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    Bebe, a German shepherd husky mix, is still waiting for his forever home after one year in a shelter with zero applications. Bebe arrived at The Animal Pad in San Diego and still has not received any interest. The poor pup had to have her back legs amputated after she spent months crammed in a cage before arriving at the shelter when she was one year old. Source: CBS 8 San Diego/Youtube Bebe was left at a vet’s office when she was just three months old. Bebe then spent three months in a crate which deteriorated the muscle mass in her back legs. That’s when The Animal Pad heard about Bebe and saved her. She got a medical exam, and they concluded her back legs would need to be amputated. Bebe uses a wheelchair from Walkin’s Pets, who say that she quickly adapted to the wheelchair. “She can race you in those wheels. A 3-miler is nothing for this girl! When she sees her ‘chariot’ being brought out, she knows it’s time for some fun,” The Animal Pad...
    NBA legend Bill Russell, an 11-time NBA champion, has died at the age of 88. His family said in a statement that he 'passed away peacefully at age 88 with his wife, Jeannine, by his side'.  MORE TO FOLLOW  NBA legend Bill Russell has passed away at the age of 88
    Posted in complete anonymity, Vivid Memory: Infinite One of the most beautiful games available on Xbox Series X. It was designed by one. May 7, 2020: Microsoft chose this date to hold the presentation of the first Xbox Series X games. It’s a chance for the Redmond company to show off what’s in its belly with its console – the most powerful in history. The video begins with breathtaking footage of the title Vivid Memory: Infinite. Within seconds, we were amazed: the visual effects, do you like some, the reflections, the fluidity of the movements, the exotic setting… For the first interview, there were promises. Strangely enough, we have never heard of this Vivid Memory: Infinite After. And can you imagine it launching on July 21, 2022, on Xbox Series X, but also on Xbox S, PS5 and Nintendo Switch (knowing that it’s available on PC from November 2021)? Inspired by this highly action-oriented title, I started Vivid Memory: Infinite To see what happened to an impressive presentation of a project created by someone on a Microsoft console. Without a...
    A HUGE dinosaur has been sold at auction in New York for a staggering $6.1million (£5million). Sotheby's sold the Gorgosaurus skeleton, which is the first of its kind to be put up for auction. 1The dinosaur sold for over $6millionCredit: Courtesy Sotheby's The dinosaur stands at 10 feet tall and 22 feet long. It's one of 20 Gorgosaurus skeletons known to exist. Sotheby's said the sale "places the Gorgosaurus among the most valuable dinosaurs ever sold at auction, and establishes a new benchmark for a Gorgosaurus skeleton." The anonymous buyer not only gets a huge dinosaur but the exclusive opportunity to name it. Read more on dinosaursSTUMPY PUMPY New dinosaur fossil discovery explains real reason why T Rex had short armsCHANGING HISTORY I'm a dinosaur expert – these are the flaws in Jurassic Park Sotheby's said: "A member of the Tyrannosaurid family, whose name translates as “fierce” or “terrifying” lizard, the Gorgosaurus was an apex carnivore that reigned during the Late Cretaceous period, roaming the earth approximately 77 million years ago. "Native to what is now Western North America, this...
    The Justice Department is investigating a data breach of the U.S. federal court system from early 2020 that a high-ranking federal official said Thursday is "one of the most significant threats" to national security. House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) told lawmakers Thursday that the document management system known as PACER CM/ECF, short for Public Access to Court Electronic Records and Case Management/Electronic Case Files, experienced a "system security failure" that was first learned by the committee in March. Nadler noted the breach was unrelated to the SolarWinds hack from late 2020, though it appears to go beyond the cyberattack by Russian government-backed hackers who infiltrated several U.S. federal agencies, including federal court systems. Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ's National Security Division Matthew Olsen testified on Capitol Hill, saying that the NSD is “working very closely with the judicial conference and judges around the country to address this issue” and adding it would give regular updates to the committee about the progress of the investigation. WAWA AGREES TO PAY $8 MILLION SETTLEMENT OVER 2019 DATA BREACH “The...
    Swiss banking giant UBS.Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images UBS on Tuesday missed expectations for the second quarter of 2022 as its CEO warned of "uncertain times" in markets. On Tuesday it posted a net profit attributable to shareholders of $2.11 billion, below analyst expectations aggregated by the company of $2.4 billion. It marks a 5% rise from the $2 billion reported during the same period last year, when the flagship wealth management business saw a significant windfall from wealthy investors, and follows a strong first-quarter that saw the group post a net profit of $2.136 billion. "The second quarter was one of the most challenging periods for investors in the last 10 years. Inflation continues to be high, the war in Ukraine is ongoing, as are strict Covid policies in parts of Asia," UBS CEO Ralph Hamers said in a statement. "In these uncertain times, our clients rely on our powerful ecosystem to navigate markets and invest for the long term." This is a breaking news story and will be updated shortlyTVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP...
    After the tumult of this quixotic year so far – in which he’s admitted to secretly fathering twins with a colleague, swooped in to buy Twitter, run away from the deal, then seen his child seek to change their name because they want nothing to do with him - you might think that can’t possibly be another twist in Elon Musk’s astonishing life story. Yet there is. For yesterday, the Wall Street Journal aired what is surely the ultimate story betrayal at billionaire level: that Musk, the world’s richest man, had a ‘brief’ affair with the wife of his long-standing friend and sometime business ally Sergey Brin. Brin is the world’s seventh richest man. The affair, according to the WSJ, happened in December last year and has led to the swift collapse of Brin’s marriage to stunning brunette Nicole Shanahan, Brin’s second wife and the mother of his young daughter. Nicole Shanahan and Sergey Brin married in 2018 but filed for divorce in December 2021 citing 'irreconcilable differences' Elon Musk’s alleged affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife last year led...
    BEAUTY dupes have been rising in popularity as affordable brands continue to put out products that mimic high-end fan favorites. Charlotte Tilbury has a cult following of fans regarding the brand's Hollywood Flawless Filter foundation. 2Beauty guru Mikayla Nogueira said a $14 product is a perfect dupe for a $44 foundationCredit: TikTok/mikaylanogueira 2The products blended seamlessly in her final lookCredit: TikTok/mikaylanogueira At $44 a pop, Flawless Filter may be reserved for special days, like a big date or a fancy party. However, Elf Cosmetics just introduced their own version that's only $14. The Halo Glow Liquid Filter foundation comes in eight shades and is already sold out. Beauty guru and TikTok star, Mikayla Nogueira, put the dupe to the test with a side-by-side comparison of the two products. Read more on dupesKISS ME I’m a Target expert - I found a Kylie lip kit dupe for $8 that passed all testsMONEY MAKEOVER 3 CVS and Walgreens makeup dupes that are 80% cheaper than designer brands Since the Flawless Filter foundation comes in 12 shades, Mikayla noted she was...
    Several hours into NHL free agency, the Washington Capitals had two new goaltenders and a replacement for the defenseman they lost to Seattle. They were far from done. They traded for winger Connor Brown, signed forwards Dylan Strome and Henrik Borgstrom and defenseman Gabriel Carlsson, and brought back versatile homegrown product Marcus Johansson to extend his second stint in Washington. While the New York Rangers made a splash by adding Vincent Trocheck and the Columbus Blue Jackets did the same by signing Johnny Gaudreau, no Eastern Conference contender overhauled its roster more than the Capitals. Now with Darcy Kuemper as their starter in net and Charlie Lindgren backing him up, they hope these moves are enough to compensate for injuries that will keep key players out for at least the first month of the season, and in one case likely much longer. “I’m excited about our acquisitions and anxious to see how they look in the lineup,” general manager Brian MacLellan said this week. “We’re happy. We accomplished what we wanted to do, starting with the goalies. And then...
    Dressed as a mom in a red bathrobe and a black shower cap, Victor Stewart walks into the frame. He cracks a belt and lip-synchs a popular line from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: “Black Bolt can destroy you with one whisper from his mouth.” As he gears up to strike his hypothetical child, the kid’s grandma (also Stewart, but in a gray bob and floral shirt) asks, “What belt?” The belt transforms into a bunch of roses. Ominous music plays. The mom backs away. Someone’s loving grandma has, once again, saved them from a world of agony. This is the kind of dramatic tension—realized through a combination of immediately recognized trends, strategic wardrobe choices, and imaginative scenarios—that makes Stewart’s videos so captivating. The Philadelphia native boasts a combined 554,000 followers on TikTok and Instagram, where he’s known as @ripesharwarmareams and @djvickyv121, respectively. It’s a modest following in the era of professional content creators, but one that is actively growing with every surreal and hysterical skit he posts. Speaking via Zoom on a weekday afternoon, Stewart dons a...
    WHO would have thought teachers were fed up with personalised gifts of your kids' faces to thank them for their hard work? It turns out, they are - and that they'd prefer something a little stronger... after all, they're dealing with snot, medical traumas, and children so cheeky they've vetoed their names for their own kids. 5Lee, 37, and Adam Parkinson, 33, reveal what they really need after a a long term of teachingCredit: Mr P's podcast 5Getting your kid's face printed on a shirt or mug isn't going to cut for an end of term giftCredit: Getty Lee, 37, and Adam Parkinson, 33, from Manchester, England, are brothers working in primary schools. They've spoken exclusively to Fabulous about what teachers REALLY think of your children... 'We don't want a mug with kids' faces on' Buying the perfect end-of-term present can often be the way to schmooze your way into the teacher's good books. Personalised items are not high on the agenda, Lee explains. "One thing teachers pride themselves on is making sure every child in their class is...
    SAVING money on a home project by doing it yourself is a noble goal, but one small mistake can leave you seriously injured. One electrician shared the DIY errors that even savvy homeowners make. 1Common DIY mistakes can result in fire or electrocution, electricians warnCredit: Getty Plenty of electrical projects are totally safe to DIY, but these common errors can lead to horrific outcomes, from fires to lethal electrocution. According to a survey by Electrical Direct, electricians said the number-one most dangerous mistake a homeowner can make is leaving plastic-sheathed cables unprotected.  John McCallister, an electrical expert at MyJobQuote, said that homeowners must run the cords through a conduit if they want to avoid a worst-case scenario. "Leaving plastic-sheathed cables unprotected exposes them to snagging and cuts, which could lead to fires or lethal shocks," McCallister said. "Running them through a conduit minimizes this risk." READ MORE HOME TIPSFOILED AGAIN The bizarre hack to keep your home cool during summer for $2DRAPE EXPECTATIONS I'm a DIY pro – my Target 'curtain rod' hack is perfect if you rent One of...
    ACCORDING to a new poll, two-thirds of Americans agree that planning a wedding today is more difficult today than it was for previous generations.  A poll of 2,000 people who’ve either recently planned or attended a wedding revealed that the majority (42%) need between six months and a year to plan their wedding. 2A poll of 2,000 Americans revealed some of the most outdated wedding traditionsCredit: Getty While only one in five (20%) believe they could do so in less than six months, and 23% need more than a year. Compared to other generations, the majority (41%) of millennials need between six months and a year and 17% would need one to two years. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Minted, the survey aimed to uncover how today’s weddings mix modern trends with traditional customs, and to see what wedding customs are getting relegated to the past. One in five believe the practice of the bride wearing a white dress is officially a dated tradition.  WEDDINGSWEDDING BLUES I got a wedding invite but only to the ceremony & party, not the...
    'It seems to me that I am the bearer of some kind of immortal message to humankind.’ That was what the author James L. Dickey wrote in his diary during the filming of Deliverance. A rangy, brawling poet from the American deep south, Dickey was drunk a lot of the time, so anything he said should be taken with a pinch of salt. Indeed, the story goes that he liked to wander around muttering: ‘Oh, I’m so big! I’m so damned big!’ He was, at least, telling the truth both literally (he was 6 ft 3 in) and metaphorically. Deliverance, which was based on the writer’s 1970 bestselling debut novel, really was big — despite or because of the scandal it provoked. Released 50 years ago this month, it’s one of those films that, once seen, is hard to forget. Like Lord Of The Flies, it reveals the horrors that human beings are capable of when their very survival is at stake. Set in the southern state of Georgia, Deliverance tells the story of Lewis (played by Burt Reynolds) who...
    More than 40,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric customers remained without power 24 hours after storms rolled through the region, toppling trees and downing power lines across Maryland. As of 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, the utility company was still reporting nearly 2,000 outages that left 41,254 of its 1.32 million customers in the dark as crews worked around the clock to make repairs. 
“After one of the most violent storms to come through the central, western, and northern part of (the region) in recent years, there’s still many without power, and days if not weeks of cleanup on many properties and roadways,” Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees said on Wednesday afternoon. “I'm always amazed at how calmly 911 dispatchers handle the amount of radio traffic coming into the center from all different agencies needing help.” A breakdown of outages being reported by BGE customers, by county, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night: Baltimore: 17,500; Harford: 8,113; Carroll: 6,734; Prince George’s: 6,251; Anne Arundel: 1,424; Baltimore City: 1,121; Calvert: 82; Howard: 27; Montgomery: Less than five....
    THERE is a war going on: A war on the West. It is a cultural war, and it is being waged remorselessly against all the roots of Western tradition and everything good it has produced. 5Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London announced that it was seeking to become 'anti-racist' and to 'de-colonise' ShakespeareCredit: Alamy 5The British Library added poet Ted Hughes to its dossier of wrongdoers as a distant ancestor set up colonies in North AmericaCredit: Rex At first, this was hard to discern. Many of us sensed something was wrong, but we did not realise the full scale of what was being attempted. Not least because even the language of ideas was corrupted. Words no longer meant what they had, until recently, meant. Read More on WokeryMERCY MUROKI Scouts founder would turn in his grave if he knew how woke it has becomeUNI BAN Woke uni chiefs ban terms mankind and manpower over fears of offending students People began to talk of “equality”, but they did not seem to care about equal rights. They talked of...
    An art detective known as the 'Dutch Indiana Jones' has recovered one of the most sacred artefacts ever stolen from the Catholic Church.  Arthur Brand, who is known for his incredible skills in tracking down stolen art, has found the 'Precious Blood of Christ' relic - a reliquary said to contain Jesus's blood - six weeks after it was taken from an abbey in northern France.  Mr Brand said the ornate golden shrine, which holds two lead vials said to contain blood collected from Jesus during the crucifixion, was dropped anonymously on his doorstep in a carboard box after he was contacted by the thieves. The art sleuth - who has previously recovered a Picasso painting, a sculpture known as Hitler's horses, and a ring that belonged to Oscar Wilde - now plans to hand the relic over to Dutch police, who will return it to France. A reliquary said to contain drops of Jesus's blood that was stolen from an abbey in northern France last month has been found by a legendary art detective Arthur Brand said the thief took the...
    NCIS and 24 star Gregory Itzin has died at the age of 74, however, a cause of death has yet to be determined. Jon Cassar, was was an executive producer as well as a director on the popular FOX series 24, confirmed the news on Twitter. 1Gregory Itzin has passed away at the age of 74Credit: Getty Images - Getty He shared: "My friend Greg Itzin passed away today. He was one of the most talented actors I had the honor to work with, but more than that he was an all around great guy. "He’ll be missed by his 24 family who had nothing but love & respect for him. You made your mark, now Rest In Peace friend." More to follow...For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun. Most read in EntertainmentGREEN WITH ENVY? Kanye West's furious ex lashes...
    A staggering low number of Americans have good heart health, a new study finds. Researchers at Tufts University in the Boston, Massachusetts area, found that only seven percent of Americans are in good cardiometabolic health. While worrying, the findings are not surprising as the poor health of the average American has been well reported for years on end, making it one of health officials biggest puzzles to solve. What is surprising is the level that some social determinants play in a person's heart health, with people who are less educated or an ethnic minority more likely to be in bad health. Only 7% of Americans are in optimal heart health, a new study finds, with increases in obesity and diabetes determined to be at most fault (file photo) 'These numbers are striking. It's deeply problematic that in the United States, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, fewer than 1 in 15 adults have optimal cardiometabolic health,' Meghan O'Hearn, a doctoral candidate at Tufts and lead author of the study, said in a statement. 'We need a complete overhaul...
    From Kim Murray to Jelena Djokovic, the first week of Wimbledon saw a glamorous posse of tennis WAGs cheer on their partners.  But today, as week two of the tournament kicks off, a new queen bee of SW19 could be crowned.  Influencer Morgan Riddle, 24, is the glamorous girlfriend of US tennis ace Taylor Fritz, the World No. 14 who will take on Australia's Jason Kubler in a fourth round match this afternoon. She uses TikTok and Instagram to document private jet flights, beach holidays, city shopping trips, and courtside seats as she travels around the world supporting her sports star beau. No.1 fan! Morgan Riddle, 24, is the glamorous girlfriend of US tennis ace Taylor Fritz, the World No. 14 who will take on Australia's Jason Kubler in a fourth round match this afternoon Jet-set: Morgan, pictured on a sun-soaked holiday, uses TikTok and Instagram to document private jet flights, beach holidays, city shopping trips, and courtside seats as she travels around the world supporting her sports star beau Fashion fan: Morgan also uses the platforms to promote shopping collaborations and showcase...
    Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas were involved in one of the most bitter matches to ever grace the hallowed stage of Wimbledon, after the Australian demanded the number four seed be disqualified for smashing a ball into the crowd and the Greek admitted deliberately trying to hit the 'evil' Australian with one of his shots. In a heated and acrimonious third-round clash on Court One, Kyrgios and Tsitsipas both received warnings from the umpire and regularly aired their frustration - both at officials and each other. Tsitsipas did not hold back in the post-match press conference, slamming Kyrgios as a 'bully' who had an 'evil' side to him. 'It's constant bullying,' the Greek said. 'He was probably a bully at school. I don't like bullies. He has a very evil side to him.' Kyrgios had said he 'loved' Tsitsipas and had 'huge respect' for him in his on-court interview but hit back at his opponent in response to the bullying comment. 'I'm not sure how I bullied him. He was the one that was hitting balls at me,' he said....
    This is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here. This week: Was there even a time before Barbie? Put some respect on Cameron’s name. One of the best movies of the summer. What to do without Below Deck. The week’s most genius creation. Living For the Cameron Diaz MomentThe moment I wake up, before I put on my makeup, I say a little prayer. I go to the edge of the bed in the charming British cottage I did a house swap for and kneel. I grab my rosary and say four Hail Something About Marys. I look up to the Lord in the great Vanilla Sky. He is The Counselor. My cat walks in, and I say, “Good morning, Charlie.” That’s his name. Then I gather all the orphans I’m raising and go to church, where we take the bread and drink the wine. (Avaline, of course.) Back at home, I look...
    New financial data from AdImpact details that the Georgia U.S. Senate race between Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker is set to become one of the most expensive in the country. According to the media tracking company, Warnock has already reserved millions in TV ads leading up to the November midterm elections. “18 of the top 20 are Dem candidates. Only 3.3% of spending reservations among the top 20 are for GOP campaigns. #GASen incumbent Raphael Warnock currently leads at $22.2M placed,” the group detailed. Check out the top 20 campaigns by fall airtime reservation spending! 18 of the top 20 are Dem candidates. Only 3.3% of spending reservations among the top 20 are for GOP campaigns. #GASen incumbent Raphael Warnock currently leads at $22.2M placed. pic.twitter.com/e3MnirTUTz — AdImpact Politics (@AdImpact_Pol) June 30, 2022 Based on the information, Warnock has reserved more than $22 million in TV buys, approximately double the closest campaign. For example, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly’s campaign is ranked second, but has only reserved $11.9 million. The wide spending gap does not take into consideration...
    NICK KYRGIOS called himself one of the "most important players in tennis" and demanded respect after storming into the third-round of Wimbledon. The Aussie hot-head, 27, thumped Filip Krajinovic 6-2 6-3 6-1 in a clinical display on Thursday to set up a third-round date with Stefanos Tsitsipas. 2Nick Kyrgios has called himself one of the 'most important players in tennis' on ThursdayCredit: Rex 2Kyrgios put on a masterclass in the second round to set up a date with Stefanos TsitsipasCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun Kyrgios reminded fans just how talented he is at SW19 and quickly demanded respect as he called himself one of the "most important players in tennis". During his post-match press conference, Kyrgios - who spat towards a fan after his first-round win over Brit Paul Jubb - said: "Some people love to just tear me down. It's just not possible anymore. "I know what I bring to the sport. I'm one of the most important people in the sport. "Do you want to speak about that? Nothing to investigate there because it's just factual. READ...
    A TERRIFYING video shows a shark swimming just several steps away from the shorelines of a busy beach. The massive predator sent sunbathers sprinting out of the waters after swimming closely to the shores of South Forest Beach in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, last week. 3A massive shark was caught on video just feet away from the shorelines of a South Carolina beachCredit: Tracy Riley 3The video showed the shark near South Forest Beach in Hilton Head Island, SCCredit: Tracy Riley 3Marine experts have warned sunbathers to be vigilant of the waters this summer due to an increase in shark sightings across the East and West coasts' shorelinesCredit: Getty - Contributor At one point during the video, the shark was seen nearly out of the water, showing beachgoers just how large it was. With summer in full swing and the Fourth of July holiday days away, Parks and Recreation officials are putting swimmers on high alert due to several shark sightings reported earlier than usual. Several factors, including warming ocean temperatures, are contributing to an increase in shark activity in cities...
    Bitcoin rallied to a record high of nearly $69,000 at the height of the 2021 crypto frenzy. In 2022, it's moved in the opposite direction.Nurphoto | Getty Images Prominent crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital has defaulted on a loan worth more than $670 million. Digital asset brokerage Voyager Digital issued a notice on Monday morning, stating that the fund failed to repay a loan of $350 million in the U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin, USDC, and 15,250 bitcoin, worth about $323 million at today's prices. 3AC's solvency crunch comes after weeks of turmoil in the crypto market, which has erased hundreds of billions of dollars in value. Bitcoin and ether are both trading slightly lower in the last 24 hours, though well off their all-time highs. Meanwhile, the overall crypto market cap sits at about $950 billion, down from around $3 trillion at its peak in Nov. 2021. Voyager said it intends to pursue recovery from 3AC (Three Arrows Capital). In the interim, the broker emphasized that the platform continues to operate and fulfill customer orders and withdrawals. That assurance is...
    New York (CNN)The overturning of Roe v. Wade is "one of the most important stories of our lifetime," CNN's chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said on "Reliable Sources" Sunday.But in 1973, the day after the decision came down, the main headline on many major newspapers was that former president Lyndon B. Johnson had died. Susan Matthews, news director at Slate and host of the podcast "Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade" said the justices on the Supreme Court then would likely be surprised to see the controversy still raging today."The justices knew that what they were doing was going to be a big deal when they announced it," Matthews said, "but they had no idea that it was going to be the controversy that it is now." And though the story is dominating the headlines now, Republican strategist Sarah Longwell found the answers from swing voting Republican women fascinating on the importance of abortion in their lives.When asked open-ended questions about the issues that matter most to them, few women named reproductive rights specifically, instead listing the economy and healthcare as...
    It breaks my heart to say that Drew Barrymore would have nothing to do in the Scream of 2022. Gone are the days of characters gingerly picking up the receiver of their clunky landline, not knowing what terror waited for them on the other end. Repeated calls from a strange voice asking, “What’s your favorite scary movie?” would be hit with the block button and the emergency call slider on your iPhone. If someone has tied your hunky quarterback boyfriend up on your patio, all you’d have to do is give the Citizen app a quick scan to see if there had been any similar events in the area. Our modern level of tech-infused connectivity has all but removed the mysteries from life, and taken the thriller genre with it. But while our plugged-in second nature has the ability to make us feel safe, it has also left us even more vulnerable. In 2019, a stalker claimed that he determined the location of a Japanese pop singer through the reflection in her eyes in a photo posted online. In an...
    Public figures have begun weighing in after the Supreme Court officially struck down Roe vs. Wade Friday morning. More than half of all US states have some kind of abortion ban law that will likely now take effect following Friday's news that Roe v Wade has been overturned by the United States Supreme Court.  Last month, a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion written by Samuel Alito and published by POLITICO revealed that the court voted to strike down the landmark 1973 ruling, which legalized abortion in the United States. Alito wrote in part, 'Roe was egregiously wrong from the start.' The George W. Bush-appointed justice goes on to say that the issue of abortion should be returned to the 'people's elected representatives' to decide.  The opinion was drafted in February 2022. Public figures from both sides have been speaking out on the issue since the draft opinion went out and today was no exception.  The Reverend Franklin Graham tweeted: 'The United States Supreme Court just announced one of the most significant rulings in my lifetime - officially voting to overturn...
    (CNN)Arthur Ashe may have been most known for his tennis success, but it was his activism that set him apart off the court.When not winning major tennis championships and breaking barriers in one of the most lily-white sports at the time, Ashe was a vocal advocate for civil rights, even getting arrested in 1985 for protesting apartheid outside the South African embassy. Documentary "Citizen Ashe" premieres Sunday, June 26, at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. It explores Ashe's life as both a tennis player and an activist, but his civil rights activism is only a part of his legacy. The other? His HIV/AIDS advocacy. Ashe became one of the most famous HIV-positive figuresIt's believed Ashe contracted HIV from a blood transfusion for an open-heart surgery, eventually learning of his condition in 1988.Read MoreAt the time, HIV/AIDS was heavily stigmatized. And Ashe, having retired from tennis eight years earlier, chose to keep his diagnosis a secret. That is, until 1992 -- when USA Today contacted him saying it was about to break the story. So, on April 8, at a press...
    The Duke of Cambridge has always been one of the more likeable and grounded members of the Royal Family. So I can understand why, now that he is 40, he increasingly feels the need to speak out on subjects that matter to him, rather than simply cutting ribbons, murmuring platitudes and smiling for the cameras. But this week, William made an outspoken departure from the usual royal script, launching into sweeping statements about race relations. And I believe this was a misjudgment. As he unveiled a monument at Waterloo Station in London to celebrate the Windrush generation — Caribbean migrants who arrived in Britain mainly in the 1950s and 1960s — William referenced the scandal that also took the name of the famous boat that carried the first load of migrants to these shores. Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge pictured with Baroness Floella Benjamin (right), Windrush passengers Alford Gardner (centre) and John Richards (fourth left) and children in front of the National Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station in London ESTHER KRAKUE writes: 'What does William, one of the...
    Stretching of the continents 56 million years ago is likely to have caused one of the most extreme episodes of global warming in Earth's history, new research suggests.  During this time, the planet experienced an increase in temperature of 5-8°C (9-14°F), culminating in the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which lasted about 170,000 years. It caused the extinction of many deep-sea organisms and reshaped the course of evolution of life on Earth.  Scientists studied the effects of global tectonic forces and volcanic eruptions during the period of environmental change almost 60 million years ago.  They believe that the extensive stretching of the continental plates in the northern hemisphere – rather like the pulling of a toffee bar that thins and eventually separates – massively reduced the pressures in the Earth's deep interior. This then drove intense, but short-lived melting in the mantle – a layer of sticky, molten rock just below the planet's crust.  The team, including experts from the universities of Southampton, Edinburgh and Leeds, suggests that the resulting volcanic activity coincided with, and likely caused, a massive burst of...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bruton Smith, a NASCAR Hall of Famer and one of the series’ most eccentric and successful promoters, dies at 95. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Texas A&M has the most unusual tailgating elements in college football — a catch and release fishing pond. Tailgating usually includes an ice-cold beer, some delicious food, and great social environments with fellow fans, but at Texas A&M, you better bring some bait and a fishing pole. Yes, you heard that right — the Aggies have put a catch and release pond in one of their tailgate spots. Fans and others were so excited about it that the pond went viral on social media, and to be honest, we’re here for it. Other SEC schools better take note — fishing ponds are the new “in” item. The pond will be in Aggie Park and is one of the new things the university is adding to this space. Along with new free and paid parking areas, Aggie Park will open on schedule later this summer. The fishing pond isn’t the only fabulous amenity either, as an amphitheater and creamery are also coming. However, reservations are required, but they can’t be that strict. If someone wants to fish, then I’m sure these...
    Mstudioimages | E+ | Getty Images There's a lot to figure out after graduating from college. In addition to landing a job and finding a place to live, building your credit score is one of the most important things you can do to start down the path of financial success. The three-digit number represents your credit risk and impacts whether or not you can get a loan or credit card, as well as the interest you'll pay. "There are few things in life that are more expensive than crummy credit," said Matt Schulz, chief credit analyst at LendingTree. More from Invest in You:What new graduates need to know about money and jobsCollege Money 101: From student loans to setting up a budgetThese are the 10 fastest-growing entry-level jobs "It can cost you thousands of dollars over the years in terms of higher rates on mortgages and credit cards," he added. "It can even keep you from getting that apartment you apply for." Credit scores range from 300 to 850. A good score is 670 to 739, very good is 740...
    An expert on fascism and authoritarianism is offering a brutal assessment of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), labeling him one of the most dangerous men in the Republican Party. According to Business Insider, Ruth Ben-Ghiat —a New York University historian who authored the book, "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present"— explained why DeSantis stands to rise in popularity and how he differs from former President Donald Trump. Speaking to Insider, Ben-Ghiat noted that while Trump may need to face prosecution for the purpose of accountability and saving the United States' democracy, DeSantis could take his place to push the radicalized Republican agenda as a "populist nominee." "What we do find in history is prosecution, in the longer term, is one of the only things that deflates these guys' personality cults, because those cults are founded on the idea that they are invincible, they are infallible," Ben-Ghiat said. "Now, if that does happen to Trump — DeSantis has already absorbed all the lessons of Trump." Ben-Ghiat has also penned a number of other pieces to lay out her arguments....
    American glamour golfer Paige Spiranac admits she felt traumatised after a 'Karen' verbally insulted her over her outfit while she was on the course.  The 29-year-old ex-professional said she was left physically shaken after being singled out by an elderly lady at a country club who thought Spiranac was wearing a completely inappropriate outfit.  Golfer girl Paige Spiranac poses with driver in hand in a similar outfit to the one in which she was told off by a 'Karen' at a country club Spiranac, who has amassed an Instagram following of 3.3 million people, said she always dresses in accordance with course regulations and felt violated by the lady, as if she was saying the golfer looked 'slutty'. She was playing at the course for the first time and said her clothing was in no way disrespectful to the dress code.   'I had a collar, I zipped the zipper up so there was no cleavage showing, it came about mid-thigh, and I felt like it was a very appropriate outfit,' Spiranac said on her Playing a Round podcast.  'This lady goes up...
    If you've ever woken up after heavy night of drinking with the fear you've done something embarrassing you can't quite remember, you're not a lone. Women from across the UK have taken to Mumsnet to share their most mortifying drunken mistakes, including buying a  van one eBay, vomiting on their neighbour's car and pulling some very inappropriate moves while dancing with their father-in-law. Posting on British parenting forum, one woman said that after a night of drinking she was 'dying of shame' after massively oversharing and talking nonsense at a party.  A woman has provoked an anecdote war after asking people to share their most embarrassing drunk stories Writing on British parenting forum Mumsnet, this woman explained how she was dying of shame after massively oversharing whilst out drinking the night before. She asked users to share their most embarrassing drunk stories  She said that she was sick with fear and asked users to share their own stories to help her feel less embarrassed.  'I’ve got The Fear so badly today I feel sick! Please help a girl out by sharing some equally...
    The main results of this study, conducted by Hotel Partners Africa, a member of the W Hospitality Group in association with the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF), can be summarized in four words: Egypt, Morocco, Accord and Marriott. With 5,577 and 6,142 rooms, respectively, these two countries are leading in the number of rooms under physical construction. Followed by Ethiopia, 3,871; Cape Verde, 3,016; Nigeria, 2,544; Kenya, 2,450; Algeria, 2,337 and Tunisia, 2,280. In South Africa, 1,948 and Senegal, 1,919 rooms complete the top 10 places. Read: Morocco: Tesla Superchargers Installed In Accor Hotels Of the 85 hotels, 21,000 rooms are upgraded, 20% more than last year, compared to Egypt and Morocco (20, 7,209 rooms upgraded, expanding to more than 50 new hotels). Then follow Nigeria (5,619 rooms in 33 hotels), Ethiopia (206 rooms in 29 hotels), Cape Verde (4,639 rooms in 17 hotels) and Algeria (3,202 rooms in 15 hotels). Tunisia (2,918 out of 14 hotels), South Africa (3,133 out of 21 hotels) and Senegal (2,693 out of 13 hotels) covered the stage. See also  The newspaper...
    This photo released on May 10, 2022, by the Azov Regiment shows a wounded Ukrainian serviceman inside the Azovstal iron and steel works in the city of Mariupol. (Photo by Dmytro "Orest" Kozatsky). We have seen countless videos of Ukrainians blowing up Russian stuff. Russian troops have left their fallen comrades to rot on the battlefield while scampering off with their loot. But the video below shows perhaps the most daring and courageous Ukrainian military operation of the war; It is a testament to the bravery and skill of Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter crews who faced daunting odds to deliver ammunition, food, water, and medicine more than 60 miles behind enemy lines to the besieged defenders at the Azovstal steel plant in the occupied port city of Mariupol.  One mission carried 72 Azov Regiment fighters to reinforce the garrison, and another carried a volunteer medical team. On the return leg, some of the missions carried wounded soldiers evacuated from the plant.  This video was only recently released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense’s Chief Intelligence Directorate and shows views from the helicopter flight deck...
    More On: barbie Laverne Cox twins with her Barbie doll at 50th birthday bash Laverne Cox honored as first transgender Barbie: ‘Catsuit fantasy, honey’ Best star snaps of the week: Dolling up as Barbie and a Princess Claudia Schiffer gets her own designer Barbie doll Simu Liu will go to any (hair) length for a role.  Liu, 33, gave some insight into his preparation for the upcoming “Barbie” movie, in which he’s rumored to play a Ken doll. To commit to the role of Barbie’s plastic counterpart, he waxed his entire body.  “Waxing has been an education to say the least,” the Marvel star told The Independent, calling it “one of the most painful experiences of my life.”  The Marvel star went on to praise fellow waxers now that he knows what they’ve gone through. “I have such a newfound admiration for the incredibly brave women who go through this on a monthly basis,” he quipped.  Liu, who recently released his memoir “We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story,” might be preparing to play Ken in other ways...
    Dave RobertsProvided by ESPN Dave Roberts is a creature of habit. The ESPN executive, who has emerged as an influential force behind the scenes at the network, prefers to take business meetings at the Four Seasons, for instance. In 2015, sports media personality and regular ESPN panelist Bomani Jones was in Los Angeles to attend the network's ESPY Awards ceremony and planned to meet with Roberts. According to Jones, Roberts initially agreed to meet him at his hotel. Instead, Roberts arrived in a cab, called him and said, according to Jones, "Man, let's go to the Four Seasons!" "Dave likes the Four Seasons because it works, and it's proven," Jones said. Told of the story, Roberts said to CNBC, "I like certain routines." Another routine: He starts every day on a treadmill around 4:30 a.m. It's an important habit, but not just for him. That's where he contemplates what sports fans will be watching throughout the day on Disney-owned sports network ESPN. "The editorial optics," Roberts said. "The time on that treadmill allows me to think." Roberts, who rose steadily through...
    Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have finally learned their fate following a six-week, blockbuster defamation trial that heard bombshell testimony including claims of abuse, drug use, and violence from both parties as well as dozens of witnesses.  But even with the jury's decision, it's clear that the high-profile trial itself - which captivated viewers and social media users throughout its entirety - will have a long-lasting impact on both of the feuding exes' careers regardless of the verdict. The dramatic saga began when Depp, 58, filed a $50million defamation claim over a 2018 op-ed Heard wrote for The Washington Post, in which she appeared to reference him when she detailed overcoming domestic abuse and violence.  The Pirates of the Caribbean star claimed his ex-wife defamed him in the op-ed, which led him to lose movie roles and other Hollywood jobs.  Heard in turn, countersued for $100million, claiming she was falsely painted as a liar by Depp's camp.  But even before jurors found in favor of Depp, 58, Wednesday - awarding him a total of $15million in damages - the Hollywood star...
    (CNN)One of America's most prolific slave trading ports is to open as a museum after more than two decades of planning in Charleston, South Carolina.The International African American Museum will open the weekend of January 21, 2023, the museum announced Wednesday. The 150,000-square-foot facility will be at the former site of Gadsden's Wharf. About a mile from City Hall, Gadsden's Wharf is where slave ships docked for years and unloaded at least 100,000 slaves.Up to 800 enslaved Africans "quarantined there died during the cold winter of 1807 and were unceremoniously thrown into a mass grave nearby," according to a report from the Post and Courier newspaper."Committed reckoning with history is a necessary stop on the road to healing and reconciliation," Tonya Matthews, who was named as the museum's president and CEO last week, said in a news release.Read MorePlans for the museum were first publicly announced by the former Mayor of Charleston, Joseph P. Riley, Jr., in 2000. "Our journey has been long because it took time to secure the optimal site," the former mayor said in a statement. Riley...
    FORMER Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann has claimed that Thiago Alcantara is "one of the most overrated players in European football" following the club's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. He also argued that the Reds need to "modernise" ahead of next season. 2Thiago has made 39 appearances across all competitions this seasonCredit: Getty 2Hamann has said that the Spaniard is 'overrated'Credit: Getty - Contributor In his column for Sky Sport Germany, Hamann said: "In my opinion, the Reds need to modernize the team a bit, especially in midfield. "I don't understand the hype about Thiago. "For me he is one of the most overrated players in European football.  "When things are going well and you have a lot of possession he's a good player, but when push comes to shove you don't see him. Read More on LiverpoolREDS BLAST Liverpool legends slam French Govt as 'liars' for Champions League chaos "If you need someone who sets accents, then he doesn't do it. "[Naby] Keita is also a disappointment, [Jordan] Henderson is a worker. They need a player who can make...
    In another lifetime (the year 2019), we used to think about summer and fantasize about all the things we would do. We would be going outside. There would be activities. We might even see people. We were so young and innocent then. The current instinct to hunker down and hide under a blanket is, at the very least, being met with a deluge of TV options. As in: So. Much. TV. It’s almost laughable to think that anyone could possibly watch a mere fraction of it, let alone all of it. The saving grace, we guess, is that at least there’s something for everyone? We sifted through the literal hundreds—hundreds!—of new and returning series coming in the next few months. From returning hits, multiple Real Housewives, shows starring very famous people, things that just seem like they might be fun, and, obviously, that Game of Thrones series, here’s 50 you might want to check out, organized by premiere date. Happy hermiting. PistolTues. May 31, Hulu Summer kicks off, appropriately, with a blend of nostalgia and chaos. The kinetic mayhem of...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was pulled tight by Indianapolis 500 great Dario Franchitti for some last-second encouragement. Johnson then worked the rope surrounding his car — mobbed with fans, friends and family like no other driver — and hugged and high-fived everyone he could reach. His old NASCAR crew chief Chad Knaus watched from nearby. So did NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett. Then came Johnson’s girls. The family that Johnson passionately persuaded to let him chase his boyhood dream and race the Indy 500 couldn’t let him go. Johnson’s two young daughters squeezed hard when they threw their arms around his waist and shoulders. But daddy had to race. With that, the seven-time NASCAR champion and one of the greatest drivers in auto racing history strapped on his helmet and slipped inside the 48 car, ready for his rookie race at Indy at 46 years old. Johnson started 12th Sunday as he tried to join A. J. Foyt and Mario Andretti as the only drivers to win both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. Andretti...
    The Warriors came into this postseason as an unknown. Klay Thompson only played once the calendar flipped to 2022, Draymond Green dealt with an injury that kept him out for two months, and then Steph Curry missed the final 12 games of the regular season with a foot injury. In all, the Warriors were a sub-.500 team after the All-Star Game and entered the postseason without a set rotation, momentum, or any sort of continuity on both sides of the court. So of course they reached the NBA Finals. Now that Golden State is in a sixth NBA Finals in eight years and sits four wins away from a fourth title, there are plenty of believers in the Warriors once again. The wise guys in the desert — or, more accurately, the bookies pushing odds to your phone in certain states — love the Warriors to win the title, regardless of the opponent. In fact, after Boston lost a series-clinching game at home against Miami on Friday night, pushing the Western Conference Finals to a Game 7, it seems as if everyone —...
    It’s rare to see Charles Hallman of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder in a suit and tie. There’s no need to dress up when you’re covering sports, as Hallman has for MSR, Minnesota’s oldest Black newspaper, since 1990. But one afternoon in early April, there was Hallman, all decked out and dapper as he walked into the Target Center, completing the look with the tan trench coat that once belonged to his father, Charles Sr.  The occasion? A ceremony at the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four, celebrating Hallman’s induction into the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Hall of Fame for his lifetime of women’s college basketball coverage. Hallman was the only one of the five Class of 2022 inductees not from a mainstream media publication, and the only one honored in Minneapolis; the rest were feted at the Men’s Final Four in New Orleans. He’s believed to be only the third Black inductee overall, joining William Rhoden of the New York Times (now ESPN’s Andscape) and the late Brian Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. At the same time, Hallman, 67,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Grilling is the most planned activity for Memorial Day, according to a survey by Numerator. We here in the Midwest are most likely to grill, with 61% saying they’ll be grilling out. Click here for more.