Britney Spears, 39, shared a rare photo from a hike with her teenage sons Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14. Both are now taller than their famous mama — and she said the teens, who have on masks in the pic, gave her approval to post the image.
Britney Spears, 39, shared a rare photo from a hike with her teenage sons Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14. Both are now taller than their famous mama — and she said the teens, who have on masks in the pic, gave her approval to post the image.
The latest mass shooting at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis makes me wonder once again who is crazier: the gunmen who carry out these murders or the millions of Americans who vote for politicians who oppose laws that could prevent these tragedies.
President Joe Biden signed an emergency determination Friday that keeps refugees admissions to the U.S. at a Trump-era cap of 15,000.
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The militants claiming of a recent attack got publicity but they may not have actually been behind it.
In a break from tradition, the best original song nominees will not be performed during the main ceremony.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA chose SpaceX on Friday to build the lunar lander that will eventually put the first woman and person of colour on the moon. The announcement came a few hours after SpaceX's most international crew of astronauts yet arrived in Florida for a liftoff next week. Elon Musk's Starship — the futuristic, shiny steel rocketship that's been launching and exploding in Texas — beat out landers proposed by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and Dynetics, a subsidiary of Leidos. The contract is worth $2.89 billion. “We won't stop at the moon,” said NASA's acting administrator Steve Jurczyk. Mars is the ultimate goal, he told reporters. NASA declined to provide a target launch date for the moon-landing Artemis mission, saying a review is underway. The Trump administration had set a 2024 deadline, but on Friday, NASA officials called it a goal. “We'll do it when it's safe," said Kathy Lueders, who leads NASA's human space exploration office. She indicated NASA and SpaceX are shooting for later this decade. The astronauts will fly to the moon on the NASA-launched Orion capsule, then transfer to Starship in lunar orbit for the ride down to the surface and back. NASA has said at least one of the first moonwalkers since 1972 would be the first woman on the moon. Another goal of the program, according to the space agency, is to send a person of colour to the lunar surface. On Friday, Jurczyk greeted the four astronauts arriving at Kennedy Space Center for SpaceX's third crew launch in less than a year. By coincidence, their flight to the International Space Station is set for next Thursday — Earth Day. It's a reminder of NASA's core mission of studying the home planet, Jurczyk said. The three men and one woman represent the U.S., France and Japan: NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Thomas Pesquet and Akihiko Hoshide, all experienced space fliers. “It's definitely getting real,” Kimbrough, the spacecraft commander, said after arriving by plane from Houston. This will be SpaceX's first crew flight to use a recycled Falcon rocket and Dragon crew capsule. NASA turned to U.S. private companies for crew transport after the space shuttle program ended in 2011. “Certainly, I think all of them, until we get several years under our belt, should be considered test flights,” Kimbrough told reporters. SpaceX uses the same kind of rocket and similar capsules for supply deliveries, and recycles those as well. McArthur is the only member of the crew who has yet to visit the space station. She flew the shuttle to the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. And launching out of Kennedy is new to Pesquet after more than 11 years as an astronaut. “We’re living in the golden age of human spaceflight,” said Pesquet, a former Air France pilot. “Looks like everybody, every country, has a project or a spacecraft.” The astronauts left the runway in a pair of white gull-winged Teslas; SpaceX founder Musk also runs the electric car company. They had an early bedtime to sync up with what will be pretty much an all-nighter Thursday. Liftoff time is 6:11 a.m. The four will replace the SpaceX crew that launched last November. Those four will return to Earth at the end of April. A fresh three-person Soyuz crew, meanwhile, arrived at the space station last week from Kazakhstan, replacing two Russians and one American due back on Earth this weekend. ___ The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content. Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press
Prosecutors overseeing a grand jury investigation into the death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, undercut the case for criminal charges with testimony from a medical expert who said three police officers who held Prude to the ground until he stopped breathing didn’t do anything wrong. Dr. Gary Vilke told the grand jury that Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died of a heart attack caused by the medical phenomenon known as excited delirium. He said the officers' actions, which included placing a hood over Prude's head, had no impact on his breathing, according to transcripts of the proceedings made public Friday. A medical examiner ruled Prude’s death a homicide due to asphyxiation from a physical restraint, with use of the drug PCP as a factor. There is no universally accepted definition of excited delirium and researchers have said it's not well understood. Vilke, a University of California, San Diego professor who routinely testifies on behalf of police, said that restraining Prude during the encounter in the early hours of March 23, 2020 may have been best for his safety given his condition. Asked by a grand juror if anything could have been done better, Vilke responded: “I wouldn’t do anything differently.” The grand jury ultimately rejected criminally negligent homicide charges against the three officers by a 15-5 vote, the transcripts show. Prosecutors from the state attorney general’s office sought no other charges. They told grand jurors that they could choose not to indict if they believed the use of force was justified. Five jurors indicated they would have voted to indict at least one of the officers. “You are not an arm of the prosecution and you are to draw no conclusions about, quote, unquote, we think, feel or anything else," Jennifer Sommers, the deputy chief of Special Investigations, instructed the grand jury, according to the transcripts. "You are an independent body.” The grand jury’s decision not to indict the officers was announced at the time it was made in February, but the transcripts of nine days of testimony from witnesses — including Prude’s brother, police officers and experts — offer a rare window into a process of accountability normally kept under wraps. New York Attorney General Letitia James had said, in announcing the grand jury's decision, that the state had put on the best case it could that the officers should be prosecuted. Her office defended its use of Vilke as an expert Friday, saying it promised an independent investigation into Prude’s death without a predetermined outcome. The release of grand jury materials comes at a sensitive time for the issue of race in policing. Testimony is ending in the trial of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd. And on Thursday, body camera video was released that showed a Chicago police officer fatally shoot 13-year-old Adam Toledo last month after he appeared to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands. Prude encountered police hours after he was released from a hospital following a mental health arrest. He ran naked from his brother’s home and was seen bashing store windows. Prude’s brother, Joe, testified that he warned an officer responding to his home, “Don't kill my brother.” Prude’s death went largely unnoticed until September, when his family released body camera video of the encounter obtained through a public records request. Emails later made public by the city showed police commanders urged city officials to hold off on releasing the footage. The video showed Prude handcuffed and naked with a spit hood over his head as one officer pushed his face against the ground and another officer pressed a knee to his back. The officers held Prude down for about two minutes until he stopped breathing. He was taken off life support a week later. Vilke told the grand jury that drug use and mental illness contribute to excited delirium, which can make people vulnerable to cardiac arrest. He said he didn't think the spit hood was a factor or that the officers obstructed Prude's breathing. “So, all those things allow me to be able to be comfortable saying my opinion is that none of the officers, their impact, individually or collectively, would have caused or contributed to that cardiac arrest," Vilke said. "And, to go even one step further, if he had been allowed to get up and run around ... that would actually be more detrimental than being held down.” An officer testified that police used the hood because Prude was spitting and they were wary of being sickened in the early days of the pandemic. “I don’t know if you guys remember exactly about the coronavirus, how we felt, but it was almost hysteria in the country," the unidentified officer told the grand jury. At one point, prosecutor Michael Smith drew grand jurors’ attention to a 2015 training bulletin that explained to officers that “positional asphyxia may occur when the position of the person’s body interferes with respiration, resulting in serious injury or death” and that the risk of such asphyxia “can increase when the person is restrained in a prone position.” The footage of Prude's arrest and restraint sparked nightly protests in Rochester, a rust-belt city on the shore of Lake Ontario which was roiled recently by body camera footage of white officers using pepper spray on a 9-year-old Black girl handcuffed in the back of a squad car. James, whose office investigates police shootings, secured a judge’s permission to make the usually secret material public, citing a desire for transparency in Prude's case. The transcripts were released after a review that involving blacking out the names of witnesses. Matthew Rich, a lawyer for four officers who responded but weren’t involved in Prude’s restraint, questioned the closed-door process that paved the way for the transcripts being released. Despite that, he wrote in a letter to the judge last month that he and his clients “have nothing to hide.” Lawyers representing Prude’s brother said they were still reading the documents and not ready to comment. One Prude grand juror praised the prosecution team's “amazing work.” “If it wasn’t for everything that you presented to us, I don’t think anybody would have come up with a decision. You worked very hard and I’m sure nobody took it lightly," the juror said. "It was a very serious case. It’s horrible what happened to him.” ___ Associated Press reporters Larry Neumeister, Thalia Beaty, Jennifer Peltz and Jim Mustian in New York and Carolyn Thompson in Buffalo contributed to this report. ___ Follow Michael Sisak on Twitter at twitter.com/mikesisak Michael R. Sisak, The Associated Press
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While Britain’s virus rate continues to fall, there has been a sharp spike in Covid-19 numbers across the globe.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7 p.m. Following Ontario's announcement today of checkpoints to prevent non-essential entry from neighbouring provinces, the Quebec government has announced it will close the border with Ontario on its side as of Monday. Quebec deputy premier Genevieve Guilbault tweeted that the province would institute a "tight control" on travel between the provinces to limit the spread of variants. She called it "a question of safety" and said Quebec is discussing the details with Ontario. --- 6:15 p.m. British Columbia is reporting 1,005 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations continue to rise. The latest numbers bring B.C.'s total to 117,080. The province says 425 people are currently hospitalized as a result of the virus, surpassing a record broken earlier this week. There have also been six new deaths from the virus, for a total of 1,530. --- 5:55 p.m. British Columbia's health minister says news about Moderna delaying shipments of its COVID-19 vaccine is "disappointing." Adrian Dix says the sooner people are able to receive vaccines, the better. He says B.C. appreciates the federal government's offer to send more of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in May and June to compensate, but increased deliveries this month would be more helpful. More than 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C. --- 5:45 p.m. Alberta is reporting 1,616 new cases of COVID-19. The province says 898 variant cases have also been detected in the last 24 hours. There are no new deaths from the virus. Health officials say there are 423 people in hospital because of COVID-19, and 93 are in intensive care. --- 4:30 p.m. Ontario's solicitor general says the province is giving police sweeping new powers to enforce public health orders. Sylvia Jones says officers will have the authority to ask anyone why they are out of the house, and ask for their home address. She says police will also be able to pull over vehicles to check that occupants are only out for essential purposes. Jones says the new authority will last for the duration of the stay-at-home order. --- 4:15 p.m. Ontario is imposing stricter public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Premier Doug Ford says a state of emergency is being extended for an extra two weeks, and outdoor gatherings will be limited to only members of the same household. The province is also setting up checkpoints to restrict interprovincial travel. Big-box stores will also have their capacity capped at 25 per cent, down from the current 50 per cent. --- 4:15 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 221 new cases of COVID-19. There have also been two additional deaths linked to the virus. The province says there are 190 people in hospital due to COVID-19, and 44 are in intensive care. --- 3:30 p.m. Health officials on Prince Edward Island are reporting the province's first hospitalization related to COVID-19. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison did not disclose the age of the patient, who recently travelled domestically outside of Atlantic Canada. The province reported no new cases today and has seven active cases of COVID-19. It has had 167 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic. --- 2:35 p.m. Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says a COVID-19 outbreak in Iqaluit and other areas demonstrates why public-health measures need to stay in place. Nunavut's capital of 8,000 people is reporting 13 active cases. Miller says Indigenous communities are crushing the curve of COVID-19, but the spread of more infectious mutations of the virus is concerning. He says as of yesterday, nearly 300,000 vaccine doses have gone into the arms of people living in around 600 Indigenous communities. --- 2 p.m. Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 today. Two of the cases are in the Moncton region, one is in the Saint John area and six of the cases are in the Edmundston region in the northwest of the province, where part of the region is under a lockdown. Officials say two previously reported cases in the Edmundston region were actually false positives and have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There are now 141 active cases in the province and 20 patients are hospitalized, including 12 in intensive care. --- 1:40 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey says he’s happy to offer Ontario personnel and extra equipment, but not offering vaccines. In a statement Friday, Furey says it’s only fair for the country’s vaccine distribution to continue with the per capita model, as things could change in any province at any time. Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting three new cases of COVID-19, all related to travel within Canada. There are now 18 active reported COVID-19 infections in the province, and one person is in hospital because of the disease. --- 1:35 p.m. Manitoba is reporting 127 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths. Health officials say they are seeing more cases involving variants of concern and more cases involving younger people from their teens to their 40s. Dr. Jazz Atwal, the deputy chief public health officer, says he is seeing more large gatherings and new restrictions could be imposed in the coming days. He says the third wave has arrived in Manitoba and could become severe. --- 1 p.m. Ontario's science advisers are calling for the stay-at-home order to last six weeks. The COVID-19 Science Advisory Table says the extended shutdown combined with a vaccination rate of at least 100,000 doses per day is the only way to flatten the curve of new infections. They say that without stronger measures, the province could see 20,000 new daily cases by the end of May. The province is seeing record-high COVID-19 hospitalizations, and has requested that other provinces send any health-care workers they can spare. --- 12:55 p.m. Manitoba is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines among the general public. The minimum age has dropped by two years -- to 37 and up for First Nations persons and 57 and up for others. Health officials are also finalizing a plan announced earlier to start prioritizing firefighters, police officers and some front-line workers. They say details will come next week. --- 12:30 p.m. The federal government has secured eight million additional doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, to be delivered by mid-summer. Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first additional four million shots will arrive in May, followed by two million in June and another two million in July. Anand said the company will also move another 400,000 doses from the third quarter into June. Canada's initial shipment of approximately 300,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will arrive during the week of April 27, Anand said, to be delivered to the provinces at the beginning of May. --- 11:11 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,527 new COVID-19 cases today and seven more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including one in the past 24 hours. Health officials say hospitalizations rose by three, to 664, and 167 people were in intensive care, a rise of eight. The province says it administered 74,927 vaccine doses on Thursday, a single-day record. Quebec has reported a total of 334,071 COVID-19 infections and 10,785 deaths linked to the virus. --- 11:05 a.m. Procurement Minister Anita Anand says Canada's incoming vaccine supply from Moderna will be slashed in half through the rest of April. Anand says in a statement that Moderna will ship 650,000 doses of its vaccine to Canada by the end of the month, instead of the expected 1.2 million. Moderna said the limited supply is due to a "slower than anticipated ramp up" of its production capacity. Anand says the company also told Canada that one to two million doses of the 12.3 million scheduled for delivery in the second quarter may be delayed until the third quarter. Anand adds the federal government will continue to press Moderna to fulfill its commitments. --- 10:50 a.m. Police in a city east of Montreal say they are investigating an alleged attempt to illegally gain access to COVID-19 vaccines at a pharmacy. Repentigny, Que., police say they were told of an incident at a Jean Coutu pharmacy that took place on April 11 where someone allegedly impersonated a vaccine inspector. Several media reports cite an internal Jean Coutu memo saying a man presented himself to one of the company’s pharmacies pretending to be a security firm representative and asking to inspect the vaccines. His attempt was rebuffed by staff. A spokeswoman for Groupe Jean Coutu declined to comment and Repentigny police say they took statements and are reviewing surveillance footage. --- 10:40 a.m. Ontario is reporting 4,812 new cases of COVID-19 today, reaching a new peak for a second day in a row. It's also reporting 25 more deaths related to the virus. The province could announce more public health measures today in an effort to rein in surging infections. Yesterday's tally also marked a new record, at 4,736 cases. --- 10:05 a.m. Nunavut is announcing 12 new cases of COVID-19 today, all in Iqaluit. On April 14, the city of about 8,000 people announced its first case since the pandemic began. The city is under a strict lockdown, with all non-essential businesses, government offices and schools closed. There are 13 active cases of COVID-19 in the territory, all in Iqaluit. --- 9:30 a.m The Canadian Medical Association is calling for "extraordinary" measures to address the COVID-19 crisis unfolding in several provinces. The CMA says it wants the federal government to consider re-prioritizing its vaccine distribution strategy to focus on urgent areas instead of distributing to provinces on a per-capita basis. The organization also says provinces should be sharing their health-care resources with areas that are especially hard-hit, including Ontario and Quebec, where intensive care capacity is overwhelmed. The CMA says further restrictions "must also be considered" in provinces experiencing rapid rates of COVID-19 transmission. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, 2021. The Canadian Press
The captain of the Vancouver Canucks has a message for the masses: take COVID-19 seriously. Bo Horvat, one of 21 Vancouver players recovering from the outbreak, said he unwittingly infected his wife with the virus. The couple's infant son Gunnar has not been tested. "It hit her a little harder than it hit me. I'm one of the lucky ones, my symptoms were fairly mild... I got through them and am continuing to get through them," he said. "I'm not going to lie, it was tough to know my family got it from me." On Friday the NHL once again adjusted the Canucks schedule to give players more time to recover from their illnesses and a three-week layoff. Vancouver returns to game play Sunday versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, with a repeat match up on Tuesday. P1 variant confirmed General manager Jim Benning confirmed the P1 Brazilian variant to be the cause of the outbreak. He also said the variant is why the Canucks were hit harder than other NHL teams that have dealt with COVID. Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has confirmed the teams COVID-19 outbreak was caused by the P1 variant initially detected in Brazil. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press) "What was different with our situation is with the regular COVID it seemed that after 10 days players were ready to get back on the ice and start working out and performing. But we had players that when they did that, they still had symptoms," he said. Benning said the virus "buckled" some of the players, and that three or four regulars likely won't be ready when games resume. Head coach Travis Green, who also contracted COVID-19, has yet to return to practices. Originally, the Canucks were supposed to host Edmonton Friday night in their first game back. But after forward J.T. Miller publicly questioned the wisdom of forcing games when so many on the team were still recovering, the schedule was delayed. 'Guys were not healthy' "[J.T.] spoke on behalf of the team and it was needed. He basically got the ball rolling," said Horvat. "Guys were just not healthy enough to play.... I think a lot more guys will be ready to go on Sunday." According to Horvat, no Canucks players have yet been vaccinated. That's in comparison to the majority of players on U.S. teams — and their family members — who have. "It's a little bit of a slower rollout here in Canada. We've got to get the essential workers done first," he said. "That's out of our control and I guess we have to wait our turn." According to a Vancouver Coastal Health spokesman, the Vancouver Canucks organization does not qualify for the program of accelerated vaccinations to target workplace outbreaks because employees are not essential workers. Benning said Canucks practices will remain closed to media for the time being to give recovering players some privacy. "Some haven't been on the ice for three weeks," he said. "We don't want them to be judged."
Joe Raedle/GettyThe Justice Department sued Roger Stone on Friday, accusing him of failing to pay more than $2 million in taxes.The suit, filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, alleges Stone and his wife, Nydia, dodged $1,590,361 in taxes between 2007 and 2011 and stiffed the IRS of $407,036 in 2018 alone. The couple used a company, Drake Ventures, to “shield their personal income from enforced collection and fund a lavish lifestyle,” according to the Justice Department.Stone, 67, has been a longtime confidant of Donald Trump and briefly served as the former president’s campaign adviser. Stone was convicted of lying to Congress in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into election interference. Trump commuted Stone’s sentence in July 2020 just days before the GOP operative was scheduled to report to prison.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
'I left everything to God', says one devotee who attended the festival amid a devastating second wave.
https://youtu.be/4x2eQK1Cm3s An announcement from President Joe Biden this week has finally set in stone the deadline for pulling American troops out of Afghanistan—and a grim reality of the country they’ll be leaving behind was discussed on Friday’s The World This Week.“[The Taliban] pledged that they would turn the last few months in a total nightmare, not just for U.S. troops but for Afghan citizens,” said The Daily Beast’s Noor Ibrahim. “And the US proposal for a power-sharing interim government hasn’t gone over well either, so the fact is that this does leave Afghanistan in a very vulnerable position.”Paris-based journalist Catherine Field argued that while Joe Biden had no other option but to push the original May 1 withdrawal deadline to September, Afghanistan will certainly be facing a turbulent path in the months to come.“He really couldn’t go forward,” she said. “Unfortunately what we’re going to be looking at a swathe of countries from Afghanistan, through Iraq, through to Syria, through to Libya that will just be in some sort of permanent state of unrest or civil war, and I think Afghanistan is heading through that road.”According to World Politics Review's Judah Grunstein, the situation in Afghanistan signifies a blatant dismantlement of the goals the U.S. has pursued for the country’s future over the past couple of year.“I think what we have a very obvious, clear definitive failure of this American vision of a remade Afghanistan that could be integrated in a regional economy that’s connected,” he said.Watch the full show on France 24. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Securities Litigation Partner James (Josh) Wilson Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $50,000 In Vroom, Inc. To Contact Him Directly To Discuss Their Options New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - April 16, 2021) - Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, is investigating potential claims against Vroom, Inc. ("Vroom" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:VRM) and reminds investors of the May 21, 2021 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a ...
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Facebook's Oversight Board announced it will instead announce its decision "in the coming weeks".
The Chargers players joined the movement Friday and released a statement that indicated many of them will not participate during voluntary in-person offseason workouts.