Fearless Forecast Week: 2 || 6.6 REC, 75.2 YDS, 0.4 TD
Projected Points: 12.90
Fearless Forecast Week: 2 || 6.6 REC, 75.2 YDS, 0.4 TD
Projected Points: 12.90
A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted in favor of booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness – but stopped short of recommending it them more broadly to those 16 and older.ZIENTS: "We've been working through the last few weeks...to ensure that we are ready for next week."The White House earlier on Friday said it was ready to roll out boosters of the Pfizer vaccine next week if health officials approved them. But Friday's vote, if followed by the FDA, would represent a more modest rollout of booster shots than outlined by the Biden administration, which called for their widespread use six months after people received their first round of shots.Many advisers were critical of the booster plan for those as young as 16, arguing that the data presented by Pfizer and the FDA is incomplete.But they voted unanimously in favor of their use for older Americans, convinced by evidence showing that these individuals were at higher risk of severe COVID-19 and may be more likely to have waning immunity after the first rounds of shots. The panel also recommended that the FDA include healthcare workers and others at high risk of occupational exposure to the virus that causes getting COVID on the job, such as teachers. The FDA will take the panel's recommendations into consideration before making its final decision on boosters.
A California jury on Friday found multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst guilty of murdering his best friend Susan Berman in 2000, the first homicide conviction for a man suspected of killing three people in three states over the past 39 years. Durst, 78, faces up to life in prison. Superior Court Judge Mark Windham, who oversaw the trial, will set a date for sentencing.
In what the Pentagon is calling a ‘tragic mistake’ - the U.S. military on Friday admitted that a drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many as 10 civilians, including up to seven children. Senior U.S. officers had previously said the August 29th strike - that took place as foreign troops completed the last stages of their withdrawal from Afghanistan - targeted an Islamic State suicide bomber who posed an imminent threat to Kabul airport. But following an investigation - U.S. General Frank McKenzie admitted Friday they were wrong:“...We now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K or were a direct threat to US forces. I offer my profound condolences to the family and friends of those who were killed. This strike was taken in the earnest belief that it would prevent an imminent threat to our forces and the evacuees at the airport. But it was a mistake, and I offer my sincere apology.” McKenzie said the Pentagon is considering reparations for the civilians killed. Friday’s announcement comes weeks after reports emerged that civilians, including children, were the victims of the drone strike… One that came three days after an Islamic State suicide bomber killed 13 U.S. troops and scores of Afghan civilians who had crowded outside Kabul’s airport, desperate to evacuate after the Taliban swept to power. "...We did not have the luxury of time to develop a pattern of life and to do a number of other things. We struck under the theory of reasonable certainty. Probably our strikes in Afghanistan going forward will be under a higher standard. That's a policy matter, not a purely military matter. But I don't think you should draw any conclusions about our ability to strike in Afghanistan against ISIS-K targets in the future based on this particular strike.” While it is rare for senior Pentagon officials to apologize personally for civilians killed in strikes, the U.S. military does put out reports on civilians killed in operations around the world. In a statement, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the August 29th drone strike had killed a man who worked for a non-profit called Nutrition and Education International. Austin said he asked for a review of the strike investigation, which could include "accountability measures"
A new blaze, dubbed the Emigrant Fire, had grown to 180 acres and was zero percent contained within an hour of initial reports on Friday, September 17, according to the Angeles National Forest.A first-alarm brushfire response was ordered as crews “aggressively” battled the fire with tankers and helicopters, fire officials said.Road closures were in effect and no structures were threatened as of 2:48 pm on Friday, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.This footage filmed by ALERTWildfire’s Gorman camera shows a one-hour timelapse of the fire on Friday afternoon. Credit: ALERTWildfire via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 ― A former deputy education minister said he was shocked by a recent poll which found as many as one in two students in Malaysian schools experienced some form of...
A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago in a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying linked to his wife’s 1982 disappearance. Durst, 78, was convicted of the first-degree murder of Susan Berman, who was shot at point-blank range in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home in December 2000 as she was prepared to tell police how she helped cover up his wife’s killing. Berman, the daughter of a Las Vegas mobster, was Durst’s longtime confidante who told friends she provided a phony alibi for him after his wife vanished.
North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power.
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Chris Petrikin has stepped down from his role as executive vice president of global communications and corporate branding at Paramount Pictures. His exit comes on the heels of the announcement this week that ViacomCBS is replacing studio chief Jim Gianopulos with Nickelodeon head Brian Robbins. More executives are expected to follow him out the door […]
The divorce rate appears to be going up in Nashville, and although we don’t wish that life disruption on anybody, it sure is turning out to be good for country music. This month alone has brought two superior concept albums about unions being torn personally and legally asunder — first, “Star-Crossed” by Kacey Musgraves, who […]
A California jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst, and the decision will be announced soon in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the court said in a statement on Friday. Los Angeles County prosecutors have called Durst, 78, a "narcissistic psychopath" who killed his best friend Susan Berman in 2000 in an attempt to cover up the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst, in New York in 1982. Durst was only on trial for killing Berman in California, but prosecutors argued he murdered three people in three states over the past 39 years: his missing wife, Berman and a neighbor in Texas who discovered his identity at a time when Durst was hiding from the law.
A federal advisory panel voted Friday not to recommend booster shots for every American 16 or older who has already been vaccinated against the coronavirus, only to vote minutes later to approve boosters for people 65 and older, as well as those at high risk.
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A woman documented her journey hiking up the steep granite dome along Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome Trail on September 9.This video, taken by Orange County resident Sarah Sham, shows her ascent up the trickiest section of what Yosemite says is its “most prestigious hike.” The trail is more than 17 miles long and climbs up 4,800 feet.Speaking to Storyful, Sham said that she’s wanted to attempt this strenuous hike ever since she saw photos of it online a few years ago. Since then, it’s taken her about three years to get the permit to hike the Half Dome, which is determined by a lottery system through the National Park Service.After beginning the hike around 2:30 am, Sham said it took her group about five and a half hours to arrive at the cables section of the trail. From there, it took her about 20 minutes to climb up the granite dome using the cables.This section required a lot of upper body strength, even though Sham said she didn’t complete any training beforehand.“There were a few people behind me and I felt the pressure to move faster and to not slip because I would ultimately fall on them and we would all fall,” Sham told Storyful. “So the fear of dying definitely trumps fear of heights,” she added.Overall, the hike took Sham and her group 14 hours to complete. Credit: Sarah Sham via Storyful
Yahoo Fantasy's Liz Loza chats with Co-host of Open Bar and Dynasty Dummies podcast JMic about some booms and busts ahead of Week 2.
Surges in coronavirus cases in several U.S. states this week, along with staffing and equipment shortages, are exacting a mounting toll on hospitals and their workers even as the number of new admissions nationwide ebbs, leading to warnings at some facilities that care would be rationed. Montana, Alaska, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Kentucky experienced the biggest rises in new COVID-19 hospitalizations during the week ending Sept. 10 compared with the previous week, with Montana's new hospitalizations rising by 26%, according to the latest report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sept. 14. In Alaska, the influx is so heavy that the state's largest hospital is no longer able to provide life-saving care to every patient who needs it due to the influx of COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to an open letter from the medical executive committee of Providence Alaska Medical Center this week.
When his tenure as president of the Writers Guild of America West began four momentous years ago, David Goodman knew a groundswell was building for a campaign to end the decades-old practice of talent agencies earning packaging fees from TV shows and movies. As such, the longtime comedy scribe and showrunner for “Family Guy” and […]
Four U.S. senators on Friday asked President Joe Biden to lift restrictions that have barred travel by Canadians across the northern U.S. border since March 2020. Democratic Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Jon Tester of Montana and independent Angus King of Maine asked Biden to allow Canadians vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel to the United States before October.
Brazilian football legend Pele, 80, was briefly transferred back to an intensive care unit Friday after suffering breathing difficulties but is now stable, said the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he underwent surgery earlier this month.