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    Joe Biden still hasn't spoken with Governor Ron DeSantis as a Category 3 hurricane heads for Florida, and his administration dodged questions on why the call hasn't happened ahead of the storm hitting landfall. The president made separate calls to three Florida mayors, two Democrats and one Republican, but did not call the GOP governor as his state braces for Hurricane Ian to hit land this week. Biden spoke with Republican Governors Kay Ivey of Alabama, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Greg Abbott of Texas when they were all also facing weather-related emergencies.  'In the past, President Biden has made calls to governors in situations like natural disasters,' a reporter noted when questioning FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell at Tuesday's White House press briefing.  'Can you articulate how these determinations are made and why it hasn't been made in this case to have the president call the governor?' they asked.  Criswell dodged the question, noting that she spoke with DeSantis on Friday and has placed senior members of her team with the governor to help with meeting the needs created by the impending...
    By now, it will have been difficult to avoid the screenshots of the flirty messages Adam Levine sent to his fans - and the resulting memes. The Maroon 5 frontman is married to model Behati Prinsloo, with whom he has two children, and she is currently pregnant with their third. But, over the last week, five women have come forward accusing 43-year-old Levine of sending them explicit messages in recent years. The first was Instagram model Sumner Stroh, 23, who uploaded a bombshell TikTok video in which she claimed the two had had an affair last year and revealed a slew of flirtatious DMs. Then comedian Maryka and a woman named Alyson Rose shared screenshots of their alleged Instagram conversations with the singer. Levine's former yoga teacher, Alanna Zabel, next accused him of sending a dirty text to her, before fitness influencer Ashley Russell claimed he started messaging her on social media this year. While many have expressed sympathy for the rock star's pregnant wife online, they couldn't help but poke fun at the 'leaked' messages. These include 'I may need to see the booty'...
    Washington (CNN)At 4:34 pm on January 6, 2021, a cell phone registered to a Capitol rioter who had stormed the building, received a phone call from a White House landline, according to records obtained by CNN. The call lasted for only nine seconds. Who placed the call and why remains a mystery, but it is notable as the only known call made from the White House to the phone of a rioter during this critical time period. According to the records, the call came from 202-456-1414, the publicly available number for the White House. Like many businesses, outgoing calls from the White House do not show a specific extension. The call was placed in the late afternoon, shortly after former President Donald Trump posted a video message on social media telling the rioters at the Capitol, "go home, we love you, you're very special," at 4:17pm. It's unclear what, if any, connection exists between the White House and the rioter, including whether the call was made by mistake or whether the call went to voicemail. Read MoreThe call was first...
    As the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) investigation into former President Donald Trump continues, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is quickly approaching a decision that could effectively alter the country's political structure. According to a new analysis published by Bloomberg, Garland is facing a difficult decision regardless of the direction he opts to take. The analysis also highlights the results of a new poll related to prosecuting Trump ⁠— and it appears the nation is, once again, split. "Garland has nothing but hard choices. The nation is split, a bare 47% to 43% plurality backing criminal charges for mishandling classified documents, according to a Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Marist poll," Bloomberg's Chris Strohm and Mike Dorning wrote. "Trump, who is mulling another run for the presidency in 2024, is already openly raising the possibility of dark consequences in the event of an indictment." READ MORE: Merrick Garland's case against Donald Trump is probably airtight Last week, conservative disc jockey Hugh Hewitt asked the former president for his take on whether or not he might face an indictment. During that...
    SHE’S only a toddler but Gigi Hadid’s daughter Khai is a little girl who already knows her own mind. Gigi had Khai with ex-partner Zayn Malik two years ago this week. 4Supernanny Kathryn Mewes reveals when it is OK — and not OK — to let your child call the shots . . .Credit: Handout 4The Three Day Nanny star and mum to Harriet and Olivia has eight tips on how to help your childrenCredit: KATHRYN MEWES 4Gigi Hadid says baby Khai 'already has huge opinions of her own' The model, 27, now said to be dating Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, told Vogue: “Khai isn’t even two and picks out her own outfits. “The other day she picked a dress out of the hamper. I said, ‘What are you doing, it’s dirty’. “But she wouldn’t put anything else on. She already has huge opinions of her own.” Kathryn Mewes, of Channel 4’s The Three Day Nanny and mum to Harriet, seven, and Olivia, five, tells readers when it is OK — and not OK — to let your child call the shots . . . ...
    THE INTERNET users have finally realised the real reason some letterboxes have bristles - and no, it's not always about draughts. Like humans, letterboxes come in all shapes and sizes - whilst some have bristles, others don't, and there are also those with flaps. 1The internet users took it to Mumsnet to share the discovery - and it's not what you thinkCredit: Getty But have you ever wondered why it is this way? Well, according to some people on social media, there is a very good reason behind having bristles ornamenting your letterbox - and no, it's got nothing to do with draughts. The fiery discussion took place on the popular parenting forum, Mumsnet, after a member left a rather furious post captioned ''To hate those b*****d letterboxes with bristles in them?''. The person, who was hiding behind the username @grimbletart, explained what had happened. read more home storiesGREY MATTER Mrs Hinch unveils the decor in her new house & people are saying the same thing ''I had to deliver some single sheet flyers around our area for a local...
    INTRODUCING Reading the Stars, The U.S. Sun's new lifestyle column from The AstroTwins, Ophira and Tali Edut. This week, the AstroTwins are delving into what the Karadahsian ladies' star signs say about their parenting styles – including the details of Kylie Jenner's Leo mom status. 4Introducing Reading the Stars, The U.S. Sun's new lifestyle column from The AstroTwins, Ophira and Tali EdutCredit: Marielle Verni for SHEMedia 4The AstroTwins say that because Kylie Jenner is a Leo, she likes to spoil her kidsCredit: Instagram/coreygamble Most people know their sun sign, also known as their zodiac sign – but there's more to astrology, in particular when it comes to what kind of parent you are, say the AstroTwins. "Did you know that the moon sign in your birth chart plays a huge role in a person’s mothering style? "The moon, which changes zodiac signs every two and a half days, determines how nurturing and maternal you’ll be." Kylie was born on August 10, 1997, making her a Leo with a Scorpio moon – so what does that mean for her four-year-old daughter, Stormi, and her seven-month-old son with Travis...
    A PERSONAL stylist has shared her seven reasons why you have a closet full of clothes but yet still say you have 'nothing to wear.' The fashionista dove deep into why most clothes in your closet go unused and unworn in a viral TikTok video. 3Personal stylist Marie Zyrdek shares seven reasons why you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wearCredit: TikTok/mariezydekstyling Personal & Virtual Wardrobe Stylist Marie Zydek uses her style and expertise to educate viewers on TikTok about fashion trends, closet organization, and chic ways to accessorize. "I'm a personal stylist and here are seven reasons why you have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear, " Zyrdek says at the start of the video. Perfectly captioned, "I can help you make sense of your wardrobe," the video details the many thought processes behind why so many people struggle to purge their closets. It only makes sense that the stylist would be able to spot why closets are full and yet full of 'nothing'. READ MORE FASHION TIPSCONFIDENCE KEYS I’m...
    TAMMY ABRAHAM has revealed that he NEVER receives praise from Roma boss Jose Mourinho. The 24-year-old joined Roma in a £34million transfer from Chelsea last summer. 1Abraham scored 27 goals for Roma last seasonCredit: Getty He capped off his first campaign in Italy with an impressive total of 27 goals in 53 appearances across all competitions. And he played an integral role in helping Roma claim the inaugural Europa Conference League title. But, Abraham recently revealed that he does NOT receive any praise from Mourinho. When speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: "He (Mourinho) is one of the best for man-management. Read More on MourinhoNO WAY JOSE Mourinho claims Roma striker Belotti has a 'disease' in wacky interview "He knows how to speak to players, the best way to deal with each one. In my case, he never tells me how well I am doing. "At half-time, I never get a 'Well done' even though in the back of my mind I am thinking, 'You know I'm playing well'. He always wants you to do better. "Before the Europa...
    NEARLY 70 decomposing bodies were left to rot in wheelie bins and suitcases in a chilling scene that resembled a horror movie - but for one very important reason. It was all part of a scientific study to help crime scene investigators around the world understand the decomposition process of human remains. 2The world’s largest study of decomposing bodies in suitcases hopes to help catch killersCredit: SWNS The world's largest experiment on decomposing remains used nearly 70 piglets placed in either a wheelie or suitcase - while some acted as a control and were left exposed to the elements. The rotting bodies have been left for over a month now in 20C temperatures in the bushlands of Western Australia. Scientists have regularly tested the temperature and humidity inside and outside the bins and cases to measure how the bodies were affected. Microbiological and chemical changes to the remains were also studied as well as the effects of insects that colonise the carcass. READ MORE ON CRIME SCENESGRIME & ORDER As a crime scene cleaner I've cleared...
    Sollina Images | Tetra Images | Getty Images Despite falling gas prices, inflation was higher than expected in August, curbing optimism for lower day-to-day expenses. But some retirees won't feel the sting of elevated costs, experts say. Annual inflation rose by 8.3% in August, fueled by growing costs for food, shelter and medical care services, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Tuesday. Inflation has pushed one-quarter of Americans to delay retirement, a recent survey from BMO Harris Bank found. But spending changes throughout people's golden years may reduce the impact of some rising costs, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management's 2022 Guide to Retirement. "It's getting below the headline," said Katherine Roy, chief retirement strategist at J.P. Morgan, explaining how the basket of goods retirees purchase may shift over time. More from Personal Finance:When to apply for student loan forgiveness — 4 key dates to knowHow to financially plan for a disabled loved one's future careThere are only a few weeks left to claim part of $1.2 billion in IRS fee refundsOlder Americans may spend less overallWhile J.P. Morgan suggests...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump opposes the Justice Department's two proposed candidates to be the special master overseeing a review of evidence that the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago last month, he told a federal judge on Monday.But the Trump team declined to give its reasons for objecting to the pair -- retired federal judges Barbara Jones and Thomas Griffith -- at this time. "Plaintiff objects to the proposed nominees of the Department of Justice. Plaintiff believes there are specific reasons why those nominees are not preferred for service as Special Master in this case," the Trump lawyers wrote.The Justice Department nominated Griffith, who served as a judge on US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, from 2005 to 2020, and Jones, a former federal prosecutor who has been a special master in several recent high-profile investigations. Takeaways from the Trump and DOJ Mar-a-Lago special master court filingThe Trump team suggested lawyer Paul Huck Jr., a former partner at the Jones Day law firm and a contributor to the conservative legal organization the Federalist Society, and retired Judge Raymond Dearie, who...
    What would Donald Trump be doing flying into D.C.’s Dulles airport on Sunday night, still in his golf shoes? The former president’s unannounced and deliberately low-key return to the nation’s capital was captured by YouTuber Andrew Leyden, and set off a flurry of social-media speculation that Trump—accused of stealing classified documents on his departure from office—was arriving to answer some kind of indictment. “Trump in Washington. A thousand rumors rumble, No earthquake quite yet,” Project Lincoln co-founder Rick Wilson tweeted. It’s possible, of course, that Trump has come to play a round at his Virginia golf course, although the weather forecast for Monday is for rain.
    Loaded liberals are forking over millions of dollars for 'golden passports' because they are scared of a Trump-led civil war in 2024, immigration lawyers have revealed. The wealthy wokes are spending huge sums to bag visas that allow them escape to countries like Austria, Turkey, Jordan and the Caribbean, according to attorneys running the processes.  Consultants say they've seen a massive spike in interest for citizenships for second countries over the last few years. Many Americans, they say, are petrified by the thought of another Trump administration, while others cited the Roe v. Wade ruling and the 2008 financial crash that rocked the US. The lawyers refused to name names, but a sea of celebrities have hinted at fleeing abroad, including Chelsea Handler, Barbra Streisand and Amy Schumer. The era of Donald Trump prompted many celebrities of means to flee the U.S. Despite uni-party control in Washington, D.C. Democrats remain fixated on finding back up plans to American life and now they can as the 'golden passport' market explodes Innsbruck, Austria, where a 'golden passport' fetches as much as $10 million dollars...
    ERIK TEN HAG has named new boy Antony in Manchester United's starting line-up for today's match against Arsenal, but Casemiro remains on the bench. The United boss has thrown the Brazilian winger in at the deep end following his arrival from Ajax. 1Antony starts for Man Utd todayCredit: PA However, he has insisted that Antony is prepared for the challenge. When speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the huge clash, Ten Hag said: "He knows the style we want to play and what we expect and demand. "He can be an offensive threat in one on ones, his speed - that makes the choice to play him." Despite Antony's early involvement in the squad, summer signing Casemiro is yet to make a start. Read More on Man UtdMan Utd news Hamilton open to United takeover bid, Arsenal clash build-up as Antony trains Ten Hag has hinted that this is because the former Real Madrid midfielder is yet to adapt to United's style of play. He added: "He is new in the team, he has to adapt to the team. He...
    Cal Fire is canceling firefighters’ days off, local parks are closing, Bay Area health officials are warning of potential heat deaths, and residents of the region are making plans to head for the beaches, as the Bay Area and much of California suffer under a “heat dome” that is only going to get hotter. The meteorological phenomenon dubbed the dome had by Friday afternoon sent the mercury to the low 80s Fahrenheit in San Jose and mid-90s in Concord, and temperatures were expected to tick up a few degrees Saturday before climbing to a peak Monday, when San Jose is forecast to hit 96 and Concord an eye-popping 110, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures this high are not unheard of in the Bay Area, but three to four days of heat that severe comes only about once a year, said San Jose State University meteorologist Jan Null. But what’s a heat dome? “It all has to do with high pressure,” Null said — a heat dome is a colloquial term for a strong, persistent region of high pressure....
    A person's blood type may be linked to their risk of having an early stroke, research suggests. US researchers reviewed dozens of studies into genetics and ischaemic strokes, the most common type. They found people with blood type A are 16 per cent more likely to suffer one before the age of 60, compared to everyone else. The link remained even after other risk factors like sex, weight and whether or not they smoked were filtered out. People with type B blood were at a slightly elevated risk of a stroke — but the risk was lower for those with the most common type O. The researchers said the increased risk, even for for Type As, was modest and that people should not worry. It is unclear why blood type appears to play a role in stroke risk but it is thought to influence a person's risk of developing dangerous clots. A person's blood type may be linked to their risk of having an early stroke — with type As most at risk (file)  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    The sexual revolution was supposed to set us free — no more shame, no more coercion, no more female subservience. We were told that a new culture of no-strings-attached sex would give women the opportunity to revel in their sexual autonomy. I used to believe that liberal narrative. As a younger woman, I looked at the hard-won achievements of the feminists who came before me, and assumed that this history was simple: a woman’s lot was better than ever before, and it would only continue to improve. Now we had the Pill and equal opportunities in the workplace, nothing would stand in our way. However, I no longer believe that. The feminist achievements of our foremothers are immensely valuable and should never be rolled back. But the digital age has brought with it a host of new problems for young women, and we are now discovering that our supposed freedom has come with terrible costs. A failure to balance sexual freedom against other virtues like respect, restraint and chivalry means we now find ourselves in thrall to the very worst...
    A DOZY cleaner busily tried to scrub out carpet “stains” — not realising they were caused by sunlight through a window. Karen Royle bought specialist detergent hoping to erase the six marks created by beams on a glass panel. 3Cleaner Karen Royle spent hours trying to scrub 'stains' off a carpet but was left mortified when she found out what they really wereCredit: Kennedy News 3Karen bought specialist detergent hoping to erase the six marks on the carpetCredit: Kennedy News The mum of four, 59, covered the blue blemishes with the foam, got on her knees to rub at them and was pleased when they seemingly vanished. She stood, letting light hit the floor once more, and was puzzled when the spots reappeared. She kept at it until her employer pointed out her gaffe. Karen, who had worked for him for six years without noticing the window, said: “I was leaning over the marks and my shadow made them disappear. Most read in The US SunBLOOD CURDLING SeaWorld trainer screamed 'somebody help me' as she was savaged by two orcasBAD...
    Sen. Roy Blunt admitted Donald Trump should not have been holding on to classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, but questioned why the Senate Intel Committee had not been informed if there was a 'national security issue.'  Asked by ABC's George Stephanopoulos whether Trump was right to take the documents, Blunt at first demurred.  'I think we need to know more about the documents,' he said.  'One of the things I was concerned about when I heard about this so-called raid or seizing these documents was why hadn't the Intelligence Committee ...why hadn't we heard anything about this, in fact that the administration was concerned that there was a national security problem?' Pressed further on whether it was wrong to take the documents, he said: 'You should be very careful with classified documents. I've had access to documents like that for a long time. I'm incredibly careful.'  'He should have turned the documents over,' Blunt said. Sen. Roy Blunt admitted Donald Trump should not have been holding on to classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, but questioned why the Senate Intel Committee had not...
    FANS of The Chase were left seriously distracted a contestant's outfit on yesterday's episode of the quiz show. The ITV programme, which is presented by Bradley Walsh, saw four new contestants join the panel. 4English literature student Jenni was the first contestant to take on The ChaserCredit: ITV 4The Chase is presented by 62-year-old Bradley WalshCredit: ITV Jenni, Hamish, Francesca and Mark were all hoping to beat the Chaser and bag some cash. Up first was 33-year-old English literature student Jenni. However, while Jenni got started on the first round of the general knowledge questions, viewers at home noticed something odd about her outfit. Jenni's gigantic necklace appeared to have a typewriter on it - and it seriously distracted fans. "Does she have a “ typewriter” necklace?" asked one viewer. Most read in TVBAD SIGNS Two major 'red flags' about Kim's behavior led to Pete dumping herMAKEUP MISHAP Kylie suffers major beauty blunder in unedited photo from cosmetics partyFRIT-OH NO Duggar fans disgusted over Michelle's 'unhealthy' chili & Frito pie recipeWORRIES FOR WENDY Wendy Williams looks disheveled as she appears...
    Just inside the Twins clubhouse – to the right as you walk in – a miniature zen garden fills the locker stall between those of pitchers Sonny Gray and Joe Ryan. A mini plastic tree and tiny Asian garden statue rest on a pan of white rocks, next to a tiny fountain with bubbling water and another, larger statue. And at the foot, a small gong. This, Ryan hinted, was Gray’s handiwork; Ryan discovered it in June after returning from a bout with COVID-19. Gray, the veteran right-hander acquired from Cincinnati over the winter, said he wanted a place for teammates to find serenity and relieve the daily pressure of baseball and the pennant race. “I wish I had gotten a real bonsai (tree),” Gray said before a game earlier this month. Meanwhile, outside Target Field, fans approaching Gates 29 found the opposite of zen and serenity: A Hennepin County deputy sheriff with a black assault rifle strapped across his chest. Half a dozen deputies working detail, three with rifles, provided coverage around the stadium perimeter. One deputy said “dozens”...
    ROY KEANE shocked Manchester United fans before their monumental clash with Liverpool - by revealing he grew up a Tottenham fan. The Old Trafford icon was working for Sky Sports for a bumper day of games. 3Roy Keane admitted he grew up a Spurs fan on Sky Sports on Sunday 3Man Utd legend Keane was a Spurs fan as a youngster - but didn't always show it on the pitchCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd With Tottenham's 3-1 win over Sheffield United in the books, all eyes turned to focus on the top-of-the-table game between Liverpool and Man Utd. And in the build-up to the match, Keane admitted he grew up a Spurs fan. Keane revealed: "Growing up in Ireland, you were either a Man Utd or Liverpool fan... or Celtic. "Strangely enough, I supported Spurs. Not sure why, but I did." ⚽ Read our Man United live blog for the latest news from Old Trafford Keane had already admitted his love of Spurs as a kid in his 2002 autobiography. But Twitter was still awash with shocked reactions to Keane's...
    Melania Trump was briefly spotted last week leaving celebrity hairdresser Frederic Fekkai’s salon in Manhattan, sporting an immaculate blow-dry. This was just days after FBI agents had stormed the Trumps’ magnificent Mar- a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida (dubbed the ‘Winter White House during his presidency), looking for classified documents, allegedly rummaging through Melania’s underwear drawer in the process. But, if the former First Lady, 52, felt any anger or emotion about the raid on her home, as always, she wasn’t showing it. She simply glided towards a limousine, surrounded by secret service agents, and was whisked back to the three-storey penthouse she shares with her 76-year-old husband and 16-year-old son Barron, in New York’s gleaming Trump Tower. The former First Lady has been quietly rebuilding her life away from the spotlight. Pictured: Melania and Donald Trump in July 2020 By now it is a familiar routine. While many speculated Melania would leave her husband of 17 years the moment Marine One, the presidential helicopter, departed the White House front lawn at the chaotic end of his term in office,...
    "It was a conspiracy out in the open, but it doesn't matter what part's conspiracy, what part's out in the open," Harris responded. He went on to justify the election-influencing "Left-wing conspiracy" by suggesting that President Donald Trump was the equivalent of "an asteroid hurtling toward Earth." \u201cThe quiet part. He said it out loud. This is a document for the ages.\u201d — Alexandros Marinos (@Alexandros Marinos) 1660776992 \u201c"There's an algorithm I run more than most, called intellectual honesty".\n\nComing strong out the gate, Harris.\nhttps://t.co/seNg32jAAs\u201d — Alexandros Marinos (@Alexandros Marinos) 1660775795 \[email protected] These are the very same people that scream about "democracy!!". But yet, they'll do anything to destroy the democratic process, when they "believe it's the right thing to do."\u201d — Alexandra Marshall (@Alexandra Marshall) 1660818264 \u201cHistorically I have always liked and respected @SamHarrisOrg. I have no personal beef with him. We probably agree on 95% of issues. However, his Trump hatred is off-putting because it perfectly captures what happens to a parasitized mind infected with blind hatred. Rationality\u201d — Gad Saad (@Gad Saad) 1660829484 \u201cTrump...
    A SIMPLE arm movement that most women can do is baffling men who are unable to copy. Demonstrated by a couple on TikTok in a video viewed millions of times, it’s yet another viral trend that shows the bizarre differences in male and female anatomy. 2A couple claims a simple arm movement can only be performed by women. With her arms extended in front of her, Jemmie's elbows are still touchingCredit: TikTok @_byjemmie 2Boyfriend Russ is unable to close the gap between his elbows - which the pair claim is standard for menCredit: TikTok @_byjemmie In the clip, Jemmi, from San Diego, places her forearms and elbows together with her hands in fists. She lowers her arms in front of her, so her palms would be facing up. Her boyfriend Russ also attempts the move but is unable to do it as well. The key difference is that Jemmi can keep her elbows together, while Russ can’t. Read more on TiKTok trends BRAVELLOUS I’m a fashion fan and this is my bra hack - you'll never see bra straps again...
    A couple have demonstrated a 'simple' arm movement claiming women can perform the trick perfectly every time but men can't.   In a now-viral TikTok video seen by millions, Jemmi, from San Diego, performs the movement by placing her forearms together in front of her face then slowly lowers them down.  Beside her Jemmi's boyfriend Russ also attempts the same movement but struggles and is left with a gap between his arms.  Scroll down for video Jemmi (pictured left) performs the movement by placing her forearms together in front of her face then slowly lowers them down. Her boyfriend Russ also attempts the same movement but seems to struggle and is left with a gap between his arms (right) @_byjemmi wow #couplegoals #couplecomedy #trend ♬ original sound - laparasian To complete the movement, ensure both forearms remain touching even after the elbows have straightened.  The key difference between Jemmi and Russ' arm movement was the fact that Russ had a gap between his forearms and Jemmi didn't.  It's understood that most men can't perform the movement due to a difference in...
    Moments earlier, the tasselled harpoon was embedded deep in a bull's bulging neck muscles, inflicting palpable torment. As its razor-sharp barb ripped through flesh and sinew, the half-ton creature had convulsed, then tossed its head violently, this way and that, trying to shake out this glitzy instrument of torture. But now the brutal pageant is over, and as the crowds make their way from the ring, the colourfully decorated banderilla — still wet with blood — is being offered up as a souvenir. For 12-year-old Jeansin Vilon, who is attending only his second bullfight, the opportunity is not to be missed. Breaking away from his parents and 15-year-old sister, he leans over the ringside barrier, urges an attendant to hand it to him, then holds it aloft triumphantly, as would an English boy given the shirt of his favourite footballer after a Premier League match. What will he do with his grisly memento? Why, hang it on his bedroom wall, of course, says the boy, who had earlier sat enraptured in the 100 euro seats behind me, so close to...
    (CNN)Sometimes, it's tough for the average person to comprehend how much money some professional athletes make. Witness the recent MLB trade deadline. We saw the Washington Nationals trade away Juan Soto after the left fielder turned down a $440 million (!) deal. Likewise, the NFL preseason has begun, and the top salaries there seem no less outlandish. We're talking $50 million per year. Indeed, the average professional athlete in the United States is making near record amounts, so it's tough for us to put ourselves in their shoes. But a look at the data reveals that their share of the sports revenue pie is actually shrinking compared to the owners, and their minor league counterparts continue to make very little. To be clear, major league salaries have exploded over the last three decades. Take a look at the MLB, NBA and NFL -- consider these all approximations because, sometimes, sports contracts are complex.Back in 1990, the average MLB player made about $1.4 million with inflation taken into account. This year, the average player makes about $4.4 million -- or roughly...
    Paul Newman's drinking was so bad that his long-suffering wife Joanne Woodward once found him lying insensible on the floor, his head bleeding after falling out of bed. She came close to leaving him that night. 'It was one of many, many scenes,' she said. When she did finally snap, bundling their three young daughters into a car and driving to their Malibu beach home, Newman came in hot pursuit, banging on the door and shouting to be let in. She refused and Newman, the blue-eyed actor lusted after by women worldwide, spent several nights sleeping in his car on the drive until they reached a compromise. He couldn't give up the booze completely, he said, but he would stick to beer rather than whisky and the half dozen martinis he was downing every night. Given this was a man who would drink a six-pack of beer at breakfast, it wasn't much of a concession. But, as a new TV series reveals, the episode offers an intriguing insight into how the 50-year partnership of 'Hollywood's golden couple' — long regarded...
    THERE are at least three reasons shoppers will still see self-checkout kiosks in Walmart and other U.S. stores, despite an annoying theft prevention trick. Amongst the commonly irritating automatic voice responses that you get during self-checkout, a recent survey reveals that 67% of shoppers have an unsuccessful experience, per CNN. 1Walmart and other stores have decided to keep self-checkout for a few key reasons despite disapproval from consumersCredit: Getty Even with the countless memes and TikTok videos that have been created because of this, stores like Walmart will still be keeping their self-checkout areas around for key reasons. 1. It reduces store labor costs The origination of self-service and self-checkout processes originates back in the early 1900s with grocery stores like Piggly Wiggly. It was designed first and foremost to take the work off of the employees and transfer it to the customers, CNN reports. Back then, they were the first to sort of let their customers have a self-serving experience, gathering all of their groceries on their own and coming to pay at the counter. Read More On Grocery...
    E! 'Celebrity Beef' hosted by Joel McHale. There are tons of dating shows out there, but none quite like The Bachelor franchise. By the same token, there are dozens of cooking competitions on the air, but none quite like E!’s new program, “Celebrity Beef.” The show started airing on August 2 at 10 p.m. ET. Hosted by comedic TV personality, Joel McHale, “Celebrity Beef” pits “two superstar contestants against one another as they attempt to settle the score in the kitchen while also revealing the inside scoop on their rivalry,” according to E! Online. Ben Higgins and Nick Viall will be going head-to-head on August 9. The odd thing is, Higgins and Viall have always claimed to be friends, not rivals.How Does the Show Work? E!Ben Higgins on ‘Celebrity Beef.’ According to E! Online, “the cooking show will turn pop culture feuds into a battle of foods, with host Joel McHale leading the way (and creating a few twists and turns, too)…on the show, the two stars will compete in a series of challenges, with the winner...
    GREY hairs are just a part of life for most of us. And while more and more of us are embracing the natural look as we get older some of us still flinch at the sight of a stray grey hair in our locks. 2Plucking out grey hairs is a big no-noCredit: Getty It can be tempting to pluck any grey hairs out as soon as you spot them, but that's exactly what you shouldn't be doing. But it's not for the reason you might think, contrary to popular belief, if you pull out one grey hair three more wont sprout on your head. Mirza Batanovic, style director for professional hair care brand Eufora International told Express.co.co.uk that the common myth isn't true. “I wish this were true, because then we could help people with hair loss so easily. Read more on hairHAIR THIS A simple hair hack for everyone with a round face - it will slim you in secondsHAIR ME OUT Five things ruining your hair and why you should only wear a bun once a week “But plucking...
    A TRAVELLER has revealed her very extravagant wedding, with 14 bridesmaids dressed in pink, four Stretch Hummers and a horse and carriage. Romany gypsy Tracey has been married to her non-traveller husband Phil for nearly 10 years, but when they first tied the knot they could only afford a low-key registry office ceremony. 5Romany gypsy Tracey tied the knot with Phil in Big Fat Gypsy WeddingsCredit: YouTube 5Tracey had 14 bridesmaids in matching dresses at her weddingCredit: YouTube 5She was driven to the ceremony in a horse and carriageCredit: YouTube For the past decade, Phil has been saving for the lavish wedding that Tracey dreamed of, and the big day was filmed for Big Fat Gypsy Weddings. Phil said: “We didn’t really have a lot of money at the time when we first got married so we went to the registry office and had a quick wedding there. “We always said when we did have enough money we’ll do it again properly, hence the reason she is doing it again massive.” And Tracey certainly didn’t hold back with the plans,...
    When Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck married in a Las Vegas ceremony earlier this month, nearly 20 years after calling off their first wedding, it was a feel-good moment which seemed to prove the old adage that true love is worth the wait. With three failed marriages behind her, J Lo, 53, finally wed the man she calls her ‘soulmate’, saying: ‘Maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in Las Vegas at twelve thirty in the morning in the tunnel of love drive-through with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with.’ But while the world has been captivated by the romantic tale of ‘Bennifer’ – the nickname bestowed on the £300 million star and her Oscar-winning husband – the news has reopened painful old wounds for one man. Ojani Noa, Lopez’s first husband, today lives a world away from the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood spotlight. But he, too, was told by J Lo that he was the man she wanted to spend ‘forever’ with – and that, he says with a shrug, ‘was three...
    CHRIS WOOD scored his first goal of pre-season - but Newcastle’s second-string attack once again showed why Eddie Howe is so desperate for reinforcements.  The Kiwi striker’s first-half penalty saw off Italian side Atalanta 1-0 at St James’ Park. 1Chris Wood's penalty downed Atalanta but Newcastle showed a worrying lack of talent in attack at St James' ParkCredit: Rex But while Toon’s front three of Wood, Jacob Murphy and Ryan Fraser are big on heart and endeavour, the lack of quality and guile was striking.  Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin are certain starters up top and wide left.  But despite being heavily linked with Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet, Magpies boss Howe could go into the new Prem campaign without a single attacking addition.  While Newcastle’s back line looks rock solid, Howe has bemoaned his side’s creativity at various points during the summer - and there was little change here.  READ MORE SPORT STORIESTRANSFER TUSSLE Madrid join Newcastle and Everton in race for Chelsea striker Armando Broja Right wing is the position in most urgent need of upgrading, with neither Fraser nor...
    It's never easy breaking up with someone - but if you don't get your words right, you could be causing more heartache than necessary. Language experts from US-based language learning app Preply have revealed the phrases you should avoid saying when deciding to tell your partner you want to separate. Many of them are popular break-up clichés like 'it's not you, it's me' and 'I love you but I'm not in love with you'. While some of these phrases are designed to spare the other person's feelings, the most important thing is to fully explain your thoughts and feelings so you are able to give them closure.  However there is such a thing as oversharing. People should never admit to wanting to prioritise their career, for example, because this just isn't something the other person needs to hear.  Need help navigating the relationship minefield? Here are the dos and don'ts for your next breakup chat...   It's never easy breaking up with someone - but if you don't get it right, you could be causing more heartache than necessary (stock photo) Don't...
    SAN JOSE – Mike Grier said on the day he was hired as the Sharks’ general manager three weeks ago that he believed in a certain hard-nosed brand of hockey, one that’s conducive to enjoying playoff success. Not surprisingly, Grier hired a coach in David Quinn who sees the game in much the same way. “He has a good sense of what wins is in this league and how you have to play,” Grier said of Quinn. “So definitely, our visions kind of lined up together.” Quinn, 55, was officially introduced as the 10th full-time coach in Sharks history Tuesday at SAP Center, and inherits a team that went 32-37-13 last season to finish out the playoff picture for a third straght year. Grier said he spoke to nine candidates in his coaching search and whittled the list down to three finalists before he selected Quinn, who went 96-87-25 in three seasons with the New York Rangers before he was let go in May 2021. Quinn’s contract is believed to be three years. When Grier was hired earlier this month,...
    Countries that are members of the United Nations are obligated to report cases of unusual diseases that have the potential to become global health threats. In May 2022, more than a dozen countries in Europe, the Americas and other regions of the world that had never before had cases of monkeypox started to report cases occurring within their borders. In response, the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, convened a monkeypox emergency committee to track the evolving situation. At the committee’s first meeting on June 23, 2022, the members observed that the “multi-country outbreak” might be stabilizing as case counts had plateaued in several countries. However, after thousands more cases of monkeypox were diagnosed in dozens of countries in July, it became clear that the outbreak had not stagnated. On July 23, 2022, Tedros declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. As a global health expert who specializes in infectious disease epidemiology I do not think that most people need to be worried about monkeypox. This decision by the WHO, though it may...
    A MUM has revealed that she bans her child from going to sleepovers, but has three reasons why.  TikTok mum @treeeflower said she gets asked all the time why she puts the boundary in place, even with family members.  She explained: “Why we say no to sleepovers, even with family. 2TikTok mum @treeeflower revealed she has banned sleepovers for her daughterCredit: tiktok @treeeflower 2She gave three reasons why sleepovers aren't allowedCredit: TikTok/@treeeflower “Everyone is different behind closed doors. “Over 50% of abusers are family members. “No one will ever listen to & protect your child like you.” More on parentingYUMMY TUMMY Montessori activities to help your child's development & they're taste-safe tooKIDDING ME I'm a mum of seven but still want more, trolls ask how I can afford them all She replied to a person who asked if she even applies this to grandparents, and she agreed. Many people were torn in their reaction to the parenting rule. One said: “I grew up having sleepovers often, both at our home and my friend's homes. One of the many things that...
    A TACO Bell fan has vowed to eat nothing else for 30 days – and by undertaking the self-imposed challenge he hopes to prove something. Sam Reid from Lexington, Virginia, thinks he can improve his health by only eating food from the fast food chain. 4Huge Taco Bell fan Sam Reid is starting his self-imposed challenge todayCredit: Sam Reid/YouTube 4Sam intends to only eat Taco Bell food for 30 days and hopes he can improve his healthCredit: Sam Reid/YouTube 4Taco Bell is a popular fast food chain through the US which was founded in California in 1962Credit: Getty He starts his Taco Bell challenge today, July 24, and aims to stop on August 22. “I think that a lot of people that I know, know how much I love Taco Bell. And they can give me a hard time, but I think this is in some senses a way to prove them wrong and to show them it's not as bad as you think,” he told Inside Edition Digital. “I think Taco Bell has a relatively healthy or healthy-adjacent menu...
    by Tom Gantert, Elyse Apel and Brett Rowland   Cities across the country have reported a significant drop in police arrests in a trend that started as far back as 2014. Los Angeles, St. Louis, San Antonio, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Ann Arbor, Michigan, are just some of the cities that have reported significant drops in police enforcement without an accompanying drop in serious crime. The police enforcement trend also included a significant drop in parking and traffic violations. In San Antonio, arrests dropped from a peak of 188,212 in 2015 to 25,036 in 2021. In budget documents, the city of San Antonio explains its reductions in arrests in 2020 and 2021 were due to the pandemic. But in 2019 – before the pandemic – arrests dropped in San Antonio to 54,173 – a 48% drop from the previous year. Parking violations dropped from 78,612 in 2012 to 40,806 in 2021 and traffic violations dropped from 266,157 in 2012 to 66,381 in 2012. The reduction in those statistics also began before the pandemic. Police and city officials from San Antonio, St. Louis, Atlanta and Philadelphia didn’t...
    (The Center Square) – Cities across the country have reported a significant drop in police arrests in a trend that started as far back as 2014. Los Angeles, St. Louis, San Antonio, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Ann Arbor, Michigan, are just some of the cities that have reported significant drops in police enforcement without an accompanying drop in serious crime. The police enforcement trend also included a significant drop in parking and traffic violations. In San Antonio, arrests dropped from a peak of 188,212 in 2015 to 25,036 in 2021. In budget documents, the city of San Antonio explains its reductions in arrests in 2020 and 2021 were due to the pandemic. But in 2019 – before the pandemic – arrests dropped in San Antonio to 54,173 – a 48% drop from the previous year. Parking violations dropped from 78,612 in 2012 to 40,806 in 2021 and traffic violations dropped from 266,157 in 2012 to 66,381 in 2012. The reduction in those statistics also began before the pandemic. Police and city officials from San Antonio, St. Louis,...
    Dear Amy: I am a woman in my early 40s. I have not had children for a number of reasons related to fertility, medical, personal and financial circumstances. Now, as I approach the end of my childbearing years, I grieve that I do not have children and probably never will. But I am trying to move on and find other meaning in my life. A friend from college who lives in another state often sends me pictures of her child. This is a child I only met once,  very briefly, years ago. This friend is not that close, and she doesn’t ask how I’m doing when she texts. Her text messages are an unwelcome reminder that I don’t have children. How do I tell her to stop sending me pictures, without going into details about the medical/fertility/personal issues I’m dealing with? Related Articles Advice | Ask Amy: I’ve confronted strangers in the parking lot, and it didn’t go well Advice | Ask Amy: I’m angry that I had to find this out from my Amazon account...
    What Westerners call the West or Western civilization is a geopolitical space that emerged in the 16th century and expanded continuously until the 20th century. On the eve of World War I, about 90 percent of the globe was Western or Western-dominated: Europe, Russia, the Americas, Africa, Oceania, and much of Asia (with the partial exceptions of Japan and China). From then on, the West began to contract: first with the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the emergence of the Soviet bloc, and then, from mid-century onward, with the decolonization movements. Terrestrial space, and soon after, extraterrestrial space, became fields of intense disputes. This article was produced by Globetrotter. Meanwhile, what Westerners understood by the West was changing. It began as Christianity and colonialism, then changed to capitalism and imperialism, and then metamorphosed into democracy, human rights, decolonization, self-determination, and “rules-based international relations”—it was made clear that the rules would be established by the West and would only be followed when they served its interests—and finally into globalization. By the middle of the last century, the West had shrunk so...
    Now I know how a footballer feels to score at Wembley, and what it is like to appear on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage. To my sheer disbelief, at an auction room just over a week ago, I achieved my lifelong ambition of more than half a century. I couldn’t stop punching the air for joy and dancing around the room to the astonishment of onlookers. Because I’d bought a dinosaur. The fossilised skeleton of a Psittacosaurus, a 120-million-year-old Parrot Lizard, no less. It was quite simply one of the greatest moments of my life, an unbeatable feeling. Days later, I’m still on cloud nine. My delight was magnified by the fact my successful bid was far less than I was prepared to pay. The catalogue estimate was £4,000 to £6,000, and I knew if it went above that, I was scuppered. My wife knew how desperately I wanted to own this extraordinary relic, but she wasn’t going to let me remortgage the house. And I was pretty sure a flurry of bids from billionaire fossil collectors would push the price above...
    A billboard reads, 'Welcome to California where abortion is safe and still legal' on July 12, 2022 in Rancho Mirage, California. The billboard was paid for by Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. The number of patients from outside states increased 900% at Planned Parenthood clinics in San Bernardino and Orange counties the week following the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health case. Abortion remains legal to Californians following the right-wing Supreme Court’s decision last month, which overturned federal protections for this reproductive right. But in practice, the ruling could significantly affect communities of color in the state’s Central Valley, many of whom are lower income, Latina, and “already have limited access to health care,” The Fresno Bee reports. The reason why these residents stand to be affected by the right-wing court’s decision is because of patients traveling from states with abortion bans, ”and that could exacerbate a shortage of medical providers in the Valley, lead to longer wait times for patients and force Valley residents to seek abortions and reproductive care elsewhere in the state,” the report said. RELATED STORY: Most Latino voters want...
    Getty Images Inflation has continued to rise, but some retirees won't feel the brunt of many soaring costs, experts say. Annual inflation jumped by 9.1% in June, growing at the fastest pace since late 1981, the U.S. Department of Labor reported on Wednesday. Higher prices have many worried, even those earning six figures. Some 65% of Americans making $100,000 or more are "very concerned" about inflation, according to a CNBC poll. More from Personal Finance:These 10 U.S. real estate markets are cooling the fastestSocial Security cost-of-living adjustment could be 10.5% in 2023Focus on your 'personal economy,' not a recession, says Jean Chatzky But spending changes throughout people's golden years may reduce the impact of some rising costs, according to J.P. Morgan's 2022 Guide to Retirement. "It's getting below the headline," said Katherine Roy, chief retirement strategist at J.P. Morgan, explaining how the basket of goods retirees purchase may shift over time.Older Americans spend less on key expensesWhile J.P. Morgan suggests using a separate line item for the rising cost of health care, with a 6% growth rate, other spending...
    Former National Security Adviser John Bolton discusses "current threats to national security" during a forum at Duke University on Feb. 17, 2020 in Durham, North Carolina. John Bolton, a former White House national security adviser, used his interview with CNN on Tuesday to defend former President Donald Trump’s role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2021. Bolton told journalist Jake Tapper it's a "mistake" to think Trump is capable of a “carefully planned” coup. “That’s not the way Donald Trump does things,” Bolton said. “It’s rambling from one half, vast idea to another, one plan that falls through and another comes up—that’s what he was doing.” "It's not an attack on our democracy," Bolton later added. "It's Donald Trump looking out for Donald Trump. It's a once in a lifetime occurrence." In the process of downplaying the former president’s culpability, Bolton took on a bit of it himself and admitted to helping plan attempted coups in other countries. RELATED STORY: One of Trump’s closest White House advisers admits that ‘it’s hard to describe how little he knows’ Responding to Tapper’s...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Monday’s hot weather and bad air quality in Sacramento prompted the elderly, pregnant and those with asthma to stay indoors. Even though we’ve had back-to-back triple-digit days now, there still was not a Spare The Air alert day. In fact, we haven’t had any Spare The Air days all year — but why? READ MORE: 'I Would Not Be Alive Without You': Carmichael Man Reunites With Firefighter Who Saved Him From House FireSports and swimming are the favorite pastimes of cousins Titus and Brennan. The sweltering summer days affect the whole family. Their mom, Sacramento resident Diamond Littlejohn, said the heat and pollution forced her to take action. “I’ve actually had to have two inhalers because the air quality was so bad,” Littlejohn said. Sacramento Air District usually warns residents like Littlejohn of bad air quality with their Spare The Air alert system. “The Sacramento Air District wants to empower residents to take actions to protect their health,” said Sacramento Air District spokesperson Emily Allshouse. Allshouse said when the Air Quality Index or AQI reaches 126 or...