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    Liz Truss today vowed to make the 'special relationship' between the UK and the US 'even more special' amid claims of a freeze in transatlantic détente.  In an interview on CNN's State Of The Union programme, the Prime Minister was asked about concerns in US president Joe Biden's administration that she does not share the same belief in the special relationship as some of her predecessors in No 10. She and Mr Biden met in the margins of the UN General Assembly last week on issues including the political breakdown in Northern Ireland and the war in Ukraine. 'I do think our relationship is special and it's increasingly important at a time when we're facing threats from Russia, increased assertiveness from China,' Ms Truss told the US broadcaster. 'I'm determined that we make the special relationship even more special over the coming years.' She said she is a 'huge fan' of the US, and added: 'We are stepping up as an alliance to take on what is an absolutely appalling war created by (Russian president Vladimir) Putin'. She added that the West...
    (CNN)US Rep. Adam Schiff, who serves on the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, says that if the panel makes a criminal referral for former President Donald Trump related to the riot at the US Capitol, it should be made unanimously. "We operate with a high degree of consensus and unanimity," the California Democrat told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" on Sunday. "It will be certainly, I think, my recommendation, my feeling, that we should make referrals, but we will get to a decision as a committee, and we will all abide by that decision, and I will join our committee members if they feel differently."CNN reported earlier this year that although the bipartisan committee was in wide agreement that Trump committed a crime when he pushed a conspiracy to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after the 2020 election, panelists were split over what to do about it, including whether to make a criminal referral of Trump to the Justice Department, according to four sources connected to the committee.The internal debate spilled into plain...
    GARETH Ainsworth's lucky boots weren't enough to save Wycombe from losing at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. The Chairboys manager opted to wear his red snakeskin boots for the trip to Hillsborough. 2Wycombe were beaten 3-1 at Sheffield WednesdayCredit: Prime Media 2Gareth Ainsworth wore the shoes for the 2020 League One play-off finalCredit: Rex But they weren't able to prevent Wycombe's difficult start to the season from continuing. In fact, their luck lasted just 38 seconds as Joe Jacobson turned into his own net inside the opening minute. An incredible Anis Mehmeti run allowed ex-Stoke City and Burnley striker Sam Vokes to thump the away side level soon after. But Wednesday were back in front just past the half hour mark when Barry Bannan scored from close-range. READ MORE FOOTBALL NEWSALL GONE RON Ronaldo covered in blood after being whacked in face by keeper in horror smash Callum Paterson made the points save with the last kick of the game. Ainsworth made his boots public after Wycombe won promotion to the second tier for the first time in their history in...
    ANDY MURRAY ran into his doubles team-mate, fell over twice and cut his knee open - and still won the point. The Brit teamed up with Italian Matteo Berrettini for Team Europe at the Laver Cup. 7Andy Murray and Matteo Berrettini tried to play the same shotCredit: Getty 7Murray tumbled to the court as Berrettini carried onCredit: Getty 7The Italian won the point and helped his team-mate upCredit: AFP 7The fall saw the Brit cut his right knee openCredit: AP And... they won the point!#LaverCup pic.twitter.com/CRt7P6AkMj— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 25, 2022 They took on American Jack Sock and Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada in the first match of Sunday's team tennis tournament at the O2 Arena. And the European duo made the perfect start as they won the first set 6-2 - thanks in part to a truly baffling point. Murray, 35, returned Sock's serve before the Brit's simple backhand to get the rally going. But when the ball came down the middle, Murray went for a backhand and his new partner Berrettini tried to unleash his...
    Russell Wilson and Jimmy Garoppolo have nothing in common except the bottom line. Wilson has a carefully crafted persona, a superstar wife in Ciara and is out and about in the offseason whether it’s watching his sister Anna play for Stanford’s women’s basketball team or sitting in the stands at the U.S. Open cheering on Serena Williams. Garoppolo is a recluse by comparison, keeping his private life private with the exception of putting his good looks to work to advertise for Subway. If anything seemed obvious at the close of the 2021 season, it was that Wilson would still be in Seattle and Garoppolo was going to be in a new uniform with the 49ers committing to Trey Lance a year earlier by virtue of trading up for the third pick in the draft. Yet here we are in Week 3, with Wilson going through initial growing pains attempting to lift the Denver Broncos out of a five-year 39-58 abyss with no playoffs since they won Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium. Garoppolo is where no one thought he’d be,...
    The president says the pandemic is over, and mask and social distancing orders have largely ended. But Monica Pirozzoli was disciplined this month and almost lost her job as a Gilroy middle school teacher after 35 years because, though she’s had COVID-19, she hasn’t had the vaccine. The state just ended its vaccinate-or-test order for schoolteachers, but Gilroy Unified School District is one of many places – federal, state and local governments, schools, colleges and private businesses – where vaccine mandates remain on the books. And that’s raising questions about whether it’s time to retire them, too. “It makes zero sense at this point,” said Shawna Marino, mother of a sixth grader who has asked Gilroy Unified School District to reconsider its teacher and staff vaccine mandate and helped lead a petition effort to save Pirozzoli’s job. The school board will review the vaccine mandate Oct. 6, and on Friday – after inquiries from the Bay Area News Group – told Pirozzoli she could return to school in the meantime but will be reprimanded. They’re far from the only ones...
    A HEARTBROKEN dad has opened up about his ongoing fight to track down his beloved daughter's killer, 20 years after she was brutally murdered. Jennifer Olson, known professionally as Jennifer Servo, was found dead in her apartment in Abilene, Texas, almost exactly 20 years ago. 8Jennifer Olson was murdered in Abilene, Texas 20 years ago this monthCredit: Facebook 8No one has ever been arrested over the killing of the 22-year-oldCredit: YouTube / KRBC 8Norm Olson has never given up his fight to track down his daughter's killerCredit: Norm Olson And yet despite two decades of anguish for her family, no charges have ever been filed by detectives. The young and ambitious TV news reporter, 22, had been missing for two days when her concerned colleagues raised the alarm. When police arrived at the apartment on September 18, 2002, they discovered Jennifer's body on the bathroom floor. There were no signs of a break-in, indicating that she may have known her killer. READ MORE TRUE CRIMEPERFECT CRIME Serial killer murdered entire family & hid in plain sight after erasing...
    A MAN has the medical profession scratching their heads after a mystery reaction to a commonly prescribed drug changed his skin color from white - to dark gray. Tyler Monk, 34, was prescribed an anti-depressant last year after consulting a doctor for his mental health. 3Tyler Monk's skin has changed color after being prescribed an antidepressantCredit: SWNS 3Monk's skin has mysteriously changed color and doctors can't seem to understand whyCredit: SWNS 3Tyler and his wife, Emily, are still searching for answersCredit: SWNS Tyler was given Fluoxetine, a type of antidepressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which is commonly prescribed to treat depression. He started taking the drug in May 2021, but within a week Tyler’s wife, Emily, 28, noticed that his skin color was changing. Tyler, a pest control field inspector, stopped the medication after only a few weeks as it wasn’t helping his mental health - but his skin continued to darken. First, his ears started to change color before it rapidly spread to his neck and his face - before affecting his arms and hands....
    Last weekend’s 31-30 win against the Cleveland Browns was one of the more thrilling Jets victories in recent time. Now Gang Green (1-1) will look to win consecutive games for the first time since the 2020 season as they will take on a Cincinnati Bengals team attempting to get their first victory of the season. “They’re AFC Champions and I would think when you look at those games, they can be sitting here going into Week 3 looking a lot different,” quarterback Joe Flacco said. “Obviously, they haven’t played as well as they would want to, but they’ve had chances even with that said, so they are a really good football team and we got a really tough challenge ahead of us and we’re excited about it.” Cincinnati (0-2) might be winless, but both of its games have come down to the wire. Despite turning the ball over five times, the Bengals lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers on a Chris Boswell 53-yard field goal with five seconds left. Cincinnati lost again on a last-second field to the Dallas Cowboys as...
    A top vaccine expert and pediatric doctor is cautioning parents of healthy young people to hold off getting the new COVID booster shot, saying it can carry risks and its efficacy hasn't yet been proven.  Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the Food and Drug Administration's Vaccine Advisory Committee, said he's not fully sold on the benefits of a third shot outweighing the harm. 'Who really benefits from another dose?' Offit said on CNN.  He did acknowledge that studies have shown people who are over 65, immuno-compromised or have a chronic ailments are less likely to be hospitalized with the virus if they've had a third or even fourth shot. The newly developed dose, called a bivalent vaccine, is a cocktail of the original coronavirus strain combined with parts of the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants. The hope being that people would be able to fight a broader range of more highly contagious virus mutations.  But writing in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, Offitt said...
    Rup Chandra Rumba was a 27-year-old scaffolder from Nepal working on a World Cup 2022 stadium site when, in 2019, he died of ‘cardio respiratory failure due to natural cause’. Mr Rumba, who had a medical certificate saying he was healthy, died in accommodation not cleared as fit for human habitation. Through no fault of his own, he had been deployed by an unauthorised firm called Maskey Contracting. These two breaches of Qatar’s ‘Workers’ Welfare Standards’ are recorded in the country’s official records. Months later, Mr Rumba’s widow Nirmala Pakhrin received a letter from Hassan Al Thawadi, the head of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy that is in charge of arranging this winter’s World Cup. Mr Rumba’s widow was told she was not entitled to compensation because her husband had been in Qatar less than a year, but Al Thawadi said his ‘team’ had talked to Maskey and a ‘good faith’ payment of £1,500 from the firm had been arranged. The Mail on Sunday asked the Supreme Committee who specifically had been held to account for the welfare...
    IT WAS strange that Gareth Southgate even felt the need to say it. But in the aftermath of a miserable defeat in Italy which confirmed his side’s Nations League relegation, the England boss volunteered the opinion that he is the right man to lead the Three Lions into the World Cup in Qatar. 3Gareth Southgate is adamant he remains the right man to lead EnglandCredit: Getty 3The Three Lions boss was booed by fans after the dismal defeat in ItalyCredit: Rex Nobody had even suggested Southgate might quit or be sacked less than two months before the World Cup. Even the thousands of England supporters who booed him in Milan, and after that 4-0 thumping by Hungary at Molineux in June, aren’t seriously demanding a change of management this close to the tournament - especially when there are no obvious English successors. But Southgate said: “I think I’m the right person to take the team into the tournament. “I think it’s more stable that way, without  a doubt.” It now feels as though Southgate is at the beginning of the end...
    SINCE the Mummies made their debut, fans have wondered who could be behind these three characters. Since it is more than one person, fans may have a better shot at guessing which three-man team this could be. 2Official promotional pictures of the Mummies. Who are the Mummies trio on Masked Singer? Season 8 of The Masked Singer premiered on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. As indicated on the official Twitter page of The Masked Singer, the first clue for this group is a Ka statue. This made some fans speculate that the Mummies could be Boyz II Men because of their song, I Will Get There, on The Prince of Egypt. Read More on The US SunMASQUERADE MC'S From Jenny to Robin: a closer look at the judges from The Masked SingerMONEY MASKS Prize details from The Masked Singer revealed, find out what the winners get Others have also speculated that the Mummies could be The Migos. The remaining contestants for The Masked Singer are: Harp Hummingbird Lambs Scarecrow Avocado Snowstorm Mermaid Beetle Fortune Teller Bride Walrus Venus Fly Trap Sir Bug...
    DEAR MISS MANNERS: My family grew up in a lovely area. I still live here, while my brother and sister-in-law have moved out of state. My brother occasionally reaches out to ask if they can stay with me for a weekend to attend events and visit family and friends. I love having company, and welcome visitors whenever I can. But since moving away, my brother and his wife have taken to making negative comments to me about the state in which we all grew up — about our governor, the traffic, the high cost of living, the weather, you name it — all while staying in my house! I am not sure how to respond to these comments. Do I tell my brother ahead of the next visit that he is welcome, but ask him to leave the negative comments at home? Do I decline his request and suggest they choose another sibling with whom to stay? Do I just smile and tell them I’m so happy they have found a much better place for themselves? I get stressed just...
    (CNN)We are living through a period where the expected has surprised. In life, there is always an ending. Always. We know this. We anticipate this. We try to prepare for this. But when the passing of time forces a chapter to inevitably close, the reality of it all still stuns like a thunderbolt. Roger Federer wasn't going to play tennis forever. Aged 41 and having endured one injury after another in recent years, the sand was rapidly falling to the bottom of the hourglass. Even great champions retire. But, like Serena Williams, Federer had altered the expected arc of a tennis player's career. In their fourth decades, they continued to accumulate titles and break records, fortifying their greatness. In their fifth decades, they both were, incredibly, still present. Roger Federer brings down curtain on his careerWhile their longevity allowed us to appreciate their talents, to savor each tournament and each passing year, it also lulled us into a false sense of security, into believing they would always be there, even as injuries led to prolonged absences in later years....
    Nobody knows anything.  Newly retired liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told CNN's Chris Wallace in an interview that, as far as he knows, the identity of the mysterious leaker of Justice Samuel Alito's opinion draft on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, is still unknown.  According to a transcript provided by the network, Wallace asked about the leak, which happened in May: 'Within 24 hours the chief justice ordered an investigation of the leaker. Have they found him or her?'    'Not to my knowledge, but . . . I´m not privy to it,' Breyer responded. Wallace pressed: 'So in those months since, the chief justice never said, "Hey, we got our man or woman?" ' 'To my knowledge, no,' said Breyer, who, despite being retired, maintains an office at the Supreme Court. The interview is to air Sunday on 'Who´s Talking to Chris Wallace?' Newly retired liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said he is not privy to the investigation since leaving the court, but as far as he knows, the leaker has not been caught The infamous leaked draft...
    Getty Dane Jackson warms up before a Buffalo Bills game. Dane Jackson is home from the hospital and out of immediate danger, but he’ll also be out of the Buffalo Bills lineup for a key game this week. The Bills released the final injury report for Sunday’s divisional matchup with the undefeated Miami Dolphins, a long list that includes several starters on the defensive side of the ball. Jackson, who went to the hospital during the team’s Monday Night Football win over the Tennessee Titans, was among those who will be out for Sunday’s game. Jackson to Miss Key Bills Game Bills head coach Sean McDermott said on Friday that Jackson would be out for Sunday’s game after suffering a neck injury on Monday. The 25-year-old defensive back left the game in an ambulance after suffering a scary-looking neck injury, but he was sent home the following morning after doctors determined that he did not suffer any major injury to his neck or spinal court. McDermott gave an optimistic update later in the week, saying that Jackson was...
    A MODEL has revealed how she was bullied and called ugly as a kid before being signed by top agencies - but she still gets body-shamed for being slim. Isabella Demaj shared a recent TikTok that included a flashback to herself as a child. 2Isabella Demaj has revealed how she was bullied as a child before being signed to top modeling agenciesCredit: TikTok/ isabellademaj 2Demaj shared her body shaming experience as a kid - and as an adultCredit: TikTok/ isabellademaj Demaj captioned her video: "Wish I could give her a hug." She was referencing herself when she was a kid. In the first half of her video, she showed clips of her modeling and looking successful. Toward the end of the video, she flashed back to a picture of her younger self before she became a model. Read more on different bodiesDream Dress I'm midsize & did a Revolve dress haul - people said my body looked unrealJUDGEMENT DAY I’m body shamed for my large chest – people class all my outfits as 'sexual' She wrote over...
    If everything had gone according to plan, Mary Davison, an 81-year-old long-distance hiker, may have died in the Mosquito fire. Her goal of tackling hundreds of miles of the coast-to-coast American Discovery Trail this summer led her right into the thick of California’s biggest blaze of the year, which has burned more than 76,000 acres. But Davison’s trip was delayed a few days as she tried to miss the worst of California’s scorching heat wave at the beginning of the month. “If I had gone then, I would have been in the fire or trapped by the fire,” Davison said Friday from under a juniper tree in eastern Nevada on another part of the American Discovery Trail. California ‘Starting to look a lot better’: Rain aids Mosquito fire battle, but brings flood, mudflow risk Rain showers that started Sunday afternoon are bringing welcome moisture to the Mosquito fire, but also an increased risk of mudflows and floods in a heavily forested corner of Northern California. The Mosquito fire, which broke out Sept. 6, has continued to burn through historically...
    COSTCO members will have a surprising break on membership costs after the company has reported a profitable fiscal fourth quarter. Costco executives found no need to raise membership prices during this time. 2Costco will not be increasing membership prices just yet, although it was expected by shoppers and investorsCredit: Getty This is a huge break for shoppers who had likely expected an increase, as Costco has done this on several occasions prior about every five years or so. Costco chief financial officer Richard Galanti explained in the conference call that Costco hasn’t reached its usual step for an increase. “If you look at June of ’17, plus five years and seven months, you’re talking roughly January ’23,” he told investors and staff. He continued that although he isn't suggesting they wait to increase the prices until January of 2023, but the mark they were striving toward still isn't quite there yet. Read More on CostcoCOMES AT A COST Kane CRASHED motor at Costco before first Premier League start for SpursCOMFORT FOOD Costco fans thrilled over return of much-loved customer...
    A VLOGGER has shared the time-consuming process of how she lost 25 pounds simply by walking. The woman took an unconventional route to the weight but was still able to enjoy her favorite foods, like bagels, pizza, and more. 7YouTube vlogger Morgan Green shares her weight loss journey in an emotional and vulnerable videoCredit: YouTube/Morgan Green 7Green eats healthy but also eats bagels, pasta, and whatever else she wantsCredit: YouTube/Morgan Green YouTube vlogger Morgan Greene took to the platform to express her frustration over how she looked and documented her up-and-down journey to lose 25 pounds. The viral video has since amassed over one million views and depicts Greene's new exercise discovery that aided her weight loss journey, promoted fat loss, and helped to boost her metabolism. For most of her life, she was athletic, fit, and lived a healthy lifestyle, but had a "slight fear of carbs" and an unhealthy relationship with food. The video encapsulates Greene's thoughts and feelings over the course of her wellness journey, at different periods along the way. READ MORE HEALTH'SLIMMING DOWN!'...
    By the time New York businessman Bob Williams realized his marriage to a much younger, buff and handsome South American man was a sham, it was too late. He was down $50,000 and well on his way to a nervous breakdown. As his marriage unraveled in just a few short months, Williams was in for another shocker. His husband called the cops, alleged abuse, and, in doing so, fell under safeguards afforded to immigrants under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). That law is praised for helping immigrant men and women victims of domestic abuse, but critics say it also gives marriage scammers an all-too-easy path to securing Green Cards — and hundreds or thousands cheat the system each year. ‘What they do, and it’s apparently common, is they seek out guys they can trick into a relationship to rip you off and get papers,’ Williams, who is in his 50s, told DailyMail.com. ‘And there’s no place for us to go, yet the politicians can't stop bragging about the services they offer the immigrants.’ Federal authorities earlier this year bust...
    ABC New "Bachelor" Zach Shallcross holds a rose. It was officially confirmed this week that the season 27 lead for “The Bachelor” is Zach Shallcross. Ahead of the announcement, fans were buzzing over the potential choices for the gig, and several suggestions of men from prior seasons emerged. This week, one of those popular picks joined Kaitlyn Bristowe on her “Off the Vine” podcast to reveal how close he was to becoming “The Bachelor” a few years ago. In addition, he admitted he’d still consider it if the opportunity presented itself again. Here’s what you need to know:Kraus Was Closer to Being the Lead Than People Realized View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kaitlyn Bristowe (@offthevinepodcast) During his chat with Bristowe on “Off the Vine,” Peter Kraus opened up about his experience with the franchise. It has become common knowledge he almost became “The Bachelor” after being Rachel Lindsay’s runner-up on “The Bachelorette.” Now, however, he shares some jaw-dropping details about just how close he was to handing out roses. Kraus told Bristowe that...
    GOOD Morning America host has sparked concern again after she was absent from the morning show two days in a row. She was replaced by Cecilia Vega on Friday morning after an emotional day on set. 5Robin Roberts was absent again from GMA on Friday's broadcastCredit: ABC 5Cecilia Vega took her place at the deskCredit: ABC Robin hosted GMA from Monday to Wednesday this week, but was absent at the end of the week. On Thursday's show, she was replaced by Amy Robach, as she and George Stephanopoulos were both absent. Cecilia, who has been a fill-in a lot recently, took her spot on Friday's show. George did return for Friday's show. READ MORE ROBIN ROBERTSSOMBER NOTE GMA's Robin Roberts shares update about her health battle fighting cancer twiceMORNING MAYHEM GMA's Robin & George absent as show slammed for 'constantly changing' hosts Michael Strahan took his normal seat behind the desk as well. The morning show has been slammed numerous times in the past for them constantly changing hosts. 'SECOND CHANCE' Robin...
    Share this: Among the honorees at this year’s Brooklyn Bar Association annual awards were some of the usual names, like Hon. Frank Seddio, a past president of the association and a former Surrogate’s Court judge with enough awards to fill a house in Canarsie. However, every year the BBA gives out its Nathan R. Sobel Award, which is named after the former Surrogate Court judge and is given to non-attorney court personnel who are deserving. It’s the BBA’s chance to invite non-attorneys into its building and celebrate them. “Nat Sobel always was one who cared so much about the courts,” said Hon. Jeffrey Sunshine, the statewide coordinating judge for matrimonial cases. “Some of us remember we called him Uncle Nat because even after he was surrogate, he was still in the courthouse and still had an office.”
    Getty RJ Barrett, Evan Fournier and Julius Randle celebrate together. The New York Knicks have a solid roster going into the new season, and while they weren’t able to land Donovan Mitchell or another big name through a trade, it’s not the end of the world. Jalen Brunson will be sliding in as the team’s starting point guard, and that solves a problem the team has been facing for years now. After splitting time between Kemba Walker and Alec Burks at the position last season, there was really nowhere to go but up, and that’s just what they decided to do. Brunson has flashed All-Star potential, and there are already people out there predicted he’ll be named to the first team of his career, and that’s not a crazy thought to have. What might be considered to be more bold is that he’ll be joined by another Knick. Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley predicts the Knicks will be sending two players to the All-Star game this season, and he calls Julius Randle the “most likely” candidate on the roster....
    Q: Ira, can the Jazz turn around and flip Kelly Olynyk? I’ve always been a fan of his work with the Celtics and Heat. – Nate. A: Not only could they do that, but I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t, considering the Jazz hardly are on a trajectory that requires the services of a 31-year-old big man. And, yes, Kelly Olynyk was one of the better pairings for the Heat once Bam Adebayo became the starting center. But, as has been the case with many considerations this offseason, there also are challenging salary aspects, with Kelly due $12.8 million this season and then guaranteed only $3 million of the $12.2 million salary he holds for 2023-24. At the moment, with so many trade restrictions on Heat contracts signed this offseason (Victor Oladipo, Dewayne Dedmon, Caleb Martin) it would be difficult to construct a package at the moment short of something with Duncan Robinson or Tyler Herro. And I can’t see Utah taking on the four years left on Duncan’s deal, or the Heat flipping Tyler for Kelly. So,...
    (CNN)Rescue teams have managed to save 32 pilot whales following a mass stranding this week in a remote part of in Australia that saw the deaths of around 200 whales. The stranded pod had been discovered by Tasmanian wildlife officials on Monday -- at which time, half of the group were still thought to be alive. But as the week progressed, and conditions worsened, the number of survivors began to dwindle. "Of the 35 whales that were remaining alive this morning, we've managed to re-float, rescue and release 32 of those animals and that's a terrific result," said Brendon Clark of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service in a press conference on Friday morning. Rangers were forced to euthanize one whale that had re-stranded itself on Thursday night and three more whales remained "out of reach due to tidal conditions," Clark said. Read More"Priority still is the rescue and release of those remaining animals and any others that re-strand," he added. Rescue teams would then transition on to disposing the carcasses at sea. "We're going to try to take them...
    Scott Olson/Getty A pharmacist prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots during an event hosted by the Chicago Department of Public Health at the Southwest Senior Center on September 09, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. President Joe Biden’s declaration that “the pandemic is over” raised eyebrows and the hackles of some experts who think such messaging could be premature and counterproductive. But to many Americans who have long since returned to pre-COVID 19 activities and are now being forced back into the office, the remark may ring true. The problem is that what “back to normal” feels like may differ from person to person, depending on the individual’s circumstances and by what criteria they are judging the pandemic to be over. The Conversation asked three scholars of different parts of U.S. society affected by the pandemic – public health, education and the economy – to evaluate just how “over” the pandemic is in their worlds. This is what they said: Public health: Not All Black & White Lisa Miller, adjunct professor of epidemiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical...
    SANTA CLARA — Safety Talanoa Hufanga’s early-season impact on the 49ers’ defense is obvious. “He’s probably everybody’s favorite player, just because of the plays he’s making,” defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans said Thursday. “He’s definitely a spark of energy for our entire team, the way he’s played the last two weeks.” Hufanga’s two-game start to his second season goes beyond his statistics, as impressive as they are: a team-leading 17 tackles (three for loss), three passes defended, one interception. “He doesn’t hesitate because of his preparation throughout the week. That’s what allows him to light up on game day,” Ryans added. “That’s the culmination of all the prep he’s done in the background when no one’s watching.” That would be in the film room. He’ll watch with his coaches, he’ll come on off-days to watch more, and, at home, he’s reviewing even more, because, “you can’t get enough of it,” Hufanga said. “You look at the corrections, as well.” The 48 hours after a game is devoted to dicing up film. Eventually, he moves on to study the next opponent, to...
    A LOTTERY warning is being issued, urging people to check their tickets as a $25,000 per year prize still remains unclaimed after the winning ticket was sold at a gas station. The ticket matched all five of the numbers drawn - 05-26-28-37-42 - however the player has yet to claim their prize. 2A winning lottery ticket worth $25,000 a year for life has sold, according to the Michigan LotteryCredit: Getty According to the Michigan Lottery website, this is the seventh time this year that a player has won the $25,000 a year for life prize. The winner can choose to receive $25,000 a year for the rest of their life or a minimum of 20 years, depending on whichever is longer. Winners can also choose to receive a one-time lump sum of $390,000. The mystery winner has one year to claim their prize at the lottery headquarters in Lansing. READ MORE LOTTOFEELING LUCKY? Lotto results LIVE: National Lottery numbers tonight, September 21, 2022HITTING THE JACKPOT I won $19million from the lottery – see my 'two out of three' strategy It’s...
    Getty "Survivor: Borneo" winner Richard Hatch at the "Survivor: All-Stars" reunion show in 2004. Richard Hatch, the first-ever “Survivor” winner, made national headlines in the years after his $1,000,000 win for federal charges of tax evasion, for which he was found guilty and served 51 months in prison. He then served an additional nine months in 2011 for a probation violation. Despite most of the news surrounding this controversy dying out in the early 2010s, Hatch is once again back in the news for some unlawful conduct involving taxes. And this time, he may lose his homes over it. Here’s what you need to know:Federal Prosecutors Accuse Hatch of Fraud, Request Permission to Seize His Home GettyRichard Hatch at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2000. The Providence Journal reported that, earlier this month, federal prosecutors in Hatch’s native Rhode Island are seeking nearly $3 million from the reality TV star in back taxes and interest, dating back to his 2000 win. They are also asking U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith to approve the seizure of two of...
    A DISCOUNT hunter has revealed six Walmart items that can actually be up to 95 percent off even though they're still marked at $20. Walmart deals expert Nat, who goes by the username dealswithnat2 on TikTok, has unearthed some $1 items that you can't pass up. 3Nat uses the Walmart mobile app to double-check the priceCredit: TikTok 3Items like this duffel will ring up at only $1Credit: TikTok All you have to do is scan the price tag on specific clearance items using the Walmart mobile app. Duffel bags If you find time to head to Walmart this week and you're looking to save money on some new travel gear, there's a women's floral duffel in the clearance section for only $1. It is specifically the No Boundaries Women's Barrel Weekender Duffel Bag Black Floral. Nat revealed the price while scanning through the app and sure enough, it popped up at an incredibly affordable price. Read More on WalmartSWEET DEAL Walmart and Target reveal store policy to help shoppers save amid huge inflationTHAT'S LIVE Walmart update will make buying...
    By Brenda Goodman, CNN (CNN) — Influenza is always unpredictable. Infectious disease experts like to hedge their forecasts with a caution: When you’ve seen one flu season, you’ve seen one flu season. But when forecasters try to get a bead on what influenza might have in store for North America in any given winter, they look to countries like Australia and New Zealand, where the season typically runs from April to October — winter months in the Southern Hemisphere. This year, Australia had its worst flu season in five years. Cases peaked about three times higher than the average for that period, and they topped out about two months earlier than they normally do, according to official government surveillance reports. Rates of influenza-like illness have also been higher in New Zealand this year than they have been for the past two years. The US should take heed, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Bloomberg News. “The Southern Hemisphere has had a pretty bad flu season, and it came on early,” Fauci...
    Johnny Depp has warned fans that 'quite convincing' scammers are still using fake social media accounts pretending to be him and offering to meet or speak to them for money.  In a statement on his Instagram story,  the American actor's team wrote: 'We have been made aware that there continues to be fraudulent imposters pretending to be Johnny or those on his team, offering meetings or promising time with him, often for payment. 'Some of these attempts appear to be quite convincing, for example by digitally mimicking his voice and using other forms of communication that appear to be authentic. 'Please be aware that these are scams. It is not Johnny or anyone from his team. These people are criminals trying to make money off of vulnerable, kind people. 'If you are aware of this happening, or have been targeted yourself, please report it to the online fraud teams at your local police forces.' The statement went on to explain that Johnny does not communicate with fans by email, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal, text, fan sites or phone calls. In a...
    Young male candidate feeling worried while waiting for human resource team to make a decision about his job on an interview in the office.Skynesher | E+ | Getty Images It's still an employees' market, even amid high inflation and talk of a possible recession. But there are some signs that could start to change. One key reason: The Federal Reserve's 0.75 percentage point interest rate increase announced on Wednesday likely won't be its last as it moves to tamp down historic high inflation. That could lead to "some softening of labor market conditions," Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell acknowledged on Wednesday. More from Personal Finance:55% of workers say their pay isn't keeping up with inflation Typical job switcher got a pay raise of nearly 10%, study findsHere are the 'most employable' college degrees Record high job openings, which totaled 11.2 million in July, may "come down significantly," he said. The rate increases may push up unemployment, which stands at 3.7%, according to the latest jobs report. Recent research from Challenger, Gray & Christmas found layoffs are at record lows as...
    Former President Donald Trump threw a fit on his failing fake Twitter app Truth Social on Thursday following the passage of the Presidential Election Reform Act in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon. Trump also repeated his debunked Big Lie that the 2020 election was "fraudulent" and "stolen" by President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. "The House just passed a Bill which prohibits the Vice President from doing what all the 'great' Democrat & RINO legal scholars said he couldn’t do, 'under any circumstances,' regarding sending election results back to State Legislatures. If the V.P. couldn’t do it, then why are they passing legislation saying he can’t do it. BECAUSE HE COULD HAVE DONE IT, and should have, based on large scale fraudulent election results," Trump truthed. "Would have been a different result. REPUBLICAN SENATORS SHOULD VOTE NO!" READ MORE: Jamie Raskin wallops Republicans for trumpeting 'utterly frivolous rabbit hole conspiracy theories' After he lost in a landslide to Biden, Trump and his allies in Congress incorrectly insisted that then-Vice President Mike Pence could reject Electoral...
    Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard returned to practice on Thursday, but left tackle Terron Armstead was still missing during the media viewing portion of drills. Both missed Wednesday’s practice — Howard with a groin injury and Armstead still dealing with the toe ailment that he played through in Sunday’s 42-38 win against the Baltimore Ravens. The two veterans, who have six Pro Bowls between them, are pivotal for the Dolphins (2-0)as they get set to host the Buffalo Bills (2-0) in a divisional matchup at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday. Dolphins cornerbacks coach Sam Madison, speaking before Thursday practice, expressed that he’s not worried about Howard’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Bills. “You look around the league, there’s veteran maintenance days all around the league,” Madison said of his All-Pro’s Wednesday absence. “He’s a pro. He’s been through this before, and I’m looking forward to him to be 100 percent.” Howard will be the key in Miami’s efforts to limit Bills star receiver Stefon Diggs on Sunday. Madison said he spoke with Howard about what he called “lackadaisical play...
    CERTAIN qualifying Americans might be able to claim multiple benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) at the same time. The SSA runs three critical programs that millions of Americans rely on - Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  1While it's possible to claim both SSI and SSDI, the qualifications are a bit differentCredit: Getty All of these programs have gotten a boost this year as a result of the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) climbing to 5.9%.  When it comes to SSI and SSDI, there’s a chance you’ll be able to claim both if you find out that you are eligible for one or the other.  “Many individuals are eligible for benefits under both the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs,” according to the SSA website. What are SSI and SSDI? Both SSI and SSDI are programs designed to provide aid to those with disabilities. READ MORE ON SSICASH FLOW Americans can apply for SSI & SNAP benefits worth at least $1,091EXTRA CASH The 36 states that supplement SSI payments up to $120 every month But the...
    A bizarre conspiracy theory has spread on TikTok that King Charles III's security have fake hands after a video clip showed a team member holding his arms perfectly still.  The new monarch, 73, took part in a walkabout outside Cardiff Castle last week, where social media users noticed a member of his team appeared to be holding his hands in a very specific position. And one TikTok user shared the clip online, bizarrely suggesting it was evidence that the man must have fake hands.  Millions have watched the clips on the social media platform, with remarks focusing on the man's 'strange' hand movements and differences across grips. Meanwhile another TikTok by user @jase_the_ace posits the peculiar theory using some footage of the UK's new monarch outside Buckingham Palace. The viral clip has more than 27.2 million views. However security expert  Will Geddes dismissed the claims, telling Metro: 'They definitely aren’t fake hands: 'I can understand why some people might have thought they were because of what looks like an incredibly tight grip but they definitely aren’t.' A bizarre conspiracy theory has spread on TikTok that...
    Getty Ben Simmons. The Brooklyn Nets acquired All-Star forward Ben Simmons in a blockbuster trade that sent James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers last February. However, he never made his Nets debut because of a herniated disc in his back that required him to undergo surgery in May. As Simmons prepares to make his Brooklyn debut next month, he reflected on his time with the 76ers on the latest episode of “The Old Man & The Three” podcast with former Sixers guard JJ Redick. Specifically on what it is like dealing with the people and media in Philadelphia. “People in Philly want to have something to say f——, anything man … literally everything,” Simmons said to Redick. “Post a picture of a f—— car, dog, I got reporters saying you should be in a f—— gym.” Here’s @BenSimmons25 on his relationship with the city of Philadelphia. Full episode with @jj_redick and @talter drops tomorrow morning on all platforms. pic.twitter.com/VAuxKbYNYu — TheOldMan&TheThree (@OldManAndThree) September 21, 2022 The latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets...
    Vladimir Putin could not be clearer. 'I am not bluffing,' he said, in relation to his threat to go nuclear. But is he? And does it automatically follow that Armageddon would unfold if Putin launched the first nuclear bombs the world has seen since 1945? The good news is that Putin can't start World War III by simply jabbing a red button on his desk in the Kremlin. If he decides to launch an attack, the order has to go through at least three layers of checks put in place to prevent the accidental or unauthorised launch of nuclear missiles. Before reaching the nuclear silos, mobile launch sites and submarines, his command would go via three men: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov and the head of the Russian nuclear rocket forces, Sergei Karakayev. Even after travelling down this chain of command, the launches would not follow instantly. Unless there has been a change in the standard protocols since Russia invaded Ukraine, there would be a 20-minute gap between each transmission from the 'nuclear football'...
    DEAR HARRIETTE: Years ago, I worked as a teacher at a small private school. The school was so tiny that some of the supervisors were teachers themselves. I was fired abruptly one day by a supervisor who didn’t see my value. This was obviously crushing at the time, but I’ve since found a new school where I feel valued and appreciated by the staff. To my surprise, the same supervisor that let me go from my previous job was recently hired by my current school to work at the same level as me. Every time I see her, I think about the cruel way that she fired me. How do I get over the resentment I still have toward this person? Grudges DEAR GRUDGES: Remember your value now. Do your job. Be cordial with her, but do not go out of your way to be friendly. Related Articles Advice | Harriette Cole: I never know which version of my husband I’ll get Advice | Harriette Cole: My friends don’t believe I’m stressed out, and I really...
    A week after its big Emmy wins, Abbott Elementary has returned to grace our screens for the fall semester. Thank goodness. I’ve never been so excited about the beginning of a school year—maybe kindergarten?—as I was today. I wasn’t alone, either. The Abbott Elementary fanbase (which I hope, at this point, is most of the world) woke up on the right side of the bed on Wednesday, ready to celebrate the show’s return on Twitter. The series has become somewhat of a communal viewing experience on social media—we can all look forward to Wednesday nights together. Now that we’ve seen the episode, we can say: Quinta Brunson delivered. The Abbott Elementary premiere was a home run. Janine (Brunson) worked—or rather, flopped—through her break-up, Jacob (Chris Perfetti) taught the world four words in ASL, and Ava (Janelle James) held a tailgate in the parking lot. The return was made even better thanks to Sheryl Lee Ralph’s much-deserved Emmy win and moving speech. It’s been a long time coming—this is what striving looks like! Being back with Barbara Howard did feel like...
    King Charles, a keen environmentalist, is hoping to attend the COP27 summit in Egypt this November despite now being the monarch, according to reports. In his role as the Prince of Wales, Charles often championed causes related to conservation, campaigning to take action on global warming and climate change. However now he has acceded the throne, he will be expected to remain somewhat more neutral on political and social issues. However, the Evening Standard reports the new King will meet with Prime Minister Liz Truss to decide if he will be able to attend the COP27 summit from 6-18 November - a year after he spoke at COP26 in Glasgow. The King is said to be keen to attend the COP27 summit in Egypt this November, following his opening speech at last year's Glasgow meeting The newspaper reported both the King and William, Prince of Wales, hold environmental issues very dear. 'That won’t change now [Charles] is King,' a source told the publication. 'But the King, as head of state, will seek clarification about his possible attendance from the Prime Minister before...
    JOSKO GVARDIOL has sensationally opened the door for a January switch to Chelsea. That’s despite signing a new five-year deal with RB Leipzig earlier this month. 1Josko Gvardiol has hinted at a January move to Chelsea despite his new RB Leipzig dealCredit: Getty Gvardiol, 20, was reportedly the subject of a £77million bid from the Blues late in the transfer window. Then-boss Thomas Tuchel wanted to secure Gvardiol’s signature ahead of Man City before loaning him back to Leipzig for the season. However, Chelsea’s mammoth offer for the centre-back was rejected. And Gvardiol appeared to deal a massive blow to his suitors by then extending his Leipzig contract until 2027. READ MORE ON CHELSEAFOOTBALL LATEST Chelsea AXE senior exec TWO WEEKS into job as X-rated texts leaked But new boss Graham Potter is thought to be an admirer, and owner Todd Boehly is ready to go back for Gvardiol as he looks to land football’s best youngsters. The Croatia international himself has now opened the door for a move to Stamford Bridge as early as January. Yet Gvardiol adds he...
    ARSENAL icon Aaron Ramsey has declared he is still struggling to deal with his Emirates exit after the club pulled his contract extension off the table. The 31-year-old headed into the 2018-19 season going into the final year of his deal in North London in what was Unai Emery's first term in charge. 1Aaron Ramsey departed Arsenal in 2019 to join Serie A giants Juventus on a free transferCredit: PA After being deemed as surplus to requirements at the start of the Spaniard's reign, the Wales international slowly started to win back his place after a number of stellar displays. And the three-time FA Cup champion, who scored the winning goals in the 2014 and 2017 finals, has claimed that he had agreed on extending his 11-year stay at Arsenal. But the midfielder has stated that the Gunners decided to withdraw their proposal, leading him to join Juventus on a free transfer in a £400,000-a-week deal. Speaking to The Times, Ramsey said: "It all happened... I agreed to a contract they proposed. Things went quiet for a few weeks. READ...
    Anthony Fauci said at a conference on Wednesday he would not be retiring in the 'classic sense' even as many Americans become weary of the doctor and call for him to retire permanently.  Many social media users have taken to the internet to complain about Fauci's unwillingness to hang up his boots for good, and are calling on the 81-year-old to 'retire in the classic sense.'  Fauci spoke at The Atlantic Festival sponsored by media outlet The Atlantic where he discussed the 'draconian' measures he instituted, but defended the decision as necessary because of the dire situations in the nation's hospitals.  The nation's 'top doctor' said he knew that shutting things down, even temporarily, would have a bad effect on the nation's schoolchildren and the economy. One Twitter user called on him to 'just retire already,' and contended that he knows 'it's no longer a pandemic!'  Fauci spoke at The Atlantic Festival sponsored by media outlet The Atlantic and admitted his 'draconian' lockdowns had negative consequences Many Americans took to Twitter following the discussion to voice their feelings about his...
    The man suspected of killing a father then leaving his son to die in his stolen car A 38-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly shooting a Houston man to death, then stealing his car with a toddler inside and leaving the child to die. The suspect faces murder and tampering with evidence charges, according to Houston police, and his identity will be revealed when those charges are filed. Police received a call about a shooting near the corner of El Camino Del Rey Street and Chimney Rock Road in west Houston at 1:46pm on Tuesday. When they arrived at the scene they found a 38-year-old man shot to death. Then around 6:30pm that evening a woman called police to say her husband and 2-year-old son were missing, and investigators realized her husband was the shooting victim from earlier. 'We never knew about the child until she called,' Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite told reporters.