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She Vanished on Spring Break in 2009. Cops Say They Found Her Body—and Her Killer

Georgetown SheriffThe body of a 17-year-old New York girl who vanished during a 2009 trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has been found and identified—and a registered sex offender who was an early person of interest in the case is charged with kidnapping, raping, and strangling her. At a news conference Monday, the family of Brittanee Drexel listened as a parade of law enforcement officials discussed the “bittersweet” turn in the cold case but provided no details about how they were able to crack it after so long. “This is truly a mother’s worst nightmare,” Brittanee’s mother, Dawn Pleckan, said. “I am mourning my beautiful daughter today, as I have for the last 13 years.” at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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Marco van Basten urges Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech for Manchester United

Marco van Basten believes Hakim Ziyech could thrive under Erik ten Hag at Manchester United (Getty)Marco van Basten has urged Erik ten Hag to sign Chelsea midfielder Hakim Ziyech for Manchester United. Ten Hag has now begun work with United after Ajax’s season ended over the weekend and is tasked with getting the club back on track after a woeful campaign. Ziyech, meanwhile, has struggled to secure a regular role under Thomas Tuchel this season, starting just 12 games in the Premier League for Chelsea. The Morocco international was a key part of Ten Hag’s Ajax side which won the Eredivisie title in 2018 before he was sold to Chelsea two years later in a £33.3 million deal. And during Ziggo Sport’s show ‘Rondo’ on Monday evening which featured Ten Hag as its guest, Van Basten ...

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Tucker Carlson After Mass Shooter Targets Black People: ‘All Lives Matter’

Fox NewsTwo days after a white supremacist in Buffalo shot and killed 10 people and wounded three, most of whom were Black, Fox News host Tucker Carlson declared that “All lives matter.” In his Monday night monologue, Carlson dared not mention the Great Replacement Theory, though he has spoken about it several times before—and the Buffalo shooter’s screed indicates he was inspired by it. (The conspiracy theory asserts that liberal politicians are trying to replace white Americans with immigrants because they’re more likely to vote for them.) Instead, Carlson used the tragedy to complain about what he called the “ruthlessness and dishonesty of our political leadership” and how those in power want to silence people like himself. Payton Gendron, who was taking into custody after the shooting...

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Cubs’ Willson Contreras hits milestone grand slam, Wade Miley shuts down Pirates in win

Cubs designated hitter Willson Contreras celebrates hitting a grand slam off of Pirates pitcher Bryse Wilson during an eight-run first inning rally.Getty Pirates pitcher Bryse Wilson should have learned from fellow staff member Dillon Peters’ mistake earlier in the inning. Don’t throw the first pitch over the plate to Willson Contreras.  Instead, Wilson’s curveball drifted into Contreras’ wheelhouse, and he blasted a grand slam halfway up the left field bleachers for his 100th career home run.  In a 0-9 win against the Pirates on Monday at Wrigley Field, the Cubs had control of the game from the start. Contreras’ grand slam was part of an eight-run first inning that sent 13 batters to the plate.  Contreras, serving as the designated hitter on Monday, started things off by sending Pet

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Johnny Cueto sparkles in White Sox debut

White Sox starting pitcher Johnny Cueto throws during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals Monday, May 16, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP)AP Photos KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Johnny Cueto is here to stay in the White Sox. For how long remains to be seen, but the White Sox view him as more than a temporary plug-in to their starting rotation. “We would be disappointed if he’s not,” manager Tony La Russa said before Cueto made his first appearance for the Sox against the Royals Monday at Kauffman Stadium. “And we don’t expect to be disappointed.” They were not let down by Cueto’s six scoreless innings in his Sox debut. He struck out Whit Merrifield, Andrew Benentendi and Salvador Perez in order in the first, retired the first nine batters in order and allowed two hits and two walks, q

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Seth Meyers Blames Tucker Carlson for Inspiring Buffalo Shooting

NBCSeth Meyers opened his first show since a white supremacist gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York by solemnly lamenting the “absolute nightmare” of a “story we’ve now seen dozens and dozens of times.” Shortly after those opening comments—and a darkly funny, outrage-filled musical performance from Late Night writer Amber Ruffin—Meyers turned to one of the main figures who helped spread the terrorist’s hateful ideology: Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “With prominent figures on the right embracing and parroting the dangerous white nationalist conspiracy theory known the Great Replacement, it’s worth noting that in addition to being deeply racist, bigoted and dehumanizing, it’s also incredibly stupid,” Meyers said at the top of his latest “A Closer Look” segment. at...

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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: ‘Axe and Grind’ Is a Solid Deep Breath Before a Dangerous Reckoning

Ah! There’s the cork. The tour through Chez Goodman that began Season 6 rounded out with a lingering shot of a wayward Zafiro Añejo bottle topper, tantalizingly vague about how that hunk of metal tied into the fates of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn). In “Axe and Grind,” we get a tiny hint about whether that cork was one already kept in triumph or one kept as a reminder of a massive regret. While Jimmy’s purchase of celebratory tequila is undoubtedly premature, it is a nice full-circle moment as we head toward next week’s midseason finale. Kim and Jimmy aren’t the only ones who’ve been working to lay the groundwork for a big day. This is an episode bookended by Kim Wexler Car Moments. What starts out as a cold open that seems to explain Kim’s ever-changing relatio

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Lauren Jardine transfers to Utah Utes volleyball from Wisconsin Badgers

Lone Peak’s Lauren Jardine hits the ball as the Knights and Copper Hills face off in the 6A volleyball championship match at Hillcrest High School in Midvale on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.Spenser Heaps, Deseret News The Utah Utes volleyball program on Monday got a transfer addition from a player who has already won an NCAA championship in one season at the collegiate level and was previously an elite high school player in Utah. That player would be outside hitter Lauren Jardine, who starred at Lone Peak High before playing her college freshman year at Wisconsin, a national power the past 10 years or so that finally got over the hump in 2021 and won the national championship. It's a GREAT day to be a Ute‼️ Very excited to announce @LaurenJardine10 will be returning h...

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Steward Health Care Week 40 high school star athletes of the week

Baseball Andrew Lombana, Juan Diego (So.) Juan Diego’s Andrew Lombana proved at the 3A state tournament over the past two weeks that even the last guy in the batting order can make a big difference. He was instrumental in leading Juan Diego to a perfect 5-0 record in the 3A playoff as he went 12 of 21 at the plate with three doubles, five home runs and 11 RBIs over that span. “Although he hit in the 9 hole, Andrew was dangerous offensively and was a threat every time he walked to the plate. His confidence and unselfishness helped build our team confidence that we can do this,” said Juan Diego coach Taylor Berg. “If our 9 hole is producing, we all can. Andrew was a tough out all year and his five-game playoff stretch of at-bats was special.” In the state championship against ALA he went 4 f

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Evil Dead: The Game review – groovy multiplayer

Evil Dead: The Game – he’s the guy with the gun (pic: Saber Interactive)80s shlock horror is reinterpreted as a 4 vs. 1 multiplayer, where you get to play as Ash or the Deadites – but which is more fun? There was a moment, around seven years ago, when asymmetric multiplayer looked like it was going to be the next big thing. It wasn’t, but whether that was because the concept was intrinsically flawed or it just didn’t have a catchy enough name was difficult to say at first. Exemplified by the ill-fated Evolve, the idea was that four people play a relatively normal co-op game while a fifth joins in as the enemy force, usually involving a central boss type character plus lesser minions and traps. When none of the initial games became hits, it seemed like it was going to become the short

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VyStar Credit Union customers experiencing issues with mobile app

VyStar Credit Union reported issues with its mobile app on Monday, and a message on its official Twitter page posted in the evening said problems were still apparent. “We have restarted the system and members have been able to log in directly at http://vystarcu.org. The mobile app is still experiencing issues and is not yet ready for use,” VyStar wrote on its Twitter page. VyStar suggested users head to its website for urgent needs. “Our team is continuing to work as quickly as possible to resolve these issues,” it wrote. The credit union began a conversion to a new online and mobile platform over the weekend. If you need support, you can connect with a VyStar representative via VyChat at https://t.co/cDpZJnEt77 or our Contact Center at 904-777-6000 or 800-445-6289. You can also visit ...

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Unvaccinated Virtual Academy teachers at LAUSD may lose jobs in a few months

For 36 years, teacher Janet Bregman has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Now, three years shy of her planned retirement date, she said she’s being forced to get the COVID-19 vaccine or retire early. If she chooses the latter, Bregman, who teaches in the district’s online Virtual Academy, would miss out not only on three more years’ worth of salary but, she estimates, she’d receive about $1,500 less in monthly retirement benefits. “I’m fighting for my job. I’m fighting for my financial security,” Bregman said Monday, May 16, during a gathering of about three dozen educators and parents who oppose the district’s vaccination mandate for staff. The news conference outside LAUSD’s headquarters was called in response to notices some teachers in the Virtual Academy said they re

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Apparent decades-old mortar found in backyard of Jacksonville home, police say

A woman who was out gardening at her home came across what appeared to be a decades-old mortar, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. According to Lt. James, with the Sheriff’s Office, JSO’s Hazardous Material team was called to the scene on San Juan Avenue near Woodmere Drive and removed it from the scene. The device was said to be inert. ...read more Source:: Headlines News4jax...

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New Austin wellness center aims to bolster life expectancy, be a ‘symbol of hope’

Marnie Robinson, board member for PCC Community Wellness Center, introduces the new Primary Care Pavilion on Monday.Cheyanne Daniels/Sun-Times Cassandra Morgan has lived in Austin for 35 years. Good health care has always been important to her family— she has a daughter who struggles with mental health issues. “It’s hard,” said Morgan. “So many people forget about what’s happening with mental health.”  Soon, though, Morgan and her family will have a new space in their own community to find resources to help them. On Monday, the 36,525-square-foot PCC Primary Care Pavilion broke ground at 5425 W. Lake St., across the street from PCC Austin Family Health Center. The pavilion plans to offer on-site primary care, behavioral health, dental and specialty services identified as “high ...

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Warriors: Steph Curry says college degree was ‘long time coming’

SAN FRANCISCO — For the last 10 or so years, Stephen Curry’s mother would brag that two of her three children were college graduates. But that officially changed Sunday morning. Curry didn’t walk across the stage at Davidson College’s graduation ceremony — he has a Western Conference finals to prepare for — but he eagerly waited to hear his name be called as he watched the livestream after he finished the last of his coursework to earn his degree. “This is a long time coming,” Curry said Monday. “Just obviously a sense of accomplishment.” When Curry left college to declare for the 2009 NBA draft, he promised his mother, Sonya, and Davidson basketball coach Bob McKillop that he would one day receive his degree. Curry completed most of his coursework at Davidson during the 2011 NBA lockout,...

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