The NBA bubble midpoint awards: Best player, best team, biggest disappointment | The Jump

Midway through the NBA’s bubble seeding games, Rachel Nichols, Jackie MacMullan and Amin Elhassan name the best players (Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard), best team (Toronto Raptors) and most disappointing team (Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks get mentions). #NBA #TheJump #Sports ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe […]

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Tim Minchin tries to stay ‘Upright’ in dark, complicated comedy

Two people take a wild ride through the Australian desert in “Upright,” a dark comedy on Sundance Now. The eight-episode series, which originally aired on Australia’s Fox Showcase and the UK’s Sky Atlantic, was co-written and co-directed by star Tim Minchin. He plays Lucky Flynn, a depressed musician driving to visit his dying mother, his […]

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ComEd pleads not guilty to bribery scheme despite admissions made in government deal

ComEd pleaded not guilty through an attorney Wednesday to a federal bribery charge. | ComEd During its arraignment by telephone Wednesday, U.S. District Judge John Kness also agreed to put off the case against ComEd for three years. Despite last month admitting its role in a scheme that allegedly sent $1.3 million to allies of […]

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Beirut explosion leaves 300,000 homeless, Lebanese port officials under house arrest

A massive explosion that tore through Beirut left some 300,000 people homeless, and Lebanese port officials have been placed on house arrest Wednesday amid an investigation into what caused the blast that so far has killed at least 135 people and injured thousands more. Beirut’s Gov. Marwan Abboud said Wednesday that some 300,000 people might not […]

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Dem Senator walks out of Ted Cruz’s Antifa hearing: ‘I don’t think you listen’

Tensions flared at a Senate hearing on Antifa when a top Democrat walked out of the room declaring she couldn’t sit through Sen. Ted Cruz’s rhetorical speeches any longer. The dustup occurred when Cruz, R-Texas, blasted Democrats for not condemning Antifa more directly for the violence and destruction that has taken hold in certain U.S. cities in […]

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Video shows huge explosion rocking central Beirut

A massive explosion ripped through central Beirut, injuring thousands of people and blowing out windows in buildings across the city. The blast near the port in the Lebanese capital sent up a huge mushroom cloud-shaped shockwave, flipping cars and damaging distant buildings. It was felt as far as Cyprus, hundreds of miles away. At least […]

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California man abducted by Iran while traveling through Dubai, family claims

A California man is believed to have been abducted by Iranian authorities while traveling through Dubai, his family told the Associated Press this week. Jamshid Shamahd, 65, has long been accused by Iran of plotting a 2008 mosque attack that left 14 people dead and injured hundreds, as a member of a small militant unit […]

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Distrust of the Minneapolis Police, and Also the Effort to Defund Them

MINNEAPOLIS — The burgundy Oldsmobile sped through an intersection in a tree-lined residential neighborhood on Minneapolis’s North Side, and Lisa Williams shook her head in disgust. “Look at this,” she said, surrounded by four of her young grandchildren on the short stoop of her home. “They ride as fast as they can right down through […]

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Rob Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he’s confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every team might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During an interview Saturday with the Associated Press, Manfred said Major League Baseball […]

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After Plummeting, the Virus Soars Back in the Midwest

CHICAGO — First, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast were hit hardest as the coronavirus tore through the nation. Then it surged across the South. Now the virus is again picking up dangerous speed in much of the Midwest — and in cities from Mississippi to Florida to California that thought they had already seen […]

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No spring in their step: Football players transferring out of state to play in fall

Nazareth’s Ryan Keeler (99) works through a drill during a practice last summer. | Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-Times Nazareth’s Ryan Keeler, Domenic Virelli and Montini’s Brett Kuczynski are all leaving the state. The IHSA plans to play football in the spring, but at least three high-profile local players already have opted out. Defensive end Ryan […]

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Trump memo boosts census fears among undocumented residents

A vehicle zooms through the Little Village neighborhood in June, horn blaring and lights flashing, to remind people to respond to the 2020 census. Local officials have been trying lots of things to encourage census participation and ensure a full count of all Chicago residents, but the response rate remains lower than they’d like. | […]

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A Better Year for Trump’s Family Business (Last Year, That Is)

Before the coronavirus ripped through the country, upending President Trump’s family business and the broader hospitality industry, the company last year showed modest gains, according to Mr. Trump’s annual financial disclosure report released late Friday. The disclosure report, which offers the only official public detailing of the president’s personal finances, had been delayed for months […]

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4.2-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Los Angeles

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks rolled through the Los Angeles area early on Thursday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The United States Geological Survey showed that the earthquake struck just over a mile north of Pacoima, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, at about 4:30 a.m. local time. The […]

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Can the coronavirus spread through the air?

Can the coronavirus spread through the air? Yes, it’s possible. The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions. Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in crowded indoor settings — restaurants, nightclubs and choir practices — suggest the virus can hang around in the air long enough to […]

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Trump on his own yet again as he skips farewell to Lewis

WASHINGTON — One by one, they passed through the grand Capitol Rotunda to pay respects to the civil rights icon. It was a solemn display of unity as congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle offered praise for longtime Georgia Rep. John Lewis. There was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who called Lewis the “conscience […]

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FY20 cargo volumes steady at Georgia ports despite virus

The volume of cargo moving through Georgia’s seaports held nearly steady in the 2020 fiscal year despite four months of trade slowed by the coronavirus pandemic By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press July 27, 2020, 9:59 PM 2 min read SAVANNAH, Ga. — The volume of cargo moving through Georgia’s seaports held almost steady in the […]

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Susan Rice Wants to Run for Office. Will Her First Campaign Be for V.P.?

On an autumn Friday not long before the 2018 elections, Susan E. Rice was traveling through the Phoenix airport and watching from afar as Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh moved steadily toward confirmation. The convulsive Senate battle had reached a climax, and for Ms. Rice’s party an unhappy one: Senator Susan Collins, the Maine Republican, had […]

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Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse and vandalize

A protest through the streets of downtown Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when “agitators” among the demonstrators set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers By The Associated Press July 26, 2020, 3:18 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

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Seattle police chief: New limits on anti-protest gear will mean ‘adjusted’ law enforcement

Seattle’s police officers will now respond to protests and rioting through “adjusted deployment” methods because of a new city law that bans them from using some crowd-control tools, the city’s police chief said Friday. The new law, which takes effect Sunday, “bans Seattle Police officers the use of less lethal tools, including pepper spray that is […]

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USC athletic department reports zero positives out of 120 coronavirus tests this week

While the coronavirus continues to surge through Southern California, the latest round of testing on USC’s campus yielded some hopeful results. USC reported zero positive cases out of 120 tests this week, with two weeks remaining until the tentative start of its fall football camp. It’s the first round of testing conducted at USC that’s […]

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