This smart basketball hoop has a screen on the backboard!
This smart basketball hoop has a screen on the backboard!
They say, "never meet your heroes"… and it looks like that warning applies even if you're a hugely famous star yourself. Elvis Presley and John Lennon are two of the most iconic musicians of all time, but having that in common didn't mean that they got along. According to one account from someone close to them, Presley "flew into a rage" at the mere mention of Lennon's name.The issues began when Presley and Lennon first met each other in 1965. At the time, the Beatles were a couple of years into
The county said there are now 22 confirmed cases of monkeypox and with some of the patients having no history of recent travel, officials say large events may have spread the illness.
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There are images Mark Preston wishes he could erase from memory, but after a 30-year career as a detective, a handful of cases invade his thoughts on an almost daily basis. One is the unsolved, staggeringly violent case of the al-Hilli family, three of whom were, along with a French cyclist, shot dead in an Alpine beauty spot on 5 September 2012.
They had posed for the family photo, delivered the speeches and dealt with the politics behind closed doors.
At first glance, an elderly Jewish women’s singing group may not seem the most obvious vanguard for America’s abortion rights battle.
Britain has failed to deliver on vaccine promises for poorer nations, according to new analysis, having supplied just 39 per cent of the 100 million doses pledged a year ago.
A decade-long freeze on the tax-free mileage allowance means drivers now risk being forced to pay to work, as the Treasury faces calls to raise the rate from 45p.
LONDON, June 25, 2022--AM Best would like to extend its congratulations to the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) on its 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated during the upcoming 48th annual AIO Conference and Annual General Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.
Garden designer Nikki Scott, based in Grendon Underwood, Bucks, expanded into mentoring after seeing how some of her clients wanted to take control of the gardens she had created for them but lacked the confidence and know-how. “The idea is to show people how to garden so they can then do it for themselves,” says Scott.
First-time buyers will need to find £4,000 a year more to pay the mortgage when interest rates rise to their highest in a decade.
We sang some deeply strange hymns at a memorial service at the Queen’s College, Oxford, one lovely sunny afternoon this week. The strangeness of the hymns hid in plain sight, since hymns are to be expected at a memorial service and these ones came from standard hymnbooks.
(Bloomberg) -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he will fight for the release of two Americans who were captured while fighting in the country, according to an interview with NBC News.Most Read from BloombergSupreme Court Overturns Roe, Transforming Abortion-Rights FightJustice Kavanaugh Says States May Not Bar Travel to Obtain an AbortionProtest Latest: NY, DC Marches Grow as Justice’s Home TargetedStocks Roar Back With Best Week in a Month: Markets WrapEnding Roe Is Institutional S
STORY: The court, in a 6-3 ruling powered by its conservative majority, upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The vote was 5-4 to overturn Roe, with conservative Chief Justice John Roberts writing separately to say he would have upheld the Mississippi law without taking the additional step of erasing the Roe precedent altogether.The reverberations of the ruling will be felt far beyond the court's high-security confines - potentially reshaping the battlefield in November's elections to determine whether Biden's fellow Democrats retain control of Congress and signaling a new openness by the justices to change other long-recognized rights.The decision will also intensify debate over the legitimacy of the court, once an unassailable cornerstone of the American democratic system but increasingly under scrutiny for its more aggressively conservative decisions on a range of issues.The ruling restored the ability of states to ban abortion. Twenty-six states are either certain or considered likely to ban abortion. Mississippi is among 13 states with so-called trigger laws to ban abortion with Roe overturned.In a concurring opinion that raised concerns the justices might roll back other rights, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas urged the court to reconsider past rulings protecting the right to contraception, legalizing gay marriage nationwide, and invalidating state laws banning gay sex.The justices, in the ruling written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, held that the Roe decision that allowed abortions performed before a fetus would be viable outside the womb - which occurs between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy - was wrongly decided because the U.S. Constitution makes no specific mention of abortion rights.Women with unwanted pregnancies in large swathes of America now may face the choice of traveling to another state where the procedure remains legal and available, buying abortion pills online, or having a potentially dangerous illegal abortion.Empowering states to ban abortion makes the United States an outlier among developed nations on protecting reproductive rights, the Democratic president added.Biden urged Congress to pass a law protecting abortion rights, an unlikely proposition given its partisan divisions. Biden said his administration will protect women's access to medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration including pills for contraception and medication abortion, while also combating efforts to restrict women from traveling to other states to obtain abortions.Britain, France and some other nations called the ruling a step backward, although the Vatican praised it, saying it challenged the world to reflect on life issues.U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co , AT&T and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc said they will cover employees' expenses if they now have to travel for abortion services.The number of U.S. abortions increased by 8 percent during the three years ending in 2020, reversing a 30-year trend of declining numbers, according to datareleased on June 15 by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights.
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (6-1, 3.14 ERA) faces his former team when New York hosts the Houston Astros in the third game of a four-game series between the American League’s top two teams. Cole went 35-10 with a 2.68 ERA in 65 starts for Houston from 2018-19 before signing a $324 million, nine-year contract with New York.
Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke joined pro-abortion rights protesters outside the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse on June 24, after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision.This footage filmed by Pat Maween shows O’Rourke greeting supporters as a large crowd forms outside the court house.In other footage posted online protesters can be heard chanting “Democrats we call your bluff, voting blue is not enough” as O’Rourke made his way through the group of demonstrators.According to local reports the gubernatorial hopeful did not address the crowd. Credit: Pat Maween via Storyful
The backlash against a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade and pave the way for states to ban abortions was swift and fierce in Las Vegas as hundreds of pro-choice advocates rallied across the city from the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse to The Las Vegas Strip.
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