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Aurora, Illinois

Shooting at Illinois business

What happened: A gunman opened fire at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, a manufacturing plant southwest of Chicago. The suspect: Aurora police said the alleged shooter is in custody. Victims: An Aurora city official says four police ... Continue reading on CNN.

Shooter in Aurora, Illinois, is "no longer a threat," police say - live updates

West Aurora School District 129 said in a Facebook post it is holding all district students in place as a result of reports of an active shooter at a building belonging to a manufacturing company, Henry Pratt. "Per directions from the county sheriff ... Continue reading on CBS News.

Katy Perry

Orlando Bloom

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom: Everything to Know About the Engaged Couple's ...

In addition to Perry accompanying Bloom and his son to a party in February 2016, Perry also met several of the actor's friends, including Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. And it goes both ways: “Orlando attends events and parties that are important ... Continue reading on PEOPLE.com.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Got Engaged With a Giant Flower Ring

Over the next year, People says they hit several important milestones, like meeting Bloom's son Flynn, whom he shares with ex Miranda Kerr, and meeting each other's parents. Then, in February 2017, they announced they were “taking respectful, loving ... Continue reading on Vulture.

Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick Reaches Deal With The NFL To Settle Collusion Allegations

Updated at 4:28 p.m. ET. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the NFL have reached an agreement to settle his allegations that league teams colluded to deny him a contract after his controversial protests in which he took a knee ... Continue reading on NPR.

Colin Kaepernick agrees to settle collusion case against the NFL

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has settled his collusion lawsuit against the NFL, lawyers for the athlete and the league said Friday. Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid, who both took knees during the national anthem ... Continue reading on NBCNews.com.

The Umbrella Academy

Umbrella Academy

Review: Netflix's superheroic 'Umbrella Academy' tries a little too hard to be ...

Netflix's “The Umbrella Academy” would like you to know that superheroes are just as messed up as you are. But, like, in a cool, hip way. The series, based on comics written by Gerard Way from rock band My Chemical Romance, offers a quirky, dark take ... Continue reading on USA TODAY.

Umbrella Academy actor explains how he nailed the timey-wimey weirdness of ...

Season 1 of The Umbrella Academy landed on Netflix Friday, so viewers may know by now that the show features one of the strangest families ever put on TV. The seven Hargreeves siblings were all born on the same day in 1989 as part of some unexplained ... Continue reading on EW.com.

Brittany Furlan

Tommy Lee Marries Brittany Furlan: 'It's Official!'

Tommy Lee and Brittany Furlan took to social media to share some exciting news: they got married -- for real this time -- on Thursday (Feb. 14). In perhaps the ultimate Valentine's Day gesture, the Mötley Crüe drummer and social media star tied the ... Continue reading on Billboard.

Tommy Lee marries social media star Brittany Furlan on Valentine's Day

However, Furlan later told TMZ that they were just messing around. “We were just messing around," Furlan told TMZ. “We just thought it was funny… It's actually funny because they even changed it on Wikipedia, and they don't believe us. It's kind of ... Continue reading on Fox News.

Ann Coulter

Trump on Ann Coulter: 'I don't know her'

In fact, if I went opposite — they have somebody, Ann Coulter, I don't know her. I hardly know her. I haven't spoken to her in way over a year. The press loved saying 'Ann Coulter.' Probably if I did speak to her, she'd be really nice. I just don't ... Continue reading on Politico.

Why Trump doesn't like Ann Coulter anymore

Following Trump's speech, Coulter wrote to me in a text message that "it's the nicest thing he could say about me, completely absolving me of responsibility for his total capitulation on immigration, the issue that put him in the White House." Coulter ... Continue reading on Washington Examiner.

Presidents Day

Is the stock market open on Presidents Day?

U.S. financial markets will be closed on Monday, in observance of Washington's Birthday. The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will resume normal trading hours on Tuesday. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association also ... Continue reading on USA TODAY.

Everything you need to know about market closures on Washington's Birthday ...

U.S. financial markets will pause Monday in observance of Presidents Day — which, technically, is not the name of the holiday. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will shutter on Feb. 18. And the Securities Industry and Financial Markets ... Continue reading on MarketWatch.

Payless

Payless ShoeSource expected to close all of its US locations as part of ...

Payless ShoeSource will close all of its approximately 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico as part of the largest retail liquidation ever, the Wall Street Journal reported citing a source close to the situation. Payless filed for bankruptcy ... Continue reading on MarketWatch.

Payless to Close All US Stores as It Prepares for Another Bankruptcy

Retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc. plans to close all of its roughly 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, in what is likely to be the largest ever retailer liquidation, according to people familiar with the situation. The store closures come less ... Continue reading on Wall Street Journal.

Gretchen Whitmer

After Republican lawmakers killed Gretchen Whitmer's environmental shakeup ...

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order to restructure environmental regulation — fulfilling campaign promises to act on Michigan's tainted water and climate change — lasted all of 10 days. The Republican-controlled Senate officially ... Continue reading on Bridge Michigan.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer calls comments about her 'curves': 'Way out of ...

As Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave her first State of the State address on Tuesday night, social media trolls inevitably went to work. What was more shocking, though, was a story from Fox 2 Detroit focusing on people's comments about her body. Continue reading on Yahoo Finance.

Pulwama attack

India warns of 'crushing response' to Pulwama suicide bombing that killed 41 ...

In Thursday's attack, a local Kashmiri militant rammed an explosive-laden van into a bus traveling in the paramilitary convoy. In addition to the dead, the attack wounded nearly two dozen other soldiers, India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police ... Continue reading on USA TODAY.

Pulwama attack: What is militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad?

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based group, has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing on 14 February in Indian-administered Kashmir. At least 46 soldiers died, making it the deadliest single attack against Indian forces in the region since ... Continue reading on BBC News.

All-Star Weekend

Five Things to Look Forward to During NBA All-Star Weekend

For the past decade, the lesson of All-Star Weekend was that unless you're on the ground at Michael Jordan's invite-only, denim-only party (dress code: the wider the leg, the better), the events are rather uneventful. The league knew that the game ... Continue reading on The Ringer (blog).

ALL-STAR WEEKEND - When they'll play, where to watch

Joe Harris will take on defending champion Devin Booker and two other former 3-Point Contest champions, plus four 2019 All-Stars -- count Steph Curry in both categories -- as he makes his All-Star Weekend debut. Harris goes into the All-Star break as ... Continue reading on NetsDaily.

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Reveals What he has in Store in 2019

If today's boxers don't intrigue you enough and you want some more Floyd Mayweather, you are in luck. Talking to TMZ, Mayweather revealed he has four or five exhibitions (not counting toward his perfect, unblemished record, of course) lined up this year. Continue reading on The Big Lead.

Floyd Mayweather I'm Fighting Again In July ... $10 Million Deal

Floyd Mayweather says the exhibition fight business will be VERY good to him in 2019 -- with 4 or 5 bouts lined up this year, which will pay him around $80 MILLION!!! Remember, Floyd says he got $9 mil for tuning up Tenshin Nasukawa during a New Year's ... Continue reading on TMZ.

Dell Demps

Pelicans part ways with GM Dell Demps in wake of Anthony Davis saga

The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with general manager Dell Demps, the team announced on Friday, clearing the way for a new top basketball executive to oversee the Anthony Davis trade talks. Demps had been Pelicans GM for nine years, which ... Continue reading on ESPN.

The Pelicans fired GM Dell Demps amid the chaotic Anthony Davis saga. He ...

CHARLOTTE — Smack dab in the middle of all-star Sunday two years ago, Dell Demps executed a blockbuster trade for DeMarcus Cousins that overshadowed the NBA's midseason showcase and landed a long-awaited superstar sidekick for franchise ... Continue reading on Washington Post.

Zombie deer disease

Scientists are concerned 'zombie deer' disease could spread to humans

The disease, sometimes referred to as CWD, causes infected animals to stumble around, drool and get aggressive toward humans they once feared. It's been called "zombie deer" disease because once infected, the deer are known to lose weight and ... Continue reading on WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando.

Deadly 'zombie' deer disease threat prompts Louisiana lawmaker to act: It's ...

DEADLY 'ZOMBIE' DEER DISEASE COULD POSSIBLY SPREAD TO HUMANS, EXPERTS WARN. The proposed bill, which Abraham, 64, said he expects to have “complete bipartisan support," is “important to the nation because we're not sure how it's ... Continue reading on Fox News.

Mountain lion

A trail runner survived a life-or-death 'wrestling match' with a mountain lion ...

It was a cold and hazy afternoon when Travis Kauffman set out on a scenic run through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado. The 31-year-old runner told reporters that he ran up a nature trail earlier this month near Fort Collins ... Continue reading on Washington Post.

Man Who Suffocated An Attacking Mountain Lion Describes Fight For His Life

As 31-year-old Travis Kauffman thrashed at the bottom of a gully, wrestling with a mountain lion that wouldn't let go of his wrist, the Colorado man realized it might be his last day alive. "Well, this would be a pretty crappy way to die," Kauffman ... Continue reading on NPR.

Juventus

SPORT

Juventus moved 14 points clear at the top of Serie A with a routine victory over second-bottom Frosinone. Paulo Dybala found the top corner from Cristiano Ronaldo's pass to put the hosts ahead at the Allianz Stadium. Leonardo Bonucci forced home ... Continue reading on BBC Sport.

Con gol de Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus venció 3-0 al Frosinone por ...

Juventus ganó con autoridad (3-0) en su estadio al Frosinone (19º) con un nuevo gol de Cristiano Ronaldo, este viernes en la apertura de la 24ª jornada, y llevó a 14 puntos su ventaja con el Nápoles (2º), a cinco días de visitar al Atlético en Champions. Continue reading on El Comercio.

Ellen Page

"I Have Come Into My Own." Ellen Page Is Using Her Voice & We're Listening

Ellen Page came out on Valentine's Day 2014, with a stirring speech at a human rights conference in Las Vegas. On the five-year anniversary of the day Page said the words, “I am gay” out loud to the world for the first time, I'm sitting across from her ... Continue reading on Refinery29.

Ellen Page Says LGBTQ+ Rights Are 'Not a Debate'

Ellen Page is here today because she is gay, NOT because she thinks gay rights are up for debate. The actress stars in Netflix's Umbrella Academy, based on the Dark Horse comic book series of the same name by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard ... Continue reading on Out Magazine.

Earthquakes in Utah

An Earthquake Just Woke People Up In Utah. Here's What You Need To Know.

An earthquake coming in at a magnitude 3.7 struck Utah south of Salt Lake City at 0509 hours local time, according to a preliminary report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). This was enough to be felt by plenty of people in the region ... Continue reading on Forbes.

There were two earthquakes in Utah today. Here's what we know about the magnitude

SALT LAKE CITY — Two earthquakes struck northern Utah on Friday morning in Bluffdale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS registered a 3.3 magnitude earthquake at 5:02 a.m. and a second 3.8 magnitude earthquake at 5:10 a.m.. Some on ... Continue reading on Deseret News.

Riley Roberts

No, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Didn't Hire Her Boyfriend Riley Roberts As A Staffer

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself at the center of another right-wing Twitter conspiracy Friday morning, after a Republican strategist falsely claimed that she had employed her longtime partner Riley Roberts as a paid congressional staffer. The ... Continue reading on Yahoo News.

Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Put Her Boyfriend on the Public Payroll? Rumors Swirl

On Friday morning, a remarkable screenshot surfaced on Twitter showing that Riley Roberts, the boyfriend of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), appears to have a congressional "staff" email address. A calendar invite lists his name, Ocasio-Cortez's ... Continue reading on PJ Media.

Bill Weld

Trump may have his first 2020 Republican challenger with former Massachusetts ...

Speaking at the "Politics & Eggs" breakfast in Bedford, New Hampshire, Weld called Donald Trump a "schoolyard bully," "unstable" and "a president whose priorities are skewed to the promotion of himself rather than toward the good of the country ... Continue reading on CNN.

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announces plan to challenge President ...

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire on Friday that he will try to take on President Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary, offering the first high-profile challenge to the president's reelection effort ... Continue reading on Washington Post.