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    The draw of Serena Williams sent attendances soaring at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York. According to a USTA press release, the US Open set multiple attendance records on the Opening Day of this year's tournament. For just the night session alone, a record breaking 29,402 fans streamed into the complex at Flushing Meadows with marquee matchups on the menu. The day session also shattered a record for the Opening Day with 41,930 fans making their way out to Queens. Combined, the two numbers set the second-highest single-day attendance mark in tournament history with a total attendance of 71,332. Over 29,000 fans turned out for the Opening Night of the US Open on Monday evening RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Keep that serve going GOAT!': NBA legend LeBron James lead... Tennis fans are outraged as 16-year-old star's dad and coach... Serena Williams lists her 'greatest of all time' including... World number 1 Daniil Medvedev wins first-round US Open... Share this article Share The evening...
    AN ENTIRE nation will back Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night — but it is not just rival Anthony Joshua they have in their sights. Millions of Ukrainians will be glued to their screens thanks to the generous gesture by Usyk, who gave away the TV rights for free. 2Oleksandr Usyk will give Ukraine a massive boost if he retains his world heavyweight title while his country battles on against RussiaCredit: Getty 2Oleksandr Usyk gave away TV rights for free, enabling millions of Ukrainians to watch him take on Anthony Joshua for freeCredit: AP They are hoping he delivers a devastating blow to AJ but also gives tyrant Vladimir Putin a bloody nose, too. The bout is expected to raise $1million to help the war effort and a Usyk victory will provide a huge boost to morale. Boxing fan Maksyn Drobot, 28, said: “This fight means more than boxing, it means more than sport. “This fight is about the future of our nation because Usyk is flying our flag. READ MORE IN BOXINGAJ VS USYK WEIGH IN Latest from Saudi as...
    The US retail sector got a boost on Tuesday as Walmart and Home Depot both posted financial results that were better than Wall Street analysts had expected. Walmart boosted its annual profit forecast, partly reversing a hefty cut less than a month ago, as discounts to clear excess merchandise and lower fuel prices helped it beat expectations for quarterly sales.  The company also said that, even as inflation cuts into discretionary spending, it has seen higher grocery sales to middle-income and wealthy customers who are increasingly seeking out bargains. CFO John David Rainey told CNBC that about 75 percent of of Walmart's market share gains in food came from customers with annual household incomes of $100,000 or more. As well, Home Depot surpassed estimates for quarterly sales after demand from builders and higher prices helped the biggest U.S. home-improvement chain cushion the hit from dwindling store visits as the housing market slows.  Walmart boosted its annual profit forecast, partly reversing a hefty cut less than a month ago, as discounts to clear excess merchandise and lower fuel prices helped it...
    The two largest US oil companies, Exxon Mobil and Chevron, posted record revenue and profits on Friday, bolstered by surging crude oil and natural gas prices. Exxon outpaced its rivals with second-quarter net income of $17.9 billion, several billion dollars ahead of its previous record in 2012 and tantamount to profits of $2,270 every second of every day.  Chevron made a record $11.62 billion in profit on quarterly sales totaling $65 billion.  The oil industry has been booming in recent months as prices for its products soared following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  But for consumers, the result has been painfully high gas prices, which set a record of more than $5 per gallon last month before easing back down in recent weeks.  Exxon outpaced its rivals with second-quarter net income of $17.9 billion, several billion dollars ahead of its previous record in 2012 Soaring energy prices have rattled consumers and become a heated political flashpoint ahead of the key midterm elections.  President Joe Biden has blamed sky-high gas prices in part on greedy corporations, saying last month that 'Exxon made...
    MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday took aim at the “Biden recession” and tacked the blame on Democrat Stacey Abrams, becoming one of many Republicans to seek to weigh down their rivals with voters’ worries about the economy. How voters see the economy will be key in November’s elections nationwide. Currently, Democratic President Joe Biden has rock-bottom approval ratings, and the looming possibility of a recession is compounding political woes brought on by high inflation. But while the argument against Democrats and the economy is straightforward for Republicans including Georgia’s Herschel Walker, who is challenging Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, it’s trickier for Kemp. Along with other Republican governors seeking reelection, such as Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Ohio’s Mike DeWine, Kemp has to make a double argument that also defends his economic record. Kemp at times contends that Georgia’s economy is good and the national economy is bad, even though Georgia voters only experience one economy. “Georgians know that our economy is fighting through the Biden-Abrams agenda, despite what’s going on nationally,” Kemp told reporters in the...
    An ExxonMobil gas station in Hell's Kitchen in New York in April.Richard B. Levine/ZUMA Facts matter: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reporting. Subscribe to our print magazine.The three largest Western oil companies—Chevron, Exxon, and Shell—made a record $46 billion in total profits last quarter, the Wall Street Journal reports. Exxon alone recorded an all-time high of $17.9 billion in profits during the second quarter, which was more than four times as much as it made during the same period last year. The news comes after gas prices reached a record high of more than $5 per gallon in mid-June as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, although the national average has since declined to $4.25 per gallon. Oil companies are banking record profits because of high oil prices, not because they’re producing far more oil and gas. As the Journal explains:  Exxon’s oil and gas production was up about 4% from the same period last year. Chevron’s oil-and-gas production declined globally about 7.4% compared with the same period a year ago, largely...
    The Duchess of Cornwall showed she was prepared for the scorching hot weather as she stepped out in the south west this afternoon. Camilla, who celebrated her 75th birthday on Sunday, paid a visit to the village of Mousehole in Penzance with Prince Charles - and she was taking no chances with the record-high temperatures. The Duchess was pictured carrying a white parasol to shade herself as she greeted people alongside Charles, 73. Prepared for anything! The Duchess of Cornwall, 75, carried a parasol as she greeted people under the blistering sun in Penzance this afternoon Camilla recycled a blue linen dress as she visited people in the village of Mousehole Camilla looked prepared for all the elements as she stepped out carrying the parasol, which complemented her light blue dress perfectly as she walked along with Charles Showing she had considered style as well as practicality, the parasol provided the perfect accessory to her duck-egg blue dress - which was made of cool linen. The Duchess recycled long-sleeved linen dress which she has worn several times before - including...
    Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), who is now running for U.S. Senate, was met with opposition to his policies when hosting a roundtable for Ohio farmers. According to a report from The Record-Courier, Ryan attempted to preach bipartisan solutions to issues facing residents of the state. The event was connected to his official duties as a congressman, not his senate campaign. However, the farmers pointed to “how environmental regulations, fuel prices and policies from the current administration were hurting their businesses” Inflation has deeply impacted residents of Ohio, especially farmers, as fuel prices soared to record highs. Additionally, the costs of various chemicals and fertilizers used in farming have spiked. When discussing the high cost of fuel, one individual suggested Ryan “have Uncle Joe build the pipelines.” The remark refers to a decision from Biden to immediately stop the construction of oil pipelines after taking office. Another farmer pushed back against Ryan’s claims that he supports bipartisanship. The individual pointed to Ryan’s voting record as he detailed that Ryan votes with his party “100 percent of the time.” “Ohio farmers see...
    But the positivity didn't last. Lopez said he got fired in the wake of his email and added a paraphrased reason from the powers that be: "Not doing your job, disrupting the day of 275 people, and poor judgement." Figuring he'd soon be locked out of his computer, Lopez said he sent a follow-up mass email: Hey ya’ll, Just got fired for this email from Friday, so they’re letting you know where they stand on employees speaking out on politicians that support marginalization for folks like me. A brown queer person terminated during Pride month speaking in support of abortion rights. Seems like that’s exactly what America is all about right now. Peace out, Michael LopezWhat did Universal Music Group have to say?UMG told the New York Post that Lopez's claims aren't true: "As a matter of policy, we can’t discuss an individual’s personnel record. We can say that what was posted on social media is inaccurate.” The music label added to the paper that it "has a long record of support for...
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), founded in 1920 when Woodrow Wilson was president, has been around for 102 years. And in 2022, the ACLU is more important and badly needed than ever as Christian nationalists and the far-right, nakedly authoritarian MAGA movement attack everything from voting rights to gay rights to reproductive freedom. In fact, there has been a movement within the ACLU to expand and broaden the organization’s activities. But according to a report for HuffPost, the ambitions of ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero are giving the organization some growing pains. In an article published by HuffPost on June 17, journalist Molly Redden notes that the ACLU, under Romero, has “been trying to do things differently for years.” “Over the past decade, it has been Romero’s goal to build the organization — which has historically done most of its fighting in the courtroom — into one that wields as much political and cultural clout for civil rights as the National Rifle Association does for the gun lobby,” Redden reports. “Romero had even commissioned a study, in 2013, of...
    U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (R-TN-02) said that the U.S. cannot afford to send billions of dollars to Ukraine given the record-high inflation and rising gas prices that its citizens are currently experiencing. In a tweet, Burchett said, “The United States cannot afford to blindly send billions of dollars to Ukraine while we deal with record-high inflation and gas prices here at home. Europe needs to provide the primary financial aid since the war is right on its doorstep.” The United States cannot afford to blindly send billions of dollars to Ukraine while we deal with record-high inflation and gas prices here at home. Europe needs to provide the primary financial aid since the war is right on its doorstep. I joined @ShaunKraisman to discuss. pic.twitter.com/lCEpOCaneV — Rep. Tim Burchett (@RepTimBurchett) June 2, 2022 Burchett’s tweet additionally shared an interview that he did on Newsmax. “$40 billion is what we sent to them, basically unchecked. The president already sent, I believe, $13 billion. That makes $53 billion. Russia’s entire military budget this year is just $62 billion – not just...
    Soros-backed prosecutors in Democrat-run cities are overseeing some of the highest shooting numbers in decades — all while leftist politicians argue for gun control and blame Republicans for violence. Following the mass shooting of 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, Democrats have been using the tragic event to push for “assault weapons” bans and other “reforms” ahead of midterm elections, with some even accusing Republicans of being responsible for the bloodshed because of their adherence to the Second Amendment. But a closer look at many Democrat-run cities — specifically those with soft-on-crime prosecutors funded by billionaire globalist George Soros — shows how leftist criminal “reform” policies correlate with more violence, not less. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, who was elected in 2020, prides himself on reducing prison sentences, even as violent crime has soared in L.A. Upon taking office, Gascón took aim at sentencing enhancements prosecutors had been using to lengthen prison time for thousands of people accused of using guns while committing crimes or participating in gang activity,...
    Americans are forking out more cash to pay for their Memorial Day cookouts as meat prices surge, with the cost of ground beef and chicken breasts hitting record highs. Shoppers may experience sticker shock this summer when stocking up for holiday barbecues, as prices have increased for nearly every product. The average cost of ground beef and chicken breasts, per pound, have increased by more than 20 percent between April 2021 and April 2022, USDA data revealed. Burgers, hot dogs and other cookout fixings - such as sliced cheese, tomatoes and lettuce - have also increased in price.  This means the average American could be looking to spend more than $76 on their Memorial Day spread, DailyMail.com analysts determined. The total was calculated based on the current Walmart prices for America's most popular cookout foods. Soaring cookout prices reflect the overall increase in food prices, fueled by the pandemic and increased rate of inflation. The U.S. saw its largest annual increase in food prices in 41 years between April 2021 and 2022, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a...
    Gas prices in the US soared to record heights again Sunday, reaching an all-time high of $4.61 per gallon. The number - more than 50 percent higher than the cost of a gallon a year ago - comes as gas prices have continued to climb during Joe Biden's presidency, and as millions of Americans are poised to travel by road for Memorial Day weekend. Experts say that number will likely surpass the $6 mark by the end of the summer - as pump costs in West Coast cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco already meeting that mark earlier this month.  Last week, the price of a gallon in each of the 50 states surpassed the $4 marker - a dubious distinction never before reached. The rising costs have forced many families to leave the car at home during the long weekend, calling off trips so rising costs don't ensnare their inflation-affected wallets. Gas prices in the US soared to record heights once again Sunday, reaching an all-time high of $4.61 per gallon. Pictured is a pump in Petaluma, California, where regular gas...
    TRAVELLING long distance is part and parcel of the NFL - but new research shows one team will have a huge advantage next season. With the campaign now on the horizon, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of fixtures for 2022-23. 4Steelers fans won't have far to travel in the new seasonCredit: Reuters 4Pittsburgh's new QB Kenny Pickett should enjoy being close to homeCredit: AP 4NFL teams are set to rack up an incredible number of air miles next seasonCredit: Associated Press. And fresh figures from EPSN have revealed just how many miles each team will rack up on their private jets this coming campaign. The Seattle Seahawks have drawn the short straw, covering an incredible 29,446 miles for their scheduled 17 games. That sees them cross 34 time zones and is more than 2000 more than nearest rivals Denver Broncos. In total, ten NFL teams will be forced to travel more than 20,000 miles next season. Read More On The SunHEARTBREAKING Sandals agent shared haunting post before being found dead along with husbandWORTH A SHOT You may soon be...
    A disgraced property developer has agreed to pay $18.85 million to the family of a  woman struck and killed by his 17 year-old son doing 100mph in a Lamborghini he'd been bought for his birthday.  Brandon Khuri, the driver of the vehicle and the son of real estate mogul James Khuri, was racing the $200,000 Urus in a 35-mph zone on a West Los Angeles freeway, when he crashed into a Lexus driven by Monique Muñoz, 32. The settlement, revealed on Thursday, is one of the largest amounts for a single plaintiff in a wrongful death case in California history, according to the family's lawyer.  Khuri was condemned as one of America's most irresponsible fathers after his son slaughtered Muñoz. His killer son was sentenced to just seven to nine months in a juvenile camp, and four months probation. Astonishingly, the arrogant multi-millionaires even suggested Khuri be allowed to serve his sentence at home confinement inside their luxury mansion.   'Today is a significant milestone because the Muñoz family can finally get some closure for this horrific tragedy,'' attorney Daniel Ghyczy said in...
    A Louisiana mother and grandmother were charged with murder on Friday after they forced a four-year-old girl to drink half a bottle of whiskey, as punishment for taking a sip. Roxanne Record, 53, and her daughter Kadjah Record, 28, were each booked into the East Baton Rouge parish prison following the death of Kadjah's daughter China from acute alcohol poisoning. The little girl had a blood alcohol level of .068 more than eight times the .08 legal limit for people over 21 to drive when she died. Police were called to the home in the Windsor Place area of Baton Rouge on Thursday morning, to reports of an unresponsive child. On arriving at the home, on Wallis Street and Harco Drive, they were told by China's siblings that the grandmother was angry because the little girl had taken a sip of the Canadian Mist whiskey, left on the counter. As a punishment, the child was told to kneel on the floor and finish off the remaining half of the bottle.  Four-year-old China Record died on Thursday after her grandmother allegedly forced...
    A FOUR-year-old girl has died after her grandmother forced her to drink a bottle of whiskey, police say. Roxanne Record, 53, was arrested on Friday, and so was her daughter 29-year-old Kadjah Record, who allegedly watched as the child drank the alcohol. 3Roxanne Record, 53, has been accused of causing her granddaughter's death by forcing her to drink a bottle of whiskeyCredit: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office 3Police say the four-year-old's mom 29-year-old Kadjah Record watched as the little girl drank the alcoholCredit: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office 3Both the grandmother and mother have been charged with murderCredit: Baton Rouge Police Department The child's cause of death was acute alcohol poisoning, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office. She has been identified as China Record. China reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of .680 percent - more than eight times Louisiana's driving limit for adults. Both her mother and grandmother have been charged with first-degree murder. Read More NewsVIOLENT FALL Woman with legs bound hurt after falling from 7th floor as missing son found'HORRID WRETCH' Man,...
    In this article BOX .DSRPT Box CEO Aaron Levie speaking at BoxWorks in 2018BoxIn this weekly series, CNBC takes a look at companies that made the inaugural Disruptor 50 list, 10 years later. At age 37, Aaron Levie has been at the same job for almost half his life. He's the CEO of collaboration software vendor Box, a business he started as a sophomore at the University of Southern California. Far from its days as a fledgling dorm room start-up, Box now employs more than 2,100 people and generates close to $900 million in annual revenue. Levie, despite his relative youth, is a grizzled veteran of cloud software, an industry that consisted of Salesforce and little else at the time Box was getting started. Levie is also a seasoned vet when it comes to Wall Street drama, and he has the scars to prove it. In the decade since Box made CNBC's very first Disruptor 50 list, the company has reckoned with a delayed IPO to rightsize its economics, an extended stretch of stock underperformance and last year had...
    Japan and Singapore continue to hold the world's most powerful passports, a new global ranking has revealed, as their citizens can visit 192 countries visa-free. The ranking also reveals that Ukraine has a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 143, a 'record high' for the country, and now ranks in 34th place, climbing up one spot since January. Russia trails behind in 49th place, with a score of 117, falling from 46th earlier this year. Meanwhile, the UK passport has climbed the ranks from 6th place to 5th with a visa-free score of 187, while the US passport is one step behind in 6th place with a score of 186. Japan and Singapore continue to hold the world's most powerful passports, according to a new ranking produced by the Henley Passport Index The UK passport has climbed the ranks from 6th place to 5th with a visa-free score of 187 The ranking has been produced by the Henley Passport Index, which is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It analyses how many countries a passport holder can enter...
    "Music's biggest night" wasn't so big. The 2022 Grammy Awards Sunday night did not see the partial rebound in ratings that last week's Oscars did, only clocking in at 8.93 million viewers across CBS and Paramount+. This makes them the second-least-watched Grammys ever. The least-watched show was in 2021, in the midst of the pandemic, when only 8.8 million viewers tuned in. Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, 19.9 million people watched the prestigious music awards ceremony. BIDEN TALKS 'BIG MAMA' AND HIS TRUCKING PLAN AT WHITE HOUSE Performances by Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Jon Batiste, BTS, Billie Eilish, Carrie Underwood, and others were not enough to rake in viewers. While the 2022 Oscars, Critics Choice Awards, and SAG Awards did not live up to their former glory, they all significantly rebounded after dismal 2021 viewership. The Grammys, however, barely surpassed their 2021 viewers. R&B singer Jon Batiste took home five Grammy awards, one of them for album of the year, while duo Silk Sonic snagged both...
    GRAMMYS 2022 viewers were shocked as Bruno Mars lit up a cigarette while accepting the award for Record of the Year. Silk Sonic took home the Grammy award for Record of the Year with Leave the Door Open and had a memorable acceptance speech. 1Grammys 2022 viewers were shocked as Bruno Mars lit up a cigarette with his Silk Sonic winCredit: Reuters Bruno Mars and Anderson . Paak stormed the stage with joy with what Anderson called their "clean sweep." The R&B duo won Song of the Year earlier in the evening. Anderson said it was "hard to stay humble" and promised the audience all drinks were on Silk Sonic for the evening. Meanwhile, Bruno Mars lit a cigarette on the stage. Read More on Grammy Awards 2022THE STARS AWAIT All you need to know about the Grammy 2022 winnersBIG NIGHT Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic, and Foo Fighters among winners as Lil Nas X performs The duo ran off the stage holding their Grammy up in the air before they said "the Internet would get upset"...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Faulkner Focus,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) stated that President Joe Biden and Democrats believe “there’s no pandemic at our border with no cases coming across into our country,” while “they still insist that American toddlers wear masks when they travel on airplanes and trains.” Cotton stated, “[T]hese are astonishing surges in illegal immigration at our border. … But apparently, Joe Biden is not resting on his laurels. After setting the record last year, he wants to break his own record in 2022. We might have more than 2 million illegals crossing our border this year. And, as you said, Harris, those are not people seeking asylum from persecution. They’re coming for one reason, that’s because they know that Joe Biden will let them in. That’s dangerous for America. Because, many times, they’re smuggling in drugs as well. There are gang members or other kinds of criminals that are crossing our uncontrolled border.” He added, “Only a blinkered ideologue like Joe Biden and the Democratic Party could think there’s no pandemic at our...
    Job turnover remained near record highs last month as as companies continued to struggle to find scarce workers and millions quit seeking better opportunities. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, fell 17,000 to 11.266 million on the last day of February, the Labor Department said in a new report on Tuesday. Despite the second straight month of a slight decline, job openings were not too far from the record high of 11.448 million set in December. The data suggest companies were still desperate to hire workers last month, yet had trouble finding enough people to fill their open jobs.  Job openings, a measure of labor demand, fell 17,000 to 11.266 million on the last day of February, but remained near the record high set in November A 'now hiring' sign on the window of a Rotisserie Chicken restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland About 4.4 million people quit their jobs in February, the government's report said, down slightly from a record of 4.5 million in November.  Still, far more Americans are leaving their jobs than before the pandemic, a trend known...
    CONOR McGREGOR famously claimed "I fear no man" - and proved his point when he took on The Mountain from Game of Thrones. The UFC legend bravely sparred against 6ft 9in Hafthor Bjornsson from Iceland who weighs a whopping 400 pounds - and who once deadlifted a world-record 501kg! 4 The strongman from Iceland towered above the UFC starCredit: YouTube McGregor was put through his paces by the World's Strongest Man winner following his win over Chad Mendes in 2015 as they moved around in a body spar. But 'Thor' - who played The Mountain in the hit HBO show - may call upon the lessons he learned against the UFC fighter when he faces off against Eddoe Hall tonight. McGregor, who was fighting at 145lbs during the time he sparred Bjornsson and stands at 5ft 7in, was dwarfed by Thor as he tried to land a few cheeky body shots. Thor remained in control throughout as he tried to squeeze the Irishman's head between his bulging biceps. After their encounter, the Icelandic strongman claimed he could have defeated McGregor...
    With thousands of people having been killed during Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley — who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump — has been a frequent guest on Fox News and other right-wing media outlets, claiming that President Joe Biden underestimated the threat that Russian President Vladimir Putin posed. Journalist William Saletan, in an article published by the conservative website The Bulwark on March 10, finds this political theater from Haley laughable in light of her predictions that Putin wouldn’t invade Ukraine. “Nikki Haley smells an opportunity,” Saletan explains. “Donald Trump’s U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is getting ready to run for president in 2024, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has given her a chance to talk about foreign policy. But Haley isn’t using that chance to educate the public or offer sound advice. She’s using it to do what she has always done: preen, moralize and insult the intelligence of her audience.” Saletan continues, “Since the invasion began, Haley has been a regular on Fox News,...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday defended the Biden administration amid an onslaught of Republican accusations that the president's policies led to record-high energy prices.  United States gas prices reached a record-high nationwide average of $4.25 per gallon on Wednesday, rising eight cents the day after President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian energy imports.  Global oil and gas prices have skyrocketed since Vladimir Putin gave Moscow's forces the order to invade Ukraine on February 24.   During remarks at the White House on Tuesday, Biden commiserated with US drivers as he announced his Russian energy blockade. He admitted prices would rise further and vowed 'to do everything I can to minimize Putin’s price hike here at home.' But Republican lawmakers claim it's the president's clean energy policies that are to blame for cutting US fossil fuel production. 'Yes, oil is an international market, but the main reason Americans are paying so much is bad domestic policies. These aren’t Putin’s price hikes. They’re President Biden’s,' House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a press conference on Wednesday.' Psaki...
    Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Monday pushed a transition to green energy and electric cars as Americans face record high prices at the pump. As gas costs soar and more workers are returning to the office as covid numbers fall, President Joe Biden's administration announced a $3.7 billion boost for public transportation, including an investment in new fleets of electric buses. 'We are all in the midst of a turning point. We have the technologies to transition to a zero emission fleet,' Harris said during the announcement. 'We can address the climate crisis and grow our economy at the same time.' Buttigieg also stressed how the money would help the environment. 'Transit gets riders where they need to be efficiently and affordably with far less pollution to thrive. And it's even good for drivers of cars, because it means less congestion and traffic on our roads. And transit is even better when it's clean transit with modern electric buses that don't pollute at all,' he said. Vice President Kamala Harris announced the Biden administration's push transition to...
    CONOR McGREGOR famously claimed "I fear no man" - and proved his point when he took on The Mountain from Game of Thrones. The UFC legend bravely sparred against 6ft 9in Hafthor Bjornsson from Iceland who weighs a whopping 400 pounds - and who once deadlifted a world-record 501kg! 4 The strongman from Iceland towered above the UFC starCredit: YouTube McGregor was put through his paces by the World's Strongest Man winner following his win over Chad Mendes in 2015 as they moved around in a body spar. But 'Thor' - who played The Mountain in the hit HBO show - may call upon the lessons he learned against the UFC fighter when he faces off against arm-wrestling champion Devon Larratt in the boxing ring on September 18. McGregor, who was fighting at 145lbs during the time he sparred Bjornsson and stands at 5ft 7in, was dwarfed by Thor as he tried to land a few cheeky body shots. Thor remained in control throughout as he tried to squeeze the Irishman's head between his bulging biceps. After their encounter, the...
    A TEEN girl has accidentally shot herself dead with a submachine gun while trying to record a TikTok video. Yazmin Esmeralda, 15, was visiting her grandmother's home in Sinaloa, Mexico, when she tried to film herself posing with a 9mm Uzi submachine gun. 2The girl accidentally shot herself with an Uzi 9mm submachine gunCredit: AFP 2A Mexican official said youngsters idolise cartel members like Joachim 'El Chapo' Guzman (pictured)Credit: Newsflash The poor youngster had been visiting with her mum and younger brother when she found the weapon at the bottom of a bedroom closet, and asked her brother to film her holding it so she could upload it to TikTok, according to local reports. But the gun accidentally went off, killing her instantly. The shots were so loud they woke Yazmin's mum, the grieving mother told local press. Sinaloa's state prosecutor Sara Bruna Quiñonez Estrada said it's not clear why the weapon was in the house. She told Vice World News that Mexico's army stopped using 9mm Uzis a while ago after it became evident their safety lock was difficult...
    (CNN)Six-time golf major winner Phil Mickelson said Tuesday that recent comments he made regarding a reported breakaway golf tour were off the record -- a claim the reporter who interviewed him has denied -- and said they were shared out of context and without his consent. The Super League is reportedly a Saudi-backed proposed venture that is attempting to attract golfers away from golf's main tours, the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour, with offers of big money.Some of the world's top professional golfers have recently reiterated their commitment to the PGA Tour, including Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau.But last week, Mickelson was quoted from a 2021 interview with author Alan Shipnuck for his upcoming book, "Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf's Most Colorful Superstar," as saying that he would consider joining the proposed Super League because it is a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates."The player is further quoted as saying, "Saudi money has finally given us (players) that leverage" to be able to change things about the PGA. Read MoreShipnuck...
    Transgender swimmers Iszac Henig and Lia Thomas remained unbeatable at the Ivy League Women's Championships on Thursday, with one smashing a record and both  leaving their biological female competitors in their wake during the second day of events at Harvard University.     Thomas, who swam for the University of Pennsylvania's men's team as recently as 2019 when she began medically transitioning to a woman, recorded the fastest time of all swimmers in the Women's 500 freestyle preliminary heats by a full five seconds, finishing in 4:41.19 - five seconds shy of the event's meet record, and six less than the all time NCAA record. Meanwhile, Henig, who swims for Yale and is in the process of transitioning from female to male but is allowed to compete as a woman because she has yet to take any testosterone, beat the pool record in the 50-yard freestyle by just nearly three-tenths of a second with a time of 22.05. Both are now favored to capture their events in the finals, which are scheduled for tonight, as the controversy over the NCAA's decision to allow...
    A woman has revealed how her hopes of landing a new job were dashed after she accidentally sent her potential employer a video of herself mocking an interview question. Chaylene Martinez, who is known as @chayjordan_ on TikTok, was applying for a flight attendant position at SkyWest Airlines and failed to realize she had hit record while she was rehearsing one of her answers.   'Doing a video interview that you only get once chance to get right...accidentally started recording [too] early,' she explained in the caption of the cringe-worthy footage.  Scroll down for video   Chaylene Martinez, who is known as @chayjordan_ on TikTok, was applying for a flight attendant position at SkyWest Airlines when she made a horrific mistake  The job applicant explained that she was only given one chance to answer the video interview question and had accidentally started recording early As part of the online application, she was asked: 'What is your impression of SkyWest's company culture, and how does that resonate with you?' Martinez, who was on the phone and unaware she was recording herself, griped that it...
    The level of hate crimes in the U.S. shot up in 2021 across a dozen of the nation's biggest cities, and Asian Americans were among those being targeted most often amid the coronavirus pandemic as crimes against them skyrocketed 339 percent.   Data from metropolitan police departments in 14 cities found hate crimes were up by 46 percent in 2021 from 2020.  The disturbing findings come from data that has been collected as part of an as yet unpublished study by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University.  An analysis of the data shows Washington, D.C., saw the highest level of hate crimes per 100,000 members of the population with 21.6 hate crimes reported, followed by Los Angeles with 15.5 and San Francisco with 12.8. The level of hate crimes in the U.S. shot up in 2021 across a dozen of the nation's biggest cities. An analysis of the data shows Washington D.C. saw the highest level of hate crimes per 100,000 members of the population with 21.6 hate crimes reported The nation's second biggest city,...
    Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyWhat do Republicans stand for? Romney participating in fundraiser for Liz Cheney The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden faces Ukraine decision amid Russia aggression MORE (R-Wyo.) on Monday announced she had raked in $2.05 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, more than she has in any previous quarter. Cheney began 2022 with $4.7 million in the bank. Her latest haul bests her 2021, which were $1.5 million in the first quarter, $1.9 million in the second quarter, and $1.7 million in the third quarter. The congresswoman raised a total of $7.22 million during 2021.  The Wyoming-based Casper Star Tribune was the first outlet to report her latest fundraising total.  Cheney, one of the most prominent Trump critics in the GOP, is preparing to face a number of primary challengers, including Harriet Hageman, who is supported by former President TrumpDonald TrumpUS pushes for talks with North Korea after latest missile launch Democrats topped GOP in raising, spending 'dark money' from undisclosed donors in 2020: report Hutchinson warns fellow GOP governors: Talking about 2020...
    GEORGIA STANWAY paid tribute to Nikita Parris after breaking her ex-Manchester City team-mate’s scoring record. The England starlet became the club’s all-time top scorer after City thrashed Nottingham Forest 8-0 to reach the FA Cup's fifth round in style. 2Georgia Stanway played her way into Manchester City's history books with an FA Cup hat-trick against Nottingham ForestCredit: Reuters A second-half hat-trick saw Stanway, 23, take her tally up to 63 goals. The feat saw her surpass the record of 62 Parris set during the Citizens’ 3-0 defeat of Liverpool in the league in 2018. And Stanway joked about avoiding passing to Lauren Hemp in order to protect her record. The Cumbria-born forward said: “I'm massively honoured to take over from Keets (Nikita Parris) because I know how much of an unbelievable player that she is. "I think it's Lauren who is behind me (in terms of goals) and so if I don't pass to her, I'll be able to keep the record a little bit longer! “But I'll enjoy the moment and hopefully someone can beat me because then...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Parise scored the tiebreaking goal with just over eight minutes left in the third period and Ilya Sorokin made 14 saves as the New York Islanders edged Philadelphia 4-3. The reeling Flyers notched their franchise-record 13th straight loss. READ MORE: Trash Bags, Cardboard, Old Furniture: Illegal Dumping In Logan Sparking Outrage From Ya Fav Trashman, Community MembersParise rifled the puck past Flyers goalie Martin Jones at 11:51 for his third goal of the season as the Islanders improved to 8-2-1 in their last 11 games and beat the Flyers for the ninth straight time. The gritty 37-year-old Parise is one of three Islanders to play all 35 games during this COVID-impacted season. Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier assisted on Parise’s winning goal. Forward Mathew Barzal put the Islanders ahead 3-2 early in the second, taking a cross-ice pass from Parise at 5:42. Brock Nelson also assisted on Barzal’s eighth goal of the season. Philadelphia’s Gerry Mayhew tied the contest at 3 with his second goal of the season 90 seconds into the third period. Jones...
    An innocent New Jersey 18-year-old was tragically killed Wednesday when he was caught in the crossfire of a gunfight while bringing groceries to his grandma in a city that recently broke its murder record. Police in Paterson found Robert Cuadra - a young man described as having a promising future despite a tough upbringing - lying on the sidewalk with a bullet to the head Wednesday evening, following a heavy shootout between two men in which they fired a total of 16 shots.   Cuadra was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.    No arrests have been made, as police and prosecutors in Passaic County are still investigating.     Paterson, like many cities in 2021, set a record for shootings. In fact, the last two years the city has set a homicide record.  Robert Cuadra, 18, was tragically killed by a stray bullet during a gunfight between two men in Paterson, New Jersey Wednesday Cuadra was beloved by his family and just months away from escaping a tough upbringing to earn a full scholarship to Montclair State University RELATED ARTICLES...
    The likes of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are among the billionaires who have seen their wealth double since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Oxfam said the 10 wealthiest men's wealth jumped from £500 billion ($700 billion) to £1.1 trillion ($1.5 trillion), at an average rate of £1 billion ($1.3 billion) per day, according to a new report.     And as the pandemic eases and travel restrictions finally relax, the world's richest are able to enjoy their wealth, with exotic getaways in luxury homes.  So, how to you spend a billion pounds? One superrich buyer used their Covid-accumulated wealth to snap up a £20 million car. Others are spending it on eco-yachts, while some are buying up tickets to go to space with Richard Branson. Here, FEMAIL reveals how the richest are set to spend their billions in a post-Covid world...  SUPER CARS  Rolls-Royce sold a record number of cars last year as the pandemic made the super-rich realise 'life can be short'. The super-car maker, whose vehicles are priced from £233,000 to £432,000, sold 5,586 vehicles,  the...
    FBI Director Christopher Wray told a House committee in June that his agency was unable to monitor extremist social media accounts without 'proper predication,' a claim that is contrary to the FBI's published guidelines. The details of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection are gradually emerging into view, thanks to evidence released in the indictments against key players such as Stewart Rhodes and his Oath Keepers. But there are still a number of lingering mysteries still to be resolved—and one of the most pressing is the question: Why was federal law enforcement, particularly the FBI, so utterly unprepared? Jason Paladino at Grid recently examined all of the FBI’s rationales for its failure to adequately prepare for the siege against Congress, and concluded correctly that all of them fail the sniff test. The only reasonable conclusion—particularly as the evidence is assembled for public viewing—is that federal law enforcement’s cozy relationship with these right-wing extremists blinded them to the reality of the nature of the beast they thought they could use as an ally. As Paladino observes, there had been more than adequate...
    The Biden administration is under pressure from Americans as many wait hours to be tested for COVID - while the US broke a world record for daily cases with 488,988 reported on Wednesday.  As the Omicron variant continues sweeping the nation, the country also topped a record for its seven-day average of new cases for the second day, hitting 301,000, after already breaking the record Tuesday with 264,546 cases, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. The country's previous record was about 247,503 average daily cases, reported on January 11. Coronavirus deaths have also climbed over the past two weeks from an average of 1,200 per day to around 1,500. Americans are waiting in droves to be testes for COVID in cities across the country, demanding Biden fulfill his promise to have 500 million COVID at-home tests available after announcing Wednesday that the contracts for the order won't be finished until 'late next week.'  Americans are still waiting hours in lines to be tested for COVID-19 as the Omicron variant sweeps the nation. Every US state is currently listed...
    (CNN)Jack Frost is taking over the northern US for the holiday weekend, delivering heavy snowfall, plummeting temperatures, and a white Christmas to the Pacific Northwest. The northern cold stops short of the southern US, where balmy springlike temperatures will likely break records.An atmospheric river event along the West Coast is packing moisture into the region, forcing those in the Northwest to break out the shovels.Frightful winter weatherMillions of people are under winter weather alerts spanning the western US this holiday weekend.Two rounds of storms will batter the West Coast, creating hazardous travel conditions.Read MoreIn the initial round of storms pushing through Friday, heavy snowfall will mainly be confined to the higher elevation regions of the Sierra, Cascades and Rockies. Snow totals surpassing a foot are expected across the region. A second system of storms moving in Friday evening will cause more problems for the West, bearing heavy mountain snow and rainfall to the lower elevations -- alongside flash flood threats and dangerous travel conditions."Travel will be be hazardous, even impassable at times, in the hardest hit locations with towering snow...
    The Omicron variant is driving a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in a number of states, with Hawaii now leading the nation in the rate of increase.  New York, Georgia and Texas are all seeing major surges in new COVID cases, which are up more than 100 percent in the past two weeks in those states, according to new data on Wednesday.  Hawaii now leads the nation with daily new cases up 557 percent in the past two weeks followed by Florida at 371 percent.  Tuesday marked the highest number of new coronavirus infections in a single day in Ohio, with 12,502 additional cases reported.  The only higher reports covered two days, following holidays when there was no reporting: 14,293 on January 2 after New Year’s Day and 17,065 the day after Thanksgiving in 2020, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Facing a disturbing surge, six healthcare facilities in Cleveland took out a full-page ad in the Plain Dealer focused on a single word: 'Help.'  'We now have more COVID-19 patients in our hospitals than ever before,' the ad in...
    Nikhil Srivastava: Indians are joining the international arena with their unparalleled talent. India’s reputation as possible but impossible for people from other countries. Nikhil Srivastava Nikhil Srivastava: Indians are joining the international arena with their unparalleled talent. India’s reputation is being globalized by making it possible but not possible for people from other countries. It is no exaggeration to say that it is a matter of national pride for our Indians to be the CEOs of the world’s most sought after technology giants like Google, Microsoft, IBM Latest .. Twitter. One more Indian has recently joined this list. The famous Indo-American mathematician Nikhil Srivastava became famous in the superpower for his incomparable talent. He solved a problem that had remained unresolved for 62 years and re-established India’s prestige in the Mathematical Society. Nikhil Srivastava solved a problem that arose in 1959. Currently this topic is causing a stir in the United States. Nikhil Srivastava was jointly nominated for the Cyprian Boise Prize, launched by the American Mathematical Society. Nikhil announced that he would receive the award on behalf of...
              moreby Harry Wilmerding   The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) raked in massive profits in 2020, mostly from royalties on branded health insurance policies, not memberships, according to company financial documents. AARP’s 2020 Form 990 shows that the organization reported $1.6 billion in revenue, with roughly $1 billion, or over 60%, from royalty revenue. Meanwhile, membership dues contributed under 20% of total revenue. AARP’s 2019 Form 990 reported $1.72 billion in revenue, with royalties making up nearly 56% of revenue while membership dues contributed just 17%. “The organization’s business effectively overcharges seniors who purchase insurance coverage from the organization — including Medicare supplemental policies, called Medigap insurance — to fund its own operations,” Juniper Research Group Founder and Chief Executive Chris Jacobs wrote in an August 2020 American Commitment report. AARP is designated a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization by the IRS, but the company has consistently made large profits due to the group’s marketing practices, according to the report. “AARP functions less as a membership organization than as a marketing conglomerate with a liberal advocacy group on the side,” Jacobs told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “It charges...
    The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) raked in massive profits in 2020, mostly from royalties on branded health insurance policies, not memberships, according to company financial documents. AARP’s 2020 Form 990 shows that the company recorded $1.6 billion in revenue with roughly $1 billion, or over 60%, coming from royalty revenue. Meanwhile, membership dues contributed under 20% of overall revenue. “It charges so little for membership because it makes most of its money selling products to its members and taking a percentage of the cut — starting with insurance products sold by UnitedHealth,” Juniper Research Group Founder and Chief Executive Chris Jacobs told the Daily Caller News Foundation. The House Ways and Means Committee investigated AARP in 2011, which was submitted to the Internal Revenue Service. The report highlighted key issues with AARP’s structure, specifically its royalty fee.  The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) raked in massive profits in 2020, mostly from royalties on branded health insurance policies, not memberships, according to company financial documents. AARP’s 2020 Form 990 shows that the organization reported $1.6 billion...
    Tom Brady spent five years with the Michigan Wolverines. How many times did the legendary quarterback beat Ohio State in that time? The annual Ohio State vs. Michigan game has featured many great players over the year. It’s safe to say none of them went on to match the incredible NFL success of Tom Brady. Before he was an NFL-winning machine, Brady was a relative mortal as a quarterback for the Wolverines. Even if he didn’t light the college football world on fire, he still proved his winning ways with his rivalry game record. How many times did Tom Brady beat Ohio State with MichiganTechnically, Brady’s record against Ohio State while at Michigan was 4-1. However, that record doesn’t exactly represent his time as a starter. Brady took a redshirt in 1995 when the Wolverines beat the Buckeyes, 31-23. He was a backup for the 12-9 victory in 1996 and the 20-14 win in 1997. In 1998, Brady got the starting quarterback job in Ann Arbor and led them to a 10-3 record. The Ohio State game that year didn’t...
    Michael Johnston, 38, was arrested and charged with recording two nannies without their consent. They have also sued him The head of a Chicago-based record label has been ousted after he allegedly recorded two nannies in his home without their consent, going so far as to hide a camera in a picture frame and aim it at one of their bathtubs. Michael Johnston, 38, was arrested on November 9 on a felony charge of making an unauthorized video recording in a bathroom.  He and his wife, Kelly, are also being sued by the two victims, a pair of young women who were encouraged to housesit and specifically use the recorded areas. Kelly hasn't been charged with a crime as of Tuesday. Johnson is the co-founder of indie label Audiotree, which announced Monday that it had fired Johnston as president and CEO.  His next court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. The young women sued Johnston and his wife Kelly back in September, according to a copy of the complaint obtained by the Chicago Sun Times.   One of them, identified only as...
    The logjam at California's ports for ships to wait is now as long as 17 days - a new record amid the continuing  supply chain crisis. There were as many as 83 ships at anchor and in a holding pattern outside ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach as of Friday night, officials said.  The nearly 17-day wait is double the wait time from just two months ago.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom is attempting to address the problem by doubling capacities at the state's DMV in an effort to conduct more commercial driving tests and ease the truck driver shortage.   'With today's announcement, we'll get more truckers on the road to get goods where they need to go faster,' Newsom said. 'The supply chain crisis is not a California specific problem, but we've taken swift action to relieve congestion and increase our capacity to move goods quickly.'  The California DMV will open up Saturday hours at various test sites.   The logjams at the ports come as strained supply chains have caused controversy for President Joe Biden as they combine with...
    Signage for a job fair is seen on 5th Avenue after the release of the jobs report in New York, September 3, 2021.Andrew Kelly | Reuters Consumer confidence hit a 10-year low in November as inflation climbed to the highest levels since the early 1990s, according to a closely watched gauge. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index tumbled to 66.8 for November, according to a preliminary reading Friday. The reading was the lowest since November 2011 and well below the Dow Jones estimate of 72.5. The gauge also indicated a low level of belief that policymakers are acting appropriately to handle inflation, which ran at a 6.2% rate for October, according to the consumer price index released Wednesday. Despite the continued decline in how people feel about the economy, workers again left their jobs in record numbers during September. In a sign of confidence for the labor market, 4.43 million people quit, part of what some have called "The Great Resignation," the Labor Department reported Friday. That number topped August's 4.27 million and bought the quits rate as a...
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