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Sheriff seeks ‘black box’ data from Tiger Woods’ SUV in California crash

By Sarah Moon and Christina Maxouris | CNN The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will retrieve data from the black box in the Genesis SUV courtesy vehicle that golf legend Tiger Woods was driving before his rollover crash last week. The department told CNN in a statement it executed a search warrant for the black box but had “no additional information regarding the recovered data.” Speaking to USA Today, Sheriff’s Deputy John Schloegl said Tuesday the development was just due diligence and he didn’t consider the probe a criminal investigation. “If somebody is involved in a traffic collision, we’ve got to reconstruct the traffic collision, if there was any reckless driving, if somebody was on their cell phone or something like that,” Schloegl told the news outlet. “We determine if th

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JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Dangerous Offseason Workout Could Foreshadow His Future With the Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Juju Smith-Schuster’s future with the team is uncertain as he prepares for free agency | Michael Reaves/Getty ImagesRELATED: The Pittsburgh Steelers have a lot of impending free agents on their roster heading into the offseason. JuJu Smith-Schuster is one, and the team hasn’t said much on his future with the team. The four-year receiver seems to be more focused on his offseason workouts. The receiver is preparing for the 2021 season in a dangerously new way. He tested his abilities against a ferocious feline to train for whoever his team will be next year. JuJu Smith-Schuster’s up and down 2020 season RELATED: JuJu Smith-Schuster Finally Pays the Price for His Disrespectful Behavior The 2020 NFL season was a mix of good and bad for JuJu Smith-Schu

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The Bears need a trade miracle (Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson), not a real miracle (Alex Smith)

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (right) is tired of getting sacked. Why would he think things would be different in Chicago? | Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty ImagesHard to see how they’re going to land one of the top two quarterbacks this offseason. It’s nice that the Bears have a plan, but it’s a miracle they need. You might consider it overstatement to tie their pursuit of a quarterback to divine intervention, but if they were able to land Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson in a trade, most Bears fans would fall to their knees and aim a loud “thank you’’ heavenward. That would go for the atheist Bears fan, too. Is the term “atheist Bears fan” redundant? Anyway, general manager Ryan Pace says the team has a plan for any scenario this offseason, which would be comforting if it weren’t for

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Don’t block that bus stop: Illegal parkers could get more tickets under new bill

Drivers who park illegally at bus stops or in transit-only lanes could get ticketed more often if a proposal in California’s state Legislature becomes law. The bill from Asm. Richard Bloom, D-Los Angeles, would allow bus agencies to install automated cameras on the front of their coaches, which could look out onto the street and capture the license plate of any car parked in stops or dedicated lanes. The vehicle’s owner would get a ticket in the mail and, Bloom and the bill’s supporters hope, learn their lesson not to block the bus. Those cameras are already in use on some Bay Area buses. AC Transit has issued 588 citations, costing $110 apiece, to drivers who stopped in the bus-only lanes of the Tempo line, which began service from downtown Oakland to San Leandro along International Boul...

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Gavin Newsom Blasts Texas Governor’s ‘Absolutely Reckless’ Lifting of COVID Safety Rules

Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s announcement that he would eliminate mandatory mask rules and “open Texas 100 percent” by March 10 drew fire from Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday, when he tweeted that the move was “absolutely reckless” and followed up with a series of thinly veiled jabs at the leader of the second-most populous state—after California—while discussing the matter with reporters. Absolutely reckless. https://t.co/3O5GsbSLpM — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 2, 2021 As Politico reports, Newsom did not call out Abbott by name while touring a vaccination site in San Luis Obispo, but his target was pretty clear when he said, “We’re never going to subscribe to the point of view of some other states. There was one large state today that said ‘no masks, everything goes back to normal

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Dermstore’s 2021 Beauty Refresh Event Brings 20% Off To Cult Faves

When it comes to style, Meghan Markle is already an icon. The Duchess of Sussex has practically broken the internet with some of her looks — like her most recent lemon dress — but her beauty game is also on point. The Duchess has several go-tos for her skin and hair care routine, and you can try them for a discount right now with Dermstore's 2021 Beauty Refresh Event. The retailer's mega-sale kicked off Mar. 3 and will extend through Mar. 10, and brings a 20% discount to over 200 products across all beauty categories — think hair care, makeup, skin, and self-care. If you're enrolled in the Dermstore Rewards program (which you can easily sign up for now), you'll score double rewards points on select purchases. To take advantage of the sale, just add your items to cart and use code GLOWUP a

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Cuomo says he won’t resign following sexual harassment allegations, insists he ‘never touched anyone inappropriately’

Summary List PlacementNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was "embarrassed" and "ashamed" on Wednesday over the way he behaved with women who have recently come forward to accuse him of sexual harassment. "I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable, and I truly and deeply apologize for it," Cuomo said. "And frankly, I am embarrassed by it. And that's not easy to say, but it's the truth," the governor added. When asked if he would resign, Cuomo talked about the looming budget deadline of April 1 and insisted there is much at stake for New Yorkers. Another reporter asked him specifically if he was saying he wouldn't resign, and Cuomo said yes.  "I apologized several days ago. I apologized today," Cuomo said. "I will apologize tomorrow. I will apologize the ...

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Michaels signs a $5 billion deal with Apollo to go private

By Anne D’Innocenzio | The Associated Press Arts and crafts retailer Michaels is going private. The retail chain, based in Irving, Texas, said Wednesday that it has agreed to be acquired by Apollo Global Management Inc. for a transaction valued at $5 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, approved by Michaels’ board, Apollo will begin a tender offer to buy shares for $22 each in cash. The purchase price represents a 47% premium to the closing stock price on Feb. 26, the last trading day prior to the media speculation about the potential deal. In midday trading, shares rose 23%, or $4.17, to $22.19. “The company’s impressive growth transformation, including our financial and operational performance in the unprecedented environment of the pandemic, led to an unsolicited offer to buy the...

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Amazon’s older Kindle Oasis is nearly identical to the latest one, and it’s on sale today for $100 less than the newest version

 Summary List Placement The Kindle Oasis is a premium e-reader that we called the best overall e-reader available.  Today only, the previous generation is on sale for $149.99. Check out our guide to the best Kindles and e-readers for more buying advice.  Kindle Oasis (small, Preferred: Woot)Reading a good book can be one of life's greatest pleasures, and e-readers make it easy to access great stories and store thousands of books without the clutter. If you're thinking about buying a new e-reader, Woot is offering a large discount on the international edition of the 9th-generation Kindle Oasis for today only. This previous generation Oasis is not easy to find and is usually only available in used condition. That makes this a good deal for those who want a Kindle Oasis in new condition b...

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Utahn charged with attempting to murder man who broke his window

Larry Blackshire | Salt Lake County Jail SALT LAKE CITY — Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against a Salt Lake man who police say intentionally hit a with his car because he was upset over a broken window. Larry Will Blackshire III, 24, is charged in 3rd District Court with attempted murder, a first-degree felony. The incident occurred on Feb. 21 when witnesses first saw Zacchary Means, 31, break out the back window of a Hyundai belonging to Blackshire, according to charging documents. When Blackshire returned to his car and found the damage, police say he began looking for Means. After spotting him in a crosswalk near 2000 South and 900 East, Blackshire swerved into Means while driving an estimated 40 mph, the charges state. Means was knocked into the air and tossed several yards. ...

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‘Minari’ Kid Alan Kim Reacts To Golden Globe Win With Purple Belt Love

After huge controversy about Minari's ineligibility for Best Picture at the Golden Globes, the highly acclaimed film about a Korean-America family ultimately prevailed by taking home the award for Best Foreign Language Film. However, 8-year-old Minari star Alan Kim wasn't the most enthused about the Golden Globe — but not for the reasons you may think. Kim appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live fresh off the Globes win, sporting a new purple belt he earned in taekwondo class. "I took a test last Wednesday and, like, I upgraded," he said, adding that Minari's Globe win was "exciting." However, when Kimmel asked him whether it was better than getting his purple belt, Kim answered with a resounding "No." He also proved it was enough to beat Kimmel after punching him in the stomach at the end of the i...

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The Rarest Baby Names In The US Might Not Be So Rare After We All Catch Wind Of Them

You can learn a lot about what's going on in the world based on what people are naming their babies. After relative obscurity, the name “Khaleesi” was among the 1,000 most popular baby girl names in 2018 thanks to Game of Thrones. When former President Obama took office in 2009, there was a spike in the number of baby boys named “Barack.” Likewise, the rarest baby names in the U.S. tell an interesting story, from names seeing a small resurgence a century after their initial heyday to names just starting to gain popularity for the first time. Most of our names are actually pretty unique. Olivia was the most popular girl name in 2019 with 18,451 babies being given the name. Liam, the most popular boy name, was given to 20,502 babies. However, each makes up less than 1% of the over 3.7 millio

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What you watch on Disney+ will shape your Disneyland experience — and vice versa

What you watch on Disney+ will shape your next Disneyland visit and the rides you enjoy at the Anaheim theme park will influence the shows you watch on the streaming service if the stars align for Disney. Disney has a simple three-pronged goal in the post-pandemic world of in-home and out-of-home entertainment: Turn Disney+ subscribers into theme park visitors, convert park fans into streaming bingers and increase the guest satisfaction for the overlap. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. SEE ALSO: Disneyland to manage crowds with upcoming changes to annual pass program, Disney CEO says Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are unlikely to return to full operation until spring or

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21 Zoom Icebreakers For Big Groups That’ll Save The Day

Want to feel old? We have officially surpassed a year of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Remember learning the phrase "social distancing"? Remember buying your first face mask? Remember handshakes? No? Me neither. With many of us feeling some degree of video call fatigue, it's become essential to find Zoom happy hour ice breakers to keep our calls from feeling like a complete chore. Whether it's a point of pride or a painful admission, you're probably a Zoom party pro by now. You've celebrated your birthday over Zoom, digital streamers and all. You've virtually rung in a new year and learned the joy of counting down to midnight from the comfort of your couch. You've maybe even celebrated a wedding over Zoom and had to learn proper virtual toasting etiquette. Even if you feel like you'

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