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    In this article DWACFollow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNTThe Truth social network logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a display of former U.S. President Donald Trump in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2022.Dado Ruvic | ReutersShares of Digital World Acquisition Corp. fell this week as the company missed a key deadline to hold on to about $1 billion in financing for its proposed merger with former President Donald Trump's media company. DWAC, which is a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, has been set to be the vessel to take Trump Media and Technology Group public. But the deal with Trump's firm has run into several financial and legal obstacles.related investing newsWedbush upgrades fuboTV to outperform citing 'compelling entry point' after stock pullbackCarmen Reinicke8 hours agoAt its 2022 peak, DWAC's stock traded at $97. Now, its share price sits around $16 as markets slide, the appetite for SPACs dries up and Trump faces mounting legal peril. The stock fell about 3% Friday. DWAC secured $1 billion in financing from private investors in public equity, also...
    The Queen's final heartbreak before her death age 96 last week was the news that her beloved dorgi Candy had died after 18 years of being by her side. Known for her immense love for corgis, the loss of her oldest and longest-surviving dog hit the late Queen hard and was said to be 'distraught' about it. Which makes it all the more surprising that Her Majesty found her final days in Balmoral so consoling, as Candy's death came soon after her arrival in the Scottish Highlands earlier in the summer. The loss of the dachshund-corgi cross breed was a huge blow to the Queen as Candy had been at her side since 2004, making her more than 18 — a remarkable age for a dorgi. Poignantly the dog had the same name as a much-loved yellow Labrador of Prince Philip. She was one of the Queen's four dorgis (Cider, Berry and Vulcan being the others) but outlived them all. The Queen's final heartbreak before her death age 96 last week was the news that her beloved dorgi Candy (pictured together...
    This could be Tom Brady's final Week 1 match despite unretiring to take part in the 2022 NFL season.  Brady returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just 40 days after announcing his retirement . Initially, the seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his retirement following 22 seasons in the league on February 1.  Tom Brady will be hoping to get his eighth Super Bowl ring in what could be his final season By late March, Brady was back and is ready to roll into season 23 which begins at Dallas on Sunday Night Football.  Even before his season has started, NFL insider Ian Rapoport revealed those close to Brady think there is a finality about 2022. 'He has never said it publicly, but multiple parties involved acknowledge that after last year's retirement then unretirement, the end is coming,' Rapoport said.  'That is the understanding, that this is the final year.'   Brady hits the field Sunday for his 23rd season of NFL play, as the Bucs take on the Cowboys The former Patriot will be without his longtime tight end Rob Gronkowski who...
    SUNDERLAND have confirmed Alex Neil has left the club to take over as Stoke manager. The Scot, 41, was only appointed Black Cats boss in February and led the club to promotion from League One last season. 2Alex Neil has joined Stoke after guiding Sunderland to promotion last seasonCredit: PA 2Stoke sacked Michael O’Neill this weekCredit: PA He guided Sunderland through the play-offs to beat Wycombe at Wembley for a place in the Championship. But after a promising start to the new campaign, which included a win over Stoke, Neil has departed to take over at the bet365 stadium. He replaces former Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill following his sacking this week. Sunderland released a statement that reads: "Sunderland AFC can confirm that Alex Neil has joined Stoke City with immediate effect. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTransfer news Liverpool 'verbally agree' Bellingham January deal, Cristiano Ronaldo updates "The 41-year-old expressed his desire to leave the Club on Friday morning despite signing an improved contract at the Stadium of Light earlier this month. "SAFC made an immediate offer to further significantly enhance...
    Jennifer Flavin's divorce from her movie star husband Sylvester was a shock even to her own brother, DailyMail.com can reveal. Mitchel Flavin, 63, told DailyMail.com that the first he heard of the split was this week after his sister filed marriage dissolution papers in Palm Beach County on Friday. Minnesota-based Flavin said the couple seemed happy together with no hints of tension when he saw them in February at the funeral of his and Jennifer's mother, Shirley. 'I just found out about that this morning,' he said. 'Last time I saw them was in February. I didn't see anything happening or going on. So this is news to me.' It was revealed Wednesday that Jennifer Flavin filed for divorce from Sylvester Stallone after 25 years of marriage. Her brother Mitchel Flavin, 63, told DailyMail.com that he heard of the split along with the rest of the world Minnesota-based Flavin said the couple seemed happy together with no hints of tension when he saw them in February  Flavin said at first he didn't believe it when he read a story on Tuesday,...
    More On: florence pugh Jennifer Lopez goes glam in NYC and more star snaps Insiders dish on Olivia Wilde & Harry Styles on set romance Florence Pugh unhappy over Olivia Wilde-Harry Styles affair: source Jessica Chastain defends Florence Pugh’s sheer dress: ‘We don’t belong to you’ Florence Pugh confirmed she and Zach Braff quietly broke up in early 2022 after nearly three years of dating. “We’ve been trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it’s been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on,” Pugh told Harper’s Bazaar in her September 2022 cover story, published Tuesday. “We just felt something like this would really do us the benefit of not having millions of people telling us how happy they are that we’re not together. “So we’ve done that. I automatically get a lumpy throat when I talk about it.” Throughout their relationship, the “Don’t Worry Darling” star, 26, often hit back at the critical commentary she and the “Scrubs” alum, 47, faced over their age gap. Pugh reiterated to the glossy that she feels she...
    At least 13 people have been injured in Pennsylvania after a car plowed into a fundraiser event for the families of 10 people who died in a recent house fire. The crash occurred at around 6.30pm on Saturday at a restaurant in Berwick, which was hosting a day-long event to raise money for the families of those killed in the fire earlier this month.  At least 13 people hurt in the crash were being triaged for medical care at nearby Geisinger Medical Center, WNEP-TV reported.  It wasn't immediately clear whether the crash was accidental, or the result of an intentional attack on the fundraiser.  At least 13 people have been injured in Pennsylvania after a car plowed into a fundraiser event for the families of 10 people who died in a recent house fire The crash occurred at around 6.30pm on Saturday at a restaurant in Berwick, which was hosting a day-long event to raise money for the families of those killed in the fire The areas around Center Street in Berwick were shut down after the crash, PA Homepage reported.  In...
    Ricky Walter Shiffer Jr, 42, died on Thursday after trying to breach an FBI field office The man who was killed in a police shootout after attacking an FBI field office in Ohio was a Navy veteran who once had top-secret clearance, and had been under FBI investigation for months, according to new reports. Ricky Walter Shiffer Jr, 42, died on Thursday after trying to breach the field office in Cincinnati with a nail gun and brandishing an AR-15-style rifle when police pursued and cornered him.   Shiffer's posts on Donald Trump's Truth Social platform suggest that he undertook the doomed attack in revenge for the FBI's raid and search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence earlier this week.  Shiffer had been an enlisted sailor who served aboard the USS Columbia attack submarine - a job that requires top-secret clearance - and also served as an infantryman in the Florida National Guard, the Wall Street Journal reported. As well, the FBI confirmed that it had been investigating Shiffer for months in connection with the US Capitol riot and another matter, but the Bureau said...
    SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have already gotten three home runs out of one player they got in return for Darin Ruf. On Friday, they added to the roster a second player from the four-man package who they hope can inject some life into a struggling bullpen. Left-hander Thomas Szapucki, 26, took the place of right-hander Yunior Marte, who was optioned back to Triple-A after allowing four earned runs and five hits in Wednesday’s loss to the Padres. Szapucki, who was only recently converted from a starter, joins a bullpen that has the eighth-worst ERA in the majors this month and three of the 20 most-used relievers this season. He arrived to a locker only one station away from J.D. Davis, the other player who came back from the Mets for the Ruf (along with two pitching prospects). “Obviously we have a high level of awareness that this isn’t something he’s been doing very long,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “At the same time, he’s got an explosive fastball that really carries through the zone at the top if he can...
    While Equifax insists that only a small fraction of the consumers who received reports during this time period "experienced" a significant "score shift," which may or may have affected a "credit decision," others believe the impact of this error may have prevented hundreds of thousands of people from securing car or home loans or from opening a credit card. It may have forced others who received a loan to pay a higher interest rate. The United States Public Interest Group tweeted that, because of this glitch, "Equifax has shown once again that we can’t trust it to do its one job. Regulators should investigate; Congress should require credit bureaus to pay hefty fines when they put people’s credit at risk." Even a tweet from CNN suggests that the damage could be widespread: "Credit giant Equifax issued incorrect scores for millions of people, in some cases so significantly that lenders may have wrongfully denied loans." The U.K. Daily Mail also published an article listing a series of people who claim to have been adversely affected by the Equifax error, though their...
    A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: MORE SUBSCRIBER WOES? Netflix serves up its second-quarter results Tuesday. Wall Street expects the pioneering streaming service will report that its earnings declined slightly from a year earlier, even as revenue increased. That would echo the company’s results in the first three months of the year, when Netflix suffered its first subscriber loss in more than a decade. In April, Netflix projected a loss of another 2 million subscribers during the April-June period. HOUSING MARKET BAROMETER The National Association of Realtors issues its June snapshot of U.S. home sales Wednesday. Economists predict sales of previously occupied U.S. homes slowed to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million properties last month. That would follow an annual pace of 5.41 million homes in May, when sales slowed for the fourth consecutive month. Sharply higher mortgage rates have discouraged house hunters, even as the inventory of homes for sale has begun to edge higher. Existing home sales, in millions, seasonally adjusted annual rate: Jan. 6.49 Feb....
    (CNN)Three Americans were detained in Venezuela earlier this year, including Los Angeles-based lawyer Eyvin Hernandez, a Venezuelan legal source told CNN.Hernandez, 44, was arrested in the state of Tachira, the source said. The two other Americans were detained in Venezuela around the same time, according to the source. A US State Department spokesperson confirmed the arrest of US citizens in the country, saying the arrests took place in January and March of this year."We take seriously our commitment to assist US citizens abroad. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment," the spokesperson said on Tuesday. They did not confirm how many Americans were detained.There are now about half a dozen Americans who are considered wrongfully detained by the State Department in the country. Last month, US Marine Corps veteran Matthew Heath, who was arrested nearly two years ago, attempted to kill himself, and two top State Department officials traveled to Venezuela to meet with the Americans detained there and officials from the Maduro regime. In addition to Heath, Hernandez and the two unnamed Americans, five of the six...
    With California suffering through another intense coronavirus wave, the stunning proliferation of the BA.5 subvariant is becoming a growing focus of scientific scrutiny, with experts saying it may replicate itself far more effectively than earlier versions of Omicron. Compared to its ancestors, the latest Omicron subvariant, BA.5, may have an enhanced ability to create a large number of copies of the coronavirus once it gets into human cells, a possible contributing factor for why this summer’s Omicron wave has been problematic. BA.5, which in the estimation of federal health officials is currently the dominant version of the coronavirus nationwide, is arguably combining aspects of last summer’s Delta variant with older versions of the highly contagious Omicron family, said Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in La Jolla. “You may remember the term ‘Deltacron’ prematurely used many months ago in the pandemic. But the ability to infect cells for BA.5 is more akin to Delta than the previous Omicron family of variants,” Topol wrote in a blog post. In many ways, this...
    An influx of advanced rocket systems has equipped Ukraine to drive Russian forces from the territory they have captured since February, the British government believes. “We think that they do indeed have it in their power to repel the Russians and to get them back to their pre-February the 24th position,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters in Madrid. “And that’s certainly what [Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky] said he wants to do, and he’s set out a plan for doing that.” BIDEN: US WILL SUPPORT UKRAINE 'AS LONG AS IT TAKES' TO AVOID RUSSIAN VICTORY That prognosis lends British credibility to a more favorable outlook for Ukraine than the one that came into being over the last several weeks, as a Russian tactical victory in eastern Ukraine and the threat of famine due to the blockade of Ukrainian food exports reinforced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s position after his initial failure to take Kyiv earlier this year. The Russian retreat from Snake Island earlier Thursday also afforded Johnson a concrete example of Ukrainian forces conducting a successful counteroffensive. CLICK HERE...
    AARON RODGERS is one of a number of sports stars who could be feeling the effects of a crypto crash. The Green Bay Packers quarterback threw his weight behind crypto earlier this year. 2Aaron Rodgers took a deep shot on cryptoCredit: AP 2The Green Bay Packers quarterback spoke at a conference earlier this yearCredit: Reuters Bitcoin, Ethereum and other currencies have suffered a huge dip with more than half of their values wiped out in the last few months. There were reports last week that Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence had a part of his NFL signing bonus invested in crypto. But the Jaguars quarterback shut down those rumors, clarifying that the bonus he had invested was one given to him an an endorsement with FTX. Rodgers, 38, appeared at a conference earlier this year alongside athletes such as Serena Williams and Odell Beckham Jr. READ MORE SPORT STORIESFEATURED GROUP Claire Hogle dubbed 'next Paige Spiranac' as golf star has social media boomTHROWING HANDS Canelo and GGG go head-to-head as they throw first pitch at Yankee Stadium The Packers icon promoted...
    Super-middleweight boxer Edgar Berlanga has been banned from the sport for six months after he sensationally bit his opponent Roamer Alexis Angulo during their fight at Madison Square Garden earlier this month. American Berlanga has also been hit with a £8,000 ($10k) fine for his shocking behaviour, which was not picked up by the referee at the time of the incident. The 25-year-old eventually won his match via unanimous decision, with scores of 98-92, 99-91, 99-91.  Known as 'The Chosen One', Berlanga is unbeaten in his career - with 20 straight victories, 16 coming by way of knockout - but this setback will cost him a place at a high-profile boxing event run by Top Rank and ESPN later this year. When the incident was first put to Berlanga in the immediate aftermath of the fight, he brushed off the accusation and claimed Angulo had been 'throwing elbows', but said he was 'about to do a Mike Tyson on him' - referencing the shock night when heavyweight icon Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear in 1997.  'He was throwing elbows. I was...
    FORMER NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer killed a pedestrian in a car crash earlier this month. The 43-year-old hit a woman in the middle of the street and she died at the scene. 1Clint Bowyer killed a woman in a tragic car crash earlier this monthCredit: Getty A Lake Ozark Police Department report obtained by TMZ said the incident happened around 9pm in Missouri on June 5. Bowyer showed 'no signs of impairment' and had no alcohol in his bloodstream when he did a breathalyser test. The 43-year-old hit his brakes and called 911 straight away upon impact. He had just finished his role as a TV analyst for the NASCAR Cup Series race in Madison. According to the report, "a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine" was found near the 47-year-old woman's belongings. Bowyer was missing from his NASCAR TV analyst gig last Sunday in California. He said in a statement: "Anyone that knows me, knows that family is everything to me." Most read in SportMAHON DOWN WWE owner McMahon STEPS DOWN as investigation starts into hush money claimsMONEY'S MILLIONS...
    MORE than half of Brits experience allergies – with two in five of these saying their seasonal reactions started earlier than usual this year. The poll of 2,000 UK adults found tree pollen, grass, and dust mites to be the most common components causing symptoms to flare up. 1Young woman sneezes in the park against the background of a flowering tree. Allergy to pollen concept While more unusual causes of things like dry eyes and sneezing come from wearing jewellery, getting a tattoo – and even wine. Of those who do experience seasonal allergies, the warmer months from May to August are when they are worst hit, and one in four (26 per cent) of these often experience severe reactions. It emerged more than half (54 per cent) of those with allergies have learnt to live with their symptoms and haven’t explored ways they can help to keep them at bay. But seven in 10 (71 per cent) have even self-diagnosed themselves with an allergy. Anshu Kaura, a pharmacist at LloydsPharmacy which commissioned the research, said: “It’s clear from our...
    WRESTLER Paige VanZant and model Airwrecka have joined forces for a sultry tag-team photoshoot. Former UFC star Paige, 28, is preparing to make her All Elite Wrestling debut later on this year. 8Paige released fresh pics with model AirwreckaCredit: Instagram @paigevanzant 8The pair are pictured straddling on an old motorbike arcade gameCredit: Instagram @paigevanzant 8Paige wowed fans with lingerie snaps earlier this weekCredit: Instagram @official_airwrecka 8Paige and Airwrecka have a combined 3.3m Instagram followersCredit: Instagram @official_airwrecka But before that, she is set to fight on the Bare Knuckle FC card in London on July 16. Paige has been sending her fans wild in recent weeks with a series of revealing photoshoots. Last week she teased with a set of near-nude lingerie snaps, before unveiling her brand new motivational hand tattoos. And now the ex-MMA fighter has wowed supporters with what one called her "best post ever". Read More On The SunRED ALERT Warning over strawberries from Walmart & Trader Joe's after Hepatitis A outbreakMILKING MOMS Desperate moms slam price gougers selling baby formula at TRIPLE the price VanZant...
    Electric bills will be larger than ever for many households this summer, analysts are warning, adding to the pain of high inflation and record-high fuel costs. The most recent estimates from the Energy Information Administration are that electricity prices will rise by a national average of 3.9% this summer compared to last summer. Accounting for reduced use, expenditures will be up 0.9%. Some regions will be hit especially hard, most notably New England, which relies on natural gas and oil for more than half of its total power supply. Forecasters are also predicting a dry and scorching summer, when, the EIA report says, residents can expect their power bills to rise by nearly 10%. GAS PRICES REACH RECORD HIGH Households in the Mid-Atlantic area can expect to see a price increase of roughly 8.4%, meanwhile, and households in the South Atlantic will see an estimated 6.5% higher price. The estimates of higher bills add to warnings that electric grids will be strained and face blackouts throughout the summer. Add to that soaring consumer...
    THOMAS TUCHEL has revealed that Andreas Christensen pulled out of the Chelsea squad on more than one occasion this season. Christensen, 26, withdrew from the FA Cup final squad on Saturday morning - just hours before kick-off. 2Christensen pulled out of the FA Cup final squadCredit: AFP 2Tuchel revealed that Christensen has withdrawn from the squad on multiple occasionsCredit: Getty He was expected to start the game, so the Blues boss was forced into an emergency defensive reshuffle with Trevoh Chalobah coming in as his replacement. Chelsea then went on to lose 6-5 on penalties to Liverpool after extra time. But, Tuchel has now confirmed that Christensen has left the squad on multiple occasions this season. He said: "Andreas came the morning of the match to tell me he's not ready. Read More on ChelseaCHELSEA NEWS Chelsea takeover to be CONFIRMED this week, Azpilicueta to Barca latest "He had his reasons, they stay private and confidential. It was not the first time as you can see. "Over the last weeks that we had the same situations." Christensen will leave Chelsea...
    VACAVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- More concern among those living in Solano County as there were at least three additional bear sightings that occurred in Vacaville on Wednesday.You may remember Monday that neighborhood streets were closed off for part of the day as a bear was up in a tree. Now more sightings across town."We got a fat-- bear," yelled one person in cell phone video recorded Wednesday morning.That video, and another sent to ABC 7 News were recorded just a half mile from where there were road closures due to Monday's "bear sighting."RELATED: Vacaville police warn residents after black bear spotted roaming through neighborhoodEMBED More News Videos Vacaville police warn residents to keep an eye out for black bear spotted in neighborhood and to stay indoors if they see animal. "This is the time of year when the cubs from last year, they are called yearlings, now they're going to be dispersing from their mother, so you have families like this dispersing all over from bear country," says Ann Bryant of the nonprofit group Bear League.And while bears in Vacaville...
    Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 100th Premier League goal of his career as Manchester United looked to revive their fading top four hopes away at Arsenal. Goals from Nuno Tavares and Bukayo Saka had put Arsenal into a commanding 2-0 lead before Ronaldo's punched finish halved the deficit and ensured his side went in at half time with hope. Ronaldo, who becomes the 33rd player to reach the landmark, had missed United's trip to Liverpool in the week following the tragic loss of one of his newborn twins following his hat-trick against Norwich last weekend but appeared sharp here. The goal means Ronaldo has now scored at least 100 goals in four distinct entities - including 311 in La Liga, 140 in the Champions League, 115 for Portugal and now 100 goals in the Premier League for United.  As on Merseyside during the week, the opposition crowd touchingly applauded during the seventh minute in a show of respect to Ronaldo and his family. Having conceded two early on, it appeared as though Ralf Rangnick's side were going to suffer the same...
    The Northern Lights, usually seen around the Arctic Circle, could be visible in Pennsylvania, Iowa and Oregon tonight due to an intense geomagnetic storm.  The spectacular natural phenomenon is the result of a giant 'cannibal' solar eruption that is barrelling towards Earth at 1.8 million miles/hour. The first warning of the geomagnetic storm was issues on Monday by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) - initially declaring it a G2, but since upgrading it to a G3. Space Weather forecasters use the G-scale to describe the strength of a geomagnetic storm - caused by charged particles from the sun interacting with the Earth's magnetic field. G1 is the weakest and G5 is the most extreme. The increase to G3 is the result of stronger solar activity, with 17 eruptions blasting from a single sunspot on the sun, and two of them headed towards Earth.  An SWPC alert said: 'Aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.'  The Northern Lights, usually seen around the Arctic Circle, could be visible in Pennsylvania, Iowa...
    (CNN)This month has seen more tornadoes in the US than any March on record following this week's severe weather outbreak. It's the second year in a row the country has endured a record number of tornadoes in March, solidifying a trend toward more severe weather earlier in the year and raising questions among scientists, who've historically seen such weather peak from April to early June.Meanwhile, more severe storms happening further east in the country could mean more disastrous and deadly tornado outbreaks are possible.Scientists suspect the climate crisis -- which is changing the typical atmospheric patterns of moisture and instability -- is playing a major role in the timing and location of severe weather."Our future projections of how severe weather may change in the future are really showing two things," Victor Gensini, an associate professor at Northern Illinois University and one of the country's top tornado experts, told CNN. "They kind of show an earlier start to the severe weather season -- so more severe weather in February, more severe weather in March -- and then also sort of this...
    Two Russian planes that violated Swedish airspace earlier this month were equipped with nuclear weapons, it has emerged.  The flyover near the island of Gotland on March 2 was a deliberate act designed to intimidate Sweden, according to Swedish news channel TV4 Nyheterna.    A total of four planes had taken off from the Russian air base of Kaliningrad.  They consisted of two Sukhoi 24 attack planes, which were escorted by two Sukhoi 27 fighter jets.  It was the two attack planes which were, according to TV4 Nyheter sources, equipped with nuclear weapons.    Two Russian aircrafts SU 27 and two SU 24 are pictured after violating Swedish airspace east of Gotland, over the sea March 2, 2022. It has now been claimed two were armed with nuclear weapons  Two Russian aircrafts SU 27 and two SU 24 are pictured after violating Swedish airspace east of Gotland  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Russia bombs Red Cross building in Mariupol as new drone... REVEALED: £38m superyacht seized in Canary Wharf is owned by... Share this article Share The...
    Roman Abramovich has suffered a suspected poisoning along with Ukraine peace negotiators earlier this month, sources said. The Chelsea FC owner was reportedly poisoned just weeks ago after a meeting in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv whilst he acted as a a 'peacemaker' in the Russian war in Ukraine, reports the Wall Street Journal.  Following the meeting in Kyiv, Abramovich as well as two senior members of the Ukrainian team developed symptoms that included red eyes, painful tearing as well as peeling skin on their faces and hands, sources told the newspaper. Analysts at Bellingcat confirmed that three members of the delegation - including Ambramovich - attending the peace talks between Ukraine and Russia on 3 March experienced 'symptoms consistent with poisoning with chemical weapons'.   The Chelsea FC owner has been jetting between Istanbul, Moscow and Kyiv for peace talks. This is a breaking news story, more to follow.  
    Russian Army Commander General Vlaislav Yershov, of the 6th Combined Arms Army, has been identified as the general sacked earlier this week by Vladimir Putin. It has been reported his abrupt dismissal was due to the heavy losses and strategic failures seen during the Russian military's month-long invasion of its neighbour. He was identified by a Western official on Friday who also named the seven Russian generals they said had so far been killed in the 30 days since the Russian president ordered his troops into Ukraine on February 24. The latest to die, Lieutenant General Yakov Rezanstev, was a commander of Russia's 49th Combined Arms Army in its southern military district, the official disclosed.  The sixth Russian commander killed since the invasion began was said to have been Colonel Yuri Medvedev, who was brutally taken out by mutinous soldiers after their 37th Motor Rifle Brigade suffered huge losses. Russian Army Commander General Vlaislav Yershov, of the 6th Combined Arms Army, has been identified as the general sacked earlier this week by the Kremlin Pictured: A charred Russian tank, amid Russia's...
    Naomi Osaka has revealed she is seeing a therapist to avoid another on-court meltdown after she was rattled by a heckler at Indian Wells earlier this month. Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka was beaten 6-0, 6-4 by Veronika Kudermetova at Indian Wells after a heckler reduced her to tears by shouting 'Naomi, you suck!' at the start of the match. The 24-year-old Japanese has previously spoken about suffering from 'long bouts of depression' since winning her first Grand Slam in 2018 and has twice taken breaks from the game after struggling to cope with the pressure of her stardom.  Naomi Osaka was reduced to tears after being heckled at Indian Wells earlier this month RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Rafael Nadal tells Naomi Osaka 'we need to be ready for... Andy Murray tells Naomi Osaka she has 'to be able to... MARTIN SAMUEL: Kick Russia out of the European game and the... 'I hear no talking now': Nick Kyrgios drops the F-bomb in... Share this article Share But after beating Astra...
    It should be noted the surge in the price of nickel is especially related to Russia's war in Ukraine, as Russia remains the metal's third-largest producer. Why does it matter?Overall, the news of soaring costs for lithium and nickel spotlights what some say is a market completely unprepared for the surging demand for electric vehicles. "The price explosion tells you that lithium supply is simply nowhere near enough to feed this demand surge," OilPrice.com reported. S&P Global reported earlier this year that supply stands almost no chance of catching up to demand, which has erupted over the last 18 months. "Although the battery industry has been investing significantly in downstream battery capacity to power the surging EV demand, lithium is still getting less funding than required — and such investment could be too late to prevent a structural deficit in the coming years," S&P said. It added the "structural deficit" could last "throughout this decade." Yet the Biden administration continues to push EVs as a remedy not just for environmental woes but economic ones, as well. In a press...
    SAN JOSE — A 72-year-old woman has died from injuries she suffered when a driver hit her as she walked along Alum Rock Avenue near the Interstate 680 on-ramp earlier this month, continuing a record pace for city roadway deaths, authorities said. The collision was reported at 5:34 a.m. March 2 after the driver of a 2006 Chevrolet HHR compact SUV, traveling west on Alum Rock, hit the woman as she was walking across the entrance to northbound Interstate 680, according to San Jose police. The woman was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, and was initially listed in stable condition, but she died March 17, police said. The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office identified her as San Jose resident Hui Juan Xuan. Police said the driver stopped at the scene and that there is no evidence that he was driving impaired. There is no indication that the driver was cited or arrested. The death marked the city’s 22nd traffic death of the year, and the 12th involving a pedestrian who died. San Jose is on pace...
    Don’t go looking for the 2 a.m. hour on Sunday — you won’t find it. That’s when Daylight Saving Time (yes, singular “Saving” — not “Savings”) begins. On Sunday, March 13, prepare to lose some sleep, as clocks “spring forward” an hour from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. for the annual ritual. If your clocks, automobiles and electronic devices won’t automatically adjust themselves, you can do it manually before going to bed Saturday night — and if you don’t want to lose an hour of sleep, consider hitting the sack an hour earlier than you normally would. More Health News More Local News But Dr. Daniel Lewin, the associate director of sleep medicine and an associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Children’s National Medical Center in D.C., said it’s actually easier for people to change their sleeping habits by changing when they wake up, as opposed to trying to go to bed earlier. He told WTOP in 2020 you should start waking up 15 minutes earlier than you normally would starting a few days before the time...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell slightly this week, after rising to their highest level in three years last week. The average rate on a 30-year loan declined to 3.89% this week from 3.92% the previous week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday. A year ago, the long-term rate was 2.97%. The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages, popular among those refinancing their homes, ticked down to 3.14% from 3.15% one week earlier. It stood at 2.34% a year ago. The Federal Reserve has signaled that it would begin the first in a series of interest rate hikes in March, reversing pandemic-era policies that have fueled hiring and growth but also contributing to inflation levels not seen since the early 1980s. The Labor Department reported earlier this month that consumer prices jumped 7.5% last month compared with 12 months earlier, the steepest year-over-year increase since February 1982. Higher costs for nearly everything have wiped out Americans’ pay raises, reinforcing the Federal Reserve’s decision to begin raising borrowing rates across the economy. Home prices are...
    A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: IN GOOD HEALTH Pfizer serves up its fourth-quarter results Tuesday. The drugmaker is expected to report that its earnings and revenue increased from a year earlier. Pfizer has benefited from demand for its COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and approval for its use in children. Investors will be listening for an update on Pfizer’s efforts to reformulate its vaccine to make it more effective against the omicron variant. MOUSE HOUSE Wall Street expects The Walt Disney Co.’s current fiscal year is off to a good start. Analysts predict the entertainment giant will report Wednesday that its fiscal first-quarter earnings and revenue increased from a year earlier. That would follow improved results for the 12 months that ended in September. Investors will be focused on whether Disney added subscribers to its video streaming service after subscription growth slowed in the fourth quarter. HIGHER PRICES? The Labor Department issues its January snapshot of inflation at the consumer level Thursday. Americans continue to face higher costs, reflected in sharp...
    A 16-year-old aspiring rapper charged with shooting a New York City cop in the Bronx is walking free on bond Thursday, infuriating the union representing NYPD officers. Camrin Williams - aka C Blu - was locked up in Brooklyn on gun and assault charges for shooting Officer Kaseem Pennant, 27, just a week earlier in the Bronx.  Williams was arrested after officers responded to reports of unrest on January 18. He refused when officers asked him to take his hands out of his pockets and got into a scrap with the cops.    During the battle, a gun Williams - identified as a member of a subset of the Crips - was holding fired and a single bullet struck and wounded Pennant and hit Williams in the groin. Williams, who is already on probation for a 2020 gun possession arrest, posted $250,000 bond to get out of the juvenile facility on Thursday, reportedly with an advance on his contract with Interscope Records.  Camrin Williams - aka C Blu - was locked up in Brooklyn on gun and assault charges Williams, seen here...
    WHILE speaking at an event organized by Turning Point USA, Sarah Palin said it would be “over my dead body” before she gets a COVID-19 vaccine, despite testing positive for the virus earlier this year.  The former Governor of Alaska made an appearance at Americafest Sunday, encouraging others to “stiffen their spines” and fight back against vaccine mandates. 4Sarah Palin said she'll get a COVID vaccine 'over my dead body' and says she won't allow her kids to be vaccinated eitherCredit: Turning Point USA 4The former Republican Vice Presidential candidate was speaking at an event organized by Turning Point USACredit: AP:Associated Press “There is an empowerment in a group like this where we can kind of feed off each other,” she said. Palin also took the stage to throw criticism at Dr Anthony Fauci who has urged Americans to get vaccinated. Palin called Fauci “inconsistent”, commenting on the infectious disease expert’s previous statements about natural immunity to those who’ve had COVID. “Those of us who have had COVID, they’re telling us that even though we’ve had it—we have natural immunity—now...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew Wiggins and his coach, Steve Kerr, were both able to admit after avenging their loss to the Suns that Golden State’s newly aggressive wing wasn’t at his full capacity in their first meeting earlier this week. At full health Friday, Wiggins showed what he is capable of with 19 points while shadowing Chris Paul on defense in the Warriors’ 118-96 win Friday, evening the season series with the Warriors’ top competition in the West after a loss Tuesday in the desert. Back spasms bothered him the morning of their first clash, and he turned in his quietest performance since his awakening against Minnesota. “I thought Wiggs was fantastic defensively, just setting a tone on Chris right away, hounding him everywhere he went,” coach Steve Kerr said. “And also contributing offensively the way he did, I thought Wiggs had a great game.” Wiggins said he felt far better Friday. It showed. With Devin Booker out, Wiggins took on the task of guarding Paul, the Suns’ slippery point guard, often picking him up at...
    MANCHESTER UNITED interim manager Ralf Rangnick has revealed why he rejected the Chelsea job earlier this year before Thomas Tuchel's arrival. The German was offered just four months to work his magic with the manager-less Blues. "When Chelsea contacted me it was just for four months interim manager" ????Ralf Rangnick explains why he turned down a move to Chelsea earlier this year - but he could not reject Manchester United pic.twitter.com/Jt38i6pV5N— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 3, 2021 There was also no indication Rangnick would work with the club long-term after his stint in charge as manager. He has since taken up a six-month managerial job at United with the prospective of a two-year advisory role afterwards. In his first appearance in front of the press as United boss, Rangnick said: "At the time when Chelsea contacted me this year in February, they only spoke about the option to become interim manager for four months. "So it was in February, without any prospective to work in the long-term together, and here now we're talking about six-and-a-half months, so...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Stunning new developments in court on Thursday, as a man, seen on-camera kicking an 84-year-old man out of a seated walker, makes a return to court after being let out on mental health diversion."The words restorative justice have been weaponized to silence a victim of hate!," cried one of the demonstrators outside the Hall of Justice Thursday afternoon. Members of groups such as Asians Are Strong, Stop AAPI Hate, career prosecutor Nancy Tung and the United Peace Collaborative met with dozens of community members to express how they believe the San Francisco District Attorney's Office handled Mr. Rong Xin Liao's Case.Video broken by ABC7 back in March of 2021 shows Mr. Liao kicked out of his seated walker in the Tenderloin by 24-year old Eric Ramos Hernandez.Mr. Liao suffered injuries which required multiple stitches, along with serious head injuries and a blood clot which required drilling into his skull. According to court documents, Ramos-Hernandez spent seven months in jail. He has been released on mental health diversion.A victims services advocate for the DA's office claimed Mr....
    by Brooke Rogers | CBS 11 DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – ‘Tis the season to spend, and shoppers are back in the stores this year. But experts say consumers actually kicked off the season well before Black Friday. READ MORE: 16 Units Damaged In 3-Alarm Apartment Fire In Fort WorthBlack Friday traffic in stores was down nearly 30% from 2019, according to Sensormatic Global Retail Consulting. Senior Director Brian Field said shoppers are more enthusiastic about shopping in stores than they were last year. He said while shoppers are still concerned about the pandemic, increases in online shopping and hybrid shopping, like curbside pickup, contribute to the data. He also said consumers started shopping earlier this year and opted not to wait for sales because of supply chain concerns. READ MORE: Frisco Firefighters Extinguish Kitchen Fire, Save Home From BlazeAt the Galleria Dallas, the hours are shorter than in past seasons, but the holiday shopping started earlier than ever before. Black Friday shoppers at Dallas Galleria (Credit: CBSDFW.COM) “We had great traffic over Black Friday weekend, but we actually...
    On the morning that Irina Izmestieva was found dead on the sofa at her palatial West London home, her oil tycoon husband Igor was waking in his dingy prison cell, 3,000 miles away in the Russian Urals. Irina, a glamorous 52-year-old former Moscow TV presenter and film-maker, was discovered ten days ago in mysterious circumstances after concerned friends summoned police to her £15 million house. Just a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace, Irina had been enjoying a life far removed from the dismal existence of Igor, the multi-millionaire father of her two daughters and, latterly, enemy of Vladimir Putin. Russian socialite Irina Izmestieva was found dead in her London mansion earlier this month and friends are demanding MI5 investigate The White Swan penal colony, where her 55-year-old husband is incarcerated in a cell with two others, is one of Russia’s toughest prisons. It is home to serial killers and cannibals, as well as Izmestiev, a former Moscow senator and oil dealer who has been locked up there since 2010 for crimes including murder and tax evasion — although his supporters...
    Washington (CNN)Former President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed a primary challenger running against Republican Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan in his latest effort to oust the GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach him earlier this year. "John Gibbs is running against RINO Congressman Peter Meijer in Michigan's 3rd District. Meyer has been a terrible representative of the Republican Party and beyond," Trump said in a statement that misspells Meijer's last name at one point. "John Gibbs is a fabulous talent who loves the State, our Military, and our Vets."Rep. Anthony Gonzalez: The cold hard truth is Donald Trump led us into a ditch on January 6The former President has made clear that he wants to shape the future of the party, putting a target on the Republicans who voted to impeach him. Some of those GOP lawmakers -- like Reps. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois -- have announced they aren't running for reelection next year, while others, like Rep. Liz Cheney, are running against Trump-endorsed primary challengers. Meijer, first elected to Congress last fall, had told...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A University of Chicago staffer was robbed at gunpoint in Hyde Park early Thursday morning.The robbery occurred just a few blocks from where a University of Chicago graduate was shot and killed earlier this week.Police said several men approached the victim outside Chapin Hall on East 60th Street around 5:30 a.m. They showed a gun and demanded the victim's belongings.No one was hurt, police said.Police did not say if anyone was in custody. Police did not provide further information about the incident.The University of Chicago held a safety seminar Thursday afternoon for faculty and students.
    President Joe Biden’s approval numbers have been steadily slipping in recent months, but his especially poor performance among independent voters in recent polls seems to be like a dead canary in the coal mine for the president. In a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, just 37% of total respondents said they approve of Biden’s job performance, a one-point decrease from an earlier poll on Oct. 6. But the president’s approval numbers among independents were even worse, with just 28% of independent voters saying they approve of his performance compared to 32% earlier in October.
    In this article AMZN TGT Stephen Chernin | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesSupply chain bottlenecks and rising prices aren't keeping consumers from buying. The latest retail sales numbers show U.S. consumers are spending at a much faster pace than expected, excluding autos, up over 15% in September. Back-to-school and back-to-work trends drove a higher level of transactions despite the headwinds of inventory shortages and inflation, but what about early holiday shopping? With widespread supply chain warnings, retailers including Amazon and Target started to offer holiday promotions even earlier than normal to get ahead of the lack of inventory and to ease consumer anxiety. That may yet lead to an accelerated timeline for holiday gift buying. NPD Group said in its annual holiday shopping outlook that 51% of respondents to a survey said they plan to start holiday shopping before Thanksgiving, but that is only up slightly from last year. The early shopping trend is not new in retail. Major retailers had Thanksgiving Day store openings as far back as 2014 and Amazon's Prime Day moved to October last...
    Jammed supply chains are already beginning to threaten the possibility that holiday shoppers will fulfill their wishlist, financial experts say. Co-head of AlixPartners’ retail consulting practice, Joel Bines, told the Financial Times that retailers will have difficulty securing the “most in-demand” items this year for consumers to purchase for their families at Christmas. “There will definitely be weeping children this holiday season,” Bines said. “Black Friday doesn’t exist; the holiday season doesn’t exist, not as it used to,” he explained about the change in supply chains that has forced stores to expand the holiday season. “It’s essentially October 1 to January 15.” Savita Subramanian of Merrill Lynch Japan Equity and Quantitative Strategy Responsibility told Reuters the holiday shortage is related to the coronavirus. “COVID-related supply chain problems extend beyond consumer goods, and it’s easy to find long-term signs of global friction,” Subramanian said about the difficulty of stocking items on shelves early enough. For instance, Lowe’s chief financial officer, David Denton, said the company has decided to try to circumvent the supply chain issue by shipping in items even earlier. After a quick start to Halloween...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two of the Minneapolis police officers recorded on recently-released body camera video making disparaging comments about protesters in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder are no longer on the force. The Minneapolis Police Department confirmed to WCCO-TV that Lt. Johnny Mercil left the department on May 3 and Cmdr. Bruce Folks left on July 31. In the body camera footage, which was released earlier this week, Mercil is heard saying that he thought a group of protesters was white because “there’s not looting and fires,” The Star Tribune reported. Folkens made comments about “hunting people” after curfew during the nights of unrest. RELATED: Body Cam Footage Of Minneapolis Officers During Unrest Released After Trial: ‘We’re Hunting Activists!’ Mercil also testified in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Chauvin, who is white, knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes, even as the Black man pleaded for air. While on the stand, Mercil said that he trained Chauvin, noting that the neck...
    Taylor Swift’s newest announcement will leave fans tickled pink. The singer took to Twitter Thursday to announce her own rendition of her acclaimed album "Red" will be released a week early — and naturally, Swifties were sent into a frenzy. Now, the re-release will be out Nov. 12, and the release will also include the four disk vinyl, according to Swift’s tweet. "Got some news that I think you’re gonna like," Swift, 31, wrote. "My version of Red will be out a week earlier than scheduled." MAN BUSTED TRYING TO GET INTO TAYLOR SWIFT'S NYC APARTMENT Taylor Swift announced the release of her version of ‘Red’ will be moved up. Fans reacted on social media. (Photo by Nicky Loh/TAS/Getty Images for TAS) "Do u sleep ever," replied Matt Bernstein, an Internet micro influencer, on Twitter. Her announcement even had companies’ Twitter accounts fangirling. "This is not a drill," tweeted the company account for the card game UNO. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER Other fans, though, are suspicious that Swift’s premature release of "Red" coincides with...
    FILMING officially kicked off for the new Kardashian show as Kim, Kourtney and Khloe were spotted filming, The trio were seen having lunch at Lucky’s in Malibu, California, on Tuesday followed by TV crews. 11Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian started filming their new Hulu series this weekCredit: BackGrid 11The trio were seen having lunch at Lucky’s in Malibu, California, on Tuesday followed by TV crews 11The new show will premiere later this yearCredit: BackGrid Kim, 40, channeled a similar look to her all-black Met Gala outfit while Kourtney and Khloe opted for more color. Kourtney, 42, was seen in a yellow corset and wide-leg jeans while Khloe, 37, opted for a ribbed sweater and long trench coat with slouchy boots all in shades of caramel. It comes after Keeping Up With The Kardashians aired its final episode in June after 20 seasons. In December 2020 it was reported that Kris Jenner and her daughters secured a deal for their content to be streamed exclusively on Hulu. And last week Kim hinted that cameras were rolling for the family once again as...