Grieving mother scammed out of $2,400 trying to buy puppy to cope with daughter's death Washington resident Jeanne Dixon was grieving the death of her 19-year-old daughter when scammers posing as a dog breeder used her sadness to extort her for thousands of dollars. Complaints about pet scams have roughly doubled from last year, according to a new Better Business Bureau report, and Americans have lost more than $2 million. Scammers are taking advantage of people who are lonely or desperate, causing not only financial losses but real heartbreak. Dixon, one of the numerous Americans who fell in the unfortunate trap, was seeking a canine companion to help cope with the loss of 19-year-old Charlene, who died after a knee surgery in 2019. "Charlene was gonna change the world. She was a magnificent, beautiful, loving, kind girl," Dixon told CBS News' consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner.
Biden introduces economic team, telling Americans "help is on the way" Washington — President-elect Joe Biden formally introduced Tuesday the officials who will lead his economic team, which is poised to take the helm of the federal government as the nation grapples with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Joined in Wilmington, Delaware, by each of the six future nominees and appointees as well as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Mr. Biden heralded his new team as "ground-breaking Americans who come from different backgrounds, but share my core vision for economic relief."
NFL Week 13 Power Rankings: Seahawks, Packers storm back into top 5 The Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers made their way back into the top five in the latest NFL power rankings. Quarterback Russell Wilson completed 22 of 31 passes for 230 yards and one touchdown, and wide receiver DK Metcalf hauled in 10 receptions for 177 yards for the Seahawks in a 23-17 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football. With the win, the Seahawks improved to 8-3 and regained control of the NFC West. On the other hand, the Packers were led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who threw for 211 yards and four touchdowns in a dominating 41-25 win over the Chicago Bears. The Packers also improved to 8-3 on the season. Here is the full Week 13 edition of the NFL Power Rankings.
Oregon governor urges residents to 'uninvite' family for Thanksgiving Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is calling on residents in the state to 'uninvite' their loved ones from gatherings over the Thanksgiving holiday. "This is hard, but making difficult sacrifices now will save lives," Brown tweeted. "This Thanksgiving, keep it small.
Biden distances himself from Obama amid 'third term' comparisons President-elect Joe Biden is seeking to distance his incoming administration from comparisons to the Obama years, as some critics speculate his presidency could be the equivalent of a third term for former President Barack Obama. "This is not a third Obama term because we face a totally different world than we faced in the Obama-Biden administration," Biden told NBC News in an interview this week. “President Trump has changed the landscape, it’s become ‘America First,’ which meant America alone.” The comparisons come as the president-elect has tapped quite a few individuals for his administration who also served in the Obama White House.
Diego Maradona: the achingly human superstar who embodied Argentina “A man of genius is unbearable, unless he possesses at least two things besides: gratitude and purity” – Friedrich Nietzsche, on love, perseverance, and moving beyond good v evil. Diego Maradona said that when you’ve been to the moon and back, things get difficult. “You become addicted to the moon and it’s not always possible to come back down.” Maradona turned 60 on 30 October and the tributes that poured in from every corner of the globe, from special editions to personal reminiscences, felt a little bit like a celebration of a life that was almost over. We Are Who We Are review – Luca Guadagnino's teen drama burns slowly Only one of the eight episodes of We Are Who We Are (BBC Three), award-winning film director Luca Guadagnino’s first television outing, was available for preview. This seems a mistake, given that the coming-of-age story of a group of teenagers on an American airbase in Italy is so clearly a slow burner. It has been described by those in the US as exquisite, lyrical, poetic and in many other terms that loosely translate as “admirable, a talent showcase and yet ever so slightly boring at first sight”.
Something for everyone - Janet Yellen will lead Joe Biden’s Treasury. What does she stand for? IN THE FIRST instalment of the “Harry Potter” series, the protagonist stumbles across the Mirror of Erised. Anyone who looks into the mirror sees the “deepest, most desperate desire” of their hearts reflected back at them. There is a touch of Erised about President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to nominate Janet Yellen as America’s next treasury secretary, reported on November 23rd. No economist is more qualified than Ms Yellen, a former chair of the Federal Reserve and a respected academic, for the job.
Bruno Fernandes leads Manchester United to Istanbul Basaksehir win Manchester United were accomplished in a victory that gives them nine points and firm control of Group H. Bruno Fernandes was again the key man in Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side, decorating the win with two goals in his latest dazzling all-round display. The fact that United were beaten by these same opponents just three weeks ago felt particularly odd given their general superiority here - at least until Deniz Turuc’s 75th-minute free-kick squeezed past David de Gea. Edin Visca then hit the crossbar as a reminder of how carelessness can prove costly. By the close, though, United were worthy victors and have now won their last three matches.