Rockets’ Russell Westbrook says he tested positive for coronavirus

The Rockets’ Kevin Westbrook revealed on Instagram that he tested positive for COVID-19. | Michael Wyke/AP “Thank you for all the well wishes and continued support,” Westbrook wrote on Instagram. “Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!” LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets said Monday that he has […]

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Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

By MICHAEL BALSAMO TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A U.S. district judge on Monday ordered a new delay in federal executions, hours before the first lethal injection was scheduled to be carried out at a federal prison in Indiana. The Trump administration immediately appealed to a higher court, asking that the executions move forward. U.S. District […]

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Flynn could reprise Trump campaign role, as he fights to clear legal cloud

Can Michael Flynn sue for malicious prosecution? Notes from Peter Stzrok show Obama and Biden weighed in on Flynn case as Comey appeared to downplay the former national security adviser’s calls with the Russian ambassador; former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman reacts. Michael Flynn, after fighting for years against a false-statements charge stemming from the Russia […]

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Inside the White House, a Gun Industry Lobbyist Delivers for His Former Patrons

Michael B. Williams spent nearly two years helping to run a trade group focused on expanding sales of firearm silencers by American manufacturers. But try as he might, he could not achieve one of the industry’s main goals: overturning a ban on sales to private foreign buyers enacted by the State Department to protect American […]

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‘Let’s get going’: UK tells businesses to prepare for Brexit crunch

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Michael Gove arrives at Downing Street in London By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is urging businesses and individuals to prepare for the Dec. 31 end of the Brexit transition period with an information campaign titled: “The UK’s new start: let’s get going.” Britain left the European Union on Jan. […]

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UK examining infrastructure to smooth flow of EU trade: Gove

© Reuters. Michael Gove arrives at Downing Street in London LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is looking at developing infrastructure in south-east England to stop the major freight crossing to France becoming blocked when the transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said. “There will be […]

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Pitching coach Don Cooper on Michael Kopech: ‘I sure hope he’s OK’

Michael Kopech sits in the dugout after throwing live batting practice at Camelback Ranch, the Spring Training home of the White Sox, in Glendale, AZ, in February. (John Antonoff/For the Sun-Times) | John Antonoff/For the Sun-Times Michael Kopech’s decision to not play baseball this season remains a mystery, because Kopech hasn’t spoken. Not to teammates […]

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Michael Flynn’s defense team says new DOJ documents contain ‘shocking exculpatory evidence’

Can Michael Flynn sue for malicious prosecution? Notes from Peter Stzrok show Obama and Biden weighed in on Flynn case as Comey appeared to downplay the former national security adviser’s calls with the Russian ambassador; former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman reacts. Newly released documents about the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn show […]

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White Sox’ Michael Kopech to miss 2020 season

MIchael Kopech and Eloy Jimenez embrace following a successful inning pitched by Kopech at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, AZ. White Sox prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech will not pitch for the team this season, the club announced Friday. White Sox prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech will not pitch for the team this season, the club […]

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Ex-Trump fixer Cohen returned to prison where sentence began

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was transferred to the same federal lockup in Otisville where he was serving time for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance crimes before the coronavirus pandemic prompted his early release, his attorney said Friday. The move late Thursday came hours after federal authorities said […]

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Michael Cohen back in federal prison in New York, quarantining in solitary confinement, lawyer says

Michael Cohen back in custody Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen has been taken back into custody for violating the conditions of his home confinement. Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is back in federal prison and is quarantining in solitary confinement after he was accused by the government of violating “the conditions of his home confinement,” Fox […]

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Could Gregg Popovich actually leave the Spurs for the Nets? | Pardon the Interruption

Frank Isola and Michael Wilbon of Pardon the Interruption discuss the Brooklyn Nets signing Jamal Crawford and Michael Beasley in the absence of Kyrie Irving, Spencer Dinwiddie and more. They also discuss the rumors that San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich could potentially join the Brooklyn Nets, where his former player Sean Marks is GM. […]

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Michael Cohen: 5 Facts About Trump’s Lawyer Heading Back To Prison For Violating Terms Of Early Release

President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is about to go to jail — again. The former fixer is returning to prison just two months after his release to home confinement. Here’s what you need to know. UPDATE, 7/9/20, 4:42pm ET: Michael Cohen was taken into federal custody after violating the terms of his early release […]

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Big Ten might eliminate non-conference football games this year: report

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren talks to reporters earlier this year. | Michael Conroy/AP The league is considering a 10-game, league-only schedule. The Big Ten is considering playing a conference-only schedule for football and all fall sports this year, ESPN reported. A conference-only schedule would reduce long-distance travel and help the league control proper cononavirus […]

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A Missed Warning About Silent Coronavirus Infections

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:. Follow Michael Barbaro on Twitter: @mikiebarb. And if you’re interested in advertising with “The Daily,” write to us at thedaily-ads@nytimes.com. Matt Apuzzo contributed reporting. “The Daily” is made by Theo Balcomb, Andy Mills, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, […]

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PTI reacts to Stephen Jackson defending DeSean Jackson’s comments despite apology

Frank Isola and Michael Wilbon react to former NBA player Stephen Jackson defending the anti-Semitic comments made by Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, despite DeSean Jackson’s apology. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN […]

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Kanye West says he’s done with Trump: ‘I’m taking the red hat off’

Kanye West | Michael Wyke/AP Rapper tells Forbes that if he wins the presidency, he’ll turn the U.S. into Wakanda. Kanye West says he is no longer a Trump supporter. The rapper, who once praised President Donald Trump and said the two share “dragon energy,” tells Forbes that he is “taking the red hat off” […]

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‘Halloween Kills’ First Teaser: Michael Myers Returns To Kill Again After Laurie Left Him To Die

Michael Myers lives on to wreak more havoc in the first teaser for ‘Halloween Kills.’ Laurie Strode pleads to let Michael ‘burn’ in the terrifying footage. Michael Myers has managed to survive the fiery blaze, and he’s going to kill again. John Carpenter, the director of the very first Halloween, gave an update about the […]

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Counting the Infected

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: . Follow Michael Barbaro on Twitter: @mikiebarb. And if you’re interested in advertising with “The Daily,” write to us at thedaily-ads@nytimes.com. Robert Gebeloff contributed reporting. “The Daily” is made by Theo Balcomb, Andy Mills, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige […]

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‘Their Goal Is the End of America’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: . Follow Michael Barbaro on Twitter: @mikiebarb. And if you’re interested in advertising with “The Daily,” write to us at thedaily-ads@nytimes.com. Maggie Haberman contributed reporting. “The Daily” is made by Theo Balcomb, Andy Mills, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige […]

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PTI reacts to Patrick Mahomes’ $400+ MILLION contract with Kansas City Chiefs

Michael Wilbon and Frank Isola discuss the Kansas City Chiefs and Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes agreeing to a 10-year contract extension worth more than 400 million dollars. Isola starts off by trolling Wilbon, a Chicago Bears fan, for drafting Mitchell Trubisky instead of Mahomes in the 2017 NFL draft. #Mahomes #NFL #ESPN ✔️Subscribe […]

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New Trump Appointee Puts Global Internet Freedom at Risk, Critics Say

WASHINGTON — When Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker and ally of Stephen K. Bannon, recently fired the heads of four U.S. government-funded news outlets, many became alarmed that he would turn the independently operated organizations, as well as the Voice of America, into “Trump TV.” But Mr. Pack, the new chief executive of the U.S. […]

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Michael Bay’s pandemic film hit with ‘do not work’ order over safety issues

A pandemic-themed film produced by Michael Bay, titled “Songbird,” has received a “do not work” order from the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). The reason for the order was because “the producers have not been transparent about their safety protocols” amid the coronavirus crisis, a union rep said in […]

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The Redskins’ name is indefensible – Tony Kornheiser | PTI

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon debate whether or not NFL team owner Daniel Snyder will change the name of the Washington Redskins after getting pressure from major corporate sponsors. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Some digging — and a little hot dogging — end hedge hogging of parkland on Lake Shore Drive West 

Louis Martinez removes the hedges in front of businessman Michael Tadin Jr.’s home at 3026 N. Lake Shore Drive West in Lakeview on July 2, 2020. Tadin turned 3,000 square feet of public parkland into his front yard by placing hedges around the perimeter, but had them removed after public scrutiny. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Workers […]

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