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    Tom Williams/ZUMA Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Footage of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) making a racist comment about her colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) surfaced this week. And Boebert is very sorry. Sort of. In a video shared on social media by Patriot Takes, a left-wing organization that posts unflattering videos of Trumpy political figures, Boebert tells a crowd the (dubious) story of what she calls a “jihad squad moment.” In this fib constructed to appeal to voters (I guess?), Boebert says she and Omar were sharing an elevator in the Capitol when a police officer ran toward them. Her bigoted punchline goes: “I look to my left, and there she is, Ilhan Omar. I said, ‘Well she doesn’t have a backpack, we should be fine.’ ” The crowd laughs and cheers. On Thursday, Omar, the first Somali American elected to Congress, responded—saying the anecdote was fake and calling the Colorado representative a “buffoon.” “Anti-Muslim bigotry isn’t funny & shouldn’t be normalized,” Omar tweeted. “Congress can’t be a place where hateful and...
    Energy prices were a topic of discussion Tuesday night when U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., joined Fox News host Laura Ingraham on "The Ingraham Angle." Ingraham began the segment by showing a video clip of Jennifer Granholm, President Biden’s energy secretary, telling reporters during a news conference that she didn’t know how many barrels of oil Americans consumed every day. "I don’t have that number in front of me," Granholm said. Ingraham said the remark suggested deficiencies in Biden’s cabinet but Kennedy offered a different view. BIDEN ENERGY SEC. GRANHOLM ADMITS SHE DOES NOT KNOW US OIL CONSUMPTION RATE WHEN PRESSED BY A REPORTER U.S. SEN. JOHN KENNEDY, R-LA: I think they’re just trying to create a distraction. They know what the answer to this is.  Go back to what we were doing in December of last year. Let America be energy-independent. We’ve got the reserves.  His reliance on foreign oil is causing gas prices to go through the roof. I think if many people won the lottery, the first thing they’d do is fill up their gas tanks. I...
    Costa Mesa (CBSLA) — In Orange County, detectives are investigating many other robberies that are occurring in store parking lots as well as follow-home robberies where suspects ambush seniors as they enter their neighborhood.  “They will follow them and make any attempt they can to speak to them, touch them, shake their hand, grab their arm — any means necessary— and sometimes it ends being forceful as well,” said Huntington Beach Police officer Jennifer Carey. READ MORE: Man, 46, With Schizophrenia Reported Missing In WhittierThis tactic allows the suspects to slyly steal jewelry, watches or other items. “It was shocking to me that I’d been robbed,” said one victim who only wanted to be identified by her first name, Pam. “I didn’t even know that I was robbed. That’s how slick they are.”  Pam added a couple distracted her by asking for direction while she worked in her garden.  READ MORE: 1 Killed, Another Wounded In Pasadena Shooting“I was so upset I didn’t even realize it was gone,” she said. “I started to scream and cry. Officers are also investigating...
    (CNN)It was clear who the losers were in the dispute between Poland and Belarus. The thousands of migrants who became stranded on the border in freezing conditions had their dreams of a new future in Europe dashed, and some are now being repatriated to their home countries. But for Poland's government, the crisis helped to divert attention from a series of uncomfortable issues.The nationalist Law and Justice party (PiS), which won an outright majority in 2015, has seen its grip on parliamentary power weaken in the years since. It is also roiled in conflict with the European Commission over the rule of law and faces wide opposition, especially in urban areas, to its position on cultural issues.Earlier this month, the death of a pregnant Polish woman reignited debate over the country's near total ban on abortion, with protesters again taking to the streets.Set against this backdrop, the drama that played out on the country's eastern border with Belarus -- while unsolicited by Poland and serious for all involved -- can be seen as a helpful distraction for the ruling PiS....
    New York (CNN Business)The American Petroleum Institute on Wednesday slammed President Joe Biden's push for a Federal Trade Commission investigation of the oil industry and renewed its call for the federal government to encourage domestic oil and gas production."This is a distraction from the fundamental shift that is taking place and the ill-advised government decisions that are exacerbating this challenging situation," Frank Macchiarola, the API's senior vice president of policy, economy and regulatory affairs, said in a statement to CNN.Biden asked the FTC on Wednesday to "immediately" investigate whether illegal activity by oil and gas companies is lifting gasoline prices. "Gasoline prices at the pump remain high, even though oil and gas companies' costs are declining," Biden wrote in a letter to the FTC.Even though oil and gasoline have soared to seven-year highs, US oil production remains below pre-pandemic levels. Industry experts have told CNN that is in large part because oil companies are focused on returning cash to shareholders and living within their means after years of excessive drilling. There is also significant uncertainty over the future of demand...
    Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows acknowledged he was “between a rock and a hard space” regarding his decision on compliance with the January 6 House Select Committee’s subpoena. However, he insisted the work of the committee was a distraction from the shortcomings of the Biden administration and congressional Democrats during an appearance on FBN’s “Kudlow” on Monday. He specifically referred to inflation, the invasion at the southern border, and the incompetence of the Biden administration, all of which he deemed to be the three “i’s.” “Well, listen, Larry, when you look at January 6, and whether it is January 6 or any other day, executive privilege, and the president deserves to be able to have those confidential counselors, the chief of staff being principal among those,” Meadows said. “He’s exerted, and rightfully so, his executive privilege. And it’s not up to me to waive it. And so it’s got me between a rock and a hard space. I think everybody can agree that a breach of the Capitol security on January 6 is not something that we...
    There was a time when the Duchess of Cambridge was rarely seen on an official engagement without a small box clutch, often clasped in front of her with both hands. However in recent weeks, Kate Middleton, 39, has been spotted out and about  without a bag in hand. Yesterday, the mother-of-three stepped out at the Imperial War Museum in London to open two new galleries without a bag, while earlier this month her signature clutch was notably abset when she walked the red carpet for both the James Bond premiere and Earthshot prize. Stylists have now revealed how the decision could be more than a fashion choice, with Hannah Eichler telling FEMAIL: 'Accessories have often been a clever trick for royals, as a means of busying nervous hands.  'Now that Kate has been a pivotal part of the Royal family for over a decade, she no longer needs tricks to drawing attention away from shaking hands, and instead is at ease with public speaking.' There was a time when the Duchess of Cambridge was rarely seen on an official engagement...
    Rick Stewart/Getty Images Wide receiver Louis Lipps ( #83) of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at Three Rivers Stadium on October 8, 1989. On Wednesday, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that former Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowler Louis Lipps, will not be in attendance for the team’s Hall of Honor ceremonies this coming weekend at Heinz Field. Lipps, 59, is part of the Hall of Honor Class that was named in July 2021, a class that also includes offensive tackle Jon Kolb, safety/cornerback Carnell Lake and late offensive tackle Tunch Ilkin, who died in September from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The latest Steelers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Steelers newsletter here!Louis Lipps Was Arrested For DUI on November 6“I understand the significance of my actions this past weekend, and I want to apologize and take responsibility for what occurred,” Lipps said in a statement released by the Steelers, making reference to his DUI arrest this past weekend. “I have spoken with...
    DC jail inmates moved by the hundreds after probe finds standing sewage, cold meals, water shut off for days Pelosi amps up domestic agenda pressure campaign with no clear path to votes Days after a series of tweets unveiled a bizarre saga involving Texas Longhorns special teams coordinator Jeff Banks, a pet monkey and an injured trick-or-treater, Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian told reporters the story was "not a distraction at all" for the team. © Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian said an odd story involving an alleged monkey attack is not a distraction for the Longhorns. It started with a tweet on Monday night that claimed Banks' pet monkey "attacked and seriously hurt" a small child on Halloween night. Later tweets revealed the monkey belongs to Danielle Thomas, an exotic dancer who is reportedly in a relationship with Banks. In a video that was later deleted but can be seen here, Banks said the child in question trespassed into a blocked area of her home, ignoring multiple signs to stop, and stuck their hand...
    New York (CNN Business)Editor's Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN Business' Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here.Tonight: Unvaccinated workers dig in their heels and Biden targets stock buybacks to fund social spending. Plus: Don't let Facebook's pivot to the "metaverse" fool you — no matter what it calls itself, it's still in deep trouble. Let's get into it. SO METAOnce upon a time, it was The Facebook. Then that definite article got the boot, and the world got to know simply Facebook (good call, Justin Timberlake). Now we have Meta, a nod to the company's "metaverse" ambitions (more on that dystopian hellscape in a moment).  Read MoreICYMI: Mark Zuckerberg announced the company he founded 17 years ago is getting a rebrand, effectively demoting Facebook's namesake site to just one of several in the company's stable of apps, which also includes Instagram and WhatsApp.  Naturally, it's getting a new stock ticker, too. The company will drop $FB and begin trading under $MVRS (get it?) in December.  It's not an uncommon move for a tech...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Pilots at American and Southwest airlines are now being warned to keep vaccine mandate talks out of the cockpit.The unions representing pilots sent a letter alerting them about an uptick in self-reports of distracted pilots to the FAA.Airlines fall under federal contractors who must follow President Biden's vaccine mandate.That's because they fly government employees, cargo and provide other services.Here are more of today's COVID-19 headlines:Suffolk County Exec tests positiveSuffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19. He said he is experiencing mild symptoms and feels good otherwise."I hope this serves as a reminder to all residents that while we are making incredible progress in the war against COVID-19, we are not done just yet. To that end, I encourage anyone who is eligible to receive their booster shot to do so. For more information on vaccination, you can go to suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine."NYC announces COVID vaccine mandate for all municipal workersNew York City is requiring all municipal employees to get vaccinated, eliminating the testing option for unvaccinated members of the city workforce. Workers...
    House Minority Whip Steve Scalise on Wednesday described a House vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress as a “distraction” from crises facing the Biden administration, such as inflation and supply chain issues. The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to hold Bannon, who was an adviser to former President Donald Trump, in criminal contempt of Congress after he refused to comply with its subpoena request. PENCE AND GOP LAWMAKERS ASK SCOTUS TO BACK COACH FIRED FOR PRAYER At a press conference, Scalise called the select committee a “partisan exercise” whose members shunned “a true working relationship” with Republicans when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's picks for the committee. McCarthy later pulled his members from the select committee, but Pelosi added Republican Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. “They’re not trying to get at the truth, they want to just continue trying to create a distraction so they don’t have to talk about the crises they’ve...
    Washington Football Team president Jason Wright explained the team’s late-notice announcement of their decision to retire Sean Taylor’s jersey.  Once again, Washington Football Team executives are embroiled in scandal — or, rather, more scandalous behavior at the top is being exposed. WFT management has taken measures to make their franchise seem less racist after their offensive name was changed, and they’ve tried to seem less sexist when they hired Dan Snyder’s wife Tanya as the team’s co-CEO. Now, when it’s been revealed that former general manager Bruce Allen was involved in racist, sexist, and homophobic email exchanges, the team decided to divert attention to a monumental decision: retiring the jersey of late Washington safety Sean Taylor. There will never be another 21 ???? On Sunday, we will officially retire Sean Taylors number — Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) October 14, 2021 In their press release, the team explains that they will “honor nearly 100 alumni at FedExField, while also paying a special tribute to Washington alumnus and football legend, Sean Taylor.” Taylor will be represented on-field by his family during...
    As Facebook grapples with a number of major scandals in recent weeks, the company has announced plans for a new $10 million fund for creators to develop games for its new “metaverse” project. CNET reports that as Facebook deals with a number of scandals in recent weeks, the company is attempting to change the conversation as quickly as possible. Breitbart News has reported extensively on the “Facebook Files” series from the Wall Street Journal which made a number of damning claims about the tech giant based on a series of internal company documents. Mark Zuckerberg swallows a giggle. (Drew Angerer /Getty) In a report titled “Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show,” the Wall Street Journal claims that Facebook is aware that its photo-sharing app Instagram can have a negative effect on the body image of young women. The documents resulted in far-left”whistleblower” Frances Haugen testifying before Congress about the company’s actions.  Earlier this week, the internet giant suffered its biggest service outage since 2008 with all servers going offline for over six hours. Breitbart News also reported this week that hackers are selling the personal data...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A father and son from Florida have been arrested in connection with a string of “distraction-style” burglaries throughout Pennsylvania. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 5,583 New Cases, 93 More DeathsSteve Nichols and his son Archie Marino, both from Fort Lauderdale, are facing charges stemming from burglaries in several counties, including Butler, Westmoreland and Indiana locally. They’re accused of targeting elderly homeowners, one of them allegedly talking to the owner while the other snuck inside and stole valuable items. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 521 New CasesThe Attorney General’s Office says it began with a tip from the Millcreek Township Police then turned into a statewide investigation involving the United States Marshal Service. They’re facing multiple charges, including corrupt organizations, conspiracy and burglary. MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Restaurant Owner Loses Father, Son Both To COVID-19 Within One Day Of Each Other“These defendants are charged with conduct that includes seeking out seniors, distracting them, invading their home, and in some cases stealing thousands of dollars of cash...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that two men from Florida have been arrested and charged in connection with at least seven “distraction-style” burglaries against Pennsylvania senior citizens. READ MORE: Peeping The Leaves: Perfect Times And Places To Take In The Fall FoliageAccording to information presented to a grand jury, between August 2018 and November 2018, 53-year-old Steven Nichols and his 34-year-old son, Archie Marino committed a string of burglaries in Butler, Westmoreland, Indiana, Lebanon, and Lackawanna counties. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Overnight Rain Chances Begin The WeekendThe father and son from Ft. Lauderdale are facing charges of corrupt organizations, conspiracy, burglary, and related charges. MORE NEWS: Amazon Hosting Hiring Event In Green Tree“These defendants are charged with conduct that includes seeking out seniors, distracting them, invading their home, and in some cases stealing thousands of dollars of cash and personal belongings,” Shapiro said. “Let this send a loud and clear message, if you target older Pennsylvanians, we’re going to hold you to account.”
    Photos of RuPaul Through the Years 18 Online Shopping Traps and Scams To Watch Out For © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The first dose of NFL reality for Urban Meyer came from the reaction to his effort to hire Chris Doyle to serve as the team’s director of sports performance. Many loudly questioned the move given the accusations of a history of racist remarks made by Doyle while working for the University of Iowa football program. Meyer moved quickly to sever ties with Doyle. Meyer explained the decision by citing a desire to avoid distractions. “I saw the impact of the decision and the distraction it caused,” Meyer said at the time. “The most important part of the organization is and always will be our players, and I just — we both felt, we all felt, when I say both, Trent [Baalke] and myself, and then Chris Doyle felt it was best, that this team didn’t need [any distractions]. Everything’s going too well. We hired an excellent staff. We...
    With more than 95 percent of NBA players already vaccinated against Covid-19, Kyrie Irving remains one of the last holdouts. Fox Sports host Skip Bayless ripped the Brooklyn Nets superstar Tuesday morning, blasting him for seeking the spotlight. “If you had given me a list going into this of players that I thought would be the last holdout against getting vaccinated, he would be at the top,” Bayless said of Irving. Because of New York City’s indoor vaccine mandate, Irving will be unable to enter the Nets’ arena for home games if he continues to refuse the jab, a decision that could cost the NBA star more than $15 million in salary. “He is about conspiracy theories, he is world be flat, he is UFOs, he is Illuminati,” Bayless told his Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe. “I love it that he thinks hard…but sometimes his brain isn’t attached to the kind of maturity that should be coming along as he’s about to turn 30.” Last month, a report from Rolling Stone claimed Irving was buying into wild vaccine conspiracies by following...
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer apologized to his family, his team and owner Shad Khan for actions he called “just stupid.” A video surfaced Saturday night showing a woman dancing close to Meyer’s lap, a clip that quickly went viral and made headlines across the country. Another video appears to show Meyer touching the woman’s behind. Is this why Urban Meyer is trending? ???? pic.twitter.com/nFg8kUFVli — Dude In Texas (@ChiefSVP) October 3, 2021 Meyer called a team meeting Monday and vowed to “own it,” the motto he uses daily and has plastered all around the Jaguars facility. Urban Meyer apologizes for "being a distraction" to the Jaguars following a viral video of him at a bar that circulated over the weekend pic.twitter.com/13ZrcsbQ2R — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 4, 2021 “I just apologized to the team and staff for being a distraction,” Meyer told reporters afterward. “Just stupid and so I explained everything that happened and owned it. Just stupid. Should not have put myself in that kind of position.” Meyer didn’t fly back with his winless...
    Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke made Dancing With the Stars history by performing their jazz routine separately - and at home California oil spill could close beaches for months; dead wildlife washes ashore; ships anchor may have hit pipeline The first act in this Urban Meyer circus, if anyone can remember that far back, was the hiring and then resignation of controversial strength-and-conditioning coach Chris Doyle, who is currently embroiled in a racial discrimination lawsuit from eight former Iowa Hawkeyes players. It’s worth looking back that far because it was Meyer’s first sizable NFL mistake, followed by a pertinent message he relayed to the outside world. “We don’t need a distraction,” Meyer said after Doyle’s departure in February, “Moving forward is in the best interest of all.” Of all the regrets in the NFL, few cut deeper than your own words, particularly when your behavior is now the biggest story about your team, and the only path forward is through an apology. We’ll get to that in a moment. First, it’s worth recognizing the virtual assembly line of distraction...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence said the focus on January 6th is a distraction intended to “demean” millions of Trump supporters. Pence spoke with Sean Hannity Monday night, and the interview ended with Hannity asking about his continued relationship with Trump, months after they reportedly had a falling-out over the Capitol riots. The mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6, the day Congress certified the election results, due to weeks of election lies from then-President Donald Trump. People could be heard chanting “Hang Mike Pence!” and Trump himself attacked Pence on Twitter literally moments after he was evacuated that day. Pence told Hannity he and Trump “talked through all of it” days later, and that they ultimately “parted amicably.” He said Republicans should be focused on the future and added the following: I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration’s failed agenda by focusing on one day in January. They want to use that one day to try and demean the character and intentions of 74 million Americans who believed we could be strong...
    Monday, October 4, 2021. 1:13 p.m. Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer apologizes to family, team and owner Shad Khan for “distraction” after a video appeared on social media over the weekend – a young woman performing a dance in front of him. The mayor called his team to a meeting on Monday and promised he would “accept his responsibilities,” the words he says every day and written on the walls of Jaguar facilities. “I apologize to my team and my staff for the distraction,” the mayor said. This is nonsense, I explained what happened and I took responsibility. It was just nonsense. I would never find myself in a situation like this. “ The mayor did not fly home with his players following the Jacks’ 24-21 defeat to the Bengals in Cincinnati on Thursday night. He stayed in Ohio to see family members and went out for dinner on Friday at his restaurant / bar in Columbus.Urban Mayor’s Bind House‘ The 9-second video showing the mayor and the young woman went viral Saturday night....
    CamSoda had made an offer to Urban Meyer. Has been in the headlines ever since a video of a young woman dancing on him went mega-viral, and the popular adult entertainment company wants him to know he always has a place with them! (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Is this why Urban Meyer is trending? ???? pic.twitter.com/nFg8kUFVli — Dude In Texas (@ChiefSVP) October 3, 2021 CamSoda’s offer to Meyer stated the following in part: I’d like to reach out and offer you a VIP Elite XXX membership to CamSoda – the world’s best live adult webcam platform – that you can take with you on the road. It will provide you free 24/7 access to a roster of beautiful cam models that you can webcam with in crisp 4K from the comfort of your hotel room. I’d hate for you to get caught again and become a distraction. I know you have a pivotal showdown with the Titans this Sunday and your focus should be on getting your first win. This story is...
    Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer apologized to his team and owner Shad Khan for 'being a distraction' after a video surfaced over the weekend showing a young woman dancing close to his lap. Meyer called a team meeting Monday and vowed to 'own it,' the motto he uses daily and has plastered all around the Jaguars facility. 'I just apologized to the team and staff for being a distraction,' Meyer said. 'Just stupid and so I explained everything that happened and owned it. Just stupid. Should not have myself in that kind of position.' Meyer didn't fly back with his team following Jacksonville's 24-21 loss at Cincinnati on Thursday night. He remained in Ohio to see family members and went to dinner Friday at his restaurant/bar in Columbus, Urban Meyer's Pint House.  A video showing a blonde woman dancing in close proximity to Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer has become viral on Twitter. The video by Twitter account @ChiefSVP has racked up more than 2,000 likes Is this why Urban Meyer is trending? ???? pic.twitter.com/nFg8kUFVli— Dude In Texas (@ChiefSVP) October 3,...
    California oil spill could close beaches for months, prompts outcry against drilling as dead wildlife washes ashore Is Facebook down? Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger also part of major outage © Provided by Sports Illustrated Jaguars coach Urban Meyer apologized for "being a distraction" after a video of Meyer at a Columbus-area bar went viral over the weekend. View the original article to see embedded media.Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer was trending on Sunday for all the wrong reasons, considering his team had already played on Thursday. Video footage and photos of Meyer went viral on Sunday that appeared to show a woman dancing alongside the former Ohio State coach at a Columbus, Ohio-area bar. The first-year Jags coach apologized publicly on Monday to the team and his family. "I just apologized to the team and the staff for being a distraction," Meyer said in a Monday press conference. "It was stupid. So I explained everything that happened and owned it. It was stupid to…I should not have myself in that kind of position. Meyer said that he originally stayed back in...
    20 facts you might not know about The Godfather and The Godfather Part II Cutting Out These 24 Expenses Will Save You Over $15,000 a Year Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer apologized Monday for a video that surfaced over the weekend in which a woman who was not his wife danced on him. AFC Week 4 overreactions: Bill Belichick comes up short of revenge USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Is this the beginning of the end for Mike Zimmer and Kirk Cousins in Minnesota? USA TODAY SPORTS NFLs Week 3 Power Rankings USA TODAY SPORTS LockerGate: Did the Patriots really bug Peyton Manning’s locker? USA TODAY SPORTS Arkansas, Clemson among big movers up and down in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll USA TODAY SPORTS NFC Week 3 overreactions: Rodgers proves hes still the best USA TODAY SPORTS AFC Week 3 overreactions: Justin Tuckers heroics lift roughed up Ravens USA TODAY SPORTS NFL Week 3: Does an injured...
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer apologized to his family, his team and owner Shad Khan for “being a distraction” after a video surfaced over the weekend showing a young woman dancing close to his lap. Meyer called a team meeting Monday and vowed to “own it,” the motto he uses daily and has plastered all around the Jaguars facility. “I just apologized to the team and staff for being a distraction,” Meyer said. “Just stupid and so I explained everything that happened and owned it. Just stupid. Should not have myself in that kind of position.” Meyer didn’t fly back with his team following Jacksonville’s 24-21 loss at Cincinnati on Thursday night. He remained in Ohio to see family members and went to dinner Friday at his restaurant/bar in Columbus, Urban Meyer’s Pint House. “I stayed to see the grandkids and we all went to the dinner that night,” he said. “There was a big group next our restaurant and they wanted me to come over and take pictures, and I did. They were trying to...
    Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham admitted she thought it was a mistake to have worked for the Trump administration in a new Monday morning interview.  She joined Good Morning America ahead of the release of her memoir, 'I'll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw In The Trump White House,' and spoke candidly about her regrets and worries about Trump's past actions and future potential presidential bid.  One of those concerns is how Donald Trump interacted with authoritarian rulers, who Grisham claimed he was desperate to 'impress.' Host George Stephanopoulos asked Grisham about her accounts of Trump's deferential demeanor and manipulation at the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin.   'How do you explain why the president was so placating of President Putin?' he asked. 'This is my opinion, but I got the feeling he wanted to impress dictators. I think he almost admired how tough they were,' she said. Grisham claims Trump told Putin during a G20 meeting in Japan, 'I'll act tougher with you for a few minutes, but that's just for the cameras.'  During the same...
    Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan became the second regional central bank leader to resign Monday, saying he was stepping down early following a recent controversy over stock market trades he made. Kaplan's early retirement follows an announcement earlier in the day from Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren, who said he will leave as well but cited health concerns and not the issue over his investment portfolio activity. "The Federal Reserve is approaching a critical point in our economic recovery as it deliberates the future path of monetary policy. Unfortunately, the recent focus on my financial disclosure risks becoming a distraction to the Federal Reserve's execution of that vital work," Kaplan said in a statement. His retirement takes effect Oct. 8. Controversy had swirled over the issue following disclosures that Kaplan in particular had been executing large-dollar trades in big-name companies such as Amazon, Apple and Delta Airlines. The Wall Street Journal first reported the trades. Subsequent to the disclosures, both Kaplan and Rosengren said they would be selling their stocks to avoid the appearance of conflict. Questions were raised...
    Governor Tate Reeves (R-MS) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that President Joe Biden was pushing COVID vaccine mandates to change the political narrative from his falling poll numbers. Reeves said, “Well, the Mississippi legislature has enacted laws, Jake. And again, thanks for having me on today. The legislature has enacted laws regarding vaccines of many types. It is unique to kids and their ability to go to our public schools. It’s not vaccines mandated in the workplace. But the question here is not about what we do in Mississippi. It’s what this president is trying to impose upon the American worker.” He added, “The president very much wants you and everyone else to believe that this is a fight between politicians. The reality is, this is an attack by the president on hard-working Americans, and hard-working Mississippians who he wants to choose between getting a jab in their arm and their ability to feed families. I believe that’s a false choice. The president does not have the authority to do this. He knows he doesn’t have the...
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “11th Hour,” host Brian Williams stated that the situation in Del Rio “is a mess and a snowballing humanitarian and health crisis,” but “some worry it’s going to be used as a giant flashy distraction” from “the rising death toll stemming from mismanagement and ghoulish denialism during a pandemic” in Texas. Williams said, “In the days to come, the Texas border’s going to get a lot of attention, and deservedly so during this surge of immigrants. Right-wing media will call it an invasion. They already are, and they will tell Americans they are in grave danger as a result. And while the situation in places like Del Rio is a mess and a snowballing humanitarian and health crisis, the coverage will be dire. And some worry it’s going to be used as a giant flashy distraction in a state like Texas, where Gov. Abbott, like DeSantis in Florida, would rather talk about anything other than the rising death toll stemming from mismanagement and ghoulish denialism during a pandemic. Both men, both governors face tough re-election...
    Illegal migrants who make it into Britain by obtaining legitimate visas and then not leaving are estimated at 64,000 a year, dwarfing the headline-grabbing boat migrant influx. The ever-increasing number of illegal migrants crossing the English Channel on small boats — despite the Tories having first declared the crossings a “major incident” and promised to bring it under control in 2018 — is now the only migration-related issue to receive serious attention from British politicians. Mass legal immigration, which the Tories no longer even pretend they will reduce “from the hundreds of thousands to the tens of thousands”, has been largely eliminated from the public discourse as a matter of debate, while illegal immigration by methods other than small boat which once enjoyed some prominence — breaking into Britain-bound lorries, for example, sometimes harming or even killing drivers in the attempt — have also been pushed into the background. However, Sky News has now shone a light on the scale of illegal immigration, at least, beyond the boats crisis, with tens of thousands of people becoming so-called “irregular migrants” by...
    By Alina Panek MUNSTER, Ind. (CBS) – On Monday, a couple were deceived and allowed a man inside to come inspect their water for contamination when a a second unknown suspect reportedly entered and stole cash and jewelry. READ MORE: Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar Schemes At 12:50 p.m., on the 600 block of River Drive, a man was mowing his lawn when approached by a man. The offender advised the man mowing the lawn’s wife that the offender needed to inspect their water for contamination. While he checked the basement and the kitchen, a second unknown offender reportedly entered an adjacent bedroom and stole cash and jewelry. READ MORE: Chicago Hotels Expected To Lose $2 Billion In Revenue By Years End, Report Says The police were dispatched a half hour later to the residence. The first offender is described to be Hispanic, about 30-40 years old and wearing all black. The suspects reportedly fled the scene in a dark...
    The 25 best album closers/finales 25 Tried-and-True Jobs That Will Last Through Any Recession The Houston Texans didn't miss disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson over the weekend. Veteran Tyrod Taylor completed 21-of-33 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns en route to guiding his team to an impressive season-opening victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.  © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson Watson missed the contest with a non-injury designation, as he reportedly still wishes to be traded and continues to face 22 lawsuits alleging acts of sexual assault and misconduct along with 10 criminal complaints. Despite the off-the-field issues associated with the star signal-caller, James Palmer of the league's website reports "almost" a dozen Houston players, "some emphatically, have stated to me that Watson is not a distraction."   Palmer added the 26-year-old attends meetings and even serves as "an extra set of eyes" while aiding Taylor in film sessions. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported Sunday the Texans rejected an offer of three first-round draft picks and three third-round picks for Watson ahead of this year's...
    Conor McGregor Shades Machine Gun Kelly After VMAs Altercation: Little Vanilla Boy Rappers Asian markets pull back after Wall Street’s weekly loss Every time an NFL season kicks off, everything seems bigger in Week 1. The opening Sunday of 2021 was no different, chalk full of the usual share of immediate surprises.  Disappointing losing performances looks the worst thing ever for a team or a player. Likewise, positive developments in impressive victories appear to be the best things going. There will be plenty of overreaction either way on Monday morning. Here's a look at what everyone's talking about and whether there's merit to the hyperbolic storylines: © Provided by Sporting News Aaron-Rodgers-091221-GETTY-FTR "Aaron Rodgers' drama is a big distraction for the Packers' season" What was that? The Packers got the Drew Brees-less Saints in a neutral field in Jacksonville and the highest-scoring offense in 2020 couldn't muster a TD against a retooled defense. The 38-3 loss was the most head-scratching defeat of any team in Week 1.  Rodgers had a rough post-MVP outing (15-of-28, 133 passing yards, 2 INTs, 4.8 yards per...
    Cam Newton theorized Friday why the New England Patriots released him before the start of the 2021 regular season. Newton remarked on his Patriots fallout, which ended with rookie Mac Jones being named starting quarterback, in his "Funky Friday" special on YouTube. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The veteran quarterback said he still thought he was going to be released from the team even after the coronavirus protocol issue that forced him to miss a few days of practice. He said he helped "ease the decision." Newton recalled he was getting fewer reps with the first team at practice but said he would’ve been fine backing up Jones during the season. However, he believed his shadow would’ve been an issue. "The reason they released me is because, indirectly, I was going to be a distraction without being the starter," the one-time NFL MVP said. "Just my aura. … That’s my gift and my curse. When you bring a Cam Newton to your facility, when you bring a Cam Newton to your franchise, people are interested." He said...
    Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Cameron Heyward and T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 12, 2021. On Wednesday Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was unequivocal when talking about the team’s ongoing contract negotiations with its All-Pro outside linebacker. “T.J. Watt should get whatever the heck he wants,” said Roethlisberger, via ESPN’s Brooke Pryor, before stating the obvious and adding that “Watt is one of the best players in the NFL, not just defensively.” Today, fellow team captain Cameron Heyward also weighed in on the T.J. Watt negotiations, wrapping up his media session with a simple yet strong message: “Pay T.J.” According to Heyward, that’s the sentiment throughout the locker room. “We all feel like T.J. should be paid,” said the eight-year veteran. He has put in the time and the work. He is a productive player. He’s been out here (and) doesn’t miss much games. He’s a game-changer.”Cam Heyward’s 5-Year Extension was Signed on Sept. 6, 2020If there’s anyone who understands what Watt is going through it’s Heyward, as he went through a protracted negotiation last...
    Robby Hayes Considers Lawsuit After Jef Holm Drops Restraining Order How To Know If It’s Worth It To Do a Major Remodel INDIANAPOLIS - The new franchise quarterback missing a critical week of practice as he recovers from a foot injury that knocked him out for three weeks is not “a distraction.”  Colts DT DeForest Buckner does what he wants with people Indianapolis Star See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Colin Cowherd reacts to Russell Wilson dropping to No. 12 on the NFL Top 100 list I THE HERD FOXSports Colin Cowherd makes his first revisions to his 2021 NFL predictions I THE HERD FOXSports Fantasy Football Tiers: Tight End Rankings Explained Sports Illustrated Baldys Breakdowns: Trey Lance looked sharp in second NFL appearance NFL Dolphins vs. Bengals highlights Preseason Week 3 NFL Patrick Mahomes best passes vs. Vikings Preseason Week 3 NFL Sam Darnolds best plays vs. Steelers Preseason Week 3 NFL Baldys top QB-WR duos...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Scott Zolak apologized on Sunday for his comments from earlier in the week regarding rap music being a distraction for Cam Newton during practice. “I’m sorry for that comment. I don’t need to make that comment,” Zolak said on the 98.5 The Sports Hub pregame show, as transcribed by NESN’s Zack Cox. “I should not even ever bring any sort of music into play, because I have no clue what’s going on in a player’s head.” Here are Zolaks full comments from today: pic.twitter.com/wbaCF2L0NY — Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 29, 2021 Zolak made the initial comments during Thursday’s “Zolak & Bertrand” show on 98.5 The Sports Hub. “I’d turn off the rap music, first of all, because I think it’s distracting for Cam here,” Zolak said while analyzing Thursday’s practice, which was Newton’s first practice of the week after missing five days due to COVID protocols. “Because in between every throw, he’s dancing. … He makes a throw and then — the music’s still cranking here, I know you can hear it faintly in the background...
    Getty Cam Newton If you follow former New England Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak on social media or even watch or listen to his commentary, two things are very apparent: he loves the Patriots, he’s from the “old school” and he’s very outspoken. At times, the combination can lead to some head-scratching comments. We saw the most recent example of this on Friday morning when the 53-year-old unleashed some bewildering hot takes on Cam Newton during his show on 98.5 The Sports Hub. According to Zolak, the Patriots need to “turn off the rap music,” so Newton can concentrate. “I’d turn off the rap music first of all, because I think it’s distracting for Cam here,” Zolak said. “Because in-between every throw, he’s dancing. He makes a throw and the music’s still cranking. He can’t help himself.” Zolak continued with his top-tier commentary, but at this point, he’s describing rookie Mac Jones, whom he obviously loves.“Looks like he came to work again. Like, he’s here to work. And everything is attention to detail. But, again, that’s Cam’s style.”Hmm…does Zolak know...
    Without making much noise, the Kia Sportage It has positioned itself as one of the most interesting compact SUVs on the European market. Not surprisingly, since it was born in 1993 it has evolved so much that no one can say that it is a model that comes from a brand with humble roots. Be that as it may, this fifth generation, which was already presented a few months ago, is vital for the good commercial performance of the firm in regions such as Europe. If you recall a bit, when the new Kia Sportage debuted, we can tell you that he did so with his native country in mind. On South Korea and other regions of the world they like large and spacious vehicles, so the version that reaches the Old Continent will differ in the outer dimensions. Hence the presentation of our Sportage has been delayed. Yes because with these sketches they announce the date of their debut and they let you see what their design is like. The European and South Korean Kia Sportage, which...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘Jeopardy!’ host Mike Richards quits amid uproar over past comments, says moving forward would be a ‘distraction.’ Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins said on this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday” that raising concerns over COVID-19 cases among migrates at the U.S.-Mexico border is a “distraction.” In a video, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said, “Whatever variance are around the world, they are coming across that southern border, so he’s not shutting down the virus. He’s helping to facilitate it in our country.” Anchor Chris Wallace said, “You talk about dealing with the science, dealing with facts, I’m going to ask you about that. Parts of Texas, the positivity rate for COVID among some of the illegal migrants coming across the border is over 10%. How responsible are they for spreading this wave of COVID that is sweeping the country right now?” Collins said, “It certainly a cause of concern. They have very significant masking requirements there, but it is certainly possible. But, you know, let nobody try to say that’s why the U.S. is in trouble. The rate of infection in Mexico is actually lower than it is right now in places like Texas...
    SAN LUIS OBISPO (CBS13) — A courtroom conundrum could bring two of California’s most notorious criminal cases into the same courtroom. CBS13 talked with Sacramento attorney Mark Reichel for some legal perspective on the surprising move by Paul Flores’ defense team. The attorney of the main suspect in the disappearance of Kristin Smart is planning to call convicted killer Scott Peterson to testify at an upcoming preliminary hearing. READ MORE: No Vaccine, No Service: More Sacramento Businesses Add Vaccination Card Requirements For Customers “Well, remember it’s not a jury trial just yet and it seems like a distraction—but it’s a strange distraction,” said Reichel. Lawyers for Flores say Peterson and Smart knew each other while they both attended Cal Poly more than two decades ago. At one point, investigators were looking at Peterson as a potential suspect in Smart’s disappearance, but they could never find a connection. “This is without a doubt the craziest thing I’ve ever heard,” Reichel said on the defense team’s decision. READ MORE: California Republican Party Chooses Not To Endorse A Recall Candidate Peterson is serving...
    Iain Stirling has narrated "Love Island UK" in all seven of its seasons. David M. Benett / Getty Images Iain Stirling told The Guardian that "Love Island" has a constructive effect on social media discussions. Stirling also believes that "Love Island" is a "distraction" to discussions about mental health. Four contestants from this year's show have received death threats in the last month. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The narrator "Love Island," Iain Stirling, spoke to The Guardian about the relationship between social media and the hit UK dating show. The Guardian reported that the comedian believed that inserting "Love Island" into discussions about online trolling and mental health is "actually just another distraction, we should be looking to where the actual problem is." Over the last couple of years, "Love Island" has faced criticism of how it treats its contestants after they leave the series. They only changed their aftercare process after the suicides of two previous contestants, Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis. After the suicide of the original presenter of "Love Island," Caroline Flack,...
    Getty New York Giants head coach Joe Judge. Kadarius Toney’s introduction into the NFL certainly hasn’t been the smoothest. A positive COVID-19 test this past week was simply the latest in what has been frankly an odd start to the wideout’s New York Giants tenure. From going through drills in minicamp barefoot due to a cleat issue, to an apparent minor foot injury, skipping OTAs over his contract and clapping back at fans over his rap career, the first-round pick has quickly become a lightning rod for debate in East Rutherford. So much so that Joe Judge was posed with the question this weekend of whether Toney has become a distraction for the Giants — a notion that the head coach quickly shut down. “This guy loves football and he goes hard when he’s practicing. He plays hard,” Judge said of Toney, via the New York Daily News’ Pat Leonard. “There’s a lot of guys who are talented and they have some other things outside the building that distract them when they get in the building. We haven’t...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Washington State coach Nick Rolovich lamented Tuesday that his decision to not get the COVID-19 vaccine has created a distraction for his program, though he reiterated that he would keep his reasons why private. “I don’t mean to cause any heartache to this university or to this athletic department or this state,” Rolovich said via Zoom during Pac-12 media day. “As I go forward, I plan on adhering to all policies that are implemented for the unvaccinated at the state, local, campus and conference level. I’m not against vaccinations. I wholeheartedly support those who choose to be vaccinated, including our players, staff, and coaches.” Rolovich was the only conference coach not at the W Hollywood Hotel for media day, where proof of vaccination was required for those in attendance. He said talks with the athletic department have been good and that “they respect my decision.” Rolovich said 75% of his team has received at least one shot. Washington State is one of nine Pac-12 schools requiring students and staff to be vaccinated for the upcoming academic...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One of two people suspected of taking part in a distraction burglary at an elderly Miramar woman’s home has been arrested. Rachael Demitro, 49, has been charged with burglary, grand theft from a person 65 years old or older, and violation of probation. READ MORE: Niños for Cuba Rally Sunday At Tropical Park She and a second suspect are accused of distracting an 81-year-old widow, pretending to be FPL employees, and stealing more than $25,000 worth of jewelry. Police said one of the suspects posed as an FPL representative and lured the woman to her backyard. Once there, a second suspect distracted her while the other suspect burglarized her home. READ MORE: Miami Beach Condo Resident Concerned About His Building After Surfside Collapse A doorbell camera video captured one of the suspects. Suspect wanted in connection with a distraction burglary in Miramar (Miramar Police) Miramar police said the investigation into the second suspect continues. MORE NEWS: Washington D.C. Rally For Action To Help People Of Cuba Anyone with information on the theft is urged to...