‘Like pitching in a rainforest’: MLB fans and players struggle in brutal heatwave

Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the major leagues as high temperatures gripped large parts of North America At Wrigley Field, mist machines tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the majors. The National Weather Service said it was part of a dangerous heat wave gripping much of the country. Hours before Baltimore played Boston at sweltering Camden Yards, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde pulled aside starting catcher Chance Sisco and issued a stiff directive. I told Chance, …

Mysterious White Creature Identified As Young Albino Porcupine

The young rodent turned up Tuesday at Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, perplexing the staff, who sought help identifying it via social media. The consensus was it’s an albino porcupine. The Portland Press Herald reports the animal appeared to be a baby because its quills had not yet hardened. A spokeswoman for the museum said midday Wednesday that it hadn’t yet been seen again, but it was assumed to be lurking in the area. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;

Netflix shares fall 10% as streaming giant misses growth targets

Netflix added barely half the expected 5 million new subscribers but blames quarterly figures on content slate not competition Netflix missed its growth targets by a huge margin in the last three months, the company announced on Wednesday, triggering a 10% drop in its share price. Announcing its latest quarterly figures, Netflix said it had added 2.7 million new subscribers worldwide, well below its guidance of 5 million new subscribers and down from 6 million for the same period last year. The company lost 130,000 subscribers in the US from last quarter. The news comes as Netflix has increased prices and the streaming media giant is preparing to part ways with some of its most watched shows, including The Office …

Now Trump Is Selling Overpriced Straws To Thirsty Fans Just To Own The Libs

Donald Trump’s campaign is offering an unusual new item for sale: commemorative plastic straws with the president’s name on them. The Team Trump account then asks supporters to “stand with President Trump” by using his special “laser-engraved” plastic straws at just $15 for a pack of 10 (plus shipping). Typically, 1,000 plastic straws retail for about $10, making the Trump straws 150 times more expensive. A growing number of communities are banning or environmental harm, and some companies have voluntarily Fox News doing railing against straw Given that the goal ― aside from raising money for the 2020 election ― is to mock the environmental agenda of the left, the page promoting the straws included a curious fact: These straws are …

Famed Crystal Cathedral reopens as Roman Catholic church after $72M renovation

The Rev. Robert Schuller, founder of the ” Hour Of Power” television show and builder of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., died at age 88 in 2015. (Getty Images) Now with the renovation complete, the Diocese hopes to make the cathedral a focal point for its spiritual mission. “The cathedral stands as a physical sign of unity of the 62 parishes in the Diocese of Orange,” the Rev. Christopher Smith, rector and episcopal vicar of the church, told the Los Angeles Times. The renovations incorporate important Catholic iconography, including a 1,000-pound crucifix and a cross-shaped baptismal pool. Relics from several Catholic martyrs and Pope John Paul II are also encased in the altar, according to the Times. CLICK HERE TO …

45 Times Totally Inedible Things Looked Like Delicious Food (New Pics)

#2 Saw This Rock And Thought It Was A Cheesecake Iron-deficiency anemia and malnutrition are the most common causes of pica. In these individuals, pica usually is a sign that the body is trying to correct a significant nutrient deficiency. Treating this deficiency with medication or vitamins often resolves the problems. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the first-line treatment for pica involves testing for mineral or nutrient deficiencies and correcting those. “In many cases, concerning eating behaviors disappear as deficiencies are corrected. If the behaviors aren’t caused by malnutrition or don’t stop after nutritional treatment, a variety of behavioral interventions are available.” #35 Not Sure What’s That, But It Definitely Look Like Eggs #36 Forbidden Beer #37 …

Child mental health unit referrals ‘up nearly 50%’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne primary school teacher: “We cry together over what we hear children say”. Referrals to child mental health units from UK primary schools for pupils aged 11 and under have risen by nearly 50% in three years, the BBC has learned. Replies to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from 46 health trusts indicate they rose from 21,125 to 31,531. Seven trusts said they had rejected an individual pupil for treatment at least five times over the last four years. The government says it is “determined to improve mental health support”. Pupils had also spent more than a year on a waiting list for mental health services at 12 different trusts. Image caption …

Charge against Kevin Spacey dropped after alleged victim pleads the 5th

(CNN)Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey, a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand. “My client and his family have shown an enormous amount of courage under difficult circumstances,” Mitchell Garabedian, the attorney who represented the young man, said Wednesday. Spacey’s attorney, Alan Jackson, did not immediately return a telephone call and email seeking comment Wednesday. Key piece of evidence missing The accuser’s missing cell phone was a key piece of evidence. During the alleged assault, the accuser sent text messages on his phone, including a less-than-one-second-long video, to his girlfriend. A Nantucket judge had ordered Spacey’s accuser, his mother — Heather Unruh, a former …

Jon Stewart Drags Rand Paul For Stalling 9/11 First Responders Bill: ‘Outrageous’

Jon Stewart and activist John Feal ripped into Republican Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah) for stalling a bill Wednesday that would expand a compensation fund for first responders of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The bipartisan 9/11 victim compensation bill, which passed through the House last week with overwhelming support, hit a snag in the Senate on Wednesday after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) asked for unanimous consent to pass it. according to The Washington Post. “It’s absolutely outrageous,” Stewart said. “Now he stands up at the last minute after 15 years of blood, sweat and tears from the 9/11 community to say that it’s all over. Now we’re going to balance the budget on the backs of …

Amazon Prime Day Is Over. These 33 Great Deals Remain

Prime Day 2019 has come and gone, but some deals remain. After studying spreadsheets and combing the Internet until our screens blurred before our eyes, we found a considerable number of great deals this year. Hopefully you were able to grab the noise-canceling headphones or Instant Pot of your dreams at a much more reasonable price. If not, have no fear. Prime Day is officially over, but many of deals we found still exist. Rival sales from Walmart and other stores will continue through July 17, and we've rounded up all the remaining deals from all our 2019 Prime Day coverage below. In some cases the discounts are not quite as steep, but a surprising number of the (roughly) 167 …

PC bought TV porn while child lay dead in house

The Met said the officer, from the south west command unit, is currently on restricted duties. His conviction follows a complaint from a member of the child’s family, which led to an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). The watchdog also found evidence he may have falsified his attendance log to cover his actions. IOPC regional director Sal Naseem, said: “PC Maharaj’s behaviour was shocking and even more so given he was guarding the property in the absence of the homeowner. “Not only were his actions deceitful but he caused considerable distress for the family involved who were dealing with the sudden death of a family member. “I am sorry that the family involved had to deal …

Robots Alone Can’t Solve Amazon’s Labor Woes

Today is Prime Day, that time of year when shoppers swarm Amazon’s discounted digital shelves. A few days later all that stuff will show up at your door, as if by capitalistic magic. But it’s not magic—it’s the product of an army of human packers in warehouses. And some of those workers are angry. Amazon warehouse employees in Minnesota plan on striking today, demanding better working conditions and less intense productivity quotas. In a photo published by Bloomberg last week, the workers held a sign reading: “We Are Humans, Not Robots!” Which brings us to an uncomfortable idea in this new era of robotic automation: If human workers are working like robots, why can’t they just be robots? Can’t Amazon …

What’s Actually Inside Area 51?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a WiFi-proof rock over the past few days, you will have no doubt heard that over 1 million people have half-jokingly signed up to “storm” Area 51 on September 20, 2019, in a meme-fuelled haze of irony, irreverence, and curiosity. Ignoring the stuff you see on badly edited YouTube videos at 2am, what do we actually know about Area 51? Area 51 – sometimes known as “Dreamland,” “Watertown,” “Paradise Ranch,” or just “the Ranch,” – is a classified US Air Force base found near a salt flat known as Groom Lake in the dusty depths of Lincoln County, southern Nevada. It serves as a remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, found a short hop over the state border in …

Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer In Dramatic Wimbledon Men’s Final

Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) after nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Djokovic claimed his fifth championship at the All England Club and second in a row. This one was unlike any other, though. At one point during the final set Sunday, Djokovic asked chair umpire Damian Steiner whether the change called for the tiebreaker at 10-10. Later, when Djokovic held for an 11-10 lead, it was Steiner who got confused, beginning to call out the score as 11-9, before catching himself. “I’ll try to forget,” joked Federer, …

The 27 Best Home and Outdoor Deals for Prime Day

As befits a website known as "the everything store," Amazon's Prime Day offerings really run the gamut. You may already have a few big-ticket electronics items in mind, but don't sleep on any kitchen gadgets, high-tech toys, or even pet cameras that you may have been eying. Amazon will release new deals throughout the entire 48 hours of Prime Day (yes, it's two days long), and we will update this article throughout the sale, so if you don't see something you like now, be sure to check back later. Updated 3:30 pm ET Monday: We've added several new deals to the list, including 23andMe, a kayak, and more. Note: When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, …