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    The Queen may be forced to further ‘scale back’ her public commitments after she had to miss the Cenotaph event yesterday. The 95-year-old monarch was said to be ‘deeply disappointed’ at having to take the 11th hour decision not to lead the nation’s remembrance of its war dead because of a back sprain. Buckingham Palace had long said it was her ‘firm intention’ to be there, despite her having to cancel a run of engagements due to ill health. And on Thursday officials announced she would be at the London ceremony. But yesterday morning, less than two hours before she was due to arrive, a spokesman said she had suffered further ill health and could no longer attend. They stressed there was no connection with her recent hospitalisation.  She watched the ceremony live on TV at home in Windsor, where the Prince of Wales laid a wreath. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of...
    Fiona Hill, who had served as former President Donald Trump's Russia expert, confirmed press secretary Stephanie Grisham's account that Russian President Vladimir Puttin had subbed in an attractive female translator to distract the American leader.   'We know that this was the case because there had been somebody else on the list, a man, intended to translate for that particular session,' Hill said Monday on Good Morning America. 'And at the very last minute the Russian swapped out for the other interpreter.' Hill added that it was 'clearly intended to draw attention.' 'Because President Putin made a big point of basically introducing President Trump to the interpreter, which is something that he normally wouldn't do,' Hill said.  She also suggested Putin made the move because a number of women were attending the meeting as part of the American delegation including Ivanka Trump, Grisham and Hill.   Russia expert Fiona Hill confirmed Stephanie Grisham's account that the Kremlin subbed in an attractive, female translator to distract President Donald Trump during his 2019 meeting in Osaka with Russian President Vladimir Putin  Stehanie Grisham wrote that...
    On Saturday, September 18, a scathing Lincoln Project ad attacking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was scheduled to air during ESPN's broadcast of a football game between the University of Texas and Rice University. But the ad was pulled at the last minute, and according to Guardian reporter Richard Luscombe, The Lincoln Project is trying to find out if Abbott's office somehow influenced the decision to pull the ad. "On Sunday," Luscombe reports, "the group said it intended to file a public records request with the University of Texas to see if Abbott's office influenced the decision to pull the ad." The Lincoln Project is a conservative group that has been vehemently critical of former President Donald Trump and his allies, and its anti-Abbott ad slams the Texas governor for his mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an official statement, The Lincoln Project said, "Instead of focusing on the task of keeping Texans safe from the coronavirus pandemic, it appears Abbott and his advisers are focusing their time and energy on censoring their political opponent. We're not finished with Gov. Abbott."...
    President Joe Biden has changed plans and will now address the nation on the US coronavirus response Monday afternoon, hours after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Pfizer COVID vaccine. He'll speak hours after the Pentagon announced it would soon mandate vaccines for all employees following Pfizer's green light.   It's the latest last-minute switch after Biden opted to stay at the White House this weekend - despite traditionally departing DC for Delaware from Friday through Sunday.   His speech is the same day the Taliban sent a stark warning to Western forces evacuating Afghanistan that they will not accept an extension to Biden's August 31 deadline for a total withdrawal.  The militant group promised retaliation if NATO countries extend their 'occupation.' Biden's Monday schedule originally listed a White House meeting with 2020 WNBA champions the Seattle Storm as his only public event. He was also expected to meet with national security officials on the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. Biden's planned Monday remarks will be the second speech he's delivered from the White House in two...
    In a press conference prior to the match against Levante, on the second day of the League, the strategist of the Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, confirmed the loss of the midfielder Luka modric; However, it is not all bad news, as he spoke of the return of Dani carvajal “Carvajal returns tomorrow after a long time,” Ancelotti revealed at a press conference. “It is a very important piece for us and I am very happy that he is coming back.” Read also: Chivas: Amaury Vergara has ‘abandoned’ Guadalajara in the MX League On the other hand, he acknowledged that Modric is low against Levante and it would be a serious doubt to face Betis before the break. After the national team matches, he hopes to also recover the German Toni Kroos, who had to stop in preseason due to pubalgia. “They are two different cases, Modric is a small problem that he had in training and I do not know if he will be able to play against Betis. It may be because it is a small problem. Kroos...
    Michael Nagle/Getty Images The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board took umbrage with the Senate on Tuesday, saying it was “sloppy” to pass a strangely-worded provision about cryptocurrency in an infrastructure bill. The Journal noted the Senate’s infrastructure legislation passed on Tuesday defined as a broker “any person who (for consideration) is responsible for regularly providing any service effectuating transfers of digital assets on behalf of another person.” The definition technically includes software and hardware developers who do not have the ability to track their users, meaning the legislation would end large parts of the cryptocurrency industry in the United States if federal regulators decided to enforce it. Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden (OR) and Republican Sens. Cynthia Lummis (WY) and Pat Toomey (PA) proposed an amendment to fix the provision. The Senate was prepared to adopt by unanimous consent. But Alabama Republican Sen. Richard Shelby (AL) objected to it out of spite after the Senate rejected his request for another $50 billion in military spending, which resulted in the Senate passing the faulty law in its final infrastructure plan. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)...
    The Leicester City has conquered this Saturday the Community Shield, the first title of the season in England, after beating Manchester City (1-0) thanks to a penalty goal by Kelechi Iheanacho, in the absence of a minute for the conclusion of a match played at Wembley Stadium. The ‘foxes’ achieved the second’Community‘of its history after 1971 in a preseason duel with many unusual players in the eleven of both teams. In addition, the final in London marked the debut of Jack Grealish with City, the most expensive player in English football, whose transfer was made official the day before for 117 million euros. Ferran Torres was a starter in the team chosen by Pep Guardiola, who started better in the first half with several distant shots in boots. Mahrez and Gundogan. However, the goal was never really close for the ‘citizens’, who ended up giving space to their rival and ended up without options in the initial act. Your goalkeeper Zack steffen had several worthwhile interventions. ...
    (CNN)Capitol Hill is scrambling Friday to put together a deal to extend the eviction moratorium for renters from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before it expires Saturday night. The Supreme Court last month allowed the CDC order to stay in place until July 31, but said congressional action would be needed to extend it past that date. President Joe Biden called on Congress on Thursday to extend the moratorium to December 31, but both chambers have yet to move through the legislative process to extend the directive and the moratorium appears on track to expire barring some sort of last minute action.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and other Democratic leaders were seen huddled together on the floor of the House on Thursday trying to see if they could reach an agreement for a deal."I am now writing to you with a plea to help those in need receive what was intended for them," Pelosi wrote in a letter Thursday evening urging Democrats to extend the moratorium until the end of the year. "We must extend...
    The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games had some interesting moments, but it was far from making the expected impact. Although there were very good passages, such as the drone show and the parade of delegations with video game music, there was a great disappointment among many spectators: the absence of references to Nintendo. Undoubtedly, most of the world expected the inclusion of Mario and other iconic characters of the company. But that never happened. Clearly the question is why. At the moment there is no answer; although there were alleged clues that Nintendo was involved in the event, but decided to retire shortly before its completion. This was published by the weekly Shūkan Bunshun (via VGC). This magazine claims to have accessed a dozen preliminary scripts for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In them would appear Nintendo, which would have been involved in the planning of a sequence dedicated to video games that never materialized. Apparently, said opening moment was inspired by “the world of 8-bit video games” and included references to Space...
    Joaquin Niemann will start in Group 6 in Olympic golf. GROUP 1 Hoshino (Japan) Pieters (Belgium) Straka (Austria) GROUP 2 Arnaus (Spain) Valimaki (Finland Schwab (Austria) GROUP 3 Muñoz (Colombia) Norlander (Sweden) Hansen (Denmark) GROUP 4 Ortiz (Mexico) Rozner (France) Migliozzi (Italy) TEAM 5 Schauffele (United States) Ancer (Mexico) Bezuidenhout (South Africa) GROUP 6 Thomas (United States) NIEMANN (CHILE) Casey (Great Britain) ————– GROUP 11 Sabbatini (Slovakia) PEREIRA (CHILE) Paratore (Italy)
    Welcome to the fourth day of competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Colombia will have action on this day, but during the early morning of July 27. It will be one of the days with less action for our athletes so far, as only Jorge Murillo (swimming) and Mercedes Pérez (weights) will compete. During the night of July 26, we will not have Colombian competitions.
    CHELSEA'S friendly with Drogheda United on Thursday night was called off at the last minute due to a Covid-19 scare over a Blues' player. The Champions League winners told the Irish top-flight side the bad news shortly before the behind-closed-doors clash in Dublin. 1Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel saw their game against Drogheda in Dublin called off shortly before the scheduled kick-offCredit: Getty The Athletic say a Blues' player tested positive for Covid-19 as Thomas Tuchel's men spend their third day at their training camp just outside the Irish capital. And it's the latest coronavirus setback for Premier League clubs ahead of the new season. Arsenal shut their London Colney training ground last week for a deep clean before the Gunners' USA tour was cancelled. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Manchester City are both being linked with Barcelona whizkid Ilaix Moriba. The Spanish midfielder, 18, has been removed from Ronald Koeman's first-team squad until his contract situation is resolved. Moriba's contract runs until 2020 and he is thought to be unhappy at Barca's tough stance - alerting Prem giants. But the Blues have lost...
    OAKLAND — An El Sobrante man was sentenced to three years in federal prison minutes after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in a case where the judge said he was moved by a probation report to grand a reduction. Dustin Laster, 31, pleaded guilty to possessing a loaded pistol near a Richmond playground last year, in an incident where he was arrested by a Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputy who recognized him from prior contact. Laster had been released from prison months earlier for shooting a man in the hand in 2012. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White said he was intent on granting a prosecution request for a 46-month sentence and added, “I just hope this is not one of the cases I regret,” before sentencing Laster to three years. White said he was moved by a probation report that determined Laster was sincere in his pledge to turn his life around when he’s released. He gets credit for a year spent in jail awaiting the charges to be resolved. “Your Honor I’m suffering, I...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Many are packing for the July 4th holiday travel and the I-Team has new travel hacks to help you save money at the last minute.Travel experts say they're seeing a huge increase of people booking flights, hotels and car rentals and there are some creative ways to save money."Forty percent of hotel reservations experience a price drop that occurs, from the moment they are booked until the last date of free cancellation," said Doron Nadivi, Chief Digital Officer at Pruvo, an app which helps consumers monitor hotel prices and price changes for free. "We come in and we start monitoring the prices of your existing hotel reservations. We monitor the price 24/7 on hundreds of different sites and hotel suppliers, and we notify you if one of your hotel rooms had a price drop. And once we do, we basically guide you step by step to rebook the exact same room that you booked for a lower rate."You can do this on your own as well, if you have the time to keep checking in with your...
    Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX ignored at least two warnings from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that launch of its SN8 rocket last December might not be safe, leaked documents show.  Warnings from the FAA were based on its launch-weather modelling software, according to the documents, which were seen by the Verge.  If the rocket had exploded, its shockwave could be strengthened by weather conditions like wind speed and endanger nearby homes, the models suggested.   But SpaceX ignored the warnings because it said the FAA's software could be interfered with to provide 'better or worse results for an identical scenario'.  SpaceX went ahead with the launch, violating its launch license from the FAA in the process. SN8 ended up launching successfully but crash-landing in a ball of flames.   Image shows SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocket prototype taking off at the company's Boca Chica, Texas facility during an attempted high-altitude launch test on December 9, 2020 It is currently unclear what role Musk himself played in the decision to launch SN8. The billionaire founder and CEO of the firm is yet to publicly address...
    Bloomingdales has become the latest brand to drop Chrissy Teigen over her 2011 Twitter message to Courtney Stodden telling her to kill herself.  Teigen was due to sign a contract with the department store that would seal the deal on the appearance but it was torn up at the last minute.  An insider told Page Six on Tuesday: 'They pretty much had it together but they had to cancel it'.  It comes as little surprise given Bloomingdales is owned by the same parent company as Macy's, which pulled Teigen's cookware line earlier this week.     Teigen, 35, has come under fire over the past several days, after tweets in which she told a then 16-year-old Stodden, now 26, to take their own life, resurfaced.  Chrissy Teigen, left,  has come under fire in recent days after Courtney Stodden revealed she had been sent abusive private messages a decade ago Teigen had been due to make an appearance at Bloomingdales but it has been canceled  Stodden has alleged how Teigen sent her shocking tweets and direct messages that appeared to...
    THE deadline for individuals to file their 2020 tax returns before facing a penalty from the IRS is next Monday, May 17, but a tax expert has advised “there’s still time to file.” The IRS had pushed back the 2021 tax filing date due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many Americans an extra month to file.  5The deadline for individuals to file their 2020 tax returns is Monday, May 17Credit: Getty Yet many have left filing their tax return until the last minute with only days left until the deadline hits.  Filing your 2020 tax return has been made a little more difficult this year as a result of the pandemic and the various stimulus bills passed last year.  Legislation was passed in the middle of the 2020 tax season that has left some Americans unsure about how to complete their return.  Tax expert Kathy Pickering, the Chief Tax Officer at H&R Block, spoke to The Sun and offered advice to those who still need to file in the coming days.  She said that there are still ways for filers...
    In this article IRSA3-ARkate_sept2004The May 17 deadline for filing 2020 taxes is swiftly approaching. If you haven't filed your taxes yet, it's time to start on them. As many as 33% of Americans procrastinate doing their taxes and wait until the very last minute, according to a recent survey by IPX 1031. The reasons taxpayers put it off vary — 40% say filing is too time-consuming, 22% said it's too stressful and another 22% want to make sure they're filing correctly. Others just aren't in a rush — 10% of respondents said they aren't in a hurry to file, as they aren't getting a refund. Another 6% are worried they'll owe money. More from Invest in You:How I learned about investing in stocks — and you can, tooHow to talk to your teen about the current investing maniaJosh Brown: How you can double your money in the stock market This year, many taxpayers have have put off filing because the IRS delayed the deadline for individual returns to May 17 from April 15, giving most Americans an additional month. "Now...
    Willie Smith, 52, was to receive a lethal injection in the Holman jail, in Atmore, in the state of Alabama, United States. (Free Press Photo: .) The execution of an American sentenced to death for the murder of a woman 30 years ago, which was scheduled for Thursday, was suspended at the last minute by the Supreme Court, which made the absence of a chaplain illegal. Willie Smith, 52, was to receive a lethal injection in the Holman prison, in Atmore, in the state of Alabama, in the southeastern United States. In 1991, the convicted man had kidnapped a 22-year-old woman from a bank ATM and, threatening her with a gun, forced her to give her her credit card code. Later, he forcibly took her to a cemetery and shot her dead. He put the body in the young woman’s car and set it on fire. A year later he was sentenced to death by a jury. Since then, his lawyers have tried to avoid serving the sentence, highlighting the mental problems of the convicted person. In...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums We know that FPS is played on PC, the platform par excellence for the genre, however in 1997 the users of a Nintendo 64 could finally have a first-person game worthy of showing off: GoldenEye 007. This title, developed by Rare, It showed that there were possibilities for this type of shooters on the console and since its debut it was one of the greats of the Nintendo console. Its impact was such that it was always thought of a launch and it was recently revealed that there were important plans in this regard and a project in development that sadly seems to have been the victim of a hoax. LEVEL UP’s official line of t-shirts is here – GET YOURS The GoldenEye 007 remaster was a serious project In recent days, a video was revealed with material of what would be the remastering of GoldenEye 007 for Xbox 360, delivery that sought to end the desire for the return of this delivery. Although...
    MLB fans trolled the Mets after losing Trevor Bauer to the Dodgers at the last possible minute. The Trevor Bauer sweepstakes have reportedly come to an end with the news he is signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jon Heyman was first with the announcement and MLB fans immediately took to Twitter to react. Specifically, plenty of people were trolling the New York Mets after it appeared he was headed there on a deal worth over $100 million. Mets fans right now pic.twitter.com/pOSrHsbmS2 — Steven Ammann (@stevenammann2) February 5, 2021 Fans troll the Mets over BauerThere was even a point in time when reports were dropping saying Bauer to the Mets was a done deal. So much for that. Now the Dodgers have one of the most formidable pitching staffs in all of baseball and fans in New York are left wondering if the team truly can land any free agent they want. At least the Mets will get to watch Bauer in NY when he faces the Yankees in the World Series — New York Brett (@newyorkbrett) February 5,...
    Pentagon purges hundreds of Trump loyalists installed at the last minute
    With only a few days to go, the administration of Trump has decided to launch one last blow to China by charging again against Huawei, notifying all the manufacturer’s suppliers of the revocation of the main licenses to sell components to the Chinese company, anticipating its intentions to reject all applications to supply the telecommunications company. The action is expected to be the last of the current administration, which has sought to limit the dominance of Chinese tech firms, accusing them of being agents of the Chinese government and national security risks. And is that Huawei has been the target of these restrictions since last May 2019, used as a clear scapegoat in the trade war with the Chinese government, in a tug of war that led the company to have to sell its Honor sub-brand to regain solvency and avoid the veto. As a general rule, American companies could not sell any US product or component to Huawei due to their registration in the notorious List of Banned Entities, although they still had the option of requesting an exception...
    Surprise in the concentration of Athletic in Seville. Marcelino and the rojiblanca squad have an unexpected ‘signing’ to face this momentous duel against Barça. A footballer who already knows what it is to snatch a Super Cup from the Barça club. Not even the lions themselves expect this last minute surprise. Aritz Aduriz joins the concentration in these hours before tomorrow’s crash in La Cartuja. The video filmed by Athletic himself reflects the perplexity and joy of several rojiblancos when they met in the dining room with whoever had been rojiblanco scorer for so many years in a row. Aduriz he hung up his boots last season after returning from confinement. Her hip said enough. The man from Donostia was the great hero of the second Super Cup won by Athletic by scoring three goals against Ter Stegen in San Mamés and another at the Camp Nou. His last as a soccer professional also did it to the Barça goalkeeper with a splendid Chilean shot. [+] Aduriz also attended the training:
    In her first new episode of 2021—and the first since last week’s Trump-led insurrection at the U.S. Capitol—Samantha Bee had a lot to get off her chest. “It was the ugliest scene to happen on the floor of the Senate since… about one hour before that,” the Full Frontal host said, cutting to a photo of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who she singled out, along with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), as especially “complicit” for inspiring the attack. “Just as despicably, Trump’s biggest enablers are only now breaking from the president to try to save their careers,” Bee added, pointing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who both finally spoke out against the president in the aftermath of the riot. “You don’t hate it to end this way, Lindsey Graham, you’ve been complicit in this evil for years!” she said. “And now you’re bummed by it? Fuck you! The only reason that you hate that it ended this way is because you didn’t get to watch the Capitol riots from a distance while drinking...
    America . Published on 01-12-21 at 6:56 p.m. – Updated 01-12-21 at 6:56 p.m. Pompeo cancels latest overseas trip as Trump faces impeachment threat © . Mike Pompeo on Tuesday canceled his last trip abroad as US Secretary of State, scheduled for this week in Belgium, as Donald Trump is threatened by an indictment in Congress eight days before the end of his term. Officially, the head of US diplomacy, one of the outgoing Republican president’s most loyal ministers, has decided to stay in Washington to facilitate a “smooth and orderly transition” with Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s team, according to a report. State Department press release.
    Connecticut has led the race to vaccinate residents against COVID-19 since it received its first doses - thanks, in part, to a willingness to play a little fast and loose.   The Constitution State was one of the first in the U.S. to get shots in the arms of more than two percent of its population, with at least 93,000 immunized as of Thursday.   What's more, Gov Ned Lamont (D) said on Monday that, by the end of the week, all nursing home residents and staff who want an initial dose of the jab will have received it. By comparison, Connecticut's neighbor, New York, has had a sluggish rollout. The Empire State, with five times Connecticut's population, has administered just 313,000 jabs to frontline health care workers and nursing home staff and residents. New York has used just one-third of the vaccine doses allocated to it by the federal government, and vaccinated just 1.6 percent of its population.  In New York City - which has seen more deaths than any other city in the nation - only about 145,000 people have...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — UK and European Union reach a provisional post-Brexit trade deal at the last minute to avert a chaotic New Year’s split. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Theyre just irreplaceable: Why Grace Young is fighting to save Chinese restaurants New York health care worker experiences serious adverse reaction to coronavirus vaccine These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft This is a slam dunk if you want a one-card wallet in 2021 Ad Microsoft New Policy For Cars Used Less Than 49 Miles/Day Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/52 SLIDES © Cheapism...
    COVID-19 means Thanksgiving alone for many Over 40,000 Ethiopians have fled to Sudan: UN 5 NBA players had a last-minute meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss social justice initiatives © Provided by INSIDER The pope was "super chill," according to Anthony Tolliver, one of the NBA players present at the meeting in Vatican City. Franco Origlia/Getty Images / AP Photo/Ashley Landis Five NBA players and a handful of staffers traveled to Vatican City to meet with Pope Francis in a last-minute meeting. Milwaukee Bucks star Kyle Korver, Houston Rocket Sterling Brown, Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, Memphis Grizzlies vet Anthony Tolliver, and San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli took the trip. The head of the Catholic Church initiated the meeting to discuss NBA players' social justice efforts. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Throughout the 2019-2020 season, NBA players used their league's platform to amplify efforts surrounding social justice reform. But now, their calls for justice have officially reached one of the most powerful men on the globe. Pope Francis met with five NBA...
    House Republicans canceled a sit-down dinner for new members on Sunday night after Democrats were forced to do the same amid backlash from social media users who vilified the politicians for flouting COVID-19 rules.  GOP leaders modified their plans less than an hour before the event was set to take place, offering carry-out meals instead of a seated soiree, a source who attended told CNN.   House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R - California) had defended the dinner on Saturday but said his team would revisit the plans.  CNN correspondent Kristin Wilson shared photos of 45 tables with two seats each set up inside Statuary Hall, a storied chamber in the Capitol, on Saturday night. The outlet reported that the tables were still in place right before the dinner was due to start on Sunday.   House Republicans canceled a sit-down dinner for new members on Sunday night after Democrats were forced to do the same amid backlash from social media users who vilified the politicians for flouting COVID-19 rules. Pictured: CNN correspondent Kristin Wilson shared photos of 45 tables with two...
    Let’s talk turkey. Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is urging Americans to stay home and skip gathering with extended family and friends this year as coronavirus cases surge across the country. In fact, a Harris Poll of more than 2,000 people commissioned by Omaha Steaks found that more than half plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with five or less guests this year, which is down from 12 guests in a typical year. So, many people are now probably scrambling to put together a much smaller turkey dinner than they expected to make — and some serial holiday guests may be attempting to make the big meal themselves for the very first time. Relax. We’ve got this. There are plenty of options, including contact-free ones, to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving spread for your particular household. We’ve found some turkey producers and grocers where you can order the bird (or alternatives) online, plus some delivery services that can send you the fixings to whip up your favorite side dishes. There are also...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. across South Florida and so far, so good.  Keep those fingers crossed.  There have been no reported problems at any polling locations in Miami-Dade or Broward counties. Election supervisors in both counties say voting is running very efficiently this Election Day, compared with problems in years past. “Today is Election Day in the state of Florida, so if you have not yet voted, today is your last day. I’m encouraging our voters to come out,” said Miami-Dade Election Supervisor Christina White. “We opened all 866 of our precincts this morning at 7:00 a.m. So we’re welcoming voters and we had a very smooth start, and I am sure that will continue throughout the rest of the day. We served over 500,000 people during early voting and we had very modest lines.” RELATED: CBSMIAMI.COM DIGITAL VOTERS GUIDE White cautions, however, try not to wait until the last minute if you can avoid it. “Now polls close at 7:00 p.m. so don’t wait to the last minute. The sooner you get there, the better...
    Judge temporarily halts TikTok download ban Chain restaurants in bad financial shape The Philadelphia Eagles committed the most embarrassing play of the NFL season with a last-minute penalty that cost them a chance at their first win © Provided by INSIDER Carson Wentz. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images The Philadelphia Eagles fought to a 23-23 draw against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the first tie of the 2020 NFL season. With just seconds remaining in overtime, the Eagles were lining up a 59-yard field goal to win the game but jumped early. The false start moved the Eagles back five yards, prompting head coach Doug Pederson to send out the punt team, settling for the tie rather than attempting a 64-yarder for the win. In the end, the decision to play for the tie did help them gain ground on the division after every other NFC East team lost on Sunday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The best thing you can say about the Philadelphia Eagles performance on Sunday is that they refused to lose. But given the...
    President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner appeared on Fox News Wednesday afternoon just an hour after MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell said that the White House adviser had canceled a planned appearance on her program. “We had planned to have White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on our program today, an appearance that had been booked for several days and widely promoted,” Mitchell said at the beginning of her noon-hour show. “This morning, the White House informed us Mr. Kushner’s schedule has been reshuffled and he had to cancel.” Mitchell said she had planned to ask Kushner about peace deals announced this week between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. She also insinuated that the cancellation had something to do with an ABC town hall Trump participated in on Tuesday evening — where the historic deals were never mentioned by moderator George Stephanopoulos. “As they well know, I have been covering the Middle East since Jimmy Carter’s Camp David accords four decades ago,” Mitchell said. “I also would have asked him about his major role on the coronavirus task force and vaccine...
    The 2020 US Open is facing a lot of backlash from the participants and fans around the world. This comes on the back of Benoit Paire testing positive for COVID-19, which forced the organizers to take stern and rapid decisions. Moreover, with all this drama happening, the officials are further creating chaos by altering schedules and even removing games from the list!  Well, nothing goes down as a fact without solid proof to back it up. Here’s the issue. #1 seeds Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos were scheduled to play the third game in Court 11, taking on Gabriela Dabrowski and Alison Riske in their R16 women’s doubles match.  As per schedule, Mladenovic and Babos were set to play their game in Court 11, following a men’s double’s game and a women’s singles fixture. But now, the preceding two games are in the schedule, but Mladenovic’s game is not even in the day calendar. It has disappeared!  Kristina Mladenovic was scheduled third on Court 11 for her doubles 2nd round alongside Babos (they are the top seeds). That match...
    DEAR HARRIETTE: I have a twin sister, and we will be going away to different colleges in a few weeks. Harriette Cole  This is our first time being separated for more than a few hours. We have always done everything together, and I fear not being around her. We planned to go to the same school, but she changed her mind and chose a different school at the last minute. I feel a bit of panic every time we speak about school and see her excitement to be somewhere I am not. I feel betrayed. I want to switch schools and go with her, but I do not want her to feel like I am following her or taking away her shine. I am just scared to be without her. Can I follow her to school to be near her, or should I face my fears? Twins DEAR TWINS: Separating from your sister is clearly frightening for you — and understandably so. Think of this as an opportunity for you to step more fully into yourself. Yes, it may be...
    THE family of a girl battling a deadly blood disorder are pleading for help after her only donor match in the world pulled out at the last minute. Evie Hodgson, eight, who suffers from aplastic anaemia - also known as bone marrow failure - was due to have a transplant this month but her donor backed out. 4Evie Hodgson, eight, was diagnosed with aplastic anaemiaCredit: Evening Gazette Her mum, Tina Hodgson, says the chances of finding another donor are so slim that doctors are now planning a different course of treatment.  The youngster from Sleights, Whitby, was rushed to hospital with a rash during the coronavirus lockdown. She was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia in May. Amazingly, a match was found and preparations were underway for surgery. But just weeks before the transplant, the donor pulled out and the family's "world fell apart, again". COURAGEOUS GIRL However, the courageous pupil at Fyling Hall School, in Robin Hood’s Bay, is determined to battle the disease. Evie's mum told how the family received the diagnosis: "In the middle of the Covid...
    Transcript: Karen Pences RNC speech What is the plan? NYC restaurant owners plead for clarity on when indoor dining can resume Naomi Osaka was 2 matches away from winning a tournament but dropped out at the last minute in protest of police violence © Al Bello/Getty Images "Watching the continued genocide of Black people at the hand of the police is honestly making me sick to my stomach," Naomi Osaka wrote. Al Bello/Getty Images Naomi Osaka has dropped out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, in protest of police violence. The 22-year-old tennis superstar was scheduled to face Elise Mertens in the semifinals Thursday at 11 a.m. but posted a note announcing her decision to not play late Wednesday night. In a statement published on Twitter, Osaka wrote that "watching the continued genocide of Black people at the hand of the police is honestly making me sick to my stomach." Her decision comes after protests erupted around the country in light of Sunday's police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man whom Kenosha, Wisconsin, officers...
    Meghan Markle pulled out of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ wedding out of fear she would “create a media circus.” The claim is being made in the bombshell book “Finding Freedom,” written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. Numerous palace insiders came forward to the two journalists and detailed what led to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departure as senior members of the British royal family. The couple currently resides in Markle’s native California with their son Archie. On Wednesday, the U.K.’s DailyMail reported Middleton, 36, and her mother Carole Middleton, 65, “reluctantly” invited the 39-year-old to the May 2017 celebration but “privately harbored concerns” that her appearance with Prince Harry, 35, would “overshadow the main event.” “Meghan put careful thought into her outfit, leaning heavily on Jessica Mulroney to pull together an ensemble that was stylish without being splash when walking into church with Harry,” the authors wrote, as quoted by the outlet. MEGHAN MARKLE'S PAL JESSICA MULRONEY BREAKS SOCIAL MEDIA SILENCE MONTHS AFTER SPAT WITH BLOGGER (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of...
    MLB (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Just hours before the MLB season is set to begin, the league and the players’ union are reportedly looking into expanding the playoff field to 16 teams. With the much-anticipated 2020 MLB Opening Day just hours away, could we be seeing a last-minute change to this year’s playoff format. Instead of the usual ten of the 30 clubs making the postseason, we could see an expansion to 16 teams: Sources: MLB and union are re-engaging on the possibility of expanded playoffs for this season. Has to be done before first pitch 25 hours from now, but there seems to be optimism. Hope was to go from 10 playoff teams to 16. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 22, 2020 MLB Playoff expansion: Is this a good idea?This was a much-discussed idea during the negotiations to get the season going, though both sides agreed ultimately to leave the playoffs alone. It seems strange that the two sides decided to open this up again at the last minute, if indeed it is true. On the one...
    Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Dak Prescott tried to get a deal done with the Dallas Cowboys, but unfortunately it was too late for both sides to come to an agreement. According to Jane Slater, Dak Prescott tried his darnedest to get something worked out with the Dallas Cowboys prior to the deadline. However, it didn’t work out and now the Cowboys will have a frustrated quarterback playing on the franchise tag this year. Not the best situation to be in, especially considering these contract talks have been going on between the two sides since last summer. Per Slater’s tweet, the deal would have been for roughly $33-35 million a year and $110 million guaranteed along with a $50 million signing bonus and $70 million in the first two years. It’s a great contract, but the deadline of 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday had come and gone. The deal included a 50M signing bonus and 70M over the first two years. Im told Dak Prescott wanted to get this deal done but it was just too...
    President Trump ceased the issuance of J-1 visas to cheap, foreign au pairs for wealthy households in a last-minute move. On Monday, Trump announced the suspension of H-1B, H-4, H-2B, L-1, L-2, and J-1 visa programs to give job priority to the more than 40 million Americans who are unemployed or underemployed. The visa suspension will last until at least December 31. Hours before Trump signed the expanded executive order, a draft exempted a huge flow of cheap foreign au pairs who arrive every year to the United States on J-1 visas to work for below-average wages in caring for the children of wealthy households. In a briefing, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said the J-1 foreign visa au pairs were exempted from the order. “They are not included in the bar … it’s not related to COVID,” Cuccinelli told Breitbart News of the purported au pair exemption. At the last minute, though, Trump included the J-1 foreign visa au pairs in the visa suspension. The order states: The entry into the United States of any alien...
    The PGA Tour is leaving the 8:46 a.m. tee time vacant this week at Colonial as part of a tribute to George Floyd and to support efforts to end racial and social injustice. In a memo to players Tuesday, Commissioner Jay Monahan said there would be a moment of silence in each of the four rounds at the Charles Schwab Challenge that will coincide with the 8:46 a.m. tee time. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The time reflects how long — 8 minutes, 46 seconds — authorities say Floyd was pinned to the ground under a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee before the handcuffed black man died. “It has quickly become a universal symbol for the racial injustice faced by the black community,” the memo said. The PGA Tour has been shut down the last three months because of the coronavirus pandemic, and it returns at Colonial with attention shared among the health and safety concerns of running a tournament and the civil unrest sparked by Floyd's death across the country. Monahan and Harold Varner III, one...
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