Monthly Archives: September, 2021

The ‘Field of Dreams’ movie site has been purchased by a group led by Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas. Frank Thomas, a Chicago White Sox hero and Hall of Fame slugger, led a group that bought a controlling stake in Go the Distance Baseball’s ownership of All-Star Ballpark Heaven and the famed Field of Dreams movie location. The Denise M. Stillman Trust sold all of its holdings in Go the Distance Baseball to This is Heaven LLC, a partnership between the 53-year-old Thomas and Chicago real estate developer Rick Heidner, according to a statement released Thursday by the firm.…

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The FBI is assisting in the search for Miya Marcano, who has gone missing in Orlando, Florida. The FBI joined the search for Miya Marcano, a 19-year-old Orlando woman who went missing on Friday. Sheriff John Mina of Orange County said the FBI was assisting in the hunt for Marcano, who was last seen at the Arden Villas Luxury Apartments where she resided and worked around 5 p.m. Friday. Mina said the sheriff’s emergency response teams performed roughly 30 searches in Orange, Seminole, and Volusia counties, with the help of canines trained to identify electronics like cellphones from the Florida…

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More than half of police-related deaths go unreported or are misclassified, according to a study. According to a new study, more than half of deaths from police violence went unreported or misclassified over a nearly 40-year period, with data suggesting that Black people are 3.5 times more likely to die as a result of police violence than White people. According to a new study published Thursday in The Lancet, more than 9,500 individuals died as a result of police violence between 1980 and 2018, while just over 8,500 people died as a result of white police violence. According to the…

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The Senate confirms Rohit Chopra as the new Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Donald Trump’s choice to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Rohit Chopra, was approved by the US Senate on Thursday. Chopra, who previously held one of the Democratic seats on the Federal Trade Commission, was elected by a 50-48 margin. In March, the Senate Banking Committee failed to move his candidacy by a 12-12 vote, but Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer canceled it, according to Axios. According to Forbes, Chopra is likely to restore the CFPB’s position as a harsh consumer watchdog, as it…

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The shooter at a California synagogue was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. One person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting at a California synagogue in 2019. The perpetrator was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Thursday. John T. Earnest, 22, avoided the death penalty after entering a plea agreement with San Diego Superior Court Judge Peter Deddeh in July. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 121 years to life and another 16 years in jail. In his attack on the Chabad of…

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Seismic forensics could help develop a flood warning system in the future. In the future, seismic forensics could aid scientists in developing an early warning system for rockslides and floods. A huge rockslide in India’s Dhauli Ganga Valley triggered a devastating flood on February 7, 2021. More than 200 people were murdered, and two hydroelectric power facilities were damaged, as a result of the flood. Researchers utilized data from a network of seismometers to piece together the minute-by-minute seismic signals of the rockslide and following flood in a new study published Thursday in the journal Science. Although scientists have yet…

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A milk run by a North Carolina father results in a $200,000 lottery prize. According to a North Carolina father, his children eating the last of the milk in the home resulted in him winning a $200,000 lottery jackpot. Alexandro Acevedo of Monroe informed officials from the North Carolina Education Lottery that he was caring for his three girls when they ran out of milk on Saturday. Acevedo said he went to the Food Lion shop in Monroe for an emergency milk run, and while there, he added a $10 Bigger Spin scratch-off ticket to his purchase. The father said…

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A bear snatches a 33-pound gift from a woman’s doorstep in Tennessee. A bear went up to a Tennessee woman’s front porch and stole a 33-pound box while her home security camera was recording. When the bear reached Robin Sutherland’s front porch and began sniffing and probing at the package that had just been delivered by FedEx, the bear’s Nest camera began recording at her Gatlinburg home. The bear is seen dragging the 33-pound bundle away from the house in the video. Sutherland said she doesn’t sure what drew the bear to the box because it didn’t contain anything edible…

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In September, the S&P 500 experienced its worst month since March 2020, falling 4%. The stock market in the United States plummeted on Thursday, as Wall Street had its worst month of the year. On the last day of trading in September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 546.8 points, or 1.59 percent, while the S&P 500 slid 1.19 percent and the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.44 percent. The S&P 500 index is down more than 4% in September, its worst month since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. “September lived up to its reputation, denting stock portfolio returns,…

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Hundreds of people have been sickened by a mysterious salmonella outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that it is looking into the cause of a salmonella epidemic that has sickened 419 individuals in 35 states. Officials haven’t linked the illnesses to a specific dish, and they’re looking for aid from the public to figure out what’s causing them. Sixty-six people have been admitted to hospitals out of the hundreds who have been affected. The outbreak has not resulted in any deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it began getting reports of…

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