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    Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images The first accuser in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell testified on Tuesday that Maxwell was the late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s “number two.” The accuser, Lawrence Visoski, a former pilot, reportedly told the jury of five men and seven women on the second day of the trial, “Ms. Maxwell was number two. Mr. Epstein was a big number one.” “She was the one that pretty much handled most of the finance, my expenses, spending in the office,” he added. Visoski also testified that former President Bill Clinton, then-businessman Donald Trump, UK Prince Andrew, the late astronaut and Sen. John Glenn (D-OH), actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker flew on Epstein’s plane, according to The Guardian. Visoski said he did not see underage girls, according to The Guardian. Maxwell is charged with six counts including conspiracy and human trafficking. By the end of the trial, it is expected that the jury will have heard from four female victims of Epstein. The trial is taking place at the federal courthouse in Manhattan. Epstein committed suicide in his...
    Getty Derrick Rose The former NBA champion, who was on that team, didn’t hold back with his critique of Thibodeau’s decision to have Rose and other Bulls starters Joakim Noah, Luol Deng, and Carlos Boozer on the floor with just 1:10 left in a playoff game Chicago had in control. I asked Rip a question about the decision to have Rose and the other starters in the game. Rip said: To be honest with you, he shouldn’t have been in the game. He shouldn’t. I mean, when you look at it right, and especially you know, I won in Detroit right, and we always understood if we do our job in the first three quarters. We can rest because we all know that in order to win a championship, you got to be healthy; you got to be prepared, and you got to try to get as much rest as possible. That’s number one especially when you were number one seed. If we put Philly out the game early, it’s time to bring guys to the bench. So...
    Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, officially became a free man once again on Monday, as his house arrest term ended for his conviction related to arranging hush money payments during the 2016 election to women who claimed to have had affairs with the former president. He celebrated his first day of freedom by chatting with CNN in a freewheeling interview that covered a variety of topics — including his plans to work with Kanye West, now known as Ye. CNN Newsroom host Alisyn Camerota interviewed Cohen in studio Monday afternoon, and after discussing his release and matters related to Trump, she asked Cohen about what was next for him, bringing up the media reports of his recent meeting with West, aka Ye. Page Six captured photos of the October lunch meeting between Cohen and West, including the hat, sunglasses, and bizarrely creepy mask West was wearing. Camerota brought up West and his name change, asking Cohen, “what is that about?” “I would rather not talk about it,” Cohen replied, and then talked about how he was a “fixer”...
    VIDEO2:2802:28Jim Cramer expects the red-hot used car market to start cooling down soonMad Money with Jim Cramer CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday he's encouraged by a number of inflation-related developments, contending they lend further credence to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's outlook that many price pressures will be temporary. The "Mad Money" host pointed to declines in prices for chemicals that serve as economic "building blocks" such as polyethylene, as well as the fact that oil has been "stuck" in the mid-to-low $80s per barrel instead of breaking out near $100 like some had predicted. "I don't think Powell needs to slam the brakes on the economy," Cramer said, referring to suggestions that the central bank needs to raise interest rates in response to hot inflation data. "Despite what you hear from the inflationistas and the media, the weight of the evidence is finally going Powell's way—team transitory is going to win." Cramer said there's additional reasons for this belief such as a Morgan Stanley research note regarding improvements to production at Malaysian semiconductor factories known as fabs. That should...
    YouTube is hiding the number of 'dislikes' on videos in a move to prevent 'attacks' on smaller creators whose mental health is affected by 'harassment'.  The US video streaming platform explained creators will still be able to see the number of dislikes on their videos, but they will no longer be visible alongside the 'likes' in the comment section under each video.  The feature is being rolled out across YouTube following the announcement last week.  YouTube is hiding the number of 'dislikes' on videos to help prevent 'attacks' on smaller creators whose mental health is affected by 'harassment'. Stock image The change to YouTube's 'dislike' approach follows a trial of the update earlier this year.  YouTube said the aim is to 'protect' creators from coordinated 'attacks', in which users rally together to drive up the number of dislikes on a given video. It will also reduce overall harassment.  Speaking to BBC News, music creator Kenzo, who has 200 YouTube subscribers, hailed the move and said receiving dislikes on videos can affect creators' mental health.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    AMAZON users have been warned to be on the lookout for a scam email that claims to be from the online retailer. Security experts at Avanan say the scam is convincing and it is easy to be fooled as the email looks official. 2Security experts have warned people to be on the look out for a new scam claiming to be from AmazonCredit: Reuters The scam begins with an unsuspecting user receiving an email claiming that an order has been received and payment confirmed from the account holder. The email even contains a link which takes the victim straight to Amazon’s website. Scammers are said to make sure the invoice is for a costly item which will raise concern for the person who received it. The scam email though also contains a telephone number which customers can call if they have any issues with the items they have been billed for. The phone number though is not connected with Amazon and is used by the cyber thieves to exploit their victims. Most read in TechDUCK! Nasa warns 'potentially hazardous' asteroid...
    (CNN)Just days before the crucial Virginia governor's election, there appears to be a passion gap between the parties that should worry every Democrat looking at the race as a harbinger of things to come in 2022.The top-line numbers in a new Washington Post-Schar School poll suggest that the race between former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and businessman Glenn Youngkin (R) is a toss-up. McAulliffe is at 49% to Youngkin's 48% among likely voters.But dig into the numbers a bit and you find something concerning for Democrats. THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! Overall, 46% of likely voters approve of the job Joe Biden is doing as President, while 53% disapprove. Which isn't terrible -- although both Biden and McAuliffe would prefer if those numbers were reversed.The problem becomes more apparent when you look at those who "strongly" approve of Biden's performance in office and, conversely, those who "strongly" disapprove of how he's done.Read MoreBiden's strong...
    In this article 9868-HKHT Aero, an affiliate of Chinese electric carmaker Xpeng Inc., launched a new vehicle capable of flying in the air and driving on roads. The launch of HT Aero's 6th–generation model happened at the Xpeng Tech Day on Sunday, October 24, 2021.XpengGUANGZHOU, China — HT Aero, an affiliate of Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng Inc., launched a new flying car on Sunday that it says can also drive on roads. The company says it plans for a rollout in 2024. HT Aero's vehicle will have a lightweight design and a rotor that folds away, the company said. That will allow the car to drive on roads and then fly once the rotors are expanded. The vehicle will have a number of safety features including parachutes, the company said. HT Aero is backed by Xpeng and its founder He Xiaopeng. The company raised $500 million last week from a number of outside investors including high-profile venture capital firms. Flying cars — also called electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles — have garnered a lot of interest...
    In the border areas of eastern Poland, mysterious things are happening, and Deputy Mayor Conrad Sikora does not like it. The ever-increasing number of military trucks in his city has begun to cover his license plates 24 hours a day. The two-kilometer-wide strip on the border with Belarus is off-limits to unauthorized persons. It’s almost like they want to hide something, says Sikora, who takes us through the almost empty streets in the direction of the fire station in Michello. What he wants to show is the humanitarian mood of the village, amidst the many fears that refugees could be catastrophic. Denial: Deputy Mayor Conrad Sikora is concerned about the handling of the refugee crisis by Polish authorities. Photo: Aage Aune, TV 2. – This is our inventory. Here we get relief supplies from all over Poland. There are new loads every day, the deputy mayor says proudly. Ping Pong Michelo has become a minor sensation in Poland since local authorities launched a fundraising campaign to help migrants on the border. These are people who don’t want...
    Republican congressman Matt Gaetz claimed he is being targeted by a hitman in a bizarre speech in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The Florida lawmaker, 39, who is currently the subject of an investigation into various crimes including sex with an underage girl, declared he had received a death threat on Twitter from a 'professional hitman'. 'I think someone may be trying to kill me. If they are successful, I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest,' Gaetz said on the House floor.  He went on to accuse the Department of Justice of blocking a recommendation from the Capitol Police that the individual in question be arrested, and alleged the DOJ did so because he is a Republican. It is the latest development in what has been a tumultuous few months for the congressman who is accused of sex trafficking and corruption.  Republican congressman Matt Gaetz claimed he is being targeted by a hitman in a bizarre speech in the House of Representatives on Wednesday 'I think someone may be trying to kill...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  Texas Republicans advanced new congressional maps late Monday over the objections of Democrats who argued that the process was rushed and that the new districts unfairly grouped people of color. The new map shores up Republican incumbents, several of whom won in 2020 by slim margins, but some opponents of the map say that it dilutes the representation of minority communities. “What we are doing in passing this congressional map is a disservice to the people of Texas,” Democratic state Rep. Rafael Anchia said before the vote, according to The Texas Tribune. “I’d love to be able to say it is a stain on the legacy of voting rights, but that seems to be the playbook decade after decade.” Though Texas’ Latino population has recently grown at nearly 11 times the rate of the white population, the state’s two new seats to represent populations that consist of over 60% white residents, the Tribune noted. The new map also cuts the number of Hispanic-majority districts from eight to seven and...
    A RARE sexually transmitted disease (STI) that can cause your skin to decay is on the rise in England, one expert has warned. Donovanosis is thought to be more common in places like India, and South Africa but cases are starting to creep up in England. 1The rare STI can destroy your skin if it's not treated quickly and one expert said cases are on the up in EnglandCredit: Getty The bacterial infection can be transmitted by contact and if you catch it - it can cause your skin to to be destroyed unless it's swiftly treated. Before the coronavirus pandemic swept the UK, cases of the virus had been on the rise, data from Public Health England (PHE) shows. Total reported instances across the country swelled from 19 in 2016 to 30 in 2019. Even during the pandemic and related lockdowns, there were still 18 cases in England. The STI is also known as klebsiella granulomatis and creates lesions around the groin and genital regions which can turn into foul-smelling ulcers if infected. Across the country, searches for 'sexually...
                      by Shaun Kenney  Some more thoughts on the FOX News poll showing former Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe up by 5 points over Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin just three (and now two) weeks out from the November 2nd election. One of the numbers in the poll? McAuliffe’s support among black voters at +63. Which is shorthand for a 79/16 gap — which sounds atrocious (and quite frankly, is atrocious for a party built on the premise that all men should be free). The last time Republicans came close to knocking off a Democratic statewide candidate was 2014, where former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie came within inches of defeating who was then the most popular statewide Democratic elected official in Virginia — radical centrist Mark Warner. The gap then? 90/10. Which means that in an era of Black Lives Matter, Critical Race Theory and gender ideology being pushed on kids? An interesting question begins to be raised. Maybe — just maybe — black voters are a little sick and tired of being told what to care...
    GOOGLE Voice users are getting wise to a clever con where hackers hijack people’s phone numbers and masquerade as their victims to sucker others. It’s called the Google Voice Scam and many are reporting being hustled while attempting to sell items online.  1Google Voice users are getting wise to a clever con where hackers hijack people’s phone numbers and masquerade as their victims to sucker others HOW GOOGLE VOICE SCAM WORKS The scammer seeks out someone selling goods online.  A correspondence by the scammer posing as a buyer. It’s here where the scammer prompts the seller to share a Google verification code. They say the request for that code is to verify that the person is legitimate.  But in actuality, the scammer is using the the victim for the precious code so they can use it to create a new Google Voice phone number tied to the seller and go on to scam others.  A Google rep responded to The Sun confirming that it was aware of “the issue.” The company is also working to prevent the "scheme"...
    A foreclosure sign in front of a house in 2007.Getty Images Foreclosures are starting to surge as government and private sector programs designed to help homeowners deal with the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic have begun to expire. Mortgage lenders began the foreclosure process on 25,209 properties in the third quarter, a 32% increase from the second quarter. On a year-over-year basis, it's a 67% increase from the third quarter of 2020, according to ATTOM, a mortgage data firm. While the increases in foreclosures are dramatic, they are coming off extreme lows that were created by the forbearance programs. New foreclosures, also known as starts, usually number around 40,000 per month. They fell to as low as 3,000 to 4,000 in the first year of the pandemic, when forbearance programs were in full force. Government and private-sector relief programs allowed borrowers with financial difficulties to delay their monthly payments for up to 18 months. The missed payments could then be tacked on to the end of the loan period or repaid when the home was sold or the mortgage...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki derisively dismissed the notion that coronavirus vaccine mandates have played a role in keeping people from going out to get jobs. "I know, uh, world-renowned business, travel and health expert, Senator Ted Cruz has made that point," Psaki said Tuesday when asked about vaccine mandates shrinking the workforce. "But, I wouldn't say that that is widely acknowledged or echoed by business leaders who have implemented these mandates or by health experts who have conveyed the way to get out of the pandemic is to ensure we are doing exactly the steps the president has announced and we are working to implement." PILOT REBUFFS BIDEN'S VAX MANDATE AMID SOUTHWEST TURMOIL: 'WE HAVE ALL THE CONTROL' Psaki added that vaccine mandates are "good" for the United States' economy. Psaki was referencing a tweet from Republican Sen. Ted Cruz linking massive Southwest Airlines flight cancellations over the weekend to the company’s vaccine mandate. "Joe Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate at work!" the Texas senator tweeted late Sunday. "Suddenly, we’re short on pilots & air traffic controllers. #ThanksJoe" Psaki acknowledged...
    The U.S. company Southwest, which initially caused more than 2,000 cancellations due to weather and air traffic control problems, admitted on Monday, October 11, that the situation was exacerbated by limited manpower. Read moreAir cargo begins with the Covid 19 epidemic Problems were canceled Friday night “Mainly related to weather and other external barriers”, The aircraft and crew were not allowed to operate as scheduled on Saturday, the company said in a statement. “It’s true that planes are not where they should be”, Combined “Continued pressure on employees”, Created additional cancellations “It echoed until the weekend and Monday”, Southwest added. According to CNBC, the Southwest COO mentioned in a message to employees “Not there yet” She wanted to be based on staff, “Especially in flight crews”. Mike Van de Wen said the company has already reduced the number of flights scheduled for the end of this year and may cancel more. Read moreWidespread stagnation in air traffic Like other U.S. airlines, the southwest epidemic allowed many employees to leave at the start of the year, with air traffic suddenly falling,...
    CHINA is preparing to unleash its nuclear submarines which hide 12 nuclear missiles in their distinctive "humpback". Beijing has reportedly been pushing through upgrades for the Type 094 "Jin" class boats amid the threat of a potential military clash with the US. 2 Fears of war are rising as China makes increasingly bold pushes towards the separatist island of Taiwan, with President Xi Jingping pledging "reunification". US military chiefs have always promised to defend the island enclave, but a potential military confrontation with China is feared to risk spiraling into a theoretical World War 3. China appear to making the ready for the threat of such a large scale conflict - with focus being placed on its nuclear missile-carrying submarines that prowl the Pacific. With 12 nuclear missiles aboard each of the "Jins", just one of the vessels has enough firepower to kill millions and wipe out cities. The submarines are reportedly capable of carrying China's JL-3 "Big Wave" missiles which have a range of 7,500 miles, more than enough to reach the continental US. And...
    A polka-dot dress that looks strikingly similar to a high-end designer style worn by the likes of Kate Middleton and Ivanka Trump has become a huge online fashion hit, sparking a frenzy among online shoppers.  The $580 silk frock, designed by British brand L.K. Bennett, features a navy and white polka dot print, a cream frilled collar, long sleeves and cream buttons, much like the $2,400 polka dot dress by celebrity-loved label Alessandra Rich.  The Alessandra Rich design, which is no longer available, has been worn by a host of A-listers over the years, including the Duchess of Cambridge, former First Daughter Ivanka, supermodel Christie Brinkley, and Suits star Abigail Spencer, who rocked the frock at her best friend Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018. Unsurprisingly, the A-list-approved design flew off the shelves - however now, a near-identical version has been released to fill the fashion gap left by the sold-out dress.    Inspiration: A $580 dress that looks near-identical to a celebrity-loved $2,400 Alessandra Rich design worn by stars like Kate Middleton and Ivanka Trump has become...
    Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House will finally release information on how many of the thousands of migrants camped out under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas have been released into the United States. At her daily press briefing on Wednesday, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy confronted Psaki on the numbers - which he said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas didn't know.  'So who else can we ask?' Doocy asked. When the press secretary attempted to direct him back to DHS, an incredulous Doocy replied, 'He says he doesn't know.' 'I am confident that he wanted to have the most up-to-date numbers and we will venture to get you those -I promise, this afternoon,' Psaki replied.  In a follow-up question Doocy asked if the issue was not knowing or if 'a lot more people are being released into the US than are being sent out.' 'That is certainly not the issue,' Psaki said. It's not clear when those figures will actually become public.  Press Secretary Jen Psaki told a Fox News reporter that he'll get updated...
    Border officials said the situation along the US-Mexico frontier is ‘out of control’ after dramatic drone footage showed more than 8,000 migrants - most of them from Haiti -  waiting under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas for processing. The large group of migrants is double the amount from just the previous day, according to Fox News. Haiti is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on August 14, which killed more than 2,200 people and damaged or destroyed more than 100,000 homes.  Officials reported that there were more than 4,000 migrants waiting under the bridge to be processed on Wednesday, but by Thursday morning that number surged to some 8,200. Law enforcement officials told Fox News that most of the migrants who were arriving fled Haiti. Fox News Privacy Policy Officials reported that there were more than 4,000 migrants waiting under the bridge to be processed on Wednesday, but by Thursday morning that number surged to some 8,200 The migrants were seen waiting under the International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas...
    What initially seems like an innocuous question actually opens the door to a whole side of signing up to slots casinos about which people must be aware – try Slingo Rainbow Riches. It’s fundamental that beginners sign up to online casinos that have been licenced and regulated by the UKGC (United Kingdom Gambling Commission). This will ensure that the slots titles available in the browsing library are operating with an RNG and that the gaming is all fair and above board. However, before we tackle this issue, there are a number of other things to address first. Primarily, who are the UKGC and what do they do? Who are the UKGC? The UK Gambling Commission is an executive non-departmental public body of the UK Government, responsible for regulating gambling and supervising gaming law in Great Britain. Its remit covers arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, slot machines and lotteries, as well as remote gambling. The Commission replaced the Gaming Board for Great Britain in 2007, which had initially been established under the Gambling Act 2005. The UKGC website https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/what-we-do explains in detail...
    BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – It was another packed house in Breckenridge Tuesday night as Council members met for the first reading of an ordinance that would put a cap on short term rentals. While there were some initial changes to the initial proposal, the main goal remained the same: to cap the number of short-term rentals from nearly 2,500 to 2,200. “Over time we would get down to that 2,200 number through attrition and then we would administer a waitlist and fill the licenses on a first-come, first-serve basis, once we’re below that 2,200 number for the non-exempt category of licenses,” said Brian Waldes, Town Finance Director. More than 90 people signed up to testify for a total of four-and-a-half hours of public comment. Most were vehemently opposed to the the cap, asking that council members take time to further research the implications. One man who lives in Fairplay and commutes to Breckenridge for work argued that the cap wouldn’t make it any more affordable for him to live in Breckenridge and closer to work, it would only threaten rentals...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania’s Senate pursuing what they call a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election said Tuesday they plan to subpoena records that detail who voted, including their driver’s license number and the last four digits of their Social Security number, and whether they voted by mail or in-person. Senate Republicans have scheduled a meeting Wednesday of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, which they control, to vote to issue subpoenas for the information from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration. READ MORE: Shooting Death Of 14-Year-Old Boy Adds To Spike In Homicides In Columbus The request for records on who voted will include their name, address, driver’s license number, the last four digits of their Social Security number, and how they voted, whether in-person, by mail, absentee, or provisional ballot. Republicans also want that information for each registered voter, as of Nov. 1, 2020, plus the last time they voted. In addition to that, Republicans say they plan to issue subpoenas for records of communication between Wolf’s administration and counties concerning elections from May 1, 2020, through...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady and Peyton Manning had plenty of battles on the football field, with Brady usually coming out on top. Now, Manning is even admitting defeat off the field. Manning and his brother Eli kicked off their careers calling Monday Night Football in Week 1, giving fans an extremely entertaining alternate broadcast of Monday night’s Ravens-Raiders game on ESPN2. Early in the contest, Peyton took a shot at Brady for the Tampa Bay quarterback’s opposition of the NFL’s new jersey rule, which Brady has lambasted since it was announced in April. Brady has made it clear that he is not a fan of defensive backs and linebackers wearing single digits on the back of their jerseys. Early in the broadcast, Manning called out Brady’s opposition of the rule, taking a jab at his former rival. “The reason he’s saying that is offensive linemen are used to accounting for guys wearing No. 90 or No. 50. They’re not used to accounting for guys who wear No. 9 or No 6. He’s worried about guys getting confused about who...
    LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Steve Horvath has a crew of experienced auto mechanics at his Littleton auto repair shop, Jeno’s auto service. Horvath now jokes even his mechanics may not be able to match the catalytic converter thief who victimized one of his customer’s cars as it was parked on his lot earlier this summer. (credit: Jeno’s) “Even my guys aren’t that fast,” said Horvath, after watching surveillance video of a catalytic converter thief this summer. The customer’s car had been parked in the back of the shop. In the middle of a sunny Saturday, when the shop was closed, the video camera caught a thief pulling up, going under the car and cutting out the vehicle’s catalytic converter. It took approximately 10 seconds. “He’s really good at it,” observed Horvath. Horvath’s shop is now taking part in a program with AAA and law enforcement to etch a serial number into customer’s catalytic converters and enter the information into a database in the hopes the security measure might slow the theft of catalytic converters. (credit: CBS) A catalytic converter is...
    Arizona Republicans are calling for answers from the Biden administration amid a report that it has lost contact with one in three unaccompanied migrant children released to sponsors. Amid a spike in unaccompanied children at the border, the Biden administration has been quickly moving them through Border Patrol into Health and Human Services (HHS) custody, which then released them to sponsors, normally parents or guardians, already in the country. BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HAS LOST TRACK OF A THIRD OF RELEASED MIGRANT KIDS: REPORT  But according to data obtained by Axios, roughly one in three calls made to migrant children who had been released to their sponsors between January and May of this year went unanswered. The percentage of calls that went unanswered jumped from 26% in January to 37% in May. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, in a letter to President Biden, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, called the report "most disturbing." 9.10 Brnovich Letter to Becerra on UACs by Fox News on Scribd  He warned that along with traveling with cartels and criminals, and being forced to make...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki bristled at NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander’s suggestion that President Joe Biden’s latest round of COVID-19 measures are a response to plunging poll numbers. At Thursday’s briefing, just hours before the president delivered a speech in which he announced a six-prong plan of attack against the Delta-fueled coronavirus surge that included some very broad vaccine requirements, Alexander asked Psaki about the motivation for the new measures. Ms. Psaki did not take kindly to Alexander’s question: ALEXANDER: As the White House knows well, the President’s poll numbers have dropped, according to polls from a variety of different outlets right now. Do you acknowledge that the public now has some doubts about the President’s handling of the virus? And is today’s announcement, in some ways, an effort to try to right that? MS. PSAKI: This is not a political speech, and it’s certainly not about poll numbers. What we can acknowledge — and you’ve seen in a lot of these polls — is that the number-one issue, number-two issue, number-three issue for many Americans is COVID...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer falsely stated over the weekend that all Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan have done so.  'The Americans, all of whom wanted to come out, have come out. Praise God,' the New York Democrat said outside the New York State Fair on Friday.  Schumer had been asked by NewsChannel 9 how Biden's botched Afghanistan withdrawal could affect Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections.   'I can't predict that. I will say there'll be a job for congressional oversight. There always is, but at the moment actually I'm still focused on trying to get some of those brave Afghans out,' Schumer said, referring to Afghan interpreters who helped the US military and were not yet evacuated on special immigrant visas.  Schumer said his office is working to evacuate an orchestra group made up of young Afghan men and women.  'The Taliban hates them. They hate music and they hate boys and girls performing.'  Many Americans are still trapped on the ground in Afghanistan. DailyMail.com has reached out to the majority leader to clarify his remarks.  The Biden...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There were growing concerns that the holiday weekend could spur another COVID-19 surge. National cases topped one million this week, nearly ten times the number of weekly cases from July 4th. READ MORE: Police Continue To Search For Road Rage Suspect As Mourners Remember Angel De Marcos The U.S. has the highest daily case count in the world. Still, millions were on the move this holiday weekend as the CDC urged the unvaccinated to skip holiday travel. The number of kids and teens in hospitals was five times higher than when summer began. READ MORE: Car Cruise In Inland Empire To Honor 13 Service Members Killed In Afghanistan In Los Angeles County, a little more than 2,000 cases were reported Saturday, with a 170 cases of the Mu variant since June. The Mu was first identified in Columbia back in January and is believed to be more contagious and potentially more resistant to vaccines. MORE NEWS: Hunt Continues For Gunman In Deadly Car-To-Car Shooting On 210 Freeway In Arcadia Health officials were urging everyone 12 and...
    Recruiters may deny that ageism exists within their organisations, but the reality is that it is still rife – even in 2021. In WerkLabs' Ageism Survey, where more than 700 professionals over the age of 40 were interviewed, 60 per cent say they had encountered ageism in their professional lives. Of those, 75 per cent claim to have experienced ageism in their job search and 53 per cent experienced ageism in their workplace. While these may not be encouraging statistics, especially if you're over 50 and searching for a job, there are things you can do to ensure that the chances of being judged according to your age are reduced... Ageism can still be a problem for those job hunting and aged over 50. But there are things you can do to improve your chances of getting a job1. Do your researchThere are several ways you can conduct research and explore what qualifications, training and experience may be required in today's job market. Emma Louise O'Brien, career coach at Renovo, says: 'The National Careers Service website offers advice around...
    An American woman decided to dress up as a 'menace to society' in a tacky T-shirt, tight workout shorts, and Crocs in order to get out of jury duty — and her plan worked. Mia was scheduled for jury duty yesterday and desperately wanted to avoid being stuck at the local courthouse for several days, so she devised a plan to wear an outrageous outfit that would get her out of being chosen for a jury. After trying on several different outfits in a viral TikTok video, Mia went with a sloppy but bold look that she was sure would make the lawyers think she had 'terrible judgement' — and the tactic paid off, with Mia filming a follow-up video as she left court the next day.  She objects! Mia was scheduled for jury duty yesterday and wanted to be sent home In a viral TikTok video, she tried on four different outfits she hoped would make the lawyers think, 'Send that b**** home' — including this one with biker shorts and a tacky T-shirt Bad...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Cam Newton was forced to miss five days of work last week, including three practices. During that time, rookie quarterback Mac Jones took most of the reps at the most important position on the field. READ MORE: Bill Belichick Speaks On Mac Jones: QB Can Do Thing The Way We Want Them Done Now, Newton is gone, and Jones is the team’s QB1. Considering those circumstances, and considering Bill Belichick has famously stated that “dependability is more important than ability,” fans and media reacted to the release of Newton on Tuesday by wondering if his status of not being fully vaccinated contributed to the end of his Patriots tenure. Belichick adamantly denied that Newton’s — or anyone’s — vaccination status impacted his decisions on roster cutdown day, and noted that many positive COVID cases around the NFL have been in players who are vaccinated. “No. Look, you guys keep talking about that, and I would just point out that I don’t know what the number is — I mean, you guys can look...
    Netflix's gender-swapped remake of the 1999 teen classic She's All That premiered on Friday, and it quickly shot up to number one on the streaming service across multiple countries.  But while He's All That — which stars TikToker Addison Rae opposite Tanner Buchanan — has drawn in plenty of eager and curious viewers, not everyone has been left with a favorable impression of the flick. In fact, social media users have blasted the film as 'TK' and 'TK,' while a reviewer for The Washington Post writing: 'In the end, "He’s All That" is not all that — not even a little bit of that.' Now streaming: Netflix's gender-swapped remake of the 1999 teen classic She's All That premiered on Friday Very popular: It quickly shot up to number one on the streaming service across multiple countries The reviews for the film are certainly a mixed bag, with some praise coming in. A reviewer for RogertEbert.com insisted it is 'a sweet little end of summer sorbet with appealing young performers and a script that refreshes the original without overdoing it,' with 'understated...
    FLIX CHERRY Madrid Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2021 – 17:12 They range from a black box to an intelligent speed assistant so that we do not exceed the limit of the road. It is estimated that it could save 25,000 lives and prevent 140,000 injuries by 2040. Image of a system that warns of the risk of collision 2001-2020 Spain, the European country in which deaths in accidents fell the most this century Since the start of this century, the EU has pushed to reduce traffic accidents. In both the first and second decades, set successive reductions of 50% as objectives in the number of deaths in accidents. In no case was the goal reached.Between 2001 and 2010, the death toll fell 42% (from 51,843 to 29,691). In the second decade, the decline slowed to 36.5%, closing 2020 with 18,844 deaths. However, lives were saved and a lot gained: up to € 156 billion in social and economic costs from 2010 alone to now. And Spain had the honor of being the country that most reduced...
    "No, and if you get in our way when we are extracting Americans then we will kill you," he continued, adding, "That is the only message that Biden should be delivering to the Taliban." 'We will kill you': Congressman says U.S. should reject Taliban threats over Aug. 31 deadline www.youtube.com The lawmaker's simple message came after the Taliban recently threatened dire "consequences" should the deadline be extended or otherwise violated. Spokesmen for the group said on Monday that the Aug. 31 deadline is considered a "red line" that the U.S. ought not to cross. Then on Tuesday, they declared that Afghan nationals would no longer be allowed to flee the country. As the Biden administration continues to work on rescuing an undisclosed number of American citizens from Afghanistan, it has been inexplicably vague regarding the number of Americans evacuated thus far, leading many to question whether the mission can be completed before the deadline expires next Tuesday. According to a leaked cable, the administration has so far been able to evacuate roughly 4,400 Americans from the...
    A former Navy Seal has revealed how he believes the evacuation of Afghanistan by US forces should have been conducted - in a video address pretending to be Commander-in-Chief. Jocko Willink assumed the role of President in a 3-minute 30-second video shared on his Instagram account, in which he accepts responsibility for the mistakes in dealing with Afghanistan. He also laid out clearly a plan to fix the mistakes made by the actual President which have caused scenes of panic and chaos, even resulting in the deaths of some of the people seeking safety.  Speaking in the video, Jocko starts by admitting the errors made during the early stages of the Afghanistan withdrawal. He said: 'As you know, we were set to leave Afghanistan this month and as we began the final draw down, I made some critical errors. 'Namely, I underestimated the strength of the Taliban, and I overestimated the strength and capability of the friendly Afghan forces. This was my fault – and due to my mistake, the Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan.' Jocko also made reference...
    Sean Hannity condemned President Joe Biden for creating 'a hostage situation on a massive scale' over plans to withdraw from Afghanistan by August 31 despite warnings that not all Americans will be rescued. 'Our fellow Americans are behind enemy lines and the hard Taliban deadline is approaching in eight days. A horrific crisis, no end in sight,' the Fox News host said on his show Monday night. The US says it's difficult to count the number of US citizens still in Afghanistan, since not all of them registered with the embassy. Meanwhile, Taliban leaders have also indicated they'll run out of patience with evacuation efforts if they continue beyond August 31.  'Now, it's our responsibility to find them,' National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Monday. Hannity's comments came after US House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff revealed it was 'unlikely' that everyone who needed to be rescued would leave the Taliban-run country before Biden's deadline. Fox News' Sean Hannity slammed Biden's decision not to extend withdrawal from Afghanistan He criticized the Biden administration for scrubbing the contents of...
    Malware is often installed on a device with the idea of ​​obtaining private data, hijacking the information or displaying advertisements. But not all. Pandemic Pulse is the proof of this, a malware that the user can voluntarily download and aims to demonstrate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for more than a year. This has caused many get used to it or directly forget of it and the effects it is causing. The data of cases and deaths no longer impact as much as before, so an artist decided to create a new method to feel the impact of the pandemic: a malware for computers. The more cases of COVID-19, the slower the computer Justin Blinder, creator of the malware, is an artist and techie. The malware itself is called Pandemic Pulse, and it is an application that everyone can install voluntarily on your computer. Once the app is installed, it proceeds to perform its task: slow down the computer in relation to cases of COVID-19 and deaths from COVID-19 in the area....
    YOUR iPhone might be hit by a dangerous bug that can wipe access to cellular data — rendering devices useless without WiFi. Gordon Kelly, a senior contributor for Forbes, reported on Wednesday that 9to5Mac has discovered a growing number of iPhone users with Apple’s new iOS 14.7.1 update to have one similar problem. 2A growing number of iPhone users with Apple’s new iOS 14.7.1 update have one similar problem, according to reportsCredit: Getty
    The telephony operator T-Mobile acknowledged on Wednesday that the private data of 7.8 million customers had been stolen in a cyber attack on the company, but said that the financial information had not been usurped so far. “Our preliminary analysis is that the personal information of approximately 7.8 million paying subscribers of our services is contained in the stolen files, as well as slightly more than 40 million files of former or potential customers,” the group said in a released Wednesday. The first plane with Spanish returnees takes off from Kabul Data accessed by hackers included first and last names of customers or prospects, dates of birth, social security numbers, driver’s license and identifying information, T-Mobile said. However, “no phone number, account number, PIN, password or financial information was compromised in these files of clients or potential clients,” said the operator, which confirmed the intrusion of hackers into its computer systems on Monday. According to screenshots published by the cybersecurity website Bleeping Computer in recent days, the personal information of at least 30 million people had been put up for...
    Washington (CNN)Defending his withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden and his administration have emphasized how many people served in the Afghan military before its collapse."We spent over a trillion dollars. We trained and equipped an Afghan military force of some 300,000 strong. Incredibly well equipped. A force larger in size than the militaries of many of our NATO allies. We gave them every tool they could need," Biden said in a White House speech on Monday.Biden also cited the "300,000" figure in previous speeches. And Secretary of State Antony Blinken used the figure in a CNN interview on Sunday with anchor Jake Tapper. Facts First: The 300,000 figure was not invented by the Biden administration; the US military, think tanks and media outlets have long used that same figure or a similar figure. However, the figure was never reliable. Experts told CNN this week that, for multiple reasons, the 300,000 figure significantly overstated the number of Afghans who were available to fight. And while a US government watchdog included the figure in a July report, it also...
    (CNN) — “It is an outrage,” wrote Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. His statement was in reaction to a federal judge’s decision to release the man accused of supplying the gun that was used to fatally shoot a Chicago police officer and critically wound another over the weekend. READ MORE: Bud Billiken Parade Returns To Bronzeville On Saturday “When I heard this afternoon that a federal judge had released the man who illegally purchased and then supplied the gun used to murder Officer Ella French, I could not believe it,” Brown wrote in a statement Wednesday night. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey T. Gilbert set conditions in that release, including notification to pretrial services if he changes his address or phone number, that he cannot possess a weapon and cannot attempt any contact with “Individual A,” who the criminal complaint states is the person to whom he allegedly gave the weapon used in the shooting. At the county level, it’s a battle Superintendent Brown has been waging against the courts for months. Nationally, he’s hardly alone. As the number of homicides continues to...
    Lack of proof of vaccination against Covid-19 can become an obstacle to getting a job. Photo: Tima Miroshnichenko / Pexels The lack of proof of vaccination against Covid-19 can become a obstacle to getting a job. For employers, it is as essential a requirement as their skills and qualifications to be hired, published Yahoo Finance. Job offers that request proof of vaccination against Covid-19 increased 34% in the first week of August compared to the same period in July, according to a study by Indeed Hiring Lab. While job opportunities that require vaccination without explicitly indicating Covid-19 increased 90% in the same period. Given the increase in infections registered in recent days, vaccines are essential, AnnElizabeth Konkel, an economist at Indeed Hiring Lab, told Yahoo Finance. “Employers are a bit against the wall… we have to start demanding it“, Said the specialist. Employers are increasingly including vaccination requirements in job descriptions for new hires, along with minimum qualifications like educational level, license or certificate, or years of experience, Konkel said. When the application of...
    By Emma Tucker and Omar Jimenez | CNN “It is an outrage,” wrote Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. His statement was in reaction to a federal judge’s decision to release the man accused of supplying the gun that was used to fatally shoot a Chicago police officer and critically wound another over the weekend. “When I heard this afternoon that a federal judge had released the man who illegally purchased and then supplied the gun used to murder Officer Ella French, I could not believe it,” Brown wrote in a statement Wednesday night. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey T. Gilbert set conditions in that release, including notification to pretrial services if he changes his address or phone number, that he cannot possess a weapon and cannot attempt any contact with “Individual A,” who the criminal complaint states is the person to whom he allegedly gave the weapon used in the shooting. At the county level, it’s a battle Superintendent Brown has been waging against the courts for months. Nationally, he’s hardly alone. As the number of homicides continues to rise in major...
    The number, if true, would have set a new record for daily cases in Florida.But what is the truth? According to the Florida Department of Health, the CDC circulated not just a misleading number but one that was entirely false. The state health agency said the CDC combined multiple days worth of cases and reported that number as a single-day count. "Wrong again. The number of cases @CDCgov released for Florida today is incorrect. They combined MULTIPLE days into one," the FDOH said. "We anticipate CDC will correct the record." In fact, Florida recorded 15,319 COVID cases on Sunday, more than 13,000 fewer than what the CDC claimed. The three-day average over the weekend was 18,795 daily cases, the FDOH said.The daily case counts for Florida currently posted on the CDC COVID Tracker are incorrect. The current listing stat… https://t.co/GMb0ijsy2m — Florida Dept. Health (@Florida Dept. Health)1628561974.0It's not clear why the CDC published a miscalculation. According to the Miami Herald, the CDC published the figure after combining, then dividing, the weekend case total. One lawyer noted that the CDC...
    Parents in Florida concerned about their unvaccinated school-aged children are supporting – or forcing – local schools and school boards, and local governments to implement mask mandates in defiance of Ron DeSantis' ban. The Republican governor has banned any government agency or local government from implementing a mask or vaccine mandate as the Sunshine State remains among the top states in the nation for number of adults hospitalized for coronavirus, number of children hospitalized for coronavirus, and number of new coronavirus cases – and number of new coronavirus deaths. "Florida has the highest number of children hospitalized from COVID of any state in the country," Newsweek reports Monday. The even-stronger delta plus variant has also surfaced in Florida. As it turns out, the governor's executive order banning implementation of mask bans carries little actual effect. "The Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Board of Education could withhold the salaries of superintendents and school board members who defy the governor's executive order prohibiting mask mandates," CBS 4 reports. That's hardly a deterrent to parents when faced with sending...
    By DAVID SHARP | The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine  — Motorists put the pedal to the metal during the pandemic and police are worried as roads get busy with the final stretch of summer travel. The latest data shows the number of highway deaths in 2020 was the greatest in more than a decade even though cars and trucks drove fewer miles during the pandemic. “Summer is an incredibly dangerous time. And it culminates with Labor Day, that last hurrah,” said Pam Shadel Fischer of the Governors Highway Safety Association. Traffic data indicates the higher death toll was related to higher average speeds in conjunction with more of those on the roads driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and a slight decline in seatbelt use. Motorists do not seem to be slowing down. “People are flying down the roads,” Maine State Police Cpl. Doug Cropper said of summer traffic on Interstate 95. “It’s just ridiculous.” Tickets issued by the California Highway Patrol for speeding in excess of 100 mph from January to June were nearly double pre-pandemic levels,...