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Starbucks barista says she was fired for refusing to wear Pride shirt

A New Jersey woman has filed suit against Starbucks, claiming she was wrongfully terminated for refusing to wear an official company Pride T-shirt that she says violated her religious beliefs. When Betsy Fresse began working as a barista at a Starbucks in Hoboken in 2018, she alleged in court filings, her managers knew of her […]

Sport

Chargers designating Austin Ekeler to return

Chargers running back Asutin Ekeler is getting close to returning to the field. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Chargers plan to designate Ekeler for return from injured reserve this week. That doesn’t necessarily mean he will be active for Sunday’s game against the Bills, but it’s a very good sign that he’s […]

Lifestyle

Long-term survival after heart attack could hinge on where you live

Having a heart attack before your 50th birthday is bad enough. But new research shows if you also live in a poor neighborhood, your chances of dying within a decade of that heart attack are higher. “This tells us that we need to focus not just on a patient’s medical problems, but on the whole […]

Business

Telford armoured vehicle contract may create 200 jobs

About 260 Boxer armoured vehicles are to be produced for the British Army at a site in Shropshire. German defence firm Rheinmetall said about 200 jobs could be created in and around its Telford site after it landed the £860m contract. The plant will build the vehicles over 10 years. Rheinmetall said the contract would […]

Technology

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max camera stuns when shooting in RAW

I’ve long been a proponent of standalone digital cameras. They somewhat force you to think about your shots and are flexible with regards to lens choice, but most importantly, the quality of images they turn out is far better than what you can get from a smartphone camera. Or at least, that used to be […]

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After a summer of protests, Seattle cuts police department budget by nearly 17%

The Seattle City Council on Monday cut its police department budget by nearly 17 percent in a shift that grew out of this past summer’s national protests against systemic racism. The panel’s 2021 spending plan called for $340 million to be allocated to the Seattle Police Department, down from $409 million this year, representatives of […]

Sport

Jets to sign Josh Adams off of practice squad

The Jets brought running back Josh Adams up from the practice squad for the first two games of the season and he will be back with the team for Week 12. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Jets are signing Adams to their 53-man roster. The move comes after La’Michal Perine hurt his […]

Lifestyle

Junk food, booze often star in America’s hit movies

If there was an Oscar for “most unhealthy food in a leading role,” many of America’s most popular movies would be serious contenders. That’s the conclusion of a new review of food content featured in 250 top-grossing U.S. movies. More often than not, the fictional food choices were so bad they wouldn’t make the cut […]

Business

Huawei ban: UK networks breaking new law face big fines

A new security law being unveiled on Tuesday threatens telecoms giants with hefty fines if they fail to tighten security. The Telecommunications Security Bill bans the involvement of Chinese firm Huawei in the UK’s 5G mobile network. But it also says that companies which fail to meet deadlines for higher security requirements could face enormous […]

Technology

Cyberpunk 2077’s latest action-packed gameplay

Cyberpunk’s latest Night City Wire event was easily its meatiest yet. It covered a wide array of topics, including Cyberpunk 2077’s soundtrack, the bonus in-game goodies players can expect to see, the title’s special facial animation technology (which we’ve covered in the past), and two separate sections dedicated to the legendary actor Keanu Reeves’ role […]