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    The Queen was left 'hurt and exhausted' by Harry and Meghan's decision to step down as senior members of the Royal Family and move to the US, a royal book has claimed.  In a book soon to be published about The Firm, The New Royals, a source close to Her late Majesty claimed she didn't like to think about the Duke and Duchess's decision to leave the family. An extract of the book, which has been published in Vanity Fair, has revealed the Queen was also disappointed when Harry and Meghan didn't return to the UK in August with Archie and Lilibet, where she was hosting an annual 'sleepover' in Sandringham with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (pictured at the Queen's state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday) made the decision to leave The Firm in early 2020 A source close to the Queen has claimed the couple's decision left Her late Majesty 'very hurt' and unable to think about the situation The source told the author: '[The Queen] was very hurt and told me, "I...
    JULES Kounde has claimed that he snubbed Chelsea over a move to Barcelona because Xavi is a better communicator than Thomas Tuchel. The French international looked on course to make the switch to Stamford Bridge from Sevilla earlier this summer, only for the La Liga giants to swoop in and secure his services in a £55m deal ahead of the new season. 2Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea earlier this month following their slow start to the seasonCredit: EPA Kounde revealed that he also spoke with ex-Chelsea boss Tuchel, but he was sold by the 'new wave' at the Nou Camp. He told L'Equipe: "First, I come to a huge club, which has known good times and which, lately, has had less.' 'I come to a project that I would not call reconstruction, because we already have a competitive team, but rather, being upturned. 'I was interested in being part of this new wave, in search of titles, and to put Barça back where it has always been, among the best clubs.  read more football storiesHARRY FOR POTTER Chelsea 'to...
    AS PRICES for ordinary goods soar, this extreme couponer found a hack to save more than $250 when buying shampoo and conditioner at Walmart. Known as “CouponingwithKK” on her TikTok account, the Colorado-based shopper revealed that she only paid three cents per bottle of Maui-brand shampoo and conditioner at the megastore last month.  3TikToker CouponingwithKK saved $258 on hair care products last month by only paying 3 cents per bottle.Credit: TikTok 3The extreme couponer regularly post similar deals from popular stores like Walmart, Target, and Hobby Lobby.Credit: TikTok 3The 3-cent deal only appeared to work with Maui-brand shampoo and conditioner per the video.Credit: TikTok The brand offers a variety of products that retail at Walmart for between $6 and $20.  In her 21-second long video, CouponingwithKK start off by writing that she discovered, “three cent finds at Walmart" before panning to the Maui shampoo and conditioners. Throughout the rest of the video, the TikToker shows her purchases along with a lengthy receipt detailing dozens of purchases of Maui products three cents each.  She then advises her followers that if...
    After the Chicago Bears’ wet and wild win in Week 1, readers want to know what was behind Cole Kmet’s lack of targets, what’s the future of the offensive line and whether running back David Montgomery should be re-signed. Brad Biggs wrings out those questions and more in his weekly mailbag. Was Cole Kmet’s usage and performance a function of the gameplan because of the weather and if so, do you expect a difference vs. Green Bay? — @dvd_carrillo His usage was precisely what I would have expected going into the season opener. Kmet was on the field for 48 of the 58 offensive snaps (83%) while Ryan Griffin had 31 snaps and rookie Jake Tonges had nine. You probably are referring to Kmet being targeted only once in the passing game. He didn’t have a catch. Yes, I would expect him to be more involved in the passing game, but you’ve got to keep in mind this was a different game. Justin Fields attempted only 17 passes, completing eight. I’d be more concerned with wide receiver Darnell Mooney being...
    A MOM-of-three has described how she was able to make $20,000 in the first year of her side hustle and hold down a full time job. Megan Champion said she earned the extra cash after developing her parenting support group into a paid members only program. 3Megan Champion said she was able to make $20,000 in the first year of her side hustleCredit: Instagram/on.the.hard.days The teacher told Side Hustle Nation she had first started out discussing her own experiences of having a neurodivergent child. In March 2021 she started her On The Hard Days podcast, adding: "At that time I had no desire to bring on any guests, it wasn’t really about that. "I didn’t even know where to start, I didn’t have any listeners, I just wanted to vent." Champion said she then expanded her podcast into social media, sharing it with her 20 Instagram followers. READ MORE SUN STORIESEASY BUCKS I'm a teen & make $8K a month with my side hustle - it only cost $12 to startMADE A MINT I made $100k...
    A SIDE hustle genius has revealed how he makes six figures each year from self-managed streams of income. Quitting his full-time engineering job allowed him to more than double his income, and his secret is easier than it seems. 1Josh Ellwood quit his full time engineering job to make six figures a year via side hustlesCredit: CNBC Josh Ellwood is the creator of Debt to Dollars. His Instagram and YouTube accounts of the same name educate people on "turning side hustles into financial freedom." He swears by a seven-stream income model and shared how much he made from each source in the last year with CNBC. They break down into the following: YouTube (Google AdSense): $82,349 Fulfilled by Amazon: $13,886 Patreon (coaching): $33,114 Fiverr (product research): $29,014 Affiliate marketing: $29,496 Rental property: $1,272 Taxable dividends: $639 READ MORE MONEYEASY CASH I made a $364 profit in no time with no effort thanks to thrifting side hustle CASHING IN I earn $15k a month and don't have to talk to anyone - it began as a side hustle While his...
    In this article GOOGLGoogle Pixel 6aGoogleThe other night I was showing my new Google Pixel 6a smartphone to my friend Pavlo. The phone was locked when I handed it to him. Then, suddenly, he was staring at my home screen. He had placed his finger on the part of the display where the phone scans for fingerprints, and the phone unlocked. I gasped. My heartbeat accelerated. "Pavlo!" I said. "That's not what's supposed to happen." He pushed the power button to lock the phone and tried unlocking it a second time. It worked. My eyes bulged. He did it again and again, surprising our friends nearby. Thankfully, no one else there could unlock my phone. I searched online and found that other people have experienced similar issues since the phone became available last month. Some people were able to unlock the Pixel 6a using fingers they hadn't registered in the device's settings. And two YouTube channels have demonstrated that people could unlock a Pixel 6a even when their fingerprints hadn't been saved in the phone. As a rule, both consumers...
    Anne Heche visited Glass Hair in Venice the day of her accident on August 5, and the salon owner, Richard Glass, has spoken out about his devastation and 'remorse,' of being the last person she saw.  In a video shared by TMZ earlier on Friday, the business owner expressed his sadness for not being able to help the actress, 53, when she came into his salon to purchase a red wig the day of her crash.  He also added how he felt anger towards individuals on social media blaming him for her death, and also accusing him of giving her drugs found in her body, saying, 'I'm not that person.'  Selfie together: Richard Glass, the owner of Glass Hair in Venice, saw Anne Heche, 53, the day of her deadly crash on August 5 Richard had taken a selfie with the award-winning star when she stopped by his salon to purchase a wig before her crash.  The two were pictured sending a big smile to the camera and appeared to be in high spirits.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    Several disturbing lapses in security preceded the stabbing ambush on Salman Rushdie at a talk in New York on Friday morning, according to witnesses and one former employee who told The Daily Beast he had long feared such an attack. Among the shocking claims: No security checkpoint is required for attendees to enter the lecture hall at the Chautauqua Institution, where Rushdie was stabbed in the neck on stage, and bags were also allowed in the hall. A “disgusted” former employee of the Chautauqua Institution, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said in an interview on Friday that these lax security measures—which he alleged remained in place against some employees’ recommendations—were bound to lead to an issue eventually. “We warned leadership for years that something like this would happen,” the employee said. “But leaders felt extra security measures would ruin the friendly feel and openness of the institute.” The Chautauqua Institution did not respond to calls for comment about its security practices. Its website says the lecture hall is located within a gated community, which requires a pass to...
    ARE YOU fed up of working a boring 9-5 office job and barely having enough money once your bills are paid? Well, we know the struggle so don’t worry, but one woman is proving that there is a way out, and it’s not as complex as you may think. 226-year-old Miara was fed up with working for other people, so decided to set up her own companyCredit: Instagram/@miara.emoni/ 2With just $375 (£308), Miara took an eyelash extension course, which then turned into a six figure businessCredit: Instagram/@miara.emoni/ And don’t worry, you won’t need hundreds of thousands of pounds to get started either.  Tired of working for other people, 26-year-old Miara, from Atlanta, Georgia, decided to start working for herself.  The beauty fan had just $375 (£308) spare and decided to use it for an eyelash extension course. Following on from this initial investment, Miara was able to create what is now a six-figure business.  Read more Fabulous storiesCOINING IT IN I made over £16k just by sitting on my couch - here's how you can too MAKES SCENTS I'm a...
    WITH inflation driving up prices in virtually every spending area, consumers are doing everything they can to stretch their dollars. Food prices have increased by 10.4% during the past year, and some shoppers have shifted their spending to discount chains like Aldi and Dollar Tree as a result. 1YouTuber That Lisa Dawn spent $15 for these items that she used to make meals for a week One major chain that has seen growth in the face of inflation and shrinkflation is Dollar General, which reported a 4.4% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2022. “We’re already starting to see our core customers start to shop more intentionally, and we’re starting to see that next tier of customers start to shop with us a little bit more as well," Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos said on a call with analysts, according to CNBC. To see just how cost effective Dollar General's groceries can be, YouTuber That Lisa Dawn set out to buy a week's worth of food for as little money as possible. Lisa regularly posts videos...
    FOGELSVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — Upper Macungie Township police shot a snake to death in order to save a man who was being strangled by the reptile in Fogelsville Wednesday afternoon. It happened shortly after 2 p.m. in the 1400 block of Church Street. Police said officers responded to a call at the home for a man in cardiac arrest with a snake wrapped around his neck. READ MORE: How To Keep Cool In Philadelphia, South Jersey During Dangerous HeatWhen the responding officers arrived at the house, police said the 28-year-old man was lying on the floor unresponsive with the middle portion of a large snake wrapped around his neck. READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: Acting SEPTA Police Chief Discusses New Strategy To Deter Crime Following Rape Of Woman Waiting For TrainAccording to police, one of the officers on the scene was able to shoot the snake in its head without causing further injury to the man. After the snake was hurt from the gunfire, police say they were able to pull the man to safety. The man was rushed to an area...
    A West Virginia woman has woken up from a two-year coma and revealed her 'mean' brother was the culprit of the attack that almost killed her.  Daniel Palmer, 55, has been charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding for allegedly bludgeoning his 51-year-old sister, Wanda, with a machete. In June 2020, Wanda was found unconscious, covered in blood, and with massive head trauma at her house near Cottageville.  Investigators in the Jackson County Sheriff's Office were shocked when they received a call from Wanda's nursing home notifying them that she was awake and speaking.  Although her brother had been a person of interest during the investigation, police said there was not enough evidence to make an arrest.  'From an investigator's standpoint, this is about as rare as it gets. I think it's a true testament to the perseverance and the strength of the victim herself,' Sheriff Ross Mellenger  told FOX.  Daniel Palmer has been charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding for allegedly bludgeoning his sister, Wanda, with a machete In June 2020, Wanda was found unconscious, covered in blood, and...
    University of Chicago researchers have developed an algorithm that has two functions: predicting crime and revealing a bias in police interventions in the United States. University of Chicago researchers have developed artificial intelligence capable of predicting the locations and dates of crimes in several US cities. According to the authors, it achieved a 90% success rate. The software was “trained” on crime-related data from the city of Chicago (USA) compiled between 2014 and 2016 to create a predictive model. It then predicts future crimes committed in the following weeks. Article published on June 30 In Science Journal Nature, indicating that the accuracy of localization is over 300 meters and is performed one week in advance. The city of Chicago wasn’t the only one concerned: Seven other major cities also underwent the exercise. To combat the discriminatory biases of algorithms now recognized by various players in the sector, artificial intelligence does not identify potential suspects but only potential locations where crimes may take place. Fight against bias The purpose of this research is not only to develop a crime prevention tool....
    With a drive into the right-center gap, Gunnar Henderson cruised into second base and secured himself a place in rarefied company. The 20-year-old Orioles prospect at Triple-A Norfolk hit for the cycle Tuesday night — and he needed only four at-bats in six innings to do so. Henderson’s historic night began with a single into right field. The infielder followed with a two-run triple in the third inning before his solo home run in the fourth set the stage for the double. Henderson told The Baltimore Sun that the impending feat crept into his mind as he stepped to the plate for his fourth at-bat during the Tides’ eventual 8-2 win against the Gwinnett Stripers. His first two swings exhibited that. “Tried to do too much,” Henderson said. “But then the last one, just kind of settled in and just said, ‘You know what? Just try to get your ‘A’ swing off without doing too much. I was, luckily enough, able to get it done.” The last time a Norfolk Tides player hit for the cycle, Henderson hadn’t been born....
    A schoolgirl who was left paralyzed after a stroke aged just 11 has wowed medics by learning to walk again - after her parents made a pact not to tell her that doctors had said it would be impossible. Natalie Bentos-Pereira, 16, from North Carolina, was just 11 when she woke up one Friday in 2017 and felt something wasn't quite right. Despite being in pain, Natalie went to school but was later rushed to the hospital by her parents when she couldn't walk.  After several tests and examinations it was later found Natalie had suffered a spinal stroke. Natalie Bentos-Pereira, 16, from North Carolina, was left paralyzed by a stroke aged 11, but has learned to walk again, despite doctors telling her parents it would be impossible   Natalie Bentos-Pereira suffered a spinal stroke aged just 11 (pictured) prompting medics to say she would never walk again Natalie's determined parents, Margaret and Gerado,(pictured) decided they would not tell their daughter that she would never walk again After the stroke (pictured), Natalie had to undergo gruelling physiotherapy in a bid to...
    JON RAHM had his ball stolen by two kids during the first round of the US Open on Thursday. While on the 18th hole his shot narrowly missed the fairway and the ball landed next to a TV tower. 1Rahm had his ball stolen by two kidsCredit: Alamy However, as he began walking over to the area some spectators noticed that two kids had picked up the ball and ran away with it. Rahm was also aware of what was happening, but he was able to see the funny side of the situation. When speaking to reporters at the end of the first day, he said: "I am 100% sure I saw the two kids that stole it. "Somebody — I’m pretty sure I know who it was. I recognised the two kids that were running the opposite way with a smile on their face. "I’m just really happy somebody spotted the ball first. We knew exactly where it was. "Off the tee I was comfortable. I was past all the trees. "After the free relief, I had 135 yards...
    (CNN)A Massachusetts woman has been arrested in connection with the 1985 death of a newborn baby in Frenchville, Maine.A dog found the abandoned newborn in a gravel pit on December 7, 1985, and carried her less than 700 feet to its owner's home, according to a news release from Maine State Police (MSP).Detectives were later able to track the dog's path to the location where their investigation showed the baby was born and left abandoned in below-zero temperatures, according to the release.The case went cold for nearly 40 years.But on Monday, police arrested 58-year-old Lee Ann Daigle, formerly Lee Ann Guerette, of Lowell, Massachusetts, at her home and charged her with murder. Authorities were able to identify her due to advancements in technology, such as DNA and genetic genealogy, the release said.Read More"This case was the culmination of decades worth of investigative work from dozens of now retired and current detectives who never gave up finding answers and justice for Baby Jane Doe," the MSP release said.Daigle was extradited to Maine, the release said, and is being held at the...
    WHEN little Elsie Dutton was born - she weighed the same as a tin of soup. At the start of her life, doctors told parents Amy and Scott that she might not make it. 4Little Elsie Dutton was born on December 2, 2021 and weighed the same as a tin of soupCredit: Mercury 4Parents Amy and Scott were told she might not make it as she was born at 23 weeksCredit: Mercury 4Amy, 33 was told she had a miscarriage, as little Elsie had a twin called DottyCredit: Mercury Elsie was born at just 23 weeks and four days gestation - below the legal limit for abortion, and wasn't expected to survive, after her twin passed away when Amy went into labour after surgery to separate them. The couple, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, say this was a 'scary time' after the horror they had already been through with little Elsie's twin, Dotty. Medics said that Amy, 33, had a miscarriage, and it was because of this that she was unable to put that Elsie was a twin on her birth...
    A SAVING'S expert managed to buy a week’s worth of food on a tight budget at Dollar Tree. One savings expert says that for $15 she was able to buy 12 items at the store that could feed her for a full seven days.  2Christine from the Frugal Fit Mom channel on YouTube took viewers on an excursion to the Dollar Tree to see what she could get on a $15 budgetCredit: Youtube/Frugal Fit Mom 2The YouTuber says she was able to buy 12 items total for a week's worth of food, but that the deals might be better elsewhereCredit: Youtube/Frugal Fit Mom The woman behind the Frugal Fit Mom page on YouTube, Christine, managed the feat of buying enough food for a week on a recent shopping excursion. She set out to see how the store’s rise in prices to $1.25 had impacted the ability to buy on a tight budget.  In a video posted about the extreme savings expedition, Christine walks viewers through her decision-making process while shopping inside the Dollar Store. According to the shopper, her...
    A BOY who was left folded in half by a terrible muscle condition has revealed how doctors refused to operate because his deformity was so severe. Ulrich, who lives in Africa, was forced to walk with sticks to support his body weight after being born with debilitating quadriceps contracture which dislocated his knees. 4Ulrich was born with dislocated knees and a condition known as quadriceps contractureCredit: Mercy Ships - Shawn Thompson 4He has now undergone multiple operations so he is able to walkCredit: Mercy Ships - Shawn Thompson Ulrich faced constant stares in the street and feared his condition would only get worse when surgeons 'refused to touch him'. The cost of the operation was also too much for Ulrich's family and his mother, Georgette, says it was heartbreaking to watch her son suffer. She told charity Mercy Ships: "Surgeons wouldn’t touch him, It was hard to see him hurting. When he hurts, I hurt." Quadriceps contracture means Ulrich's muscles grow at a slower rate compared to his bones and caused his legs to bend forward...
    Warning: This piece contains This is Us spoilers and discussion of major plot points. Fans of the (now dearly departed) series This is Us are notoriously perceptive and observant, carefully scrutinizing each scene for Easter eggs and studying every detail for potential clues and hidden meanings. But there was one important thing that many people may not have noticed—involving some events that were shown onscreen and, perhaps more importantly, certain aspects that were never addressed or explored at all. The question I couldn’t help but ask myself: How different would Rebecca Pearson’s journey have been if she and her family were poor? The sad reality in this country is that your socioeconomic status and financial resources have a major impact in controlling what (if any) medical care or end-of-life support you can receive, and in determining your quality of life should you become sick or disabled. As viewers of the show know, Rebecca Pearson (played by Mandy Moore) certainly experienced significant challenges throughout her adult life, but financial worries didn’t seem to be one of them. That made a...
    One Republican lawmaker showed off his guns over Zoom, while Democrats blasted their GOP colleagues for allowing mass shootings to happen due to their resistance to gun control laws, during Thursday's heated House Judiciary Committee hearing.  Lawmakers held a markup session for the 'Protecting Our Kids Act,' which combines eight pieces of legislation in the latest Congressional gun control push on the heels of mass shootings in Buffalo, Robb Elementary School in Uvalve, Texas and Wednesday night's killings in Tulsa.  The bill would raise the purchasing age of certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles from 18 to 21 - as the shooters in Buffalo and Uvalve were both 18. It also goes after high-capacity magazines, ghost guns and bump stocks and mandates certain requirements for firearms storage on residential facilities.  Republican Rep. Greg Steube of Florida displayed his own collection of guns over Zoom during Thursday's heated House Judiciary Committee hearing marking up gun control legislation 'I'm at my house, I can do whatever I want with my guns,' Rep. Greg Steube told Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee during Thursday's House Judiciary Committee hearing  Republican Rep. Ken Buck of...
    Amber Heard's lead attorney has spoken out following her stunning civil suit loss and says the actress is unable to pay the $8.35 million in damages she owes Johnny Depp.  Lawyer Elaine Charlson Bredhoft, who represented Heard at trial, appeared on the Today Show on Thursday and said that Heard has 'excellent grounds' to appeal the verdict and plans to do so. Asked if the Aquaman actress would be able to pay the damages she owes Depp after a jury vindicated his claims that she lied by accusing him of abuse during their marriage, Bredhoft replied: 'No, absolutely not.' In a blockbuster verdict, a jury in Virginia on Wednesday awarded Depp more than $10 million in damages. In a split decision, Heard also won a $2 million verdict against Depp, leaving her owing him a little more than $8 million.  Lawyer Elaine Charlson Bredhoft, who represented Heard at trial, appeared on the Today Show on Thursday and said that Heard has 'excellent grounds' to appeal Amber Heard's lead attorney has spoken out following her stunning civil suit loss and says...
    Fitness coach and mum-of-four Sophie Guidolin has shared the simple four-step skincare routine she swears by for clearing up her adult acne - and the results speak for themselves. The 32-year-old nutritionist and personal trainer behind THE BOD took to Instagram on Tuesday with a transformation photo to showcase what her skin looked like a year ago. 'I was saying to Andrew the other night imagine being able to see a year in the future and know how good life was going to be?' Her caption began. 'To be able to go back and reassure yourself that everything life was throwing your way is simply to gain your strength, build resilience and gain more experience to better empathise with those who may need it in your future. The 32-year-old nutritionist and personal trainer behind THE BOD took to Instagram on Tuesday with a transformation photo to showcase what her skin looked like a year ago 'At one point in my life my skin was so bad I wouldn't even leave the house.' Sophie paired back her routine so it includes just four...
    President Joe Biden pushed for more gun control on Monday, even though it was Memorial Day, a national patriotic holiday. “The Constitution, the Second Amendment was never absolute,” Biden said to reporters. The president spoke to reporters about gun control as he returned to Washington, DC, from Delaware for Memorial Day ceremonies. Biden falsely claimed again that Americans were unable to purchase a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed, despite being repeatedly fact-checked as false by even the Washington Post and Politifact. “You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed and you couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weapons,” he said. Biden recalled a briefing he had when he was a senator on bullet calibers and the damage they caused to the human body. “The 22 caliber bullet will lodge in the lungs and we can get it out,” Biden said. “A 9 mm bullet blows the lung out of the body.” “The idea of a high caliber weapon, there is no rationale for it in terms of self-protection, hunting,” he said. Biden also...
    Photo by Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images. The New York Times made an attention-getting statement about gun ownership by pointing out how many times America has witnessed a mass casualty event after the perpetrator was able to legally acquire their weapon. This weekend’s edition of the Sunday Review section featured a front page with minimalistic but grim reminder of the shootings America has seen over the years, even before 19 children and 2 adults were shot dead in Uvalde, Texas last week. The commonality between all these events was blatantly obvious in that they all had the same headline with the same point: “Authorities said the gunman was able to obtain the weapon[s] legally.” pic.twitter.com/WtG4T5G1GY — Patrick Healy (@patrickhealynyt) May 29, 2022 The Times’ list makes reference to the Buffalo supermarket shooting, the Parkland massacre, the Pulse nightclub shooting, and the El Paso shooting, among numerous others. The statement follows a similar strategy to what The Onion did last week when the satirical news website devoted their entire website to reminding the country of America’s failure to act against...
    "No veteran left behind," Perego recalled in an interview with the outlet. "We just decided that you know what, we are going to go off the plane also if he's going off. If they're gonna take him off, the whole bunch was gonna go off," he said. Nearly 60 Veterans Deboard Plane In Solidarity With One Who Couldn't Fly www.youtube.com Back inside, the group started looking for other flights or modes of transportation and also where to get more batteries for the oxygen concentrator. They stayed at the airport until 5 a.m. while American booked hotel rooms and taxis. The next morning, American provided pizza and transport back to the airport. The airline was also able to deliver extra batteries flown in from Norfolk, Virginia, and book the group on a chartered flight — just for the veterans. When they finally touched down in Tulsa, a crowd of supporters was there to welcome them home. In a statement, the nonprofit that sponsored the trip wrote, "On behalf of the Northeast Oklahoma Veterans Freedom Tour, we...
    A WOMAN has said she was saved from being raped at knifepoint thanks to an iPhone feature. Kelli Worst credited the iPhone’s Emergency SOS function for saving her life when she was attacked by a man in the middle of the night. 2Kelli used the iPhone's Emergency SOS function to call the cops after she was attackedCredit: Getty The woman, from Virginia, was leaving a beach at around 2am after a party with friends when a stranger approached her and asked for help finding his iPhone. "He said he was in the military and not from here, and I just immediately thought of my brother, who's in the military," Kelli told reporters at Wavvy in a disturbing interview. She added: "I figured he probably has to report somewhere in the morning. He's going to be in trouble if he doesn't get there. I just felt bad for him and wanted to help him, and honestly when he told me he was in the military I felt a sense of safety." Kelli started to become suspicious when the man asked her...
    America's gun laws are once again in the spotlight following a devastating school shooting in Texas that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Gunman Salvador Rolando Ramos, 18, purchased two AR-15-style rifles just days after his birthday last week, using one of them to perpetrate Tuesday's massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Texas, like the vast majority of US states, allows 18-year-olds to purchase long guns, including shotguns and rifles.  However a few states have raised that age to 21, most notably in Florida, where the Republican-controlled legislature and governor raised the age limit following the 2018 Parkland shooting, in which a 19-year-old murdered 17 people. Most states (red) either have a state minimum age of 18 for buying long guns, or default to the federal minimum of 18. Six states (blue) set the age limit at 21 for long guns Salvador Ramos legally purchased two AR-15 style rifles (right) including the one he used in yesterday's attack after his 18th birthday last week. The gunman also bought more than 300 rounds of ammunition  Not every state has...
    TARA Grinstead was last seen alive in October 2005, leaving a cookout in her Georgia neighborhood. At the time, her disappearance shocked the town, with many still wondering what happened. 2Tara Grinstead went missing in October 2005Credit: Connie Grinstead Who was Tara Grinstead? Born November 14, 1974, Grinstead was known as a former beauty queen and popular Georgia high school teacher. After graduating from Middle Georgia College, she began teaching history at Irwin County High School. Prior to her career, she competed in several Miss Georgia pageants and was crowned Miss Tifton. Read More on The US SunDUKE'S DILEMMA Everything to know about Ryan Duke and his trialTRAGIC END Haunting details of beauty queen's murder revealed as suspect found not guilty Outside of her case and career, little information is available on her personal life, but she has since been described as smart, talented, and kind. What happened to Tara Grinstead? On October 24, 2005, Grinstead failed to show up to work which led to a welfare check and missing person report. At the time, authorities searched...
    SHE’S known as the World’s Sexiest Athlete - and now it seems she’s got a new pal in football icon Neymar. Alica Schmidt made headlines when she was seen out with the world’s most expensive footballer at the launch for a new car in Berlin. 8Neymar has been spotted hanging out with Alica SchmidtCredit: Instagram @alicasmd 8Alica was voted the World's Sexiest AthleteCredit: alicasmd/Instagram The 23-year-old German 400m runner was snubbed from the Olympics team last summer, but that hasn't stopped her getting noticed, due to her stunning looks. Alica has been picking up gigs in TV and modelling alongside her running - and even rejected an offer to appear in Playboy. We reveal all about her glam life and why fans joked she was the reason Erling Haaland stuck around at Dortmund before joining Manchester City this week. Running queen 8She is a 400m runner for Germany - although didn't make it into the OlympicsCredit: Instagram @alicasmd Alica first came to prominence by helping Germany take silver in 4x400 relay at 2017's European Athletics Under-20 Championships. READ MORE IN...
    SHE’S known as the World’s Sexiest Athlete - and now it seems she’s got a new pal in football icon Neymar. Alica Schmidt made headlines when she was seen out with the world’s most expensive footballer at the launch for a new car in Berlin. 8Neymar has been spotted hanging out with Alica SchmidtCredit: Instagram @alicasmd 8Alica was voted the World's Sexiest AthleteCredit: alicasmd/Instagram The 23-year-old German 400m runner was snubbed from the Olympics team last summer, but that hasn't stopped her getting noticed, due to her stunning looks. Alica has been picking up gigs in TV and modelling alongside her running - and even rejected an offer to appear in Playboy. We reveal all about her glam life and why fans joked she was the reason Erling Haaland stuck around at Dortmund before joining Manchester City this week. Running queen 8She is a 400m runner for Germany - although didn't make it into the OlympicsCredit: Instagram @alicasmd Alica first came to prominence by helping Germany take silver in 4x400 relay at 2017's European Athletics Under-20 Championships. READ MORE IN...
    The network said in a separate story that the storm's winds have brought waves as high as 15 feet along parts of the Outer Banks and pushed ocean flood waters inland as high as four feet above ground level. 'Time is of the essence' WTKR-TV spoke with the owner of a construction company doing cleanup — except workers weren't immediately able to get to the area with their trucks. "Time is of the essence; it's an emergency contract," Mike Dunn told the station. "Typically, we have to be there within 24 hours of the collapse, but with this situation, with the roads being closed, we're not able to get there at this moment."
    What this American encountered on Thursday, April 7, was great fear. The vehicle’s internal computer crashed while driving its Tesla Model 3 on a California highway. No controls were answered, there were no turn signals or alarm lights, and the main screen froze. Even more worrying: despite several attempts to depress the brake pedal, the speed stuck at 83 mph or 133 km / h. Dangerous braking After several failed attempts, the brake pedal fortunately started working again, but it was not enough to reassure the driver. “If I had to brake hard, I was nervous I would not be able to regain the speed needed to get around traffic and cars. I was afraid someone would run up to me,” he said. ABC News. The man was finally able to gently pull on the hard shoulder and turn off the machine. When he restarted it a few minutes later, “everything seemed normal again” but he wanted to ask the California Highway Patrol officer’s assistant to get off the highway safely before pulling his car over. “I need more explanations”...
    Simon Cowell has admitted that the fear of getting burnout forced him to scale back his huge workload, remarking that it was 'all becoming too much.' In recent months, the music mogul, 62, has been cutting down on his work commitments having downsized Syco and quit a judging role on Walk The Line as he reportedly 'edges into semi-retirement'.  And in a new interview, Simon detailed how putting his health first was a 'priority' and shared his delight that he's now able to spend more time with his beloved son Eric, whom he shares with fiancée Lauren Silverman, 44. Health worries: Simon Cowell has admitted that the fear of getting burnout forced him to scale back his huge workload, remarking that it was 'all becoming too much' Since soaring to fame on Pop Idol over two decades ago, Simon has been none stop, what with running his entertainment company as well as his TV judging roles on shows including X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and America's Got Talent.  But juggling such a heavy workload - which he deemed an 'unhealthy addiction to...
    More On: katie maloney Why Tom Schwartz is still wearing wedding ring amid Katie Maloney divorce Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz separated before Valentine’s Day ‘Vanderpump Rules’ star Katie Maloney files for divorce from Tom Schwartz Lala Kent: There’s ‘still love’ between Katie and Tom after split Katie Maloney shared in a candid new interview that she no longer felt like herself in the days leading up to her breakup from Tom Schwartz. “I was dying inside … because I had already just been thinking about [our marriage] day and night and losing sleep over it,” Maloney said on Sunday’s episode of the “We Met at Acme” podcast. “And I couldn’t keep doing that to myself. I needed just to get it off of my chest and be able to be honest and move forward.” The “Vanderpump Rules” star, 35, revealed she had started doubting her relationship with her castmate, 39, toward “the end of last summer/fall” and went to him with her concerns. “I had been expressing my feelings, where I felt that I was not getting my...
    Michael Kopech was back in his dream job Sunday, returning full time to the Chicago White Sox rotation. After missing 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery and opting out of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season for personal reasons, the right-hander spent the majority of 2021 in the bullpen. He had four spot starts last season. The plan was always to get back in the rotation. Kopech made the most of that opportunity Sunday, allowing one run on two hits in four innings in a 10-1 win against the Detroit Tigers in front of 15,712 at Comerica Park. “Today was important to me,” Kopech said. “I may have put a little bit extra pressure on myself because it was important to me. But there’s a lot of people that I had in mind today. I had about a two-hour conversation with my dad (Saturday). He helped me get in the right mindset. “And I’m always thinking about my son and I put myself in a position where I can do more to support his life. Today was a big day for...
    We have all already seen ISS crossing the sky. Seen from the ground, the International Space Station looks like a beacon of light, visible only in the evening, early at night and early in the morning – it lines up the straight, very fast visible part of the sky. Path. For details – see only the shape of the station – it is essential to be equipped with high-performance equipment that can withstand mild weather, as well as atmospheric turbulence and catch the ship at the best moment. This does not always guarantee the availability of a usable snapshot. ISS: This unpublished photo taken from the ground shows two astronauts outside the vehicle! When we learned that a photographer was able to clearly photograph two astronauts off the ground as an additional vehicle exited the ISS, we could not resist sharing that shot with you. Dr. describes himself as “a doctor in the field of science photography”. We are indebted to Sebastian Voldemort for this incredible photo. So, we are talking about an expert who knows how to put on...
    The People's Convoy - a roving protest against vaccine mandates modeled after Canada's Freedom Convoy - continues to make loops around the Washington, DC Beltway as their demands grow beyond ending COVID rules. Their demonstration, which now consists of about 100 semi-trucks and a smattering of vans and pickups, are updating their list of grievances as COVID restrictions disappear nationwide, and continue to take aim at the Biden administration.  They're still calling for an end to the few that remain: A national emergency order that was extended in February, the ongoing mask mandate on airplanes and trains, and the vaccine requirements for members of the military.  But on Friday, organizers called on the mostly white crowd to remove the giant Black Lives Matter sign painted on 16th Street NW, in front of the White House. 'We're going to take it back,' one organizer said, according to the New York Times. Some are also calling for an end to the Biden administration altogether, although they faced embarrassment over the weekend thanks to one single cyclist.  On Saturday, video from DC showed...
    Andy Murray says tennis players have had to learn to be prepared for hecklers after Naomi Osaka was reduced to tears by crowd taunts in her Indian Wells defeat by  Veronika Kudermetova. The 24-year-old Osaka, who took time out of the 2021 season to look after her mental health, was upset by a crowd member shouting 'Naomi, you suck'. She complained to the umpire and went on to lose the match 6-0, 6-4. She even asked the umpire if she could use their microphone to address the crowd at one moment in the match. 'I have to speak to my supervisor. What do you want to say?' the chair umpire responded. 'I just want to say something,' Osaka replied. 'I'm not going to curse. I don't curse. It's just weighing on my heart.' However, the chair umpire - who elected to talk through the emotional situation with the WTA Tour supervisor Claire Wood - denied Osaka's request to address the crowd. She said giving a microphone to a player during a match was unprecedented. Andy Murray, pictured with Naomi Osaka after a practice session...
    Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and the Miami Open after US officials refused to change their regulations for the unvaccinated Serbian star. The world no 2 was a surprise inclusion in the draw for Indian Wells this week despite not receiving a jab against Covid-19 - a requirement for entry into the United States - as well as mandatory for players in the tournament.  Djokovic's refusal to be jabbed had already seen him kicked out of the Australian Open earlier this year and now he has pulled out of the two competitions after realising he would not receive an exemption. He wrote on Twitter: 'While I was automatically listed in the @bnpparibasopen and @miamiopen draw, I knew, given the entry requirements to the US, it would be unlikely I'd be able to travel there. 'But as international COVID regulations are always being amended, I wanted to wait and see if anything would change. 'The CDC confirmed today that regulations are not changing which means I will not be playing in the US. Novak Djokovic...
    Air Force One's little-known sister aircraft the 'Doomsday Plane' - designed to protect high-ranking government officials from a nuclear attack - was sent on a four-hour training flight after Vladimir Putin placed Russia's nuclear forces on high alert. Military flight tracking sites showed the modified Boeing 747 had departed from the US Air Force base in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Monday evening. The E-4B carried out a training flight with other specialist military aircraft, reports the i newspaper. The planes are outfitted as complete command centers for the president and his top officials including the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the case of nuclear war or national emergency.  These aircraft have unique capabilities that cannot be duplicated by any other aircraft that the Air Force uses.  The US Air Force Boeing 747 Doomsday plane parked on the apron in Brussels, Belgium, in 2010 The planes are outfitted as complete command centers for the president and his top officials including the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the case of nuclear war or national emergency Monday's training...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Samantha Jones, 18 years old, has been reaching new heights at Olive-Harvey College.She's a first-year star scholar leaving her mark on the Panthers volleyball program."I wanted to step up in a leadership role. And I challenged myself and we were able to come together and make our season really, really great," Jones said.The team's assistant coach said Jones is a natural leader."As a coach, the hardest thing to teach is leadership," said Julisa Viramontes, the team's assistant coach. "Sam has that coming out of her pores. That, every team needs."The Englewood native started playing volleyball as a family hobby, but it quickly became her passion. She started working hard on and off the court to turn it into opportunity."I just worked hard, I was going to give up but I didn't. I was able to pay for my own AAU team my senior year. When the pandemic hit, a lot of people quit athletics, but I was in the gym the whole time because I knew I couldn't pay for college," Jones said.Now, Jones said, she wants...
    AMERICAN Idol is returning in-person for its 20th season this year. The filming locations range from a few key cities across the country. 2The judges of American Idol, along with host Ryan Seacrest and previous in-house mentor, Bobby BonesCredit: Getty Images - Getty Where was American Idol 2022 filmed? Unlike season 18, which was virtual and season 19, which was filmed from California, American Idol’s season 20 took its time to visit some of the trending capitals in America: Los Angeles, California Nashville, Tennessee Austin, Texas Disney Aulani, Hawaii The new showrunner, Megan Michaels Wolflick, told Deadline in an interview: “now we’re going to the biggest music cities in America, we’re able to go out again. We’re able to go to the places that make this show sing.”  However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the first round of auditions for the 2022 season took place virtually through Zoom. They resumed in-person from October 2021 with health and safety protocols in mind. Most read in EntertainmentKYLIE CROSSING Kylie shows off post-baby body for 1st time since welcoming Wolf...
    IT'S BEEN no secret of late that Chelsea have not looked good enough in attack and have often failed to finish teams off, thus usually ending in either drawing the match or scraping a tight win. Tonight, in the Champions League against Lille, things were different, and that was largely down to Kai Havertz stepping up to the plate to be the talisman that Chelsea need. 3Havertz opened the scoring in the eighth minute, heading home from a cornerCredit: GETTY 3Lukaku spent the game on the benchCredit: REUTERS 3Havertz had 46 touches against Lille Alongside him, Christian Pulisic stepped up with a fine performance as well and all of a sudden Chelsea's attack looked fluid and threatening once again. Romelu Lukaku was dropped this evening by Thomas Tuchel, who said the striker looked tired and needed a break from the start after his seven-touch cameo in the 1-0 win against Crystal Palace last Weekend. But in his absence, Havertz was fantastic and really did look the part. The German managed 46 touches against the French outfit and...
    According to CTV News, Watson said the Emergencies Act — which the Canadian Parliament upheld and extended on Monday — gives his government the authority to permanently confiscate towed vehicles. Police in Ottawa towed dozens of vehicles that had clogged city streets after the Freedom Convoy protests arrived to Canada's capital city in late January. Whether Watson's government will be able to sell seized trucks and cars remains to be seen. An advisory from Ottawa police said that any towed vehicle would be impounded for seven days. After the one-week waiting period, owners would be able to retrieve their property. It is not exactly clear how much money Ottawa spent responding to the protests, between police officers and public works. However, Ottawa city treasurer Wendy Stephanson said the demonstrations were costing the city approximately $1 million per day.
    A 52-year-old mother from Washington DC was killed after being run over by a car in Prince George's County over the weekend, police said. Kimberly Maria Tucker had fallen on the ground in a parking lot on the 5100 block of Indian Head Highway before she was struck by a vehicle backing out of a spot around 6:10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6 in Oxon Hill, county police said.  Investigators were working to determine why Tucker fell. The driver remained on the scene and was not injured. Tucker was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver and the pedestrian did not know each other. Tucker's relatives say she was a mother to seven children and grandmother to 10. She had been living with her eldest daughter in Washington DC, helping her raise her kids. She was known as a mother to many in the community, affectionately as “Ma Kim”. It took the police 20 minutes to arrive to the scene when the police station is less than 150 feet away. The driver of the vehicle who struck and killed her...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Among the stars, Drake still shined the brightest. In an all-white outfit, the multi-Grammy winner had many concertgoers jostling for position to watch him perform at the Super Bowl-week party dubbed “Homecoming Weekend” on Saturday night. He made a dramatic entrance, darting down an aisle before performing center stage under an airy tent at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California. The crowd included several entertainers and athletes such as Issa Rae, a mask-wearing Mike Tyson, Lil Wayne, Paul Pierce, Derrick Henry, Ricky Gervais, John Hamm, Nicole Scherzinger, Cedric the Entertainer, Karrueche Tran and Flava Flav. While waiting for Drake, attendees mingled for a couple hours. But once he arrived, many flocked toward the stage and pulled out their phones to capture the majority of his 45-minute set. Drake told the crowd that he was initially asked to perform around five songs, but he extended his song list by triple the amount. The rapper said he felt compelled to perform for a longer stint because of where he traveled from. “They...