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Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd’s death

The chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd’s death a homicide testified Friday that the way police held him down and compressed his neck “was just more than Mr. Floyd could take,” given the condition of his heart. Dr. Andrew Baker, the Hennepin County medical examiner, took the stand at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin for pressing his knee on or close to Floyd’s neck for what prosecutors said was as much as 9 1/2 minutes as the 46-year-old Black

Pregnant Halsey Compares Her Baby Bump to Basketball: ‘Spot the Difference’

Instagram Since announcing that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Alev Aydin, the 'Without Me' hitmaker has been offering fans with updates on her pregnancy. AceShowbiz - Halsey has jokingly compared her growing baby bump to a basketball. Considering that her pregnant belly has grown to a size similar to the sports ball, the "Without Me" hitmaker claimed that she found it hard to "spot the difference." Making use of Instagram on Friday, April 9, the 26-year-old singer shared photos of her…

How many horses have died at the Grand National?

The sport is dangerous for both horses and jockeys. (Picture: Getty)For many, the Grand National is a chance to dress up or have a flutter on the runners and riders. Jockeys and their horses train intensively to race in the competition, although last year’s event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, animals rights charities have drawn attention to the number of fatalities at Aintree – a shocking number over the 182 years it has been running. If you’re concerned about the ethics of the sport,…

Lil Mama says Jay-Z, Alicia Keys ignored apologies for 2009 VMAs incident

Lil Mama is still speaking on the time she joined Jay-Z and Alicia Keys on stage. The “Lip Gloss” rapper took to Instagram to respond to a fan who made a comment about the time she ran on stage and interrupted Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” performance at the VMA awards in 2009. Jay-Z (C) and Alicia Keys (R) performs during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty

Kerry Washington Deletes Heavily-Criticized DMX and Prince Philip Tweet

WENN/Joseph Marzullo The 'Little Fires Everywhere' actress' tribute to the rapper and the Duke of Edinburgh sparks outcry as she wonders what the two late figures 'are chatting about together at the pearly gates.' AceShowbiz - Kerry Washington has come under fire over her tweet about DMX and Prince Philip. The Emmy-winning actress was among celebrities who paid tribute to the late rapper and British royal, who passed away on the same day, but her statement has sparked fans' outcry. Offering her…

Hollywood Bowl sets reopening date after COVID-19 closure

Dust off the seat cushion and grab your picnic basket. The Hollywood Bowl is coming back — and sooner than you might expect. After COVID-19 forced the storied venue to scrap the 2020 season — the first full cancellation in 98 years — the Los Angeles Philharmonic is expected to announce Friday that the Bowl will reopen May 15 with a free concert for healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers, including grocery store staff, custodians and delivery drivers.“This is the moment we’ve been waiting for,”…

Manchester: Boy, 17, dies after car crashes into taxi during police chase

The boy, 17, was a passenger in a Ford Focus that crashed into a taxi while being chased by police for ‘running a red light’ (Picture: MEN Media)A teenage boy, 17, has died after a car crashed into a taxi while being chased by police.  Officers pursued a Ford Focus after the car ‘ran a red light and the driver didn’t stop for them’, Greater Manchester Police said. The vehicle crashed into a taxi at 3.45am on March 31, in Chorlton, Manchester.  Firefighters had to use cutting gear to free three people from the…

Tee times, TV and streaming info for the third round of the PGA Tour’s first major of 2021

England’s Justin Rose remains on top entering Saturday’s third round of the Masters, but he’s being pursued much more closely than he was after his opening-round 65. After shooting an even-par 72, Rose is seven-under for the tournament and has a one-shot lead over Americans Brian Harman (69 on Friday) and Will Zalatoris (68) after 36 holes. Jordan Spieth and Australian Marc Leishman are tied for fourth another stroke back. Tony Finau and Bernd Weisenberger vaulted into contention Friday with matching rounds of six-under…

BLIND ITEM: Big Pharma Fraudster

*The following Blind Item comes from Hollywood insider Enty Lawyer. Please address all inquiries and complaints to the original source. After being the face of keep yourself inside for a year and then filming PSA’s for the same thing and shilling for a pharma company so you would get vaccinated, this A+ list mostly movie actor still hasn’t got vaccinated. Interesting. Can you guess who the A+ list mostly movie actor is? Source link

Black Army officer held at gunpoint, pepper sprayed by police : TheGrio

Two Virgina cops are being sued by a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after they assaulted and threatened him during a traffic stop last December.  Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, filed the lawsuit Friday in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Virginia in Norfolk. The suit claims officers Joe Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker violated his civil rights when they pulled him over in his newly-bought Chevrolet Tahoe SUV for having tinted windows and no rear license

Nike and MSCHF Settle Lawsuit Over Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’

Nike’s trademark lawsuit over modified Air Max 97s used in Lil Nas X’s rap video has quickly reached its final resting place. Nike and MSCHF Product Studio, Inc. (the manufacturer of the shoes in question) have reached a settlement in the lawsuit filed last month. Nike and MSCHF settle Satan Shoe lawsuit, say any ‘confused’ buyers can get a refund — The Verge (@verge) April 8, 2021 MSCHF, a Brooklyn manufacturing company, created the “Satan Shoes,” which …

‘The Challenge’ Star Ashley Cain Shares Touching London Underground Message for Dying Baby Girl

Instagram The 'Ex on the Beach UK' alum brings home his 8-months-old daughter Azaylia from hospital after doctors declared there was nothing they can do to help her in her battle with leukemia. AceShowbiz - Ashley Cain has shared a poignant poem dedicated to his dying baby girl. Hours after he announced that he is bringing home his infant daughter Azaylia from hospital since doctors said she only had days to live, "The Challenge" star shared the London Underground message to express his gratitude. On…

Ex-Speaker John Boehner’s embittered memoir “On the House”

On the Shelf On the House: A Washington Memoir By John BoehnerSt. Martin’s: 288 pages, $30If you buy books linked on our site, The Times may earn a commission from, whose fees support independent bookstores. Reading John Boehner‘s political memoir is probably a lot like sitting down next to an old timer at the bar where he worked growing up in Ohio. There’s a lot of talk about the way things used to be and, before you know it, you’ve had one…

Should I take paracetamol before the Covid vaccine?

Is it OK to pop a couple of painkillers before your jab? (Picture: Getty)There are so many questions connected to the UK’s coronavirus vaccine rollout. People are wondering when the 30 to 40 age bracket will receive their jab, whether we’ll soon need to have vaccine passports and the truth about Oxford AstraZeneca’s alleged blood clot link. One of the biggest is: can you take paracetamol before you get jabbed, in order to stave off any nasty side effects? Here’s what you need to know about taking paracetamol…

Nearly 40 percent of Marines are declining COVID-19 vaccine

Nearly 40 percent of US Marines are declining COVID-19 vaccinations, according to a new report. Some 75,500 Marines have received vaccine shots, CNN reported Friday. But 48,000 other Marines have turned the shots down. That means that out of all the Marines offered shots so far, 38.9 percent are saying no. Another 102,000 Marines have not yet been offered vaccines. These stats are even more grim than reports from February suggesting that overall, about a third of military personnel are declining to be

Shahadi Wright Joseph & Anika Noni Rose Discuss Complex Characters in ‘THEM’ *THEM (streaming on Amazon Prime starting today, April 9) is a limited anthology series that explores terror in America. Set in the 1950s, it centers on a Black family that moves from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood during “The Great Migration.” The family’s new dream home becomes ground zero where evil forces – both next-door and otherworldly – threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them. The series stars Ashley Thomas (“Top Boy,” “24 Legacy”) and…

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