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    Just when you think things couldn’t look more bleak in the land of The Last of Us, the second episode comes along to sucker punch you right in the gut with a boatload of misery. I hope you all heeded my suggestion to get tissues—once again, I do recommend keeping them handy for every single episode. Without further ado—mainly because my tears are still falling—let’s unpack all that happened in episode two of HBO’s The Last of Us. (Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Last of Us.) Much like the first episode, this second installment also opens up in the past. It’s Sept. 24, 2003, in Indonesia—two days before Outbreak day in the United States—and Ibu Ratna, a professor of mycology at the University of Indonesia, is being hastily escorted by the military to a hospital to evaluate a strange new case. Sadly, at this point, we all know what she is about to discover: Cordyceps is now able to survive and host within human beings, and it can be spread via a bite from an infected human. A warning...
    They were the first ever contingent of black women in the US Women's Army Corps to be assigned to overseas service.  The pioneering servicewomen made up the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion - and were based in Birmingham during the Second World War.  Now, chat show queen Oprah Winfrey is among a slew of high-profile stars who are are set to head to the UK next month to make a new Netflix film about the battalion. Six Triple Eight, which will partly be filmed in the historic Little Germany area of Bradford, will also star Kerry Washington and Susan Sarandon. American Women's Army Corps (WAC) Captain Mary Kearney and American WAC Commanding Officer Major Charity Adams (1918-2002) inspect the unspecified first arrivals to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion at a temporary post in Birmingham 15th February 1945 An unnamed servicewoman and Capt. Mildred D. Carter (right) who was in charge of all recreational activities for the battalion RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Sorting the mail and blazing a trail: Remembering the unsung... New...
    A STALKER who left Claire Foy fearing for her life after sending graphic emails and turning up at her home is being sent back to the US. Jason Penrose, 49, bombarded The Crown actress with sickening rape emails and begged her to be his girlfriend. 5Claire Foy was left terrified for her safety after being stalkedCredit: Getty 5Jason Penrose has now been sentenced He also showed up at her home - forcing Foy, 38, to call the police - and contacted her sister, ex-boyfriend and agent. Penrose today avoided jail and was instead handed a suspended sentence after he admitted stalking involving serious alarm or distress. He also pleaded guilty to two breaches of a stalking protection order. The American agreed to be sent back to the US as he came to the UK illegally. He has spent 12 months detained at Whittington Hospital for psychiatric treatment at the taxpayer's expense. Penrose was also slapped with an indefinite restraining order banning him from contacting Foy by any means. Sentencing Penrose, Judge David Aaronberg said: "You have explained to those who have been treating...
    Katie Volynets produced the biggest win of her career, becoming the first American qualifier in 30 years to reach the third round of the Australian Open.   Volynets, 21, defeated world No 9 Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Margaret Court Arena, to continue American tennis' success of upsets so far this tournament.  The California-born rising star's success saw her match the achievement of Lindsay Davenport, who made the third round in 1993.  American qualifier Katie Volynets delivered a huge upset at the Australian Open in Melbourne The California-born rising star defeated world No 9 Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Not such good luck after all! World No 13 Alexander Zverev... Alexei Popyrin SHOCKS American hotshot Taylor Fritz as... 48th-ranked American Jenson Brooksby stuns No. 2 seed Casper... USA's Ben Shelton, 20, wins again in just his second match... Share this article Share 'I literally have the chills because the fans here are just incredible,' Volnyets said afterwards. 'I've never played in a stadium this packed and with that...
    A post-apocalyptic saga of survival, sacrifice and the inspiring and terrifying lengths people will go to hold onto love, The Last of Us isn’t just must-see TV—it’s the best video game adaptation ever. On the surface, Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann’s nine-episode HBO series treads familiar terrain, recounting the efforts of loner Joel (Pedro Pascal) to transport mysterious teenager Ellie (Bella Ramsey) across an American wasteland rife with slavers, raiders, and monstrous humans mutated by a catastrophic fungal infection. Yet the duo’s adaptation of Druckmann’s acclaimed 2013 PlayStation hit is anything but a retread, offering up a uniquely horrifying vision of societal collapse, and painting an intimate and moving portrait of loss, loneliness, hope, togetherness, and the thorny consequences of grief. The Last of Us is a moral drama about two strangers brought together by circumstance and bonded by need, and the way in which their growing relationship complicates not only their mission—namely, to deliver Ellie to a facility where she might play a role in thwarting the doomsday pandemic—but also, by extension, the fate of the world. ...
    Prince William ignored a reporter who asked if he had a chance to read Harry's book during his first royal engagement since the release of the searing memoir. The Prince and Princess of Wales were in Merseyside today visiting the Open Door Charity when a journalist queried: 'Have you had a chance to read your brother's book?' Walking alongside his wife Kate, the Prince ignored the question, prompting the reporter to ask a second time about the Duke of Sussex's book. William did not respond. William has been at the centre of attacks by his younger sibling, who wrote in Spare that the heir to the throne attacked him and hurled him to the floor by the collar in a blazing row when William called Meghan 'difficult', 'rude' and 'abrasive'.  William showed no sign of that anger as he chatted happily with the Princess of Wales as they exited the grounds of Windsor Castle. The Prince and Princess of Wales then visited the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, which opened its doors in October 2022, replacing the old hospital which...
    There is growing confusion over the FAA's decision to ground all US flights this morning following the failure of a digital safety update system which many pilots say is not crucial, and should never have halted air traffic.   According to the FAA, a problem with its NOTAM (Notice to Air Missions) system meant all flights had to land and stay grounded until 9am.    It has now been fixed, but the outage caused catastrophic delays across the country; more than 8,000 flights have been delayed and 1,000 canceled with more disappointment on the way as airlines and airport scramble to play catchup.  The FAA is yet to explain what prompted the outage or why there was no back-up in place to keep flights in the air.  Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, speaks to reporters after speaking to the Transportation Research Board in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 Passengers at Miami International Airport on Wednesday after a 'computer failure' halted all flights for several hours and delayed thousands of planes across the United States RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    The US power grid was physically attacked 107 times in the first eight months of 2022, more than in any other year in the last decade. The damage, caused mainly by gunfire, triggered power outages affecting tens of thousands of Americans. Now, security experts are warning that the likelihood of a more significant attack is higher than ever - one that could see domestic terrorists cause a blackout spanning weeks and affecting entire swathes of the country. Security experts are warning that the likelihood of a more significant attack is higher than ever - one that could see domestic terrorists cause a blackout spanning weeks and affecting entire swathes of the country 'If you have a physical attack that damages equipment, it can take weeks, months or years to replace that equipment,' says Michael Mabee, a former U.S. Army command sergeant major and an expert in power infrastructure vulnerabilities, told Newseek.  'If enough of these transformers were destroyed in a physical attack, we would have a long-term, wide-scale blackout, and the deaths would be in the tens of thousands, hundreds...
    Meeting your partner's family for the first time can be an extremely awkward and uncomfortable situation, which is probably amplified when they are the Royal Family.  Prince Harry has revealed that the Duchess of Sussex, 41, went into meeting his relatives, somewhat unprepared.  The Duke of Sussex, 38, has recalled the moment when Meghan Markle met his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II for the first time and mistook Prince Andrew for her assistant.  Writing in his Memoir Spare, which hit the shelves on Monday, Harry has documented his wife's first meeting with the Queen at the Royal Lodge, in October 2016.  In his memoir Spare, Prince Harry has recalled the first time that Meghan Markle (left) met his grandmother The Queen (right) at the Royal Lodge in 2016 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Prince Harry claims Royal family need unconscious bias... Kate and Meghan 'didn't get on from the get-go': Prince... Share this article Share He wrote:  After a moment Meg asked me something about the Queen's assistant. I asked who she was talking...
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Alzheimer's drug lecanemab, making the US the first country in the world to approve the controversial medication. Developed by pharma-giant Biogen, the drug showed ability to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's and clear plaque believed to be responsible for the disease from the brain. Some experts have cast doubts over the drug's effectiveness, though, and safety concerns were raised after three patients died in clinical trials. Last year, Biogen's Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm was widely criticized after receiving the FDA green-light.
    “While I expect President Biden will deflect and possibly lie about his failures, similar to what both of his White House press secretaries have done, I am happy that certain media outlets have attempted to present the truth to the American people and be the watchdogs necessary to bring about positive change, which is undoubtedly the catalyst for this visit,” Judd added. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told the DCNF, “In order to truly understand the depths of the crisis, I encourage the president to visit the overcrowded facilities and engage in real conversations with Border Patrol agents. Under no circumstances should facilities be sanitized or conversations be scripted.” Two Border Patrol agents, who asked to remain anonymous, told the news outlet that it is typical for border facilities to be emptied out before politicians visit to give the illusion that the U.S.-Mexico border is under control. Therefore, the agents argued, it is unlikely Biden will observe the full extent and reality of the border crisis. “That’s what they always do. Any time some brass from D.C....
    Three years have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic began to attack the United States. Reports on what came to be called COVID-19 came from Wuhan, China in December 2019, and on January 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first reported that it had “confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington.” Since it began three years ago, COVID-19 has, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, killed more than 6.6 million people worldwide — including over one million in the United States. COVID-19 continues to be highly contagious in early 2023, but at this point, it isn’t nearly as deadly as it was in 2020 and 2021. Millions of people have been vaccinated and the majority of COVID-19 infections in the U.S. are not fatal and do not require hospitalization. COVID-19, in 2022, was dominated by its Omicron variant and the various Omicron subvariants. According to CNN reporter Brenda Goodman, the subvariant XBB.1.5 has become increasingly prominent — so prominent, in fact, that the CDC...
    Walter Cunningham, the US astronaut who was the last surviving member of NASA's Apollo 7 mission, has died aged 90. The Iowa native was lunar module pilot on the Apollo 7 mission in 1968, the first successful crewed flight of NASA's Apollo programme.   Mr Cunningham was one of three astronauts aboard Apollo 7, an 11-day spaceflight that paved the way for the first moon landing less than a year later.  NASA confirmed his death but did not include its cause, although a family statement said he died in hospital 'from complications of a fall, after a full and complete life'.   Astronaut Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7 lunar module pilot, is photographed during the Apollo 7 mission in this October 1968 NASA photo Mr Cunningham speaks on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts during a program 'Celebrating 100 Years of MIT Aerospace' in October 2014 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next SpaceX starts the new year off with a bang! Elon Musk's... South Korea's first ever lunar orbiter Danuri sends back... ...
    Drugstores, such as CVS and Walgreens, can now fulfill abortion pills prescriptions as long as it meets certain requirements, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled. On Tuesday, the FDA made a regulatory change for the first abortion pill - mifepristone - which now allows retail and mail-in pharmacies to fulfill prescriptions as long as it goes through a certification process, Politico reported.  Roughly one-half of abortions are completed using the two-pill system.  Mifepristone blocks the pregnancy development hormone and is prescribed up to 13 weeks of pregnancy. Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract to expel the tissue. The second pill, which is taken up to 48 hours after the first one, has never been tightly restricted.  Since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, travel times for those seeking abortions have tripled, especially in states with tight restrictions.   Retail pharmacies, such as CVS, can now become certified to fill mifepristone. Part of the certification process including have a designated person to maintain compliance Mifepristone, unlike its counterpart misoprostol, is only approved for abortion healthcare, as well as,...
    The first openly transgender woman on death row is set to be executed on Tuesday for raping and murdering her ex-girlfriend whose body she dumped by a Missouri river.  Amber McLaughlin, 49, who transitioned in prison, will die by lethal injection 19 years after she killed Beverly Guenther, 45, who had taken out a restraining order and regularly had police officers walk her to her car out of fear for her life.   The execution is set to be the first death of a transgender person in the U.S. Before transitioning in 2019, she went by the name Scott McLaughlin. It comes less than a month after the inmate asked Missouri Governor Mike Parson to spare her from death due to 'mental health issues.'  Death row inmate Amber McLaughlin, 49, set to be executed on December 3 in Missouri Beverly Guenther, 45, was killed by McLaughin on November 20, 2003 McLaughlin killed Guenther on November 20, 2003 and dumped her body in St. Louis, near the Mississippi River.  Formerly Scott, McLaughlin was sentenced to death by a judge in 2006 as...
    A NEW study has revealed how scientists could be taking a look into black holes in the near future. The use of gravitational waves has been announced as a key tool in solving this lifelong mystery. 1The mystery of black holes could be solved with the use of gravitational waves Per Einstein's theory of relativity, black holes don't allow for light to leak out of them because of super-strong gravity. Passing the event horizon, or the boundary of entrance into a black hole, means no escape. Einstein's theory predicts centers of black holes with densities that reach infinite levels, and these are called singularities, Live Science said. However, holes can be poked in relativity due to the inaccurate equations of the infinity-based mathematics, and it is thought that that subatomic scales and their quantum physics are more on par with what is actually happening at the black hole's center, the outlet reported. READ MORE TECHSTAR WARS Huge black hole spotted violently shredding star and ejecting remainsHOLE IN ONE Scientists 'grow black hole in lab' – and it...
    Fallen crypto tycoon Sam Bankman-Fried 'survived' his first night in a hellhole jail in the Bahamas without incident, DailyMail.com has been told exclusively. The FTX currency exchange co-founder was hauled off in handcuffs to sprawling Fox Hill prison on Tuesday evening after being denied bail over accusations he defrauded investors of $1.8billion. And the morning after the latest episode of the former billionaire's crushing fall, a source at the sprawling jail complex in the island chain's capital Nassau told DailyMail.com: 'It's definitely tough in there, but he survived the first night. He'll be OK. 'This is a big place, but a lot of us know exactly who he is.' Sam Bankman-Fried, pictured leaving court Tuesday after being denied bail, 'survived' his first night at Nassau's notorious Fox Hill detention facility, sources told DailyMail.com The disgraced crypto billionaire was led away in handcuffs to sprawling Fox Hill prison Tuesday evening after being denied bail over accusations he defrauded investors of $1.8billion Bankman-Fried is being assessed in the sick bay of the jail’s maximum security block with five other men, Bahamas acting...
    US Department of Energy officials announced a history-making accomplishment in nuclear fusion Tuesday: For the first time, US scientists produced more energy from fusion than the laser energy they used to power the experiment. A so-called “net energy gain” is a major milestone in a decadeslong attempt to source clean, limitless energy from nuclear fusion — the reaction that happens when two or more atoms are fused together. The experiment put in 2.05 megajoules of energy to the target and resulted in 3.15 megajoules of fusion energy output — generating more than 50% more energy than was put in. It’s the first time an experiment resulted in a meaningful gain of energy. Live updates: US officials announce nuclear fusion breakthrough “This monumental scientific breakthrough is a milestone for the future of clean energy,” said Democratic US Sen. Alex Padilla of California in a statement. The breakthrough was made by a team of scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility in California on December 5 — a facility the size of a sports stadium and equipped with 192...
    Harry Maguire has slammed referee Wilton Pereira Sampaio for his performance during England's World Cup defeat to France. England bowed out of the competition after suffering a 2-1 defeat on Saturday, but France's opening goal, scored by Aurelien Tchouameni, has been widely criticised after Sampaio failed to give what appeared to be an obvious foul on Bukayo Saka in the build-up. Speaking to BBC after the game, Maguire branded the performance 'really poor', before insisting 'he never gave us anything' in the game. Harry Maguire has slammed referee Wilton Sampaio for his performance on Saturday Maguire said the Brazilian's performance was 'really poor' in England's defeat to France ???? "I can't really go into explaining how bad [the referees] performance was." Harry Maguire has had his say after England's defeat by France ????#BBCFootball #BBCWorldCup pic.twitter.com/VyyVICtRhr— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 10, 2022 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'There is no hiding from it, it hurts': 'Absolutely gutted'... Gareth Southgate has shown he IS the man to lead the country... 'I hope he stays!': Declan Rice...
    HARRY and Meghan’s Netflix show was a ratings hit in the UK – but flopped in the US and with critics. The first episode of the six-parter was watched by 2.4 million people on TV sets in the UK, according to Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) figures. 1In the US, less than a million households tuned in on the first day Harry and Meghan's Netflix series was releasedCredit: Getty - Pool The second instalment had 1.5 million viewers while the third was seen by 800,000. The figures were more than double those drawn by the first episode controversial royal drama The Crown, watched by 1.1 million on its first day. But in The US – which has a population of 332 million compared to the UK’s 67 million – less than a million households tuned in on the first day. And royal commentators and TV critics rounded on the “disappointing” shows. There were suggestions Harry and Meghan had told the best bits to Oprah Winfrey in a March 2021 chat – and that the Prince had saved revelations for his...
    Photos via Getty Images and Courtesy of Grant Wahl Grant Wahl passed suddenly yesterday while covering the World Cup in Qatar, leaving behind his wife, Celine Gounder, and their dog Zizou. The circumstances surrounding his death seem mysterious at first blush —perhaps related to his detainment for wearing a rainbow shirt in support of LGTBQ  — but a recent bout with bronchitis combined with exhaustively covering the quadrennial tournament appears to get the best of his body, by his recent comments. But this is not about his passing; this is about his life. Like many that ran in the same circles or worked with or were close to Grant, I considered him a friend. He and I both grew up in the same suburban Kansas City community, though he went to the rival Shawnee Mission East to my Shawnee Mission South, and we shared a love for the Royals and Kansas Jayhawks. I first met Grant while producing a college basketball show for MTV and CBS Sports in 2002 called March Madness Uncensored. MTV was still a powerful brand at that...
    Harry and Meghan's $100million Netflix docuseries has failed to break the list of the top 10 shows in the US.  In fact the couple's docuseries - which was widely promoted on the Netflix landing page yesterday after the release of the first three episodes - is now buried under the 'new releases' section.  The first three episodes aired yesterday and renewed the couple's fight against the Royal family.  But while the couple makes a series of disparaging remarks against Harry's family and repeat their complaints of racism towards Meghan and bullying by the British press, the first three episodes contain fewer bombshells than were expected.  Netflix has not yet released the figures for how many tuned in to docuseries.   Most watched in the US this week is Wednesday, the new series about The Adams Family, followed by Firefly Lane and Too Hot To Handle - a reality show which challenges promiscuous young contestants with abstinence for a cash prize.  Harry and Meghan's Netflix series failed to make the list of the ten most watched shows yesterday and today  Clinging...
    American basketball star Brittney Griner landed in the US state of Texas on Friday morning, footage showed, after she was released from a Russian prison in exchange for a notorious arms dealer on Thursday. Griner, 32, who was arrested in Russia in February on drug charges, was expected to be transferred to a nearby military facility for medical checks, US media reported. The WNBA star was swapped for Viktor Bout, 55, who was serving a 25-year sentence in a US prison. The swap deal comes against a backdrop of soaring tensions over Vladimir Putin's brutal invasion of Ukraine, and has been criticised by Republicans. This is a breaking news story. More to follow... American basketball star Brittney Griner landed in the US state of Texas on Friday morning (pictured), footage broadcast on CNN and Fox News showed, after she was released from a Russian prison in exchange for a notorious arms dealer RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'She's on the ground': Moment Joe Biden tells Brittney... Even the PENTAGON fears 'Merchant of Death' Viktor...
    Meghan has today lifted the lid on what it was truly like to meet the Royal Family - as she compared her first encounter with the Queen to a themed dinner at America's 'Medieval Times'. The Duchess of Sussex described the pomp and ceremony of meeting the senior members of the Royal Family as part of Harry and Meghan's explosive Netflix documentary, which saw the first three episodes released on Thursday.  In it, the 41-year-old described her first 'amazing' Christmas at Sandringham, where she was sat next to the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip And she recounted the 'intense' moment of meeting Her Majesty for the first time during a lunch at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, joking that the whole occasion felt like an antiquated banquet at Medieval Times, a family dinner theater in the US featuring staged medieval-style games, sword-fighting, and jousting. Beaming: Meghan recounts the first moment she was introduced to the Queen while husband Harry looks on as part of the couple's new Netflix docu-series, released today Meghan, pictured, demonstrates how she curtsied to Her Majesty...
    FELLOW singletons will know that dating in this day and age can be quite an experience to say the least. One woman who most certainly knows a thing or two about this is model Erika Gage (@erika_gage), from Australia. 1Erika shared the unpleasant experience on TikTok, where viewers quickly slammed the blokeCredit: TikTok/@erika_gage Still trying to figure out what exactly had taken place, the stunning Aussie took to TikTok, where she shared the story to her followers. According to Erika, she had been chatting to a would-be Romeo for a month, when the two decided they should finally meet. Excited to see the guy for the first time, the model forked out £225 to jet off to Sydney where the bloke lived. But despite having a little bit of an argument and her gut telling her to not go, Erika boarded the plane, remaining hopeful. The singleton was there for a total of three days - for which, her match had not planned anything for the two to do, she claimed in the video. ''All we did was watch movies...
    Not a day goes by in Washington that someone in the national security community doesn’t warn the United States is falling dangerously behind China. Usually, it’s a reference to the U.S. military’s ability to deter China from seizing Taiwan. But there’s another area where China is racing to get ahead of America: space and, more specifically, the moon and its potential water and mineral resources. In November, both China and the U.S. experienced giant leaps in the advancement of their space exploration goals. STUNNING PICTURES FROM NASA'S ORION SPACECRAFT SHOW MOON ECLIPSING EARTH America, for the first time in 50 years, sent an unmanned space capsule flying toward the moon. It was the first step in NASA’s Artemis program, named after Apollo's mythological twin sister, which plans to send four astronauts to circle the moon in 2024, followed by a moon landing as soon as 2025. Meanwhile, the Chinese made history in low Earth orbit, sending three astronauts to join three already aboard its Tiangong space station to complete its construction and conduct China’s first-ever...
    A full-blown royal war has erupted on U.S. soil. And it's spectacular. As William and Kate make their first stateside visit in eight years, Harry and Meghan's melodramatic Netflix trailer dropped smack in the middle of their whirlwind three-day tour. Shots fired. Amid speculation today's release is far from accidental, Harry and Meghan’s faithful lackey Omid Scobie seemed to encourage that notion, tweeting: ‘If tomorrow is Prince William’s Super Bowl then here’s your halftime show . . .’ If it's true that the Sussexes were responsible for the timing, then how utterly vengeful, petty and childish. Make no mistake: this is spoiling, sullying and pulling focus from William and Kate’s first trip to the U.S. as Prince and Princess of Wales. As William and Kate make their first stateside visit in eight years, Harry and Meghan dropped their melodramatic Netflix trailer smack in the middle of their whirlwind three-day tour 
    American media seized on the royal race row engulfing Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, which threatened to overshadow the Prince and Princess of Wales's visit to Boston - their first overseas trip since the death of the Queen. Critics, such as the Daily Beast, accused the Royal Family of 'slow walking' on the issue of race while others - including the New York Times and The Washington Post - drew parallels between Harry and Meghan's race accusations last year. The fallout came after a lady in waiting to the late Queen on Wednesday apologized and resigned over allegations that she asked Ngozi Fulani - a prominent Black advocate for survivors of domestic abuse - where she 'really came from,' despite her repeated insistence she was a British-born national. The woman who made the remarks was identified as Lady Susan Hussey, who served the monarch for more than 60 years. She is also a godmother to William. Pictured: The New York Times's story on the royal race row on Wednesday. The newspaper analysed Buckingham Palace's response to the accusation against Lady Susan Hussey, and her swift resignation...
    In the three-part Peacock docuseries (Nov. 29) Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies, the notorious young woman repeatedly and forcefully contends that she had nothing to do with the apparent murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee. It’s Anthony’s first TV interview since she was acquitted in 2011. Yet to buy anything that director Alexandra Haggiag Dean’s non-fiction venture is selling—namely, absolving Anthony of responsibility for Caylee's death and pointing the finger at her father George as an incestuous, pedophilic rapist—requires believing Anthony herself. And given her long and well-publicized history of lying, that will probably be a bridge too far for most. Anthony certainly gives it her all in Where the Truth Lies, crying incessantly and heartily as she proclaims her innocence, her ignorance about what happened to Caylee, and her suspicions about, and eventually accusations against, her dad’s involvement. George (and her brother, Lee) sexually abused her beginning when she was little, according to Anthony. To her mind, the most logical explanation for Caylee’s demise is that George molested and accidentally killed Caylee, dunked her in the family’s backyard...
    The popularity of Formula One in America has continued to rise in 2022 after ESPN released their record-breaking viewing figures at the end of the season. Despite 2022 being a much more low-key year on track - with no late Abu Dhabi drama and the title wrapped up with weeks to spare - ESPN's numbers continued to grow, with a 28% year-on-year increase. The big rise comes ahead of a 2022 calendar with an unprecedented three races in the US, with the Las Vegas Grand Prix being added to weekends in Miami and Austin. Formula One is growing every year in the USA, with the country set to host three races in 2023 Despite there not being drama like the 2021 season, viewing figures on ESPN rose once again In figures released by the channel this week, F1 broadcasts across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC averaged 1.21million viewers per race, up from 949,000 in 2021. It is the first Formula One season in US television history to average over 1m viewers per race, and continues a positive upwards trend of the...
    When the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) walks onto the pitch in Qatar on Monday, it will be appearing at a men’s World Cup for the first time since 2014. In the eight-and-a-half years since then, soccer has overtaken ice hockey to become the country’s fourth most watched sport with 13% of respondents marking it their favorite sport, according to a survey conducted by Statista in 2022, increasing from 4% in 2013, according to a Gallup poll. So far, the US has been unable to translate this newfound popularity at home onto the world stage, though the core of its ‘golden generation’ has shown its potential to outdo its predecessors and has received the presidential vote of confidence ahead of its opening match against Wales. “I know you’re the underdog, but you’ve got some of the best players in the world on your team and you’re representing this country and I know you’re going to play your hearts out, so let’s go shock them all,” President Joe Biden told the players on a call. The USMNT was one of...
    The Miami Marlins have made history by becoming the first major sports franchise in the US to have two women serving as the face of its front office after the promotion of Caroline O'Connor as president of business operations.  O'Connor's new role comes two years after the Marlins became the first MLB team to ever hire a woman, Kim Ng, as General Manager in November 2020. 'When I talk to young girls, I really like them to see me in my role because I didn't feel like I had that role model,' O'Connor said following Monday's announcement. 'And I want people to see themselves when they see me and know that is a possibility.'  Caroline O'Connor is the second woman to act as president of a Major League Baseball team O'Connor's hiring comes two years after the Marlins employed Kim Ng as General Manager O'Connor is just the second woman to serve as president of a MLB team. Seattle's Catie Griggs is the other. O'Connor was brought to the Marlins by then-CEO Derek Jeter in 2017 as a senior vice...
    The Buccaneers have won the first ever NFL game in Germany, beating the Seahawks 21-16.  It means Tom Brady stays undefeated abroad and becomes the first QB to win three NFL games outside the United States, with Germany joining Mexico and England as the other countries where he has emerged victorious. Brady connected with Julio Jones and Chris Godwin on scoring passes and Leonard Fournette ran one in as the Bucs (5-5) improved to .500 and snapped Seattle's four-game winning streak. German fans packed Allianz Arena for the historic game and the Bucs delivered with a balanced offensive performance on three long scoring drives. Rachaad White started and ran for 105 yards on 22 carries. Brady completed 22 of 29 passes for 258 yards to add Germany to his list of international wins after victories in London (twice) and Mexico City with the New England Patriots. Tom Brady is now the first QB to have won three NFL games outside the United States Brady (second left) has now won in Mexico, England and Germany on his travels  It was an...
    NASA is carrying out checks of its new massive moon rocket after the booster was battered on the launch pad by Hurricane Nicole. The $4.1 billion (£3.5 billion) Space Launch System rode out the storm but suffered 'minor damage' during 100mph winds, according to the US space agency. It is currently still scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, November 16, pending the safety of the area and post-storm inspections. But if more damage is identified and the rocket is delayed again, NASA faces another looming issue. Some of its hardware - including two solid rocket boosters - is set to expire in mid-December and the agency will have to determine if it is still safe to use beyond that date. Artemis I, which is due to blast an uncrewed Orion spacecraft into orbit for a trip around the moon, was first scheduled to launch at the end of August. But a series of problems have led to this date being repeatedly pushed back, with the hurricane just the latest issue.  NASA is carrying out checks of its...
    Summer Lee has made history by being the first Black woman elected to represent Pennsylvania in the US Congress. Lee, a second-term PA State House representative of the 34th district, will fill the seat vacated— by Rep. Mike Doyle, who decided not to run for the seat for the first time since 1994. She was announced as the projected winner of Pennsylvania's Congressional District 12 around 10 p.m. by the Associated Press, CNN, and WTAE. Her opponent, also named Mike Doyle has conceded saying, "While we came up short in the 12th Congressional District I look forward to continuing to serve my neighbors in Plum and supporting candidates who share my values in future elections." Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey introduced Lee before her victory speech saying:"What we know is that when we are going to make history, there are always going to be barriers that come up against us...And I am so proud of the work that everyone in this movement has done." 
    DAYLIGHT Saving Time happens twice a year and is a sign of the changing seasons. In the spring, we change the clocks forward so that darkness falls at a later clock time, and in the fall, we change it back. 2Daylight Saving Time first started on March 14, 2021Credit: Getty Do all US states follow DST? From 1945 to 1966, there was no federal law that required states to follow DST, so many opted out. The state's decisions then caused mass confusion prompting former President Richard Nixon to sign into law the Emergency Daylight Time Energy Conservation Act in 1974, prior to his resignation. As of 2022, there are only two states that don't observe DST including Hawaii and Arizona. There are also multiple US territories that don't observe it including: American Samoa Guam The Northern Mariana Islands Puerto Rico The US Virgin Island Read More on The US SunFALL BACK Daylight saving time 2022 explainedHOUR FORWARD What to know about daylight saving time Who invented Daylight Saving Time? Daylight Savings Time was first...
    A rare first edition copy of the U.S. Constitution is set to go on the auction block for the first time in 125 years and could fetch up to $30 million.  Sotheby's announced on Tuesday that they are putting a rare, original copy of the historic document, with an estimated value of between $20 million and $30 million, under the hammer at their Manhattan auction house on December 13.  The historic document — which is one of only two known copies that are in private hands and one only 13 copies known to exist — was unveiled by the auction house this week. The other 11 are in public government collections, Sotheby's added. A year ago, the only other privately owned first-edition copy - the Goldman Constitution - was auctioned for a staggering $43.2 million. A rare first edition copy of the U.S. Constitution is set to go on the Sotheby's auction block December 13 for the first time in 125 years and could fetch anywhere between $20 and $30M One of only two known copies of The Official Edition of the Constitution,...
    SpaceX has successfully launched its Falcon Heavy - the world’s most powerful operational rocket- for the first time in three years in a mission that hauled US military satellites into space. This rocket is 229 feet tall, equivalent to three Falcon 9 rockets stacked on top of each other, and features 28 Merlin engines, while Falcon 9 has just nine. The launch pad was cloaked in a thick layer of fog, making it near impossible to see the rocket, but the Falcon Heavy light up the area when it ignited its engines and released about five million pounds of thrust before shooting off around 9:41am ET from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket's two side boosters landed in synchrony on adjacent concrete slabs along Florida's east coast roughly eight minutes after liftoff.  SpaceX plans to use this massive rocket to send a lander to the moon in 2023, ahead of the epic 2025 lunar landing that will see the first woman and person of color walk on the surface - the first time humans have been back in 50...
    Astros manager Dusty Baker has lamented the absence of a US-born black player in this year's World Series, as Houston's matchup with the Phillies will mark the first time in 72 years without such a player. Baker, who is black, enjoyed a long MLB career and played in three World Series (all with the Dodgers), managing to secure a ring in 1981. But this year's edition of the Fall Classic will break a long streak of US-born, black participation in the series, a fact with which Baker made his displeasure clear.  Dusty Baker played in three World Series with the Dodgers, winning a ring in 1981 Dusty Baker played for the Braves for the first eight seasons of his career before joining LA 'I don't think that that's something that baseball should really be proud of,' Baker said to reporters. 'It looks bad. It let's people know it didn't take a year or even a decade to get to this point. But there is help on the way. You can tell by the number of African American No. 1 draft...
    The US economy expanded from July through September after shrinking for the first half of the year, spurring fears of a recession -- but economists warn that the country is not out of the woods yet. Real gross domestic product, a measure of all economic output in the country, increased 2.6 percent in the third quarter after two straight quarterly declines, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The upswing was mostly due to a rebound in the same technical factors that drove the first-half decline, leading one economist to observe that the economy is 'treading water.' 'If you take a step back and look at GDP, it's gone effectively nowhere over the last year,' Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, told NPR.  'One quarter or two it's down a bit. This quarter it's up a bit. But net-net, we're kind of treading water,' he added.  Real gross domestic product, a measure of all economic output in the country, increased 2.6% in the third quarter after two straight quarterly declines Thursday's GDP result, which is preliminary, reversed the annual declines of...
    There will be zero Black players involved in the MLB World Series for the first time since 1950. When the Houston Astros face off with the Philadelphia Phillies in Texas on Friday, rosters will be diverse, but no US-born Black players will be involved in baseball's pinnacle series... on the field anyway. Houston and Philadelphia will announce their 26-man rosters several hours before Game 1 on Friday night at Minute Maid Park, where Dusty Baker, a Black outfielder for the 1981 champion Los Angeles Dodgers, manages the Astros.  'That is eye opening,' said Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.  'It is somewhat startling that two cities that have high African American populations, there's not a single Black player.'  'It lets us know there's obviously a lot of work to be done to create opportunities for Black kids to pursue their dream at the highest level,' he said.    There will be zero Black players involved in the MLB World Series for the first time since 1950  Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker has the chance...
    Morocco will host the first conference planned by the “N7 Initiative” project in Rabat from December 5 to 7, the purpose of which is to strengthen cooperation and partnership between Israel and Arab countries that have diplomatic relations with this country. According to the online media “Jewish Insider”, this first conference will focus on “education and coexistence”, the N7 initiative is a regional project aimed at strengthening cooperation between Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, Sudan and The United Arab Emirates said it will be officially launched this Tuesday by Israeli President Isaac Herzog in a speech to the US think tank Atlantic Council in Washington on his vision of Israeli-Arab normalcy. The initiative, according to the media, includes holding high-level conferences to bring together Israeli and Arab government officials, NGOs and private sector leaders with the aim of strengthening cooperation and partnerships at the regional level. Advertising + N7’s goal is to continue pushing standardization forward The initiative grew out of the October 2021 N7 summit in Abu Dhabi, the first multilateral meeting between senior representatives of...
    When we needed him most, Leslie Jordan was there for us. The Will & Grace and American Horror Story actor passed away at the age of 67 on Monday, following a fatal car crash in Hollywood. He’ll be remembered for his acting roles, a fav-favorite appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and, of course, his endearing pandemic videos, which pulled us all out of a pit of despair just over two years ago. Jordan’s delightful, often free-wheeling videos first started to take off in 2020. As more of his clips went viral, his follower count on Instagram grew from 80,000 to over a million. His fame exploded in return, leading to more high-profile acting opportunities. His follower count quickly flew past five million. He was a true star. After the news of his passing hit the world on Monday, fans of the comedian took to Twitter to remember some of his finest videos. The most popular, by far, is a clip of him twirling and shouting, “DADDY! Daddy, watch me twirl! Daddy! Watch me!” It’s a brilliant ode to attention-seeking toddlers—or,...
    IT was all going so well. Against the odds, embattled Liz Truss yesterday survived her first Commons battle since sacking her Chancellor and dumping her mini-Budget. Then it all went pear-shaped in astonishing scenes last night as rebel MPs conspired with Labour to sabotage this tragic Prime Minister’s commitment to fracking. 1Liz Truss survived her first Commons battle since sacking her Chancellor and dumping her mini-BudgetCredit: PA This is Britain’s chance to follow America and perhaps become self-sufficient in gas and oil while the world goes short. Any government with a 75-seat majority should be able to defy the eco-loons who would rather see us freeze each winter. It was astonishing to see Tories wrestling each other in the voting lobbies over the totemic bill. Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg and Deputy PM Therese Coffey were accused of — and denied — manhandling undecided Tories into the pro-fracking camp. Read More on Liz TrussROD LIDDLE Few wanted Truss as PM but no one wanted Hunt so how’s he calling the shots? Well-known Truss critics joined moderate supporters in furious protest. In...
    The Princess of Wales' mother Carole Middleton has launched her party paraphernalia business in the US  and used a cardboard cut-out of herself to help promote the new move. Party Pieces the company was founded by Kate Middleton's mother in 1987 when she was looking for inspiration for her daughter's fifth birthday party. She realised there was a gap in the market and set up the business that offers time-pressed parents and easy choice of imaginative parties for their children. The brand’s best-selling Party Pieces Collection features products such as plates, napkins, cups, hats, balloons, treat stands and decorations.  The firm is based at Child's Court Farm in Yattendon, Berkshire, employs 40 people and sends out 4,000 orders a week. All three of Carole's children have worked for the company at some point - Kate helped develop the first birthday and baby category. Carole previous said how in the beginning they had to do 'everything ourselves' and the children would sometimes help out with tasks like taking orders and filling boxes. Now the Party Pieces Collection is being sold in the United States...
    Adults with mild to moderate hearing loss can now purchase hearing aids over the counter at stores across the United States, including Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart, or online without a prescription. Retailers are offering over-the-counter hearing aids averaging thousands of dollars less than prescription models for as little as $199 a pair at Walmart after the Food and Drug Administration finalized a ruling in August allowing the devices to be sold to people 18 and older without a prescription, medical exam, or trip to the audiologist for the first time in the U.S. FEW GETTING OMICRON COVID-19 BOOSTER DESPITE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION PLEAS The long-awaited ruling is expected to encourage competition in the market to drive down prices for an estimated 30 million people who could benefit from a hearing aid because prescription devices typically cost about $5,000 a pair, and many health insurance plans do not cover the devices without a separate plan for hearing. The effort has been years in the making following Congress passing bipartisan legislation in 2017 requiring the FDA to make hearing aids...
    Fake German heiress Anna 'Delvey' Sorokin said she wants a 'second chance' to stay in the US so she can 'change the narrative' of her elaborate cons after spending 18 months in prison. Sorokin, 31, was put under house arrest on Friday after 18 months in ICE custody. The judge ruled she was not a danger to the public as she posted $10,000 bond. 'I feel like I deserve a second chance, it was my mistake that I made and I served my time and I feel like I should deserve a second opportunity,' she said in a CNN interview on Tuesday from her East Village apartment in New York City. The interview also gave a look inside Sorokin's apartment, which featured a piece of art depicting a mock newspaper called 'The Delvey Crimes.'  Sorokin faces deportation to Germany after completing her criminal sentence in February 2021 - for convictions of grand larceny and thefts totaling $275,000, including stealing at least one flight on a private jet.  In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper  on Tuesday, Anna 'Delvey' Soroking said...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a night out at a Jack Johnson gig this week as they were seen for the first time since returning to the US after the funeral of his beloved grandmother the Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watched the American singer-songwriter - best-known for his 2006 hit Better Together - perform at the Santa Barbara Bowl in California. The couple stood in a special cordoned-off section of the venue on Wednesday night with ten other people whom they were seen speaking to, according to TMZ. Harry and Meghan were reported to have been dancing and swaying to the music during the performance, with the Duke putting his arm around the Duchess's waist. Meghan was said to have arrived at 8pm before Harry came along at 9pm for the gig, which was part of Johnson's Meet The Moonlight tour for his eighth studio album. Prince Harry and Meghan at a Jack Johnson gig at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Wednesday The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watch the US singer-songwriter on Wednesday in California...
    SAN FRANCISCO — This isn’t the first time the Warriors have had to deal with a Draymond Green altercation. Some happened behind closed doors, others have played out on live television in the heat of competition. Some Green has been suspended and fined for, others not. But all have revealed truths about the state of the Golden State Warriors at various peaks and valleys of this dynastic era. Green’s fight with Jordan Poole during the Warriors’ practice on Wednesday is, as far as we know, the first altercation to get over-the-line physical. Green put his hands on Poole, general manager Bob Myers confirmed on Thursday, and will likely be fined but isn’t expected to miss any games. The fight also shines a light on the age gap between the veterans, like Green, who built this dynasty from scratch and the younger generation, like Poole, infiltrating the roster. Winning the 2022 title was proof that the young and old can coexist and succeed together, but naturally the old guard wants to protect their jobs from the up-and-comers. For a group of...