TRENDING NEWS Archives for 2021-04

NFL draft: QBs dominate early picks, sense of return to normalcy sets in

In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence greets fans as he arrives for the team's NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech in Clemson, S.C. Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson are expected to be the top two picks selected in the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 29, 20212, in Cleveland. SOURCE: AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File

 

The themes for the 2021 NFL draft were many, starting with the quarterbacks.

Then, of course, was an actual live draft with players and fans on hand.

 

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Michael Collins, one of three astronauts on the historic Apollo 11 moon mission, has died

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who piloted the ship from which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left to make their historic first steps on the moon in 1969, died Wednesday of cancer, his family said. He was 90. Collins was part of the three-man Apollo 11 crew that effectively ended the space race between the United States and Russia and fulfilled President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s.

 

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Keep your mask handy: These chains and retailers are maintaining their face covering policies

As more areas begin to relax mask mandates, not all retailers are ready to follow suit. Here are some of the largest that continue to maintain face coverings for customers.

 

RELAXING MASK RULES 

As we head into warmer weather, the White House is expected to relax mask guidelines today. We’re expecting this announcement to give separate recommendations for fully vaccinated people and those who have not received a vaccine. We’re also expecting any loosened restrictions to be geared toward wearing masks outdoors since the risk of getting COVID-19 outside is lower. Some states have already started updating their own mask regulations. The announcement is expected at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Keep Your Mask Handy

While some states end mask mandates and the recommendations might be relaxing for outdoors, stores and retailers aren’t relaxing mask rules. Check out the full list here, but here are a few of the larger ones:

  • Aldi 
  • Best Buy 
  • Costco
  • CVS Pharmacy 
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe’s 
  • Starbucks
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

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Tiger Woods shares photo of himself on crutches, showing his recovery from car crash

In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods smiles during the winner's ceremony after winning the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan. SOURCE: Lee Jin-man

 

Tiger Woods has posted his first photo of himself since his car accident earlier this year, showing him on a golf course in crutches with his dog. Woods posted the photo to his verified Instagram account on Friday, writing, "My course is coming along faster than I am. But it's nice to have a faithful rehab partner, man's best friend."

 

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Tokyo under 'emergency orders' due to COVID-19 cases with Olympics just three months away

Only three months before the postponed Olympics are set to open, Tokyo and Japan's second largest metropolitan area of Osaka have been placed under emergency orders aimed at stemming surging cases of the coronavirus.

 

The measures, which take place during Japan's "golden week" holiday period, are meant to limit travel and keep people out of public places. They are to end on May 11, just ahead of a widely reported visit to Hiroshima by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.

 

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Budweiser Is giving away beer money to people who get the COVID-19 vaccine

Incentives to get the COVID-19 vaccine keep piling up! Budweiser is joining others like Sam Adams and Krispy Kreme in basically treating you like it’s your birthday if you get the vaccine.

 

The brand is giving away beer money to people who get vaccinated so that their first round back at the bars is covered. Who doesn’t love free drinks? Budweiser announced the incentive in a commercial featuring its iconic Clydesdales and a puppy. "We can't wait to see our buds," the company said in the ad: "But when we do, let's do it safely."OK, so how does this work? All you have to do is upload proof of your vaccination (a selfie with your sticker, photo of your band-aid, or image of you at the vaccination site) through ABeerOnBud.com.

 

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Former Vice President Walter Mondale dead at 93

Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93. The death of the former senator, ambassador and Minnesota attorney general was announced in a statement from his family. No cause was cited.

 

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NASA, SpaceX will embark on a third Dragon launch this year

This undated photo made available by SpaceX in April 2021 shows the crew for its third astronaut launch to the International Space Station, during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, Calif.  SOURCE: SpaceX via AP

 

SpaceX is gearing up for its third astronaut launch in under a year, after getting the green light from NASA a week ahead of next Thursday’s planned flight. Managers from NASA and Elon Musk’s space company Thursday cleared the Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule for a dawn liftoff with a crew of four to the International Space Station. They will spend six months at the orbiting lab, replacing another SpaceX crew that’s close to coming home.

 

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90-year-old knits hats during pandemic, supports nursing home with some of the proceeds

OMAHA, Neb. —

As a way to keep busy while stuck inside amid COVID-19, 90-year-old Merna Priestley of Omaha, Nebraska, turned to knitting hats.

 

The hobby ended up being pretty lucrative, once David Castillo, the activity director at the senior living facility where she lives, started helping her sell the hats by promoting them on social media.

 

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Ruff job: This company will pay your pup $20,000 to be its official dog beer taster

Busch is sniffing around for a new CTO — "chief tasting officer" — and it wants your very good boy to apply. The beer brand is expanding its "Dog Brew," a canine-friendly, alcohol-free bone broth it launched last year. According to Anheuser-Busch, the brew sold out within 24 hours.

 

The role comes with a $20,000 paycheck, which is a lot in dog dollars.

 

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Bottoms Up & Bacon Down - The Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Festival

Do you like bacon? …….Well who doesn’t !... This 24th & 25th Of April bottoms up and bacon down ..Its the Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Festival. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey with a pig and a barrel in the heart of wellington. Enjoy this free event and check out the sublime Forever Roasted Bourbon BBQ Pork & Bacon Sandwich or visit the insane Bacon Bar featuring chocolate covered and caramel nut dipped bacon and bacon desserts. It’s The Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Festival April 24 & 25 at The Village Of Wellington Town Center Promenade. We’ve cleared it with your doctor; your cardiologist and your mother…..so come and play at the Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Festival Brought To You By Robes Law Group & Oldies 959 & 1069.

 

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NFL owners approve 17 regular season games for 2021 season. Here's what that means for the schedule

The official NFL logo is seen on the back of a hat in Los Angeles on July 21, 2020. 

SOURCE: CHRIS DELMAS AFP via Getty Images

 

NFL owners on Tuesday approved a 17 game regular season for all 32 of the league's teams.

Team owners gave their stamps of approval to the additional game, while also reducing the number of preseason contests to three instead of the typical four per club.

 

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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

LONDON —

Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99. His life spanned nearly a century of European history, starting with his birth as a member of the Greek royal family and ending as Britain’s longest serving consort during a turbulent reign in which the thousand-year-old monarchy was forced to reinvent itself for the 21st century.

 

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Mask mandate repealed in St. Lucie County

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. —

St. Lucie County Tuesday night became the latest Florida county to repeal its mask mandate.

Commissioners voted 4-1 to end the mandate that required masks inside government buildings.

 

Public comment on the issue lasted for hours, and it was obvious from the very beginning how the majority of the crowd felt about the mandate. “Repeal this mandate,” demanded resident Matthew Pilch, the first speaker of the evening. The mandate in St. Lucie County had been in place since last July. Tuesday night, resident after resident stepped up to the podium to ask  commissioners to get rid of it.

 

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Fully vaccinated can travel again, new CDC guidance says

Video on link: As U.S. opens up, travelers anxiously await the next cruise

Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday.

 

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MLB moving All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to voting restrictions

Cardboard cutouts of fans in the otherwise empty seats face the field during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays in Atlanta, in this Thursday, July 30, 2020, file photo. Georgia’s new voting law _ which critics claim severely limits access to the ballot box, especially for people of color _ has prompted calls from as high as the White House to consider moving the midsummer classic out of Atlanta. The game is set for July 13 at Truist Park, the Braves’ 41,000-seat stadium in suburban Cobb County.(AP Photo/John Amis, File) 

SOURCE: John Amis

 

Major League Baseball announced Friday it was moving this summer's All-Star Game from Atlanta's Truist Park, a response to Georgia enacting a new law last month restricting voting rights. MLB had awarded the game to Atlanta in May 2019 and the game was scheduled for July 13 as part of baseball's midsummer break that includes the Futures Game on July 11 and Home Run Derby the following night.

 

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