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Group to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque after social media uproar

Group to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque after social media uproar How this became her plaque is a freaking embarrassment for BASHOF. It should be noted, though, that the poorly done plaque may just be a symbol of success considering a sculpture of male soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled past year garnered similar reactions. [Full Article...]

Gas prices spike as Memorial Day weekend nears

Gas prices spike as Memorial Day weekend nears Gas is the highest it has been since 2014, though it's still far below 2008's record $4.11. "I actually have other classes that I'm taking on aviation maintenance, which is all the way to Duluth, so in a week, I average $70 (in gas) - just for my school, not anything separate or doing anything personal", Desire said, adding that he expects prices to reach or surpass the $3-per-gallon mark sooner... [Full Article...]

Texas, Austin Suburbs Lead The Nation In Population Growth (Again)

Texas, Austin Suburbs Lead The Nation In Population Growth (Again) In fact, for the second consecutive year , Seattle added more people in 2017 than all the King County suburbs combined. 2016-17: 4.8 percent growth, adding 8,346 residents for a total estimated population of 181,330. Fourth-place Houston has 2,312,717 residents. Elsewhere in Texas, smaller, satellite cities near major cities experienced the fastest population growth in the country in 2017. [Full Article...]

Veteran Affairs, American Legion Plan Virgin Islands Memorial Day Activities

Veteran Affairs, American Legion Plan Virgin Islands Memorial Day Activities Memorial Day Breakfast, 9-11 a.m. Dansville Community Center, 1317 Mason St. The parade will go down Main Street and turn to end at First Citizens Bank. while the church remains open for fellowship. The service will be moved to 11 a.m.at Coralville American Legion, 901 Second St., in the event of rain. [Full Article...]

Turkish lira plummets against dollar

Turkish lira plummets against dollar The Turkish lira regained some of its value after the bank's monetary policy committee held an emergency meeting and announced it was raising the rate from 13.5 percent to 16.5 percent. During a speech in the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Erdogan linked the currency fluctuations to global factors, saying it is not in line with the economic realities of Turkey. [Full Article...]

Dawnta Harris, teen suspect, said he 'drove at' Maryland officer, records show

Dawnta Harris, teen suspect, said he 'drove at' Maryland officer, records show Hogan's tweet said. Speaking on radio station 105.7 The Fan, Caprio's husband Tim Caprio said, "I'm just still grieving". "She suffered significant injuries", Vinson said. The Associated Press does not ordinarily identify underage suspects unless they face adult charges. Court records don't list an attorney for Harris, and attempts to reach people believed to be his family members were not... [Full Article...]

Comcast could spend $90B in cash to compete with Disney and Netflix

Comcast could spend $90B in cash to compete with Disney and Netflix Comcast said it is in " advanced stages of preparing" the offer for the assets Fox agreed to sell to Disney in a stock deal announced in December. Either deal would dramatically reshape the media-entertainment landscape and scale back the Fox empire created by Rupert Murdoch , 87. The consolidation in the sector comes with traditional operators facing pressure from online and tech platfo... [Full Article...]

CP3, battling sore foot, keys Rockets' rally in 4th

CP3, battling sore foot, keys Rockets' rally in 4th Paul would split the free throws, giving the Warriors one more chance to send the game to overtime. This series has already had so many ups and downs that it could give a young person gray hair. The team finished the regular season with the NBA's highest point differential, not to mention a league-leading 65 wins, and thus were not used to such physically and emotionally draining games. [Full Article...]

Sheriff reveals the moment officers confronted Santa Fe High School gunman

Sheriff reveals the moment officers confronted Santa Fe High School gunman The state's top GOP leaders have instead called for "hardening" school campuses and arming more teachers. In a speech to the NRA convention in Dallas, Abbott said, "The problem is not guns". "That's about as basic of a firearm as you can possible get". In all, the sheriff says 200 law enforcement officers rushed to the school Friday to assist school district police. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner receives full security clearance

Jared Kushner receives full security clearance A background check of Kushner run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation took more than a year to clear. The wealthy NY real estate developer had to refile the national security questionnaire required of all prospective White House employees after making a number of omissions. [Full Article...]

Arsenal appoint Emery as new manager

Arsenal appoint Emery as new manager However, he insisted that all available funds will be at Emery's disposal. It's always been felt that he's a pretty good manager but that these top-tier gigs like PSG and Arsenal may be too much for him to handle. I don't want to speak individually. "We are working in a different way to the past, more of a team effort, supporting Unai's vision and energy and finding ways to be successful". [Full Article...]

What the USA and North Korea mean when they talk about 'denuclearization'

What the USA and North Korea mean when they talk about 'denuclearization' It was the clearest indication to date that the audacious summit Trump agreed to in March may be at risk. Both parties to the talks are invested in holding the meeting, with Mr Kim seeing an opportunity for global legitimacy and Mr Trump the prospect of securing Korean stability - and perhaps a Nobel Peace Prize. [Full Article...]

M&S profits slump on store closure costs

M&S profits slump on store closure costs The British retailer has extended its closure plans as it is focusing on a minimum of a third of its sales online, as per the statement made by the high-street chain. "We are making good progress with our plans to reshape our store estate to be more relevant to our customers and support our online growth plans", said Sacha Berendji, M&S retail, operations and property director. [Full Article...]

Trump suggests summit with NKorea's Kim could be delayed

Trump suggests summit with NKorea's Kim could be delayed North Korea allowing foreign media to conduct on-the-spot coverage of the facility's shutdown is seen as a sign of goodwill from Kim, who has recently committed to denuclearisation - but scepticism lingers that it may be only a "political show". [Full Article...]

'American Idol' victor revealed, is dating runner-up (videos, reactions)

'American Idol' victor revealed, is dating runner-up (videos, reactions) The final two American Idol contestants are both winners! Despite all the talent showcased through all 18 episodes this year, intense eliminations during the finale of American Idol 2018, it came down to two finalists: Caleb Lee and Maddie Poppe . [Full Article...]

Pope Francis Reportedly Told a Gay Man "God Made You Like This"

Pope Francis Reportedly Told a Gay Man Cruz then reportedly told a media outlet, in an interview , just how Pope Francis assured him. God made you like that and he loves you like that and I don't care. A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality "does not matter". Pope Francis said he wanted to apologise personally to them for his accusation that they... [Full Article...]

Attorney has no comment about racist rant caught on camera

Attorney has no comment about racist rant caught on camera Meanwhile, a GoFundMe campaign to send a a Mariachi band to play La Cucaracha in Schlossberg's law office has so far raised $1,029. "I pay for their ability to be here". I will begin sharing them. Some publications, including CNBC and Pix11, named Schlossberg, who according to his law firm bio is fluent in Spanish. [Full Article...]

Facebook shares fall as Zuckerberg agrees to closed, European Union meeting

Facebook shares fall as Zuckerberg agrees to closed, European Union meeting The company's stock had a trading volume of 9,196,512 shares, compared to its average volume of 31,975,293. The anonymised data of approximately 3 million Facebook users has reportedly been published on a poorly protected website. Mr Zuckerberg is also confirmed to visit French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on May 23, along with other tech leaders, according to the French presidency. [Full Article...]

Best-selling author Tom Wolfe dies at 88

Best-selling author Tom Wolfe dies at 88 As a reporter, Wolfe became part of the new journalism movement of the 1960s and 70s, which featured the likes of Truman Capote , Hunter S Thompson and Norman Mailer . In 2016, he told London's Telegraph: "I think young people today probably look back on that period in the sixties in much the same way as I look back on the 1890s, but it was a very wild time ". [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal impressed with Denis Shapovalov after beating teenager at Italian Open

Rafael Nadal impressed with Denis Shapovalov after beating teenager at Italian Open Former world number one Novak Djokovic is also in the quarter-finals for the first time this year. But with my serve, I didn't lose many points. The Spaniard will next take on Fognini, a player he knows well having played 14 times and holds a 10-3 record against including five wins in their most recent matches. [Full Article...]


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