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    FERRAN TORRES could move to Barcelona in January with the forward keen on the move, according to reports. Xavi is determined to add to his attacking options in the new year with the club also targeting Torres' Manchester City team-mate Raheem Sterling. 1Ferran Torres is keen to leave in search of more first-team footballCredit: Getty And after having a loan move for Torres rejected last summer, Barcelona could make another bid. Sources close to Torres claim the lure of a regular starting place at the Nou Camp is encouraging him to make a move, report The Athletic. Torres has failed to land a first-team spot since his move to the Etihad last year. He started four league games out of seven at the start of the season before picking up an injury. But there could be a fresh start for Torres at Barcelona when the transfer window opens. The forward has reportedly made the club aware of his intentions, though Torres is yet to inform Pep Guardiola. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogGUNNERS LATEST Pablo Mari Flamengo return, Xhaka wants...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The Oakland A's are pushing forward with a potential move to Las Vegas, according to multiple reports on Saturday.Sources say the team has put in an offer to buy a plot of land that could be turned into a new ballpark.As to where exactly the stadium would be built is not clear but the price tag is estimated in the neighborhood of one billion dollars.RELATED: Oakland A's great Dave Stewart will pitch Coliseum revitalization plan this weekEMBED More News Videos A's legend Dave Stewart is making his pitch to buy the City of Oakland's share of the Coliseum site for $115 million. Oakland is not out of the picture yet.The city just got money it plans to use to make improvements to Jack London Square which is where the A's want to put a new waterfront ballpark.The city council is expected to take a final vote on the stadium early next year.
              more   Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) released a statement following the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, saying that “We must move forward.” Rittenhouse was declared not guilty on all five counts against him. Evers said, “No verdict will be able to bring back the lives of Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, or heal Gaige Grosskreutz’s injuries, just as no verdict can heal the wounds or trauma experienced by Jacob Blake and his family.” He went on, “No ruling today changes our reality in Wisconsin that we have work to do toward equity, accountability, and justice that communities across our state are demanding and deserve.” Huber and Rosenbaum are the men that the defense argued attacked Rittenhouse in the moments leading up to their deaths during the unrest in Kenosha in August of 2020. Grosskreutz was also shot and injured. The jury ruled that Rittenhouse acted in self-defense and dismissed all the charges against him. Evers also went on to call for people to protest “safely and peacefully.” He said, “Kenoshans are strong, resilient, and have spent the last...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Health officials say Minnesota is ready to move forward in expanding COVID-19 booster vaccine shot eligibility as the state is currently experiencing a surge in cases. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm told reporters in a Tuesday news conference that Minnesota is prepared to move forward on expanding booster eligibility, even if the federal government isn’t quite ready to do so. Other states, such as Colorado, have expanded booster eligibility to all adults over 18 years of age. In Minnesota, the only people eligible for Pfizer and Moderna boosters are seniors, those in long-term care, and adults with certain underlying conditions. RELATED: COVID In MN: State Crosses 9K Deaths As Positivity Rate Eclipses High Risk Threshold Minnesota is currently No. 2 in the nation for average new cases per 100,000 people. The only other state with a higher case rate is Michigan. Additionally, the average positivity rate in Minnesota is now above 10%, the threshold that health officials consider “high risk.” Not since last December has the positivity rate been so high. Meanwhile, hospitalization rates...
    (CNN)After a long and contentious jury selection process in a coastal Georgia county in preparation for the trial for Ahmaud Arbery's killing, a panel of 12 people was chosen Wednesday -- consisting of one Black member and 11 White members. The jury was selected after a two-and-a-half-week selection process that ended with prosecutors for the state accusing defense attorneys of disproportionately striking qualified Black jurors and basing some of their strikes on race. Judge Timothy Walmsley said the defense appeared to be discriminatory in selecting the jury but that the case could go forward."This court has found that there appears to be intentional discrimination," Walmsley said Wednesday.The court heard arguments for more than two hours about why defense struck the potential jurors before Walmsley ultimately denied the state's motion and ruled there were valid reasons, beyond race, for why the jurors were dismissed. Read More"One of the challenges that I think counsel recognized in this case is the racial overtones in the case. ... This is sort of the continuation of a conversation that I think will continue for a...
    (CNN)When President Joe Biden worked the phones for hours late into Friday night to push through his massive infrastructure bill, what he really wanted was to show Democrats what it felt like to win. After months of missed deadlines, simmering distrust and political fallout, White House officials now hope success can breed success.The victory came at a critical moment for a party and a President mired in months of internecine legislative warfare that had largely overshadowed the actual policies in question. Getting the $1.2 trillion package over the line is viewed by the White House and its Democratic allies as a moment where some trust -- however fragile -- has been established between the party's different factions, giving Democrats the chance to finally turn the corner."It helps when you succeed on something and everybody sees and figures out what it feels like to win and get something done," a senior administration official said. "It creates momentum.""Momentum" is hardly a scientific concept, and there aren't any misconceptions inside the West Wing about the complicated high-wire act required in the weeks ahead...
    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Cory Hardrict, 42; Eric Dane, 49; Susan Tedeschi, 51; Lou Ferrigno, 70. Happy Birthday: Establish what you want to accomplish. An organized approach to life, love and financial matters will alleviate stress and worry. Having balance will be your ticket to freedom and the success you aim to achieve. Look for unique pastimes that will stimulate you mentally and physically and promote self-satisfaction and confidence. A passionate, inquisitive mind will bring about positive change. Your numbers are 3, 17, 20, 23, 31, 38, 46. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do what’s necessary, then get on with life. Finishing what you start will be a relief and lift a burden that’s been weighing you down. Alter your lifestyle to encourage a healthy and happy future. Healthy eating, routines and exercise are encouraged. 2 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Push what you know and do well. Promote what you have to offer, not what you can’t. Be the first to make a move, change your direction or incorporate something new and exciting into the mix, and you will...
    The White House told private businesses to continue implementing President Joe Biden’s vaccine and testing rule on Monday after a federal appeals court ordered a stay over the weekend. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued on Saturday a temporary halt of Biden’s rule, which requires businesses with 100+ employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or have weekly testing for employees. The ruling followed an announcement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) earlier in November, and the new rules were set to have a Jan. 4 deadline for compliance. Despite the ruling, White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters during Monday’s briefing that the administration thinks “people should not wait.” “We say: Do not wait to take actions that will keep your workplace safe. It is important and critical to do, and waiting to get more people vaccinated will lead to more outbreaks and sickness,” she said. “So this is about keeping people in a workplace safe and so – and what we’re seeing is more businesses and school closures and most lost...
    The White House on Monday urged businesses to move forward with implementing rules for coronavirus vaccines after a federal court stayed President BidenJoe BidenBiden slams Nicaragua's 'sham elections,' calls Ortegas autocrats Amtrak chief outlines expansion plans with infrastructure spending Former Goldman Sachs boss weighs in on infrastructure vote: 'Progressives blinked' MORE’s vaccine-or-test mandate for private companies. “We think people should not wait,” White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-PierreKarine Jean-PierreWhite House facing onslaught of challenges to vaccine rules Democrats debate whether they misread public on mandate Biden: Migrant families separated under Trump 'deserve' compensation MORE told reporters on Monday. “We say, do not wait to take actions that will keep your workplace safe. It is important and critical to do and waiting to get more people vaccinated will lead to more outbreaks and sickness.” “We’re trying to get past this pandemic, and we know the way to do that is to get people vaccinated,” Jean-Pierre added. The Biden administration maintains that it is on firm legal footing after a federal appeals court in New Orleans temporarily blocked the rule, which...
    (CNN)Rep. Josh Gottheimer, the Democratic co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, indicated Sunday that he wants to wait for an official cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office before moving forward on President Joe Biden's economic agenda bill."I think what's most important for people to understand is, the responsible thing to do when you get a piece of legislation like this is to do a full analysis and to understand the impact on your district and the families in your district. And that's what I'm looking at, to make sure that when we vote for this and give the country this win that we deliver the way we should deliver," the New Jersey Democrat told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union," also expressing optimism that the bill would be fully paid for.Congress passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Friday after it stalled in the House where some Democrats attached its fate to the party's large social spending package. Heres whats in the bipartisan infrastructure billGottheimer and four other House Democrats said in a statement Friday...
    CALIFON, New Jersey (WABC) -- For Kellie Kenny her return to the New York City Marathon after two decades comes with a heavy heart remembering the close friends she lost on 9/11.Every step has a special meaning. Every step holds a special memory."It's been 20 years, I don't talk about it very much," said Kellie Kenny. "It's so very, very painful."A pain that is easy to understand.The South Carolina native moved to New York to work at Canter-Fitzgerald, the company that lost more employees than any other when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center that September morning.Kellie had moved to another company, located in the south tower before 9/11.She made flags with the names of the close friends, who she lost on that terrible day."I remember every day," said Kenny. "They're with me every day and they'll be with me. They always are, but they'll be a little more present than i allow them to always be."Kellie wore the flags when she ran the marathon in 2001. It was tough to run less than two months after...
    (CNN)Reports of abuse against women and girls around the world are discouraging. But organizations are fighting back. From ending child marriage to stopping violence -- from education rights to gender equality, here are some of the groups standing up for women that you can be part of. Gender equalityAccording to the World Economic Forum, equality is in retreat, and it will take another century for both genders to stand on equal footing. Young women take part in the Women's March Against Violence as part of International Women's Day in Milan, Italy. You can help by supporting these organizations working toward gender equality:Read More CARE Girl Up Plan International The U.S. National Committee for UN Women EducationFemale solidarity will change the face of AfricaEducation is key to unlocking opportunity, but according to Unicef, only two-thirds of countries have achieved gender parity in primary school enrollment. Worldwide, 129 million girls are unable to attend school.Here are some of the organizations helping girls get greater access to education: Camfed Room to Read The Malala Fund Child bridesUN condemns Zimbabwe child marriages...
    House Democrats are moving forward Friday with a plan to vote separately on passage of the bipartisan, Senate-passed infrastructure bill and adoption of a procedural rule for a sweeping social spending package. Passage of the Democratic-backed human infrastructure and climate change legislation would come at a later time, due to ongoing resistance from about half a dozen moderates who are demanding a full analysis of the bill's fiscal impact from the Congressional Budget Office before voting on it. "In order to make progress on the President’s vision it is important that we advance the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and the Build Back Better Act today," Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse sets up Friday votes for Biden agenda House leaders make last-minute change on drug pricing after dispute On The Money — Presented by Citi — Pelosi's pressure cooker MORE (D-Calif.) wrote in a "dear colleague" letter to Democrats announcing the plan. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) leaders outlined the potential plan after they emerged from a meeting in Pelosi's office. Voting on those two measures, even if it falls short of passing both bills, would offer Democrats a...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) warned Democrats not to proceed with reconciliation given the message sent in last night’s elections around the country. During an appearance on Fox News Channel on Wednesday, McCarthy called the results of those elections in Virginia, New Jersey, Minneapolis and Texas to be a “wake-up call” and proceeding with the multitrillion-dollar spending packages would show deafness to the messages conveyed by those outcomes. “Well, I think it’s really telling,” McCarthy said. “And, you know, Kamala Harris, our Vice President, she was in Virginia just five days ago, and she was correct when she said what happens in Virginia will determine a lot what happens in ’22 and ’24. History shows it. In 1993 they both went Republican, and the House flipped in ’94. In 2005 they both went Democrat, and the House flipped to Democrats in 2006. In 2009 they both went, Virginia and New Jersey, Republican, and they flipped to Republican in the House, same thing in ’17, back to Democrats.” “And now we see a path that’s even larger with Biden winning...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The City and County of Denver reopened several parts of Civic Center Park on Wednesday. The Department of Public Health & Environment will also lift the public health order that was issued for the park in September. Even as the park gradually reopens to the public, there is still plenty of work left to do before the park fully reopens. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Denver Water, Boulder County Reach Agreement In Gross Reservoir ExpansionNew security camera will soon be installed, and several areas of the park will be resodded. One of the parts of the park that will remain closed will be some of the historical structural areas, like the Voorhies Memorial and the Greek Theater as they are still under restoration. “We’re doing a lot of restoration work to those memorials, said Scott Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation. “We’re having stone fixed. We’re having stone repaired. We’re actually doing a lot more repair work related to that plus we are treating all the historical structures with an anti-graffiti coating.” While...
    House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy said the Democrats “had seen” electoral defeat coming in Virginia and should rethink pushing multi-trillion dollar spending bills. WATCH: Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin defeated former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe Tuesday by a slim margin. “What it really tells you is policy matters. Who you listen to and what you fight for matters,” the California congressman told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” (RELATED: ‘If He Loses It Will Be Seen As A Political Earthquake’: Brit Hume Says Democrat Terry McAuliffe Is ‘A Candidate Running Scared’) “They had this wake-up call before that … Inflation, prices rising, the border, just maintaining it open. The wokeism. Not listening to parents but listening to politicians. They had seen this coming. If they move forward with the reconciliation [“Build Back Better” bill] they are deaf at what the American public is expecting of them.” McCarthy commented on a prediction made by Vice President Kamala Harris made while she was campaigning for McAuliffe. Harris said, “What happens in Virginia will, in large part, determine what happens in 2022, 2024 and...
    Getty Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine reacts during a 2020 game against the New York Knicks. When Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine said he was looking for “respect” with his next contract and talking about how he has “outplayed” his current deal over the summer, it raised a few eyebrows. He wasn’t wrong in his assessment, but the way in which he framed it definitely left some Bulls fans feeling queasy. Still, a team insider believes that the two parties are in this thing for the long haul. NBC Sports Chicago’s KC Johnson made an appearance on the October 27 episode of The HoopsHype Podcast with Michael Scotto, during which he spilled the tea on all things Bulls. In doing so, he offered an encouraging update on LaVine’s possible extension. “I’d say every indication I’ve been given both internally from his side and the organization is this is a match made to move forward together,” Johnson told Scotto.Committed to Their Cornerstone Play Can the Chicago Bulls convince Zach LaVine to stay long-term? | The JumpRichard Jefferson, Cassidy...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — US Supreme Court lifts stays of execution for Oklahoma men; state to move forward with first lethal injection in 6 years. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kelly Osbourne, 37; Patrick Fugit, 39; Natanya Ross, 40; John Cleese, 82. John Cleese / AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCICELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images  Happy Birthday: You’ll have a unique way of doing things that will separate you from the crowd. Be ready to put changes into play that will make your life and your relationships with others better. Personal growth, enlightenment and taking on situations that relieve stress will lead to peace of mind and new beginnings. Let go of the past so you can move forward with no regret. Your numbers are 4, 11, 24, 27, 33, 39, 42. ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s OK to say no. Being a people pleaser can be exhausting. Stop and consider doing what pleases you for a change. Channel energy into something that brings concrete results that will encourage you to follow your dream. 2 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A friend or relative will offer unusual insight into how you can use your experience, knowledge and skills to get ahead. Don’t resist change; harness an opportunity to...
    A federal judge on Monday ruled that Oklahoma could proceed with the lethal injections of five death row inmates, with the earliest execution scheduled for this week. Judge Stephen Friot denied a motion for a preliminary injunction that five Oklahoma inmates were seeking, The Associated Press reported.  The executions of Julius Jones, John Marion Grant, Donald A. Grant, Gilbert Ray Postelle and Wade Greely Lay have now been cleared to proceed, with the lethal injections scheduled to take place over the next six months. John Marion Grant, 60, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Thursday for the murder of a prison cafeteria worker in 1998. It will be Oklahoma's first lethal injection in more than six years. The five inmates were removed from a federal lawsuit seeking to challenge Oklahoma's three-drug lethal injection as they did not offer alternative execution methods, the AP reported. THe attorneys representing the five inmates who were removed said they would be appealing Friot's decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. “We will be asking the 10th Circuit to review Judge Friot’s...
    (CBS4) – A family with Colorado ties is trying to take a step forward after their teen was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 70 on Saturday in western Kansas. 15-year-old Alexie Echo-Hawk and her father Bunky Echo-Hawk were traveling from Denver to Pawnee, Oklahoma, on Oct. 16 when they were hit head-on by another vehicle. (credit: CBS) “She lived in those 15 years a very full life,” said Walter Echo-Hawk, father to Bunky and grandfather to Alexie. “It’s always hard to bury a young one. She was a deep thinker. She loved to play basketball– she was a basketball star. She was a long distance runner.” Alexie, who lived in Mosca, Colorado, died instantly on scene. Bunky, who is an acclaimed Native artist and poet, is suffering from multiple injuries. Walter said the vehicle the two were in was totaled. The two were traveling to a tribal ceremonial dance at the Pawnee Nation in Oklahoma. “She veered and tried to get out of the way and took the direct head-on collision. Both going 70 or 80 miles an...
    A Texas state appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for a whistleblower lawsuit against state Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) to proceed, The Texas Tribune reported. The Third Court of Appeals in Texas reportedly said in its decision that the Texas Whistleblower Act applies to Paxton and that former employees from the state attorney general’s office are covered under it. Paxton’s lawyers had previously argued that he is not a public employee but an elected official, meaning that the Whistleblower Act did not apply to him. Noting that Texas is an employment-at-will state, the judges said in their ruling that “the Texas Whistleblower Act provides an exception to that general rule—a government employer may not fire an employee who makes a good-faith report of illegal conduct because he made the report.” “Thus, although loyalty and confidence are important considerations in employment matters, the Act provides that a State employer cannot fire an employee because he reports illegal conduct by the employer, even when it is that act of reporting that causes the employer to lose confidence or feel the employee...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Public Schools has announced that they will move to remote learning on Election Day. READ MORE: Police Confirm Father And Son Found Dead Inside Forward Township Home Both Had COVID-19Students will learn from home on both Tuesday, November 2 as well as Tuesday, May 17. READ MORE: Man Flown To The Hospital With Severe Head Injury After Front End Loader Rolls Over35 Pittsburgh Public School buildings will host polling places for citizens on both days. “With the COVID-19 pandemic remaining strong within our communities, it would be irresponsible to have students in buildings, especially when we cannot mandate mask-wearing and ensure adequate social distancing and school security in our facilities,” the district said in a message to families. MORE NEWS: Billboards Go Up In McKeesport Asking People To Come Forward With Information In Killing Of Karli ShortBefore the November 2 Election Day, the district will provide all students with the devices needed for at-home learning.
    The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league on Monday announced the suspension without pay and said Kane will not be eligible to play until November 30 at New Jersey.  Kane will forfeit about $1.68 million of his $7 million salary for this season with the money going to the Players´ Emergency Assistance Fund. The cash he is losing is equivalent to around $35,000-a-day.  The league also announced that a concurrent investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse made against Kane by his estranged wife, Anna, could not be substantiated. The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league announced the suspension without pay on Monday Kane released a statement regarding his suspension over using a fake covid vaccination card A person familiar with the investigation said the league was looking into allegations that Kane submitted a fake vaccination card 'I would like to apologize to my teammates, the San Jose Sharks organization,...
    A judge on Friday denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago in January 2019. An attorney for the former "Empire" actor said Smollett's rights were being violated since he had already performed community service and given up a $10,000 bond under a previous deal with Cook County prosecutors to drop charges. "A deal is a deal. That’s ancient principle," attorney Nenye Uche said. But Judge James Linn noted that Smollett's case now was being led by a special prosecutor appointed by another judge, an arrangement that he would not upset. JUSSIE SMOLLETT’S ATTORNEYS BARRED FROM CALLING CHICAGO PROSECUTOR, KIM FOXX, AS WITNESS A Cook County judge on Friday shot down former ‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett's effort have a criminal case against him dismissed. Smollett is accused of lying to police when he reported that two masked men attacked him in downtown Chicago in January 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Marton File) Linn...
    ARSENAL have identified Zenit St Petersburg forward Sardar Azmoun as a potential Alexandre Lacazette replacement, according to reports. Lacazette is wanted by a host of top European clubs, including LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid. 1Azmoun in action against European champions Chelsea at Stamford BridgeCredit: GETTY IMAGES The 30-year-old's contract expires next June, meaning a pre-contract can be arranged from January. And according to French outlet Onze Mondial, Zenit's Azmoun is on the Gunners' list to replace the Frenchman. The Iranian forward impressively scored 19 goals in 29 appearances for the Russian club last season. His form alerted clubs from across the continent, including Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham - who were seeking out a potential replacement for Harry Kane if the forward made the move to Manchester City. Italian giants AC Milan were also interested in signing the 26-year-old in the summer. Azmoun publicly declared he had offers from clubs in England, France, Germany and Italy in the summer transfer window. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogFOOTIE LIVE Newcastle £300m Saudi takeover CONFIRMED, Steve Bruce 'faces axe'talk of the toon...
    40 Song Lyrics Weve All Screwed up Through the Years 10 Times Taking a Pay Cut Can Make You Richer NBC Sports’ Dan Feldman is grading every team’s offseason based on where the team stands now relative to its position entering the offseason. A ‘C’ means a team is in similar standing, with notches up or down from there. © Provided by NBC Sports The Pacers – the NBA’s play-it-safe franchise – just missed the playoffs for the first time in six years and only the second time in 11 years. Indiana’s season was defined by coaching turbulence. A lack of wing depth stung. So, the Pacers ran toward comfort. Indiana re-hired Rick Carlisle (who coached the team from 2003-07) and used the No. 13 pick on Oregon wing Chris Duarte (one of the most polished players in the draft). But if the Pacers feel a sense of security, it’s a false one. This is the 19th time an NBA team re-hired a former head coach with the franchise. Of the prior 18, 15 had a worse record than...
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Georgia Tech both had momentum after wins by double-digit margins before opening October with a big stumble. The Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets meet Saturday for the chance to regroup, and maybe find some consistency. Duke (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) is coming off a 38-7 loss to rival North Carolina, which had followed back-to-back nonconference wins against Northwestern and Kansas. The Blue Devils rank among the national leaders in total offense and scoring, but finished with a season-low 314 yards. “It comes down to we didn’t do anything consistently that wins games,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. That showed in Duke springing Jalen Calhoun for an 80-yard touchdown catch to open the second half but otherwise averaging 3.8 yards per play. Or in the defense making the Tar Heels work on drives only to surrender a big play; UNC got more than half of its 456 yards (257) on six plays, including 75- and 63-yard touchdowns. “The solutions occur in the planning and the solutions occur on the practice field,” Cutcliffe said. “It’s...
    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jaylon Smith’s murky future with the Dallas Cowboys was most evident when he played just 16 snaps in the opener after averaging 95% of the plays over the previous three seasons. Now that the roster is looking more like it did in that 31-29 loss to defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay, the Cowboys are moving on from the linebacker who recovered from a severe knee injury in his final college game to become one of their most durable players. Coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t get into specifics for the factors in a release that became official Wednesday, but another one was the looming $9.2 million guarantee on Smith’s 2022 salary if he was injured. McCarthy also wouldn’t get in to why they wouldn’t keep Smith around for depth as an inactive player, or why they waited until four games into the season. The Cowboys (3-1) play the New York Giants (1-3) in the last of three consecutive home games Sunday. “There are always factors involved, how you build your 90-man roster, how you go through training...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told reporters Friday the radical left wants the Senate to vote on the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package before the House votes on the $1.2 “bipartisan” infrastructure bill. When Ocasio-Cortez was asked if a Senate framework would suffice instead of a Senate vote on the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, she shook her head and said, “we need a vote.” “We need to be real,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “Are we going to deliver universal pre-K to this country or not? Are we going to expand health care to our seniors and include vision and dental or not? Are we going to invest in housing… or not? That’s what we need to know.” Ocasio-Cortez’s comments seem to be similar to Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s (D-WA), who tweeted Friday morning she still wants certain provisions met in the reconciliation package. “I stand with the families who need child care, health care, housing, education, and more.” Jayapal said. According to Friday’s Politico Playbook, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offered a $2.1 trillion reconciliation package to the House Democrats, which includes items such as child care, paid leave,...
    Larry Fink, chief executive officer of BlackRock Inc.Christopher Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images Big companies and banks shouldn't be the only "climate police" in the world, says BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink, who called on governments and society to play their part in climate change. "If governments are only asking public companies to move forward, and which are mostly large companies, then we're going to be asking the large companies to be the climate police. And I don't think that's our role," he said, speaking virtually at the Ecosperity climate conference in Singapore. If the world is going to move to net-zero emissions, then "we can't just ask these public companies to move forward," said Fink. "There lies the fundamental problem and that's what I'm really worried about. I don't want to be the environmental police," he said. "I don't want BlackRock — because we're a large investor — to be telling every company who's not moving forward [that] we're going to divest of all your shares. That's not a good outcome." Net-zero emissions, also known as carbon neutrality,...
    Fact check: Dozens of ships waiting off California coast amid backup at ports Fact-checking calls to decertify the 2020 election MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Madison is one step closer to acquiring property that could be used for either a temporary or permanent men’s homeless shelter. © Provided by Madison WMTV Proposed shelter location The City’s Finance Committee passed two resolutions today, one for the property at 1902 Bartillon Dr. and the other for 2002 Zeier Rd. According to the resolution language, the location at Bartillon Dr. could provide the city with “both short-term and long-term options to address homelessness.” The Zeier Rd. location could be used “as a temporary men’s homeless shelter and as a long-term site for redevelopment.” Load Error Some Alders fear that because the language includes long-term options, what location is used as a temporary homeless shelter could become permanent. “If we’re going to spend $11 million or $13 million on a temporary shelter, the question is valid: would the city spend another $15-20 million on a permanent shelter?” said Council President and District 12...
    Olivia Jade made her first appearance on Dancing with the Stars Monday, taking to the floor to perform a salsa dance with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy. The 21-year-old social media influencer, who is competing on the ABC show's 30th season, got 25 points out of 40 for the outing with Chmerkovskiy, 35. The daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli addressed the college admissions scandal her parents have been linked with since March of 2019, and subsequently served prison stints for after pleading guilty in connection with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Big night: Olivia Jade, 21, made her first appearance on Dancing with the Stars Monday as the show kicked off its 30th season  'For the past few years, I guess you can say I've been wrapped up in a scandal,' she said on the show. 'After everything happened, I did step back from social media and just soak in what everybody was saying.' She added that she was 'not trying to pull a pity card,' but is looking 'to move forward and do better.' RELATED ARTICLES...
    CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The judge presiding over Barry Morphew’s preliminary hearing says there is enough evidence to go to trial. The judge ruled that he does find probable cause for first-degree murder and tampering with a body in the murder of Barry’s wife Suzanne. (credit: Morphew family) Judge Patrick Murphy heard more than 20 hours of witness testimony and had 25 pages of notes to go through making his decision if there was enough evidence to proceed to trial. He previously said he believes there were more witnesses called in this case than any other preliminary hearing he has presided over. READ MORE: Multi-Vehicle Crash East Of Silverthorne Causing 2 Hour Delays On Westbound I-70 Suzanne disappeared after leaving her home for a bike ride on Mother’s Day 2020 and what happened remains a mystery. READ MORE: Bureau Of Land Management Changes Course, Will Create Dual Headquarters In DC And Grand Junction (credit: Morphew family) Her body has never been found. Investigators have said they don’t believe Suzanne is still alive. MORE NEWS: PIT Maneuver By Police Brings Short...
    Getty Caleb Martin #10 of the Charlotte Hornets shoot a free throw against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on April 28, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Miami Heat has consistently added players from their own summer league or training camp, but the franchise suddenly swerved to sign an outside forward in free agency. The Athletic’s Shams Charania was first to break the news on Tuesday that the Heat were adding former Charlotte Hornets forward Caleb Martin to the roster. Not only does he fill the 20th and final spot for training camp, but he’s snagged the Heat’s last remaining two-way contract. The latest Heat news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Heat newsletter here! Join Heavy on Heat! “Free agent forward Caleb Martin is signing a two-way contract with the Miami Heat, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium,” Charania tweeted. Martin spent his first two seasons playing alongside his brother Cody in Charlotte; now they will compete in the same division.” Can confirm Heat finalizing two-way agreement with former Hornet Caleb Martin. pic.twitter.com/NiWlY5LrUi — Ira...
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks, with Rep. Richard Neal looking on. House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal announced Tuesday that his committee is starting work this week on its part of the budget reconciliation bill that will comprise President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan. The committee will meet on Thursday and Friday to "mark up measures spanning from universal paid family and medical leave and access to child care to strengthening retirement savings and trade programs that prioritize American workers." "Later this week, the Ways and Means Committee will put an end to the idea that only some workers are worthy of 'perks' like paid leave, child care, and assistance in saving for retirement, and finally commit to investments that make these supports fixtures of the American workplace," Neal said. "We will also examine how we can commit resources to modernize a key trade program that supports American workers facing hardship due to international competition, and how to fund better protections for our nation's elderly." That's a strong rebuff to Sen. Joe Manchin and a few noisy members...
    This article was written by WTOP’s news partner InsideNoVa.com and republished with permission. Sign up for InsideNoVa.com’s free email subscription today. Prince William School Board Chair Babur Lateef plans to move forward with a vote on new public comment rules after Wednesday night’s board meeting grew tense with speakers attacking that plan as well as the school system’s mask mandate. A little over a dozen speakers voiced anger at the school board for the proposed changes, which would cap public comment at two 30-minute sessions per meeting and ban signs that aren’t cleared by the division. Lateef said the plan would create more avenues for people to give comments, like the ability for those who can’t attend meetings to upload videos to be played during the meeting. Technically, he said, it would also extend the in-meeting comment period by allowing for 30 speakers to talk for two minutes. Current rules call for a single 30-minute comment period that the board technically has to extend, though doing so has been just a formality when there are more speakers beyond the 30-minute period. But...
    HARRY KANE claims his 'conscience is clear' after failing to land his move to Manchester City. The Spurs striker, 28, has been criticised for attempting to force a move to the Etihad. 2Tottenham star Harry Kane insists his 'conscience is clear' over his failed move to Man City this summerCredit: Alamy But City would not meet the £160million asking price so he has remained in North London. Asked whether his reputation could be tarnished, England captain Kane said: “No, I don’t think so. “Anyone involved in the football industry knows the ins and outs and I was calm with the situation. "It was between me and the club, and when you know the truth and you know what was going on, your conscience is clear. “I have had ups and downs in my career and I know a lot of people know I am a professional athlete and dedicate my life to this game.  “My focus moving forward is to win silverware at Tottenham and this year is no different. Most read in FootballLive BlogUNITED NEWS Ronaldo to get no.7...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO has LEFT the Juventus training center and will not take part in training ahead of a potential move to Manchester City. The 36-year-old has said his goodbyes to his Juve team-mates as he looks set to leave the club after just three years. 2Ronaldo looks set to join former club Man Utd's fierce rivals Man CityCredit: GETTY IMAGES ⚠️#CR7 ha lasciato la Continassa // CR7 has left the Continassa ❌⚪️⚫️@GoalItalia @goal pic.twitter.com/b0qLyPAwiA— Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) August 27, 2021 According to Fabrizio Romano, Ronaldo is waiting for his agent Jorge Mendes to bring a concrete Man City bid forward because as at the moment it is only a verbal agreement. Ronaldo has one year left on his £500,000-a-week contract and Juventus want to get it off the wage bill. The Turin-based club also want to acquire a £21.4million fee for the forward. The potential move has angered a lot of Manchester United fans who see it as a betrayal. A move to rivals City could see his United legacy of three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a...
    (Reuters)Marathon world record holder and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge hopes that technology will take "centre stage" as athletes strive for improvement and chase faster times in the future.The Kenyan, who overcame humid conditions in Tokyo earlier this month to claim gold in the marathon, was among a host of runners who ran in specially designed Nike shoes fitted with carbon-fibre plates for more spring and quicker times, once again rekindling a debate around "technological doping"."If we don't embrace technology then we are not moving... I know regulations will be there but technology should take centre stage," Kipchoge told Reuters. Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's marathon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games."Let all athletes have top technology, have top innovation. That's the only way to think and actually try to improve your performance."Other athletes such as Karsten Warholm, who won the Olympic 400 metres hurdles title in world record time, have been critical of rapidly advancing shoe technology.Read More"When somebody does a great performance now, everybody will question if it's the shoe, and that...
    Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., is a hardcore Donald Trump loyalist and alleged architect of the "Stop the Steal" movement, which led to the Jan. 6 insurrection. That didn't prevent him from being the target of ire on Saturday night at a Trump rally in Cullman, Alabama, after encouraging the crowd to move on from the 2020 election. Brooks was in the process of introducing Trump himself — who may or may not be planning to run again in 2024, and claims it's "illegal" for him to make that clear (it's not) — when the congressman suddenly wandered into dangerous terrain. "Now, our choices are very simple," Brooks said from the stage. "There are some people who are despondent about the voter fraud and election theft in 2020. Folks, put that behind you. Put that behind you!" As noted by Tuscaloosa Patch editor Ryan Phillips, who was present at the rally, the crowd did not respond kindly to the unsolicited advice. Oh boy. Mo Brooks suggested, in seriousness, that those in attendance should accept the results of the 2020 electio…...
    The House of Representatives voted narrowly on Tuesday to move forward with a $3.5 trillion spending package, a win for Democratic leaders who spent months aggressively pushing the plan. The 220-212 vote fell along party lines after nine Democratic holdouts consented to the plan. The group included Reps. Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA), Ed Case (HI), Jim Costa (CA), Henry Cuellar (TX), Jared Golden (ME), Josh Gottheimer (NJ), Kurt Schrader (OR), Vicente Gonzalez (TX), and Filemon Vela (TX). Without Republican votes, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is relying on a parliamentary process known as reconciliation to pass the measure by tying it to an infrastructure legislation. The Democratic holdouts had objected to using parliamentary tactics rather regular procedure to win passage. The motion passed on Tuesday was a “rule” instructing committees to write the legislation. It still faces a steep, if likely, road to final passage. Democrats can only afford to lose three votes in the House and none in the Senate if Republicans remain unified. Pelosi reportedly won the objectors by promising a vote on the Senate’s $550 billion infrastructure plan by September 27, though House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA) sounded a more skeptical tone in...
    The Pentagon plans to move forward with mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for military members following the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose jab. The FDA announced the full approval for the Pfizer vaccine on Monday morning, and Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters at that day’s briefing that they would be coming out with an updated “guidance" shortly. "The department is prepared to issue updated guidance requiring all service members to be vaccinated. A timeline for vaccination completion will be provided in the coming days," he explained. 'RED LINE': TALIBAN WARN OF 'CONSEQUENCES' IF US KEEPS TROOPS PAST AUG. 31 Similar to any of the other 17 mandated vaccines for military members, a soldier may be exempt from taking the COVID-19 jabs for medical or religious reasons. For those who are "just objecting because you’re objecting, once it has become mandatory, that’s a lawful order, and our expectation is that you’re going to obey the order,” Kirby said earlier this month . “Nobody is looking for strong punitive disciplinary measures.” Earlier this month, Defense...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge dismissed most claims in a lawsuit that accused San Diego city and county officials of discriminating against homeless people with disabilities during the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal allowed two of the complaint’s six arguments to move forward, the Union-Tribune reported Sunday. One is an allegation that defendants violated a state code that prohibits discrimination against protected classes of people and the other is a claim for a judicial declaration that the defendants acted improperly. Parisa Ijadi-Maghsoodi, a lawyer for the plaintiffs. told the newspaper they were grateful that parts of the suit will move forward. City and county officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the decision. The case filed last year accused housing and public health officials of discriminating against homeless people with disabilities by steering them into congregate-living situations instead of moving them into hotel and motel rooms. Bacal’s decision earlier this month sustained four of six arguments by the city and county that the allegations brought by the plaintiffs were not...
    Georgia Gov. Kemp. If Republicans can't win elections as often as they want, they're going to rewrite the rules until they can. In the news today: Another incident of far-right political terrorism in Washington, D.C., this time from a man claiming to have planted multiple bombs in the city. Republican seditionist Rep. Mo Brooks quickly weighed in to say he "understand[s] citizenry anger directed at dictatorial Socialism," since "America's future is at risk." In Georgia, Republicans are moving forward with plans to seize control of elections in the state's most-populous county after actual election officials refused to give in to Trump's November demand that they simply "find" additional votes to put him ahead of Joe Biden. Here's some of what you may have missed: • Far-right ‘patriot’ takes downtown Washington hostage with threat of bomb in pickup truck • Republican Rep. Mo Brooks isn't sure what the truck bomber was about, but he's sure he supports it • Growing number of governors tell Biden admin they're ready to welcome Afghan families • Georgia Republicans take next step in making sure...
    House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Biden administration to limit international financing for fossil fuels | Pelosi floats procedural move on infrastructure bill Pelosi suggests Jan. 6 panel could investigate Jordan and Banks Pelosi circulates WH talking points after Afghanistan collapse MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday pressed members of her party to move forward on a $3.5 trillion budget bill amid a standoff with moderate Democrats who want to first vote on the $1 trillion infrastructure package. “Today, President BidenJoe BidenBiden administration to announce booster shots for most fully vaccinated Americans: reports Afghanistan falls in chaos: Five takeaways Trump ally Adam Laxalt files to challenge Cortez Masto in Nevada MORE endorsed the House Rule which will allow us to consider the budget resolution, H.R. 4 and the bipartisan infrastructure bill next week,” Pelosi said at the beginning of the “dear colleague” letter written to Democrats. “The budget resolution is the key to unlocking the 51-vote privilege of the reconciliation path for our transformative Build Back Better bill,” she added. Nine moderate Democrats have banded together to go against Democratic leadership,...
    TOTTENHAM’S hopes of signing Dusan Vlahovich appear to have been dashed amid reports of an Atletico Madrid swoop for the Serbia ace. The LaLiga champs are thought to be close to agreeing a fee for the Fiorentina striker, 21, regarded as one of the best forwards in Italy’s top-flight.  2Tottenham and Arsenal target Dusan Vlahovich is reportedly close to a move to Atletico MadridCredit: Getty Tottenham, who play Wolves next, are looking to boost their attacking options with Harry Kane heavily linked with a Manchester City move for around £120million plus add ons.  And the North London side initially appeared to have been given a boost in their pursuit of the Serbian following Sky Italia’s claims of a £51million Atletico bid being dismissed.  However Italian paper Corriere dello Sport says the Spanish club have agreed to a purchase price of around £65million for the forward who netted twice in an Italian Cup first round 4-0 trouncing of Cosenza.  This follows reports of Fiorentina’s own efforts to tempt the player to agree to a new deal to stay in Florence. ...
    Dave Aranda became Baylor’s coach about 19 months ago knowing that NCAA penalties were coming for a scandal that embroiled the football program long before he arrived. It had been much longer for athletic director Mack Rhoades, who found “an institution and athletics department in turmoil” when he took over five years ago in the wake of the revelation of a sprawling sexual assault scandal that cost two-time Big 12 champion coach Art Briles his job. With the NCAA case against the Bears finally resolved, and without any major program-crushing penalties, they can move forward without that lingering unknown. “It’s been hanging around. It’s been a black cloud since I arrived on this campus,” Rhoades said. “We’re glad to have some closure and to be able to to look forward and move forward. And again, remember our mistakes, learn from our mistakes, learn from our past. And then we’ll navigate whatever comes in front of us.” With no players or coaches remaining from Briles’ tenure, Baylor was placed on four years of probation, but could still play in...
    New York.- The resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo was coming. I was cornered. It was either that or expose his skin to impeachment in Albany where everyone had already turned their backs on him. That is why most of the reactions of politicians, activists and community organizations agreed today in mentioning that the resignation of the veteran Democratic politician is the best thing for the state of New York to move forward, particularly in this post-pandemic moment.At the same time, the expressions of solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment who denounced the governor were also noted. One of the first to issue a statement was Mayor Bill de Blasio: “Let there be no doubt, this is the result of (the struggle) of the survivors (of sexual harassment) who tell their stories with courage. It was time for Andrew Cuomo to step down. It’s for the good of all of New York. “ Also the president of the Council, Corey Johnson, said that Cuomo abused his power and disgraced his position. “His resignation marks a new chapter for our...