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Conor McGregor downs shots at Hollywood party following Machine Gun Kelly MTV VMAs tussle

Conor enjoyed himself at the smart birthday bash (Picture: Backgrid)Conor McGregor appeared to be the life and soul of the party as he downed shots with pals at a bash in California, less than a week after his red carpet clash with Machine Gun Kelly. The injured UFC champion, who broke his leg in a fight against Dustin Poirer in early July, was getting into the celebratory swing of things for Miami nightclub mogul Marc Roberts’s 62nd birthday party. Joining the birthday boy and a group of other guests at Harriet’s Rooftop, a bar in West Hollywood, the MMA fighter was laughing and chatting while enjoying the drinks on offer. Irishman Conor looked dapper in a crisp white evening shirt with cufflinks, dark blue dress trousers and a matching blue velvet bowtie. Other attendees were

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Search resumes for man whose girlfriend disappeared on trip

Law enforcement officials conduct a search of the vast Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota, Fla., area for Brian Laundrie on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. | North Port Police Department via APBrian Laundrie and Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, 22, left in July on a cross-country trek in a converted van to visit national parks in the U.S. West. NORTH PORT, Fla. — More than 50 law enforcement officers on Sunday started a second day of searching in a vast wildlife area near Florida’s Gulf Coast for a 23-year-old man that authorities consider a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend who went missing while on a cross-country trek. The search for Brian Laundrie resumed at the more than 24,000-acre (9,712-hectare) Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida, a wildlife area with more than 10...

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‘Men vs boys!’ – Roy Keane tears into Tottenham and Harry Kane after Chelsea defeat

Keane was not impressed with Tottenham’s performance (Picture: Getty)Roy Keane has slammed Tottenham’s lack of desire following their defeat at home to Chelsea. Second-half goals from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger condemned Spurs to their second consecutive 3-0 defeat as the Blues maintained their unbeaten start to the season. The north Londoners started the game brightly but wilted significantly in the second half as Chelsea took control and saw out a comfortable win. Former Manchester United skipper Roy Keane was left furious with Tottenham’s second-half performance, labelling the showing ‘men against boys’. The former Republic of Ireland international also took aim at Harry Kane, criticising the striker’s body language. Kane was criticised following th...

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High school football: Week 5 schedule

Corliss’ Malachi Smith (13) is tackled by South Shore’s Kristian Nelson (5) and Justin Norris (10). | Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-TimesThe complete area schedule for Week 5. Please send additions or corrections to preps@suntimes.com Thursday, September 23 NONCONFERENCE Bulls Prep vs. Rauner at Lane Harlan vs. Ag. Science at Gately Hyde Park vs. Mather at Winnemac King vs. Lake View at Lane Marine vs. Crane at Rockne Raby vs. North Lawndale at Rockne South Shore vs. Juarez at Stagg Washington vs. Johnson at Gately Friday, September 24 MICHIGAN AVENUE Chicago Richards at Englewood STEM CENTRAL SUBURBAN NORTH Maine East at Maine West Niles North at Highland Park Vernon Hills at Deerfield CENTRAL SUBURBAN SOUTH Maine South at Glenbrook North New Trier at Evanston Niles West at Glenbrook South

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Bears QB Andy Dalton hurts knee, Justin Fields takes his place

Andy Dalton and Justin Fields talk before Sunday’s game. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesDalton led the Bears to a touchdown on the first drive against the Bengals. Bears quarterback Andy Dalton hurt his left knee while scrambling for 14 yards in the second quarter Sunday at Soldier Field. After returning to play in the next series, Dalton walked to the Bears locker room and was ruled questionable to return. Rookie Justin Fields took his place. Dalton pointed to Fields to enter the game after he scrambled out of bounds along the Bears sideline. When Dalton emerged from the injury tent, he tested his injury on the sideline by jogging and practicing dropbacks. He then decided he could enter the game — and played four plays before the Bears punted. Dalton was sharp against the Benga...

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As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list

Last year, no leaders came at all. This year will be quite different — sort of. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of the world, leaders from more than 100 nations are heading to New York this week for the United Nations' annual high-level gathering — a COVID-inflected, semi-locked down affair that takes place in one of the pandemic's hardest-hit cities of all. It will be a departure from the last in-person meeting of the General Assembly in 2019 — and far different, too, from last year's all-virtual version. Awaiting them: daunting challenges enough to scare anyone who runs a country, from an escalating climate crisis and severe vaccine inequities to Afghanistan’s future under its new Taliban rulers and worsening conflicts in Myanmar and the Tigray region of Ethiopi

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THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Business Insider Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from Insider Intelligence, Insider's premium research service. Current subscribers can read the report here. Until now, healthcare was the only remaining industry that had yet to feel the rapid impact of digitization endured by retail, banking, and media. But consumer adoption of digital tech, regulatory overhauls, and a shifting reimbursement model are forcing healthcare players' hands. Business Insider Intelligence Digital health innovation offers market incumbents new opportunities to combat constricting margins, labor shortages, and rising costs. But it also poses a threat to slow movers, as new entrants lean on their digital prowess and lack of legacy infrastructure to cut costs and remain nimble. As such, incumbent

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California firefighters scramble to protect sequoia groves

Hot, dry weather on Sunday added to the challenges facing California firefighters who are battling to keep flames from driving further into a grove of ancient sequoias, where the base of the world’s tallest tree has been wrapped in protective foil. Fire officials warned that stronger winds were also contributing to “critical fire conditions” in the area of the KNP Complex, two lightning-sparked blazes that merged on the western side of Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through Sunday, saying gusts and lower humidity could create conditions for rapid wildfire spread. The fires forced the evacuation of the park last week, along with parts of Three Rivers, a foothill community of about 2,500 people. Crews have been bulldozing

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Mum found hanged ‘day after mental health team failed to attend appointment’

Natasha Adams was found dead at her home on August 12 (Picture: BPM Media)A mum-of-three was found hanged hours after a mental health crisis team were allegedly due to see her for an emergency appointment. Natasha Adams, 25, was found dead at her home in Solihull, West Midlands, by a neighbour on August 12. She had gone to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital the night before seeking help, and is understood to have seen staff from Solihull and Birmingham Mental Health Hospital Trust, who are based at the site. Her family claim they were told that the community mental health staff at the hospital arranged for someone from their home care team to visit Natasha at her flat on that Thursday. But they say nobody turned up until the following day, hours after Natasha’s body was disc

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Troll farms peddling misinformation on Facebook reached 140 million Americans monthly ahead of the 2020 presidential election, report finds

Content moderators work at a Facebook office in Austin, Texas. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Getty Images Troll farms were building massive audiences and peddling misinformation and propaganda ahead of the 2020 presidential election, a report says. Facebook's design and algorithms helped spread the troll farm content, MIT Technology Review said. The social media platform has struggled to squash disinformation campaigns since the 2016 presidential election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Troll farms creating propaganda and misinformation on Facebook reached about 140 million Americans a month in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, according to an internal company report obtained by MIT Technology Review. The report came out in 2019 as part of an almost two-year effort to

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Beto O’Rourke is ‘making and receiving calls’ about a potential run for Texas governor: reports

Beto O'Rourke. AP Photo/Kathy Willens Beto O'Rourke is "making and receiving calls" about a potential run for governor, Axios reported. O'Rourke's chief of staff told Axios that "no decision has been made." O'Rourke narrowly lost a bid for US Senate in 2018 to Sen. Ted Cruz, losing by less than 3 percentage points. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former US congressman Beto O'Rourke is "making and receiving calls" about a potential run for Texas governor, David Wysong, O'Rourke's chief of staff, told Axios. "No decision has been made," Wysong said. "He has been making and receiving calls with people from all over the state." Sources confirmed to Insider that O'Rourke has yet to make a decision to run. The El Paso native vociferously fought against the state's new elections ...

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A shortage of CO2 gas in the UK could cause Christmas to be ‘canceled,’ warns industry boss

sign on empty shelves inform customers of a lack of products at a Sainsburys supermarket on September 19, 2021 in London, England. Gaps in supermarket shelves have appeared more frequently as a shortage of lorry drivers disrupted supply chains. Now, rising energy prices have disrupted the production of C02, a gas critical to the production and transport of meat, bread, beer and more. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) An energy shortage has cut the supply of CO2 in the UK - an essential element in meat production. Industry bosses are warning this may mean a winter shortage of poultry, causing Christmas to be ruined. It is the latest of several shortages in the UK, including beer and medical equipment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Britain is facing a severe short

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Trump is actively working to oust McConnell as Senate Republican leader: report

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Former President Trump has spoken with GOP senators about ousting McConnell as leader, per the WSJ. According to the report, there appears to be little appetite for such a drastic move. McConnell enjoys the strong support of GOP caucus members, even with Trump's entreaties. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump has spoken recently with Republican senators and political allies about ousting Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from leadership and is gauging whether there is any interest among lawmakers for a possible challenge, according to The Wall Street Journal. There appears to be little support for such a drastic move, according to the report, but the Trump's actions

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UK court rules under-16s can get puberty blocking drugs

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Friday that doctors can prescribe puberty-blocking drugs to children under 16, overturning a lower court’s decision that a judge’s approval should be needed. Appeals judges said the High Court was wrong to rule last year that children considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty. The December 2020 ruling said because of the experimental nature of the drugs, clinics should seek court authorization before starting such treatment. The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which runs the U.K.’s main gender identity development service for children, appealed against that ruling. On Friday the Court of Appeal agreed with the trust. The judges said it was “inapprop...

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Police shoots person in Englewood

Chicago police shot a person Sept. 19, 2021, in Englewood. | Sun-Times file photoThe shooting happened in the 6500 block of South Harvard Avenue. Chicago police shot a person Sunday morning in Englewood on the South Side, according to preliminary information from Chicago police spokesperson Tom Ahern. The shooting happened in the 6500 block of South Harvard Avenue, Ahern said. Police involved shooting in the 6500 block of S. Harvard @ChicagoCAPS07. Further details to follow. PIO in route. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/60Yet6c49Y— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) September 19, 2021 This is a developing story, check back for details. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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