Rare leopard captured in northern Iraq

Rare leopard captured in northern Iraq

An endangered leopard captured in Iraq’s mountainous north had its hind leg amputated following a trap-inflicted wound. The Persian leopard, taken in a day earlier in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region near the border with Turkey, had injured two people, said Colonel Jamal Saado, head of the environmental protection police in Dohuk province.

NYPD’s top training cop to take over as chief of department

NYPD's top training cop to take over as chief of department

NYPD Chief of Training Kenneth Corey will take over as the highest-ranking uniformed officer in the department, police officials announced Friday. Corey — who previously oversaw policing in Staten Island before being transferred to training earlier this year — will be named the NYPD’s chief of department, said incoming Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell. The word … Read more

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Colorado resident watches wildfire engulf home on doorbell camera

Colorado resident watches wildfire engulf home on doorbell camera

Tens of thousands of Colorado residents waited anxiously Friday to learn what was left of their neighborhoods after wildfires tore through — including one woman who watched in horror through her doorbell camera as flames engulfed her home. Authorities fear more than 500 homes were lost after wind-fueled wildfires wreaked havoc on the towns of … Read more

Ashanti & Ja Rule Join ‘Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest’ As Karol G Cancels – The Hamden Journal

Ashanti & Ja Rule Join ‘Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest’ As Karol G Cancels – Deadline

Ashanti and Ja Rule will join Journey as headliners for ABC’s Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest in Times Square. Karol G, who originally had been scheduled, has canceled her performance. The changes are the latest for the New Year’s Eve special, after LL Cool J announced yesterday he had tested positive for Covid-19 … Read more

China Warns Walmart Against Removing Products Made in Xinjiang

China Warns Walmart Against Removing Products Made in Xinjiang

China’s anti-corruption watchdog criticized Walmart Inc. WMT 1.06% on Friday, warning of a consumer boycott following reports that the world’s largest retailer had stopped stocking products from Xinjiang in its China-based Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. Walmart had no “justifiable reason” for taking down products from an entire region, the ruling Communist Party’s Central Commission … Read more

Ocasio-Cortez criticizes GOP for ‘projecting their sexual frustrations’ at her

Ocasio-Cortez criticizes GOP for 'projecting their sexual frustrations' at her

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) addresses reporters during a press conference on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 about a resolution condemning Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-Colo.) use of Islamaphobic rhetoric and removing her from her committee assignments. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday shot back at criticisms from right-wing figures after a photo of her on vacation with … Read more

‘Just two doofuses from Daly City’

'Just two doofuses from Daly City'

Football legends John Madden, left, and John Robinson, right, were close friends. (Associated Press file) They became football legends, although not the way they once planned. John Madden and John Robinson rose to prominence as coaches, not players, their lives had intertwined since they met as fifth-graders at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in a … Read more