Mccauley Whyte

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Enjoy live: Leaders from Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Italy speak at U.N. General Assembly

Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Leaders from Cuba, Iraq, Libya and Italy are scheduled to speak Thursday on the third day of the General Debate at the 76th United Nations General Assembly. The first two days featured addresses from U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Iran President Ebrahim Raisi, Chinese President Xi Jinping…

Melvin Van Peebles, filmmaker and star, dead at 89

Filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles has died at the age of 89, his son Mario Van Peebles has announced. File Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI | License Photo Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Melvin Van Peebles, an influential director, actor and father of filmmaker Mario Van Peebles, has died at the age of 89. Melvin Van Peebles died…

Arctic sea ice strikes floor of the year as world warms

Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent on September 16. Image courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory/NSIDC Sept. 23 (UPI) -- September marks the end of the summer sea ice melt season and the Arctic sea ice minimum, when sea ice over the Northern Hemisphere ocean reaches its lowest extent of the year. For ship captains…

McCaffrey, Henry, Ekeler lead Week 3 fantasy football running back rankings

Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, Austin Ekeler, Alvin Kamara and Aaron Jones top my Week 3 fantasy football running back rankings for 2021. Chris Carson, Dalvin Cook, Ezekiel Elliott, Jonathan Taylor and Ty'Son Williams round out my top 10 options for Week 3. Latavius Murray, Javonte Williams and Tony Pollard are among…

Rays clinch postseason spot with win over Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire (L) watches Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Austin Meadows hit a three-run home run Wednesday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Photo by Steven J. Nesius/UPI | License Photo Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Austin Meadows hit a three-run homer and Tampa Bay Rays pitchers held a powerful, Vladimir-Guerrero-Jr-led…

Michael Cohen states Trump is bluffing about another governmental run since he can’t ‘swallow the idea of being a two-time loser’

Michael Cohen told Insider Trump was bluffing about a 2024 run in part because "he's making more money doing that than anything he has ever done." Trump wants to retain "some semblance of power, importance, and relevance," Cohen said, "none of which he has." Cohen said Trump wouldn't run because he can't "stomach the notion…

Booker ends bipartisan talks over cops reform, mentioning ‘too large a gulf’ with Republican politicians

Bipartisan talks over police reform begun after the police murder of George Floyd have failed. Sen. Booker called off talks after Republicans rejected a "bare minimum" final offer on Tuesday. Rep. Bass is now calling for President Biden to take action, possibly via executive orders. Loading Something is loading. Months of negotiations between Democrats and…

Instagram copied TikTok. Now it’s swarming with TikTok videos.

TikTok videos are aplenty on Instagram's Reels, a copycat feature it rolled out last year. A sizable portion of the videos on Reels is merely downloaded and reposted from TikTok.  If user attention equates to advertising money, then TikTok videos on Reels benefit Instagram. Loading Something is loading. If you scroll through Instagram enough, you'll…

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