F.C. Dallas Withdraws from M.L.S. Tournament Because of Virus Cases

Major League Soccer pulled F.C. Dallas out of its tournament near Orlando, Fla., after 10 players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, M.L.S. officials announced on Monday. The positive tests appeared after the team arrived on July 1 in Florida, where the tournament starts Wednesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports […]

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J.R. Smith says ability to challenge LeBron James, and handle his fury, helps Lakers

J.R. Smith sat in front of a Lakers backdrop, pulled a purple and gold bandana off his face and grinned at a screen to begin his first (remote) press conference as a Laker. It has been almost a year since Smith was on an NBA team and he’s determined to enjoy every moment. “Being somebody […]

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FC Dallas Withdraws from M.L.S. Tournament Because of Virus Cases

FC Dallas pulled out of Major League Soccer’s tournament in Florida after 10 players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, M.L.S. officials announced on Monday. The positive tests appeared after the team arrived in Orlando, Fla., on July 1, where the tournament starts July 8 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports […]

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White Mich. couple arrested after gun pulled on Black family

A white couple was arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a videotaped confrontation in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan, authorities said Thursday. Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42, were charged Thursday with felonious assault, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said in a release. […]

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White Michigan couple arrested after gun pulled on Blacks

A white couple has been arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a videotaped confrontation in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press July 3, 2020, 2:59 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. — […]

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Fugitive takes off in semi, is killed after 3-hour standoff

Officials say a fugitive who was riding in a tractor-trailer that had been pulled over on a Pennsylvania interstate led authorities on a brief chase and held them at bay with gunfire for three hours until they finally shot and killed him By The Associated Press June 30, 2020, 12:35 PM 1 min read 1 […]

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Montana man arrested after toppling religious monument

Police in northwestern Montana say a man was arrested on a felony criminal mischief charge after he pulled down a Ten Commandments monument using a chain and pickup truck By The Associated Press June 28, 2020, 10:57 PM 1 min read 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MISSOULA, Mont. — Police […]

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‘Golden Girls’ episode with blackface scene pulled from Hulu

“The Golden Girls” is the latest sitcom to have an episode pulled from a streaming service due to a scene depicting blackface. Hulu has pulled “Mixed Blessings” (Season 3, Episode 23), which sees Dorothy’s son Michael planning to marry an older Black woman named Lorraine. Bea Arthur’s character worries about the nuptials due to the […]

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Mark Zuckerberg loses $7.2B over major advertising boycotts on Facebook

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg took a $7.2 billion hit after several companies pulled their advertising from Facebook, citing the company’s failure to police hate speech and disinformation on its site. The company’s shares fell 8.3 percent Friday, the most in three months after Unilever, one of the world’s largest advertisers said it would stop selling its […]

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N Carolina protesters hang Confederate statue from post

Protesters in North Carolina’s capital have pulled down parts of a Confederate monument and hanged one of the toppled statues from a light post By The Associated Press June 20, 2020, 2:49 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RALEIGH, N.C. — Protesters in North Carolina’s capital pulled […]

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Bond funds shine as investors rush to safety amid ‘second-wave’ risks

LONDON (Reuters) – Investors pumped $15.4 billion into bond funds and pulled out $6.4 billion from equities in the week to Wednesday, BofA said on Friday, as increasing pockets rising coronavirus cases in the U.S. curbed risk appetite. Money market funds, which saw a record $1.2 trillion inflows year-to-date, continued to see redemptions with $16.4 […]

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Nebraska Democratic Party calls on Senate nominee to drop out over lewd text

The Nebraska Democratic Party has pulled support for Senate nominee Chris Janicek and is urging him to withdraw from the race after learning of a sexually inappropriate message he allegedly sent to a female campaign staffer. Janicek, who is set to square off against incumbent Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., this November, reportedly made the crude […]

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Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Perch, more openings, real summer and summer fishing finally

David Hughes pulled a 49.9-pound grass carp out of Jackson Park Harbor. | Photo provided by Henry’s Sports and Bait Perch fishing opened on Illinois waters of Lake Michigan, more reopenings come around Chicago and real summer arrives with real summer fishing for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. Perch fishing reopened Tuesday on the […]

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Netflix pulls ‘W/Bob and David’ episode over David Cross’ blackface sketch

Netflix has pulled an episode of Bob Odenkirk and David Cross’ 2015 comedy show “W/Bob and David” because of a scene featuring Cross in blackface. The sketch in question is called “Know Your Rights” and appeared in the third episode of the show’s first and only season. Netflix confirmed to Variety that the episode has been taken […]

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Rescuers relieved after legendary $2M treasure found

They’ve been pulled from steep canyons and rushing rivers, sometimes no longer breathing, after chasing a cryptic poem’s clues and promise of treasure deep into the Rocky Mountains. Now, many of those who’ve encountered imperiled or dead treasure seekers over the past decade have the same reaction to news that an unidentified person supposedly has […]

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‘The King of Staten Island’ gets the hook from Universal

Pete Davidson’s “The King of Staten Island” was pulled unceremoniously — and mysteriously — from drive-in theatres last week, reports Variety. The semi-autobiographical film, which offers a comic take on SNL star’s Pete Davidson’s childhood in the borough, was instead released Friday for video only. “There was no explanation,” from Universal, one drive-in theater owner […]

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Oscar-winner explains concerns over ‘Gone With The Wind’

HBO Max has pulled "Gone with the Wind" from its library of films. The removal of the film comes as mass protests sweep across the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed while in police custody. The removal also comes after John Ridley, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter […]

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Firefighters in Italy rescue 3 after car swept away by floodwaters during severe storm

Three people in Italy were pulled from floodwaters after flash flooding dragged their vehicle away on Monday, as severe storms slammed the region. Heavy rains near Sambucetole in the central Amelia region resulted in some 50 interventions related to the weather. Italy’s firefighting service, the Vigili del Fuoco, posted a video on Twitter showing one overnight […]

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Ivanka Trump Blames ‘Cancel Culture’ After College Pulls Her Commencement Speech

WASHINGTON — After a technical school in Kansas pulled a commencement speech recorded by Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter, she released the speech anyway and asserted that she was the victim of “cancel culture.” But those at the school who had led the charge against her said on Sunday that they had taken a […]

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Pentagon pushing back on reports active-duty troops being pulled out of DC area

The Pentagon is pushing back on reports that active-duty troops are being pulled out of the Washington, D.C., area amid widespread protests over the death of George Floyd. According to a spokesman for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, “all Title 10 active-duty forces remain in the National Capital Region.” The comment refers to the […]

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Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Trump photo-op

Arlington County has pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia after they helped clear peaceful protesters from a park so that President Donald Trump could have a photo opportunity outside the White House By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press June 2, 2020, 4:35 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to […]

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Margaret Maughan, Medal-Winning Wheelchair Athlete, Dies at 91

Her back was ramrod straight, her arms steady and her aim true. When Margaret Maughan pulled back the string on her bow — from her seat in a wheelchair — she shot her way into Paralympic history. Ms. Maughan became Britian’s first gold medalist, winning in archery, at the world’s first Paralympic Games, held in […]

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MLS to fill youth soccer void with Youth Development Platform

When U.S. Soccer pulled the plug on its nationwide Development Academy last month, Major League Soccer announced within hours that it would fill that youth soccer void. On Wednesday the league revealed how it would do so, bringing 65 teams under its existing club academy umbrella to create the MLS Youth Development Platform. The program […]

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