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Bringing Up Bates’ Carlin Bates Reveals Her Baby Layla Is Having Major Health Issues

Bringing Up Bates’ Carlin Bates Reveals Her Baby Layla Is Having Major Health Issues

Celebrity
Bringing Up Bates star Carlin Bates revealed that her newborn daughter, Layla, is having issues breathing and has ended up being hospitalized and diagnosed with a heart condition. Bringing Up Bates’ Carlin Bates Gives Birth, Welcomes 1st Child With Evan Stewart“There have been many ups and downs since our precious Layla was born,” the reality TV star, who welcomed her first child with husband Evan Stewart on January 31, captioned a photo with her daughter on Instagram on Saturday, May 16. “In some ways I feel like the hospital has become our 2nd home!” In her post, the 22-year-old explained that since Layla was born prematurely, “she has had breathing problems and episodes of turning blue where she can’t catch her breath.” The UPtv star revealed that after she ended up in the hos...
Democratic governors hit with flurry of legal challenges to coronavirus lockdowns

Democratic governors hit with flurry of legal challenges to coronavirus lockdowns

Politics
State leaders are facing objections even as they begin lifting some restrictions The raging public debate over statewide coronavirus lockdowns is running in parallel to a series of legal battles in state capitals — and the lockdown skeptics got a big boost this week. The decision by Wisconsin’s Supreme Court on Wednesday to toss Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide shelter-in-place order set off a scramble in cities across the state to impose their own local restrictions. Elsewhere, bars and restaurants shut down by the order declared themselves open for business. And legal challenges are continuing to pile up across the country — even as governors who extend their state’s shelter-in-place orders begin peeling back some restrictions. The plaintiffs are business owners, aggrieved private ci...
Fred Willard, ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Modern Family’ comedy star, has died

Fred Willard, ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Modern Family’ comedy star, has died

Entertainment, Politics
Fred Willard, the comedic actor known for his roles in movies including "Best in Show" and "This is Spinal Tap" and TV sitcoms "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Modern Family," has died.The star died peacefully on Friday "at the fantastic age of 86 years old," his daughter, Hope Mulbarger, confirmed to CNN."He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever," Mulbarger said.His death comes nearly two years after the passing of his wife of 50 years, Mary Willard, who died in 2018 when she was 71 years old.Fred Willard and Will Ferrell in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."The four-time Emmy nominee, who grew up in Ohio, spread joy through his talent for making people laugh. His work included comedies like "A Mighty Wind" an...
Apple to reopen some stores next week

Apple to reopen some stores next week

Tech & Media
The first Apple Store to reopen since the country went into lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus will be on Monday in Boise, Idaho. Apple will reopen a handful of its stores across the country starting next week, the company said Friday. The first Apple Store to reopen since the country went into lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus will be on Monday in Boise, Idaho. Later in the week Apple will reopen some stores in South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska. “Our team is constantly monitoring local health data and government guidance, and as soon as we can safely open our stores, we will,” an Apple spokesman said in a statement. Apple CEO Tim Cook told Bloomberg in an interview n April that it’s deciding which stores to reopen on a city-by-city basis. Shopp...
MLB releases draft of COVID-19 testing, safety protocols

MLB releases draft of COVID-19 testing, safety protocols

Sports
A draft of Major League Baseball’s health-and-safety manual for post-COVID-19 playing has leaked to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Jeff Passan of ESPN. The current release — which Rosenthal and Passan detail, but each of which says is only partial — lays out an elaborate testing and safety protocol scheme which is reportedly going to be supplemented before a formal proposal is made. The short version: it’s EXTRAORDINARILY complicated. According to the draft plan, a copy of which has been given to the MLBPA but which has not yet been seen by most players, the testing component relies heavily on saliva testing, not the swab-up-the-nose testing, which is considered a far more workable and replicable form of mass COVID-19 testing (you can read a detailed story about that kind of test...
Ex-Green Beret captured in Venezuela believed U.S. backed overthrow plot: family

Ex-Green Beret captured in Venezuela believed U.S. backed overthrow plot: family

News
Luke Denman would have never knowingly participated in a rogue operation to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, his relatives say. Frank Denman was at his home in Austin last January when he received a call from his son, Luke. A former Green Beret, Luke had been searching for his calling after leaving the service. On the phone that day, he suggested to his father that he had found it. “He said I had something come up in Florida,” Frank recalled. “He said it was a confidential kind of thing.” The elder Denman still remembers exactly what Luke said next: “But I can tell you it’s the most meaningful thing I’ve ever done in my life.” Luke Denman with girlfriend Tatianna Saito.Courtesy of Family Luke had been working as a commercial diver on offshore oil rigs in Louisia...
Obama tells graduates, ‘Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy, that’s how little kids think.’

Obama tells graduates, ‘Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy, that’s how little kids think.’

News
Former President Barack Obama gave a virtual commencement address to graduating high school seniors across the country Saturday night during a televised event hosted by NBA star LeBron James. It was part of a special called "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020" that included appearances by numerous musical stars, celebrities and athletes, including the Jonas Brothers, Megan Rapinoe, Pharrell Williams, Maren Morris and Malala Yousafzai. "Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy, that’s how little kids think," Obama said. "Unfortunately a lot of so-called grownups, including some with fancy titles, important jobs, still think that way, which is why things are so screwed up."