Bulls fire coach Jim Boylen as team looks to take ‘fresh approach’

The Bulls have fired Jim Boylen, the team announced Friday. | Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports During his time at the helm of the Bulls, Jim Boylen compiled an overall record of 39-84 (.317). Going for a “fresh approach,” the Bulls new regime fired coach Jim Boylen, the team announced Friday morning. New Bulls VP Arturas […]

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This day in sports: Lamar Hunt announces formation of the American Football League

Dallas businessman Lamar Hunt announced the formation of the American Football League on this date in 1959 at a meeting of perspective team owners in Chicago. Hunt, 27, said that six teams would be formed: Houston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas, Denver, New York and Los Angeles. He said that Barron Hilton, the son of hotel magnate […]

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Some liberals not happy that Mike Bloomberg will speak at Dem convention

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that he will speak at the Democratic National Convention that kicks off Monday in Wisconsin, which is irritating some of the party’s more progressive voters. Bloomberg, who dropped out of the presidential race in March, was not on the original list released by the DNC Tuesday, but in […]

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EPA announces new rules to reduce methane regulation, assures science will back changes

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Thursday announced new rules to reduce Obama-era methane pollution regulation. Ahead of a Thursday event in Pittsburgh, Pa. — the nation’s No. 2 gas state — senior EPA officials told Fox News that the changes were “the result of thoughtful cost-benefit calculations, [a] comprehensive assessment of the latest data, and appropriate […]

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Dodger Stadium will serve as polling center for general election

Dodger Stadium will host a voting site for November’s election, the team announced Thursday, partnering with LeBron James’ More Than a Vote coalition to become the first MLB team to make its stadium available as a polling place. The team, which made the announcement jointly with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and California Secretary […]

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U.S. Labels Chinese Language Education Group a Diplomatic Mission

WASHINGTON — The State Department announced on Thursday that it was designating the U.S. headquarters of a Chinese government educational organization as a diplomatic mission, in the latest action by the Trump administration to limit official operations by China in the United States. The headquarters, called the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, in Washington, manages and […]

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Adama Diomande announces on social media he is leaving LAFC

LAFC forward Adama Diomande is leaving the club, the player announced on social media Thursday. There was no immediate response from the team. Diomande, who was born in Oslo and played for coach Bob Bradley at Norwegian club Stabaek, came to MLS from England’s Hull City three months into LAFC’s first season and scored 12 […]

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Why Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his VP

Ever since former Vice President Joe Biden announced he would be choosing a woman as his VP candidate, speculation ran rampant about who it would be. In mid-August, just a week ahead of the Democratic National Convention, he announced it would be California Sen. Kamala Harris. Chris Cillizza explains why. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Kamala […]

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Kamala Harris, despite law-and-order rep, repeatedly hit for leniency during prosecutor years

Sen. Kamala Harris, who this week was announced as Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, has received high-profile criticism from the left for her record as a tough prosecutor — but Harris also stirred controversy during that period for allegedly going easy on criminal defendants in a number of cases, including by refusing to seek […]

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Israel and United Arab Emirates Strike Major Diplomatic Agreement

President Trump announced on Thursday that Israel will establish “full normalization of relations” with the United Arab Emirates and forgo for now plans to annex occupied West Bank territory in order to focus on improving its ties with the rest of the Arab world. In a surprise statement issued by the White House, Mr. Trump […]

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Trump announces ‘Historic Peace Agreement’ between Israel, UAE

President Trump on Thursday announced what he called a “Historic Peace Agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, saying they agreed to “full normalization of relations.” “HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. The president, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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Doug Emhoff: Who is Kamala Harris’ husband?

With Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced as presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, her husband Doug Emhoff could become the first “second husband” if the Democratic ticket wins in November. “Doug, you’re gonna have to learn what it means to be a barrier breaker yourself in this job,” Biden said Wednesday as he made […]

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Hatch Act does not prohibit Trump from delivering RNC acceptance speech on White House grounds, agency says

House Oversite Committee Ranking member Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., announced Wednesday night that President Trump is legally able to deliver his Republican National Convention speech from the White House lawn. Comer told Fox News Wednesday in a statement that the Hatch Act does not prevent Trump’s use of the venue. He said that will likely not stop Democrats who […]

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Kamala Harris’ flip-flops back under a microscope after VP selection

Who is Kamala Harris? California Senator Kamala Harris has been announced as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick. Here is what you need to know about her. Sen. Kamala Harris, who was officially announced as Joe Biden’s running mate Tuesday, has switched her stances on multiple issues throughout her time in public life, beginning as a local […]

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Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida. A longtime friend of the indicted singer offered to pay a victim $500,000 to keep her from cooperating in Kelly’s […]

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UK plummets into recession after GDP falls 20.4 percent

The U.K. economy has officially plummeted into recession after official figures announced Wednesday showed a stunning 20.4% drop in the second quarter of the year – the biggest drop since quarterly records began in 1955. The recession is the deepest coronavirus-related drop among the top leading industrial economies and followed a 2.2% contraction in the first three months of […]

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Late night hosts crack first jokes about Kamala Harris’ vice presidential bid

Hours after Joe Biden announced that California junior Senator Kamala Harris would be his running mate for the 2020 presidential election, late night hosts finally shared their opinions on the news. “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert and “The Daily Show‘s” Trevor Noah both noted Harris’ historical nomination, noting that she is the first Black […]

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Amid crises, UNICEF USA launches program to help kids in US

The U.S. affiliate of UNICEF has announced its first major program supporting children in the United States By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer August 12, 2020, 12:02 PM 4 min read NEW YORK — For more than 70 years, the U.S. affiliate of UNICEF has supported the global work of that U.N. agency, most of […]

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He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend sweltering days knocking on doors, clenching glossy campaign literature and making his case directly to voters. This was the summer he was going prove that a 31-year-old son of […]

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Flashback: Kamala Harris compared ICE to KKK in Senate hearing

Sen. Kamala Harris, who was announced Tuesday as presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, sparked controversy in 2018 when she compared the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Ku Klux Klan in a Senate hearing. Harris made the remarks at a Nov. 2018 confirmation hearing, asking Ronald Vitiello — who was President Trump’s […]

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‘This Is All Beyond Stupid.’ Experts Worry About Russia’s Rushed Vaccine

When Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that Russia had approved a coronavirus vaccine — with no evidence from large-scale clinical trials — vaccine experts were worried. “I think it’s really scary. It’s really risky,” said Daniel Salmon, the director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Salmon and other experts said that […]

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Harris, as Biden’s VP pick, likely to face renewed scrutiny about prosecutor past

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has picked Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate — a move that will likely draw renewed scrutiny about her past as a prosecutor. Harris’ past as a public prosecutor both as district attorney in San Francisco and later attorney general of California before she […]

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Hillary Clinton praises Kamala Harris running mate pick

Hillary Clinton praised Kamala Harris as the newly announced vice presidential pick and urged her supporters to have “her back.” “I’m thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket,” Clinton tweeted Tuesday. “She’s already proven herself to be an incredible public servant and leader. And I know she’ll be a strong partner to @JoeBiden. Please join me […]

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Mission Viejo coach says quarterback Peter Costelli will return, not graduate early

The decision announced Tuesday by the Pac-12 to cancel its fall college football season already is having an impact on high school recruits in Southern California. Mission Viejo coach Chad Johnson said he was informed that quarterback Peter Costelli, expected to graduate in January and enroll early at Utah, decided to stick with the Diablos […]

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Flashback: Kamala Harris said she believed women who accused Biden of inappropriate touching

Sen. Kamala Harris, who was announced as presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate on Tuesday, once said that she believed women who accused Biden of inappropriate touching. “I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” the California senator told reporters in April 2019. BIDEN […]

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Kamala Harris: 5 Things To Know About Joe Biden’s 2020 Running Mate

Joe Biden has announced that Senator Kamala Harris of California will be his running mate in the 2020 election. With just one week to go before the DNC, they’re about to make it official. UPDATE, 8/11/20, 4:30pm ET: Joe Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential election. He […]

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