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Two Point Campus just misses out on UK number one – Games charts 13 August

Another bundled victory (pic: Sony)Horizon Forbidden West was once again the best-selling video game at retail last week, as Two Point Campus debuts at number two. It’s no wonder that video game companies are reporting lower sales across the board this year, since it seems an eternity since anything major was released. Two Point Campus is the closest we’ve had in a while but it’s no blockbuster and has almost certainly sold better digitally, which, as ever, is not covered by these UK charts. It was the only new release last week and so Horizon Forbidden West once again claimed the number one spot, in large part because it’s sold in bundles with the PlayStation 5 – which is currently enjoying an elongated period of availability. UK all formats retail chart – 13 August 1 (1) H

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Red Arrows pilot sacked after ‘affair’ and second quits over ‘toxic culture’

Flt Lt Will Cambridge (left) was said to have been suspended after a fellow pilot complained about an alleged affair with a female colleague, while Sqn Ldr Nick Critchell apparently left in disgust(Picture: PA)The Red Arrows are feared to be in freefall after a pilot was reportedly sacked after an alleged affair, with another said to have quit over the team’s ‘toxic culture’. Members of the RAF’s Aerobatics Team are also reported to ‘hate each other’ amid the unit’s worst morale crisis since its 1964 formation. The two latest apparent holes in the team follow the shock departure of a third ace for family reasons in January. Its lack of trained pilots is said to have forced commanders to axe some of its best-loved formations, including the Diamond Nine, days before an airshow this

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Donald Trump speaks after FBI raid offering ‘anything we can do to help’ Justice Department

Ex-President Donald Trump gave his first interview on the FBI raid a week after agents seized documents from his Mar-a-Lago home (Pictures: Reuters/AP/Getty Images)Former President Donald Trump in his first interview since the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago home said his representatives contacted the Justice Department and he is willing to do anything ‘to help’. Trump gave his first interview on the matter on Monday morning, a week after FBI agents searched his residence and removed 11 sets of classified documents. He spoke shortly after a leaked bulletin indicated the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned law enforcement agencies of increased threats. ‘The country is in a very dangerous position. There is tremendous anger, like I’ve never seen before, over all of the scams, ...

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Erik ten Hag makes transfer plea to Manchester United board after Brentford humiliation

The Red Devils are currently rock bottom of the Premier League table (Picture: Getty)Erik ten Hag has been pleading with Manchester United’s board to bring in new players before the transfer window closes in just over two weeks’ time, according to reports. Manchester United news, exclusives and analysis Sign up Privacy Policy The Red Devils have fallen to the bottom of the Premier League table for the first time 30 years after back-to-back losses against Brighton and Brentford – with the 4-0 defeat against the latter particularly humiliating. Ten Hag has become the first United manager in over 100 years to lose his first two matches in charge and reacted by cancelling his players’ scheduled day off and hauling them in for more training on Sunday. But there is clearly only

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Bus delays, hotlines, teacher shortages: Everything you need to know as school begins

More than 120,000 students went back to school Monday in Duval County. That’s more than St. Johns, Clay, Nassau, and Putnam counties combined. Duval is the 20th largest school district in the country -- the sixth largest in Florida -- and families can expect a lot of changes. Families can expect larger classes and longer bus routes. Some parents and guardians may be feeling nervous, overwhelmed, or confused about bus schedules, schools, or even who to call if they have questions. News4JAX has been covering back-to-school stories all week to find out the information needed as students head back to school. Below we have compiled our key coverage points -- putting them all inside this article to be easily found. Bus delays, driver shortages News4JAX saw dozens of bus route delays on Monda

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7 million people are under flood watches while 7 million face extreme heat alerts

A flood watch is in place from Arizona to Wyoming, covering more than 7 million people. (CNN)  By Haley Brink and Theresa Waldrop | CNN A flood watch is in place from Arizona to Wyoming, covering more than 7 million people, with afternoon and evening rain and thunderstorms expected in much of the Southwest on Sunday. The flood watch includes Las Vegas, where two people died last week in flooding in what has become the wettest monsoon season in a decade. The flood threat is forecast to remain from Monday into Tuesday but will include a smaller area surrounding the Four Corners region, where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico meet. In Texas, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance that will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms to South Texas as it pushes onshore Sunda...

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Brittney Griner appeals nine year sentence on drug smuggling in Russia

Brittney Griner’s legal team has appealed her 9 year prison sentence for drug smuggling (Picture: AP)The legal team for American basketball star Brittney Griner has filed an appeal against her nine-year Russian prison sentence on drug charges. Her attorney Maria Blagovolina confirmed the appeal was filed Monday to Russian state media RIA Novosti. Griner was also fined 1 million rubles (£13,230.60). Blagovolina said after Griner’s conviction that the sentence was excessive, and in similar cases defendants have received shorter sentences of about five years, with about a third of them granted parole. The grounds of the appeals, which could take three months to be adjudicated, were not immediately clear, according to The New York Times. Griner’s defense team had said after sh...

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Amber Heard hires new lawyers in huge shake up ahead of Johnny Depp trial appeal

Caption: Amber Heard to appeal ruling in libel case against Johnny Depp Picture: Getty / APAmber Heard has had a huge shake-up of her legal team ahead of her appeal against Johnny Depp, with Elaine Bredehoft no longer on the case. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor was victorious in his $50million defamation trial against his ex-wife earlier this year, following her op-ed for the Washington Post, in which she discussed her experiences with domestic abuse. Although the 59-year-old wasn’t named in the 2018 piece, his lawyers argued that it implied he was sexually and physically abusive over the course of their relationship – something he has fiercely denied. Following a bombshell trial at the Fairfax County Courthouse, the jury found in his favor and awarded him $10m, while the 36

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I’m 27 and I’ve never had sex or a relationship – but I don’t need either

Dating as an adult is difficult – even more so when you are queer and deaf (Picture: Simone Margett/Metro.co.uk)‘You’ll find someone…’ ‘You’re just career-minded at the minute…’ ‘Maybe you’re being too picky…’ ‘You just need to put yourself out there…’ I’m sure I’m not the only single woman who hears these words on a regular basis. In fact, my family and friends have taken to saying them to me with increased frequency ever since my twin got into a relationship at the start of the year.  What they don’t seem to understand is that actually, while I’m happy for my twin, I’m also happy being single and spending time on my own. I’m 27 and I’ve never been in a romantic relationship. I’ve never even had a sexual encounter – and I’m perfectly content with that.  Women in

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One dead, one missing after jump from ‘Jaws’ bridge

One man is missing and another dead after police say they jumped off the “Jaws” bridge at Martha’s Vineyard. A statement from Massachusetts State Police said officers were called around midnight Monday by police in Edgartown, Mass., to help in the search for two people who had jumped from the bridge. As of 3:30 a.m., the search — which involved divers and aircraft — recovered the body of a person identified only as a “young adult.” The second person is still being sought, state police spokesman Dave Procopio said. The bridge — officially the American Legion Memorial Bridge — connects Edgartown with Oak Bluffs on the island south of Cape Cod. It is a popular tourist destination because of its appearance in the 1975 shark film. Jumping off the bridge is illegal, but kids on the island have ...

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Teacher shortage: Nearly 400 teacher vacancies in Duval County as school begins Monday

The Duval County School District has nearly 400 classroom teacher vacancies heading into the first day of school. In addition to that, educators are in tears over the struggle to pay their bills. Duval County Public Schools shared a series of videos over summer break explaining the need for a property tax increase to boost teacher pay. “There are so many times where I have to actually take my own money and purchase money my students may need,” one teacher said in the video. While starting salaries are rising for new teachers -- veteran educators feel left behind. School leaders and the teachers union said more money is needed to help raise pay for those who have been in the system for years. That’s the goal of a proposed property tax hike on the ballot next week. If voters approve the p...

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The Boys are back in town! Karl Urban, Jack Quaid and more share first-look photos as season 4 kicks off

The cast and crew of The Boys are up to something… (Picture: toni.starr / karenfukuhara / jack_quaid / Instagram / therealKripke / Twitter)The Boys are back in town as stars of the hit Amazon Prime superhero series tease the beginning of filming for season 4. The cast and crew behind the Emmy-nominated TV series, adapted from the comic book of the same name, took to social media to post cryptic photos and captions. Jack Quaid, who plays Hughie, posted a photo to Instagram alongside The Butcher actor Karl Urban with the caption ‘it begins’. The 30-year-old actor also posted a picture of himself on an airplane, writing: ‘Ah s**t, here we go again. #season4.’ Homelander actor Antony Starr and The Deep actor Chace Crawford also posed for a selfie together while travelling, with S

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Jim Bob Duggar: Is He Brainwashing Anna So That She’ll Stay Married to Josh?

At this point, it’s quite clear that Anna Duggar will never divorce Josh. She’s stood by his side through one scandal after another, and it seems that she now has every intention of waiting for him as he serves his 12-year prison sentence. Through it all, Anna has received the support of Josh’s parents, who will also stand by their son’s side no matter how many more atrocities he commits. Insiders say Jim, Michelle, and Anna have occasionally disagreed on the best defense strategy for Josh, but all three are united in their belied that he was wrongly convicted. Josh Duggar and wife Anna outside the courthouse. (Photo via Getty)Of course, women in the Duggars’ world are taught to be subservient to the men in their lives, so Anna’s loyalty doesn’t come as much of a shock. And

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Russia unveils a model of its proposed space station after shunning the ISS

A model of a Russian orbital space station (Credits: EPA)Russian space officials have shown off a model of the country’s proposed space station for the first time. Following the international backlash to its invasion of Ukraine, Russia announced it will withdraw from the International Space Station ‘after 2024’. Instead, it will build and launch its own station – called the Russian Orbital Space Station (ROSS) – once its obligations to Nasa and the ISS are completed. The model was unveiled at a military forum and shows the layout of the station – which will likely be built by 2028 at the earliest. According to Russian state media, the model assumed that the base, scientific and energy, nodal and gateway modules, along with targeting and production modules were already in orbi...

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New this week: ‘House of the Dragon,’ Lakers doc and Lovato

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In the almost 25 years since Princess Diana died, there has never been any shortage of content examining the enormous impact and intrigue of her short life. But a new documentary from director Ed Perkins, “The Princess,” which debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and is available on HBO (and HBO Max), turns the lens back on us. The film doesn’t have any talking heads or voiceover, but instead uses only archival footage to tell a different kind of story. It is a meditative, transportive experience that is surprisingly effective. — Two of this summer’s most delightful theatrical releases “Mrs. Harris Goes to Pa

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