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Viral ‘chonk’ cat Mr. B is getting adopted, Morris Animal Refuge announces

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Mr. B, the “chonk” cat Morris Animal Refuge rescued and posted on Twitter, is finally getting a home after the feline became an overnight internet sensation.

The Center City animal shelter announced on Saturday night that Beejay, a.k.a. Mr. B, will officially be adopted some time early this week. The shelter said they have narrowed down the potential adopters for the two-year-old, 26-pound cat to a handful of people.


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“We want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support of Mr. B and the work we do here at Morris Animal Refuge. We have gotten it narrowed down to a handful of potential adopters that we think can give him the perfect home. His adoption should be finalized early this week,” the non-profit tweeted.

The animal shelter originally posted a picture of the bobcat – er, cat – on Thursday and the feline’s popularity grew overnight. The post has since received over 44,000 likes and over 14,000 retweets. Their site even crashed from all the Mr. B interest. The refuge soon immortalized the cat on a “chonk” shirt in his honor. 

Many people had a lot of things to say about the adorable chonkmonster. (The refuge would like to point out, however, that he’s just big-boned.) 

The Philadelphia Police were even interested in adding Mr. B to their K9 Unit.

But some people believe the cat is hiding its true identity … 


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Man dies after Tesla crashes, bursts into flames in Pleasanton

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PLEASANTON, Calif. (KGO) — Police are investigating after officers say a speeding Tesla crashed and bust into flames in Pleasanton Saturday night.

Police say one man was killed in the incident. His identity has not been released.

The crash was reported around 6 pm at the intersection of West Las Positas Boulevard and Hacienda Drive.

The Tesla was driving southbound, lost control at the intersection, and ran into a sign at an apartment complex, police said.

It was the only car involved and no one else was injured, according to the preliminary investigation.

When officers arrived, the car was on fire. They say the car took out a traffic signal before ultimately crashing to the sign.

The intersection is closed and is not expected to open before 1 am.

Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.

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2019 champ Djokovic eyes 5th post-30 Slam title in Australia

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The secret to Novak Djokovic’s post-30 success? Not his best-in-tennis return. Or his limb-twisting, body-bending court…

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The secret to Novak Djokovic’s post-30 success? Not his best-in-tennis return. Or his limb-twisting, body-bending court coverage. Or even his baseline consistency or clutch gene.

No, ask Djokovic to explain how he keeps playing so well at this age, and the Australian Open’s defending champion points to a quality he says he shares with rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

“Roger has talked about this as well, Rafa as well, that age is just a number. It’s not just a cliche, but it’s really something that I feel like the three of us have in common. It’s really the way we approach career and our everyday life,” Djokovic said during a news conference before the year’s first Grand Slam tournament begins Monday (Sunday EST).

“I think we found a way, a formula, to balance private (and) professional life, so we are able to kind of excel in tennis and still be able to compete at the highest level after many years, still be motivated, still be mentally fresh and, of course, physically prepared and fit to compete in best-of-five-sets with young players that are coming up.”

Djokovic, 32, already owns four major titles since he turned 30, the same number as Federer. Only one man has won more often at that stage of his career in the professional era: Nadal, 33, has five such championships.

They also, of course, occupy the top three spots in history for men’s singles trophies at majors. Federer leads with 20, one ahead of Nadal.

Djokovic has quickly risen to 16, including a record seven at Melbourne Park, by grabbing four of the past six overall.

“For me, it seems like my career was going in sequences of several years. I think every sequence had different circumstances in life, in different situations, that have made me the person and the player I am today. I just had to adapt to these newly occurring circumstances and evolve, kind of grow stronger, and also find purpose and motivation in each of these phases,” Djokovic said, speaking in paragraphs, as he often does.

“I mean, I’m a completely different person, have a completely different life today than I had five years ago. I’m a father of two children. Obviously things are not the way they were 5 or 10 years ago. I know that,” he said. “But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better or it’s worse. It’s just different.”

Another factor that at first seemed like a burden but Djokovic now calls an inspiration and motivator is the push he’s gotten to improve by needing to compete in an era with Federer and Nadal.

Djokovic is seeded second in Australia — one spot behind Nadal, one spot ahead of Federer — and is scheduled for the last match in Rod Laver Arena on Day 1, playing 37th-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff at night.

Federer, Serena Williams and 2019 champion Naomi Osaka play in that stadium during the day, while top-ranked Ash Barty — who will try to become the first Australian woman in 40 years to win the country’s major — precedes Djokovic at night.

The most anticipated contest of the opening day is slated for Margaret Court Arena: seven-time major champion Venus Williams, 39, against Coco Gauff, 15, in a rematch of their first-round matchup at Wimbledon last year won by the teenager.

The tennis world is waiting for a young man to take a step forward and win a major championship; there hasn’t been a first-time major winner under 30 since 2014.

“Well, they’re coming closer and closer. It’s obvious,” Djokovic said, mentioning 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev (runner-up to Nadal at the U.S. Open last year), 26-year-old Dominic Thiem (twice the runner-up to Nadal at the French Open) and 21-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas (a semifinalist at the Australian Open a year ago).

“They’re very, very close. They’re literally one set away,” Djokovic added. “On a given day, in the very near future, I think that can happen. It’s going to happen. It’s inevitable. What they’re missing? I don’t think they are missing too much, to be honest.”

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Family has trouble accepting parents’ move to warmer clime – Twin Cities

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I relocated to a warmer climate a few years ago, putting us more than 1,000 miles away from my adult children. The kids all seem to think this trip was just for fun, and continue to ask me to “come home.”

All three of them are busy with their own well-rounded lives, and the last few years we were there, their visits became less frequent and shorter. We are now in a state that is much more economical than our home state, and our health and well-being have greatly improved. How do I let them know, once and for all, that I AM home? — LOVING THE SOUTHWEST

DEAR LOVING THE SOUTHWEST: A way to let them know would be to explain that the move has been a positive experience for you and your husband, so much so that your health has improved. Tell them the added bonus is that your living expenses have gone down, and with them, any stress about finances.

Let them know they are welcome to visit when it’s convenient for all of you. But do NOT make it about the fact that when you lived close by, their visits became fewer and shorter, which would be regarded as a guilt trip. If you have other friends and relatives where your children live, it’s likely you may be visiting that area occasionally, too.

 

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I recently gained custody of my younger half-brother after a nasty legal battle with my father and stepmother. While we abhor what led to this, we are delighted my brother is in our home and our lives. With the exception of his parents, so is everyone else in our families.

My brother will be coming with us to family gatherings that include my dad and stepmother. Most of the family is not privy to the circumstances that led to this situation, and I’m sure questions will come up. My brother has PTSD from it, and talking about it right now is difficult for him. He’s in therapy and receiving help, but how can we dissuade potentially upsetting questions without things being weird? — PROTECTIVE IN CALIFORNIA

DEAR PROTECTIVE: A way to accomplish it would be to have a private talk with your relatives before these events. Explain what happened and that your brother is receiving help but is in too much pain right now to answer any questions, which is why you prefer the subject not be mentioned.

 

DEAR ABBY: I’m responding to “Not Just Mary, in the South” (Nov. 10), the lady whose name is Mary Lou but is continually called only Mary, even though she prefers being called by her full name. I had the same problem.

My name is Mary Ann, but I was constantly called Mary, which I HATED. To solve the problem, I combined the names and started writing my name as one word — Maryann. Since then, I have never again been called Mary.

By the way, when I also had to give the initial of my middle name, because the “A” was no longer available, I started using “B,” which is the first letter of my maiden name. Mary Lou should try this, and I hope it is as effective for her as it was for me. — MARYANN IN TENNESSEE

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