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  • I was there. A true early adopter, ‘scrolling’ the menu, talking about shows in terms of ‘seasons’ and ‘narratives’, shunning terrestrial as if it were some blowsy old lover who’d gone to seed.  For the first year after its UK launch in 2012, Netflix only offered an occasional diversion from my regular homespun viewing. But then, on 1 February 2013, House of Cards season one dropped. And everything changed. For...
  • One of Russia's leading scientists has died less than two days after he was dragged out of a cancer bed and locked up on charges of high treason. Dr Dmitry Kolker, 54, was flown across Russia from Novosibirsk, where he taught quantum physics and maths, to Moscow's notorious Lefortovo Prison on Friday. After 48 hours, the leading laser scientist died, his family announced today. He was under the watch of...
  • Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Short stack
    dailykos.com | 5 minutes ago Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Short stack
    We begin today with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post writing about the institutional problems of the Secret Service in light of the new revelations regarding the Jan. 6 insurrection. The new depiction of the Secret Service — which has endured a decade of controversy from a prostitution scandal and White House security missteps during the Obama years to allegations of politicization under Trump — has cast new doubt on the independence and...
  • THE future of drone warfare could look like something out of Star Wars with swarms of drones from the air attacking machines in the sea, experts say. Drones are becoming a useful tool in the arsenal of nations across the world as the machines are cheap to produce and easy to proliferate. 3Experts say swarms of drones could attack aircraft carriers as drone warfare continues to evolveCredit: Getty 3Seth Frantzman...
  • Nearly half a century has passed since Jaclyn Smith – aka Kelly Garrett in Charlie’s Angels – emerged from a swimming pool in a white bikini to pick up a ringing phone. ‘Hello?’ she answered huskily. ‘It’s Charlie, angel,’ boomed the baritone voice on the other end of the line. ‘Time to go to work.’  Smith’s face broke into a smile and in that moment her life changed. Today, everything...
  • THERE are tonnes of quick and easy ways to lock down your WhatsApp chats. By digging into the app's settings you can ensure your private messages are safe from prying eyes – here are three to try today. 1There are tonnes of quick and easy ways to lock down your WhatsApp chatsCredit: Getty WhatsApp lock Locking your WhatsApp separately to your iPhone is very important. It means people who are using your...
  • A JOB is offering £4,400 for workers with no experience but no one wants it. The manager of a cleaning company based in Sydney says they have been forced to raise the salaries after struggling to find new cleaners to take up the job. 1Cleaners are expected to make £4,400 a monthCredit: Getty Joy Vess, of Absolute Domestics, told the Daily Telegraph her company has increased the hourly rate to...
  • Pixabay Photographer's camera, A ”Dancing with the Stars” alum opened up about a scandal that took place early in her career. Audrina Patridge competed on the 11th season of DWTS, where she finished in seventh place with her pro partner Tony Dovolani. Patridge joined DWTS on the heels of her long run on MTV’s “The Hills”,  which she starred in for six seasons, from 2006 to 2010. But...
  • WALMART is filled with budget-friendly home finds – but that doesn't mean they all look cheap. A savvy shopper has shared her favorite Walmart purchases for making your home look "bougie on a budget." 3A bargain-hunter named Maddi shares her favorite Walmart finds for people on a budgetCredit: TikTok 3Maddi shows her viewers the ceramic bathroom items they can buy from WalmartCredit: TikTok TikToker and Walmart lover Maddi uploaded a...
  • NEVER judge a book by its cover, or a coin by its face value. Certain coins gain and retain significant value over time, and collectors will pay top dollar for some coveted pieces. 5These five-cent pieces have sold for at least $250,000 at auction Because of errors, low mintage, or age, many US coins have become exponentially more valuable than their denomination implies. This includes a number...
  • A MOTHER of a victim in the Delphi "Snapchat murders" says her slain daughter is "constantly" sending her signs from beyond the grave - as the quest to find her killer continues. Carrie German told The US Sun that she "misses everything" about her daughter, Libby, who was just 14 when she was murdered alongside her best friend, Abigail Williams, 13, in February 2017. 9Libby German (left) and Abby Williams (right)...
  • MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s defense minister says Russian forces have taken control of last major Ukrainian-held city in Luhansk province. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
  • A PROFESSIONAL house cleaner has revealed the three main things that she hates about your home. The woman, who posts under the acronym @cleanhappyco, took to TikTok and shared three videos - each one detailing something different that she finds a nightmare to clean. 3A professional house cleaner revealed the things she hates cleaning most in other people's homes - including pendant lightsCredit: TikTok/@cleanhappyco 3The cleaning expert also...
  • VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis greeted members of the Congolese community in Rome, borrowing words from their native languages Sunday to wish them peace and joy during an especially vibrant ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica. Francis, 85, was supposed to make a July 2-7 pilgrimage to Congo and South Sudan. But the trip was called off last month due to persistent knee pain that has caused the pope...
  • New York (CNN Business)Forget about an apple (or Apple) a day. Healthcare stocks may help keep the investing doctor away.Shares of Apple (AAPL) have plunged more than 20% this year. The FAANGs of Big Tech and other momentum stocks have been hit hard due to worries about slowing earnings growth and a weakening economy. But many blue chip healthcare stocks have been solid gainers in this bear market for the...
  • A MUM shared her epic car hack for camping with families this summer - but many people were quick to point out a dilemma with her tip. The woman uploaded a photo of a car boot filled with plastic chest of drawers containing picnic food, which had the caption “car camping, the smart way!” 2A woman showed her handy hack for going car campingCredit: Facebook She wrote on Facebook: “Anyone...
  • July 3: ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
    brooklyneagle.com | 39 minutes ago July 3: ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
    Share this: ON THIS DAY IN 1876, a Brooklyn Daily Eagle editorial said, “The completion of a hundred years of American Independence is a fact to startle the dullest imagination. The Republic is driving the fact into the very consciousness of the people in a variety of forms. Orators, music, processions, and every appliance to make a joyful noise are at work in all the land. A century hence, the...
  • California’s K-12 schools and their nearly 6 million students received a multi-billion-dollar additional infusion of cash in the budget that Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislators enacted last week, raising per-pupil spending to a record-high level. In all, the budget will provide schools with an average of about $24,000 a year for each student, doubling what it was just a few years ago, with a formula that provides extra allocations to...
  • Getty Free agent linebacker Dont'a Hightower with the New England Patriots on August 29, 2019. Heading into training camp, the New York Jets still have one or two areas of need and a veteran free agent could do the trick. A little over a week ago, ESPN NFL insider Field Yates suggested that the Green & White complete their pursuit of linebacker Kwon Alexander as a final offseason...
  • EVEN knowing a little bit of first aid could mean you’re able to save a life. And as a parent, having a bit of first aid skill can really put your mind at rest. 2First aid knowledge goes beyond plasters - but it's not as hard as you might thinkCredit: Getty Dr Lynn Thomas, Medical Director for St John Ambulance, has shared the top first aid tips every parent...
  • Bravo Southern Charm cast 3 Bravo stars Craig Conover and Paige DeSorbo are in a serious relationship, but they’re not doing everything together just yet. The “Winter House” co-stars have only been exclusively dating since September 2021 and fans have seen their romance heat up on the reality shows “Summer House” and “Southern Charm.” In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Conover, 33, described his romance with DeSorbo as...
  • By Jen Christensen | CNN Matt Ford edits videos for a living, so it wasn’t a stretch for him to put one together for TikTok. But his latest post wasn’t a crazy dance or a video about how to peel a banana the right way. It’s based on his own experience with monkeypox. His video has been watched about 250,000 times as of Friday afternoon. He posted it to help...
  • Getty Denise Richards. Denise Richards sparked reaction from a  former friend after announcing she has joined OnlyFans. The former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star revealed that she joined the adult social media platform via an Instagram post on June 23, 2022, days after her eldest daughter, Sami Sheen made a similar announcement. The paid subscription site is often used by content creators to post risqué content for their...
  • A MOTHER-OF-ONE who struggled to conceive her daughter has told of her shock after learning that she's now pregnant with two sets of identical twins. Ashley Ness, who is 35 and from Taunton, Massachusetts, appeared on Good Morning America, where she spoke of the moment she was told she was pregnant with four babies - not quadruplets - who are twin girls and twin boys. 1Ashley Ness, who is...
  • Meet the Jetsons
    allongeorgia.com | 1 hour(s) ago Meet the Jetsons
    My hotel breakfast included pancakes that only required me to push a button. They cooked themselves and then fell onto my plate warm and ready to eat. When I left the hotel, I saw cars driving themselves on the interstate while people in the driver seat read books or enjoyed the scenery. And to top it off, when I returned...
  • By ADAM BEAM | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — California voters will weigh in on seven ballot measures this fall, the fewest to appear on a statewide general election ballot since 2014. Thursday was the deadline to qualify measures for the November ballot. Secretary of State Shirley Weber confirmed that seven questions will appear in November. Six are ballot initiatives that supporters gathered enough signatures to place before voters and...
  • WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 11:15 a.m. Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic will be back on Centre Court on Day 7 at Wimbledon as fourth-round play gets started. The traditional day of rest on the middle Sunday at the All England Club is no more. A British player, Heather Watson, will be first on Centre Court to mark the occasion. She will face...
  • ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — West African leaders attended a summit Sunday as their regional bloc pursues its efforts to resolve the political impasse in the coup-hit nations of Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea. A summit last month of the Economic Community of West African States put off imposing further economic and financial sanctions on the three nations. They were suspended from the bloc following military coups and are under international...
  • A BEAUTY lover has been left mortified after fillers gave him fish gills instead of a snatched jawline. Despite their popularity, face fillers can go awfully wrong, especially when not injected by a professional - and nobody knows this better than Sean Anthony. 6Some chuckled saying he would be able to breathe under waterCredit: TikTok/seananthonyv 6Seeing the epic fail, viewers were left in stitchesCredit: TikTok/seananthonyv This beauty lover and content...
  • A MIDSIZE fashion fan has revealed how she found the perfect bottomless brunch outfit...from Tesco. Olivia, who is from the UK and posts under the acronym @diymywedding, took to TikTok and shared a short video where she can be seen trying on a green and white patterned shirt and shorts combo. 2Olivia told how she'd found the perfect co-ord for a bottomless brunch with the girls...from TescoCredit: TikTok/@diymywedding 2The...
  • SYDNEY (AP) — Thousands of residents in Sydney suburbs were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday after heavy rains caused floodwaters to rise and rivers to overflow in what authorities called life-threatening emergencies. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain and flash floods and winds of up to 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour along the coast of Australia’s most populous city and...
  • SALINAS — The offers were flattering — at times overwhelming for a 17-year-old to ponder. Anxiety was beginning to build for Nyziah Hunter, as offers from numerous Division I football programs were filtering in. One, however, left an imprint for arguably the highest recruited player from Salinas High since offensive tackle Brian Thure in 1991. “I felt Cal was meant for me,” Hunter said. Like Thure, Hunter has landed in...
  • By JEFFREY COLLINS | The Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C.  — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with buying or selling endangered lemurs, cheetahs, and a chimpanzee without the proper paperwork, federal prosecutors in South Carolina said Thursday. Charles Sammut, the operator of Vision Quest Ranch in Salinas, exchanged two red ruffed lemurs with Antle in June 2018, federal prosecutors said. The latest charges against Antle are on...
  • BOULDER CREEK — The CZU Lightning Complex fires hit the “reset” button on Big Basin Redwoods State Park in August 2020, offering park leaders and the public a unique opportunity to reimagine how the 120-year-old attraction should look and feel to visitors. Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters in 2017. (Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz Sentinel file)  After an extensive public outreach effort, one major envisioned change moves the main...
  • White House finds itself at war against Supreme Court
    washingtonexaminer.com | 2 hour(s) ago White House finds itself at war against Supreme Court
    With President Joe Biden increasingly hostile to the Supreme Court and its rulings, his administration will have its work cut out for it after a term filled with setbacks. The White House earned a split decision from the Supreme Court on June 30, coming out on top in a case that will allow it to end the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" immigration policy while having its climate change goals...
  • Getty Images This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Every year, heat causes at least 170,000 work-related injuries and as many as 2,000 fatalities. It’s one of the top five causes of workplace injuries and deaths, and summers are getting hotter. Despite the growing risk of heat, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency responsible for regulating safe working conditions, has not...
  • Puzzles & Games | Word Game: July 3, 2022
    mercurynews.com | 2 hour(s) ago Puzzles & Games | Word Game: July 3, 2022
    TODAY’S WORD — INCESSANT (INCESSANT: in-SESS-ent: Continuing or following without interruption.) Average mark 49 words Time limit 60 minutes Can you find 66 or more words in INCESSANT? TODAY’S WORD — INCESSANT inane inanest incant incest innate insane insanest insect inset instance neat ness nest nice nicest nine cane canine canniest cant case cast caste cent cesta cineast cite east enact saint sane sanest sans sate satin scan scant scat...
  • Puzzles & Games | Bridge: July 3, 2022
    mercurynews.com | 2 hour(s) ago Puzzles & Games | Bridge: July 3, 2022
    My club has started to offer a team-of-four option to the penny Chicago game. Eight players draw cards: The four highest and four lowest cards make up the teams. They can decide on what the partnerships will be. They play an eight-deal match for 50 cents an IMP, plus ten dollars to each of the winners. “I played in one of those matches,” Cy the Cynic told me in the...
  • CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Olivia Munn, 42; Andrea Barber, 46; Tom Cruise, 60; Montel Williams, 66. Olivia Munn (Jordan Strauss/AP)  Happy Birthday: Put your energy into something concrete. Focus on making things better for yourself, your loved ones and causes that concern you. Sign up, participate and make a difference. You will get more out of what you contribute in connections and opportunities if you offer your services, skills...
  • INTERNET users have been left staggered after seeing the prices tennis fans are having to pay for food and drink at Wimbledon. Although most commonly associated with Pimm's and strawberries and cream, it's the All England Club's chicken and chips and pints of lager that have got people talking. 3Sport Scran shared an image of chicken and chips at Wimbledon Shared by the Twitter account Sport Scran, a tray of...