What we know about the Aussie, U.S. surfers killed in Mexico

Updated on: May 7, 2024 / 7:19 AM EDT / CBS/AP Bodies of missing surfers identified Bodies of three surfers who went missing in Mexico identified, suspects in custody 01:42 Two Australians and an American were doing what they loved on the stunning, largely isolated stretch of Baja California’s Pacific coast. Their last images on social media showed them sitting and gazing at the waves. What happened to end their lives may have been as random as a passing pickup truck full of people with ill intent. The surfers were shot in the head, their bodies dumped in a covered well miles away. Here’s what we know: Who were the victims? Brothers Jake and Callum Robinson from Australia and American Jack Carter Rhoad had apparently stopped to surf the breaks between Punta San José, about 50 miles south of Ensenada, and La Bocana, further north on the coast. Callum Robinson’s Instagram page showed several images from the trio’s Mexico trip: enjoying beers with their feet up in a bar, lazing in a jacuzzi, eating roadside tacos, looking out at the surf. The photos of the foreign

Columna: El mundo boxístico pide a Canelo vs. Benavídez, pero en realidad no es el momento

LAS VEGAS —  La celebración no había desvanecido aún y la atención rápidamente se fijó en el enfrentamiento más escurridizo de los últimos años. Saúl Álvarez acababa de derrotar a Jaime Munguía y la petición de enfrentar a David Benavídez en su siguiente combate retumbaba en el T-Mobile Arena de Las Vegas. Una petición que el campeón indiscutido de peso supermediano ha desestimado una y otra vez. “No puedo hacer nada más”, dijo Benavídez a LA Times en Español. “Ya tengo tres años esperando la oportunidad… la oportunidad que yo me gané”. El Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) señaló en noviembre del 2023 que Benavídez es el retador mandatorio para enfrentar a Canelo. El presidente del CMB, Mauricio Sulaimán, había dicho que esa pelea iba a ser ordenada para mayo, pero la verdadera orden llegó de Canelo y enfrentó a otro rival de su preferencia. “Me importa un carajo… Cuando peleé contra [Erislandy] Lara, con [Austin] Trout, con [Miguel] Cotto, con [Floyd] Mayweather Jr., con [Billy Joe] Saunders, con ‘GGG’, todos dijeron que no quería pelear contra ellos, y peleé contra todos ellos. Así que ahora

Las Vegas Lights rebuild quickly and face a familiar foe in LAFC in U.S. Open Cup

When Gian Neglia took over as sporting director of the Las Vegas Lights in February, it was a team in name only. That’s not a figure of speech but a literal description of the situation Neglia inherited. The Lights, who played in the second-tier USL Championship, had no coach, no players and no employees on the soccer side when he joined the team less than two weeks before training camp was scheduled to start. “We didn’t know where we were going to have training camp. So we needed to find a place, we needed to set up games,” Neglia said. “You really sit down and think about everything that we did and everything that needed to be done in the time frame that it needed to be done, you might think to yourself, well, maybe this isn’t the right move to make.” He certainly wouldn’t have thought that three months later the Lights would be preparing for arguably the biggest match in team history, a U.S. Open Cup round of 32 match against LAFC on Wednesday in Las Vegas. LAFC’s short-lived relationship with the Lights

Raiders camp in Costa Mesa would make them the fifth NFL team to train in SoCal

The Rams, Chargers and Dallas Cowboys are here every summer, and now the New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders are on their way. Southern California has become to NFL training camps what Arizona and Florida are to MLB’s spring training. The Saints plan to hold training camp at UC Irvine this summer, and the Raiders are putting the finishing touches on a deal to move their camp to Costa Mesa. Both are one-year agreements. There is no other place in the country with such a cluster of training camps, especially notable considering the Los Angeles market went without an NFL team from 1995 through 2015. The proximity makes it more convenient for teams to hold joint practices, increasingly common in recent years. “It’s not a surprise, given the weather, the number of players from here and the overall experience that they would want to come back and hold training camp,” said Kevin Demoff, chief operating officer of the Rams. “There are not many places to practice in the summer, or in any time of the year, than Southern California.” The latest round of musical

Israeli tanks roll in, take control of Gaza side of Rafah border crossing

Updated on: May 7, 2024 / 6:34 AM EDT / CBS/AP Hamas, Israel at odds over cease-fire proposal Hamas accepts Gaza cease-fire proposal, but Israel calls deal unacceptable 02:31 Jerusalem — An Israeli tank brigade took control Tuesday of the Gaza Strip side of the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, authorities said, appearing to move forward with an offensive in the southern city even as cease-fire negotiations with Hamas remain on a knife’s edge. The move came after hours of whiplash in the Israel-Hamas war , with the militant group saying Monday that it had accepted an Egyptian-Qatari mediated cease-fire proposal. Israel, however, insisted the deal didn’t meet its core demands and rejected it, though it has said it will continue discussing the proposal.  The high-stakes diplomatic moves and military brinkmanship left a glimmer of hope alive — but only barely — for an accord that could bring at least a pause in the 7-month-old war that has devastated the Gaza Strip. Israel takes “operational control” of Rafah crossing   The Israeli 401st Brigade entered the Rafah crossing early Tuesday morning, the Israeli military said

Skeletons without hands and feet found at Hitler’s former base

Updated on: May 7, 2024 / 6:19 AM EDT / CBS/AP Drug use in Nazi Germany “Blitzed” details massive drug use in Nazi Germany 05:10 Polish prosecutors have discontinued an investigation into human skeletons found at a site where German dictator Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders spent time during World War II because the advanced state of decay made it impossible to determine the cause of death, a spokesman said Monday.  The remains were found Feb. 24 at Wolf’s Lair , which served as Hitler’s chief headquarters from 1941-44 when the area was part of Germany. The compound of about 200 Nazi bunkers and military barracks hidden in deep woods was the site of the failed assassination attempt on Hitler by Col. Claus Stauffenberg on July 20, 1944. The spokesman for the prosecutor’s office in nearby Ketrzyn town, Daniel Brodowski, said police officers secured the remains after they were found by a local group, Latebra, which searches for historical objects. A forensic medical expert examined them under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office, which was trying to determine if manslaughter had occurred. It discontinued

Bridge: May 7, 2024

“They say a woman’s work is never done,” Wendy, my club’s resident feminist, grumbled to me. “When I try to defend with Cy, it’s a constant trial.” Cy the Cynic, a chauvinist, and Wendy are adversaries even when they cut as partners in a penny game. In today’s deal, Cy had opened in spades, so Wendy, West, led the deuce against 3NT. Cy took the ace and returned the ten: jack, king, eight. Wendy then led her last spade, and South won, took the ace of diamonds and raced off six club tricks. At the end, Cy had to come down to the ace of hearts and Q-7 of diamonds, and South greedily exited with a heart to end-play him. Making four. LAST WORD “A man’s word is never done,” Wendy said sourly, “and Cy had to have the last word, of course. He said I beat 3NT if I shift to the jack of hearts at the third trick. The man’s a nutcase.” Cy must cash the king of hearts at Trick Two, then lead a spade. When Wendy wins, she will have no

Word Game: May 7, 2024

TODAY’S WORD — YOGURTS (YOGURTS: YOH-gurtz: Fermented semisolid foods made of milk and milk solids.) Average mark 22 words Time limit 30 minutes Can you find 28 or more words in YOGURTS? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — PUNCTUAL pact pant plan plant plat punt ulna unapt uncap uncut cant clan clap cult cutup talc tuna aunt luau To purchase the Word Game book, visit WordGameBooks.com. Order it now for just $5 while supplies last! RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed. Contact Word Game creator Kathleen Saxe at kzsaxe@gmail.com.

Horoscopes May 7, 2024: Breckin Meyer, leave nothing to chance

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alexander Ludwig, 32; Sydney Leroux, 34; Breckin Meyer, 50; Amy Heckerling, 70. Happy Birthday: Get on with your life, and engage in whatever it takes to point you in the direction you want to pursue. Your staying power will enable you to press forward until you find your comfort zone. Leave nothing to chance, and only delegate jobs that cannot disrupt your plans. A passionate pursuit will bring you closer to the people you want to be with and the lifestyle you long for. Your numbers are 9, 17, 21, 25, 33, 37, 42. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put your energy to work for you. Engage in activities that allow you to use your imagination and intelligence. Don’t let someone’s change of plans disrupt your day. It’s up to you to generate opportunities and make things happen. Choose the path that sets you free. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Preparation is necessary if you want to reach your target. Call in an expert if it will save you time and ensure you get things right. Don’t be afraid to

Three-bedroom home sells in Fremont for $3 million

46676 Windmill Drive – Google Street View A spacious house located in the 46600 block of Windmill Drive in Fremont has new owners. The 3,509-square-foot property, built in 1985, was sold on March 21, 2024. The $3,038,000 purchase price works out to $866 per square foot. This single-story house has three bedrooms and three baths. Outside, the home presents roofing composed of tiles materials. Inside, there is a fireplace. Additionally, the house features a garage. The lot of the property covers a substantial area of 0.3-acre. Additional houses that have recently been purchased close by include: On Curtner Road, Fremont, in July 2023, a 2,150-square-foot home was sold for $2,250,000, a price per square foot of $1,047. The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. A 2,591-square-foot home on the first block of Kootenai Drive in Fremont sold in October 2023, for $2,825,000, a price per square foot of $1,090. The home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. In March 2023, a 5,139-square-foot home on Pebblewood Court in Fremont sold for $3,700,000, a price per square foot of $720. The home has 5 bedrooms and

Ask Amy: My little lie has snowballed into a big deal

Dear Amy: For the past 50 years, I have lied that I was in the military and served in Vietnam. I’m now 71. I want to come clean with my son/family. I ran away from a bad home life at 13 and lived on the streets. It was horrible. I was beaten up and sexually attacked. I tried to commit suicide twice. My self-esteem was so low for many years. It still is. I met a woman (she was older than me) and we had a son. I believe this is around the time when I started lying that I had been in the military. I was drafted for the Army during the Vietnam War but didn’t pass the physical. I felt ashamed and embarrassed. So, later on when guys got together and started telling war stories, I joined in with mine. Lies. I kept telling more lies to cover the first one. I’m so afraid my son and grandson would be so disappointed in me for lying for so long. Also, my health is not that great, and I’m scared that if something happens

Disney’s streaming business (sans ESPN+) turns a quarterly profit

Walt Disney Co. is making massive strides toward making its streaming business profitable, a milestone that comes none too soon as its traditional TV networks continue to decline. The Burbank media and entertainment giant reported overall streaming business revenue of $6.19 billion for the second fiscal quarter of 2024, up 12% compared with a year earlier. Disney’s streaming business — which includes Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ — reported an operating loss of $18 million for the three-month period that ended March 30, a 97% change from last year, when it reported losing $659 million. The company’s “entertainment streaming” business, which consists only of Disney+ and Hulu (and not ESPN+), was profitable during the quarter, notching operating income of $47 million, compared with a loss of $587 million a year earlier. Excluding ESPN+, streaming revenue of $5.64 billion was up 13% from a year earlier. Overall, Disney generated $22.1 billion in revenue that quarter, up 1% from the same period a year earlier. Sales came in roughly in line with analysts’ estimates, according to FactSet. Earnings, excluding certain items, were $1.21 per share, up from 93

Goldberg: What happened to the Republican war on ‘woke’ — and what we should have learned from it

This isn’t going to be more musing about whether America has reached “ peak woke .” But that is part of the story. So let’s start there. About a decade ago, many on the left embraced the word “woke,” a term with roots in African American culture and activism . It originally meant staying awake — that is, “woke” — to the dangers facing the Black community. But in the hands of the broader, and whiter, academic and journalistic left, it soon became a kind of cool catchall for progressive politics, alongside other buzzwords like “intersectionality.” The combined effects of the Trump presidency, the death of George Floyd and the COVID-19 pandemic pushed wokeness into overdrive. This was the era of “defund the police” and other radical inanities. The right soon took up the word, using “woke” as a catchall for everything — woke or not, real or not — it hated about the left. The novelty of wokeness as a concept lent an equal edginess, for a time, to anti-wokeness. It’s a familiar tale, really: The same thing happened with “political correctness” in the

Whoopi Goldberg will never stop grieving her mother’s and brother’s deaths

On the Shelf Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me By Whoopi GoldbergBlackstone: 258 pages, $29 If you buy books linked on our site, The Times may earn a commission from Bookshop.org , whose fees support independent bookstores. It wasn’t until Whoopi Goldberg tried to shut off her late brother’s phone, years after he had died, that she realized how long he’d been gone. “I told the phone company, I’ve been trying to shut this phone off for 11 years. It wasn’t until my assistant then told me, ‘It’s actually been 16 years.’ That’s when I thought, ‘Let me get my feet on solid ground,’” says Goldberg when asked why now was the time for her to write about grief. To encapsulate the memory of her brother, Clyde, and her mother, Emma, who died five years apart, in 2015 and 2010, respectively, Goldberg chronicles their lives in “Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me.” Emma Johnson, Whoopi and Clyde’s mom, instilled in her children a great deal of character. She taught them to own the consequences of their actions and to

UCLA detectives use Jan. 6 tactics to find masked mob who attacked pro-Palestinian camp

It is shaping up to be perhaps the biggest case in the history of the UCLA Police Department: how to identify dozens of people who attacked a pro-Palestinian camp at the center of campus last week. The mob violence was captured on live television, but it took three hours for police to bring it to an end. Those involved left, and no arrests were made. But the trail is not cold. UCLA detectives are now scanning hundreds of images in an attempt to identify the attackers. They intend to use technology that captures facial images and compares them to other photos on the internet and social media to put names to faces, according to law enforcement sources. The same technology has allowed police to identify suspects in smash-and-grab retail burglaries. It also was the heart of the Jan. 6 investigation, in which videos of those storming the U.S. Capitol helped the FBI identify many of the assailants and led federal prosecutors to charge more than 1,300 people. In those cases, investigators often were able to find social media images of the assailant wearing the same

Granderson: Trump’s racist ‘welfare’ dog whistle is nonsense just like Reagan’s

Donald Trump took his dog whistle down to Florida last weekend, where he reportedly told a room full of donors: “When you are Democrat, you start off essentially at 40% because you have civil service, you have the unions and you have welfare.” He then drove home this point: “And don’t underestimate welfare. They get welfare to vote, and then they cheat on top of that — they cheat.” It’s hard to believe that trope still works on people. It has always been nonsense. Opinion Columnist LZ Granderson LZ Granderson writes about culture, politics, sports and navigating life in America. Of the 341 counties experiencing persistent poverty, the U.S. Census says roughly 80% are in Southern states that voted for Trump. In fact, most of our poorest states have voted Republican in every election since 2000 and have had Republican-controlled state legislatures for years . The “welfare vote,” if there were such a thing, is not going to Democrats. Lord knows I’m not suggesting blue cities and states don’t have their problems. But with so many Americans living check to check nowadays, the problem of

Trump trial continues after warning about jail, testimony on bookkeeping

get the free app By Graham Kates, Taurean Small Updated on: May 7, 2024 / 6:00 AM EDT / CBS News Donald Trump’s criminal trial resumes Tuesday, the day after jurors were given a deep look at accounting inside the former president’s company and the judge warned Trump he’s at risk of being jailed. Prosecutors on Monday called two longtime Trump Organization bookkeepers who explained the raw mechanics of processing an invoice, from bill to general ledger entry to signed check. Jurors were then shown a series of checks paid to Michael Cohen in 2017 and signed by either Trump or two of his adult sons. The payments totaled $420,000 over the course of the year.  Former Trump Organization controller Jeffrey McConney also reviewed a copy of handwritten notes from seven years ago. Prosecutors say it showed how Trump’s staff accounted for the $130,000 Cohen paid adult film star Stormy Daniels for her silence the year before about an alleged sexual encounter. They added another $50,000 owed to Cohen, totaling $180,000. They then doubled that figure to offset an expected tax hit, and added on

This gentrifying Mexico City neighborhood has a Soho House — and a migrant encampment

MEXICO CITY —  In the rapidly gentrifying Mexico City neighborhood of Juarez, tourists roll suitcases to luxury Airbnbs, and music bumps from pool parties at Soho House, a new members-only club. Shops sell designer underwear. Cafes serve caviar. And then there are the tents — hundreds of them — that fill the streets. Here, destitute migrants from around the world bide time as they wait for the opportunity to request asylum at the U.S. border. Entire families from Haiti, Venezuela and other places in upheaval live exposed to the elements, cooking over open fires, bathing in water pilfered from fountains and finding ways to relieve themselves without public restrooms. Despite the hardships, Karenis Álvarez, 36, said the three months she has spent camped here haven’t been worse than life back in Venezuela, where food and electricity are scarce, and the education and health systems have collapsed. “We have a place to sleep,” said Álvarez. “Even if it’s a tent.” Karenis Álvarez, 36, and her 17-year-old son from Venezuela make arepas outside their tent in the Juarez neighborhood. (Alejandra Rajal / For The Times) The sprawling encampment

“She was just such a bright light”: friends remember 11-year-old killed in Madera County Crash

MADERA, Calif. (KFSN) — A ray of sunshine with a personality that could fill a room, that’s how friends are remembering 11-year-old Amelia Marsh who was killed in a car crash in Madera County Saturday night. Early Saturday evening, life as the Marsh family knew it changed entirely as they lost 11-year-old Amelia. “She was just such a bright light to everybody,” said Dicie Wheaton, Family Friend. That light suddenly extinguished. Friends said Amelia, her parents Andrea and Chuck, and younger siblings were headed for an evening of fun at Defy Jump Park in Fresno, but they didn’t make it there. CHP investigators said her father was driving south on 41 and Jewels Vista Court when he lost control of their SUV in the rain, colliding with two other vehicles. Amelia died in the crash. Her mom was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, and her younger siblings to Valley Children’s, where they all continue to recover. The news of her death came as a shock to friends who remember the little girl with a big heart and who was devoted to her faith. “It

Woman wins Indianapolis half marathon while 23 weeks pregnant

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Running a half marathon is enough of an accomplishment. Now imagine winning the race while 23 weeks pregnant. Anna Rohrer was the first woman to cross the finish line during a half marathon this weekend in Indianapolis. She ran the 13.1 miles in about 1:15. She says she was a little slower this year for obvious reasons, but proved that women have superpowers. Copyright © 2024 KABC Television, LLC. All rights reserved.

Tornado tears through northeast Oklahoma, leaves trail of damage

Updated on: May 7, 2024 / 6:47 AM EDT / CBS/AP 5/6: CBS Evening News 5/6: CBS Evening News 19:58 A tornado destroyed homes and toppled trees and power lines when it roared through a small northeast Oklahoma city, one of several twisters that erupted in the central United States amid a series of powerful storms that stretched into Tuesday. The tornado ripped through the 1,000-person city of Barnsdall, about a 40-minute drive north of Tulsa, Monday night. The nearby city of Bartlesville also took a “direct hit” from a funnel, according to Washington County Emergency Director Kary Cox. Stephen Nehrenz, a meteorologist at CBS Tulsa affiliate KOTV, said on social media late Monday that, “The Hampton Inn in Bartlesville took a hit from tonight’s tornado. Reports are they lost most of the building’s roof. So far it sounds like most everyone there is okay from what we’ve heard initially.” “We did take a direct hit from a tornado” in Bartlesville, said Kary Fox of the Washington County Emergency Management. “Please stay off the roadways. Stay out of those damaged areas. We’re having a lot