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    The parents of one of the University of Idaho stabbing victims have claimed that two of students slain at their off-campus house last month have conflicting 'means of death.' Steven and Kristi Goncalves recently spoke out about the murder of their daughter Kaylee as patience dwindles for the Moscow, Idaho police department three weeks into the unsolved killings. Dailymail.com has reached out to the police for comment. Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20 and Ethan Chapin, 20, were all stabbed to death on November 13, likely while they were sleeping, according to the Latah County coroner. Police have not yet named any suspects, persons of interest or a motive in the case.  'I'll cut to the chase – their means of death don't match,' Kaylee's father, Steven Goncalves, told Lawrence Jones Cross Country on Saturday. He has said that Kaylee and Mogen were sleeping in the same bed when the attack occurred. 'Their points of damage don't match,' he added. 'I'm just going to say it. It wasn't leaked to me. I earned that. I paid for that funeral. … I sent...
    Methane gas that leaked from a damaged Nord Stream pipeline in September will not increase global warming, a new study claims.  The leaks will have a 'negligible' effect on warming, despite releasing 220,000 tons of methane into the air, academics say.  This is relatively 'tiny' and too small to affect humans compared with emissions from sources such as the coal and gas industries, they add.  The cause of the pipeline damage is unknown, although there are suspicions from Western leaders that it was caused deliberately by Russia.  A few days after the leaks, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said that the leaks were no accident and that she 'cannot rule out' sabotage.  According to Swedish and Danish authorities, there were four leaks from the two Nord Stream pipes (two in the Swedish economic zone, two in the Danish economic zone) This photo from the Danish Defence Command shows the gas leak at the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as seen off the Danish Baltic island of Bornholm, south of Dueodde Security walks in front of the landfall facility of the Baltic...
    A single mother has revealed how she became a mom of four at age 21 after she welcomed two 'miracle' sets of twins within two years - despite being on birth control the second time she conceived. Kaitlin Brooks, now 22, from Little Rock, Arkansas, was over the moon to discover she was expecting twins in March 2019 and she welcomed her boys, Denver and Dayton Brooks, into the world that October at the age of 19. But the full-time mom couldn't believe her luck when just after their first birthday she found out she was pregnant with twins again - despite being on birth control - and she gave birth to Pierce and Piper Brooks in August 2021.  Remarkably, the mom-of-four claims that she'll likely conceive twins each time she falls pregnant because she releases two eggs during ovulation - a process known as hyperovulation. Kaitlin Brooks, now 22, from Arkansas, gave birth to two sets of twins by the time she was 21 and claims her pregnancies that defied the odds were a 'miracle' The single mom-of-four gave...
    ERIK TEN HAG has been named the Premier League’s Manager of the Month. The Manchester United boss endured a dreadful start to life at Old Trafford after taking charge this summer. 2Erik ten Hag has been named the Premier League's Manager of the MonthCredit: PA The Red Devils suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton on the opening day of the campaign. They were then thumped 4-0 at Brentford as alarm bells really started ringing. However, the Dutchman navigated the storm superbly as United bounced back with a victory over Liverpool followed by a win at Southampton. But it was United’s superb September that has led to Ten Hag receiving his first Manager of the Month award - even though the club only played two top-flight matches. READ MORE ON MAN UTDVAN DRIVEN MAD Van de Beek 'wanted to quit' Man Utd as Pogba 'turned up late' but played Jadon Sancho’s goal got it off to a flyer as that secured the points from their away game at Leicester. Then a thrilling display against Arsenal on September 4 made it...
    While Zach Wilson has been recovering from a meniscus and bone bruise he suffered during the preseason, Joe Flacco has done more than just a serviceable job. Flacco threw for over 300 yards during the first two weeks. That includes a 307-yard, four-touchdown performance in the 31-30 win against the Browns in Week 2. Despite Flacco’s play and even if he defeats the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Jets coach Robert Saleh reaffirmed the team’s commitment to Wilson as their starting quarterback once he’s given the green light from the doctors. “Zach is the future of this organization,” Saleh said. “As soon as the doctors clear him, we will get him on the field.” Wilson has been practicing on a limited basis for the last couple of weeks. Before the Jets’ season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, Saleh announced that Wilson would miss the first three games of the season as they want to make sure he is “mentally and physically” ready. This week, the Jets will ramp up Wilson’s practice regimen, hoping he will play Week 4 at the Pittsburgh Steelers,...
    SOMEHOW despite Canelo Alvarez's domination against Gennady Golovkin the scorecards were still the talking point. The Mexican in 2017 was accused of escaping with an undeserved draw in his adopted fight home of Las Vegas. 2Canelo Alvarez beat Gennady Golovkin on points in their trilogy zCredit: AP And a year later, when Canelo emerged victorious in the rematch with a majority decision, again some felt GGG deserved the nod. Although this time around, four years on there could be no argument as the Mexican bossed proceedings in the overdue trilogy. But the scorecards did not reflect that, with one reading 116-112 and two others 115-113. That means, if Canelo had lost just one more round, it would have been scored 114-114, an almost unthinkable result. READ MORE IN BOXINGWHAT A TRIL Canelo DOMINATES Golovkin on points in Vegas trilogy to end epic rivalry on top It caused outrage online as the judges decisions were again called into question, this time for going against boxing's prized asset. One said: "They’ve pulled a reverse card...
    A man accused of 'beheading his ex-girlfriend with a samurai sword' in broad daylight, while her young children were inside her Northern California home, is believed to be a US citizen, despite previous reports claiming the contrary. Karina Castro, 27, was beheaded with the weapon outside her Bay Area home Thursday last week by her ex-boyfriend Jose Raphael Solano Landaeta, 33, according to authorities. Neighbors watched the horrific scene unfold, while her daughters, age 7 and 1, were lucky not to bear witness to the grisly murder of their mother. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told FOX News that they had 'no involvement with this individual' in response to reports made by the Santa Monica Observer claiming that Landaeta had been 'in the US illegally.' The Observer also claimed that Landaeta, from Venezuela, had 'entered the country on a tourist visa about ten years ago' and 'never left.' Landaeta is the father of Castro's 1-year-old daughter, authorities say, but she was granted a restraining order against him in April. Karina Castro (pictured), 27, was beheaded with a 'samurai sword'...
    Salman Rushdie, who was attacked Friday after decades of death threats, spent recent years basking in the social limelight as he wooed a string of younger women - despite being blasted by one of his four former wives as a spoilt baby who needed constant praise and 'frequent sex.' The acclaimed novelist, 75, stirred controversy in his profession with his novel 'The Satanic Verses' that drew death threats from Iran's leader in the 1980s and forced him into hiding. But once he emerged from hiding years later, he received a wave attention for his turbulent love life.   Rushdie has been married and divorced four times and linked to a slew of other women in the years since. Author Salman Rushdie was attacked as he was being introduced to the stage for the CHQ 2022 event on Friday in New York state The short union between Rushdie and Lakshmi (right) ended badly, with both insulting each other in their respective memoirs  The attack happened at an event in Buffalo, New York, where people rushed to assist the author after he appeared...
    by Gillian Richards   The Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation is in the news again with the House’s passage last week of legislation codifying that 2015 ruling as part of U.S. law. In the years before the high court ruled in the case known as Obergefell v. Hodges, 38 states defined marriage by law as an exclusive union between one man and one woman. In 31 of these states, voters approved ballot initiatives to amend their state constitutions to define marriage that way. (See the full list below or in the chart here.) A total of 35 states still have these laws—whether in the state constitution, statute, or both—on the books. In most states, according to Heritage Foundation research, an overwhelming percentage of voters favored a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In Mississippi, 86% of voters in 2004 supported that traditional definition of marriage, as did 81% in of Alabama in 2006. That same year, 81% of voters in Tennessee, 78% in South Carolina, and 63% in Idaho favored such an amendment. Even in California,...
    MEET two Hatters fans — Mat Westwood and Stephen Foster. Mat, 35, supports Luton while Stephen, 80, is Stockport through and through. 6Luton fan Mat Westwood with sons Jack and Alfie Apart from following clubs with the same nickname, Mat and Stephen share something else in common. Both have been told to expect only months to live. Mat has bravely battled cancer for five years — but the malignant melanoma, originally found in his left leg, has now spread to his lungs, brain, liver and possibly bones. While multiple sclerosis sufferer Stephen is receiving end-of-life care at St Anne’s Hospice in Stockport. read more football storiesGOOD NEWS Dortmund give positive Sebastien Haller update after testicular cancer diagnosisFERGIE TIME Ferguson RETURNS to Man Utd as legendary manager handed official role on board But despite their situations, football has helped bring them joy as it always has done throughout their lives. Mat has remained remarkably upbeat and even jokes about dying with family and friends. Above all, he wants to enjoy his final days with wife Lizzie, 33, and sons, Alfie, 13,...
    CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN has not joined Manchester United just for the prestige or one last payday. The Danish playmaker is determined to play a big part in Erik ten Hag’s Old Trafford rebuild — rather than sit on the bench and add the Red Devils to his CV. 4Christian Eriksen has joined Manchester United on a three-year deal After driving fellow new signing Lisandro Martinez into Carrington for their first training session yesterday, Eriksen said: “I want to come here and play, I haven’t come just for the logo. “Speaking with the manager and hearing his ideas was great. “With the ideas of the manager coming in and my conversations with him, I could see myself playing football here. “That was ideal for me to decide to come to Manchester United. At the same time, it’s a very, very big club — if not the biggest. READ MORE ON MAN UTDTRANSFER NEWS Ronaldo set for new Man Utd deal and loan, Chelsea line up shock Kane bid “It has a big history and it’s a nice feeling to be part of something that big...
    Paul Maurice will likely have to wait a while to make his first draft selection as head coach of the Panthers. If things remain the same, Florida won’t be picking until the second and final day of the draft as it doesn’t have a selection until the third round after trading away its first- and second-round picks. In fact, the Panthers are actually without a first-round pick in 2022, 2023 and 2024 after making win-now moves to acquire players such as Claude Giroux, Sam Reinhart, Sam Bennett and Ben Chariot. Trades for Reinhart and Bennett in 2021 with Buffalo and Calgary, respectively, are what cost the team their first two selections this year. Those trades bore fruit, however, as Florida went on to have the best regular season in franchise history. Reinhart finished second on the team in goals with 33 while Bennett ended up fifth with 28. Despite the lack of top selections, general manager Bill Zito and his staff believe that their process should not and won’t change going into Thursday’s draft. “Prep has been the same and...
    A fugitive yoga teacher who is facing first-degree murder charges for allegedly gunning down her love rival and then fleeing to Costa Rica on a fraudulent passport evaded cops for six weeks by going town-to-town despite officials sending two US Marshals to the country to track her down.  Kailtin Armstrong, 34, spent six weeks on the run after allegedly killing her love rival, pro-cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson, who had spent an evening with her boyfriend, Colin Strickland, in Austin in May.  At a press conference on Thursday, US Marshals said they caught Armstrong through 'good old-fashioned police work'  by going door-to-door at hostels in San Jose, Jaco Beach and Saint Teresa - for six weeks. She had used three aliases to try to conceal her identity.  Armstrong's undoing began after she caught a bus from San Jose to Jaco Beach, and then frequented several yoga studios under several aliases, including Beth Martin, Liz Martin and Ari Martin. Locals identified her after being shown a photograph. She then fled to Saint Teresa where she stayed at Don John hostel and taught part-time...
    The Ukrainian Premier League is targeting August 20 for the return of the competition, despite the ongoing war and Russia targeting two of the three cities expected to host matches with missile strikes. In yet another brave show of defiance from Ukraine, the top flight has pressed on with plans to run a 16-team competition, starting in just under eight weeks and it has appealed to other European clubs for support. But Russian attacks on civilian targets in Kyiv and Lviv, and yesterday's attack on a shopping centre in Kremenchuk killing at least 18 people, will raise concern over current plans. Ukrainian Premier League set to return from August 20 after it was abandoned last season As President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the leaders of the G7 countries via video link in Germany on Monday, pleading for more weapons, Ukrainian football teams continued to return for pre-season training. The Premier League has committed to restarting the competition, after it was suspended and then abandoned last season following the Russian invasion on February 24. But while it has made an unambiguous decision...
    IT was the footballing miracle fuelled by the unlikeliest preparation of burgers, booze and an all-night party. The against-all-odds triumph which actually cost one of its major players not one but TWO holidays. 4Denmark legend Henrik Larsen celebrates winning Euro 92Credit: Getty Yet a victory no one could have put a penny on less than a month earlier . . . because the eventual winners were not meant to be in the competition. Denmark had only been called into Euro 92 when Yugoslavia were booted out — over the war in the Balkans — ten days before the tournament began. Amazingly, a month later they were champions, after their injury-ravaged and depleted side shocked the biggest names in Europe at the Sweden event. They stunned even themselves — and today the heroes of Denmark’s finest hour will hold an almighty party in Copenhagen to celebrate the 30th anniversary. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLSAND STORM Phil Foden had beach club bust-up with girlfriend after she looked at his phone Henrik Larsen was one of the lesser-known Danes ahead of Euro 92, spending that season on loan...
    The Chicago White Sox had a solid recent history on their side against the Baltimore Orioles, but they never had to face off against Adley Rutschman. The Orioles rookie catcher had Sox starter Johnny Cueto’s number Thursday night, tagging him for a two-run homer in the fourth and an RBI double two innings later to send the Sox to a 4-0 loss at Guaranteed Rate Field. Rutschman’s three RBIs were a career high — he had all of four in his first 26 games. “He had a big night,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “See if we can make some adjustments, keep him quiet.” Cueto threw 5 ⅓ innings, allowed seven hits — including a two-run homer to Rutschman — and struck out seven. The Sox had won eight straight against the Orioles dating to May 1, 2019. But they went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base. “I would say we should win the game when you get nine hits and a lot of hard outs — you should mark something, right?” La Russa...
    GARETH SOUTHGATE has been told by FA chiefs they have full faith in his England leadership. Southgate was jeered by fans during last week’s chaotic 4-0 Nations League defeat by Hungary and faced questions over his future. 2FA chiefs have thrown their support behind England boss Gareth SouthgateCredit: Rex 2England are yet to register a win in the Nations LeagueCredit: EPA Those were fuelled by the Three Lions boss admitted he would not “outstay my welcome” if he believed he had lost support, despite signing a new deal taking him up to Euro 2024. But in a public vow of backing, FA chair Debbie Hewitt revealed she had sought out Southgate to let him know Wembley was completely behind him. Hewitt said: “What happened last week is clearly part of football. “But Gareth is, on the pitch, the most successful England manager that we have had in 55 years. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLGATE KEEPER Southgate backed to keep England job despite criticism as FA point to success “The facts are that he has taken us to a World Cup semi-final...
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JUNE 16: Shohei Ohtani #17 and Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels look on before the game against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on June 16, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Are they a threat to the Yankees? (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) The Yankees own the best record in the majors but who are their five biggest AL threats? At 49-17 entering play in tonight’s game, the New York Yankees are the best team in Major League Baseball to begin the year by a wide margin. The club is the only one in the big leagues to have a winning-percentage above .700 and is 9-1 in its last ten games. The Yankees have put up a run-differential of +143, also the best in the bigs by a ton, on the backs of Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton’s standout offensive performances. However, the American League features some of the most fearsome starting rotations and starting lineups in the game and as any baseball fan knows, anything can happen in this game, including the...
    CANELO ALVAREZ insists he "risks everything" when steps into the ring following his unsuccessful return to light-heavyweight. Canelo, 31, came up short in his bid to become a two-time 175lb champion against Dmitry Bivol earlier this month and lost his spot atop the pound-for-pound rankings. 3Canelo Alvarez locked horns with Dmitry Bivol earlier this monthCredit: GETTY 3But he came up short in his bid to become a two-time light-heavyweight championCredit: REUTERS 3A disappointed Canelo looks on after his loss to Russia's BivolCredit: GETTY But falling from the summit of the P4P list means little to the Mexican in his quest for greatness. The undisputed super-middleweight king said: "I risk everything to keep making history when I don’t need to risk anything. "I’ve already achieved so many things. "I’m in a position where I don’t have to risk anything, and I still do it, and nobody does that when they are in a position like the one I’m in. READ MORE IN SPORTTHE TRILOGY Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 3: Date CONFIRMED, live stream "So personally, I still feel I’m...
    Tiger Woods struggled through his first round of the PGA Championship as he finished four-over at Southern Hills but the 15-time Major champion insisted he can get back in the tournament.  The 46-year-old kickstarted the second Major of the year with a birdie on his first hole as he continued his sensational comeback from a horrific car accident last year.  However, his round did not continue in such stellar fashion and he shot seven bogeys to card an opening round of 74 as he appeared to limp around the Tulsa course.  Tiger Woods struggled through his first round of the US PGA as he finished four-over RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'Back off': Tiger Woods snaps at a cameraman at the PGA... That's how to start a major, Rory! Clubhouse leader McIlroy... DEREK LAWRENSON: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy can capitalise... Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth make up dream... Share this article Share Following his round, Woods admitted he felt frustrated with his round, insisting it was not the...
    The troubled Michigan baby formula factory that shut down in February claims the Food and Drug Administration still hasn't given them the green light to restart operations, despite the agency saying it could be back up and running in two weeks.  Abbott Laboratories revealed Monday that it had entered into a consent decree with the FDA that creates a pathway to reopen the facility, however the timeline for operations remains unclear. ‘After FDA approval, Abbott could restart the site within two weeks; from the time of restart it would take six to eight weeks before product is available on shelves,' a company spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Monday. The federal regulator, during a media call Monday night, confirmed it has not yet given its approval, saying: 'We are negotiating with Abbott to get them up and running as soon as possible.' The agency has declined to answer questions about the timeline for the Michigan's plants reopening and instead directed reporters to Abbott. 'I think we all know the treachery of giving exact timeframes to get these things done because as corrections...
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to approve COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for children as young as five years old as early as Tuesday, the New York Times reports. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will likely receive the approval this week, becoming the first booster shot children as young as five are eligible for.  Pfizer's jab is already the only one available to minors in the U.S. - with children as young as five eligible for the first two-dose regimen - and its booster eligibility will now match that of its initial doses. Uptake of the shots among these lower age groups has already been low, though, and the boosters in general have not been as popular as officials would have hoped among this age group. Many experts also wonder if the shots are needed at all in children this young, as they suffer little risk from the virus - with minors making up around 0.1 percent of Covid deaths over the past two years - and are at an increased risk of some serious side-effects like myocarditis. Last...
    ARSENAL cult hero Bacary Sagna has declared that the club can win the Premier League within the next TWO years. The 39-year-old, who made 284 appearances for the Gunners between 2007-14, has been full of praise for Mikel Arteta's side. 2Bacary Sagna believes Arsenal can win the Premier League in the near futureCredit: Getty - Contributor 2Arteta can take Arsenal to the title, says SagnaCredit: Getty That is despite Arsenal being thumped 3-0 by arch-rivals Tottenham in Thursday's North London derby. Sagna has stated that his former employers were "robbed" in the clash as he slammed the questionable decisions made by referee Paul Tierney. But even though Arsenal failed to impress against Antonio Conte's men, Sagna has seen enough of them this season to be confident going into next campaign. Regardless of whether Arsenal finish in the Champions League, Sagna believes they can soon challenge the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Arsenal 'on verge of Marquinhos signing', Gunners 'counting' on Saliba Speaking to SunSport via Bet365, he said: "I was worried about how Arsenal were going to...
    MANCHESTER CITY forward Phil Foden bemoaned failing to "kill off" Real Madrid following a breathtaking 4-3 victory in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. Pep Guardiola's side led by two goals on three occasions during the epic thriller at the Etihad on Tuesday night, but on each occasion the Spanish champions-elect fought back. 3Man City and Real Madrid played out a Champions League classic at the EtihadCredit: Reuters 3Foden scored Man City's third goal of the game early on in the second halfCredit: Getty 3Two goals from Karim Benzema have helped keep Madrid in the tieCredit: AP And while Man City take a slender advantage to the Bernabeu for the second leg in eight days time, Foden admits it was a missed opportunity to put the tie to bed. Speaking to BT Sport, he said: "For the fans watching it was obviously a great game of football. "We are playing a side that have won the Champions League many times and if we give the ball away they are going to punish us. It is something we need...
    The Biden administration is set to extend the mask mandate for public transit another month beyond its March 18 deadline, according tor reports. The order, which has been in place since February 2021 and has been extended numerous times, requires 'persons to wear masks over the mouth and nose when traveling on any conveyance (e.g., airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares, ferries, ships, trolleys, and cable cars) into or within the United States' and while in transportation hubs.  At the same time the Biden administration has pushed a message of moving on from the pandemic. The White House lifted its mask mandate last week two days after the Centers for Disease Control updated its guidance and said that Americans in most areas of the country could enter public spaces without a mask.  A slew of Democratic governors had gotten ahead of the CDC and dropped their mask requirements before the guidance was updated.    President Biden urged Americans to return to the office last Friday during remarks. 'Because of the progress we've made fighting COVID, Americans can not only get...
    President Biden scoffed at a Senate-passed bill to end the coronavirus national emergency, calling the Republican attempt a 'reckless and costly mistake.'  The bill to terminate the declaration under the National Emergencies Act passed the Senate 48-47, with three Democrats and two Republicans absent from the vote. The national emergency was first enacted in March 2020 under President Trump.  The White House said that if the bill were to reach the president's desk. It said that the national emergency declaration is needed for 'ensuring that necessary supplies are promptly available to respond to the virus and facilitating the delivery of health care.'  Absent on the Democrat side for the vote were Sens. Dianne Feinstein, who is mourning the loss of her husband, Alex Padilla, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, and Mark Kelly. Republicans Jim Inhofe, who also recently contracted Covid-19, and Richard Burr were absent from voting.  In Biden's State of the Union address this week, the president delivered a message of moving on from Covid-19.  'We can end the shutdown of schools and businesses. We have the tools...
    Pierre Crom/Getty Images Two journalists have reportedly been shot in Ukraine while on assignment for the Daily Beast. The Beast reported late Saturday that freelance correspondents Stefan Weichert and Emil Filtenborg were shot while reporting from the front lines. Weichert reportedly took a bullet to the shoulder, while Filtenborg sustained multiple bullet wounds. Both men were wearing bulletproof equipment. The two have been filing reports for the Daily Beast from the conflict zone, as well as for a Danish news outlet. The incident happened while the men were driving in the town of Oktyrka, about 200 miles outside of Kyiv. According to the Beast report, the car was sprayed with bullets by unknown gunmen. They were able to keep the car moving despite the damage to the vehicle and eventually got to safety. “The car was a complete wreck, so even though Emil was hit by three bullets and I was hit by one we are extremely lucky that nothing was fatal,” Weichert told the Beast. “We were wearing bulletproof vests in the car but despite that...
    In Eric Bieniemy’s quiet moments, his self-reflection time, does the Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator wonder “what’s wrong with me?” Is his handshake too firm? Does he come across too arrogant, or not smart enough? Is Chiefs coach Andy Reid not advocating hard enough for him? Or is it that the people who worked with Bieniemy, or were coached by him, are giving teams bad reviews? Those are a few possible explanations why Bieniemy, one of the hottest offensive assistants in the NFL for a couple seasons, was once again not hired to fill one of the nine NFL head coaching vacancies that became open in 2022. Even though former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores was the Black coach who filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL for its allegedly biased and racist practices, it’s assistants like Bieniemy, and long-time NFL executives like Alonzo Highsmith whom the Rooney Rule have failed the most. Flores got his shot to run an NFL team, and it would be irresponsible and inaccurate to say race played a factor...
    President Joe Biden told vaccinated Americans they can enjoy Christmas safely, insisted we are not going back to March 2020 and toned down his attacks on the unvaccinated as he announced his plan to tackle the surge of Omicron over the winter.  His battle plan includes sending 1,000 troops to overwhelmed hospitals sending 500 million tests to American homes amid a nationwide shortage and with lines forming at testing centers.   Biden said: 'If you're not fully vaccinated, you have good reason to be concerned,' with studies showing the unvaccinated have virtually no immunity against Omicron.  'This is not March 2020,' he added, citing the fact that 61.5% of Americans are vaccinated and we are better prepared.  He once again pleaded with the unvaccinated to get their shots – but without some of his harshest recent comments, where he said 'sickness and death' awaits. 'You have an obligation to yourselves, to your family and quite frankly, I know I’ll get criticized for this, to your country,' Biden said. 'Please get vaccinated. It’s the only responsible thing to do,' he said....
    Two million passengers were screened daily at security checkpoints throughout American airports over the past three days - more than double the number from the same period last year as holiday travelers get an early jump on Christmas vacation. The surge in travel comes despite the skyrocketing number of newly diagnosed cases of COVID-19, which public health experts say is being fueled by the new Omicron variant. On Thursday, more than 2.06 million passengers went through security checkpoints at airports, according to official figures from the Transportation Security Administration. By Friday, more than 2.23 million travelers went through airport terminals nationwide, according to the TSA. On Saturday, there was a slight decrease of holiday fliers - 2.035 million. The figures are in stark contrast to last year, when the country was in the grip of lockdowns during the pre-vaccination period of the pandemic. Two million passengers were screened daily at security checkpoints throughout American airports over the past three days - more than double the number from the same period last year as holiday travelers get an early jump on...
    Maine has activated its national guard to assist hospitals across the state deal with a recent Covid surge, as the Northeast U.S. gets slammed by a surge in Covid cases. The move was announced by Gov Janet Mills on Wednesday as hospitalizations in her state have increased by nearly 20 percent in the past two weeks. Interestingly, states in the Northeast suffering from Covid surges are also leading the nation in vaccination rate. Vermont (74 percent of population fully vaccinated); Rhode Island (74 percent); Maine (73 percent); Connecticut (73 percent) and Massachusetts (72 percent) are the top five U.S. states in vaccination rate. New Hampshire also leads the nation in the share of people having received at least one shot, at 90 percent, with 63 percent of people being fully vaccinated. All of these states are also suffering recent upticks in cases of the virus, though all by Massachusetts are among those in American with the lowest death rate per every 100,000 residents.   Maine Gov Janet Mills (pictured) announced on Wednesday that she is activating the National Guard to assist...
    Amid an apparent exodus of burned out staffers from the office of Kamala Harris, one aide for the vice president has let it be known on Twitter that he is happy to remain a cheerleader – and was promptly roasted online. Aide David Gins took to Twitter to proclaim he 'absolutely' loves his job – amid reports that a quartet of aides are jumping ship.  He did so in a post that showed him typing away at a computer behind a large wooden desk – with a smiling picture of Harris and first gentleman Doug Emhoff in the background. It drew instant ridicule online.  I 'absolutely love my job,' aide David Gins tweeted about working for Vice President Kamala Harris amid four staffers heading for the exits Even more staffers are considering leaving Vice President Kamala Harris' office after four aides announced their exit in two weeks 'Hi. My name is David Gins. I work for Vice President Harris on behalf of the American people as Deputy Director for Operations and absolutely love my job. Just thought some of you...
    Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry wrote himself into NBA's lore on Friday night as he set a new all-time record for three-pointers made. The 33-year-old shot 9-of-17 from behind the arc in the Warriors' 119-93 win at home over the Chicago Bulls, taking his tally of three pointers made in regular season and playoff games to 3,366. Curry, the reigning NBA scoring champion, entered the game against the Bulls trailing Ray Allen's all-time record by a single three-pointer and reached the milestone two minutes into the game. Steph Curry set a new NBA record for most three-pointers made in regular season and playoffs The Warriors star hit nine three-pointers on Friday night to take his career's tally to 3,366 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Former NBA All-Star point guard Deron Williams to make... EXCLUSIVE: Wantaway Ben Simmons DOES have a future at the... Michael Jordan 'couldn't have been more condescending if he... Brooklyn Nets owner calls on Kyrie Irving to get his Covid... Share this article Share 11 shares Allen,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. says that it’s inviting the global community to visit now that the government has ended the ban on travelers from 33 countries. In reality, however, it will still be difficult — if not impossible — for much of the globe to enter the country and experts say it will take years for travel to fully recover. For starters, half the world isn’t vaccinated and therefore doesn’t meet the U.S. requirement for visiting foreigners. So while many Europeans may now be able to come in, people from poorer countries where vaccines are scarce remain cut off, with limited exceptions. For some public health experts, that raises ethical questions about the policy. “The concern is not limiting access based on vaccination status,” said Nancy Kass, deputy director of public health in the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. “It is that it’s systemically making it impossible for people, generally from poor countries, whose governments have been unable to secure anything near the supply they need, to be able to come and see their loved...
    A California woman has revealed how she developed a strong New Zealand accent after a car accident left her in a coma for two weeks - despite having never even been there. Summer Diaz, 24, from Los Angeles, was hit by an SUV while crossing the street on November 25 last year, which caused her to develop foreign accent syndrome, a rare condition in which damage to the brain makes someone speak differently. 'I don't remember anything about that day. I came home from my job working with children who have autism. I didn't have a parking space at my apartment, so I had parked elsewhere and was walking across the street,' she told Jam Press.  Side effect: Summer Diaz, 24, developed foreign accent syndrome (FAS) after a car accident left her in a coma for two weeks last November  Trauma: Summer was crossing the street when she was hit by an SUV and rushed to the nearest hospital with a broken pelvis, a broken shoulder, and a brain injury 'I don't know what happened, but, apparently, I was halfway across...
    NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - focused on observing the moon in preparation for humanity heading back to the celestial satellite - has snapped an eerie black and white photo of Jupiter and two of its moons.  The LRO, which launched in June 2009, snapped the image of Jupiter and its moons, Io and Europa from 390 million miles away.   The spacecraft sits roughly 62 miles (100km) above the surface of the moon, which is 239,000 miles from Earth.  Given the extreme distance between the moon and the gas giant and the fact that the LRO is 'aging' according to a statement, the image is a feat of technological strength. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has snapped a black and white photo of Jupiter and two of its moons, Io and Europa (circled in red above) 'Because the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is aging (LRO launched over 12 years ago), it now only uses its two star trackers to keep tabs on where it is pointed, rather than its inertial measurement unit, which adds complications to imaging anywhere but straight down at the lunar...
     A New York couple held their wedding at the US-Canada border after the bride's grandmother could not come to the ceremony because of the travel ban. Karen Mahoney and husband Brian Ray, of Cadyville, originally planned their wedding on September 25 with the hopes of having her 96-year-old grandmother attend the ceremony. Travel restrictions for Canadians to the US, which was implemented in March 2020,  prevented Mahoney's grandmother from attending the wedding. Canadians can fly into the US, but not cross the land border, with the couple deciding that Kate's grandma - who has not been named - would be safer not getting on a plane with COVID still surging.  The couple's border patrol friend, nicknamed 'Border Brian', was then asked to officiate the ceremony at the Jamieson Line Border Crossing between Burke, New York, and the province of Quebec.  Mahoney's family members, including her grandmother, and Ray's family both were able to make the attendance at the ceremony.  New York couple Karen Mahoney (bottom left) and Brian Ray (bottom right) had a US-Canada border wedding so Mahoney's 96-year-old grandmother...
    Kelly Scherger had just left her family in their holiday caravan park at Victoria's Apollo Bay. All she needed was salt for their homemade spaghetti. 'I remember it to a T,' she says. Driving along the Great Ocean Road to the supermarket, she received a call from a home phone number, which was strange. They kept it brief. 'He basically said, "Just so you know, your test has come back and you've got breast cancer. Best if you come back now."' Kelly Scherger (left) had just left her family in their holiday caravan park at Victoria's Apollo Bay to drive to the supermarket when she received the call she had breast cancer (Pictured with McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse Louise James (right)) Before her coastal getaway, Kelly had found a lump. Her first ultrasound and fine needle aspiration (FNA) returned an atypical reading and her doctor said it didn't 'look like much'. She received the same result six weeks later, so was booked in for a biopsy after another six weeks. But with no family history and at 39, she...
    The House passed a bill Wednesday night that would suspend the debt limit until after next year's midterms.    The vote was 219-212, mainly along party lines - however one Republican voted in favor of bumping up the limit - Rep. Adam Kinzinger - while two Democrats voted alongside their Republican colleagues.  The Democrats who voted against the stand-alone bill were Reps. Jared Golden and Kurt Schrader.  The debt ceiling would be lifted until December 2022.   The bill is now headed to the Senate where it will face almost certain death from Republicans.  Earlier Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki fussed at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Ted Cruz at the press briefing for their resistance to help Democrats raise the debt ceiling.  'We're being blocked on that effort currently by Congr... Sen. McConnell - I almost demoted him by accident - by Sen. McConnell, by Sen. Cruz and others. And what's so absurd about this is that these are individuals, especially Sen. McConnell, who have made very clear in the past about their concerns and the risks of...
    THE PREMIER LEAGUE have clarified why Chelsea are top of the table instead of Liverpool, despite having identical records. Both Chelsea and Liverpool started the Premier League season with a 3-0 win, and then followed it up with a 2-0 victory. 1Chelsea beat London rivals Tottenham 3-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur StadiumCredit: EPA The two teams then faced off at Anfield and played out a hard-fought draw. And then both won 3-0 in their recent games. So if both teams have the same amount of points, goal difference, goals scored and goals conceded: why are Chelsea top? Why are Chelsea top of the table? According to Rule C.7, stipulates that when two teams - in this case Chelsea and Liverpool - have the same points, goal difference and goals scored, 'they shall be deemed to occupy the same position on the League Table'. But because the Premier League table is in vertical order, Chelsea have been placed above Liverpool for alphabetical reasons. But should both teams be in the exact same position come the end of the season,...
    This content is sponsored by Truist. While Truist is a relatively new company, it has wasted no time embracing a culture that enthusiastically emphasizes the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. “It’s really about being present in the community,” said Evelyn Lee, president of the Greater Washington region for Truist Financial Corporation. A focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, commonly referred to as DEI, encourages employees to bring their whole selves to work every day, allowing Truist to cultivate a diversity of opinions and better connect with the extremely diverse communities it serves. “Our stated purpose is to build and inspire better lives and communities,” Lee said. “Everything we do is around that framework.” Truist was formed in 2019 through a merger between SunTrust and BB&T, combining the exceptional talent and technology that previously existed among the two prominent companies. DEI after the merger The process of implementing successful DEI policies and practices was a bit more complicated due to the fact that it directly followed such a significant merger. As Truist sought to develop a more inclusive culture, it...
    A teenager who married a 61-year-old dad-of-two says her parents have now welcomed him to the family despite calling the police the first time they met him. Military police officer Audrey Cheyenne-Smiley Moon, 19, first met husband Kevin, 61, on dating site Badoo, on January 9, 2020. Despite a 42-year age gap between them, she was initially attracted by his bio saying he too was a veteran who had worked for the military police. Within a few months of chatting online, they were officially a couple and had both said 'I love you'. In July 2020, Audrey and Kevin, from Modesto, California, officially met up in person and shared their first kiss. Unconventional: 19-year-old military officer Audrey Cheyenne-Smiley Moon has opened up about her age-gap romance with husband Kevin, who is 42 years her senior  Overcoming obstacles: Audrey and Kevin, 61, from Modesto, California, met on dating website Badoo in January 2020 and they quickly fell for one another 'Love at first sight': They spent six months talking online before meeting up in person for the...
    Death row inmate Julius Jones (pictured in the late '90s) was convicted of murder in the 1999 and is scheduled for execution in the coming months, even though another man has confessed to the crime James Corden, host of The Late Late Show, has asked his viewers to petition the Oklahoma governor and parole board on behalf of death row inmate Julius Jones. Jones, 40, was convicted of murder in the 1999 shooting of 45-year-old Paul Howell in Oklahoma City. He is scheduled for execution in the coming months, even though another man has confessed to the crime.  Although he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death, Jones and his family maintain his innocence, arguing he was framed in a racially-charged case.  Now, as his execution date nears, Corden - among others - are begging citizens to call upon Oklahoma lawmakers, asking them to revisit Jones' case and allow him to plead his case. 'I sincerely beg you to join me in taking action and shining a light on Julius' story because together we might be able to spare the...
    These stunning siblings have gone viral after revealing they are twins despite being born nearly two years apart. Growing up, Sarah Sargent, 18, said she had absolutely no idea that her older sibling Will, 20, was her twin brother until two years ago when her parents officially told them. The siblings were conceived on the same day, at the same time through IVF, from the same batch of embryos - but instead of being implanted at the same time, Sarah was 'kept in the freezer' for a further 18 months. Sarah, from Hobart, Tasmania, shared her incredible story on TikTok, where it rapidly went viral and has since received over nine million views. Growing up, Sarah Sargent, 18, from Tasmania, she had absolutely no idea that her older sibling Will, 20, was her twin brother until two years ago when her parents officially told them Sarah Sargent on the left and her twin brother Will Sargent as children. The siblings were conceived on the same day, at the same time through IVF, from the same batch of embryos ...
    A tattoo addict whose body is covered in ink has revealed that the only design she regrets is getting her 'cheating' ex-boyfriend's name etched on her bottom after just two weeks of dating.  Sarah-Jane Sinclair, 25, is covered from head to foot in tattoos and has nine alone on her face - including phrases such as 'stand out' and 'be original' - after first getting hooked on them aged 18.  Though her striking look has apparently inspired online abuse, she claims she only regrets her 'impulsive' decision to get '[name redacted]'s girl' tattooed on her bottom early in their relationship.  Mother-of-one Miss Sinclair, from Harlow, Essex, said: 'The only one I regret getting is my ex's name on my bum earlier in the year. 'We'd only been together for two weeks but I just thought ''this guy is amazing'' and I'm very impulsive with tattoos. 'Then two weeks later this girl messaged me on TikTok asking for my number after seeing my videos with the guy in. She phoned me and said he's been seeing her for months as well. 'He...
    A GRAN who was given a “second life” from a double lung transplant has died after catching Covid for the second time despite being double jabbed.  Mum-of-five Marion Sartin-Frith, 63, died with coronavirus on August 16 at St Peter’s Hospital in Surrey.  2Marion Sartin-Frith died with coronavirus on August 16Credit: BPM 2In 2010, Marion was given a life saving double lung transplantCredit: BPM Her husband of 14 years, Gary, was the only person who could be there in her last moments due to Covid restrictions at the hospital.  Gary said: "All through her illnesses we have been able to be by her side and give her the love she needed. But this last time we couldn't, we were powerless.  “Sitting there, waiting for a phone call. It's heartbreaking." A granny to ten, Marion had braved a double lung transplant in 2010 after she was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  At the time, the mum had spent a mere 19 days recovering in hospital after the complex keyhole surgery procedure.  Gary, 54, recalled: "It just shows the strength and determination...
    DOG the Bounty Hunter has filed for a marriage license to wed fiancée Francie Frane - ignoring his disapproval from two of his two daughters. The TV star - real name Duane Chapman - made the move in Colorado on Friday despite an ongoing rift with his children after his daughter Cecily claimed she’s not invited to the wedding. 2Dog and Francie got engaged last year and plan to wed on September 2Credit: Instagram/Dog the Bounty Hunter 2The TV star got engaged just 10 months after wife Beth died, taking daughters Bonnie and Cecily by surpriseCredit: The Sun In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the 28-year-old said she'd never met Francie and that she hadn't "gotten an invite yet". But with the wedding date just days away, scheduled for September 2, Dog filed for a marriage license on Friday, reports TMZ. Dog's proposal to Francie just 10 months after his wife Beth died following a two-year battle with throat cancer in June 2019 took his daughters by surprise. It comes just days after Dog's daughter Bonnie accused her famous...
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