Zebra that broke out of Maryland farm found dead in illegal snare trap

There’s one less free-range zebra on the loose in Maryland.

One of the three striped animals that broke out of a private farm in August has been found dead, caught in an illegal snare trap.

The zebras, which have been roaming and grazing in the Upper Marlboro area since they bolted, have become a nationwide source of fascination as they elude wildlife officials for months.

The cruel traps are usually barbed-wire or cable nooses that are anchored somewhere.
The illegal traps are usually nooses made of barbed-wire or cable.

While two are still on the run, the body of their friend was found on private property in September, although the death was only confirmed by county officials Thursday.

Lauren Moses, a spokeswoman for the state’s Natural Resources Police, told the Washington Post illegal snare traps are typically used to catch smaller animals, and that it is not clear who set it. “We think it was roaming and got caught in the snare,” Moses told the paper.

The cruel traps are usually barbed-wire or cable nooses that are anchored somewhere. The animal runs over the trap, the noose tightens around the body, neck or limb of the animal, and the animal is then unable to escape.

The zebra saga started when the trio bolted from a 30-strong herd in late August from an 80-acre farm.

“You can’t hunt them down. They’re just too fast, they run, they won’t let you get near them,” Rodney Taylor, chief of Prince George County’s animal services department, told the ABC affiliate WJLA news.

The county said in its statement Thursday that the zebra caretakers are feeding two of the herd’s animals in a corral to “help draw the loose zebras back into the herd.”

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‘Superman & Lois’: Sneak a Peek Inside the Kent House

Always wanted to hang out at the Kent family house? Now’s your chance thanks to a cute behind the scenes video that rolled out as part of today’s DC FanDome event.

In the three plus minute clip, stars Bitsie Tulloch and Alex Garfin, who are featured on The CW’s Superman & Lois as Lois Lane and Jordan Kent respectively, bring viewers on a tour of… Well, not all of the Kent house, but at least most of the first floor. As it turns out, while the kitchen, living room, dining room and Lois’ office are all part of the same set, the upstairs (where the bedrooms are) and outside of the house, including porch, are on different stages.

While that bit of info is ruining any illusions you might have about the magic of television, there are some still notably fun pieces of info we learn while watching, most notably that both Tulloch and Tyler Hoechlin (who plays Clark Kent, aka Superman on the show) both have their own secret drawers on the kitchen set.

We don’t find out what’s in Hoechlin’s drawer (assuming it’s memorabilia from his time at Teen Wolf, nobody tell me otherwise), but we do get a sneak peek inside Tulloch’s drawer. Nothing too shocking appears: there’s hand sanitizer, a bag of candy, some sides (aka short pieces of the script), and a few other items. But at least there’s more in there than there is in the empty, non-working refrigerator Tulloch and Garfin take the time to point out.

You can watch the clip above, which also features Garfin tickling the ivories and a few sweet pictures of the Kent family littered around set. Superman & Lois Season 1 is currently available to stream on HBO Max, and will hit Blu-Ray and DVD on Tuesday, October 19. Meanwhile, Season 2 is currently in production, and expected to debut on The CW in midseason.

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James Gunn’s ‘Peacemaker’ Unveils First Bloody Teaser Trailer, Premiere Date

Are you ready for peace… At any cost? Well, get ready, because we now know that Peacemaker, the John Cena starring spinoff series from The Suicide Squad, will premiere on January 13 on HBO Max. And not only that, we’ve got our first bloody, over-the-top trailer from the James Gunn series, thanks to DC FanDome.

In The Suicide Squad, we met Cena’s vigilante… Anti-hero? Villain? Both? A man adept at using every weapon in existence, and imbued with the misguided belief that in order to bring peace, you have to kill a lot of people. Spoilers past this point, but in the film, Peacemaker ultimately turned on his teammates, and was left for dead by Bloodsport (Idris Elba). Only in a post-credits sequence we found out that Peacemaker was not dead, he was recuperating in a hospital, and was about to be used — once again — by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) to help, “save the fucking world, that’s all.”

When HBO Max’s Peacemaker picks up, he’ll be teamed up with Jennifer Holland as Harcourt and Steve Agee as Economos, both from The Suicide Squad; as well as Danielle Brooks as Adebayo, Freddie Stroma as Vigilante and Chukwudi Iwuji as Murn. And as seen in the trailer, his father, Auggie Smith, will be played by none other than Robert Patrick.

But the real, clear star of Peacemaker? Eagley, Peacemaker’s bald eagle sidekick, who gets a bunch of killer moments like sticking his head out of a car like a dog, and the kicker to the trailer where he gives Cena a big hug with his wings.

Here’s the logline for the series from HBO Max: “Peacemaker will explore the origins of the character that John Cena first portrayed in James Gunn’s 2021 film, The Suicide Squad – a compellingly vainglorious man who believes in peace at any cost, no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.”

Gunn, who wrote and directed The Suicide Squad, wrote all eight episodes of Peacemaker, and directed five, including the series premiere. Given The Suicide Squad underperformed in theaters, and over-performed on HBO Max (at least according to the data available), it’ll be interesting to see where the spinoff series falls on the hype scale. And remember, fans: don’t start fighting about it, or Peacemaker will come for you.

Peacemaker premieres Thursday, January 13 on HBO Max. Watch the trailer above.

Where to watch Peacemaker

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Easy Swaps to Give Your House an Instant Upgrade

Sometimes the simplest decorating swaps can yield the biggest returns. These one-hit-wonder changes will invigorate your spaces with minimal effort on your part. But be forewarned: One swap may make you want to do another … and another. But that’s what makes decorating fun, right? Pillows Swap standard-issue pillows for something with personality. Ditch the pillows that came with your sofa and layer in a contrasting color or pattern. But don’t toss the old pillows into the donation bin just yet. Oftentimes, these pillows have reusable forms and will fit inside new covers. Or if you’re handy with a sewing machine, stitch new covers to size and you’ll save the expense of new pillow forms. Nightstand Swap a cluttered, utilitarian nightstand for something prettier. Bring some luxury to your life by simply giving your nightstand a little love. Clear out the unnecessary clutter (we mean that pile of receipts and …

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Did Canada’s Elites Learn Nothing From the Two Michaels Fiasco?

Commentary If there’s anything for which members of Canada’s elite deserve any sort of distinction, it is their phenomenal inability to learn from experience and see reality as it is. In our relationship with China, this is displayed to a degree that’d be comical if it wasn’t so dangerous. A poll done by Nanos following the dramatic release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor concluded that 76 percent of Canadians want Chinese tech giant Huawei banned from participating in Canada’s 5G infrastructure. Regarding a free trade agreement, once the main focus of the Trudeau government’s foreign policy, 69 percent of Canadians think Ottawa should delay negotiations with Beijing due to the current state of affairs. When it comes to China-related policies going forward, 56 percent support and 31 percent somewhat support joining with our democratic partners the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to contain Beijing. In addition, 43 …

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Dua Lipa parties with Donatella Versace at star-studded shindig in London

Dua Lipa stunned Friday evening while attending a star-studded Versace & Frieze party in London, where she was joined by fashion royalty, Donatella Versace.

The “Levitating” songstress, 26, showcased her mile-long legs in a glittery purple mini skirt and green satin heels, topping off the look with a lime green shimmery top.

Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa turned a few heads in a colorful number for the Versace party.
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She styled her tresses into a high ponytail and chose to go with green safety-pin earrings and a chunky gold necklace as accessories.

The Grammy-winner was spotted laughing with Versace, 66, who donned an embellished silver dress over black tights and a pair of thigh-high boots.

Dua Lipa and Donatella Versace.
Dua Lipa and Donatella hung out together throughout the night.
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The high-profile shindig was also attended by Jacob K, Iris Law, Kristen McMenamy, Kylie Minogue and Liam Payne.

The “Cold Heart” singer made her runway debut walking Versace’s show at Milan Fashion Week last month, which could account for the two ladies seemingly growing closer by the day.

Donatella Versace and Dua Lipa.
The pair have grown closer since the singer made her runway debut at Versace’s Milan Fashion Week show.
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Joining the “New Rules” artist were Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk — both seasoned models who appeared on multiple runways this season — along with Emily Ratajkowski, Stella Maxwell and Naomi Campbell.

Watching from the front row were stars such as Addison Rae, Bella Thorne and fiancé Benjamin Mascolo, singer Becky G and more.

Donatella Versace and Dua Lipa
The “Levitating” singer has long been a muse for the House of Versace.
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Dua Lipa is also a longtime Versace muse, who often dons the brand’s designs on red carpets and on stage — including at the 2021 Grammys, where she arrived in a sheer bedazzled gown adorned with a butterfly.

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Man found dead on NYC fence near NYPD headquarters in Manhattan

A man in his 50s was found dead Saturday on a fence near police headquarters in Lower Manhattan, authorities said.

The unidentified man was discovered slumped on the fence in James Madison Plaza at 7:30 a.m., the NYPD said. The fence is located near the back entrance of NYPD headquarters, at 1 Police Plaza.

A man was found dead at the Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini Triangle Park near the entrance to 1 Police Plaza on Oct. 16, 2021.
The man was found on the fence in James Madison Plaza at 7:30 a.m., the NYPD said.
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A man was found dead at the Mother Francis Xavier Cabrini Triangle Park near the entrance to 1 Police Plaza on Oct. 16, 2021.
“There was no kind of struggle or trauma,” an NYPD spokesman said.
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The man — dressed in a red and white shirt, black pants with a belt, black pants and shoes — had several small lacerations on his neck, cops said.

“There was no kind of struggle or trauma,” an NYPD spokesman said, adding the city medical examiner would determine the cause of death.

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Rams’ DeSean Jackson an all-too-familiar foe for Giants

Another season, another team, but the daunting presence of DeSean Jackson still ready, willing and able to run past the Giants. 

Jackson is a Giants nemesis, pure and simple. He shredded them when he played in the NFC East — first with the Eagles (his Miracle at the Meadowlands walk-off, punt-return touchdown in 2010 is an all-time Giants lowlight), then with Washington. Jackson also played for the Buccaneers, went back to the Eagles and now is in his first season with the Rams. At 34, he is not the player he once was, but he can still run, evidenced by his production this season: seven receptions for a ridiculous 215 yards, an average of 30.7 yards per catch. 

Jackson and strong-armed quarterback Matthew Stafford are a match made in a defensive back’s nightmares. 

“You saw me catching balls off the Jugs anticipating how deep some of these balls may go, just trying to track them in the air,’’ safety Logan Ryan said. “He adds a whole downfield passing game that they didn’t have, a little more spread that they didn’t do as much. They still have their boots and condensed offense, but they have an added game with [Stafford’s] arm strength. It keeps that safety a little deeper, keeps you a little more honest in the deep part of the field.’’ 

DeSean Jackson with the Eagles in 2010 (left) and now with the Rams (right).
DeSean Jackson with the Eagles in 2010 (left) and now with the Rams (right).
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The Giants, at halftime, will honor their Super Bowl LXVI Super Bowl championship team, celebrating the 10-year anniversary with many of the players from the 2011 season in attendance. 

There will be no repeat of the ugly scene that unfolded three weeks ago, when Giants co-owner John Mara was loudly and harshly booed when he stepped behind the microphone and announced the retirement of Eli Manning’s No. 10 jersey and Manning’s induction into the Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony in what turned into a loss to the Falcons.

Mara will not take part in the festivities. Bob Papa, the radio voice of the Giants, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this event, handling the assignment from the radio booth in the press box. This was pre-planned and not in response to the negative reaction Mara received three weeks ago. 

Left tackle Andrew Thomas (foot) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable. He missed last week’s game at Dallas. If he cannot play, Nate Solder again would move from right to left tackle and Matt Peart would start at right tackle. 

WRs Sterling Shepard will and Darius Slayton could make their returns after missing two games with strained hamstrings. Those additions are countered by the new injuries to WR Kenny Golladay (knee) and RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) that once again will leave the Giants without all their top offensive playmakers on the field together. 

The Rams feature a two-pronged running attack of Darrell Henderson (60-294) and Sony Michel (45-163). WR Cooper Kupp entered Week 6 tied for second in the NFL in catches (37) and receiving touchdowns (5).

Rams head coach Sean McVay is not a believer in bringing his team east a day early to acclimate to the Eastern Time Zone. This is why the Rams did not travel to New Jersey until Saturday. 

“Unless you can really go for an extended period of time, it doesn’t really get the benefits that maybe we used to think they did,’’ McVay said. “To be able to have the players sleep in their bed one more night, kind of keep them on as normal of a rhythm and routine as possible, we felt like was going to be the best thing.’’

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Israel’s new top diplomat in NYC has film-star wife, vows to fight cancel culture

Israel’s new Consul General to New York, with his glamorous film-star wife at his side, says he will fight cancel culture during his residency in the Big Apple.

“Cancel culture — no matter toward who — I think is illegitimate and I think it is very violent and you have to be against it no matter where it is,” Zamir 41, told The Post from the Manhattan office of the Israeli Consulate, saying his country had also been a victim of the phenomenon.

“Cancel culture generally is where there is no conversation anymore,” he added. “Political discourse all over the world has become very shallow and not very deep. It is my job to bring that complexity and to explain the difference between, for example, criticizing Israel or objecting to their right to exist.”

Zamir arrived at his new post last week and expects to be joined soon by his soul mate Maya Wertheimer — a decade younger and granddaughter of Israeli billionaire Stef Wertheimer.

Asaf Zamir is NYC's newest (and top) Israel diplomat.
Asaf Zamir is NYC’s newest (and top) Israel diplomat.
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Israel's new Consul General to New York, Asaf Zamir, with his glamorous film-star wife at his side, says he will fight cancel culture.
Israel’s new Consul General to New York, Asaf Zamir, with his glamorous film-star wife at his side, says he will fight cancel culture.

They’ve been together for 4 1/2 years and met after Wertheimer — a bubbly and beautiful actress — came onto Zamir, a former tourism minister and deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, online.

“She hit on me on Instagram. She commented on a post of mine in a way that allowed me to understand that if I said hi, she would answer. She gave me the confidence needed to try and talk with a woman like her,” Zamir recalled.

Zamir and Wertheimer have a 19-month-old daughter, Asia.
Zamir and Wertheimer have a 19-month-old daughter, Asia.

Wertheimer is a sometimes-comical social media star with 427,000 Instagram followers and another 58,000 on TikTok. Zamir makes an appearance there from time to time as well — like when he participated with her in a rendition of the “Two Best Friends in a Room” meme.

“The hardest part about moving here is they are not here yet,” he said of Wertheimer and their 19-month-old daughter, Asia.

Zamir — a fierce opponent of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and who played a role in toppling him — said he wanted to re-engage liberal Jews in the United States in the hope of making Israel issues bipartisan again. He said he’s concerned by rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

Zamir’s office is decorated with reminders of the dangerous world Israel lives in, including a charred Israeli flag found at Ground Zero and a Hamas rocket casing.

“It is a fact that anti-Semitism is increasing. It is a fact that violent incidents in synagogues are increasing,” he said. “I think it’s being led by people who are true anti-Semites but it is gaining ground through ignorance.”

They've been together for 4 1/2 years and met after Wertheimer — a bubbly and beautiful actress — came onto Zamir, a former tourism minister and deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, online.
They’ve been together for 4 1/2 years and met after Wertheimer — a bubbly and beautiful actress — came onto Zamir, a former tourism minister and deputy mayor of Tel Aviv, online.

When it came to engaging Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and The Squad, which has embraced the boycott-Israel movement, he was cautious.

“I would have a meeting with anyone who would be willing to talk about Israel and who would be willing to give me the opportunity to tell the story as I see it,” he said.

Zamir will lead a consulate that oversees New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware.

“I love New York. I have been here an endless amount of times. I know the city really well,” he said, adding that he was planning to take advantage of the city’s food and nightlife offerings. He’s also in the process of closing on an apartment downtown.

When he landed in New York City Tuesday at 4am he directed his entire security team to an iHop near Union Square to satisfy a carb craving.

“I said we need to make a stop. Don’t judge me,” he laughed.

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