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‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Field of Dreams’ star was 67
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‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Field of Dreams’ star was 67

Ray Liottawho became a gangster-movie icon in "Goodfellas" and brought an old-time baseball legend back to life in "Field of Dreams," you have died. He was 67. His publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed to USA TODAY that Liotta died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic while filming the upcoming movie "Dangerous Waters." His fiancée, Jacy Nittolo, was on location with him.An official at the Dominican Republic's National Forensic Science Institute who was not authorized to speak to the media said Liotta's body was taken to the Cristo Redentor morgue.Producers of "Dangerous Waters" mourned Liotta in a statement to USA TODAY: "We were deeply saddened to learn of Ray's passing. It's a tremendous loss and our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, fiancée Jacy and daughter Karsen."Bor...
Iga Swiatek carves her way through draw as French Open rivals missing |  French Open 2022
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Iga Swiatek carves her way through draw as French Open rivals missing | French Open 2022

Over the course of the past few months, as Iga Swiatek's titles and wins have ominously piled up, it has become increasingly clear that the French Open women's draw could be summed up as Swiatek versus the rest of the field. So far, however, many of the other top players with the pedigree to challenge Swiatek have barely shown up.Thursday's action saw more upsets to familiar names as the former No 1 Karolina Pliskova, the eighth seed, was defeated 6-2, 6-2 by the French wildcard Leolia Jeanjean, while the 2018 champion Simona Halep, seeded 19th, fell 2-6 , 6-2, 6-1 to the 19-year-old Zheng Qinwen. With the ninth seed Danielle Collins losing 6-4, 6-3 to Shelby Rogers, seven of the top 10 women's seeds are out of the draw before the third round.As the upsets have piled up, Swiatek has c...
Woman sues LSU, others over failure to share sexual misconduct reports
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Woman sues LSU, others over failure to share sexual misconduct reports

A woman is suing three Louisiana universities and one police department over failures to report information about a handful of sexual assault allegations against one student, saying their negligence led to her being raped. Louisiana State University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana Tech University and the Lafayette Police Department “chose to disregard their most basic duties … refused to share information concerning reports of student sexual assault, (and) continued to employ disjointed approaches to sexual assault complaints,” the lawsuit filed by a woman using the name Jane Doe states.The suit comes after a USA TODAY investigation in May 2021 revealed the practices of the universities and the Lafayette Police Department had enabled one student, Victor Daniel Silva...
Albert Serra falls in love in Cannes and positions himself for the awards
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Albert Serra falls in love in Cannes and positions himself for the awards

Albert Serra poses in Cannes. / REUTERS'Pacifiction' dances with the game of power while delighting with images of the Polynesian islands in a story where the nuclear threat has its spaceAlbert Serra (Bañolas, Gerona, 46 years old) premiered the film 'Pacifiction' in a big way in the official section of Cannes. His arrival, received with applause before and at the end of the show, highlighted the admiration of the French for the Spanish director who was accompanied by the Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta. A contemporary Serra travels to exotic Tahiti, where actor Benoît Magimel becomes the island's High Commissioner, handling its shady affairs with alacrity. The idea of ​​paradise lost is present in this twisted feature film where the set offers many possibilities. «He wanted to ma...
New probe on police actions in stopping Uvalde shooter
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New probe on police actions in stopping Uvalde shooter

Texas state police are conducting a top-to-bottom review of how police responded, from initial reports to a confrontation with the gunman before he breached Robb Elementary School Tuesday and killed 19 children and their two teachers.The state police, known as the Texas Rangers, are not out to lay blame but rather to determine whether the school officers returned gunfire and what prevented them and Uvalde police from stopping the killer before he entered the fourth grade classroom via an unlocked door and announced , "It's time to die."In a chaotic and heart-wrenching scene, neighbors and parents screamed and pleaded with officers to go into the school and save the children. It took 40 minutes to an hour for Border Patrol agents to break into the classroom and kill the 18-year-old atta...
What we know about each of them
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What we know about each of them

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified nine cases of monkeypox across seven US states, officials said Thursday: in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Utah, Virginia and Washington."The US has the resources we need to help us respond to monkeypox in this country right now. We've been preparing for this type of outbreak for decades," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a briefing.Walensky mentioned two vaccines that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for smallpox and stored in the National Strategic Stockpile. The US has 100 million doses of one vaccine, called ACAM2000. The second, called Jynneos, is FDA-approved for use against monkeypox in particular and some doses of it have already been distributed.Although some of the US patie...
This is what a Switchblade “kamikaze” drone sees just before crashing into a Russian tank
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This is what a Switchblade “kamikaze” drone sees just before crashing into a Russian tank

We have known for months that "kamikaze" drones are being used by Ukraine in its war with Russia. However, until now we had not seen them in action. Now, a video posted on Twitterattributed to the Ukrainian Army Special Operations Forces, shows what appears to be a Switchblade 300 drone swooping down on a Russian T-72 tank. These drones have been on the battlefield since the United States included them in one of its shipments of military weapons to Ukraine. Unlike large military drones, which are remotely controlled by trained pilots and launch missiles at their targets, the Switchblade 300s, branded as loitering weapons, are easy to use, small and accurate. An attack on a Russian tank The video shows us an attack against an armored vehicle from different angles. On the one ...
Charles Leclerc puts Monaco failures behind him as he eyes historic F1 win |  charles leclerc
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Charles Leclerc puts Monaco failures behind him as he eyes historic F1 win | charles leclerc

Charles Leclerc insists he feels no pressure at his home grand prix in Monte Carlo despite the streak of poor fortune that has plagued his performances here. The Ferrari driver believes this is the year he can see off his Monaco curse, a meeting where he has yet to make the finish line.Leclerc is also aware that victory would help recover some of the momentum he has lost in a fierce title fight with Red Bull's Max Verstappen. The 24-year-old, who was born and grew up in the principality, was relaxed speaking before Sunday's race, despite carrying the expectations of delivering a win in front of a home crowd.“I honestly don't feel the pressure, I am just really happy to be here,” he said. “To be back on this amazing track it is very special for me having grown up here, on these roads ...
Brightness and eclipses at La Casa del Sol
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Brightness and eclipses at La Casa del Sol

At the top of the Plaza de San Jorge in Cáceres, Casa del Sol has been located since 1549, converted today into a worthy hotel complex with a hostel, gastronomic products shop and a restaurant that we access through a beautiful patio. On the first floor, a lobby with a bar, an open kitchen, an outdoor terrace that is great for summer nights, and two lounges with arches and vaults, large tables, comfortable chairs, and walls with alternating floral themes and wood. The crockery, with containers of various sizes and colours, is made of Robert Gordonthe magnificent cutlery is of Pirinfarine and the glassware more than complies. And call me old, but in a restaurant of this category and price you can not put paper napkins. I There are no aromas that welco...
Where to eat tapas at the Cáceres day fair
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Where to eat tapas at the Cáceres day fair

Caceres Fair. Booths and bars. The call ' day fair' has established itself in the city and during these days of celebration, the people of Cáceres alternate beers in the downtown bars with food in the booths of the fair. To guide you on the route of the tapa and the fino, En Salsa has traveled the route of the day fair selecting places where you can enjoy the aperitif. Many of the things related to the 'fair' begin with F: party, folklore and frying. And it is that no matter how far Cáceres is from Seville or Huelva, people like to eat typical Andalusian dishes at the fair: shrimp omelettes, marinated dogfish, cañaíllas... And this 2022, after two years of absence, the gains are squared. That is why most hoteliers strive to please their customers and offer these bites from the sou...