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Teen dies after group home staff sat on him for throwing bread, Michigan report says

A teen who died after employees of a Michigan group home sat on him for throwing sandwich bread was improperly restrained, and staff failed to quickly provide medical help, state officials say.

An investigation report about the death of Cornelius Fredericks — a 16-year-old boy who lived at Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo, Michigan — says staff members restrained the teen for 12 minutes as he struggled to breathe while other employees stood by without correcting them. Fredericks, who suffered cardiac arrest, died two days later on May 1, officials say.

“Throwing bread is not a demonstration of imminent threat of harm to self or others and did not warrant physical management,” according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services report obtained by McClatchy News.

On Monday, Jonathan Marko, an attorney for Fredericks’ estate, filed a lawsuit against Lakeside Academy and Sequel Youth and Family Services, the

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Fans may be able to help make crowd noise for Orlando restart broadcasts

There will be crowd noise on the broadcast of games from HP Field House and The Arena when the NBA restarted in Orlando — but that noise may be of cheering fans at home.

As opposed to using pre-recorded crowd noise from other games being added to the broadcast — as has been done with European soccer, including the English Premier League — the NBA is looking into ways to use the sound of fans cheering at home and pushed through an app into the broadcast, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told Steve Serby of the New York Post.

But there will be a lot of technology we will be experimenting with to try to introduce noise and make the event more entertaining for players and TV viewers. We have been having a lot of fun with apps that allow fans to push noise they make at home into the

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California orders residents to wear masks outside the home

By Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California on Thursday ordered residents to wear masks at nearly all times outside the home, saying the strict new rule was necessary because too many Californians were failing or refusing to cover their faces during the coronavirus pandemic.

The mandate is one of the broadest of any U.S. state, requiring Californians to wear masks any time they leave their homes, with exceptions made for people eating and drinking in restaurants or exercising outdoors, as long as they maintain 6 feet of physical distance.

“Simply put, we are seeing too many people with faces uncovered, putting at risk the real progress we have made in fighting the disease,” Governor Gavin Newsom said.

Newsom did not say how the state intended to enforce the order, which recommends masks even for people driving alone in their cars.

A spokeswoman for the California Department of Public Health,

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Why Connected Devices in Americans’ Homes Are Expected to Nearly Double in Five Years

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While the average connected household in the U.S. currently has 12 connected devices, that number is expected to double to 25 by 2025. That’s according to new numbers released this week by the research firm Parks Associates.

In conjunction with the release of the numbers, Parks and Irdeto are planning to cohost a webinar, on “Value-added Services: Secure & Complete Home Wi-Fi Management.”

“The number of connected devices in the home is increasing just as people are adding strain to the home network with more work-at-home and video streaming activities,” Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates, said as part of the announcement.

“Consumers regularly deal with frustrating Wi-Fi experiences and also have widespread concern about their vulnerability to data security and privacy threats. Even as household spending starts to shrink, consumers recognize the need to secure and optimize their

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Baseball fan paid $3 million for Mark McGwire’s 70th homer in 1998 season

How much would you pay for a piece of history?

For one baseball fan, $3 million was a fair price for Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball from the 1998 homer chase.

Todd McFarlane is an avid baseball collector, and at the beginning of “Long Gone Summer” shows off his incredible collection. He’s got Sammy Sosa’s 33rd home run from the same season– a record breaker as it was Sosa’s 20th homer in June, McGwire’s first homer from that season, which he hit on Opening Day, among many others.

But the “Big Boy,” as McFarlane calls it, ran him $2.7 at auction. Add taxes and fees, and the final bill ran “a hair over $3 million.”

But why buy the baseballs over memorabilia from other sports?

“If Wayne Gretzky breaks a goals scored record,” McFarlane said on “Long Gone Summer,” “He puts the puck in the net, ‘Time!’ and they

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Saul insists Atletico Madrid is his ‘home’ as Man Utd links continue

Saul Niguez insisted Atletico Madrid remains his “home” despite transfer speculation, revealing he has never spoken to any club over a potential move elsewhere.

Saul signed a nine-year contract extension with Atleti in 2017, though the long-term deal has not stopped rumours about the Spain international’s future in the capital.

Manchester United have been strongly linked with the midfielder, as the club continues to rebuild under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Saul, however, claims he is unaware if anything has gone further than stories in the media.

The midfielder also made it clear that he is happy with his life in Madrid as he aims to help Diego Simeone’s squad seal a top-four finish in La Liga this season.

“I see things on Instagram or in newspapers which you publish, but I haven’t heard anything from any club,” Saul told Radio Marca.

“I’m focused on finishing this season, achieving the objective [of

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