Felicity Huffman’s prison sentence ‘more of a burden on the jail system’ than on the actress: expert

FELICITY HUFFMAN GETS PRISON TIME FOR PAYING OFF SAT FIXER IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCHEME “It depends upon the perspective,” said Matthew Maddox, a criminal defense attorney based in New Canaan, Conn. “There are several factors that judges consider in sentencing. One of which is specific deterrence. So I think this sentence does the job for specific deterrence in other words, ‘What’s necessary in order to prevent this person from offending again?’ This sentence certainly does that and more.” Original Article : HERE ;

She was denied custody of her 4-year-old son with leukemia. So she posted a letter to the judge on Instagram

(CNN)A day after a Florida judge ruled that the parents of a 4-year-old boy with leukemia won’t regain custody of him, the boy’s mother posted an emotional message on Instagram. “Are you going to be there rubbing his back at 2 a.m. when he’s up crying his belly hurts and puking?” she wrote. “Are you going to explain to him why his beautiful long hair is coming out in chunks? Are you going to hold him and make him smoothies and juices when his mouth hurts so bad from methotrexate sores, he can barely eat?” She also asked the judge if he would lie with Noah when the boy is too tired to get out of bed, would he rub …

There are 2 northern white rhinos left worldwide. Scientists created embryos to save the animal from extinction

(CNN)Scientists have successfully created two embryos from the northern white rhino — a crucial turning point in the race to save the majestic animal from extinction. The embryos are just one part of a long journey to stop the northern white rhino’s rapid descent into extinction. Najin and Fatu are not able to carry a pregnancy themselves, so the embryos will likely be transferred to a female southern white rhino who would act as a surrogate. “Five years ago it seemed like the production of a northern white rhino embryo was (an) almost unachievable goal — and today we have them,” said Jan Stejskal of Dvůr Králové Zoo, where Najin and Fatu were born. The process is years in the …

PM ‘won’t be deterred’ from Brexit on 31 October

Bercow warns PM against disobeying Brexit law 10 ways no-deal Brexit could affect you How are the UK’s talks with the EU going? Earlier this week Parliament passed a law forcing Mr Johnson to ask for an extension to Brexit. He will have to write to the EU on 19 October to ask for an extra three months, unless he returns with a deal – then approved by MPs – or gets the Commons to back a no-deal Brexit. But despite the new law, Mr Johnson said he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than ask for an extension. The Speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, vowed to act with “creativity” if Mr Johnson ignored the law, saying it …

Apparent KKK recruitment flyers were found at a high school in Texas. Officials are investigating

(CNN)School authorities in San Antonio have launched an investigation after a student found what appeared to be a Ku Klux Klan flyer in a bathroom. The flyers depict a hooded figure dressed in KKK garb, holding a torch above his head while riding a horse and wearing KKK robes. It reads, “Save our land” at the top, with, “Join the Klan” across the bottom. The perpetrator has so far not been identified, but Oliver said the school is making it a priority to catch and “punish the individual.” CNN reached out to East Central Police Department, but the department was unable to comment about the ongoing investigation. The FBI said there is no federal crime in this case, as of …

Jennifer Aniston Reveals ‘One Of The Hardest Jobs’ She’s Ever Had

Jennifer Aniston is fresh off of one of the most challenging roles yet.  Entertainment Weekly about her latest role in the Apple TV+ series, “The Morning Show,” which she stars in alongside Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell. “This role never could’ve come to me any sooner than now,” she told EW in the article published on Tuesday. “It’s one of the hardest jobs I’ve had. I knew I was up to the task, but then there was the excavation of all the emotions in order to create this world for this woman.”  She added, “All of her lifelines are falling away. I would walk out of some of those scenes feeling like a manhole cover just came off my back.”  …

Millie Bobby Brown accused of faking skin-care routine in video for beauty brand

The brand launched in August with intentions to “redefine beauty.” (Florence by Mills) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Several others likened the alleged fakery to a video Kylie Jenner posted to promote her Foaming Face Wash earlier this year, during which she wipes the foundation off her face with a towel instead of actually washing it off her face with the product. “Is she doing a parody of Kylie Jenner?” one commenter asked. “Because that’s the only reasonable explanation for this.” “She hadn’t learnt [sic] anything from the Kylie Beauty video fiasco I guess,” another said. A representative for Florence by Mills did not immediately respond to a request for comment. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS …

The North Atlantic right whale will soon be extinct unless something is done to save it, researchers warn

(CNN)The fate of the increasingly rare North Atlantic right whale has always been left up to humans. There are only 400 of them left, and less than 25% of them are breeding females responsible for the species’ survival. At least 28 have died in the past two years, Oceana campaign director Whitney Webber told CNN. It’s a sharp decline driven by fishing, boating and climate change that impacts their food supply, according to the report. “We’re really not seeing the whales die of natural causes anymore,” she said. “They’re dying at our hands.” The decline is driven by human activity They’re called the right whale not because it’s their dominant side, but because they were once the “right whale” to …

Mike Ashley: I want to be one of the big fish

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMike Ashley tells the BBC’s Emma Simpson his strategy is to take Sports Direct upmarket Mike Ashley has defended Sports Direct’s strategy and said he still has faith in High Street retail. “It’s going to be a lot smaller pond, but the fish are going to be enormous. I want to be one of those enormous fish,” he told the BBC. His comments came after a difficult annual general meeting (AGM), where shareholders criticised his strategy. The businessman admitted he had bitten off more than he could chew with the firm’s slew of recent purchases. Sports Direct has admitted that last year’s £90m acquisition of House of Fraser was a mistake, describing …

Why you shouldn’t count out Bernie Sanders

(CNN)Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders seems to be the third wheel among the Democratic frontrunners. Former Vice President Joe Biden has held a consistent advantage in national primary polls. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren seems to have the crowds and momentum. Importantly, Sanders isn’t dropping. His 15% in national polls is what he’s averaged basically all year with the exception of a post-announcement bump in March. Sanders is not like California Sen. Kamala Harris, who started in the single digits, rose after she announced, dropped, rose again after the first debate and then dropped a second time. Having 15% support is key because it means he’s at the threshold to receive delegates in primary contests. The early state picture is a little …

Free speech wars miss the point of college

(CNN)As the new school year gets underway and the presidential campaign heats up, it won’t be long before we hear once again critics bewailing that free speech is no longer a core value at colleges and universities. Through a well-funded effort by conservative political organizations, already more than a dozen state legislatures have passed so-called campus free speech bills. Along with appeals to free speech, we will also (paradoxically) hear calls for civility, for soft self-censorship in the name of decorum. In fact, we already have, with Cindy McCain’s Acts of Civility initiative and in the wake of Bret Stephens’ reaction to a tweet from a George Washington professor. At a time when violent racism has become ingrained in immigration …

‘Storm Area 51’ creator leaves alien-themed festival in shakeup over safety concerns, fear of ‘Fyre Fest 2.0’

Sign for Little A’Le’Inn and flying saucer hanging from tow truck, Rachel, Nevada, near Area 51. (Getty Images) The Internet joke that went viral has spurred two rural Nevada counties to draft an emergency declaration, with local law enforcement planning to team resources with the state and neighboring counties ahead of Sept. 20-22 events. Roberts visited the town of Rachel over the weekend and told FOX5 at the time that the Facebook event he created never was expected to snowball into something this big. At the time, he said he was still looking to be involved in the Alienstock event. “I’ve never been more stressed in my life, but I’ve also never been this happy,” he told FOX5 on Sunday. “It’s insane, …

Why 2 Of The Worlds Largest Fashion Companies Are Ditching Brazilian Leather

two of the world’s largest fashion companies — Sweden’s H&M Group and VF Corp., the American company behind brands like Vans and Timberland — have said they’re ditching Brazilian leather. “Due to the severe fires in the Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest, and the connections to cattle production, we have decided to place a temporary ban on leather from Brazil,” a spokesperson for the H&M Group H&M’s ban came on the heels of a similar announcement made the week before by VF Corp., which owns several apparel and footwear brands including Dickies, Eastpak, JanSport and The North Face. major devastating wildfires that have been burning there for weeks. Swaths of the Amazon ― the world’s biggest terrestrial carbon sink …

Trump Under Pressure To Lay Out Path Forward On Gun Legislation

gun violence. What they require to move forward is guidance from President gun control. Republican congressional leadership from both chambers: House Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Majority Whip John Thune (S.D.). The president and the top GOP leaders are expected to discuss the matter during the meeting at the White House.  “At this point, I think the president probably needs to make a decision,” Murphy told reporters on Monday, adding that Democrats had put some “creative ideas on the table.” “As each day goes by, it seems more likely that we’re going to find ourselves back in a familiar place, where 90% of the Americans who want more background checks are going to be disappointed once again,” Murphy said. …

Hong Kong is having a leadership crisis

(CNN)The late Chinese Communist leader, Deng Xiaoping, promised comrades and patriots that even after the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, “horses will still run, stocks will still sizzle and dancers will still dance” in the free-wheeling territory. Hong Kong needs to be saved, and, while the glide path out of the crisis is uncertain, there are immediate steps — beyond the withdrawal of the extradition bill — that can be taken to cool down the protesters to the point that they will leave the streets. As the city’s South China Morning Post wrote last week in an editorial, withdrawal of the extradition bill “is only (the) first step on road to reconciliation in Hong Kong.” That sentiment was …