Reaction in Baltimore to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case
Dr. Pimple Popper moved swiftly from one growth to the next, yanking them out with tweezers. She said one pilar cyst looked like a plum.
- Business Insider
Medical experts said getting too much vaccine usually doesn't lead to serious side effects - but it's important not to waste any doses.
- Yahoo News
Republican rage directed at Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser on the coronavirus pandemic to Presidents Trump and Biden, seemed to reach new heights over the weekend, with former Trump administration trade adviser Peter Navarro claiming the renowned physician and scientist has likely "killed millions of Americans."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. Coast Guard ship fired about 30 warning shots after 13 vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close to it and other American Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Monday. This is the second time within the last month that U.S. military vessels have had to fire warning shots because of what they said was unsafe behavior by Iranian vessels in the region, after a relative lull in such interactions over the past year. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the warning shots were fired after the Iranian fast boats came as close as 150 yards (450 feet) of six U.S. military vessels, including the USS Monterey, that were escorting the guided-missile submarine Georgia.
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Home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla got into the driver's seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash in suburban Houston, according to a government report Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board said it's still investigating all aspects of the crash. A computer that records air bag and seat belt status as well as speed and acceleration was damaged and is being examined at an NTSB lab.
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. When a new monoclonal antibody drug was added to treatments being given to hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were still breathing on their own, the drug - lenzilumab from Humanigen Inc - significantly improved their odds of not needing invasive mechanical ventilation, researchers found. The 540 patients in the randomized trial were already receiving a variety of standard treatments.
- The Daily Beast
ReutersRobert Brockman—the software billionaire charged in the largest tax evasion case in American history, who has since claimed to have a form of dementia—will be evaluated by a team of three doctors, including Park Dietz, the most famous forensic psychiatrist in the country.Dietz has testified in a range of high-profile criminal cases, including those against serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the Unabomber, the Beltway snipers, and mass murderer Jared Lee Loughner. In addition to holding a position at the UCLA School of Medicine, Dietz runs two companies focused on workplace violence prevention and forensic analysis of criminal behavior respectively. He has also consulted for Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.In an order filed on Monday afternoon, the U.S. District Court in Houston announced that Dietz would join two other doctors—psychologist Robert Denney and neurologist Ryan Darby—to evaluate Brockman’s mental agility in a court-ordered recorded interview.This Billionaire Wants Everyone to Move on From His CrimesThe Houston-based executive was charged in October for an alleged scheme to hide some $2 billion in income from the Internal Revenue Service over two decades—the most anyone has ever been accused of hiding from U.S. tax authorities. He has pleaded not guilty.The 39-count indictment details a cinematic plot involving shredded documents, a slew of code names like “Permit” and “the House” for his associates and enemies, a network of offshore entities, and a prominent billionaire accomplice who secured a rare non-prosecution agreement to cooperate with investigators in their case against Brockman.Though the 79-year-old was charged in San Francisco, Brockman successfully moved to transfer the trial to Houston, his place of residence, after his lawyers claimed the billionaire suffered from a form of dementia.In a court filing, the lawyers claimed Brockman suffers from “Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism, Lewy body dementia, or ‘some combination’ of all three,” The latter disorder is a fairly common cognitive disease, particularly in men over 60, that arises when brain nerve cells are damaged by protein deposits.The evaluation will take place on Sept. 13 in Houston.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet 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.
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A US Coast Guard ship fired 30 warning shots from a machine gun during an 'unsafe' encounter with Iranian fast-attack boats
The US Coast Guard cutter Maui fired two rounds of warning shots with a .50 caliber machine gun to drive the gunboats away.
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With rubble from an asteroid tucked inside, a NASA spacecraft fired its engines and began the long journey back to Earth on Monday, leaving the ancient space rock in its rearview mirror. The trip home for the robotic prospector, Osiris-Rex, will take two years. Osiris-Rex reached asteroid Bennu in 2018 and spent two years flying near and around it, before collecting rubble from the surface last fall.
- The Independent
‘I was terrified I was about to go to jail over a pair of shorts’
Charli D'Amelio speaks out about losing 'joy' for TikTok, saying the app that made her famous 'doesn't feel like it used to'
Appearing on sister Dixie's "The Early Late Night Show" on YouTube, Charli spoke about TikTok turning into a competition and losing friendships.
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Ethan and Leah Elder, the parents of Finnegan Elder, describe their son’s mental state as ‘perilous’
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The bodies of as many as 750 COVID-19 victims are still stored in refrigerated trucks in New York City
Freezer trucks were brought in to help store bodies at a time when more than 800 deaths were recorded in one day at the height of the city's outbreak.
Man accused of hate crime attack on Asian woman in NYC told parole board he wished he could take back murdering his mom
Brandon Elliot was out on parole when he was arrested after a brutal attack on an Asian woman in Manhattan. Security footage of the assault went viral.
- The Week
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan called his Israeli counterpart on Sunday to let him know the United States has "serious concerns" over the planned evictions of Palestinian families from homes in East Jerusalem, the White House said in a statement. On Sunday night, clashes continued in Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli police, with the demonstrators, outraged over the evictions, throwing rocks and water bottles at officers, who responded with rubber bullets and stun grenades. Palestinian medics say hundreds of people have been injured in the violence. During the call with Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, Sullivan "encouraged the Israeli government to pursue appropriate measures to ensure calm" amid Jerusalem Day, an Israeli national holiday marking Israel's capture of East Jerusalem in 1967. Sullivan also made it clear that the Biden administration is committed to Israel's security and building peace and stability in the region, the White House said, with Sullivan and Ben-Shabbat both agreeing that "the launching of rocket attacks and incendiary balloons from Gaza towards Israel is unacceptable and must be condemned." More stories from theweek.comDoomsday for bad bosses5 scathingly funny cartoons about anti-vaxxers jeopardizing herd immunityThe war on the unemployed
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NBC has canceled the 2022 Golden Globes. The network announced Monday it will not air next year's Golden Globe Awards, per Variety. The decision comes after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that puts on the annual awards show, faced heavy criticism for a number of issues, including the fact that its voting body doesn't have a single Black member. "We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform," NBC said Monday. "However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right." The HFPA's members recently approved a set of reforms that included the goal of increasing the group's membership by 50 percent over 18 months with a "specific focus on recruiting Black members." But Time's Up slammed the reforms as "sorely lacking," and WarnerMedia, Netflix, and Amazon Studios all announced they wouldn't participate in HFPA events until the group enacted more significant changes. WarnerMedia, in particular, took issue with the fact that the 18-month timeline "means the same voting body will be impacting the next two nomination and voting cycles." Scarlett Johansson was among those who also recently called on Hollywood to "take a step back from the HFPA," calling out "sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment." After NBC's decision, journalist Mark Harris wrote that the Globes are "effectively gone for 2022," predicting "no legit platform will touch them." NBC hasn't ended its relationship with the Golden Globes permanently, though, saying Monday that "assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023." Whether that happens remains to be seen. But after the end of an awards season like no other thanks to the pandemic, with a key stop on the way to the Oscars gone from NBC, get ready for another highly unusual season in 2022. More stories from theweek.comDoomsday for bad bosses5 scathingly funny cartoons about anti-vaxxers jeopardizing herd immunityThe war on the unemployed
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Air Force awards A-10 pilot for skillfully belly landing her plane without landing gear after 'catastrophic' failure
The 75th Fighter Squadron's Capt. Taylor Bye safely landed the damaged fighter with no cockpit canopy and landing gear that would not deploy.
- The Telegraph
The German Green Party has been hit by a new scandal involving one of its best known and most controversial politicians. Boris Palmer, the maverick mayor of Tübingen, who only months ago was widely hailed for his successful coronavirus policy, faces expulsion from the party over an alleged racist tweet. The scandal comes at a pivotal moment for the Greens, who are currently leading in the polls ahead of September’s elections. Annalena Baerbock, the party leader, has promised decisive action against Mr Palmer after he used the n-word in a tweet defending a former German footballer against accusations of racism. “Aogo is a poor racist,” Mr Palmer wrote of Dennis Aogo, the former international. “He offered his n----r d--k to women.” Mr Palmer was defending Mr Aogo, who is of mixed German and Nigerian heritagem,after he was fired from his role as a television pundit over remarks in which he spoke of “training to the point of gassing”. He also spoke out in support of Jens Lehmann, another former footballer who described Mr Aogo as the television network’s “token black”. Mr Palmer has denied the charge of racism and says it should be clear his tweet was “obvious irony taken to the extreme”. He is refusing to resign quietly from the Green Party and insisting on a full hearing.
- Idaho Statesman
“I had tears in my eyes.”
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Video captures terrifying collapse of balcony full of people in Malibu that left at least nine injured
‘We heard a crack, and I literally saw all my best friends and my girlfriend fall 15 feet to the rocks,’ a witness says