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    A series of biodiverse hot spots in coastal First Nations territories should be protected, says researcher Alejandro Frid. Lauren Eckert/National Observer Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.This story was originally published by Canadas National Observer, and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A treasure trove of biological hot spots sheltering ancient rockfish, delicate corals, and sponges hidden inside the inlets of British Columbia’s isolated central coast merit protection, a new study indicates. A number of sites of exceptional biodiversity—well-known to the region’s First Nations but previously undocumented by science—have been identified with joint research between the Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance (CCIRA) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), said one of the study’s lead authors, Alejandro Frid. The hot spots studied fall within the territories of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Wuikinuxv, Nuxalk and Heiltsuk Nations, which are also involved in the CCIRA, Frid said. “None of (the hot spots) was a surprise to the First Nations,” Frid said, adding a number of sites identified through traditional knowledge need more exploration. “But from...
    New York (CNN Business)Jerome Powell's tenure leading the Federal Reserve has been among the most tumultuous in the central bank's history. And Powell's second term won't necessarily be much easier.He and his policies have been the spotlight largely because of a once-in-a-century pandemic that caused the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression — and though economic activity rebounded fairly quickly, supply chain and labor imbalances followed, feeding the biggest jump in consumer prices in 30 years.Jerome Powell has been renominated for another four-year team heading the nation's central bank.But Powell has also been a controversial figure himself, facing attacks on his policies from both sides of the aisle. On the right, President Donald Trump — the man who appointed Powell — turned on him and called him a "fail" with "no guts." Meanwhile leaders of the progressive wing of the Democratic party, such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have also turned their backs on Powell.President Joe Biden appointed Powell on Monday to a second four-year term. The first time around, Powell was easily confirmed in a 84-13 Senate vote. But...
    BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A pilot who was among four people who died after a plane crash on a Michigan island has been identified as a history teacher. Map showing Beaver Island | Credit: Google Maps READ MORE: Journalist Danny Fenster Returns Home To Metro Detroit After Myanmar Ordeal  William Julian, 55, was flying the plane for Island Airways, which takes travelers between Beaver Island and Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. Julian was airlifted Saturday to a hospital by the U.S. Coast Guard but died, the Charlevoix County sheriff’s office said. READ MORE: Judge Keeps Michigan Oil Pipeline Case In Federal CourtDuring his 16 years in the Traverse City school district, Julian was a “devoted educator to the students he served,” East Middle School principal Marshall Perkins told families. The others who died were Mike Perdue, Kate Leese, and Adam Kendall. Perdue’s 11-year-old daughter survived, and her mother has said she believes her husband protected the girl from more serious injuries by holding her tightly as the plane went down. Federal authorities are investigating the crash. Beaver Island is in...
    BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — A pilot who was among four people who died after a plane crash on a Michigan island has been identified as a history teacher. William Julian, 55, was flying the plane for Island Airways, which takes travelers between Beaver Island and Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. Julian was airlifted Saturday to a hospital by the U.S. Coast Guard but died, the Charlevoix County sheriff’s office said. During his 16 years in the Traverse City school district, Julian was a “devoted educator to the students he served,” East Middle School principal Marshall Perkins told families. The others who died were Mike Perdue, Kate Leese and Adam Kendall. Perdue’s 11-year-old daughter survived, and her mother has said she believes her husband protected the girl from more serious injuries by holding her tightly as the plane went down. Federal authorities are investigating the crash. Beaver Island is in northern Lake Michigan between Michigan’s two peninsulas. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    In this article GOOGLThomas Kurian, chief executive officer of cloud services at Google LLC, speaks during the Google Cloud Next '19 event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The conference brings together industry experts to discuss the future of cloud computing.Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesAt Google's weekly all-hands meeting on Thursday afternoon, CEO Sundar Pichai and cloud boss Thomas Kurian tried to address concerns about the company's potential pursuit of a multibillion-dollar cloud deal with the Defense Department. A question about Google's involvement with the government's Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) program received so many by votes by employees in an internal system called Dory that it was brought up to executives at the meeting. Pichai read aloud the question, which referenced a New York Times report from earlier this month. That story said Google is actively pursuing JWCC, after the Pentagon canceled a prior deal, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, in July. The question received almost 1,000 employee votes. CNBC obtained audio of the event, known as TGIF, and viewed a...
    (CNN)Two high school students, a mechanical engineering technology student from Illinois and a man who was trying to save his fiancée are among nine people who died after a crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival tragedy in Houston, authorities said.Rapper Travis Scott, who was performing on Friday night, has said he will pay for the funerals of the deceased concertgoers.Here's what we know about the victims:Axel Acosta Avila, 21Axel Acosta AvilaAcosta was a junior at Western Washington University and had an interest in computer science, according to the university. He was from Tieton, Washington.Read MoreHis brother Joel Acosta told CNN that Axel had turned 21 in October. The student was at the event alone, his aunt Cynthia Acosta told CNN affiliate KTRK. "It was his first time going to an event like that," she told the Houston station.According to Joel Acosta, the family last heard from his brother around 5 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office released a description and asked the public for help identifying the remains. Danish Baig, 27Danish BaigBaig, from Euless, Texas,...
    (CNN)A mechanical engineering technology student from Illinois and a man who was trying to save his fiancée are among the eight people who died at the Astroworld Festival in Houston Friday night, authorities said.Seven of the victims have been identified, officials said, and the families of six victims have been notified. Authorities are asking for help to identify a man in his early 20s.Here's what we know about some of the victims.Franco Patino, 21Patino, a senior at the University of Dayton, was studying mechanical engineering technology and human movement biomechanics, according to a statement from the university.Read MoreHe was a member of Alpha Psi Lambda, a Hispanic-interest fraternity, the statement said, and was originally from Naperville, Illinois.Danish Baig, 27Baig died trying to save his fiancée, who was getting stomped on and hit in the crowd surge at the concert, his brother Basil Baig told CNN Sunday. His family says he was an amazing individual who loved with all his heart."People would admire him for who he was," Basil Baig told CNN.His funeral will be held Sunday in Colleyville, Texas, his...
    Families still grieving the loss of loved ones killed in the Surfside condo collapse are demanding authorities keep sifting through the rubble for as long as it takes to find remains.  Many families of the 98 victims have received just trace amounts of remains after the Florida complex collapsed on June 24.  Friends and family of New Yorker Estelle Hedaya, 54, said they received so little of the victim's remains that they could easily lift her casket.  'I could have lifted it with my pinkie,' her best friend Lisa Shrem told the Washington Post.  So little of New Yorker Estelle Hedaya's remains were found in the collapse of the Surfside condo in Miami. Her best friend Lisa Shrem said: 'I could have lifted it [her casket] with my pinkie' After the initial recovery effort at the site, officials moved the rubble to a location 14 miles from the condos, near Miami International Airport.  The rubble has been divided into two piles, based on supposed value of the evidence it might hold. The portions that crews have determined to contain possible remains are moved...
    President Joe Biden's support among independents has collapsed, new polling shows, which could be a bad sign for Democrats going into the 2022 midterms.  A new Grinnell College National Poll found that while Biden received the support of 54 per cent of independents during last year's presidential election, that support now stands at 28 per cent.  That means that if the 2024 presidential election were held today - and it was a rematch between Biden and former President Donald Trump - both candidates would receive 40 per cent of the vote, while 14 per cent of the American electorate would choose someone else.  President Joe Biden has lost support among independents, while former President Donald Trump has gained that support, meaning the Democrat and Republican would get the same percentage of voters if the 2024 election was held today Trump (left) gets less support among Republicans than Biden (right) does among Democrats, but Biden's popularity with independents has collapsed since last year's presidential race, new polling shows   Biden polls better among Democrats than Trump does Republicans.  Biden receives the support...
    Britney Spears' fiance Sam Asghari has vowed to 'take care' of the pop star after her naked Instagram posts sparked concerns among fans - just days on from her conservatorship battle win over dad Jamie.  Asghari sought to reassure one fan who urged the 27-year-old to look after his 39-year-old fiancee Friday, whose mental health troubles have been well-documented. '@samasghari take care of our girl,' the fan posted on Instagram with a face throwing a kiss emoji and a peace sign. 'I got you America,' Asghari replied on his Instagram story, with flexed bicep, winking face and prayer hands emojis. Britney Spears ' fiance Sam Asghari (pictured together) vowed to 'take care' of the pop star Friday in response to a fan on Instagram  'I got you America,' Asghari replied on his Instagram story to a fan who asked him to 'take care of our girl' He followed it up with a story showing a black screen with an asterisk next to a world emoji and then two stories showing him and Britney working out in a gym. A...
    Three soldiers at an army base in New York are suspected to have died by suicide within just 48 hours, with one of them being among the last of the troops to leave Afghanistan just one month ago.  Pfc. Tyler Thomas, 21, Spc. Sika Tapueluelu, 26, and Staff Sgt. Angel Green, 24, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, all died within two days of each other in mid-September at Fort Drum army base in New York.  Staff Sgt. Green, Green, an infantryman assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment (The Polar Bears), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, was one of the last soldiers to return home during the chaotic and bloody US pull out of Afghanistan at the end of August and didn't return to New York until September 6. Pfc. Thomas died on September 16, before Staff Sgt. Green and Spc. Sika Tapueluelu died a day later. Major Gen. Milford H. Beagle Jr., division commander, declared he is committed to discovering the reasons behind his soldiers' deaths which were officially announced by a Fort Drum spokesperson on September...
    Another Afghanistan evacuee who has recently arrived in the United States has been revealed to be a convicted felon who was deported from America four years ago.  This is the second recent case of a felon coming over from Afghanistan as America tries to bring over people seeking freedom from the Taliban's return to power in the country.    The unidentified man was convicted of aggravated robbery in 2011. He was deported in 2017.  He got through the Biden administration's vetting process, boarding a flight to Washington Dulles International Airport to come to the country.   Another Afghanistan evacuee who has recently arrived in the United States has been revealed to be a convicted felon who was deported from America four years ago  A convicted rapist who was deported from the US in 2017 was recently arrested at Dulles after catching Ethiopian Airlines evacuation flight out of Kabul. Ghader Heydari, 47, boarded a flight for evacuees but was flagged by border officials upon arrival into Washington.  A man whose name and age match Heydari‘s pleaded guilty to rape in Ada County,...
    One of the United States military members killed in the ISIS attack at Kabul Airport was expecting to become a father in three weeks, the Washington Post reported Friday. Rylee McCollum was married with a baby on the way, Cheyenne McCollum, his sister, told the Washington Post. He was a native of Bondurant, Wyoming. Navy Corpsman Max Soviak Marine Kareem Nikoui Marine Jared Schmitz Marine Rylee McCollum Marine David Lee Espinoza Marine Jared Schmitz Remember the heroes who died in Kabul. RIP ???????? pic.twitter.com/tcNzlxdiaP — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 27, 2021 “He was so excited to be a dad, and he was going to be a great dad,” McCollum said, according to the Washington Post. Cheyenne also raved about her brother’s dedication to being a Marine. Ryan “was a Marine before he knew he was allowed to be a Marine,” she reportedly said. “He’d carry around his toy rifle and wear his sister’s pink princess snow boots and he’d either be hunting or he was a Marine. Sometimes it would be with nothing on underneath, just a T-shirt.” (RELATED: ‘He...
    Rylee McCollum and Jared Schmitz were two of the 13 U.S. service members left dead in the wake of the attack, while 18 other American service members were wounded, according to the AP, which also noted that more than 160 Afghans also lost their lives. Army Maj. Gen. William Taylor said during a press briefing on Friday that the attack in the vicinity of Hamid Karzai International Airport's Abbey Gate involved a suicide bombing followed by gunfire, but that it is not believed that there was a second explosion in the vicinity of the Baron Hotel as had been previously reported. Even before the deadly attack the Biden administration had been heavily criticized by Republicans for bungling efforts to withdraw the U.S. from Afghanistan, where the Taliban has swiftly taken over, seizing the capital city of Kabul earlier this month. The U.S. has been scrambling to evacuate citizens and others.
    A young husband with a child on the way who wanted to teach history one day and another man who always wanted to serve in the military were among the 13 U.S. troops killed in a horrific suicide bombing at Afghanistan's Kabul airport, which also claimed the lives of more than 100 Afghans.As military personnel were going through the grim task of notifying the troops' next of kin, some of their names emerged Friday before the government formally announced them. Eleven Marines, one Navy sailor and one Army soldier were among the dead, while 18 other U.S. service members were wounded in Thursday's bombing, which was blamed on Afghanistan's offshoot of the Islamic State group.The U.S. said it was the most lethal day for American forces in Afghanistan since 2011. The White House said President Joe Biden will look for opportunities to honor the servicemembers who lost their lives.Rylee McCollum, a Marine from Wyoming whose wife is expecting a baby in three weeks, was on his first deployment when the evacuation in Afghanistan began, his sister, Roice McCollum, told the...
    A young husband with a child on the way who wanted to teach history one day and another man who always wanted to serve in the military were among the 13 U.S. troops killed in a horrific suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport, which also claimed the lives of more than 100 Afghans. As military personnel were going through the grim task of notifying the troops’ next of kin, some of their names emerged Friday before the government formally announced them. Eleven Marines, one Navy sailor and one Army soldier were among the dead, while 18 other U.S. service members were wounded in Thursday’s bombing, which was blamed on Afghanistan’s offshoot of the Islamic State group. The U.S. said it was the most lethal day for American forces in Afghanistan since 2011. The White House said President Joe Biden will look for opportunities to honor the servicemembers who lost their lives. Rylee McCollum, a Marine from Wyoming whose wife is expecting a baby in three weeks, was on his first deployment when the evacuation in Afghanistan began, his sister, Roice...
    As the Afghan victims of the horrific Kabul airport suicide bombing were being buried, friends and relatives spoke of ‘the best and the brightest of their generation being cruelly cut down in their prime.’ The faces of the tragic, mainly young, victims came from all corners of Afghan society, but they all shared a hope for a better life away from the Taliban’s rule. The funerals taking place across the city today ranged from that of a talented young woman journalist to a member of the Afghan national taekwondo team. Several families were devastated by the loss of more than one cousin or sibling, and one family lost four young men. Afghan TV presenter Muslim Shirzad, 30, who tweeted many of the images of this tragic gallery of smiling victims, said families and friends had contacted him with the sad news. Najma Saddique, 21, from Kabul (pictured left) and her sister Zuhal (right). Ms Saddique was in her third year of a journalism course at the city’s university when she was killed in the horrific Kabul airport suicide bombing on Thursday ...
    A man killed by Redondo Beach police Wednesday night randomly targeted people on the pier in a hail of gunfire, authorities said a day after the shootings. Police officers from across the South Bay raced to the Redondo Beach Pier about 8:20 p.m. after a flood of 911 calls reported an active shooter firing at people in the shopping and dining hot spot. Once there, they found a teenage boy and his relative, both of whom had been shot in their lower torsos. The two were taken to a nearby trauma center and were listed in stable condition Thursday morning with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to investigators. California 2 shot at Redondo Beach Pier; suspect dead Two people were shot at the Redondo Beach Pier on Wednesday night, the Redondo Beach police chief said. Authorities later confirmed the suspect is dead. Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide investigators said the victims were on the pier when a man walked past them and then pulled out a firearm and began indiscriminately shooting. The gunfire sent...
    A celebrated all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan made it out of the country safely and are now in Qatar. Officials there sent a plane to evacuate the young girls, after the team's organization, Digital Citizen Fund, worked with Qatar's government to secure visas. The team, known as the Afghan Dreamers, made headlines in 2017 when they were rejected for U.S. travel visas twice while trying to travel to the country for an international robotics competition in Washington. To get to the U.S., the girls traveled 500 miles – twice – from their home in Western Afghanistan through Taliban-controlled territory to Kabul to get visas. Then-President Donald Trump intervened at the last minute to allow them into the U.S. during his administration's ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. Members of a celebrated all-girl robotics team have made it safely out of Afghanistan. Qatar officials sent a plane for the girls, who are known as the "Afghan Dreamers." pic.twitter.com/GmtC94a7Az— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) August 20, 2021 Their package of robot parts was delayed due to concerns about terrorism. They had only two weeks...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (CBS Chicago/CBS News) — A suburban woman was among those who was killed when a small sightseeing plane crashed in Alaska on Thursday, with no survivors. Janet Kroll, 77, of Mount Prospect, was one of five cruise ship passengers who boarded the plane for an excursion. The pilot was also killed. READ MORE: City In Mourning, Third Suspect In Custody After Shooting Of 2 Chicago Police Officers That Left Officer Ella French Dead, Second Officer Critically Injured The plane went down 300 miles southeast of Juneau. It crashed into steep, mountainous terrain Thursday morning. U.S. Coast Guard teams found the wreckage within hours, but poor visibility has prevented them from reaching the bodies. Coast Guard teams are hoping for better weather on Monday. The plane, a de Havilland Beaver, was owned by Southeast Aviation LLC. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Hot, Humid Day To End With Scattered Storms The five passengers on the flight were from the Holland America Line cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, the company said in a statement. The ship stopped in Ketchikan on Thursday and delayed...
    After court filings revealed that disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar received $2,000 in pandemic stimulus payments while incarcerated, the issue of prisoners getting the government checks is once again in the spotlight. Convicted felons were eligible for all three rounds of individual stimulus payments, which came in the amounts of $1,200, $600 and $1,400, through they had to apply for the benefits and in some cases the payments were garnished for restitution. In March, as the Biden administration pushed though the latest round of stimulus, Republicans made red meat of the issue, with Senator Tom Cotton fuming that murderers such as Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof and Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would be eligible for checks. However, after contentious legal wrangling last year, a federal judge made it clear that inmates were also eligible for the checks issued under the Trump administration, and the ruling ensured that some $1.5 billion in benefits went to 1.5 million prisoners, according to lawyers in the case. Larry Nassar received $2,000 in pandemic stimulus payments while incarcerated, but he is not alone. Some...
    An apology from Bodie Brizendine, principal at Manhattan's elite Spence School, over a video shown to students mocking white women was rejected by parents Parents at an elite $57,000-a-year all-girls private school in Manhattan rejected an apology from its principal over a video shown to students mocking white women. In a letter sent by a parent to Spence School Principal Bodie Brizendine as well as its school board, the unidentified parent expressed disappointment at the school's response to the incident, and took aim at its board, saying it was not doing enough to curtail its teachers' woke agenda.  The letter was widely backed by other parents at the school, according to the New York Post.  'While I was upset after hearing what happened at Spence, the email from Bodie that followed really pushed me over the edge,' the letter read.   'Further, that the board has not weighed in on this matter gives the impression that the board shares the opinion that racism is indeed acceptable as long as it fits within the climate of the times,' the parent continued....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini tracked down a local youth hockey coach who now lives in Florida – and is accused of posing as a woman to abuse his players. This happened as another player came forward. This player was a prominent, Stanley Cup-winning NHL goalie who sat down exclusively with Savini to share what he said the same coach did to him. READ MORE: City Council Votes To Rename Lake Shore Drive After DuSable On April 13, 1991, the Pittsburgh Penguins were down 3 games to 2 against the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and Penguins backup goalie Frank Pietrangelo started in place of the injured Tom Barrasso. Pietrangelo famously made a glove save against the Devils’ Peter Šťastný – a play that went down simply as “The Save.” The Penguins went on to win the Stanley Cup that year, and Pietrangelo went down as the hero of the 1991 Stanley Cup playoffs. “And it ended up being one of those things people remembered,” he said. How did Pietrangelo...
    By: CBS Chicago’s Dave Savini CHICAGO (CBS) — A youth hockey coach is accused of posing as a woman to abuse his players. READ MORE: Hempfield Township Family Targeted By Swatting Hoax Now, another player has come forward. This player was a prominent, Stanley Cup-winning NHL goalie with the Pittsburgh Penguins who is sharing his story. (Photo Credit: CBS Chicago) On April 13, 1991, the Pittsburgh Penguins were down 3 games to 2 against the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and Penguins backup goalie Frank Pietrangelo started in place of the injured Tom Barrasso. Pietrangelo famously made a glove save against the Devils’ Peter Šťastný – a play that has gone down in Penguins history simply as “The Save.” The Penguins went on to win the Stanley Cup that year, and Pietrangelo went down as the hero of the 1991 Stanley Cup playoffs. “And it ended up being one of those things people remembered,” he said. How did Pietrangelo get so good? He went through years of training and coaching, but there’s one...
    A 64-year-old woman missing in the Miami condo tower disaster had told her son she was woken by 'creaking noises' in the building the day before it collapsed. Pablo Rodriguez told CNN Thursday that his mother had complained the noises had been loud enough to wake her up at around 3 or 4am. Rodriguez said he had thought nothing of it at the time, thinking it was simply an 'offhand' comment. Hours later, the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, near Miami Beach, collapsed, killing four and leaving at least 159 missing. Rodriguez has not heard from her since.  His 64-year-old mom and 88-year-old grandmother are among the people still unaccounted for, more than 36 hours on from the disaster.  A 64-year-old woman missing in the Miami condo tower disaster had told her son she was woken by 'creaking noises' in the building the day before it collapsed. Pablo Rodriguez's mother and grandmother (pictured) are missing  The death toll climbed to four Friday with 159 people still missing following the collapse of the condo tower  'She just told me she...
    AN ALLEGED victim of Jeffrey Epstein is among 34 women suing Pornhub over videos of her abuse after she claims she was filmed by sex traffickers at just 10-years old. The lawsuit was filed last week in California by women who claim that the porn site is a “criminal enterprise” that made millions of dollars by “exploiting them for profit without consent.” 4An alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein is among 34 women suing PornhubCredit: AP The women have accused Pornhub, parent company MindGeek, and affiliates such as Visa, of allowing “trafficked, illegal content” to continue to be distributed on the site.  Among the shocking claims are allegations from a woman named only as Jane Doe No. 1 who says that she was unsuccessful in having at least seven explicit videos of herself removed from Pornhub.  She has said that the videos were made under duress when she was a child victim of sex trafficking.  The woman claims that from age seven, she was trafficked for more than 21 years.  4One woman claims she was unsuccessful in having at least seven...
    (CNN)Three people are dead, including a police officer, after a shooting in Arvada, Colorado, on Monday. A bystander and the suspect were also killed, officials said.Arvada Deputy Chief Ed Brady said the bystander and suspect's identities will be released by the coroner's office once they are available. The officer's identity is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.The city of Arvada is located about 10 miles north of Denver. The incident began around 1:15 p.m. when an officer responded to reports of a "suspicious incident" in the Old Town Square, Brady said. Just after 1:30 p.m., 911 calls came in about shots fired, and that an Arvada police officer had been hit by gunfire. Read More"We heard at least four gunshots and we ran inside of the restaurant and people were diving under the tables and then the managers tried to get everyone down to the basement," Michelle Engelbrecht, who witnessed the shooting, told CNN on Monday. Veronica Carlson, the manager of Hunter Bay Coffee, told CNN she was in the basement of the shop when an employee...
    Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist, was one of the first to tout the Wuhan lab leak A Chinese virologist didn't mince words in her latest report - published March 31 - about the origin of COVID-19, calling it 'an unrestricted bioweapon' that the Chinese government and 'certain overseas scientists and organizations' covered up.   'The causative agent of COVID-19, is not a naturally occurring pathogen but an Unrestricted Bioweapon,' Dr. Li-Meng Yan - who was among the first people to tout the Wuhan lab theory - wrote in her third report, which was published without peer review on Zenodo.  'It is a product of the bioweapons program of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government, the network of which includes not only the CCP scientists but also certain overseas scientists and organizations.'   And U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci's emails, which were published by Buzzfeed and the Washington Post on Tuesday, proved he knew about the Chinese's gain of function research before the pandemic started, Yan said on Newsmax Wednesday night.  'These people knew what happened, but...
    A BRITISH student has been named among the dozens killed during a terrifying stampede at a religious festival in Israel. Moshe Bergman was buried today at a floodlit funeral after his family "went through hell" after being told he was "dead, then alive, then dead." 5Moshe Bergman, originally from Manchester, was buried in the early hoursCredit: Jewish News He was laid to rest in Jerusalem, where he had been studying for the last two-and-a-half years. However, his parents missed the funeral as they couldn’t make it to Israel from their home in Manchester in time. Jewish tradition urges burial as soon as possible, which is why the funeral was held in the early hours of today. The 24 year old was one of 45 killed when 100,000 people unexpectedly turned up at the Lag B’Omer festival at Mount Meron. He got married a year-and-a-half ago, and leaves behind a young widow, say reports. Speaking on his family's behalf, Rabbi Arnold Saunders said they "went through hell hearing rumours that he was dead, then alive, then dead". "When we heard the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tuesday’s verdict was a culmination of a case a year in the making. There was a lot of anticipation building up to the jury’s ultimate decision. CBS4 spoke with South Florida representatives and law enforcement who said they believe justice was served. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges against him. READ MORE: South Dade NAACP President Dwight Bullard Says Derek Chauvin Being Found Guilty ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’ But Fight Isn’t Over “He was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter,” explained Judge Donald Graham of the Southern District of Florida. He was speaking on a ZOOM call to members of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project. The organization pairs young men of color with mentors. “I’m speechless,” says 5000 Role Models founder, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. “I just don’t want this to become the ceiling for these police shootings. This is really the floor.” On the call, members watched parts of the closing arguments and were able to ask their questions to local attorneys, a judge and...
    One of France's last surviving commandos who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day has died aged 106.  Hubert Faure was one of 177 French-led commandos who landed in the first wave troops ashore on June 6, 1944.  French President, Emmanuel Macron led tributes to Faure, claiming he had 'the gratitude of the nation'.  Former French commando Hubert Faure, who was among the first troops to land in Normandy on June 6, 1944, pictured, has died, aged 106 Faure, pictured, was among a group of 177 commandos under the command of Lieutenant Philippe Kieffer Faure and his comrades landed on the beach at Colleville, northern France and secured German fortifications at Ouistreham Addressing Faure's family, he said the former commando provided 'a wonderful lesson in commitment and heroism'.  As part of the 'Kieffer Commandos', named after the unit's head Lieutenant Philippe Kieffer one of the first French fighters to join Charles de Gaulle's Free France resistance movement, Faure landed on the beach at Colleville in northern France. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Outrage...
    The body of a patient who died is seen as healthcare workers treat people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, U.S., December 30, 2020.Callaghan O'Hare | Reuters The coronavirus was the third leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020, behind heart disease and cancer, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were more than 3.3 million deaths reported in the U.S. last year, according to data compiled by the National Vital Statistics System, which examines and reports annual mortality statistics using death certificates. Most of the deaths occurred during the weeks ending April 11 and Dec. 26, the CDC found. According to the study released Wednesday, Covid-19 was listed as the underlying cause for 345,323 deaths, killing more Americans than unintentional injuries, strokes, chronic lower respiratory disease, Alzheimer disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, and kidney disease.CNBC Health & ScienceRead CNBC's latest coverage of the Covid pandemic: Pfizer says Covid vaccine is 100% effective in kids ages 12 to 15  Mutations could render current Covid vaccines ineffective...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As authorities in Frederick County continue to investigate the murder of 19-year-old Curtis Mason Smith, they are learning more about the suspect in his murder, 19-year-old Joshua David Eckenrode. During a press conference Thursday, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said among the items they found in Eckenrode’s apartment were notes alluding he was allegedly planning a mass shooting or mass casualty event and that he would not survive. READ MORE: Search Underway For Tara Savannah Payne, Woman Who Went Missing After Baltimore Birthday Celebration “We know what we found in Mr. Eckenrode’s apartment — explosive devices, materials for more devices, huge number of firearms, handguns, rifles and quite a bit of ammunition,” said Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. “We don’t know what a potential target might have been. I have no idea. Again in the notes we found that alluded something was going to happen and he probably wouldn’t survive. So beyond that at this point we just simply don’t know.” According to charging documents, police found two assembled explosive devices, along with a note addressed to...
    BARRINGTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Friends are remembering Barrington native Jody Waters this morning, who was one of the 10 victims killed in a Colorado mass shooting earlier this week.The 65-year-old mother of two was killed in a Boulder supermarket shooting Monday.They describe her as a gentle spirit with a charismatic personality.She owned a clothing boutique and was said to have a keen sense of design.RELATED: Colorado grocery store shooting suspect ID'd as man, 21; victims between 20-65Stephanie Boyles was a friend of hers for more than eight years."When she walked into a room, she was a breath of fresh air," Boyles said. "When she looked at you, you could just feel the love coming through her eyes and into you."Boyles said Waters' dream for the future was to open another clothing boutique.Waters' family said they are asking for space to process their pain.
    By Alexandra Ulmer (Reuters) - Among the 10 victims of a mass shooting at a Colorado grocery store was employee Teri Leiker, whose boyfriend also worked at the Boulder King Soopers. Leiker, 51, worked there for some 30 years, according to friend Lexi Knutson. "She loved going to work and enjoyed everything about being there," Knutson told Reuters. "Her boyfriend and her had been good friends and began dating in the fall of 2019. He was working yesterday too. He is alive." Leiker was among the 10 people shot on Monday whom authorities identified on Tuesday. Knutson said she met Leiker in 2017 through a University of Colorado program that says it aims to foster friendships between students and "members of the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities." The flagship University of Colorado campus is near the store. Knuston said she thought Leiker's job had come through a special needs work program. The 10 victims ranged in age from 20 to 65 and included Eric Talley, an 11-year veteran of the Boulder police force. Talley, 51, was the father of...
    New York : The influencer and daughter of the talented Myrka dellanos, Alexa dellanos, unleashed a huge euphoria in Instagram by publishing a photo that knocked down the jaw of a crowd, thus positioning himself as one of the most explosive and sensual girls on social networks. This time, he posed on his side and his rear got all the compliments possible, since the swimsuit he was wearing was tiny. Above her bikini was blue jean triangles and below the thong was so tiny that it was lost in her voluptuousness. The volume of his rear unleashed various comments and even generated a rumor if the beautiful model had had a buttock augmentation. The truth is that, with surgery or not, Alexa it has a “tail” that unleashes the imagination of many. Also and as expected, risque comments were the order of the day. “That tail is a world and I want to lose myself in it”, “The cleanest skin, you look like a porcelain doll”, “How beautiful and with that beautiful charming figure you are”, “Magnificent woman the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was a bloody weekend in New York City as gun violence erupted on the streets. Police responded to more than a dozen shootings, including the murder of a 17-year-old boy in Canarsie, Brooklyn. READ MORE: Cuomo Accuser Charlotte Bennett Meets With Investigators For 4 Hours; Poll Finds 50% Of New Yorkers Think Governor Should Not Resign As CBS2’s Christina Fan, there are few losses more painful than that of a mother losing her child. Even more torturous for Juliana Copie-Sanon is not understanding why. “To know that I will never see my baby again. He was just a baby,” she said. Bryan Sanon, 17, was on a walk with friends near his Canarsie home Saturday morning when a gunman jumped out a grey sedan and started firing at them near Farragut Road and East 82nd Street. One teenager was shot in the face. The other in the leg. Sanon was killed. WATCH: Mayor De Blasio, Public Advocate Williams Discuss Gun Violence Prevention  His mother came across the alert on her phone. “I said ‘Can you imagine this...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was a bloody weekend in New York City as gun violence erupted on the streets. Police responded to more than a dozen shootings, including the murder of a 17-year-old boy in Canarsie, Brooklyn. READ MORE: Exclusive Interview With Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter During Her First Day On The Job Bryan Sanon was one of 10 people shot during a 24-hour timespan over the weekend. His family said he left with a group of friends early Saturday morning to go on a walk and was shot and killed just three blocks away from his home. CBS2’s Christina Fan spoke with his mother, Juliana Copie Sanon, who still can’t come to terms that her son is gone. The harsh reality of his death is slowly sinking in. “They shot and killed my baby,” she said through tears. She was on her way home to make 17-year-old Bryan Sanon his favorite homemade pizza for dinner, when an alert came across her phone about a nearby shooting. “I said, ‘Can you imagine, this early morning, a 17-year-old got...
    New York : The Puerto Rican Maripily rivera sent good night wishes and sweet dreams to his fans in a very particular way and wearing minimal red floss, which it is hardly appreciated to see between the attributes of the model. She turned her back to the camera, but facing the mirror for everyone to appreciate her voluptuous curves. Of course it was a matter of seconds for her admirers to rampage in flowers for the beautiful brunette. “What a perfect body you are my queen”, “You are the engine of all my fantasies. Hopefully one day it will come true “,” Simply exquisite as a chocolate “and” I leave my fortnight, my wife, my brain and everything for a kiss from you “, were some of the compliments that were thrown at the former contestant of Warriors Mexico 2020. This image just shows that Maripily rivera She continues to position herself as one of the most spectacular women in the sphere of Hispanic entertainment divas, in addition to growing as an entrepreneur. Let us remember that he has...
    A former State Department aide has become the first member of the Trump administration to be arrested over the Capitol riot after he was allegedly caught on camera assaulting cops with a stolen riot shield among the violent MAGA mob. Federico Klein, who worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign before being appointed by the ex-president to the State Department the following year, was taken into custody by federal agents in Virginia. The FBI said Klein, 42, was seen in video footage taken during the January 6 riot that left five - including a Capitol cop - dead and sent lawmakers running for their lives.  He is facing charges including unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, obstructing Congress and law enforcement, and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon, according to the New York Times.   Klein's arrest and strong ties to the former president makes him the first Trump appointee facing charges over the riots and the first known Trump appointee confirmed by authorities to have been inside the Capitol as part of the mob.   A former State Department aide...
    CHRISTOS TZOLIS was only 13 years old when his incredible talent caught the eye of Barcelona. Six years later, barely a month after his 19th birthday, the PAOK winger finds himself linked with Manchester United. 5PAOK wonderkid Christos Tzolis has been linked with a move to Manchester United In a stunning 2020-21 so far, Tzolis has scored 15 goals in 33 matches across all competitions. There used to be almost excessive excitement in Greece when a young homegrown talent emerged with a string of scintillating displays right out of the gate. But that same enthusiasm has been replaced with a sense of contained optimism in recent years following the fall from grace of previous wonderkids. Sotiris Ninis and Giannis Fetfatzidis, both formerly dubbed the 'Greek Messi', faded quickly and were forgotten by most. However, there are also Greek prospects who lived up to expectations and moved on to bigger and better things. Napoli star Kostas Manolas, ex-Arsenal ace Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Liverpool defender Kostas Tsimikas all spring to mind. And Tzolis, 19, is currently on a fine path. The Man...
    EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Avalanche Information Center released its final report on the northern San Juan avalanche which claimed the lives of three men from Eagle County. “The group did end up finding themselves in a gully, at the bottom of a pretty large slope. They triggered an avalanche that went up onto that very large slope and came down and buried them in the gully,” said Ethan Greene, Director of the CAIC. RELATED: Colorado Schools Could Soon Teach Kids How To Differentiate Between Fake News & Credible Media (credit: GoFundMe) Three men, Adam Palmer, Seth Bossung and Andy Jessen, were buried and killed in an avalanche on Monday, Feb. 3, on South Lookout Peak near Silverton. They were among a group of seven on an annual ski trip to the Opus Hut and decided to ski a feature locally known as the nose. The report stated the skiers started to regroup on a nob, above a steep-walled gully, but before everyone collected, the first skiers to arrive began to ski down. (credit: CAIC) It stated in...
    Glenn Greenwald has slammed what he calls the 'junior high hall-monitor tattling' among the 'woke' media, dubbing it 'Stasi-like citizen surveillance'.  The journalist, part of a team that won a Pulitzer for reports about government surveillance programs based on leaks by Edward Snowden, shared his thoughts on what he calls 'authoritarian "reporting"' on Substack Sunday.   In it Greenwald points to New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz who falsely accused a tech investor of using the r-word during an online chat she was monitoring.  He writes: 'A new and rapidly growing journalistic “beat” has arisen over the last several years that can best be described as an unholy mix of junior high hall-monitor tattling and Stasi-like citizen surveillance. 'They have insufficient talent or skill, and even less desire, to take on real power centers...so settle on this penny-ante, trivial bulls*** — tattling, hall monitoring, speech policing.' Greenwald announced his resignation from The Intercept - the site he co-founded - in October claiming editors 'censored' an article he wrote criticizing Joe Biden.  He added Sunday: 'These examples of journalism being abused to demand censorship of spaces they cannot control...
    GARY NEVILLE has explosively suggested Frank Lampard was part of a group of Chelsea players who called the media in a bid to get Andre Villas-Boas sacked in 2012. Ex-Blues star Lampard, 42, was sacked by the Stamford Bridge club just 18 months into his three-year contract. 6Gary Neville has claimed Frank Lampard was part of a group of Chelsea players who helped get Andre Villas-Boas sackedCredit: PA:Empics Sport 6Neville has explosively lifted the lid on Lampard's role in AVB's downfallCredit: Getty Images - Getty Many were surprised the ex-Derby boss wasn't given more time to succeed after over-performing in 2019-20. But Neville has claimed Lampard shouldn't be shocked as he knows how Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich operates - even suggesting the fallen boss contributed to Villas-Boas' downfall in 2012. Speaking on The Gary Neville Podcast, the ex-England right-back claimed: "[Lampard's sacking] wasn't really a shock. "I thought initially he would get more time, just to let them settle in but you can't be surprised by Chelsea. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very latest news from the Bridge...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Voters decide against electing any new players to the baseball Hall of Fame for 2021; Schilling was among those eligible. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci was among the highest-paid federal officials in 2019 — the last year for which data is available — even surpassing the $400,000 salary earned by former President Donald Trump, according to a Monday Forbes report. Fauci serves as the director of the National Institute for Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and as chief medical adviser to the president. His salary of $417,608 placed him solidly among the top earners out of some 4 million federal employees, and making Fauci the highest-paid doctor on the government’s payroll, according to data reported by Forbes. (RELATED: ‘I Was Lied To’: Meghan McCain Lashes Out At Biden, Fauci And Amazon Over COVID Hypocrisy) BREAKING: With his salary of $417,608, Dr. Fauci out-earned the President of the U.S. and every government employee. Read our breaking investigation to learn more: https://t.co/C46fT5mom3 — OpenTheBooks (@open_the_books) January 25, 2021 In comparison, the records indicate each member of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives makes an annual salary of $174,000. The majority and minority leaders in both...