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‘9-1-1’ Crew Member Killed in Car Accident Following 14-hour Overnight Shift, Union Says

Richard “Rico” Priem, a crew member on the ABC procedural drama “9-1-1,” was killed in a single-vehicle accident in the early hours of May 11 after working a 14-hour overnight shift for the television series. A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol’s Baldwin Park station told The Epoch Times that Mr. Priem was traveling northbound on State Route 57 Freeway in the city of San Dimas—located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles—when his Toyota Highlander SUV “left the roadway,” went up an embankment, and rolled over onto its roof. Mr. Priem was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP officer confirmed. The cause of the crash, which occurred at approximately 4:27 a.m., is still under investigation. Timothy Moriarty, Mr. Priem’s purported nephew, indicated in a GoFundMe account created to help cover funeral services that the 66-year-old’s recent shift marked his second consecutive 14-hour day working for the production company charged with filming the ABC drama—20th Television, a division of Disney Television Studios. The Epoch Times contacted ABC and The Walt Disney Company for comment but did not receive a response by press time. Mr. Moriarty, who called Mr. Priem a “legend in the film & motion picture industry,” noted that his uncle was on the cusp of retiring. “A heart of gold and a work ethic as strong as a rock, Rico served 30 years in the business with over 75,000 hours under his belt. Filing his paperwork only a few weeks prior, Rico was ready to enjoy his retirement, and planning to still work in the business to keep in contact with all of his friends and loved ones in the industry,” he shared. “Early on Saturday morning after working 14 hours of an overnight shift for an episodic television production, a member of IATSE Local 80 died in a tragic freeway accident in Los Angeles. We are fully committed to the safety and the well-being of all our members and express our heartfelt condolences to the member’s family,” IATSE wrote. “Workers have a reasonable expectation that they can get to work and come home safely. No one should be put in unsafe circumstances while trying to earn a living,” the labor union concluded. “Everyone in the IA family is shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic loss,” the union’s president, Matthew D. Loeb, said in a statement. “We are working to support our member’s family, their fellow members and colleagues. Safety in all aspects of the work our members do is our highest priority and we will assist in any investigation in any way that we can.” In November of that year, the UNI Global Union released a report, “Demanding Dignity Behind the Scenes,” outlining a series of recommendations for film and television production companies globally, including working-hour standards. “The two most dangerous parts of our days are getting to work, and getting home,” she continued. “Please stay safe out there.”

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Calif. Firefighters Save Dog Stuck Inside of a Wall for Hours: She 'Was Pretty Happy to See' Us

A group of California firefighters spent Mother’s Day rescuing a dog from the walls of the pet’s home. The dog’s family launched the professional rescue after the canine — named Faye — got stuck inside a wall of her Garden Grove, California, home for over two hours. Faye ended up in a tight spot after crawling into the wall through a plumbing access door. A video shared by the Orange County Fire Authority on Facebook captured the joyful moment firefighters freed Faye from the wall. In the clip, rescuers carefully break open a hole in the wall with a sledgehammer. After the hole becomes large enough for a pup, Faye sticks her head out of the newly made hole, and firefighters start trying to coax the 2-year-old dog out of the wall. During the rescue, a firefighter asks the dog, “You okay?” Faye appears reluctant to exit the wall at first, but after receiving some encouragement and space, Faye crawls out of the wall. “Faye is having a better day today thanks to the firefighters who rescued her yesterday. After crawling into the wall through a small plumbing access door in her Garden Grove home, getting stuck under the bathtub for two hours, and not giving in to her family coaxing her out, this pup was pretty happy to see the firefighters’ friendly faces and reunite with loved ones,” the fire department’s Facebook post shared about the rescue. The post also provided an update on how Faye is doing. “And, according to the family, Faye is probably already planning her next bit of mischief. Who knows…maybe we’ll see her again soon!” the Orange County Fire Authority added. The dog’s rescuers and Faye’s family appeared on KCAL-TV on May 14 to speak about the incident. One of Faye’s owners, Julian Nguyen, recalled trying to coax the dog out of the walls before calling the fire department. “I was getting my hand, kneeling down, and trying to reach my arm all the way through to pull her back. But she was way too far inside already,” the pet parent said. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human-interest stories. Firefighter Hector Jimenez revealed that they used a thermal imaging camera to help locate the dog. Faye’s other owner, Dat Nguyen, praised the fire department and said the agency went “beyond [their] duties.”

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How to watch ‘The Amazing Race’ Season 36 finale for free online

“The Amazing Race” Season 36 concludes with its finale tonight, May 15, starting at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on CBS. In tonight’s episode, “The Longest Minute of Your Life,” after visiting eight countries and 14 cities and traveling almost 12,000 miles, the final three teams will be decided and race to the finish line for a chance to win the $1 million prize. The show is available to stream on multiple online outlets including FuboTV, DirecTV Stream and Paramount+ which each offer a free trial to new subscribers. How to stream CBS online While “The Amazing Race” will broadcast live on CBS, free online options are available for cord cutters too. FuboTV has a free trial for new subscribers. DirecTV Stream also has a free trial for new subscribers. Paramount+ offers a free 7-day trial to new subscribers. FuboTV is $79.99 and DirecTV Stream runs $79.99 after the trial period ends, though you can cancel before then. Paramount+ offers both ad-supported ($5.99/month) and ad-free ($11.99/month) plans once your trial is up. Only the Paramount+ with Showtime option allows you to watch the show live online. With the base (Essential) plan, you can watch the show the following day. What channel is CBS on? You can find which channel CBS is on by using the channel finders here: Cox, WoW, Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV and Dish.

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Las Vegas Aces vs. Phoenix Mercury free stream: How to watch WNBA season opener today

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Las Vegas Aces will begin their two-time title defense against the Phoenix Mercury tonight – Tuesday, May 14 – as the WNBA season kicks off. The game is set to tip off at 10 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2 and ESPN+. Cord cutters can catch the game at no cost by taking advantage of streaming service options like FuboTV and DirecTV Stream, which both offer free trials. Sling TV has promotional offers for new customers. The game will also be on ESPN+, which does not offer a free trial or promotional pricing. Packages start at $10.99/month. The Aces, who have won back-to-back championships, will celebrate ring night on Tuesday as well. The Aces are led by two-time MVP and reigning Defensive Player of the Year A’Ja Wilson, who just announced her first signature shoe last week. The Mercury are led by former Defensive Player of the Year an eight-time All-Star Brittany Griner, who is entering her 11th season. Here’s more information on how you can watch this game on TV and through various streaming services: What: Las Vegas Aces vs. Phoenix Mercury When: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Time: 10 p.m. Eastern Where: Michelob Ulra Arena | Las Vegas, Nevada Channel: ESPN2/ESPN+ Best streaming services options: Fubo (free trial), DirecTV Stream (free trial), Sling (promotional offers), ESPN+ Here’s a further preview of the matchup, courtesy of the Associated Press: Phoenix Mercury at Las Vegas Aces Las Vegas; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Aces -13.5; over/under is 171.5 BOTTOM LINE: The Las Vegas Aces open the season at home against the Phoenix Mercury. Las Vegas went 34-6 overall and 18-2 in Western Conference action last season. The Aces averaged 92.8 points per game last season, 16.4 on free throws and 27.9 from 3-point range. Phoenix went 9-31 overall and 2-18 in Western Conference action during the 2023-24 season. The Mercury gave up 84.9 points per game while committing 18.8 fouls last season. INJURIES: Aces: None listed. Mercury: None listed.

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McIlroy in ‘great shape’ for PGA amid news of divorce

Camera IconRory McIlroy, at the PGA at Valhalla Golf Club, wouldn’t talk about his impending divorce. (AP PHOTO) Credit: AP McIlroy in ‘great shape’ for PGA amid news of divorce Steve KeatingReutersMay 16, 2024 4:09AM Topics Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link

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Israeli Minister Attacks Netanyahu Over Gaza Future

Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant has voiced open frustration at the government’s failure to address the question of a post-war plan for Gaza. In a rare public sign of divisions over the direction of the military campaign within Israel’s war cabinet, Mr Gallant urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare publicly that Israel has no plans to take over civilian and military rule in Gaza. “Since October, I have been raising this issue consistently in the Cabinet,” he said, “and have received no response.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded harshly, saying he was “not ready to exchange Hamastan for Fatahstan,” in reference to rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah. Indecision, he warned, would leave only two bad options in Gaza: Hamas rule or Israeli military rule. Either “would erode our military achievements, lessen the pressure on Hamas and sabotage chances of achieving a framework for the release of hostages,” Mr Gallant said. Another member of the war cabinet, Benny Gantz – who has disagreed with Netanyahu in the past – agreed with the defence minister: “Gallant speaks the truth. It is the leadership’s responsibility to do the right thing for the country at all costs.” Mr Gallant said that the defence establishment, over which he presides, had presented a war plan to the cabinet as early as the night when Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza began last October. He said the plans included proposals “to establish a local, non-hostile Palestinian governing alternative.” The day after Hamas, he said, would “only be achieved by Palestinian entities taking control of Gaza, accompanied by international actors.” He said these proposals were never debated, nor were any alternatives presented. Mr Gallant said the failure to set out a plan was leading Israel towards a “dangerous course” involving Israeli military and civilian rule over Gaza. He described that prospect as “a negative and dangerous option for the State of Israel strategically, militarily, and from a security standpoint.” “I must reiterate: I will not agree to the establishment of Israeli military rule in Gaza. Israel must not establish civilian rule in Gaza.” “I call on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make a decision and declare that Israel will not establish civilian control over the Gaza strip, that Israel will not establish military governance in the Gaza strip, and that a governing alternative to Hamas in the Gaza strip will be raised immediately.” Israeli press reports have recently included suggestions that military leaders have grave misgivings about the lack of a viable plan for Gaza after the war ends. Mr Gallant’s comments this evening bring those misgivings out into the open in a politically explosive way. On a visit to Ukraine on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that Israel needed to produce a clear plan for Gaza’s future. “We can’t have anarchy and a vacuum that’s likely to be filled by chaos,” Mr Blinken said. Mr Netanyahu has previously insisted that discussions on the future governance of Gaza are just “empty talk” as long as Hamas remains in the territory.

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Hezbollah says it launched drones at military base west of Israel’s Tiberias

Hezbollah said it launched a drone attack at a military base west of Israel’s Tiberias on Wednesday, in the deepest strike into Israeli territory since the Lebanese armed group began exchanging fire with Israel in parallel with the Gaza war.Hezbollah said it was targeting part of a surveillance system used by the Israeli air force, and that the swarm of attack drones “hit its limited targets accurately and accomplished what it wanted in this limited operation.”There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.The attack came a day after an Israeli strike killed a Hezbollah field commander, Hussein Mekki, in southern Lebanon. The Israeli military said Mekki was responsible for attacks against Israeli civilians and territory since the start of the Gaza war in October.Hezbollah said on Wednesday that its drone attack was in response to “assassinations” carried out by Israel, but did not specify that it was in retaliation for Mekki’s killing.More than 260 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Israeli strikes on southern Lebanon over the last seven months.In April, Hezbollah said it had struck Israeli military bases north of the city of Acre with drones, which was at the time the deepest its attacks had reached.

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A small plane crashes in Montana, killing the pilot and a passenger

A single-engine airplane crashed in southeastern Montana, killing the pilot and the passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. IRATE AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER ALLEGEDLY PUNCHED FLIGHT ATTENDANT, KICKED, SPIT ON POLICE OFFICERS The Piper PA-18 crashed near Tillitt Field Airport east of the town of Forsyth at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the FAA said. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Rosebud County Sheriff Allen Fulton said they have identified the victims but weren’t releasing their names yet. The crash did not start a fire, he said.

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Judge quickly denies request to discard $38 million verdict in New Hampshire youth center abuse case

The judge who oversaw a landmark trial about New Hampshire’s youth detention center has refused to discard the $38 million verdict, saying the facility’s leadership “either knew and didn’t care or didn’t care to learn the truth” about endemic physical and sexual abuse. A jury earlier this month sided with David Meehan, who alleged he was repeatedly raped, beaten and held in solitary confinement at the Youth Development Center in the 1990s. The attorney general’s office is seeking to drastically reduce the award. While that issue remains unsettled, the state also asked Judge Andrew Schulman to nullify the verdict and issue a judgment in its favor. CLOSING ARGUMENTS HEARD IN NH YOUTH DETENTION CENTER ABUSE SUIT In a motion filed Monday, attorneys for the state again argued that Meehan waited too long to sue and that he failed to prove that the state’s negligence led to abuse. Schulman swiftly denied the motion, ruling in less than 24 hours that Meehan’s claims were timely under an exception to the statute of limitations, and that Meehan had proven “beyond doubt” that the state breached its duty of care with respect to staff training, supervision and discipline. According to Schulman, a jury could easily have found that the facility’s leadership “was, at best, willfully blind to entrenched and endemic customs and practices” that included frequent sexual and physical assaults as well as “constant emotional abuse of residents.” “Maybe there is more to the story, but based on the trial record liability for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty was proven to a geometric certainty,” he wrote. Meehan, 42, went to police in 2017 and sued the state three years later. Since then, 11 former state workers have been arrested and more than 1,100 other former residents of what is now called the Sununu Youth Services Center have filed lawsuits alleging physical, sexual and emotional abuse spanning six decades. Charges against one former worker, Frank Davis, were dropped earlier this month after the 82-year-old was found incompetent to stand trial. Meehan’s lawsuit was the first to go to trial. Over four weeks, his attorneys contended that the state encouraged a culture of abuse marked by pervasive brutality, corruption and a code of silence. The state portrayed Meehan as a violent child, troublemaking teenager and delusional adult lying to get money. Jurors awarded him $18 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in enhanced damages, but when asked the number of incidents for which the state was liable, they wrote “one.” That trigged the state’s request to reduce the award under a state law that allows claimants against the state to get a maximum of $475,000 per incident. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Meehan’s lawyers say multiple emails they’ve received from distraught jurors showed the jury misunderstood that question on the jury form. They filed a motion Monday asking Schulman to set aside just the portion of the verdict where jurors wrote “one” incident, allowing the $38 million to stand. As an alternative, the judge could order a new trial only on the number of incidents, or could offer the state the option of agreeing to an increase in the number of incidents, they wrote. Last week, Schulman denied a request from Meehan’s lawyers to reconvene and poll the jury, but said he was open to other options to address the disputed verdict. A hearing is scheduled for June 24.

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