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    Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for CNN Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo lost his job three days after a lawyer for a former colleague contacted the network with an allegation of sexual misconduct, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Cuomo was suspended on Tuesday amid a probe into his efforts to aid his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), in overcoming several allegations of sexual misconduct. The network announced his termination on Saturday. According to the New York Times, lawyer Debra Katz contacted CNN on Wednesday about a client who had an accusation of sexual misconduct against Chris Cuomo. Katz, who represents Andrew Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett, said the client was a former junior colleague at another network and the accusation was “unrelated to the Gov. Andrew Cuomo matter.” The Times reported that Katz’s client “came forward because she was disgusted by Chris Cuomo’s on-air statements in response to the allegations made against his brother” including Chris Cuomo’s remark that he has “always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly so.” While the report notes it is currently unclear the...
    SANTA ROSA (KPIX) — COVID-19 has changed the way holiday toy drives operate and one effort in the North Bay is using the lessons learned from the pandemic to reach more kids than ever. Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square was feeling the holiday spirit Saturday morning. At the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit station, volunteers were collecting toys at a drive-through event and SMART’s brand-new general manager, Eddy Cummins, got to play Santa’s helper his first week on the job. “Lots of people out here and, like I said, we’re making a difference in the community and that’s what it’s all about,” he said. It was SMART’s 6th annual Holiday Express toy drive. They used to decorate one of their trains and collect toys at the stations but “COVID changed that for everybody and it takes a village to put on a toy drive during COVID,” said event coordinator Susan Barnes. Last year SMART joined forces with Toys for Tots, Sutter Health, Secret Santa, the Salvation Army and firefighters to hold one unified effort that collected more than 50,000 toys for...
    (CNN)Whenever we're confronted with aspects of science fiction becoming scientific reality, philosophical questions arise. This week, many were asking this one: What is a robot, really?Films and TV shows have offered us myriad archetypes of what robots could be like -- as varied as the terrifyingly clever Cylons of "Battlestar Galactica," the intrepid R2-D2 in the Star Wars saga and the lovable and helpful "Wall-E."Living robots called xenobots turn those expectations on its head."Most people think of robots as made of metals and ceramics but it's not so much what a robot is made from but what it does, which is act on its own on behalf of people," said Josh Bongard, a computer science professor and robotics expert at the University of Vermont.Read MoreWhat does the future hold for humans and our relationship to artificial intelligence? It may include something more organic than we expected -- along with some art and poetry, for good measure.DiscoveriesLook familiar? These xenobots, shaped like Pac-Man, have learned how to reproduce.It's a livin' thing. The scientists who created xenobots say they can now reproduce,...
    A trader works on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Nov. 30, 2021.Michael Nagle | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images (This article was sent first to members of the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer. To get the real-time updates in your inbox, subscribe here.) The S&P 500 pulled back in what was a very volatile week, as investors attempted to price in the potential impact of the Omicron COVID variant and commentary from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that "the risk of higher inflation has increased." As a result of the this updated view, Powell added that the Fed may consider speeding up the pace of its bond purchase tapering plans. While all major averages finished the week in the red, the Nasdaq was the hardest hit as Powell comments resulted in expectations for higher longer-term interest rates over time and therefore a contraction in the multiples investors are willing to pay for longer duration stocks (think those that trade on a price-to-sales basis with actual earnings only expected to materialize far into...
    Ghislaine Maxwell's supportive older sister Isabel has been standing by her during her sex abuse trial in the US.  Maxwell, who denies all charges, faces a maximum sentence of 80 years in prison if found guilty of abuse, procurement of young girls for Epstein and sex trafficking crimes dating back decades. Her brother Ian, 65, the seventh of the nine Maxwell children, has been a vocal supporter of his sister and spoke out again last week in her defence, saying he believes the 'enormous amount of negative media coverage' of the case will 'poison' the jury against her.  However her sister Isabel, 71, has also been quietly supporting Maxwell during the trial, and has been spotted attending court each day in New York. Once described in The Jerusalem Post as 'a fireball' who is 'always in your face', tech-entrepreneur Isabel has always been a Maxwell to watch. During an interview with the publication in 2006, Isabel described how she dealt with challenges in life, saying: 'I have learned not to run away from bad times. Personal tragedies and loss connect...
    What do state Rep. Mary Franson, a conservative Republican from Alexandria, and Steve Grove, a former Google executive who is now DFL Gov. Tim Walz’s top economic official, have in common? Financial disclosure statements filed with the state suggest they, at some point, have owned investments in the electric car company Tesla worth at least $10,000. That fact is brought to you by Minnesota’s campaign finance laws, which require a wide range of public officials in the state to disclose some of their economic interests, including properties, investments and speaking fees. Officials even have to say whether they or a family member have a financial stake in horse racing, though only one top state official has reported such an investment: Jan Malcolm, commissioner of the Department of Health, who reported a stake in a four-year-old horse that races at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. “His name is Big Boy McCoy because he’s a very large horse,” Malcolm said. The disclosures, available on the Campaign Finance Board’s website, can give insight into the financial holdings of public officials, while providing a safeguard...
    Earlier this week, scientists in South Africa and Botswana identified a small cluster of cases involving a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The high number of mutations on this variant, now officially labeled as “omicron,” generated immediate concern—especially as several of the changes involve the critical spike protein. That protein is a key part of how the virus attaches to cells in the body, and the target of both vaccines and manufactured monoclonal antibody treatments. So changes in that area could affect the virus’ rate of transmission, as well as making it more evasive to prevention and treatment. Early statistics in one region of South Africa have given preliminary indications that the rate of transmission may be very high; possibly higher than that of the delta variant, which currently makes up 99.9% of cases in the United States. It’s not clear that the variant actually appeared first in the region where it has been detected. South Africa has one of the world’s best systems of sampling and analysis—one that has experience in dealing with other epidemics, including HIV—meaning that it very quickly...
    The Ravens survived another ragged offensive performance thanks to a heroic effort from their defense in a 16-10 win over the Browns. Here are five things we learned Sunday night. An undermanned Ravens defense delivered its most heroic performance of the season. The Browns brought the league’s No. 1 rushing attack to Baltimore, bolstered by the return of third-down wiz Kareem Hunt. The Ravens lined up without the stout centerpiece of their defensive front, Calais Campbell. It did not take a pessimist to envision a long, brutal evening for coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale’s crew. Instead, it was the Ravens who unleashed hell, holding Hunt and Nick Chubb to a combined 36 yards on 15 carries and harassing Baker Mayfield into an inefficient 18-for-37 passing performance. Edge defenders Tyus Bowser, Justin Houston and Odafe Oweh earned postgame plaudits from coach John Harbaugh. Second-year linebacker Patrick Queen — written off by too many fans early in the season — raced to the ball for eight tackles and gritted his teeth through a rib injury to stay on the field for...
    Where has this Miami Dolphins team been all season? The Dolphins (5-7), who began the season 1-7, had been warming up lately. But Miami played its first complete game of the season on Sunday, dominating the Carolina Panthers in all phases of a 33-10 win. Miami’s defense was stingy, and made Cam Newton look like a quarterback who just came out of retirement. And the offense was efficient with Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback, delivering his fourth 100-plus passer rating game of the 2021 season. Here are some more takeaways from the Dolphins’ victory on Sunday: Fourth straight win gets Miami to respectable The Dolphins’ win over the Panthers put Miami at five wins with five games left in the season. A win over the New York Giants (4-7) next Sunday could get the Dolphins in the mix for a wild-card playoff berth in the AFC, which was unfathomable considering the 1-7 start Miami had. No matter how you slice it, four consecutive wins in the NFL is impressive. — Omar Kelly Jaelan Phillips continues...
    Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau put their long-standing feud on the line on Friday in The Match It was over in just two hours, but The Match between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau was years in the making. Koepka and DeChambeau finally got the chance to settle their rivalry on Friday at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas. It was a one-sided affair right from the start, with Koepka pulling ahead by the second hole of the 12-hole match-play exhibition and beating DeChambeau 4&3. He got a gold bracelet, won some money for charity, and, perhaps most importantly to him, got bragging rights over his nemesis. It was the type of performance that should silence the incessant feud between the two that began nearly three years ago when Koepka called out DeChambeau for slow play and escalated at the PGA Championship in May when Koepka was caught rolling his eyes in a television interview as DeChambeau walked behind him. Throughout the summer, endless chants of “Brooksy” directed at DeChambeau, and a forced partnership at the Ryder Cup, Brooks vs. Bryson dominated golf...
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) – A new Covid variant that originated in South Africa is raising new concerns around the world. The discovery of the variant, named Omicron by the World Health Organization, has caused nations to stop air travel from there as stocks tumbled Friday in the U.S. and abroad. There have been no reported cases in the U.S. and there was no immediate indication whether the variant was more transmissible or causes more severe disease. Dr. Paul Sax, the clinical director of the infectious disease clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said there’s not much known about it right now. “So, a lot to be learned, a lot of uncertainty at this point, but I’m really glad and very excited that the scientists have reported this and that we can get to work on it quickly,” he told CNN Friday. “Many of the cases that have been identified so far have actually been identified in people who are without symptoms and that is encouraging. It means that maybe the vaccines are still proving protection against severe disease, even...
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) – A new Covid variant is raising new concerns around the world. The discovery of the B.1.1.529 variant that originated in southern Africa has caused nations to stop air travel from there as stocks tumbled Friday in the U.S. and abroad. There have been no reported cases in the U.S. and there was no immediate indication whether the variant was more transmissible or causes more severe disease. Dr. Paul Sax, the clinical director of the infectious disease clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, said there’s not much known about it right now. “So, a lot to be learned, a lot of uncertainty at this point, but I’m really glad and very excited that the scientists have reported this and that we can get to work on it quickly,” he told CNN Friday. “Many of the cases that have been identified so far have actually been identified in people who are without symptoms and that is encouraging. It means that maybe the vaccines are still proving protection against severe disease, even if they have allowed people to...
    (CNN Business)For 11 weeks, the only words from Elizabeth Holmes in her criminal trial came from old TV interviews, an audio recording of an investor call and text messages presented to the jury.But over the course of two days this week, and a brief appearance the week prior, Holmes took the stand for roughly nine hours before a packed San Jose courtroom. She testified about the origin of Theranos, the evolution of its blood-testing devices and the positive feedback she claimed to have received along the way. Elizabeth Holmes testifies in her own criminal trialHolmes admitted to some of the prosecution's most damning allegations while offering up alternative explanations. At times, she displayed some contrition. But throughout her testimony, she attempted to sow doubt that she had any intention to deceive -- a key part of what federal prosecutors are seeking to prove. She also deflected responsibility onto others by simply naming who held certain roles at the company."The defense can benefit if it can undermine the government's narrative that Holmes knew about and directed the alleged fraud at Theranos,"...
    What did we learn from the BBC's heavily promoted documentary The Princes and the Press? Well for a start we discovered a lot more about the presenter - BBC Media Editor Amol Rajan - than the Royals. Mr Rajan wears jewellery, seems slightly chippy and extremely sure of himself. A far cry from Jenny Bond, Nicholas Witchell, and the school of fawning obeisance. By choosing this self-confessed republican to front a prime-time programme about the Royals, the BBC seems to have decided it's time to end their traditional coverage which often seemed to be conducted from the bended knee position. The rise of Amol Rajan at the BBC in just five years has been phenomenal.  Appointed editor of the Independent newspaper at just 29, he'd previously worked as a researcher and assistant presenter on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff. Rajan is confident, brainy, and sure of his own worth. Nothing wrong in that, but he's rubbed a few (less talented) folk up the wrong way in his quest for fame and success. One BBC insider describes his 'magnificent vanity' coupled...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Recounting a recent trip through Denver International Airport, Denver City Councilman Kevin Flynn joked that navigating the controversial Great Hall project in the airport’s terminal was “like a corn maze at times” with some hallways ending in what he called “a box canyon.” In a more serious moment, Flynn shares that he believes it’s critical a deep dive investigation is conducted into what went wrong with the Great Hall project so the same mistakes aren’t repeated in the future on another similar project. (credit: CBS) “We have to learn from the errors that happened here or there will never be another P3 (public private partnership) in this city. We need to fully understand what happened, who did what, where did we trip up. I want to see engineers brought in, construction managers brought in to examine it. I want to see top to bottom where did it fall off the cliff,” he said. No such “lessons learned” investigation is imminent according to the Denver City Attorney’s office and airport executives. Stacey Stegman, Vice President of Communications and Marketing...
    Among the smartest animals on Earth, octopuses are unique for being utterly weird in their evolutionary path to developing those smarts. Philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith has called the octopus the closest thing to an alien that we might encounter on Earth, and their bizarre anatomy speaks to this: An octopus' mind isn't concentrated in its head but spread throughout its body. Their tentacles are packed with neurons that endow each one with a hyperaware sense of touch, as well as the ability to smell and taste. Marine biologists have remarked that each tentacle sometimes seems like it has a mind of its own. Every octopus is a tactile thinker, constantly manipulating its surroundings with a body so soft it almost seems liquid. All of these things are surprising, at least in theory, because scientists have learned to associate intelligence with vertebrates and a tendency to socialize. Octopuses are either asocial or partially social — and all of them are invertebrates. This raises an obvious question: How did octopuses become so smart? Scientists know surprisingly little about this subject, as a...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Recounting a recent trip through Denver International Airport, Denver City Councilman Kevin Flynn joked that navigating the controversial Great Hall project in DIA’s terminal was “like a corn maze at times” with some hallways ending in what he called “a box canyon.” In a more serious moment, Flynn shares that he believes it’s critical a deep dive investigation is conducted into what went wrong with the Great Hall project so the same mistakes aren’t repeated in the future on another similar project. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Gov. Jared Polis Urges Coloradans To Get Vaccinated, No Statewide Mask Mandate“We have to learn from the errors that happened here or there will never be another P3 (public private partnership) in this city. We need to fully understand what happened, who did what, where did we trip up. I want to see engineers brought in, construction managers brought in to examine it. I want to see top to bottom where did it fall off the cliff,” he said. No such “lessons learned” investigation is imminent according to the Denver...
    Kristen Bell has been dragged by left-leaning critics after appearing in photos chumming it up with deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A post shared on the LASD's social media pages on Sunday shows the singer and television actor in two photos: one in which she is seen smiling with an arm around two deputies and another in which she is with a deputy taking a selfie and giving a thumbs up. The post was met with a barrage of comments expressing disappointment in Bell – a staunch supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and racial equality – and accusing her of going against her convictions by posing with police. One accused her of 'learning nothing' from her acclaimed NBC television show The Good Place, which explores what makes a truly virtuous person and centers on the idea that all people are capable of seeking redemption. The LASD captioned the post: 'Today, we had the absolute pleasure of meeting @KristenBell, who was hands down, the kindest human ever. There truly never is a dull moment at Lancaster!'...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Penn Hills man is due in court today following a lengthy FBI investigation and allegations of preying on teenagers over a popular social media platform. According to the FBI, the suspect used several Snapchat accounts to extort sexually explicit images and video from dozens of minors. The girls were in Pennsylvania, across the country, and in other countries as well. The FBI then traced the social media accounts back to Kaung Myat Kyaw, of Penn Hills. Officials say he would hack and access a new victim’s Snapchat account once per week between September 2020 and earlier this month. According to court documents, one of the victims in Fairfax, VA says Kyaw would threaten to send out the explicit material if the victim didn’t provide him with more. After the victim blocked Kyaw from accessing the account, he created another one. Another victim in Buffalo told FBI agents Kyaw sent a phishing text, claiming to be from Snapchat, in order to gain access to her account. Before the victim gave him what he wanted, the victim’s mother...
    Don’t look now, but the Miami Dolphins are making a push for respectability. After beginning the 2021 season with a 1-7 start the Dolphins have seemingly picked up steam, winning a third consecutive game with Sunday’s 24-17 road victory over the New York Jets. While it seems crazy to even suggest that the Dolphins (4-7) could finish this season with a winning record, it’s possible that Miami could use the next three games to get back to .500. Here are some more takeaways from Sunday’s win: Can Dolphins actually get to .500? Dolphins are building momentum with their three straight wins, and these victories could go a long way towards saving people’s jobs after a disappointing start to the season. The 4-7 Dolphins play three more winnable games — hosting the Panthers next week, the New York Giants on Dec. 5 and then the Jets after their bye week — before traveling to face the New Orleans Saints for a Monday night game on Dec. 27. Miami could be favored to win its next three...
    There was nothing pretty about it, but the Ravens crafted another paean to resilience as backup quarterback Tyler Huntley rallied them to a 16-13 win in Chicago. Here are five things we learned Sunday: Tyler Huntley moved past a shaky start to show why his teammates have such deep faith in him. The moment we learned Lamar Jackson was too sick to play, any chance for an elegant display of offensive football evaporated. The Ravens, also playing without No. 1 wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, were going to have to out-ugly an opponent that specializes in the unsightly. Was Jackson’s backup, Tyler “Snoop” Huntley, the man to navigate this garbage heap? Ravens coaches did their best to ease the burden on Huntley’s shoulders with a conservative game plan. They asked him to throw just once, for 7 yards, on a go-ahead drive midway through the fourth quarter, hoping that a Justin Tucker strike from 46 yards would be enough. But after Andy Dalton (him again?) answered with an improbable touchdown bomb on fourth down, Huntley had...
    (CNN)Closing arguments are expected to begin Monday morning in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killing, after jurors heard from more than 20 witnesses, including the man who shot and killed the 25-year-old jogger.Travis McMichael, who took the stand last week, his father Gregory McMichael and their neighbor William Bryan Jr., face charges including malice murder and felony murder in the death of Arbery, a Black man who was chased by the trio on February 23, 2020, in the Satilla Shores neighborhood near Brunswick, Georgia.A lawyer in the Arbery death trial tried to keep Black pastors out of court. So more than 100 showed up todayDefense attorneys contend the McMichaels were trying to conduct a lawful citizen's arrest of Arbery, whom they suspected of burglary after they and several neighbors became concerned about individuals entering a nearby home under construction. Bryan, after seeing the McMichaels chase Arbery, attempted to cut Arbery off, followed and recorded cell phone video of the pursuit and shooting, the defense said. The younger McMichael testified he shot Arbery in self-defense as they wrestled over McMichael's shotgun....
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis coach Frank Reich wasted no time looking ahead after Sunday’s victory over Jacksonville. He challenged the Colts to use the lessons they learned from winning four of their last five to propel them into the playoffs, and make a deeper run than most expect. Reich believes it’s not just possible, it’s plausible. “There are a lot of good teams in the AFC, but no one’s just taken over, so why can’t it be us?” he said. “Why can’t the Indianapolis Colts take over right now? That’s our mindset. If we’re going to do it, we’ve got to prove it this weekend in Buffalo against a very good football team.” Sure, Indianapolis faces an uphill climb after getting to .500 for the first time this season. But the reality is the AFC is wide open. While the Bills and Kansas City Chiefs started this season as conference favorites, Tennessee (8-2) has emerged as the top team through 10 weeks. The Titans hold a three-game lead over Indy in the AFC South and have swept the Colts in...
    The prosecution's star witness in the Kyle Rittenhouse case had a criminal charge dismissed just six days before the trial's start, meaning the jury had no insight into his extensive criminal record nor his history of lying to police, DailyMail.com can reveal. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger was well aware of this when he paraded Gaige Grosskreutz, 28, the third man shot on the night of August 25, 2020, as a paragon of selfless virtue. He was a paramedic, the court heard, just there that evening to provide medical aid, as he claimed to have done at countless other protests across the country. In fact, DailyMail.com has learned, he is a violent career criminal with a laundry list of prior offenses and convictions stretching back more than a decade. These include domestic abuse, prowling, trespass, two DUIs, felony burglary and two charges of carrying a firearm while intoxicated - one of which took place when he was banned as a felon from carrying a firearm. He also has a history of showing disdain for the law by lying to, and...
    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys believe they are the team that blew out Atlanta, not the one that was dominated by double-digit underdog Denver when a six-game winning streak ended. Tied for the fewest losses in the NFC (and the NFL), the Cowboys (7-2) say they learned their lesson and proved it with the 43-3 thrashing of the Falcons. “We’re not going to get overconfident again,” Prescott said. “That’s what a game like last week does for you. It leaves that taste in your mouth and keeps you humble and makes sure that you stay hungry and that you don’t get too ahead of yourself.” Dallas doesn’t have to worry about any of that this week. Prescott faces Patrick Mahomes for the first time Sunday at two-time defending AFC champion Kansas City in a matchup of division leaders. The 2018 NFL MVP threw for 406 yards and five touchdowns without an interception to answer doubts about the Chiefs (6-4), who are back atop the AFC West after beating the Las Vegas Raiders 41-14....
    Getty Is there anyone Alex Caruso of the Bulls won't guard? It has only been a month into the NBA season, but it has become clear in that timeframe that, for one thing, the Bulls really like having guard Alex Caruso on board. And for another thing, it’s clear the Lakers have missed him in his absence. Caruso has made an impact on a much-improved Bulls defense, one that made a leap from last year, when Chicago ranked 12th with a 111.5 points per 100 possessions defensive rating, to this year, with their rating at 103.4, fifth in the NBA. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 12th in defensive rating, down considerably from last year—when L.A. ranked first in the NBA. That’s not all a factor of Caruso, of course. But the Bulls are fifth in deflections, at 16.6 per game, while the Lakers are 11th at 15.0. Last season, Chicago was 26th in deflections. Individually, Caruso is tied for first in the NBA in that category, with 4.4 per game, and third in steals, at 2.5 per game. Alex...
    (CNN)Adele has opened up about her weight loss, coming to terms with the collapse of her marriage and juggling motherhood and her musical career, in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey. The candid, wide-ranging sit-down -- which took place in the rose garden where Winfrey also interviewed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle -- was part of CBS' special, "Adele One Night Only," which aired on Sunday night. The prime-time special featured a performance from an exclusive concert that was pre-recorded at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and was a prelude to the Grammy Award winner's fourth studio album, "30," which will be released on November 19. The broadcast also featured a concert, pre-recorded in Los Angeles.Here's what we learned from the conversation. Read MoreAdele started exercising to manage her anxiety The singer said the plan was never to lose weight when she started her workout sessions, but simply to try to control her anxiety. "I'm not shocked or even fazed by (people's reactions to her body transformation)," Adele told Winfrey. "Because my body has been objectified my entire...
    (CNN Business)The biggest news this week in the criminal trial of Elizabeth Holmes is that the government expects to rest its case against the former CEO and founder of failed blood testing company Theranos in a matter of days.In a surprise disclosure after jurors were excused for a long weekend, assistant US Attorney Jeffrey Schenk said the government will likely rest its case against Holmes sometime next week, which will mark the eleventh of the trial and is slated to be a marathon, with court in session all five days. In anticipation, Schenk asked the defense to privately share the first witnesses it expects to call, something the government has been providing to the defense each week but is not disclosed publicly. Holmes, once hailed as the next Steve Jobs, faces a dozen federal fraud charges over allegations that she knowingly misled investors, doctors, and patients about her company's blood testing capabilities in order to take their money. Holmes has pleaded not guilty and faces up to 20 years in prison. Whether jurors will get to hear from Holmes herself...
    Know It All Too Well! Relive Taylor Swift, Jake Gyllenhaals Romance What to do when your mortgage forbearance period ends © Provided by Sports Illustrated The Jets quarterback situation is getting very interesting. View the original article to see embedded media.Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has been sidelined with a knee injury since late October and backup Mike White has gone from little-known reserve to a fan favorite. White exploded in his first career start by throwing for 405 yards and three touchdowns in a 34–31 upset win over the Bengals. He played well during last week's game against the Colts, before leaving with a minor forearm injury. Wilson returned to practice this week and coach Robert Saleh has given White the starting nod for Sunday's game against the Bills.  Even if White continues to play well and considering Wilson's struggles this season, the Jets may stick Wilson after selecting him with the No. 2 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Wilson spoke with the media for the first time since his injury on Thursday and told reporters that he's...
    Getty Raptors guard Fred VanVleet had a night to remember in Philadelphia during a 115-109 over the Sixers. The Philadelphia 76ers were looking to snap a two-game losing streak at Wells Fargo Center. They fought hard for all four quarters, sparked by the return of Tobias Harris (19 points), but couldn’t hold off a scrappy Toronto Raptors squad. The Sixers lost 115-109 to drop their record to 8-5. Philly slides into fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. They’ll head out on the road for six straight games, their longest stretch away from Philly this season. The next home game is scheduled for November 27 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The latest Sixers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Sixers newsletter here! Join Heavy on Sixers! Sixers-Raptors: 5 Things We Learned1. Tyrese Maxey Rules: Everyone already saw the franchise-changing potential of the second-year guard the other night against Milwaukee. This performance was even more special considering how sluggish he looked in the first quarter. Fred VanVleet was having his way with the Sixers’ youngster when...
    (CNN)For many people, freedom is an abstract concept. It's like breathing; you don't think about it until you are gasping for air.The same thing happens with democracy. Too many voters take it for granted, until the moment they realize it's entirely possible to have an election without democracy -- just like in Cuba, Russia, Iran, and my home country of Venezuela.Leopoldo López This became painfully clear to me while I was imprisoned for political opposition to President Nicolás Maduro's dictatorship. In a 2x2 meter cell with a lock the size of a brick, I learned what freedom was when I didn't have it.The Venezuela I was born into in the 1970s was considered the envy of the Americas: a country with a strong economy capable of providing prosperity and opportunities to almost everybody. Venezuelan leaders had successfully built this regime of freedom after the downfall of Marcos Pérez Jiménez's military dictatorship in 1958. Between the 1960s and 1990s, Venezuela was "the democratic exception" in Latin America, a title that every Venezuelan carried with pride.Read MoreMy country had some of the...
    MATTY CASH has learned the Polish national anthem through watching YouTube videos. The Slough-born Aston Villa star applied for Polish citizenship last month in order to represent his mother's country at international level. 2Matty Cash has impressed for Aston VillaCredit: Reuters Cash, 24, has been called up for qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary. And he is eager to illustrate his passion to play for Poland. According to Futbol, the Pole's press officer Jakub Kwiatkowski said: "Matty already knows the Polish anthem. “He sent me a sample on Saturday, and it’s not bad, although he sings phonetically. Whatever he has never spoken our language before, so no wonder. “In London, I told him this: listen, I don’t know how you do it, but you have to learn the anthem. You have to know it. “When you’re in the starting line-up, and the cameras show you, you have to sing it. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogFOOTY LIVE Frank Lampard FAVOURITE for Norwich job, Eddie Howe ANNOUNCED as Newcastle bossLive BlogGUNNERS LATEST Smith Rowe England CALL UP, Kroenke says Gunners NOT...
    Californias governor to end rare hiatus from public view Putin’s Lovefest With Dictator BFF Still Going Strong as Border Crisis Spirals © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame will play Navy in Dublin in 2023. The 94-year-old series will continue for at least another 10 years after a contract extension last week. And Irish head coach Brian Kelly makes it clear, he wants it that way, despite the frustrations of preparing for the Midshipmen triple-option approach. Given how well Notre Dame (8-1) handled Navy (2-7) on Saturday in its 34-6 victory, those frustrations are less than ever, though far from none. While the Irish held the Midshipmen to their fewest yards of Kelly’s 11 meetings with them, the real frustrations came during the week. Notre Dame’s option preparation robbed it of any chances to run 7-on-7 drills, helping skill players maintain their timing. It did not dabble in any two-minute drills, using that time elsewhere and hoping it would not be needed over the weekend....
    At a 2000 European music festival, nine people were killed after a crowd stampede that occurred while the band Pearl Jam performed. A day of rain had soaked the grounds of the Roskilde Festival in Denmark to mud. After vendors had run out of boots, concertgoers began wrapping plastic bags around their shoes. That made it difficult to navigate the pavement at the Orange Stage, where an estimated 50,000 fans had turned up to see the Seattle rockers perform. Before Pearl Jam began playing, audience members pushed to get close to the stage. The surge only became more aggressive once the music started, perhaps because of sound issues with speakers further back, according to accounts given to Rolling Stone at the time. As the mosh pit intensified, security guards noticed that things were more intense than usual. Something seemed off. One guard, named Per Johansen, was stationed by the pit near the crowd barrier, his job to hurl fans out of the crowd to safety if they surfed to the edge or got caught in a violent melee. “There were...
    EMMA HAYES reckons Chelsea’s next Champions League opponents may have to suffer to progress in the contest. But her WSL champs are unlikely to take their rivals Servette lightly. 2Emma Hayes says her side will not underestimate ServetteCredit: Alamy The Swiss top-flight side hope to reach the competition’s last 16 for the first time and will play an English team for the first time too. However, the club are currently rooted at the bottom of Group A following crushing 5-0 and 3-0 losses to Wolfsburg and Juventus in their two opening games at this stage. Hayes, whose Blues are second in the group, said: “To become streetwise, you have to suffer, you have to experience something. Usually, that's when you're defeated. “For them, as a team, they are not going to be at our level just yet. "But they're worthy of being in this competition, and they will no doubt learn from their two previous games. “From those learnings, I think they'll add even more in this game. Most read in SportPAYING RESPECT Loved ones share emotional messages for...
    Members of the Washington press corps like to tell a story about the heroes of the Washington press corps "holding power to account." This seems noble, and it can be, but more often than not, it's not noble. In practice what "holding power to account" means is countering the dominance over the national discourse of the party in power with the values and views of the party out of power. When Donald Trump was president, the press corps elevated liberal voices, especially in the wake of George Floyd's murder. Now that Joe Biden is president, the press corps is elevating conservative voices. So far, not so bad. Things get more complicated, though. The Democrats more or less stick to an appreciable and verifiable standard of truth and falsehood. The Republicans do no such thing. When the press corps elevated liberal voices during the Trump administration, it was elevating facts and reason, more or less. (I'm trying to avoid making Democrats and liberals seem pure of heart.) During the Biden administration, however, the press corps is elevating distortions, misrepresentations and...
    Lawsuit filed against Travis Scott, Live Nation and Scoremore following Astroworld Festival tragedy Good COP, bad COP: UN climate meet praised and panned The 32 things we learned from Week 9 of the 2021 NFL season: © Phelan M. Ebenhack, AP Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41) celebrates after sacking Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. 1. Given the league expanded its schedule to 18 weeks this year, we can once again accurately say we've reached the midpoint of the regular season. But what do we really know? The NFC seems top-heavy but apparently houses five elite teams (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers) – maybe the five best outfits in the NFL. Meanwhile, the AFC is a mosh pit, the Las Vegas Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals all losing in Week 9 to further pack the field. And yet, the AFC was 5-1 in interconference matchups Sunday afternoon, the Cowboys and Packers among the victims ... 1a. The...
    The North Coast Section introduced a new format at the top of its playoffs, one that would have made its debut in the fall of 2020 if there had been a postseason. In all, 55 teams were spread across seven divisions Sunday, with De La Salle (Open/Division I), San Ramon Valley (Division II), Windsor (Division III), Marin Catholic (Division IV), San Marin (Division V), Salesian (Division VI) and St Vincent de Paul (Division VII) receiving No. 1 seeds. Here is what we learned from the seeding meeting: Does the system work? The NCS’s competitive quality model is based on data collected over recent seasons, which can either send teams up a division or down a division depending on results. But what’s new this season is the section will finally get to use a format for its top division that will clear a path for powerful programs such as Pittsburg and Clayton Valley to win a section title and play in a state game without having to beat De La Salle, which no team from the NCS has...
    Find out what Dana White had to say after a star-studded UFC 268 event. Dana White spoke to the media after a blockbuster UFC 268 event that saw Kamaru Usman go up 2-0 against Colby Covington in their heated rivalry. Rose Namajunas also took care of business, successfully defending her strawweight title against Weili Zhang by decision. The UFC made their return to MSG for the first time since pre-COVID. White was overjoyed with how the card performed, especially since it when up against the highly-anticipated super middleweight title fight between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant in Las Vegas, NV. Here are three things we learned from White, as the UFC has completed a back-to-back stretch of numbered events in two different parts of the world.1. Kamaru Usman should be in the GOAT conversationWhite has long been adamant that the first fight between Usman and Covington was one of the best fights he has ever seen. The second one looked like a near microcosm of the first meeting, as both men traded and gave their best shots against each other....
    The Central Coast Section announced its five eight-team football playoff brackets Sunday, the second season in which it used an equity-based points system that ranked the qualifying teams from 1 through 40. The top eight teams were placed in Division I, the next eight in Division II, and on down the line. St. Francis was the No. 1 overall seed, Andrew Hill was the 40th. Here is what we learned Does the system work? It’s complex and can get messy as the section calculates the point system it has used for years with even more points based on games against teams ranked within the top 150 by the calpreps.com computer. But the section’s mission is to provide the best possible matchups for each round. Not horrifically one-sided games that have no business being played. In that regard, the CCS gets it right. All eight teams in the Division I bracket are ranked among the top 100 in the state by calpreps.com. Aptos, the eighth seed, is the lowest at 97, St. Francis, the No 1 seed,...
    The essential 90s country playlist 7 ways to enjoy Christmas even if you dont have any money © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad What did we learn during matchweek 10 of the 2021-22 Premier League? [ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ] Here’s a look at 10 things which stood out, as our writers Joe Prince-Wright (JPW), Nicholas Mendola (NM) and Andy Edwards (AE) share their observations from across the most recent Premier League games. [ VIDEO: PL highlights ] Let’s get to it. 1. Contrast is stark (Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City): The gulf between the comfort and understanding of Man City in possession and Manchester United’s appearance in doing just about anything was Grand Canyon-sized. The first half stats were appalling if you’re a home supporter. Possession was 68% to Man City, with a 10-3 edge in shot attempts, more than double the amount of completed passes, and — stunningly — more interceptions than United despite that disparity in possession. (NM) 2. West Ham as London’s Atleti? (West Ham 3-2...
    (CNN)A missing teenager from North Carolina was rescued by Kentucky police after she signaled for help by using a hand gesture known on TikTok to represent violence at home, according to police.The 16-year-old from Asheville, North Carolina, was reported missing by her parents on Tuesday, according to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office in Kentucky. On Thursday, a motorist in Kentucky called 911 to report seeing a girl in distress in a vehicle on the interstate. "The complainant was behind the vehicle and noticed a female passenger in the vehicle making hand gestures that are known on the social media platform 'Tik Tok' to represent violence at home -- I need help -- domestic violence," reads the statement posted on Friday by the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.The hand gesture is a one-handed sign someone can use when in distress, according to the Canadian Women's Foundation. Someone using the signal holds their hand up with their palm facing out, then tucks their thumb into their hand and then closes their fingers to trap thumb. Police told CNN affiliate WYMT that the teen...
    A former bartender who learned how to cook during lockdown has revealed how he quit his job and released a recipe book after going viral on TikTok.  Known only as Bartek, the 25-year-old, who lives in London, was bored while furloughed from his bartending job in April last year and decided to try his hand at cooking for the first time, making a cheesecake.  His younger sister Tosia, 16, was so impressed she encouraged him to post a video of the cake online and his second post – creamy garlic and parmesan chicken – went viral, reaching 500,000 people overnight.    The budding chef - who goes by username Letsmunch - has been so successful that he was able to quit his bartending job for good and has now launched his own book of recipes called Let's Munch: The Chronicles.  Bartek, 25, who lives in London, who learned how to cook during lockdown, has revealed how he quit his job and released a recipe book after going viral on TikTok His mouth-watering recipes include avocado toast with bacon, hollandaise sauce and a poached...
    A suspected pedophile was arrested for abducting a 16 year-old girl after she used an emergency hand signal she saw on TikTok to alert other drivers to her plight, cops say.    Laurel County Sheriff's officers in Kentucky arrested James Brick, 61, on November 4 after receiving a call on Thursday about a 16-year-old girl in his car making hand gestures known on TikTok that represent domestic violence.  It was seen by someone driving behind Brick's vehicle, with the girl subsequently telling police she'd been abducted from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, and driven through her home state, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky.  Her parents had reported her missing.   The signal, demonstrated on multiple TikTok accounts, including one set up by news site NowThis, sees a person raise their palm and tuck their thumb, then lower their fingers so that the thumb is 'trapped' inside them, with the signal resembling a clenched fist.  It is designed to show others that the signaler is suffering from domestic abuse.   One driver called in about the teen in a silver Toyota who 'appeared to...
    More On: cardi b Tamron Hall dresses as pregnant Cardi B for Halloween Lizzo dares to bare in see-through dress at Cardi B’s birthday party Cardi B rocks chain bra and fishnets at dancehall-themed birthday party All of Cardi B’s show-stopping Paris Fashion Week looks Wolfgang Puck wants to give Cardi B cooking lessons, we hear. A source tells us that during a starry dinner for British Vogue editor Edward Enninful at Cut in Beverly Hills, Wolfgang Puck was overheard suggesting to the “Bodak Yellow” singer that they swap skills. “He was saying ‘I’ll teach you to cook if you teach me to rap,'” says a spy. “He was telling her [that] ‘love goes through the stomach.’ She agreed.” The rapper declares in her hit single, “WAP,” “I don’t cook, I don’t clean/But let me tell you, I got this ring.” However, she’s been trying her hand in the kitchen on her Messenger series “Cardi Tries.” In January, she learned how to roll sushi with Vallerie Archer of Yamashiro in Hollywood. In another episode, she and Indya...
    Mariska Hargitay was only three years old when she lost her mother. Jayne Mansfield was 34 years old when she passed away in 1967 from injuries she sustained in a late-night car accident. Driver Ronald B. Harrison and companion Samuel S. Brody also perished. Three of the Hollywood star's five children, including Hargitay, were riding in the back seat. They survived. Hargitay went on to live a relatively normal childhood as she was raised by her father, former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay. Today, at age 57, the actress is reflecting on the painful lessons she learned as a child about loss. JAYNE MANSFIELD’S CHILDREN SAY ‘50S BLONDE BOMBSHELL ‘CARED SO MUCH ABOUT BEING A GOOD MOTHER’ Jayne Mansfield was a sought-after Hollywood blonde bombshell alongside Marilyn Monroe and Mamie Van Doren. (Getty) "I think I learned about crisis very young, and I learned very young that s—t happens and there’s no guarantees, and we keep going," the "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star told Glamour magazine as part of their Women of the Year issue. "And then we...
    LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 04: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speaks with Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Europa Conference League group G match between Tottenham Hotspur and Vitesse at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 04, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) Antonio Conte’s only been in charge at Tottenham for one match, but the venerable manager already learned three massive lessons against Vitesse.  Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will Antonio Conte’s version of Tottenham. That doesn’t mean the top-class manager didn’t learn a lot about his Spurs squad in their frenetic 3-2 win over Vitesse on Thursday. Conte correctly assessed his first match at Spurs as “crazy” in his post-match interviews but he couldn’t reasonably be expected to make massive changes at the club given his short run-up to the Europa Conference League encounter. In truth, the Italian gaffer should have viewed the match as a learning opportunity more than anything else. If Conte did look at the Vitesse match as a highly attended training exercise then he could have...