Last year was close to a record year for crop yields for Minnesota farmers, John Lauritsen reports (1:47). WCCO 4 News At 6 - April 16, 2021
Ravi Singh is no stranger to relief efforts. What he did not expect was that his NGO’s skills would be needed across India in the wake of COVID-19. The black market for oxygen concentrators in India is booming while people are suffocating.
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Brandon Scott on becoming mayor of Baltimore amid a pandemic: "Growing up in Baltimore, growing up in Park Heights prepared me for trial by fire." And, he talks about redeveloping Pimlico Race Course for the betterment of Park Heights.
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‘Inaction – or just moving on – is simply not an option,’ Rep Bennie Thompson says as he announces new bill, which took months to agree on
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‘Do Palestinians have a right to survive?’ AOC makes impassioned speech against Biden policy on Israel crisis
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that the United States ‘must acknowledge its role in the injustice and human rights violations of Palestinians’
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Bill Elliott and Michael Waltrip are getting ready for their next racing adventure as drivers in Tony Stewart’s new star-studded series.
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Man arrested for riding in back seat of driverless Tesla gets out of jail, buys another Tesla, and does it again
‘I have unlimited money to blow on Teslas. If you take my Tesla away, I will get another Tesla’
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Ministers will refuse to consult or issue a call for evidence on weakening assisted suicide laws in a boost for MPs who do not want change to law, The Telegraph can disclose. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland, who is in charge of the policy, has made clear that the Government will not do any work on legalising euthanasia. The news comes after The Telegraph revealed Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, wrote to the chief statistician of the ONS to ask for figures on how many people with terminal illnesses are killing themselves every year, in a move which was seen as opening the door to legalising assisted suicide. However a senior source at the Ministry of Justice said: “The Government has no position on this. We have no plans to consult or call for evidence or anything on this issue.” Instead ministers want to allow MPs to have a free vote first on the issue, and then use that to guide the Government on whether legislation needs to be drawn up. Ministers would also be pleased to see either the Health select committee or Justice select committee gather evidence on the issue. The same source said: “It is a matter for Parliament. This is genuinely an issue for MPs and their consciences and members of the Lords to vote upon accordingly.” Mr Buckland is understood to believe that the guidance issued by the Crown Prosecution Service in 2010 “strikes the right balance”. The source added: “You don’t see loving couples ending with the surviving member of the couple going to court. That does not happen. “We don’t choose to be born, we don’t choose the time of death, and once you start ascribing value to somebody’s life you are taking things into a new dimension.” Previous attempts by MPs and peers, including Lord Falconer of Thoroton in 2014, who was Lord Chancellor in Tony Blair's Labour government, failed to win the support of Parliament. In 2014 then-Prime Minister David Cameron said he was "not convinced that further steps need to be taken" and was concerned that "people might be being pushed into things that they don't actually want for themselves". Last month members of a newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group for Dying Well wrote to Mr Buckland urging him not to weaken the law on whether people can legally be helped to die. Tory MP Danny Kruger, the group’s chairman, which held its first meeting for 50 MPs last week, said: “It is right that the Government is being cautious about any moves in this direction - there are many causes for concern about any weakening in the law. “Instead of legalising assisted suicide we should be investing in a proper system of palliative care.” However Andrew Mitchell, the former Conservative Cabinet minister who chairs the pro-assisted suicide All Party Parliamentary Group for Choice at the End of Life, added: “The ONS figures will show that large numbers of people who are killing themselves are terminally sick. “They are trying to end their lives, they cannot afford to go to Switzerland, there is no change in the law so far and therefore they determine they have no option but to end their lives themselves - sometimes in horrific circumstances. “The Government is of course neutral - it is for us as members of the House of Commons to decide and vote on what is an issue of conscience."
- Architectural Digest
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Some say the manner in which the county manager was removed could hurt Durham County’s ability to attract new companies and candidates to replace him.
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Walt Disney shares fell in early trading Friday after the entertainment giant’s streaming service posted disappointing quarterly growth. Subscribers to Disney+ totaled over 103 million as of early April, but that was nearly 6 million short of Wall Street’s targets. And the average monthly revenue per paid subscriber fell. Disney+ had benefited from a streaming boom last year from consumers stuck at home amid the health crisis. Analysts say the slow subscriber growth was a speed bump, saying a slate of superhero films and sci-fi thrillers will attract new fans.CEO Robert Chapek said new offerings would help lure customers to Disney’s various streaming services. The company also plans to launch Disney+ in Malaysia and Thailand in June. The weak streaming results overshadowed the company's strong profit growth. Adjusted earnings crushed analysts’ expectations. Profit rose at its TV networks while its theme parks unit posted an operating loss. But the company reopened Disneyland in California in late April, and Disney says reservations at its U.S. parks were strong.
- LA Times
Kévin Cabral agreed to a five-year deal with the Galaxy last month but hasn't played while waiting for his transfer and visa paperwork to be completed.
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The unidentified boy was discovered with multiple wounds about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Dallas police said. Investigators believe an "edged weapon" was used.
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KOB4/Metropolitan Detention CenterA suspected white supremacist is facing charges after allegedly ditching a bullet-riddled car containing three dead men in the parking lot of an Albuquerque hospital this week.Richard Kuykendall, a 41-year-old with an “apparent association” with the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, was charged Friday with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition for his role in the Wednesday triple homicide, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for New Mexico.Prosecutors allege that after a deadly shootout in a nearby alley, Kuykendall drove to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital with the victims, removed his shirt and told a security officer “that there were three dead guys in the Chevy” before he walked away.The criminal complaint—first obtained by Seamus Hughes, a researcher at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism and a Daily Beast contributor—notes that authorities only believe Kuykendall “may be responsible for the death of one of the three men.”The victims, who have not yet been identified, were also members of the gang. Kuykendall is being held on bail at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque.SHOOTING VIDEO: @ABQPOLICE said three bodies showed up at Kaseman Hospital around 3pm yesterday. They have not confirmed these videos are connected, but show a what appears to be a barrage of bullets at 2:40p yesterday. 2 miles away a bloodied man is seen leaving the scene @KOB4 pic.twitter.com/jqnvdcW4Tn— Ryan Laughlin (@RyanLaughlinKOB) May 13, 2021 Prosecutors described the Aryan Brotherhood as a “nationwide prison gang that strives to control drug distribution and other illegal activity within state and federal prisons.” Formed by white inmates, it has about 20,000 members both in and out of prison and is known for using Nazi symbols, including swastikas and SS lightning bolts, the complaint states.While authorities have not provided a motive for Wednesday’s slaying, the complaint notes that the gang is known for murdering or threatening members who do not remain loyal or pose a threat to the enterprise.“The [Aryan Brotherhood] uses murder and the threat of murder to maintain a position of power within the prison and jail system,” the complaint states. “Inmates and others who do not follow the orders of the [Aryan Brotherhood] are subject to being murdered, as is anyone who uses violence against an [Aryan Brotherhood] member.”Prosecutors state Kuykendall was walking in an alley behind a local pizza shop on Wednesday when a dark-colored Chevy Malibu pulled up behind him. When Kuykendall tried to get in the car, shots were immediately fired at him.Kuykendall “ducked and maintained a low center of gravity as he ran around the front” of the car while shots were still being fired. He was able to jump in the car.She Masqueraded as an Aryan Princess to Take Down Neo-NazisA few seconds later, Kuykendall exited the car and walked toward a dumpster, the complaint states. “Kuykendall remained next to the dumpster for nine seconds and then went back to the car.” The Albuquerque Police Department later found a 9mm pistol in the dumpster.Prosecutors state that after possibly moving a person inside the car, Kuykendall got into the driver’s seat—on top of the presumably dead driver—and drove to the nearby hospital.Once there, he took off his shirt, revealing several tattoos associated with the neo-Nazi group, including “a large letter B on his left shoulder and an iron cross on his left breast,” the complaint states.When authorities arrived, they found a car “riddled with bullet holes” with a loaded pistol under the driver’s seat, an empty pistol on the back seat and spent bullet casings throughout the car, the complaint says.It’s far from Kuykendall’s first run-in with the law. “Kuykendall has an impressive criminal history, with at least 35 arrests in New Mexico and Massachusetts,” the complaint states. His crimes range from forgery and identity theft to larceny and conspiracy, to an assault of a family member in 2018.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The Heat pay a 40-year-old veteran $2.5 million even though he never plays, and players think more teams should do it
Udonis Haslem may not play much for the Heat, but he plays a huge role as a mentor and leader in the locker room.
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Trevor Lawrence opened Jacksonville’s rookie minicamp on a pitch count. Lawrence is three months removed from labrum surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder. “The No. 1 issue is falling,” coach Urban Meyer said Saturday.
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If ever there was a time to want to be driving an electric car, it may have been last week — after the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack forced the company to take some of its systems offline.
The online booking platform says demand for holidays has soared as some countries emerge from lockdown.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene said that she's the victim of Democrat bullying when questioned about her hounding of AOC
Marjorie Taylor Greene listed several grievances over alleged bullying from Democrats, including the time Guam delegates offered her cookies.
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Junior standout Eduardo Moisa Membreno scored three goals in the victory.
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Most of the arrests made were misdemeanors of public intoxication, with nine DWI arrests included, authorities say.