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San Jose: School security guard arrested in student sex assault

SAN JOSE — A security guard at a charter high school in East San Jose has been arrested on suspicion of repeatedly sexually assaulting an underage student he met on campus, authorities said. Josue Sosa Barraza, 39, of Sunnyvale, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting an underage student at KIPP Navigate College Prep in San Jose, where he worked as a security guard. (San Jose Police Dept.) Josue Sosa Barraza, 39, of Sunnyvale, is being held without bail in the Elmwood men’s jail in Milpitas and was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday for multiple felony charges, according to jail records and San Jose police. Police were alerted by a parent of a student at KIPP Navigate College Prep — housed at the Mount Pleasant High School grounds on South White Road — who told officers tha...

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Hi vis kilt binman ‘wins battle with bosses’ and can wear shorts on rounds

Lee Moran said he had ‘won a battle, but not the war’ (Pictures: SWNS)A binman who wore a hi vis kilt in protest against having to wear trousers during the heatwave has been allowed to trial a pair of shorts. Lee Moran, 51, was ordered by York City Council in July to cover his legs despite temperatures reaching 38°C. In response, he wore a £60 fluorescent kilt ordered specially from a supplier to help keep cool, prompting the council to review their policy. Lee has said he is ‘very happy’ with the new uniform, which he has been able to wear to work over a two-week period, but said he had ‘won a battle, but not the war’. The father-of-three was told the restriction was due to health and safety reasons, but Lee has claimed that council bosses confessed it was to help protect w...

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Former Beverly Hills man convicted for his role in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

A former Beverly Hills man who along with an anti-vaccine doctor joined the mob that breached the U.S. Capitol in 2021 was convicted this week for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection. A jury, following a federal trial in Washington, D.C., found John Strand, 39, guilty of a felony count of obstruction of an official proceedings, along with several misdemeanor counts that included entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. Strand — a model, actor and spokesman for the anti-vaccine group America’s Frontline Doctors — was arrested in January 2021 at a Beverly Hills home alongside Simone Gold, a doctor who during the pandemic became a leading source of coronavirus misinformation.  Strand has since moved to Naples, Florida, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office. Weeks before their a

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Public Health Experts Express ‘Cautious Optimism’ Monkeypox Vax Is Slowing Spread of Disease

Joe RaedlePatients who have been vaccinated against the monkeypox virus were 14 times less likely to become infected than those who had not been vaccinated, according to initial data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, which public health officials say should provide “a level of cautious optimism” that the vaccine may help slow the spread of the virus Dr. Rochelle Wolensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters on Wednesday that the first data on the vaccine’s effectiveness is a strong, if early, indicator that the Biden administration’s strategy on the viral outbreak is working. “There have been limited data on how well the Jynneos vaccine performs against monkeypox in real-world conditions,” Wolensky said. “These ...

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Florida’s Super-Rich Evacuate Their Art as Hurricane Ian Hits

Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyOver 2.5 million residents of coastal Florida are being advised to evacuate due the threat posed by Hurricane Ian, a storm which has already left 1 million in Cuba without electricity and which was predicted to hit the western flank of the Sunshine State early Wednesday afternoon. In anticipation of a Category 4 storm’s 130 mile-per-hour winds, residents are scrambling to stack up sandbags and stockpile supplies. For a certain class of Florida resident, however, also at issue—and, in some cases, in need of evacuation—are their art collections, which can be valued in the multiple millions and are potentially vulnerable to being damaged by the hurricane’s destructive path. Generally, Florida’s super-rich and the galleries that cat...

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Veteran big man Andre Drummond looking to add toughness to Bulls

It’s usually a red flag when a veteran bench player joins a new team and declares that he still feels like he’s a starter. Make that a few red flags. Andre Drummond, however, wasn’t about to start apologizing for his thought process, even now being on his sixth NBA team entering Year 11. “I’m still in my mindset a player that’s a starter,’’ Drummond said in his first meeting with the Bulls media since signing a one-year deal with a player option. “But I’m a player who is able to adjust and adapt to any situation. If my services are needed to be a starter I can do that. If my services are needed to come in and be a spark off the bench that is what I’m here to do. My ego is not something that is driven in this game. I play the game because I love it and not to do anything else but be an asse

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Katie Couric breast cancer diagnosis: celeb urges annual mammograms

Katie Couric says she was diagnosed with breast cancer on the first day of summer and wrote that she had her final radiation treatment on Tuesday.Getty NEW YORK — Katie Couric said Wednesday that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery and radiation treatment this summer to treat the tumor. Couric, who memorably was tested for colon cancer on the “Today” show in 2000, announced her diagnosis in an essay on her website, saying she hoped it would encourage other women to be tested. Couric, 65, was diagnosed on the first day of summer and wrote that she had her final radiation treatment on Tuesday. “My left breast does feel like I’ve been sunbathing topless, but other than that, I’ve felt fine,” she wrote. Couric’s first husband, Jay Monahan, died of colon cance...

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Shiver me timbers! Skull And Bones has been delayed yet again

Skull and Bones – arr, it be a cursed game! (pic: Ubisoft)Ubisoft’s absurdly delayed pirate adventure is no longer going to be out this year, but there is an open beta for anyone still interested. You can’t help but imagine that there’s some kind of sunk cost fallacy going on at Ubisoft when it comes to Skull And Bones, a multiplayer pirate MMO that never looked especially interesting and has been delayed so many times now it’s getting absurd. The game started development in 2013, as a spin-off from Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, and that means it will have taken exactly a decade to make when it’s finally released on March 9, 2023. Or rather that should be IF it’s released, since there’s no reason to expect that release date will prove any more reliable than any of the others. ...

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Photos, videos show strong winds, reverse storm surge in Southwest Florida as Hurricane Ian strikes

Hurricane Ian’s most damaging winds began hitting Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday, lashing the state with heavy rain and pushing a devastating storm surge after strengthening to the threshold of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Fueled by warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Ian grew to a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane overnight with top winds of 155 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Members of the media and area residents began posting videos and photos on social media showing the impact as the storm hit the area, including what some are calling a “reverse storm surge” where the water was sucked out of Tampa Bay. News4JAX will post the images below and update this story throughout the day: Video from Matt Tilman of Bayshore Blvd in Tampa. The bay being sucked out...

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Amol Rajan claims BBC is ‘too posh’ as he questions Director General over hiring more presenters with ‘regional accents’

Rajan questioned BBC boss Tim Davie (Picture: John Phillips/Getty Images for Advertising Week)BBC presenter Amol Rajan has blasted the broadcaster as being ‘too posh’, after discovering a high proportion of its newsreaders speak with ‘the King’s English’. The Media Show presenter is set to be the new host of University Challenge, taking over for Jeremy Paxman after the 72-year-old announced he was stepping down after 28 years. Rajan recently commissioned research which showed that 70% of newsreaders across the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky speak with received pronunciation, otherwise labelled ‘the King’s English’. Speaking during an interview at a Royal Television Society conference, Rajan hit BBC Director General Tim Davie with the challenge of what he was going to do about it.

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Overwatch 2: release date, free-to-play and upcoming events

Overwatch 2 – the new game and its new characters are almost here (pic: Blizzard)Blizzard has had Overwatch 2 in the works for years and with its release date now closer than ever, one question still stands… is it worth the hype?  Overwatch 2 will officially hit your screens in less than a week, bringing with it a variety of new additions, ranging from new maps and heroes to fresh game modes.  Teasers have revealed some of the heroes joining the game, such as Kiriko and Junker Queen, but not much of Overwatch 2’s gameplay has been shown yet. This has left fans wondering whether Overwatch 2 will be that much different from the OG Overwatch, and if it really counts as a proper sequel. If you’ve started losing interest in Overwatch over the years the release of Overwatch 2 should be

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Phillip Washington and the case of Peace over Violence

It was Agatha Christie who famously said, “Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.” If the late, great mystery writer was alive today, she might be taking notes for a new play based on the apparently bottomless corruption in Los Angeles County government. The curtain is opening to reveal a series of interlocking scandals involving pay-to-play, long protected from scrutiny by the cozy relationships of the people involved. As the old saying goes, nothing succeeds like successfully leveraging compromising information to extract favors. If you’re joining this story already in progress, L.A. County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at the home of L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who was so rattled or foolish that she gave an interview to Fox 11 n

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First Dates star Merlin Griffiths ignored early signs of bowel cancer: ‘I convinced myself the pain wasn’t important’

Merlin was diagnosed with cancer in September last year (Picture: Channel 4 / Instagram @merlinfdc4)First Dates star Merlin Griffiths has revealed he ignored the early signs of bowel cancer and ‘tried to convince’ himself that the pain he was feeling ‘wasn’t important’. The 47-year-old, who works as the barman on the popular programme, announced he had been diagnosed with the disease in September last year. Last month, Merlin announced he’s ‘back home’ after being hospitalised with ‘complications’ relating to his illness, which came after he underwent surgery to get his tumour removed. Now, Merlin has opened up about ignoring the early signs of cancer, waiting months before he saw a doctor. When he did see a doctor, Merlin’s cancer had reached stage three. He admitted: ‘It w

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What Daniel Ricciardo told Oscar Piastri after he replaced him at McLaren

Daniel Ricciardo is leaving McLaren to make way for Oscar Piastri (Photo: Getty)Oscar Piastri has revealed that Daniel Ricciardo reached out to him after losing his McLaren seat to his fellow Australian. Piastri and Ricciardo were involved in a one of Formula 1’s most high-profile transfer sagas ever, which resulted in the latter agreeing to terminate his contract with McLaren early in order to make way for the former. It was later revealed that McLaren had actually gone behind Ricciardo’s back to sign the Formula 2 champion ahead of Alpine. They agreed a deal with Piastri on 4th July, but just nine days later Ricciardo posted a statement on social media reaffirming that he was staying with the team for 2023 in spite of his poor form, clearly unaware that McLaren were replacing ...

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Monster Ian’s track clarifies details for Jacksonville

I’ll make this quick, Jacksonville will be impacted, but as we pounded on-air last night, the biggest threats will be for our Southern counties. Putnam, Flagler, Southern St. Johns, and Clay counties will take the brunt of Ian. Jacksonville, Duval County will see much greater impacts along area beaches, but if you live on the Northside or Westside, just a breezy/windy, rainy day coming your way on Thursday. Southside and Beaches will have much worse conditions, these will be highly disruptive conditions and you should avoid getting out of the house. Our southern counties will deal with potentially life-threatening conditions, especially for those along The St. Johns River and along the Atlantic Coast. Extreme rainfall rates, winds to 50-60 mph, with higher gusts should keep you locked dow...

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