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Tracy Morgan wants Mark Jackson to be next Knicks coach
One famous die-hard Knicks fan is ready to move on from David Fizdale. Actor Tracy Morgan, who attends many Knicks games, called for the team to ditch Fizdale and hire ESPN/ABC analyst Mark Jackson to turn the franchise around. “I dont usually get into sports rumors on twitter.com but I am hearing some things about...
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Russian man loses airline miles for sneaking ‘fat cat’ on flight
A Russian airline on Tuesday stripped a passenger of his miles for sneaking his overweight cat on board by swapping him with a skinny kitty during check-in. Mikhail Galin boasted on Facebook about pulling off the switcheroo last week, writing that: “The operation to switch Viktor the fat cat for Phoebe the miniature kitty was...
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Three school workers charged in death of special needs student
The student was reportedly restrained face-down for nearly an hour before becoming unresponsive
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Cat "repeatedly" breaks his friends out of animal shelter
"Quilty will not be contained. And he has no shame"
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Luxury furniture designer Ferrell Mittman moves to a new location
It just relocated to a 3,700-square-foot duplex at 228 E. 58th St. between Second and Third avenues.
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Knicks’ turmoil continues with blowout loss to Bulls
CHICAGO — Call it an attempt to show solidarity. Knicks coach David Fizdale marched into the United Center on Tuesday with team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry close behind him. After Fizdale’s pregame press conference, Fizdale, Mills and Perry walked together into the locker room. Mills and Perry are rarely seen in...
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Tensions Rise as a Bolivian Opposition Leader, Jeanine Añez, Claims the Presidency
The move comes after Evo Morales fled to Mexico following his surprise weekend resignation
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UPDATE 1-Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide
Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters paralysed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing after an escalation of violence.
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City ignored legal obligation when picking new Queens homeless shelter
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city skipped over legally required reviews when they handpicked the site for a new homeless shelter in Queens, neighborhood residents claim in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Opponents of the 200-bed men’s shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave., a former warehouse in Glendale, say the city “utterly ignored their legal obligations”...
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He spent more than four years in solitary confinement. Now Indiana will pay him $425,000
The Indiana Department of Correction will pay Jay Vermillion $425,000 as part of a settlement.
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The art of waiting: Photographer captures people in transit around the world
From the Seychelles to North Korea, photographer Dieter Leistner has spent more than 40 years observing the similarities -- and differences -- in how people wait.
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Bolivian senator Jeanine Áñez declares herself interim president
A Bolivian lawmaker declared herself interim president Tuesday, amid a power vacuum left by the ousting of leader Evo Morales. Senator Jeanine Áñez, 52, stepped forward before the assembly to claim the presidency of the South American country, the BBC reported. “I assume the presidency immediately and will do everything necessary to pacify the country,”...
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NYC ignores 99% of lead hazards: study
The city collected just $10,000 in fines against landlords for violating its strict lead laws since 2004 — a less-than-1%-sliver of the nearly $2 million in penalties handed out, according to a damning report Tuesday. “The city has done virtually no enforcement in fining landlords,” said Matthew Chachere, a lawyer for the Northern Manhattan Improvement...
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Grace Millane trial: jury shown CCTV of accused transporting suitcase with body inside
Suspect gave police several accounts of the days following her death that were contradicted by CCTV footageThe jury in the Grace Millane trial has seen confronting CCTV footage of the man accused of her murder wheeling a luggage trolley bearing two suitcases – one containing the 21-year-old’s body – into a hotel lift and loading them into a hire car.The first police interview with the man accused of murdering the British backpacker has also been shown to the court, in which the suspect gave police accounts of his movements on the night of Millane’s death and days afterwards that were contradicted by CCTV footage. Continue reading...
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New Media stock sparks worry in acquisition of Gannett
A significantly weakened deal to merge the nation’s two largest newspaper publishers heads to a shareholder vote on Thursday. And it’s expected to be approved — despite the multitude of concerns that has the proposed acquisition of USA Today publisher Gannett by New Media Investment Group’s GateHouse Media struggling and gasping for air. Since the...
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Historic Trump impeachment hearings set to begin, as Dems predict 'phenomenal week'
In a pillared House chamber at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, in the shadow of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections, House Democrats will host the first public hearing involving the potential impeachment of a president since November 19, 1998.
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Florida man told cops he was speeding home because he was cheating on wife
A Florida man pulled over for speeding allegedly told cops he was in a hurry to get home “because he was cheating on his wife,” a report said. Jon Earl Pickard, 52, was driving over 90 mph in a 55 mph zone on US Route 19 when he was pulled over by cops about 7:30...
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Kaapo Kakko is Rangers’ hero in roller-coaster win
Good Rangers, Bad Rangers. Sometimes even within the same period. Eventually, it was the good Rangers coming through in the three-on-three overtime, as a terrific pass from Adam Fox was finished by Kaapo Kakko, giving them a 3-2 win over the Penguins on Tuesday night at the Garden. The 18-year-old’s first overtime goal gave him...
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Hard Rock hotel in New Orleans to be imploded, bodies recovered, officials say
The owners of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in New Orleans that partially collapsed last month, killing three workers and sending debris onto the street near one of the city's major tourist areas, plan to implode the remaining floors, they said Tuesday.
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Supreme Court says relatives of Sandy Hook shooting victims can sue gunmaker
The Wall Street Journal's legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to not block a lawsuit filed by families of victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting against Remington Arms.
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Daniel Jones’ much-needed trip home comes with Giants task
Daniel Jones has already gone back close to where he grew up, but this weekend is the first time since his first NFL season started that he will actually get a few days to sit back and relax at his family home in Charlotte, N.C. Following the Week 6 Thursday night loss to the Patriots,...
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Waves in St Mark's Square as Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years
High waters peaked at 1.87 metres as the flood alarm sounded across the Italian city of canalsVenice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years on, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark’s Square.The exceptionally intense “acqua alta,” or high waters, peaked at 1.87 metres (six feet) as the flood alarm sounded across the Italian city of canals, the tide monitoring centre said. Continue reading...
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Superstructures Engineers + Architects heading to 14 Wall St.
Superstructures Engineers + Architects is heading to the Financial District’s pyramid-topped building at 14 Wall St. The restoration company has leased the 25th floor of the landmark building at the northwest corner of Nassau Street, which gives it 33,561 square feet. That floor is occupied by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, which is moving...
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How Evansville stunned No. 1 Kentucky
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images The biggest upset of the 2019-20 college basketball season to date went down Tuesday night inside Rupp Arena. Heading into Tuesday night, the Evansville Purple Aces had never won a road game over a team ranked in the Associated Press top 25 poll. They won’t soon forget their first, and neither will anyone else. The Aces got 18 points from senior guard K.J. Riley and 17 from Arizona State/Kansas transfer Sam Cunliffe as they stunned No. 1 Kentucky, 67-64 inside Rupp Arena. The Wildcats had previously been 39-0 when ranked No. 1 and hosting an unranked non-conference opponent. For second-year head coach Walter McCarty, a star on Kentucky’s 1995-96 national championship team, the return to Rupp was shockingly sweet. evansville basketball is back pic.twitter.com/yT933bIZ8R— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) November 13, 2019 Perhaps the most staggering thing about the most staggering upset of the 2019-20 season to date is how superior the 25-point underdog looked from tip to final horn. The Aces killed Kentucky with straight line drives More often than not, seismic upsets in college basketball feature an undersized, out-manned squad going nuts from beyond the arc and catching Goliath on an off-shooting night. That wasn’t the case here. Evansville shot just 9-of-30 from beyond the arc and 38.3 percent from the field overall. The Aces also didn’t make up for their deficiencies with a huge free-throw disparity. Instead, they were outscored 20-12 by Kentucky at the charity stripe. Where Evansville excelled Tuesday night was with straight line drives by one of the at least three guards they had on the floor at all times. Kentucky’s Immanuel Quickley, Tyrese Maxey and Ashton Hagans (who is known as one of the better on-ball defenders in the country) struggled to keep Evansville’s guards out of the lane, and the help from their teammates on the backend was too often mistimed. The result was far too many easy buckets around the rim for an undersized underdog with no business competing with the No. 1 team in the country in that manner. Evansville also won the battle of the boards Kentucky’s primary concern going into the season was its frontcourt, which had experience with sophomore E.J. Montgomery and junior Nick Richards, but not a lot of proven production. That weakness bit them on Tuesday night, as the Wildcats were out-rebounded 38-35 by the smaller Aces. Also of note is that despite the fact that Evansville did the bulk of its damage around the rim, guard Tyrese Maxey and forward Nate Sestina recorded Kentucky’s only two blocked shots of the evening. The Aces never rattled It’s not exactly unheard of this early in the season to see a massive underdog race out to an early lead on a blue-blood’s home floor. What is shocking is to see said underdog not bat an eye while taking blow after blow once the favorite finally wakes up. When Evansville’s 34-30 halftime lead turned Into a 48-46 Kentucky advantage at the 11-minute mark of the second half, the common thought was that the fun was coming to an end. Instead, Shamar Givance promptly responded with a three-pointer and Artur Labinowicz to put the Aces bask ahead by three. They never trailed again, and never trailed by more than three at any point during the game. That’s not the type of resolve you expect to see from any underdog in this type of situation, let alone one that was picked before the season to finish eighth in the 10-team Missouri Valley Conference. Men's basketball teams favored by 25 points or more are now 944-6 (.994) since 2003-04. Evansville's upset win is tied for the third largest in that span.— Kelly Dickey (@RealCardGame) November 13, 2019 Before Tuesday night, John Calipari had never lost a home game as Kentucky’s coach against un unranked non-conference opponent. Kentucky as a program had won 52 consecutive games against said foes. As for Evansville, they were paid $90,000 by UK to come to Lexington and pull off the biggest win in school history. Not a bad Tuesday night.
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Cardinal Pell can appeal sex abuse charges, court rules
An unanimous jury found the most senior Catholic official guilty of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in the late 1990s
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Catholic cardinal Pell gets last chance to overturn Australia sex offences conviction
Catholic cardinal George Pell will have one last chance to overturn his conviction for sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys after the Australian High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the former Vatican treasurer's appeal.
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Chrissy Teigen gives a hilarious retort to People naming John Legend Sexiest Man Alive: 'All downhill from here'
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images People magazine named singer John Legend as 2019's Sexiest Man Alive Tuesday night, to which his wife Chrissy Teigen tweeted: "all downhill from here." Teigen is known for her snarky and relatable quips on Twitter, some of which revolve around making funny jokes about Legend. "She's proud of me," Legend told his fellow coaches on NBC's "The Voice." "You know, she makes fun of me almost all the time, but she hasn't even been snarky about this. She's like legit proud of me. I finally impressed my wife!" Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chrissy Teigen had the most on-brand reaction to People magazine naming her husband John Legend as 2019's Sexiest Man Alive. Teigen tweeted: "all downhill from here."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Chrissy Teigen hilariously removed 2 of John Legend's Grammys off a shelf to make room for her Baby2Baby awardChrissy Teigen apologizes for 'super tone deaf and icky' comments about her mom treating $159 AirPods as 'disposable'John Legend and Kelly Clarkson released a new version of the controversial holiday song 'Baby, It's Cold Outside,' and it's dividing fans
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Jets’ tough guy Brian Winters finally taken down by this injury
A few weeks ago when the Kelechi Osemele-Jets feud was reaching its boiling point, I was talking to a veteran Jets player in the locker room about it. He pointed to guard Brian Winters, who was sitting at his locker. “Do you have any idea what he is playing through?” the player asked. “He is...
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Trump's impeachment hits primetime TV - podcast
Julian Borger in Washington DC on how the US is preparing for wall-to-wall coverage of the impeachment of Donald Trump, which moves to public hearings today. Plus Peter Walker on Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats: is their campaign yet to take off?The impeachment of Donald Trump enters its next phase today as the hearings go public. Television networks are clearing their schedules for wall-to-wall coverage of the first impeachment process to play out in the age of 24-hour news and social media. Trump himself will not be appearing, but as Julian Borger tells Rachel Humphreys, the American public will be able to watch a series of career diplomats lay out evidence of the president’s alleged attempts to coax Ukraine’s president into opening an investigation against a political rival. Continue reading...
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U.S. orders family of government employees to leave Bolivia
The nation is facing political instability and protests over disputed election results that led Evo Morales to resign as president.
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Northwestern journalism dean reacts to 'heartfelt, though not well-considered' newspaper apology for reporting
The dean of the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism is speaking out in defense of its student-run newspaper that was slammed for essentially apologizing for practicing journalism, urging critics to "give the young people a break."
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Why a second term for Donald Trump? It’s the economy, stupid
No one is going to confuse President Trump’s remarks Tuesday at the Economic Club of New York with anything approaching eloquence. He is at his worst when he stiffly reads the teleprompter or flies widely off script with gratuitous remarks about the “fake-news media.” Worse: His insistence that the Federal Reserve is to blame for...
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Renée Taylor reveals Marilyn Monroe’s bizarre Vaseline-based beauty tip
"'I rub my entire body down with Vaseline and then get into a three-hour hot bath every morning.'"
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Trump: Trade deal with China is ‘close’
President Trump on Tuesday slammed China as “cheaters,” but said a trade deal with the country could be “close.” “Since China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization in 2001, no one has manipulated numbers better or taken advantage of the United States more,” Trump told the Economic Club of New York at the Hilton Midtown....
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Turkish President will find sanctuary in Trump's White House
When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Washington on Wednesday, he'll likely find the capital a pretty hostile place
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Tesla to build first European factory in Berlin
Elon Musk says "outstanding" German engineering is part of the reason he picked the new factory site.
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Intel unveils its first chips built for AI in the cloud
Intel is no stranger to AI-oriented chips, but now it's turning its attention to those chips that might be thousands of miles away. The tech firm has introduced two new Nervana Neural Network Processors, the NNP-T1000 (below) and NNP-I1000 (above),...
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The painful reality Jets fans don’t want to hear
Maybe Christopher Johnson should rent a plane this week and fly it over Manhattan with a banner that reads, “This is going to take a while.” No, Jets fans don’t want to hear it. They want a quick fix and the easiest answer is always to fire the coach. Adam Gase has not given fans...
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Nikki Haley said Trump is truthful. Cooper rolls the tape
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that in all of her interactions with President Trump, he was a truthful person. CNN's Anderson Cooper breaks down her claim on 'The Ridiculist.'
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Ex-HBO chief Richard Plepler, Apple TV+ near production deal
Richard Plepler, HBO’s longtime chairman and chief executive, is in advanced talks to sign an exclusive production deal with Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+, according to reports. Under the agreement, Plepler’s new media company, RLP & Co., will create original content for Apple TV+, The Wall Street Journal said, citing anonymous sources. A deal...
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READ: Next week's schedule of public impeachment hearings
The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday announced it will hear publicly next week from eight officials who have already appeared for closed-door depositions in the House impeachment inquiry.
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Top-ranked Kentucky dealt historic upset at home by unheralded Evansville
Unfancied Purple Aces stun nation’s No 1 team at Rupp ArenaUK become first No 1 to lose at home in November since 1996Evansville went off as 25-point underdogs in historic surpriseSam Cunliffe scored 17 points, including two free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining, and Evansville stunned No 1 Kentucky 67-64 on Tuesday night.KJ Riley added 18 points as the Purple Aces – coached by Walter McCarty, who won a national title with Kentucky in 1996 – pulled off the biggest upset in program history with their first win over a No 1 team in three tries. Continue reading...
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slide on trade disappointment, HK unrest
Asian stocks and Wall Street futures fell on Wednesday, as growing worries that U.S.-China trade talks are stalling and concern about intensifying unrest in Hong Kong hurt demand for risky assets.
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U.S. sees Morales' departure from Bolivia as positive step: official
The United States sees the departure from Bolivia of ousted President Evo Morales as a positive step, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday.
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Jonah Hauer-King to play Prince Eric in ‘The Little Mermaid’ remake
British actor Jonah Hauer-King has reportedly been chosen to play the role of Prince Eric in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney classic “The Little Mermaid.”
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U.S. orders family members of government employees to leave Bolivia
The United States on Tuesday ordered family members of U.S. government employees to leave Bolivia due to civil unrest in the South American country, the State Department said in a statement.
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NatureBox: Forging a New Genre of Wellness
The NatureBox headquarters, a dash from downtown Redwood City, is in an airy building with natural light streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows bordering the street. This would be an ideal setting for an automobile showroom (historically, it was) but now it’s lined with standing desks, couches, whiteboards, a large external air conditioning unit and hundreds of […] The post NatureBox: Forging a New Genre of Wellness appeared first on ReadWrite.
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