A house filled with urine, feces, rotten meat, and dead cats gets offer frenzy at $592,500

A five-bedroom, four-bath, 3,598 sq-ft house in Colorado is listed as a "landlord's nightmare" on Redfin by the brutally honest listing agent. And that's the tame part. The realtor's description then gets into the nitty-gritty. "You will also notice there is not one surface of the home that has not been enhanced with black spray paint or a swinging hammer… But don't let that slow you down. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Real Estate, News, Colorado, Teardowns, Houses, Redfin, Little Slice Of Hell

Judges rules against CDC cruise rules; Joe Biden touts 300M US vaccine shots in 150 days: Latest COVID-19 updates

Michigan is lifting indoor restrictions and mask requirements. The US embassy in Afghanistan locked down amid case surge. Latest COVID-19 updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Cdc, US, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Michigan, Usa Today

Sally Rooney, Stephen King, Brandon Taylor and more of summer's hottest books

This summer brings can't-wait-to-read books from Stephen King, Sally Rooney, Brandon Taylor, Mary L. Trump, Mena Suvari and more.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Sally Rooney Stephen King Brandon Taylor

Ryan Lochte falls short in making Olympic team for Tokyo, finishes seventh in 200 IM

Lochte's swim in the men's 200 IM final signified an end to his long-shot bid to compete in Tokyo next month.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Tokyo, Usa Today, Ryan Lochte, Lochte

Is defunding the police 'Obamacare 2.0'? Democrats face dilemma with voters heading into 2022

Democrats are searching for a better way to package to voters the demands of left-leaning activists while fending off Republican attacks.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Obamacare, Usa Today

Bucks top Nets to force decisive Game 7 for spot in Eastern Conference finals

They didn't earn style points, but the only thing that mattered to the Bucks was getting the 104-89 win to force Game 7 back in Brooklyn on Saturday.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Brooklyn, Usa Today

14 second clip shows why no-one can trust cops

No-one is shot, killed, beaten, asset-forfeited or knelt on in this 14-second clip posted to TikTok by a homeowner in Connecticut. Not a word is said. There are no threats or warnings, no contradictory commands or enraged swearing. And yet it's a perfect image of what's wrong with policing in America: an effort to make sure that none of the above — or anything else a cop does — might ever be proven. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, America, Connecticut, Bad Cops

Supreme Court turns back Obamacare challenge, allowing individual coverage mandate to stand

The Affordable Care Act case is among the most consequential the Supreme Court considered this term. It follows years of fiery debate over Obamacare.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Supreme Court, Usa Today

Religious freedom vs. LGBTQ rights: Supreme Court sides with Catholic foster care agency

LGBTQ and religious rights have increasingly come into conflict at the Supreme Court since a landmark 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Supreme Court, Catholic, Usa Today

'My grandmother was a slave cook': 99-year-old Tennessee matriarch shares memories of not-so-distant past

Tennessee woman believes both her grandmother and father were born into slavery. New research sheds light on her fascinating family history.       [Author: Memphis Commercial Appeal]
Tags: News, Tennessee, Memphis Commercial Appeal

Opinion: Sixers' season-saving win over Hawks only leaves more questions for Game 7

Most likely expect the Sixers to easily take Game 7 against the Hawks, but winning is certainly no guarantee for a vulnerable Philadelphia team.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Philadelphia, Usa Today, Sixers, Hawks

'Madden NFL 22': Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes on video game cover, but inside are new realistic tweaks

'Madden NFL 22,' the latest edition of the long-running pro football video game, has plenty of new features to engage fans of virtual NFL action.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, NFL, Usa Today, Madden, Tom Brady Patrick Mahomes

Amazon attacks social-media firms over its fake-review problem, saying they need to spend more money rooting out phoney-review groups on their platforms

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Charles Krupa Amazon published a blog post about fake reviews on Wednesday. It said "bad actors" were increasingly soliciting fake reviews on social-media platforms. Amazon said social media companies needed to invest more in tools to root out this behavior. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon said in a blog post on Wednesday that its fight against fake reviews was hampered by sluggish social media companies.Amazon said its systems to det...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, UK, News, Trends, Social Media, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Fake Reviews, Rob Price, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton, AP Photo Charles Krupa Amazon

McConnell Immediately Dismisses Manchin Voting Compromise As ‘Equally Unacceptable’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made short work of any notion that Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) voting compromise would attract Republican support, calling it “equally unacceptable” to the original For the People Act and “totally inappropriate.”  [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Voting Rights, Manchin, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Joe Manchin, Sen Joe Manchin, Kate Riga

In our two-surgeon family, COVID changed everything. Here are the lessons I'm taking with me.

Pre-pandemic, American families spent as little at 37 minutes a day together. Some changes brought on by the pandemic were difficult, but rewarding.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today

Photos show historically low reservoirs across California as drought and a heat wave threaten power plants

Low water levels at California's Lake Oroville, June 16, 2021. Water levels in reservoirs across California and the Colorado River are dipping to historic lows. A key California reservoir is so depleted, it may force a power-plant shutdown for the first time. Drought and an early heat wave are drying out the US West and Southwest, straining power grids. See more stories on Insider's business page. California's reservoirs are shriveling up as drought and an early heat wave aff...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, News, Climate Change, California, Mexico, US, Trends, Drought, Cnn, West, United States, Accuweather, Folsom Lake, Power Plants, Gavin Newsom

Louis DeJoy's first year as postmaster general: Controversy, delays, FBI investigation

As he marks a controversial year at the helm of U.S. Postal Service, Louis DeJoy is under federal investigation for pre-USPS campaign contributions.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Fbi, Usps, Usa Today, U S Postal Service, Louis DeJoy

10 Things in Politics: Biden and Putin's dueling press conferences

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Programming note: There will be no newsletter tomorrow as Insider observes Juneteenth. I will then be on vacation next week enjoying the College World Series. We have some great guest authors who will fill in starting Tuesday. Thanks again for waking up with us!Here's what we're talking about:Putin savored the global spotlight after his meetin...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Guantanamo Bay, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Senate, Virginia, Russia, US, America, Trends, European Union, Joe Biden, Ukraine

Manchin’s Voting Compromise

Joe Manchin has put out his own version of a voting right/democracy protection bill. Tierney Sneed has the details here. Broadly speaking it seems like a watered down version of a Voting Rights Act upgrade and a stripped down version of H.1/S.1, the For the People Act. Like everything else with Manchin, it's hard to know whether it means anything anyway since his baseline is needing 10 Republicans in support and there's virtually no chance that happens. But there is one detail which immediate...
Tags: News, Josh Marshall, Tierney Sneed, Manchin, Joe Manchin, Editors' Blog

Michigan to lift restrictions next week; US embassy in Afghanistan locked down amid case surge: Live COVID-19 updates

Michigan to lift indoor restrictions and mask requirements, US embassy in Afghanistan locked down amid case surge. Live COVID-19 updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, US, Afghanistan, Michigan, Usa Today

Mystery solved: Betelgeuse, the dimming star that drew international attention, isn't exploding - it was just dusty

These images, taken by the Very Large Telescope, show the surface of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse during its dimming from January 2019 (far left) to March 2020 (far right). ESO/M. Montargès et al. Betelgeuse, a distant red giant star, captured the world's attention last year because it was dimming. The star's dying light indicated that it might soon explode in a supernova. But a new study reveals that's not the case - it was just veiled in a cloud of dust. See more storie...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Stars, Explosions, Mystery, Dust, Supernova, Astrophysics, Betelgeuse, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Miguel Montargès, Eric Pantin, Betelgeuse Montargès

Biden comments on COVID-19 Delta variant and possible rebuke by Catholic Bishops

President Biden commented on the Delta variant and a document from Catholic Bishops that may rebuke him for his support of abortion rights.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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BestBuy, Target and Starbucks are among the companies celebrating Juneteenth as PTO or holiday pay

More than 460 companies are observing Juneteenth at this point, with many offering a paid day off or holiday pay. Here are some companies continuing PTO this year.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Starbucks, Usa Today, PTO, Juneteenth, BestBuy Target

I thought I knew my dad. The pandemic taught me I was wrong.

I went to boarding school and college far from home, but the pandemic gave me back those lost years with my dad.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today

Racial disparities have reduced Black life expectancy and left more than 3 million Black families in the US with a negative net worth, warns a new McKinsey report

Black Americans continue to face a disproportionately harsh economic situation, according to a new study from McKinsey & Co. Willie B. Thomas/Getty Images A study released by McKinsey & Co. illustrates the harsh economic reality faced by Black Americans. More than 3 million Black American households were found to have a negative net worth. One key cause is that Black Americans command single-digit shares of high paying jobs. See more stories on Insider's business page. On the eve of th...
Tags: Personal Finance, Jobs, News, US, Careers, America, Trends, Georgia, United States, Pacific, Pew Research Center, Black, Mckinsey, McKinsey Co, Texas Florida, Black America

Couple Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters Must Give Up Their Guns

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the wealthy couple from St. Louis who were slapped with criminal charges for brandishing their guns at mostly Black nonviolent protesters in their neighborhood, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and will turn in the guns they waved at protesters. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: News, St Louis, BLM, Mark, Mark McCloskey, Summer Concepcion, Patricia McCloskey

HBO Max accidentally sent a strange email to its subscribers: 'Yes, it was the intern'

Confusion and amusement overtook Twitter on Thursday and Friday when HBO Max sent a bizarre email to its subscribers.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, HBO Max

Creepy scenes of Australian town blanketed in spider webs

Flooding in Victoria, Australia this week has driven people, and apparently spiders, out of their homes. The mass arachnid migration resulted in a blanket of webs across East Gippsland. Australia's 7News quoted University of Sydney integrative ecologist Dieter Hochuli: "This is a surprisingly common phenomenon after floods. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Animals, Spiders, Victoria Australia, University of Sydney, Arachnids, East Gippsland Australia, Dieter Hochuli

CDC regulation of Florida cruises in question after judge sides with state, for now

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's restrictions on Florida cruises could be invalidated, according to a Friday court ruling.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Cdc, Usa Today, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Yankees ace Gerrit Cole airs frustrations with gripping baseball, tells MLB to 'talk with us'

New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole makes plea to MLB over using foreign substances on baseballs, wants league "to continue to talk with us."       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Mlb, Usa Today, Yankees, New York Yankees, Gerrit Cole

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