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‘He would be dead:’ Mother recounts how Mater Dei football players allegedly beat her son

As Mary Hall recently read about an alleged Mater Dei High School football program hazing incident earlier this year that left one player with a traumatic brain injury and broken nose, her family’s own nightmare came flashing back. “It brought it all back,” Hall said. Chase Hall, Mary’s son and a Mater Dei basketball player, allegedly was attacked and beaten by two Mater Dei football players as he left a gathering in Irvine shortly after midnight on May 5, 2019, according to police reports obtained by the Orange County Register. Chase Hall required surgery to repair his broken jaw. “I’ll never forget what the surgeon said,” Mary Hall said while discussing the punch that broke her son’s jaw. She choked up and for a moment was unable to speak. “He said if it had been a quarter-inch higher,”

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Elon Musk’s imaginary world

Elon Musk listens as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about constructing a high speed transit tunnel during a 2018 news conference in Chicago, Illinois. | Joshua Lott/Getty ImagesHistorian Jill Lepore on the strange but familiar appeal of “Muskism.” Who is Elon Musk, really? I don’t have a good answer to that question. I’m not sure anyone does. Half the time I’m in awe of Musk and the other half I’m baffled by his Twitter antics. But as a cultural figure, Musk really occupies his own space. He’s now the richest person on the planet (or the second richest person, depending on the day) and as his fame has grown, the line between the man and the myth has blurred. Some of that has to do with Musk’s gift for self-mythology, and some of it has to do with his very real achievements. Whatever yo

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Police officers who shared crime scene photos of murdered sisters are jailed

Pc Deniz Jaffer (left) and Pc Jamie Lewis shared pictures of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman on WhatsApp with other officers (Picture: Reuters/PA)Two police officers who took pictures of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman have each been jailed for two years and nine months. The two women were killed in Wembley, north London, in a random attack by Danyal Hussein, 19, who had written a pledge in blood to a demon to kill women every six months, in order to win the lottery. Pc Deniz Jaffer and Pc Jamie Lewis were assigned to guard the crime scene overnight after Ms Henry, 46, and Ms Smallman, 27, were found dead in bushes on June 7 last year. Instead, they breached the cordon in Fryent Country Park to take ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unauthorised’ photograp...

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Viagra Shows Surprising Promise In Reducing Alzheimer’s Risk

Tim Reckmann / FlickrViagra, the best-known drug to treat erectile dysfunction, is linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s. Seriously. According to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Aging, sildenafil—the generic name for Viagra—was associated with a 69 percent reduced incidence of Alzheimer’s in a large-scale analysis of more than 7 million patients. It should be stated upfront that this study is not establishing a causal link between sildenafil and reduced Alzheimer’s risk; it simply suggests there’s a significant relationship that should be explored through actual clinical testing. But the findings are nevertheless a pleasant surprise, and the latest in a string of recent studies that highlight the potential of using old drugs to treat inscrutable diseases. at The Daily ...

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Oregon football: Cristobal departs, another search begins, our strategy for the vacancy and six names to consider

And Oregon makes four. Four Pac-12 programs — at least four — will have new head coaches next season after Mario Cristobal left the Ducks in the dust for the lure of his hometown and the desire to rebuild his alma mater. Cristobal accepted the Miami job on Monday, three days after a blowout loss to Utah in the Pac-12 championship and two weeks after a program-altering, playoff-wrecking beat down by the Utes in Salt Lake City. In the wake of his departure, the Ducks will commence a search to hire their fourth head coach in seven seasons. By comparison, Arizona and Colorado appear stable. Oregon has the resources to attract quality candidates, but the administration and key constituents — really, the key constituent — should prioritize one attribute above all others: Stability. Don’t hire a

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Netflix is a Joke Comedy Festival announces its 2022 line-up and it includes Gabriel Iglesias headlining Dodger Stadium

Netflix is bringing back its Netflix is a Joke Comedy Festival in 2022 with more than 130 artists performing in over 25 different venues across Los Angeles including Dodger Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl. A full schedule of performances that will take place April 28-May 8 will be available at netflixisajokefest.com, but some of the highlights include Southern California’s own Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias becoming the first comedian to ever headline a stand-up show at Dodger Stadium as he records his newest Netflix special inside the iconic ballpark. Kevin Hart will headline Crypto.com Arena (formerly Staples Center); Dave Chappelle and Friends will take over the Hollywood Bowl; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host a freewheeling chat at YouTube Theater; Seth Rogan will host four nights of tabl...

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Where Is Jesse Shane Kempson? Grace Millane’s Killer Was Sentenced In 2018

In the second episode of ITV’s Social Media Murders, the docs-series focuses on New Zealand Police as they track the whereabouts of British backpacker Grace Millane, who went missing after a Tinder date with Jesse Shane Kempson. As detailed in the episode, the then 21-year-old embarked on a backpacking trip across the world after graduating from the University of Lincoln. She spent six weeks exploring South America before travelling to New Zealand on Nov. 20, 2018, for the second leg of her trip. After spending time with other backpackers on North Island, Millane travelled to Auckland on Nov. 30 where she matched with Kempson on Tinder. On Dec. 1, the two were seen meeting for the first time in Auckland’s central business district on Victoria Street via CCTV. The couple were then seen on a

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Jack in the Box is buying Rival Del Taco

By Richard Clough | Bloomberg Jack in the Box Inc. agreed to buy Del Taco Restaurants Inc., marrying the offbeat chain with a fast-food competitor also popular with late-night diners. The burger chain’s shares slumped on the news. Jack in the Box will pay $12.51 a share in cash for Del Taco, a Mexican-inspired food brand concentrated largely in the southwestern U.S., representing a 66% premium over the closing price on Dec. 3. The total transaction is valued at $575 million, including existing debt, according to a statement Monday. The deal expands the reach of two chains toiling largely in the shadows of larger rivals such as McDonald’s Corp. and Yum! Brands Inc.’s Taco Bell. Jack in the Box, which has embraced an outsider image and offered quirky promotions including a cannabis-themed $...

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‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’: Does Oscar Isaac Voice Spider-Man 2099?

Oscar Isaac | Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesOscar Isaac voiced Spider-Man 2099 in a post-credits scene in the first film In the original Spider-Verse film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man 2099 first appeared in a post-credits scene. As is the case with most post-credits scenes, fans were surprised to see him and even more surprised to learn that Oscar Isaac voiced him. In the scene, Spider-Man 2099, aka Miguel O’Hara, and his A.I. Lyla learn about Miles’ adventures with Sony dropped the first footage from the highly anticipated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and fans couldn’t be happier. The video revealed the title of the film, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), and it teased the arrival of Spider-Man 2099, who seems to have a prob

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‘Succession’ Season 3: Fans Are Freaking Out Over 1 Character’s Fate After Episode 8’s Shock Ending

Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong in ‘Succession’ | Graeme Hunter/HBOSuccession Season 3 Episode 8, dubbed “Chiantishire,” sees Kendall attempting to leave Waystar and the Roy family once and for all. Of course, Succession confronts viewers with a lineup of unlikeable characters, but several of them have grown on fans of the HBO show despite their obvious flaws. That includes Kendall Roy (Jeremy Roy), whose efforts to inherit his father’s throne have made him equal parts sympathetic and contemptible. Succession Season 3 has turned up the heat when it comes to Kendall’s future at Waystar — and fans are truly worried about the character following the events of episode 8. [Warning: This article contains spoilers for Succession Season 3 Episode 8.] ‘Succession’ Season 3 Episode 8 ends on a hug

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Joe Lycett ‘apologises’ after cheeky ploy to use James Acaster to sell more tickets to show

Never change, Joe… (Picture: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images)It’s Joe Lycett’s world, and we’re just living it. That’s certainly how it seems after another masterstroke for the comedian as he has offered a very tongue-in-cheek apology for using fellow funny-man James Acaster’s picture on posters to advertise his upcoming tour. Fans were understandably baffled and wondered if the wrong photo was an awkward case of mistaken identity, but now Joe has taken to social media and revealed the truth (well, sort of) behind the brilliant publicity stunt. He said in a statement: ‘Many of you have noticed posters for my 2022 tour More, More More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett? which have a picture of James Acaster on them. ‘I would like to publicly apologise to Mr Acaster a...

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‘Selling Sunset’ Season 4: Davina Potratz Addresses Fans Who Say Christine Quinn Faked Her Pregnancy [Exclusive]

Davina Potratz; Christine Quinn | NetflixChristine Quinn addresses ‘Selling Sunset’ fans who say she ‘faked’ her pregnancy  Selling Sunset Season 4 debuted on Netflix on Nov. 24, just in time for the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday. But that weekend, Quinn took to social media to address fans who claim she “faked” her pregnancy and used a surrogate. Many viewers couldn’t believe the way Quinn looked in the weeks after giving birth.  Fans took to Davina Potratz addressed the rumor surrounding Christine Quinn’s pregnancy in Selling Sunset Season 4. In an e-mail interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Potratz detailed the Selling Sunset episode where she meets Quinn at a yoga studio. She also denounced the rumors her Netflix co-star used a surrogate. Here’s what the Selling Sunset realtor had to

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