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    The American dream had failed to come true once again and Christian Pulisic couldn't contain his emotions, wrenching up his shirt and burying his face. It had been the ambition of this high-energy and youthful United States squad to emulate – and, possibly, better – the class of 2002, who had reached the last eight in Japan and South Korea. Had Pulisic kept his cool in the second minute, they might have done that, too. Every second, every touch, every pass and every shot counts at a World Cup. One stutter, one hesitation and it all comes tumbling down, particularly when the pressure is as intense as it is in the 'win or go home' fixtures that follow the group stages. Christian Pulisic missed a huge chance in the first few minutes of America's defeat by Holland Pulisic was the hero against Iran, but the enigmatic forward could not repeat his heroics RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next USA dumped OUT of the World Cup! Holland trio Memphis Depay,... 'He's holding us back': USMNT fans...
    USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie made a young fan's day after the United States' World Cup win over Iran. In a heartwarming moment caught on camera, McKennie spotted a fan holding a sign that read '#8 McKennie please give me your shirt.' McKennie gifted the girl his jersey from the massive game and gave her a hug in the stands. Weston McKennie made a young fan's day after the United States' World Cup win over Iran  .@WMckennie: A+ human???? » @MelissaMOrtiz pic.twitter.com/dIGNNIi3pK— U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (@USMNT) November 30, 2022 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Mexico confirms the termination of Gerardo 'Tata' Martino's... REVEALED: What Gregg Berhalter told his victorious USMNT... 'I don't think they're the hardest opponent': Ex-USA coach... 'I will be FINE for Saturday': Picture of Christian Pulisic... Share this article Share The Juventus midfielder then posed for a photo alongside his fan with the pair giving a thumbs up to the camera.  During the game itself McKennie impressed with the rest of his teammates as the United...
    Maybe it is called 'soccer' after all. The United States national soccer team has stunned the England national football team by playing to a 0-0 first-half draw in Group B play at the World Cup in Qatar on Friday. The US had several chances to take the lead over the first 45 minutes of play, including a Christian Pulisic shot from the box that ricocheted off the cross bar and a Weston McKennie that missed the goal entirely. Likewise, England has had its own chances, including an early opportunity that English captain Harry Kane failed to convert in the 10th minute. American fans enjoying a day off after the Thanksgiving holiday packed into bars across New York City, and the rest of the country, to take in the action.  Christian Pulisic (C) runs with the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group B football match between England and USA Fans in New York watch England face off against the United States in Group B play With many Americans enjoying a day off following Thanksgiving, there was plenty of time to...
    FOX Sports is looking to cash in on the excitement of the United States Men's National Team's highly-anticipated match vs. England Friday afternoon.  The US host broadcaster has raised its advertising price given the focus on the clash of two powerful countries, which kicks off at 2pm EST. FOX Sports has almost doubled its usual pricing for 30-second adverts, charging $600,000 for commercials during the Black Friday blockbuster in Al Khor, Qatar, according to a report.  Fans of both countries will be making their voices heard in Qatar and from behind the T.V. Excitement is building ahead of the USMNT's first competitive game vs. England since 2010 Per Front Office Sports, the network charges around $300,000 for most telecasts of the famous tournament, but is upping its rate given the suspense.  It follows a Bloomberg story earlier this week which said the $700,000 mark could be reached in the first competitive meeting between the sides since a 1-1 tie at the 2010 World Cup. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next FOX Sports reveals its state-of-the-art,... Throngs...
    A woman travelling from the Dominican Republic to the United States has been arrested after close to half a million dollars' worth of cocaine was found in the tires of her wheelchair. Emelinda Paulino De Rivas, who is a citizen of the departure port, arrived in New York City's JFK airport on a flight from Punta Cana, which sits on the eastern most tip of the country, on November 10. After noticing that the wheels of her support chair were not turning US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) decided to interview De Rivas. '[CBP] x-rayed the wheelchair and noticed an anomaly in all four wheels,' CBP said in a statement following the incident. 'CBP officers probed the four wheels revealing a white powder that tested positive for cocaine.' About 28 pounds of cocaine was seized by officers which is estimated to be 75,000 doses of the drug with a street value of $450,000, according to CBP. Emelinda Paulino De Rivas who was travelling from the Dominican Republic to the United States has been arrested after close to half a million...
    President Joe Biden admitted for the first time since Democrats kept the Senate and beat expectations in the House that they likely lacked the support to codify Roe v. Wade's abortion protections. Asked at a press conference in Bali about the topic – a driving issue in the elections in key House and Senate races – Biden said Monday that 'I don't think they can expect too much of anything other than we're going to maintain our positions' on the abortion issue.' Democrats had hoped that by boosting their Senate majority they could try to pass a law restoring protections that the Supreme Court struck down and left up to states.  'I don't think there's enough votes to codify unless something unusual happens in the House,' said Biden.  The Democratic House passed a bill this year that would have codified Roe, but it couldn't get through the 50-50 Senate already controlled by Democrats.  Now Democrats are looking at a 50 or 51 seat majority in the Senate. But Biden still likely lacks the votes to jam through procedural changes that would...
    Healey and her running mate, Kim Driscoll, were also one of the two all-women gubernatorial tickets that won election this year. BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey has been elected governor of Massachusetts, making history as the nation's first openly lesbian governor. Healey, the state’s first woman and openly gay candidate elected to the office, defeated Republican Geoff Diehl, a former state representative who had the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. Her election returns the governor’s office to Democrats after eight years of Republican leadership under the popular Gov. Charlie Baker, who opted not to seek reelection. Healey and her running mate, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, were among three all-female governor/lieutenant governor tickets in the U.S. that began Election Day with a chance to become the first such pairing elected to lead a state. The Republican all-female ticket of Sarah Huckabee Sanders for governor and Leslie Rutledge for lieutenant governor won in Arkansas. In Ohio, the ticket of Democrat Nan Whaley and running mate Cheryl Stephens lost to Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. Healey was also one of two openly...
    Just over 24 hours before polls open for Election Day, Florida GOP Rep. Michael Waltz told DailyMail.com on Sunday night that he’s confident in a decisive Republican victory in the House of Representatives. And among the first priorities for a GOP-controlled House will be curbing China’s ‘quest to replace’ the US ‘as a global superpower,’ the House Armed Services committee member said – and he insists Democrats need to come on board as well. ‘I certainly take people's point that we have to invest here at home. But I think there's many ways by leading abroad, which the United States has done since World War II, we help ourselves here at home,’ he said. Waltz spoke with DailyMail.com after appearing at Donald Trump’s Miami, Florida rally to support the Sunshine State’s GOP candidates. It was two days before Republicans are expected to make a strong showing in the November 8 elections. ‘I never bought the narrative that the Democrats were feeding all of their buddies in the mainstream media, that it was going to be a red trickle,’ Waltz said....
    Judges have upheld the right of Miss United States of America to bar a trans man-to-woman competitor, saying organizers can insist on only 'natural-born' females taking part in its beauty contest. A San Francisco-based appeals court rejected the lawsuit of Anita Green, a trans activist and frequent beauty pageant contestant, who had said organizers violated her rights when they barred her from competing in 2019. Green, from Clackamas, Oregon, sued the company in federal court in Portland under the state's anti-discrimination laws after her application to take part in the pageant was rejected. She has competed in several pageants, including Miss Montana USA, and Ms. World Universal. In 2019, she won the title of Miss Earth Elite Oregon. Lawyers for the pageant said its contest was designed to celebrate and promote 'natural-born women,' by sending a message of 'biological female empowerment.' Green, a native of Clackamas, Oregon, has said she was pleased that her lawsuit drew attention to discrimination in the world of beauty pageants  Green says it was 'very difficult' to grow up as a trans woman, and that...
    Indoor air quality in buildings across the United States is fairly poor, and not where it should be, despite improvements made in recent years. About 90 percent of our days are spent inside during the cooler months, so it’s no surprise that people are getting sick, and it’s not from COVID, flu, or any other seasonal virus. Although, the COVID-19 pandemic is directly related to indoor air quality, as the Biden administration discussed in a recently-held Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) summit. Surprisingly, the EPA does not regulate IAQ, which may be a major problem behind recent developments.  Source: The Union Herald/YouTube Ashisha Jha, M.D., the White House’s COVID response coordinator, stressed that “we can’t emerge from this pandemic not having done this, not having tackled this topic” – referring to the importance of focusing on IAQ not just to prevent illness, but also for the general health and safety of all Americans. IAQ can be affected by things that you can see, such as mold, and things that you cannot see, such as invisible pollutants. The toxicity caused by...
    The United States has gambled big in its latest across-the-board sanctions on Chinese companies in the semiconductor industry, believing it can kneecap China and retain its global dominance. From the slogans of globalization and “free trade” of the neoliberal 1990s, Washington has reverted to good old technology denial regimes that the U.S. and its allies followed during the Cold War. While it might work in the short run in slowing down the Chinese advances, the cost to the U.S. semiconductor industry of losing China—its biggest market—will have significant consequences in the long run. In the process, the semiconductor industries of Taiwan and South Korea and equipment manufacturers in Japan and the European Union are likely to become collateral damage. It reminds us again of what former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once said: “It may be dangerous to be America’s enemy, but to be America’s friend is fatal.” This article was produced in partnership by Newsclick and Globetrotter. The purpose of the U.S. sanctions, the second generation of sanctions after the earlier one in August 2021, is to restrict...
    When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the vicious unprovoked war galvanized a response at home and abroad that surpassed even the Biden administration’s most ambitious expectations for retaliation. But now that the war is entering its ninth month, the full-hearted backing of American voters is fading, and the vast bipartisan support in Congress is beginning to crumble. Americans who said they were extremely or very concerned about Ukraine fell from 55 percent to 38 percent from May to September, according to a Pew Research poll. That hesitation on Ukraine is making its way through the halls of Congress just two weeks out from the midterm elections, leading to squabbles over whether and how the United States should support more assistance. Republicans are warning a GOP red wave could leave Ukraine aid sidelined. Some progressive Democrats are starting to warn this week that their support for Ukraine aid might not be endless, either. The turbulent and evolving political calculus surrounding Ukraine aid in Washington has experts questioning whether American support for Ukraine is on the verge of splintering, just as Ukraine...
    Liz Theoharis: The Poverty of the Political Mind Yep, in a world in which inflation and oil prices reached disastrous levels this year, the latest polls seem to indicate that the Republicans may be taking advantage of that reality — or do I mean un-reality? — just as the midterm elections loom. Forget the fact that, as a “conservative” British prime minister demonstrated strikingly just weeks ago, the political right has less than nothing to offer Americans, economically speaking. Meanwhile, the Democrats seem to be relying on abortion to carry the day on November 8th. And — much as I support them on that issue — that’s too bad. Really it is! Senator Bernie Sanders is preparing to “blitz” the country during the final two election weekends, saying just that. And it’s true, the Democrats can’t let the acolytes of America’s very own potential autocrat (and you know just whom I mean) claim that they can offer an answer to this country’s economic problems. As Sanders put it earlier this month, It would be political malpractice for Democrats to ignore...
    You are here Again in the eyes of the US authorities. The Department of Justice (DoJ) has launched a criminal investigation into the automaker, which is suspected of misleading customers into thinking its vehicles are its own. Autonomy. Tesla vehicles do not drive themselves Tesla cars are equipped with a driver assistance system called Autopilot. For a tidy sum of $15,000, drivers can benefit from this device upgrade, Fully self-driving, which should eventually make vehicles fully autonomous. However, currently Tesla cars are Tier 2, which means they still require constant attention from their drivers. In the same way Argo AI, the autonomous car startup is closing its doors However, since 2016, the company has been talking about the merits of its Autopilot and suggesting that it is autonomous. That year, for example, Elon Musk described him as “ Maybe for the best than a human driver. Tesla’s site also has the following video: ” The person in the driver’s seat is only there for legal reasons. She does nothing. The car drives itself Finally, Elon Musk said last week that...
    The Department of Justice's investigation into American professional golf reportedly includes the United States Golf Association, the PGA Tour, the PGA of America, and the Augusta National Golf Club. Reports from the Wall Street Journal say the investigation has a broader scope than previously thought, with the DOJ looking into some of the most powerful and important bodies in the sport of golf.  All four bodies constitute the four biggest powers in American golf. Outside of the PGA Tour being the most popular and powerful professional golf league in the world, the other three are tasked with organizing three of golf's four major tournaments. The USGA runs and operates the U.S. Open, Augusta National hosts The Masters, and the PGA of America - a separate entity from the PGA Tour - organizes the PGA Championship. This comes as the PGA Tour is in a heated battle with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour for players, money, eyeballs and legitimacy. LIV has been pursuing their own antitrust lawsuit against the PGA tour in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. ...
    Fernando Alonso was lucky to avoid major injury after being involved in a huge crash that saw his car launched into the air at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday. The Spaniard hit the back of Lance Stroll midway through the race in Austin, Texas, and saw his Alpine fly up and over the left-rear wheels of his rival. A scary situation then unfolded as Alonso, 41, flew towards the barrier with both of his front wheels in the air, trying in vain to steer away from the barriers. Fernando Alonso smashed into the back of Aston Martin's Lance Stroll at the US Grand Prix The scary shunt saw the Spaniard launched into the air and he narrowly avoided serious injury The front of Alonso's car was in the air and he desperately tried to steer away from the barrier Thankfully, he just managed to land and avoid serious injury by steering away from the wall ⚠️ SAFETY CAR! ⚠️There's a high-speed collision between Alonso and Stroll, and we have another Safety Car! Stroll is out of the race....
    A new survey from WalletHub compared the 100 largest United States cities across 17 key indicators of vegan and vegetarian friendliness. Based on their findings, they created a list in order of the best cities for vegans and vegetarians in the US. Source: WalletHub/YouTube To create their master list, they looked at each city based on merits such as the cost of groceries, shares of restaurants serving meatless options, and salad shops per capita. They also ranked the cost of groceries for vegetarians from the best to the worst and the percentage of restaurants that serve vegetarian options in those cities. Based on the WalletHub survey, here are the top 10 best cities for vegans and vegetarians: Portland, Oregon Orlando, Florida Los Angeles, California Phoenix, Arizona Austin, Texas Seattle, Washington San Francisco, California Tampa, Florida San Diego, California Lexington-Fayette, KY The survey also found that the lowest cost of groceries for vegetarians was unsurprisingly in Fort Wayne, IN, Kansas City, MO, Corpus Christi, TX, Oklahoma City, and Lexington-Fayette, KY. The most expensive groceries for vegetarians were in New...
    \u201cNEWS:\n\nThe @LADAOffice is charging Eugene Yu, CEO of Konnech, with conspiracy to embezzle public funds and grand theft by embezzlement of public funds. \n\nKonnech makes poll worker scheduling software.\n\nhttps://t.co/ssxIp8gCDM\u201d — Tom Dreisbach (@Tom Dreisbach) 1665713246 Extra to the funds tied to the contracts Konnech had with various American municipalities and counties, Just the News reported that the software company also received $247,139 in funding from the Department of Defense. The Department of Defense has not yet responded to requests for comment from TheBlaze concerning whether the DoD, which is reportedly working in conjunction with the NSA to "protect the security of the 2022 midterm elections from foreign actors," has been made aware of or is peripherally involved in the ongoing investigation into Konnech's alleged malfeasance. Konnech also recently received funding to the tune of $306,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Concerning Konnech's securement of funds, Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in December 2021 that "Konnech's growth is great news for our state, our families, and our economy."Data theft and exposure to the communist Chinese regimeKonnech...
    Two months have now passed since Salman Rushdie was attacked at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York (not far from where one of us grew up). Assailant Hadi Matar, who has pleaded not guilty, ran onstage and stabbed the novelist multiple times. The author of Satanic Verses sustained serious injuries, including to an eye. Fortunately, Rushdie was taken off a ventilator shortly after being hospitalized. (A friend said he even cracked jokes.) Unfortunately, nearly all public debate has focused on Matar’s motive in what prosecutors called a “targeted, unprovoked, preplanned attack.” Remember that we’re talking about a globally acclaimed author who spent years of his life in hiding after Iran’s former political and religious leader put a price on his head for writing Satanic Verses. READ MORE: Author Salman Rushdie attacked and stabbed before lecture in New York: report But we haven’t seen any commentary addressing the assumption that underscored his appearance. According to Bloomberg, it was “the United States as a refuge for writers and other artists in exile.” To be sure, the punditariat recounted...
    Hurricane Ian lashed at western Cuba on September 27, 2022. I waited desperately for a phone call from my friends in Puerto Esperanza, a small fishing village on the northern coast of Pinar del Río. Over a crackling phone line, my friends told me that the hurricane had ripped off the roofs of their houses and had cut their electricity supply. But they were safe. What comes next for them and their recovery from the loss and devastation caused by the hurricane is uncertain under the weight of a U.S. blockade that is now being overseen by U.S. President Joe Biden. This article was produced by Globetrotter. Since the Cuban Revolution triumphed in 1959, the United States has been at odds with the island’s independent path. This led to the start of a blockade on all trading activities between Cuba and the United States in February 1962, and the continued imposition of the blockade has put maximum pressure on the 11 million people who live on the island. Cubans have been resilient while dealing with these sanctions, which is “the...
    An inflationary tsunami is passing through the world economy, creating economic disorder—in some cases acute political crisis—in every country it touches. This is gathering momentum as the U.S., which is leading other Global North economies, attempts to control inflation by rapidly raising interest rates—forcing the Global North economies into recession. This article was produced by Globetrotter. The Global South economies have been thereby struck by a quadruple whammy producing still more severe stagflation, rising inflation, and slowing growth than in the Global North. First, rising U.S. interest rates force up the dollar’s exchange rate against the currencies of developing countries, increasing import prices that are usually set in dollars, thereby worsening inflation for these developing countries. Second, the dollar’s climb against the currencies of developing countries increases the cost in their currencies of repaying international debts, which are dollar-priced. Third, to attempt to prevent a very sharp fall in their exchange rates, and to try to prevent capital from flowing out of their economies into the U.S., the Global South countries raise interest rates—pushing their economies toward recession. Fourth, the...
    Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is the sole finalist to become president of the University of Florida, the school said Thursday, and the Republican senator indicated he will take the job.  Fox News reported that Sasse would resign his seat in December - after the midterm elections - and could start the job as early as February.  Sasse successfully ran for re-election in 2020, and so his term wasn't to be up until 2027. But a number of Republicans outside the MAGA bubble have decided to call it quits on Capitol Hill.  Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is the sole finalist to become president of the University of Florida, the school said Thursday, and the Republican senator indicated he will take the job Sen. Ben Sasse is set to tour the University of Florida's campus on Monday to meet with students, faculty and other members of the university community, the school said Sasse was among the seven Republican senators to vote in favor of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment - over the incitement of the January 6 insurrection.  Sasse's former aide Ian Swanson said Trump...
    SHOPPING: Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, DailyMail.com will earn an affiliate commission.  There’s something to be said for a sunscreen brand that sells out its product practically overnight. It’s not exactly a common phenomenon, but that’s exactly what happened when Naked Sundays launched its first collection in early 2021. Since then, it’s swept the beauty world by storm, creating intense buzz for its unique formulations — like spray-on sunscreen mists worn over a full face of makeup and SPF-infused serums that double as powerful skin care products. And now, Naked Sundays has finally launched its range in the United States. SPF Serum Starter Kit  You’ve never known a product like this — because, until now, it pretty much didn’t exist. The best-selling sun serum boasts a lengthy line of loyalists who swear it lives up to every claim.  It’s touted as the only product you need to start your day, formulated to behave equally as a serum, a moisturizer, and...
    William Astore, Something Is Rotten in the U.S. Military Here’s the curious thing: since at least the Vietnam War era of the 1960s and early 1970s, the United States has been almost continuously at war. Certain of those conflicts like the Vietnam War itself and those in Iraq and Afghanistan in this century are still remembered by many of us. Honestly, though, who remembers Grenada or Panama or the first Gulf War or even the struggle against ISIS, the endless (still ongoing) bombing of Somalia, and this country’s military adventures in Libya, Yemen, and elsewhere across the Greater Middle East and Northern Africa? And doubtless, I’m forgetting some conflicts myself. Oh, yes, what about the 1999 bombing of Serbia? So it goes, or at least has gone, for more than half a century. As Stan Cox pointed out at TomDispatch recently, the U.S. military, as the largest institutional user of petroleum in the world today, now seems at war not just with other countries or terror movements of various sorts, but with the planet itself. And don’t forget those 750...
    "The scope of what the FBI did is unprecedented," Frommer added. "This was the largest armed robbery in United States history, and it was committed by the FBI." According to court filings, the FBI insisted on the affidavit that the "warrants authorize the seizure of the nests of the boxes themselves, not their contents," and Judge Kim reiterated on the warrant he signed that "[t]his warrant does not authorize a criminal search or seizure of the contents of the safety deposit boxes." However, the FBI seized and searched the boxes anyway, the lawsuit alleges. The FBI later claimed that it was under no obligation to inform Judge Kim "how later actions, such as criminal investigations against boxholders or forfeiture of box contents, would play out." The U.S. Attorney's Office then sought to keep from the public all court documents which suggest the FBI deceived Kim, but a judge denied that request. The lawsuit also claims that some of the box holders who came forward to reclaim their seized property were then subjected to another investigation. The FBI supposedly examined...
    In the United States, the vast majority of snake species are non-venomous. There are only 22 species (37 subspecies) of venomous snakes in the USA. Most of these venomous snakes are pit vipers, which include rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads. Only the coral snake, amongst venomous snakes in the US, is not a pit viper. It is an elapid snake, the same family as cobras and sea snakes. There are roughly 7,000-8,000 people who are bitten a year by venomous in the US, and just over a quarter of them (1750-2,000) envenomate victims. More than half of them are the result of someone handling the snake. As a country of 330 million people, we average about five deaths a year from snake bites, less than from bee stings or lightning strikes. Even so, it’s good to have a healthy respect for snakes as potentially dangerous creatures, and it’s even better to understand which snakes are and how to identify them. The first step to that is becoming familiar with what venomous snakes might live where you live, and from there,...
    by Madeleine Hubbard   President Joe Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic is “over” in the United States. “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lotta work on it. It’s– But the pandemic is over,” Biden said during a pre-recorded CBS “60 Minutes” interview aired Sunday. “As you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape, and so I think it’s changing,” he said. Biden, full context, for the White House walking it back: “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. But the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one’s wearing mask, everybody seems to be in pretty good shape." pic.twitter.com/a4wjWAlRN8 — Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) September 19, 2022 Republicans on Monday criticized Biden for his comments. “In other words, there is no ‘ongoing emergency’ to justify his proposal for student loan handouts,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said about Biden’s interview. The administration cited the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason to forgive up to $20,000 in student...
    A kindergarten classroom at Bezos Academy in Des Moines, Washington. Founded in 2020, the school was the first to open at Bezos Academy. Bezos Academy McCarver’s Kindergarten in the Seattle suburb of Tacoma is not quite. Normal. First, it is a Montessori school. At the beginning of the school year, in the week of September 5, students from 3 to 5 years old found objects designed by the famous Italian teacher to develop autonomy in his light wooden classrooms: alone or in small groups, at a table. Or a carpet on the floor, they draw in a sandbox, count with pebbles and cards decorated with numbers … Another originality is that the establishment does not welcome the typical wealthy families of Montessori schools: free and located in a disadvantaged neighborhood, it targets the 50% of Americans who do not have kindergarten because they are too rich and too poor to have access to free public classes. A private school costs around 13,000 dollars (13,000 euros) per year. Finally, an even more distinctive sign is written in white letters on...
    A Pennsylvania man wearing a rainbow clown wig was arrested after walking into a Dairy Queen with a loaded handgun and told police he was looking to make former President Donald Trump 'king of the United States.'  Jan V. Stawovy, 61, was intercepted by police at the Delmont ice cream parlor on Saturday after responding to reports of an erratic driver wearing unusual clothes like a bright yellow safety vest and a rainbow wig. Stawovy was found to have two more loaded handguns in his car and 62 rounds of ammunition which were seized by police. He has now been charged the man with firearms not to be carried without a license, person not to possess, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. Stawovy told investigators after the incident that he was 'undercover' and had the guns to protect himself from 'drug traffickers' and also indicated he intended to kill 'Democrats and liberals.' Police also said in a news release that Stawovy told them he wanted to 'restore Trump to President king of the United States.'  Jan Stawovy, 61, entered a Pennsylvania...
    Andrew Bacevich, Will the U.S. Learn Anything from Putin's Disastrous Invasion? The figures stagger the imagination. The latest Pentagon budget will come in at about $850 billion (while the full national security budget will undoubtedly once again be in the $1.4-trillion range). Consider that a stunning sum to invest in a U.S. military that, as TomDispatch regular Andrew Bacevich points out today, has proven a first-class failure in every one of its wars in this century. Consider it a remarkable fact of our world that the military which has a budget the size of the next nine countries combined couldn’t win a single one of the conflicts it took on globally in these years. (As last August’s tumultuous withdrawal from Afghanistan showed, it generally couldn’t even come close.) If you want an explanation for why such an overfunded military underperforms so radically, the answer might perhaps be found in one devastating reality on this planet: nuclear weapons. After all, our military has built itself up in a mind-boggling fashion largely to engage in future wars that, in the end, can’t...
    by J.D. Davidson   One Ohio city ranks in the top five of best places to retire in the nation, and four others rank among the best of the nation’s largest cities, according to a new report from WalletHub, a personal finance website. Cincinnati ranked third – behind only Charleston, South Carolina and Orlando – in the report that compared the retiree-friendliness of more than 180 cities using 46 metrics, such as cost of living to retired taxpayers to the state’s health infrastructure. Cincinnati ranked 98th in affordability, third in activities, 66th in quality of life and 49th in health care. “Cincinnati is the third-best retirement city. It ranks particularly high in terms of activities, as it has a lot of music venues and bingo halls per capita,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said. “Cincinnati is also a great city for recreation and has a strong age-friendly community. In terms of health care, the city has plenty of home-care facilities for the elderly.” Akron, Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo all made the list of top retirement cities. Akron ranked 44th with its highest numbers for activities and health care, while...
    The United States Department of Justice's Thursday response to Southern District of Florida Judge Aileen Cannon's Monday order assigning a special master to determine whether the trove of classified documents that were seized during the Federal Bureau of Investigation's search warrant execution at former President Donald Trump's unsecured Mar-a-Lago estate on August 8th are covered by executive privilege has provoked a bellicose reaction from the embattled ex-commander in chief. The Justice Department wrote in its motion to Cannon, a Trump appointee, that declassification power "falls upon the incumbent President, not on any former President, because it is the incumbent President who bears the responsibility to protect and defend the national security of the United States." The filing also states that "Trump himself declined to assert any claim of executive privilege over the classified records at the point when it would have been appropriate to do so." READ MORE: 'The public would suffer irreparable harm': Justice Department responds to special master order After news of the development broke, Trump rehashed his debunked conspiracy theory that his 2020 presidential campaign was...
    The current events in Yemen are described as the world’s worst present-day humanitarian crisis. A civil war has claimed at least 100,000 lives, an estimated 12,000 were innocent civilian men, women, and children. Those numbers are just the casualties of war like air strikes and gunfire that were perpetuated by weapons that the United States has sold to Saudi Arabia. It is estimated that 80 percent of the population needs humanitarian aid immediately. The United States’ hands are red, and they are the only country with power and leverage in Saudi Arabia. Source: TRT World/Youtube Yemen is the poorest country in the middle east and has been plagued by violence, sickness, and lack of resources. A group of U.S. senators is asking the government to step up and bring about peace talks before more lives are lost. Sign this petition to tell the Secretary of State to use his power to facilitate peace talks and end this heartbreaking scene in Yemen! Millions in Yemen Are Being Murdered, Slowly Starved to Death, and Dying of Dehydration. Tell the U.S....
    The UFC finally comes to Paris, France. The UFC touches down in Paris for the first time in the organization’s history after the chaos that was UFC 278 two weeks ago. After a long political battle, MMA was finally legalized in France in 2020. The Accor Arena will host the first UFC event in Paris. The No. 1 ranked heavyweight, France’s own Ciryl Gane, will take on the No. 3 ranked Tai Tuivasa. Gane is coming off a unanimous decision loss to the current champion Francis Ngannou. Sydney’s Tuivasa is riding a five-fight win streak (all finishes), most recently knocking out former title challenger Derrick Lewis. In the co-main event, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker faces Italy’s Marvin Vettori. How much local talent will be on the card?A lot of international talent fills this card, but five local fighters will be feeding off the crowd this weekend. Ciryl Gane, Fares Ziam, and Nassourdine Imavov all fight out of France, but Paris locals William Gomis and Benoit Saint-Denis have been waiting for this moment their whole lives. Gomis will also be making his...
    The first ever vegan and gluten-free chocolate wafter has launched in the United States. Trupo Treats created the crispy wafers now available in three flavors, Chocolate, Hazelnut, and Peanut Butter. The creamy bars have made history as the first and only vegan and gluten-free chocolate-covered wafer bars in North America. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Trupo Treats Vegan Chocolate (@trupotreats) The bars are also sustainable and proudly Rainforest Alliance Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free Certified, and OU Kosher. Trupo Treats was founded in 2020 by two twin brothers and longtime vegans. The company’s motto, “Veganizing Your Childhood Favorites™,” rings true with their smash hits like the MYLK Chocolate Rice Crunch Bars and MYLK Chocolate Caramels. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Trupo Treats Vegan Chocolate (@trupotreats) The Trupo twins ensure that their company is environmentally friendly and does no harm to animals. The company has partnered with over 100 animal sanctuaries and donated over $10,000 in proceeds. They have also pledged to give over 10 percent of net profits...
    What time does ONE on Prime Video 1: Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson 2 start? The Singapore-based ONE Championship makes its Prime Video debut Friday night with Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson 2. ONE Championship is seizing the opportunity with Johnson, the former UFC flyweight king, and the rare dark weekend for the UFC to engage new fans in the United States. The flyweight champion Moraes handed Johnson his only loss in ONE Championship, in April 2021. Johnson, widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in MMA history, looks to avenge that loss in the highly anticipated rematch from Singapore Indoor Stadium. The betting odds are set at even currently, making for a really nice value bet if you have a strong lean on either side. The maiden voyage on Prime Video co-main event features Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Liam Harrison for the bantamweight Muay Thai world championship. The main card features six fights, filled with heavy hitters and Muay Thai stars. While ONE Championship has many incredibly skilled fighters, having Mighty Mouse on this initial Prime Video...
    Novak Djokovic has announced he will not be traveling to New York for the upcoming US Open after refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 , making himself ineligible to enter the country.  'Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open,' Djokovic tweeted Thursday ahead of the US Open draw. 'Thank you #NoleFam for your messages of love and support. Good luck to my fellow players! I'll keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again.  'See you soon tennis world!' An additional player form the Qualifying Tournament will be the 'lucky loser' who replaces Djokovic at the 2022 US Open, according to a statement from tournament officials.  Officially, Djokovic withdrew from the tournament before the main draw was released.  Djokovic has announced he will not be traveling to New York for the upcoming US Open after refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and making himself ineligible to enter the country An additional player form the Qualifying Tournament will be the 'lucky loser' who replaces Djokovic at the 2022...
    A five-year-old girl from Guatemala who had dreams of helping her older brother, who suffers from cerebral palsy, drowned after she in the Rio Grande while trying to cross the United States-Mexico border on Monday. Margaret Sofía García was crossing the river when a strong current ripped her from the arms of her mother, Silvia García, and swept her away downstream. Silvia García frantically alerted Ciudad Juárez first responders of the incident before they recovered the child’s lifeless body several minutes later. Silvia García and Margaret Sofía García abandoned their home in the southeastern Guatemala province of Chiquimula in search of a better opportunity to provide for her family, especially her special needs son Julio García.  Margaret Sofía García's dream of starting a new life in the United States was cut short when she drowned in the Rio Grande on Monday after she was separated from her mother by a current and swept downstream A rescue worker carries the body of Margaret Sofía García moments after pulling the girl's lifeless body from the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico,...
    Sponsored by: California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers As one becomes very old, there is a need for more care. Some elderly find it difficult to walk, and some need a helping hand before getting up from bed. In a situation where you already have a lot on your plate, how do you ensure these elderly ones receive the highest care they need? “When you admit a loved one into a nursing home, there is a guarantee that they will receive the maximum assistance and care they need,” says Sean O’Neill. Outside of a hospital, a nursing home provides the highest level of care for older people. However, one of the most challenging factors about nursing homes in the US is the cost of admitting one there. Why Is Nursing Home Care So Expensive? Usually, every nursing home requires skilled personnel to give adequate medical assistance. The personnel there are always available 24 hours a day to provide the residents with the necessary care and support.  Furthermore, maintaining nursing home facilities is very costly. For instance, an average nursing home...
    Demonstration in defense of democracy and against President Jair Bolsonaro in São Paulo.Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.On August 11, thousands of Brazilians gathered inside and outside of the University of São Paulo’s law school to follow along with the reading of two letters in defense of democracy. The documents, which had been signed by former presidents, artists, scholars, and businesspeople, were in response to President Jair Bolsonaro’s repeated attacks on the Supreme Court and the electoral system ahead of the October presidential elections. One of the letters took as its inspiration a 1977 “Letter to Brazilians” that denounced the military dictatorship that ruled the country at the time. “In today’s Brazil, there is no more room for authoritarian setbacks,” states the 2022 manifesto, which has collected more than 1 million signatures. “Dictatorship and torture belong to the past. The solution to the immense challenges facing Brazilian society has to be tied to respect for the results of the elections.” The pro-democracy statement also referenced “how authoritarian follies put the United States’ century-old...
    By Marnie Hunter | CNN There are more than 420 sites in the US National Park System, but only 63 carry the headliner — capital N, capital P — “National Park” title. The most visited of those, Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee, welcomed a record-setting 14.2 million recreation visits in 2021. Zion, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon are other top visitor draws. See full lists of the most popular National Park Service sites here. But what about the least-visited headliners? Parks that might be especially wild or hard to reach but also uncrowded and largely undiscovered. Let’s take a peek at those. Seven out of the 15 least-visited national parks in 2021 are in Alaska. It’s no big surprise that a good chunk of the least-visited national parks are in the 49th state. Covering close to 665,000 square miles — much of it wild and often frozen — getting around the state can be challenging and there’s a lot of wilderness to see. The least visited of the 63 national parks, Gates of the Arctic...
    The United States Department of Justice has submitted a request for the extradition of Rafael Caro Quintero, who is accused of the 1985 killing of DEA agent Kiki Camarena, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed Tuesday. The petition comes a month following the 69-year-old infamous drug lord's arrest by security forces in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. Caro Quintero was taken into custody July 15 in the Sinaloa municipality of Choic, almost a decade after he was released from prison and returned to drug trafficking, although not at the same level when he shared control of the defunct Guadalajara Cartel. Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero (center) was arrested by security forces in Sinaloa on July 15. On Tuesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that the government has received a request from the United States Department of Justice to extradite the 69-year-old drug lord who is accused of killing DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985 The investigation led by Kiki Camarena brought down the Guadalajara Cartel, but not before he was kidnapped, tortured and killed by the criminal...
    German federal police officers guide a group of migrants between Austria and Germany.Kerstin Joensson/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act, which prohibited the immigration of workers from China for ten years, became law in the United States. It was the first significant piece of legislation to restrict immigration into the country, and the first time a Western state explicitly shut the door to a specific racial group. As a result, the population of Chinese origin in the United States dropped from an estimated 110,000 in 1890 to roughly 60,000 in 1920. Scholars have described the policy as “the only successful instance of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in the history of American immigration.” Efforts to continue carrying out discriminatory policies did not stop there, however. The Immigration Act of 1924, for instance, established a national origins quota system that limited immigration from non-white European countries to preserve “the racial status quo.”  It wasn’t until the mid to late-20th century that the United States and other receiving countries stripped their openly racist...
    China’s live-fire military exercises in the waters near Taiwan, which began Thursday, are a worrisome escalation from Beijing. The People’s Liberation Army has gradually ramped up its warplane incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, airspace around the island over which Beijing claims authority, but China hasn’t performed live-fire drills so close to Taiwanese shores in nearly three decades. Comparisons to the last such incident, the Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1995 and 1996, have led this current story to be widely framed as a Washington-Beijing standoff: Will the United States now, as it did then, deploy a large naval contingent to stare down China on Taiwan’s behalf, including sailing an aircraft carrier and other warships through the strait? It may seem sensible to simply repeat that reaction of 27 years ago, putting on a show of force in hopes of deterring Chinese military aggression against Taiwan and reiterating American dominance in the Indo-Pacific. But the situation surrounding these live-fire exercises is not the same as those nearly three decades ago, and a U.S. military response would be an escalatory mistake....
    The United Nations has warned that the two largest water reservoirs in the United States are down to “dangerously low levels” due to the impacts of climate change. Source: ABC News/Youtube Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the State’s largest reservoirs, have become so low that they are on the verge of reaching “dead pool status,” which is the point at which the water levels drop so low that the downstream flow halts. When the reservoirs do not have this flow, things like hydroelectric power can’t work, which threatens the electricity supply for millions of people in the region, according to the UN. “The conditions in the American west, which we’re seeing around the Colorado River basin, have been so dry for more than 20 years that we’re no longer speaking of a drought,” said Lis Mullin Bernhardt, an ecosystems expert at UNEP. “We refer to it as ‘aridification’ – a new very dry normal.” The Colorado River system supplies water to over 40 million people and irrigates 5.7 million acres of agricultural land. The water system supplies water to...
    President Joe Biden said he authorized the drone strike that killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri near Kabul, and cited the terrorist’s role in planning the Step. 11, 2001 terror attacks and other barbaric acts. Zawahiri was killed by the CIA over the weekend in a safe house near Afghanistan’s Taliban-controlled capital. The president, who is in isolation after he tested positive again for Covid-19, spoke from a balcony at the White House. “Saturday, at my direction, the United States successfully concluded an air strike in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed Ayman Al Zawahiri,” Biden said. “Zawahiri was bin Laden’s leader. He was with him the whole time. He was his number two man, his deputy at the time of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He was deeply involved in the planning of 9/11.” Biden added: He coordinated Al Qaeda’s branches and all around the world, including setting priorities for providing operational guidance that called for and inspired attacks against U.S. targets. He made videos, including in recent weeks, calling for his followers to attack the United States and its allies....
    Ohio U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance blamed Rep. Tim Ryan and President Joe Biden’s policies for the current economic trend lines. New reports show that the economy contracted 0.9 percent during the second quarter of the year, which follows an additional contraction in the first quarter. The consecutive quarters of negative growth met the definition of a recession that is widely used by economic analysts, according to the International Monetary Fund. “After just 18 months in power, rubber-stamp radicals like Tim Ryan turned our nation’s recovery into a recession. Despite repeated warnings from business leaders, politicians, and economists alike, Ryan refused to stand up to Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi,” Vance said in a statement. “Tim Ryan gave the swamp exactly what it wanted: trillions of dollars of spending that liberals used to prop up their political friends and advance their far-left agenda.” ????ITS OFFICIAL: Were in the Ryan Recession "Tim Ryan gave the swamp exactly what it wanted: trillions of dollars of spending…he’s nothing more than a lackey for the reckless spenders of the DC swamp. Tim...
    (CNN)After weeks of mounting frustration over limited supplies of monkeypox vaccines, about 786,000 additional doses are being made available in the United States, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced on Wednesday.The US Food and Drug Administration said Jynneos monkeypox vaccine doses filled and finished at a Denmark manufacturing facility meet the agency's quality standards and it has approved a supplement to the vaccine's biologics license. Doses that were previously manufactured at the facility had already been shipped to the United States, so the FDA action clears the way for doses to be distributed and administered.Monkeypox is on the rise in the LGBTQ community. Heres what to know"HHS is working to make these doses available to states and jurisdictions as soon as possible to fulfill their needs and will announce allocations tomorrow," US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 1.5 million men who have sex with men are currently eligible to receive the monkeypox vaccine. But as of July 22, 310,385 doses...
    NBA legend and TNT analyst Charles Barkley slammed critics of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf, saying those critics should care about “civil rights here in the United States” more than Saudi Arabia’s abysmal human rights record. Barkley has said that he’s been in talks to join LIV Golf and that he “might have to resign from TNT” if he were to join LIV Golf. Sportscaster Dan Patrick said earlier this month that Barkley leaving TNT “would be bad for everybody.” Appearing on Patrick’s show on Monday, Barkley fired back at his critics. Everybody picks and chooses. I just think it’s funny they’re more worried about civil rights in Saudi Arabia, a place 99.9 percent of people in the United States have never been and all of a sudden they’re worried about civil rights in Saudi Arabia. That kind of gives me a chuckle. I say you don’t worry about civil rights of people here in the United States. But all of a sudden when guys start taking money you’re like ‘I’m more worried about civil rights in Saudi Arabia.’ And that...