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    Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving appears to be in trouble with the NBA again after he didn’t show up for his media session prior to the 2021 All-Star Game on Sunday, according to NBATV. All 24 All-Stars were expected to talk to the media in the afternoon before the game, but reporters were notified at 11:15 a.m. ET that Irving would not make his appearance on the Zoom call. The league is expected to look into the reasons as to why the superstar guard didn’t make the call without letting anyone know. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM During the 2018-19 NBA All-Star Game, a video made its way onto social media showing Irving talking to now-team Kevin Durant about their free agency plans at the time. It was a conversation that reportedly focused on their wishes to become teammates. EMBIID, SIMMONS TO MISS ALL-STAR GAME; ZION...
    Loading the player... YouTube creators Josh Pieters and Archie Manners, best know for their social media prank videos and experiments, wanted to determine whether or not royal commentators were truthful in their commentary surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Pieters and Manners paid four commentators to share their opinion of the upcoming two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey, and they posted a video of their conversations to Youtube. With Harry and Meghans Oprah interview coming me and @archiemanners wanted to see if Royal Experts were always truthful with how they report on them – https://t.co/zrVUgYbMHo — Josh Pieters (@joshua_pieters) March 5, 2021 Pieters shared the YouTube video on Twitter with the caption, “With Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview coming, me and @archiemanners wanted to see if Royal Experts were always truthful with how they report on them.” In the six-minute video, which was uploaded to Pieters and...
    We have the Meliá Hotels titles just at the levels prior to the ‘crash’ due to the pandemic. In fact, this Wednesday closed the bearish gap of the session of February 24, 2020. Technical analysis BEAR GAP Short term Medium term Long term The last bullish momentum started just as the price was jumping above a symmetrical triangle. Symmetrical triangles often occur in the midst of trends, both bullish and bearish. And the outcome of it is usually in favor of the previous trend. This is a period of market consolidation, prior to an abrupt movement. It generally acts as a pattern of continuation of the previous trend. In the case we are dealing with, we saw how at the beginning of February the price jumped above the triangle and days later it leaned on it in a typical ‘throw back’ movement to the...
    Bradley Cortright March 4, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden is taking credit for implementing a plan that he says sped up the time frame for when every adult in the country will be able to get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, some former Trump officials say the current administration is taking a page out of their vaccine rollout plan and arguing that they deserve some credit. During a press briefing on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Psaki was asked, “The president has been pretty critical of the prior administration’s handling of the pandemic, saying you inherited a mess here, but when it comes to vaccinations, you are following some of the same playbook here, so does the prior administration deserve some credit for laying the groundwork?” “I don’t think anyone deserves credit when half a million people in the country have died from this pandemic,” Psaki said. “So what our focus is on and...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki objected to the claim that the Biden administration is following Donald Trump’s vaccination program — exclaiming that she does not think “anyone deserves credit when half a million people in the country have died from this pandemic.” “The president has been pretty critical of the prior administration’s handling of the pandemic, saying you inherited a mess here, but when it comes to vaccinations, you are following some of the same playbook here, so does the prior administration deserve some credit for laying the groundwork?” ABC News’ Mary Bruce asked. Psaki quickly questioned which aspects of Trump’s vaccination plan were being followed by President Joe Biden and his administration. The reporter then referenced claims made by Brett Giroir, Trump’s former testing czar, who said that Biden was copying 99 percent of Trump’s plan. “He has said that the prior administration deserves more credit here for at least getting the ball...
    A Chinese lawmaker is preparing to introduce a bill at the opening of this week’s “Two Sessions,” where the Communist Party meets to draft and pass laws, requiring couples to take government-run marriage “training” classes before their weddings. China is experiencing surging divorce rates, particularly notable as strict lockdowns against the Chinese coronavirus receded last year, and a decrease in the number of young people seeking to get married. The Communist Party has also expressed concern about the dire state of the country’s birth rate, which has declined even after dictator Xi Jinping legalized having two children per couple in 2015. For decades, the Communist Party allowed couples to have only one child, forcing women into abortions, sterilizations, and infanticides when caught pregnant a second time. The “Two Sessions” are meetings of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). The former is the government’s lawmaking...
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas inveighed against the Trump Administration's immigration policy during an appearance in the White House briefing room Monday it took apart the immigration system 'in its entirety.' Mayorkas said the administration 'tore down' systems in place for Central American minors and 'gutted' the system overall – even as he acknowledged there is currently a 'stressful challenge' at the border, as waves of migrants continue to try to make it into the U.S. despite the administration's urgings.  'I have explained that quite clearly. We are challenged at the border. The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, are meeting that challenge,' Mayorkas said. 'It is a stressful challenge. That is why, quite frankly we are working as hard as we are not only in addressing the urgency of the challenge, but also in building the capacity to manage it, and to meet our humanitarian aspirations...
    For this Monday day a maximum temperature of 26 degrees is expected for this noon, since from the afternoon there will be a decrease in the thermometer | 03/01/2021 |ionicons-v5-c08: 01 | – Eduardo Díaz Mijares | Nuevo León.-This day, the cold front No. 39 will travel the north and northeast of the National Territory, and a low pressure channel It will spread over the eastern part of the country, both systems will cause heavy showers and rains at very strong points in these regions. The cold air mass that drives the front, in combination with the subtropical jet stream, will cause strong gusts of wind over the northwest, north and center of the Mexican Republic, as well as « North » event of short duration, during the night, in the coasts of Tamaulipas and north of Veracruz; conditions that will extend to the rest of the coastline of the...
    Getty Ex-Celtic Kyrie Irving It’s safe to say that former Boston Celtic and current Brooklyn Net Kyrie Irving is feeling mighty comfortable these days — and with good reason. Brooklyn has won eight straight and Irving is posting career highs in scoring (27.4) and shooting percentage (52.1%) and is the league leader in offensive rating. Not only that, the addition of ball-hoarding guard James Harden in mid-January, to a roster already featuring Irving and Kevin Durant, has not led to the destructive power struggle many predicted. But perhaps most surprising — especially to Celtics fans — is the praise Irving is garnering for his leadership and the positive example he’s setting. Second-year center Nicolas Claxton said of Kyrie: “I know he gets a bad rep sometimes, but he is a great teammate and a great leader.” And guard Landry Shamet also talks glowingly of Kyrie. “It’s been great...
    The Conversation Spain What things say about us Sketch for _The Bedroom at Arles_ by Vincent van Gogh (October 1888). Wikimedia Commons / Gogh Museum, Amsterdam In the days following the death of a beloved relative, we re-enter his house, now empty of his laughter and caresses, more full of everything that his life developed between. Photographs, books, her favorite mugs, the jewelry she adorned herself with, the chair she used to watch TV. Tears invade us on our way through the rooms that were so familiar to us and have now suddenly become strange. What was a common space is now nothing but a place of sadness and memory. When the rooms are emptied, a whole world of memories will leave with the things that were so close. The anthropologist and theorist of science Bruno Latour has insisted on the hybridization between things, spaces and identity. Collections, samplings, furnishings,...
    U.S. orders for durable goods jumped in January by the most in six months, indicating that the manufacturing sector is recovering much faster than expected. Orders for durable goods rose 3.4 percent compared with December, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The prior month was also revised up to show a 1.2 percent gain from November.  Initially, this was estimated as just a 0.2 percent gain. Core capital goods orders, which excludes aircraft and defense spending, moved 0.5 percent higher after an upwardly revised 1.5% gain in December. Economists had forecast a 1.1 percent gain. The actual result beat out even the most optimistic estimates by economists surveyed by Econoday. Excluding transportation goods, orders jumped 1.4 percent. That is more than twice what was expected. The prior month was revised up from 0.7 percent to 1.7 percent.  
    Rosamund Pike in 2020. Dominique Charriau/WireImage Rosamund Pike revealed that her image has been altered on numerous movie posters. The star told Kelly Clarkson that in one instance, her breasts were even edited to look bigger.  "I think we're all losing a grip on what we really look like," Pike said to the talk show host. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Rosamund Pike revealed that her likeness has been digitally altered on numerous movie posters during an interview with Kelly Clarkson.  Speaking to Clarkson, the "Gone Girl" actress said that she was first made aware of apps like FaceTune (which allows a user to alter their facial features) after a fellow passenger on a plane made an unsolicited comment about her appearance.  "I was on a flight with this guy, and I took a selfie, and he looked over my shoulder — someone I didn't know...
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in possession of the aviation company used to extricate Jamal Khashoggi’s assassins from Turkey at the time of his death, further cementing bin Salman’s connection to the killing, court documents show. The documents are labeled “Top Secret” and were filed as part of a Canadian lawsuit. They show that ownership of Sky Prime Aviation, which had two of its private jets retrieve several of Khashoggi’s killers in 2018, was transferred to the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund a year before the murder, CNN reported on Wednesday. “According to the instruction of His Highness the Crown Prince, immediately approve the completion of the necessary procedures for this,” a Saudi minister wrote about the orders of bin Salman, who is known by his initials MBS. The documents were introduced by Saudi-controlled companies as part of a Canadian embezzlement lawsuit against Saad al Jabri,...
    At least 6,500 South Asian migrant workers died in Qatar from 2011-2020, the Guardian reported Tuesday, citing government data from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Qatar. The report suggests allegedly lax safety protocols surrounding Qatar’s construction of new stadiums and infrastructure as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup were the cause of many of the deaths. “Data from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka revealed there were 5,927 deaths of migrant workers in the period 2011–2020. Separately, data from Pakistan’s embassy in Qatar reported a further 824 deaths of Pakistani workers, between 2010 and 2020,” according to the U.K. newspaper. The figures do not account for the deaths of migrant workers from the Philippines and Kenya, which both send a significant number of laborers to Qatar annually. Nor do the figures include migrant worker deaths in Qatar that occurred in the final months of 2020. The Guardian directly...
    Since its inception in 2015, Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant has always been a disembodied digital form trapped in a box of electronics. The original Echo was a cylinder, later models have had a spherical shape, and the Echo Show devices are effectively wedges with screens on the front. Alexa behaves in the same way on all of them: you ask it to do something, then it provides a polite response and does that thing. The new $249.99 Echo Show 10, which starts shipping on February 25th, is the first Alexa-powered device that is more than just a speaker or a screen sitting on your shelf. It is, simply put, an Alexa device that moves — just a little. The Echo Show 10’s motorized base allows Alexa to spin the screen around so it is facing you, and the built-in camera and tracking algorithms allow it to keep the screen pointed...
    Washington apparently wanted no part of Alex Smith prior to his incredible comeback. Smith destroyed his leg during a 2018 game against the Texans, and many people thought he’d never play again. Well, according to him, his own team didn’t want to see him return. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) GRAPHIC WARNING! Oh, maaan. That’s a shocking injury for Alex Smith. Never like to see that???? #NFL #HOUvsWAS pic.twitter.com/0JWCFxlGNV — Michael Randall (@MickRandallHS) November 18, 2018 Smith told QG the following about the situation in a recent interview: They never thought I was coming back. No one there. I did all my rehab outside of the building…When I decided to come back, I definitely threw a wrench in the team’s plan. They didn’t see it, didn’t want me there, didn’t want me to be a part of it, didn’t want me to be...
    HBO has the lowest percentage of minority directors of any Hollywood TV studio while CBS has the lowest rate of female directors, according to a new report from the Directors Guild of America. The DGA found that the number of women and minority directors hired by the studios reached “new highs” during the 2019-20 TV season but also found that Latinos and “women of color” remain under-represented. The guild also found that that the employment of Asian American directors was flat from the prior season. “While we see encouraging growth in some areas, we will not be satisfied until we see fairness for all. Inclusion is not about one group or another, inclusion means everyone,” said DGA president and The West Wing director Thomas Schlamme. New DGA Inclusion Report Reveals Gains in 2019-20 TV Season, But Disparities Remain For the 2019-20 season, the percent of TV episodes directed by women rose to...
    Prior to Tigers Woods’ horrific car crash on Tuesday, the legendary golfer was getting ready to pass along his knowledge of the game to two NFL stars. Woods, who has been working with Discovery Networks, was expected to tape two "teaching lessons" at the Rolling Hills County Club at 8 a.m. local time. He was expected to meet with New Orleans Saints legendary quarterback Drew Brees and Los Angeles Chargers up-and-coming star Justin Herbert. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Sources told Fox News that Woods was running late when he took off from the hotel after waiting for his SUV from the valet.  The sources said that Woods’ crew and a handler went ahead to get things for the shoot ready. They were waiting for about two hours before hearing about the crash. On Monday, Woods was seen with Miami Heat great Dwyane Wade, as well as actor David Spade. Actress Jada...
    Relationship therapist Dr. Laura Berman and her husband, Samuel Chapman, revealed that they were “regularly” drug-testing their son prior to his tragic overdose earlier this month. In an interview airing Tuesday on “The Dr. Oz Show,” Berman says Sammy, who was 16 when he died, “had experimented with cannabis several months prior, and when we had discovered that, obviously we came down very firmly, we had a zero-tolerance.” “We even got him a drug counselor that he met with and continued to,” Berman, who hosts “In the Bedroom” on OWN, says in the interview. “There was also a therapist that he met with once a week, we tested him regularly.” Berman maintained that Sammy had “never done anything beyond” marijuana before his death. Berman announced on social media that her son overdosed on fentanyl-laced Xanax he purchased on Snapchat. The “Language of Love” podcast host since has turned her efforts...
    More On: drug overdoses Demi Lovato’s near-fatal overdose caused ‘three strokes and a heart attack’ Dr. Laura Berman shares new details surrounding son Samuel’s death Dr. Laura Berman’s son Samuel dead at 16 from drug overdose Memorial held for Harry Brant, brother pens tribute Relationship therapist Dr. Laura Berman and her husband, Samuel Chapman, revealed that they were “regularly” drug-testing their son prior to his tragic overdose earlier this month. In an interview airing Tuesday with Dr. Mehmet Oz, Berman says Sammy, who was 16 when he died, “had experimented with cannabis several months prior, and when we had discovered that, obviously we came down very firmly, we had a zero-tolerance.” “We even got him a drug counselor that he met with and continued to,” Berman, who hosts “In the Bedroom” on OWN, says in the interview. “There was also a therapist that he met with once a week, we...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — As Texas was devastated by a historic winter storm that left millions cold and in the dark, republican state Attorney General Ken Paxton and his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, traveled to Utah for what a spokesman says were “previously scheduled meetings”. Ken Paxton’s trip was not previously known publicly, and he made no mention of being out of state while lashing out at Texas’ grid operators on Twitter and urging residents to report price gouging. READ MORE: Thousands Of North Texans To Receive 2nd Dose COVID-19 Vaccine This Week It remains unclear when Paxton left. Spokesman Ian Prior said in a statement that the attorney general “did not leave Texas until after power had returned to most of the state, including his own home.” He said the purpose of the trip, which was first reported by The Dallas Morning News, was meetings with Utah Attorney General...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton left for Utah last week while the people of his state were still feeling the effects of a historic winter storm. Paxton's campaign spokesman, Ian Prior, told the Dallas Morning News for a report published on Monday that his boss went to Utah on Wednesday in order to meet with the state's attorney general to discuss an antitrust lawsuit that several states are pursuing against Google and observe a police training program. "I cannot further share additional details or the specific reasons on the need for the meeting concerning Google as it involves an ongoing investigation," Prior added. Angela Paxton, who is Ken's wife and a Texas state senator, joined him on the trip. TED CRUZ BLAMES 'MEDIA OBSESSION' WITH CANCUN VACATION STORY ON ACUTE TRUMP WITHDRAWL' Randan Steinhauser, Angela's spokeswoman, told the outlet that she “joined AG Paxton on a...
    Sany Alderson had some jokes when asked if the New York Mets will attend Yoenis Cespedes’ workout on March 1. The New York Mets‘ main offseason goal was to find a starting center fielder. While they did miss out on top target, the Mets did sign Kevin Pillar and Albert Almora Jr. to bolster their depth. While the outfield situation appears to be set, would the Mets consider bringing back a familiar face? On March 1, former Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will hold a showcase for interested teams, in hopes of signing a deal before the start of the 2021 season. When asked by a member of the media if the Mets would attend, team president Sandy Alderson joked that they would rent some horses and ride them there. Asked if the Mets would be scouting Yoenis Cespedes’ workout/showcase, Mets president Sandy Alderson responded, “We’re going to rent horses and...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas was reeling from last week’s historic freeze, the state’s attorney general was in Utah for previously scheduled meetings, a spokesman said Monday. Republican Ken Paxton’s trip was not previously known publicly, and he made no mention of being out of state while lashing out at Texas’ grid operators on Twitter and urging residents to report price gouging. It remains unclear when Paxton left. Spokesman Ian Prior said in a statement that the attorney general “did not leave Texas until after power had returned to most of the state, including his own home.” He said the purpose of the trip, which was first reported by The Dallas Morning News, was meetings with Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes. Ric Cantrell, a spokesman for Reyes, said Paxton was in Utah last Wednesday — when by nightfall nearly 2 million people were still without power in...
    "Asylum seekers from El Salvador wait at a bus station after they were released from U.S. immigration authorities on February 08, 2021 in Brownsville, Texas." The Biden administration has admitted into the U.S. the first group of asylum-seekers who have been forced to wait in Mexico under an anti-asylum policy implemented by the previous administration. While the 25 men, women, and children are a tiny fraction of the roughly 25,000 asylum-seekers currently waiting in Mexico, their entry on Friday marks the beginning of the end of this dangerous and inhumane policy that stranded families for months and even years. “Who thought this day would come? I never thought it would happen,” asylum-seeker Edwin Gomez told the Associated Press. He’d fled El Salvador when gang members killed his wife and teen son after he’d been unable to pay extortion fees. Under the previous administration’s policy, he continued to remain vulnerable, but this time to the thugs who prey on asylum-seekers...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Juan Carter Hernandez was shot and killed by police this past week after beating a transgender woman to death in Lawrence County, but this reportedly isn’t the first time he’s taken a life. Hernández was shot and killed by police earlier this week. Police say he was assaulting 24-year-old Chyna Cardena. Police also say he was given commands to stop, but continued the assault before police shot him. Cardena was taken to a hospital where she died — and we are now learning Hernández may have killed before. According to our affiliate in Youngstown, a family identified Hernández as the man who killed their daughter Kandace Hernández. The family says the murder happened in 2011 in North Carolina. Hernández allegedly pleaded guilty to second degree murder and claimed he acted in self defense. He reportedly was sentenced for 8-10 years but Kandac’s mother Tammy Larew wanted...
    Vaccination rates and immunity from prior infection will allow Americans to return to normal life by April, a Johns Hopkins medical school professor argues. With coronavirus cases down 77% in six weeks, and nearly 55% of Americans already having some immunity to the virus through prior infection, herd immunity will kick in by April, Dr. Marty Makary wrote in The Wall Street Journal. Makary was also critical of scientists “try[ing] to manipulate the public by hiding the truth” in order to prevent relatively risky behaviors. Makary is a surgical oncologist and professor of health policy and management, He argues that with the “consistent and rapid decline in daily cases since Jan. 8” despite increased travel over the holidays, it is reasonable to infer that COVID-19 cases will continue to decline to levels at which the U.S. can safely reopen the country with fewer precautions. More than 59 million COVID-19 vaccines...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore city leaders will form a workgroup to review the city’s policies regarding rules for travel by elected officials, Mayor Brandon Scott’s office said Thursday. The 90-day workgroup is tasked with clarifying how trips by elected officials are approved as well as rules around time off for employees who are not on a full-time schedule and procedures around trips not involving taxpayer money. The group will include the city administrator, solicitor, human resources director and finance director. RELATED: IG Report Finds ‘Slight Discrepancies’ In Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s Travel “Establishing this work group is about proactively working toward clarity around travel and notification policy for all public officials once and for all,” Scott said in a news release. “Our administrative manual is not regularly updated and could benefit from a comprehensive assessment. I have asked this group to convene and present recommendations that remove any...
    CNN confirmed this week it has reinstated a ban on host Chris Cuomo covering his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), whose administration is facing immense political fallout for covering up the number of coronavirus-related fatalities in nursing homes. Past coverage, CNN asserted, was of “significant human interest.” “The early months of the pandemic crisis were an extraordinary time. We felt that Chris speaking with his brother about the challenges of what millions of American families were struggling with was of significant human interest,” a spokesperson for CNN said in a statement following mounting criticisms over Chris Cuomo failing to cover his brother’s ongoing nursing home scandal. CNN noted that it made an exception last year, allowing the host to interview and cover his brother. Evidently, the state’s nursing home fallout is not of “significant human interest” — at least to the level of allowing Chris Cuomo to cover it — ...
    The pampa police officers who are denounced for gender or domestic violence must surrender their regulation weapon, as ordered by the governor Sergio Ziliotto through a decree. In that sense, last December, the national government, through resolution 471/2020, had established a restriction on the carrying of weapons for security forces personnel who have been denounced for gender violence or domestic violence. On this line, in the last hours the Pampean president, based on national regulations, decreed that police officers must proceed to the immediate delivery of their regulation weapon in the event of complaints of gender or family violence. The decree also provides that the police officers must hand over the weapon “when they are in a passive situation, without distinction of cause or motive and its legal framework; When they are available, except for the assumption set forth in subsection 1) of Article 119 of de facto Legal Standard...
    Laundered shoes hang to dry inside a camp for asylum seekers on February 7, 2021, in Matamoros, Mexico. Many of the some 600 people in the camp, most from Central America, have been living there for up to a year, waiting for an immigration court hearing across the bridge in Brownsville, Texas. The Biden administration announced that it will this week begin allowing into the U.S. a number of the thousands of asylum-seekers who have been forced by the previous administration to wait for their U.S. immigration court dates in Mexico, NBC News reports. “Starting Feb. 19, asylum-seekers who have been waiting the longest or are considered vulnerable will be eligible to enter the United States as they await their day in court.” Since its Jan. 2019 implementation, a total of 70,000 asylum-seekers have been subject to the dangerous and illegal Remain in Mexico policy. There were still 25,000 active cases when the new administration announced it would no longer...
    Getty Images Lakers star Anthony Davis. As much as Anthony Davis wants to be on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers, it appears the team will be keeping him on the shelf for quite some time as he works to get back to 100 percent. Davis is an integral part of the Lakers championship but can’t be limping to the finish line with the nagging Achilles injury. It has bothered him for weeks and flared up against the Nuggets as he drove to the rim with Denver big man Nikola Jokic defending. This is the play that injured Anthony Davis, grabbing at his Achilles. Prayers up for AD. ????pic.twitter.com/pkWiSODO8x — Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 15, 2021 Davis had an MRI on Monday, which revealed a calf strain and re-aggravation of the right Achilles tendonosis, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Anthony Davis' MRI revealed a calf...
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Police say the person of interest in the murder of a Yale grad student visited car dealerships before the deadly shooting in New Haven. Investigators say 29-year-old Qinxuan Pan was looking to purchase a small model SUV at dealerships in Massachusetts or Connecticut on Feb. 6. Pan allegedly asked to test drive vehicles and wanted to bring them to his mechanic. MORE: New Haven Police Investigating Potential Romantic Jealousy As Motive Behind Shooting Death Of Yale Graduate Student He’s wanted for questioning in the murder of 26-year-old Kevin Jiang. New Haven Police ask any car dealerships that have had contact with Pan in recent months to call (203) 946-6304 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 1-866-888-8477. Funeral services for Jiang are planned for Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church in New Haven. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Police Say MIT Grad Student Qinxuan Pan...
    Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., told "Hannity" on Wednesday that the Democrat case for impeachment against former President Trump is getting weaker by the day, and pointed to new details about the days leading up to the Capitol riot and questioned if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knew about the threat. THE FIVE BIGGEST MOMENTS FROM WEDNESDAY'S SESSION OF TRUMP'S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL The Washington Post, citing an internal document, reported last month that prior to the deadly Jan. 6 riot, the FBI office in Virginia issued a warning that extremists were headed to Washington, D.C.  for "war." Pipe bombs were also later discovered near the Capitol were placed there the night before, reports said. The revelations seem to contradict early claims that Trump's speech that day led to the unrest, Graham said. "Here’s what I want to know: What did Nancy Pelosi know and when did she know it?" Graham said.  House Democrats on Wednesday made...
    Around 90 people in China were reportedly hospitalized with symptoms akin to the coronavirus two months prior to Wuhan's official discovery of the virus, World Health Organization investigators announced. The hospitalized patients underwent care in October 2019, despite Beijing continuing to insist the first traces of COVID-19 were discovered and reported on Dec. 8, 2019, according to a Wednesday report from the Wall Street Journal, citing WHO investigators. Liang Wannian, head of the coronavirus expert panel for China’s National Health Commission, said antibodies were tested in 233 hospitals in the nation and no evidence was obtained that the spread occurred prior to the December date. “Further studies are needed,” Peter Ben Embarek, the leader of the investigative WHO team, said. The group conducting the investigation raised concerns about the veracity of the antibody tests, which have been performed by Chinese officials in the last few months....
    By Mohamed Ibrahim and Gretchen Ehlke | Associated Press BUFFALO, Minn. — A man who opened fire at a Minnesota health clinic, killing one staff member and wounding four others, previously threatened to carry out a mass shooting at the facility, according to a police report. Gregory Paul Ulrich, 67, was arrested in Tuesday’s attack at an Allina clinic in Buffalo, a community of about 15,000 people roughly 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis. He remained jailed in Wright County on Wednesday and was expected to appear in court Thursday. County Attorney Brian Lutes said he would charge Ulrich with second-degree intentional murder, four counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder and possession of explosive devices. Ulrich has a long history of conflict with medical clinics in the area and had been unhappy with the care he had received, Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke said. According to a...
    Dr. Peter Daszak, the sole U.S. member of the World Health Organization panel investigating the origins of COVID-19 in China, suggested Tuesday that American intelligence on the matter shouldn’t be trusted. Daszak said in a tweet that the White House should blindly trust the panel’s determination that it’s highly unlikely the virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan. Daszak worked closely with the Wuhan Institute of Virology prior to the pandemic. The sole U.S. member of the World Health Organization delegation investigating the origins of COVID-19 on the ground in China suggested Tuesday that American intelligence on the matter shouldn’t be trusted. Dr. Peter Daszak, who worked closely with the Wuhan Institute of Virology prior to the outbreak, tweeted that he was “disappointed” after the State Department said it won’t take the WHO on its word alone after its delegation announced Tuesday it’s highly unlikely that COVID-19 could...
    More On: fentanyl ‘Caught red-handed’: 2 accused of trying to smuggle $90M worth of drugs into US Cannabis dispensaries linked to nearly 30% drop in opioid deaths: study Man faces life in prison for giving fentanyl to retired judge’s daughter Inside a top doctor’s secret pill ring that left many of his patients dead Agents dismantled a sprawling Queens drug mill Monday, seizing $12 million worth of heroin, 1,000 fentanyl pills and $200,000 in cash, officials said. “The shuttering of an assembly line able to pump out millions of street-ready heroin packages and deadly counterfeit fentanyl pills will save lives across New York City and our entire region,” said Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan in a statement. Agents busted alleged major trafficker Luis Martinez and three women accused of helping him package drugs at the facility inside 63-16 Forest Avenue in Ridgewood. On Feb. 8, at about...
    The Dallas Mavericks have taken a stance against the playing of the national anthem. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed to The Athletic that it was his decision to no longer play the national anthem prior to home games at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks haven’t played the national anthem prior to home games this season, and the team doesn’t plan on playing it for the foreseeable future. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Mavericks, who have an 11-14 record, have played 12 games at their home arena this season. They haven’t played the national anthem in any of their 13 preseason games, as well as those 12 regular-season matchups, including Monday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which was the first game with a small number of fans in the stands. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Cuban and the Mavericks didn’t publicize the removal of...
    The American rapper 50 Cent has been singled out by the mayor of the city of Saint Petersburg (Florida), Rick Kriseman, for organizing a massive party in the middle of the pandemic during the days prior to Super Bowl LV, held this Sunday in the city of Tampa, and not following health protocols to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus. According to what has transpired, the organizers of the event, which took place on Friday the 5th in a hangar at the Albert Whitted airport in Saint Petersburg, had to guarantee the mandatory use of face masks and social distancing. However, in images of the party leaked by the US media TMZ the artist and several of the attendees are observed to ignore the safety recommendations. “This is not how we should celebrate the Super Bowl. It is not safe or smart. It’s stupid. We’re going to look at this...
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul made a bold statement about Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes prior to Super Bowl LV on Sunday night. Pierre-Paul made an appearance on CBS' "The Super Bowl LV Today" pregame show, and he made a comment about Mahomes attempting to become the youngest quarterback to win two Super Bowl titles, and just the second quarterback to win two championships in his first four seasons. If Mahomes did pull off that feat, he would have joined Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady as the only two players at the position to reach those accomplishments. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "Easy. If I get Patrick Mahomes -- everything will be good. So I ain't got to prepare for Patrick Mahomes. He gotta prepare for me! Period," Pierre-Paul predicted. "This is about to be a show. You got the GOAT -- Tom Brady -- you got...
    Those who have suffered a common lung illness in the past may be more at risk of severe illness or even death should they contract the novel coronavirus, suggests a new study conducted by Havard researchers.  Using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze the electronic medical records from nearly 17,000 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) patients who were diagnosed with COVID-19 between March and November 2020, researchers concluded that a prior case of pneumonia increased a person’s risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19.  In fact, a history of pneumonia was named as the second-greatest overall risk factor for death from the novel disease, according to the study published in NPJ Digital Medicine earlier this month.  Age, meanwhile, was considered to be "by far the most important feature for predicting COVD-19 mortality," the researchers wrote.  FIRST US CASES OF SOUTH AFRICAN CORONAVIRUS VARIANT IDENTIFIED IN SOUTH CAROLINA In patients between the ages...
    A proposed deal between Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) to reopen schools for in-person learning would begin phasing in students into classrooms this week and require all teachers be eligible for “full” vaccination against the coronavirus before returning into school buildings. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) and CPS CEO Janice Jackson said Sunday during a news conference they were hopeful the union would agree to the proposal and abandon their threats of another strike, reported the Chicago Sun Times. The union, however, said an “agreement” has not been formalized and the proposal is merely a “framework that all of our members must first review and assess.” According to the Sun Times, the proposal states in-classroom learning for Pre-K and special education programs would begin Thursday. K-5 teachers would return February 22 and students on March 1. Sixth through eighth grade teachers would resume March 1,...
    Sony Playstation 5 : Embracer Group announced last week a merger with Gearbox Software, among other companies. In this way, the creators of Borderlands join the huge conglomerate of studios and publishers that make up Volition, Milestone, Warhorse Studios, 4A Games, Zen Studios, Bugbear Entertainment, Experiment 101, Gunfire Games, Piranha Bytes, Tarsier Studios and more. Now we know that Microsoft was one of the companies interested in acquiring the studyWell-known Xbox insiders Brad Sams and Jez Corden reveal, but it appears that the deal was not finalized or Embracer Group offered a better deal. “Gearbox was one of the companies that inspired the original tweet, I think Microsoft was studying Gearbox but clearly they did not finalize the agreement” says Sams in reference to a message published weeks ago in which he assured that Microsoft, Google and Amazon were actively searching new studios to acquire, and to a lesser...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Essential workers were honored during Super Bowl LV in the stands and on television. CBS2’s Ali Bauman recently spent some time with one of the New Yorkers featured during Sunday night’s big game. Luis Jimenez has been a city bus driver for 22 years. “I’m born and raised in New York, in Washington Heights, so it’s easy for me to travel and pick up the people around my neighborhood,” Jimenez said. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Nassau County more info here Suffolk County more info here Westchester County more info here New Jersey book online here or call 1-855-568-0545 Connecticut book online here He treats each passenger like a neighbor and said his favorite part of the job is picking up regular customers. “I learn the times they show up, so I will wait a few minutes, give them...
    South Carolina woman and Black Lives Matter supporter Ariel Robinson, who has been accused of beating a 3-year-old girl to death, appears to have tweeted about her White children's privilege prior to the alleged crime taking place.  FOOD NETWORK'S 'WORST COOKS IN AMERICA' SEASON CUT AFTER WINNER CHARGED WITH CHILD MURDER In a Twitter thread posted on Jan 6., Robinson noted that while her Black and White children were treated the same in her house, it will "not be the case" when they go out into the real world.  "I will never have to worry about my white sons and that makes me happy," Robinson said. "What makes me sad is that every worry I don't have for them will be multiplied for my black sons. Until this is fixed, we are NOT the USA we can be. Justice, fairness & equality for all! #BlackLivesMatter" "It’s a shame that as a proud mom to 4 beautiful boys, I...
    Getty Tom Brady sent a strong message to the Buccaneers ahead of the Super Bowl. Tom Brady released his final hype video of the season just hours before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the field against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. As Brady noted in the Twitter caption, the theme for the video is, “once more into the fray.” Brady narrated the aptly pirate-themed video with highlights from the Bucs season interspersed with a ship on the high seas. “In this journey, there is no final destination,” Brady says in the video. “There is only the next one. In the pursuit of perfection, the only thing that counts is the journey itself. The pursuit itself and those who give their lives to it. This moment and the focus required to seize it. This fight and the commitment required to face it. Because there is...
    “If they want Iran to return to its commitments (…) the United States must fully lift the sanctions, in practice and not on paper,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a televised speech. “We will then check whether in fact the sanctions have been lifted correctly,” he added. In May 2018, President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the international Iran nuclear deal reached in Vienna in 2015, reinstating in the wake of heavy sanctions that plunged Iran into a deep recession and deprived of the economic benefits he hoped for from the deal. The new American president, Joe Biden, wants to return to the Vienna agreement supposed to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons. However, he conditioned this decision on a prior return from Iran to strict compliance with its commitments, from which it has begun to shy away in response to American sanctions. For its part, Tehran...
    Jon Gruden: I think our defense will really benefit from Gus Bradley’s experience 9-year-old boy begs Biden administration to stop his fathers deportation to Guatemala Home prices surged 20% in October from a year prior, but Goldman says gains are not yet over © Saul Loeb/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images IN ONE CHART Load Error U.S. home prices have gone through the roof. But don’t count on home prices stalling over the next two years, even though they already surged more than 20% in October from a year prior, according to a Goldman Sachs report. Here’s a chart showing the annualized monthly surge. Apurva Gundaria’s team at Goldman now expects prices to grow beyond earlier forecasts, prompting an increase of its home price appreciation estimate to 4.7% for 2021 and 4.6% for 2022, up significantly from prior targets of 3.7% and 2.4%, respectively. Read: This is the most...
    A California appeals court upheld the murder conviction against a Concord man who, in 2017, head-on collided with an oncoming car while driving under the influence, killing a 21-year-old woman. Bo Robledo, 36, was convicted of murder and drunk driving in 2019 and sentenced to life without the chance for parole for 22 years. Authorities say Robledo was driving drunk to a store to buy more alcohol when he swerved out of his lane on Willow Pass Road in Concord and collided with a car containing 21-year-old Natalie Davies and her boyfriend. Davies was killed and her boyfriend suffered permanent serious injuries. Robledo’s blood alcohol level was calculated at .22, nearly three times the legal limit. In the 15-page decision — issued last month by the First District Appellate Court — three judges unanimously ruled that the trial court hadn’t violated Robledo’s rights by disallowing an expert on cocaine intoxication...
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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issues new mask mandate less than an hour after GOP-controlled Legislature repeals prior order. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    New York (CNN Business)The New York Times' (NYT) goal of attracting 10 million subscribers by 2025 is very much within reach thanks in part to readers who have flocked to the paper's coverage of last year's most seismic events.On Thursday, the Times reported that it now has 7.5 million total subscriptions across digital and print. It added 2.3 million digital subscriptions in 2020, a record year, and about 627,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020. About 425,000 signed up for the core news product while the rest were for Cooking, Games and audio products. "2020 was a year none of us could have imagined: The pandemic, its devastating human toll and its many economic reverberations; a national reckoning over race and social justice; a bitterly contested US presidential election and an unending hunger for relief from it all," Times CEO Meredith Kopit Levien said on the company's earning call Thursday....
    The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved an extension of 2020 legislation that allows state lawmakers and other public bodies to meet virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, with some amendments. The amendments extend the exemptions of the state's Open Meetings Act until Feb. 15, 2022, or until Gov. Kevin Stitt ends the state of emergency he declared at the beginning of the pandemic in March of last year. It also requires governing bodies "to not modify the method of meeting described in the [public] notice prior to the meeting and to include the code or password to access the meeting in the public notice when applicable," so the general public can watch and participate in the meeting. And it requires any documents prepared for public officials prior to the meeting to be posted online and available for public viewing. The vote was 45-0 in the Senate,...
    Loading the player... A video obtained by The Minneapolis Star-Tribune shows former Minneapolis Police officers Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane and Alex Kueng roughly detaining an innocent Black man last spring. Adrian Drakeford was leaving his apartment building when officers arrived after a call in which a woman claimed she was being held hostage. Drakeford, 27, had no connection to the call but just happened to be walking out when police arrived. He was tackled to the ground and handcuffed as his brother, Lee, and girlfriend told the authorities they were making a mistake. Lee also started recording the incident with his cell phone. Cell phone video from May 2020 captured on the scene shows an innocent Adrian Drakeford being roughly arrested by the same Minneapolis Police officers who ultimately killed George Floyd three weeks later. The Star-Tribune notes that the incident happened on May 3, 2020, just three weeks...
    The Australian summer tennis schedule has officially begun with the commencement of the exhibition event ‘A Day at the Drive’ in Adelaide, Australia. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, and others were set to grace the packed event. But a right-hand injury scare to Djokovic sent mixed signals ahead of the Australian Open 2021. Djokovic straight away apologised to the 4000 fans that were present for the exhibition event. Novak’s compatriot Filip Krajinovic replaced him just before the start of the first set of his match. But Novak then returned for the second set. He revealed that he has been dealing with a niggle for the last few days. Novak Djokovic and Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic at A Day at The Drive. REUTERS/Morgan Sette Djokovic said, “I’m sorry that I didn’t step in on the court from the beginning. I had to do some treatment with my physio...
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota -- Information about George Floyd's prior arrests can't be used at the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in his death, but jurors will be allowed to hear details about two previous incidents involving the officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck, a judge ruled.In an order dated Monday and made public Tuesday, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he would explain his decisions at a later date.Floyd, who was Black and handcuffed, died May 25 after Officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck as Floyd said he couldn't breathe. Floyd's death was captured in widely seen bystander video that set off protests, sometimes violent, that spread around the world.Chauvin and the three other officers who took part in Floyd's arrest were fired. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao, are charged with aiding...
    A judge has rejected a motion from four former Minneapolis police officers to include evidence from George Floyd’s prior arrest and conviction during trial, numerous sources reported. Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill ruled Tuesday that Floyd’s arrest from May 2019 during a traffic stop and an aggravated robbery conviction from Texas could not be introduced as evidence during the trials of the four former Minneapolis police officers, the Star Tribune reported. Former Minneapolis police officers (clockwise from top left) Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng poses in a combination of booking photographs from the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. [Minnesota Department of Corrections and Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via REUTERS]Derek Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd, killing him on May 25, was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Former officers Tou Thao, J....
    Information about George Floyd's prior arrests can't be used at the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in his death, but jurors will be allowed to hear details about two previous incidents involving the officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck, a judge ruled. In an order dated Monday and made public Tuesday, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he would explain his decisions at a later date. Floyd, who was Black and handcuffed, died May 25 after Officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck as Floyd said he couldn't breathe. Floyd's death was captured in widely seen bystander video that set off protests, sometimes violent, that spread around the world. Chauvin and the three other officers who took part in Floyd's arrest were fired. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao, are charged with...
    President Joe Biden President Joe Biden has named Ashley Tabaddor, a vocal critic of the previous administration’s anti-immigrant and anti-asylum policies and the president of the national immigration judges union, as the top attorney at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency tasked with adjudicating immigration paperwork that has been decimated and politicized over the past four years. It’s another major sign that the new Biden administration is intent on fulfilling its pledge to retreat from many of the prior administration’s actions at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In fact, CNN reports that “[o]ver recent days, the department has started to hire staff with extensive backgrounds in immigrant rights, immigration law and refugee resettlement.” CNN’s Priscilla Alvarez reports that new hires at DHS include David Shahoulian, the new assistant secretary for border security and immigration and the former chief counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, which carried out expansive investigations into the prior administration’s abuses against asylum-seekers...
    Information about George Floyd’s prior arrests can’t be used at the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in his death, but jurors will be allowed to hear details about two previous incidents involving the officer who kneeled on Floyds neck, a judge ruled. In an order dated Monday and made public Tuesday, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he would explain his decisions at a later date. Floyd, who was Black and handcuffed, died May 25 after Officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe. Floyd’s death was captured in widely seen bystander video that set off protests, sometimes violent, that spread around the world. Chauvin and the three other officers who took part in Floyds arrest were fired. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao, are charged with aiding...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Information about George Floyd’s prior arrests can’t be used at the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in his death, but jurors will be allowed to hear details about two previous incidents involving the officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck, a judge ruled. In an order dated Monday and made public Tuesday, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he would explain his decisions at a later date. Floyd, who was Black and handcuffed, died May 25 after Officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe. Floyd’s death was captured in widely seen bystander video that set off protests, sometimes violent, that spread around the world. Chauvin and the three other officers who took part in Floyd’s arrest were fired. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A judge has shot down the motion on behalf of the four officers facing charges in the death of George Floyd to include a prior arrest of Floyd as evidence. Lawyers for the now-fired Minneapolis officers Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane wanted to admit into evidence Floyd’s May 6, 2019 arest and subsequent admission into HCMC. Floyd, a Black man, died May 25 after Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck while he was handcuffed face down on the street. Police were investigating whether Floyd used a counterfeit bill at a nearby store. In a video widely seen on social media, Floyd could be heard pleading with officers for air, saying he couldn’t breathe. Last year, Lane’s attorney wanted the public to see the video. And the prosecution wanted to prevent it from becoming public. Judge Peter Cahill did...
    Facebook is aiming to improve transparency around political advertising on its platform by opening up more data to independent researchers, including targeting information on more than 1.3 million ads that ran in the three months prior to the US election on November 3rd of last year. Researchers interested in studying the ads can apply for access to the Facebook Open Research and Transparency (FORT) platform here. The move is significant because Facebook has long resisted willfully allowing access to data around political advertising, often citing user privacy. The company has gone so far as to even disable third-party web plugins, like ProPublica’s Facebook Political Ad Collector tool, that collect such data without Facebook’s express consent. Facebook wants to help researchers better understand how its products are used for political ads Numerous research groups around the globe have spent years now studying Facebook’s impact on everything from democratic elections...
    Democrats are attempting a politically-motivated purge of a highly-qualified intelligence professional from a non-partisan career civil service position at the Pentagon’s National Security Agency over his prior work for Republicans, according to two former Trump administration officials. Michael Ellis, who last served as the former senior director for intelligence on the National Security Council during the Trump administration, was put on administrative leave from his new position as the general counsel at the National Security Agency, just hours after President Joe Biden was inaugurated. Ellis — a Navy Reserve intelligence officer, Yale Law School graduate, and Jeopardy! winner — had first applied for the position in January 2020, and went through an extensive months-long vetting process conducted by a panel of non-partisan civil servants, according to the two former officials. Ellis was ultimately selected for the position in mid-November by Paul Ney, the Pentagon’s general counsel whose first job at the...
    Another Trump supporter who violently invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6 was arrested this week only to be released shortly after. But in this case not only is Riley June Williams facing charges for storming the Capitol building, but also for helping to steal Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop, NBC News reported. The 22-year-old Pennsylvania woman was arrested Monday and charged with intentionally entering into a restricted building without lawful authority in addition to disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Williams was also accused of stealing a laptop belonging to Pelosi with the intention of selling it to Russian intelligence. Charges related to theft were added Tuesday. Despite these severe offenses, a federal judge released Williams from jail into the custody of her mother Thursday. The “gravity of these offenses is great, it cannot be overstated,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson said. While a federal prosecutor argued earlier this week that...
    A federal judge issued a temporary order that requires the Treasury Department to give former President Donald Trump’s attorneys three days notice before handing over his tax returns to House Democrats. Judge Trevor McFadden, who was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by Trump in 2017, issued the two-week order on Friday as House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, a Massachusetts Democrat, continues to seek years of Trump’s federal tax returns, according to Politico. Neal argued during Trump’s presidency that the Treasury is required to provide requested returns from the chairs of congressional tax committees. Despite that, Trump’s former treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, had refused to do so after they were requested in 2019. It is unclear if the Treasury plans to relinquish the documents now that President Biden is in office, although House counsel Douglas Letter made it clear on...
    Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump battle with police at the west entrance of the Capitol during a "Stop the Steal" protest outside of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. January 6, 2021.Stephanie Keith | Reuters Senate Democrats plan to focus on the Internal Revenue Service as part of a larger probe into tax-exempt groups that helped organized the pro-Trump rally that preceded the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Democrats, led in part by lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee, have begun asking the IRS to review the tax-exempt status of the dark money groups that were involved with the rally's planning. At the event, then-President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to march on the Capitol. The eventual insurrection left five dead, including a police officer. Several nonprofit groups were involved with planning and organizing the rally, including Women for America First, a 501(c)(4) organization chaired by...
    At least two of the 15 people arrested during overnight protests and riots in Portland have been charged in connection with past unrest in the Oregon city, police records show. Davis Alan Beeman, a 38-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man, and 25-year-old local resident Justin Bowen are allegedly no strangers to carrying out crimes at protests – and ending up in handcuffs, according to a review of past press releases from the Portland Police Bureau. On Wednesday, Beeman and Bowen were among the 15 people arrested in connection with protests-turned-riots. Police later announced Beeman had been charged with disorderly conduct. Bowen was charged with interfering with a peace officer, attempted assault on a public safety officer, disorderly conduct, carrying a concealed weapon and reckless endangerment, police said. Davis Alan Beeman (left); Justin Bowen (right) (Multnomah County Sheriff) (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office) Records show a person with the same age, name and residency was arrested...
    A cruise line in the U.K. has added a strict new requirement for passengers looking to set sail: COVID-19 immunization. Saga Cruises, a UK-based boutique cruise company that advertises largely to older travelers, announced on Wednesday that all passengers be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to boarding its river cruises or ocean-going cruises, beginning with the first voyage scheduled for its return-to-service on May 4. The line previously planned to resume cruising with an April 3 voyage, but canceled the itinerary — as well as those leading up to May 4 — upon announcing the new requirement. CARNIVAL CORP. SAYS IT HAS MORE BOOKINGS FOR 2022 THAN IT DID IN 2019 The Saga Group, which also operates holiday packages including hotels and tours, will also be suspended until at least May 1. Those booked on river cruises or tours prior to those dates will be contacted by Saga to...
    Americans filed 900,000 applications for unemployment benefits last week, a signal that layoffs are still going strong as the coronavirus hammers businesses and workers alike. The feds have now reported about 75.6 million initial jobless claims over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic — a number equivalent to roughly 47 percent of the nation’s workforce. The filings reported Thursday marked a slight drop from the prior week’s revised total of 926,000 and came in below economists’ expectations for 930,000, according to Wrightson ICAP. But the number of initial claims has surged from 782,000 in the last full week of December, a month in which the US economy lost 140,000 jobs as spikes in coronavirus infections and deaths led many states to impose new lockdown measures. Experts say the recent spike in jobless filings may have something to do with the coronavirus relief bill Congress passed last month. One key...
    More On: unemployment Workers file 965K new jobless claims as COVID-19 ravages market Dropbox COO to step down as company announces mass layoffs US loses jobs for first time since April amid new COVID lockdowns Senate passes COVID-19 relief bill Americans filed 900,000 applications for unemployment benefits last week, a signal that layoffs are still going strong as the coronavirus hammers businesses and workers alike. The feds have now reported about 75.6 million initial jobless claims over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic — a number equivalent to roughly 47 percent of the nation’s workforce. The filings reported Thursday marked a slight drop from the prior week’s revised total of 926,000 and came in below economists’ expectations for 930,000, according to Wrightson ICAP. But the number of initial claims has surged from 782,000 in the last full week of December, a month in which the US economy lost 140,000...
    CNN pundits spent months criticizing President Trump for holding rallies amid the coronavirus pandemic, but anchor Wolf Blitzer flip-flopped on Wednesday to declare a small crowd that assembled for Trump’s final address as "pathetic." Blitzer, who is billed as a nonpartisan straight-news anchor, ignored coronavirus concerns to take a jab at the outgoing president. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer forgot about the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday to declare a small crowd assembled for Trump’s final address as president was "pathetic." (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WarnerMedia) BIDEN, HARRIS POST-INAUGURATION MEDIA COVERAGE EXPECTED TO BE MUCH FRIENDLIER THAN TRUMP-ERA VITRIOL "What a difference four years makes, he had a very impressive, huge crowd at his inauguration, it’s going to be a little pathetic, a tiny little crowd at Joint Base Andrews where he is gonna say goodbye," Blitzer told viewers on Wednesday morning. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration will have a significantly reduced crowd...
            by Andrew Kerr  The U.S. scientist behind an effort to stymie debate surrounding the possibility that COVID-19 could have accidentally escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology admitted through a spokesman that he did so to protect Chinese scientists from online criticism. Dr. Peter Daszak, the president of the New York-based EcoHealth Alliance, orchestrated a statement published in The Lancet medical journal in February, prior to any serious research on the origins of COVID-19, condemning “conspiracy theories” that suggest the virus doesn’t have a natural origin. Daszak has worked directly with scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which was studying bat-based coronaviruses prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, and he allegedly played an influential role in directing two taxpayer-funded grants from the National Institute of Health to the Chinese research center. An email obtained by U.S. Right to Know, an investigative research group, shows that Daszak worked...
    (CNN)A new study suggests someone might be able to get infected with one of the new variants of the coronavirus even if they've had Covid-19 before or have been vaccinated. The variant was first spotted in South Africa in October and has now been found in more than a dozen countries. "I think we should be alarmed," said Penny Moore, associate professor at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa and the senior author of the study. Read More"Based on Penny's data, it's likely that the vaccine is going to be somewhat less effective, but how much less effective we don't know," said David Montefiore, a virologist at Duke University Medical Center. These coronavirus variants are keeping scientists awake at night Montefiore added that this is the first study that gives him serious doubt about whether prior infection or a vaccine will protect against a new coronavirus variant....
    Harry Brant's family says he 'was just days away from re-entering rehab' prior to the model and influencer's deadly accidental drug overdose at 24 Sunday. The son of model Stephanie Seymour and industrialist Peter M. Brant stated Monday, 'It is with enormous sorrow that we share with you the news that our beloved son, Harry Brant, lost his battle with addiction and died due to an accidental overdose of prescription medication,' adding, 'our hearts are shattered.' A family friend told People Tuesday that Harry's father had been 'trying to get him to go to rehab again' amid worry and frustration about his son's drug habit. The latest: Stephanie Seymour's son Harry Brant 'was just days away from re-entering rehab' prior to the model and influencer's deadly accidental drug overdose at 24 Sunday, his family said 'It's hard, anyone who knows addiction knows this,' the source said. 'We all knew...
    Report: 2 Guard members dropped from inauguration for right-wing militia ties Republicans built up QAnon backer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, but now are they afraid of what they created? Matt Frevola: Unbeaten Ottman Azaitar hasnt been tested prior to UFC 257 matchup ABU DHABI – Matt Frevola spoke to the media Tuesday ahead of UFC 257. © Provided by MMAJunkie Frevola (8-1-1 MMA, 2-1-1 UFC) discussed his lightweight bout against Ottman Azaitar (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), feeling his undefeated opponent hasn’t been tested up to this point, fighting on the same card as some of the biggest names in the 155-pound division and much more. UFC 257 takes place Saturday at Etihad Arena on Yas Island. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+. Watch the complete video of Frevola’s media day appearance above. MORE:Marina Rodriguez: Amanda Ribas striking with me would be risk at...
    (CNN) – Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee said that he and a fellow lawmaker personally saw Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado guiding a group of people through the Cannon House Office Building tunnel in the days leading up the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., is seen during a group photo with freshmen members of the House Republican Conference on the House steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 4, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Cohen’s accusation is significant because it is the first time a member of Congress has specifically accused another member of giving a tour of the Capitol complex prior to the riot. It comes after several Democratic members have suggested that their Republican colleagues may have been providing the tours as an opportunity for the would-be rioters to get the lay of the land ahead of...
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    (CNN)Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee said that he and a fellow lawmaker personally saw Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado guiding a group of people through the Cannon House Office Building tunnel in the days leading up the Capitol insurrection on January 6. Cohen's accusation is significant because it is the first time a member of Congress has specifically accused another member of giving a tour of the Capitol complex prior to the riot. It comes after several Democratic members have suggested that their Republican colleagues may have been providing the tours as an opportunity for the would-be rioters to get the lay of the land ahead of a planned insurrection. "Only thing that I've seen, Congressman Yarmuth refreshed my recollection yesterday. We saw (Rep.) Boebert taking a group of people for a tour sometime after the 3rd and before the 6th. I don't remember the day we were...
    With the Australian Open right around the corner, top-ranked men’s player Novak Djokovic, who was also the former head of the ATP Player Council, reportedly put together a list of demands amid the coronavirus pandemic. Djokovic sent these demands over to Australian Open director Craig Tiley pertaining to COVID-19 protocols. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Tennis journalist Fernando Murciego says the list of Djokovic’s demands include: fitness and training material in all rooms; "decent food," according to the level of the tournament and from an elite athlete; reduce the days of isolation for the 72 isolated players, carrying out more tests that confirm that all are negative. MORE AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS PLAYERS IN QUARANTINE AFTER AIRPORT CORONAVIRUS TESTS Other demands are permission to visit your coach or physical trainer, as long as both have passed the PCR; If the previous proposal has the green light, that both the...
    Dr. Peter Daszak orchestrated a statement at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that condemned “conspiracy theories” that the virus doesn’t have a natural origin. Daszak admitted on Friday through a spokesman that he issued the statement to protect Chinese scientists from online criticism. Daszak has worked directly with scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and allegedly played a key role in directing taxpayer-funded grants to the research center.  The State Department announced on Friday that it has obtained evidence showing that researchers at the WIV became sick with flu-like symptoms in Fall 2019, prior to the first known cases of COVID-19 The U.S. scientist behind an effort to stymie debate surrounding the possibility that COVID-19 could have accidentally escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology admitted through a spokesman that he did so to protect Chinese scientists from online criticism. Dr. Peter Daszak, the president of...
    A Philadelphia man arrested in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old was released on reduced bail two weeks prior because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by Fox News. District Attorney Larry Krasner argued in court on two occasions last year that the suspect, Davis L. Josephus, should remain in jail and not receive reduced bail, according to Fox News. “[Y]et bail was lowered by judges over our objections,” Krasner said in a Sunday statement, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Court records show the man under arrest for fatally shooting Milan Lonchar got a break on Dec. 23 when a Phila. judge granted a motion for his bail on aggravated assault charges be reduced; he walked out of prison Dec. 29. He also has prior robbery convictions. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/XvZ9Fp644D — Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) January 18, 2021 Josephus has been charged with murder, conspiracy, robbery, as well as firearm related...
    January 18, 2021 1:47 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The vice president-elect of the United States, Democrat Kamala Harris, formally resigned Monday from her position as senator in the country’s Upper House. An assistant to Harris confirmed to the television network CNN Harris resigned as a senator in a letter he sent Monday to California Governor Gavin Newsom, whose state he represented for the past 4 years. “Dear Governor Newson: I am resigning here as Senator from the State of California, effective January 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST (5:00 pm GMT). As I assume my duties as Vice President of the United States, I would like to thank the people of California for the honor of serving them in the US Senate in the last four years, “Harris said in the letter. On Wednesday Harris will be sworn in as the country’s first woman to become...
    Members of President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign played a crucial role in organizing a rally in Washington that led to the deadly invasion of the federal Capitol, according to a file review by The Associated Press, undermining the image that they were It was about a grassroots mobilization as alleged by groups involved in the event. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First was the host of the January 6 “Save America Rally” at the Elipse, a federally owned oval garden near the White House. But an addendum to the permit issued by the National Park Service names more than half a dozen people in staff positions who just weeks earlier had been paid thousands of dollars for their work on Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. Other personnel who were scheduled to be “on site” during the rally have close ties to the White House. After the...
    Getty Images Wide receiver Odell Beckham of the Cleveland Browns catches a pass while under pressure from cornerback Joe Haden of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cleveland Browns and star cornerback Joe Haden did not part in the best of ways, but the three-time Pro Bowl cornerback still has lots of love for the Dawg Pound. The same can’t be said for the front office in Cleveland. Prior to the Browns taking the field for a playoff matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, Haden — now with the Steelers — gave a shoutout to his former fanbase on Twitter. “Chiefs Vs Browns! This is wild! I’m honestly Happy for the Browns fans! They Treated me like Gold in Cleveland. Can’t say the same about management…” Chiefs Vs Browns! This is wild! I’m honestly Happy for the browns fans! They Treated me like Gold in CLeveland. Can’t say the same...
    The Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens logo war is far from being over following their Wild Card Round matchup. This past weekend, the Baltimore Ravens clinched their Wild Card win over the Tennessee Titans with an interception by cornerback Marcus Peters. After the pick, various members of the Ravens walked over to the Titans’ midfield logo and started celebrating on it.  Even after the game, the Ravens walked off the field without shaking hands with the Titans, as they were angered by the Titans standing on their midfield logo prior to their Week 11 matchup. If you thought this rivalry was over, you’re wrong. During the latest episode of the “Bussin’ with the Boys” podcast, Titans linebacker Will Compton discussed what transpired over the course of the season before claiming that the Ravens won’t win the Super Bowl this year. In fact, Compton says that he’ll be photoshopping the Crying Michael Jordan...
    People who have already been infected with coronavirus are as protected as people who’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least the first five months after infection, a study found, according to numerous sources. Public Health England (PHE) carried out the largest study in the world so far, regularly surveying 20,000 healthcare workers in the U.K. between June and November 2020. Of the total surveyed, 6,000 health workers had previously tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,000 had not, Financial Times reported.  Excellent news for anyone who has already had #COVID19! People who have already contracted coronavirus are as protected against reinfection as those who have received the best vaccines, according to a 20k person survey, largest study in world so far ????????https://t.co/wAcYLZOL47 — Julianna Tatelbaum (@CNBCJulianna) January 14, 2021 The results showed that having a prior COVID-19 infection gave individuals at least 83% protection against the virus, and more...
    Four days have passed since Real Madrid’s bumpy trip to PamplonaThe least of that game seems to have been the zero draw against Osasuna, or the poor performance of the ‘Merengues’. The president of La Liga, Javier Tebas defended himself of the claims against him for not suspending the match of day 18 due to a winter storm, “What has bothered me the most is the version that has been given of Real Madrid’s trip ”he declared. Tebas insisted that “if AENA says that there is no possibility of taking off Real Madrid would not have taken off “ and that “The final decision to travel is made by Real Madrid”. “I don’t know the information that Zidane had. I have seen so many excuses that the coaches have given when the games they have not this will be one more“, Tebas adapted in an interview for TVE, after the...
    New York : Four days have passed since Real Madrid’s bumpy trip to PamplonaThe least of that game seems to have been the zero draw against Osasuna, or the poor performance of the ‘Merengues’. The president of La Liga, Javier Tebas defended himself of the claims against him for not suspending the match of day 18 due to a winter storm, “What has bothered me the most is the version that has been given of Real Madrid’s trip ”he declared. Tebas insisted that “if AENA says that there is no possibility of taking off Real Madrid would not have taken off “ and that “The final decision to travel is made by Real Madrid”. “I don’t know the information that Zidane had. I have seen so many excuses that the coaches have given when the games they have not this will be one more“, Tebas adapted in an interview...
    Thirty-four House Democrats have written a letter to the acting sergeants at arms for both chambers asking for “an immediate investigation into the suspicious behavior and access given to visitors to the Capitol Complex” the day before the January 6 insurgency.  “Many of the Members who signed this letter, including those of us who have served in the military and are trained to recognize suspicious activity, as well as various members of our staff, witnessed an extremely high number of outside groups in the complex on Tuesday, January 5. This is unusual for several reasons, including the fact that access to the Capitol Complex has been restricted since public tours ended in March of last year due to the pandemic.” This letter follows on earlier statements from veteran—and veteran prosecutor—Rep. Mikie Sherrill who stated on Tuesday that she witnessed Republican members of Congress leading would-be insurgents on a “reconnaissance” of the Capitol. Sherrill is the first...
    By Rodolfo León 0 COMMENTS 01/12/2021 5:29 pm This morning, multiple complaints began to surface against Totalplay in social networks, one of the main internet and telephony providers in the Mexico City, and there was a lot of confusion about it. What happened was that several users reported that their services were cut off without prior notice, and only received a warning from the company letting them know that “they had exceeded their mega limit”, while at the same time seeking to offer them a business plan until ten times more expensive. I just got up and the first thing I find out is that they block our @totalplaymx service for “excessive data consumption” and they want you to pay 6 times more than what you pay, they are crazy if they think someone will pay them that amount for your service – Carlos Minguez???? (@MonkyzMLG) January 9,...
    Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., said Tuesday that she witnessed some lawmakers leading people through the Capitol the day before the riot at the Capitol in what looked like a "reconnaissance" tour and said members will be held accountable. Sherrill made her comments during a roughly 13-minute video on Facebook, where she addressed her constituents about the steps that Congress will take to hold President Trump and "those responsible" accountable for allegedly inciting the riot.  "I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him, those members of Congress who had groups coming through the capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 for reconnaissance for the next day. Those members of Congress who incited the violent crowd. Those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy, I'm going see that they're held accountable," Sherrill said. MEDICAL EXAMINER RELEASES GEORGIA MAN'S CAUSE OF DEATH AFTER CAPITOL RIOT Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., walks up the...
    President Donald Trump cursed out Vice President Mike Pence in a furious phone call demanding that Pence overthrow the presidential election results, it has been revealed. On January 6, hours before his mob of loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol as Pence presided over a joint session of Congress, Trump called the vice president's residence with a final, desperate plea.  'You can either go down in history as a patriot, or you can go down in history as a p***y,' Trump warned Pence on the call, two people briefed on the conversation told the New York Times.  Pence, who had remained a quiet and loyal No. 2 throughout Trump's term, was finally at the breaking point -- and likely realized that his refusal to go along with Trump's illegal plan would cost him politically with Trump's base and scuttle any chance of a future presidential bid.  'You can either go...
    Hours before rioters stormed the Capitol where Vice President Mike Pence was presiding, President Trump reportedly told Pence he could either go down in history as a “patriot” or a “p---y.” The New York Times reported the missive on Tuesday evening, nearly a week after the unprecedented violence exploded in Washington, D.C., leading to the deaths of several people. Pence was overseeing the official count of the Electoral College votes, and before leaving his residence on Wednesday, Trump phoned him and once again pushed him to help overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s win, according to the newspaper, citing two people who were briefed about the call. “You can either go down in history as a patriot,” Trump reportedly told Pence, “or you can go down in history as a p---y.” At the same time Pence was overseeing the count, Trump rallied his supporters in a speech near the...