NEW DELHI (AP) — It took just one tweet from Rihanna to anger the Indian government and supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party. The pop star tweeted a link to a news story on the farmer protests that have gripped India. Now, senior officials, Indian celebrities and India’s foreign ministry are urging compatriots to denounce outsiders trying to divide the country. Tens of thousands of farmers have been protesting new agriculture laws they say will devastate their earnings. The protests are posing a major challenge for Modi who has billed the laws as necessary to modernize Indian farming. Greta Thunberg and the niece of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris are among those who tweeted their support, triggering a social media storm back in India.
For how important your credit score is, misconceptions are rampant.There are a number of things that people commonly think they know when it comes to their credit, but that it turns out aren’t true. These mistakes can result in a lower credit score, which can cost you money since lenders will often charge higher interest rates to those with lower scores.These misconceptions persist despite the fact that credit scores are more easily available to consumers than ever. More and more credit card issuers are giving their customers free credit scores. In addition, for more than a decade, credit reports from each of the big three bureaus — TransUnion, Equifax and Experian — have been available for free once a year, through annualcreditreport.com. “I think people have a little better grasp on the basics than in previous years, but they’re just taking a cursory glance at their reports and some of the nuances of credit scoring are lost on them,” says Jeanine Skrowronski, a credit card analyst at Bankrate.Here are five common credit myths: continue reading » 89SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Greensburg, In. — An inmate from Tennessee being held on four warrants in the Decatur County Jail died following a medical incident over the weekend.A report from Sheriff David Durant says Tisha White, 43, was found unconscious in her cell Saturday. She was immediately administered first aid and taken to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Later, she was flown to an Indianapolis area hospital where she died.The Indiana State Police are assisting with the ongoing investigation.
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NEW YORK — It was a game that neither team seemed to want to win.In the end, it was the Nets that came out on top of a sloppy contest when Thaddeus Young hit two free throws with 1.4 seconds left and Brooklyn beat the Atlanta Hawks 90-88 on Nov. 17.Brook Lopez had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Brooklyn. Young finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Jarrett Jack and Shane Larkin each had 14.Al Horford scored 18 points for the Hawks. Paul Millsap had 17 and Kyle Korver added 13.“My mindset when I got the ball was I was going to score the ball,” Young said about his drive to the hoop. “I potentially knew I was going to the free-throw line, so I was prepared for that also. But, at the end of the day I can say we won the game.”Despite the Hawks tying a season-high with 17 turnovers, Thabo Sefolosha’s 3-pointer with 41 seconds left gave them an 88-86 lead before Jack tied it on a short jumper with 33 seconds left.After Young hit the winning free throws, he knocked away Sefolosha’s inbounds pass to Horford as time expired.“We initially said that coming out of the timeout we were going to switch everything,” Young explained. “Switch everything. Switch everything. We knew if Kyle Korver couldn’t get in there they would try and lob it in to Horford and let him make a play.”Neither team led by more than four points in a sloppy first quarter when they combined for 14 turnovers, eight by the Hawks, who led 19-17 after the first 12 minutes.“I give Brooklyn credit,” said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer. “They played well. They forced the turnovers. We didn’t take care of the ball. So we’re going to have to clean that up.”The Hawks went up by a game-high 10 points, 35-25, after Korver hit a 3-pointer with 6:06 left in the second.The Nets followed with a 15-5 run, capped by Young’s put-back layup with 1:36 left before halftime to tie the game at 40.The Hawks led 46-45 at halftime.Atlanta increased its advantage to 61-55 on Horford’s 3-pointer with 6:22 left in the third quarter. But, Larkin hit back-to-back 3s to put the Nets up 68-64 with 1:56 remaining before Brooklyn ended the quarter up 72-68.“The game wasn’t the prettiest,” Jack said. “I have a saying that it may not look pretty, but it all looks the same in the ‘W’ column.”The Nets led 76-70 in the fourth quarter before the Hawks responded with an 8-0 run to regain the lead and set up the dramatic finish.Joe Johnson scored 13 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Nets. Dennis Schroder had 10 assists for the Hawks.(JEFFREY BERNSTEIN) TweetPinShare0 Shares
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Austin Barnes and the Los Angeles Dodgers put on another power display while tempers flared between the two maangers.Barnes hit two homers and drove in seven runs in a 10-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night in a game where both managers were ejected early on for arguing with each other.“Crazy stuff like that happens,” Barnes said.Barnes hit a grand slam and a three-run shot while teammate Justin Turner hit a two-run homer as the Dodgers finished June with 53 home runs, a franchise record for any month.But the talk afterward centered on Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood threatening “to drill” Padres baserunner Jose Pirela and an ensuing altercation between Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and counterpart Andy Green that led to Roberts shoving Green, the Padres manager.Both managers were ejected.“I probably got too emotional,” said Roberts, who could face punishment from the commissioner’s office for also bumping crew chief Sam Holbrook when he charged Green.Roberts said he was sticking up for Wood in response to Green making a derogatory remark about the pitcher.Wood, who went six innings with one run allowed, improved his record to 9-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.83 – but not before screaming a threat at Padres baserunner Jose Pirela in the first inning.Plate umpire Greg Gibson said second-base umpire D.J. Reyburn heard Wood threaten Pirela, who was at second base.“He said, ‘If you keep giving away location, I’m going to.drill you,’ ” Gibson said. “I went to the mound to change balls out. I’ve known Alex for a while. I said, ‘Alex, what’s going on?’ He said, ‘If he gives away the signs again, I’m going to drill him.’ Right then, my hands are tied.”Gibson issued a warning to both managers but opted to defer a full explanation because he wanted to keep the game moving.Wood said he believed Pirela was gesturing to Padres hitters the set-up location of Barnes.“I was seeing red,” he said. “Things are said that nobody probably means.”When Gibson summoned the managers for an explanation before the second inning, the managers got into an argument.Roberts broke away from Gibson and knocked Green back a step while contacting Holbrook in the back.“I probably could have handled it a little differently,” Roberts said.Roberts said he considers it part of the game when a baserunner “gives location” to a hitter.He shared that opinion with Wood, he said.But he said he “didn’t appreciate” Green’s comments about Wood.“The number one thing I took issue with was the threat on the mound from their pitcher to our player, that he was going to drill him,” Green said. “It’s unacceptable.”The Padres manager didn’t approve of Gibson’s response to Wood’s threat.“I understand what the umpiring crew was trying to do by issuing warnings, but to me if you’re making threats to hit a guy on the baseball field, that’s an ejection right there, and they didn’t choose to handle it that way,” Green said.Barnes gave the Dodgers a 4-0 lead with a two-out drive beyond the left-field wall, off Clayton Richard (5-8) in the first. Homering twice in a game for the first time, Barnes made it 10-1 with his fourth, off Jose Valdez in the sixth.Logan Forsythe had four hits and a walk for the Dodgers, who are 6-1 against San Diego this season.L.A’s 54-28 record leads the National League West.ALL-STAR CONFLICT?Roberts acknowledged Clayton Kershaw is on track to be ineligible to pitch in the All-Star Game because he would pitch next Sunday. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” Roberts said. “But I would think he would probably make that start for the Dodgers.”Kershaw is to start on Tuesday, followed by the start Sunday at Dodger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.OOPSHunter Renfroe’s flyball landed in left-center field between Dodgers outfielders Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson, good for a double.A Padres ballgirl caught a live ball near the left-field line, likely preventing Manuel Margot from scoring on Renfroe’s fourth-inning double. But, Cory Spangenberg’s groundout scored Margot.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: Corey Seager, who has been hampered by a hamstring injury, was held out and Roberts said his shortstop, who played Thursday, “is fine” and probably will start Saturday’s game.Padres: Infielder Chase D’Arnaud came off the paternity list and joined the active roster before the game. CF Franchy Cordero, riding an 0-for-25 slump with 18 strikeouts, was returned to Triple-A El Paso.UP NEXTDodgers: LHP Rich Hill (4-4, 4.60 ERA) threw a season-high seven innings Monday in his previous outing, allowing three runs in a 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.Padres: LHP Dillon Overton (0-0, 6.38 ERA) will make his first appearance for San Diego since he was claimed June 19 from the Seattle Mariners.TweetPinShare0 Shares