Politics

Maryland’s Sen. Chris Van Hollen treated for minor stroke

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen says he has suffered a minor stroke and is being treated at George Washington University Hospital. The Maryland Democrat says he has been told there are no long-term effects or damage. In a statement Sunday night, Van Hollen said he has been advised by doctors to remain under observation at the hospital for a few days out of an abundance of caution. Van Hollen, 63, was elected to the Senate in 2016 after serving seven terms in the U.S. House. The senator said he experienced lightheadedness and acute neck pain while delivering a speech in western Maryland. On the advice of a physician, he sought medical attention upon his return home. An angiogram indicated a minor stroke in the form of a small venous tear at the back of his head, Van Hollen said. “I look forward...

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Local activists speak out about mass shooting in Buffalo

Local activists are speaking out after the horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. It’s being investigated as a hate crime. After speaking with civil rights activists — one of whom is a survivor of white supremacy — they say it’s important for everyone to see who this person is, no matter how uncomfortable it may be. Payton Gendron, 18, laid out his plan in an alleged 180-page document. Reports say in the document he calls himself a fascist and white supremacist. He chose the city closest to him that had the most black people. He wanted to kill as many black people as he could. Saturday, he drove three hours to a grocery store in Buffalo, and allegedly shot and killed 10 people, and injured three. Of the 13 people shot, 11 were black. Civil rights activist Rodney Hurst said he experie

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World

Billboard Music Awards 2022: Machine Gun Kelly dedicates emotional performance to ‘wife’ Megan Fox and their ‘unborn child’

Machine Gun Kelly performed at the Billboard Music Awards (Picture: NBC / Getty)Machine Gun Kelly dedicated his performance at the Billboard Music Awards 2022 to his ‘wife’ Megan Fox and their ‘unborn child’, in emotional scenes. The couple started dating in 2020 and have been inseparable ever since, announcing their engagement at the beginning of the year. Taking to the stage at the ceremony on Sunday night, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the 32-year-old described the Transformers star, 36, as his ‘wife’ before singing a song about their ‘twin flame’ romance. While it is not clear if they have secretly tied the knot, they didn’t appear to be sporting wedding rings throughout the night. Midway through the performance, he then told crowd: ‘And this is for our u

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Sports

High school boys lacrosse: 6A/5A/4A state tournament pairings

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Class 6A Playoffs UHSAA Bracket Note: Top 10 seeds receive a first-round bye, No. 1 Corner Canyon, No. 2 Davis, No. 3 American Fork, No. 4 Weber, No. 5 Mountain Ridge, No. 6 Fremont, No. 7 Lone Peak, No. 8 Bingham, No. 9 Westlake, No. 10 Farmington First round (May 17) No. 17 Pleasant Grove at No. 16 Clearfield, 7 p.m. No. 20 Layton at No. 13 Riverton, 4 p.m. No. 21 West at No. 12 Roy, 7 p.m. No. 18 Syracuse at No. 15 Copper Hills, 4 p.m. No. 19 West Jordan at No. 4 Skyridge, 4 p.m. Class 5A Playoffs UHSAA Bracket Note: Top 10 seeds receive a first-round bye, No. 1 Olympus, No. 2 Park City, No. 3 Bountiful, No. 4 Alta, No. 5 Skyline. First round (May 17) No. 17 Salem Hills at No. 16 Orem, 4 p.m. No. 24 Payson at No. 9 Maple Mountain, 6 p.m. No. 25 Jor...

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High school girls lacrosse: 6A/5A/4A state tournament pairings

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Class 6A Playoffs UHSAA Bracket Note: Top 10 seeds receive a first-round bye, No. 1 Skyline, No. 2 Mountain Ridge, No. 3 Lone Peak, No. 4 Davis, No. 5 Syracuse, No. 6 Fremont, No. 7 Corner Canyon, No. 8 West Jordan, No. 9 Pleasant Grove, No. 10 Farmington. First round (May 17) No. 17 American Fork at No. 16 Roy, 4:30 p.m. No. 20 Clearfield at No. 13 Bingham, 4 p.m. No. 21 West at No. 12 Herriman, 4 p.m. No. 18 Layton at No. 15 Westlake, 4 p.m. No. 19 Copper Hills at No. 14 Weber, 4 p.m. Class 5A Playoffs UHSAA Bracket Note: Top 6 seeds receive a first-round bye, No. 1 Park City, No. 2 Brighton, No. 3 Olympus, No. 4 Wasatch, No. 5 Jordan, No. 6 Payson. First round (May 17) No. 17 Box Elder at No. 16 Springville, 4 p.m. No. 24 Bonneville at No. 9 Lehi, ...

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Business

Dozens of people without home because of apartment fire

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said 40 people are without a home tonight after a fire broke out in a Lakewood Oaks apartment building. The cause of the fire is unknown. Residents told news4Jax that the Red Cross is giving them a place to stay, but the residents we talked to said their things have been damaged by the smoke, but they’re glad to have made it out alive. JFRD said around 40 people are displaced after a fire broke out in the Lakewood Oaks apartment complex Sunday evening. “Our neighbors came rushing up our balcony pounding on our door,” said Daniel Neill, a resident at the apartment complex. “They’re pointing outside and the whole awning of our building is smoke covered.” Neill said the fire started in his neighbor’s apartment. He said he was inside with his wife and 2

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Business

New Zealand to help pay for cleaner cars to reduce emissions

New Zealand's government said Monday it will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars as part of a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The government said it plans to spend 569 million New Zealand dollars ($357 million) on the trial program as part of a larger plan that includes subsidies for businesses to reduce emissions, a switch to an entirely green bus fleet by 2035 and curbside food-waste collection for most homes by the end of the decade. “This is a landmark day in our transition to a low emissions future,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a statement. “We’ve all seen the recent reports on sea level rise and its impact right here in New Zealand. We cannot leave the issue of climate ch...

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Luka Doncic leads Mavericks over Suns in Game 7 blowout

By DAVID BRANDT PHOENIX — It was no surprise when Luka Doncic looked ready for Game 7, calmly draining his first three shots to give the Dallas Mavericks an early lead. The stunner came over the next two hours: The top-seeded Phoenix Suns had no response. Doncic scored 35 points, Spencer Dinwiddie added 30 and the Mavericks blitzed the Suns with a 123-90 knockout Sunday night, advancing to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2011. “A lot of people said it would be a blowout,” Mavs coach Jason Kidd said with a grin. ”They were right.” Of course, it wasn’t Dallas that was supposed to win on Sunday. The home team won the first six games of the series, but the Mavs broke through, dominating in a hostile environment from start to finish. Conversely, it was an embarrassing no-

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Diddy Facing Backlash for ‘Uncanceling’ Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen at the Billboard Music Awards

Amy Sussman/GettyThroughout tonight’s Billboard Music Awards, first-time host Diddy made it abundantly clear that the televised show was his production more than anyone else’s, dropping the N-word during his opening monologue, promoting Ciroc, and giving out his own REVOLT Black Excellence Award. He also decided to use his powers as host and executive producer to officially “uncancel” some of the night’s more controversial performers—namely rapper Travis Scott and country singer Morgan Wallen. “We’re uncanceling the canceled,” Diddy said about an hour and a half into the show. “[Brother] Love does not rock like that. I looked at Morgan’s situation. I looked at Travis’ situation. And I said, man, I got some power to do something about that because we can’t start that in the music industry ...

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World

14-year-old killed in North Chicago shootout

File photo A 14-year-old boy was killed during a shootout at a gas station in suburban North Chicago on Sunday, police said. The teen exchanged gunfire with someone in a car at a Citgo parking lot in the 1000 block of Jackson Street around 5:15 p.m., North Chicago police said in a statement. The boy was struck by gunfire and pronounced dead later at a hospital, police said. His name was not released. The people in the car drove away but crashed at a Waukegan Hope Depot parking lot after trying to outrun Waukegan police officers. Three suspects were arrested after running inside the business. The murder was being investigated by North Chicago police and the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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SF Giants, Rodón implode in primetime vs. St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Grunt. Thwack. Grunt. Thwack. Grunt. Thwack. Carlos Rodón tried to blow first-pitch fastballs by Paul Goldschmidt, then Albert Pujols. He switched it up against Yadier Molina, trying to sneak a slider past for strike one. On each of them, the Cardinals hitters did something nobody had done against Rodón in his dominant stretch of six starts to begin this season: put a first-pitch offering in play for a base hit. The Cardinals provided a number of firsts for Rodón, none of them positive, in a 15-6 loss that quickly got out of hand and ended with future Hall-of-Famer Albert Pujols pitching to the Giants and left fielder Luis González pitching for the Giants. Eight runs? Check. Ten hits? Check. Rodón had a national television audience for his worst start as a Giant and one of the

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Business

JSO: One person dead after shooting in Downtown Jacksonville

One man is dead after being shot in Downtown Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The shooting occurred around 6:45pm in the 300 block of West Forsyth Street. Off-duty officers who were working nearby heard gunshots and responded to the scene. Upon arrival, they discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound and contacted Jacksonville Fire Rescue. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene. JSO says they have identified a person of interest, but are not able to confirm yet if that person is a suspect in the shooting. They also say multiple witnesses are cooperating. Anyone with information in regards to the shooting is asked to call JSO or Crime Stoppers. ...read more Source:: Headlines News4jax...

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Why Devin Lloyd isn’t wearing No. 22 for the Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars inside linebacker Devin Lloyd (33) performs a drill during NFL football rookie minicamp, Friday, May 13, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla. Lloyd selected No. 33 for his debut season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, explaining that he wants to let No. 22 be Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe’s legacy.John Raoux, Associated Press Devin Lloyd, who recently selected his jersey number for his debut NFL season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, explained his decision to wear No. 33 over No. 22 at a rookie minicamp press conference. No. 22 — worn by Utah teammates Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe, who tragically passed away — was available to Lloyd, as no one on Jacksonville’s roster wears the number and a recent NFL rule change allows linebackers to wear numbers 1-59. Devin Ll...

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Western Conference finals preview: A quick look at the Warriors-Mavericks matchup

SAN FRANCISCO — The Dallas Mavericks’s dominant performance in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals series Sunday against the Phoenix Suns was a look at what’s to come for the Warriors. The Mavericks, behind superstar Luka Doncic, sent the Suns packing for their end-of-season vacations much sooner than anticipated with a Game 7 victory. Dallas kept Phoenix to just 27 points and outscored its opponent by 30 at the half en route to the Mavericks’ series-clinching victory over the league’s best team during the regular season. The 64-win Suns was the more balanced team of the two, but the Mavericks proved they’re a force to be reckoned with. And the Warriors better take Sunday’s rout as a warning after they advanced to their first Western Conference finals in three years following a roc

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17-year-old charged in fatal shooting at ‘The Bean’

Crowds flock to “The Bean” on Sunday, a day after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near the iconic attraction.Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times Charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy over the weekend at “The Bean” — a shooting that prompted Mayor Lori Lightfoot to impose a curfew on unaccompanied minors at Millennium Park amid growing fears of violence downtown. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Michigan Avenue moments after he allegedly shot the teen during a large unsanctioned gathering Saturday evening, according to Chicago police. The teen, whose name wasn’t released because of his age, is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated unauthorized use of a weapon and aggravated battery. He allegedly shot Seandell Holliday around 7:30 p.m. near the iconic ...

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