Netball counts down to ‘summer of excitement’

‘Fan experience’ Ms Impett says the international landscape is now much more competitive than in the run up to previous world cups. “I think in 2019 we are in better position for a potential change than ever before. Australia are the best team in the world at the moment, but potentially more open to losing their world title than they have ever been before,” she says. Image copyright LFC Foundation/Getty Image caption There will be a number of fan events around the World Cup in Liverpool It is hoped that as well as taking in the netball, visitors will go to some of Liverpool’s attractions such as the Beatles Museum, or enjoy the wider region, such as visiting the Lake …

McConnell unveils bill to combat youth tobacco use by raising purchase age to 21

(CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell formally introduced legislation Monday to raise the age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21, a move designed to combat the health effects of tobacco addiction across the country and help his home state of Kentucky move off production of the crop that has sagged in popularity for decades. Both senators pointed to figures from the Centers for Disease Control that show an alarming spike in teen vaping since the recent advent of e-cigarettes. “Kentucky farmers don’t want their children to get hooked on tobacco products while they are in middle school or high school any more than any parent anywhere wants that to happen,” McConnell said. “Kentucky is proud of what we make but …

Trump Officials Identify 1,700 More Children Who May Have Been Separated From Parents

Trump administration officials have revealed that an additional 1,712 migrant  The children entered the country before President zero tolerance” policy a year ago, resulting in the separation of at least 2,800 children from their parents. preliminary indication of separation” involving these children, Commander Jonathan White of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps said in federal court in San Diego Friday, CNN reported. 13,000 files out of a total of some 47,000. given the administration six months from April to review all the files, even though Trump officials The new list of 1,712 children has now been sent to Customs and Border Protection for the “ The children at the center of the court case filed by the Following a federal judge’s …

Is that Dad? 75 years on, D-Day history still being written

Into his seventies, Gantois still had no clues to pursue, no name to work with, no paper trail to follow. As a consequence, he also had no peace. “Throughout my life, I lived with this open wound,” he says. “I never accepted my situation, of not knowing my father and, most of all, knowing that he didn’t know about me, didn’t know of my existence.” Even as Europe, the United States and their allies mark 75 years since 160,000 Allied troops stormed a heavily-fortified 50-mile (80-kilometer) stretch of Nazi-occupied coastline in Normandy, the history of D-Day and its aftermath is still being written. The big picture, of course, is well known, meticulously documented and preciously conserved to be told and …

Emmerdale: The myths around male sexual grooming

But a poll by the charity found nearly one in five people failed to realise this was a crime. Amanda Naylor, head of child sexual abuse at the charity, says the society’s perception of grooming can be different depending on the gender of the victim. Here she busts some of the public attitudes and questions around male grooming: Grooming isn’t as serious for boys compared to girls Image copyright ITV Image caption Maya, played by Louisa Clein, was arrested in Tuesday’s episode “The Sexual Offences Act of 2003 says that if you’re in a position of trust it’s illegal for you to engage in any sexual activity, or show pictures of sexual activity or have sexual activity in front of …

Whoopi Goldberg’s Doctor Details Terrifying Health Scare That Almost Killed Her

Whoopi Goldberg’s doctor appeared on “ “I could barely understand Whoopi, what she was saying,” Dr. Jorge Rodriguez said, recalling a phone call he received from the star in January. “Her teeth were chattering, she was gasping for air.” The doctor then suggested Goldberg cover herself with a blanket, but she explained she couldn’t even walk a couple of feet. She said she was thinking of taking a rest, but Rodriguez urged her not to sleep because he was worried she wouldn’t wake up.  In March, Goldberg revealed in a “I came very, very close to leaving the earth,” she told her fans. “Good news: I didn’t.” returned to her chair at the “Hot Topics” table later that month, and her …

Fifth child dies after arriving at US border from Guatemala since December

(CNN)A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in government custody Monday morning, Customs and Border Protection said. Vasquez crossed into the US with a group of about 70 people and was transported to the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, to await transfer to the custody of the Health and Human Services Department, as is customary for unaccompanied minors. Six days after being apprehended, he indicated to staff at the Central Processing Center that “he was not feeling well,” at which time he was seen by a contracted nurse practitioner. “He was assessed and determined to have influenza A,” the official said. The prescribed treatment was Tamiflu, which Border Patrol agents picked up at a local pharmacy, according to the official. The …

When The Far Right Took Over Brazil, Its Only LGBTQ Congressman Fled For His Life

For Jean Wyllys, peace comes only at night, in the darkness, when he can close his eyes and drift into a world he has left behind. Perhaps he’ll dream of Bahia, the northeastern Brazilian state where he was born and raised. Or of Rio de Janeiro, the ”that he adopted as his own. Some nights, he’ll think of his mother or his friends; others, of his months-old nephew he can’t wait to help raise. Maybe his mind will wander to Brasília, and the Brazilian Congress, where he made history as one of his country’s first openly gay federal legislators and became a fierce advocate for the people who grew up like him: gay in a country still struggling to accept …

Columbine shooting survivor Austin Eubanks found dead in Colorado home

Austin Eubanks, seen left in a April 25, 1999 photo, a survivor of the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died. Eubanks recently spoke about battling addiction ahead of the 20th anniversary of the massacre. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews/FOX31) Eubanks was shot in the hand and knee alongside his best friend Corey DePooter in the library during the massacre. DePooter, along with 11 other classmates and a teacher, were killed in the shooting rampage. “I completely disassociated,” Eubanks told Fox News host Neil Cavuto last month. “I’ve always been able to recall everything that happened that day, but it was almost as if I was watching it on television. I wasn’t present in my …

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 …