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    Donald Trump's former national security advisor John Bolton accused the ex-president of lying when he claimed Friday to have a 'standing order' that all documents taken from the White House while he was in office were to be declassified. Bolton said the claim was 'almost certainly a lie' in a New York Times piece published on Sunday.  'When somebody begins to concoct lies like this, it shows a real level of desperation,' he said. It comes about a week after Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was targeted in an unannounced search by FBI agents who took a trove of documents sought by the National Archives and Records Administration. The warrant, which was unsealed on Friday, suggests the former president took top secret documents and may have violated the Espionage Act. Trump has offered multiple rebuttals, from claiming he was cooperating with investigators to insisting the 'raid' was a political 'witch hunt.' On Friday, ex-Fox News contributor John Solomon - who is representing Trump with the National Archives, according to the Times - read a statement claiming the documents were declassified...
    Footage has emerged purportedly showing the moment a Russian fighter was woken up from a nap to find a gun-wielding Ukrainian soldier standing over him. Video purportedly shows one of Vladimir Putin's men asleep in a forest in Ukraine under a red blanket.  The Ukrainian soldier was apparently sneaking through an empty Russian camp when he spotted the fighter. Video purportedly shows one of Vladimir Putin's men asleep in a forest in Ukraine under a red blanket RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Does this video PROVE Russia is attacking Europe's largest... Putin's biggest fan Steven Seagal calls himself a 'diplomat'... Share this article Share Footage apparently  shows him moving closer to the Russian soldier as he slept before standing over him and saying 'Good evening, I'm from Ukraine'. The fighter is jolted awake and pulls the blanket away from his head before looking in horror at the Ukrainian soldier pointing a gun at him. It is not clear what happened afterwards as the clip ends as soon as the Russian soldier's face appears....
    The huge success of 'Top Gun: Maverick' shows that even Hollywood has now realized the threat posed by China, according to military contractor Erik Prince, who praised the movie on Thursday for restoring a Taiwan patch to Tom Cruise's famous jacket. A trailer for the movie in 2019 raised fears that producers were bowing to China's new financial might by removing two of the patches that were seen on Cruise's back in the original movie. However, they were eventually restored despite worries the presence of a patch representing the autonomous island nation would offend Beijing.    'It's amazing to see Hollywood has come alive to the fact that a movie like Top Gun that is pro-America, and kind of stands up to China because China was complaining about the mere patch of Taiwan on Tom Cruise's jacket,' Prince told Steve Bannon on his War Room podcast, which was recorded at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas. Prince and Bannon have long railed against the threat of communist China. Tom Cruise's original jacket (left) showed patches with the flags of...
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas and declared that marriage is between a man and a woman. Attendees gave the right-wing authoritarian a standing ovation in response. “Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” he said to applause. “Family ties shall be based on marriage or the relationship between parent and children. To sum up, the mother is a woman, the father is a man, and leave our kids alone. Full stop. End of discussion!” Viktor Orbán receives a standing ovation at CPAC for expressing his country’s bigoted anti-gay marriage policies. pic.twitter.com/ldPjwQidoc — The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) August 4, 2022 Hungary allows for legally recognized same-sex unions, but not gay marriage. Last year, Orbán’s government enacted a law banning the promotion of content in schools the government deems to be promoting homosexuality. Critics said the aim of the law is to associate homosexuality with pedophilia. Last month, Orbán courted controversy again when he stated he doesn’t want Hungary to become...
    The last thing I expected to do this year was fall in love. I’ve been a single parent for eight years after a traumatic divorce and had remained voluntarily celibate for all that time. But when I met Gavin in February, he was so brilliant, so fascinating and so kind that he took my breath away.  We were introduced through work; he’s a music producer who’s worked on platinum-selling albums, while I’ve made my name as an author but have recently started singing professionally. Gavin was recommended to me as the best person to produce my first single.  I confess I was in something of a trough at the time. Life felt impossibly stressful. I’d moved house, contracted food poisoning, then juggled a series of professional crises while looking after my 16-year-old daughter, Bethesda, who has been home-schooled since 2012. At war: Antonella and her daughter, Bethesda, 16. Antonella, 56, was surprised by her daughter's anger when she found love  Still, the fascination between Gavin and me was immediate and mutual, though we both hid it well at the time.  He...
    The new COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax is safe and effective. Better yet, it’s easy to ship and store, making it ideal for poorer countries that are still under-vaxxed. The company’s shot, called Nuvaxovid, could reshape the vaccine landscape as the pandemic grinds into its 32nd month. More protection for more people against ever-more-contagious new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Assuming Novavax can produce enough doses on time, that is. Manufacturing problems could doom the new jab’s wider rollout. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave Nuvaxovid emergency-use authorization on July 13, approving the shot for Americans ages 18 and older. “The vaccine meets the FDA’s high standards for safety and effectiveness for emergency-use authorization,” Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in a statement. Possible side effects, though rare, include an allergic reaction, heart inflammation, fatigue and nausea, among other risks. Forty countries, mostly in Europe, had already approved Nuvaxovid before the FDA decision. But uptake was low. The abundance of vaccine options in Europe—and a surplus of jabs—could be a factor. But...
    Boris Johnson today bowed out of his final PMQs with fresh attacks on Sir Keir Starmer and a swipe at his possible successor Rishi Sunak, as he told MPs: 'Hasta la vista, baby'. The outgoing Prime Minister was afforded a standing ovation by Tory MPs - although not from the Labour benches or from his predecessor Theresa May - at the end of this afternoon's session. It came less than two weeks after he was forced to announce his resignation following a revolt against his leadership from within his Conservative ranks. In his departing words, Mr Johnson issued a dig at his ex-Chancellor - with Mr Sunak having been among the torrent of ministers who recently quit the PM's administration - and gave a warning to those Tory MPs who rebelled against him. In advice to whoever replaces him, the PM said: 'Focus on the road ahead, but always remember to check the rear view mirror and remember above all it’s not Twitter that counts - it’s the people that sent us here.' Mr Johnson also urged the next Tory leader...
    IF you're getting bored of always having sex in the bedroom, then you might want to try out one of these standing positions to add a little spice to your week. From the simple to the advanced, there are a host of positions out there that you can try standing with your partner, and here we run down the seven best. 5The stork is a good one to try if you're new to standing sexCredit: . The Stork To master this position, you’ll need a certain degree of flexibility as ideally you should lift one leg up, but it's not as daunting as it seems as you'll be leaning against a table.  Website Sex Positions explains exactly how to master the pose - and why it’s a must for your weekend to-do list. They said: “The man stands back to the table, slightly rests on it with his buttocks with his legs shoulder-width apart.  “The woman stands facing the partner. One of her legs is on the floor, the second is on the tabletop. Read more Sex stories LOVE HURTS Doctors...
    A CERTIFIED 1923 quarter recently sold online for almost $1,800. The rare coin is a 1923 S Standing Liberty quarter made from 90% silver and 10% copper. 2The mint mark can be found to the left of the date, although it does look worn 2The reverse features the flying eagle The quarter was minted in San Francisco where 1.36million were produced. The mint mark is slightly hidden but can be found on the obverse to the left of the date.  This rare coin was designed by Hermon A. MacNeil in 1916, after he produced and submitted the design. The obverse features a Standing Liberty holding a shield in her right hand with an olive branch in her left hand. Read More on Rare CoinsWILD VALUE I’m a coin expert - what to look to see if your coin is worth in the millions ANTIQUE COIN Rare dime sells online for $2,920 - why it’s worth so much The reverse showcases a flying eagle with stars along the rim. The bidding started at $1 and quickly rose in price once someone...
    Influencer Morgan Riddle was beaming today as she cheered on her tennis star boyfriend Taylor Fritz as he won his fourth round match at Wimbledon in straight sets and sailed through to the quarter final.  The 24-year-old was seen clapping and smiling as Taylor, the world no.14, played Australian tennis ace Jason Kubler on court in SW19 this afternoon.  At points, she was also seen punching the air as she proudly watched her boyfriend from the stands. As his victory was sealed, she stood and celebrated his win with the rest of the crowd, who cheered and clapped.   Morgan Riddle, 24, grinned as she watched her boyfriend, tennis ace Taylor Fritz, play Australian star Jason Kubler  The 24-year-old watched on proudly as her boyfriend beat Kubler in straight sets and sailed through to the quarter finals of Wimbledon The 24-year-old, pictured with her beau, is an influencer who uses her social media to document private flights, beach holidays, city shopping trips and courtside seats The glamourous influencer, 24, uses TikTok and Instagram to document private jet flights, beach holidays,...
    A video of an American woman teaching foreigners all they need to know about British culture has gone viral on TikTok.  Musician Sola recently moved to Manchester from San Francisco, California, and was struck by everything from the way British people greet each other to how a 'brew' means a cup of tea and not a beer. In a series of TikTok posts called 'things I wish I'd known before moving to the UK', she makes hilarious observations that have struck a chord with viewers. @iamsolamusic things i wish i knew before moving to England from the USA, part 3 ???? #fyp #foryou #fy #americanabroad #americanintheuk #americaninengland #ustouk #americanexpat #expat #expatlife #immigrant #immigrantproblems #cultureshock #culturetiktok #england #uk #british #american #singersoftiktok #musiciansoftiktok #manchester #london ♬ Highs & Lows - Sola Musician Sola recently moved to Manchester from San Francisco, California, and was struck by everything from the way British people greet each other to how a 'brew' means a cup of tea and not a beer  In a series of TikTok posts called 'things I wish I'd known before moving to the UK', she...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Pro-choice forces must not stoop to violence As someone who has been pro-choice for most of my life, I am extremally disappointed with the current Supreme Court ruling on the abortion issue. It is indeed a great step backward. That said, I do strongly condemn the threats by radical pro-choice activists against judges, the attacks on pregnancy centers, the desecration of churches, the intimidation of parishioners, and especially the attempted murder of a Supreme Court justice. Any threats or escalation of violence by the pro-choice side will do nothing but irrevocably harm our cause and alienate millions who would otherwise support us. This is, in short, committing political suicide. John F. Davies Berkeley Contra Costa won’t turn back on women Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court trashed nearly 50 years of established legal precedence and undermined the ability of women to control their reproductive health. Despite the court’s ill-considered decision, all women in Contra Costa County will continue to have unfettered access to reproductive health care....
    A New York shopper has spoken about the moment she was next to former mayor Rudy Giuliani when he was 'attacked' by a worker at a Staten Island supermarket on Sunday afternoon. Drita Rugov was standing next to Giuliani who had agreed to pose for a photograph with her when out of nowhere a 39-year-old store employee slapped the 78-year-old on the back.   Rugov claims that the slap was so hard, that she felt it too.  'It happened so quickly. I mean I was shoulder to shoulder with Giuliani and I could’ve been hit. Never mind me, I just felt bad for Giuliani. He hit him so hard that I felt it.'  Speaking to Dailymail.com she said that she felt sorry for the former New York mayor and said that he did not deserve the treatment he received simply because of his political views or affiliation.  'I was doing my normal usual grocery shopping here in ShopRite when I happened to see the former Mayor Giuliani in there. I went up to him to say "hello" and I wanted to take a...
    The parents of three kids mowed down and killed by a drunk driver have received not one but two standing ovations at the Vatican after a powerful address about forgiveness. Western Sydney couple Danny and Leila Abdallah were invited by the Pope to share their harrowing story with hundreds of parishioners at the 2022 World Meeting of Families in Rome on Saturday. Their three children Sienna, 8, Angelina, 12, Antony, 13, and niece Veronique Sakr, 11, were killed by Samuel William Davidson who was drunk and high on drugs while behind the wheel in Oatlands on February 1, 2020. Flanked by their children Liana, 12, Alex, seven, Michael, six, and 14-week-old Selina, the Abdallahs spoke to a global audience on the eve of would have been Antony's 16th birthday. Ms Abdallah recalled the heartbreaking moment she learned her children had been killed as her husband explained why they've chosen to forgiven the driver through the I4Give campaign the family has set up. Their speech was so powerful it brought the Catholic world to their feet, including a contingent of Australians in the...
    By the end of voluntary practice Wednesday, the situation with the Ravens’ tight ends had become more complex. It’s a good problem to have when Greg Roman is your offensive coordinator. On a day when the Ravens’ passing game was downright awful and more defensive players had touches than receivers because of knocked down passes, rookie tight end Charlie Kolar had two exceptional catches over the middle. On both receptions, he had to reach up and haul in overthrown passes, which forced him to get every inch out of his 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame. According to coach John Harbaugh, Kolar, a fourth-round draft pick out of Iowa State, had two similar catches the day before. Being a downfield threat is one of the reasons the Ravens selected Kolar. They wanted another tight end to complement starter Mark Andrews, and they might have found one. The problem right now is that Kolar hasn’t shown he is a good blocker, something Andrews also struggled with as a rookie four years ago. Isaiah Likely, another rookie tight end selected in the fourth round out...
    Reality TV star Todd Chrisley saw his on-screen image ripped apart this week when he and his wife, Julie, were found guilty of running a years-long fraud conspiracy by a jury that saw his ex-business partner confess to helping the couple with their crimes, while also claiming he had a gay affair with the father-of-five. Chrisley, 53, who is best known for starring in the USA Network reality series Chrisley Knows Best alongside his wife and their children, is facing up to 30 years in jail after being convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and tax fraud. The dramatic conclusion of the trial was matched only by the shocking testimony given by Chrisley's former employee-turned-lover, who told the court in May that he had a year-long gay affair with the reality star in the early 2000s - while they were both married to their respective wives.  So who is the man who brought down Chrisley and his long-cultivated public image as a devout Christian and devoted family man?   Mark Braddock, 57,...
    The Supreme Court is poised to further eviscerate voting rights in America in two cases that should be considered absolute nonsense, but it’s 2022 and the Supreme Court is what it is. One case is lurking on the shadow docket, which the Court has traditionally considered emergency petitions but now uses as a cudgel to advance the extremist majority’s political agenda. The other is a petition to hear a case that could upend how federal elections are conducted, and could legally allow state legislatures to conduct the kind of coup Trump’s legal team was attempting. The shadow docket case appears insignificant on the surface, seemingly a simple paperwork question that the Supreme Court should not be spending its time on. A state judicial race in Pennsylvania in the 2021 general election between Republican David Ritter and Democrat Zachary Cohen for the final spot for Court of Common Pleas remains uncalled, with fewer than 75 votes between the candidates. At the center of the dispute are 257 mail-in ballots that were signed but not dated by voters. A federal appeals court ruled last...
    DEAR JOAN: A mating pair of small common songbirds decided to build their nest in a fern we have on a stand on our porch. We didn’t realize the nest was there until a few days ago, when mom started laying her eggs. The parents have actually been tolerant of activity near the nest, including us moving the fern stand off the porch to an equally protected area a few feet away, once the egg laying began. Ordinarily, we’d be happy to let the family be until the brood matures and moves on. Unfortunately — for the birds, anyway — we will begin a major landscape improvement project in a couple of weeks that includes demolition of the porch and the adjacent area where the nest is currently located. There is a shaded and somewhat protected area around the corner, about 50 feet away that won’t be disturbed by the construction work, so I’m inclined to move the fern stand to that spot. We’re guessing it would be best to make the move before the hatchings appear, but need your advice....
    KIM Kardashian was photographed standing on top of a Lamborghini in heels during a scene of Hulu’s new show, The Kardashians. Lamborghini’s Aventador has a base price of $789k. 2Kim Kardashian standing on top of a Lamborghini Aventador Convertible during an episode of Hulu’s show, The KardashiansCredit: Hulu But Kim isn’t standing on top of the entry-level Lamborghini Aventador. Kim, literally and figuratively, steps things up with a Lamborghini Aventador S Convertible that’s priced just over $825k. It hasn’t been confirmed whether or not this white Lamborghini convertible belongs to Kim. Kim was last seen riding around in a black Lamborghini Aventador when married to her ex-husband, Kanye West. READ MORE ON THE KARDASHIANSBRITISH INVASION Kim Kardashian & Pete Davidson show off PDA during London date nightGRANDE GESTURE? Kardashian fans think Kim sent a message to Pete's ex Ariana in new video HotCars reports that Kanye’s black Aventador has a troubled history. One incident saw Kanye’s Aventador suffering scratches when the rapper’s assistant was driving. The scratches occurred when Kim’s front driveway gates automatically closed on the Lamborghini’s sides before the car made...
    Johnny Depp received a standing ovation after performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night alongside guitarist Jeff Beck for the second night in a row amid his ongoing legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard. Concert-goers had expressed hope the 58-year-old actor may appear at the Royal Albert Hall in west London after performing with Beck at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday. Depp did not disappoint them and took to the stage once more on Monday to perform in London.  The actor waved and blew kisses to the crowd as they gave him a standing ovation and cheered his name after the set. His appearance comes as the jurors deliberating the duelling defamation claims from Depp and Heard are set to resume their deliberations today after failing to reach a resolution in the widely watched six-week trial on Friday. The seven-person jury deliberated for about two hours Friday before adjourning for the U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend. Johnny Depp has appeared on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night alongside guitarist Jeff Beck for...
    Dave Chappelle's attacker has said he was inspired to storm the stage and hit the comedian by Will Smith, following Smith's attack on Chris Rock at the Oscars.  Isaiah Lee, 23, remains in jail following the May 3 attack, and has said he was 'triggered' by Chappelle's mocking of the LGBTQ community and homeless people. On Monday Lee told The New York Post that he was inspired by Smith, because Rock had joked about Smith's wife's alopecia. Lee said he thought Smith was justified in 'standing up for his wife'. He told the paper he felt that as a bisexual man he was also justified in standing up for those made fun of by Chappelle.  'That's not right what [Chris Rock] said about his wife, calling her GI Jane,' said Lee. 'I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect.  'I wanted Dave Chappelle and people to know that these are things you need to be more sensitive about and not joke about.'  Chappelle himself has joked about the situation...
    When Finland and Sweden announced their interest in joining NATO, the two Nordic states were expected to be swiftly accepted as members of the defense alliance. But joining NATO requires consensus approval from all existing members, and Turkey – one of the group's most strategically important and militarily powerful members – is not happy.  The reasons why are complicated, emotional and steeped in decades of often violent history.Historic decisionNonaligned up until now, Finland and Sweden last weekend announced plans to abandon that position and join NATO in the wake of Russia's bloody invasion of Ukraine. Official partners of the alliance since the 1990s, the idea that the Nordic states might actually join the group made Moscow bristle. NATO expansion is something it has previously cited to justify invading Ukraine, also a NATO partner.  Now, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has the power to determine the future of the NATO alliance — and its power and size in the face of Russia's war. In fact, Erdogan has already blocked an early attempt by NATO to fast-track Finland and Sweden's applications, saying their membership...
    Dame Darcey Bussell is to celebrate her long-standing friendship with the Queen in a four-part documentary leading Channel 4’s Platinum Jubilee coverage. The former ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge will tour the country for a four-hour series called Darcey’s Royal Road Trip, visiting the Queen’s favourite places such as Ascot and the Highlands. The programme will draw deeply on the 53-year-old dancer’s enduring friendship with the Queen, which began in the 1980s when she joined the Royal Ballet School in Richmond. Queen meets President of the Royal Academy of Dance Darcey Bussell at the presentation of Coronation Award to choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne at Buckingham Palace, London Pictured: The Queen talks to Darcey Bussell after her performance of Swan Lake at Earl's Court Their rapport grew as the Queen followed her career and they met dozens of times, including when Dame Darcey was appointed an OBE in 1995, a CBE in 2006 and made a dame in 2018. Her balletic ability to curtsy more deeply than anyone else is a source of amusement in Palace circles, and the Queen...
    Republicans and Democrats are introducing legislation this week that would ease the nationwide infant formula shortage as frantic mothers and fathers wade through empty grocery shelves in a struggle to find food for their babies. Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee is working on legislation that would help ensure the safety and prompt delivery of baby formula to American communities for at least six months. The Fixing Our Regulatory Mayhem Upsetting Little Americans bill – or FORMULA Act – would grant a six-month waiver for tariffs on infant formula coming from other countries. It would also grant a waiver on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for the same time period, allowing for expedited processes to get it into the hands of parents. 'American babies are going hungry and the federal government is standing in the way,' Lee said in a statement on his upcoming legislative proposal in the upper chamber. 'Current policies, tariffs, quotas, bans, and regulations are preventing mothers and fathers from being able to make the best choices to feed their babies.'  Meanwhile, Democratic Representative Rosa DeLauro, chairwoman...
    Not Standing Up Season 2. Oliver Joard of Les Incredibles magazine has confirmed that Netflix has canceled the series. United Business Journal. “I’m saddened and disappointed that the Netflix series has not been able to sustain any longer. I’m still proud to have done it with my team.I was disappointed that the script was completed “two-thirds” and all the technical and creative teams were exempt from their contracts. Read: Morocco: Applause for the shooting of the Indiana Jones 5 movie Standing Up first came out on Netflix on March 18th. Creator of Call My Agent! In an interview, who is the originator of this first good French series by American company Fanny Herrero Various, He said he was already making Season 2 and was talking about what we can expect this season. Against all expectations, the adventure stops. The reasons for Netflix’s termination may be related to the fact that the series failed to integrate the top 10 TVs in the world (non – English speaking). Standing Up Netflix spent 20 days in the top 10 in France and 26...
    For the majority of my workday, I’m either sitting in a chair at my desk in the office or (when at home) laying in a bed with my laptop propped up (this is yet another downside to living in a pint-sized NYC apartment). While working from home (bed) can sometimes be a benefit, just about halfway through the workday every day, my back and knees begin screaming at me, and I’m sure my circulatory system is also not happy thanks to sitting down nearly all day long. To help, I try to do 15 to 20 minutes of awkwardly stretching and readjusting my body, but this never yields much relief. One of the best solutions to beat a sedentary lifestyle while working all day (whether at home or in the office) is investing in a standing desk. A standing desk is basically what it sounds like—the surface of the desk is elevated much higher than normal and it doesn’t require a chair. As a result, you can stand and work without having to bend down, which offers a laundry...
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) said there will be “real concern about how out of touch the Republicans are” on abortion, “which raises the issues for voters, if they won’t listen to you on this, are they going to listen to you on anything, on the need to lower the cost of prescription drugs and stand up to big pharma, or lower the price of gas by standing up to big oil?” Hassan stated, “Well, you know, the right of people to make their own personal decisions, their right to bodily autonomy is foundational to everything else. And as we talk about the ways we come together to address the challenges we need to address, including lowering people’s prices, helping people afford things like prescription drugs or child care, they need to know that they have representation in Washington that is actually listening to them. And what we see in my race and what I think we’re seeing around the country on this issue, is candidates for Senate who are wildly out of...
    Former President Donald Trump said at a rally in Pennsylvania on Friday night that the wife of Mehmet Oz will make a “great first lady” of the state. Oz is running for United States Senate, whose members’ spouses are not first ladies or first gentlemen. Speaking in Greensburg in the western part of the state, Trump has endorsed Oz in his Republican primary race, much to the chagrin of many Republicans both in Pennsylvania and nationally. Trump served up standard fare to rally-goers, railing against “corrupt radicals” in the Democratic Party. At one point, he spoke about Oz’s wife, Lisa Oz. “Your wife is so incredible,” Trump told him from the stage. “You’re going to get a great first lady in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. You’re going to get a first lady. I know her well. She’s incredible and does she love her family, her husband and her family. So thank you very much for being here and standing, especially the first lady standing, standing with us. Thank you very much. This is your home.” Of course, the first lady...
    Red state Republican governors are vetoing bills targeting transgender children, mostly over sports access in schools, only to have redder state legislatures override their vetoes in search of a political payoff in November. The dissonance is pitting conservatives against each other, as one side cites government overreach and a violation of personal freedom, while the other invokes parental rights. Conservatives who oppose these laws as overkill should be held up and celebrated as a reminder that dissent is still possible in today’s GOP. There are independent governing bodies in the sports world that are putting in place respectful regulations. Singling out the minuscule number of kids that are affected with mean-spirited messages masquerading as law shames the GOP and much of what it once claimed to stand for. “If you’re a conservative, in theory you believe in limited government, and this doesn’t rise to the level where government should be involved,” Trey Grayson, co-chair of Conservatives Against Discrimination’s leadership council and a former Kentucky secretary of state told The Daily Beast. “We have gender-specific sports for a reason. We...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reportedly worked to minimize the fallout amid the continued emergence of his comments recorded in the aftermath of Jan. 6. CNN’s Manu Raju reported on a closed-door meeting McCarthy had with his fellow Republicans as new audio shows that he slammed the incendiary conduct among his colleagues after January 6th. The release of these new tapes by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns comes after the New York Times reporters busted McCarthy for lying when he denied their story about his anger with Donald Trump and his push to have the former president resign from office after his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. “At meeting, McCarthy defended his leaked remarks as saying they had to discuss every scenario — and tapes only included a portion of his comments and don’t have full context,” Raju reported on Twitter, citing sources. “He contended it is a distraction and an attempt to divide them. He got a standing [ovation].” McCarthy also said that he doesn’t talk about GOP members publicly and only does in private — and...
    A cowboy who has two wives has opened up about how his 'plural marriage' works - from how he navigates bitter jealousy between the women and the way the three of them are raising their kids together to their sleeping arrangements and physical relationship. Colton Winder, 34, from Utah, who is Mormon, is married to both Tami and Sophie Winder. The throuple - who appeared in season three of TLC's show Seeking Sister Wife - all live together in one house, along with their three kids, but it is not always easy for them. Colton admitted that it sometimes feels like he's 'standing in the middle of a tornado' due to his wives 'very different' personalities. Tami and Sophie both have a physical relationship with Colton, but they do not have a physical relationship with one another.  And despite admitting that there is 'definitely jealousy' between them, the three of them have found a way to make their abnormal relationship work through open communication and hard work. Colton explained that his choice to marry two different women came down to...
    Authorities discovered Thursday night the lifeless body of a missing 18-year-old girl inside a water tank located on an abandoned property near a motel in northeastern Mexico. Debanhi Escobar mysteriously disappeared after going out to party - against her mother's wishes - with two girl friends in the city of Escobedo on April 8.  A haunting photo of her was snapped by a rideshare driver the morning of April 9 before she mysteriously vanished.  Her father, Mario Escobar, accompanied his wife to the Nueva Castilla Motel after they were notified by the Nuevo León State Office of the Attorney General that a female body had been found inside a cistern. Although the prosecutor's office said it would need additional time to process a DNA test to confirm the victim's identity, the distraught father told a bevy of reporters at the site that it was indeed his daughter who had been found after 13 days of a massive search that spread across neighboring states. 'My daughter is dead and I don't know what to do,' he said. Debanhi Escobar was photographed...
    A haunting photo shows an 18 year-old girl standing on a remote road in Mexico shortly before she vanished without a trace.   Authorities in the northeastern Mexico state of Nuevo León are continuing the frantic search for Debanhi Escobar after she disappeared following a night of partying with two girl friends in the city of Escobedo on April 8.  At one point, Escobar got into an argument with one of her friends, who contacted a taxi driver, identified only as 47-year-old Jesús, to arrange to drop her off at her residence Along the way a heated discussion ensued between Jesús, who was known and trusted by the girls, and Escobar. He has since been arrested on drugs charges, with his apprehension believed to be linked to the disappearance.  Jesús, whose rideshare app was turned off during the trip, left Escobar stranded on the side of the highway that leads to the Tamaulipas border town of Nuevo Laredo and took a picture of her which he sent to her friends around 5am on April 9. In the photo, Escobar is wearing...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have paid tribute to the bravery of the Ukraine team at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games, with the Duchess of Sussex exclaiming: 'Slava Ukraini! (Glory to Ukraine!)' The Duke said he hopes the games, which are taking place in The Hague in the Netherlands, will create the opportunity for the world to 'better show up' for the country of Ukraine. Harry appeared emotional after he was introduced to the stage by wife Meghan, with the pair kissing before he delivered a heartfelt speech. Harry founded the Invictus Games to aid the rehabilitation of injured or sick military personnel and veterans from across the globe, by giving them the challenge of competing in sporting events similar to the Paralympics. The Ukraine team received a standing ovation and extended round of applause when they arrived for the ceremony at The Hague's Zuiderpark on Saturday night. Back home, their country is currently under a brutal invasion by Russian forces, ordered into the country on February 24 by president Vladimir Putin. A crew has joined Harry and Meghan...
    AN American homeowner is holding out against the might of the Masters golf tournament, as she refuses to sell the house she has lived in for more than 60 years. The modest three-bedroom two-bathroom house on the edge of the Augusta National Golf Club is still standing, despite multiple offers to buy it off the owners and tear it down. 5Herman and Elizabeth Thacker turned down multiple offers for their homeCredit: @talkinggolf 5The couple built the three-bedroom house for themselves in 1959Credit: Google Earth 5Their house is now the last one standing in the neighborhoodCredit: Google Earth It was built by Herman and Elizabeth Thacker in 1959 and was once surrounded by other houses. But as the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia where the Masters Tournament takes place each year has expanded, it bought up the entire neighborhood around the Thackers' home, spending more than $40 million in the past decade to bulldoze them. The club has spent more than $200 million buying some 100 properties spanning 270 acres in the past 20 years, according to the Wall Street...
    The producer for the Academy Awards told Good Morning America that, counter to public perception, the standing ovation actor Will Smith received after winning Best Actor was not an applause of Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock during Sunday’s Oscars. Smith went onto the stage and slapped Rock after the latter made a joke about the former’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Later on, upon receiving the Oscar for Best Actor, Smith cried and apologized, though he did not mention Rock by name. However, Smith apologized to Rock in a statement on Monday. Regarding the standing ovation Smith got, Oscars producer Will Packer said he has “a different perspective.” He continued: I was in the room and I know a lot of those people and so it wasn’t like this was somebody they didn’t know. it doesn’t make anything that he did right and doesn’t excuse that behavior at all but I think that the people in that room who stood up stood up for somebody who they knew, right, who was a peer, who was a friend, who was a brother, who has a three-decades-plus...
    (CNN)When Formula One rolls into Miami in May, the glitz and glamor of motor racing's premier competition will get a taste of the richness of South Beach's Latino culture.Miami is often described as the "capital of Latin America." Spanish is widely spoken and over 70% of residents in Miami-Dade county -- where the city of Miami is located -- see themselves as "Hispanic" or "Latino." The person handed the task for bringing the unique flavors of Miami's rich and diverse Latino heritage to the fifth race of the F1 season is Dayanny De La Cruz, the Hard Rock Stadium's executive chef. Even at five-foot-two, De La Cruz has a big personality -- you need one when you can be leading a team of 2,500 culinary staff, including 250 chefs for major events like the Super Bowl. On her Instagram account, De La Cruz describes herself as an "alchemist."The 48-year-old developed her love for the culinary arts standing on a chair at her grandmother's house in the Dominican Republic.Read More"As a Latina, everything is around the kitchen," De La Cruz told...
    Actor Jim Carrey said Monday on “CBS Mornings” the standing ovation actor Will Smith received for his win for best actor, which came after he slapped comedian Chris Rock, was evidence of how “spineless” Hollywood is. Co-host Gayle King asked, “What did you think as you watched it unfold, and then what happened after?” Carrey said, “I was sickened. I was sickened by the standing ovation. I felt like Hollywood is spineless — en masse. It really felt like, oh, this is a really clear indication that we’re not the cool club anymore.” King said, “There was some question today about if anyone else had walked from the audience and done that, they would have been escorted out by security or maybe even arrested. The police asked Chris if he wanted —.” Carrey shot back, “They should have.” King continued, “They asked Chris if he wanted to file charges, and he said, no, he did not.” Carrey said, “He doesn’t want the hassle. I would have announced this morning that I was suing Will for $200 million because that video...
    Actor and comedian Jim Carrey slammed the audience at Sunday's Academy Awards for giving Will Smith a standing ovation following his now infamous slap of Chris Rock. Carrey, 60, was asked by CBS' Gayle King about the endlessly analyzed moment on the CBS Morning News while doing press for Sonic the Hedgehog 2.   'I was sickened by the standing ovation,' he said. 'I felt like Hollywood is just spineless en masse. It really felt like this is a clear indication that we're not the cool club anymore.' The comedian, who briefly overlapped with rock in the early 90s at Fox's In Living Colour, said that Rock didn't file charges against Smith because he 'didn't want the hassle' and suggested Smith should have been arrested.  'I'd have announced this morning that I was suing Will for $200million because that video's gonna' be there forever. It's gonna be ubiquitous. That insult is gonna last a very long time.'   Carrey seemed to intimate that disapproval or saying something on Twitter or even yelling from the audience wasn't beyond the pale, but what Smith...
    On a display at a gas station, a liter of diesel costs 7.19 zloty. Refueling is also more expensive than ever in Poland, but still a lot cheaper than in neighboring Germany.Patrick Pleul | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Poland's economy has had a strong start to the year, but as the war in neighboring Ukraine enters its second month there are fears its growth could be about to get hit from multiple fronts. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 and triggered a raft of punitive international sanctions, the anticipated hit to exports, supply chain disruptions and rising inflation have threatened Eastern European economies in particular. Poland is Europe's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP (without being adjusted for inflation) and a major producer of machinery, vehicles and electronics, as well as a host of minerals including coal, copper, zinc and rock salt. The country's economic performance in February — which does not capture the full impact of the conflict — was robust. Industrial output in the country grew by 17.6% year-on-year in February, and 2.1% in month-on-month seasonally-adjusted terms,...
    President Joe Biden reached for new words and analogies during his visit to Poland to find ways to try to describe the horrors Ukrainians are facing Thursday – comparing blown out landscapes to something 'out of a science fiction movie.' After landing in Rzeszow near the Ukrainian border, Biden also spoke to the bravery of Ukrainian citizens rising up to try to counter the Russian invasion,' comparing them to protesters who resisted a Chinese government crackdown. At an event where he was briefed on efforts to coordinate the humanitarian response, Biden spoke of the 'courage and passion for resilience of the Ukrainian people.' 'When you see a 30-year old woman standing there in front of a tank with a rifle. I mean, talk about what happened in Tiananmen Square? This is Tiananmen Square, squared,' Biden said.  He was referencing the iconic 1989 image where a lone man stood in front of a tank to try to stop the government crackdown. There have been similar scenes in Ukraine, where ordinary citizens used their bodies and and personal appeals to try to...
    North Korea said on Friday that it test-fired its biggest intercontinental ballistic missile yet under the direct orders of leader Kim Jong Un, who vowed to expand the North´s 'nuclear war deterrent' while preparing for a 'long-standing confrontation' with the United States. The report by North Korean state media, together with pictures, came a day after the militaries of South Korea and Japan said they detected the North launching an ICBM from an airport near capital Pyongyang in its first long-range test since 2017. The launch extended a barrage of weapons demonstrations this year that analysts say are aimed at forcing the United States to accept the idea of North Korea as a nuclear power and remove crippling sanctions against its broken economy that has been further damaged by pandemic-related difficulties. North Korea's latest launch was a huge, new intercontinental ballistic missile state media reported on Friday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a window during the test firing of what state media report is a 'new type' of intercontinental ballistic missile, fired on Thursday Believed to be...
    Ana Navarro told her co-host Friday on ABC’s “The View” that Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) should not question Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s qualifications for the Supreme Court because he does not have the “moral standing” to do so. Goldberg said, “What’s crazy is the Republicans like Josh Hawley are already trying to derail her path to the bench, claiming that there’s past cases that show she let sex offenders off too easy, and he takes issue with the fact that she defended Guantanamo detainees, which is the law.” Navarro said, “Literally.” Goldberg said, “It is literally the law. If you are detained, we must provide you with a lawyer to make sure you’re not being railroaded. That’s the law. All you got to do is look it up.” Navarro said, “Let me remind people who Josh Hawley is. Josh Hawley is the guy who was, you know, promoting the big lie, who was one of the promoters of the insurrection that happened on January 6. So I don’t think he’s got much of a moral standing to be talking about...
    A British campaigner who lobbies against 'woke' policies towards transgender people has gone viral after a row in the stands during Lia Thomas's swimming competition, where, asked if she was biologically qualified to determine who was male and female, replied: 'I'm a woman - that is not a woman'. Kellie-Jay Keen, founder of an activist group called Standing for Women, has been protesting for several days outside the Atlanta venue where the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) championships is being held. Thomas, 22, on Thursday night became the first transgender athlete to be crowned a NCAA champion. Keen, watching on Friday in the stands, can be heard telling a male spectator: 'Is he the same as the other girls in the pool?' The man replies: 'Every body is different.' Keen says: 'No. Are you saying he doesn't have male organs? I'm a woman - that is not a woman. Do you have ovaries?' The man counters: 'Let me ask you, are you a biologist?' Keen replies: 'Oh my God - don't be ridiculous. I'm not a vet, but I know what...
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy earned a bipartisan standing ovation Wednesday morning from Congress as he implored President Joe Biden, in English, for help to defeat Russia in Putin’s illegal war against his country. “As the leader of my nation I’m addressing President Biden, You are the leader of the nation, of your great nation,” Zelenskyy said. “I wish for you to be the leader of the world. Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace.” Zelensky addresses Biden directly: \u201cYou are the leader of your nation. I wish for you to be the leader of the world. Being the leader of the world means being the leader of peace."pic.twitter.com/mkYYuEQXZ6 — Peter Stevenson (@Peter Stevenson) 1647437285 From Your Site Articles
    The aunt of a woman who is about to stand trial for the murder of her mother and sister has opened up about how she is still struggling after the deaths, saying feels 'sick' about what happened.  Tammy North's older sister Pamela Hargan, 63, and her niece Helen Hargan, 23, were found shot to death in their $1.3 million home in McLean, Virginia, on July 14, 2017, in what police initially believed was a murder-suicide. Sixteen months later, North's niece Megan Hargan, then 35, was accused of killing her mother and younger sister and staging it to look like a murder-suicide. She was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder on November 9, 2018.  'I am overwhelmed at how hard this is to deal with,' North told People of her relatives' murders and Megan's trial, which started on Monday. 'This is affecting me horribly. I feel sick every day.'  Megan Hargan (pictured) was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in 2018, after allegedly killing her mother and sister and staging it to look like a...
    THERE is no simple guidebook to parenthood - with new parents just picking up tips and tricks along the way. And for many, whether it's due to wriggling or having a full-blown meltdown, changing a baby's nappy is always a tricky task. 2One savvy mum, who is from the US and goes by the name @hamlethome on TikTok, has revealed why she puts nappies on her nine-month-old baby while he's standing upCredit: Tik Tok However, one mum, who is from the US and goes by the name @hamlethome on TikTok, has revealed why she puts nappies on her nine-month-old baby while he's standing up. Taking to the social media platform, she shared a short clip of her sweet son playing and explained: "We do standing up diaper changes because they indirectly prepare for using the potty… But also because changing the diaper of a 9-month-old looks like…" FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED She then shared an amusing snap of him wriggling out of the door. In a caption alongside the clip, she added:...
    As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to bring cable news viewers back to CNN and MSNBC, CNN scored a rare victory over Fox News on Sunday – winning multiple time slots in the key 25-54 age demographic. CNN’s Jim Acosta, Pamela Brown, and Michael Holmes all anchored timeslots on Sunday that topped their Fox News competition in the demo and far outpaced MSNBC, which landed in a solid third across the board. In terms of overall viewers, Fox News still won the day with three hours over 3 million viewers and 10 hours over 2 million. By contrast, only Acosta managed to rake in an audience of over 2 million total viewers on CNN for the day. Fox’s Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Morning Futures won the day in terms of total viewers with an audience of 3.17 million. Trey Gowdy was close behind with 3.1 million at 7 p.m. and 3.07 million at 8 p.m. Also, of note, Harris Faulkner guest-hosted Fox News Sunday and saw the show’s ratings bump up 23 percent compared to last week. Acosta helmed...