U.S. forces in Afghanistan look for alternative evacuation plans as ISIS threatens airport

U.S. Marines prepare to receive evacuees arriving at an Evacuate Control Center at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 19, 2021.

Sgt. Victor Mancilla | U.S. Marine Corps | via Reuters

U.S. defense officials say that the military is looking for alternative ways to get Americans, Afghans and third-country nationals safely to the airport in Kabul following threats from the Islamic State, according to reporting from NBC News.

Two defense officials told NBC News that they are tracking specific threats from ISIS against the Kabul airport and those trying to get to the airport. With that, alternative ways are

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Britney Spears’ father, Jamie, plans to step down from conservatorship

Britney Spears’ father, Jamie P. Spears, has agreed to step down as the pop star’s conservator once a proper plan is in place, Fox News can confirm. 

The two have been locked in a court battle over the past few years as the singer works to regain control of her life.

“The mandate for this Court, as it is for Mr. Spears, is to act in the best interests of the Conservatee, Ms. Spears,” the court docs obtained by Fox News on Thursday read. “In order to do so, the Court must have accurate and substantiated facts upon which it

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B Entertainment adjusts downtown Gainesville venue plans; Arts Council says not enough

The 1.7-acre property, which currently holds Engine 209 Park and a parking lot, is off Jesse Jewell Parkway, West Academy Street, Broad Street and Maple Street and was rezoned from general business to central business with a special use for an event center.

The development will still hold a 15,000-square-foot concert and special event venue and share the site with a 9,000-square-foot Bourbon Brothers restaurant, with a 1,500-square-foot rooftop bar and an outdoor patio area, according to city planning documents. B Entertainment plans to hold 100 to 120 ticketed shows and an additional 100 events such as weddings, conventions, sporting

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Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network plans to travel more in second half of season

After being the only regional sports network to send its broadcasters to road games in the first half of the major-league season, Marquee Sports Network is planning to travel for roughly half of the Cubs’ trips in the second half.

‘‘The driver of our situation is to be safe and health-conscious wherever we can, so we can’t justify making every road trip,’’ Marquee general manager Mike McCarthy said. ‘‘There are some realities to some of the cities the Cubs go to that make it difficult to contemplate traveling the announcers.

‘‘It’s not, as some suggested, budget-related or tone-deafness about what

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