‘I cherish the moments I get to compete’: How Utah gymnastics’ Cammy Hall’s Achilles injury and the journey back permanently changed her

Utah gymnast Cammy Hall celebrates her performance on the vault as Utah hosts Kentucky to kick off the 2020 season in the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.  | Laura Seitz, Deseret News Hall has been enduringly changed by the injury and the subsequent recovery […]

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Jenna Jameson: I’m Back on Keto and I Lost a TON of Weight!

Coke vs. Pepsi. Red Sox vs. Yankees. Beatles vs. Stones. History is full of great rivalries, but perhaps none has been quite so epid as the never-ending battle between Jenna Jameson and carbs. Back in May of last year, Jenna announced that she had gone keto and lost an astonishing 57 pounds. For those who aren’t […]

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UN: Around 350,000 Syrians have fled Russia-led assault

By Suleimani Al-Khalidi and Stephanie Nebehay | Reuters AMMAN – Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near Turkey, the United Nations said on Thursday. Conditions for people were deteriorating because of the increased […]

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Qualified immunity is a loophole for the lawless

On August 11, 2014, officers from the Caldwell, Idaho Police Department asked for Shaniz West’s permission to enter and search her home. They were looking for her ex-boyfriend. West authorized the search and handed over her keys. Instead of entering and searching the home, though, the police brought in a SWAT team, and surrounded the […]

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Notebook: Local wrestlers standout in big-time tournaments

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Last week was the last major weekend of high-level wrestling tournaments in Southern California, including the prestigious Five-Counties Tournament at Fountain Valley High, the Battle for the Belt Tournament in Temecula, and the Sam De John Invitational at San Fernando High. At […]

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NAMM 2020: Jason Mraz receives Music for Life Award, credits the work of music teachers

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, known for hits like “I’m Yours,” “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “Make It Mine” and “Lucky,” received the Music for Life Award during the 2020 NAMM Show’s Breakfast of Champions at the Hilton Anaheim on Thursday morning. Musician Jason Mraz, left, speaks with NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond, right, […]

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49ers-Packers is a tale of two quarterbacks, and it might not be a pretty one

Early this week, Rob Reischel, who contributes to Forbes magazine, checked in with a take that will not play well in the Aaron Rodgers Fan Club. “Not many people are giving the Green Bay Packers a chance in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game,” Reischel wrote. “The 49ers routed the Packers, 37-8, back in Week 12. San […]

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Oakland official calls for city to buy county properties for affordable housing

OAKLAND — Council President Rebecca Kaplan is calling for the city to buy properties up for county auction to increase the stock of affordable housing. “I am urging that the Oakland City Council take action to acquire some of the properties on the county’s list (and potentially others), to help with our housing crisis,” said […]

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Cities should act on homelessness or face lawsuits, Newsom task force says

By Matt Levin and Jackie Botts, CalMatters Declaring that moral persuasion and economic incentives aren’t working to bring people in from the sidewalks, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s task force on homelessness called Monday, Jan. 13 for a “legally enforceable mandate” that would force municipalities and the state to house the growing number of homeless Californians. The […]

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Prince Harry is Here with Another Major Announcement

Prince Harry has a significant announcement to make. Granted, however, it’s not exactly as significant as his previous major announcement. But still:  Prince Harry wants everyone to know that he remains as committed as ever to the Invictus Games, following his and Meghan Markle’s stunning decision to take a step back from the Royal Family. […]

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CNN pays the price for smearing Nick Sandmann

In legal news, CNN recently settled what is being described as a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic High school student Nick Sandmann over its false and misleading coverage of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder that left viewers with the impression that the teenager and his pals were being racist […]

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SF Giants make historic hire, add former Sacramento State softball player Alyssa Nakken to coaching staff

The San Francisco Giants say they have completed the hiring process for one of the largest (and youngest) coaching staffs in the major leagues. The club announced Thursday that Alyssa Nakken and Mark Hallberg will round out a 13-person staff as “major league assistant coaches” under first-year manager Gabe Kapler. The hiring of Nakken, a […]

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Sharks’ Mario Ferraro eager to play vs. college teammate for first time

DENVER — Mario Ferraro isn’t surprised that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar — his former teammate at UMass-Amherst — is a leading candidate for the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie this season. Makar, too, isn’t surprised that Ferraro, despite a more modest resume, has made an impression in his own rookie season in […]

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FBI arrests 3, seize machine gun before rally in Virginia

By Brad Brooks, Mark Hosenball, Andy Sullivan and Gabriella Borter | Reuters The FBI has arrested three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group who had a machine gun and hopes of sparking a U.S. race war at a planned gun-rights rally in Virginia that is expected to draw thousands of people, officials said on Thursday. […]

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Kody Brown: Ugggh, It’s Hard to Be a Polygamous Husband!

Kody Brown wants you to know that his life isn’t easy, okay? What, you think he just goes from house to house on Sister Wives, pops open a bottle of champagne every night, sucks on some chocolate-covered strawberries and makes passionate love over and over and over to Meri, Robyn, Janelle and Christine? No way, […]

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Cupertino: East Bay man arrested in connection with 8 auto burglaries

CUPERTINO — An East Bay man has been arrested in connection with a string of eight auto burglaries that took place in Cupertino last fall, authorities said. Bay Point resident Cordell Pearson, Jr., 18, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020,  for his alleged connection to eight separate smash-and-grab car burglaries in Cupertino last fall.  […]

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49ers-Packers: Team hosting 2 watch parties for fans without tickets

Don’t have tickets to Sunday’s 49ers vs. Packers playoff game? Join the party. Really. The team is hosting two watch parties so you can still feel like you’re part of the action. The Niners will hold a downtown San Jose party at SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant, 72 N. Almaden Ave. In San Francisco, the […]

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‘All I wanted to do was throw’: 49ers’ Shanahan on going from pass-happy to run-forward

Kyle Shanahan grew up around offenses that heavily featured the run, but like any good son, he wanted to rebel. The 49ers head coach spoke Thursday ahead of San Francisco’s NFC Championship showdown with the Green Bay Packers, highlighting his own playing experience as a reason for his early verve for calling pass plays. “I […]

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