Orinda man sentenced to 40 months for bank fraud, wire fraud and money laundering

An Orinda man was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison on Friday after he was convicted of fraud and money laundering in connection with a debit card scam, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Alan Safahi, 62, was convicted on June 30, 2022, of one count of bank fraud, four counts of wire fraud and… Continue reading Orinda man sentenced to 40 months for bank fraud, wire fraud and money laundering

Construction worker suffers serious injuries in trench fall in Colorado Springs

A construction worker was seriously injured Saturday by a fall into a deep trench. The worker fell about 15 feet into the trench in the area of Black Forest Road and Research Parkway, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said in 11:55 a.m. tweet. The injured worker was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, CSFD… Continue reading Construction worker suffers serious injuries in trench fall in Colorado Springs

Orioles top prospect Gunnar Henderson still wants to prove himself entering spring training; 12 pitchers in rotation mix | NOTES

The situation Orioles infielder Gunnar Henderson will find himself in at spring training later this month is much different than in previous years. After his call-up in late August last season, Henderson has since become not just the near-consensus top prospect in baseball but also an everyday player in the Orioles’ infield. The 21-year-old said… Continue reading Orioles top prospect Gunnar Henderson still wants to prove himself entering spring training; 12 pitchers in rotation mix | NOTES

US sweeps Uzbekistan, advances to group stage in Davis Cup

The United States swept its way into the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals on Saturday, getting the winning point in a 4-0 victory over Uzbekistan from the doubles team of Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek. They beat Sergey Fomin and Sanjar Fayziev 6-2, 6-4, after Tommy Paul and Mackenzie McDonald had won singles… Continue reading US sweeps Uzbekistan, advances to group stage in Davis Cup

Benzema to miss Mallorca game, doubtful for Club World Cup

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Karim Benzema and Éder Militão will miss Sunday’s Spanish league match at Mallorca due to minor injuries. Ancelotti says both players will travel with the team to the Club World Cup in Morocco next week, even though their availability is still doubtful. Benzema and Militão had… Continue reading Benzema to miss Mallorca game, doubtful for Club World Cup

San Diego’s COVID Hospitalizations Fall to 242 with 29 in Intensive Care

A medical staff member treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The number of people hospitalized in San Diego County with a COVID-related illness fell by 39 patients to 242, according to the latest state data released Saturday. A… Continue reading San Diego’s COVID Hospitalizations Fall to 242 with 29 in Intensive Care

Fran Lebowitz on the Internet, COVID, the Kardashians and her pal Marty

Fran Lebowitz is one of American culture’s true humorist geniuses. Her dry wit and sage perspective on life, politics, people and really, everything, has made her a living legend, especially to older audiences who’ve read her essays or seen her appearances on late night TV over the decades. With the success of the Netflix series… Continue reading Fran Lebowitz on the Internet, COVID, the Kardashians and her pal Marty

Chinese spy balloon over the US: An aerospace expert explains how the balloons work and what they can see

Iain Boyd (University of Colorado Boulder) (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Iain Boyd, University of Colorado Boulder (THE CONVERSATION) Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed on Feb. 2, 2023, that the military was tracking what it called a “spy balloon” that was… Continue reading Chinese spy balloon over the US: An aerospace expert explains how the balloons work and what they can see

911 calls raise questions about fatal crash involving UGA player

By Tori Cooper Click here for updates on this story     ATLANTA (WANF) — On Friday Atlanta News First obtained new 911 calls from the Athens Clarke County Police Department that provided new information into the immediate aftermath of the fatal crash that killed University of Georgia football player Devin Willock and team staffer Chandler Lecroy… Continue reading 911 calls raise questions about fatal crash involving UGA player

Disney World unions vote down offer covering 45,000 workers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Union members voted down a contract proposal covering tens of thousands of Walt Disney World service workers, saying it didn’t go far enough toward helping employees face cost-of-living hikes in housing and other expenses in central Florida. The unions said that 13,650 out of 14,263 members who voted on the contract… Continue reading Disney World unions vote down offer covering 45,000 workers