Italian mafia boss escapes from Uruguayan prison

(CNN)An Italian mafia boss has escaped from a detention center in Uruguay, where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, the Uruguayan Ministry of Interior said in a statement. Morabito was arrested in 2017 in Uruguay after more than 20 years on the run. Convicted in absentia for drug trafficking and organized-crime activities in Italy, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Ex-Kindergarten Teacher Lists 5 Reasons Why She Quit Her Job, Gets 263K Likes

Jessica Gentry, a former kindergarten teacher, said she loves children, but that wasn’t enough for her to stay in the job she’s had for the last 12 years “There were a few major events that spurred my departure. I hold teaching in such high regard that watching my most recent administration laugh about students with disabilities, state that we ‘shouldn’t lose sleep over’ struggling students, say that she [a school administrator] ‘washed her hands of this year’ in April was disheartening to say the least,” Gentry told WHSV, Michael Richards, the Superintendent of Harrisonburg City Public Schools, made the following statement: “There is an enormous amount of educators who feel that exact way but have felt alone and guilty for …

Joe Biden’s challenge: Sustaining support from black voters

Washington (CNN)Poll of the week: A new national Monmouth University primary poll of voters who identify as Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party finds that former Vice President Joe Biden leads with 32%. He was followed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 15%, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 14%, California Sen. Kamala Harris at 8% and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 5%. Biden’s lead with black voters is seen in state polling too. His edges in heavily white Iowa and New Hampshire are only in the high single digits and low double digits. Biden’s up by closer to 25 points in South Carolina, which will likely have a majority black Democratic primary electorate. The question, of course, …

Upset about the plastic crisis? Stop trying so hard

We make good-faith efforts to help the planet by recycling, but what we really need to do is even simpler Did you ever decide to get off a jammed freeway and take the backroads even though deep down you knew that it wouldnt be any faster? Are you constantly switching to the faster lane on a busy freeway even though you notice that cars sticking to their lanes keep catching up with you? Both are examples of action bias, the phenomenon in which people prefer doing something over doing nothing, even if the likely outcome of the action is worse than the outcome of inaction. Research has shown that actively managed portfolios tend to do worse than passive investments. And …

Man Given 0.1% Chance By Doctors After Motorbike Accident Where He Lost Half Of His Brain Makes Incredible Recovery

Public transport is a special space; for a brief period the lives of a few strangers intersect and the opportunity for serendipitous encounters arises. Most of us pass the time studiously avoiding social contact by staring at our phones, books or a newspaper. Nobody really wants to be that person, do they? But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. Behind the mask, we all hide fascinating stories and you just never know what that human sitting next to you has been through. Sometimes, that person can inspire you, teach you something new, or even become the love of your life. Face-to-face human contact is good for us in so many ways; we are social animals after all, and …

Theresa May could yet give us the ultimate parting gift: a Brexit referendum | Polly Toynbee

The outgoing prime minister could say that too much is being decided by a tiny Tory electorate, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee The obscene sight of Tory leadership candidates wild tax cuts and eye-catching gimmicks from the same austerians who garrotted every public service. Theresa May is the biggest spender, spraying goodbye billions on schools, zero-carbon pledge, while Philip Hammonds Treasury declares it Mail on Sunday report on her has a ring of plausibility. She will keep her Commons seat, she voted for Rory Stewart and she privately vowed to thwart any attempt by Boris Johnson to take the UK out of the EU without a deal. (Never mind that her mantra was no deal is better than a bad …

America’s corn belt farmers face uncertainty after rain and more rain

Cold, rainy weather has meant severe planting delays for farmers from Ohio to Nebraska and next weeks acreage report takes on heightened importance In his 32 years of farming, Steve Fourez says hes almost never been so late planting corn and soybean crops on the 500 acres he farms in east-central Illinois. Normally by the start of May hes finished planting corn, and soybeans are seeded soon after. This year, Fourez said, he wrapped up planting on 6 June, as cold, grey and rainy weather kept him idle. Fourezs experience is playing out across the corn belt, a deeply fertile agricultural region stretching roughly from Ohio to Nebraska. Planting is so tardy that the US Department of Agricultures June 28 …

Why You Really Shouldn’t Trust Fitness Advice From Influencers Betches

In news that should surprise nobody, a study showed that influencers don’t know how to give proper weight loss advice. I’m not even talking about the clearly sponsored tea ads that we all know are B.S.; I’m talking about the influencers with actual weight loss blogs and recipes. Yeah, apparently even the ones who seem legit can’t be trusted. A UK study was recently presented at a conference in Glasgow that gives scientific backing to this claim that the info these influencers are selling is misleading, to say the least. The research conducted research on the 14 most popular UK influencers with fitness blogs, and they were chosen based on the following criteria: 80,000 followers on at least one social …

People Notice That This White House Chef Is Something Way Out Of The Ordinary, Even Start A Photoshop Battle

A retired Army Master Sergeant Chef, the buff culinary master is classically trained in plating, baking, cake decoration, and ice carving. The eye-catching Rush went viral after Wall Street Journal reporter Vivian Salama tweeted out a picture of the chef, alongside two other chefs, who were prepping a dinner at the White House in honor of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Since being discovered, the mouth-watering chef uses his platform to advocate for military service suicide prevention. Scroll down to learn more about this multi-talented vet. Meet freelance White House chef Andre Rush who has gone viral for his 24-inch biceps and culinary skills realchefrush According to his website Rush is renown as one of the top chefs in the …

Foundation seeks to build memorial for journalists who died doing their jobs

(CNN)A new coalition is seeking public support and donations for a Fallen Journalists Memorial in Washington, D.C. The foundation has secured bipartisan support for a bill to establish the memorial on federal land. In a column published by Tribune’s newspapers on Sunday morning, Dreier said “the Tribune Publishing family is grateful to US Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and US Reps. Grace Napolitano, D-California, and Kevin Hern, R-Oklahoma,” who will jointly introduce the legislation this week. “The foundation will build support and plan for the design, construction, operation, maintenance and preservation of the memorial,” Dreier explained. The memorial will be entirely privately funded, according to its backers, in keeping with the Commemorative Works Act of 1986. Initial …

Online pornography age checks ‘face further delay’

All you need to know about the under-18 porn block How do your porn habits compare? Does pornography still drive the internet? The plans for compulsory age-checks for UK porn viewers – which the government has described as a world-first – were aimed at protecting children from inappropriate content. Pornographic sites will have to verify the age of UK visitors by law. If they fail to comply they will face being blocked by internet service providers. There has been confusion over how it will be enforced, with suggestions that websites could ask users to upload scans of their passports or driving licences, or use age-verification cards sold by newsagents nicknamed “porn passes”. Campaigners have also repeatedly raised concerns about the …

Netflix Responds To ‘Stranger Things’ Star’s Prank Show Backlash! – Perez Hilton

Are prank shows just obsolete at this point? (If so, no one tell Prank Encounters, according to the announcement last week, is a hidden camera show of the spooky variety — playing to the popularity of its host and executive producer, Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo. Gaten Matarazzo, seen here looking adorable and not at all threatening. / (c) Nicky Nelson/WENN Per the press release: “Each episode of this terrifying and hilarious prank show takes two complete strangers who each think they’re starting their first day at a new job. It’s business as usual until their paths collide and these part-time jobs turn into full-time nightmares.” They even got the word “stranger” in there. Subtle. It sounds more Scare Tactics than Candid Camera, but it’s …

Black Bear Shot By Police After Park Visitors Made It Too Accustomed To Humans

A young black bear was euthanized this past week by wildlife officials in Oregon after becoming too friendly with visitors. Members of the public had began feeding the wild animal, even taking selfies with the bear. Police officers had been called several times since early June, when encounters with the bear became more and more frequent. They assessed the situation and decided to shoot the bear in the interest of public safety. Many people have taken to the Washington County Sheriff’s office to complain about the decision to put down the bear instead of taking it away, possibly to a sanctuary. – “This was a tough decision the wildlife experts at the Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife had to make for the safety of everyone. Relocation wasn’t …

New Hampshire woman allegedly pushed dog into lake, let it drown: police

Nancy Bucciarelli, 66, was arrested for allegedly pushing her dog into a lake and letting it drown. (Merrimack Police Department) MASSACHUSETTS WOMAN CHARGED AFTER 21 DOGS, MACAW FOUND LIVING IN SQUALOR  Bucciarelli allegedly pushed the dog — who witnesses said appeared winded during the walk — into the water and didn’t attempt a rescue as the canine struggled and sank. Passersby jumped in to try and pull the dog from the water, but ultimately it died, Merrimack Police Chief Denise Roy told WMUR. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “It is a sad story,” Roy said. “It’s unconscionable to think what this defendant is charged with.” Bucciarelli was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge and is due to appear in court …

Google rejects plans to fight sexual harassment and boost diversity

Board rejects all 13 shareholder proposals to address a range of issues even as workers protest outside event Alphabet, the parent company of Google, failed to pass several proposals to address sexual harassment, antitrust issues and diversity policies at its annual shareholder meeting, despite hundreds of employees protesting outside the event. The annual meeting comes as Alphabet faces growing pressure from shareholders and employees, including overethical concerns surrounding its artificial intelligence systems, its operations in China. But the companys board voted down all 13 proposals shareholders had put forward, which encompassed a wide range of social concerns surrounding the company. They included efforts to change employment practicesand end forced arbitration. Google Tuesdays announcement that it will contribute $1bn to help …