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McKinney Fire: ‘Very respected,’ decades-long Forest Service fire lookout among four people killed

A longtime U.S. Forest Service fire lookout who spent decades scanning the Klamath National Forest for puffs of smoke and the next threat to communities across Siskiyou County died at her home during the McKinney Fire, the federal agency announced Monday. Kathy Shoopman, 73, died at her home in Klamath River during the blaze, which exploded in late July into the state’s largest conflagration of 2022, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Three other people died in the fire, though their names have not been released, pending positive identification and notification of their next of kin by authorities. Shoopman lived in Klamath River for nearly 50 years; meaning that her home was among the many under her watch. She worked in mountaintop perches across the Klamath National Forest, spotting f...

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$200,000 worth of crypto stolen by hacking into tech CEO’s iCloud account

BAYC became one of the most prominent NFT brands (Picture:The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)Looks like crypto owners need to be vigilant about their iCloud accounts as hackers are using it to gain access to crypto wallets. In a high-profile hack on Saturday, Steven Galanis, the co-founder and CEO of the Cameo app, said that he was the victim of a crypto hack. Galanis tweeted that he had lost several NFTs, including one Bored Ape, and over $70,000 worth of cryptocurrency.  While he said that the hack had taken place through his Apple iCloud account, he offered no more details.  The crypto thieves wasted no time in reselling Galanis’ Bored Ape NFT, which records show he bought for $319,000 in January. The hackers were able to sell it immediately for $130,000. Just got...

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Daily News Football Countdown: No. 9 Notre Dame, coach Joe McNab seek improvement

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. As we head into the 2022 high school football season, the Los Angeles Daily News is publishing preseason coverage that includes team rankings and lists of the top players to watch by position. The season begins the week of Aug. 18-20. DAILY NEWS TOP 10 COUNTDOWN No. 9 Notre Dame  Coach: Joe McNab, third season as head coach (42nd year in program) 2021 W-L record: 2-8, 1-4 Mission League Top returners: Wyatt Becker, QB, So.; Brennan Dragomer, RB, Sr.; Jacob Rameriz, OL, Sr.; Kian Salehi, WR, Sr.; Ethan Fullerton, DB, Sr.; Samson Malu, DL, Jr.; Brandon Bryant, LB, Jr.; Braylon Wise, DB, Sr. Key losses: Javance Tupouata-Johnson, QB (transferred to Chaminade); Micah McGavin, RB (transferred to Pasadena);

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‘Birmingham can no longer be ignored’: Laura Mvula overjoyed UK’s ‘second city’ finally getting recognition ahead of Commonwealth Games Closing ceremony

Laura Mvula joins some big names for the event (Picture: JMEnternational/Getty Images)Birmingham has been put firmly on the map as the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Closing ceremony, something Laura Mvula is very happy about. This year’s Games will draw to a close on Monday (August 8) after 11 days of sporting action with a high-octane production celebrating the musical heritage of the West Midlands. Laura will join the likes of Mahalia, Jorja Smith, UB40 and more, taking to the stage at the Alexander Stadium to give the Games a spectacular send-off. Speaking to Metro.co.uk prior to her performance, Laura shared her excitement over having the event somewhere outside of London for a change. ‘It’s about solidifying this legacy for Birmingham’, she began. ‘We underst

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Nicki Minaj to get Video Vanguard Award at MTV Awards

Nicki Minaj will receive the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Awards later this month, joining such previous winning music luminaries as Madonna, Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliott. Minaj, who has won five MTV trophies for such hits as “Anaconda,” “Chun-Li” and “Hot Girl Summer,” will get the award and perform at the ceremony on Aug. 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. “Nicki has broken barriers for women in hip-hop with her versatility and creative artistry,” said Bruce Gillmer, chief content officer of music at Paramount+ and president of music, music talent, programming and events at Paramount. “She has shifted the music industry and cemented her status as a global superstar with her crossover appeal, genre-defying style and continuing to be unapo...

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The Lion’s Gate Portal is the annual spiritual event that won’t make things go wrong

This is the time to shed an old version of yourself (Picture: Getty Images)Breathe, this isn’t like a Mercury Retrograde. The Lion’s Gate Portal opens up once a year on August 8 (and is often referred to as ‘8/8’ by spiritualists, who associate the number with abundance). It presents the opportunity to experience a positive force of energy – if you’re of this belief. Lions are associated with strength in tarot and right now, we’re in Leo season. Every year the portal gives us a chance to ‘evolve’, so to speak, and walk into being a more empowered version of ourselves that’s closer to living the life we truly want to live. Bex Milford, the astrologer and cosmic coach behind Cosmic Cures, tells us the portal is created ‘when Sirius, the second largest star in our galaxy, is clos

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Temps could climb to 105 as LA County heat advisory remains in effect

LOS ANGELES — A National Weather Service heat advisory will be in effect for parts of Los Angeles County until 7 p.m. Monday. Temperatures in Los Angeles County mountains, Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Monica Mountains, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley are expected to reach 105. The heat advisory will be in effect in Acton, Mount Wilson, Castaic, Newhall, Santa Clarita, Valencia, Burbank, Northridge, Universal City, Woodland Hills, East Los Angeles, El Monte, Pasadena, Pomona and San Gabriel. Hot temperatures can lead to heat illness, the NWS warns. The NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in air-conditioned rooms and out of the sun, and checking on relatives and neighbors. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Anaheim breaks daily high temperatu...

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Travis McMichael gets 2nd life sentence for federal hate crime conviction in Ahmaud Arbery’s killing

Travis McMichael, one of the three White men convicted in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, was sentenced Monday to life in prison plus 10 years after his federal convictions this year on interference with rights — a hate crime — along with attempted kidnapping and weapon use charges. His father Gregory McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan are due to be sentenced later Monday at the same Georgia courthouse on convictions of the same federal charges. All three already are serving life sentences for their convictions in state court on a series of charges related to the killing of the 25-year-old Black man, including felony murder. Travis McMichael, his father and Bryan were found guilty of the federal charges in February, with the jury accepting prosecutors’ argument the defendan...

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Daily News Football Countdown: No. 10 Valencia coming off bittersweet season

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. As we head into the 2022 high school football season, the Los Angeles Daily News is publishing preseason coverage that includes team rankings and lists of the top players to watch by position. The season begins the week of Aug. 18-20. DAILY NEWS TOP 10 COUNTDOWN No. 10 Valencia Coach: Larry Muir, 14th season 2021 W-L record: 8-5, 2-2 Foothill League, won CIF Southern Section Division 5 title Top returners: Reid Farrell, LB, Jr.;Trey Erickson, QB, Sr.; Daniel Hernandez, RB, Sr.; Jack Gieser, LB, Sr.; Jake Pikor, DE, Jr.; Daniel Acosta, OL, Jr.; Anthony Castillo, DL, Jr.; Dylan Kelly, WR, Sr.; Cameron Fontal, K/P, Sr. Key losses: Duhron Goodman, WR/DB; Tyler Voss, QB; Zamondre Merriweather, ATH; Giorgio

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Jackie Aina and the Sòro Sókè candle is exactly why research is essential

Jackie Aina has apologised amid the controversy (Picture: Getty Images)I’ve watched many YouTube videos from Jackie Aina over the years. I’ve always loved her vivacious personality and the unapologetic way she’d hold to account the very industry she was a part of – her videos on what influencer trends need to die each year were a firm favourite.  One of the things that stood out to me about her character from an early point was how proud she was to be Nigerian.  It seemed that in every other video, Jackie would champion her Nigerian heritage – the 35-year-old was born to a Nigerian (Yoruba) father and African-American mother – in a way that few other African-Americans were.  That’s why it’s so disappointing to see her at the centre of a diaspora controversy that has unfolded ov

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Catherine Zeta-Jones marks son Dylan’s 22nd birthday with heartwarming snap baby snaps

Catherine Zeta-Jones shared adorable shots of son Dylan as a baby to mark his 22nd birthday (Picture: Instagram)Catherine Zeta-Jones has taken to Instagram to celebrate her son Dylan turning 22 with a series of touching snaps. The 52-year-old actress posted a collection of sweet photos of herself with Dylan over the years, including one with the pair of them just hours after he was born. The actress, who shares her son with husband Michael Douglas, 77, also shared an image of Dylan dressed in his robes posing proudly at his graduation from uni. The Oscar-winner, who also shares daughter Carys, 19, with Douglas, gushed in the caption: ‘Happy 22nd Birthday Dylan. Zero to 22! You are everything to me and everything is you. ‘The joy you have brought to this world thus far, is immea

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Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

Climate hazards, such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and even anthrax. Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of illnesses and found 218 out of the known 375 human infectious diseases, 58%, seemed to be made worse by one of 10 types of extreme weather connected to climate change, according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Climate Change. Doctors, going back to Hippocrates, have long connected disease to weather, but this study shows how widespread the influence of climate is on human health. In addition to looking at infectious diseases, the researchers expanded their search to look at all type of human illnesses, including no

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The Unexpected Appeal Of Costco Fashion

When Yen Pang first visited a Costco in 1999, during a trip from Australia, she was “blown away” by the sight of the vast warehouse filled with giant boxes, house appliances, good-deal electronics, and super-sized groceries: “It was like the best collection of products in one place.” But while Pang, who now lives in the San Francisco area, learned of Costco’s clothing selection soon after that first trip, she wasn’t as fast to jump aboard: “I remember thinking, Why would anyone buy clothes here?” she says. “In my twenties, I just really preferred going to the mall.” It wasn’t until she had her daughter that she changed her mind, finding the store not only convenient for its one-stop-shop capabilities, but affordable and, yes, even stylish thanks to its large selection of T-shirts, leggi

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Mark Wright sends special shout-out to Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu as she rocks sportswear from his collection

Ekin-Su headed straight back to the gym following her Love Island stint (Picture: REX/@wrighty/Instagram)Mark Wright expressed his admiration for Love Island queen Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu’s choice in gym wear. Following her victorious win alongside beau Davide Sanclimenti, the self-proclaimed Turkish Delight , 27, has been keeping herself active since returning to the UK last week. When Ekin-Su wasn’t working out with Davide, the actress has been, well, working out by herself and has shared a series of snaps in her local Essex gym. One selfie in particular, which showed Ekin-Su wearing a khaki sports bra and leggings, caught the former Towie star’s attention. Reposting her snap via Instagram Stories and referencing his sports brand AYTEE7, Mark wrote: ‘@ekinsuofficial looking great

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Ryan Giggs has ‘ugly and sinister side that adoring fans never saw’, court told

The ex-footballer is accused of abusive and controlling behaviour towards his former partner (Picture: Getty)Ryan Giggs was idolised by adoring fans – but off the pitch, there was a much uglier and more sinister side to his character, a court has heard. The former Manchester United footballer was greeted by a scrum of photographers as his trial for alleged domestic abuse offences against his ex-girlfriend began on Monday. He is accused of attacking Kate Greville on November 1, 2020. He denies assaulting her at his home in Worsley, as well as her younger sister Emma during the same incident. The ex-Wales manager is also accused of controlling and coercive behaviour against Ms Greville between August 2017 and November 2020.  Opening for the prosecution at Manchester’s Minshull St

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