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    Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that his record-breaking eight-and-a-half hour speech on Thursday night was also supposed to be 45 minutes – but he extended it after Democrats tried to shut him down. 'When I went to the floor, I had no idea we would speak that long. It wasn't about breaking the record, it was about breaking down this bill,' McCarthy told Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo. He said the limit of a 20-minute debate and Democrat heckling inspired him to go for much longer than he originally intended. 'More than 2,000 pages and the Democrats were only allowing – once they put that manager's amendment in – 10 minutes on each side to debate,' the House minority leader continued. 'And the amount of heckling that they would try to do to stop me from being able to talk.' 'But what we really found,' McCarthy said, 'with one-party rule in one year – this big government socialism isn't working.' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he only planned to speak for about 45 minutes at most on...
    Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could have a sex crime charge tossed out after a letter written by the Albany County district attorney calling the complaint 'potentially defective.' District Attorney David Soares said that the Albany County sheriff filed the complaint 'unilaterally and inexplicably' while his investigation was still ongoing.  Soares, a Democrat, added that the indictment did not even include a sworn statement by the alleged victim, former aide Brittany Commisso, that would allow them to prosecute the deposed governor.  The DA notes that parts of Commisso's prior testimony were excluded and that one part of the complaint incorrectly stated the relevant law that Cuomo had allegedly broken.  Judge Holly Trexler of Albany City Court agreed to Soares' request to postpone Cuomo's arraignment until January 7, giving the district attorney 60 days 'to reduce the risk of a procedural dismissal of this case' and give Soares 'time to continue with out independent and unbiased review of the facts.'  Disgraced former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could have a sex crime charge tossed out after a letter written...
    William Shatner fired back at his fellow Star Trek alum George Takei for his criticism over Shatner going to space at the age of 90.  The spat is reigniting a decades-long feud that began on the set of the 1960s sci-fi show. Asked about his thoughts on William Shatner's trip 62 miles above the surface of the Earth on Wednesday, Takei said: 'He's boldly going where other people have gone before,' mocking Shatner's popular phrase as Captain Kirk. 'He's a guinea pig, 90 years old and it's important to find out what happens,' Takei added during the Broadway opening of Thoughts of a Colored Man on Wednesday night, according to Page Six. 'So 90 years old is going to show a great deal more on the wear and tear on the human body, so he'll be a good specimen to study. Although he's not the fittest specimen of 90 years old, so he'll be a specimen that's unfit!' Shatner, in a tweet referencing the comments, responded succinctly.  'Don’t hate George,' Shatner wrote. 'The only time he gets press is when...
    Former President Donald Trump thanked the mother of a Marine killed in the Kabul explosion on Wednesday after she urged him to run for president and claimed her son was 'murdered for Biden optics.' Kathy McCollum, mother of Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum, has been vocal in her disapproval of President Biden and previously called him a 'dementia-ridden piece of crap.' 'We need the corrupt pseudo president gone. President Trump has to run. My son should not be gone. President Trump would never allowed this to happen. We need him back in office to save this country,' she wrote in the message shared by Trump Wednesday. In his statement to supporters, the ex-president directed the opening line at her. 'Thank you, Kathy. America feels your loss and fully understands your pain. Rylee will never be forgotten,' Trump said. Trump has teased a potential 2024 bid but has resisted throwing his hat in the race, even as allies in his orbit swore he'd mount a campaign.  Former President Trump publicly thanked Gold Star mom Kathy McCollum for her support amid newly-surfaced...
    Country singer Loretta Lynn's ranch foreman was not due to work on Saturday when he was swept to death by rising floodwaters at the star's Tennessee property, DailyMail.com can reveal.   Wayne Spears, 70, is among the 22 people killed in the catastrophic floods that came after 17 inches of rain fell over parts of the state in a 24-hour period.  The ranch worker was pictured moments before his death clinging onto a beam at Lynn's ranch in Hurricane Mills after getting caught in rushing waters while checking on his equipment.   In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Wayne's widow, Louise Spears, described what turned out be the couple's final moments together, just a week shy of their 43rd wedding anniversary. She said Wayne had woken up early that morning to make sure everything at the ranch was okay after it had been battered by torrential rain the previous night.   Louise Spears (pictured) described her husband Wayne's final moments in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com  The 70-year-old ranch foreman (pictured left with Loretta Lynn) was killed after being swept...
    A WOMAN who was told her baby would be a small seven pounds, was shocked when she gave birth to an 11lb whopper without an epidural – but plenty of stitches. Coree Ray was 21 years old when she got pregnant with her second child. @coreeray/Tiktok 5 Coree Ray took to TikTok to share the story of her surprise giant baby @coreeray/Tiktok 5 She told doctors she thought he would be big but was told he would be seven pounds Convinced that her bump was large and that the baby would also be big, she spoke to her doctor who reassured her that the child would be a small seven pounds. On her TikTok account she explained: “This was my second baby, I told the doctor ‘he feels very heavy’. “He said: ‘NO, he’ll be seven pounds’.” Thinking, as most of us do, that the doctor would be right – she assumed that he was correct, only to be very surprised. She said: “I gave birth to Rob and had many stitches. Eleven pounds one once and no...
    During an interview aired on Wednesday’s broadcast of ABC’s “World News Tonight,” President Joe Biden said “there was no consensus” on the intelligence on the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, and that intelligence reports said a Taliban takeover was “more likely to be some time by the end of the year.” ABC host George Stephanopoulos asked, “Back in July, you said a Taliban takeover was highly unlikely. Was the intelligence wrong or did you downplay it?” Biden responded, “I think, there was no consensus. If you go back and look at the intelligence reports, they said that it was more likely to be some time by the end of the year.” Stephanopoulos then said, “You didn’t put a timeline out when you said it was highly unlikely. You just said flat out it’s highly unlikely the Taliban would take over.” Biden stated, “Yeah. Well, the question was whether or not it — the idea that the Taliban would take over was premised on the notion that the — somehow, the 300,000 troops we had trained and equipped was going to just...
    Donald Trump has reeled off the times he was blasted for spreading lies and conspiracy theories - only to later be proven right.  Speaking via satellite link from his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course at the Frank Speech Rally in New Richmond, Wisconsin the former president recalled how he'd been blasted for saying hydroxychloroquine was a treatment for COVID, that the virus leaked from a Wuhan virus lab, and that Hunter Biden's laptop was real.  He said: 'We were right! Listen to this: Hydroxychloroquine works. The virus came from a Chinese lab - it just came out. Hunter Biden’s laptop was real. They tried to say it was made by Russia. Russia. Russia. Russia,' he started. ‘Lafayette Square was not cleared for a photo op. That just came out and I want to thank the Inspector General for having the courage to come out with the truth. The ‘Russian Bounties’ story was fake. Remember that? We produce vaccines before the end of 2020 in record time.' Trump touted hydroxy - previously used as an anti-malaria drug, throughout last spring, and...
    4 more Oath Keepers indicted in alleged Capitol riot conspiracy WHO renames COVID-19 variants with Greek letter names to avoid confusion, stigma © Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Mayim Bialik is an actor known for portraying Amy on "The Big Bang Theory." Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images "The Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik hosted "Jeopardy!" episodes airing now through June 11. Bialik said she wore suits to "look like the academic" she was "trained to be." She said her choice to wear suits was also partially inspired by the late Alex Trebek. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Mayim Bialik guest-hosted "Jeopardy!" in a series of episodes that started airing Monday night, and fans loved her first appearance on the show. In a pre-show interview on the "Jeopardy!" YouTube channel, Bialik said that she was inspired by her education and background in academia to make suits a part of her wardrobe for the show. Bialik, who played Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," holds a doctorate in neuroscience, which she earned from the University of...
    Mayim Bialik is an actor known for portraying Amy on "The Big Bang Theory." Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images "The Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik hosted "Jeopardy!" episodes airing now through June 11. Bialik said she wore suits to "look like the academic" she was "trained to be." She said her choice to wear suits was also partially inspired by the late Alex Trebek. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Mayim Bialik guest-hosted "Jeopardy!" in a series of episodes that started airing Monday night, and fans loved her first appearance on the show. In a pre-show interview on the "Jeopardy!" YouTube channel, Bialik said that she was inspired by her education and background in academia to make suits a part of her wardrobe for the show. Bialik, who played Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," holds a doctorate in neuroscience, which she earned from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2007. "This is actually something that I felt instantly really passionate about," Bialik said of her fashion on the game show. "Much...
    President Joe Biden's strange anecdote about reaching 1.5 million miles on Amtrak has come under scrutiny after key inconsistencies emerged that make it impossible to have occurred as he told it. On Friday, delivering a speech in Philadelphia commemorating the 50th anniversary of Amtrak, Biden launched into the tale of a certain conductor congratulating him on reaching the milestone as he traveled to visit his sick mother.  Biden said the incident occurred in his 'fourth or fifth year as vice president', or around 2014-2015, at which time the conductor he named had been retired for 20 years and his mother had passed away, inconsistencies first pointed out by Fox News. The White House did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the inconsistencies from DailyMail.com on Wednesday night.   On Friday, delivering a speech in Philadelphia commemorating the 50th anniversary of Amtrak, Biden launched into the tale of reaching 1.5 million miles on the service Biden's strange anecdote about reaching 1.5 million miles on Amtrak has come under scrutiny after key inconsistencies emerged RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    The 20 best instrumental songs of all time 20 Hobbies Only The Rich Can Afford © Provided by CBS Sports Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant wanted to be great throughout his professional career. He was all about winning, and that led him to have one of the more remarkable careers of any player to ever don an NBA uniform. In addition to his five championships, Bryant was named to 18 All-Star teams, earned 15 All-NBA selections and was chosen as a member of the All-Defensive Team on 12 different occasions.  Bryant seemingly spent his entire career attempting to chase down Michael Jordan for the title of greatest of all time. Fittingly enough, it will be Jordan who will induct Bryant into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on May 15. It will undoubtedly be one of the most anticipated speeches of the weekend.  While it is difficult at times for fans to get a true sense of exactly what is going through a player's mind at any point in time, every now and then we are lucky enough...
    Rihanna and Mads Mikkelsen. Rihanna/YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube The Danish actor said he had to ask his children who Rihanna was after being offered the role. "I think that's the first time my son actually wanted to go with me on a movie set," he said. But Mikkelsen said he did not let his son on set because he had a "little crush" on Rihanna.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Watch the full interview down below:
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's top aide told Democratic lawmakers that his administration took months to release data on the coronavirus death toll among nursing home residents because officials "froze" over worries the information was "going to be used against us." The information came to the Associated Press from a Democratic lawmaker who attended the Wednesday meeting and a partial transcript released by the governor's office. Republicans who call the comment an admission of a "cover-up" are now calling for resignations of both Cuomo and the aide, secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa, while progressive Democrats are blasting the administration over what they say is a lack of transparency. The disclosure of DeRosa's comments, made on a conference call with Democratic legislative leaders, came as the Democratic governor and his administration were already facing backlash over their handling and reporting of outbreaks in nursing homes. In recent weeks, the state has been forced to acknowledge the nursing home resident death toll is nearly 15,000, when it previously reported 8,500 — a number that excluded residents who died after being...
    Cue the surprise wedding bells! NFL star Aaron Rodgers dropped a MAJOR bomb on Saturday night when he accepted the 2020 NFL Most Valuable Player award via a gracious acceptance speech on YouTube. The hunky athlete, 37, mentioned that he 'got engaged' during the year, and thanked his 'fiancee' – who it would seem is his rumored girlfriend Shailene Woodley. Wedding bells: NFL star Aaron Rodgers (seen here in January) dropped a MAJOR bomb on Saturday night when he accepted the 2020 NFL Most Valuable Player award and thanked... ...his purported 'fiancee' Shailene Woodley, whom was only recently rumored to be dating the star athlete; seen here in July 2019 Among the people Rodgers thanked for supporting him for the MVP award – which is his third – he also included Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster, who costars with Woodley in this month's The Mauritanian. Aaron's speech comes just days after it was reported that Shailene, 29, has been dating the football star. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Shailene Woodley is in a 'private and low...
    Opinion: Americas education system is in need of dramatic reform Who is Ashley Biden? Meet President-elect Joe Bidens daughter Kyrie Irving allegedly was at party, said to be ‘off the grid’ Kyrie Irving will miss his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday when the Brooklyn Nets take on the Denver Nuggets, but no one seems to know why. © Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving continues to be away from the team for personal reasons. Irving missed Brooklyn’s last three games for personal reasons. It’s unclear when he will return, and Jason Dumas of KRON4 News reported on Sunday that the six-time All-Star has been “off the grid.” For those who have been asking… I’ve been told that Kyrie is “off the grid.” Not much to report. https://t.co/0l9PbLotpr — Jason Dumas (@JDumasReports) January 11, 2021 Even if Irving does decide to return this week, he may have to follow NBA quarantine rules. Videos that surfaced on social media Monday night claimed to show Kyrie at a birthday gathering for his sister, Asia. Videos have surfaced of Kyrie...
    Police in Nevada has released bodycam footage in the fatal shooting last month that left an armed 'drug addict' and his 12-year-old hostage dead, moments after the suspect murdered the boy's mother and their housekeeper.  The gunman, 38-year-old Jason Neo Bourne was fatally shot by police at The Douglas at Stonelake Apartments, in Henderson, on November 3. Police encountered Bourne as he was holding 12-year-old Joseph Hawatmeh hostage inside a car with a gun against the boy's head.  Moments prior, Bourne had shot dead Joseph's mother, Diana Hawatmeh, 39, and their housekeeper 33-year-old Veronica Muniz, following a 'brief altercation'. A motive for the killings has not yet been confirmed. After refusing to cooperate with police, Bourne then reportedly shot Joseph, prompting seven officers to return fire.     Both Bourne and Joseph were pronounced dead at the scene.  The Henderson Police Department declined to specify whether any of the officer’s bullets had struck Joseph.  Deputy Henderson Police Chief David Burns said the evidence indicates that ‘it was the suspect’s actions that caused the death of the child.’ He added that ‘officers were...
    Mads Mikkelsen will take over Johnny Depp's role in "Fantastic Beasts." Sean Gallup/Getty Images for GQ In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mads Mikkelsen said his new role as Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts" is "super interesting and nice" but that it was a "shocker" to be cast. Mikkelsen joins the cast after Johnny Depp was asked to resign following his libel case loss against The Sun newspaper, which called him a "wife beater" in relation to his former marriage with Amber Heard. Mikkelsen said "the tricky part" will be bridging the gap between Depp's portrayal of the character and his own, new take on the dark wizard. Mikkelsen, who was promoting his new movie "Another Round," said he hopes both Depp and Amber Heard get "back in the saddle again really soon." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Mads Mikkelsen has said that it is a "shocker" to land the role of Gellert Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts" after Johnny Depp was asked to resign following the loss of his libel trial against The Sun newspaper. Mikkelsen was...
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Laura Ingraham expressed her pessimism about the prospects of the 2020 presidential election going in Donald Trump’s favor. Ingraham also disputed any notion that saying it was likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would be sworn in was a departure from conservatism. “[U]nless the legal situation changes in a dramatic and unlikely manner, Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20. Now, to say this does not mean I don’t think that the selection was rife with problems and potential fraud. And to say this does not constitute being a sellout to the conservative populist movement that I’ve been fighting for, I don’t know, 25 years. And it does not mean that I disagree all with the President’s right and obligation to pursue all legitimate legal challenges to this outcome. To say this constitutes living in reality, and if I offered you a false reality, if I told you that there was an excellent, phenomenal chance that the Supreme Court was going to step in and deliver a victory to President Trump, I...
    Tom Hanks in "Forrest Gump." Paramount Tom Hanks revealed that he and director Robert Zemeckis split the cost to get the cross-country scene in "Forrest Gump." In an interview on "In Depth with Graham Bensinger," Hanks said Paramount refused to do the scene because it couldn't afford it. Zemeckis thought the scene was crucial, so he and Hanks made a deal where the two paid for the run to be shot and in return, Paramount would share more of the profits with the duo Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. There are many moments in Robert Zemeckis' 1994 Oscar-winning movie "Forrest Gump" that has made it into a modern classic. But perhaps its most memorable sequence is when Gump, played by Tom Hanks, sets off on a three-year run cross-country. It turns out that the scene would never have been made if Hanks didn't pay for it himself. In an upcoming episode of "In Depth with Graham Bensinger," Hanks said that the studio that made the movie, Paramount, refused to let Zemeckis do, "the run," as they...
    A hike through the woods and a pair of friends sitting at a table in the Caribbean sun. It all seems perfectly innocent, although the only man in the photos – surrounded as ever by attractive young women – is Jeffrey Epstein. And, as we now know, nothing to do with Epstein was ever innocent. For the towering blonde in these newly unearthed pictures is Slovak former ‘model’ Nadia Marcinkova, now a glamorous jet pilot with her own aviation company, but once allegedly one of the billionaire paedophile’s most depraved acolytes.  Often, the teenage girls who ministered to the twisted needs of Epstein at his Palm Beach mansion found they weren’t always alone with him. Sometimes, they told police, they were joined by an Eastern European they believed to be his girlfriend. Epstein would allegedly pay the girls to have sex with Marcinkova while he watched and took photos that he later displayed around the house. Close: Nadia Marcinkova sitting with Epstein as he worked  in his dressing gown At other times, they said, Marcinkova – then aged around...
    R. Kelly has asked a Chicago judge to release him on bail after he was assaulted by a fellow inmate, who wrote in a newly released motion that 'the government made [him] attack' the singer. Lawyers for Kelly filed a motion on Friday asking that the apparent gang member who violently ambushed him on August 26 be acquired for questioning under oath.   Details corroborated Jeremiah Shane Farmer, the convicted Latin Kings member who confessed to the attack, could help Kelly's sixth appeal for release from federal prison.  It also could help a claim from Kelley's attorney, Michael I. Leonard, that faculty at the Bureau of Prisons facility even encouraged Farmer to attack his client.  Lawyers for R.Kelly (left) have for Jeremiah Shane Farmer (right) be questioned under oath about his August 26  attack on the singer RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Breonna Taylor case: Evidence photos show shell casings and bodycam | Daily Mail... Paralyzed Jacob Blake pleads not guilty from hospital bed via Zoom | Daily Mail... Share this article Share...
    Jacob Blake, the black man shot in the back seven times by Wisconsin police sparking national outrage and heated protests, was armed with a knife, the Wisconsin Attorney General revealed Wednesday. Officers tried to subdue him with a taser before opening fire as they responded to a 911 call at the scene.  Blake, a 29-year-old father of six, was shot multiple times in the back by Kenosha officers responding to a dispute at the scene on Sunday evening.  Video of the shooting soonafter emerged on social media, where it sparked outrage and fueled bloody protests in the streets of the city denouncing police brutality and racism.   Jacob Blake lies on the street after he got shot following a police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday Officers were called to the scene 'after a female caller reported that her boyfriend was present and was not supposed to be on the premises.' 'During the incident, officers attempted to arrest Jacob S. Blake...Law enforcement deployed a taser to attempt to stop Mr. Blake, however the taser was not successful in stopping Mr....
    A former Bush administration official has released audio of his conversation from Jan. 10, 2017, with Stefan Halper, a former Cambridge professor who was an FBI source during the Trump-Russia probe. Halper told Steven Schrage that Michael Flynn, the incoming national security adviser, was likely not “going to be around long.”  Schrage says he found the comment peculiar because Flynn became the target of intense media scrutiny two days later, after classified details of his conversations with a Russian diplomat were leaked to The Washington Post. Schrage, who studied under Halper at Cambridge, has revealed other details about his interactions with the longtime FBI source.  A professor who served as an FBI informant during the investigation of the Trump campaign told one of his students in early 2017 that incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn was not “going to be around long,” according to audio that the student published Sunday. Steven Schrage, a former Bush administration official, released audio of a conversation he had on Jan. 10, 2017, with Stefan Halper, the FBI informant. In the audio file,...
    After Donald Trump told South Dakota’s governor that it was always his dream to have his face on Mount Rushmore, the White House reportedly asked the state leader how they could add more presidents to the mountainside, a new report claims. As the New York Times reported, a White House aide last year had asked South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem how to add more presidents to the famed monument. Noem said that during her first meeting with the president after he took office, he raised the idea of having his own face alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. As Noem recalled, Trump was dead serious in his request. “He said, ‘Kristi, come on over here. Shake my hand,'” Noem told the Argus Leader. “I shook his hand, and I said, ‘Mr. President, you should come to South Dakota sometime. We have Mount Rushmore.’ And he goes, ‘Do you know it’s my dream to have my face on Mount Rushmore?’ “I started laughing,” she said. “He wasn’t laughing, so he was totally serious.” As Business Insider noted,...
    (CNN)As Valdosta police approached Antonio Smith, he was terrified and thought he was going to "get pinned for something I didn't do," he told CNN. "Oh my God, it's one of these days where they are going to probably arrest me, and take me off, and probably won't find me anymore," Smith said he was thinking as officers approached him in that February incident, he told CNN's Chris Cuomo Monday.Smith, a Black man, is suing the Georgia city of Valdosta and numerous Valdosta Police Department officers for excessive force and for violating his civil rights after he was slammed to the ground as he was wrongly arrested. Wrongly arrested Black man sues a Georgia city and police officers for excessive force and injurySmith displayed his wrist to Cuomo, which was broken at the time and still has a large protrusion. Though Smith said he forgave the officers at the time, his attorney Nathaniel Haugabrook told Cuomo that he faults the second officer at the scene for escalating the situation into physical violence."The first officer, as the video shows, is having...
    Hand washing and physical distancing may play an equal role in defeating Covid-19 as finding a vaccine, a global health chief said yesterday. Dr Hans Kluge said it is ‘possible’ a vaccine will be available within a year but warned that this would not be a ‘silver bullet’. The Europe chief of the World Health Organisation made his comments in an interview with the Daily Mail. Dr Hans Kluge does not believe a vaccine will automatically end the pandemic as there are no guarantees it will work for everybody He does not believe a vaccine will automatically end the pandemic as there are no guarantees it will work for everybody. Dr Kluge also raised fears that not all countries will get ‘equal access’ to one. This means measures like hand washing and distancing may be the most effective weapon until the virus becomes endemic or people develop immunity, he said. When asked if a vaccine ‘changes everything’, he replied: ‘No. Everyone thinks that a vaccine is a panacea. First of all we don’t know if a vaccine will work in...
    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the federal law which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) during the Obama administration unconstitutionally limited the reasons for which the president could fire its director -- but in doing so allowed the agency to continue operating, saying that the part of the law requiring certain reasons for the director's removal is "severable" from the rest. The CFPB is partially the brain-child of former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren. D-Mass., and was signed into law by former President Obama in the wake of the 2008 recession and mortgage crisis. The ruling from the high court could affect the authority of dozens of other federal agencies with quasi-independent status, like the Federal Reserve and the Social Security Administration. "We therefore hold that the structure of the CFPB violates the separation of powers. We go on to hold that the CFPB Director’s removal protection is severable from the other statutory provisions bearing on the CFPB’s authority. The agency may therefore continue to operate, but its Director, in light of our decision, must be removable by the President...
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — An Ethiopian Orthodox monk whose family says he is 114 years old has survived the coronavirus. Tilahun Woldemichael was discharged from a hospital on Thursday after almost three weeks. He received oxygen and dexamethasone, a cheap and widely available steroid that researchers in England have said reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients. Ethiopia’s health minister has said the ministry recommends the emergency use of the drug for COVID-19 patients who require ventilation or oxygen. Tilahun’s grandson Biniam Leulseged said he has no birth certificate to prove the monk’s age, but he showed a photo of him celebrating his 100th birthday. AP “He was looking young back then, too,” Biniam told The Associated Press on Saturday. He said he was emotional when his grandfather was taken to the hospital but “I am very happy because we are together again.” Ethiopia has more than 5,200 confirmed cases of the virus.
    The White House will brief members of Congress Monday on intelligence reports that Russia offered to pay members of the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, an allegation President Donald Trump called a 'Russian hoax.' It's unclear how many lawmakers have invited to this afternoon's briefing but it will include both Democrats and Republicans, ABC News reported, noting members on 'committees of jurisdiction' have been invited.   Several members of Congress demanded more information and that the president respond to Russian aggression.    'This is totally outrageous. You would think that the minute the president heard of it he would want to know more instead of denying that he knew anything,' Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday on ABC's 'This Week.' 'We have called for a report to the Congress on this. This is as bad as it gets, and yet the president will not confront the Russians on this score, denies being briefed,' she said. The White House will brief members of Congress Monday on intelligence reports that Russia offered to pay members of the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in...
    Donald Trump has God to thank for his presidency, the POTUS says advisers have told him. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump was asked if he agrees with advisers like Sarah Sanders and Mike Pompeo who believe God put him in the White House. 3 Donald Trump said it was his 'hope' that God had a hand in his presidencyCredit: Christian Broadcast interview/Mediaite "Ben Carson said to me, 'you know, you’re gonna win [the 2016 election],'" Trump told host David Brody. "I said, Ben, I’m running against you. What are you telling me? He said 'you’re going to win because God put you here for this occasion'. I said, what a lovely thing to say." When asked if he agreed that God helped him become president, Trump said he hoped it was true. 3 Ben Carson told Trump his presidency was God's willCredit: AP:Associated Press 3 Trump divided Christians this month when he posed with a bible amid protestsCredit: AP:Associated Press "I hope it’s true. All I’m going to do is, I’m going to do my best....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — As it is after every violent weekend – especially when kids become victims – the question becomes, what now? And what can we do better? CBS 2’s Marissa Parra was there Sunday as city leaders and restaurants went door-to-door for justice. In the 6000 block of South Halsted Street in Englewood, 1-year-old Sincere Gaston was shot and killed on Saturday. Sincere Gaston (Credit: Legal Help Firm) A day later, people from all over the city were knocking on doors, and business owners from all over the city were pooling reward money. The group “I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot” said this is their problem, and all of our problem too. “We’re putting out flyers to get the word out,” said business owner Pamela Blackman. Door-knocking in the heat in a pandemic is uncomfortable. “Not easy, but it’s necessary,” Blackman said. “We have to step up. We have to do something.” The sweat was nothing compared with the tears over another young life lost. Sincere was shot in the chest and killed just one block away from where they knocked...
    Michael Clay, 45, was the head of the Urban and Regional Planning in the Geography Department at BYU in Utah when he allegedly abused the student A professor from a private Utah university owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been accused of sexually abusing a female student and is said to have inappropriately touched her during some of 20 meetings in his office which he made her keep secret. Michael James Clay, 45, was the head of the Urban and Regional Planning in the Geography Department at Brigham Young University (BYU) and according to the complaint from the alleged victim – who is originally from another country – gave her a priesthood blessing and told her he was inspired by god to engage in physical activity with her. Clay allegedly invited the student to listen to some 'meditation music' and 'told the victim that his office was a safe place and that she should not tell anyone what went on there' after she told him she 'was having some emotional difficulties'. '(Clay) told the...
    Over 15 New York City Department of Corrections officers will face disciplinary action surrounding the death of a 27-year-old transgender woman who died in solitary confinement at Riker's Island jail last year. Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco died in June, 2019 after being placed in solitary confinement and suffering an epileptic seizure, despite the advice of at least one doctor objecting to her confinement due to her medical history, NBC News reported.  At least three officers and one captain will be suspended from their duties without pay immediately, the New York City Department of Corrections said in a statement Friday. It was not immediately clear what disciplinary action would be taken for the remaining officers involved, according to the news outlet.  The decision was announced after Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark declined to file charges against the officers after a six-month investigation into Cubilette-Polanco's death. Clark said in a statement that, "the purview of this office is not to determine whether it was a wrong decision" for Cubilette-Polanco to be placed in solitary confinement. Instead, he argued, it was the DA's role to "determine whether...
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian monk believed to be 114 years old has survived the coronavirus. Tilahun Woldemichael was discharged from a hospital on Thursday after almost three weeks. He received oxygen and dexamethasone, a cheap and widely available steroid that researchers in England have said reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients. Ethiopia’s health minister has said the ministry recommends the emergency use of the drug for COVID-19 patients who require ventilation or oxygen. Tilahun’s grandson Biniam Leulseged said he has no birth certificate to prove the monk’s age, but he showed a photo of him celebrating his 100th birthday. “He was looking young back then, too,” Biniam told The Associated Press on Saturday. He said he was emotional when his grandfather was taken to the hospital but “I am very happy because we are together again.” Ethiopia has more than 5,200 confirmed cases of the virus. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Pro-life activist Abby Johnson said in a video Thursday that she thinks police would be smart to profile her adopted biracial son when he grows up. The former Planned Parenthood clinic director who is now a pro-life activist said that statistically her brown son is more likely to commit a crime than her white sons. Former NFL player Benjamin Watson called the video “pure trash,” but Johnson later doubled down saying she doesn’t regret posting the video. Outspoken pro-life activist Abby Johnson said in a video released Thursday she would be fine with police officers profiling her biracial son when he grows because her “brown son is more likely to commit a violent offense” than her white sons. Johnson began the video, which is entitled “My thoughts on fatherhood,” by saying she can no longer be silent on problems facing the Black community because one of her eight children is biracial. Johnson and her husband Doug adopted the boy in 2015 from a friend who wasn’t prepared for a child, according to a 2016 blog post that Doug wrote. “He is...
    A GRANDMOTHER was forced to have half of her nose cut off after a “pin prick spot” turned out to be skin cancer. Sun seeking Tracey Stapleford Dengate spent years wearing no sunscreen while lapping up the rays. 5Tracey spent years sunbathing without wearing any sun protection Credit: Mercury Press The 59-year-old from New South Wales, Australia noticed a spot on her face and was told she had developed a rare form of skin cancer. Tracey was first diagnosed with Basal Cell Cardinoma when she was just 33-years-old and despite having various surgeries to remove the cancers, she admits she continued to sunbathe without using protection. The mum-of-three has now had 14 surgeries in total. She was forced to have part of her nose and lip removed in a bid to give her the all clear. 5Before all of her operations Tracey said she liked the way she had looked and often thinks back to that timeCredit: Mercury Press The office assistant said: "When I found the second sore, I kept picking it. I should have known better with everything...
    THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA) — Deputies with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Thursday served a search warrant on a large property in Thousand Oaks. According to the department, deputies spent the entire day searching the property on Pederson road, just off Highway 23, searching for a missing man. Sky 9 was overhead as the deputies searched seemingly abandoned vehicles and large containers alongside several buildings on the property and digging equipment was driven onto the property. Investigators said they were looking for Adrian Figueroa, who reportedly lived in an RV on the property and was reported missing in January. Authorities said they believe Figueroa was the victim of foul play.
    ESPN commentator Bomani Jones spoke with Will Cain on the latter's ESPN Radio show about the impact of NASCAR's and Bubba Wallace's noose incident on race relations in America. Cain had previously said on "First Take" that the FBI's finding that the noose was a garage pulley and not a hate crime would be 'an impediment to race relations' and set the anti-racism movement back. Jones countered that those touting Confederate flags outside the Talladega Superspeedway prior to Monday's GEICO 500 "are far bigger impediments" to race relations in America. Fans took to social media to commend Jones for "cooking" Cain before the 45-year-old Texas native parts ways with ESPN for a new gig as a political commentator for Fox News. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ESPN commentator Bomani Jones decided to "break a rule" he imposed on himself to speak with Will Cain on his ESPN Radio show, "The Will Cain Show." It served as a remarkable farewell from the network for Cain, who is parting ways with ESPN for a new gig as a political...
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – A New Hampshire nursing home employee died recently, and the facility believes the cause was coronavirus. Genesis Healthcare spokesman Lori Mayer said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of an employee at Hackett Hill Center in Manchester that “we believe was COVID-related.” “We are deeply saddened by the passing of one of our employees during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the employee’s family,” said Mayer. The employee’s identity was not released.
    Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players’ association during a pandemic. “We need to get back on the field, and we need to in a less-charged environment start to have conversations about how we — and the we in that sentence is the commissioner’s office, my staff, the clubs and the MLBPA and the players — can be better going forward,” he said Wednesday during an interview with The Associated Press. “We owe it to our fans to be better than we’ve been the last three months.” Spring training was cut short by the novel coronavirus on March 12. The sides reached an initial agreement on March 26, which was to have been opening day. That deal called for players to receive prorated salaries, get $170 million in advances and receive a guarantee of service time in the event no games were played this year. When it became clear the only way to start the season was to play in empty ballparks, the sides battled publicly over...
    Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players’ association during a pandemic. “We need to get back on the field, and we need to in a less-charged environment start to have conversations about how we — and the we in that sentence is the commissioner’s office, my staff, the clubs and the MLBPA and the players — can be better going forward,” he said Wednesday during an interview with The Associated Press. “We owe it to our fans to be better than we’ve been the last three months.” Spring training was cut short by the novel coronavirus on March 12. The sides reached an initial agreement on March 26, which was to have been opening day. That deal called for players to receive prorated salaries, get $170 million in advances and receive a guarantee of service time in the event no games were played this year. When it became clear the only way to start the season was to play in empty ballparks, the sides battled publicly over...
    The NYPD cop suspended for placing a suspect in an apparent chokehold in Queens is expected to be arrested on Thursday, law enforcement sources said. Officer David Afanador is expected to turn himself in and face strangulation charges for the filmed encounter that took place Sunday morning on the Rockaway boardwalk. Afanador, one of four cops involved in the arrest of 35-year-old Ricky Bellevue, had his arm around the man as the other three officers attempted to handcuff him, according to the 29-second clip of the incident shared to social media. “Yo stop choking him bro!” someone off-screen yells, as Bellevue goes limp. Another person can be heard saying: “Look, he’s out. Look officer, he’s out,” as one of the cops tells him to “back off.” But Afanador only lets go of Bellevue’s neck after one of his fellow officers taps him on the back, the footage shows. The incident came days after the New York City Council made it a criminal offense for cops to use chokeholds. Officer Afanador, Badge # 31730 of the @NYPD100Pct @NYPDnews at Far Rockaway...
    By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players’ association during a pandemic. “We need to get back on the field, and we need to in a less-charged environment start to have conversations about how we — and the we in that sentence is the commissioner’s office, my staff, the clubs and the MLBPA and the players — can be better going forward,” he said Wednesday during an interview with The Associated Press. “We owe it to our fans to be better than we’ve been last three months.” Spring training was cut short by the novel coronavirus on March 12. The sides reached an initial agreement on March 26, which was to have been opening day. That deal called for players to receive prorated salaries, get $170 million in advances and receive a guarantee of service time in the event no games were played this year. When it became clear the only way to start the season was to play in...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players’ association during a pandemic. “We need to get back on the field, and we need to in a less-charged environment start to have conversations about how we — and the we in that sentence is the commissioner’s office, my staff, the clubs and the MLBPA and the players — can be better going forward,” he said Wednesday during an interview with The Associated Press. “We owe it to our fans to be better than we’ve been last three months.” Spring training was cut short by the novel coronavirus on March 12. The sides reached an initial agreement on March 26, which was to have been opening day. That deal called for players to receive prorated salaries, get $170 million in advances and receive a guarantee of service time in the event no games were played this year. When it became clear the only way to start the season was to play in empty ballparks, the sides...
    Conservatives must always be on offense to secure political victories, said Timothy Gordon, a Catholic high school theology teacher who was fired for criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement, offering his remarks on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host John Hayward. Gordon described Black Lives Matter as a terrorist organization on Twitter. He recalled, “I said Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization. BLM was declared a BIE — a black identity extremist movement — which is a form of home-spun terror, according the FBI.” “[Black Lives Matter] is essentially a non-falsifiable religious cult that sets itself specifically against Christianity, just like the French Revolution did,” said Gordon. “They want destroyed the Western nuclear family. They want to destroy private education. They want to destroy the basis for the Western nuclear family, which is heterosexual marriage.” National Review’s John Hirschauer reported about Gordon’s firing: Until recently, Tim was a theology teacher at a Catholic high school. Between his two books, his podcast, and his full-time job as a teacher, Gordon was able...
    Iskra Lawrence and her boyfriend Philip Payne have given a detailed description of her at-home water birth as they both recalled how their first child needed to be resuscitated by their midwife.   For her latest YouTube video, the 29-year-old model sat down with her partner and newborn to share their different reactions to the moments leading up to their child's traumatic birth two months ago.  'I think I have such a newfound respect for you, and just for women in general,' Philip, 32, told Iskra. 'The pain that you were going through and then to do it unmedicated, I can't.' Scroll down for video   Memories: Iskra Lawrence and her boyfriend Philip Payne have opened up about the traumatic birth of their first child two months ago  Looking back: Iskra, 29, had an at-home water birth in April. The couple has yet to reveal the baby's name or gender  He described the birth as being 'superhuman' and 'very primal.'  Iskra, who has yet to reveal her baby's name or gender, admitted that she didn't realize the contractions would be so...
    The future Bachelorette is opening up about her tumultuous past. Clare Crawley wants a relationship that’s built on honesty. In a new interview with the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast, the future Bachelorette said that she was in an abusive relationship before dating Juan Pablo Galavis, and was also homeless. In the interview, she explained that she’s started talking about that time in her life because she wants to be loved for the worst parts of her life. “I had just gone through a really, really abusive relationship going into Juan Pablo’s season,” Crawley explained on the podcast. In discussing her past, the former Bachelor contestant said that she no longer sees that time in her life as shameful. She said that she wants the man of her dreams to know the worst parts of her, so they can see that it’s not always easy to be empowered and confident and strong. The Bachelorette continued, saying that allowing her love interests to know things about her life that have been hard will hopefully allow them to appreciate who she is today....
    After a short investigation into reports of a “noose” found in the garage of NASCAR’s lone black full-time driver, the FBI has determined that what was at first believed to be a noose was actually a pull rope. Agents determined that the rope had been in place there since at least last October. As the AP reports: U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. said its investigation determined ‘although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.’ A crew member for Richard Petty Motorsports discovered the noose Sunday at the Alabama race track. NASCAR was alerted and contacted the FBI, which sent 15 agents to the track to investigate. They determined no federal crime was committed. The statement said the garage stall was assigned to Wallace last week in advance of the race scheduled for Sunday but held on Monday because of rain. Through video confirmed by NASCAR it was discovered the noose...
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