Illinois Mom Accused of Shooting Dead Man Who Refused to Kiss Her
Rolling Meadows Police DepartmentA 28-year-old woman in Illinois shot and killed a man earlier this week in bizarre love triangle dispute, according to authorities.The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Claudia Resendiz-Florez was staying with two pals—James Jones and his girlfriend—at their home in the city of Rolling Meadows when the incident unfolded on Thursday night.Prosecutors in Cook County said that the trio were having a drink together when Resendiz-Florez allegedly asked Jones for a kiss.news.yahoo.com
Police: 1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Houston bar
Three constable deputies were shot in an ambush early Saturday morning while working an extra shift at a Houston bar, leaving one deputy dead and two others wounded, authorities in Texas said. The Harris County constable deputies were working at the 45 North Bar and Lounge when they responded to a disturbance outside the business around 2:15 a.m., Jones said.news.yahoo.com
Thomas, Johnson headline US roster for AmeriCup qualifying
USA Basketball has finalized the 14-player roster for the final round of AmeriCup qualifying later this month, a group led by NBA All-Stars Joe Johnson and Isaiah Thomas. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Basketball has finalized the 14-player roster for the final round of AmeriCup qualifying later this month, a group led by NBA All-Stars Joe Johnson and Isaiah Thomas. Both Johnson and Thomas have past USA Basketball experience as well. USA Basketball has won the AmeriCup title seven times in nine previous attempts. Thomas and Johnson won't be the only players with longstanding NBA ties in the February qualifiers.
"We're not just relics of the past": How #NativeTikTok is preserving Indigenous cultures and inspiring a younger generation
But Native and Indigenous individuals are also using the app to challenge stereotypes about their cultures, and let the world know they are "not just relics of the past." "I think a lot of people, especially here in North America, are just being reminded that Indigenous people are still here, and we're not just relics of the past," Jones told CBS News. In several videos, Jones explains the hoop dance is done to tell stories and "for those in need of healing." Tapahe told CBS News it's both empowering and inspiring to see other Native and Indigenous people being proud of who they are. "This whole kind of movement of Native Tiktok, what's interesting is that it says, Native and Indigenous people, we're not afraid to take up space," Kicknosway told CBS News.cbsnews.com
Ted Thompson, 68, GM when Packers won last Super Bowl, dies
Thompson was Packers general manager from 2005-17 and drafted many notable players on the current roster, including two-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)GREEN BAY, Wis. – Ted Thompson, whose 13-year run as Green Bay Packers general manager included their 2010 Super Bowl championship season, has died. Mike Sherman had been working as Packers coach and general manager up to that point. “Certainly he’s a guy who’s held in the highest regard in this building and, I think, just around the league,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. Gutekunst, who had been working with Thompson as player personnel director, was promoted to general manager and remains in that position.
'Very high' chance of oil falling toward $40 if Iran sees regime change, says JBC Energy
Oil prices could plummet toward $40 per barrel if the Iranian regime collapses, according to the chairman of an energy research institute. "For the oil market, it would mean that the likelihood of oil prices dropping towards $40 is very high," he said on Tuesday. "Remember Iran could easily add 1.5 million barrels within a shortest period of time. Maybe even 2 million barrels, and that's a lot of oil," he said. "Bear in mind we have right now 6 million barrels of oil on the sidelines, 2 million of which coming from Iran."cnbc.com
Iran is closer 'than ever before' to regime collapse, says former Obama security advisor
Asked about the possibility of regime collapse, General James Jones, who was Obama's national security advisor in 2009 and 2010, said the risk for Tehran cannot be ignored. "I think it's clear that the regime in Iran has had a very bad couple of weeks," Jones said. Crumbling economyIran's economy has been buckling under increasingly heavy U.S. sanctions imposed after the Trump administration withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal. While the Trump administration is encouraging the protesters, regional watchers warn that rather than the government backing down, yet more violence toward civilians could ensue. Anger toward the government among many in Iran far pre-dates the Trump administration.cnbc.com
China is the 'most serious threat' to the United States, says former security advisor to Obama
Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty ImagesBeijing has been forthcoming about its long-term goals and is the "most serious threat" to the U.S., according to a former U.S. national security advisor. "China has been very clear about what its long-term goals are strategically," James Jones, who served as NSA under former President Barack Obama, told CNBC's Hadley Gamble. "They're making astonishing progress to control every single citizen, whatever he or she does." 'Trojan horse effect'He said Beijing is using a "Trojan horse" strategy to gain influence in "many parts of the world." "I'm not sure that we really understand the degree to which China is strategically intent on replacing the United States as the most dominant culture in the world," he said.cnbc.com
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton stands to lose roughly $2 million after NBA issues 25-game ban
"I do understand the unfortunate impact that this has on so many others, and for that, I am deeply sorry," Ayton said in a statement. With the 25-game suspension, Ayton will lose roughly $2 million in salary. Ayton, 21, entered the season expecting to earn approximately $116,620 per game in 82 regular-season outings, which totals about $9.5 million for the 2019-20 season. In his rookie season, Ayton averaged 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in 71 games. Ayton's suspension will start Friday as he will miss the Suns' contest against the Denver Nuggets.cnbc.com
Former Martinsville doctor sentenced to 40 years in opioid case
ABINGDON, Va. - A Virginia doctor who prosecutors said ran his medical practice like an interstate drug distribution ring was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for illegally prescribing opioids. Dr. Joel Smithers, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Abingdon. Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Day Rottenborn said Judge James Jones sentenced Smithers to 40 years. Authorities say Smithers prescribed more than 500,000 doses of opioids to patients from Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio and Tennessee while based in Martinsville, Virginia, from 2015 to 2017. Smithers, 36, a married father of five, testified that he was a caring doctor who was deceived by some of his patients.