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Missing Gabby Petito: Utah police were called to incident involving cross-country vanning couple

FIRST ON FOX: Utah police have confirmed that officers were called for an incident involving Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito roughly two weeks before she was last seen and a month before she was officially reported missing.
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Brewers rally to top Cubs 8-5, move closer to division title
Kolten Wong hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers moved closer to a playoff berth by beating the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Friday night.
Feds say man driven by hatred of Jews pleaded guilty to all charges after deadly 2019 assault on California synagogue
A Southern Californian man who previously pleaded guilty to state murder and attempted murder charges following a 2019 attack on a synagogue in San Diego pleaded guilty Friday to federal hate crime charges, according to the Justice Department.
Diamondbacks lose 100th of season, fall 4-3 to Astros
Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 100th loss with a 4-3 win on Friday night.
What to watch this weekend: ‘Muhammad Ali’ on PBS
Saturday, September 18, 2021 & Sunday, September 19, 2021 | “The Circus” on Showtime
Louisville's Jaylin Alderman delivers game-winning Pick Six vs. UCF
Louisville defeated Central Florida on Friday night in dramatic fashion.
Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'
Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law has ended.
BTS to appear at UN as South Korean special envoys
BTS, a mega-popular Korean boy band, is scheduled to attend the General Assembly with South Korean President Moon Jae-in from Sept. 19 to 23, according to the Korea Herald.
Pelosi tells London audience US must ‘improve’ capitalism, not scrap it
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a London audience the United States has a responsibility to "correct" how capitalism has served its economy.
One of the 2019 Colorado STEM school shooters is sentenced to life without parole
One of the two Colorado STEM school shooters was sentenced to mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole on Friday.
Ingraham: 'Fencing off the Capitol and Milley'; Biden governs on 'need-to-know basis', lied about transparency
In her “Ingraham Angle” monologue on Friday, host Laura Ingraham described how President Joe Biden and his Democratic Party are proverbially circling the wagons around their own, as crises and distrust mount.
Hailey Baldwin says rumors Justin Bieber 'mistreats' her are 'so far from the truth'
Model Hailey Baldwin shot down rumors that her husband, "Peaches" singer Justin Bieber, "mistreats" her.
Celtics' Marcus Smart references John Adams in advice to fan: 'No one remembers the 2nd US President'
Boston Celtics star Marcus Smart raised eyebrows Friday night when he made an odd comment referencing the second president of the United States, John Adams.
US to send migrants gathered under Texas bridge back to Haiti: Report
The Biden administration is planning to send thousands of migrants who have gathered under a bridge near a Texas border crossing back to their home nation of Haiti
Wheeler, Phillies hold off Mets 4-3 to boost playoff hopes
Zack Wheeler limited the damage in a short but effective outing against his old team, Brad Miller hit a tiebreaking homer and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night in a showdown between teams clinging to postseason aspirations.
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Bill Maher calls out AOC's 'Tax the Rich' dress: 'Let's not lie' and say the rich don't pay taxes
“Real Time” host Bill Maher called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., over the politically charged “tax the rich” dress she wore at the Met Gala.
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Guerrero hits 46th HR, but Twins hit 3 in row, top Blue Jays
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. connected for his major league-leading 46th homer, but Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sanó hit consecutive homers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Friday night.
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Phillips homers in 10th as Rays rally to beat Tigers 7-4
Brett Phillips hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays came back from a three-run deficit in the ninth to beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Friday night.
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The Island With an Ancient History That Explains the World
Alberto Buzzola/GettyIn July 1997, I was fortunate to spend a few days among the Paiwan, an Aboriginal people in the south central highlands of Taiwan. I was in the country for typically academic reasons, attending a conference at a Taipei research center, but had been invited by a couple of anthropology students who were undertaking fieldwork in the mountainous interior to visit the village in which they were staying. It was an exhilarating, bewildering, and absurdly short trip: I took a crammed local flight from Taipei, arriving late at night in a dimly lit but frenetically busy local airport. After a long drive in the dark—I had no notion of our route or direction—we entered a village. I was aware of a big church and tin-roofed houses interspersed with gardens. We were welcomed by an elderly female shaman who kept sacred venomous snakes in an alarmingly insecure cage in the middle of her living room. Well into the night, we drank beer and watched her videos of local rituals; as well as being the principal local healer, she was a kind of auto-anthropologist. Early the following morning, in front of an imposing wooden god bearing a double-headed snake, we drank millet wine with the ancestors to mark a harvest ceremony. That evening, I was back at the hectic airport. Uncannily, the shaman and others I met around the village bore wrist and arm tattoos that were strikingly similar to those I had seen on the bodies of many Polynesians during trips to Samoa, Tahiti, the Marquesas, Hawai‘i, and elsewhere. Yet Tahiti was almost seven thousand miles away. On returning to Taipei, I visited a small museum dedicated to the Indigenous cultures of the island. (It stands, as if in humble protest, across the road from the National Palace Museum, an awesome, Louvre-like complex dedicated to traditional art from China.) Here were canoes, architectural forms, figure sculptures, and other works and artifacts that again bore motifs remarkably close to those featured on boats, houses, and ceremonial objects in various parts of the Pacific Islands. Having been a student of Pacific archaeology, I had been taught that Oceanic cultures could be traced back to the island known historically as Formosa, today as Taiwan. Yet the links were ancient; I had no expectation that I would see them exemplified on the bodies of living people or on recently made artifacts. But my excitement—sparked by cultural affinities between peoples separated by successive migrations over millennia and, in the present, by vast distances—made me a little uncomfortable. In making connections, I felt I was indulging in the kinds of comparisons enthusiastically but arbitrarily made by nineteenth-century philologists. I worried that I had somehow ventured into Fornander-land, the Pacific counterpart to Casaubon’s realm of daft speculation. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Carolyn Hax: How to motivate yourself to do something you dread?
A broken shoulder means painful physiotherapy and little will to follow through.
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Two-way star Shohei Ohtani to pitch Sunday for Angels
Shohei Ohtani will pitch for the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday after his sore arm apparently felt much better in a bullpen session.
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The Forgotten Master Who Transformed America’s Most Iconic Spaces
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyAsheville, a city of 95,000 nestled in the verdant foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, is well-known as a bastion of funky southern charm. It is home to dozens of breweries, a thriving music and arts scene, and one of the most architecturally intact historic downtowns in the nation. It is also the unexpected final resting place of Rafael Guastavino, once one of the country’s most celebrated and innovative builders, whose name and architectural influence have since been largely forgotten.Born in Spain in 1842, Guastavino immigrated to the United States in 1881. In New York, he ingratiated himself with the nation’s leading architectural firms and their wealthy clients. His signature work was a style of elaborate tile vaulting, common in his Spanish homeland, using lightweight clay bricks to create lofty, open interior spaces without the need for heavier, more expensive materials. The “Guastavino Method” allowed architects to not only save money but to create larger, lighter spaces than otherwise possible.Guastavino is best known for his landmark projects in New York and Boston. His revolutionary tile vaulting system can be found in the Boston Public Library, the Plaza Hotel, and the New York City Subway. His construction firm, which remained in business until 1962, employed the “Guastavino Method” in hundreds of other buildings across the nation, including the capitols of Massachusetts, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Nebraska.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Ask Amy: Offers to help overwhelm caregiving spouse
Husband enjoys hearing from family and friends, but responding has become a burden.
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Miss Manners: Party chauffeur gets raw deal
Host suggests lunch out after the party but pays only for her food.
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Hints From Heloise: For laundry, pick the water temperature to fit the job
Hot water is good for sanitizing, but it isn’t your best choice for all loads.
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Hailey Bieber addresses allegations that Justin 'mistreats' her: 'So far from the truth'
During her appearance on Friday's episode of "4D with Demi Lovato," Hailey Bieber sounded off on rumors that her husband "mistreats" her.       
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‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Is, Finally, a Good Movie Musical!
AMAZONThis is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here.This week:It was beginning to look like the movie-musical resuscitation was too optimistic and going to be short-lived, like when a dying patient gets a burst of life in them right before they kick it for good.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Why the Universe Is Annoyed by the Astronomer Pushing a Ninth Planet
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo Getty/NASAIt’s one of the most exciting things in the whole field of astronomy: the discovery of a new planet.But the push to recognize one particular object—an apparent orb many times the size of Earth that seems to be spinning along the outer solar system—as a major planet has been complicated by the history of one earthling.The scientist championing the naming of a new ninth planet, Caltech astronomer Mike Brown, is the same one who got the old ninth planet, Pluto, removed from the list that teachers teach and students memorize.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Sale returns, Red Sox send Orioles to loss No. 100, 7-1
Chris Sale returned from COVID-19 to pitch five innings of two-hit ball, and Bobby Dalbec homered to help the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-1 on Friday night and send the Orioles to their 100th loss of the season.
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The GOP’s Young Stars Don’t Want to Represent Trump’s Party
Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg/GettyRep. Anthony Gonzales was a rising star in the Republican firmament until a vengeful Trump helped snuff out the reelection campaign of the intelligent, charismatic two-term Ohioan as a warning to others of what awaits infidels in his party.In 2018, Gonzales was the party’s prize recruit for an Ohio seat, a Cuban-American football star out of Ohio State, a first-round draft pick of the Colts with an MBA from Stanford. All was fine—Trump loves athletes and took Gonzales on Air Force One—until Gonzales voted to impeach the president over Jan. 6. That day, Gonzales was present during a phone call in which the president could have called off his mob but didn’t.Gonzales says that although he could have beaten the crony Trump chose to challenge him, he decided it wouldn’t be worth the effort it would take only to return to a caucus in thrall to a flawed man he called a “cancer” on the party and who forced him to get security to protect his family. His retirement comes two days before his 37th birthday.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Lil Nas X Gives Birth to ‘Montero,’ a Deeply Personal Debut Album
via TwitterIt’s ironic that Lil Nas X called Montero his baby—complete with promo imagery of a round-bellied, sweaty LNX popping out his new album on a hospital bed—because from the jump, Lil Nas X deemed his debut an epistle to his younger, lonelier self. A baby for a baby.The 22-year-old artist, whose 2019 single “Old Town Road” ruled charts and elementary school assemblies alike, has endeared himself to fans as the most social media-savvy performer around. In the past two years, he’s ruffled feathers in both country music and rap spaces with daring and devilish music videos, flexed his troll muscle on haters like Boosie and Boyce Watkins, and storyboarded massively extravagant performance that bang every buck outta Columbia Records’ bank-breaking budget. All of his moves, as noisy as they seem, belied an inner reckoning for the Georgia-born musician. The rapper has been balancing abandonment wounds since he was a kid, the true extent of which we might not have known without Montero.Refreshingly, this album is deeply personal. If mini Montero was interested in moving and living with clarity about who he is and what he’s after, it’s fairly certain he’d be proud of how far his older self has come.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Why FDA advisers did not recommend booster shots for everyone
Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration declined to recommend the agency approve Covid-19 booster doses for everyone who got vaccinated six months ago or longer. CNN's Don Lemon discusses the decision with medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner.
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Maher on Met Gala: Making Just the Servers Wear Masks Is 'Not Liberal' - Do Germs 'Know Who the Good People Are?'
On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher reacted to pictures of the Met Gala showing servers at the event wearing masks but not the attendees by saying that doing so is “not liberal” and wondered, “do the
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Castillo outdoes Buehler, Reds end Dodgers' win streak at 6
Luis Castillo struck out 10 while outpitching Walker Buehler, Kyle Farmer doubled twice against his former team and the Cincinnati Reds snapped the Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Friday night.
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One Shot in Head Near High School Football Game in Knoxville, Tennessee
The young victim reportedly had "non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the head."
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Clarence Thomas and His Friends Are Coming for Your Uterus
Erin Schaff/APThere’s a reason that the partisan hacks of the Supreme Court keep protesting about how they’re not partisan hacks.A year after Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, they’re racing to overturn Roe v. Wade, while pretending they’re not and speaking out against the partisan hackery they’re engaged in.It’s an ironic turn of events, if a sadly unsurprising one as first Amy Coney Barrett and now Clarence Thomas delivered speeches asking Americans to trust them—speeches that just happened to come before the Supreme Court’s next session when they’ve agreed to hear the Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that’s teed up for the high court’s Trumpy new majority to end abortion as we’ve known it.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Is ‘Free Amanda Bynes’ Gaining Momentum After ‘Framing Britney Spears’?
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Getty/InstagramWhen Framing Britney Spears took over the news earlier this year, another female celebrity’s conservatorship lingered on the edge of public conversation. Is Amanda Bynes, whose conservatorship began in 2014, stuck in a similarly demoralizing battle? And if so, is #FreeAmanda next?The terms of Bynes’ conservatorship remain largely unknown; as similar as her case might appear to Spears on the surface, they also differ in crucial ways. But it appears public concern for the Nickelodeon star is growing nonetheless. This week her attorney, David Esquibias, found himself clarifying a statement he’d made about Bynes’ most recent conservatorship hearing—after outraged fans began spreading the call to #FreeBynes alongside Britney.On Monday Us Weekly reported that a judge had reviewed Bynes’ medical care and deemed it satisfactory. With Bynes’ next hearing scheduled for next January, Esquibias told the magazine that Bynes was doing “great.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Virginia House candidate condemned for tweet insulting speaker’s appearance
Republican Hahns Copeland of Norfolk called his tweet ‘immature and impulsive’ but said it was ‘never intended to be antisemitic.’
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Kluber beats Indians, Gallo homers twice as Yanks win 8-0
Corey Kluber won for the first time in nearly four months, pitching six shutout innings in his first outing against the team that helped him blossom into a star, and the New York Yankees routed Cleveland 8-0 Friday night in the start of the Indians’ final series in the Bronx.
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Pick-six by Jaylin Alderman in final seconds gives Louisville wild win over Central Florida
Freshman LB Jaylin Alderman returned an interception for a touchdown with 13 seconds to go to give Louisville a wild 42-35 win over Central Florida.       
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A 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck Southern California on Friday evening, according to the US Geological Survey.
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Elizabeth Adams Was Hollywood’s Favorite Madam Before Heidi Fleiss
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo Getty/APThe biggest power players in today’s Hollywood are pretty obvious: the money mavens and creative minds behind the studios and streaming platforms that have been keeping us afloat with pandemic binges. The list is predictable…and incredibly boring considering the juicy history of 20th-century Hollywood.If you time travelled just a few decades into the past, you would encounter influential characters of a different ilk, women like Elizabeth Adams who worked in the shadows and from the comfort of her plush satin bed and who tallied her power in the secrets she held.After more than a decade of running her very lucrative trade, Elizabeth Adams decided to do a marketing refresh in 1985 with new business cards that advertised: “Alex’s Aviary, beautiful and exotic birds.” Three years later, the 56-year-old Madam Alex, as she was known, would be charged with pandering, pimping, and receiving stolen property for her role as one of the biggest pimps to the Hollywood stars. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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No injuries as 4.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Los Angeles
A small earthquake has shaken the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, but there aren’t any immediate reports of major damage or injuries
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Big gap between Pfizer, Moderna vaccines seen for preventing COVID hospitalizations
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine does a significantly better job of preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations compared to Pfizer's shot.
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Recall bid targeting L.A. City Councilwoman Nithya Raman collapses
Backers of an effort to Raman called off their signature gathering drive, saying they had encountered "confusing forms" and "overly complex rules."
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Pelé in 'semi-intensive' care, daughter says he's doing well
Brazilian soccer great Pelé “took a little step back” in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon but he is “recovering well” at a Sao Paulo hospital, his daughter Kely Nascimento said Friday.
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Right-wing media downplays planned rally at Capitol
CNN's Brian Stelter reports on members of right-wing media downplaying the planned rally in Washington, DC, and the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6th.
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Tebow praises QB Richardson's mobility, mechanics, mentality
It didn’t take Tim Tebow very long to realize Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was different. Less than an hour, actually.
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Blinken Deletes Tweet Saying U.S. Would 'Stand with Hong Kong'
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has deleted a statement posted to his official Twitter account on Thursday that said the U.S. would "stand with the people of Hong Kong," the South China Morning Post reported Friday.
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