Flooding causes major disruption across North

Motorists were urged to drive only if “absolutely necessary”, and Poynton’s town clerk said people affected by the flooding were welcome at the town’s civic hall. Neil Griffiths, from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said flood waters were beginning to recede on Thursday night. At the scene Richard Stead, BBC Manchester, in Bramhall, Stockport The weather has been horrendous here; we have had torrential rain all day. At the main Bramhall roundabout, where three roads meet, there is currently a lake about two feet deep. Two men were paddling around in a canoe and were told to get out of the water by angry firefighters. If they fell in, the firefighters would have had to rescue them. Derbyshire Police said …

Photoshop Fail Of The Week: An Instagram Faker To The Highest Degree Betches

In our weekly Photoshop Fail, we choose one celebrity or influencer Instagram that’s been edited poorly and show you what the tells are of a botched Photoshop job. This is to show you that the bodies you see on Instagram aren’t real, and pretty much every celebrity is editing their pics—even the people you wouldn’t expect. Moral of the story: don’t trust anybody on social media. I keep seeing pictures of this girl Natalie Halcro on Photoshop fail Instagrams. (Shout-out @beauty.false, they are amazing!) Apparently this woman has a reality show called Relatively Nat & Liv. Can anyone explain to me why? I don’t understand who she is or what she does or why we are watching her do those things. …

‘Too bad:’ Trump reacts to burglary at Cummings’ Baltimore home after week of attacks

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump appeared to sarcastically call out a break-in at Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore home after a week of attacking the prominent African American lawmaker over the conditions of his Baltimore district – even comparing the city’s murder rate to third world countries. Cummings confirmed the incident in a statement Friday, but said that the individual did not gain access into his home. “I was notified of the intrusion by my security system, and I scared the intruder away by yelling before the person gained entry into the residential portion of the house,” Cummings said. “I thank the Baltimore Police Department for their response and ask that all further inquiries be directed to them.” Trump attacks Cummings and …

Illinois man travels to El Paso and Dayton to make crosses for shooting victims

Greg Zanis prepares crosses to place at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/John Locher) From his home in Illinois, Zanis drove two days to El Paso, where he spent several hours on Monday putting crosses together at a makeshift memorial to the shooting victims. The white crosses featured the names of those killed and heart-shaped displays. He will soon head to Dayton to do much the same thing for more of the fallen, and for their kin. “I just feel it’s so important to be here for the families,” Zanis told Fox News. “Were talking about the gunman, but today it’s going to change, we’re going …

Olivia Jade Is Back On Instagram & I Have A Theory About Why Betches

You guys. It’s happening. I thought this day might never come, but Olivia Jade Giannuli has officially returned to Instagram. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Olivia Jade is Lori Loughlin’s daughter, and she was one of the biggest players in the infamous college admissions scandal that broke earlier this year. After Olivia Jade’s time on the USC rowing team was exposed as a total scam, she went totally dark on social media. Her YouTube channel has been dormant for months, and before today, her last Instagram post was in February. I didn’t care much about Olivia Jade before the scandal broke out, but it’s fair to say that her whereabouts have become sort of an obsession …

Kentucky is using ‘shocking’ boats to show just how bad its Asian carp problem is

(CNN)Asian carp are a serious problem, and Kentucky is getting creative in dealing with the invasive species. These carp were stunned, harvested and sold to buyers who make fertilizer, fish bait and even food products for humans. How Asian carp took over Don’t feel too bad. Asian carp are an invasive fish that were introduced to the United States by catfish farmers in the ’70s. They’ve inundated waterways along the Mississippi watershed and the Illinois and Missouri rivers. Carp populations grow at a rapid rate, and all their eating reduces the amount of food for other fish in the ecosystem. “They were allowed to bring Asian and silver carp in to take care of algal blooms, and they used the …

Celebrity Paparazzi Pics That Are Just Thinly Veiled Sponsored Content Betches

At this point, we’re all pretty accustomed to celebrities doing sponsored posts on Instagram. At first, it seemed random and desperate for A-listers to be earning their paychecks over Instagram, but things have changed a lot. These days, even the biggest names are doing ads for everything from food products to lube, so not much throws me off anymore. But one #spon trend that’s always fascinating to me is the use of paparazzi photos as an advertising tool. If that phrase just shocked you, I’m sorry I disillusioned you, but it’s time to grow up. Paparazzi photos are not just random photos photographers capture of celebs in their natural habitat—they can often be used as promo. I really feel like in 2019, …

In El Paso, scared Hispanic Americans rush to buy guns

After a gunman killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others, many terrified Texans are buying firearms for the first time The mural on the side of the gun store proclaims: A Savior is Born. Theres a manger scene below the star of Bethlehem and windows festooned with red, white and blue bunting. And above it all a looming AR-15 assault rifle spewing fire. Yet inside Gun Central on Sunday, barely 24 hours after a terrorist gunman killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others in a local Walmart, the expected white Christian nationalists defending the second amendment were not there. Instead there were terrified El Pasoans, mostly Hispanic, buying firearms for the first time. The scene on Sunday at …

Ill-Fated Woodstock 50 Festival Is Canceled Once And For All

Organizers announced Wednesday that the troubled festival that hit a series of setbacks in the last four months won’t take place next month. Last week Jay-Z, Dead & Company and John Fogerty announced that they wouldn’t perform at the event after organizers said it was moving to Maryland from New York. Organizers said they were planning to make Woodstock 50 a free benefit concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, before announcing they had canceled the festival altogether. Lang announced the 50th anniversary event in March alongside Fogerty and rapper-actor Common, two acts that were slated to perform. Other artists who were booked for the festival included the Killers, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons, Chance the Rapper, Robert Plant …

Mark Hamill’s ‘Star Wars’ Screen Test With Harrison Ford Is A Treasure

Mark Hamill and Hamill on Sunday retweeted his unearthed 1970s screen test with Ford on the original In the black and white footage, the two convened under somewhat mysterious circumstances. Neither had read the script ― just the one scene together ― and “Star Wars” creator George Lucas wouldn’t explain what kind of movie it was, Hamill wrote. “We never did talk about it later ― we just did it,” the actor recalled. Hamill was answering a retweet of the clip from CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, who asked the actor for details. Uproxx, the scene was from a rough draft of when “the Millennium Falcon encounters the remains of Alderaan, Leia’s home planet.” “We have to find the rebels,” Hamill’s character …

The Real Housewives Collaborated On An Insane Music Video Betches

I watch a lot of Real Housewives, and there are over 100 women who have graced the Bravo reunion couches in the past decade. Of course, we all have our favorite housewives, but keeping up with what all of them are doing on social media is basically impossible. Mostly, it’s a mix of mid-tier sponsored posts and vacations I could never afford, but this week, something happened that’s just too important to ignore. Five of the biggest all-stars of the Real Housewives franchise collaborated on a music video for Fiber One, and it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Many Housewives have tried their hand at pop music careers over the years, to varying degrees of success. Erika Jayne and Countess …

Woman told to reveal source of ‘unexplained’ 3.2m

She was served with the unexplained wealth order (UWO) by the NCA on Tuesday. Andy Lewis, Head of Asset Denial at the NCA, said it is only the fourth case of a UWO in the UK. “Our investigations are complex and involve careful consideration before we make an application before the court,” Mr Lewis said. “We do not investigate illicit finance based on monetary value alone. This latest order shows that we will act against those who we believe are causing the most harm to our communities.” The NCA said no further details can be released which may lead to the identification of the properties or the people who own them.

Trump’s Interior Secretary Picks Opponent Of U.S. Public Lands To Oversee Them

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Monday signed an order making Wyoming native William Perry Pendley acting head of the Bureau of Land Management. The bureau manages nearly 250 million acres of largely wild public lands and their minerals and other resources in vast holdings across the U.S. West. In tweets this summer, Pendley has welcomed Trump administration moves to open more federal land to mining and oil and gas development and other private business use, and he has called the oil and gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, “an energy, economic, AND environmental miracle!” A conservation group called Pendley an “ideological zealot” and pointed to the federal agency’s announcement earlier this month that it planned to move …

GM designer says the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is ‘nearly sold out’

(Chevrolet) Simcoe then followed up with the automotive news outlet, saying “it’s nearly sold out. It’s so close that it’s bound to be sold out soon.” The automaker has begun taking orders for the car, but it hasn’t officially announced when production and deliveries will begin. It also hasn’t revealed how many it plans to build for the 2020 model year, but it sold nearly 35,000 in the U.S. the last time the Corvette was redesigned in 2014. GM President Mark Reuss did confirm that the starting price will be “under $60,000,” while the current car starts at $56,995.

CNN debates could reshape the Democratic White House race

(CNN)CNN’s Democratic debates could significantly reshape the battle for the party’s nomination and will, for the first time, test how its hopefuls handle Donald Trump’s ugly campaign strategy rooted in direct racism. Sen. Kamala Harris, who made her mark last month by skewering Biden on issues of race, faces heightened expectations in the rematch. And Harris enters the second debate facing fresh criticism from her rivals that she is taking both sides on the question of a proposed new health care system, an ideologically defining question for Democrats. But before Biden and Harris clash again, the fight for the party’s Democratic Party’s grassroots will be in the spotlight on Tuesday when Sen. Elizabeth Warren comes face-to-face with Sen. Bernie Sanders, …