Retired soccer star Abby Wambach to be inducted into Hall of Fame: ‘It means that I’m officially a has-been’

Abby Wambach, left, hugging Sunil Gulati, the former president of the United States Soccer Federation, during a celebration honoring the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2019 at halftime of the match between the Unites States and Mexico on Sunday in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) “It’s been so unique and exciting watching this team grow over the last three years. They are just kind of getting started,” she said, adding that the focus now should be on the members of the current team and what they will accomplish in France next month. U.S. SOCCER STAR ALEX MORGAN PLANS TO DECLINE ANY WHITE HOUSE INVITE AFTER WORLD CUP Wambach praised the front three in the lineup – Alex Morgan, …

Sheikh to pay Dubai fall woman’s bills

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has offered to pay for Ms Chisholm’s medical costs Ms Chisholm, from East Bridgford, was riding with her mother when the horse bolted and she was thrown off, leaving her unconscious with serious head injuries and her face “caked in sand and blood”. Image copyright St Clare’s School Image caption St Clare’s School in Manchester, where Miss Chisholm trained, is supporting the fundraising efforts A statement on the family’s funding page said: “We can announce today that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has offered singularly the most generous gift we could ever have …

Chelsea secure the Europa League title amid eerie atmosphere in Baku

(CNN)Chelsea got the better of its English Premier League rivals to win the Europa League final Wednesday, beating Arsenal 4-1 amid a strange atmosphere in the Baku Olympic Stadium. The Frenchman barely celebrated the goal which helped end Arsenal’s hopes of Champions League football next season. With Arsenal unraveling, Eden Hazard was on hand to add a third — dispatching an expert penalty after Giroud was fouled in the box. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi did produce a moment of inspiration — smashing a shot into the top corner — but it proved little more than a consolation after Hazard added a fourth following a sweeping counter-attack. READ: Chelsea and Arsenal to play their season’s biggest game 4,000km away from homeREAD: Maurizio …

Man Comes Home To Discover An Intruder Broke In – & Cleaned The Whole Place Up! – Perez Hilton

Nate Roman (pictured above) told CNN that he left for work the morning of May 15 and came home from picking up his son to find that the door of his The Boston-area man said he “didn’t think anything of it” at first, because he tended to leave the door unlocked “once every blue moon.” But immediately upon entering the premises, Roman felt “a vibe that something was wrong in the house.” He explained to the news outlet: Sounds nice in theory — except, Roman didn’t hire anyone to tidy the place up. Officers took the matter very seriously when they arrived, clearing the entire house to see if the intruder was still there. According to WBZ-TV, officials spoke with Roman’s …

Kristen Wiig’s comedy pulls out of Georgia after anti-abortion bill signing

(CNN)The creative team behind “Bridesmaids” has joined a growing movement to boycott Georgia in the wake of the signing of an anti-abortion bill. There has been a major backlash from Hollywood and calls for a boycott of the many TV and film productions in the state. Most recently, executive producers for “The Power,” an Amazon show by Sister Pictures, said creators of the series decided not to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of the controversial bill. TV show producers cancel plans to scout for filming locations in Georgia because of abortion law Executive producers Jane Featherstone and Naomi De Pear said that decision was “a direct response to the signing.” “We feel we have to stand up for …

World’s rivers ‘awash with dangerous levels of antibiotics’

Largest global study finds the drugs in two-thirds of test sites in 72 countries Hundreds of rivers around the world from the Thames to the Tigris are awash with dangerously high levels of antibiotics, the largest global study on the subject has found. Antibiotic pollution is one of the key routes by which bacteria are able develop resistance to the life-saving medicines, rendering them ineffective for human use. A lot of the resistance genes we see in human pathogens originated from environmental bacteria, said Prof William Gaze, a microbial ecologist at the University of Exeter who studies antimicrobial resistance but was not involved in the study. The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a river antibiotics graphic The Danube, Europes second-largest …

FBI Sees ‘Significant’ Rise In White Supremacist Domestic Terror Threat

FBI counterterrorism official said this week that current federal law makes bringing white supremacist violence. U.S. law makes it much easier to charge defendants who associate themselves with designated foreign terrorist organizations like ISIS and al Qaeda, the senior FBI counterterrorism official, who asked to be unnamed, told reporters at a briefing on Thursday. The FBI official said the bureau has seen a significant increase in white supremacist domestic terrorism investigations since the fall. The number of arrests of racially motivated violent extremists has gone up about 30% to 40% from the last fiscal year, the official said, though the bureau did not provide precise figures. The bureau has about 850 ongoing domestic terrorism investigations and nearly 5,000 ongoing terrorism probes in …

BYU’s valedictorian gave a powerful speech on being gay and religious. Mayor Pete just responded.

Recently, Matty Easton, a political science major at Brigham Young University, came out of the closet during his graduation speech. BYU is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, informally known as Mormons, and has a strict honor code that has resulted in the punishment of LGBTQ students. Historically, the church has forbid same-sex marriage and those who practice homosexual activity are denied access to the temple. “It was in these quiet moments of pain and confusion that I felt another triumph, that of coming to terms, not with who I thought I should be, but who the Lord has made me,” Easton told fellow graduates. “As such, I stand before my family, friends and graduating class …

Alabama, surprisingly, refuses to air big gay rat wedding.

UPDATE: Last week, the world learned that Mr. Ratburn, the shady, big-hearted teacher from “Arthur” was gay. And the world’s collective response? “Uh, I didn’t even know ‘Arthur’ was still a thing.” You know what we call that? Progress! Because it’s [jubilant swear words bleeped out] awesome that there’s more representation on TV and that people are cool with it (although, it’s sometimes tiring that you have to celebrate that the high bar of acceptance is “people aren’t freaking out about it!”)  and that the 58 moms who make up “One Million Mom” aren’t out here crying and screeching about the sanctity of traditional marriage. (Or, if they are, we just aren’t paying attention to them!) (At least I’m not. …

Dozens of Venezuelan prisoners killed in clashes with police

Authorities say incident in Portuguesa state was a failed escape attempt, but activists call it a massacre Twenty-nine detainees were killed and 19 police officers were wounded during a confrontation in a police cell block in north-western Venezuela. The incident, which took place in the town of Acarigua in the state of Portuguesa, was described by state official as a failed escape attempt, but human rights groups have called it a massacre. There was an attempted escape and a fight broke out among [rival] gangs, the Portuguesa citizen security secretary, Oscar Valero, told reporters. With police intervention to prevent the escape, well, there were 29 deaths. He said some 355 people were being held in the cell block. Detainees detonated …

Wife And Daughter Of Wisconsin Basketball Coach Howard Moore Killed In Car Crash

The crash occurred just after 2 a.m. Saturday near Ann Arbor, Mich. The coach’s wife, 46-year-old Jennifer, and their daughter, 9-year-old Jaidyn, were killed, and Moore and their son, Jerell, 13, were admitted to University of Michigan Hospital. People reported Sunday. “Howard is so much more than a colleague and coach,” head coach Greg Gard said in the statement. “He and Jen and their children are dear friends to everyone they meet. Their positivity and energy lift up those around them. We will miss Jen and Jaidyn dearly and we will put our arms around Howard and Jerell and the entire family, giving them love and support during this unspeakable time.”  The alleged wrong-way driver was identified by police as …

Grizzly bears on move in Rockies as hunting is in limbo

They now occupy almost 27,000 square miles (69,000 square kilometers), a range that has grown 34 percent in the past decade. That means more bears on private lands where they can encounter humans and attack livestock, said Frank van Manen with the U.S. Geological Survey. Run-ins with bears are happening in agricultural areas where the fearsome animals hadn’t been seen for decades, raising tensions in communities over the grizzly’s status as a federally protected species in the U.S. outside Alaska PROTECTIONS RESTORED FOR GRIZZLIES; HUNTS BLOCKED “Not all grizzly bears are livestock killers, but of course it only takes a few to do potentially quite a bit of killing,” van Manen said. Wyoming and Idaho officials proposed grizzly hunts last …

Moby Apologizes To Natalie Portman Over Dating Claims, Says He Should’ve Acted ‘Responsibly’ When They Met! – Perez Hilton

Moby is sorry for any trauma he caused Natalie Portman and her family to suffer by claiming that they had briefly dated. The 53-year-old singer has been the subject of ridicule this week after the Oscar-winner He took to Instagram on Saturday to issue a public apology to Portman; not for fabricating their alleged romance or for calling her a liar, but for failing to let her know about her inclusion in the book before it was published — something Moby acknowledges was “truly inconsiderate.” The electronica artist also admitted that it was wrong for him to not respect Portman’s reaction to the book, adding that the overall criticisms of his including her in Then It Fell Apart were “very …

62 People, Who Have Descended From The Same Man, Live In This Town Thats Only Reachable By A 9-Day Journey By Boat

Imagine a place which you had to travel nine days to reach. Nine days on a rocking boat with absolutely nothing around you – just water, which seems to be flowing endlessly as if it never reaches any shore. This is the one and only way people can get to the town of Palmerston – a tiny coral atoll in the Cook Islands in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. It is home to 62 people who all descended from one Englishman that settled in this green patch at the end of the earth some 150 years ago. Palmerston Island is a coral atoll that’s part of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific Ocean Image credits: Image credits: The …

Lamar Odom Says Khlo Kardashian ‘Beat The S**t’ Out Of A Stripper At Los Angeles Hotel! – Perez Hilton

Lamar Odom claims ex-wife Khloé Kardashian got physical with a stripper at a Los Angeles hotel. According to an excerpt from his new memoir — Darkness To Light — obtained by Radar Online, the basketball player said he booked a room at the Hotel Roosevelt in 2012, where he indulged in cocaine, marijuana, and women! In fact, the NBA star said there were “naked girls everywhere”! However, the party took a left turn when Khloé, mom Kris Jenner, and their security guards allegedly “bulldozed” into the room after getting a key from hotel staff. That’s when the Revenge Body host allegedly “pounced” on the first stripper she saw! According to Odom: “Khloe’s beating the s**t out of one of the girls who tried to protest. She’s dropping …