(Reuters) - Two zebras broke free from a circus in Philadelphia on Sunday, bringing traffic to a crawl as they roamed city streets for about an hour and strolled past customers inside a fitness center, authorities said. Video shown on local media showed police vehicles following in slow pursuit as the animals jockeyed their way through traffic before being captured. "Zebras in custody. They are already sporting old-timey prisoner getup ahead of trial and sentencing," Philadelphia Police said on their Twitter feed. The zebras went on the loose from the UniverSoul Circus site in the city, the company said in a statement. "Both have been safely corralled with no injuries," it said. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Alan Crosby)
- Miami Herald
A&E Network and WWE Studios are giving fans an exclusive look behind the curtain in an all-new Sunday night programming partnership which beings airing April 18.
- The Week
Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing back against the "crazy" COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theory Fox News host Tucker Carlson floated on his highly-rated show. In a Tuesday night segment, Carlson questioned why those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are still advised to wear masks and avoid large gatherings, proceeding to baselessly suggest of the vaccines, "Maybe it doesn't work and they're simply not telling you that." Asked to comment on these remarks on CNN on Wednesday, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, dismissed them as "crazy." "That's just a typical crazy conspiracy theory," Fauci said. "Why would we not tell people if it doesn't work? Look at the data. The data are overwhelming." Fauci added that "I don't have any idea what he's talking about." Asked by CNN's John Berman how "dangerous" these comments by Carlson are, Fauci said they're "certainly not helpful to the public health of this nation or even globally." The remarks came at a key time when public health officials were seeking to prevent a rise in vaccine hesitancy after the FDA and CDC recommended a pause in Johnson & Johnson's vaccine due to six cases of blood clots. At a White House briefing on Tuesday, Fauci made the case that this pause serves as evidence of "how seriously we take safety" and should make people more confident in vaccines. He noted that officials are investigating a "very rare event" seeing as just six blood clotting cases have been identified after 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been administered in the U.S. Carlson drew heavy criticism for his baseless vaccine remarks, with former Fox host Gretchen Carlson writing, "For Fox to allow Tucker to go off the rails and tell millions it doesn't work — criminal." JUST NOW: "A typical crazy conspiracy theory...it's counter to what we're trying to accomplish to protect safety & health of the American public. " Dr. Fauci on @TuckerCarlson speculating coronavirus vaccines don't work, & government is lying about it.pic.twitter.com/fPNdZG5BPX — John Berman (@JohnBerman) April 14, 2021 More stories from theweek.comThe girl at the center of the Matt Gaetz investigation also reportedly went on his scrutinized Bahamas tripTrump finally jumps the sharkSylvester Stallone clarifies he hasn't become a member of Mar-a-Lago
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A woman who traveled to the Bahamas with Rep. Matt Gaetz in 2018 says no one was underage on the trip, according to Politico
The woman told Politico that everyone on the trip was over 18 years old, and that no one engaged in prostitution on the tirp.
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United States Capitol Police Officer William Evans, who died in the line of duty April 2, is lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.
Workers are again facing loss of wages and migration as local lockdowns loom amid a surge in Covid-19.
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Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar argues cutting off the flow of people coming into the U.S. is important so migrants aren't in the path of criminal organizations.
Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers visited Disney World, and their to-do list included kissing at Magic Kingdom and eating Epcot snacks
Speaking with Disney blog Chip and Company, Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers also revealed their favorite Disney movies and songs.
- The Independent
Jordan Gerbich killed marine mammal ‘as a kind of grotesque test’ after friend told him to
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Pfizer is ramping up vaccine production and will meet its goal of 300 million doses 2 weeks early, its CEO says
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Zack Snyder's first zombie movie in 17 years is a Vegas heist with Dave Bautista squaring off against an undead tiger
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The European powers party to the Iran nuclear deal told Tehran on Wednesday that its decision to enrich uranium at 60% purity and install a further 1,000 centrifuges at its Natanz site were contrary to efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. Talks between world powers, Iran and the United States are due to resume in Vienna on Thursday, but in a joint statement Britain, France and Germany said Tehran's decision to enrich at 60 percent was not based on credible civilian reasons and constituted an important step in the production of a nuclear weapon.
Zack Snyder threw subtle shade at Warner Bros. and 'Justice League' while promoting his 'Army of the Dead' Netflix movie
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- The Independent
White nationalist website calls Tucker Carlson’s ‘replacement’ rant ‘one of the best things Fox News has ever aired’
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Don't start doubting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines - after 185 million doses, there are no red flags about blood clots
The CDC is investigating a possible association between Johnson & Johnson's shot and six cases of rare blood clots.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Ocean Springs man got the vaccine and went back to work. He fell out of his office chair an hour later, unable to talk or move his right side. Here’s more from his family.
- The State
“I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life and that means the world to me,” he said.