CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A suspected drug dealer tried to evade authorities in Nevada while riding a scooter.The Nevada Appeal reports that Joseph Scurti is facing charges including suspicion of a parole and probation warrant and probation violation. Obstruction charges are pending.The slow-speed pursuit began Friday when Carson City deputies tried to pull Scurti and his TaoTao scooter over.Deputies say they ran the scooter’s registration and learned Scurti had two outstanding felony warrants.Authorities say he drove down Highway 50 then rode onto a sidewalk, hitting a patrol vehicle.The scooter then became stuck underneath the car.Deputies say Scurti then ran but was tackled and handcuffed.Scurti told police he was riding away because he had to drop the scooter off at a friend’s house.___Information from: Nevada Appeal, http://www.nevadaappeal.com
Dustin Johnson took sole possession of the lead after wrapping up the second round with a three-under-par 69 with a birdie on the 18th hole.
Johnson looked fresh despite having to wait out a 10 1/2-hour delay because of high winds to play his final four holes of the round. His strong drives played a key role in helping him rattle off three consecutive pars despite dealing with 20 mph winds. He topped it off with a solid putt on 18 to move to 10-under for the tournament.
Danny Willett, who finished his round Friday, sits a nine under for the tournament in second. He is one shot ahead of Paul Lawrie, the 1999 British Open champion. Jason Day, Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Marc Warren and Robert Streb are tied for fourth at seven under.
Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth struggled on the greens and is five shots off the lead after finishing the round with an even-par 72.
“I still believe I can win this tournament,” Spieth said in the clubhouse. “I need a really solid round tomorrow, though, because Dustin is not letting up.”
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Still, Johnson might be forced to slow down if the weather doesn’t cooperate. The forecast calls for light to moderate rain on Sunday and Monday.
11:54 a.m.: Tiger Woods will miss the cut at the British Open after finishing his second round with a three-over 75. Following a lengthy delay because of wind, Woods bogeyed his first three holes before sinking a birdie on 16.
He finished at seven over for the tournament, tied in 147th place.
Woods’ old rival — 2001 British Open champion David Duval — is positioning himself to make the cut. He sits at even par through 32 holes.
By Barbara StepkoPublished July 11, 2015
You can head off a lot of your most common beauty concerns simply by downing the right foods. That’s right—eating well not only does wonders for your waistline and bolsters your immune system but can also provide some very real get-gorg benefits, such as smoothing wrinkles, giving hair a glossy shine and strengthening flimsy nails.”Your diet directly affects your day-to-day appearance and plays a significant role in how well you age,” said Dr. Joshua Zeichner.The smart approach, Zeichner said, is to create a plan that includes what he calls “the building blocks of healthy skin and hair”—nutrients, minerals and fatty acids—as well as antioxidants to protect your body from damaging environmental stresses.Get ready to nab some beauty-boosting perks by tossing these essential face-saving edibles into your grocery cart.
Grabbing some java every morning doesn’t just jump-start your day—that cup of joe has bioactive compounds that may help protect your skin from melanoma (the fifth most common cancer in the U.S.), according to a recent report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers found that the more coffee people downed, the less likely they were to get the disease: Those drinking four cups daily had a 20 percent lower risk of developing malignant melanoma over a 10-year period than non-coffee drinkers.
The summertime fave is loaded with lycopene.”This antioxidant compound gives watermelon and tomatoes their red color—and helps skin stave off UV damage,” said nutrition pro Keri Glassman, RD, founder of NutritiousLife.com. Researchers believe that the melon contains as much as 40 percent more of the phytochemical than raw tomatoes; that’s the equivalent of an SPF 3, so use it to bolster (not replace) your daily dose of sunscreen.
The seeds of this wonder fruit are bursting with antioxidants, like vitamin C, that prevent fine lines, wrinkles and dryness by neutralizing the free radicals that weather skin. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that higher vitamin C intake lessened the likelihood of dryness and wrinkles in middle-aged women. Also in the fruit’s arsenal: anthocyanins (which help increase collagen production, giving skin a firmer look) and ellagic acid (a natural chemical that reduces inflammation caused by UV damage).
Boost radiance by popping some of these plump little beauties. Blueberries supply vitamins C and E (two antioxidants that work in tandem to brighten skin, even out tone and fight off free-radical damage), as well as arubtin, “a natural derivative of the skin lightener hydroquinone,” Zeichner said.
High in zinc, shellfish has anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat a range of skin annoyances, acne included.”Zinc accelerates the renewal of skin cells,” said Dr. Whitney Bowe, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “That’s why you find the nutrient in many acne medications.”In fact, research shows that people with acne have lower levels of zinc than people with clear skin.
On the long list of this leafy green’s nutrients are vitamin K (it promotes healthy blood clotting, so the blood vessels around the eyes don’t leak and cause Walking Dead-like shadows) and loads of iron.”Insufficient levels of iron in your diet can cause your skin to look pale, making it easier to spot blood vessels under the skin,” explained Dr. Howard Murad, associate clinical professor of medicine at UCLA. To max out the benefits, eat the veggie cooked, not raw.
Your fingernails (toenails, too) are made of protein, so a deficiency can turn those talons soft. Keep yours thick and mani-pedi-ready by cracking smart: “Eggs are a good source of biotin, a B complex vitamin that metabolizes amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein,” said Dr. Frank Lipman, director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center in New York City.
Omega-3 fatty acids (found in the natural oils that keep your hair hydrated) and vitamin E (which helps repair damaged follicles) are two secrets behind strong, lustrous strands—and these nuts are full of both, Lipman said. All you need is 1/4 cup a day. What’s more, walnuts are packed with copper, which will help keep your natural color rich: Studies show that being deficient in the mineral may be a factor in going prematurely gray.
Like you need another reason to love them: These rich fruits are high in oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid that helps skin retain moisture in the outer layer to keep it soft, plump and supple, Bowe said.
The sweet melon contains beta carotene, or vitamin A, which is believed to regulate the growth of skin cells on your scalp and sebum in the skin’s outer layer, Zeichner said. This keeps pores from getting clogged and causing flakes.
BAGHDAD — The death toll from a bombing at a crowded marketplace in eastern Iraq climbed to as many as 130 on Saturday, Iraqi officials said, marking the Islamic State’s worst single bombing attack on a civilian target in the country.
Imad Muthanna, a spokesman for the Diyala provincial council, said that in addition to those killed, 20 more people were missing after a suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into a market in Khan Bani Saad on Friday night.
The market in the largely Shiite town 20 miles northeast of Baghdad was teeming with families making preparations for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr as the blast tore through the street with devastating impact, collapsing several buildings. Bodies littered the area as secondary fires spread.
Islamic State militants, and al-Qaeda before them, have carried out scores of bombings against civilians as they seek to destabilize the country and expand their territory. However, Friday night’s blast was the biggest in Iraq since the group announced its self-declared state a year ago.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described the attack as a “heinous crime” that would not go unpunished.
The Friday night suicide bombing targeted a marketplace filled with shoppers preparing for the Eid holiday. (Karim Kadim/AP)
“I felt the ground shaking,” said Maj. Ahmed al-Timimi, 35, a policeman who was manning a nearby checkpoint and arrived on the scene about 10 minutes after the bombing. “Most of the market was wiped out. Hundreds of cars were burning, and bodies and human organs were everywhere.”
Timimi said the emergency services were overwhelmed, and residents transported wounded civilians in shopping carts. “It wasn’t enough. Too many wounded people died before they got to the hospital,” he said, adding that bodies are still being recovered from the wreckage of destroyed buildings.
“Eid should be joyful, but those terrorists have made it a black day,” he said. “Each Eid we will remember this, and we’ll never be able to be happy during Eid again.”
For Shiite Muslims in Iraq, Friday was the eve of the Eid festival, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. For Sunni Muslims, it fell a day earlier.
In a statement circulated on Twitter, the Islamic State group said the attack was carried out using three tons of explosives and was in revenge for the killing of Sunni Muslims in Hawija, in neighboring Kirkuk province.
The attack struck an “ugly sectarian chord,” the Iraqi parliament’s Sunni speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, told the Associated Press on Saturday.
Islamic State militants have largely been pushed out of the eastern province of Diyala since seizing territory during their rapid advances a year ago, but pockets of fighting remain. Both Kurdish and Iraqi Shiite militia forces that led operations to secure the mixed province have been accused of not allowing Sunni Muslims back to their homes, ramping up sectarian tension.
Lt. Gen Abdulamir al-Zaidi, the army commander responsible for Diyala province, said the Islamic State had carried out the attack to cause instability because it the militants are too weak to fight on the front lines.
A Ku Klux Klan group and an affiliate of the Black Panther Party plan to hold separate, opposing Confederate flag rallies on Saturday at the South Carolina state house in Columbia, where a week ago the Honor Guard removed the controversial emblem in the wake of a deadly shooting.
The Florida-based Black Educators for Justice reportedly applied for a protest permit 10 days after a North Carolina-based Klan group, called the Loyal White Knights, registered its pro-Confederate flag demonstration, according to The State.
Neither group could immediately be reached for comment. A voice message recorded on the machine at the Loyal White Knights’ office in Pelham, North Carolina, confirmed the weekend event, saying the rally is meant for “standing up for our Confederate history and all the Southerners who fought and died against federal tyranny.”
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“Our government is trying to erase white culture and our heritage right out of the pages of the history books,” the message continued. “If you’re white and proud, join the crowd.”
South Carolina legislators agreed to take down the Confederate flag—a symbol to some of the South’s past associations with slavery—in the wake of the fatal shooting of nine African-American worshippers during Bible study at a historic Charleston church on June 17.
The White Knights expect 200 people to rally at South Carolina’s capitol from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the Black Educators plan on 300 individuals demonstrating from noon to 4 p.m; the planned timing would have the two events overlapping for an hour.
The alleged Charleston attacker posed in photographs with the Confederate flag and reportedly told authorities that he wanted to start a race war. His apparent manifesto found on the Internet showed dozens of pictures suggesting allegiance to white supremacist groups.
In the days that followed the shooting, major U.S. retailers chose to remove merchandise depicting the emblem, and Virginia Governor Terri McAuliffe ordered the flag removed from all state-issued licenses.
(UPDATE) – The Navy said Saturday the sailor shot in Thursday’s attack at a military support center in Chattanooga, Tenn. has died.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, 24, was one of three people injured when a gunman opened fire at the center, killing four Marines. The shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism.
Fox News spoke to Smith’s step-grandmother Darlene Proxmire who confirmed he died early Saturday.
Smith was shot three times when a gunman opened fire at the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Thursday morning. He was struck in the right arm, back and stomach, family members told a Kansas newspaper, the Salina Journal, according to the Chattanoogan.
Navy confirms shooting at Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga; ‘active shooter’ situation over Authorities in Chattanooga said Thursday that the ‘active shooter’ situation is over after gunfire at a Naval Reserve Center and a nearby recruiting facility, which prompted a heavy police response and local colleges a hospital to be placed on lockdown. The U.S. Navy said in a tweet that there was a shooting at a Navy recruiting building on Amnicola Highway in Chattanooga. A police officer was reportedly injured.Law enforcement officials told recruiters at a facility 7 miles away on Old Lee Highway that they were also attacked by a shooter in a car. The shooter stopped in front of the recruiting facility, shot at the building and drove off, said Brian Lepley, a spokesman with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Lepley said the recruiting center on Old Lee Highway has recruiting services for all four branches of the military. The Army recruiters told Lepley they have evacuated and are safe. He has no information about recruiters for the other branches.Related ImageExpand / ContractJuly 16: Authorities work an active shooting scene on Amincola highway near the Naval Reserve Center, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (WRCB-TV via AP)A federal law enforcement official told Fox News that assets from FBI’s Knoxville field office are responding.The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that there is a heavy police presence at the scene along with five ambulances.”There has been several (shootings) at several different locations. It’s a fluid situation,” John Harmon, a spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol, told Reuters. It is not known if the shootings are related. Lee University in Cleveland, which is about 30 minutes from the shooting, was also on lockdown The Federal Aviation Administration said it was holding departing flights at their gates in Chattanooga, with delays projected to last 15 minutes or less.Loretta Blevins, head server at the Track’s End Restaurant about a half-mile down the road from the shooting, says there are about 16 people huddled inside the restaurant. The Associated Press contributed to this report Tiger Alert!!! Main Campus: Confirmed shooting. Stay away from Riverpark. Everyone stay inside, close doors.— Chattanooga State (@ChattStateCC) July 16, 2015″This is a very, very terrible situation,” Andy Berke, the city’s mayor told reporters. “I’m very concerned about what’s going on. We need to figure out how to handle it.”
Often being hit with many false stories about her life, Kim Kardashian apparently wasn’t bothered with rumors of her faking her pregnancy. The reality TV star, who is currently expecting her second child with Kanye West, admits that she actually “loved the rumors.”
She wrote on her Twitter on Friday, July 17, “I secretly loved the rumors I was faking my pregnancy bc I was so skinny! LOL Well can’t hide it now! 5 month (20weeks) and 20lbs up.” The rumors emerged earlier in her pregnancy because she didn’t “look pregnant” except for her growing baby bump.
Now, the sign of pregnancy has become more apparent as she has gained 20lbs. The 34-year-old socialite, however, never hides her curves as she keeps wearing bodycon dresses in various outings.
Kim recently also proudly posted her makeup-free picture for Vogue Spain magazine’s August issue. For the photo shoot, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star only applied moisturizer and lip balm, but she still looks radiant and fresh-faced in the result.
Over 200 people have been injured in a rail collision near Booysens station in South Africa, local media reports.
Train company Metrorail said at least a hundred of those suffered serious injuries, although none are thought to be critical.
Several were taken to nearby hospitals, while paramedics treated others at the scene in Gauteng, south of Johannesburg.
Officials at the site say one train rear-ended another. Both are believed to have been Soweto-bound commuter trains.
Metrorail spokeswoman Lillian Mofokeng said:
“I can confirm that it is a rear-end collision. Two trains were travelling behind each other on a similar, single track.”
There are no reported casualties. Injuries are said to range from neck and back strains to bone fractures.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
After 18 days of intense and often fractious negotiation, diplomats on Tuesday declared that world powers and Iran had struck a landmark deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions Time
Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate, or WTI, oil futures both fell about 2% as the deal was announced on Tuesday. Oil prices also fell in the prior session.
Brent crude is an international oil benchmark that reflects global prices, and any related turmoil, whereas WTI is focused on the North American market.
WTI cut some of its early losses and was trading down 1.2% at $51.58 a barrel.
Iran has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves with about 157,530 million barrels, or 10% of the world’s proven oil stores, according to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, of which it is a member.
But Tehran’s ability to export those reserves was severely curtailed by crippling international sanctions that bludgeoned its economy and targeted its industries.
Iran’s oil exports have fallen in half since 2012 to about 1 million barrels a day. Its oil will now reach world markets at a time when crude prices have been under pressure for months due to a global supply glut.
Sara Vakhshouri, Washington-based energy analyst at SVB Energy International, said that with Iran’s sanctions lifted it would be able to boost its oil production from 2.9 million barrels a day to 4.2 million barrels a day by 2020.
Iran’s oil production is worth about $60 billion a year on the world market.
Oil prices can also be expected to drop, Vakhshouri said, because Iran has as much as 37 million barrels of crude in storage on tankers floating in the Persian Gulf.