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    Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Friday challenging President Joe Biden for opening up the Southern border to a wave of migrants. “Our border is now totally out of control thanks to the disastrous leadership of Joe Biden,” Trump wrote in a statement sent to reporters. The former president sounded the alarm over the renewed surge of migrants headed for the border after the Biden administration sent a signal that unaccompanied migrants would be welcomed into the United States. The Department of Homeland Security predicts there will be 117,000 unaccompanied child migrants crossing the border in 2021, according to an Axios report. “A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute,” he said. The number of migrant youth daily referred to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for release into the United States has...
    A Los Angeles comedian and former waitress is revealing what it was like to serve food to the stars, from 'the nicest celebrity I have ever met' Jason Segel to a demanding Darren Criss to 'so polite, so humble' Keanu Reeves. Annie Bond was a waitress 'at a busy Los Angeles restaurant for five years,' and while she wouldn't share the name of the LA hotspot where she worked, she did reveal the stars who came in during her time there, including Emilia Clarke, Will Forte, and Idris Elba. In a popular TikTok video series, Annie says details some of her best Hollywood interactions, from Drew Barrymore — who was a 'ray of sunshine and bubbles' — to Danny DeVito — who is 'so sweet, so down to earth, tips super well.' Spill! Annie Bond was a waitress 'at a busy Los Angeles restaurant for five years.' On TikTok, she...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- So far this year, 29 police officers across the country have died by suicide. The problem has been especially rampant in Chicago, where another officer died this week.The sad news on Monday struck a chord with all Chicago police officers. The suicide of Officer James Daly at the Lakeview police station was among similar tragic ends for other Chicago officers.SEE ALSO | Chicago police officer dies in apparent suicide at Lakeview police stationUnhappy with the response from top brass, Chicago Police Sergeant Rick Nigro sent a letter to Supt. David Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot demanding change."We are woefully unprepared to deal with the physical human stress that it takes upon us and I can say personally, it is a physical feeling," Nigro said.Nigro knew Officer Daly and knows what he describes as the increasing stresses of the job with 27 years at the Chicago Police Department."I'm...
    A FRAUDSTER fleeced his company out of a suspected £135,000 — and then blamed his “demanding” wife. Senior manager Paul Fitch, 42, used his corporate credit card to make hundreds of dodgy expense claims for hotel stays and flights he never made. 2Senior manager Paul Fitch, 42, used his corporate credit card to make hundreds of dodgy expense claimsCredit: ncjMedia But when confronted with his crimes, he said he did it to keep his other half happy. Prosecutor Ellen Wright told a court: “He said he had modified various receipts because he had a demanding wife who he spent the money on.” Fitch was second in command in the North Tyneside office of multi-national consultancy business Accenture, where he had worked since 2005. He was in charge of more than 60 staff with responsibility for at least 20 separate projects. And because of his senior position, he was allowed to...
    Ben Bonnema (pictured) said he was fired from a Trader Joe's location in New York City after he sent a letter to the grocery chain's CEO demanding stricter mask requirements for customers Trader Joe's has been threatened with a boycott after an employee revealed he was fired for sending a letter to the grocery chain's CEO demanding stricter mask requirements for customers.   Ben Bonnema shared his story in a Twitter thread on Friday, claiming that he was sacked from a Trader Joe's location on New York City's Upper West Side because he doesn't 'share the company's values'.    Bonnema posted a photo of the letter he sent CEO Dan Bane, in which he recommended five changes to improve safety amid the pandemic, including implementing a 'three strike policy' to ban customers who repeatedly flout mask rules.  'We put our lives on the line every day by showing up to work,'...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland parents, students and community members put together a rally on Sunday afternoon, demanding that the Oakland Unified School District reach a deal to reopen for in-person classes.RELATED: Oakland Unified school board proposes start date to reopen schools for in-person learning"Our kids have been out of school for a year now," said parent, David Castillo. "We believe it's time for them to be back in. It's safe now."The rally was held at Astro Park, off of Lakeshore Avenue, next to Lake Merritt.RELATED: 'You will not be allowed to interact': East Bay teacher discourages kids from in-person learningOther parents at the rally told ABC7 News that distance learning is hurting their children, and they just want to have the option of sending their kids back to class.The Oakland Unified School District recently put out its latest plan to get Pre-K through fifth grades back in school by...
    As new cases rise, Fauci says easing restrictions is really risky; Senate gets $1.9B stimulus package: Live coronavirus updates Andrew Cuomo: New York governor faces new allegations that threaten his political future Russell Wilson's relationship with the Seahawks has deteriorated in front of the ravenous eyes of the public, with Wilson's camp recently confirming a report that he would accept a trade to four teams, while also saying he hoped to remain with the Seahawks. That comes less than a month after Wilson aired his issues with the organization publicly on the Dan Patrick show and on the heels of several other reports about Wilson's discontentment with decisions made by Seahawks czar Pete Carroll. © Provided by The Big Lead Russell Wilson. | Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images This all makes for great reality TV, which sports have essentially become, but leaves a major question hanging in the air:...
    The book When Harry Became Sally came out in 2018 and was a bestseller and looked at 'public policy on gender identity and the human costs of getting it wrong' A group of Republican Senators are to write to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demanding answers as to why a book that 'challenges the transgender movement' has been pulled from the site. When Harry Became Sally was on the site's bestseller list with the book providing 'thoughtful answers to questions arising from our transgender moment' while offering 'a balanced approach to public policy on gender identity, and a sober assessment of the human costs of getting human nature wrong.'  But the book by Ryan T. Anderson has been removed having been on sale for the last three years.   In a letter to Jeff Bezos, the Republican senators who include Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, Mike Braun of Indiana and...
    NASSIRIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least five protesters were killed and more than 175 people injured on Friday in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya, a Reuters witness and other sources said. Among the fatalities, most of the protesters died from bullet wounds, a hospital source said, adding that about 120 protesters were wounded. At least 57 members of the security forces were injured, according to a another hospital source and a security source. The clashes continued on Friday evening after a week of violence that erupted on Sunday when security forces fired to disperse protesters, who were trying to storm the provincial government building using rocks and Molotov cocktails. Protesters are demanding the removal of the governor and justice for protesters who killed since 2019. Iraq’s biggest anti-government protests in decades broke out in October 2019 and continued for several months, with...
    CHELSEA and Manchester City are the frontrunners for Erling Haaland's signature this summer, according to reports. The Borussia Dortmund hotshot has hit 27 goals in 25 games this season, including a recent scissor kick spectacular against Schalke. 3Erling Haaland is set to be a hot property in the summer marketCredit: AFP or licensors A fee of around £150million is said to be required to prise the Norwegian from the Bundesliga club. In 2022, a release clause worth £75m will activate but Europe's top clubs may not wait for such a reduction. According to Eurosport, Chelsea want to make a statement in the market to highlight their title ambitions under Thomas Tuchel. The Blues are described as confident of their chances of signing Haaland, having made contact with senior figures in his camp. ...
    GAVIN Williamson admitted on GMB today that he "deeply regrets" the government breaking the law over PPE contracts - after refusing to apologise 11 times. The Education Secretary finally caved in after repeatedly swerving an opportunity to say sorry to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid over last week's court ruling. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 4Piers Morgan clashed with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson on this morning's GMB showCredit: Rex Features 4The Education Secretary repeatedly refused to apologise after the government was found to have acted unlawfully over publishing details of PPE contractsCredit: GMB The High Court found the Government acted unlawfully by failing to publish details of billions of pounds' worth of contracts for vital PPE needed during the Covid pandemic. Following their heated six-minute exchange, Piers thanked Mr Williamson for "finally" saying he regretted the government's actions. It comes after Piers blasted Matt Hancock...
    A dozen women, imprisoned in camps in Syria, began a hunger strike on Sunday February 21 … According to two lawyers, they do so to “protest against the stubborn refusal of the French authorities to organize their repatriation and that of their children “. “Not to put up with …” In a statement relayed by the French media such as The Parisian, Me Marie Dose and me Ludovic River explain that after years of waiting and no prospect of judgment on the spot, “they believe they have no other choice but to refuse to eat”. The press release also indicates that in audio messages sent to their relatives, they explained “to no longer bear to watch their children suffer, to want to assume their responsibility and be judged in France for what they have done”. The two lawyers also recall that all these women are “under...
    THE Masked Singer’s Ne-Yo has been accused of abusing his stardom by demanding up to £1,000 to promote struggling artists. The £8million R&B hitmaker, who has collaborated with Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Rihanna, wanted bungs to assist young musicians. 8Ne-Yo has been accused of abusing his stardom by demanding cash to promote struggling artistsCredit: ITV 8 Jobbing singer Kyle Passmore was offered a tantalising chance to chase his dream — ­if he agreed to pay the star. He told The Sun: “Ne-Yo is abusing his platform. This is predatory behaviour.” For £300, Ne-Yo is said to show photos of a budding musician on his Instagram account, adding a caption with the artist’s name. It allows singers to share evidence of the global celebrity “backing” their track. 8The £8million R&B hitmaker starred as Badger on The Masked SingerCredit: ITV An £800 payment apparently guarantees Ne-Yo vowing “big moves”, such as...
    INDIA and Canada are set to join forces with Australia in demanding that “schoolyard bully” Facebook pays for news stories. It comes as the social media giant was condemned for imposing a news blackout in Australia in response to a law compelling tech companies to pay for journalism. 3Facebook have been condemned for imposing a news blackout in AustraliaCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Canada's culture minister Steven Guilbeault said the country would follow Australia's leadCredit: BLAIRGABLE.COM Facebook has blocked all news publishers in Australia from posting to its site, and has also prevented its users around the globe from sharing Australian news articles.  But the decision has sparked outrage among Facebook users and politicians, with #DeleteFacebook and #BoycottZuckerberg trending on Twitter in the past week. Up to 15 countries could soon join Australia in ramping up pressure on tech giants to pay for trusted news, it is claimed. Aussie PM Scott Morrison...
    ABBY DAHLKEMPER says taking on the Red Devils in her first Manchester derby was an emotionally intense experience.  And the USA star praised Manchester City for helping her swiftly settle into life in the Women’s Super League following her January arrival. 3Abby Dahlkemper says she enjoyed help Man City defeat against the Red Devils in her first Manchester derbyCredit: Getty Images - Getty Dahlkemper, who is away on international duty in the United States, was speaking ahead of the start of the 2021 SheBelieves Cup.  The Man City ace and her national team will play Canada in the first game of the round-robin tournament which the USA won in 2020.  The clash comes days after Dahlkemper and Man City swept Manchester United aside in a 3-0 win against their WSL title rivals.  Dahlkemper told Forbes: “It was a real pleasure to learn about the history of the Manchester derby and...
    Nikki Haley accused ‘the liberal media’ of wanting to ‘stoke a nonstop Republican civil war’ by requiring that ‘everyone pick sides about Donald Trump’ as part of a ‘strategy to pit conservatives against one another.’ Haley made the accusations in an op-ed piece for The Wall Street Journal just days after she gave an interview to Politico in which she criticized Trump, saying he ‘let us down’ and that he ‘went down a path he shouldn’t have.’ The comments were the latest sign that Haley is positioning herself to make a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024. But her political fortunes could rest on her ability to navigate a delicate tightrope given that Trump remains by far the most popular Republican while a majority of the American electorate views him as unelectable. Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the United Nations under then-President Donald Trump, accused...
    Kids have suffered grievously over the past year: lousy remote “learning,” lost routines and social lives, spiraling mental illness. Most of the blame lies with teachers ­unions that refuse to return to the classroom, despite all evidence that schools aren’t COVID spreaders, and politicians beholden to Big ­Labor, not least President Biden. Yet a rising chorus of voices — left, right and center — is demanding full-time, in-person instruction: Conservative: No Excuse “Every major excuse for keeping schools closed . . . is crumbling before our eyes,” cheers National Review’s Robert Verbruggen. For one thing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come out for reopening schools — including under the Biden regime. A paper by CDC scientists published after Biden’s inauguration concluded that “there has been little evidence that schools have contributed meaningfully to increased community transmission.” Plus, research continues to reaffirm scientists’ early finding that kids transmit the virus at a...
    The spokesperson for United We Can in the Congress of Deputies, Pablo Echenique, has shown his support this Wednesday to the acts of protest in the streets of different Spanish cities after the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasél, which have led to altercations and charges for the second consecutive day, and has demanded an investigation after the “Violent mutilation of the eye” of a young woman in the Barcelona incidents. In a message posted on his personal account Twitter, the leader of the purple formation has transferred all his support “to the young anti-fascists who are demanding justice and freedom of expression in the streets. ” All my support for the young anti-fascists who are demanding justice and freedom of expression in the streets. Yesterday in Barcelona, ​​today at Puerta del Sol. The violent mutilation of the eye of a protester must be investigated and responsibilities must be...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy led a group of Republican California lawmakers who wrote a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom demanding an explanation for the state’s “failures” in distributing COVID-19 vaccines. “The state of California should explain to Californians why the vaccine distribution has had such failures, despite having months to prepare prior to the development of the vaccine," the group of 11 GOP lawmakers wrote in the letter. The group, which was also led by Rep. Young Kim, accused the governor of creating “confusion and frustrations” for Californians with the rollout. "We write to express our serious concerns regarding the State of California’s slow, opaque decision-making process, and ever-changing approach to distributing COVID vaccines, which has been met with confusion and frustration by our constituents, local public health officials, and front-line health care providers," the letter said. The letter also pointed to the success of former President Donald Trump’s...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Wednesday detained around a dozen student protesters who were trying to march to the Parliament building in New Delhi to demand the release of a 22-year-old climate activist arrested for circulating a document on social media supporting months of protests by farmers. The protesters shouted “Free Disha Ravi” and “Shame on Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah” as they tried to break police barricades outside the office of the National Students’ Union of India, or NSUI, a student wing of the main opposition Congress party. A heavy police presence overpowered about 40 protesters, including a dozen who were taken away in a bus. It was not immediately known whether the police were going to formally arrest them or free them later Wednesday. Neeraj Kundan, the NSUI president, told reporters that the protest was against the government misusing a sedition law...
    By Rodolfo León 0 COMMENTS 02/16/2021 5:28 pm After a series of offensive and anti-Semitic comments, Disney made the decision to remove Gina Carano of its role in The Mandalorian. Although the future of his character, Cara Dune, remains uncertain within the series, now fans are demanding that the mouse company rehire her. Through the petition site Change.org, the fans of Carano have created a request directed towards Disney to rehire the actress. A few days after its creation, this request reached the more than 35 thousand signatures collected and with the passage of time this figure will surely grow. Logan Norfleet, responsible for creating this petition, said the following: “I’m not going to say it’s right or wrong in your vision, but firing celebrities for their political opinions is happening a lot. Again, Hollywood hit another conservative. This petition is for the executives of Disney....
    A TEENAGER met officials of a Premier League club this season over the offer of a new contract. The player’s father was happy for his son to put pen to paper — just as long as they inserted a clause guaranteeing he played a certain number of minutes in each first-team match. 3Kevin De Bruyne is one star doing things differently in negotiations over his new contractCredit: Getty Images - Getty You will not be surprised to learn that stunned club chiefs refused the ludicrous demand. Welcome to the weird and wacky world of football which, behind the scenes, is more chaotic than it has ever been. Many clubs — and fans — will not be sorry to see the potential demise of some agents. But equally, the new normal is proving to be even crazier. I’m told that it’s not unheard of for parents to demand a new house...
    Detroit Lions safety Duron Harmon comes to Tom Brady’s defense after Lombardi Trophy controversy. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ Super Bowl boat parade was highlighted by quarterback Tom Brady getting a little bit tipsy and playing catch with the Lombardi Trophy. It was a moment that really had every NFL fan cringing at the thought of the trophy submerging in the Hillsborough River. Luckily, Brady was lightly tossing the Lombardi to tight end Cameron Brate, who had no problems catching it. Even so, Brady’s throw was the subject of controversy. Lorraine Grohs, daughter of Greg Grohs, the silversmith who created the original Lombardi Trophy, demanded that the seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback apologize for his actions this past Wednesday. Detroit Lions safety Duron Harmon, former teammate of Brady during their time on the New England Patriots, came to his defense saying that Grohs had no issue with tight end Rob Gronkowski...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office fired back at a group of Republicans who are demanding answers on the security decisions leading up to the Capitol riot Jan. 6. House Administration Committee Ranking Member Rodney Davis, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, House Oversight Committee Ranking Member James Comer and House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes sent a letter to Pelosi earlier Monday calling for details on what occurred with security before the Jan. 6 riot, Fox News first reported. Pelosi’s office responded to Fox News by putting blame on the Republican lawmakers and saying that safety is not their priority. “Two of the four House Republican ranking members voted to overturn the results of a fair election, just hours after the Capitol was sacked by an insurrectionist, right-wing mob – a mob incited by Trump,” Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, said. “A full 65%...
    Buccaneers GM Jason Licht did not have time for the woman demanding an apology from Tom Brady after the team’s Super Bowl celebration. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers threw quite the celebration this past week after winning Super Bowl 55. The team took to the water and had a party that saw Brady toss the Lombardi Trophy from his boat to Rob Gronkowski in another boat. This moment didn’t seem like a big deal until the daughter of the trophy’s maker went on the news to complain and demand an apology. Bucs GM Jason Licht responded to her with the perfect GIF. pic.twitter.com/UyNhpzTtvw — Jason Licht (@jasonrlicht) February 14, 2021 Licht has no time for the outrageThe fun GM cited Stripes to drive home a point that many are feeling. This woman, Lorraine Grohs, is entitled to feel any way she wants. But saying she couldn’t sleep because the...
    More On: boris johnson British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges new trade deal in first call with President Biden World leaders express hope for new Biden administration UK seafood trucks protest at Parliament over Brexit red tape Britain slaps travelers with strict new COVID-19 restrictions British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday joined the White House in demanding China hand over key data from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Johnson told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that a priority for his close cooperation with President Biden will be leading a “global coordination in getting to the bottom” of the pandemic. He said he “thoroughly supports” the Biden administration in its statement Saturday, which stated “deep concerns” over possible Chinese interference in the World Health Organization origins probe. “We need to see the data. We need to see all the evidence,” Johnson said, echoing US National Security Advisor...
    Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley demanding ‘respect’ from some of the league’s best players By: Alexander Wilson February 14, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks are coming off two consecutive victories, with their latest, against the Houston Rockets 121-99. Thanks to stellar performances from Julius Randle and rookie Immanuel Quickley, New York has strung together a few impressive performances, dominating teams with bad defense and questionable offense. Quickley finished the game with 22 points, shooting 7-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from three. He also connected on all four of his free throws and earned a +/- +17. The Kentucky product has continued to impress, and he has a new mentor teaching him the ropes in Derrick Rose. However, star Rockets PG John Wall had motivating things to say about Quickley, who played an altogether better game than his peer. “He’s someone I respect,’’...
    President Donald Trump's defense attorney Bruce Castor said that the ex-president's call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was taken out of context and shouldn't have even been brought up by House impeachment managers.  'There was nothing untoward with President Trump, or any other candidate for that matter, speaking with the lead elections officer of a state,' Castor said, as he tried to argue that when Trump asked Raffensperger to 'find' 11,780 votes - the amount he would need to win the state over Joe Biden - he didn't mean pull them out of thin air.  Castor pointed out that Trump had used the word 'find' a number of times in the conversation, the audio of which was leaked to The Washington Post.  President Donald Trump's defense attorney Bruce Castor said that the ex-president's call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was taken out of context and shouldn't have even been...
    The PSC candidate for the presidency of the Generalitat, Salvador Illa, accused other candidates of “slander him” after having demanded the mask in the La Sexta debate held this Thursday, and having hinted that he could have been vaccinated. The debate, the last before the elections next Sunday, it was moderated by Ana Pastor, and Carlos Carrizosa (Citizens), Laura Borràs (JxCat), Àngels Chacón (PDeCAT), Pere Aragonès (ERC), Salvador Illa (PSC), Jéssica Albiach (En Comú Podem), Laia Estrada (CUP), Alejandro Fernández (PPC) and Ignacio Garriga (Vox). In his first intervention in the debate, Borràs reproached Illa for “not wanting to pass an antigen test” and invited him to “put on the mask” or “leave the set.” Borràs said that Illa gave “positive in the irresponsibility test and negative in the exemplary test”. Carrizosa also asked him “please” to put on the mask and urged the former Minister of Health to clarify...
    WE’VE all lived next door to some questionable neighbours, who either don’t mow their grass, chuck junk outside or let the bins pile up.  Which is why one woman was shocked to receive a rude note from her neighbour, complaining about her meticulous gardening.  6The woman shared the note she received from her neighbour complaining about her orange flowersCredit: Reddit The homeowner lovingly tends to hanging baskets each year, producing beautiful orange flowers. But it seems the colour didn’t go down too well with someone on her road, who had the cheek to send her a letter asking for a different shade.  They shared the scrawled note to Reddit, which even admits the blooms are ‘beautiful’ - before asking for a change.  It says: “Hi, every year you put out some beautiful hanging baskets. It’s a lot of orange! Maybe white and red or a mix of colours.Neighbour “Do you...
    “Urgent change is needed” at the head of the agri-food group Danone, pleads, this Thursday, February 11, an American asset management company which requests the separation of the functions of chairman and chief executive officer, today occupied by Emmanuel Faber. “Avoid permanent damage to emblematic brands” “An urgent change is necessary to avoid permanent damage to the emblematic brands of the group and to its market position,” writes the management company Artisan Partners in a letter to the board of directors. This request from Artisan Partners, which claims to hold 3% of the capital of Danone, comes after criticism from activist fund Bluebell Capital, which last month called for the resignation of Emmanuel Faber. The Artisan fund says it wrote a letter to Gilles Schnepp, the independent director of Dcustard apple, to express his concerns and says he is in contact with Jan Bennink, a specialist in the sector...
    GOP lawmakers pretend to be 'physicians' in letter demanding Biden reopen schools
    20,000 pregnant women vaccinated with no red flags, Fauci says; 1 in 3 Americans know someone who died of COVID: Live COVID-19 updates They rioted at Capitol for Trump. Now, many of those arrested say its his fault Stock Expert Issues Rare "Home Run Buy" Alert Ad The Motley Fool Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life Britney Spears' Friend Lance Bass Is Demanding Answers About Her Father Amid a barrage of headlines involving her conservatorship, Lance Bass is showing Britney Spears some support. In a post on his Facebook page, the former *NSYNC singer questioned why Spears' dad, Jamie Spears, is still in charge of her conservatorship, which is the subject of the new documentary Framing Britney Spears, which was released on Hulu and FX on Feb. 5. Bass and Spears have been...
    We were able to thoroughly test the 11th Generation Intel Processors and tell how it works in video games, entertainment, production and design. I had previously told you about Intel’s 11th Generation Processors but it was basically a preview. So now I’ll try to dig a little deeper into the performance of the Intel Core i5. Video game Let’s start with something that everyone cares about and that’s the performance of this generation video games. I tried different games like Star Wars Battlefront 2, Portal 2, Disco Elysium; Valheim and Subnautica: Below Zero. What I tried here was to test the speed at which games of different demands ran, and surprisingly, the games run quite well. It is true that playing Battlefront 2 with the maximum specifications activated, but it is not required to deactivate absolutely everything so that it can run at a great speed. The same goes...
    On Jan. 31, a 91-year-old Asian American man was brutally assaulted in Oakland, California's Chinatown, part of a string of robberies and random assaults in recent weeks targeting the neighborhoods' Asian Americans, and older Americans in particular. The motive remains unproven, but both Oakland's mayor and the Chinatown community itself believe the attacks to be motivated by race. An arrest has now been made in that case and in two others. It is a different suspect from the one arrested after a similar attack two weeks ago that killed an 84-year-old grandfather in San Francisco. The attacks are a continuation of a pattern of escalating violence against Asian Americans that began with Republican efforts to brand the COVID-19 pandemic as the "China Virus," an intentional effort to skirt blame for incompetent pandemic measures by, as usual, stoking xenophobia and racism. It was not enough to merely blame Chinese authorities for allegedly not...
    A SCAMMER jailed for demanding cash from parents for a phone with pictures of their dead baby on it is seeking early release. Siti Kamal, 24, admitted threatening to delete photos of Jay and Dee Windross's terminally ill child from a phone they had lost and which she claimed to have. 4Jay and Dee Windross with their baby Amiyah 4Siti Kamal demanded cash for pics on the couple's lost phone The scammer blackmailed the couple in exchange for their precious photos and they spent the last night of little Amiyah’s life sending text messages to Kamal. The exchanges even continued 21 minutes after their 11-month-old daughter had died. Last March, a judge told the Uber Eats delivery cyclist that her actions were "reprehensible" and "amoral" when she was jailed for at least two years. But Kamal has appealed to the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne insisting her sentence was...
    Lewis Hamilton seems close to signing on the dotted line with Mercedes. It appears that the contract negotiation saga is finally drawing to a long impending closure. Although the deal isn’t official just yet, recent reports have revealed certain details about Hamilton’s new contract. One aspect that caught the eye is what has been dubbed as the ‘Verstappen clause.’ Apparently, this clause was also demanded by the legendary Michael Schumacher. What is the ‘Verstappen clause,’ you may ask? It basically gives Hamilton free rein in deciding who his teammate should be. It’s no secret that the Briton is a big admirer of the Red Bull ace; Max Verstappen is right up there alongside Hamilton as the most talented drivers on the grid. So, it’s assumed that Hamilton would use his veto power to get the Dutchman to the Silver Arrows. SUZUKA, JAPAN – Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The fight for unemployment benefits during the pandemic has been a losing match for months for many in New Jersey. They sent their desperate pleas to CBS2’s Jessica Layton, who is demanding answers from Gov. Phil Murphy and the state’s labor commissioner. “I just don’t know what to do,” said Roger Cruz. “There are no options.” No options and no answers for Cruz. The proud husband and father from Perth Amboy never had an issue providing for his family until he lost his job at a warehouse last spring. Cruz’s benefits lapsed and he hasn’t gotten an unemployment check in several weeks. “I’ve been living off credit cards,” Cruz told Layton. But those credit cards are almost maxed out, along with his patience. “You feel like you’re being shunned,” Cruz said. Cruz’s struggle is not unique. There are tens of thousands of unemployed New Jerseyans holding...
    A group of 42 House Republicans has sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding the removal of "the militarized Capitol fencing" that authorities installed in the wake of a "horrific" riot on Jan. 6. "It’s time to open the People’s House," said North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd, who organized the letter. Crews erected the fencing to boost security after the massive breach, which left five people dead, including a Capitol police officer who was wounded in the chaos, and ahead of Inauguration Day. "The U.S. Capitol is a symbol of freedom both at home and abroad," Budd wrote in the missive. "It is a place where Americans from all walks of life can visit, learn about, and witness U.S. history. Sadly, because of the fortress-like security in place, this is no longer the case." CAPITOL TO NBE PROTECTED BY 'NONSCALABLE' FENCE THROUGH INAUGURATION On a temporary basis, the fencing...
    GOP blasts 'out-of-control' spending while demanding permanent tax cuts for the rich
    Cat lovers around the world have rallied over the case of a beloved Brooklyn feline who was reportedly killed by a pair of dogs egged on by their owners. Tuxedo was mauled to death on January 13 after the owners of two dogs knocked him out of a tree with a stick and set the hounds on him, the New York Post reported, citing a witness. Since then, a petition calling on the NYPD to investigate the incident and arrest the dogs' owners has gathered more than 17,500 signatures from people in more than 80 countries.  Tuxedo, named for his black and white coat, was known as 'the mayor' of the NYC Housing Authority's Breukelen Houses.  He had lived in the complex since 2011 as part of a 'managed feral colony' cared for by Latonya Walker, the New York Post reported.  'When it first happened, I wanted to die, I...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some New Yorkers are growing more concerned about a recent rash of subway shoving incidents and the curtailment of NYPD involvement in dealing with mentally ill people. They’re imploring City Hall to do something about it, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday. There are pictures of subway stations that the mayor and police commissioner ought to study: homeless people sleeping on benches or passed out on the walkway, a man lighting up a cigarette or something stronger, and another pulling up his pants after relieving himself on the tracks. The pictures were all taken at the Fulton Street station, where an unhinged man pushed a straphanger onto the tracks earlier in the week. Or, they could listed to the voices of riders who think there should be more policing. “I really don’t feel safe. You see a lot of people homeless inside the trains,” said Bernadita Suriel from...
    Three people in Massachusetts were busted after they allegedly demanded that police shovel their trapped car out of snow — culminating with one of the suspects striking a cop. The vehicle got stuck Tuesday when the driver lost control and plowed into a mound of snow amid the winter storm that walloped the Northeast, the MetroWest Daily News reported. The car’s occupants — a woman and two men — tried to free the car to no avail as traffic became blocked in Framingham. Police said the suspects grew angry when an officer told them they had to call a tow truck, according to the news outlet. When police tried to speak to the driver, 19-year-old Bianca Torres, “the officer was immediately met with angry people demanding [the officer] to get a shovel and help them dig and push the vehicle out of the snowbank,” authorities told the site. The...
    A Long Island woman received an anonymous letter from neighbors asking her to remove Christmas decorations from her yard that were put up by her late father just weeks before he died of COVID-19. Sara Pascucci of Bethpage is one of at least three residents who live on Berkshire Road and who have reported receiving notices that read: ‘Take your Christmas lights down! It’s Valentine’s Day!!!!’ She told WCBS-TV that the letter, which did not have a return address, was postmarked January 30. At least three residents of Bethpage, New York, received anonymous, postmarked letters telling them to remove their Christmas decorations this week Sara Pascucci (left), 31, says that she was hurt to receive the letter since the decorations were put up by her late father, Anthony (right), 61, just weeks before he died of COVID-19 on January 15 ‘Take your Christmas lights down! It’s...
    JOSE MOURINHO predicted Eden Hazard's injury hell in 2015 after demanding more protection from referees while they were at Chelsea. The Belgian picked up ANOTHER knock at the start of February which is the same as the one he suffered in November only now in his left leg, not right. 3Eden Hazard pictured with Jose Mourinho while they were both at ChelseaCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Eden Hazard has suffered injury problems at Real MadridCredit: Rex Features In 2016 it was revealed Hazard was the most fouled player in the Premier League. A year beforehand, while Mourinho worked with the winger, the ex-Chelsea boss warned Hazard's career could be cut short due to constant fouls. He said: "People [are] in love with football in this country; people must be in love with Eden Hazard. "The way, match after match, he's being punished by opponents and...
              Not one Republican staffers joined the nearly 400 Democratic Capitol Hill staffers posted an open letter to the Senate today urging the upper chamber to convict President Donald J. Trump in his Senate trial scheduled to begin Feb. 9. “We are staff who work for members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, where it is our honor and privilege to serve our country and our fellow Americans,” the letter began. “We write this letter to share our own views and experiences, not the views of our employers. But on January 6, 2021, our workplace was attacked by a violent mob trying to stop the electoral college vote count.” Nicholas Fandos wrote in The New York Times that the letter had been circulating on Capitol Hill for a few days and that the paper had been privy to the letter...
    Donald Trump's cabinet and associates have been described as 'exhausting, impossible and often stingy' by a waitress at a high-end Washington DC restaurant who served many of them. Moe Tkacik described in Slate her experiences as a Washington DC server Moe Tkacik, a self-described Bernie Sanders supporter, told how Stephen Miller, Trump's chief speechwriter, expected exhausting detail about his caviar, while multi-millionaire Trump insiders, such as commerce secretary Wilbur Ross and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, were mean with their gratuities. The wife of the treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin, Louise Linton, 'had so many dietary restrictions the whole meal was just awkward,' Tkacik wrote in Slate. Education secretary Betsy DeVos, meanwhile, 'was a paragon of superficial graciousness, even if she didn’t tip quite enough to compensate for two or three tables that would ask to move if she was seated near them.' Tkacik did not name the restaurant she...
    BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — On Long Island, a Grinch still lingers from Christmas, sending mean messages to residents. Neighbors with decorations still up are being asked to take them down. The Christmas decorations at a home on Berkshire Road in Bethpage were put up by Sara Pascucci’s father. “He was always into Christmas. Those are like our fond memories that we have of him, just always decorating,” Pascucci told CBS2’s Alice Gainer. Pascucci says you’ll forgive the family for a moment if they haven’t taken it all down yet. On Christmas Eve, she says everyone became sick with COVID-19. Her 61-year-old father recently passed away. Her 70-year-old aunt died too. “My father ended up going to the hospital because he couldn’t breathe. They ended up having to put the ventilator, and he passed on January 15th,” Pascucci said. In the midst of their grief, a letter...
    New York Times staffers on Wednesday sent a letter to the paper’s top bosses criticizing their handling of complaints that star journalist Donald McNeil Jr. used racist language while on a Times-sponsored student trip. As The Daily Beast reported last week, McNeil, a veteran Times reporter who has emerged as one of the paper’s most high-profile reporters, was accused of making racist remarks while serving as a representative on a 2019 educational trip to Peru alongside high-school students. After the trip, multiple students left reviews alleging the reporter used the “n-word” while on the trip.Three other participants also alleged that he made racist comments and used stereotypes about Black teenagers. In the Wednesday afternoon letter, signed by more than 150 staffers and addressed to executive editor Dean Baquet along with other top members of the Times masthead, employees expressed feeling “deeply disturbed” by the paper’s handling of the allegations, which...
    Ghislaine Maxwell has griped about her prison conditions once again, in a new court filing demanding she be granted access to her laptop because the computers inside the jail are 'very slow.'    The suspected child sex trafficker and former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein is currently being held without bail at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, as she awaits trial.   In a letter to the federal court obtained by DailyMail.com, attorney Bobbi Sternheim pushed back against the decision to block Maxwell from accessing her computer outside of the working week. The filing also claimed prison guards have 'psychologically and physically abused' Maxwell and that her complaints had been met with 'reprisals'.   Ghislaine Maxwell is demanding access to her laptop on holidays and weekends ahead of her trial in July Maxwell, 59, was arrested last July and has remained jailed on grounds she might flee Sternheim, who has represented...
    RIO FERDINAND revealed fans once turned up to his house wearing 'balaclavas and hoodies' demanding he signed a new Manchester United contract. The Red Devils legend, 42, made an impressive start to life at Old Trafford following his £30million British record transfer from Leeds in 2002. 3Rio Ferdinand revealed details of when a mob turned up at his house to get him to sign a new Manchester United dealCredit: Getty Images - Getty Three years later, United were keen to get him tied down to a new deal. Negotiations failed to progress, however, leading to Sir Alex Ferguson stripping him of the vice-captaincy and even a select group of supporters booing him in pre-season friendlies. However, some fans went even further, making their way to the defender's house to try and force the issue. Ferdinand - now a BT Sport pundit - told his FIVE YouTube channel: "I was...
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    Thirteen Republican lawmakers joined Texas Rep. Chip Roy in demanding Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologize for saying that Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz almost got her murdered during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The Republican members of Congress joined Roy in a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, demanding Ocasio-Cortez retract her comments and apologize to Cruz. Roy wrote a letter Friday to Pelosi slamming the New York Democrat after she responded to a tweet from Cruz on Twitter saying she would work with any other Republican in Congress that didn’t try to get her killed. “We believe this is completely unacceptable behavior for a member of Congress to make this kind of scurrilous charge against another member, in the House or Senate, for simply engaging in speech and debate regarding electors as they interpreted the Constitution,” the letter reads. “We ask you to call on...
    More than 5,000 people have signed a petition demanding a binman who was sacked for kicking the head off a kid's snowman, is given his job back. Callum Woodhouse, 19, was dismissed by Herefordshire Council last week after he was caught on CCTV "kung-fu" kicking the head off a snowman that had been built by a three-year-old. 6The petition had garnered more than 5,000 signatures by Sunday eveningCredit: Change.org 6The binman was sacked after kung-fu kicking the snowmanCredit: SWNS:South West News Service But a petition started on the website change.org is calling for him to be given his job back has gained more than 5,300 signatures in just three days. The petition, started by Tsvetan Tsvetkov, says: "A binman from Hereford kicked a snowman that was already melting anyway and after a video of it went viral he got sacked. Really!? "The guy worked throughout the whole pandemic, risking his...
    MOSCOW — Thousands of people took to the streets Sunday across Russia’s vast expanse to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up a wave of nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. Over 1,000 were detained by police, according to a monitoring group. Russian authorities have mounted a massive effort to stem the tide of demonstrations after tens of thousands of people rallied across the country last weekend in the largest and most widespread show of discontent Russia has seen in years. The 44-year-old Navalny, an anti-corruption investigator who is the best-known critic of President Vladimir Putin, was arrested on Jan. 17 upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Russian authorities have rejected the accusations. On Sunday, police detained more than 1,000 people in protests held in cities across Russia’s 11 time zones, according...
    MOSCOW (AP) – Thousands of people took to the streets Sunday across Russia's vast expanse to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up a wave of nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. Over 1,000 were detained by police, according to a monitoring group. Russian authorities have mounted a massive effort to stem the tide of demonstrations after tens of thousands of people rallied across the country last weekend in the largest and most widespread show of discontent Russia has seen in years. The 44-year-old Navalny, an anti-corruption investigator who is the best-known critic of President Vladimir Putin, was arrested on Jan. 17 upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Russian authorities have rejected the accusations.  On Sunday, police detained more than 1,000 people in protests held in cities across Russia's 11 time zones, according...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities detain over 1,000 at protests demanding the release of opposition leader Navalny, activists say. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Lincoln Project’s legal counsel sent a scorching letter to Rudy Giuliani after he falsely accused the group of helping plan the January 6th Capitol riot, demanding that Giuliani retract his statement and publicly apologize by February 3. Giuliani made the comments in an appearance on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast, accusing “antifa” and “some right-wing groups that operate for the Lincoln Project or have been working with the Lincoln Project at various times” of being responsible for instigating the riot. The letter, which is embedded at the end of this article, was sent from Matthew Sanderson, a partner with the D.C. law firm Caplin and Drysdale and the same attorney who penned a previous viciously-worded reply to counsel for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner regarding billboards the anti-Trump PAC had sponsored in Times Square. The Lincoln Project’s legal response to the false and defamatory statements made by Rudy Giuliani. pic.twitter.com/MshgYIMC69...
    EU chiefs declared vaccine war on Britain yesterday amid the bitter row over supplies. Boss Ursula von der Leyen slapped controls on jab exports to Northern Ireland and demanded AstraZeneca divert up to 50 million UK doses to Europe. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates AFP 6 EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides claimed the Covid jab controls were needed for more ‘transparency’ The EU’s smash-and-grab raid on doses of Covid vaccines was branded “an incredible act of hostility”. In an extraordinary development, Brussels handed itself sweeping new powers to stop companies sending millions of vaccines across the channel. And the bloc threatened to create a hard Irish border by putting up a trade barrier between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster raged: “This is an incredible act of hostility. “The European Union has once again shown it is prepared...
    Over 1,000 students at New York City’s Columbia University are withholding this semester’s tuition payments, demanding a 10 percent decrease in tuition and a 10 percent increase in financial aid for students burdened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The strike, which was organized by the Columbia chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America, began in December when over 3,000 students signed a petition that the student organization circulated online. The strike officially commenced last Friday — the day tuition checks were officially due. In a statement on the group’s website, titled “We’re Striking Because We Know Our History,” organizers cite “past student-movements at Columbia” — including 1968 anti-Vietnam War protests and a variety of student-led social justice movements that took root during the 2010s — as inspiration for the current tuition strike. “These protests had long-lasting effects on Columbia but, most importantly, they showed who truly holds power on...
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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some Philadelphia City Council members are demanding answers about why the city put a critical public health project in the hands of Philly Fighting COVID. “I have no idea how these people got here. I have no idea where they came from,” Philadelphia City Councilwoman Cindy Bass said. Bass is introducing a resolution Thursday to order hearings into the city’s health department dealings with Philly Fighting COVID, after a volunteer posted in Twitter she witnessed the CEO of the clinic take home a ziplock bag full of vaccines and offered other volunteers the chance to use excess vaccinations to inoculate friends and family. “How was this allowed to happen, and what were the city’s protocols demanding to know how many shots were given ou?. And also, what’s our record-keeping on this? There’s just so many questions,” Bass said. Among them: how did they become the city’s largest...
    Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a vocal advocate of the far right QAnon conspiracy theory, has seen her fair share of public backlash in recent weeks. The congresswoman, representing Georgia’s 14th District has been shrouded in controversy over comments on her social media accounts prior to running for office. According to a CNN investigation, Greene “liked” comments on Facebook that threatened violence against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and claimed the “stage is being set” for the executions of Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama over the Iran Nuclear Deal. On Wednesday, Greene faced another round of backlash after a video went viral on Twitter of her harassing David Hogg, a gun safety activist who survived the Parkland, Florida school shooting in 2018. As a result, advocacy groups are calling for her resignation, while lawmakers seek to have Greene removed from office just three weeks after she was sworn in....
    Republican Texas Rep. Jodey Arrington will introduce legislation Thursday morning to prohibit President the Biden administration’s plan to rejoin the World Health Organization (WHO) without any conditions of improvement or change. The Daily Caller obtained a copy of the “WHO is Accountable Act.” The bill, a Republican Study Committee (RSC) initiative, would prohibit the use of funds to be a part of the WHO, as well as prohibit assessed or voluntary contributions to the WHO. Arrington told the Daily Caller that the Biden administration cannot reengage with the WHO unless they demand accountability. “From the outset of the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has aided and abetted the Chinese Communist Party in covering up their incompetence and spreading misinformation about the origins of COVID-19. It is reckless for the United States to engage with such a compromised organization without demanding accountability,” Arrington told the Daily Caller. READ THE FULL...
    GLEN MILLS, Pa. (CBS) — A plan to starting vaccinating Delaware County teachers in February so students can return to the classroom full time in March may have hit a roadblock. It’s all because right now, there are not enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to distribute. The Garnet Valley School District superintendent is pleading with health officials to prioritize teachers in vaccinated, fearing students are falling behind. Parents who spoke with Eyewitness News are also anxiously waiting for schools to reopen. The McInnes family has six kids in three different schools. Due to the pandemic, the Garnet Valley School District went to a hybrid model. Kids split their week between learning at school and learning at home. “It’s a piece of cake, it’s a walk in the park,” Dan McInnes said. “No, I’m just playing with you. It’s challenging as you can imagine.” McInnes’ children are in kindergarten, first, third, fourth,...
    Russian police are searching the properties of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny today for evidence he breached coronavirus rules by calling for nationwide protests demanding his freedom.    Navalny, 44, was arrested on return to Russia following months of treatment for novichok poisoning in Berlin, which he maintains was ordered by President Vladimir Putin. After his imprisonment, the Kremlin dissident called on pro-democracy Russians to protest and demand his release.  On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of activists poured into 70 Russian cities to support the 44-year-old's cause.   Police reported 3,900 arrests, including Navalny's wife Yulia, and were accused of employing 'brutal tactics' to 'suppress' the crowds, which left many activists bloodied and injured.  Interior ministry officials and sources close to Navalny today confirmed his home and offices are being searched as part of a criminal probe into whether the rallies' organisers had breached coronavirus protocol.  Policemen leave the flat of...
    EVERY relationship, and marriage, needs hard work to be successful but sometimes one person just isn’t willing to put in the effort.  It's often heart-breaking to see a relationship break down, for whatever reason, with lockdown testing even the strongest bonds. 3Experts have shared the nine red flags to look out for which could spell the end of your relationship Credit: Getty Images - Getty For anyone worried their relationship could be suffering, couples therapists have shared the nine red flags to look out for, which could be an early warning yours is on the rocks.  A thread was started on Reddit, asking the professionals for the most common signs it’s not going to work out between two people.  Top of the list was escalating arguments, shifting blame, testing boundaries and refusing to compromise.  And demanding in-laws were also cited as a major factor behind break-ups, along with sleeping...
    More than 100 Politico staffers signed a letter sent to publisher Robert Allbritton decrying the decision to allow conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro a platform on the website and slamming Editor-in-Chief Matt Kaminski’s handling of the matter. The letter claims that the publication’s decision to offer the platform to Shapiro demoralized a large portion of the newsroom while also taking aim at Kaminski’s reported lack of compassion for the staff’s concerns. The letter claims that Kaminski has still not appropriately apologized for allowing Shapiro's one-day edition of Politico Playbook to be published or his subsequent dismissal of his newsroom’s dismay. Kaminski expressed regret over characterizing the article as “mischief making,” but has stood by his decision to publish Shapiro to “mix things up” in a bid to keep Politico “vital and vibrant” to readers. The letter claims Shapiro has a history of bigotry and asks Allbritton to explain how Shapiro’s...
    GAVIN Williamson faces a grilling this afternoon by furious MPs demanding a roadmap to get kids back in schools. Education Select Committee Robert Halfon has demanded the Education Secretary appear in Parliament today over fears schools could stay a shut after February half-term. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Gavin Williamson faces a tough grilling by MPs todayCredit: AFP Mr Halfon has demanded the "whole engine of the state must do everything possible to get out schools open after half-term as was originally proposed." In order to get kids behind desks, teacher might need to be bumped up the vaccination list. Mr Williamson is expected to appear before MPs at around 330pm this afternoon. Mr Halfon told the Guardian: "If it means priority vaccinations for teachers and support staff then it is worth it because despite the efforts of...
    By Daria Litvinova and Jim Heintz | Associated Press MOSCOW — Russian police arrested more than 3,000 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions. The protests in scores of cities in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) highlighted how Navalny has built influence far beyond the political and cultural centers of Moscow and St. Petersburg. In Moscow, an estimated 15,000 demonstrators gathered in and around Pushkin Square in the city center, where clashes with police broke out and demonstrators were roughly dragged off by helmeted riot officers to police buses and detention trucks. Some were beaten with batons. Navalny’s wife Yulia was among those arrested. Police eventually pushed demonstrators out of the square. Thousands then regrouped along a wide boulevard about a kilometer (half-mile) away, many of them throwing...
    MOSCOW -- Russian police arrested more than 2,600 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions.The protests in scores of cities in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) highlighted how Navalny has built influence far beyond the political and cultural centers of Moscow and St. Petersburg.In Moscow, an estimated 15,000 demonstrators gathered in and around Pushkin Square in the city center, where clashes with police broke out and demonstrators were roughly dragged off by helmeted riot officers to police buses and detention trucks. Some were beaten with batons.Navalny's wife Yulia was among those arrested.Police eventually pushed demonstrators out of the square. Thousands then regrouped along a wide boulevard about a kilometer (half-mile) away, many of them throwing snowballs at the police before dispersing.Some later went to protest near the jail...
    MOSCOW -- Russian police arrested more than 3,400 people Saturday in nationwide protests demanding the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe, according to a group that counts political detentions.The protests in scores of cities in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) highlighted how Navalny has built influence far beyond the political and cultural centers of Moscow and St. Petersburg.In Moscow, an estimated 15,000 demonstrators gathered in and around Pushkin Square in the city center, where clashes with police broke out and demonstrators were roughly dragged off by helmeted riot officers to police buses and detention trucks. Some were beaten with batons.Navalny's wife Yulia was among those arrested.Police eventually pushed demonstrators out of the square. Thousands then regrouped along a wide boulevard about a kilometer (half-mile) away, many of them throwing snowballs at the police before dispersing.Some later went to protest near the jail...
    MOSCOW -- Protests erupted in dozens of cities across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin's most prominent foe. Police arrested more than 2,100 people, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as frigid as minus-50 Celsius (minus-58 Fahrenheit).In Moscow, thousands of demonstrators filled Pushkin Square in the city center, where clashes with police broke out and demonstrators were roughly dragged off by helmeted riot officers to police buses and detention trucks, some beaten with batons.Navalny's wife Yulia was among those arrested.Police eventually pushed demonstrators out of the square. Thousands then regrouped along a wide boulevard about a kilometer (half-mile) away, many of them throwing snowballs at the police before dispersing.The protests stretched across Russia's vast territory, from the island city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk north of Japan and the eastern Siberian city of Yakutsk, where temperatures plunged to minus-50 Celsius, to Russia's...
    MOSCOW -- Russian police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus-50 C (minus-58 F) to demand the release of Alexei Navalny, the country's top opposition figure.Navalny, who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent and durable foe, was arrested on Jan. 17 when he returned to Moscow from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a severe nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.Authorities say his stay in Germany violated terms of a suspended sentence in a criminal conviction in a case that Navalny says was illegitimate. He is to appear in court in early February to determine if he will serve the 3 1/2-year sentence in prison.More than 350 people were detained in protests in the Far East and Siberia, according to the arrests-monitoring group OVD-Info, and large demonstrations were expected in the afternoon in Moscow, St....
    Police tried to sweep protesters off the streets of multiple Russian cities Saturday but thousands across the country defied protest bans to march for the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. At least 100 people were arrested and bundled into vans in central Moscow before the protest even began, Reuters reported. Across Russia, upwards of 369 people were arrested in nearly 40 towns and cities as protesters defied bitter cold and a ban on the demonstrations. Navalny’s supporters shouted “Putin is a thief!” and “Disgrace” as demonstrators were arrested in Moscow. Police warned as the crowds gathered in downtown Pushkin Square that “the current event is illegal,” Guardian reporter Andrew Roth tweeted, but thousands packed the streets anyway, throwing snowballs at riot police when they moved in to make arrests. Navalny’s wife Yulia, who traveled back to Russia with him from Germany, said she would demonstrate in Moscow “for...
    More On: russia Video of girl removing Putin portrait from classroom goes viral The right — and wrong — way to probe the Capitol riot Polar bear cubs get TLC from human foster moms Woman who allegedly stole Pelosi’s laptop blames ex for charges Police tried to sweep protesters off the streets of multiple Russian cities Saturday but thousands across the country defied protest bans to march for the release of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. At least 100 people were arrested and bundled into vans in central Moscow before the protest even began, Reuters reported. Across Russia, upwards of 369 people were arrested in nearly 40 towns and cities as protesters defied bitter cold and a ban on the demonstrations. Navalny’s supporters shouted “Putin is a thief!” and “Disgrace” as demonstrators were arrested in Moscow. Police warned as the crowds gathered in downtown Pushkin Square that “the current...
    Russian police on Saturday arrested hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in temperatures as low as minus-58 F to demand the release of Alexei Navalny, the country's top opposition figure. Navalny, who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent and durable foe, was arrested on January 17 when he returned to Moscow from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from a severe nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Authorities say his stay in Germany violated terms of a suspended sentence in a criminal conviction in a case that Navalny says was illegitimate. He is to appear in court in early February to determine if he will serve the 3 1/2-year sentence in prison. More than 350 people were detained in protests in the Far East and Siberia, according to the arrests-monitoring group OVD-Info. Large demonstrations were also expected in...
    Russia arrests protesters demanding Alexei Navalnys release
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    Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sent a letter to acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary David Pekoske on Friday demanding immediate clarification on the Biden administration’s 100-day deportation freeze. Biden plans to send a package to Congress which would give around 11 million illegal immigrants who are in the country a pathway to citizenship, according to the Los Angeles Times. The plan would make it so that illegal immigrants would become eligible for legal permanent residence after five years and give them U.S. citizenship after another three years. “I am concerned that such directives will prevent the removal of illegal immigrants with existing removal orders, including those with serious criminal records and convicted of violent crimes such as rape, sexual assault, and other aggravated felonies,” Rubio wrote in the letter. “It is deeply troubling that one of the first actions taken by the Biden Administration could undermine the safety...
    When Diogo Dalot signed for Manchester United, the excitement was mixed with regret at missing out on the chance to play with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The veteran striker had departed for what appeared to be a career swan song at the Los Angeles Galaxy just before a teenage Dalot arrived at Old Trafford three years ago. “It was a little bit of a sad moment for me,” Dalot recalls in an interview with The Associated Press. “When you play football, you always want to play with the best players and, of course, Zlatan was a reference.” The opportunity had been missed, or so the Portuguese defender wrongly assumed. As the right back struggled for game time in Manchester, a loan move was needed at the start of this season. Now the 21-year-old Dalot is at the heart of the defense of an AC Milan side which has been propelled to the...
    QANON supporters have raged against Joe Biden's inauguration -demanding "what happened to the coup?" as former president Donald Trump left office. Backers of the QAnon conspiracy theory took to right-wing group chats on the internet to express their dismay as Biden was sworn in outside the Capitol on Inauguration Day. 9A Trump supporter objected Joe Biden's inauguration in Albany, New York, on January 20Credit: AP:Associated Press 9QAnon supporters are feeling upset after Biden's inaugurationCredit: Twitter 9QAnon is a conspiracy theory that gained popularity among swathes of Trump supportersCredit: AFP or licensors 9Donald Trump is pictured on Joe Biden's Inauguration DayCredit: AFP or licensors "Anyone else feeling beyond let down?" one person wrote on a QAnon forum, according to NBC News. "It's like being a kid and seeing the big gift under the tree thinking it is exactly what you want only to open it and realize it was a lump...
    While some Congressional Democrats spent Inauguration Day in Washington D.C., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent it in the Bronx, supporting striking food manufacturer workers. A worker strike at the Hunts Point Market has been going on in New York City borough for four days, hamstringing the distribution of produce across the region. The employees, members of Teamsters Local 202, are looking for a $1 dollar hourly raise, as well as some gratitude after working day in and day out during the pandemic. AOC lent her support to the strike on Wednesday, going to Costco to buy some hot chocolate and supplies for the workers. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reposted a photo she took with someone at a local Costco Wednesday's picture post was accompanied by AOC's tweet on the strike in the Bronx She reposted a photo of herself at Costco on Twitter, writing: 'Stocking up on Bustelo + hot chocolate to...
    NAPA (KPIX) — Governor Gavin Newsom is facing another lawsuit for actions he has taken during the pandemic. The Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening is demanding outdoor dining be allowed to open. Businesses say they need at least the outdoor dining to open to stay afloat. Terry Letson, the Chef and Owner Fume Bistro says, “We’re getting desperate for more business.” Letson’s Bistro in Napa is struggling as the latest stay at home order has forced him to shut down all outdoor dining. “We close the outside and we’re just not making it,” says Letson. Letson has joined the Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening to take legal action against the Governor. Carl Dene with the Brannan Cottage Inn in Calistoga organized the effort. “We’ve had devastating wildfires this year that we’re down the street from the hotel and we lost weeks of business because of...
    BRUNO FERNANDES has refused to take credit for Manchester United's incredible turnaround. The midfielder, 26, has been the star of the show since he arrived from Sporting Lisbon last January. 2Bruno Fernandes has made 17 appearances in the Premier League this seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty He has already chipped in with 19 goals and 14 assists in 31 Premier League appearances for United. But Fernandes has insisted he is not single-handedly responsible for turning them into title contenders. He said: "I've always been very demanding of myself but I came to a club that was very demanding. "Maybe my mindset helped some players to be better. "But it was not me changing the club. Manchester United means playing with pressure, responsibility." As things stand, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are top of the table with 36 points from 17 matches. The Red Devils will hope...