Mike Williams, Bryan Bulaga, Chris Harris Jr. suffer injuries in Chargers loss

The Chargers began Sunday minus seven players who were projected starters entering training camp. Then they lost three more against Carolina — wide receiver Mike Williams (hamstring), right tackle Bryan Bulaga (back) and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (foot). All three will be reevaluated Monday, the Chargers offering no medical updates after their 21-16 loss. Rookie […]

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With Nominee Set, Senate Republicans Plot Swift Supreme Court Confirmation

WASHINGTON — With President Trump’s nominee in place, Senate Republicans on Sunday began a furious 37-day sprint to install Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the Supreme Court before Election Day, laying the groundwork for an extraordinarily swift and politically fraught confirmation battle. Their confidence mounting that they could hold together their narrow majority to muscle […]

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Prince fined bassist for mistakes and ‘cheated’ him out of millions, memoir reveals

For Mark Brown, the head games began with a cold call from Prince in 1981. And they ended, six years later, with the bassist — rechristened BrownMark, by Prince — confident that the rock star had derailed him out of millions in songwriting royalties. As related in BrownMark’s new memoir, “My Life in the Purple […]

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Tasmania Whale Rescue Ends With 108 Saved and Over 300 Dead

SYDNEY, Australia — Wildlife officials in the Australian state of Tasmania began disposing of hundreds of dead pilot whales on Saturday after ending rescue attempts in one of the largest incidents of whale beaching ever recorded globally. In all, rescuers saved 108 out of the 470 whales that landed this week on a wide, remote […]

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Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus is striking cities with much smaller populations in the heartland, often in conservative corners of America where anti-mask sentiment runs high. The spread has created new problems at hospitals, schools and colleges in […]

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Home-Field Advantage Won’t Matter This October. Did It Ever?

The last baseball postseason began with a stirring comeback and a sudsy celebration. Down to their last few outs in the National League wild-card game, the Washington Nationals rallied to stun the Milwaukee Brewers on their way to a championship. The party was on in the bleachers. “The amount of beer that was thrown in […]

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Lakers’ Danny Green says of Breonna Taylor decision: ‘We feel like we’ve taken a step back’

As the Lakers began to prepare Wednesday for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Denver Nuggets, LeBron James texted his teammates in a group chat that an announcement was coming shortly from a Kentucky grand jury regarding Louisville police officers that were involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Danny Green said […]

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Navy releases documents from Cold War loss of submarine

The Navy began releasing documents from the investigation into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history on Wednesday, but the Navy said the documents released under a court order don’t shed any new light on the cause of the sinking. The first of the documents released were 300 pages from the official inquiry into the […]

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Fed’s Mester says more stimulus needed to support fragile recovery

(Reuters) – The U.S. economy has rebounded more strongly than expected since businesses began to re-open a few months ago, but the recovery is not broad-based or sustainable, Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester said Wednesday. Many sectors, including travel and leisure and hospitality, will be slow to recover, Mester said. Monetary policy will […]

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Trump’s Saturday Night Rally Was a Super-Spreader of Stupidity

President Trump began his campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., on Saturday by speaking about his intent to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week. Then, as Trump rallies often do, things got weird. As the president reveled in the chants of “Fill that seat!” coming […]

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‘This Is Why We Wanted This Guy’: Conservatives Push Trump to Fill Court Seat Quickly

Social conservatives and evangelical Christian activists began mobilizing over the weekend to push for the speedy confirmation of the person President Trump ultimately nominates to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sensing that their long-denied goal of shifting the Supreme Court decisively to the right was finally within reach. A major focus of their efforts will […]

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Early Voting Begins in Four States, With Long Lines but Few Disruptions

Election Day in America is Nov. 3, but in-person early voting began in earnest Friday in four states — including Minnesota, a key Midwestern battleground that both President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. visited to mark the occasion. Mr. Biden gave a speech in Hermantown, Minn., near Duluth, after touring a […]

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Did the Rams make the right decision by picking Jared Goff over Carson Wentz?

The debate began before the 2016 NFL draft and could continue well after their careers are complete. The Rams chose Jared Goff over Carson Wentz with the first pick. The Philadelphia Eagles took Wentz at No. 2. Did the Rams make the right decision? Both quarterbacks helped lead their teams to Super Bowls — though […]

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Rare Hurricane-Force Mediterranean Cyclone Heads for Greece

A rare Mediterranean cyclone began to rake western Greece with heavy rains on Thursday and was expected to slam into the country in full force on Friday, with hurricane-force wind and life-threatening flooding in some places, forecasters said. Cyclone Ianos is an example of what meteorologists sometimes call a Medicane — a powerful type of […]

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Lightning storm, easterly wind: How the wildfires got so bad

It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern and Central California, touching down in grasslands and vineyards. The National Weather Service warned that the dry lightning striking a parched landscape “could lead to new wildfire.” It turned out to be a huge understatement. […]

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After Hurricane Sally, a Waterlogged Gulf Coast Takes Stock

PENSACOLA, Fla. — After the When many began to emerge later Wednesday, they saw that the storm had ravaged a stretch of coast around the Alabama and Florida border with an intensity that few had anticipated. The authorities said nearly 400 people had been rescued from the floodwaters by afternoon. Homes and businesses had been […]

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USC, UCLA ADs team up to revive hopes for a college football season in fall

The day began with the Pac-12 standing alone, the lone Power Five conference still sticking by its decision to sit out the fall football season. But after all of twists and turns on a wild day, after the hand-wringing and conflicting statements and political posturing, the athletic directors from USC and UCLA sat on a […]

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Dwight Howard keeps his focus on the best way to help Lakers win the title

As the NBA bubble crystallized and teams began committing to going, the Lakers had two players who hesitated to join the team in Orlando, Fla. The first was Avery Bradley, who opted to stay home. The second was Dwight Howard, who eventually decided he would go into the bubble. But it wasn’t a decision made […]

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FSU Students Explain Why They’re Publicly Shaming Their Maskless Peers

As students began readjusting to live on Florida State University’s Tallahassee campus in August, two friends noticed something that scared them: Many students were socializing as if the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t ongoing. These partiers were posting videos and pictures of themselves getting wasted mask-free on Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok, with no apparent shame or regard […]

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Carlos Ghosn’s former aide pleads not guilty as trial starts in Japan

The financial misconduct trial of former Nissan executive Greg Kelly began Tuesday with Kelly saying he committed no crimes and was only trying to keep his star boss Carlos Ghosn from leaving. The charges being heard at Tokyo District Court center around Kelly’s alleged role in failing to report to Japanese authorities the future compensation […]

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Pandemic forces journalists to rethink campaign coverage

When the coronavirus shutdown began, ABC News’ Martha Raddatz figured her plan for a cross-country road trip to meet voters would be shelved, too. Instead, this week Raddatz nears the end of a 6,000-mile journey, where in Ohio she found a man who said President Trump “almost walks on water.” She’s made accommodations, been careful […]

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Clippers coughing up big leads is not the only alarming trend they face for Game 6

It was just after 3 p.m. Saturday when the Clippers began reviewing their Game 5 loss to Denver the previous night. Coach Doc Rivers warned the film session could run longer than usual. “If I had clipped every clip our coaches wanted me to clip, we would’ve gone straight to the game tomorrow,” Rivers said. […]

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How Colleges Became the New Covid Hot Spots

It began last month with a trickle of coronavirus infections as college students arrived for the fall semester. Soon that trickle became a stream, with campuses reporting dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of new cases each day. Now that stream feels like a flood. In just the past week, a Back to School Updated Sept. 11, […]

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Covid-19 Live Updates: As Colleges Restart, Even the Very Prepared Face Outbreaks

Here’s what you need to know: In other education news: In Des Moines, school began this week with local officials openly defying Iowa’s governor and a judge’s order by teaching remotely. The decision puts the district’s funding and administrators’ jobs at risk, and leaves students locked out of athletics and their parents uncertain whether online […]

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