Pederson, Davis homer in Giants win against Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan McMahon’s single to lead off Tuesday’s game must have given manager Gabe Kapler a sigh of relief. He’d have no reason to keep Logan Webb on the mound too long in his career-high 32nd start. Webb struck out the side in the fifth inning and was pulled having thrown just 78 pitches, giving up one run in a 27-pitch first inning with seven total strikeouts and a walk. But that was always the plan. He was in line for his 15th win of the year, the Giants sealed it with a 5-2 win against the Rockies on the first game back from their road trip to… Read More

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America is a new tax haven for the ultra-wealthy — and 13 states are holding billions in hidden assets

Motorists ride on U.S. Interstate 90 near Sturgis, South Dakota. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Right now, billions of dollars of assets are held in secretive trusts across the country. 13 states are “trust-subservient,” according to a new report, catering to the ultra-wealthy. In those states, billions of dollars remain untouched and untaxed. The idea of billionaires squirreling away their wealth in far-flung tax havens is far from new, with trillions of dollars in assets parked between beaches and palm trees. But for many Americans, billions of dollars of untaxed wealth might actually be hiding in their backyards. “The US has become a tax haven,” Chuck Collins, the director of the Program on… Read More

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Trump directed Democratic staffers of color to serve food during a White House dinner, books says

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the America First Policy Institute in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2022. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Trump mistook a racially diverse group of congressional aides for waitstaff in 2017. Then-Chief of Staff Reince Priebus had to save the president from the gaffe, according to a new book by NYT’s Maggie Haberman. Trump also accused “illegals” of making him lose the popular vote in 2016, per Haberman’s book. Former President Donald Trump mistook a group of Democratic congressional staffers for waitstaff and directed them to serve dinner during the early years of his presidency, according to New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s new book,… Read More

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Colombia rallies past Mexico 3-2 in El Tri’s World Cup tune-up at packed Levi’s Stadium

SANTA CLARA –– A different type of football was played at Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday night, as Colombia’s national soccer team scored three unanswered goals in a come-from-behind victory to beat Mexico 3-2 in front of a crowd of 67,311 people. Colombia erased its two-goal deficit in the second half courtesy of Luis Sinisterra. In the 48th minute, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado sailed a penalty kick directly to Sinsterra, who headed the ball past veteran Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. Two minutes later, Sinisterra scored again to tie the game on a one-time shot off an assist from Jorge Carrascal. Colombia took the 3-2 lead in the 67th minute on a booming volley… Read More

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Antioch moves forward to offer interim city manager permanent job

The Antioch City Council agreed on Tuesday to draft a contract to hire Interim City Manager Cornelius Johnson as the city’s permanent city manager. The move came on a 2-to-3-vote during closed session, with Mayor Pro Tem Mike Barbanica and Councilmember Lori Ogorchock dissenting. Before the vote, resident Ralph Hernandez, the only resident to comment, spoke in favor of Johnson, saying he has done a “wonderful job” in the last 10 months and should be given the permanent position. “He (Johnson) is probably one of the best city managers that we have had,” he said. “I find that there’s really no need to go and look for somebody else. Mr.… Read More

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New Alzheimer’s drug slows cognitive decline by 27%, clinical trial finds

Eisai, one of the companies behind the drug, said it aims to hand the trial data over to the FDA for approval by March 2023. DBenitostock A clinical trial of a new Alzheimer’s drug from Eisai and Biogen has shown promising results. The large-scale study saw cognitive decline in patients being slowed by 27% over 18 months. The trial involved 1,795 patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s. A new Alzheimer’s drug from Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai and US drugmaker Biogen has shown promising results in a large-scale clinical trial. The companies announced the trial’s success in a press release on Tuesday, saying their drug — called lecanemab — was observed to have slowed… Read More

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Brett Favre welfare fraud in Mississippi: What’s going on?

Then-Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre looks stressed during a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in East Rutherford, N.J. Seth Wenig, Associated Press Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this year after the state of Mississippi filed a civil lawsuit accusing him and several others of misusing millions of dollars of welfare funds. Favre was specifically accused of receiving welfare money in exchange for speeches he never made and of helping to funnel grant funds to companies he’d invested in. More recently, text messages uncovered because of the civil lawsuit linked the quarterback… Read More

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Women in politics: Why Nevada ranks first, Utah last in gender equality

Nadia Radic for the Deseret News She usually returned library books on time. But Emily Bell McCormick wanted to keep this one. As her mother read aloud the story of Joan of Arc, the image of an ironclad teenager leading an army clung to her memory. “It’s truly against all odds, but she had a mission and nothing was going to deter her, even if it cost her her life,” McCormick recalls. “I think it was maybe my first time hearing a powerful woman’s story.”  …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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Utah businesses on the Utah Middle East trade mission | Opinion

Gov. Spencer Cox talks with Israel’s President Isaac Herzog in Israel on Sept. 11, 2022. Cox and other Utah leaders went on a trade mission to Israel and United Arab Emirates. Natalie Gochnour How could the Dead Sea, a sister of the Great Salt Lake, help Utah find a solution to save our shrinking salty landmark? What can Utah, the startup state, learn from Israel, a nation known for its startups? What could a robotics lab in Dubai promise for Utah’s tech future? Known as the “Crossroads of the West,” Utah’s innovation and business ambition could soon make it the “Crossroads of the World” after recent international successes. In early… Read More

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Are democrats healthier than republicans?

Zoë Petersen, Deseret News A recent study published by the BMJ — formerly the British Medical Journal — shows that mortality rates are higher among Republican counties than in Democratic counties. The study measured the mortality gap between the two parties through five presidential elections from 2001 to 2019 and showed that in the early 2000s, the risk of death between both groups was similar. However, even as the country’s overall mortality rate decreased in the years since, the improvement was twice as good for Democratic counties as for Republican counties.  Some might assume the study’s findings should be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.  After all, Republicans have been more… Read More

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