The Tampa Bay Rays are working to finalize a two-year contract worth about $12 million with Japanese slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press
Happy Birthday, Offset! . Kiari Kendrell Cephus turns 28 years old today. Here are five things you may not have known about the rapper. 1. Offset is Quavo’s cousin, and Takeoff is Quavo’s nephew. 2. The fashionable rapper has starred in campaigns for designers Gosha Rubchinskiy, Bryce Barnes and Lavati. 3. He is an investor in the Esports organization FaZe Clan. 4. The Migos member’s first solo album was ‘Father of 4.’. 5. The rapper acted in the TV show, 'Atlanta.'. Happy Birthday, Offset!
Fans of the The Office know Michael Scott penned the screenplay for an inept spy thriller called Threat Level Midnight . Pam discovered the script in season 2, and viewers got a taste of the actual movie in season 7, notes Complex . Now the show is making the full 24-minute version...
Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was in hot water for most of his time spent in office. On his final day as governor, Bevin issued pardons for many, including violent offenders. As many as 161 pardons and 419 commutations of sentences were filed the day he left office. CNN reports that due to the high volume, the documents are still being processed. The list of pardons include... Blake Walker, convicted in 2003 of killing his parents. Kurt Smith, found guilty of murdering his 6-week old son. Micah Schoettle, convicted last year of raping a child. Delmar Partin, convicted of beheading a woman and stuffing her in a barrel Kathy Ann Harless, who left her newborn baby to die in an outhouse. Dayton Jones, convicted in 2016 of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Patrick Baker, convicted of reckless homicide in 2017. Patrick Baker's family previously held a fundraiser and donated to Bevin's gubernatorial campaigns. Baker's co-defendants are still in prison and have not been excused or pardoned.
Finland's new finance minister has apologized and yanked a poll she put up on Instagram to get citizens' opinions on a serious policy issue. Katri Kulmuni asked people whether the nation should let Finnish women with links to Islamic State return to Finland from a camp in Syria, or whether...
Police divers have returned to the waters around New Zealand's volcanic White Island to search for the remaining two victims of an eruption that left at least 16 dead and dozens severely burned
This Day in History: First US President George Washington Dies. December 14, 1799. The former president died at his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia from a severe respiratory infection. He had developed the infection the day before after refusing to change out of wet clothes following a horseback ride into freezing sleet. His last words were, "Tis well.”. The fledgling nation plunged into a state of mourning. He was eulogized by friends and political foes alike. King George III of England once grudgingly called Washington the “greatest character of the age.”. In his will, Washington referred to himself simply as “George Washington, of Mount Vernon, a citizen of the United States.”
The US and China announced a "phase one" deal on trade that removes the threat of new US tariffs going into effect this weekend, but the markets barely budged on the news. The Wall Street Journal suspects that analysts want to hear more specifics before deciding whether it's time to...
Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, and Pete Buttigieg are taking a stand. The entire group of leaders has all threatened to skip next week's primary debate. Some are surprised by the solidarity, according to Business Insider, but the decision makes sense. The pledge is to stand in solidarity with campus food service workers who are on strike. The strike came after contract negotiations for better wages and healthcare broke down on Friday.
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