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Freak accident at BART rail station leaves San Francisco dog owner dead

A woman tethered to her dog was dragged and killed Monday after a BART train started leaving a San Francisco station with the canine inside the train and the woman having just stepped onto the platform, authorities said. 
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Miami private school nixes 30-day quarantine for vaccinated students
A private school in Miami has reversed course on its controversial plan to force students who got COVID-19 vaccines to quarantine for 30 days, a report said Monday.
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These lemurs could win a Grammy for their rhythmic singing abilities
Researchers discovered indris from Madagascar can sing in multiple intervals, the only lemurs to be able to do so.
These are Amazon's bestselling books of 2021 so far
From nonfiction and self-help titles to picture books and novels, this is a list of the bookseller's top 10 hits
Tennessee State Senator Concealed Transfer of $91K Between Campaigns: Indictment
The Republican state senator, Brian Kelsey, funneled campaign funds, assisted by a local Nashville restaurant owner.
A man spent $57,789 in coronavirus relief aid on a Pokemon card, the feds say
Authorities didn't say which Pokemon card Vinath Oudomsine allegedly bought with the federal funds, but rare Pokemon cards have sold for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
German woman sentenced over death of Yazidi girl left to die in sun
A German woman who joined ISIS was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl.
Hideous healthcare hero statues need a facelift
These “healthcare heroes” might make you sick. Shabbily-made statues built to honor medical workers who died during the COVID-19 pandemic are causing an uproar in Denizli, Turkey. While local politicians claim the ugly statues could frighten children, they pale in comparison to this infamous botched Jesus painting.
Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Oct. 18-24)
All the UFC and Bellator fight announcements that were broken or confirmed by MMA Junkie in the past week.      Related StoriesUFC 267: Make your predictions for Blachowicz-Teixeira, Sandhagen-YanUFC Fight Night 196 post-event facts: Marvin Vettori, Paulo Costa produce record output4 biggest takeaways from UFC Fight Night 196: Paulo Costa owed no leniency
Teen gets revenge on adults who shamed her Princess Di homecoming look
The outfit was reminiscent of the Princess of Wales' 1994 black "Revenge Dress."
Longtime NFL official Carl Madsen dead at 71 after incident on way home from Titans-Chiefs game
Longtime NFL official Carl Madsen died on Sunday while returning home from the Kansas City Chiefs-Tennessee Titans game, the league announced Monday. He was 71.
Blue Origin unveils plans for commercial space station
The privately-funded outpost will provide a destination in orbit after the International Space Station is retired.
World Series: 5 Astros players who could be difference makers
The Houston Astros may be the favorites to win the World Series but the team is going to need big-time performances for that to come to fruition.
Reservation App Accused of Scamming Small Businesses, One Owner 'Never Heard of ClassPass'
A customer cited in the class-action suit alleges she was "scammed out of $70" after initially paying for a nail salon manicure and pedicure through ClassPass.
NYC police union sues city over vaccine mandate
New York City's largest police union filed a lawsuit against the city Monday in an effort to overturn a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its members.
Tesla is now worth more than $1 trillion
Tesla just became the sixth company in US history to be worth $1 trillion.
In a new book, Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen envision a more unified America
In an NPR interview, the former president and the iconic musician speak about spreading hope amid widespread division and about the "critical patriotism" of Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A."
German ISIS bride sentenced to 10 years in prison over death of Yazidi girl left to die in sun
A German woman who joined ISIS was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl.
German ISIS bride sentenced to 10 years in prison over death of Yazidi girl left to die in sun
A German woman who joined ISIS was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl.
Edgar Wright’s horror film/love story ‘Last Night in Soho’ is equal parts delicious and disappointing
Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy star in an uneven homage to the swinging 1960s.
World Series: 5 Braves players who could be difference-makers
The Atlanta Braves are looking to rekindle some of the magic that won them a World Series in 1995.
Republicans, once hesitant to back Herschel Walker, rally to support football star and Senate candidate
Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Republican in party leadership, endorsed Trump-backed Walker on Monday.
Charlottesville "Unite the Right" civil trial begins, 4 years after rally
Twelve Virginia residents will sit on the jury in the civil trial in which white supremacists are accused of orchestrating violence in Charlottesville that left one dead in 2017.
Brendan Fraser Tapped as Villain of HBO Max’s ‘Batgirl’
Fraser will star as Firefly, a sociopath obsessed with pyrotechnics.
Border Officers Caught Posting Racist, Sexist Content on Facebook Face Little Discipline
A report by the Committee on Oversight and Reform cited the minimal punishments misogynistic, racist and homophobic posts by Border Patrol agents.
What is an air fryer? Top rated air fryers, recipes, plus pre-Black Friday sales happening now
Everything you need to know about air fryers, including the top ones to buy right now
EXCLUSIVE - RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Condemns Big Tech Following News of Facebook Suppressing Breitbart
Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, condemned Big Tech for suppressing conservative voices following reports that Facebook introduced tools that suppressed the traffic of Breitbart News and other conservative publishers by double-digit margins.
Letters to the Editor: Our insatiable appetite for violence in movies killed Halyna Hutchins
A reader says her father, who directed "M*A*S*H," repeatedly expressed disgust at the level of violence onscreen.
Judicial inquiry into the handling of Eric Garner’s arrest begins
Garner's mom, sister and other activists in August 2019 filed suit against the city and top city officials to hold the unusual court proceeding to force officials to testify about their alleged mishandling of the probe of Garner's arrest.
Maryland thief abandons stolen car after discovering two kids in back seat
A thief who stole a car at a Maryland gas station abandoned the car after discovering two children in the back seat. The incident occurred Saturday night at around 8:30 p.m. in Laurel after a driver got out of their car and left it running at a BP gas station. The driver went inside to pay, and the suspect jumped in...
The 5 Most Important Revelations From the ‘Facebook Papers’
A more complete portrait of how Facebook was vividly aware of its harmful effects came to light Monday, both at Frances Haugen’s testimony in front of the British Parliament and via a series of reports based on internal documents she leaked, deemed “The Facebook Papers.” During the 2.5 hour question-and-answer, Haugen repeatedly said that Facebook…
Twitter suspends GOP lawmaker Jim Banks' official account for misgendering four-star officer
Twitter suspended U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Indiana, from the platform over his tweet that misgendered a transgender Biden administration official.
The best deals to shop for Macy’s Friends & Family sale going on now
Ladies and gentlemen, get excited, because Macy’s Friends & Family sale is back. Score 30% off of select home, shoes, handbags and more, 25% off of watches and luggage, 15% off of cosmetics and fragrances and 10% off of lamps, rugs and small appliances. Plus, top brands such as Clinique, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Calvin Klein...
UFC 267 'Embedded,' No. 1: Arrivals in Abu Dhabi for different type of fight week
Go behind the scenes with the big-name fighters of UFC 267 during fight week in Abu Dhabi.       Related StoriesUFC 267: Dan Hooker '100 percent in' for five-round fight with Islam Makhachev, Makhachev respondsJai Herbert says he needed spectacular win to stay in the UFCMatchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Oct. 18-24)
One of Alec Baldwin's next projects, 'Flint,' is postponed after 'Rust' shooting
'Flint: Who Can You Trust?' a documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin, will no longer arrive in theaters this month after the fatal 'Rust' shooting.
Blue Origin teams with Boeing to create ‘business park’ in space
Billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin on Monday unveiled plans to develop a commercial space station called “Orbital Reef” with Boeing aiming to launch the spacecraft in the second half of this decade. The venture will be built in partnership with Sierra Space, the spaceflight wing of defense contractor Sierra Nevada Corp, and will be backed...
J Balvin apologizes for music video depicting Black women as dogs
"That's not who I am. I'm about tolerance, love and inclusivity," the Colombian singer said.
Best work perks ever? Spanx CEO gives employees free first-class trip, $10K
In celebration of selling the shapewear brand for a cool $1.2 billion, Blakely, 50, surprised each of her Spanx employees with insane bonuses.
Does Taiwan’s military stand a chance against China? Few think so
The concern that China might try to seize Taiwan is preoccupying American military planners and administration officials. Few of them think Taiwan’s military could hold the line.
Exclusive – 'Let Us Do Our Thing': Abbott Tells Biden Texas 'Can Produce the Oil', 'Make Sure Everyone Gets Their Toys by Christmas'
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) says Texas can help solve the supply chain crisis hurting Americans if President Joe Biden would just "leave Texas alone and let us do our thing."
Rams trade inside linebacker Kenny Young to Broncos for draft pick
The Rams have traded inside linebacker Kenny Young and a 2024 seventh-round draft pick to the Denver Broncos for a 2024 sixth-round pick.
‘Dynasty’ star John James to play Joe Biden in film on son Hunter
"The script has it all. Money, power, greed, sex, drugs and alcohol," the 65-year-old soap opera star said in a 30-second clip announcing his new role.
Kylie Jenner’s extreme tan sparks more blackfishing accusations
Fans have accused Kylie Jenner of "trying to look black" after she posted two different Instagram Stories where she appears to look tanner than normal.
Florida Lawmakers Calls on DeSantis to Withdraw Surgeon General Nom Amid Mask Refusal
In a statement sent to Newsweek, DeSantis's office said the governor is not considering appointing a different candidate to replace Lapado at this time.
Brazil to Expedite Its Plan to Eliminate Illegal Deforestation by 2028
Brazil initially planned to eliminate the practice by 2030, but the country now plans to meet the objective by 2027 or 2028, according to the vice president.
Residents of this state will vote on constitutional ‘right to food’
The proposal is essentially “the 2nd Amendment of food,” said Republican Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham, who proposed the amendment.
Long Island serial murders: Families of victims renew calls for justice in decade-old cold case
More than a decade after the remains of missing women killed by a serial killer were discovered, the families of the victims found off Ocean Parkway are renewing their call for police to solve the case that has baffled investigators and unnerved residents of a quiet, oceanfront community.
Why Chrissy Teigen Travels With Her Late Son’s Ashes
Matt WinkelmeyerChrissy Teigen’s not sure she’ll ever fully understand why she suffered a stillbirth last year—but she revealed in a new interview that keeping her late son’s ashes close has helped her family cope with the loss.“We told them that we lost him, but it wasn’t really until we got his ashes back, I think, that they started to be able to say, ‘OK, this happened,’” she said of the two children she shares with her husband, musician John Legend.“We talk about it a lot. What felt comfortable for our family was him always being around. Whether we go on a vacation or something, they always say, ‘Don’t forget baby Jack.’ And then I have to pack him up. And then we get to where we’re going, they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, he must be thirsty.’ This might sound crazy to people, but they’ll put a little glass of water next to his little box of ashes. And they really love being a part of it.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
Murdaugh murders: Boat crash victims ask court to prevent son, Buster, from disposing of family assets
Disgraced South Carolina legal scion Alex Murdaugh is scheduled to appear in court Monday amid a new push to freeze the assets of his son, Buster Murdaugh, who was allegedly spotted gambling at a Las Vegas casino last week hours after his father was denied bond and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.