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    (CNN)Another atmospheric river will be streaming into western Washington and parts of British Columbia, Canada this week.While back-to-back-to-back systems for the region seem a bit like a broken record lately, the phenomenon is truly significant. Rivers in the sky have led to landslides blocking roads, rivers inundating towns, and in one case, returning an old lake bed back into a lake.British Columbia typically sees atmospheric river events in the month of November, just as the Pacific Northwest does. The problem for both regions this year has been the consistency of the systems, with no breaks for drying in between."The first atmospheric river event hit us hard on November 13 to 16, and it dumped a lot, 150-300 mm (roughly 6-11 inches), of precipitation in less than 48 hours," Johnson Zhong, a meteorologist for Environment Canada said.Read MoreThere has also been rain on top of fresh snow, which has exacerbated flooding. "There was up to 30-50 cm (1-1.5 feet) of fresh snow at 1500-2500 meters (5,000-8,000 feet) high," he observed. "One of our atmospheric river events rained much higher than 2500...
    "Students and supporters rally in support of DACA recipients on the day the Supreme Court hears arguments in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case on Nov. 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California." The Biden administration has had its proposed rule strengthening the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program open for public comment for the required 60 days—but now there are just hours left to have your voice heard. Today, Nov. 29, is the final day to note your support for the popular and successful program. Here’s how to do that—and it takes just seconds. For a quick refresher, the Biden administration in late September announced a proposed rule to strengthen DACA, fulfilling a pledge to protect the program as Republican-led litigation against the policy continued. Under the law, the public then has 60 days to submit their comments, which must all be reviewed by the federal government. That period ends today. We need as many comments in support of DACA as possible—and thanks to a tool from immigration reform advocacy group FWD.us and the Home is Here Coalition, it’s easy. As I noted in...
    A FED-UP daughter-in-law has taken her issues with her mother-in-law to the internet.  She claimed her husband’s mother is trying to take control of her baby – and even has called herself his mother. 3A woman has revealed her mother-in-law's controlling tendencies in a post shared onlineCredit: Getty 3She said her mother-in-law controls how her baby is raised when she's visiting and even called the baby boy her own child The woman noted that her mother-in-law is “very sweet,” but is overbearing and has flown to her household four times in two months to be with her newborn grandson. “She takes over during these visits and won’t let me hold [my] baby unless he’s hungry and even then she ‘holds him off’ until he’s screaming and crying in a fit,” the new mother wrote in an anonymous post to Reddit.  “If he coughs, sneezes, or hiccups she freaks out saying that she’s so worried about him and is constantly giving us unrequited advice and suggestions on taking care of him,” she continued. Apparently, the mother-in-law even stopped the daughter-in-law from...
    SALT Bae's newest restaurant in Saudi Arabia with £400 steaks has been branded a "waste of money" by diners - who have given it just 1.7 stars. Customers have moaned about the sky-high prices and "rude" waiting staff at the salt-sprinkling chef and restaurateur's latest opening in the capital Riyadh. 3Salt Bae recently left London to open his new outpost in Saudi ArabiaCredit: Facebook 3Diners at the joint in Riyadh have been finding the prices hard to swallowCredit: Facebook Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe, recently revealed he was leaving London to set up his 28th restaurant in Saudi Arabia and bring his signature Nusr-Et steakhouse to Riyadh’s U-Walk complex. But just two weeks after the grand opening, diners have been finding the celebrity chef's prices hard to swallow. The high-end joint has been given a chewing on Google, with 40 diners handing the place a measly 1.7 out of 5 stars. Customers branded the high-end joint offering £400 steaks as "overpriced" and "very bad". One diner said: "A waste of money, and whoever...
    A WOMAN has revealed how you can feed a family-of-five a luxury three course Christmas dinner for less than £20 this December. Amy Kelly, a lifestyle blogger from Whitby has teamed up with Beyond Housing to put together a festive feast at just £3.76 per person. 4Amy Kelly has revealed how you can cook a three course Christmas dinner for £20Credit: YouTube/@ The Beach Lady 4By swapping turkey for chicken you can save massesCredit: YouTube/@ The Beach Lady 4This posh starter comes in at just 36p a head 4This impressive pud uses bargain ingredients Amy says: “Being a working mum I understand how difficult it is to feed your family healthy meals on a budget “Over the years I’ve picked up a lot of tips and tricks to help keep the weekly shopping budget down low. “I’m going to show you how you can feed your family a delicious three course Christmas meal for around £20.” Here we reveal her super simple and fantastically frugal Christmas lunch menu Pate with Melba toast and chutney Shopping list: Bread 36p Lidl, pate...
    An Iowa woman's husband is on the naughty list - and so was their Santa Claus display. TikTok user Amber Ann Zink recently posted a video of her 'obscene' Santa Claus light display on the roof of their home after her husband apparently forgot to tie Saint Nick's hand up so it would be waving. 'My husband forgot to zip-tie Santa's hand up to WAVE,' Amber writes on the clip, which has gone viral with more than 5.5 million likes. 'And now it's obscene.' TikTok users went to town on the gaffe, which Fink titled 'Just a tiny mistake.' Scroll down for video  Amber Ann Zink posted a video of her 'obscene' Santa Claus light display on the roof of their home after her husband apparently forgot to tie Saint Nick's hand up so it would be waving Her husband is seen re-jigging Santa's hand on their light display atop the roof after Amber's video went viral 'Naughty list this year eh,' user Duolingo - the language-learning app - replied.  One of Zink's neighbors, Nicole Burdess, commented: 'Neighbor here. This is...
    A DAD has come up with a ‘genius’ way of getting his kids to behave around Christmas. TikTok dad Benny shared a video of a roaring log fire, with festive wrapped presents lying next to it. TIKTOK 2 A dad on TikTok has revealed his ‘genius’ method of getting his kids to behave at Christmas TIKTOK 2 He wraps empty presents and throws them on the fire if the kids misbehave He explained: “Christmas is coming, and here is a sure fire way to ensure your little darlings behaving proper.” The video caption read: “With Christmas approaching, here is a top tip for parents. “Wrap up some empty boxes and pretend they have presents.  “Then each time one of those little f****** misbehaves, chuck one on to the fire.” The cheeky tip has gone viral, but maybe parents were torn as to whether the hack was too mean. One said: “How to cause trauma to children.” Another added: “If you need to do this to get your kids to behave, then the issue is not with the kids....
    (CNN)With another Thanksgiving crossed off the calendar, our stomachs are full, our fridges are stocked with leftovers and one couple from Colombia is reflecting on their first year celebrating the American holiday.Susana Orrego Villegas and her husband, Edward White, international students living in Brookline, Massachusetts, were able to spend their first Thanksgiving with a neighbor they didn't even know a month ago, all thanks to a posting on the website Nextdoor.Young man who was accidentally invited to grandmas Thanksgiving as a teen celebrates 6th year of dinner together"Our first Thanksgiving Day was terrific," Orrego Villegas told CNN. "All the food was divine."Orrego Villegas is on a student visa at Harvard, and when her classmates began discussing their Thanksgiving plans, she got curious about the American tradition, since Colombia does not have a holiday like Thanksgiving.On October 26, she posted a photo of her and her husband to the Nextdoor app asking if anyone was willing to share Thanksgiving dinner with them. In the post she wrote, "We are a super lovely couple and want to know more about American culture....
    Much of what happened to Anna-Louise Bates on the terrible night a careless driver wiped out half of her family remains fragmented. She remembers pushing her daughter, Elizabeth, three, in the stroller as they walked home from a Christmas party.  Her husband, Stuart, and seven-year-old son, Fraser, were ahead. They were in high spirits, crossing the road while singing: 'I will walk 500 miles' from The Proclaimers' hit I'm Gonna Be. There was a bang. Screams. Sirens. Stuart, 43, died at the scene. Fraser, who suffered 'catastrophic injuries', was taken to intensive care at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Cardiff. Anna-Louise fell to her knees when doctors told her he was brain dead. 'You've just taken away my husband. You can't take away my son,' she wept. She recalls the conversation about organ donation. Paperwork. Kissing her son time and again. Anna-Louise Bates (left) lost her son Fraser, 7, when a driver hit her family as they walked home. Fraser's heart was transplanted into Roman Pickering (pictured with mother Zoe) And then, the 'hardest thing ever': leaving Fraser at Bristol Children's...
    The National Police Association is calling for bystanders to step in and help if they see an officer being assaulted rather than film it for 'likes and attention,' as more than 50,000 officers have been attacked this year alone. 'This year, over 50,000 law enforcement officers have been assaulted while on duty,' Mark Solan, a National Law Enforcement Expert, says in a video. 'The vast number of these attacks were filmed and uploaded to social media in the pursuit of likes and attention.'  Just this week in New York City, a police officer was seen being attacked by a man who tried to choke him while the two tussled on the floor in a Brooklyn Target store - while an looker filmed it and then posted it online. The association is now offering three 'simple steps' for bystanders to follow to help officers in distress.  The first step is to 'call 911 and give the officers your exact location.'  After that, bystanders are instructed to offer the officer help. If accepted, bystanders are to 'do whatever you can to safely...
    Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, MailOnline may earn an affiliate commission. Cordless stick vacuum cleaners allow us to nip around the house and clean fast without need to be near power sockets but they're either super expensive or they're flimsy and have a short battery time. But the Black + Decker Powerseries Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner & Hand Vac is the ideal middle ground as it's powerful, easy to manoeuvre and durable, but it's a lot more affordable than brands like Shark and Dyson, especially over Black Friday.  Usually priced at $149.99, the powerful dirt buster is now just $99, which is a small price to pay for something that you'll probably use daily for several years. The Black + Decker Powerseries Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner & Hand Vac is on sale for under $100 on Amazon today - saving you $50 As the Black + Decker Powerseries Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner & Hand Vac super lightweight, it's simple to get out...
    Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, DailyMail.com may earn an affiliate commission. There are tons of great deals on fashion to be found on Amazon this Black Friday, but for clothes to hang properly it's important to find the right underwear. Now there's no need to compromise on comfort, shape or price as the popular Bali Revolution shaping wirefree bra can be yours for as little as $12.74 in the sale. With a sleek, seamless fit, reviewers say it feels as comfortable as going bra-free but it offers gentle support in all the right places thanks to a special thicker knit in key zones of the design.  Now reduced to $12.74, the Bali Revolution wire-free bra could be one of the most comfortable things you purchase on Black Friday With more than 13,000 positive ratings on Amazon, shoppers love how the Bali Revolution shaping wirefree bra feels like they're wearing a second skin rather than a bra, and how it manages to lift the...
    IF money were no object, we'd happily wear Thierry Mugler Alien perfume all-day everyday. But considering how a single bottle can set you back £76, it's currently a fragrance we only ever crack out for special occasions. 2This Poundland perfume is a £4 dupe of Thierry Mugler AlienCredit: Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK 2A bottle of Alien can set you back £76Credit: Mugler MUGLER Alien Refillable Eau de Parfum 90ml, £76 from Boots - buy now That said, savvy shoppers are raving about Primark's budget-friendly dupe which they claim smells practically identical to the designer perfume. And the best part is, it'll cost you less than a fiver. Earlier this week, one member of the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK alerted other fans to her epic beauty steal. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED She wrote: "Picked this up in Poundland yesterday. It smells just like Alien. Not bad at all for £4!!!" Just like Alien perfume, Ariose also has notes of jasmine and amber. Most read in LifestyleAS IF!...
    WE have nothing but fond memories of our local lollipop lady growing up. But despite seeing them twice a day for years, we never stopped to think just how difficult the job can be. 2Maria thought she'd be rolling in it after seeing TikTok videos of people boasting about how much they earned in traffic controlCredit: TikTok//@mariakefalas3 Giving insight into what the job entails, TikToker Maria Kefalas, who lives in Australia, shared some of the downsides of being in a lollipop lady. In a viral video that's been viewed by over 224,000 people, Maria confessed that she was convinced to apply for the job at her specific company after seeing people rave about the money on TikTok. She said: "I’ve been seeing a lot of TikToks in regards to traffic control and they’re all positive, they’re all good. They tell you how much money they make and how many hours they work and what not. "What they don’t tell you is... You can have a whole month with no work and then a whole month straight with work. Traffic...
    For almost 30 years the argument has raged ceaselessly back and forth around some of the smartest dinner tables in the land: Who really broke their vows first? Was it her husband's adulterous behaviour that drove the lonely and vulnerable Princess Diana to seek solace in the arms of another man?  Or was Prince Charles, confronted with evidence of his wife's cheating, emboldened into resuming his long-standing love affair with Camilla Parker Bowles? Diana herself couldn't have been clearer in her notorious Panorama interview when she said of her love rival: 'Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.' Her bulimia and self-harming, she said, were consequences of the prince's infidelity. And in recent times, millions of viewers of the Netflix series The Crown have been presented with this version of events as definitive: that Charles was the first to be unfaithful. But yesterday an unexpected voice entered the fray — one the public have never heard from before — to offer an entirely different narrative.  For almost 30 years the argument has...
    Shocking footage has captured a shark after it was attacked and half-eaten by other members of its own species, but managed to keep swimming for minutes before finally succumbing to its injuries. Dr Mario Lebrato, 35, from Spain, captured the incredibly rare video of shark cannibalism one to two meters below the Indian ocean surface in Mozambique. The researcher was filming the oceanic blacktip shark when releasing it back into the ocean, when a different group of around 10 sharks set upon it. Pictured: A still grab from video that captured the moment a shark suffered severe injuries when it was attacked and half-eaten by other members of its own species Dr Mario Lebrato, 35, from Spain, captured the moment on video (pictured) when the oceanic blacktip was attacked as it was released back into the ocean off the coast of Mozambique RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next White shark is spotted EIGHT times in three days at popular... Terrifying moment giant great white shark chases surfers out... Share this article Share The resulting footage shows the...
    IF YOUR food bill regularly leaves you in despair, take inspiration from this savvy saver.  Nicola Davies, 37, a civil servant and mum of two from the West Midlands, bagged an incredible bargain when she snapped up £40 worth of food from The Company Shop for just £5. 6Nicola told Latest Deals she bagged tons of M&S and Waitrose food for just £5Credit: Nicola Davies 6The magic bag contained; meatballs, chicken breast and a mixture of fruit and vegetablesCredit: Nicola Davies 6Nicola also bagged fresh pasta, snacks, a huge bag of oranges and fresh herbs.Credit: Nicola Davies Nicola told Latest Deals that by using the Too Good To Go app, she landed the amazing magic bag, which included a huge range of food from M&S, Waitrose, and more. The bag contained everything from a chicken stir fry kit and garlic and coriander naan bread to pork sausages and chicken meatballs.  Nicola is a pro when it comes to snapping up bargains, also getting another great Too Good To Go bag from The Company Shop the previous week, which included Charlie...
    ONE of the most popular games of the year, FIFA 22 is understandably high on shopping lists this winter. And if you’re on the hunt for the cheapest copy around, we’ve got a Black Friday FIFA 22 deal you’ll love. 1 * We may earn revenue if you click the links below and buy the products but we never let this affect our recommendations. Remember to shop around on Black Friday to make sure you're getting the best price. Thanks to an incredible £15 cashback offer from Topcashback, you can get hold of a copy of the standard edition for just £7.14 on the Nintendo Switch, £23.51 on the PS4 and Xbox One, and £37.96 on the PS5. The £15 cashback comes when you sign up for a free Topcashback account and complete a purchase through the site with one of its retailers – including Game. To take advantage this Black Friday, all you need to do is to sign up to the cashback site and buy your copy from Game while shopping through Topcashback. Here's how. How to save over £15...
    A Newark police officer, a passenger and the cop's mother have all been arrested and charged in a vehicular homicide where the cop left the victim's dead body in his car. Louis Santiago, 25, was driving on the Garden State Parkway on November 1 at around 3 a.m. in a 2005 Honda Accord. He had a passenger with him, 25-year-old Albert Guzman of Newark.  While traveling northbound near exit 151, Santiago drifted off to the right shoulder and struck a pedestrian, 29-year-old nurse Damian Dymka. According to prosecutors in Essex County, after hitting Dymka, neither Santiago nor Guzman called 911 or offered help.  They apparently returned to the scene 'multiple times' before finally loading Dymka into the Honda and taking him away. Newark Police Officer Louis Santiago, 25, was driving on the Garden State Parkway on November 1 at around 3 a.m. in a 2005 Honda Accord The victim was 29-year-old nurse Damian Dymka Santiago then took the body to his home in nearby Bloomfield. Santiago, Guzman and Santiago's mother Annette all discussed what to do before Santiago returned to...
    Winning rivalry games comes with bragging rights and other rewards, but Alabama coach Nick Saban knows what losing them brings. "If you don’t have success in this game, I don’t care what else you accomplish in the season, there’s always a ‘but,’" Saban said. "And what comes after ‘but’ usually isn’t good." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Southeastern Conference teams have plenty at stake entering rivalry week, including No. 3 Alabama. Avoiding that eternal "but" addendum on a season is just one of them. Yes, it's time for the the Iron Bowl, the Egg Bowl and the assorted other rivalry games involving SEC teams. But for all the hype, No. 8 Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin has a splash of reality for fans and media placing larger than life importance on rivalry games. His Rebels can’t suddenly "practice more or try harder" just because it’s Mississippi State week. There's not even a full week of preparation ahead of Thursday night's Egg Bowl in Starkville. "I know you want to hear that we’re going to do some magic this...
    An Illinois Democratic staffer who mocked the Waukesha attack that killed five and injured dozens in Wisconsin was fired for her 'callous and reprehensible' tweets in which she linked the massacre with Kyle Rittenhouse's highly-publicized acquittal last week.  Mary Lemanski, 46, a part-time social media director for the DuPage Democratic Party, had tweeted that the attack on Sunday 'was probably just self-defense,' and  'I'm sure he didn't want to hurt anyone. He came to help people.'  'Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened.'   The since-deleted, scornful posts triggered outrage online.  Lemanski, a mother of two, then said her remarks were 'not in good taste' and resigned in a comment on the DuPage Democratic party Facebook page, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.  Democratic Party leaders for the county, located about 70 miles from Kenosha, quickly got rid of Lemanski on Monday. 'The Democratic Party of DuPage County immediately severed all ties with Mary Lemanski once we became aware of her callous and reprehensible posts,' County Chair Ken Mejia-Beal said in a statement.  Mary Lemanski, 46, who worked for the Democratic Party in DuPage County since 2018 as the...
    A 103-year-old woman has captivated the internet with her memories of picking cotton in Georgia and Florida as a teenager — a job which would span 14 hours a day for just 50 cents pay. Madie Scott, who turns 104 on December 8, began 'working in the fields' picking cotton in Georgia when she was 12 before moving to Florida to make more money as a sharecropper at 16. In a now-viral TikTok video, the centenarian — who was born in 1917 — shared her recollections of the grueling job. 'When you get used to picking cotton, you pick it, you know how to pick it,' she said. Madie Scott, who turns 104 on December 8, began 'working in the fields' picking cotton in Georgia when she was 12 She moved to Miami, Florida to be a sharecropper when she was 16. She described working about 14 hours a day for barely any money for years @blackbeauty_305 Grandma picked cotton from 3am-5pm every day.. She was paid barely anything. Smh! ##storytime ♬ original sound - Denise B In videos recorded by her...
    A DAD had to tell his eight-year-old son that he had cancer “just like his mummy”, four months after her death. Jamie Gittins, 40, was shocked when doctors said his youngest son, Freddie, had leukaemia in July of this year. 6Jamie (left) and Emma (right), with their two children Noah (top) and Freddie (bottom)Credit: PA Real Life 6Emma Grittins died of breast cancer in March of this year, aged 41Credit: PA Real Life The family were still grieving from the loss of mum Emma Gittins, at just 41, in March. Jamie, of Hereford, said: “The news of Freddie's leukaemia just broke me. "After going through the worst of cancer with Emma, my first thought was that my son was going to die. “I couldn’t bear the thought of losing both of them. “We had just buried his mum and now I was panicking that I would also have to bury my son. “Freddie was asleep in the hospital bed when I found out. I just sat by his side all night, watching him sleep. “When he woke up in the...
    Defense attorney Mark Richards sounded off on his disgust with the media coverage of the Rittenhouse case in an exclusive interview on "The Story with Martha MacCallum" Monday. MacCallum opened the segment by referencing several instances of media pundits exaggerating or misconstruing details regarding the Kyle Rittenhouse shooting even after the conclusion of the trial. KYLE RITTENHOUSE COULD HAVE A DEFAMATION LAWSUIT AFTER MEDIA CALLED HIM RACIST MURDERER: LEGAL EXPERTS  One example included CBS’ "Face the Nation," which continued to push the false idea that Rittenhouse had crossed state lines with his gun, an allegation the network was forced to issue a correction on later. KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 15: Mark Richards, Kyle Rittenhouse's lead attorney, center, stands in from of his team as they wait for the day to begin at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 15, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha after a police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back while being arrested in...
    I have since spent my entire career trying to help low-income people of all races to overcome poverty as I did: BOB WOODSON ‘In this country, you can even kill white people and get away with it if those white people are fighting for Black lives. This is the legacy of 1619,’ tweeted Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of The 1619 Project, in reaction to a jury’s decision to acquit Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges related to the shooting three men in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  That same flawed worldwide – one that traces the cause of nearly all of society’s ills to America’s so-called ‘original sin’ of slavery – is also perpetuated in the latest iteration of her work.  But that’s not say the newly released 'The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story' should be dismissed in its entirety. Recently, I spoke to a gathering in northern Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. The gentleman who introduced me noted that at one time, the Commonwealth-approved guidelines for teaching history required that American slavery be taught to school children as a benign institution in which...
    Rittenhouse was acquitted of multiple counts, including felony murder, last week after a jury agreed that he had in fact acted in self-defense when he fatally shot two men and wounded a third during the Black Lives Matter Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer. What else? In a tweet posted Monday morning, the DuPage Democratic Party condemned Lemanski's tweets as "incredibly insensitive." We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Waukesha.We are aware of statements made by a former member of our organization and find them to be incredibly insensitive and not in alignment of who we are as an organization. Our organization does not support hate in any form — DuPage Democrats (@DuPage Democrats) 1637593764 Lemanski, too, shared a statement she made on the DuPage Democrats page on her own Twitter account, in which she mustered up some form of an apology. Lemanski's account has since been made private, but a screenshot of her post can be seen below. Image Source: Twitter screenshot In another post, Lemanski complained about people being outraged over what...
    MORE than two-thirds of Americans would have a destination wedding in order to “trim the fat” off their guest list, according to new research. In a new poll of 2,000 Americans, the average respondent said the “perfect number” of wedding guests is 56 people. 3A new study revealed that people are willing to have a destination wedding to trim down their guest listCredit: Getty - Contributor 3Many would choose to go to a beach for their wedding destinationCredit: Getty - Contributor However, if it were a destination wedding, only 36 percent of people would invite more than 50 guests. Almost one-third of people said a smaller guest list would encourage them to have a destination wedding. Furthermore, 50 percent of respondents cited difficulty for guests to attend as the top deterrent for having a destination wedding in the first place. The poll, conducted by OnePoll and Funjet Vacations, also revealed that the top incentive to attend a destination wedding wasn’t actually being in the wedding party, in fact, this reason wasn’t even in the top three. Having all expenses paid came...
    Kyle Rittenhouse is not a hero. He's an idiot. A deluded, naïve, dumb 17-year-old teenage kid with aspirations to be a wannabee Rambo. The fact he was able to arm himself with a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle is yet another example of the insanity of America's gun laws, or lack of them. But there is no doubting that he was legally able to do so. Just as he was legally permitted to defend himself with the gun when he came under attack from Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. That's why he walked free from court last Friday, and why the verdicts were the correct ones if you bother to study Wisconsin's unambiguous self-defense laws. You might not agree with those laws, just as I don't agree with Rittenhouse being able to carry such a weapon of war (Wisconsin state allows minors to possess shotguns and rifles so long as they're not short-barreled) when he's too young to buy a beer in the same state - but you can't deny they are the laws. Kyle Rittenhouse is not a hero....
    An Illinois Democratic staffer brazenly mocked the Waukesha SUV tragedy that killed five and injured dozens in Wisconsin on Sunday, sarcastically equating the incident to Kyle Rittenhouse's highly-publicized acquittal last week. 'It was probably just self-defense,' Mary Lemanski, 46, reportedly the social media director for the Democratic Party in DuPage County, wrote on Twitter Sunday night in the wake of the Wisconsin attack, in the first of a string of since-deleted, scornful posts.   'Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened,' Lemanski continued in her late-night tirade, referring to the SUV driver in the Waukesha case. 'I'm sure he didn't want to hurt anyone,' she added. 'He came to help people.' Illinois Democratic staffer set off social media with a string of since-deleted social media posts Sunday night mocking the tragic attack on a parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, that saw at least five people die The posts seemed to make light of the successful self-defense argument that 18-year-old Rittenhouse and his defense team made during the teen's recent trial over two shooting deaths in Kenosha last year - which saw...
    A few weeks ago, one of my best friends let me know, via a tearful voice memo, that her partner had cheated. So I did what anyone would do: I came to her door with two bottles of wine, overpriced skincare we could try together, and the unbridled rage that comes with knowing someone you love deserves much better than what they’re getting. We ate carbs and stayed up late. I listened while she wallowed between bouts of sobs and screaming fits. When it came time for me to take the bus home, she gave me a big hug, squeezed hard, and said, “I know that wasn’t easy. Thank you for holding space for all my feelings.” I cooed out a luxurious “of course,” in the gentle timbre of an expensive Upper East Side therapist. But really I wondered: What in the Goop Gift Guide does “holding space” even mean? It wasn’t the first time I’d heard the phrase, but I’d never really thought about it. It meant basically nothing when I heard it at the end of yoga,...
    Digital devices make life easier, but they have taken us hostage. Phones, tablets and laptops have been artfully designed and improved since those early days of green screens and dial-up tones, and that’s wonderful — until you realise that huge parts of your life now depend on them. For calls and shopping, bookings and banter, loving messages and comforting music, we have come to rely on shimmering screens. The world has been redesigned in the past ten years or so to make us dependent on our tech and, infuriatingly, it puts us in thrall to its constant need to upgrade itself and enforce new habits. Worst of all is the tyranny of ‘updates’. There you are, bustling through your day, wanting to check something before you go out, and your machine smugly says it’s too busy ‘installing’ some improvements you didn’t ask for. Libby Purves argues there isn't a need for constant infuriating updates as digital kit is fine as it is but companies are toying with us (file image) When it finishes, it may have rearranged your desktop or blocked...
    Even by the crass standards of the BBC, there is something supremely ironic for it to broadcast a major two-part documentary about briefing wars between members of the Royal Family while the embers of the Martin Bashir affair are still glowing. And how counter-productive and foolish of the Corporation to refuse to let the Palace see tonight’s opening instalment, titled the Princess And The Press, before it is screened. Is it any wonder that courtiers are thinking ‘very carefully’ about future projects with the BBC where cooperation is essential, with next year’s Platinum Jubilee tributes to the Queen at the very top of the list? It is highly unusual for all three royal households, representing the Queen, the Prince of Wales and Prince William, to unite in a threat of a potential boycott of our national broadcaster but it demonstrates what is at stake. And it underlines a shared sense of collective anger at the programme. It is highly unusual for all three royal households to unite in a threat of a potential boycott of our national broadcaster writes Richard...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Marathon Weekend is here! After a brief hiatus last year due to the pandemic, in-person racing returned to Philly Saturday morning. Some 21,000 runners registered to take part in this weekend’s races. The half marathon and 8k took place Saturday. The full marathon will take place Sunday. It’s the first time in two years the runners are together. The races last year were virtual because of the pandemic. READ MORE: Pregnant Woman Killed In Crescentville Shooting, Philadelphia Police Say“You run off the momentum of other people and you make friends while you’re running, and it’s just an awesome mental high,” Francine Neal, who ran the half marathon, said. While it was a brisk morning for spectators, cool temperatures and a slight breeze is perfect weather for runners. The runners came from all 50 states, 38 countries, and range in age from 11 to 90 years old. This is the 27th year for the Philadelphia Marathon.  The Jadia family came to cheer on their loved ones  “She has been very excited,” Kavita Jadia, who was cheering...
    (CNN)Jed Mottley played varsity football 28 years ago at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, when nothing screamed ultimate pride in your sport and school like a letterman jacket -- but Mottley didn't have one."I went down to the store that year and picked everything out," Mottley told CNN. "You had to kind of design the jacket yourself ... but I never saw the final product."When it came time to pick it up, Mottley's mother told him they didn't have the money to buy it."She was one of the greatest mothers you could ever ask for," Mottley said, "and she really did the best that she could. I mean, there were Christmases where there was IOUs under the Christmas tree, and if you've (never) had an IOU during Christmas ... you don't know what that feels like. We definitely had it rough, and she just always made it OK, but she was so loving."Hes on a mission to return dog tags found in a war zone to families. Heres what inspires himBut Mottley's older brother Josh happened to be in...
    Getty Payton Pritchard #11 of the Boston Celtics. This season was supposed to be Payton Pritchard’s breakout campaign. And while that still remains a possibility, the early returns for the second-year Oregon product have been lackluster at best. From his viral 92-point explosion in Pro-Am play to looking head and shoulders above his Summer League competition, Pritchard looked destined to pay major dividends for a Celtics team boasting a new look backcourt. However, things quickly went downhill after he sustained a broken nose in a preseason bout with the Orlando Magic. As a precaution, Pritchard has since donned a protective mask in every game since — that was, until Boston’s 91-89 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 13th, where he emerged maskless for the second half of play. “I’m just done wearing it. It’s kind of annoying to wear. It takes away some of your vision. It’s just a lot different,” Pritchard said of the mask via Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe. “Going forward, if I break my nose, I break my nose. It’s a little...
    McDonald's is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its beloved Egg McMuffin by offering it for just 63¢ — the same price it was sold at when it debuted in 1971. Customers can order their bargain breakfast exclusively on the McDonald's app on Thursday, November 18 from 6 am to 10:30 am. And to further give the Egg McMuffin its due in the spotlight, McDonald's has also shared some fan-favorite menu hacks for upgrading the breakfast sandwich with add-ons like has browns, a McChicken patty, and sauces like syrup and jelly.  McDonald's will sell Egg McMuffins for just 63¢ exclusively on the McDonald's app on Thursday, November 18 from 6 am to 10:30 am That was the price that it sold out when it debuted in a single store in California in 1971, before it was rolled out nationally over the next few years (pictured: one of the original McDonald's) The Egg McMuffin made its debut at a single McDonald's location in Santa Barbara, California 1972, the brainchild of franchise owner Herb Peterson.  It would soon be rolled out nationally after the company's...
    Then, moving on from Trump, Weiwei went on to claim that there are, in fact, semblances of an authoritarian state in America. "But certainly, in the United States, with today's condition, you can easily have an authoritarian. In many ways, you're already in [an] authoritarian state. You just don't know it," he argued. Ai Weiwei | Full Episode 11.12.21 | Firing Line with Margaret Hoover | PBS youtu.be When pressed, he added that "many things happening today in the U.S. can be compared to the Cultural Revolution in China," specifically citing "people trying to be unified in a certain political correctness." "That is very dangerous," he stated. "It's very philosophical," he continued. "With today's technology, we know so much more than we really understand. The information [has] become jammed. But we don't really have the knowledge. ... You just think you're purified by certain ideas that you agree with it." This form of political correctness or societal groupthink "is posing dangers to society, to an extremely divided society," Weiwei warned. Weiwei grew up in northwest China and,...
    (CNN)Days after world powers wrapped up a monumental climate summit in Glasgow, another environmental emergency was unfolding -- this time in space.On Monday, Russia fired a missile at one of its own satellites as a test, generating thousands of pieces of debris that sent crew members on the International Space Station scrambling for cover.The anti-satellite test was condemned by US officials -- and much of the scientific community -- as a "reckless and dangerous act" that could pose a threat to space activities for years to come.The missile test created more than 1,500 pieces of trackable debris, according to US Space Command. The fragments are a hazard to the current seven-person crew on the International Space Station -- which includes two Russians -- and to other satellites that provide crucial communication services back on Earth.But the newly-created space junk also adds to the more than 9,600 tons of debris orbiting our planet, according to the European Space Agency. Read MoreMore than six decades after the Soviets launched the first satellite, Sputnik 1, the junkyard in our skies is growing. Experts...
    The parallels between me and Kyle Rittenhouse are impossible not to draw. Kyle was 17-years-old when he became a household name after that terrible tragedy in Kenosha. I was 16-years-old when I was catapulted into the national conversation by video of an encounter with a Native American activist on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Kyle was almost immediately labelled a 'white supremacist' and a 'domestic terrorist'. To many, my red MAGA hat clearly meant that I was a racist. (Left) Nicholas Sandmann is pictured facing a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in January 2019. (Right) Kyle Rittenhouse is seen in Kenosha on the night he killed two men and injured a third in August 2020 'From my own experience, the death threats, feeling of no future ahead, and that millions of people hate you, is enough to alter you in many concrete ways and permanently' In only hours a CNN host tweeted an image of me, writing: 'Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid's?'. Kyle wasn't given his day in court by...
    Women's soccer player Bella Bixby has revealed that her father died from suicide just days before she played in the National Women's Soccer League semifinals. Bella, 25, who plays goalkeeper for the Portland Thorns, said she 'surprised herself' with her strength after competing alongside her team against the Chicago Red Stars at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon, on Sunday, November 14. They lost the match 2-0. During the game, an organization of local fans, called the Rose City Riveters, hung flowers and jerseys all around the venue in honor of Bella's father, Harold 'Dean' Geist, who died by suicide at the age of 64 on November 9, just five days before her game.  After it was over, the sports star said she 'couldn't hold it in anymore,' so she took to Twitter to to share the tragic news with the world. Soccer player Bella Bixby revealed that her father died from suicide days before she played in the Thorns' National Women's Soccer League semifinals. She is photographed at the match Her and her team - the Portland Thorns - played against the Chicago...
    Former political prisoner and authoritarian regimes expert Ai Weiwei appeared on PBS Friday, warning Americans that authoritarianism has already invaded the country. PBS host Margaret Hoover asked Weiwei if he believes Donald Trump is an authoritarian. “If you are authoritarian, you have to have a system supporting you,” replied Weiwei. “You cannot just be an authoritarian by yourself. But certainly, in the United States, with today’s condition, you can easily have an authoritarian. In many ways, you’re already in the authoritarian state. You just don’t know it.” (RELATED: ZHAO: The Current American Upheaval Echoes China’s Cultural Revolution) WATCH: PBS hosted an expert on authoritative regimes to bash Trump. He had a different insight. Watch ???? ????????????pic.twitter.com/qhuwpF48dA — Cernovich (@Cernovich) November 15, 2021 Weiwei went on to explain that many aspects of the U.S. today are similar to the Cultural Revolution in China. He mentioned political correctness as an example, calling it “very dangerous.” Xi Van Fleet, a Virginia mom who escaped communism in China, gave a speech at the Loudoun County school board in June in which she compared...
    GARY LINEKER congratulated Harry Kane on joining him in the 48 Club - but knows they will not be there together for long. Kane, 28, smashed in four goals as England thumped San Marino 10-0 on Monday night. 3Harry Kane scored four for England against San Marino to take his tally to 48 - level with Gary LinekerCredit: Getty 3Lineker was full of praise for the Tottenham forward on TwitterCredit: Rex Those strikes took him from 44 to 48 for the Three Lions - level with one ex-Spurs striker in Jimmy Greaves to another in Lineker. And the Match of the Day host hopes Kane's latest achievement reminds fans he had a decent career on the pitch before flogging Walkers crisps. Lineker, 60, tweeted: "Hello @HKane, welcome to the 48 goal club. "I suspect your membership will expire within minutes, but it’s been a pleasure to have you alongside." Lineker watched on as Kane smashed in all four of his goals against the lowest-ranked footballing country in the world within 15 first-half minutes. That included two penalties and...
    Hong Kong (CNN)It's been nearly two years since China shut its international borders as part of its efforts to keep Covid-19 out.China tamed the initial outbreak in Wuhan by locking down the city of more than 10 million people, confining residents to their homes for weeks and suspending public transportation.Since then, Beijing has adopted a zero-tolerance playbook to quell resurgences of the virus. Harnessing the reach and force of the authoritarian state and its surveillance power, it has imposed snap lockdowns, tracked close contacts, placed thousands into quarantine and tested millions.Before anywhere else in the world, China's economy roared back to growth and life returned to something approaching normal -- all within a bubble created to shield its 1.4 billion people from a raging pandemic that has wreaked havoc and claimed millions of lives across the globe.The ruling Communist Party has seized on that success, touting it as evidence of the supposed superiority of its one-party system over Western democracies, especially the United States.Read MoreBut as the pandemic drags on, local outbreaks have continued to flare up, frustrating the government's...
    ABC Katie Thurston responds to split rumors. Katie Thurston is being slammed by fans after she decided to call out her ex-boyfriends from “The Bachelorette” by assigning each of them a song from Taylor Swift’s new “Red” album. Thurston decided to do “12 days of messy,” where she shares a song that represents one of the guys that she dated on her season of the show — and fans aren’t impressed with her idea. In fact, many have called her immature, and said that she shouldn’t be calling out her exes. On day one, Thurston’s ex-fiance was up. She chose “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” for Blake Moynes. Thurston has since done Andrew Spencer and Aaron Clancy (plus his sidekick James Bonsall. And while this seems to be all in good fun, Thurston didn’t tag Moynes in her Instagram Stories like she’s tagged the other guys. It seems Thurston kicked things off by giving herself the song “Begin Again.” “Took a deep breath in the mirror. He didn’t like it when I wore high heels, but...
    (CNN)On a rainy spring morning in Muncie, Indiana, a White, middle-aged, conservative woman met a transgender woman for a date.It did not start well. The transgender woman was waiting at a table when the other woman showed up. She stood up and extended her hand. The other woman refused to take it."I want you to know I'm a conservative Christian," she said, still standing."I'm a liberal Christian," the transgender woman replied. "Let's talk."Their rendezvous was supposed to last about 30 minutes. But the conversation was so engrossing for both that it lasted an hour. It ended with the conservative woman rising from her seat to give the other woman a hug.Read More"Thank you," she said. "This has been wonderful."This improbable meeting came courtesy of the Human Library, a nonprofit learning platform that allows people to borrow people instead of books. But not just any people. Every "human book" from this library represents a group that faces prejudice or stigmas because of their lifestyle, ethnicity, beliefs, or disability. A human book can be an alcoholic, for example, or a Muslim, or...
    Christoph Soeder/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.After two weeks of negotiations, representatives from almost 200 countries at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow hammered out an agreement Saturday, laying out measures the world could take to prevent a cataclysmic rise in global temperatures. As the New York Times reported: The final agreement included language about the need to “phase down unabated coal”, a weakening of an earlier text that called for a “phase out” of coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel. It was an alteration urged by India. Switzerland’s representative, Simonetta Sommaruga, slammed the change, along with negotiators from the Marshall Islands, Mexico and other countries. “We do not need to phase down, but to phase out,” said Ms. Sommaruga, who said the coal provision was changed at the last minute, with no input from other countries and no further changes were allowed. “We are disappointed both about the process and the last minute change. This will not bring us closer to 1.5 but will make it more difficult...
    Donald Trump, who still believes he’s never lost an election and that windmills are still trying to kill him, loves to tell people he’s a “stable genius.” Yet if he wants to see what an actual genius can do, he should watch Jimmy Kimmel. Lauren Boebert made the mistake of trying to go toe to toe with Kimmel after he made fun of her in a segment a few days ago.  Boebert called Jimmy Kimmel sexist for making a joke about her. This is rich coming from someone who voted against the Violence Against Women Act and said the Equal Rights Amendment should be “thrown out like rotten milk.” The reaction on Twitter was swift, with people railing against Boebert for blaming rape victims for their own assaults by not being armed and saying rape victims should be forced to carry their rapist’s child. Oh, and the fact that her husband exposed himself to children.  I wondered how Jimmy would respond. Yet rather than going directly after Boebert, Kimmel simply used her own words to illustrate to everyone what a joke she is. The videos she makes...
    A COUPLE have swapped £1,200 a month rent to live in a van for just £20 a month. Chris Buxton and Reanna Mash, both 28, bought the £2,800 used Mercedes Luton, dubbed “Ruby”, in lockdown. 3Chris and Reanna bought the used Mercedes Luton for £2,800 in lockdownCredit: Caters 3The couple spent £10,000 renovating the interiorCredit: Caters They spent £10,000 fitting it with a bathroom, kitchen, living area and king-size bed — and getting rid of wasp and spider infestations. They and dog Rupert moved into it in March. Ex-mechanic Chris said: “I was sick of paying rent to greedy landlords who never had our best interests at heart. “We now own our home and all we pay for is the heating costs. “We also have the amazing ability to travel wherever we want.” The couple, of Exeter, Devon, next aim to buy land in Portugal where they can keep the van and enjoy the sunshine. 3Chris and Reanna spent £1,200 a month on rent but now only pay £20 a month to live in their vanCredit: Caters Most read in...
    New York (CNN Business)Just days before his brother started selling billions of dollars worth of Tesla shares, Kimbal Musk, a Tesla board member, sold $108 million worth of his own stock in the company.The dollar value of his sale is dwarfed by his brother Elon's sale of $5.7 billion worth of Tesla stock from Monday through Thursday this week. But it represented a much larger percentage of his holdings in Tesla (TSLA) -- about 15% of Kimbal's stake in the company. Elon's stake has declined by only 3% so far through his sales through Thursday.Although Elon Musk's sales were the first time he sold any Tesla stock since 2016, Kimbal Musk has been selling his own shares on a regular basis. So have many other top executives and board members at the world's most valuable automaker. Elon Musk just sold $5 billion worth of Tesla stockRobyn Denholm, the company's chair, has been selling regularly shares since she got the job overseeing the board in late 2018. In the last two years, each time she exercised options she received as...
    James HutchingsIsabela Dias Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.A group of protesters gathered outside the Washington, DC, Courthouse on Wednesday holding signs emblazoned with “Free Them All” and “Care Not Cages” to demand the release of detainees at the DC jail, many of whom have been awaiting trial for several months. “Our loved ones and our family members have been kept in that jail in feces and in urine. They’re being held in inhumane conditions,” Qiana Johnson, an organizer with the Black-led prison abolitionist grassroots group Harriet’s Wildest Dreams said to the small crowd. “Mayor after mayor, administration after administration—that jail has been the same.” She added: “The DC jail is 87 percent Black and the moment that a white person enters into that jail, they want to make change. Shame!” Johnson was referring to a new wave of public scrutiny and outcry over the jail’s dismal conditions that she and other activists say was prompted not by the longstanding mistreatment of people of color and efforts of...