Pearl Harbor shooting probe finds mental health care flaws

The Navy says its investigation into a shooting at Pearl Harbor last December was unable to determine what caused a submarine sailor to kill two civilian workers before fatally shooting himself By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press September 29, 2020, 11:29 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HONOLULU — The […]

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YoungBoy Never Broke Again Arrested on Drug and Firearms Charges

Last week the rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again notched his third No. 1 album in a year. This week he is under arrest. YoungBoy, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was arrested on Monday night in Baton Rouge, La., his hometown. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, he was arrested on three drug charges […]

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Netanyahu says Israel’s nationwide lockdown is likely to last at least a month.

Israel’s second national lockdown is likely to last at least a month and perhaps much longer, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, as the country’s soaring infection rate of around 8,000 confirmed new cases a day remained among the highest in the world. “In my opinion it won’t be less than a month and […]

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‘Saved by the Bell’ revival with Mario Lopez as a gym teacher gets premiere date

At last, the “Saved by the Bell” cast has invited us to save the date: Wednesday, November 25. The original high-school sitcom — which launched Mario Lopez, 46, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, 46 — aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993, and saw a sequel series called “Saved by the Bell: The College Years,” which aired […]

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Lightfoot debuts sweeping multiyear plan to combat Chicago violence

Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaking last week at the Chicago Cultural Center. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The plan’s stated goals run the gamut from requiring law enforcement officers to be licensed to expanding career and housing opportunities in the city’s poorer and more violent areas to “enacting equitable public safety legislation on the local, state and […]

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For Hong Kong Protesters Caught at Sea, Trial in China Is Likely

HONG KONG — The 12 protesters who were caught fleeing Hong Kong in a speedboat last month have not been allowed to call their families. They have been denied bail and held without charge in a Chinese detention center. They have been barred from meeting rights lawyers appointed by their relatives. Soon, they will face […]

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Pandemic Is Far From Over, Experts Say, Despite Trump Allies’ Claims

In the last two weeks, leading epidemiologists from many respected institutions have, through different methods, reached the same conclusion: About 85 to 90 percent of the American population is still susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the current pandemic. The number is important because it means that “herd immunity” — the point at which a […]

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Using Technology to Tailor Lessons to Each Student

When 12-year-old Nina Mones was in sixth grade last year, she struggled to keep up with her math class, getting stuck on improper fractions. And as the teacher pushed ahead with new lessons, she fell further and further behind. Then in the fall of 2019, her charter school, the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix, brought […]

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Meet the Biggest Prankster in Baseball: Yankees G.M. Brian Cashman

Before Game 2 of the 2019 American League Championship Series last October, the Yankees’ third-base coach, Phil Nevin, was sitting at a table in the visiting team’s food room at Minute Maid Park. A clubhouse attendant appeared and told Nevin he had a visitor waiting in the hallway: Alex Cintron, the hitting coach of the […]

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Now Pitching for the Yankees … These 13 Guys

CLEVELAND — En route to their World Series title last season, the Washington Nationals did something quite simple and fairly common during the baseball postseason: they used their best handful of pitchers, regardless of their regular-season role, as often as possible. The Nationals’ most talented starters — Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — […]

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Sen. Rick Scott introduces bill requiring mail-in ballots be counted within 24 hours of Election Day

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced legislation last week to establish federal standards regarding the counting of ballots, ahead of the upcoming presidential election between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Trump. The Verifiable, Orderly, & Timely Election Results (VOTER) Act would create standards for various vote-by-mail systems that exist across the country and would require all eligible ballots to […]

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Myanmar’s virus restrictions keep journalists at home.

The strict stay-at-home order issued by Myanmar last week for its largest city, Yangon, barred residents from traveling from any of its 44 townships to another. There are some exceptions, such as for police officers, emergency workers and doctors. But one group not given special status to cross township boundaries is the news media. That […]

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High school football notebook: Checking in with Naperville Central’s Reggie Fleurima, good news from H-F’s Craig Buzea

Naperville Central’s Reggie Fleurima getting warmed up before practice last season. | Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-Times Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on live recruiting, Reggie Fleurima has 13 Power Five offers already. It wasn’t that long ago that Reggie Fleurima was the state’s busiest kid. Now the Naperville Central junior has more time than he […]

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Long-awaited revenge factor? Chargers face Tom Brady next week

The last time the Chargers saw Tom Brady up close he was on his way to winning another Super Bowl. They’ll face him Sunday under significantly different circumstances. The 43-year-old quarterback has won two of his three starts with Tampa Bay after leaving New England following two decades and six Super Bowl titles. The Buccaneers […]

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Cal Athletic Director: Football Will Help School Balance Sports Budget

When the Pac-12 Conference announced last week that it would squeeze in a football season this fall, following other top leagues and overturning its own decision from August to wait until 2021, the responses were predictable. Football fans were excited. Others questioned why esteemed universities would even attempt to play football amid the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Not enough intensity? Galaxy’s free fall continues with loss to Seattle Sounders

The last time the Galaxy scored a goal before Sunday night, the NFL season hadn’t started, the Supreme Court still had its full complement of justices and the air above Southern California was blue, not choked with ash. That was three weeks ago, which was also the last time the Galaxy won a game. And […]

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Bears coach Matt Nagy: RB Tarik Cohen likely faces torn ACL in right knee

Cohen signed a three-year, $17.3 million contract extension last week. | AP Photos Cohen was having a solid bounce-back season before suffering what is probably a season-ending injury. Bears running back Tarik Cohen’s season is likely over after he suffered what the team believes is a torn ACL in his right knee during the 30-26 […]

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Justin Herbert’s second start is a big deal for Chargers, his parents and Eugene

When the Chargers trotted onto the field last weekend to face Kansas City, they were nearly nine-point underdogs. And that was before anyone knew who wouldn’t be trotting onto that field. Veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor was replaced moments before kickoff by rookie Justin Herbert after a pregame medical accident resulted in Taylor suffering a punctured […]

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Biden said he was a student at Delaware State University; school says otherwise

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden alleged on the campaign trail last year that he had jumpstarted his academic career at Delaware State University. However, according to a new report in The Washington Times, the historically Black college refutes Biden’s claims. PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE COACH PREVIEWS TRUMP-BIDEN MATCHUP The director of news service for Delaware State, Carlos Holmes, […]

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Portland Fears Violence as ‘Proud Boys’ Group Descends on City

ImageAt an event last year, Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators marched across the Hawthorne Bridge during a rally in Portland, Ore.Credit…Noah Berger/Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Members of the right-wing Proud Boys and their supporters arrived in a Portland park on Saturday as leftist activists prepared their own counter-rallies, raising the temperature of a […]

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Notre Dame football season on hold

Quarterback Ian Book had three first-half touchdown runs last Saturday against South Florida as Notre Dame won its 20th ­consecutive home game. | Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP The Irish won’t play until Oct. 10 after players were put in isolation, quarantine because of the coronavirus. There was some eye rolling on social media when Notre Dame […]

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State Dept. Rescinded Award to Journalist for Criticizing Trump, Review Finds

WASHINGTON — The State Department reversed plans to include a Finnish journalist last year among its recipients for its annual courageous women awards after officials discovered she was critical of President Trump on social media, an internal review concluded on Friday. The report by the department’s Office of Inspector General noted a “broad discretion to […]

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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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