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    Amazon Studios has a “why wait?” policy when it comes to streaming releases (see The Boys season finale, The Expanse, Jack Ryan and a few others) so it’s not too shocking that one of its most high-profile releases is available one day early. Coming 2 America, a sequel to the 1988 comedy flick, once again stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall as they travel from the fictional country of Zamunda to the US on an adventure. While it was originally intended for release on the big screen from Paramount Pictures, Amazon snapped up the worldwide rights late last year as the pandemic forced theaters closed (and, coincidentally has released it on the same day Paramount+ began streaming). Now that it’s already playing, you can watch it early and have time for the season finale of WandaVision at 3 AM ET, and possibly check back in for the watch party planned...
    Editor’s note: This story is a scaled-down version of the Giants HQ email newsletter sent out by beat writer Kerry Crowley on Tuesday and Friday mornings. To become a newsletter subscriber (it’s free!), click here. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — At a time of year when most veteran pitchers are slowly ramping up toward the regular season, one of my favorite parts of spring training is watching young relief prospects enter a game and light up the radar gun. Every pitcher is competing for a job, whether it be in the starting rotation, the bullpen or the chance to start the season at Triple-A, and Giants relief prospects Dedniel Núñez and Kervin Castro are no exception. Both right-handers made their Cactus League debuts on Monday and impressed with high-octane fastballs and breaking balls that looked like they have the capacity to fool major league hitters. Núñez, a Rule 5 draft pick out of the...
    You won’t have to settle for modernized versions of classic Pokémon games in the near future. The Pokémon Company has used the 25th anniversary of the franchise to unveil Pokémon Legends Arceus, an open-world (apparently moreso than past games, at least) action RPG for the Switch that’s decidedly unlike the usual top-down experience.You play a trainer exploring the Sinnoh region (the home of the Diamond/Pearl games) in its early days, when it was a relatively untamed wilderness. As the name implies, you’ll also learn more about the mythical Arceus creature and its creation myth. Most gameplay details are still under wraps, but the developers are aiming for more “immersive” mechanics. You’ll “seamlessly” enter Pokémon battles and sneak up on them to study their behavior. It’s not going to share much the Switch’s other big open world game, Breath of the Wild, although the expansive natural landscapes might be superficially familiar....
    (CNN)There are a few moments, iconic and immediately recognizable, that define Tiger Woods' history in the public eye. There's Tiger, fists held high in his Sunday red, roaring in victory as he sank the 16th hole at the Masters in 2005 where he would eventually win his fourth open. Almost 15 years later, a nearly identical scene, on the same course, when he won the 2019 Masters and completed what is considered one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Some of the moments in between have been far less jubilant. Injuries. Substance abuse rumors. An ignominious mugshot from a 2017 DUI arrest. Read MoreIn late 2009, a string of lurid and shocking infidelity claims eventually led to his divorce from wife Elin Woods, the withdrawal of several sponsors and a temporary absence from golf. Months of rabid press coverage revealed in discomfiting detail the extent of his sexual behavior...
    (CNN)New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is openly weighing the possibility of taking on Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan next November, a race that would immediately become the best -- and likely one of the closest -- of the coming midterm election."I am open to it. We haven't completely shut the door," Sununu told a local radio station recently, adding: "I have to look at what is the job in the Senate? Does it fit my skill set of good management and all that?" Sununu is a dream recruit for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, as he seeks to retake the majority his party lost in the 2020 election. Not only is Sununu extremely popular in the state, but he also carries a very well-known last name in the Granite State. His father, John H. Sununu, was the governor of the state as well as chief of staff to...
    Amazon’s cloud-gaming service, Luna, is now available to try for free in the US on select Fire TV devices without an invitation, the company has announced. Luna launched in early access last year, as an invitation-only service. Originally, customers also needed an invite to buy the Luna Controller, but Amazon now says it’s available to everyone. Amazon’s FAQ says that users can get access to Luna on Fire TV by simply downloading the app. A list of Fire TV devices that are compatible with Luna is available on this Amazon support page. These include the Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick (2nd & 3rd generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV (3rd generation), Fire TV Cube, Toshiba Fire TV Edition, and Insignia Fire TV Edition. “If you don’t have a Fire TV you can still request an invitation to access Luna” Signing up for Luna gets you...
    Fox News host Sean Hannity accused mainstream media outlets Tuesday of "taking it easy" on President Biden after five years of "never-ending lies, smears, conspiracy theories, [and] breathless hysteria" that marked their coverage of former President Donald Trump. Hannity focused his opening monologue on the media's "embarrassing love affair with Joe Biden," pointing to a series of headlines and tweets that he called "fluff pieces" of the kind of which were never afforded to Trump. "Yesterday, CNN delivered this hard-hitting expose featuring Joe Biden's preference for having a fire in the Oval Office fireplace, and get this, according to the report, 'he sometimes adds a log himself to keep the fire going.' Wow," Hannity intoned sarcastically. A CNN tweet referencing the article headlined "Inside the new President's routine: Oval Office fires and early bedtimes," detailed that the 46th president is an "early-to-bed type." TUCKER CARLSON: THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA'S DISGUSTING, CORRUPTING LOVE AFFAIR WITH JOE BIDEN "No surprise there," Hannity said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE...
    Winter was long considered a slow period in the beer world — that is, until the Bay Area’s SF Beer Week turned February into Fe-BREW-ary in 2009. COVID nixed the celebration this year, but brewers guilds across the state pulled off a virtual CA Craft Beer Week, which comes to a close on Feb. 21. It’s not the same as the in-person celebration, of course, but it’s been fun nonetheless. Now, we’re hoping for a summer of revived beer festivals and chances to socialize outdoors with friends and family. And until then, your best bets are strong, hearty beers to keep your insides warm, even if the outside world remains pretty chilly — or summery beers that let us pretend the seasons have already shifted. Anderson Valley Brewing is hoping to nudge Mother Nature along in the warm-weather direction by releasing its seasonal Summer Solstice now, so you won’t have...
    Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin spent her first weekend of freedom living it up in  Manhattan hotel and shopping at Sephora after being released from prison eight months early last week. Sorokin, 29, - who went by the name Anna Delvey while duping people out of $275,000 before her 2017 arrest - was released from Albion prison in upstate New York on February 11.  In 2019, she was sentenced to a minimum of four years behind bars for duping friends, banks and hotels by posing as a European heiress to steal their money.  She was given time served for the 18 months she spent in Rikers Island before her trial, then was freed early due to COVID-19 and good behavior.  Immediately after leaving prison, Sorokin set up new social media accounts and reconvened with friends in Manhattan.   Over the weekend, she stayed at The Nomad Hotel - where rooms are...
    A forecast of temperatures for the mainland United States as of 6:14 a.m. ET on February 15, 2021. NOAA A rare winter storm has hit Texas, prompting rolling power cuts and record low temperatures. Two million people are without power as of Monday morning. President Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency for the state. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Texas is experiencing a rare, severe winter storm that has prompted power cuts and seen the White House declare an emergency. As of 6:35 a.m. CST Monday, much of western Texas was under either a Winter Storm Warning or a Wind Chill Warning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The Electric Reliability Council of Texas started rolling power outages across the state early Monday. At least 2.3 million Texans had lost power at some point on Monday morning, according to PowerOutage.us.—Alfons López Tena (@alfonslopeztena)...
    Just not equal at all: Vaccine rollout in Chicago a microcosm of racial disparities nationwide Come on, Republicans —Trump incited the mob, and its obvious how he did it UConns men bagged an early match-play title with three freshmen in the lineup and a renewed sense of gratitude Dave Pezzino’s team didn’t play in the fall, and holed up in Storrs, Connecticut, the UConn men’s golf coach found himself grateful that he could live through the experiences of the teams that did tee it up. © Provided by Golfweek UConn's men's golf team Months of quarantine went by during COVID-19 pandemic when there was no golf to watch. The Tour came back in June but college golf came back – sort of – in September. Pezzino happily tuned in to the Blessings Collegiate Invitational on Golf Channel the first week of October. Two weeks later, he was running numbers...
    Beal leads Washington into matchup with Toronto Snow-obsessed dog finds an awesome snow cave and moves right in This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon In 1997 Ad The Motley Fool Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Odyssey Blanket Full screen 1/12 SLIDES © Kzenon / Shutterstock.com The 10 Most Affordable Cities for an Early Retirement This story originally appeared on SmartAdvisor Match, by SmartAsset.com. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many Americans into an early retirement: In fact, the majority of the seven-percentage-point drop in the labor participation this past spring can be attributed to unemployed people who have prematurely decided to exit the workforce for good, according to a paper from the Becker...
    ‘Living the dream’: Slain FBI special agent remembered by family, colleagues Deciduous Patrick Mahomes made an absolutely amazing throw early in Super Bowl 55 but Tyreek Hill dropped it Patrick Mahomes was anything but sharp in the early minutes of Super Bowl 55. That’s sort of to be expected: This game is usually messy in the opening minutes, as the teams are frayed after two weeks of build-up and a day waiting to finally. play. football. © Provided by For The Win Plus there’s always a feeling-out period in the first quarter, as the coaches for each team try to figure out what the other coaches have planned. But there’s no denying that Mahomes going 1-for-6 for 3 yards is … unexpected. You just don’t see numbers like that from him. Of course he’s still doing things that no other QB could do. He’s just missing by a smidgen....
    VIDEO4:0904:09Impact of Amazon CEO change won't be immediately apparent, says Insider's Henry BlodgetSquawk Box Insider Inc. CEO Henry Blodget told CNBC on Wednesday that Jeff Bezos offered an invaluable piece of advice when the Amazon founder invested in his upstart media company. Bezos, who will step down as Amazon CEO later this year, led a $5 million investment round in Blodget's company back in 2013. It was about six years old at the time and known as Business Insider. In an interview on "Squawk Box," Blodget recalled a discussion he had with Bezos about how he should allocate his time between management and editorial. "I had been writing all the time. I was being an editor, and one of the things I asked him right after he invested was, 'Listen, should I keep writing and doing TV and that kind of thing or should I stay CEO because the company's...
    Winter Wonderland! Eva Amurri’s Son Mateo and More Kids Playing in Snow Three dead in National Guard helicopter crash near Boise Rookie of the Year Race: LaMelo Ball has jumped off to an early lead After the strangest offseason in NBA history, this class of rookies has been thrust into an even tougher adjustment period than usual. © Provided by HoopsHype Jan 14, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) brings the ball up the court during the first quarter of a game against the Toronto Raptors at Amalie Arena. Now that we have had five weeks to evaluate them, however, we have a much better idea of who the best rookies have been. LaMelo Ball has been leading the pack, but to get a better sense of who his competitors may be for Rookie of the Year, we surveyed our staff. Like our weekly MVP rankings, every...
    Australian tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios was out of action for around a year. The former Australian Open quarterfinalist is part of the ATP Melbourne 2021. It is a challenger trophy being played in Melbourne. He faced French tennis player Alexander Muller in the first round and registered his first win of the season, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4).  It was their first meeting on Tour and to everyone’s surprise, Kyrgios was down in the match after losing the opening set. The match began with both players serving consistently. Until the Australian player handed over a break to Muller, which gave him the opportunity to serve for the opening set and won 6-3.  ACAPULCO, MEXICO – MARCH 02: Novak Djokovic of Serbia snakes hands with Nick Kyrgios of Australia after losing the match as part of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel 2017 at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess on March 02, 2017 in Acapulco,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two different groundhogs, two different stories. Woodstock Willie did not see his shadow on Tuesday, which means we are on track for an early spring. But Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog predicts otherwise. “There’s a perfect shadow cast of me. Six more weeks of winter there will be,” Probably not what people in Pennsylvania wanted to hear. The prediction for more winter coming as a major snowstorm hits the entire Northeast. Also From CBS Chicago: Woman Kept Being Sent Parking Tickets From City Of Chicago After Moving To North Carolina St. Rita High School Will Have A Former Player On Both Sides Of Super Bowl LV Out-Of-Town Musician Desperately Hopes To Find $22,000 Flute He Lost On CTA Blue Line Train
    New York Giants: One underrated early-round receiver to keep an eye on By: Alexander Wilson January 30, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants have a long offseason ahead of them, littered with draft prospects and evaluating talent for the 2021 NFL draft. While they sit pretty with the 11th overall pick and will likely have a shot at a player like Jaylen Waddle or Kyle Pitts, several wide receivers could present valuable targets in the early/mid-rounds. Ranging from Rondale Moore to Terrace, Marshall, this draft is stacked full of talent at the wide receiver position, so much, so that steams will likely secure a few steals later on. The Giants simply can’t afford to pass on a WR for a second consecutive season, as they utilized their undrafted free agent money to acquire several players who slipped out of the 2020 draft class. ...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Pan de Muerto, or "bread of the dead," has a long history as part of Dia de Los Muertos traditions. Every year, families place the bread on the ofrendas, or Day of the Dead altars. It's meant to honor ancestors and loved ones who have passed away.Bakeries like Tierra Caliente Bakery will only make Pan de Muerto once a year, from early October to early November. Each bakery or family puts their spin on the recipe, but it usually sells out quickly no matter where you buy it.Watch the video to learn more about the tradition and why it means so much to families.
    HOUSTON (AP) — Judge bars U.S. from enforcing 100-day ban on deportations, dealing an early blow to President Biden’s immigration plans. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersHouse Republican condemns anti-Trump celebrities during impeachment hearing Sarah Sanders on Trump's reported war dead criticism: 'Those comments didn't happen' Sarah Sanders memoir reportedly says Trump joked she should hook up with Kim Jong Un MORE Sanders’s gubernatorial run is shaping up to be one of the first political tests for President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE’s allies in a post-Trump world.  Sanders is throwing her hat back into the political world as Republicans at all levels of government grapple with what the future of a GOP shaped by Trump will look like going forward. She faces a primary field of established conservatives, including Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Carol Rutledge and Lt. Gov. Tim GriffinJohn (Tim) Timothy GriffinSarah Huckabee Sanders to run...
    Neilson Barnard / Getty The keto diet is overhyped, according to Dave Asprey, biohacker and CEO of Bulletproof.  Asprey was an early advocate of keto, and popularized keto or Bulletproof coffee with butter and MCT oil.  He recommends using keto in moderation, and regularly eating nutrient-dense carb-heavy foods.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet has skyrocketed in popularity in the past several years, with advocates claiming it can boost weight loss, energy, and overall health.  But the keto trend has gone too far, according to Dave Asprey, CEO of the health and performance company Bulletproof.   An early advocate of the keto diet, Asprey popularized what he calls Bulletproof Coffee, a blend of coffee, butter, and MCT oil that can help people on a low-carb diet stay energized and avoid cravings.  Now he says keto proponents over-emphasize cutting carbs, at the expense of...
    Hong Kong (CNN)As Joe Biden prepared to be sworn in as United States President on Wednesday, both the outgoing Trump administration and Beijing made a last-minute play to shape his future China policy -- and provide the first major foreign policy challenge of his term.About 24 hours before Biden took office, the US State Department officially accused the Chinese government of committing "genocide" against Uyghurs and other minority groups in Xinjiang, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying there was a "systematic attempt to destroy Uyghurs by the Chinese party-state."Rights groups say up to 2 million people, mostly Muslims, have been detained in sprawling fortified camps set up across Xinjiang since 2017, where they have allegedly been subject to political indoctrination and abuse. China has consistently denied such claims, and argues the camp system in Xinjiang is necessary for tackling religious extremism and terrorism.While Washington has previously sanctioned officials over...
    Intel CEO Robert "Bob" Swan announces the chip group's new microprocessors called "Tiger Lake" at the technology fair CES in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, 2020.Christoph Dernbach | picture alliance | Getty Images On Thursday, financial wires published details of Intel's fourth-quarter earnings results minutes ahead of the markets closing at 4 p.m., when they are usually released. The results showed Intel beating expectations for both revenue and earnings per share. The stock shot up 3% in the 15 minutes before the markets closed. Intel subsequently gave up most of Thursday's gains in extended trading. CNBC reviewed an infographic on Intel's with year-end stats — not a full earnings release — ahead of markets closing on Thursday. Intel ended up publishing its full fourth-quarter results minutes before they were scheduled to be released. Intel said that it was investigating how the infographic got out. "We are investigating...
    North Carolina begins vaccinating inmates and prison staff Trumps steps out of the White House and into a company in crisis These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft 16 Highly Unnecessary Things People Waste Money On (You’re Guilty Of Many) Ad Microsoft ...
    Without any remorse, an elderly woman was abandoned, presumably by her own relatives, in a vacant lot in the Los Reyes community in Papalotla, Tlaxcala. According to the first reports, the victim required medical attention because, after spending several hours in the open, he presented early hypothermia. Elements of the Municipal Police of Papalotla in the State of Tlaxcala, attended the report about an elderly person who was alone, sitting between some abandoned tires in the middle of a property in the Los Reyes neighborhood. Upon arriving at the scene, they heard the helpless victim’s pleas for help. According to the first reports, the woman would have been abandoned by her own children during the early hours of the morning, regardless of the intense cold that hit the border with the State of Puebla. Do not forget to follow us on Google News to stay informed It was after the...
    Thousands of Portuguese voters go to the polls on Sunday to participate in the early presidential vote on January 24, with a record number of registered voters, three days after the start of a second general containment to stem the Covid epidemic -19. In Lisbon, shortly after the opening of the polling stations, queues formed in front of the buildings of the university campus where the voters, masked and trying to respect a distance of more than one meter from each other, waited their turn to vote, noted an . journalist. “I am a student in Lisbon and due to the confinement it was not easy to go to my city in the north of the country to vote,” said Andreia Gonçalves, 22, wrapped in her scarf. A little further, Maria Amélio Gracio, a septuagenarian who moves with difficulty, also awaits her turn. This retiree, identified in a city...
    Earlier today Samsung detailed its Exynos 2100 mobile chipset. It’s the high-end silicon that will almost certainly power the company’s upcoming Galaxy S21 flagship in international markets. One of the highlights of the chip is its ARM-designed Mali-G78, which Samsung said will deliver 40 percent better graphical performance than its predecessor in the Exynos 990. At that same event, Samsung also provided an update on the GPU it’s been working with AMD on since 2019. Samsung said that component will make its way into its next “flagship product.” That’s not the Exynos 2100 or the Galaxy S21, which the company is expected to announce on Thursday at its first Unpacked event of 2021. Based on the wording Samsung’s Dr Inyup Kang used, the GPU is likely to make its first appearance in the chip that succeeds the Exynos 2100. When we’ll see that chipset announced, Samsung didn’t say. Frequent leaker...
    Unfathomable: Capitol Police security breakdown prompts chiefs resignation Digital health in spotlight as pandemic shifts tech show focus Tony Romo knew he was selected for the College Football Hall of Fame before Jim Nantz told him, thanks to an early delivery Over the past few years, there have been a few instances of broadcasters finding out on-air that they’ve been elected into a Hall of Fame, from Joe Buck to Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson (all Pro Football Hall of Fame) to Dan Patrick (National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame). CBS play-by-play voice Jim Nantz tried to make this happen during the network’s Chicago Bears-New Orleans Saints playoff broadcast Sunday, telling analyst Tony Romo that he’d been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame (for his 2000-02 career at Eastern Illinois, where he threw for 7,816 yards and 82 touchdowns with 34 interceptions). But unfortunately...
    After a freezer filled with Covid-19 vaccines broke, a California hospital scrambled to administer more than 800 doses in about 2 hours As pro-Trump supporters flood DC to protest, election authorities are on high alert Here’s when an early withdrawal from a CD is worth it Certificates of deposit can be a great place to save your money. CDs can pay higher interest rates than savings accounts, while still receiving insurance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. © Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley/Shutterstock A woman who looks sad. The drawback of CDs is that you have to make a commitment to keep your money in the account for a certain amount of time. Each CD has a term, usually ranging from a few months to a few years. If you try to withdraw money from the CD before its term ends, you might have to pay a penalty. Load Error...
    (CNN)The Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate activist group, has quickly announced itself as one of the most influential progressive forces in the formative days of President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.As Biden builds out his White House senior staff and Cabinet, the climate movement has notched a series of high-profile victories, one of the few divisions of the Democratic left to successfully embed a number of its top allies -- and ideas -- into the new government's upper echelons. But the promise of today, before Biden has even taken office, will soon be met by the grinding realities of governing in divided Washington. But Sunrise's young leaders say that, after two years of pitched battles across the country, they are prepared for the fights to come. Biden has already nominated movement favorite Deb Haaland, a Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico, to lead the Interior Department and created a high-level White House...
    More On: 21 club Donald Trump’s tall tales about the ’21’ Club Jeb Bush and John Kerry narrowly miss each other at dinner Trump gets round of applause before dinner at ’21’ Trump feasted on well-done burger after ditching the press After the Post reported this month that iconic eatery ’21’ was closing its doors, notable New Yorkers have been reminiscing nonstop about the historic hotspot. Friends of Rocco Ancarola — the nightlife impresario behind Lavo, Pink Elephant and others — recalled a scene shot at ’21’ when Ancarola appeared as a young actor in the Oscar-winning 1987 classic, “Wall Street.” A pal told Page Six, “As a young actor in the ’80s, director Oliver Stone brought in Ancarola to play ‘Louis the maître d” in the memorable scene where Charlie Sheen’s character [Bud Fox] meets Gordon Gekko [played by Michael Douglas] for the first time over lunch, with Gekko...
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that he did not plan to use his status as an elected official to get early access to the coronavirus vaccine. DeSantis explained that although he might have access to the vaccine due to his position as the Governor of Florida, he did not intend to make himself a priority. (RELATED: Fauci Dragged For Touting New York’s ‘Correct’ Response To Coronavirus Pandemic) WATCH: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is asked if he has taken the vaccine: “I’m willing to take it but I’m not the priority… Granted I’m an elected official but whoop dee doo. At the end of the day, let’s focus on where the risk is.”pic.twitter.com/2zucGYIQUu — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 30, 2020 “I’m willing to take it, but I am not the priority,” DeSantis explained, saying that because he was under 45 and people under 45 were not considered to...
    Pharmacies in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, found themselves with surplus doses of COVID-19 vaccine they gave to the general public Christmas Eve. The extra doses came from after long-term health facilities in that state requested too much vaccine for their residents, leaving Walgreens with a surplus. The two Walgreens involved then decided to offer the additional excess doses to local first responders, Walgreens pharmacy and team members, and then to residents of the local communities, giving them an unexpected Christmas present. According to Newsweek, Julie Dryden was one of the fortunate ones who received the vaccine. Dryden is immune deficient and joked all she wanted for Christmas was the COVID-19 vaccine. "Having the immunodeficiency couple with the lung illness, and being that this is a respiratory virus, Im a super high risk for that type of exposure," she said. According to ABC News, the staff at Walgreens did not want the...
    Archaeologists believe they've found the oldest known tool used for grinding or scraping, dating back some 350,000 years. Found in the Tabun Cave in northern Israel, the implement is a cobble, a type of small rounded stone, and predates homo sapiens by at least 50,000 years. Previously, such tools weren't thought to have been introduced until much later, approximately 200,000 years ago. It was used by prehistoric hominids for 'delicate abrading,' researchers say, though for exactly what purpose is still unknown. Scroll down for video Archaeologists in Israel have identified what they believe is the oldest known tool used for grinding or scraping, in Mount Carmel's Tabun Cave. At 350,000 years old, it predates modern homo sapiens by thousands of years Tabun Cave, located on Mount Carmel near Haifa, was first explored by British archaeologist Dorothy Garrod in the 1920s. It is believed to be home to one of...
    Former Food and Drug Administration head Scott Gottlieb said Sunday that nursing home at which vaccinations for COVID-19 have begun will likely start seeing a reduction in rates of new cases within days. Speaking with CBS's "Face the Nation," Gottlieb noted that vaccines usually take about a week to go into effect and provide immunity to viruses, and said that as a result many long-term care facilities for the elderly would see their numbers begin to drop soon. "We will begin to see some indication that the vaccines are probably having an effect maybe as early as this week, because we know that immunity does begin to kick in about a week after vaccination," Gottlieb said. "So that will start to have an impact on the mortality trends with COVID, but it's coming late in the season." #COVID19 and nursing homes: @ScottGottliebMD tells @margbrennan nursing homes can expect to see...
    The COVID-19 vaccines are an "early present from God," and people should get their shots not only for their own benefit but to help others stay safe from the spread of the disease, Pastor Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor of the 14,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, said Friday. "For the past 10 months, millions of Americans have been praying to God, asking for relief from this pandemic," Jeffress, also a Fox News contributor, said on "Fox and Friends." "I believe God has answered this prayer through these vaccines." He added that it should not surprise anyone that God "would use science to bring healing into our world." "I mean, after all, in the past, people like Isaac Newton and Blaise Pascal and Louis Pasteur were not all just men of science but men of faith who believed God created this world in an orderly way that could be studied...
    Pope Francis has led a smaller midnight mass than in previous years as he urged peace to masked believers.  The spiritual leader of 1.3billion Catholics across the globe celebrated Christmas Eve mass in St Peter's Basilica. Fewer than 200 people, wearing face coverings, attended the mass, and they were mostly employees of the tiny state of Vatican City. Christmas during the pandemic has started early as Pope Francis (pictured) leads midnight mass to masked followers Fewer than 200 people, wearing face coverings, attended the mass, and they were mostly employees of the tiny state of Vatican City (pictured) The mass, traditionally held at midnight, had been moved forward by two hours to 7.30pm to meet Italy's curfew rules.  During the message, he expressed his desire to visit crisis-hit Lebanon and urged political leaders in South Sudan to continue working for peace.  Before the pandemic hit, several thousand believers and tourists...
    Tom Selleck Leaves $2,020 Tip on $200 Bill at New York City Restaurant Bygone catalogs that once defined shopping An early look at the most likely wild-card matchups in the NFL playoffs The NFL postseason — which for the first time ever will contain 14 teams — gets underway in just over two weeks. What might the six wild-card matchups look like? Here’s a preview of the matchups based on every favorite winning in Weeks 16 and 17. © Provided by The Comeback AFC (7) Baltimore Ravens at (2) Buffalo Bills: Baltimore is rolling now and should crush the New York Giants and Cincinnati Bengals to wrap up a playoff spot, but that still might not be enough to avoid a matchup with the equally hot Bills. Buffalo will be hosting its first playoff game of the 21st century, but Bills Stadium will be far from full for a...
    SUN Racing is back to give you some insight on big horses at even bigger prices. Here, we try to find the value bets which could net you a tasty return from a small stake. 1 Longshot WILL STING (12.05 Huntingdon) Lucy Wadham’s five-year-old loved this speed track when winning his bumper here in October. He hasn’t been asked too many questions over hurdles so far but will be much happier today than at stamina-sapping Leicester last month. OFFER OF THE DAY Betfair: Bet £5 Get £20 - CLAIM HERE 18+ T&Cs apply Begambleaware.org T&Cs: Min £5 bet on the SBK, min odds 1.5 (1/2). Rewards valid for 7 days. Free bets must be placed at min odds of 1.5 (1/2). Exchange free bet limited to certain markets. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply 18+ Begambleaware.org Each way thief NAWAR (1.45 Lingfield) Martin Bosley’s five-year-old pulled out all the stops...
    Raiders coach Jon Gruden is focused on finishing out the season before determining how to proceed on defense 2021. During his time with the Raiders (1998-2001), Tampa Bay (2002 through 2008) and the Raiders again (2018 to present) he’s had four: Willie Shaw, Chuck Bresnahan, Monte Kiffin and Paul Guenther. All have run a 4-3 as their base defense. Guenther is the first to be fired during a season. Here are names that could come up, keeping in mind some could be unavailable because they’re under contract or could be hired as head coaches: (Name, age, current or most recent position) Rod Marinelli, 71, Raiders interim coordinator: Has a head start in the form of a three-game audition. A 30-27 overtime loss to the Chargers was not promising, although predictable on a short week. If the Raiders can go from awful to average in the last...
    Hollywood star Tom Cruise has reportedly taken an early break from filming Mission Impossible 7, following controversy over his on-set Covid meltdown. The actor lost his temper with crew several times over the unit’s failure to follow Covid guidelines. This led to five staff members quitting, reports thesun.co.uk. “It has been exhausting keeping the production on track for so long, and it’s not getting any easier – Christmas can’t come soon enough. Tom Cruise’s Rant on Mission Impossible 7’s Set Makes Five Crew Members Quit Tom has decided he’s ready for a break and is now going to wind up filming for 2020 on Friday, and fly to Miami over the weekend on his private jet to spend Christmas with his son,” said a source. “It’s the end of a really tough year, and a bit of time out seems like a good idea for everyone as tensions have been...
    Google’s latest Chromecast with Google TV is filling in one of its biggest missing apps, with the company announcing that it’ll soon be offering an Apple TV app in early 2021. The Apple TV app will function similarly to other versions of Apple’s service on other devices, allowing subscribers to watch Apple TV Plus original shows, movies, and documentaries (including Ted Lasso and other shows that are not Ted Lasso, which are therefore less good). Those Apple TV originals will be integrated into Google TV’s content aggregation system, too, allowing the software to recommend them based on your interests. Additionally, the Apple TV app will give Chromecast users access to their purchased iTunes library of TV shows and movies, as well as any Apple TV channels to which they’re already subscribed. The news marks the second major addition of Apple services to Google products, following the recently added support...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF/CNN) — A massive outage swept over Google’s services including YouTube, Gmail and Google Classroom early Monday, knocking them offline for about an hour. Since the outage took place in the early morning hours and services were restored by 5 a.m. PST, San Francisco Bay Area residents likely never noticed. However, the company did warn that for some users their Gmail remained impacted. “We’re investigating reports of an issue with Gmail,” Google said in a statement. “The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior.” For the rest of its apps, Google said it will work toward restoring service for the remaining people who are still unable to access, but the problems should largely be resolved. “Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our...
    A smart ring that constantly measures your temperature could help determine whether you are developing Covid-19 - even if your symptoms are very subtle.  Experts from the University of California and MIT Lincoln Lab studied data on 50 people who owned sensor rings and had had Covid-19 before the study. This was the first study to publish data from a project called TeamPredict - a study of more than 65,000 people wearing the Oura ring made by a Finnish startup that records temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and levels of activity.   They found that temperature data from the ring could reliably be used to detect the early onset of fever - a leading symptom of Covid-19 and the flu.   They warned that the study is a proof-of-concept effort with just 50 participants - adding that more data is needed to say if it is a reliable tool for detecting the...
    A RUSSIAN photographer convicted of killing and torching his model wife after he believed she had given him HIV has been granted early release. Prosecutors are appealing to overturn the decision to free Dmitry Loshagin just five years after he was found guilty of breaking the neck of Yulia Loshagina, 26, after a row on their penthouse rooftop. 7Dmitry Loshagin has served just five years after being convicted of killing his wife 7Yulia was last seen arguing with her husband during a rooftop party at their £1million penthouse A Yekaterinburg court ruled that the 44-year-old murderer will be released three years early and allowed to live at his parents home with some restrictions. The decision has been met with a public and online outcry, as well as being berated by Yulia Lodshagina's family. State prosecutors are now seeking to block the move, saying he should serve his full sentence...
    Q: In the very early stages of dementia, my father-in-law signs listings agreements with one seller’s agent after another. My sister-in-law is the co-trustee on all public records regarding his home. Beyond comprehension is the speed at which these real estate agents sign a listing contract with an older adult in his ninth decade. None of the seller’s agents conducted due diligence regarding ownership or title. Not one seller’s agent asked to speak with any of his six adult children prominently displayed in all the family photos. Currently, the fourth seller’s agent signed a three-month listing agreement with my father-in-law in early October, overlapping the third listing agent’s listing contract period ending in early November. During the two listing periods before COVID-19 restrictions, and two since, my father-in-law was uncooperative in showing his house. Luckily, no offers were submitted or accepted to our knowledge. Currently, the listing is in a...
    A scene from "The Mandalorian," an original Star Wars TV series that will stream on Disney+.Source: Disney Disney said on Thursday evening it's forecasting Disney+ will have 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024. It shows the rapid growth of Disney+ and that Disney is emerging as one of the early winners of the streaming wars. Disney shares were up more than 8% in the premarket. When Disney+ launched 13 months ago, Disney said it expected the platform to reach 60 million to 90 million subscriptions by 2024. Then the streaming platform quickly took off. As of Thursday evening, it had already closed in on the high-end of that projection, with 86.8 million Disney+ subscribers. It's an impressive goal, especially since competition in the space has only increased. Apple TV+, Netflix, AT&T's HBO Max, Comcast's Peacock, ViacomCBS's Paramount+ and AMC Networks' AMC Plus are all competing for eyeballs. Discovery CEO...
    Indie developer Innersloth revealed its fourth map, The Airship, for the online social deduction game Among Us during The Game Awards on Thursday, following the game’s win for best multiplayer title of the year. The map, first teased last month by the official Among Us Twitter account, features a greater level of color and detail than the existing maps the game has had since its quiet June 2018 release, two years before it became a viral sensation amid the coronavirus pandemic. WE WON BEST MULTIPLAYER?? Thank you everyone, we’re literally in tears. You helped make this possible, and while awards aren’t necessary… it’s just really nice. Thank you for supporting the 4 of us.#TheGameAwards https://t.co/TaSxVgLiQa — Among Us (@AmongUsGame) December 11, 2020 Developing…
    NBA POWER RANKINGS: Where every team stands heading into the season Holiday Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life Jeff Bezos was an early investor in Airbnb, which means hes likely to net millions from the home-sharing companys hotly anticipated IPO © MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos is about to get a payday thanks to Airbnb's initial public offering. The Amazon CEO was an early Airbnb investor, participating in Airbnb's Series B round in 2011. It's not clear how much Bezos invested in the company at the time or whether he still owns all of his shares. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos may soon see a multimillion-dollar payday thanks to Airbnb's initial public offering.  Airbnb priced its IPO at $68 per share on Wednesday, seeking to raise $3.5 billion in its stock...
    Attorney General William Barr is considering a departure from the Trump administration before President Donald Trump leaves office, according to a Sunday report from The New York Times. Three people familiar with the attorney general’s perspective on the matter told The New York Times (NYT) that Barr could be leaving before Trump does on Jan. 20. One of these individuals said Barr could leave before the new year, NYT reported. Whether or not Barr’s consideration of a possible exit is due to Trump’s consternation over the 2020 presidential election results remains unknown, according to NYT. (RELATED: Barr Appoints Special Counsel To Continue Investigation Into Origins Of Trump-Russia Probe) However, one source said Barr was considering the move before Trump and Barr’s schisms on whether or not voter fraud majorly impacted the election became public, NYT reported. Last week, Barr stated that the Department of Justice had not uncovered widespread voter...
    It used to be that tourists got vaccinated before traveling. In 2021, tourists could find themselves traveling to get vaccinated. India looks set to be the first country where “vaccine tourism” could become a bona fide cottage industry after the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India, said it would begin selling the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine privately from “March or April.” Serum Institute has a licensing deal to produce (and has indeed already manufactured 40 million doses) of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. On Monday, Serum Institute lodged the first formal application for emergency use approval for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and India expects to have the jab approved for use in the new year. The company expects to sell some 20 million to 30 million doses to private facilities, according to Adar Poonawalla, chief executive. “Everybody’s asking ‘When can I access the vaccine?’...
    (CNN)Patterns of missing credit card and loan payments could be an early indicator of dementia years before diagnosis, a new study says. The study, published Monday in the medical journal JAMA, looked at Medicare patients living alone across the United States and analyzed their credit data and payments over time. Researchers found that patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia were more likely to miss payments up to six years before getting diagnosed, the study said. And, those poor financial actions led them to subprime credit scores two and a half years before diagnosis, as opposed to the patients without dementia."I think we were a little surprised that it was so common that we could really see it in the data," lead author Lauren Hersch Nicholas told CNN. "Doctors colloquially say that you should look for dementia in the checkbook, but I don't think we had any sense of for...
    NFL picks, predictions for Week 13: 49ers upset Bills; Steelers get a scare; Texans hurt Colts playoff hopes Winter Decorating Ideas to Make Your Home Feel Extra Cozy After Christmas Jeff Bezos was an early investor in Airbnb, which means hes likely to net millions from the home-sharing companys highly anticipated IPO © MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos is about to get a payday thanks to Airbnb's initial public offering. The Amazon CEO was an early Airbnb investor, participating in Airbnb's Series A and Series B rounds in 2010 and 2011, respectively. It's not clear how much Bezos invested in the company at the time or whether he still owns all of his shares. A spokesperson for Bezos Expeditions did not respond to Business Insider's request for comment on its Airbnb investment. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
    The Seattle Seahawks-Philadelphia Eagles game got off to a chippy start on Monday night, with Darius Slay and D.K. Metcalf in the middle of it. If you thought the Week 12 edition of Monday Night Football would be a tame affair, you’re wrong. The Seattle Seahawks hit the road to play the Philadelphia Eagles, with both teams looking to gain ground in the playoff race. Add in the fact that the Seahawks defeated the Eagles in the Wild-Card Round last year, and you’ve got the makings of a contest filled with bad blood. During the Seahawks’ opening drive, wide receiver D.K. Metcalf made a catch and forced Eagles cornerback Darius Slay to miss on a tackle attempt. A couple of plays later, and both Metcalf and Slay engaged in a shoving match, with the defensive back receiving an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for his actions. DK and Slay going at it...
    A search is underway in New York City to find a doctor who ‘vanished without a trace’ more than a week ago during a morning walk in a park with her mother, police say. Tamara Saukin, 44, of Staten Island, had been partaking in one of her daily strolls through Cloves Lake Park, in Sunnyside, when she disappeared at around 6:30am on November 18. Moments earlier, her mother had reportedly told her she was returning to her car, but Saukin said she wanted to continue walking. Saukin and her mother then headed separate ways and Saukin hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Tamara Saukin, 44, of Staten Island, has been missing for eight days having last been seen alive during a family walk through Cloves Lake Park Police have intensified their search for Saukin in the park in recent days, with scuba divers scouring lakes ‘She...
    We’ve previously waxed poetic about the Adagio Accelerator 2000 Blow Dryer, a bestselling hair dryer that boasts all the benefits of a premium hot tool, without the premium price tag. Why are we so excited about a hairdryer, you ask? If your hair is exposed to dangerous heat post-shower, your strands will begin to flash dry. This removes all the moisture from your locks, causes your cuticles to become dry and brittle, and will leave you with a head full of frizz. And over time, this creates a coarse texture, breakage, knots, and split ends. Worse is that the only way to really start fresh with excessively heat damaged hair is to cut it all off. Luckily, Adagio helps prevent this from becoming a reality. This five-star rated device’s three heat settings, two-speed settings, diffuser attachment, and flat nozzle allow you to customize the dryer’s temperature and power based on...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Mike Pompeo as a hero during his two-day visit to Israel last week and it’s no wonder. While most of the attention, and credit, has gone to his boss, Donald Trump, there has never been an American Secretary of State so unambiguously supportive of the Jewish State and its interests. In a joint appearance in Jerusalem, the Israeli Prime Minister praised the many transformative policies of the Trump years, from the U.S. declaration of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights to the recognition by the State Department of Jerusalem as Israel’s indivisible capital. He also acknowledged Pompeo’s key role in expediting Israeli peace deals with three Arab Sunni states. Pompeo is increasingly spoken of as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2024, and he behaved like one. His trip was an exercise in diplomacy as political barnstorming. He flew to the Golan Heights in...
    Adidas When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Adidas is starting Black Friday early with a preview sale. Right now, you can save 30% on your order when you buy a pair of sneakers with the promo code "GETSHOES" at checkout. Based on previous years, Adidas' official Black Friday sale will likely begin some time during the week of Thanksgiving. We're also keeping tabs on Black Friday deals available online on Amazon, Target, Walmart, The Home Depot, and more. See our guide to the best overall Black Friday deals here. To potentially save more this Black Friday, visit Insider Coupons and check out our most up-to-date Adidas coupons and promo codes. Although Black Friday isn't here officially, Adidas is getting a head start with a Black Friday Preview Sale. Right now, you can save 30% on your entire order when you buy...
    Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher believes motherhood saved the late star from an early demise. The “Star Wars” icon welcomed her only child, a daughter named Billie Lourd, in 1992. Fisher passed away in late 2016 at age 60 of cardiac arrest. An autopsy would later determine she had cocaine and traces of heroin, other opiates and MDMA in her system. “When Carrie became a mother it grounded her very differently,” Todd, 62, told Page Six on Friday. “Looking at Carrie, ‘she’s going to be a mother, holy mackerel, what is that going to be?’” “But what really happened… obviously Carrie was a unique mother, it’s what kept Carrie with us,” he shared. “I think we would have lost Carrie long ago, long before it hadn’t been for Billie.” BILLIE LOURD HONORS LATE MOM CARRIE FISHER, GRANDMA DEBBIE REYNOLDS IN 'SAD' HOLIDAY TRIBUTE ABOUT GRIEF Carrie Fisher and daughter...
    Carrie Fisher’s brother believes motherhood saved the “Star Wars” legend from an early death. “When Carrie became a mother it grounded her very differently,” Todd Fisher told Page Six. “Looking at Carrie, ‘she’s going to be a mother, holy mackerel what is that going to be?’ “But what really happened … obviously Carrie was a unique mother, it’s what kept Carrie with us. I think we would have lost Carrie long ago, long before if it hadn’t been for Billie.” The actress died December 27, 2016, age 60, of cardiac arrest. An autopsy determined that she had cocaine and traces of heroin, other opiates, and MDMA in her system. Her daughter, Billie Lourd, said that Fisher “battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it,” in a statement after her passing. Todd also believes that his sister would have been an amazing grandmother to Billie’s...
    Source: BioNTech Older Americans eager to get vaccinated against Covid-19 may need to exercise some patience. While Medicare — which insures much of the 65-and-older crowd — recently changed its rules so it can fully cover a fast-tracked vaccine, the availability of doses will be initially limited. And, individual states are tasked with actually distributing the vaccine and identifying priority populations to innoculate. "I think there are still major issues to resolve with vaccine distribution, which is being primarily left up to states to work out," said Juliette Cubanski, deputy director for the Kaiser Family Foundation's program on Medicare policy.VIDEO4:3104:31It will take time to get the coronavirus vaccine out: Former FDA commissionerPower Lunch"That includes which populations will be prioritized when it comes to getting the initial doses once they are authorized or approved," Cubanski said. The specifics of each state's preliminary plans for who they will vaccinate first differs a...
    Washington (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden's team is discussing ways to persuade resistant Republican governors to get on board with mandating masks to stop the spread of Covid-19, according to sources familiar with those conversations. The Biden transition team is treading lightly so far, saying little about how the incoming administration plans to address what is likely to be among the first tests of Biden's ability to bridge political divides and find consensus.Before engaging with any of the 13 Republican governors who have yet to pass statewide mask mandates, sources say the Biden team is reaching out to more amenable governors -- including holding staff level meetings with Republican Larry Hogan of Maryland, who was an early adopter of mask mandates and other preventive measures. Another option under consideration is using economic incentives, which would likely be implemented in an upcoming spending bill, to induce mask mandates, according to one person familiar...
    BLESS ITV’s heart. It didn’t half try to inject some terror and excitement into proceedings, on Sunday night. There were helicopters, flame-throwers, critters, the compulsory abseiling task and some human jellyfish called Jordan, who rather obligingly threw his guts up all over a gorse bush. 4 Jordan North climbing the cliff on I'm A CelebrityCredit: Rex Features The only genuinely terrifying image was conjured up, though, by the vivid imagination of radio journalist Victoria Derbyshire. “Ants in my knickers. Obviously that doesn’t fill me with joy.” Ant’s probably not too thrilled about it either. Poor lad and his mate, Dec, have got enough on their hands trying to save the 20th version of I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out Of Here!. A series which, through no fault of its own, has had to relocate from the beautiful jungle of Australia to rain-battered Gwrych Castle in North Wales where, as Victoria pointed out...
    As if you needed an incentive to shop for shoes, Adidas is giving you their blessing this week. The brand has decided that if you buy any shoe, they’ll take 30% off your entire cart, just so long as you use the code GETSHOES at checkout. While you might be eyeing that pair of sweats or that new running tank, you gotta start with the shoes this week. Whether you’re looking for something to run in, walk in, or hang out in, Adidas has you covered. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites to get you started. Superstar Shoes: These classic three stripe sneakers are perfect for daily wear. They’ll go with just about anything and the premium leather will hold up regardless of what the weather throws your way. Superstar Shoes Down From $80Buy on adidas$56Adilette Comfort Slides: This is the perfect house shoe. Slip them on and off...
    When Chase Elliott crossed the finish line in P1, he seized his maiden Cup Series championship. However, it felt like the fates were against him when his car failed pre-race inspection and he dropped to the back of the grid. Fortunately, he took it as a challenge, and the comeback was afoot. When Elliott got into his car, he knew that everything came down to this race. Initially, at the start, he was right up front but was forced to slow down and let every car pass him. To his credit, he took the punishment in stride, and slowly formulated a plan to regain his rightful place at the front. While the likes of Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin reported some issues, Chase Elliott had no such trouble. Meanwhile, a lot of drivers were complaining that it was hugely difficult to overtake. By the end of Stage 1, he was...
    America’s mysterious sixth-generation stealth fighter has taken to the skies, as much as five to 10 years before it may have been anticipated. The early conceptual thinking for the Air Force Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program, now in development for several years, had been that an actual platform would not likely emerge until 2030.  How could this have happened? One clear and lesser-known reality related to this can be found through the fast-evolving process of digital engineering wherein actual prototype models, design renderings and technology specifics can be replicated, tested and analyzed before there is any “bending of metal.” This process, clearly and simply put, massively helped bring the sixth-generation stealth fighter to life.  Dr. William Roper, the Air Force acquisition executive, is arguably the largest proponent of digital engineering, a process that greatly impacted the rapid maturation of the Air Force’s sixth-generation program. Roper recently published an interesting paper on the topic of digital engineering...
    (CNN)Much needed rain is finally coming to fire-ravaged western states, but it will come at a cost, with very strong winds leading the big weather system that will bring rain and snow.Parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Idaho are just a few of the areas under elevated fire weather risk Friday. And a more dangerous critical fire weather risk exists for over a third of Nevada on Friday. Incoming winds and very dry conditions will lead to another round of high fire danger!⚠️ Heed all fire restrictions and use caution with fire triggers (grills, cars, campfires, etc.).#nvwx #cawx #VegasWeather pic.twitter.com/m96PSHfHMD— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) November 4, 2020 Much of Nevada and portions of eastern California will see winds pick up Friday morning and continue through the afternoon, at times gusting up to 50 mph. This is a concern because gusty winds, dry conditions and low humidity levels increase fire...
    In California: Rain, snow in forecast; state election results trickle in People are painting their walls more now — and these are their go-to colors An Election in Overtime Donald Trump over-performed the polls and shocked the pundits again on Tuesday, getting so close to the finish line that several key states have yet to be called. © Carlos Barria/Reuters President Donald Trump speaks about the presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, November 5, 2020. This is a significant achievement, and even if he doesn’t ultimately win, Republicans have a strong chance of holding the Senate and defanging a Biden presidency from the outset. Load Error But beginning late on election night, Trump has reminded everyone how he’s always refused to conform himself to the institution of the presidency, a fact that helped repel suburban and college-educated voters, perhaps dooming his...
    At least 10 people have tested positive and 48 others have been forced to quarantine after New York health officials traced a COVID-19 cluster back to an early voting site in the Hamptons. Six of those who tested positive at the Stony Brook Southampton campus were poll workers, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Wednesday. All those who tested positive are currently isolating, along with 48 other people they had been in close contact with, Bellone said. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services is urging anyone who cast a ballot at Stony Brook between October 26 and October 28 to be aware of their potential exposure and get tested. ‘The Suffolk County Department of Health Services learned on November 3 that a person who worked at the Stony Brook Southampton early-voting site tested positive for COVID-19. Subsequently, five additional poll workers at this location and four personal contacts of...
    bymuratdeniz | E+ | Getty Images As a group, Medicare beneficiaries generally share at least one thing: Covid-19 risk. Most of the program's 62.8 million recipients are age 65 or older, making them more likely to develop complications from the virus or succumb to it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recent agency data shows that of 217,000-plus Covid deaths in the U.S., nearly 172,000 were in that age group. That risk was explored in a recent survey of about 2,100 Medicare beneficiaries by eHealth, an online insurance marketplace. When it came to policy issues (e.g., whether the government is doing enough to lower prescription drug costs), viewpoints were most often split along political party lines. Respondents generally showed more agreement about trying to remain healthy during the pandemic.VIDEO4:5004:50Expect U.S. Covid cases to accelerate in coming weeks: Former FDA chief Dr. GottliebSquawk BoxFor example, a majority of...
    Florida voted Tuesday to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour in steps by 2026. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, more than 61 percent of voters approved the legislation — which increases minimum wage from $8.56 to $10 per hour starting Sept. 30, 2021, then raises it $1 each year until 2026. The passing of Florida’s Amendment 2 makes the Sunshine State the eighth in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage, including New York and California. While the bill is expected to boost pay for thousands of workers, critics and business owners fear it will result in employers being forced to lay off employees and could result in higher costs for consumers. The federal minimum wage is $7.25, but 29 states in the US pay more than that. People waiting in line to vote in Palm Beach, Florida, today. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images An...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper suggested that early exit polls coming in at 6 p.m. EST. favor Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election and are “more amenable to the Biden message.” “When we talk about reading the tea leaves, again, here I am seeing an electorate based on the early, early exit poll results — not definitive — that suggest an electorate that one could say is more amenable to the Biden message,” Tapper said Tuesday night. “It is a more female electorate. It is a less white electorate. It has more older voters and seniors that are in favor of Biden according to polls, and a more college educated. Early results and looking at what I am seeing here, that is what I am taking away,” Tapper continued. According to early CNN exit polls, 53% of voters identified as female compared to 47% of the male vote, according...
    (CNN)John Legend took the stage at a rally for Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris Monday night and it was a family outing. Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen, and their young children appeared on stage together briefly.my speech in support of @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. lets end this national nightmare... https://t.co/xBbh9KdEj4— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 3, 2020 "I want to send a shoutout -- actually, can you come onstage, baby?" he asked. "I want you guys to see, my wife is here. My daughter, Luna, is here. My son, Miles, is here. We're teaching our young people early to participate in their democracy."This was the first public appearance Teigen had made since the recent loss of their son, Jack. "I want to do a special song that I dedicated to my wife a little while ago," he said."I wrote this song as a tribute to our relationship and the fact that...
    Anti-racism protesters with the Burlington-Alamance March For Justice and Community march in Graham, North Carolina on July 11, 2020. LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images Town officials in Carrboro, North Carolina, elected to leave Black Lives Matter flags flying at the town hall, which is an early voting site, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. The State Board of Elections had requested officials remove it until after the early voting period ended on Saturday, according to the report. The chairman of the local Republican Party said he'd received numerous complaints about the flags, which began flying above the town hall in July. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Officials in Carrboro, North Carolina, this week refused a request from the state Board of Elections to remove Black Lives Matter flags flying at the city Town Hall, which is an early voting site. According to a report from the...
    But ABSOLUTELY crazy is not the craziest part! The craziest part is that they never learn. They’ll do it again! Given similar circumstances — his star starter allowing just two hits, no runs and striking out nine in just 5 ¹/₃ innings of a do-or-die World Series game, Rays’ manager Kevin Cash would pull that starter, Blake Snell, again. Cash had done similar many times before, including yanking Snell early in Game 2 with Snell again pitching well and a DH to prevent pitchers from batting. Cash has just normally done so on a smaller stage. In his two Series starts, Snell, a $50 million ace — huge dough for the Rays — threw just 10 innings, allowing a mere four hits. But not good enough for Cash in a season again ruled by managers who think they can script every game before they even start, thus swapping common sense...
    Films that did the best and worst jobs of predicting the future 37 Ways To Save For Your Emergency Fund and Any Unexpected Situations There won’t be an Orlando bubble for early season college basketball tournaments Many early season events scheduled for the end of November and beginning of December won’t be happening in an Orlando bubble, per Seth Davis of The Athletic. © Provided by Awful Announcing Davis reports that the protocols that ESPN, which runs the tournaments through its ESPN Events arm, wanted to enforce were recommended by both the CDC and NCAA and were stricter than those that will be followed by many conferences this season. “We’ve decided to redirect our efforts to be sure the teams have enough time to make other plans,” Clint Overby, vice president of ESPN Events, told The Athletic. “At the end of the day our bias was toward safety and making...
    It’s been more than seven months since the Warriors played their last game of the 2019-20 season, and after patiently waiting out the NBA postseason that ended just two weeks ago, they should be preparing for a sprint of an offseason. On a call with the league’s board of governors last week, the NBA’s decision-makers discussed the possibility of starting a 72-game, 2020-21 season on Dec. 22, Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob confirmed with the Bay Area News Group. Moving that quickly to start next season would force an abbreviated offseason, with free agency and training camp starting shortly after the Nov. 18 draft. Such a decision — which would have to be approved by the National Basketball Players Association — would help the league return to its normal calendar, with a champion being crowned in June and a summer offseason. Starting in December and trimming 10 games...
    Former president Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Senators battle over Supreme Court nominee in rare Saturday session Trump hits Biden as 'disrespectful' to Obama MORE took to Twitter on Sunday to praise people who tweeted they had voted early, some facing extreme challenges in their lives, and used the opportunity to encourage others to vote. Obama highlighted three voters, two of whom said they were currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Brian Wallach tweeted on Oct. 23 that, “If I can vote while receiving an infusion and living with a currently terminal illness, what’s your excuse? #VoteHopesNotFears.”  Obama retweeted him with the caption, “To anyone considering sitting this election out, look at this image. Then make a plan to vote. You're an inspiration to all of us, Brian — and we're all behind you in this fight." To anyone considering sitting...
    She made fashion history with her iconic ensembles in the 70s and 80s.  And Cher used her impeccable dress sense to draw attention on Saturday, as she campaigned for presidential candidate, Joe Biden, and vice presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, at an early vote rally. The singer, 74, looked sensational as she grabbed the mic and took centre stage at a shopping centre in Las Vegas, Nevada. All eyes on her!  Cher used her impeccable dress sense to draw attention as she campaigned for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at an early vote rally on Saturday Cher emphasised her slender silhouette with a sparkling metallic jacket which perfectly complemented her silver manicure.  The singing superstar paired her jacket with slim-fitting black trousers, a printed tee, and a glittery sequin scarf that wrapped around her neck. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Lizzo advocates for civic duty in...
    (CNN)More than 100 places from the Pacific Ocean to the Great Lakes region could set record cold temperatures during the next few days as Old Man Winter arrives early. At the same time, parts of the Rocky Mountains could pick up more than a foot of snow, which could provide welcome relief to firefighters battling wildfires in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. After a rollercoaster of temperatures in the last few days across much of the Mountain West and northern Plains, another shot of even colder air will arrive Sunday night into Monday. The frigid air will keep high temperatures from going above freezing as far south as the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. On Sunday, areas from Bismarck, North Dakota, to Denver to San Angelo, Texas -- and everywhere in between -- will see temperatures 20 to 25 degrees below normal. On Monday, that same region will be 25 to...
    Imagine this: You’ve been asleep for the past year or two, and when you wake up, you just absolutely have to turn on a Giants game. It’d be totally fair for your first question to be, “Why did Eli Manning change his number?” We’re here to inform you that the Eli Manning lookalike playing quarterback for the Giants is not, in fact, Eli Manning. That’s Daniel Jones, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and Manning’s heir to the quarterback position for the Giants. Yes, they look eerily similar and possess the same mannerisms. And yes, they throw a few too many silly interceptions. But they’ve had photos taken together, confirming they are not in fact the same individual. What New York fans should be hoping is that Jones’ early season statistical success relative to Manning can lead to a similar jewelry output of the two...
    AMAZON is giving early access to its cloud gaming service Luna. Some customers will soon receive an invitation to test it out. 2Luna is Amazon's upcoming cloud gaming serviceCredit: Alamy Amazon only announced its upcoming cloud gaming platform in September 24. Early access will be for US-based users only. They'll be able to test it on Fire TV, Mac, PC, and iOS web apps. A version for Android is still in the works. 2The early access will only be for US-based customersCredit: Alamy Prospective users will need to sign up to the Luna Plus Game Channel. It currently comes with 50 games for $5.99 a month and you'll be able to pick and choose from any of those games in the library. However, there is also a free seven day trial before the monthly billing starts. Amazon said in a blog post: "We are just getting started and need streamers and...
    Donald Trump's months-long attacks on mail-in voting and systematic efforts to undermine the Postal Service may have ultimately hurt his chances to sow confusion in the days following the election and erroneously claim victory. It's a beautiful thing when someone as loathsome as Trump shoots themselves in the foot, so let's walk through the mechanics of it. After months of listening to Trump's baseless charges of voter fraud while his administration simultaneously took a hatchet to the Postal Service, Democratic voters appear to have taken him seriously. Consequently, they have either returned their mail-in ballots at lighting speed or simply resolved their best option was voting early and in-person. Thus, the epic vote lines and wait times we are seeing in Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas. Contribute now to take back the White House! That has amounted to an enormous number of early votes cast—more than 21 million as of Friday...
    LOSING interest could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, experts warn. New research shows that older people with severe apathy are nearly twice as likely to developing dementia than those with a get up and go attitude. 1Apathy could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, experts have warnedCredit: Getty - Contributor Researchers say it may help identify at-risk individuals when lifestyle changes and medications are more likely to work. Lead author Dr Meredith Bock, of California University in San Francisco, said: "Apathy can be very distressing for family members, when people no longer want to get together with family or friends or don't seem interested in what they used to enjoy. "More research is needed, but it's possible these are signs that people may be at risk for Alzheimer's disease and could benefit from early interventions and efforts to reduce other risk factors." THE STUDY The...
    PILSEN — As early voting opened up across 51 city sites Wednesday, a coalition of elected officials and community groups urged Chicagoans to cast their ballots before Election Day. Chicagoans now can register to vote, cast ballots or drop off mail-in ballots at any site, which includes the Loop Super Site at 191 N. Clark St. and one polling place in each of the city’s 50 wards. Secure ballot drop boxes will be available at all early voting sites. Early voting sites are open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Outside Joseph Jungman Elementary School, 1746 S. Miller St., Board of Elections Chair Marisel Hernandez said she was “excited” to open voting sites across the city with the general election less than three weeks away. “No matter what ward you live in, you can vote at any early voting site convenient to...
    Josh Norman isn’t allowed to play in the NFL anymore after this Derrick Henry stiff arm Norman has made his rounds in recent years, but at 32 years of age his best seasons are behind him. Henry’s stiff arm was so severe it must have Norman wondering if this career path is really worth it anymore. Sure, Vance McDonald delivered the stiff arm of the decade just a few years back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, which led to a touchdown. But has there ever been an extended arm so savage, and so demonstrative, as the one Henry threw on a Tuesday night? Derrick Henry just DESTROYED Josh Norman. Holy cow!pic.twitter.com/iB62PMDSCH — NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 14, 2020 Did Norman exit the frame? Goodbye, stage left?Henry is the most powerful running back in the NFL for a reasonHenry is a beast of a running back and the Alabama product is...
    Computer manufacturers shipped 79 million personal computers in the third quarter of 2020, an uptick of 13 percent year-over-year with Lenovo leading the pack, technology analyst firm Canalys reported. Looking at worldwide desktop, laptop, and workstation shipments, Canalys found Acer shipped 5.6 million units last quarter for a 15 percent increase from the year-ago quarter. That was the largest percentage increase from 2019. But Lenovo shipped the most units in the third quarter, at 19.3 million, an 11 percent increase from last year, followed by HP with 18.6 million, a 12 percent year-over-year uptick. Dell shipped 11.9 million units in Q3 which was actually a decrease of 0.5 percent from the year prior, while Apple shipped 6.3 million units for an increase of 13.2 percent. Earlier this year, laptops were especially hard to find, with a huge, sudden increase in demand from people working and learning from home during...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Double Date With Katharine McPhee and David Foster Amid Her Pregnancy Big homes for sale for tiny prices around the world PGA Tour Champions: Woody Austin grabs an early lead at the SAS Championship Woody Austin owns the early lead at the SAS Championship, this weekend’s PGA Tour Champions event in Cary, North Carolina. Austin is seeking his fifth career victory on the senior circuit as he fired an opening-round 66, good for 6-under par and a one-shot lead at the Prestonwood Country Club – Highlands Course. © Provided by Golfweek Woody Austin SAS Championship The Tampa, Florida, native more than made up for a bogey on the fourth hole with seven birdies — two of them coming late on No. 17 and No. 18. He credits his short game with keeping him in it, especially early. “I putted better than I have putted...
    The most recent COVID-19 outbreaks report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment set an unfortunate record for new entries, including three Greek houses at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Add the outbreaks at Phi Delta Theta, Pi Kappa Phi and Sigma Pi to one at Kappa Sigma in early September and another pair (Chi Omega and Gamma Phi Beta) later in the month and that's a total of six fraternities or sororities at the school that have been hit by the disease — and that number doesn't include the two dormitories placed under quarantine amid a rise in Colorado case counts largely attributable to infections among college students. Unlike the University of Colorado Boulder, which made a temporary shift to remote learning after its COVID-19 numbers began spiking, CSU is still holding in-person classes. But judging from our visit to Fort Collins on Saturday, October 3,...
    Since early July, British scientists grappling with the coronavirus pandemic have been involved in some very unlikely detective work. Every couple of days, they have been taking samples of wastewater from 44 of the UK's largest sewage plants to study one particular component — what comes out of our loos. Wastewater is used water that's come from domestic sinks, showers and loos, and is contaminated with everything from soaps and chemicals to food scraps and human faeces. Every day, billions of gallons of it are pumped from sewers to treatment works, where it is cleaned (using bacteria to break down all the contaminants) and released back into rivers and streams. Scientists in the UK (as well the U.S., Italy, France and The Netherlands) are now able to detect even the tiniest amount of the virus's genetic material in untreated sewage RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Fire was used to make tools by our early human ancestors some 300,000 years ago, an analysis of flint blades unearthed in a cave east of Tel Aviv has revealed.  Researchers from Israel studied stone blades, flakes and pot-lids from the Qesem cave — and discovered evidence that they had been exposed to controlled fires. Exposing the flints to specific intensities of fire would have improved blade production, the team explained. Previous studies identified fire-altered tools from the Late Lower Palaeolithic — 420–200,000 years ago — but it had been unclear if such had been heated intentionally.  Fire was used to make tools by our early human ancestors some 300,000 years ago, an analysis of flint blades (pictured) unearthed in a cave east of Tel Aviv has revealed 'The use of fire to treat raw materials was an important discovery made by early hominins,' said paper author and archaeologist Filipe Natalio...
    Don’t let reality TV fool you: Investing in an emerging company is not reserved for the stars of Shark Tank. No matter how intimidating it may seem at first glance, the truth is that anyone can buy stock in the next innovative startup disrupting the market. There are even investing platforms dedicated to early-stage startups that streamline the process for you, enabling aspiring investors to find quality companies, purchase stock options and potentially generate huge returns in the future, all with complete ease. Consider SeedInvest, a leading crowdfunding platform that helps the everyday person back a company that could very well change the world one day. Each featured startup is heavily vetted by SeedInvest (they only accept about 1% of startup applicants) to ensure all companies showcased on the platform are worthy of your hard-earned cash. And unlike typical startup investments, SeedInvest offers users minimum investments as low as $500...
    President Donald Trump's positive test for the coronavirus set off cascading effects through the chain of government – and raises a raft of constitutional issues should he endure a difficult illness or lose his battle with the disease. The Constitution and laws enacted by Congress provide for a line of succession, as well as provisions for how to proceed if the president becomes incapacitated. A web of party and state election laws make provisions for how to proceed if a candidate must be replaced on the ballot.  The Election Day itself is fixed by law, and can be moved only by an act of Congress.  But there are ambiguities in all areas – from national party rules to state election law and even the line of succession – providing multiple avenues for chaos just 32 days before the Nov. 3 election.    Who is in charge of the country now?...
    American League Divisional Series No. 6 Houston Astros vs. No. 2 Oakland Athletics BEST-OF-FIVE SERIES SCHEDULE (all games at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles): Games 1 to 3, Monday to Wednesday, times TBA; Games 4 and 5, if necessary, Thursday and Friday, times TBA. SEASON SERIES: A’s won season series 7-3. TELEVISON/RADIO: TBS/960-AM POSSIBLE STARTERS (regular season stats): Astros — Zack Greinke (3-3, 4.03), Cristian Javier (5-2, 3.48), Lance McCullers Jr. (3-3, 3.93), Framber Valdéz (5-3, 3.57), José Urquidy (1-1, 2.73); Athletics — Sean Manaea (4-3, 4.50), Chris Bassitt (5-2, 2.29), Jesús Luzardo (3-2, 4.12); Frankie Montas (3-5, 5.60), Mike Fiers (6-3, 4.58). HOW THEY GOT HERE: The Astros, the No. 6 seed for the playoffs, swept the Minnesota Twins in their opening round best-of-three series. Houston won the first game 4-1, and the second game 3-1. The second-seeded A’s beat the No. 7 Chicago White...
    (CNN)Doctors should pay more attention to women's menstrual cycles and treat them as an additional vital sign to assess a patient's health, researchers have said, after a new study found a link between irregular periods and a greater risk of early death.A team of mostly US-based researchers found that women who reported always having irregular menstrual cycles experienced higher mortality rates than women who reported very regular cycles in the same age ranges. The study took into account other potentially influential factors, such as age, weight, lifestyle, contraceptives and family medical history.Pantone launches bold new color to combat menstruation taboosThe study assessed 79,505 women with no history of cardiovascular disease, cancer or diabetes. The women reported the usual length and regularity of their menstrual cycles at three different points: between the ages of 14 to 17, 18 to 22, and 29 to 46 years. The researchers kept track of their...
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