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Police chief stripped of duties disrobes, walks into storm

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:52
The police chief in a New Hampshire town took it literally when he was stripped of his duties at a local board meeting, disrobing to his underwear and walking out into a snowstorm. Richard Lee has been chief in the small town of Croydon for 20 years. On Tuesday night, the three-member select board voted to eliminate the one-man department and move to 100% coverage by the New Hampshire State Police. Lee, who was at the meeting, was told to turn in the key to his cruiser, his guns and his uniform --- immediately. He went into an office he shared with town officials and took off his clothes before the board chairman. "I gave them my uniform shirt. I gave them my turtleneck, I g...

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Man who went missing at music festival found dead in lake

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:45
Detectives believe they have found the body of a man who went missing during a Florida music festival last weekend, authorities said. A body suspected to be Matt Eastwood, 34, was spotted Wednesday morning floating in a lake near Sunset Cove Amphitheater in West Boca Raton, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office posted on social media. Eastwood had last been seen Sunday night at the Forbidden Kingdom music festival, which features bass and dubstep music. The body was taken county to the medical examiner's office to confirm his identity and determine a cause of death. Investigators said they did not suspect foul play.RGA RELATED STORIES: Man waiting for haircut accident...

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Netflix series explores the assassination of Malcolm X

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:36
A new Netflix series is tackling questions around the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X. "Who Killed Malcolm X?" dives into questions surrounding his accused killers and allegations of a botched investigation. The show available now on the streaming service comes as Friday marked the 55th anniversary of Malcolm X's death. The series follows activist-scholar Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, who revisits the assassination through interviews and archives. Muhammad argues in the series that at least two of the men charged with the slaying were innocent and that the real killers got away. Three men --- Muhammad Aziz, Mujahid Abdul Halim and Khalil Islam --- were convicted o...

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3 construction workers caught in drug session in Cabanatuan

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:32
CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Philippines --- Three construction workers were caught sharing drugs inside a house on Saturday night (Feb. 22), police said. The workers --- identified as Alberto Ladignon, 21; Nestor Nabatilan, 32; and Allan Michael Basa, 37 ---were allegedly engaged in a drug session when police officers arrested them during an 8:30 p.m. bust in Barangay MS Garcia. Police recovered three sets of aluminum foil and two sachets containing traces of suspected crystal meth, or shabu, and a disposable lighter. A case will be filed against them for possession and use of illegal drugs. /atm...

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Singer Pharrell is making music on Miami’s restaurant scene

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:28
Grammy award-winning singer Pharrell may have been fired from three different McDonald's as a teen, but that did not stop him from opening what has become one of the hottest restaurants in Miami. The singer hosted a soul food brunch Saturday along with his dad Pharaoh, a self-taught chef, known for his sweet and spicy Nono Sauce, as part of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Growing up, family meals were the heart of the Williams home, a place to "hear what's exciting at your parent's job." "Cooking is a reflection of your parents, the energy, the love. Food is a connector and it's a meeting place," Pharrell told The Associated Press during an interview before the brunch...

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Lizzo, ‘Just Mercy’ win top honors at NAACP Image Awards

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:20
Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and "Just Mercy" won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognizes entertainers of color ladled honors on the film that was snubbed by bigger shows throughout awards season. "We are such a beautiful people, this is just a reminder of all the beautiful things that we can do," said Lizzo as she accepted the night's last and biggest award, leaping and dancing off the stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as the show ended. Host Anthony Anderson of "black-ish" opened the show, telecast on BET for the first time, with a monologue that took a shot at the lack of divers...

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S. Korea leader: ‘Unprecedented’ steps needed to fight virus

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:19
SEOUL, South Korea --- South Korea's president has put his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases, saying Sunday that officials should take "unprecedented, powerful" steps to fight a viral outbreak. President Moon Jae-In made the comments at the start of a government meeting as South Korean authorities reported 123 more cases on Sunday, raising the country's total to 556 with five deaths. Moon said his government had increased its anti-virus alert level by one notch to "Red," the highest level. The step was last taken in 2009 to guard against a novel influenza outbreak that killed more than 260 people in South Korea. Under the highest alert level, authorities coul...

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PSG’s latest player party annoys coach Tuchel

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:17
Bare-chested and whooping with joy, Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Edinson Cavani were clearly in festive mood. But they hadn't just won the Champions League. The video of a party in Paris, held Thursday night to celebrate the February birthdays of Cavani, ngel Di Mara and Mauro Icardi, caused a stir after it went on social networks. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel was shocked to see it. Not least because the party came two days after a 2-1 defeat away to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their last-16 match in the Champions League. PSG struggled and could have lost more heavily. "I was really surprised by this video (when I saw it) yesterday afternoon, this way (of ...

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Cabanatuan bishop asks House to reconsider divorce bill

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:03
CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Philippines --- The Diocese of Cabanatuan on Sunday, Feb. 23, urged Congress to rethink a measure allowing divorce in the country. Addressing a consolidated bill for "absolute divorce" which was approved by the House Committee on Population and Family Relations on Feb. 5, Sunday Masses espoused Bishop Sofronio Bancud's pastoral message that "no one can break up what God has put together." Bancud expressed concern over reports that the bill was set for plenary deliberations after it got the committee's nod. "Muli kaming nakikiusap sa ating mga mambabatas -- ang mga kinatawan ng taong bayan -- na bigyan ng sapat na panahon upang pag-isipan at pagnilay...

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A 400-pound bear took a trip to a LA suburb, and residents were fascinated

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:01
California authorities tranquilized a 400-pound bear on Friday, after the creature was spotted taking a leisurely stroll through a residential neighborhood.
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Infertile cancer patient has baby using frozen lab-matured egg — study

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 18:01
In a world first, a woman rendered infertile by cancer treatment gave birth after one of her immature eggs was matured, frozen, and then --- five years later --- thawed and fertilized, researchers in France reported. A study in the journal Annals of Oncology published Wednesday describes how the baby boy was born to a 34-year-old French woman who had been treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer. Before the treatment began, doctors removed seven immature eggs from her ovaries and used a technique called in vitro maturation (IVM) to allow the eggs to develop further in the laboratory. Up to now, there have been no successful pregnancies in cancer patients with eggs that ha...

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Sweden creates $1 million prizes for sustainable food solutions

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 17:48
Sweden has created two $1 million prizes for solutions to feed billions of people, as climate change threatens the world's food supply and a growing population requires sustainable food systems, organizers said Thursday. "We need a food system revolution or risk destabilizing our planet. The new Food Planet Prize is designed to contribute to this goal," Johan Rockstrom, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research in Germany who will co-chair the prize jury, said in a statement. Two Food Planet Prizes will be awarded annually, one to "an existing scalable solution for sustainable foods," the second for "innovative initiatives that could transform the global food secto...

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France launches anti-bed bug offensive

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 17:35
The French government launched a campaign Thursday, complete with an emergency number, to combat an influx of unwelcome visitors that have left Parisians in despair: bedbugs that have settled in homes and hotels to feed uninvited on human blood. After disappearing from France in the 1950s, the infuriating insects have made a resurgence, according to the ministry of housing, which cited international travel and growing resistance to insecticide as the main causes. "We can all be affected," the government warned on a webpage dedicated to the parasitic problem, complete with advice on how to prevent and treat an infestation, and a number to call for expert help. The common bed ...

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BTS releases new album with 4 million pre-orders

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 17:20
K-pop superstars BTS released their new album Friday, breaking records even before it came out as the country's most pre-ordered album of all time, with its lead single the first track to make its debut on video app TikTok. BTS --- or Bangtan Sonyeondan, which translates as Bulletproof Boy Scouts --- have gained a huge global following, becoming the first K-pop group to top charts in the United States and Britain with a string of sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Paris and London's Wembley Stadium. Their latest effort, "Map of the Soul: 7", launched worldwide at 6 p.m. Friday South Korean time (0900 GMT). The digit is a reference to the number of members in the band, and the ye...

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Collins, Hawks get hot late, rally past Mavericks

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 17:16
ATLANTA --- John Collins was in no mood to feel sorry for the Dallas Mavericks and their short-handed roster. "I feel like I definitely took advantage of the mismatches I had tonight," Collins said. "As you guys know, I can crash the basket pretty well, so I think I definitely took advantage of that and made the most of it." Collins had 35 points and 17 rebounds, Trae Young scored 13 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks rallied late to beat the Mavericks 111-107 on Saturday night. Collins' follow shot, credited after a goaltending call was overturned, sealed it with 8.4 seconds remaining. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 of his season high-tying 33 point...

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Full results from Nevada caucuses

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 17:14
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Billie Eilish breaks record with James Bond theme

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 17:06
Teenage pop star Billie Eilish scored another record on Friday as her new single enjoyed the biggest opening week of all time for a James Bond theme in the British charts. "No Time To Die" landed straight in at number one, according to the Official Singles Chart, becoming the 18-year-old's first British chart-topper. The single, co-written and produced by the United States star and her brother Finneas, earned 90,000 chart sales and 10.6 million streams, making it the biggest opening week for a single so far this year. The ballad has the grungy melancholic feel that has propelled Eilish to star status and caps a remarkable few weeks for the teenager. Last month, Eilish was...

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Fury beats Wilder in heavyweight title rematch and breaks out into song

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 17:04
Tyson Fury stopped Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of heavyweight rematch in Las Vegas Saturday to claim the WBC version of the world title.
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‘Friends’ cast reunite for 25th anniversary

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:56
It's finally happening! The cast of the hit United States sitcom "Friends" is reuniting for a 25th anniversary special, much to the delight of fans. A celebration of the beloved show which ended its run in 2004, stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer will return to the comedy's original soundstage on the Warner Bros. Studio lot for an exclusive unscripted special on streaming platform HBO Max. Variety said each actor is expected to receive $2.5 million for taking part in the special, which will be available when HBO Max launches in May. "Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together --- we a...

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Defending champ Tsitsipas to face Auger-Aliassime in final

Inquirer Breaking News - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 16:56
MARSEILLE, France --- Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the Open 13 final with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Alexander Bublik on Saturday. The second-seeded Greek had six aces and broke his strong-serving Kazakh opponent's serve three times, dropping his own once. Playing only his third semifinal at this level, Bublik competed well and hit eight aces. "I know he can be quite unexpected. You don't know what to expect," Tsitsipas said. "I am really happy with myself that I found a balance and I didn't panic when things got tight. That is a great attitude that I put out on the court." The 21-year-old Tsitsipas will aim for his fifth career title on Sunday against seventh-s...

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