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    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that no cases of the new omicron variant of COVID-19 have been identified in the country as of Friday night. The agency said it was following details on the new variant, which was first reported in South Africa and is feared to be more infectious than previous variants. The CDC classified omicron as a 'variant of concern.'  'We are grateful to the South African government and its scientist who have openly communicated with the global scientific community and continue to share information about this variant with the US Department of Health and Human Services and CDC,' the CDC said in a statement. 'We are working with other US and global public health and industry partners to learn more about this variant, as we continue to monitor its path.' The agency added that omicron would be 'identified quickly' if it appears in the US as the virus has popped up in several European countries, Israel, Hong Kong and Australia.  The CDC's statement comes as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US top health expert, said he...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said Saturday morning that he would not be shocked to learn that the COVID-19 omicron variant is already in the U.S. In an interview on NBC's "Weekend TODAY" show, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director told co-hosts Kristen Welker and Peter Alexander that the strain has a large number of mutations that would suggest it could potentially evade immune protection and that scientists can predict it will be more transmissible.  NO CASES OF COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT IDENTIFIED YET IN US, CDC SAYS "We don't know that yet, but you have to be careful and assume that that's the case. It also has a bunch of mutations that would suggest it could evade the protection, for example, of monoclonal antibodies and perhaps even convalescent plasma for people who've been infected and recovered and possibly vaccine. These are all ‘maybes,’ but the suggestion is enough," he said.  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the ongoing response to the COVID-19...
    In this article ULVR-GBAlan Schein Photography | The Image Bank | Getty ImagesThe former CEO of consumer goods giant Unilever has told CNBC it was "disappointing" that the Glasgow Climate Pact's language on coal was watered down, but expressed hope that it will be firmed up at the COP27 and COP28 summits in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.   Speaking to CNBC's Dan Murphy last week at the Adipec energy industry forum in Abu Dhabi, Paul Polman appeared philosophical about the deal agreed at COP26, in which India and China insisted on a last-minute change of fossil fuel language — from a "phase out" of coal to a "phase down." It was "disappointing that we had to water down the wording on coal to … phase down," he said, "But I believe that the direction again once more is set and that we will accelerate." "If that is the compromise in the interim, hopefully in Egypt or in Abu Dhabi we'll have phase out — there's no other choice." "We have to, it would be stupid not to," Polman...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A first-of-its-kind housing proposal is on the table at the Sacramento City Council Meeting. The city could become the first to establish a “legal right to housing” for the homeless. The move would prevent the homeless from camping on streets and in parks if city housing is available. READ MORE: Law Enforcement Agencies Stepping Up Recruitment Efforts As Vacancies Pile UpMayor Darryl Steinberg says he wants to “move to needle” on the homeless crisis here in Sacramento by 2023. Two civil rights groups say the law is bad policy and could violate constitutional rights. Under the plan, when the city offers a homeless person at least two forms of shelter or housing that person has to accept it or be moved from their site. Two homeless community members, Rhonda Clayborne and Chris Lance, say if the city offered them an option inside where they could stay along with their dog, they’d be happy. “As long as we can be together, I have no problem,” Chris said. So what do these housing options look like? The two options...
    I ALWAYS thought it would be sleaze, not sex, that would be Boris Johnson’s downfall. Unless he quickly pulls himself together, what began as the Owen Paterson affair may be duly marked by historians as the moment my old friend descended too deeply into the mud of the political crossroads. 4After the events of the past two weeks, can Boris Johnson really be taken seriously by literate and decent votersCredit: Getty 4I always thought it would be sleaze, not sex, that would be Boris’s downfall, says the PM's ex Petronella WyattCredit: The Picture Library Ltd It is true that in the past our Prime Minister has traversed more “turning points” than St Paul ever dreamt of in a lifetime. But, after the events of the past two weeks, can he be taken seriously by literate and decent voters? The best argument his supporters can dredge up (and it is one I have used myself) is to the general effect that his misjudgments should be excused by his earnestness — that underneath his clowning, is the zeal of a steadfast soul....
    Researchers have found woolly mammoths could have survived for thousands of years longer in Europe and Asia - and could potentially still exist today - if not for humans. A study led by University of Adelaide and University of Copenhagen has debunked a popular theory that climate change decimated the mammoth's population in Eurasia before humans finished them off. Instead they found while climate had an impact, humans fast tracked the woolly mammoth's extinction by up to 4000 years in some regions. 'We are not saying climate change had no role, we are saying humans had a more important role than what was once first thought,' the study's lead author, Associate Professor Damien Fordham said. The study said while it was a popular theory that climate change may have eventually killed off woolly mammoths (pictured) even without humans, their data suggested otherwise 'We know that humans exploited woolly mammoths for meat, skins, bones and ivory. 'However, until now it has been difficult to disentangle the exact roles that climate warming and human hunting had on its extinction.' Assoc Prof Fordham...
    Notable TV characters we never saw on screen Unplug These Appliances That Hike Up Your Electricity Bill Justin Verlander reportedly looked healthy in his showcase for scouts on Monday as the free-agent starting pitcher hopes for a bounce-back season in 2022. Now it's just a matter of where the two-time Cy Young Award winner ends up. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Justin Verlander Verlander threw a 25-pitch session on Monday for roughly 20 teams in his first mound appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery in September 2020. Although the Houston Astros extended a qualifying offer, there are other teams reportedly looking to scoop up the right-handed ace, including the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers. Verlander has until Nov. 17 to decide if he wants to accept Houston's qualifying offer set at $18.4 million for one year. "If we can find a way to bring him back to Houston, it would be tremendous," Astros general manager James Click said, via ESPN. Verlander reportedly did not spend any close time with the Astros while he recovered from...
    Far-left U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) didn't like Carville's take and ripped him for it, saying the term "woke" is used "almost exclusively used by older people." Here's more on Dowd — who's hoping to unseat Republican Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick — via Fox News:
    Extra Large Counter Oven Fits a Turkey and Is $80 Off Dolphins claim Darius Hodge off waivers Will Dierks Bentley finally break the streak? © Provided by People Isaac Brekken/Getty Images; Bennett Raglin/Getty Images Dierks Bentley and Susan Lucci In an interview on Audacy's Gunner and Cheyenne on Demand podcast on Friday, Bentley talked about his nominations in the upcoming CMA Awards show — and joked he's the "Susan Lucci of male vocalist nominations," considering he's earned nominations several times before, yet never won. "I've been nominated a few times; I think I've been nominated for male vocalist, honestly like maybe 12 times," Bentley, 45, said. "It's a lot, and I'm super grateful for each one. I've never won that award, but I do get nominated a lot. I'm like the Susan Lucci of male vocalist nominations (the actress was nominated for a Daytime Emmy 19 times before winning outstanding lead actress in 1999), but I'll take it." © Provided by People Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Dierks Bentley RELATED: Luke Bryan, Jennifer Hudson, Thomas Rhett Join Star-Studded CMA Awards Performance...
    It is possible for the desert-world of Arrakis, featured in the Dune movie and novels, to be habitable to humans, according to a climate study of the fictional planet.  Frank Herbert wrote Dune in 1965, conjuring up the richly-detailed world of Arrakis, a sparsely populated desert wasteland with temperatures reaching 158 degrees Fahrenheit (70C), that has no natural rain or bodies of surface water.  Using these details, climate scientists, from the University of Bristol and the University of Sheffield, created models to see if it could host human life. 'We wanted to know if the physics and environment of such a world would stack up against a real climate model,' they wrote in The Conversation.  The team fed various data points into a system, and found it would have whispery clouds over the desert-landscape, with thick patches around the poles and equator.  'We were very pleased to discover Herbert had envisioned an environment that for the most part meets expectations,' they said, adding 'we might need to occasionally suspend disbelief, but much of Arrakis itself would indeed be habitable.' Timothee Chalamet,...
    ARSENAL transfer target Alexander Isak has revealed it 'would be nice' to play in the Premier League one day. The Gunners have been eyeing the Real Sociedad and Sweden striker as a possible replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, whose contract is up at the end of the season. 1Isak has netted double figures in each of his last three seasons with SociedadCredit: Reuters And Isak has now boosted the Gunners' hopes of signing him by suggesting he would be open to a move to England. Speaking to The Independent, he said: "I am in a good place at the moment, I am very happy, but one day it would be nice to play in England as well. "They have six or seven of the biggest clubs in the world, it is a very high level, and of course one day it would be an alternative. "Every player wants to be the best version of themselves and reach the highest possible level. "People will always count the goals, I want to score, but I want to be a modern striker. I love...
    Humanity has yet to find evidence of extraterrestrial life, but NASA scientists are calling for a new seven-step framework on how to corroborate claims of life beyond Earth.  The seven-step scale, created in part by NASA's chief scientist Jim Green, can be used as a starting point in the search for life by anyone, including scientists and communicators.  By using seven steps, it would make the search for life more akin to rating 'how ready a spacecraft or technology is to fly,' and less of a two option summary: life or no life. 'Until now, we have set the public up to think there are only two options: it's life or it's not life,' said the study's co-author, Mary Voytek, head of NASA's Astrobiology Program, in a statement.  'We need a better way to share the excitement of our discoveries, and demonstrate how each discovery builds on the next, so that we can bring the public and other scientists along on the journey.' NASA scientists are calling for a new seven-step framework on how to corroborate claims of life beyond...
    A Queens man was arrested on Sunday after he falsely claimed a seven-year-old boy with Down syndrome was in the back seat of his stolen Ford Mustang. James Reyes, 33, filed the false report after his Mustang was stolen so it could be 'found quicker' by officials, police said.  Reyes confessed he was lying after police searched the car and found it empty. Queens man James Reyes, 33, was charged with filing a false police report after he claimed a seven-year-old boy with Down syndrome was in the back of his stolen red Ford Mustang so it could be 'found quicker'  He had reported the car stolen around 6pm Sunday at 202nd Street and 104th Avenue in Hollis, according to police.  The red Mustang had been sitting and running in the driveway of an abandoned home when it was taken, police said.  Police conducted the four-hour search after Reyes claimed the boy was in the back of the vehicle. The empty car was later found near 197th Street and Jamaica Avenue, about a half-mile from where it was stolen. ...
    Former President Donald Trump gives his successor President Joe Biden very low marks for his job performance thus far, a little over nine months on the job. The former president was particularly critical of Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal during the interview that aired Saturday on “Justice.” “Well, it’s probably the worst presidency in history, I can’t imagine,” he said. “I used to say Jimmy Carter, not a big fan of Bush getting us into the Middle East, to be honest with you. I think this is though the worst in the history of our country. If you look at Afghanistan and that horrible thing that happened to our nation with these young people being killed and, by the way, so badly injured. We have over 20, no arms, no legs.” “Nobody ever talks about them, and then to leave $85 billion worth of the best military equipment, brand new, much of it brand new — better than what we have, right out of the box, and they didn’t explode it,” Trump continued. “They didn’t blow it up like they...
    The box score proclaims that Karl-Anthony Towns had a fabulous game Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. The numbers were shiny and gritty in all the right places: 32 points, 14 rebounds — 6 on the offensive glass — and 7 assists. In the 39:36 KAT was on the court, his Minnesota Timberwolves outscored the Pels by 8 points. In the 8:24 that he sat, New Orleans had an overwhelming 17-point advantage, posting their first win of the 2021-22 season while delivering the Wolves their first loss, 107-98.  But this is Karl-Anthony Towns, so it was not that simple. Yes, KAT’s performance against the Pelicans galvanized finesse and sinew in a package that showcased his overall value to the team. But KAT’s performance for the three refs Monday night goaded petulantly for entitlement, enacting an operatic recital that showcased his ongoing immaturity in year seven of his NBA career.  The longstanding wish here is to dwell upon the versatile majesty of KAT’s shot-making, nod approvingly at his diligent effort to fulfill a defensive role for which he is not...
    NANCY Grace said Brian Laundrie's remains would've "been like soup" when they were discovered by investigators in a recently flooded stretch of a Florida nature reserve last week. The skeletal remains of Laundrie, 23, were found in Myakkahatchee Creek Park, in North Port on Wednesday more than five weeks after he vanished on September 13. 5Nancy Grace spoke with Dr. Oz late last week about the discovery of Brian's remainsCredit: Dr Oz 5Laundrie's skeletal remains were found in North Port, Florida on ThursdayCredit: Observe/YouTube While a cause of death and time of death are yet to be determined, Laundrie's remains were found in a very advanced state of decomposition and are believed to have consisted of a partial human skull and a number of "bones." They were also found in a section of the park that had recently been submerged in floodwaters brought on by hurricanes in the area last month. Experts told The Sun that even had Brian died on the day he disappeared, that wouldn't be enough time for his remains to fully decompose. One former detective said...
    No green fudge THE overwhelming message from our poll of Sun readers on climate change is clear. You are already doing your bit to save the planet — and now you want world leaders to follow suit. 2A significant majority appear to back Boris Johnson over his plans to transform the environmentCredit: AP The numbers of people taking measures to reduce their carbon footprint, increase recycling and reduce waste has increased dramatically in the last two years. White Van Men up and down the country are getting behind the wheels of electric vehicles and even cutting down on their bacon sandwiches. And a significant majority appear to back Boris Johnson over his plans to transform the environment. Government cannot — and should not — do it alone. As this paper has been saying for years, the keys to the Green Revolution lie in individual effort and, above all, private enterprise. The will for change behind both is growing by the day and providing a unique opportunity. Most read in NewsSEARCH IS OVER Police confirm remains found in nature reserve...
    The House Ethics Committee unveiled reports of alleged wrongdoing and corruption by four congressmen on Friday, and said it will review all allegations. The reports conducted and referred to the committee by Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), investigated GOP Reps. Alex Mooney, W.Va.,Jim Hagedorn, Minn., and Mike Kelly, Pa., and Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski, N.J. The ethics office investigates complaints, but only the House Ethics Committee has the power to punish a lawmaker for wrongdoing.  The report on Mooney found that he had repeatedly expensed his campaign for meals at fast food restaurants like Taco Bell and Chick-fil-A. The OCE recommended the committee review Mooney's transactions as 'there is substantial reason to believe' he failed to disclose information to the FEC that might have shown he used campaign funds for personal purchases.   The review found Mooney's 'potentially problematic spending' focused on 'small-dollar meal expenses, in-district travel, and several large expenditures for auto repairs, a storage shed, and travel for staff retreats.  The report on Mooney found that he had repeatedly expensed his campaign for meals at fast food restaurants like Taco...
    President Joe Biden on Thursday said he should have chosen his words 'more wisely' when he said the Justice Department should prosecute former Trump advisor Steve Bannon for contempt. Biden cleaned up the comment, which he made to reporters Friday night, after his words clashed with his repeated assurances he won't interfere with an independent Justice Department. His walk-back, in a town hall on CNN, came hours after the House of Representatives voted to hold Bannon in contempt for failing to comply with a subpoena from the select Jan. 6th committee probing the Capitol riot. Interviewer Anderson Cooper asked Biden if it was appropriate for him to weigh in on the prosecution – the kind of decision normally protected from any political interference.    'No, the way I said it was not appropriate,' Biden conceded off the bat.  'I said they [the reporters] asked me would I – do I think that they should be prosecuted for ... not showing up at the committee. And I said yes,' Biden said.  President Joe Biden called his prior remark backing prosecution of Steve...
    Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said Wednesday that if America were a patient in a hospital, “this White House would be happy to smother it with a pillow.” Gutfeld told his cohosts on “The Five” that President Joe Biden’s response to every situation was to put the blame on the American people when things did not go the say he wanted them to. (RELATED: ‘Anything I’m Doing At 4 In The Morning Can’t Be Good’: Fox Panel Blasts Biden Admin For ‘Hiding’ Illegal Immigrant Flights) WATCH: Cohost Dana Perino began the segment by saying that Biden appeared to be catering to the far left. “Yesterday after they had that meeting the progressives were very gracious and generous, and said, ‘Oh, he is the closer, he’s the best.’ And the moderates said nothing,” she said. “Oh, you know what? You guys are all wrong,” Gutfeld replied. “The solution here – it’s our fault. We have to lower our expectations, because it is on us, it is not on Joe, and how dare we expect competence from the government?” “The overriding...
    Senate Democrats came to an agreement on Tuesday to increase the threshold on their IRS 'snooping' plan from $600 to $10,000 in aggregate account flow, but Republicans said it would still invade the privacy of millions of Americans.  Under the revised policy, accounts with $10,000 or more in total deposits and withdrawals, excluding wage income, would be subject to greater scrutiny. Banks would have to send over their aggregate inflow and outflow to the IRS to help the agency target its audits.  The inflow would not take into account salary or wage income, which is already under the purview of the IRS under W-2 forms. It would also leave out income in the form of Social Security checks.   The narrowing in scope came after Republicans and banks put up fierce outcries over what they view to be an invasion of privacy. But such groups are not satisfied even with the revision.  'If they raise it to 10,000 it will still capture everybody, and every small business,' Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said in a press conference on Tuesday.  'The average...
    Joe Biden established the presidential commission on the Supreme Court in April Joe Biden's Supreme Court commission warned that expanding the number of Justices on the bench could be seen as a 'partisan move' with global and domestic repercussions in documents released on Thursday evening.  Members of the panel agreed that Congress had the Constitutional authority to pull it off but were 'divided on whether Court expansion would be wise.'  Biden established the presidential commission in April. The panel is now releasing more than 200 documents as the high court navigates one of its most politically divisive sessions with questions on abortion and gun rights on the docket in coming weeks. Members of the commission discussed whether to expand the number of justices or impose term limits, according to the preliminary draft materials.  The documents will be a source of debate by members of the commission who will prepare a report for Biden and turn it over to him by mid-November. With some Democrats wanting to expand the court to counter the 6-3 conservative majority, the commission warned that 'rather...
    The former top ethics official during the Obama Administration came down on White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Wednesday after she tried to brush aside questions about sales of pricey Hunter Biden paintings at an LA art show. The official, former Office of Government Ethics chief Walter Shaub, regularly blasted Trump administration when he concluded they crossed the line on emoluments, the Hatch Act, or private jet use.  He tweeted this week that ethics questions are also fair game for the Biden White House after Psaki, who also served in the Obama administration, chastised a reporter for broaching the subject at a White House press briefing.  'These are legitimate questions,' he wrote in response. 'These are legitimate questions,' wrote former top ethics official Walter Shaub after White House press secretary Jen Psaki brushed back a reporter who asked about pending Hunter Biden art sales The New York Post reported Friday that Hunter had sold five prints for $75,000 each, after DailyMail.com published photos of the swank LA art opening attended by Hunter. Guests attending the event included Sugar Ray Leonard, Moby,...
    Trump lost an estimated $600 billion in wealth over the course of the pandemic Donald Trump would be worth $400 million more than he is today if he took his inheritance and invested it in a fund tracking the S&P 500 instead of his trademark real estate holdings, according to a report released Monday. That $400 million figure is the same amount by which he missed a spot on Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans for the first time since 1996. Forbes tracks Trump's wealth twice per year and claims he's currently worth $2.5 billion.  But if he invested the money Fred Trump gave him into Standard & Poor's tracker of the 500 largest companies on the stock exchange, it could've been $2.94 billion as of October 8.  Instead, Trump vastly expanded on his father's real estate empire to include luxury apartments and hotels in numerous major cities - many of which took a significant hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Monday Forbes report notes that Trump's investments overperformed relative to the market for many years, attributing it to...
    Emily Ratajkowski has revealed that she waited almost ten years to publicly accuse Robin Thicke of sexually assaulting her on the set of his Blurred Lines video out of fear that 'complaining' about the singer would damage her career and her dreams of becoming 'famous'.  The 30-year-old supermodel has accused Thicke, 44, of groping her bare breasts while they were filming the music video for his controversial hit back in 2013, publishing her claims in an upcoming book, My Body, and alleging that the singer was 'a little drunk' when he 'cupped' her chest with his hands.  Ratajkowski's recollection of the assault was made public on Saturday and she has now broken her silence on the controversy for the first time, telling People that she kept quiet about the incident for so many years because she was an 'unknown model' at the time and didn't want to do anything that might ruin her career. 'I was an unknown model and if I had spoken out or complained, I would not be where I am today, I would not be famous,'...
    RadRover 6 Plus Electric Bike Review: Spicing Up Your Daily Commute Chiefs WR Josh Gordon out vs. Eagles, getting into game shape © Provided by People Dominique Charriau/WireImage Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Dunst has Oscar gold in her sights. The actress recently appeared on Variety's Awards Circuit Podcast in which she was asked about what she thought regarding the Oscar buzz for her performance in Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog. © Dominique Charriau/WireImage Kirsten Dunst "It couldn't come, if it does, at a better time," Dunst said of perhaps seeing an Oscar nomination and win in her future. "I've had two kids, I've been working in this industry for so long." She continued, "It would mean so much to my family, too. It would be so fun to celebrate, because I know my family and friends have been waiting for a long time." RELATED: Kirsten Dunst Announces Birth of Second Child with Jesse Plemons, a Baby Boy: 'He's an Angel' "Just do it for my mother! Just do it for Inez Dunst, please!" Dunst added, laughing. "It's obviously...
    Double jabbed Britons are not expected to be allowed into the US until November 8, a travel expert revealed today.  Paul Charles of the PC Agency said airlines were being told to expect the American border to reopen any time from then to November 13. The White House had officially announced 'early November' as the time when the US will lift its 18-month ban on foreign nationals - raising hopes it could happen in the first week.  Paul Charles of the PC Agency said bosses were being told to expect the American border to reopen any time from then to November 13 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Terrifying moment 747 cargo jet burst into flames as it... Dallas woman is charged with 'calculated murder-for-hire... Share this article Share Qantas to restart flights to London  Qantas has announced it will restart some international flights to destinations including London a month earlier than planned after the Australian government said fully vaccinated Australians could enter and leave the country freely from November.  The airline will operate...
    An $11,600-a-year Kansas City private school has been embroiled in a racism storm after a student issued a racist homecoming date invite.  It saw the unnamed boy ask his prospective date - both of whom are white - 'If I were black, I would be picking cotton, but I'm white so I'm picking you for Hoco?' The girl, who has not been named, crossed off the 'Yes,' box, and was filmed smiling next to her date on camera. One of the students attends the private St James' Catholic Academy in the city, with the other at Olathe South High School, although it remains unclear which teen attends which school, and where the homecoming dance was being held    Rhonda Windholz, the mother of the girl, claimed that the sign was made with the help of a white girl and a black boy. A pair of high school students from St James Academy and Olathe South High School in Kansas City were slammed after their high school homecoming proposal sign was seen as racist Windholz said that her daughter was caught up in...
    New York Giants head coach Joe Judge made a very strange comment Wednesday. According to Pat Leonard, Judge was talking about analytics when he took a jab at Bill Gates for seemingly no reason at all. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) “Analytics is just a tool…You can look at a stat sheet all ya want. I promise ya if Excel was gonna win football games, Bill Gates would be killing it right now. But you’ve got to take those numbers,” Judge explained. Joe Judge, asked about how analytics factors into his 4th down decisions: “Analytics is just a tool … You can look at a stat sheet all ya want. I promise ya if Excel was gonna win football games, Bill Gates would be killing it right now. But you’ve got to take those numbers … — Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) September 29, 2021 Furthermore, Judge wanted people to know that he doesn’t live in fear and passionately explained just how gutsy he is when it comes to his calls. “I’m not afraid to...
    House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiManchin cast doubt on deal this week for .5T spending bill Obama says US 'desperately needs' Biden legislation ahead of key votes Congress shows signs of movement on stalled Biden agenda MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday emphasized the importance of tackling climate change through infrastructure legislation as she seeks to move both a bipartisan bill and a more climate-intensive Democrat-only measure. Her comments come amid uncertainty as to whether the Senate will pass the more climate-heavy bill that she’s trying to move alongside the bipartisan one — and as progressive threaten to torpedo a planned Thursday vote on the bipartisan bill.  But in new comments, Pelosi and other Democrats reiterated commitment to addressing climate change, saying it would be a “dereliction of duty” to take things in the “wrong direction.” “It’s a moral issue to pass the planet on to future generations in a responsible way, so in my view,... it would be a dereliction of duty to build infrastructure that takes us in the wrong direction instead of the positive direction,” she said during a press conference. A group of progressive...
    The Minnesota Vikings’ radio call of Greg Joseph’s missed field goal is elite viral content. For a franchise that has built a robust history of missing important field goals, the Minnesota Vikings‘ radio call of Greg Joseph’s miss at the end of regulation to lose to the Arizona Cardinals is nothing short of comedic gold. With a 37-yard chip-shot field goal to beat Arizona at Glendale, Joseph was wide left. Minnesota lost by one, 34-33. This may not have been in as big of a game as what Gary Anderson or Blair Walsh encountered, but the radio call sounded a lot like Brett Favre throwing an interception across his body. Minnesota exists to invent new and creative ways to lose games most painfully. This field-goal try was good, until it wasn’t. Arizona improves to 2-0, while Minnesota falls to 0-2. AS CALLED ON VIKINGS RADIO: pic.twitter.com/11794IWphj — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 20, 2021 Minnesota Vikings’ radio call of Greg Joseph’s missed field goal is amazingThis is yet another heartbreaking loss for the Vikings this season. They just lost to the...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper opened his show Friday with the horrific news of the military’s “massive and deadly mistake” in Afghanistan. U.S. CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie admitted that the August 29 airstrike the military initially claimed took out ISIS-K targets actually took out 10 civilians, including 7 children. Tapper reminded viewers, “This is a total about-face from the Pentagon’s initial denial they got anything wrong days after the attack.” He showed video of Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, saying on September 1 this was “a righteous strike.” “No longer so righteous,” Tapper said before speaking with correspondent Anna Coren, who reported on serious questions about the strike just days ago. “It was pretty clear from your investigation a few days ago,” Tapper said, “that the U.S. military had made a huge, tragic mistake here in one of the United States’ very last acts in this 20-year war in Afghanistan. What is the response going to be?” Coren said people are “shocked” that the military “is actually owning up to this,” but they likely came forward...
    SAN FRANCISCO — One game. That’s all that separates the Giants and the Dodgers in the National League West with 15 games to play. That sound you hear is millions of Giants fans gulping at the same time. These are going to be an excruciating final two weeks, isn’t it? Yes, the Giants were winners of nine straight games as of first pitch Wednesday. Now, they’re losers of back-to-back games, dropping two games to a Padres team that’s desperate and exceptionally talented. There’s absolutely no reason to panic about the Giants. San Francisco is 95-52. They’re not infallible. Baseball teams lose games. San Francisco didn’t do anything to disqualify themselves from anything over the last two days. But to feel a bit of frustration? That’s fair if you’re a fan. And that has more to do with the Dodgers than it does with the Giants. Yes, it’s a good thing that the Dodgers are keeping the heat on the Giants. Iron sharpens iron. But this much heat? Related Articles ...
    Halfpoint | iStock | Getty Images Legislation moving through Congress would make 12 weeks of paid family and sick leave available to most workers, and remove the U.S. from the small list of countries that are currently without such a policy. The exact details of the plan could still change, but experts say the historic public health crisis from which we're slowly emerging has pushed the debate on the need for a federal paid leave policy over the edge. While about 180 countries guarantee workers paid sick leave, the U.S. remains one of just 11 countries that doesn't, according to the World Policy Center. Even this policy would leave the U.S. behind: In Japan and Norway, for example, new parents are entitled to over 52 weeks of compensated time off. Research finds numerous benefits to paid leave policies, including less risk that sick workers show up to their jobs while contagious and better health outcomes for mothers and their babies. Here's what we know so far about the policy in the works. What are the details? This policy, which would likely...
    A FORMER Trump advisor has said that Nicki Minaj's anti-vax tweet would be treated differently if it came from a MAGA supporter. The 38-year-old singer, of Trinidad, made a baseless claim on Monday about bizarre side effects of the vaccine - including "swollen testicles" - moments after revealing to her millions of followers that she had not been jabbed. 3Nicki Minaj made wild claims on Twitter this weekCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Jason Miller said the tweet would be treated differently if a Trump supporter wrote itCredit: Getty Despite the claims being debunked by scientists across the globe, the tweet still remains online and has not been flagged as misinformation. The Sun has contacted Twitter for comment. President Trump's former aide, Jason Miller, told The Sun that if Minaj were a Trump supporter, it would be a different story. "Tech don't know how to treat people who are anti-vax and not Trump supporters," Miller said. "If a Trump supporter said 'hey here's the side effect' it would be literally the joke on Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert. They'd be mocking them...
    A DAY after California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder was grazed by an egg tossed by a gorilla masked woman during a campaign visit to a homeless encampment in Venice, California - he’s claiming it was a “hate crime.” “It was a very angry, ugly scene,” the 69-year-old Republican contender and conservative radio host is vying for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s job in the state’s recall election on Sept. 14. “If I were a Democrat, obviously this would be called systemic racism.  4California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder claims he was the victim of a hate crime after being grazed by an egg tossed by a gorilla masked "white" womanCredit: Spectrum News 1 SoCal
    California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder reacted Thursday to an encounter while campaigning in Los Angeles with a woman wearing a gorilla mask who threw an egg at his head and later slapped the Republican's security personnel in the face. On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," host Jesse Watters noted the woman, who is White, attacked Elder, who is Black, and asked the candidate and South Los Angeles native about the incident. "She might be one of the 20,000 people that were released early from our prisons; felons, many of whom were violent offenders under this governor, I don't know. We have two soft-on-crime DA's," Elder said. VideoElder called the scene "angry and ugly," and noted that if he were a Democrat, the incident would "be called systematic racism," or a "hate crime."  The California candidate added that he doesn't like to delve into identity politics in that way, but was simply pointing out what he called the hypocrisy of the left on the matter. He added that the media has tried to avoid even identifying him as Black or as the...
    The mother of one of the Marines killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan has invited Donald Trump to attend the funeral, snubbing President Joe Biden after slamming him as responsible for the deaths of US troops. Shana Chappell, the mother of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, invited Trump to attend his funeral in a Facebook post, writing: 'It would be such an honor to meet the real President of the United States of America, President Trump. I love you and America loves you.' It was not immediately clear whether Trump planned to attend the September 18 funeral in Riverside, California, but he acknowledged Chappell's invitation in a statement, saying, 'Thank you Shana—our Country loves you and especially loves your beautiful boy, Kareem.' Chappell has been vocal in blaming Biden for the 13 troops killed during the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, writing in another Facebook post: 'THE BLOOD OF ALL 13 OF THESE HEROES IS ON YOUR HANDS!!!'  Shana Chappell, the mother of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, invited Trump to attend his funeral in a Facebook post ...
    The federal minimum wage in the U.S. has remained glued at $7.25 an hour for the last 12 years, the longest stretch without a boost since it was first adopted in 1938. Yet there's another revealing figure that underscores how the minimum wage — created by Congress after the Great Depression as a way to ensure that Americans were fairly paid for their labor — has failed to keep up with the times. Even as workers have been more industrious — helping drive corporate profits, the stock market and CEO compensation to record heights — their pay has flatlined, or even declined when factoring in inflation. If the minimum wage had kept pace with gains in the economy's productivity over the last 50 years, it would be nearly $26 an hour today, or more than $50,000 a year in annual income, one economist notes. "That may sound pretty crazy, but that's roughly what the minimum wage would be today if it had kept pace with productivity growth since its value peaked in 1968," wrote Dean Baker, senior economist at the...
    Getty Los Angeles Ram defenders surround and wrap up Nick Foles in the October 2020 Monday Night Football 24-10 win over the Chicago Bears. Is there the chance the Los Angeles Rams will see a two-quarterback system with the Chicago Bears on Sunday night? Veteran Andy Dalton is the projected starter. However, Rams head coach Sean McVay was asked if the team has to plan for prized Chicago first rounder Justin Fields too. “I think it’ll be naive for us to not prepare for them to be able to utilize him in some form or fashion,” McVay told the L.A. media following the Monday, September 6, practice at Thousand Oaks, which he answers near the 2:55 mark of the post practice video below. Play Sean McVay Addresses The Media After First Practice Of Week 1Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay answers questions from the media after the first practice preparing for the Rams vs. Chicago Bears home opener. Subscribe to the LA Rams Channel: bit.ly/3d9IrHe For More Exclusive Content follow the Rams: Twitter: twitter.com/ramsnfl...
    JORGINHO'S agent has admitted the Chelsea midfielder wants a return to Italy. But the Azzurri star’s rep insists he is still focused on his Stamford Bridge career despite rumoured Napoli interest.   2Jorginho's agent Joao Santos believes a return to Italy's top-flight for the player would be a "dream"Credit: Getty Jorginho, 29, enjoyed an impressive year for club and country winning two major honours on the European stage. The Brazil-born midfielder helped Thomas Tuchel’s team win the Champions League before featuring in the Italy side that triumphed in the summer's Euros. Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos told Radio Bianconera: “He has a contract with Chelsea until 2023.  “Obviously, it would be a dream for him to return to Italy, hopefully after winning the World Cup. “We’ll have to see what the market looks like in a couple of years and what the other situations are.” Jorginho, who joined Chelsea from Napoli in 2018, has made 145 Blues appearances for the club who play Aston Villa next. Most read in FootballCONCARORS Concacaf Nations League - teams and first ever champions revealed JOIN SUN...
    A judge has ordered prosecutors to disclose the identities of Ghislaine Maxwell's alleged co-conspirators to her defense team. On Friday, US District Judge Alison Nathan gave prosecutors in New York an October 11 deadline to 'disclose all co-conspirator statements it intends to offer at trial' as well as their identities. The court documents do not reveal the identities of the potential co-conspirators to be called at the November trial, although many expect the government to call on other women whom sex predator Jeffrey Epstein used as alleged recruiters and groomers. Prosecutors had argued that disclosing the identities of co-conspirators could damage its case, but Judge Nathan wrote that they had provided 'no explanation for this purported harm and none is apparent to the Court.' A judge has ordered prosecutors to disclose the identities of Ghislaine Maxwell's alleged co-conspirators to her defense team. She is seen above with Epstein in 2005 Maxwell is seen in a court sketch. Judge Alison Nathan gave prosecutors in New York an October 11 deadline to 'disclose all co-conspirator statements it intends to offer at...
    The net approval of Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis has fallen 14 points in a little less than two months, according to a Morning Consult poll released this week.  DeSantis' approval rating in a survey taken June 22 - July 1 registered at 54%, with 40 disapproving of his performance. But in the outlet's Aug. 21 - 30 poll, the Florida governor's approval had leveled off considerably, 48% - 48%. Apparently, it isn't proving broadly popular for DeSantis to cater to the "individual liberties" crowd while treating the rest of his constituents like collateral damage on his way to winning the 2024 GOP nomination.  The fallout has largely come from independents, where DeSantis suffered a double-digit slip, falling from 50% to 40% approval in the roughly two-month window. He's now 11 points underwater with independents, 40% - 51%. DeSantis also slipped a few points with Democrats (from 24% to 21% approval) and with Republicans (from 87% to 83% approval). Still, a little over 4 in 5 Republican voters in the Sunshine State think DeSantis is doing just swell. Don't expect...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sided with local school boards and employers who have decided to hand down vaccine requirements, in remarks in his home state of Kentucky, where he also expressed shock that people wouldn't want to take the coronavirus vaccine. 'What I think as a public official, is those decisions ought to be made by school boards and by employers,' McConnell said – parting ways with Republican governors like Florida's Ron DeSantis who have warred with local school boards over mask mandates. 'They can weigh the evidence, look at the effectiveness, and make those decisions. I think it’s better left to the employers and school boards,' McConnell said, speaking at the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy. McConnell also expressed surprise at the emergence of vaccine hesitancy – which have led to huge gaps of vaccinations in parts of the South, and in particular in counties that heavily backed former President Donald Trump.  'Honestly my friends it never occurred to me that we’d have a challenge getting people to take the vaccine, but that’s where we are,' McConnell...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Jake Paul is getting ready for a much-anticipated boxing match this weekend, but he’s still taunting a popular Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver. Paul, a YouTube star and professional boxer, said if he could fight any football player, it would be JuJu Smith-Schuster. It was all part of the promotion with Showtime Boxing for this weekend’s boxing match between Paul and former MMA fighter Tyron Woodley. “If I could fight any current NFL player, I’d probably fight JuJu Smith-Schuster. Go Browns,” said the 24-year-old, who finished his answer by giving the thumbs down to the Steelers. “If you could fight any football player, who would it be?”@JakePaul: “Juju Smith-Schuster.” via @ShowtimeBoxing pic.twitter.com/5vyJbXD9h8 — CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 27, 2021 Paul is 3-0 as a professional boxer, including victories over retired MMA fighter Ben Askren and retired NBA guard Nate Robinson. Paul grew up in Westlake, Ohio, and is a Cleveland Browns fan, which might explain why he chose a Pittsburgh Steeler.
    One of the great doubts that have remained around Nintendo Switch 2, also known as Nintendo Switch Pro, has been the issue of 2nd generation DLSS technology support, and the possibility that it is capable of moving games in 4K resolution, thanks to the use of this reconstruction technique and intelligent rescaling of the image. DigitalFoundry wanted to investigate this question, and has shared an interesting video to analyze if it would really be possible to create a Nintendo Switch 2 that has enough power for it. To better understand the video, we must bear in mind some concepts that I am going to explain you in a simple way below: To achieve stable frame-per-second averages, each frame must be rendered within a specified amount of time. Thus, to maintain 30 FPS, each frame must complete in 33.33 milliseconds, and to achieve 60 FPS the time drops to 16.67 milliseconds. In that time, all the necessary tasks must be completed to finish the rendering of the frame, and this includes the work at the level of geometry, shading, color and,...
    Every MCU origin story ranked from Iron Man to Shang-Chi I spent a week with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. These are my favorite features. © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones believes that Tony Romo should be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next year. Jones was asked on 103.5 The Fan whether Romo is a Hall of Famer, and Jones said that in his view, Romo belongs in the Class of 2022, when he will be eligible for the first time. “Well, I think there’s no question in my mind that Tony is skilled, at a skilled level, and had accomplishments statistically that were there,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “The fact that we did not have a Super Bowl during that time is always going to be in the conversation as to where Tony Romo will rank — not rank, but where he’s acknowledged. You’re talking to a guy that he would be a first-round ballot with...
    The history of the Acura NSX It is one of the saddest of the current automotive sector. In the first place, because Honda’s premium firm took sixteen years to resuscitate it, since the first generation ended its life cycle in 2005. Second, because the current delivery was a turning point, not quite convincing the most purists. Above all, because it had a elaborate hybrid powertrain that alienated him from his predecessor. And so it has happened, that has been a real failure for the manufacturer. The economic losses incurred by Honda are unknown to us (nor will we know about them), but it has been a long way from recovering the initial investment. However, it seems that those responsible are in good spirits. We say this because several sources have come out to announce that there will be a third iteration. Amen that you will join a new installment of the Integra. A smile from Jon Ikeda would have “confirmed” that the next Acura NSX will be electric … Apparently, Several sources suggest that this is...