tested Covid positive. Unfortunately with symptoms. I've had a very high fever, sore throat and the worst headache like I've never had...
    A 27-year-old said a home tour took a horrific turn last week when the man who claimed to own the home tried to lock her inside and fondled himself in front of her, police said. Investigators realized later he wasn't allowed to be inside the house.  Andrew Hany Metry, 24, of Ashburn, is accused of abduction, burglary, attempted assault, and trespassing in the Friday, June 24, incident, Prince William County police said.  According to a police report, the woman agreed to meet Metry at the 7500 block of Belle Grae Drive house in Manassas at 10 a.m. to discuss a rental agreement. But once they were inside, Metry locked the door behind her, propositioned her, and began to touch himself through his pants, investigators said. He tried to grab her hand, but she pulled away and ran out of the house while calling the police.  Metry was in talks to buy the home, but he did not have permission the be in it before closing the deal, police said.  Police arrested Metry later that day without issue. He was being held at the...