Suspected smugglers jettison bales of cocaine into Eastern Pacific Ocean during Coast Guard stop

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert seized nearly 11,000 pounds of cocaine during a bust in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, officials said Monday.  The cutter was on a 59-day narcotics patrol when its helicopter crew spotted a suspected “go-fast” vessel, which the FBI defines as a small, low-profile vessel favored by smugglers. After spotting the “go-fast” vessel, the cutter launched both of its small-boat pursuit teams.  The Coast Guard ordered the vessel to stop, but it kept going, so the crew’s helicopter disabled the “go-fast” vessel’s engine.…

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Houston police cases suspended: Chief Troy Finner expands internal review, reports 264K investigations put on hold due to staffing

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Days after airing his frustration over thousands of adult sex crime cases going unsolved due to staffing, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner revealed other divisions suspended tens of thousands more investigations for the same reason. According to Finner, about 264,000 cases since 2016 were suspended with the “lack of personnel” coding department-wide. The total is 10% of the 2.8 million incidents filed with Houston police in the past eight years. About 100,000 of the 264,000 cases were property crimes, Finner added. SEE ALSO: ‘Significant number’ of…

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How to watch England Women vs Italy Women — live stream the Lionesses’s international friendly

The England Women vs Italy Women live stream might be a friendly match, but it is always notable when these two nations meet in any form of football. Plenty of players are looking to impress Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman – and you watch it from anywhere with a VPN. England Women vs Italy Women: Live streams, TV channel The England Women vs Italy Women live stream takes place on Tuesday, February 27.► Time: 5 p.m. GMT / 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT / 11 p.m. AEDT• FREE — ITVX…

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Best ChatGPT alternatives

If you’re eyeing up an LLM but don’t want to use ChatGPT, then there are a few alternatives that you can use. You can either run something locally or use another online service, but there’s something for everyone in the world of AI. Microsoft Copilot The best alternative to ChatGPT Microsoft Copilot, for most people, is the best alternative to ChatGPT. It uses the same GPT-4 model, can generate images for free using the same image generation model, DALL-E, and it has a great app that you can install on…

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Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” reaches No. 1 in both U.S. and U.K.

Beyoncé’s much-discussed country single “Texas Hold ‘Em” hit No. 1 in both the U.S. and U.K. this week, the first time she’s had a simultaneous chart-topper on both sides of the Atlantic since 2003. Beyoncé scored her ninth No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard announced Monday, one week after she became the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs.  At the same time, “Texas Hold ‘Em” became her first No. 1 hit in the U.K. since “Telephone,” her 2010 duet with Lady Gaga — it…

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Release Date, Prerelease Timeline, and More

The next set of Magic: The Gathering, Outlaws of Thunder Junction, hits stores on April 19th. Get your cowboy boots and saddle up, because we’re heading to Thunder Junction. The next set of Magic: The Gathering, “Outlaws of Thunder Junction,” received an extended first look at MagicCon over the weekend, unveiling a series of cards new to the trading card game. An entirely new plane to the game, Thunder Junction is rooted in Western lore, putting familiar characters into a brand new genre. The story of “Thunder Junction” begins to…

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Sugar Land unlicensed group home: Fort Bend County deputies arrest 51-year-old accused of permit-less operation

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) — Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a woman who was allegedly operating a boarding home without the appropriate permits, officials said. The video above is from ABC13’s live-streaming channel. On Feb. 23, 2024, at about 6:45 a.m., the sheriff’s office responded to a call regarding an aggressively loose dog in the 13700 block of New Village Lane in Sugar Land. Once deputies arrived, they encountered someone outside the home who appeared distressed and asked for police assistance. As officials began to look, at least…

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PS Plus March 2024 free games – Sifu and Forspoken finally coming to PlayStation Plus? | Gaming | Entertainment

The new PS Plus Essentials will be officially revealed later this week. Assuming the titles don’t leak ahead of schedule, Sony will announce the March 2024 PlayStation Plus games at 4.30pm GMT UK time on the afternoon of February 28. The free PS4 and PS5 games will be available to download and play less than a week later, on the morning of March 5. As subscribers get ready for the big reveal, some fans have been attempting to predict the games line-up for March 2024. In the monthly predictions thread…

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Oscars red carpet fashion through the years photos: Every dress worn by every best actress winner 1929-2023

LOS ANGELES — The Oscars are just as much about the red carpet fashion as they are about the awards. From Audrey Hepburn’s white floral Givenchy dress to Cher’s sheer Bob Mackie ensemble, looks from best actress winner have cemented themselves in fashion history. RELATED: Looking back at some of the most iconic, unexpected moments in Oscars history Check out every gown worn by a best actress winner at the Oscars since the awards began in 1929 in the gallery below, and see more highlights in the video above. VIDEO:…

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Can’t afford the Apple Vision Pro? This $100 headset turns your iPhone into a mixed reality portal

As groundbreaking as the Apple Vision Pro feels right now, there’s no denying the fact that it is absurdly expensive. $3,500 is not a small amount of money for a new device, and it’s definitely not the most appropriate way for the masses to experience augmented reality. But what if there was a cheaper way? The ZapBox headset is essentially a frame for your iPhone, letting you use your smartphone for mixed reality experiences. And i got to spend some time with it at MWC 2024. The idea is that…

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