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Dysert Picked Up By Chicago Bears

9/1/2015   5:20pm

Zac Dysert has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears. According to Chicago media Dysert was picked up by the Bears Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, Dysert was waived by the Denver Broncos where he has been since 2013. Dysert, a graduate of Ada High School, was a seventh-round pick out of the University of Miami in Ohio and spent the 2014 season on the Broncos practice squad. Dysert was the third-string quarterback behind Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler.

Chicago media also report that Dysert is expected to play Thursday night when the Bears take on the Cleveland Browns in their final preseason game.

 

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The World’s Busiest Airports

Jessica McGowan/Getty(MONTREAL) — It’s perhaps best known for its major league baseball team, the Braves, and for hosting the 1996 Olympics. Now, Atlanta, Georgia is home to the world’s busiest airport.

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson is one of four U.S. airports to make the top 10 list, according to data released Monday from Airports Council International. The others are LAX in Los Angeles (5); Chicago O’Hare (7) and Dallas-Fort Worth (9).

The Montreal-based council ranks the airports based on passenger traffic. More than 96 million passengers arrived or departed from Hartsfield-Jackson in 2014. That’s 10 million more than the second-place airport, Beijing’s Capital International Airport.

The 10 Busiest Airports of 2014:

  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Beijing (PEK)
  • London (LHR)
  • Tokyo (HND)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Dubai (DXB)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Paris (CDG)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Hong Kong (HKG)

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Ad Wars: Jeb Bush and Donald Trump Duke It Out

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If this was a friendly feud before, Republican candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have now fully entered the proverbial boxing ring and neither are pulling any punches.

These are the ad wars; Trump released an ad mocking Bush’s comments that illegal immigration is an “act of love.” And Tuesday, Bush fired back in, what could be the most effective attack against Trump — Trump, himself.

Released on the @JebBush twitter account, the video, entitled “The Real Donald Trump”, is almost entirely comprised of old interview clips that Trump participated in.

It begins with Trump speaking these words (from 1999),”I lived in New York City, in Manhattan all my life so my views are a little different than if I lived in Iowa.”

You then hear Trump say “I am very pro-choice” and proclaim that he thinks Hillary Clinton would do a good job in Iran negotiations. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asks he if identifies more as a Democrat or a Republican. Trump responds, “you’d be shocked if I said that, in many cases, I probably identify more as a democrat.”

And then the kicker — an unidentified questioner asks why he’s a Republican. To which Trump responds, “I have no idea.”

It is the most pointed attack we’ve heard from the Bush team thus far. In the past, when faced with attack, Bush would respond with a measured line, saying that Trump “doesn’t have a proven conservative record.”

Bush acknowledged Tuesday that the war of words had intensified, during an availability with reporters after a town hall at a Miami high school.

“They attack me every day, every day with barbarities that are not true,” Bush said in Spanish, later adding in English that the ad wasn’t a mischaracterization. “Using his own words is not a mischaracterization, it came out of his own mouth.”

Meanwhile, Trump has gone for the jugular from the very beginning. In his most recent attack, he used Bush’s claim that illegal immigration can be “an act of love” against him. The video, accompanied by macabre music, features Bush saying that line, as photos of people who came into the country illegally are played. One was charged with murder, another convicted of it.

One of the men mentioned in the video, Francisco Sanchez, was charged with murder in California and has pleaded not guilty.

Another man, Santana Gaona, had been convicted of murder in Texas and was sentenced to 50 years, according to court records.

And a third, Brian Hyde Omar, was charged in Florida with three counts of second-degree murder. Police say he was here illegally, though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has yet to confirm that.

Another video, instagrammed by Trump Tuesday, shows Bush introducing Hillary Clinton at an event as “someone who has dedicated her life to public service.”

It is yet another series in the long saga between Trump, the current frontrunner, and Bush, the one who everyone thought would be.

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Dow Falls Again Due to Worries About China

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Following more bad news from China, U.S. stocks had another bad day as investors remain jittery over a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

On Tuesday, the Shanghai Composite Index closed down Tuesday 1.2 percent. American investors fear that an economic slowdown in China will affect U.S. exports to that nation.

The Dow Jones Industrial average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all ended the day in the red. The Dow briefly dropped more than 500 points and closed down about 2.8 percent, or 469 points at the end of trading in New York. The S&P 500 fell about 2.7 percent and the Nasdaq closed down nearly 3 percent.

A report in China said manufacturing in that country fell to a three-year low last month.

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Dow Falls Again Due to Worries About China

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Following more bad news from China, U.S. stocks had another bad day as investors remain jittery over a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.

On Tuesday, the Shanghai Composite Index closed down Tuesday 1.2 percent. American investors fear that an economic slowdown in China will affect U.S. exports to that nation.

The Dow Jones Industrial average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 all ended the day in the red. The Dow briefly dropped more than 500 points and closed down about 2.8 percent, or 469 points at the end of trading in New York. The S&P 500 fell about 2.7 percent and the Nasdaq closed down nearly 3 percent.

A report in China said manufacturing in that country fell to a three-year low last month.

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Why Hillary Clinton Emailed About Gefilte Fish

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The great gefilte fish mystery may have been solved.

Among the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on Monday night was one that left people totally stumped — and it had to do with gefilte fish.

“Where are we on this?” Clinton wrote to two of her advisers on March 5, 2010. The subject line was simply, “Gefilte Fish.”

Gefilte fish, for those who don’t know, is a traditional Jewish dish served at Passover that is made up of ground-up fish and various spices, and is often bought ready-to-eat in jars. It’s highly controversial – people either like it or can’t stand it.

Why Clinton was emailing about the Jewish dish was unclear at first. Regardless, the Internet loved it.

But it appears the case has now been cracked. And the explanation is perfectly logical and work-related.

According to the Washington Post, just before the Jewish holiday that year there was a trade dispute that held up a large shipment of Illinois-caught carp (the fish typically used in gefilte fish) that was destined for Israel.

Clinton had pledged to help resolve the issue.

“I will take that mission on,” she told Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Illinois.

Tablet magazine’s Yair Rosenberg was the first to make the connection on Twitter, where he shared an excerpt of the former Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren’s, memoir, Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, in which he recalled the situation.

Clinton’s campaign has not confirmed if this is indeed what Clinton was emailing about, but the timing of it makes sense.

This is not the first time Clinton’s emails have raised eyebrows.

Two emails released by the State Department earlier this summer revealed that Clinton had meetings with an unidentified person referred to as “Santa.”

People wondered if Santa could be a code name for some high-powered Clinton associate, however it turned out Santa was simply the name of Clinton’s longtime hairdresser, Santa Nikkels.

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Biggest Illinois Lottery Winners Lose Their Luck Amid State’s Budget Problem

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Danny Chasteen thought he hit the jackpot when he won $250,000 in the Illinois lottery this summer. But a delay in the state’s budget is also delaying his payoff and dampening his celebratory mood.

“Wait a minute. I won this fair and square,” Chasteen, 56, of LaSalle County, said. “I bought a ticket and scratched it off. I don’t get it.”

That’s because until the budget is approved, the state comptroller can’t pay lottery winners with prize money higher than $25,000, state lottery officials said.

“If it was me owing the state money, but I don’t have the budget together, they would take me to court and get my money,” Chasteen said.

Illinois lawmakers have failed to meet their budget deadline of July 1, as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has battled the Democrat-run legislature. Meanwhile, the Illinois State Museum, subsidized child care and other social services are on the chopping block.

When Chasteen, a manufacturing foreman, learned he won the state lottery’s Cool Cash scratch-off game on July 20, he said he was told he would receive the winnings in four to six weeks. But last week, he received a call from lottery officials saying otherwise.

“They said, ‘We cannot pay you out because the state don’t have a budget,'” said Chasteen, who was hoping to pay off his bills with his lottery winnings.

Last Friday, he took out a $3,000 loan to help pay off his bills and those of his girlfriend. Chasteen said he hasn’t spent more money than he usually does since learning he won the lottery. But he said he wouldn’t have taken out the loan if he had received the lottery prize money, as first reported by ABC station WLS in Chicago.

Lottery officials say the prize money exists, but they legally can’t dole it out.

“Due to the ongoing budget situation in Springfield, some lottery winner payments have been delayed,” a statement from the state lottery read. “All winners will be paid in full as soon as the Lottery and the Illinois Comptroller have the legislative authority to do so.”

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Manhunt in Illinois for Three Men Suspected in Police Officer’s Shooting Death

iStock/Thinkstock(FOX LAKE, Ill.) — A police officer has been fatally shot and a manhunt for three suspects is underway outside Chicago.

The deadly shooting is believed to have happened after the officer sent a radio message saying that he was chasing after three men, authorities said Tuesday.

The Fox Lake police officer has not been publicly identified, but Lake County Sheriff’s Department Det. Chris Covelli confirmed to ABC News that the officer has died as a result of the shooting.

The incident started at 7:52 a.m. Tuesday when the officer said via radio that he was pursuing two white men and one black man, according to a Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman at an afternoon news conference.

Police lost communication with the officer after his radio message, and a backup officer found him injured, police said.

The three suspects remain at large, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. Canine crews are being used as well as officers on foot and in helicopters in the search.

Fox Lake is a suburb about 60 miles north of central Chicago.

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Is Expecting Identical Twin Girls

Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Marissa Mayer is expecting identical twin girls!

The Yahoo CEO, 40, shared the happy news on her Tumblr Tuesday, writing that the “twins part was quite a surprise, because I have no family history of twins or any other predisposing factors.”

Mayer said she is due in December and it appears she won’t be taking full advantage of Yahoo’s parental leave policy.

“Since my pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time in Yahoo’s transformation, I plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as I did with my son three years ago, taking limited time away and working throughout,” she wrote.

Mayer was back to work soon after she gave birth to her son in 2012, the same year she took over as Yahoo’s CEO.

“I’ve shared the news and my plans with Yahoo’s Board of Directors and my executive team, and they are incredibly supportive and happy for me,” she said. “I want to thank them for all of their encouragement as well as their offers of help and continued support.”

The announcement of her pregnancy comes as Yahoo prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba into a new entity called Aabaco Holdings. The move is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

While Mayer’s quick maternity leave drew some criticism that she was setting an unrealistic example for many women, she later followed up by extending Yahoo’s parental leave, offering mothers up to 16 weeks of paid maternity leave, which also applies to adoption, foster child placement and surrogacy, and eight paid weeks for fathers.

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“Bachelor in Paradise” Recap: New Women Arrive, Ashley I. Makes a Bold Move with Jared

ABC/Rick Rowell(NEW YORK) — Monday night’s episode of Bachelor in Paradise marked the arrivals of a few new cast members.

We were reintroduced to Chelsie Webster late in the previous episode. On Monday night she asked out Nick Peterson, who was eager to end his relationship with Ashley Salter. The breakup left Ashley feeling upset; she told the cameras she’d felt deceived.

Chelsie and Nick became acquainted on an ocean cruise, but they lacked chemistry.

Mackenzie Deonigi, from Chris Soules’ season of The Bachelor, joined the crew in Mexico and paired up with Justin Reich, who on Sunday night’s episode went out with Amber James. Mackenzie and Justin took part in a Spanish ceremony led by a shaman that involved smoke and mud. It ended with the shaman telling them, “You’re married.”

Jaclyn Swartz, previously a contestant on Ben Flajnik’s season of The Bachelor, showed up to paradise and had her sights set on Jared Haibon. Jared was interested in her, too, but Ashley Iaconneti — who’s had a crush on Jared all season — had a trick up her sleeve.

Ashley I. obtained an overnight fantasy suite date card from host Chris Harrison and approached Jared with it. Jared agreed to the date, and Ashley I. implied to the cameras she was considering losing her virginity to him.

That left us with a cliffhanger for the two-night season finale, which begins Sunday night on ABC.

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