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Albuquerque Suspect Had Prior Arrests for Domestic Violence

Albuquerque Police Department The suspect charged with killing two Muslim men in Albuquerque this summer—and thought to have murdered two more since November—was known to police and had several domestic violence arrests, court records obtained by The Daily Beast reveal. Yet despite the disturbing accusations against Muhammad Syed, 51, his wife and daughter told one local TV station, KRQE, they believe he’s innocent. “I believe they will release my father,” his daughter Lubna said. “He didn’t do anything.” However, the pair did say that the family knew three of the four men who were killed. Syed is accused of murdering Aftab Hussein, 41, on July 26, and Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, on Aug. 1. He’s also the main suspect in the homicides of Naeem Hussain, 25, who was killed on Aug. 5 after a...

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Justin Jones feeling at home in Bears’ defense

Defensive tackle Justin Jones (93) played four seasons with the Chargers — starting 35 games the past three seasons — before signing with the Bears.Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times, Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Matt Eberflus’ defense is all about putting the right player in the right spot. Under general manager Ryan Poles and Eberflus, the Bears have been very specific about what they like, what they don’t like and finding the perfect fit to bring out the best in players — from established stars to high-potential rookies to low-profile NFL grinders. So it’s no surprise that defensive tackle Justin Jones feels more at home here than he ever has in his five seasons in the NFL as the 3-technique in the Bears’ defense under Eberflus and defensive coordinator Alan Williams. He was productive as a three-y

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New Orleans Saints: Taysom Hill opens up on his move to tight end

New Orleans Saints tight end/quarterback Taysom Hill (7) pauses between drills with punter Blake Gillikin (4) and long snapper Zach Wood (49) during training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La., Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Gerald Herbert, Associated Press It’s been a different kind of training camp for Taysom Hill this season. The former BYU quarterback is focusing more on playing tight end while also reprising his role as a utility player with the New Orleans Saints under first-year head coach Dennis Allen, and he’s embracing the challenge despite moving away from more quarterback responsibilities.  “Things aren’t up to me,” Hill told reporters after practice Tuesday, per team writer Michael Hull. “I’m willing to do what I need to do to help us win football

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‘Take a pay cut, b***h!’ – Manchester United and Chelsea target Frenkie de Jong abused by Barcelona fans

The Catalan club are trying to convince the midfielder to leave (Pictures: Sport / Twitter / Getty)Frenkie de Jong was subject to shocking abuse from Barcelona fans as he arrived at the club’s training complex on Wednesday as he continues to be linked with a move away. Manchester United have been chasing the Dutch midfielder throughout the summer and agreed a £73million fee with Barca last month, though De Jong has so far snubbed a move to Old Trafford. The Dutchman is happy and settled in Barcelona and not keen to swap the sunshine and beaches of Catalonia for Manchester, while he is also unwilling to drop down to the Europa League. There is also an issue over deferred wages Barca still owe to De Jong, which amounts to around £14m – a tab the Catalan club want any buying club to

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Life Gets Messy, but Levity’s Life-Proof Furniture Will Stand Up Against Your Pets & Kids

Scouted/The Daily Beast/Levity Home.Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission. I love interior design, chic home decor, and channeling my artistic tastes into my living space. Unfortunately, I also have nine pets: four cats and five large dogs, which means my ambitions of maintaining a vintage-meets-modern interior design scheme often time gets put on the back burner in favor of keeping my mini zoo comfortable and happy. Dirty dogs who spend half their time in our backyard and relatively young cats who, against my attempts at training them and putting ugly packing tape on my furniture as a potential repellent, still scratch the heck out of my favorite velvet sofa and now-destroyed fabric headboard. One of my best pet-...

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Dad stored 2,000 litres of rainwater to protect his tropical jungle from drought

Mike Clifford, 61, in his tropical jungle garden (Picture: BNPS)A rare plant collector who has spent 25 years turning the garden of his suburban home into a tropical jungle is concerned a potential hosepipe ban could be the end of it. It has taken Mike Clifford decades to fill the 65ft-long plot behind his bungalow in Poole, Dorset, with rare plants from all around the world. To protect them from the looming drought, the 61-year-old has stored 2,000 litres of rainwater. Packed with species native to South and Central America, Africa, and China, his garden requires a lot of water. But Mike’s efforts might not be enough as some plants used to warm and moist climates are ‘withering’ in front of his eyes due to the shortage of rain. The dad-of-one said: ‘The hot weather has affe

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Former Contra Costa DA candidate acquitted of swindling millionaire inventor

PITTSBURG — After a three-week trial, a Danville lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for district attorney and her co-defendant were found not guilty of swindling an eccentric millionaire out of more than $100,000. Elham Falahat, who ran for Contra Costa County district attorney in 2010, and her co-defendant Hamid Ben Maghsoudi were acquitted of grand theft by a county jury on Aug. 2. Filed in 2016, the charges accused the pair of taking advantage of a senile man named Andrew Gabor, who became a millionaire after his daisy wheel printer system invention was picked up by Xerox in the 1970s. The case hinged on Gabor’s mental state when he paid tens of thousands of dollars to Falahat and Maghsoudi, with defense attorneys arguing that Gabor was a highly intelligent and eccentric man who appeared to

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A Paper Test Might Predict If You’re Immune to COVID in Minutes

DAVID BENITO via GettyYour typical COVID test should be able to tell you just one thing: Whether or not you have the virus. While incredibly helpful, it doesn’t let you know how immune you are—information that could help you determine whether or not you should get boosted, or take that vacation you’ve been planning since before 2020, or head out to the bars for drinks with friends. That’s why a team of MIT researchers developed a paper test that can tell you how strong your immune response to COVID is. In a study published on August 10 in the journal Cell Reports Methods, the team developed an easy test that utilizes a finger prick to obtain a miniscule amount of blood, which is then mixed with a reagent. The sample is then exposed to the testing cartridge—which holds a paper test strip—g...

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MIT researchers create test to predict COVID immunity, Harvard scientists develop test for both virus and antibodies

If you’re wondering how much protection you have from COVID, researchers at two local powerhouse universities say they’ve created new tests that will help determine antibody levels. MIT scientists on Tuesday announced they’ve developed a blood test that may predict COVID immunity. The announcement came a day after Harvard researchers said they’ve built a saliva test that detects the presence of both antibodies and the virus. The MIT researchers created a paper test that measures the level of neutralizing antibodies in a blood sample, which could help people decide what protections they should take against infection. Their test uses the same type of “lateral flow” technology as most rapid antigen tests for COVID. “Among the general population, many people probably want to know how well prot

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YouTuber Murad Merali denies racism after past sexual fetish videos emerged 

Murad Merali (left and centre) has denied using racist language (Picture:@murad_merali/Instagram)Murad Merali has denied he wrote captions which contained racist slurs after sexual fetish videos emerged of him online.  The blogger, who has shared countless interviews with the stars of Love Island, took to YouTube to deny that the racist captions were written by him after appearing in a series of videos which saw him engaging in foot fetish content and ‘raceplay’.  Raceplay is a form of sexual role-play where the participants act out racially charged situations such as relationships between a slave and master.  Screenshots which claimed to feature Merali as a ‘master’ with his ‘slaves’ in gimp masks went viral, along with racist captions, which the blogger denied were written by hi

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Diane Kruger Scares Fans With Dilated Eye Photo, “See a Doctor ASAP”

When Hollywood movie star Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) shared the close-up photo of her eyes below, she wrote: “Ummm (friends texting asking me if I was ok made me realize I should clarify…it’s for a scene !! All good But thank YOU for being concerned ).” Note: the pupil on the left is dilated while the one on the right is not. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Diane Kruger (@dianekruger) Even with that post with that caption, many fans voiced their concern and told Kruger to “see a doctor ASAP,” among other words of medical advice. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Diane Kruger (@dianekruger) As seen in the photos above and below, with her partner Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead...

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Musk sells another $7 billion of Tesla stock ahead of Twitter trial

By Peter Vercoe | Bloomberg Elon Musk offloaded $6.9 billion worth of stock in Tesla Inc. to accumulate cash ahead of a trial that could force the billionaire to follow through on an agreement to acquire Twitter Inc. Tesla’s chief executive officer sold about 7.92 million shares during the last three days of trading, according to regulatory filings. Musk, who still owns almost 15% of the electric-car maker, tweeted that he was done selling and would buy Tesla shares if the Twitter deal doesn’t close. “In the (hopefully unlikely) event that Twitter forces this deal to close *and* some equity partners don’t come through, it is important to avoid an emergency sale of Tesla stock,” Musk wrote. Tesla rose 3% to $875.51 at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday in New York, while Twitter climbed 3.2% to $44.19. Mu

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Pass Senate Bill 519, decriminalize psychedelics

American public opinion has taken a decisive shift against the criminalization of marijuana. Today, most Americans, even many conservatives and Republicans, recognize the folly of bringing down the hammer of the criminal justice system on people for marijuana. While marijuana use may or may not be advisable, like alcohol or tobacco, using the criminal justice system to stop people from using it is widely seen as a waste of finite policing resources as well as a disproportionate response to what’s almost always a victimless vice. The same arguments hold for psychedelic drugs, which have seen a revival of sorts in recent years. With pending FDA  trials almost certain to provide legal access to once-demonized drugs like MDMA (known as “ecstasy”) and psilocybin (the active compound in “magic ...

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One killed in crash on 5 Freeway in Burbank

BURBANK — A person was killed Wednesday in a traffic crash on the southbound 5 Freeway in the Burbank area. The crash was reported about 8:20 a.m. near Verdugo Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. Information was not immediately available on the identity of the victim, who died at the scene. Two southbound lanes were blocked while an investigation was conducted. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Anne Heche in hospital, ‘stable’ after fiery car crash Crime and Public Safety | 1 critically injured in 4-vehicle Lake Balboa/Reseda-area crash that left trail of destruction Crime and Public Safety | 6 killed, 8 injured in fiery crash in Windsor Hills area of Los Angeles Crime and Public Sa...

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Olivia Wilde accuses Jason Sudeikis of ‘embarrassing her professionally’ after being served court papers on stage

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis split in 2020 after nine years together (Pictures: Getty / AP)Olivia Wilde has blasted ex-partner Jason Sudeikis for serving her court papers on stage in April, amid their tumultuous custody battle, it has been claimed. The former couple, who share children Otis and Daisy, started dating in 2011 but went their separate ways at the end of 2020, after nine years together. Following their split, the Don’t Worry Darling director has since moved on with Harry Styles – while her former flame recently broke up with Keeley Hazell. Sudeikis and Wilde have been co-parenting their brood ever since, splitting their time between LA, New York and London. However, the Ted Lasso actor filed a custody petition earlier this year when their arrangement was facing c

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