Jessica Alba Explains The Reason Why She ‘Stopped Eating’ In Her 20s

Jessica Alba opened up about her complicated relationship with her body, men and eating during a roundtable conversation at the “In Goop Health” conference in Los Angeles over the weekend.  The Hollywood Reporter. She said that because she had a “booty” and was “voluptuous,” her family forbade her from wearing certain items of clothing.  Phillip Faraone via Getty Images Alba attends the “In Goop Health” summit at Rolling Greens Nursery on May 18 in Los Angeles. “Nothing about being successful in this business is easy,” she said, later adding that “you can’t be bitter.”  “Certainly people in Hollywood underestimated me. They absolutely, 100% thought I was nuts,” Alba said in a Net-a-Porter’s The Edit. NBC via Getty Images Jessica Alba …

California lawmakers weigh budget proposals to cover health care for illegal immigrants

FILE: An Immigrants Day of Action rally in Sacramento, Calif. <br data-cke-eol=”1″> (AP) The state Senate, meanwhile, wants to cover adults ages 19 to 25, plus seniors 65 and older. That bill’s sponsor, Sen. Maria Elana Durazo, scoffed at cost concerns, noting the state has a projected $21.5 billion budget surplus. Of the three million in California who don’t have health insurance, about 1.8 million are illegal immigrants, according to legislative staffers. Nearly half those have incomes low enough to qualify them for the Medi-Cal program. The proposal comes amid another measure California lawmakers are considering, which will require everyone in the state to purchase health insurance. Those who refuse would have to pay a penalty. ICE TO HIRE CONTRACTOR TO …

Oregon father paid for erotic massage with daughters Girl Scout cookie money: prosecutors

Brian Couture pleaded guilty Monday to initiating a false report.  (Washington County District Attorney’s Office) Couture’s home was ransacked and $700 of his daughter’s Girl Scout cookie sales were missing from a jar, investigators said. The Washington County District Attorney’s Office said blood was found around the home. MAN WHOSE CHILD-SEX SENTENCE CAUSED UPROAR FACES PORN CHARGE No suspects were found and investigators caught inconsistencies in Couture’s story. He eventually admitted to staging the burglary after realizing he couldn’t explain the missing funds, the district attorney’s office said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Couture was sentenced Monday to pay a $100 fine, probation and 80 hours of community service, a news release said. The amount restitution to …

Trump offers deals where only he can win

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s ambitious plans to fix the immigration system, forge Middle East peace and coax Iran to the table might work — but only if his negotiating partners agree to utter capitulation. Iran tensions spotlight Trump’s questionable credibility And the plans adopt an unrealistic assessment of the starting point for any talks — in some cases just ignoring impediments that do not fit the White House vision of a solution to these problems and conflicts — some of the most intractable issues that previous administrations have failed to solve. So the prospects for success on any of these fronts are hardly promising, if Trump is looking for political victories to showcase to voters in the 2020 election. The …

Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

Police Lt. Steve Dorris said Tuesday that the officer shot at Turner after she hit him in the groin with the Taser. Turner did not fire the stun gun but it shocked the officer when it struck him, Dorris said. The lieutenant said police have since learned from the medical examiner’s office in Harris County that Turner, who was 44 and black, was not pregnant. She was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. A spokeswoman with the medical examiner’s office declined to comment. The officer, who police have not identified by name, has been placed on paid administrative leave, Dorris said. The department is reviewing whether the shooting was in line with its policy on the use of deadly …

New trial sought for teen convicted in mother’s slaying

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Attorneys for a teenager convicted in the murder of her mother in eastern Pennsylvania four years ago are seeking a new trial, calling the outcome of her case “shocking.” Now-18-year-old Jamie Silvonek was sentenced to 35 years to life after pleading guilty in the Lehigh County killing of 54-year-old Cheryl Silvonek in 2015, when the teen was 14. Co-defendant Caleb Barnes of El Paso, Texas, a soldier at Fort Meade, Maryland, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole. Authorities said Barnes stabbed the victim in her car after Barnes, Cheryl Silvonek and Jamie Silvonek returned home from a concert. Prosecutors said the woman had threatened to report Barnes, then 21, to police for …

Keyhole surgery repairs baby spine in womb

Gaps in the developing spine meant the cord was bulging out of his back and was left exposed to the amniotic fluid in the womb. This damages the crucial nerves in the spinal cord and could lead to paralysis, a loss of sensation in the legs and problems controlling the bladder and bowels. The longer the spinal cord is left exposed, the greater the damage. Sherrie, 29, and from West Sussex, said the news was a shock, but an abortion was a “definite no”. Baby Jaxson arrived early, at 33 weeks, and was looked after in neonatal intensive care at King’s. But Sherrie hopes the operation has given Jaxson the best start in life. She said: “He’s got movements in …

Cinema seat crush man ‘looking for phone’

Jurors heard the footrest was initially in a raised position but started to come down “very quickly”. ‘He was blue’ Mrs Sardar noticed it descended and tried unsuccessfully to hold it up before running for help. Cinema staff then attempted to release Mr Rafiq for 15 minutes while she was taken outside, she said. Staff eventually managed to free Mr Rafiq by removing a bolt from the seat, which had trapped either the back or right side of his neck, the inquest was told. Mrs Sardar said she “ran back in” when she heard he was not breathing, and “saw that he was blue”. Mr Rafiq, from Aston, Birmingham, died in hospital a week later. His cause of death was …

Election risks ‘killing Brexit’ – Hancock

He added: “We need to take responsibility for delivering on the referendum result.” Why PM’s Brexit plan may not be dead yet Brexit: What happens next? A really simple guide to Brexit “Who knows what the outcome of a general election would be under these circumstances? A general election before that not only risks Jeremy Corbyn, but it risks killing Brexit altogether.” Mrs May has promised to set a timetable for leaving Downing Street following a House of Commons vote on her EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week beginning 3 June. Brexit had been due to take place on 29 March – but after MPs voted down the deal Mrs May had negotiated with the bloc three times, the …

Lawmakers rush to introduce bipartisan measures to combat surprise medical bills

(CNN)Less than a week after President Donald Trump called on Congress to address surprise medical bills, lawmakers in both the House and Senate unveiled bipartisan measures to protect Americans from this costly and frustrating issue. “We must ensure that patients are not responsible for these outrageous bills, which is why our discussion draft removes patients from the middle,” said Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Democrat of New Jersey, and Republican Leader Greg Walden of Oregon, in a joint statement. Trump, who has made health care a top political issue, has turned his sights on surprise medical billing, which he also mentioned in the State of the Union. Along with lowering drug prices, it’s seen as an area of potential bipartisan …

Dartmouth says letting women use pseudonyms in sexual misconduct lawsuit is confusing

(CNN)Dartmouth College is challenging the use of pseudonyms in a $70 million class-action lawsuit that accuses the school of failing to promptly address sexual misconduct allegations against three former professors. Two more people — both former students — joined the lawsuit in May as Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to nine. The two new Jane Does asked a judge to let them remain anonymous, citing concerns for their mental health, reputations and careers. According to their motion to use pseudonyms, Jane Doe 2 endured sexual assault and harassment by the professors and Jane Doe 3 was the victim of sexual misconduct and harassment. Revealing their names would amplify the emotional distress they …

Black Women Are 3 Times As Likely To Die In Childbirth, And Kamala Harris Has A Plan

The only place Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has time to read anything that isn’t one of her briefing books is when she’s on a plane. In April 2018, Harris saw a  in higher rates of maternal mortality than those in other high-income countries, black women are 3.3 times more likely to die cuts across class and educational linessuffered a pulmonary embolism,on bed rest for six weeks a sudden jump in blood pressure during the later stages of pregnancy, for which before having an emergency C-section. Harris forwarded the Times article to her staffers and encouraged them to read it with the intent of figuring out what could be done legislatively. Nearly a year before, in the summer of 2017, Harris had read a  about …

An independent report finds Ohio State had knowledge of late doctor’s sex abuse as early as 1979

(CNN)Ohio State University personnel were aware of complaints that a school doctor had sexually abused students as early as the late 1970s, but failed to adequately investigate the allegations, according to a report released Friday. The allegations against Strauss — who died by suicide in 2005 — emerged last year after former Ohio State athletes came forward to claim the doctor had sexually abused them under the guise of a medical examination. The university announced last April it had hired a law firm to investigate Strauss’ alleged misconduct. OSU apologizes for ‘fundamental failure’ to act “On behalf of the university, we offer our profound regret and sincere apologies to each person who endured Strauss’ abuse,” Drake said. “Our institution’s fundamental …

How crickets have hit the high street

Image copyright Eat Grub Image caption Sushi chain Abokado has started selling grubs to top up its poke bowls “In a few years insects will be a normalised food in our everyday diet,” Abokado’s managing director Kara Alderin says. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could you be tempted by a scorpion on a stick? ‘Enormous environmental benefits’ Many insects are eaten completely whole – wings and all – whereas we only consume around 40% of a cow. A 2013 UN report suggested that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger “I hope that eating insects will become more normalised because they have such enormous environmental benefits,” Dr …

Medical examiner: Chokehold triggered Eric Garner’s death

The New York Police Department banned chokeholds in the 1990s because they can be deadly. Persechino said a bystander’s cellphone video only helped confirm her findings that Pantaleo had wrapped his arm around Garner’s neck, obstructing his breathing and triggering a deadly asthma attack. Garner’s pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality. “The chokehold would have compromised the neck and would have compromised the airway, making it difficult for him to breathe,” Persechino said. Pantaleo’s lawyer, Stuart London, focused on Garner’s health as he cross-examined Persechino. She said a person in good health might have survived the confrontation. Garner weighed 395 pounds at the time of death, Persechino said. The 43-year-old suffered from asthma, diabetes …