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Oh, the horror. "Dancing with the Stars," ABC's reality dance competition, paid homage Monday to horror movies. Canton native Amanda Kloots, co-host of "The Talk", and her partner, Alan Bertsen, danced the Argentine Tango to "Paint It, Black" by Ciara. Kloots was dressed as Jigsaw from the movie "SAW." Last week: JoJo Siwa beats Amanda Kloots' top score, Olivia Jade shocks in bottom 2 of ...

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul says she’s making good on her promise to turn the page from the Cuomo era and root out harassment and discrimination in state government. State workers will be required to take a new live training program as a way to guard against inappropriate behavior and bullying and an independent law firm will be free to probe claims made from within the Executive Chamber, ...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — When Texas’ attorney general announced he was suing four swing states in a last-ditch attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election, lawyers in Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office scoffed. One lawyer called it “bats--t insane.” Another called it “weird.” Despite the criticisms, Moody came out in support of Texas’ lawsuit the next day, co-signing a brief ...

ATLANTA — It's still not time to start talking about moral victories for the Pistons. They've played three games against likely playoff teams and don't have a victory to show for it yet. They were shorthanded, but they still stayed within single digits in the third quarter against the Atlanta Hawks. The offense sputtered, and the defense didn't have an answer for All-Star guard Trae Young, and ...

ATLANTA — There's never an opportune time for any team to lose its best player, but it was certainly poor timing for the Detroit Pistons on Monday when Jerami Grant was a late scratch with a left elbow infection. The Pistons have struggled offensively to start the season, and the Atlanta Hawks — fresh off of an Eastern Conference Finals appearance — are one of the NBA's best offensive teams. ...

Getting a lead in regulation is becoming a brick wall that the Lightning just can’t seem to break through. Six games into this young season, the Lightning have failed to play with the lead in regulation, and while there were plenty of positives to draw from in their 5-1 road loss to the upstart Sabres on Monday night at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, they have quickly learned how difficult it ...

LOS ANGELES — The former University of Southern California dean who is accused of paying bribes to secure millions of dollars in Los Angeles County contracts for the university pleaded not guilty Monday to federal criminal charges in the latest scandal to hit USC. Marilyn Louise Flynn, 83, was dean of USC’s School of Social Work when she allegedly paid off Mark Ridley-Thomas, now an L.A. city ...

Oct. 25—Because everyone in and around Giants World probably believes that their team should be playing in the World Series. They were the best team in the regular season. Instead, Atlanta, the team with the worst record to make the postseason, will represent the National League in the Fall Classic. Would the Giants have beaten the Braves, had they faced them in the NL Championship Series? ...

BOISE, Idaho — Boise police have confirmed that two people were killed and four others were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting at the Boise Towne Square mall on Monday afternoon. The unnamed gunman was injured during an exchange of fire with police and is in critical condition, Boise police announced Monday evening. At a news conference, Boise Police Department Chief Ryan Lee ...

NEW YORK — Hundreds of flag-toting protesters — including active-duty members of the NYPD and FDNY — brought morning traffic to a standstill as they marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday to protest Mayor Bill de Blasio’s forthcoming coronavirus vaccine mandate for all city workers. The mandate, which takes effect this Friday at 5 p.m. and covers 160,000 municipal employees, including ...

LOS ANGELES — The powerful storm that walloped Northern California over the weekend moved into Southern California on Monday, bringing with it the potential for localized flooding, strong winds and debris flows across the region. Los Angeles County was under a flood advisory, officials said, as periodic heavy rain could swamp roadways and potentially trigger minor mudslides in recent burn ...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation by voice vote Monday evening that would posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 American service members killed in the August suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The measure, introduced by Republican freshman Rep. Lisa McClain of Michigan. Bruce Township, has 323 co-sponsors in the House. McClain said in an ...

There were several signs that rivalry week had arrived at Schembechler Hall on Monday as coach Jim Harbaugh and select players spoke ahead of No. 6 Michigan football's game Saturday against No. 7 Michigan State in East Lansing. In Harbaugh's case, rivalry week was met with a heightened terseness when fielding questions. He was more short-winded than usual and declined to elaborate on a larger ...

For the sixth straight year, the percentage of free checking accounts increased in Bankrate’s 2021 checking account and ATM fee study. Free checking accounts are those that have no monthly maintenance fees or minimum balance requirement. Choosing a free account, rather than one that charges a monthly fee, can save you money. The average monthly fee for interest checking accounts that aren’t ...

Actor Alec Baldwin was practicing removing a revolver from its holster and aiming toward the camera during rehearsal for the movie “Rust” when director Joel Souza heard “what sounded like a whip and then a loud pop,” according to a search warrant that provided grim new details about the final minutes of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ life. In the newly released document obtained by the Los ...

KHARTOUM, Sudan — KHARTOUM, Sudan — The first reports of deaths emerged from Sudan on Monday in the wake of the military's move to unseat the civilian government and declare a national state of emergency, following weeks of intense political strife in the East African nation. The country's transitional government had been dissolved, army Gen.l Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced in a televised ...

En una medida poco habitual, los funcionarios federales del trabajo han amenazado con hacerse cargo de los programas de seguridad laboral de tres estados por no haber adoptado las normas de emergencia en torno al COVID-19 para proteger a los trabajadores del sector salud. Esta amonestación, dicen los activistas laborales, también sirve como una advertencia apenas velada de que resistirse al ...

Georgetown University’s former head tennis coach pleaded guilty to taking more than $3.4 million in bribes to designate at least 19 students phony athletic recruits as part of the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal. Gordon Ernst on Monday admitted he solicited and received payments from the scheme’s admitted mastermind, William “Rick” Singer, and the parents of prospective Georgetown ...

Dave Chappelle reiterated during a recent stand-up performance that he is "more than willing" to meet with transgender Netflix employees regarding their concerns about his comedy special "The Closer" — as long as they meet his three "conditions." In a video posted Monday on Instagram, Chappelle addressed the long-brewing controversy surrounding his latest collaboration with Netflix, in which ...

Lee Wagner, veterano del Cuerpo de Infantería de Marina y especialista en intervención en suicidios, ha pasado los últimos seis años ayudando a sus compañeros veteranos a procesar el trauma de sus experiencias de combate, con la vista puesta en evitar que se quiten la vida. Como muchos de sus compañeros, Wagner es propietario de un arma. En los últimos meses, Wagner ha presionado a los ...

This Dolphins season is about lost and it isn't even November. Wake me up when the trading period ends? We're all waiting to see what happens with Deshaun Watson, of course, and there are other players who could be on the way out, with Miami sitting at 1-6. The Dolphins lost again, a sixth straight, on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. This time it was Falcons 30, Dolphins 28, the game ending, ...

Senator Ted Cruz won’t stand in the way of Nicholas Burns to be ambassador to Beijing out of a recognition that U.S.-China relations are too important to delay, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Texas Republican has used Senate procedure to slow down confirmation for more than two dozen of President Joe Biden’s nominees, infuriating administration officials who say Cruz is ...

WASHINGTON — Democrats stepped closer to an agreement on President Joe Biden’s agenda as Sen. Joe Manchin, who has been pushing to shrink the size of a sweeping social-spending package, said a deal on the outlines of the plan is within reach this week. Manchin’s expression of optimism Monday marked a turnabout from his forecast last week of drawn-out negotiations, and mark the best recent sign ...

BOISE, Idaho — Boise police have confirmed that two people were killed and four others were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting at the Boise Towne Square mall on Monday afternoon. At a news conference, Boise Police Department Chief Ryan Lee said that a Boise police officer was among the injured, and stressed that the investigation was ongoing. Lee said the suspect in the ...

Actor Alec Baldwin was practicing removing a revolver from its holster and aiming toward the camera during rehearsal for the movie “Rust” when director Joel Souza heard “what sounded like a whip and then a loud pop,” according to a search warrant that provided grim new details about the final minutes of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ life. In the newly released document obtained by the Los ...

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's reelection campaign has amassed a war chest of $12.6 million, including nearly $4 million in contributions above the state's normal giving limits. On Monday, Michigan candidates had to file new fundraising disclosures, covering the previous three months. The incumbent Democrat's report revealed her campaign has continued a controversial ...

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Police Department said in a tweet that six people, including a police officer, were injured in a mass shooting at the Boise Towne Square mall on Monday afternoon. Police said on Twitter shortly before 2:15 p.m. Mountain time Monday that officers were responding to reports of shots fired at the mall on Milwaukee Street. The agency later said on social media that one ...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection fired just two employees after finding dozens had posted offensive content in secret Facebook groups, including racist and sexist images of migrants and Democratic lawmakers, according to a congressional committee report released Monday. Democratic staffers on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, following a two-year investigation, found ...

Moderna Inc. said that its COVID-19 vaccine showed a strong immune response in younger children in a late-stage clinical trial, paving the way for submission to regulators for clearance in those ages 6 through 11. An interim analysis showed a protective antibody response from children in the study, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna said Monday in a statement. Participants received two 50 ...

If you’re an investor, be sure to give special attention to the taxes you’ll have to pay on your investments. In many cases, you have ways to legally reduce, defer or even eliminate taxes on your investment gains and keep more of your profits. So it pays to know the smartest ways to minimize your taxes and keep more of your money working for you. Here are some of the best ways to keep taxes ...

WASHINGTON — Most of the Customs and Border Protection agents who participated in secretive social media groups featuring violent, bigoted posts against migrants and members of Congress received significantly watered down discipline measures, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. House of Representatives. Agency officials launched an internal investigation into 135 employees for ...

AUSTIN, Texas — The redistricting maps signed by Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday already are being challenged in court. Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law nine bills passed by lawmakers during this year's third special legislative session, including bills drawing new political maps that secure Republican power in the state. The session ended earlier this month, with several of Abbott's ...

MINNEAPOLIS — The names of jurors who convicted former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd will become public Nov. 1, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill ruled Monday. The judge, who has kept the names sealed until now, issued the detailed 31-page ruling after a coalition of several local and national news outlets, including the Star Tribune, filed a motion in ...

A Toronto-based private equity firm has acquired a majority stake in Benzinga, a financial media company headquartered in downtown Detroit whose early backers included Dan Gilbert. The Beringer Capital deal, announced Monday, is expected to keep Benzinga's operations and key staff in Detroit, according to Benzinga founder and CEO Jason Raznick, 43, who is keeping a "significant" ownership ...

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks said he was not involved in the planning of the Jan. 6 “Save America” rally at the Capitol where he made a speech shortly before rioters breached the building. In a phone interview Monday, the Huntsville congressman and 2022 U.S. Senate candidate denied a Rolling Stone report that he or his top staffers were in contact with two people involved in organizing both the Jan. 6 ...

TALLAHASSEE — When Texas’ attorney general announced he was suing four swing states in a last-ditch attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election, lawyers in Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office scoffed. One lawyer called it “bats—t insane.” Another called it “weird.” Despite the criticisms, Moody came out in support of Texas’ lawsuit the next day, co-signing a brief along ...

Whether intentional or not, the Mavericks have flashed two different looks on offense through their first two games. There was the disjointed, crowded showing Thursday in Atlanta and in the first half Saturday in Toronto, when shots didn’t fall, but many fans’ early season expectations did. And then there was the smaller, more rhythmic performance in the second half against the Raptors, which ...

Wages aren’t keeping up with soaring rents in South Florida, and that’s forcing many renters to make sacrifices and difficult choices between basic necessities and paying their landlords. While rents in the region have surged an average of 22% higher than last year, income has only risen between 8% and 10%, according to ATTOM Data, a provider of nationwide property data. “This is not ...

A man from California thought he was paying someone named Greg Mercury $400,000 for a lucrative online business that sold drones through the e-commerce platform Shopify, according to federal court documents. Instead, prosecutors said, he got a blank Shopify account with no record of any sales. Greg Mercury is actually a 24-year-old man named Harlan Barry Cox who the Justice Department said ...

Florida defensive end Zachary Carter returned to win championships and usher in the next wave of defensive talent. Instead, the Gators’ SEC title hopes are history and the defense is in shambles after its Oct. 16 no-show at LSU. “I feel like I kind of fell short as a leader,” Carter said Monday. “But I won’t put it all on me because it’s a team game.” Hope still remains to salvage a lost ...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Monday evening is expected to pass legislation that would posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 American service members killed in the August suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The measure, introduced by Republican freshman Rep. Lisa McClain of Michigan, has 323 co-sponsors in the House. McClain said in an interview that seeing the ...

NEW YORK — Hundreds of protesters — many donning NYPD and FDNY gear — took over the Brooklyn Bridge roadway Monday in their fight against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s looming coronavirus vaccination mandate for all municipal workers in the city. The mandate, which takes effect Friday at 5 p.m. and covers 160,000 city employees, including police and firefighters, constitutes “medical tyranny,” ...

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida’s 67 county elections supervisors wrote a letter to voters Monday urging them to reject falsehoods about the 2020 election and reaffirming the integrity of the state’s voting system. The plea, issued by the Florida Supervisors of Elections, comes after GOP county committees in Lake and Brevard counties called for an Arizona-style “forensic audit” spurred by former ...

Walmart has recalled a Better Homes and Gardens-branded Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones due to the potential presence of a rare and deadly bacteria, the U.S. Consumer Safety Product Commission (CPSC) announced Friday. Public health officials are investigating two deaths and four illnesses stemming from the potential contamination with the bacteria, the agency said. ...

Oct. 25—A Lexington strip club shorted exotic dancers on pay and required them to make "illegal kickbacks" to the club, a woman has charged in a federal lawsuit. The complaint says Platinum Dolls did not pay dancers the required minimum wage or overtime for working more than 40 hours a week at the club on East New Circle Road. The lawsuit seeks at least $100,000 in compensatory damages for the ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The former law firm of suspended South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh has reached a confidential settlement with the heirs of Murdaugh’s deceased housekeeper. “Over the weekend, the Satterfields and the law firm reconciled their differences,” said Columbia attorney Eric Bland, who represents Satterfield’s heirs. Bland would not reveal how much money will be paid to the ...

NEW YORK — An FBI investigation forced him into early retirement, but former Sergeants Benevolent Association union boss Ed Mullins isn’t about to apologize. The embattled ex-union head stood by his inflammatory tweets Monday, testifying in an NYPD departmental trial that he was defending cops when he derided City Councilman Ritchie Torres as a “first-class whore” and city Health Commissioner ...

NEW YORK — Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s lawyer argued Monday that the murderous cartel boss needs a new trial because jurors lied to the judge about following media reports during his trial. Guzman's case is currently on appeal and the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel’s lawyer focused his arguments on a VICE News article in which an anonymous juror said they and other ...

President Joe Biden promoted his economic agenda in a visit to a New Jersey train repair yard on Monday as a crucial deadline of Oct. 31 looms for talks to pass his sweeping spending plans. Flanked by NJ Transit locomotives, Biden told a handpicked audience of elected officials and union workers that his twin infrastructure and social spending plans are must-pass legislation for the New York ...

Si es cliente de un comerciante en particular, es posible que le resulte más sencillo el proceso, lo que permite transacciones futuras más rápidas, si le permite almacenar la información de su tarjeta. Eso está muy bien, pero ¿puede un minorista almacenar los datos de su tarjeta de crédito sin permiso? Cuando compre en línea, probablemente recibirá un mensaje del sitio que le preguntará si ...