George Michael’s Sister Died On Christmas, The Third Anniversary Of The Singer’s Death

Getty Image It would seem that this holiday season was not the best of times for the family of George Michael. The Wham! singer passed away on Christmas in 2016, and on December 25 this year, exactly three years later, Michael’s sister, Melanie Panayiotou, also died. Panayiotou was a hairdresser and makeup artist, and she […]

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Bret Stephens: What will it take to beat Donald Trump?

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both campaigned for, and won, the White House on the watchword “hope.” What watchword will it take for a Democrat to win this time? My suggestion: soap. Nearly three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, America needs a hard scrub and a deep cleanse. It needs to wash out the grime […]

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2020 will be the beginning of the tech industry’s radical revisioning of the physical world

These days it’s easy to bemoan the state of innovation and the dynamism coming from America’s cradle of technological development in Silicon Valley. The same companies that were praised for reimagining how people organized and accessed knowledge, interacted publicly, shopped for goods and services, conducted business, and even the devices on which all of these […]

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Guest Commentary: May the (space) force be with you

With the recent passage of this year’s big defense bill, Congress authorized the creation of a sixth branch of the armed forces — the United States Space Force. The move reflects the growing militarization of space, as the other branches have grown increasingly reliant on operations there. Despite criticism from spending hawks and late-night comics, […]

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What Minnesota’s QB Told Sean Clifford About Penn State’s New Offensive Coordinator

Minnesota football was one of the best stories of the 2019 college football season. Offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca parlayed his success with the Tanner Mangum-helmed offense into a new job at Penn State. Nittany Lions OC Ricky Rahne took the head coaching job at Old Dominion a few weeks ago. James Franklin responded in a […]

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College Basketball Coach Placed On Administrative Leave Amid Investigation

A college basketball coach has been placed on administrative leave while the school investigates alleged Title IX violations. University of Evansville president Christopher Pietruszkiewicz released a statement announcing head coach Walter McCarty is on leave. In the statement, Pietruszkiewicz revealed the school received a “troubling report” about the coach’s behavior with a “member of the […]

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NFL: Antonio Brown works out with Saints

Marshawn Lynch isn’t the only former NFL superstar getting an unlikely late-season look. Antonio Brown, whose topsy-turvy 2019 began in Napa at Raiders training camp, on Friday worked out for the New Orleans Saints. The free-agent wide receiver posted a picture of a tryout waiver with the message “back to business” on his Instagram account, […]

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Daniel Craig Says This Line From ‘Casino Royale’ Made Him Want To Play James Bond

SONY Since replacing Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig has played James Bond five times, from 2006’s Casino Royale to next year’s No Time to Die; other actors have worn 007’s tactical turtleneck in more movies, but none have played the same character for as many years as Craig. It’s now obvious that he loves goofy southern […]

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Growing number of retirees are returning back to work

At Seminole High School in Florida, in between classes you’ll find the interim assistant principal, Kenneth Lewis, monitoring the halls and making sure students are getting to class. However, just a few weeks ago, things were a lot different for Lewis. He wasn’t working, he was retired. “I am still health. I can still do […]

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Hunter acts fast when charged by mountain lion

A pheasant hunter in North Dakota relied on his law enforcement instincts when a mountain lion emerged from the tall grass and charged him. The frightening incident occurred Thursday afternoon in the Custer Mine hunting area near Garrison while Gary Gorney of Minot was on his cellphone, according to the Minot Daily News. When his […]

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AEW Changed Its New Year’s Day Women’s World Championship Match

Lee South/AEW Kris Statlander has been the fastest rising figure in the All Elite Wrestling women’s division over the past few weeks, going from an AEW Dark tag match debut to number one contender for the Women’s World Championship. She was scheduled to challenge Riho for the title on the January 1, 2020, episode of […]

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Terry McLaurin, Landon Collins ruled out for Redskins vs. Cowboys

The Washington Redskins are looking to end the 2019 NFL season on a high note on the road versus the Dallas Cowboys. Unfortunately, it appears they will be without two of their more integral players on each side of the ball. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, head coach Bill Callahan says wide receiver […]

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Otto Porter Jr. aiming for return around the All-Star break

Chicago Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. has been sidelined since November 6 due to a fracture in his left foot. He’s currently listed as “out indefinitely,” but a report from The Athletic indicates that the former No. 3 overall pick could be ready to return sometime around this season’s All-Star break. Bulls forward Otto Porter […]

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Half a century ago, Apollo 8 gave mankind a Christmas to remember

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” So began the momentous Christmas broadcast on Dec. 24, 1968 — the most-watched television program in history at that time — when astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and […]

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Video: Delightful supercut of NBA on TNT over the last decade

With the end of 2019 drawing near, the producers at NBA on TNT compiled a top-10 list of the most memorable moments shared this decade between the show’s hosts, Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith. The NBA on TNT crew is a famous lot, known for their comedic outtakes. The pairing of […]

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Carolina rules out WR DJ Moore, LB Shaq Thompson for Week 17

The Carolina Panthers are looking to end the 2019 NFL season in the win column versus the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, it seems they will be shorthanded on both sides of the ball. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, wide receiver DJ Moore and linebacker Shaq Thompson have both been ruled out for Week […]

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The tip of a man’s penis turned black after his partner bit it, causing a quarter-sized piece of tissue to die

A man wound up in the emergency room and needed antibiotics after his partner accidentally bit the tip of his penis and caused 3 centimeters of it to die and turn black, according to a recent case study in the Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. Doctors gave the man antibiotics through an IV and in […]

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There’s a severe blood shortage right now, public health officials warn

CHICAGO — Public health experts are concerned that a shortage in blood supplies could get worse. Severe weather canceled blood drives and the holidays are causing supply levels to drop to critical levels. For Medline employee Rhonda Hinks, giving blood is a celebration.Earlier this month, she made her 100th blood donation.“It doesn’t take too long […]

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Home sale prices from San Jose area and Peninsula, December 27

104 Willet Circle, Watsonville 95076; sold Dec. 16 for $1,808,375; 2049 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Beach house built in 1978; 0.2-acre lot on Sunset State Beach. Open plan, indoor/outdoor feel, midcentury style. Light wood paneling and floors, beamed ceilings, skylights, clerestory windows. Fireplace, sauna. Storage area but no garage; parking in common lot. […]

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Patriots’ Tom Brady hasn’t gotten his offensive line Christmas gifts yet

Christmas is over and New England Patriots quarterback still hasn’t given his offensive lineman any Christmas presents yet. It’s usually a tradition for starting quarterbacks to give their offensive line gifts as a way of saying thank you for keeping them upright through the season. According to Patriots center Ted Karras, the line still hasn’t […]

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Two auto-pedestrian crashes near resource center raise safety concerns

A man in a wheelchair was critically injured on Christmas night when a truck struck him in the radway near 3400 South and 300 West in South Salt Lake | Ray Boone, Deseret News SOUTH SALT LAKE — After the second serious auto-pedestrian crash in a month involving someone believed to be homeless, a South […]

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Navy SEAL slams Trump for pardoning Eddie Gallagher: ‘Shooting civilians and executing prisoners shouldn’t be’ political

A Navy SEAL who testified against Chief Edward Gallagher in a war-crimes trial condemned President Donald Trump’s interference in Gallagher’s case in an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune. “When you look at politicians getting involved in military justice — whether it’s a congressman from San Diego or the president — with their involvement, it […]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wins party primary, weeks after indictments

Supporters hold up banners at a rally against the indictments of Benjamin Netanyahu on November 26, 2019, in Tel Aviv, Israel. | Amir Levy/Getty Images The strong primary performance suggests Israel’s controversial leader is still in the game. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a landslide victory in his party primary on Friday, thrashing his […]

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Utah couple charged with physically abusing baby boy

Stock image COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Criminal charges were filed Friday against a Salt Lake County couple accused of abusing their baby. Carter Michael Owens, 23, of Cottonwood Heights, and Marley Jordan Garcia-Earlewine, 22, of South Jordan, were each charged in 3rd District Court with child abuse, a second-degree felony. The investigation began Sept. 9 when […]

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Here’s how to watch all the movies and TV shows that were nominated for Golden Globes before the big award show

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the Golden Globe nominees across 25 categories of film and television on December 9. While some of the nominees are still in theaters, others can be streamed online. INSIDER used JustWatch to lay out how viewers can access Golden Globe-nominated series and films prior to the big show. NBC […]

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Here’s how to watch all the movies and TV shows that were nominated for Golden Globes before the big award show

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the Golden Globe nominees across 25 categories of film and television on December 9. While some of the nominees are still in theaters, others can be streamed online. INSIDER used JustWatch to lay out how viewers can access Golden Globe-nominated series and films prior to the big show. NBC […]

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