A Palmdale woman who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez, Thursday filed court papers seeking a new hearing in her case.
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With Patrick Beverley out indefinitely because of a broken hand and Paul George taking a night off, the Clippers survived a game of wild swings to beat the Rockets on Friday night.
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Dr. Robert Finberg gives his perspective on Pfizer seeking authorization for use in kids ages 12-15 and reports of possible adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, the man she once called her 'strength and stay', died on Friday (April 9) at Windsor Castle aged 99.He was known for modernizing the monarchy, and steering the British royal family through repeated crises during his service.The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially known, was by his wife's side throughout her 69-year reign, the longest in British history.Flags were lowered to half-mast at Buckingham Palace, and at government buildings across London, as the public began to lay flowers outside royal residences.Prime Minister Boris Johnson also paid his respects to the Queen's consort."We mourn today with Her Majesty the Queen, we offer our condolences to her and to all her family, and we give thanks as a nation and a kingdom for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh."Many other world leaders have also paid tribute, including U.S. President Joe Biden.Philip, a former naval officer and Greek prince, had earned a reputation for a tough, no-nonsense attitude, which earned him respect from many Britons.But he was also known for off-the-cuff remarks that sometimes caused offense. He was a favorite to newspaper editors, keen to pick up on any stray remarks at official events.Philip spent four weeks in hospital earlier this year for treatment for an infection, and to have a heart procedure, but he returned to Windsor in early March.He died just two months before his 100th birthday.
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Inclement weather already moved Friday’s Xfinity series race to Sunday. Will the forecast force the Cup Series race to be postponed, as well?
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Rain forced the postponement of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after just 42 laps Saturday night, setting up a doubleheader Sunday. Denny Hamlin passed pole-sitter Joey Logano just four laps into the race and led the rest of the way until light drizzle intensified and the drivers were told to come down pit road for a red flag delay. Conditions on the track were good, but pit road was very wet.
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A limited number of fans see the Dodgers win their home opener and receive their 2020 championship rings Friday.
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Activists say more than 80 people were killed in the city of Bago in protests against the military coup.
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The ceremony is split over two days for the first time, with more winners to be revealed on Sunday.
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Adam Erne scored in the seventh round of the shootout as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Saturday night. Erne also scored his team’s last goal in regulation, giving him four goals in the last six games. “It has been going well lately,” Erne said.
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The Eagles avenged their season-opening loss against the Vandals with two fourth-quarter touchdowns.
While the world mourns the passing of DMX another rap star from that era appears to also be struggling with his health. Black Rob, the Bad Boy star who ruled the streets in 2000 with the massive hit “Woah!” was recorded by Power 105.1’s DJ Self in his hospital bed. Although it was hard to hear him in his weakened state, the rapper extended his condolences to DMX and his family after his passing on Friday.
Boris Johnson says he won't attend Prince Philip's funeral so a royal family member can take his place
Prince Philip's funeral on April 17 has a 30-person limit. A statement from 10 Downing Street said Johnson wants family members to be able to attend.
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U.S. Army Lt. Caron Nazario told police he was “honestly afraid to get out” of his SUV, according to video of the incident. "You should be,” one officer said.
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Texas GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw recovering from emergency eye surgery that will leave him blind for a month
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tex.) revealed Saturday that he underwent emergency surgery on his left eye a day earlier after a doctor discovered his retina was detaching. The surgery "went well" he said, but it will require a long and likely arduous recovery. "I will be effectively blind for about a month," he explained, adding that a "few more prayers that my vision will get back to normal ... wouldn't hurt." While he recovers, he'll be mostly "off the grid," he said. It was a "terrifying prognosis" for Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Afghanistan's Helmand province in 2012. The injury cost him his right eye and badly damaged his left, his vision only returning after several surgeries, The Dallas Morning News notes. Crenshaw said "it was always a possibility that the effects of the damage to my retina would resurface, and it appears that is exactly what has happened." pic.twitter.com/9laF7Gjfvo — Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 10, 2021 House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called Crenshaw a "fighter" who "has the support of every one of his colleagues" in Congress. "He's going to win this battle, too," McCarthy wrote on Twitter. More stories from theweek.com7 brutally funny cartoons about Mitch McConnell's corporate hypocrisyYou should start a keyhole gardenHow red states silence urban voters
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin will be carried through the grounds of Windsor Castle in a modified Land Rover that he designed for the occasion himself. The funeral will take place next Saturday at 3pm, following a short procession in which the Prince of Wales and senior members of the Royal family will follow the coffin on foot as it is driven to St George’s Chapel. The Queen will not take part in the procession. It will be a royal funeral like no other, with Royals adhering to Covid-19 guidelines by wearing masks throughout the ceremony and maintaining social distancing. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that it would not be a state occasion, in accordance with the Duke’s wishes, but a ceremonial royal funeral in line with the Queen Mother’s funeral in 2002. Her Majesty gave final approval to the plans, which “very much reflect the personal wishes of the Duke" who died peacefully at home in Windsor Castle on Friday morning.
Meghan Markle won't travel to Prince Philip's funeral. Experts say flying while pregnant during the pandemic can be risky.
An OB-GYN said flying while pregnant is generally safe before 36 weeks. Meghan Markle, whose due date is not known, didn't get clearance to fly.
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Ingenuity was supposed to spin its blades at full speed on Friday, but a "watchdog" timer that identifies issues abruptly cut the test short.
A Proud Boys leader is arguing he shouldn't be sent back to jail, since other accused Capitol rioters are being beaten and threatened by guards
Ethan Nordean of Washington is one of the Proud Boys' leaders who is accused of leading members into the US Capitol building on Jan. 6.