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    Twitter Madisyn Baldwin. Madisyn Baldwin was identified by her family as one of the three victims who died in the Oxford High School shooting. Baldwin was 17 years old and expected to graduate at the end of the school year. “Her family said she had already been accepted into several colleges, some with a full scholarship,” Click on Detroit reported. Her family told the news outlet she loved to draw, read and write. She was the oldest of three siblings, the family said. “She had a younger half brother and two sisters she loved dearly,” the news outlet reported.
    Thieves attacked stores all across the country around Thanksgiving and during the Black Friday weekend. Robbers stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and even the life of a California security guard was lost as he tried protecting a news crew that was reporting on the robberies, Fox News reported. (RELATED: ‘It Looks Like The Third World’: New York City Drug Stores Ravaged By Shoplifters) While most of the looters got away, @walnutcreekpd did arrest a few following the flash mob robbery of the Walnut Creek Nordstrom store. #nordstrom #flashmobrobbery pic.twitter.com/LPlrNeiyhg — Jodi Hernandez (@JodiHernandezTV) November 21, 2021 A group of eight robbers armed with sledgehammers came to a Home Depot in Lakewood, California, to steal $400 worth in hammers, crowbars, and other tools which were used in other robberies including a Nordstrom in Walnut Creek, according to Fox News. The robbers allegedly fled the scene in cars that were waiting in the parking lot. Police stopped a car with no license plates and took four people who may have been involved in the robbery into custody, according to...
    Climate activists from the group “Extinction Rebellion” blocked Amazon warehouses all around Europe on Friday. The activists are putting pressure on Amazon, demanding that they improve working conditions and end business practices that damage the environment, The Associated Press reported. The activists targeted 13 Amazon fulfillment centers in the U.K., with the goal of disrupting 50% of the companies delivery on Black Friday, Amazon’s busiest day of the year, the outlet reported. NEW: Thousands of Amazon workers and activists in 20 countries will strike and protest on Black Friday in a coordinated effort to #MakeAmazonPay. The list of actions is enormous. I wrote about it here: https://t.co/LCwhw3Yu7K — Lauren Kaori Gurley (@LaurenKGurley) November 18, 2021 “The action is intended to draw attention to Amazon’s exploitative and environmentally destructive business practices, disregard for workers’ rights in the name of company profits, as well as the wastefulness of Black Friday,” the group said, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Bill Taking Aim At Amazon Warehouse Production Quotas Passes California Senate) Activist groups in the U.S. and around the world have organized protests Friday against...
    U.S. chip-industry and venture-capital firms have invested in China’s chip-sector, endangering America’s top global position in the industry and allegedly threatening the nation’s national security, the Wall Street Journal reported. U.S. venture capital firms, private investors and chip-industry companies have made 58 investment deals with China’s semiconductor industry between 2017 and 2020, according to an investigation by the Wall Street Journal. These investments could threaten U.S. dominance in the chip-sector as China advances in the industry. Intel Corp., a major chip company, is supporting and aiding a Chinese company called Primarius Technologies Co., which creates chips that American companies currently dominate in producing, according to the outlet. Silicon Valley firms Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and Redpoint Ventures have reportedly made at least 67 investments with Chinese chip-sector companies. Walden International, based in San Francisco, has 25 investments in Chinese semiconductors between 2017 and 2020, according to the outlet. Meanwhile, Sequoia Capital China made at least 40 investments since 2020. (RELATED: REPORT: China Overtakes US For Foreign Business Investments)  Intel Capital said that their investments in China amount...
    Australian police released audio Thursday capturing the moment 4-year-old Cleo Smith was found after being missing for almost three weeks. “We’ve got her, we’ve got her,” an officer is heard saying at the beginning of the clip. The child was then asked her name. She hesitated at first, but replied with “My name is Cleo.” “You’re all right, bubby,” the officer reassured her. 18 days after disappearing in Australia from her family’s camping tent – 4-year-old Cleo Smith is back home. Police and her family say they never gave up hope. pic.twitter.com/vq8yzjZ5p2 — Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) November 3, 2021 Smith disappeared in the middle of the night on Oct. 16 from a tent in the outback. The parents alleged that she was grabbed in the middle of the night, finding the tent zipper open in the morning. The family was camping 60 miles away from their home in Carnarvon, a small coastal town in Western Australia, NBC News reported. The disappearance of Smith sparked national outrage in Australia and prompted the police to do a nationwide search. Smith’s parents...
    A CMS student reported being sexually assaulted. Then she was suspended www.youtube.com What else?The girl's mother, whose identity is also being protected, expressed outrage at the school during an interview with WBTV. "The school did their investigation, gave me a phone call, and said, 'Hey, look, unfortunately, it looks like there's no evidence that what your daughter's saying took place did. We're gonna have to give her a day of suspension,'" she told the outlet. "I said, 'Well if the police are telling me that he did do these things, he admitted to them, and that I have the right to press charges, you're telling me this didn't happen?' And she said, 'Well, unfortunately, what the law does has nothing to do with CMS, so, unfortunately, we have nothing else that we can do about this,'" the mother continued. She said the incident has left her and her daughter in shock and feeling like the school doesn't have an interest in protecting its students. "They are making her feel like she is being punished for coming forward," she...
    Cuban authorities have reportedly beaten and mentally abused a handful of demonstrators that took to the streets protesting communism in July. Thousands of Cuban citizens took part in the nation’s July 11 protests in 32 cities throughout the country with demands for “Liberty” and “Patria y Vida” (Homeland and Life) in response to the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The protesters demanded greater access to food, medicine, vaccines and boldly called for the end of the communist regime that has remained in power since Communist Revolution of 1959. Cuban authorities detained over 1,000 protesters within hours and days of the nationwide demonstration, according to the Washington Post. Nearly 500 demonstrators remain imprisoned and have endured humiliation and both physical and mental abuse. Michel Parra, a demonstrator in the July protest, was arrested and taken to an interrogation room located at the local Tecnico—a facility run by Cuban security services, the Post reported. The authorities threatened him and called him a “gusano” (worm)—the state slur used against anti-Communist citizens— and was physically beaten, according to the Post. (RELATED: Anti-Communist Freedom Protesters...
    U.S. Marshals pulled guns on a New York man resembling the former fiancé of Gabby Petito at a North Carolina resort, the New Yorker reported Saturday. Severin Beckwith and Anna Brettman, a young couple from Ithaca, New York, were staying at the Lodge at Fontana Village Resort during their hiking trip from Georgia to North Carolina along the Appalachian Trail, the outlet reported. Armed U.S. Marshals kicked in the door and raided the couple’s room. “Next thing I see is a bunch of guys with riot shields with ‘U.S. Marshals’ written on them,” Beckwith said, according to the New Yorker. “Handguns pointed at my face.” Authorities handcuffed Beckwith, who had been napping shortly before the raid, and helped him get dressed, the outlet reported. Brian Laundrie lookalike ambushed by feds at gunpoint on Appalachian Trail https://t.co/PU1sd6OvKo pic.twitter.com/rbaI8QHo1u — New York Post (@nypost) October 18, 2021 Authorities suspected that Beckwith was Brian Laundrie—the fugitive that went missing following the discovery of Petito’s remains shortly after returning from a cross country trip in September. Authorities confirmed that the 22-year-old died from...
    Demonstrators blocked traffic on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Thursday calling on Senate Democrats to pass a provision granting a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Organized by the Movement for Citizenship for All (Papeles Para Todos) and the Bay Area Coalition for Economic Justice and Citizenship for All, dozens of undocumented mothers, students and allies exited their cars with banners and chanting in Spanish with demands for immigration reform at around 7 a.m., the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The demonstrations responded to the Senate parliamentarian’s Wednesday rejection of the Democrats’ provision into the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package intended to grant amnesty to nearly 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., CNN reported. The demonstrators blocked incoming traffic on the bridge until around 8 a.m., risking the chance of arrest or deportation, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Law enforcement, who arrived around at 7:15 a.m., issued a handful of citations to protesters but reportedly made no arrests. Demonstrators said they are standing up for the rights of immigrants after enduring discrimination and inhumane treatment for two decades, the outlet reported....
    A London police officer was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for the kidnap, rape and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard earlier this year. Wayne Couzens, 48, abducted Everard on March 3 after falsely arresting her for violating COVID-19 restrictions in London. Prosecutors said Thursday Couzens drove Everard to a secluded area in a rental car where he raped and murdered her, before burning the body and clothing afterward, NBC News reported. 2/ Our police are there to protect us – and I know that officers will share in our shock and devastation at the total betrayal of this duty. People must be able to walk on our streets without fear of harm and with full confidence that the police are there to keep them safe. — Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) September 30, 2021 Everard’s body was found one week later more than 50 miles southeast of London. Defense attorney Jim Sturman asked for leniency, arguing that Couzens had spared the Everard family some grief by pleading guilty and claiming his client was filled with shame over his...
    McCreary said that several allies including the British assisted, and that the man, his wife and their four children were "safe in an undisclosed location under the protection of the United States." The successful rescue marks a bright spot during a largely dark and tumultuous time in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has swiftly taken over, seizing the capital city of Kabul on Sunday and leaving many people in grave danger. "Khalid and his family were unable to get inside the airport where the Taliban controlled the entrances," the AP reported. "He was widely known because of his position as police chief in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province and from television appearances, including one in which he challenged the Taliban to a fight, supporters said," according to the outlet. The man, who is called Khalid by friends, was rescued following efforts by supporters in the American military who said that he had helped save many lives and would be killed if he were ever located by the Taliban, the AP reported. The outlet noted that they sought assistance from lawmakers, the Department...
    A 2020 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine explains that those believed to be afflicted with the so-called Havana Syndrome reported hearing a loud sound and felt pressure in their heads before experiencing vertigo, dizziness, unsteady gait, visual disturbances, and more. The report noted that some of the observed brain injuries were reportedly consistent with effects of "directed microwave energy," which the report stated Russia has extensively studied. There is no conclusive evidence to support the theory that Russia may be involved in directed energy attacks on any U.S. diplomats or officials. What are the details? The outlet reported that a U.S. official with purported knowledge of new possible cases said that a "steady drumbeat of cables has been coming in from overseas posts reporting new incidents — often multiple times each week." "A recent and previously unreported incident in Berlin cut short at least one diplomat's term in Germany, U.S. officials and others briefed about the matter said," the report noted. "Another person who was briefed this month about recent incidents said, 'It...
    Gerard Butler and his longtime love are making a splash this summer. On Thursday, the actor and his girlfriend Morgan Brown were spotted having a beach day with friends in Malibu, Calif. While the 51-year-old hit the waves on his board with a pal, the 50-year-old real estate developer and designer worked on her tan. She rocked a neon green high-cut bikini featuring orange and pink detailing, accentuating her freshly sunkissed features. PENELOPE CRUZ, 47, ROCKS A PLUNGING SWIMSUIT WHILE ENJOYING A BEACH DAY WITH JAVIER BARDEM IN SARDINIA Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown enjoyed a beach day with friends in Malibu, Calif. (Backgrid) Butler and Morgan were back on after it was reported in August 2020 that the pair split after more than six years together. At the time, Butler’s rep didn’t comment on the report. Butler and Brown were originally linked together in September 2014 after a PDA-packed beach date in Malibu, People magazine reported. According to the outlet, the couple dated on-and-off over the next two years before parting ways. In 2016, a source close...
    A California restaurant owner is fining his patrons $5 for wearing a mask or 'bragging' about COVID vaccine - which he says he'll donate to charity. Chris Castleman, the owner of Fiddleheads Cafe in Mendocino, has been a vocal critic of the coronavirus restrictions since early in the pandemic, often making the news for his controversial stances. California and Hawaii are the only two states which still require masks indoors for those who have been vaccinated after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated people do not have to wear a mask in most settings.  Fiddleheads, which displays a 'Don't Tread On Me' flag in the window, posted signs on its windows on Monday announcing its latest policy, SF Gate reported. The sign reads: '$5 FEE ADDED TO ORDERS PLACED WHILE WEARING A FACE MASK.' Chris Castleman, the owner of Fiddleheads Cafe in Mendocino, pictured, has been a vocal critic of the coronavirus restrictions since early in the pandemic Castleman posted a sign on Monday that reads: '$5 FEE ADDED TO ORDERS PLACED WHILE WEARING A FACE MASK' The...
    Two masked gunmen jumped out of a stolen car and shot two IHOP employees taking a smoke break in Louisiana - killing one and injuring the other - before then allegedly torching their getaway car. The gunmen hopped out of the vehicle and opened fire on the pancake chain workers around noon before fleeing the scene, ultimately ditching the car in a nearby residential neighborhood and setting it on fire, The Advocate reported. First responders found one of the workers at the IHOP on Siegen Lane and rushed them to a local hospital where they died, the outlet reported. Workers at a local optician's office in an adjacent strip mall told the outlet they saw the second victim run out of the IHOP and jump into his car with the back of his white shirt drenched in blood. He then tried to drive himself to a hospital but was found in his car nearby by paramedics, WBRZ reported. He was also taken by ambulance a local hospital in stable condition. Two masked gunmen jumped out of a stolen car...
    Celebrities and others attending the Oscars this year will only be required to wear face masks while the cameras aren’t rolling, Variety reported Monday. “The Academy is not asking Oscar attendees to wear face masks while cameras are rolling during the live ceremony on April 25,” Variety reported. Oscar Attendees Will Not Wear Face Masks During Telecast (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/V3381ftPyP — Variety (@Variety) April 19, 2021 “However, when guests are not on camera, they are being asked to wear masks,” the outlet wrote. “For example, masks should be put on during commercial breaks.” (RELATED: REPORT: Oscars Say Red Carpet Is Back, ‘Casual Dress’ And ‘Zoom’ Are Out) Since the Oscars, which will air live on April 25, are being treated like a TV or film production, guests will not be required to wear masks while filming, according to the outlet. The news was announced to Academy reps and nominees plus studio and personal publicists during a Zoom meeting Monday, the outlet reported. Does coronavirus just disappear when the cameras start rolling? I’m not sure these new rules even make any...
    More On: animals Fire destroys reptile house, inhabitants at Missouri zoo ‘Horror house’: Estate raid of NYT editor’s widow reveals dozens of dead goats Raptors are nesting on Jurassic World’s raptor-themed rollercoaster Italian cat reportedly catches UK COVID-19 variant from owners They’re putting his neck on the line. A famous giraffe who’s the staple of a popular California ranch attraction has been “seized” as evidence — after his owners were accused of breaking the law to keep him there. Stanley, who made a cameo in “The Hangover Part III,” has lived among zebras, camels and other animals since 2015 at Malibu Wine Safari’s Saddlerock Ranch, news station KABC reported. But the state Department of Fish and Wildlife now claims the owners never obtained the proper permits to operate a business with wild animals, the outlet reported. Malibu Wine Safaris owner and CEO Dakota Semler has been charged with maintaining an animal facility or a wild animal without a license, while her father Ron Semler has been accused of providing false information for Stanley’s restricted species permit, the outlet reported....
    Major donors to the University of Texas at Austin reportedly threatened to stop sending money if “The Eyes of Texas” didn’t remain the university’s alma mater. The Texas Tribune obtained emails sent to UT Austin President Jay Hartzell between the months of June and October. Over 70% of the roughly 300 people who emailed Hartzell demanded the university continue to play “The Eyes of Texas,” while 75 threatened to rescind their donations, the outlet reported Monday. The emails also question why quarterback Sam Ehlinger was left on the field alone to stand for the alma mater following the rival game between Texas and Oklahoma, according to The Texas Tribune. “UT needs rich donors who love The Eyes of Texas more than they need one crop of irresponsible and uninformed students or faculty who won’t do what they are paid to do” Emails show wealthy alumni supporting “Eyes of Texas” threatened to pull donationshttps://t.co/w6TpTFR5ga — Kate McGee (@McGeeReports) March 1, 2021 “My wife and I have given an endowment in excess of $1 million to athletics,” an unidentified donor wrote...
    More On: Coronavirus Congress holds candlelight vigil for 500K Americans who died from COVID-19 Alarming study reveals how long COVID-19 survives on fabric FDA backs Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as safe and effective Woman regrets very unfortunate tattoo she got just before pandemic A homegrown coronavirus strain that emerged in California is more contagious and shows higher resistance to antibodies from COVID-19 vaccines, scientists have warned. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco said the new variant has dangerous implications and should be considered one “of concern” on par with from United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil, the Los Angeles Times reported. “The devil is already here,” Dr. Charles Chiu, who led the study, told the outlet. “I wish it were different. But the science is the science.” In the team’s unpublished findings, it suggests that the variant is about 19 percent to 24 percent more transmissible, the outlet reported. Over a period of just five months, the new strain grew to account for more than 50 percent of all coronavirus samples being used for genetic sequencing...
    Former model Rebecca Landrift’s body was found dead on the side of a road in Pennsylvania over the weekend. Landrift’s body was found by a PennDot worker early Sunday morning, the Philly Voice first reported Wednesday. She had suffered gunshot wounds to the head, neck, throat, chest and hand, the Union County Coroner Dominick Adamo said in a statement to the Philly Voice. Model Rebecca Landrith Found Dead on Side of the Road in Pennsylvania After Being Shot Multiple Times​ https://t.co/El2GU6Yv7s — People (@people) February 12, 2021 Landrift was identified by fingerprints found on receipts the former model had with her when her body was found, the outlet reported. A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with her death, according to Crime Stoppers. (RELATED: Officials Reveal Cause Of Death Of Social Media Influencer Whose Naked Body Was Found On Side Of The Road) Tracy Rollins, whose name was found on a note found with Landrift, was arrested and charged with criminal homicide and abuse of corpse, the Philly Voice reported. Rollins was also linked to the locations of the...
    Superstars Pedro Pascal, Karen Gillan and more are slated to appear in Judd Apatow’s “The Bubble,” a comedy movie inspired by the pandemic. Other names on the call sheet include Maria Bakalova, Fred Armisen, and Keegan-Michael Key, who will star in Apatow’s latest film, according to The Hollywood Reporter in a piece published Tuesday. Judd Apatow Sets All-Star Cast For New Netflix Comedy ‘The Bubble’; Karen Gillian, Keegan Michael-Key, Pedro Pascal And Leslie Mann Among Those Set To Join Ensemble https://t.co/dyBxg79qEh — Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 9, 2021 Production will get underway next week, the outlet reported. The movie will center around a group of actors and actresses forced to remain in a bubble in a hotel in order to complete a studio franchise movie during the coronavirus outbreak, Deadline reported. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) There has not been much information released about the Netflix project, but The Hollywood Reporter did confirm a few storylines and roles. Gillan, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star, and Pascal, of the Disney plus hit series “The...
    Actor George Clooney recalled the moment in 2018 when he was hit by a car while driving a motorcycle at 70 mph in an interview published Friday by AARP. “I’m not a cynical guy, but I will always, always remember that moment because nobody was jumping to go call for help or coming to help,” Clooney told the outlet. George Clooney Opens Up About Romance in Lockdown, His Children’s Names, and the Worst Part of His Motorcycle Accident​ https://t.co/0dMusVO3F3 — People (@people) January 29, 2021 “For them the worst moment of my life was entertainment,” he continued. “People are getting killed because they’re taking a shot of a car crash coming toward them. We’re living in this world where everybody is trying to make themselves fascinating or important or something. When the reality is: Put that phone down.” (RELATED: George Clooney Has Perfect Response To Actors Who Think They Have A Hard Job) The entire crash was caught on security camera, Fox News reported. In the video, Clooney drives the motorcycle into an oncoming car who had suddenly turned...
    Officials revealed Instagram influencer Alexis Sharkey died from strangulation. The Houston medical examiner revealed the autopsy report would not be available until after the investigation into Sharkey’s death is concluded, according to a report published by the New York Post. More than two months after influencer Alexis Sharkey’s remains were found on the side of a Houston road, authorities announced her cause of death. All the details: https://t.co/OPCnOXt3jt pic.twitter.com/RcHtb0cweL — E! News (@enews) January 19, 2021 Sharkey, 26, originally went missing on Nov. 27 during the Thanksgiving holiday, the outlet reported. Her naked body was found on the side of the I-10 service road roughly three miles from where she lived with her husband, according to the New York Post. Sharkey’s dead body had no visible wounds to it, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Derrius Guice Allegedly Strangled His Girlfriend Until She Was Unconscious) Sharkey’s mother originally told a local outlet that the social media influencer had left her home after having a fight with her husband and had not taken her vehicle, according to the New York Post. Her...
    A YOUNG boy has allegedly shot himself in the head while playing with a gun at home in the Bronx as his parents are questioned. It is reported that the little boy is seven or eight years old, Pix11 reported. 1The incident took place on MondayCredit: Peter Gerber The child was allegedly playing with the weapon when he injured himself. He was rushed the hospital, however his condition is unknown. Police are now reportedly questioning the child's parents, the outlet reported. Officials were alerted to the shooting in the Fordham Manor section of the Bronx at around 12.24pm on Monday, the fire department told the outlet. Most read in NewsPAR-DON BLITZTrump 'may issue up to 100 pardons and commutations in the next two days'CAPITOL ALERTCapitol locked down and inauguration rehearsal evacuated over security threat'PERV' MISSMarried teacher, 35, 'romped with boy in field then threatened him if he told'DON THE MOVERumors Trump is starting to move into Mar-a-Lago as truck seen outside resortDISGUSTING ATTACKTrump fan spits on BLM protester and says 'all lives matter' in vile vidBreakingMISSING MOM MYSTERYSearch for...
    “Saved By The Bell” star Dustin Diamond has reportedly been hospitalized. Diamond was reportedly hospitalized over the weekend after experiencing full body pain, according to a report published by TMZ. Doctors have been testing the Hollywood actor to figure out what is wrong, but his team believes it might be cancer, the outlet reported. ‘Saved By the Bell’ Star Dustin Diamond Hospitalized, Cancer Likely https://t.co/4Kph3z9ZtZ — TMZ (@TMZ) January 12, 2021 A biopsy is being conducted to find out, TMZ reported. Diamond’s family has a history of cancer. His mother died from breast cancer, according to the outlet. (RELATED: The Premiere Date For ‘Saved By The Bell’ Reboot Is Here) Diamond is most known for his role as Screech on “Saved By The Bell.” He was not included in the cast of the reboot that aired in Nov. of 2020. Diamond has become somewhat controversial since his appearance on the show. In 2006, he released a sex tape titled, “Screeched- Saved By The Smell.” Diamond later claimed that he wasn’t actually in the sex tape and had used a...
    More On: china Canada stops China from buying gold mine, cites national security US imposes more visa restrictions on Chinese officials China, Russia conduct joint military operations Wuhan ‘bat woman’ open to inspection to prove COVID did not originate in lab A Chinese woman who allegedly killed seven people, including a little girl, and then spent 20 years on the lam was finally hauled before a court this week. Lao Rongzhi appeared for the start of her trial in Nanchang Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangxi province and tearfully apologized to the families of the victims offering what little money she had in her bank account as compensation, Yahoo News reported. The 46-year-old claimed she didn’t mean to hurt anyone but was trapped in an abusive relationship with then-boyfriend Fa Ziying who forced her into the crimes, the outlet said. “Fa Ziying often beat me, choked me and tortured me,” Yahoo News reported citing local media. “He threatened my family if we broke up … I didn’t want to kill anyone. I just wanted to live.” Lao added that...
    Musician Taylor Swift donated $13,000 to two moms facing an upcoming eviction amid the coronavirus pandemic. Swift made the donations after The Washington Post featured both women in an article, according to an article published Thursday by the New York Post. Taylor Swift makes $13,000 donations to 2 moms on verge of eviction amid pandemic. https://t.co/8H1EeKK80Q — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 9, 2020 Shelbie Selewski reportedly makes $200 per week on unemployment, according to The Washington Post. She finally started a GoFundMe to help cover costs, the NYPost reported. “I have never thought to make a GoFundMe, but with Christmas approaching I just didn’t know what else to do,” Selewski wrote in her listing, the outlet reported. “The money will go directly to keeping our lights on this holiday season and trying to pay some rent so we aren’t evicted. Any leftover money will go toward the kids.” Swift is reportedly the top donor on Selewski’s fundraiser, according to the New York Post. (RELATED: REPORT: Taylor Swift Donates $30,000 To Student Trying To Pay For College) “Shelbie, I’m sending...
    Prince Albert of Monaco said his journey to recovery after his coronavirus diagnosis didn’t end after quarantine. The royal tested positive for COVID-19 in March and was the first head of state to contract the virus. Monaco’s reigning sovereign and the son of late former Hollywood actress Grace Kelly spent two weeks in palace isolation. The 62-year-old, who returned home to his wife Princess Charlene and their 5-year-old twins after his quarantine ended on March 31, retained a small cough, People magazine recently reported. According to the outlet, Albert also experienced different symptoms which lasted into June. Albert told the outlet his initial infection was “a very mild case.” However, he suffered “moments of marked fatigue” that lasted long after his diagnosis. PRINCE ALBERT RECOVERS FROM CORONAVIRUS: 'HE IS HEALED AND HEALTHY' “Immediately after my quarantine, I felt better, but I still didn’t feel quite right,” Albert admitted. Prince Albert II of Monaco was the first head of state to contract the coronavirus. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Albert revealed that the regular episodes of intermittent fatigue “absolutely...
    Thousands of protesters in Thailand demanded that their monarch give up his royal fortune that’s valued in tens of billions of dollars, according to The New York Post. Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida attend the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. By tnst. Shutterstock. These protesters criticized King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Tuesday outside Siam Commercial Bank headquarters, where the the monarch has a 23 percent stake worth over $2 billion, according to the outlet. “The people demand back national assets from the king,” read one protest banner, according to The New York Post. Insulting the monarchy in Thailand can result in up to 15 years of prison time in Thailand, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Thailand Restaurant Owners Get Nearly 1,500 Year Prison Sentence For Seafood Scam) One protestor facing charges, Parit Chiwarak, said: “Millions of families are struggling so how can we give our taxpayers’ money to just one family to spend luxuriously?” The value of the royal’s net worth is estimated to be about $30 billion, according to The New York Post. The king...
    Scientists at Tel Aviv University found a way to biologically reverse aging at the cellular level, according to Yahoo News. Israeli scientists gave humans oxygen therapy in a pressurized chamber to increase telomere length and eliminate senescent cells, the outlet reported. Chromosomes by ustas7777777. Shutterstock Telomeres – protective caps at the ends of chromosomes– shorten as humans age, which damages DNA and prevents cell regeneration, according to Yahoo News. Senescent cells – cells that stop dividing but do not die – build up in the body and further prevent regeneration, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Scientists Can Stop Cells From Aging) The participants sat in a hyperbaric chamber for 90 minutes for five days per week over three months and breathed 100 percent pure oxygen through a mask. They did not change their other lifestyle habits. Pure oxygen increases telomere length by 20 percent, according to the scientists. In comparison, six months of high-intensity training lengthens telomeres by 5 percent. Lifestyle habits including smoking, lack of physical activity and poor diet case telomeres to shorten, according to the outlet. Many scientists...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed the spirit of independence in America has gotten in the way of a proper coronavirus response from the country Thursday while speaking with other top health officials at the Washington National Cathedral, according to MSNBC. Dr. Fauci also claimed scientists were not “authoritarian” for suggesting lockdowns due to the increase in coronavirus cases across the United States. Dr. Fauci: America has an “independent spirit” but now is the time “to do what you’re told” pic.twitter.com/t7uY4nHyGk — Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 13, 2020 “I was talking with my U.K. colleagues who are saying the U.K. is similar to where we are now, because each of our countries have that independent spirit,” he said. “I can understand that, but now is the time to do what you’re told.” Dr. Fauci does not think America should rely on herd immunity, the outlet reported. “It sounds simple in the context of this ominous outbreak but in fact we can turn it around,” Fauci said. (RELATED: Dr. Anthony Fauci Responds To Steve Bannon’s Call For His Head On A Pike)...
    The Netherlands is considering allowing kids 12 and under to be euthanized if they are terminally ill and have no hope of recovery. Health Minister Huge de Jonge proposed the new policy to the States General of the Netherlands, the country’s legislature, on Tuesday, saying termination of life should be accessible for “a small group of terminally ill children,” the NL Times reported. Currently, assisted suicide is legal in the country for babies under one-year-old and children over the age of 12 but De Jonge is concerned for the young people in between those age groups and their access to care, the outlet reported. For terminally ill children “who agonize with no hope, and unbearable suffering,” between the ages of one and 12, doctors can only provide palliative care or withhold nutrition until a patient dies, the outlet said. This has created what doctors call a “gray area” between traditional palliative care and active assisted suicide, leading them to ask for more regulation, De Jonge said, according to the outlet. De Jonge said the proposed policy will only affect between...
    A growing memorial for two brothers who were fatally injured while crossing Triunfo Canyon Road at Saddle Mountain Drive in their Westlake Village neighborhood with their family at 7:10 pm Tuesday evening. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Fifty-seven year old, Rebecca Grossman, allegedly fatally struck two young boys as they were crossing the street in Westlake Village, California,  PEOPLE reported.  The brothers, Mark and Jacob Iskander were with their family when the incident took place on Tuesday, according to CBSLA.  Grossman was detained for two counts of vehicular manslaughter. Grossman's bail was set at $2 million. She was released on bond on Thursday, according to the VC Star.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A 57-year-old woman arrested for the death of two young siblings who were crossing the street in California, PEOPLE reported.  According to CBSLA, Rebecca Grossman, who is the co-founder of an organization that helps burn survivors with treatment and care, allegedly struck two brothers with her vehicle in Westlake Village, California at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday night. Mark Iskander,...
    Children play near a mural of Breonna Taylor on September 17, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Protestors continue to gather to celebrate the life of Breonna Taylor, at Jefferson Square Park, in front of the Louisville Metro Hall. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Federal buildings in Louisville, Kentucky are set to close from September 21-25 amid the decision of Breonna Taylor's case, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.  A judge signed the order on Friday in response to a request from the General Services Administration, which sought to close several buildings in the city to prepare for the "possibility of civil backlash," local outlet WDRB reported.  Among the buildings closing for the week is the city's Gene Snyder US Courthouse and Custom House. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Officials in Louisville, Kentucky, ordered federal buildings to stay closed this week amid the decision from the investigation of the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old emergency medical technician who was killed by police during a "no-knock" warrant in March. The order, signed by Chief Judge Greg Stivers on Friday, will close the...
    DISNEY has been slammed by several unions for "covering up" coronavirus cases and keeping its employees in the dark. Since reopening the Downtown District at Disneyland, California, there has been no on-site testing and Disney Labor Relations Director Bill Pace called testing "not viable" and prone to "false negatives," in a June letter to the unions, despite the fact that it had been implemented in Orlando, the Daily Beast reported. 3Disney has allegedly covered up its coronavirus casesCredit: 2020 Walt Disney World Resort However, four sources familiar with the matter told the outlet that most alarmingly Disney has been keeping the number of positive coronavirus cases at the district secret. Instead, the company has allegedly only told unions about the number of diagnosed employees, according to the Beast. The outlet reported that Disney would allegedly often leave reporting its cases until days after receiving the results, causing employees to wonder why their colleagues were not coming into work. At one point, 11 people from the 12-person Horticulture Irrigation team didn't turn up for work for a week, the outlet reported....
    A BLACK motel worker was viciously beaten by a couple and called a "monkey" because "the hot water in their room didn’t work." The incident took place at The Mystic Quality Inn in Stonington, Connecticut, according to TMZ. 2 The couple attacked the workerCredit: Mystic Hotel 2 The Black woman was thrown to the floorCredit: Mystic Hotel Chrystal Caldwell was reportedly working at the front desk when a guest complained there was no hot water in his room. The guest also allegedly threatened Chrystal and warned that his girlfriend would "kick her a**," the outlet reported. After claiming she offered to send someone to fix the problem or have their room switched, the guest allegedly replied and called her a "monkey." The outlet reported that the couple then went down to the lobby area and physically attacked the worker by punching her in the head and kicking her in the back. most read in us news'KILLER'S HELPER'Civilian who 'helped soldier cut up Vanessa Guillen's body' is chargedHORROR DEATHSFamily of 26-day twins ‘ripped apart’ by jealous pet Labrador break silenceExclusive‘SHE KNOWS...
    Three members of the Minneapolis City Council have reportedly been provided with a private security detail after receiving threats for supporting proposals to defund the city's police department in the wake of George Floyd's death.  The city is currently spending $4,500 per day on security for council members Andrea Jenkins, Phillips Cunningham and Alondra Cano, Fox 9 reported on Friday. A spokesperson for the city told the outlet that the private security has cost roughly $63,000 over the past three weeks. The security comes after the three of the council members have reportedly faced threats due to their support for defunding the Minneapolis Police Department. Cunningham told the outlet that the security is temporary, but declined to elaborate on security measures. “I don’t feel comfortable publicly discussing the death threats against me or the level of security I currently have protecting me from those threats,” Cunningham said in a text message to the outlet. Jenkins said that she has received threats in emails, letters and social media posts. “My concern is the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city...
    A Denver cop was fired for posting “let’s start a riot” on social media ahead of a night of George Floyd protests, according to reports. Officer Thomas McClay shared the message Sunday to Instagram along with a photo of himself and two other officers in riot gear, news outlet 9News reported. Police launched an investigation after the image surfaced and terminated him, just one day later, for violating social media policy, the outlet reported. The two other officers seen in the since-deleted image remain with the force and are not under probe, the report said. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock wrote on Twitter that he backed the police’s decision and said he regrets the incident “occurred at a moment in time when we must all bring out the very best of ourselves to meet the challenges before us.” The Denver Police Protective Association slammed McClay’s photo Tuesday night in a statement as “inflammatory, insensitive, and quite frankly, misguided,” news station KMGH reported. “It is time to end utilizing social media as a tool to divide,” the union said. “It is...
    The NASA astronauts blasted into orbit on a pioneering SpaceX rocket are expected to reach the International Space Station on Sunday, after less than 19 hours of travel, according to a report. Veteran astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were launched into space on a brand-new Dragon capsule on top of a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. “We’re looking forward to rendezvousing with the space station today,” Hurley radioed the operations team on Sunday, according to Space.com. Hurley and Behnken were given a musical wake-up call around 4:45 a.m. Sunday with Black Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan,” the outlet reported. The Dragon should be able to dock autonomously when it arrives around 10:30 a.m., though the astronauts can take over control manually, the outlet reported.
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