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Moment New York carriage horse collapses in heat and is helped up amid cheers

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video One of New York City’s iconic carriage horses collapsed on the street amid the summer heat – as bystanders watched in horror and animal lovers called for a ban. Ryder the carriage horse collapsed near the intersection of W 45th St and 9th Ave in Manhattan’s Hells Kitchen neighborhood around 5pm on Wednesday. According to onlookers, its driver began ‘flogging’ the exhausted horse, trying to get it on its feet and out of traffic. The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) mounted unit responded to the scene at 5.04pm after a worried onlooker made a 911 call. Bystanders watch as the New York Police Department’s mounted unit hosed down the hor

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Frenemies reunited: Gavin Newsom names ex-LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to new post

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday appointed one-time nemesis and rival Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor, to a new post helping steer a gusher of federal dollars to road, port and transit projects. These days, the two are more friends than frenemies. Newsom announced that Villaraigosa would assume the post of “infrastructure czar,” an advisory position in which he would be pursuing billions of federal dollars and helping pair it with needs in the state. “Money is not our problem anymore,” the governor said, referring to a recently enacted $1 trillion federal infrastructure deal that promises to send billions for improvements to the nation’s most populous state. California has to “go out and get it,” Newsom added,...

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TRAFFIC ALERT: All southbound lanes of I-295 closed after crash

A crash on the Westside Thursday evening has closed all southbound lanes of I-295, JSO said. According to JSO, the crash happened around 6 p.m. on I-295 near the Commonwealth Avenue exit. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department confirmed one person was trapped but no known injuries were reported. Crews are working a traffic accident on I-295 south just before the Commonwealth exit with one person confirmed trapped…expect delays in the area.— THEJFRD (@THEJFRD) August 11, 2022 Please use caution in this area and seek alternative routes. ...read more Source:: Headlines News4jax...

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Officer accusing Garcetti aide of harassment won’t get investigation documents

LOS ANGELES — Documents related to a Los Angeles Police Department investigation into an officer’s allegations he was sexually harassed by Mayor Eric Garcetti‘s former senior adviser do not have to be turned over to the policeman’s lawyers, a judge ruled Thursday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis A. Kin issued a final decision which affirmed the tentative ruling he issued Thursday to grant the city’s motion and quash the subpoena served by Officer Matthew Garza’s lawyers on the firm of Ellis & Makus LLP on June 2. When the city found out about Garza’s harassment claims in June 2020, it hired the investigative law firm and asked attorney Leslie Ellis to conduct a probe into the officer’s allegations against former mayoral adviser Rick Jacobs and report her findings. In his ruling

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Albuquerque Muslims help bid to keep killings suspect jailed

Members of New Mexico's Muslim community pushed Thursday for the Afghan refugee suspected of killing four Muslim men to remain behind bars pending trial — citing previous accusations of domestic violence and video surveillance that appeared to show him slashing the tires of a vehicle parked outside the local mosque. The video from early 2020 had prompted leaders of the Islamic Center of New Mexico at the time to admonish Muhammad Syed and tell him not to return to the mosque. The woman whose tires were slashed never went to the police and charges were never filed, said Ahmad Assed, the Islamic center's president. But nearly two years later, her brother-in-law became one of the victims. Muhammad Zahir Ahmadi was fatally shot last November behind the market he owned with his brother. Police

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Students at Jacksonville University to be featured in season finale episode of ‘The College Tour’

A local university is giving prospective students the ultimate sneak peek into its campus life with a featured episode on an Emmy-nominated and multi-award-winning TV show. Twenty Jacksonville University (JU) students and alumni got the opportunity to represent their school and showcase their Dolphin Pride in a one-hour season finale episode of The College Tour, debuting on Amazon Prime and other streaming platforms on Sept. 1. The university was selected to give prospective college students an inside look at what it is like to attend Jacksonville University, tour their facilities, and explore the distinct campus culture and people who make the university diverse. The show’s Executive Producer and Host Alex Boylan is a Class of 1999 JU graduate. “I have to be honest, it was emotional doin...

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Ethan Hawke Still ‘Begs’ Antoine Fuqua to Release Five-Hour Cut of ‘Magnificent Seven’

Six years since the premiere of “The Magnificent Seven” and lead star Ethan Hawke is still pushing for the five-hour cut to be released. The #ReleasetheFuquaCut campaign can only get so far, though, as Hawke revealed he’s been begging director Antoine Fuqua for over half a decade. “In some ways, I see all his films [as] a collective scream against authority,” Hawke told The Hollywood Reporter of his collaborations with Fuqua. “[It’s] 107 [degrees] in Louisiana and there were more studio execs than our 100-person cast. He just put his head down and made his movie. I still beg him to release the five-hour cut of that film.” The 2016 film was a remake of the John Sturges classic inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” Fuqua’s updated Western starred Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Prat

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Release dates for the College Football Playoff rankings in 2022

The national championship trophy is displayed before the Cotton Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal game, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, in Arlington, Texas.Michael Ainsworth, Associated Press One of the most anticipated late-season occurrences in the modern era of college football is the release of the College Football Playoff rankings. Those determine not only who will play in the most prestigious bowl games each season — the New Year’s Six bowl games — but the playoff’s four participants.  On Thursday, the College Football Playoff committee announced the dates for when this year’s six CFP rankings will be released. Here’s when the rankings will be announced on ESPN: Nov. 1, 5 p.m. MT. Nov. 8, 5 p.m. Nov. 15, 7 p.m.* Nov. 22, 5 p.m. Nov. 29, 5 p.m. Dec. 4, 10 a.m. The Nov. 15 anno...

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Katie Price denies split from fiancé Carl Woods after TikTok was ‘hacked’ and announced break-up in comment 

Katie Price and Carl Woods are very much still together (Picture: katieprice / carljwoods / Instagram)Katie Price has denied she and Carl Woods have split, claiming her TikTok was hacked when a comment appearing to announce their split was posted.  Fans had believed Katie, 44, and Carl, 33, had ended their relationship after a fan commented on one of her videos: ‘You still with Carl?’, and her account appeared to reply: ‘No.’ However, the former glamour model was quick to set the record straight after rumours she ‘confirmed’ their break-up circulated, claiming the comment was posted by someone who hacked her TikTok account.  She posted on her TikTok story: ‘My account was hacked! I want to confirm I’m still with my fiancé Carl Woods,’ as well as a red heart emoji.  The post c...

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Risk of Chernobyl-style disaster as fighting intensifies around nuclear plant

Russian troops have controlled the plant for months but fighting continues in the region (Picture: AFP)Russian troops have controlled the plant for months but fighting continues in the region (Picture: AFP)Fears are mounting that Europe could be on the brink of a nuclear disaster amid intensifying fighting around the continent’s biggest atomic plant. Shells hit buildings close to the Zaporizhzhia power station today as Ukrainian and Russian soldiers struggle for control of the strategically important area. Kyiv said the site was hit by explosives fired by invaders five times, including near a radioactive material storage unit. The Russian defence ministry claimed Ukrainian troops were to blame and that they had damaged a thermal power plant and part of the cooling system. Krem...

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Video: Thunderstorms create standing water in brand new San Marco Publix parking garage

Just a few hours after a grand opening event for the new San Marco Publix, heavy rain and wind blew through Jacksonville Thursday afternoon -- creating standing water in the parking garage below the store. Aliera Peterson (@Aliera on Twitter), shared the video above with News4JAX after she spotted the water while leaving the Publix parking lot around 1:30 p.m. “Went to check out the new San Marco Publix and the brand new garage and parking lot are under water after five minutes of rain,” Peterson said. News4JAX reporter Scott Johnson also spotted the standing water. He said it receded after only a few minutes. The San Marco area is prone to flooding, as locals know too well, so some shoppers said they are shocked that a better design wasn’t put in place to stop this from happening. The n

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Over $2B announced for roads, bridges, bike lanes across US

U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving the way for new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in scores of communities across the country. The competitive grants are more than double the amount awarded the previous year under the same program. The influx comes from a $1 trillion infrastructure law backed by President Joe Biden, which provided an additional $7.5 billion over five years for the grants. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the projects would help modernize America's transportation systems by making communities “safer, more affordable, more accessible and more sustainable.” Buttigieg traveled to Arizona to highlight projects in Phoenix and Tucson, each of which are getting the maximum $25 milli

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Florentino Perez responds to fan asking Real Madrid to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo

A Real Madrid fan told Florentino Perez to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo (Picture: TikTok/Twitter/Getty)Real Madrid are unlikely to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo after a video of club president Florentino Perez interacting with a fan went viral. Manchester United players are fed up with Ronaldo and want the sulking star to leave Old Trafford this summer. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner requested to leave the club last month and remains keen to call time on his return to the Red Devils just one year after re-joining from Juventus. Ronaldo is believed to want to join a club in the Champions League, while he sat out United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia due to ‘family reasons’. Before Sunday’s defeat to Brighton, he had only taken part in around 10 days’ training and was l...

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Palo Alto: City, business leaders reach compromise on new tax measure

PALO ALTO — After days of negotiations between the council and a coalition of business leaders, Palo Alto council members voted Wednesday night to place a compromise business tax measure on the November ballot which could yield the city nearly $10 million a year. Palo Alto council members voted 6-1 during a special meeting Wednesday to place a 7.5 cent tax per square foot of office space for all non-exempt businesses above 10,000 square feet. The tax measure includes an annual cap of $500,000 annually, and a flat 2.5% increase per year to be applied to both the monthly rate and the tax cap beginning in 2026. The tax is set to bring in about $9.6 million a year in revenue, of which city leaders specified $5.2 million would go toward affordable housing and $3.2 million for public safety. Whi

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White Sox’ Dylan extends record streak to 14 games

Dylan Cease throws throws during the first inning in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. (AP)AP Photos KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dylan Cease completed his 14th straight start with one or no earned runs allowed Thursday, extending his major league record since the earned run became an official statistic in 1913. Remarkably, Cease exited the game after six innings trailing the Royals 1-0. The Sox had numerous big chances against Zack Grienke to score but failed. To wit, here is how the Sox failed to score with runners in scoring position: Runners on first and second with no outs in the second. Bases loaded, no outs in the third. First and third, no outs in sixth. The Sox also loaded the bases in the eighth inning with two outs after getting within 4-2 on Yasmani Grandal’s home run ag...

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