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    Border Patrol agents rarely removed or terminated for wrongdoing, according to internal report Bob Dole, giant of Republican politics and presidential nominee, dies aged 98 Lock In Refi Savings Before Rates Get Too High Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Do This Before Your Next Credit Card Payment (It’s Genius) Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/26 SLIDES © Universal Pictures Film gimmicks that worked (and a few that didn't) For the majority of its existence, the motion picture industry has thrived on its ability to give audiences an experience they can't replicate at home. The big screen, the booming sound, the sticky floors you don't have to worry about cleaning... there's nothing like...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A member of the New Orleans city council is pushing to change a street currently named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and replace it with one the city’s most famous musicians, Allen Toussaint, who died in 2015. Councilmember Jared C. Brossett introduced an ordinance to rename the street that goes through the northern part of the city near Lake Pontchartrain after Toussaint. Toussaint was a songwriter, producer, pianist and performer whose decades-long career helped make such hits as “Working in the Coal Mine,” and ″Southern Nights.” “The City of New Orleans should prioritize celebrating our culture bearers, our diversity, and everything that makes our City special, not those who worked to tear us apart and represent a horrible history of racism that we are still dealing with today,” said Brossett in a news release announcing the effort. “Allen Toussaint is a New Orleans native and world-renowned musician. He represents the very best of our city.” Brossett sent a letter to the city’s planning commission, which now has 60 days to hold a public hearing...
    A Florida man who became obsessed with a female co-worker at a Florida restaurant is accused of her murder after she was found stabbed to death outside her home. Delfina Pan, 29, had refused to date bartender 20-year-old Agustin Lucas Mariani after approaching her at the South Beach restaurant where they both worked. He was so aggrieved by her continued rejection that he allegedly lie in wait with a chef's knife on Monday night as she headed back to her apartment block following her shift at the Kansas Bar and Grill, stabbing her to death. Mariani was so deranged during the attack that he then ripped off his own shirt and then decided to turn the knife on himself leaving him with stab wounds to his chest.  Delfina Pan, 29, pictured refused to date Agustin Lucas Mariani, so he allegedly fatally stabbed her to death before stabbing himself on Monday night Pan, 29, worked with Agustin Lucas Mariani, 20, pictured, at the Kansas Bar & Grill Restaurant on Lincoln Road in South Beach, Florida When officers arrived on scene they...
    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday they have received a request from Britain to approve the extradition of a suspected Russian spy who worked at the U.K.’s Embassy in Berlin. Brandenburg state prosecutor Marc Boehme confirmed a report by weekly Der Spiegel that Britain has asked for the extradition of David S., a British citizen, who was arrested at his home southwest of Berlin in August. Federal prosecutors accuse S., whose full name wasn’t released for privacy reasons, of having spied for the Russian intelligence service at least since November 2020. Before his arrest the suspect worked as a local hire at the British Embassy in the German capital and allegedly passed on documents he received at work to the Russians. Boehme, the state prosecutor, was unable to say how long it might take to consider the extradition request. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard, the oldest person charged with complicity in the murder of thousands of detainees, claimed in court he was just a farmhand who worked nearby.  The centenarian, identified only as Josef S, appeared in court on Thursday charged with 'knowingly and willingly' assisting in murder of 3,518 people at the Sachsenhausen death camp in Oranienburg, north of Berlin, between 1942 and 1942.   He claimed in court he had worked 'on a large estate near the Pasewalk resettlement camp', where he trained as a locksmith and blacksmith and shod horses for a farmer.  The judges and claimants have been trying to eke out an admission from the defendant that he was indeed an SS guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. But the 101-year-old has stubbornly maintained he was always just a civilian, despite documents clearly showing a man with the same name and date and place of birth working at Sachsenhausen from October 1941 to February 1945.  Charges against him include aiding and abetting the 'execution by firing squad of Soviet prisoners of war in 1942' and...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An Allegheny County employee fired after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine said he’s prepared to fight his termination. Shane Chesher received his official termination news from the county in an email. He read the email on Thursday morning and shared it with KDKA. READ MORE: PennDOT Asking For Public Input Ahead Of Bridge Work In Westmoreland County“The department has decided to terminate your employment with Allegheny County for failing to comply with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement,” part of the letter said. Chesher, who most recently worked in the Parks Department, had had until midnight to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination “It made me break down for a minute,” Chesher said. “As far as I know with the pension, from being terminated, I will only get the money I put into the pension and nothing else.” For 11 years, Chesher worked for the county. The husband and father of two refused the vaccine on religious grounds. The county denied his exemption citing an “undue hardship,” among other factors. Chesher believes people should be able to decide if...
    Jeffrey Epstein's former housekeeper revealed the 'imperious' nature of Ghislaine Maxwell while he was employed under the couple. Juan Alessi, 72, had revealed Maxwell's demanding high-handed behavior as well as he treatment of staff when he had worked for Epstein at his Palm Beach Mansion between 1990 and 2002.  Alessi, a maintenance worker and house manager, said that Maxwell had conducted herself as the 'lady of the house' and even handed out a 58-page manual with rules for staff on everything from how to address her and Epstein as well as how to attend to them and their guests. 'Checklists will assist you in making sure every task has been completed and not even the smallest detail has been overlooked,' the book read. Staffers also had to run the house 'like a five-star hotel' which included washing Epstein's car, stuffing it with $100 bills, and avoiding eye contact with him as Maxwell claimed he detested it. Maxwell also forbade the staff from fraternizing with their guests and told them to 'see nothing, hear nothing say nothing' unless they had been...
    (CNN)After last year's "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical" -- a dual threat as both a critical disaster and a ratings flop -- NBC returned to more fertile territory with its latest holiday presentation, "Annie Live!" Incorporating a live audience, the show more closely approximated the energy of a theatrical experience, with its main flaw stemming from trying too hard to please.Having a crowd actually watch the show helped overcome one of the raps on this format over the last decade, mounting some memorable shows but struggling to capture the unique qualities of an in-person setting. On the downside, the audience (one suspects with a degree of coaching) sounded a bit too appreciative and enthusiastic, applauding during numbers and carrying on as if this "Annie" was frankly a better show than it is or was.It's also worth noting the first priority remains presenting these musicals as a TV show, allowing cameras to swoop in and around the performers to provide an up-close view. By that measure, even the best seat in the house was occasionally obstructed so the folks at home...
    A former assistant principal in Washington, D.C. , who worked remotely during the pandemic may be in trouble for working simultaneously in person as the principal of a middle school in Rhode Island for 17 weeks, according to an ethics board complaint. Michael Redmond, who has worked for the D.C. public school system since 2014, could face thousands of dollars in fines, or a year in prison, for violating the District of Columbia Code of Conduct, which prohibits an employee from having two jobs, according to D.C. law. Redmond acknowledged holding both jobs and claimed he resigned from his role as assistant principal of Kramer Middle School in D.C. when he learned double duty was not allowed. DC PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFERS GUIDANCE ON ‘DECOLONIZING’ THANKSGIVING “I worked virtually as the [assistant principal] for Kramer during fall 2020 fulfilling all duties and responsibilities … with highly effective ratings while also working in-person as the principal in Providence, also receiving excellent marks,” Redmond told thw Washington Post. Rhode Island Department of Education spokesman Victor Morente said...
    Virginia Tech is hiring Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry to be the new football coach, replacing Justin Fuente who was let go before the end of the season. Brent Pry is the new Virginia Tech football coach. An official announcement from the university is expected later on Tuesday. Pry, 51, is an Altoona, Pennsylvania native and comes to Virginia Tech after serving as James Franklin’s assistant head coach dating back to his time at Vanderbilt in 2011. Pry’s father Jim served was the offensive coordinator at East Stroudsburg where he coached Franklin when he was the team’s quarterback. The news of Virginia Tech hiring Pry was first reported by Yahoo! Pete Thamel.Brent Pry takes over for Justin Fuente as new Virginia Tech football coachPry previously worked as a graduate assistant at Virginia Tech from 1995-1997 where he worked under long-time defensive coordinator Bud Foster, helping the team reach three straight bowl games. Sources: Virginia Tech’s search has focused in on Penn State DC Brent Pry. No deal is done yet, but the hire is expected to happen soon. — Pete...
    Brian Shelton’s life was ruled by Type 1 diabetes. When his blood sugar plummeted, he would lose consciousness without warning. He crashed his motorcycle into a wall. He passed out in a customer’s yard while delivering mail. Following that episode, his supervisor told him to retire, after a quarter-century in the Postal Service. He was 57. His ex-wife, Cindy Shelton, took him into her home in Elyria, Ohio. “I was afraid to leave him alone all day,” she said. Early this year, she spotted a call for people with Type 1 diabetes to participate in a clinical trial by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. The company was testing a treatment developed over decades by a scientist who vowed to find a cure after his baby son and then his teenage daughter got the devastating disease. Brian Shelton was the first patient. On June 29, he got an infusion of cells, grown from stem cells but just like the insulin-producing pancreas cells his body lacked. Now his body automatically controls its insulin and blood sugar levels. Shelton, now 64, may be the first person...
    A FAMILY trip to visit Santa Claus and his elves at Christmas is a truly magical experience for your little ones. However with possible queues, unpredictable tots and the anxiety inducing prospect of the presents running out, if you don't plan it meticulously it could end up being quite stressful for you.  4Michael Facherty has been Santa for nearly 35 years now, and what he doesn't know about grottos isn't worth knowingCredit: Michael Facherty Thankfully, 'Henley Santa' Michael Facherty is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free trip to the grotto.  He's been a professional Santa for nearly 35 years, after initially playing Father Christmas for his children’s school. He says: “I became a working Santa after I retired from my office job.  "I had a white beard and a big belly, so it would have been a waste not to do it!” Here, he reveals how to ensure the best possible grotto trip for your kids this Christmas…. Check out the grotto’s reputation You want a magical experience for your children rather than a military style “push...
    Washington is in talks with Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer to be its next head coach, two people familiar with the discussions between the Bulldogs’ coach and the Pac-12 school told AP on Monday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because a deal between Washington and the 47-year-old DeBoer was not complete, though he was scheduled to meet with school officials in Fresno, California, on Monday. On3 Sports first reported Washington was targeting DeBoer to be its next coach. DeBoer has spent two season at Fresno State, going 12-6. He previously worked under Jeff Tedford at Fresno State during the 2017 and 2018 seasons as offensive coordinator. He left to take the offensive coordinator job at Indiana for the 2019 season before returning to Fresno State in 2020 after Tedford stepped down for health reasons. His history with Tedford likely played in DeBoer’s favor with Washington. Tedford has a tight friendship with former Washington coach Chris Petersen, who has served as an adviser for athletic director Jen Cohen since he stepped down after the 2019 season. Tedford also worked...
    In this article TWTRParag Agrawal named Twitter CEO on Nov 29th, 2021.Courtesy: TwitterIn stepping down as Twitter CEO on Monday, Jack Dorsey is handing over the reins to a computer scientist with a PhD from Stanford who's had a central role in developing the company's artificial intelligence technology, all while staying largely out of public view. Parag Agrawal, who joined Twitter a decade ago and worked his way up to technology chief in 2017, will take over as CEO immediately, following Dorsey's surprise resignation. Dorsey described his trust in Agrawal as "bone deep." "The board ran a rigorous process considering all options and unanimously appointed Parag," Dorsey wrote, in an email to Twitter employees on Monday that he also shared via tweet. "He's been my choice for some time given how deeply he understands the company and its needs." Agrawal has been Dorsey's closest partner in considering the future of the Twitter platform, and the two have a shared vision for decentralizing social media, according to a former company executive, who asked not to be named to protect confidentiality....
    James Comey's daughter, Maurene Comey, is one of the three lead prosecutors against Ghislaine Maxwell, a known associate of Jeffrey Epstein. Maurene Comey, 32, joins Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alex Rossmiller, Alison Gainfort Moe, Andrew Rohrbach, and Lara Elizabeth Pomerantz in leading the case against Maxwell, whose trial begins Monday. They have accused Maxwell of trafficking teenage girls for sex and sexually abusing them with Epstein. HUMA ABEDIN LAYS BLAME OF CLINTON LOSS SQUARELY AT COMEY'S FEET The Maxwell trial is not the first Epstein-related case Maurene Comey has worked on. When Epstein was indicted in July 2019 for numerous sex crimes, she served as one of the lead prosecutors against him before his alleged suicide a month later. Another case she worked on was on Nicholas Tartaglione, a brief roommate of Epstein at Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center in 2019, according to Business Insider . Comey's LinkedIn page reveals she has worked as an assistant U.S. attorney at the Southern District of New York since 2015. She graduated from The College of William and Mary in...
    NOTED fashion designer Virgil Abloh passed away at the age of 41 years old after a secret battle with cancer. His parents are Ghanaian immigrants who moved to America sometime in the 1970s. 2Virgil Abloh's parents are immigrants from Africa Who are Virgil Abloh's parents? Nee and Eunice Abloh met in Accra, the capital of Ghana, in the 1970s. The two married and moved to the United States, giving birth to Virgil Abloh on September 30, 1980 in a suburb outside of Chicago. According to an article published by the New Yorker in 2019, "In Rockford, Nee worked at a paint company and Eunice worked as a seamstress. Eunice taught Abloh how to use a sewing machine, and at a young age he began designing T-shirts." The couple also have a daughter, Edwina. When the death of Virgil Abloh was announced, his team posted an image of the late fashion designer to his Instagram profile, adding the caption: "He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his...
    A former news anchor at a television station in New York is running for governor of Arizona. Kari Lake formerly worked as a new anchor for WNYT Channel 13 in Albany, New York, according to the Times Union. She also later worked as a news anchor at Fox 10 News in Phoenix. "Kari Lake, the former anchor for Fox 10 News in Phoenix, became a symbol of truth in journalism when she walked away from the mainstream media despite being number one in the ratings for more than two decades," her bio on her campaign website reads. On Tuesday, Sept. 28, Lake received an endorsement from former President Donald Trump in the Republican Primary for the 2022 Arizona governor’s race.
    A BUILD-A-BEAR employee revealed the weirdest things customers have asked of her - including creepy blokes who came in the shop for VERY peculiar reasons.  Janie is understood to have worked in a North American branch of the shop,  Fabulous favourite.  2The woman told how she worked in Build-a-Bear on TikTokCredit: Tik Tok Talking on TikTok she listed her ‘worst’ customers’ from numbers one to five.  She said: “Coming in at number five we have the men who love Wonder Women who would walk in and out of our store because they were embarrassed about wanting to buy it… which was fine but they would ruin my conversion.  “Coming in at number four we have the people who wanted to pour their loved one’s ashes into a bear which was actually allowed if it was in a ziploc bag or something, but they would actually want to pour the ashes in which was just not sanitary. “Number three is the bronies (A man who is a fan of My Little Pony).  “Not all of them, some of them are fine,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As shoppers get ready for the holiday season, the I-Team is updating its investigation into empty storefronts and finding how some are being filled in Chicago's world-famous, downtown district.Now, one shopping center said it is almost back at capacity.They invited the I-Team inside to show us how they did it, as many empty storefronts continue to struggle."My brand is about the experience. An experiential brand, the sensation, the smell. You have to pick it up and sniff it," explained local business owner Reggie Hathorn, who opened up his candle and fragrance storefront in the 900 North Michigan shops just months ago during the pandemic.While other retail spaces are struggling, the 900 North shopping mall is full."I think it has a sense of community. They do good business here [and] the quality of the shopper is high" said 900 North spokesperson Stacy Kolios.She added that their shops are at 98% occupancy.In November, the I-Team uncovered the huge spike in vacancy rates, many occurring during the pandemic as storefronts fleed Chicago's downtown shopping district.On the Mag Mile, there's more...
    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...
    First responders worked together and acted fast to save the life of a woman found unconscious on the floor of a Madison home. Madison police, fire and volunteer ambulance crews responding to a report of an unconscious woman found the 62-year-old passed out on the first floor of her Prospect Street home just after 12:35 p.m. Friday, borough officials said. Madison Police Patrolman Matthew Mirabella, Madison Firefighters Brian Castano and Lt. Kyle Wickman, and MVAC members Jack Luts and Jim Wynn confirmed with the victim’s family that she had gone into cardiac arrest and quickly began performing CPR, authorities said. Crews then applied an automated external defibrillator as Atlantic Health paramedics arrived to assist with the lifesaving efforts. The woman soon started breathing on her own and was taken to Morristown Medical Center, where she is recovering, officials said. “I am very proud of all of our highly trained Madison first responders who worked together as a team to ultimately save this resident,” said Acting Chief of Police John R. Miscia. “A quick response and great teamwork made for a...
    MANCHESTER UNITED begin life without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when Michael Carrick takes charge against Villarreal on Tuesday. Less than 48 hours after the Norwegian's sacking, the Red Devils face a crucial Champions League clash as they look to avoid a group stage exit for the second season in a row. 2How Man Utd are expected to line up against Villarreal on Tuesday night Caretaker manager Carrick will take charge for their trip to the LaLiga side with Man Utd currently top of Group F, level on points with Villarreal and two above Atalanta. It is difficult to know how Carrick will choose to line up for the game, but he did indicate in his pre-match press conference that there will not be wholesale change. When asked what alterations can be expected on Tuesday night, Carrick said: "We will have to wait and see really. "I worked with Ole closely, similar beliefs as a coach and manager. Got my own personality but it is very similar because that is why we worked together. "I'm not giving my plans away but...
              more   The U.S. Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed Gary M. Restaino, President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. Restaino has served as a federal prosecutor in the state since 2003 and previously worked for a Phoenix legal aid service, representing migrant and seasonal farmworkers. He also worked as a trial attorney for the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section, according to a release from the White House. While working as a federal prosecutor, Restaino was the Chief of the Criminal Division from 2012 to 2016 and Chief of the White Collar Crime Section from 2008 to 2009. Restaino also worked in the state Attorney General’s office. He was a civil rights lawyer at the in the office from 1999 to 2003 The confirmation received praise from both Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ). “Gary Restaino brings decades of experience as a federal prosecutor in Arizona, and his unanimous confirmation reflects the Senate’s trust in his qualifications, expertise, and commitment to the rule of law and to keeping Arizonans safe and secure,” the two...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) -— Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Florida’s third chief resilience officer, a position aimed at tackling climate change that has been vacant for months. The Republican governor announced Friday that Wesley Brooks would take over the resilience job first created in 2019 in a state highly vulnerable to sea-level rise and other climate change impacts. READ MORE: All-Clear Given Following Bomb Squad Investigation In Brickell AreaBrooks has worked since early 2020 as federal affairs director for the state Department of Environmental Protection. Before that, the Miami-Dade County native worked for GOP Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Florida’s first resilience officer, Julia Nesheiwat, left after six months for a homeland security advisor job with former President Donald Trump’s administration. Before she left, Nesheiwat said Florida lacked a coherent statewide strategy to deal with climate change. DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein took over the post in a dual role after Nesheiwat left, but Valenstein resigned from government in May. Brooks holds degrees in political science and biology from Duke University and earned a doctorate...
    Cheryl L. Robinson of Cinnaminson died Oct. 30 at the age of 45. She had worked and volunteered as an EMT before a longtime battle with epilepsy. She is the daughter of the late James T. Ritchie and Shirley A. Wilson.  Cheryl grew up in Magnolia, Camden County. She worked and volunteered as an EMT for 10 years before being diagnosed with epilepsy, a battle she fought for over 19 years.  Cheryl enjoyed spending time with her family. She was always willing to pitch in and help anyone in need.  She is survived by her daughter, Candice Robinson; her fiancé, Kayla of Maple Shade; her brothers, Russell J. Ritchie, (Renee), William J. Ritchie, and Martin H. Ritchie; her sister, Kathleen A. Porch & her fiancé Steve; her grandchildren, Ronald P. Baldwin, Jr., Izabella Hettel and Destiny Robinson. Also survived by her great nieces & nephews Aubrie, Jace, Jaylin, Diandre, Syrina and Amelia. Visiting hours and services were on Tuesday. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 3540 Crain Highway,...
    Cheryl L. Robinson of Cinnaminson died Oct. 30 at the age of 45. She had worked and volunteered as an EMT before a longtime battle with epilepsy. She is the daughter of the late James T. Ritchie and Shirley A. Wilson.  Cheryl grew up in Magnolia, Camden County. She worked and volunteered as an EMT for 10 years before being diagnosed with epilepsy, a battle she fought for over 19 years.  Cheryl enjoyed spending time with her family. She was always willing to pitch in and help anyone in need.  She is survived by her daughter, Candice Robinson; her fiancé, Kayla of Maple Shade; her brothers, Russell J. Ritchie, (Renee), William J. Ritchie, and Martin H. Ritchie; her sister, Kathleen A. Porch & her fiancé Steve; her grandchildren, Ronald P. Baldwin, Jr., Izabella Hettel and Destiny Robinson. Also survived by her great nieces & nephews Aubrie, Jace, Jaylin, Diandre, Syrina and Amelia. Visiting hours and services were on Tuesday. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 3540 Crain Highway,...
    Nicholas Matthew Reed, 34, of Asbury Park, died Thursday in Trenton.  He worked as an accountant as well as a chef.  He was born in Red Bank in 1987 and grew up in Marlboro.  He earned a Master's Degree in Business from Rutgers University. In addition to his work as an accountant, he was a chef for Mogo. Nicholas enjoyed music, history, soccer, swimming, walking and spending time with friends and family. He will be remembered for his beautiful smile and kind heart.  Surviving are his mother, Kathy Reed; two sisters, Madison Reed and Mackenzie Cooledge and her husband, Michael ; grandparents, Walter and Bernadette Bertero; nephews, Caleb and Lucas; niece, Rosie and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Nicholas was preceded in death by his father, Matthew Reed and grandparents Charles and Doris Reed. Visiting hours are Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road in  Middletown In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Nicholas's name to Freehold Open Door 39 Throckmorton St. Freehold, NJ 07728, faopendoor.org or Lunch Break...
    Britney Spears said she isn't "here to be a victim" after her 13-year conservatorship with her family ended. The 39-year-old pop icon, wearing shorts, high-heeled shoes, and a crop top, described the simple joys she's experiencing for the first time, ranging from getting her own ATM card to purchasing her own candles. "I'm just grateful, honestly, for each day, and being able to have the keys to my car, and being able to be independent, feel like a woman, and owning an ATM card — seeing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles," she said. "It's the little things for us women, but it makes a huge difference, and I'm grateful for that. It's nice." "It's really nice." JUDGE ENDS CONSERVATORSHIP CONTROLLING LIFE OF BRITNEY SPEARS FOR NEARLY 14 YEARS A Los Angeles judge ended Spears's conservatorship Friday after she hired attorney Mathew Rosengart in July to her case. Her father, Jamie Spears, was granted the conservatorship in 2008 after she allegedly dealt with mental health issues and was hospitalized, but the court made the...
    PAUL POGBA has been compared to former Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron by Micah Richards and Alan Shearer. Speaking on the Match of the Day Top 10 podcast, the two pundits discussed how both Pogba and Veron have had similarly difficult spells at Old Trafford. 2Veron scored three goals in his first four Man Utd games, winning Premier League player of the MonthCredit: EPA Veron, 46, signed for Man Utd for £28m in 2001, which was the most expensive transfer in the history of English football at the time. But the Argentine never really hit the heights that were expected of him, making just 51 league appearances for them before leaving to join Chelsea in 2003. Richards told the Match of the Day Top 10 podcast: "I just remember him being a flash in the pan, before he came to Man United you expected big things. "He's like Pogba, Pogba's stayed longer but when you watch Pogba, you want him to do something brilliant every time and the same with Veron as well you wanted him to score...
    Legendary Broadway costumer designer William Ivey Long, 74, who created the outfits for Chicago and Hairspray, was accused of sexual abuse by two young former coworkers.  Court Watson and Michael Martin, 46, claimed Long, a six-time Tony award winner, had sexually abused the then-college aged men while they were working at The Lost Colony theater between 1996 and 2002 in the North Carolina Outer Banks.  Watson alleges that Long got him drunk so the costumer could have sex with him without consent, and Martin said Long had touched him inappropriately on 10 separate occasions. A 2002 lawsuit involving Long's history of alleged sexual assaults during that period also claims he forced two other men to have sex with each other while a board member watched, NPR reported.  Although Watson and Martin had tried to speak out against Long in the past, they described Long as 'so revered' that there was no point in trying.  'William had all the power. He was the most famous person on the island,' Watson said, referring to the status Long enjoyed on the Outer Banks...
    When it came to carving artworks in ancient Egypt, apprentices did non-complex parts like limbs and torsos while master craftsmen tackled intricate bits like faces. This is the conclusion of an Egyptologist from the University of Warsaw who studied two 3,500-year-old reliefs in the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, Thebes. Hatshepsut was a pharaoh of Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty — and the second historically confirmed female pharaoh — who ruled from 1473–1458 BC. The 43-feet-long reliefs, mirrors of each other, line the temple's largest room (or the Chapel of Hatshepsut), showing a 100-strong procession taking gifts to the pharaoh. Moreover, they contain evidence for nearly every step in the relief production — something typically not seen, as usually each subsequent stage covers up the last. Given this, archaeologists have previously relied on half-finished pieces — each preserving snapshots of the art in progress — to determine how reliefs were made.  Analysis of the Hatshepsut reliefs, however, have revealed new insights into the production process — such as how labour was divided up. It also overturned the notion that artists in ancient Egypt were...
    A CAMBRIDGE University graduate has revealed that working nine hour shifts at McDonalds was harder than her degree. Elizabeth Haigh claims that working at the Golden Arches left her exhausted, forcing her to collapse on more than one occasion. 3Elizabeth believes that her job at McDonald's was harder than her degreeCredit: Facebook 3She earned just £5.50 an hour at the fast food giantCredit: Getty - Contributor She started working for the fast food giant when she was just 17, juggling her A Levels with the job and supporting her parents in Shropshire with housework. Elizabeth was paid £5.50 an hour at McDonalds, and was saving money up towards her University degree. Speaking to the Mirror she said: “I worked nine-hour shifts at McDonald’s for this measly sum, saving towards university while doing a job that is, without a doubt, harder than an Oxbridge degree. “Shifts at McDonald’s are far from a golden time. Spent running around, never sitting down, under constant pressure to deliver meals within the magic 100-second window. "All the time fixing a smile on your face and...
    More On: wu-tang clan Feds sell off Martin Shkreli’s famed Wu-Tang album for millions Wu-Tang-affiliated rapper, who cut off his penis, gets married Wu-Tang Clan bring down the house with raucous set at Tribeca Film Festival RZA says Wu-Tang Clan belong in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame TJ Atoms scored the role of Ol’ Dirty Bastard in the buzzy new Hulu series “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” But he told Page Six that he only started acting after he was plucked from obscurity on the Philadelphia streets. Twenty-six-year-old Atoms told us he was in the city’s Rittenhouse Square — home to the famous “LOVE” sculpture — just after he graduated high school when, “a lady came up to me and she’s like, ‘I love your style. I’m doing this [music] video. I want you to be a part of it.’ “My first thing was like, ‘Hey, are you paying me because I’m not trying to do this for free,'” he said. “So I get there and it’s like a movie set for a metal rock band and I’m the...
    Elizabeth (Betty) Wall Strohfus fell in love with flying airplanes in the 1940s and became a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II. She fought for WASP veteran recognition in the 1970s, and from the 1990s until her death, she traveled across the country to tell her story and inspire others. Elizabeth Bridget Wall was born on November 15, 1919, in Faribault, Minnesota, to Daniel and Julia Anne Wall. After graduating high school in 1937, she worked at the Rice County Courthouse in the Register of Deeds office. It was there that she met a member of the local Sky Club, who introduced her to flying planes. In 1939, as the shortage of male pilots in World War II worsened, Jacqueline Cochran suggested using female pilots. Cochran, a pilot herself, had competed in air races and later became the director of the WASP program. Thanks to her support, the WASPs were created in 1943 so that women could fly planes at home while men went overseas. Wall joined the WASPs that same year. After meeting the required thirty-five...
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    The new husband of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafazi is a privately-educated cricket executive from Pakistan who once worked at Coca-Cola, MailOnline can reveal.  Women's rights activist Malala, now aged 24, announced she had married Asser Malik in beautiful wedding scenes at a nikkah ceremony in Birmingham on Tuesday. Malala spoke of her excitement for the 'journey ahead' after tying the knot with cricket fanatic Mr Malik at their small Islamic celebration.  She smiled next to her new husband, who wore a matching pink tie, in adorable outdoor snaps. Another image showed Malala touching her hair as Asser signed the marriage contract.  After stunning the world with their sweet pictures, social media has been abuzz with speculation about the newly weds' relationship. But MailOnline can reveal Mr Malik spent his formative years studying at a private school in Pakistan, worked for Coca Cola and later became involved in entrepreneurship in the cricket-mad nation.   This summer, Malala had alluded to the fact she had met someone in 2019 - now revealed to be Mr Malik - and questioned why people needed to...
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – The police chief in Commerce City, Clint Nichols, was allowed to work remotely from Las Vegas and drove a city vehicle back and forth in a practice that is now receiving scrutiny following a CBS4 investigation. Police Chief Clint Nichols (credit: CBS) “Going forward, I would not like to see provisions like this in future contracts,” said Mayor Ben Huseman. Huseman told CBS4,”I would hope that going forward, that if we have a contract executed with a key employee like this, that we would have provisions in place that would ensure our duties are executed here locally instead of from a remote location like that.” But Commerce City Manager Roger Tinklenberg, who signed off on the chief working remotely from 755 miles away, called the issue “A nothing-burger” in an email to city council members, and refused to speak to CBS4 saying “Being interviewed would be a waste of my time.” Commerce City Manager Roger Tinklenberg (credit: CBS) Nichols has been Chief in Commerce City since 2017. He came to the department from Las Vegas...
    HAVE you ever wondered what it’s really like to work in a busy supermarket? Or what happens to leftover food at the end of the day - we’ve been desperate to find out what really goes down. 3Never trust baked goods to be fresh as most are frozenCredit: Getty - Contributor 3Ex supermarket worker has revealed some real stomach-churning secretsCredit: Alamy Luckily a former supermarket worker has revealed some surprising revelations about working in one of the UK’s most popular food shops. A woman, from South East England, worked in a supermarket for seven years until 2014 and said she ‘enjoyed it’ as it was her first real job. The ex-supermarket employee admitted she made some lifelong friends while working in the store and joked that in retail, good friendships are crucial for the job. She said: “I worked in several departments, starting off in the bakery until I developed an allergy to the cleaning material. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED “I then went on to night shifts for some extra money - as...
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    Mark Glaze at a press conference urging Congress to enact gun control legislation, on February 6, 2013. Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Mark Glaze, a prominent gun control advocate, died last week, leaving a country wracked by gun violence without one of its most effective advocates for fighting it. Glaze was born in 1970 in Pueblo, Colorado. He attended Colorado College and then George Washington University Law School, and later worked at the D.C.-based political affairs firm the Raben Group. Glaze, who was gay, joined the Human Rights Campaign in 2010, helping the group push Congress to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He moved into the gun safety movement after the 2012 Newtown, Conn., massacre. He left a son, Archer, aunts, uncles, cousins, and dog named Tallulah, according to his family. I met Glaze in 2013, in the US Senate, when he was executive director of Everytown for Gun Safety. He was advocating, unsuccessfully, for the Senate to pass background check legislation, an...
    Jessica Thomas worked at a restaurant last year. Now, the mother of three spends her workdays loading and unloading cargo ships that bring in electronics, apparel and consumer goods from around the world.  Like millions of Americans, Thomas found herself abruptly unemployed in 2020 after the restaurant she worked at struggled to reopen during the pandemic. Uncertain when her job would restart, the New Jersey resident found herself at home relying on unemployment benefits. Her husband Derrick, who works as a bartender, faced a similar dilemma. On the advice of her brother-in-law, Jessica applied for a job at the Port of Newark, N.J., home to the East Coast's busiest port. Check out this video to learn more about why Thomas made the switch and to see how the career change is going. SIGN UP: Money 101 is an 8-week learning course to financial freedom, delivered weekly to your inbox. CHECK OUT: Why January is a particularly great time to invest your money via Grow with Acorns+CNBC. Disclosure: NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures are investors in Acorns.