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    HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A historic Black church in Missouri has been vandalized, leaving its congregation reeling and authorities looking to find out who did it. The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the acts committed at the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Holts Summit, Missouri, are “despicable and quite offensive,." Deputies responded to the property at 1:32 a.m. Thursday following an alarm call, the Jefferson City News-Tribune reported. They discovered that both the historic church building and a newer one completed in the early 2000s had been struck by vandals. Photos show what appear to be bullet holes and boot prints on the older building’s front door. Windows are smashed and an air-conditioning unit tipped on its side. Inside there are gaping holes in the walls, pews tipped over, toilets shattered, furniture smashed. Even the blades of the ceiling fans above the sanctuary...
    Coronavirus updates: Every hour, 65 Americans are dying; AstraZeneca plans additional trial after error; hospitalizations hit record, again Live political updates: Trump says he would certainly leave White House once Electoral College votes for Biden U.S. stock futures rise as Wall Street heads for winning week and a historic month U.S. stock futures rose on Friday morning as traders wrapped up a strong week amid decreasing political uncertainty and positive vaccine news. © Provided by CNBC Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures traded higher by 55 points, or 0.2%. S&P 500 futures also gained 0.2% and Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 0.4%. The market closes at 1 p.m. on Friday. Load Error The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were all up at least 2% for the week entering Friday's session. Earlier in the week, the Dow jumped to an all-time...
    This holiday season, wow friends and family with the gift of the great outdoors. Choose from the below seven ideas and watch a simple present turn into a new infatuation with Mother Nature. Gift Cards – Fit 37 lakes, seven waterfalls, three canyons and a swamp into one little stocking. Convenient gift cards can be used on campsites, cabins, yurts, golf greens, picnic shelters, museums, boat rentals, gift shops and more. They come in any denomination starting at $5 and can be purchased at most Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, online at GaStateParks.org/GiftCards or by calling 1-800-434-0982. With no shortage of possibilities, gift cards are the perfect solution to the gift-giving conundrum. Trendy Gear for the Outdoor Enthusiast – Most state parks have gift shops where you can snag an ENO hammock, KAVU pack or blanket to snuggle up in as...
    SAN DIEGO – Three Mexican citizens were charged in federal court in San Diego for allegedly trafficking large amounts of drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel, what authorities called the largest cash and narcotics seizure in San Diego history. the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California reported in a statement Tuesday. Jesus Burgos Arias, 32, from Chula Vista; Juan Alatorre Venegas, 44, from Tijuana; and José Yee Pérez, 54, were arrested in a joint operation with local and federal authorities on Friday. According to the prosecution, agents seized approximately $ 3.5 million in cash, 685 kilograms of cocaine, 24 kilograms of fentanyl and approximately 20,000 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition and hundreds of bulletproof vests from a truck parking lot in Otay Mesa. In a raid on a truck depot in Otay Mesa, federal agents seized 1,510 pounds of cocaine and 52...
    NEEDHAM (CBS) – Thanksgiving Day means three things in Massachusetts. Family, food & high school football. Thanksgiving Day football games are about rivalries, bragging rights, and bonds shared by teammates that will last a lifetime. But like so many other things this year, the tradition has been put on hold. On Thanksgiving morning, it was sadly a quiet day at Needham High School. Needham and Wellesley High School were scheduled to meet for the 133rd time. It is the oldest public high school rivalry in the country, going back to 1882. “We’re pretty bummed that we can’t play and keep the rivalry going, but it has been canceled before, you know, during the Spanish Flu before World War I, World War II,” said Needham High School senior Tommy Fullbrook. Last year’s game turned into a fourth quarter brawl. The two teams never even shook hands. “I think both programs are...
    AS WELL as needing to run his own business, Brackley Town legend James Armson has extra motivation for a historic result against Tranmere in the FA Cup second round on Friday night. The club lose their club house last summer after it was burned to the ground. 2 Armson can't wait for Brackley Town's FA Cup adventure vs Tranmere ONE MORE DAY.@TranmereRovers host @BrackleyTownFC tomorrow in the first of our #EmiratesFACup second round fixtures ???? pic.twitter.com/xZxvrk4bob— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) November 26, 2020 On the eve of @BrackleyTownFC @EmiratesFACup tie with @TranmereRovers we caught up with Manager Kevin Wilkin to get his views on the big match. Here is the first part of our chat as official sleeve partner. Good luck Brackley Town! pic.twitter.com/JxfAW8fsCW— LV BET_UK (@LVbet_com) November 25, 2020 And with the coronavirus pandemic striking earlier this year, Brackley have really felt the pinch. Armson explained: “We lost our...
    To the average visitor, the Los Angeles State Historic Park looks to be an urban oasis — a serene expanse of rolling grass and shady glens tucked between Chinatown and the Los Angeles River. But the park’s assorted picnickers, joggers and children flying kits belie a long history of conflict, one that continues to this day. The park, which opened on Earth Day 2017, is just a few blocks from the site where hundreds of white rioters killed 19 Chinese men and boys on Oct. 24, 1871. And just to the north, developers and city officials forced more than a thousand mostly Latino families from Chavez Ravine in the 1950s to build the stadium where the Dodgers now play. In the 1990s, the 32-acre tract had become a legal battleground when the city planned to transform it into a warehouse center. Yielding to pressure from activists, California State Parks acquired...
    SAN DIEGO – Three Mexican citizens were charged in federal court in San Diego for allegedly trafficking large amounts of drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel, what authorities called the largest cash and narcotics seizure in San Diego history. the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California reported in a statement Tuesday. Jesus Burgos Arias, 32, from Chula Vista; Juan Alatorre Venegas, 44, from Tijuana; and José Yee Pérez, 54, were arrested in a joint operation with local and federal authorities on Friday. According to the prosecution, agents seized approximately $ 3.5 million in cash, 685 kilograms of cocaine, 24 kilograms of fentanyl and approximately 20,000 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition and hundreds of bulletproof vests from a truck parking lot in Otay Mesa. In a raid on a truck depot in Otay Mesa, federal agents seized 1,510 pounds of cocaine and 52...
    SAN DIEGO – Three Mexican citizens were charged in federal court in San Diego for allegedly trafficking large amounts of drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel, what authorities called the largest cash and narcotics seizure in San Diego history. the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California reported in a statement Tuesday. Jesus Burgos Arias, 32, from Chula Vista; Juan Alatorre Venegas, 44, from Tijuana; and José Yee Pérez, 54, were arrested in a joint operation with local and federal authorities on Friday. According to the prosecution, agents seized approximately $ 3.5 million in cash, 685 kilograms of cocaine, 24 kilograms of fentanyl and approximately 20,000 rounds of .50 caliber ammunition and hundreds of bulletproof vests from a truck parking lot in Otay Mesa. In a raid on a truck depot in Otay Mesa, federal agents seized 1,510 pounds of cocaine and 52...
    Seven historic New York Ranger events that fans can be “thankful” By: Jim Bay November 25, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThere have been quite a few moments in the long storied history of the New York Rangers. As many will take the opportunity to sit down tomorrow and take part in the Thanksgiving holiday, here are seven moments that many Blueshirt fans might be thankful for. With a long history, we will go back to events 25 years or older that played significant roles in the development that embodies everything that is the New York Rangers. 1. The founding of the New York Rangers in 1926 This list would not be complete if the original founding of the Rangers was not included. George Lewis “Tex” Rickard, president of Madison Square Garden, was awarded an NHL franchise for the 1926–27 season to compete with the now-defunct New...
    Food banks face hunger crisis ahead of Thanksgiving A man was killed after three separate drivers ran him over. All of them fled the scene. Comparing Kyle Trasks 2020 season to Joe Burrows historic 2019 Last year, Joe Burrow led LSU to a national title on the back of the best season college football has ever seen from a quarterback. © Provided by Draft Wire This year, Kyle Trask has Florida thinking championship thoughts, and he’s putting up the same kind of numbers that helped make Burrow the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Trask and the Gators have the inside track to win the SEC East, and currently rank No. 6 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with a loss to No. 5 Texas A&M as the only blemish on their record so far this season. For Trask himself, he’s been lighting up every defense...
    (CNN)Outside President Donald Trump's bedroom window on the north side of the White House is the sound of building: hammers, drills, the beep-beep of trucks backing up and metal planks clanking into place. Construction of the parade platform for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration festivities is well underway. The viewing stand and bleachers are almost complete and each day they get closer to being done -- all within Trump's view -- as it becomes clearer his days in the White House are coming to a close.Despite the uncertainty of the coronavirus and Trump's waning attempts to overturn the election, the structure is a growing reminder of the transition now in motion. Whatever else must change to accommodate the pandemic, people are getting ready for Biden's inauguration come January, which will likely reflect the President-elect's cautious, science-driven approach to the pandemic. What's more, the outgoing president may not even go to the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HOMESTEAD (KDKA) – The site of the 1892 Battle of Homestead will now be powered almost entirely by wind. On Tuesday, local leaders dedicated a 40-foot wind turbine from the locally-owned “Windstax.” The turbine will use wind from the Mon River, powering the historic pump house, causing the pump house to go almost entirely off the electrical grid. This move is a far cry from the power it used as part of the Homestead Steel Works. “The pump house is a beautiful structure and what it stands for and symbolizes,” said Pa. Lt. Governor John Fetterman said. “I can think of no finer addition than something that celebrates our commitment to renewable energy. Acknowledging the past and moving onto the future.” The group “Rivers of Steel” manages the pump house and says the project could also send extra wind power back...
    Donald Trump is expected to join Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg Wednesday for a hearing on allegations of fraud in the 2020 election.  The president is said to have insisted on making the trip to join his personal attorney at the event set to be held in a local hotel, sources told CNN.   It will be the first time he has left the Washington DC area since Election Day. Since then he has continued to insist he is not giving up his fight to overturn the results.   The Gettysburg battlefield is the site of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. It marked a turning point in the war where the Union army pushed back advancing Confederate soldiers in 1863.   The historic Pennsylvania town is also where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his historic Gettysburg Address, citing the U.S. Declaration of Independence that proclaimed all people are created equal.  Trump's visit was not...
    Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark on Tuesday in exchange for not only the largest penalties ever levied against a pharmaceutical manufacturer for its role in creating the nation’s opioid crisis. The company, which declared bankruptcy last year, also will be dissolved and its assets used to establish a new "public benefit company,” federal authorities said. US District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo approved the deal after Purdue Pharma Board Chairman Steve Miller pleaded guilty during a teleconference to three criminal charges on behalf of the company. “Purdue admitted that it marketed and sold its dangerous opioid products to healthcare providers, even though it had reason to believe those providers were diverting them to abusers,” First Assistant U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Rachael A. Honig said. “The company lied to the Drug Enforcement Administration about steps it had taken to prevent such diversion, fraudulently increasing the...
    New York sued over homeless shelters Internet gap for remote school Sweden Sees No Signs So Far Herd Immunity Is Stopping Virus Housing prices continue historic rise, setting new record Housing prices have continued to surge during the pandemic at a rapid pace, with one index showing a record jump in recent months. © stanley45/Getty Images Suburban homes on a street with fall foliage. The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s quarterly housing price index rose 3.1 percent in the third quarter over Q2 2020, the largest gain since that data has been collected starting in 1991, according to Lynn Fisher, deputy director of FHFA's division of research and statistics. The index also showed a 7.8 percent increase in prices over the third quarter of 2019. Load Error Meanwhile, the monthly S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Index analysis showed a 7 percent gain in average home prices in all nine U.S. census...
    Pope Francis expresses support for the U.S. protests against racial injustice in his new book "Let Us Dream," the Associated Press reports. In the book, due out December 1, the pope also criticizes the forceful downing of statues during protests, saying they are an attempt to "purify the past." In the 150-page book, Pope Francis references George Floyd, a black man killed when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck during an arrest in May.  Former officer Derek Chauvin held his knee against Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes, and the disturbing and devastating scene was caught on video, sparking protests nationwide. "Abuse is a gross violation of human dignity that we cannot allow and which we must continue to struggle against," the pope said about Floyd's death and subsequent protests.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Many demonstrations resulted in protesters vandalizing or toppling statues of U.S. Confederate...
    MANNY ROBLES has lifted the lid on the key to beating Anthony Joshua after masterminding Andy Ruiz Jr's win against the British star in June 2019. The former trainer of the Mexican-American heavyweight - who floored the 2012 Olympic gold medallist four times - has stated that AJ must improve his defence. 4Andy Ruiz Jr shocked the world when he beat Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden 4Ruiz Jr lacked the motivation in his rematch against AJ which resulted in him losing his world titles Speaking to Marc Gatford via the MyBettingSites.co.uk blog, Robles revealed where the 31-year-old is vulnerable. He said: "The right hand. If you time the right hand properly and jab to the chest, jab to the body and come over with the right hand, that’s where I feel Joshua is vulnerable. “You saw that in the (Alexander) Povetkin fight who landed the right hand. Most fighters that...
    Tuesday, former Obama senior advisor David Axelrod praised Joe Biden’s announced cabinet picks as the former vice president moves forward with a transition despite no concession from President Donald Trump. Although Biden has not announced his picks for every position, Axelrod said on “CNN Newsroom” that Biden is already “delivering” and “following through” on his promise to have “the most diverse cabinet in history.” “Look, Biden is following through on the pledge that he made as a candidate. He promised the most diverse cabinet in history — he’s delivering that,” Axelrod stated. “Janet Yellen, the first treasury secretary of the United States in the history of the republic. You know, Avril Haines over as the DNI, that’s historic as well. But I think we shouldn’t lose in Mayorkas, the new DHS secretary, we should point out, is a Cuban-American immigrant, also historic and symbolically important. But we shouldn’t lose in...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Daily Briefing,” Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) reacted to the Biden foreign policy team picks by stating that “Biden’s made it clear, and a number of his advisers, that they want to head back into the disastrous Iran deal,” Waltz continued that the threat of Iran “was what pushed Israel and the Arab states together in those historic deals. I think that can fall apart.” Waltz said, “[A]t the end of the day, this is a headlong push right back into the Obama years. This is putting the old band back together. And what I’m concerned about is the really bad policy that I think a lot of people have already forgotten about, and I do think actually, they’ve made it clear, Biden’s made it clear, and a number of his advisers, that they want to head back into the disastrous Iran deal, and...
    Ivanka Trump's father still has nearly two months left in the White House, but she is already fondly looking back at the time she has spent with her family in Washington, D.C.  The White House senior adviser took to Instagram on Sunday to share photo collages of her three children — Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore — touring the nation's capital when the weather was warmer.  'Some fun Sunday field trips visiting and sketching memorials, monuments, and more in DC!' Ivanka, 39, captioned the images, which appear to have been taken over the summer or the early fall.  Family fun: Ivanka Trump, 39, took to Instagram on Sunday to share photo collages of her children visiting Washington, D.C. historic sites together, including Mount Vernon (pictured)  Out and about: Theodore (left) and Joseph (right) held their guidebooks while posing in front of a tree at Mount Vernon, the historic home of...
    China is set to launch an uncrewed mission to the moon that will collect rocks from the lunar surface and bring them back to Earth. The ambitious Chang’e 5 mission offers scientists the first opportunity to study newly obtained lunar material since the American and Russian missions of the 1960s and '70s. Chang’e 5 is named for the Chinese moon goddess. The four modules of the Chang’e 5 spacecraft are expected to be sent into space Monday aboard a massive Long March-5 rocket from the Wenchang launch center along the coast of the southern island province of Hainan, according to a NASA description of the mission. CHINA LANDS SPACECRAFT ON FAR SIDE OF MOON, STATE MEDIA SAYS The launch window opens at 3:00 p.m. ET Monday, the NASA description says. In this Nov. 17, 2020, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Long March-5 rocket is moved at...
    Bitcoin at its highest The Bitcoin (BTC) offers us an 8th consecutive week of increase to reach $ 19,000. If it is clear that the underlying trend remains bullish, we will have to be extra careful this week. Indeed, Bitcoin is currently on his ultimate resistance, corresponding to its historical highs. Between $ 19,000 and $ 20,000, she is likely to reject the course. Bitcoin in Weekly In addition, we can see a rather extreme pattern in the recent rise in Bitcoin. On the RSI, a momentum indicator, the current levels are among the highest ever, in an overbought zone. Also on the course, 8 weeks of continuous and almost vertical rise seems extreme. The price of BTC is also strongly moving away from its mobile media, such as Ichimoku’s Tenkan shown in blue. All this suggests that a correction would be healthy for Bitcoin....
    Getty Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics The big story for the Celtics in this offseason has been the fact that they simply did not want to pay a massive amount of money to forward Gordon Hayward, who left Boston for Charlotte on a four-year, $120 million deal.  But the bigger story is that the Celtics have a guy on hand who is worthy of a record contract—Jayson Tatum, who agreed to an extension on his rookie deal that will be worth at least $163 million and could reach nearly $200 million. Jayson Tatum rookie max extension Contract vs. the max he could earn 21/22 $28.1 ➡️$33.722/23 $30.4 ➡️$36.423/24 $32.6 ➡️$39.124/25 $34.8 ➡️$41.825/26 $37.1 ➡️$44.5 Total $163 ➡️$195.6 — Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 22, 2020 Tatum, after four years in the NBA, was eligible for an extension and the Celtics did not balk at...
    SONORA (CBS13) – You can call it a divine find. More than one month after they were stolen, historic church documents are back in their rightful home at a Sonora church. “There are times I can’t stop laughing, smiling, wondering how this happened,” said Pastor Randy Ehle. In October, a thief stole an old laptop, an old camera and a safe from The Journey Church in Sonora, but what was inside that safe was the most valuable. It contained two original ledger books that had the records from the very beginning of the church just after the Gold Rush. Weeks later, someone found the historic books thrown out on the side of a road. “And probably just opened it up and saw there’s no offering here, no money and just all these old books and dumped them there,” said Pastor Ehle. More from CBS Sacramento: Gov. Newsom Issues...
    Officials make their final pleas for holiday caution as cases spike Trump administration exits Open Skies treaty Steelers reach 10-0, Chase Claypool hits historic mark in 27-3 win over Jaguars The NFL’s last undefeated team kept up its unblemished record in Week 11. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Chase Claypool had fun with a celebration in Week 11 after saying he was "bottom five" in it. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Steelers went into TIAA Bank Field and took a 27-3 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday to extend their record to 10-0. Though the Jaguars struck first and held a 3-0 lead through one quarter, Pittsburgh came alive for a 17-3 halftime lead it rode out. The Steelers have a short turnaround before playing the Baltimore Ravens (6-4) on Thanksgiving night.Steelers defense sparks 10-0 recordDefense continue to be a calling card for the Steelers. The...
    AFTON, Va. (AP) — Hikers and bicyclists can now explore a historic railroad tunnel in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains after nearly two decades of restoration efforts. The News Virginian reports that the the Claudius Crozet Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail system opened to the public Saturday. The nearly mile-long tunnel was constructed between 1849 and 1859. Considered an engineering marvel at the time, the Blue Ridge Tunnel was designed by renowned French engineer Claudius Crozet. Irish immigrants and enslaved laborers built the tunnel. It had to built using hand tools and black powder, as dynamite had not yet been invented. Railways stopped using the tunnel in 1944. CSX Transportation donated the tunnel to Nelson County in 2007. Officials have been working to restore the tunnel since 2001. The trail has parking lots on both sides and visitors need to bring their own lights to see. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights...
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s most dominant defensive performance of the season kept the Steelers perfect. Terrell Edmunds and Minkah Fitzpatrick intercepted two passes each and the Steelers steamrolled their way to a 10-0 record with a 27-3 win in Jacksonville on Sunday. Rookie quarterback Jake Luton looked lost most of the day against the Steelers, who allowed 206 yards and finished with two sacks. They celebrated each turnover by running into the end zone and posing for the cameras. Ben Roethlisberger and Co. gladly shared the spotlight with one of the league’s most disruptive defenses. Roethlisberger completed 32 of 46 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns. He found Chris Claypool and Eric Ebron for scores. Diontae Johnson finished with 12 catches for 111 yards. James Conner ran 13 times for 89 yards, showing some life for a struggling ground game. Of course, it all came against one of...
    SISTERS Valentina and Antonina were both victorious on a historic night at UFC 255. Flyweight queen Valentina retained her crown on points against Jennifer Maia. 8Valentina Shevchenko retained her flyweight titleCredit: Getty Images - Getty 8Antonina Shevchenko was also victorious at UFC 255 Credit: Getty Images - Getty And on the undercard older sibling Antonina also beat a Brazilian on the cards in Ariane Lipski. It was the first time the Shevchenko's - or any other sister for that matter - shared a UFC card together. And Valentina revealed the pair were inspired by their mum Elena, who won a shadowboxing tournament a week prior to their fights. After keeping her title, Valentina, 32, said: "First of all I want to say it was amazing that in the last week and half everything started with the victory of our mum. "She became world Muay...
    By JOHN MacCORMACK, San Antonio Express-News HORSE HEAD CROSSING, Texas (AP) — As state historical sites go, few can rival this remote muddy ford on the Pecos River for rank obscurity. Until recently, only a bullet-pocked, vandalized state historical marker, erected in 1936, miles off the paved road, gave any hint of the wrenching frontier dramas that once played out here, 30 miles northeast of Fort Stockton. As the marker inscription notes, the crossing got its odd name from the bleached animal skulls found hanging from bushes by a government surveyor in 1850. Back then, when it was one of the few safe crossings along the treacherous, high-banked Pecos River, this was an action-packed and perilous place, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Comanche war parties returning from Mexico with stolen horses crossed here, as did immigrants and adventurers drawn by the California goldfields, as well as pioneering cattle drovers, including...
    SONORA (CBS13) – Historic Gold Rush-era documents stolen from a Sonora church back in October have been returned. Pastor Randy Ehle, of The Journey Church, said the documents – some of which document the beginnings of what is believed to be the second-oldest church in the area – showed evidence of sun and rain damage but were all mostly readable and intact. The documents included a scrapbook with old photos, news clippings and stories from the first 130 years of the church’s history, Ehle said. Charles B. Smith, a criminal defense attorney, facilitated the return of the documents after a small bundle of documents were pushed under his office door last week with a note detailing how to contact the finder, Ehle said in a news release. Prior to receiving the note, Smith had learned of the theft through social media and offered a $500 reward and the confidentiality of...
    The head of the Tibetan government in exile visited the White House on Friday, the first such meeting in 60 years and one that could draw the ire of Beijing. Lobsang Sangay, president of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), said he met with the White House’s newly appointed U.S. special coordinator for Tibetan issues, Robert Destro. Sangay told VOA he met with representatives from the office of the president and vice president, along with key personnel working on Asia- and China-related issues. “I was happy and proud to hear that there is a formal recognition and respect for the Tibetan exile administration, our democratically elected leadership, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s gift of his political handover to the Central Tibetan Administration,” Sangay said in an interview with VOA’s Tibetan Service. China seized control over Tibet in 1950 in what it described as a “peaceful liberation” that helped the remote Himalayan region...
    SOLLY MARCH fired Brighton to a first-ever win at Aston Villa after the hosts were denied a late penalty by VAR. The Seagulls had never tasted victory in their previous 12 visits, but the wideman and Danny Welbeck secured an impressive 2-1 triumph this afternoon. 3Solly March fired Brighton to a first-ever win at Villa ParkCredit: Rex Features 3Danny Welbeck opened the scoring for the Seagulls against VillaCredit: Rex Features Villa could have gone top briefly if they could produce a four-goal triumph. But they were quickly brought down to earth by Welbeck after just 12 minutes. Ezri Konsa did bring Dean Smith's side level only seconds after the break. But it would be March who had the final say. Full report to follow... 3 Most read in FootballPicturedLOU BEAUTYLeeds presenter Emma Louise Jones set to dazzle Premier League after promotionBACK TO ACTIONHibernian vs Celtic: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off...
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A federal agency could put money toward eventual development of a historical site that was once one of the largest slave markets in the United States. Enslaved people were sold from 1833 to 1863 at the Forks of the Road site in Natchez, Mississippi. The site currently has a sign and a small monument made of concrete and shackles. Officials have been working since 2005 on proposals to turn it into a more detailed memorial. “Of course, Black history is American history. But more than that, this is human history,” said Kathleen Bond, superintendent of Natchez National Historical Park. “We all understand the humanity of the different experiences people have had in this country. I think the healthiest thing is for us to be able to tell the truth and then work together.” The U.S. Department of Interior has included $400,000 for Forks of the Road...
    OAKLAND — A historic building near downtown Oakland’s Jack London Square has been jolted by a default on its mortgage, raising the specter of a potential foreclosure on the prominent property. The financial a financial setback that arrives at a time when the property’s owner
    Wrigley Field has been a baseball icon for 106 years. The home of the Chicago Cubs has seen a series of firsts and iconic moments in Major League Baseball — and as of Thursday, it's officially a National Historic Landmark.  The recognition, which federally protects and maintains historical properties and objects in the U.S., was made in honor of "the significant role the ballpark has played in the city of Chicago and the history of professional sports," the Department of Interior wrote on Twitter on Thursday.  The 106-year-old field is the second-oldest Major League Baseball field, and the oldest field in the National League.  ⚾️ Hitting it out of the park with this news! Wrigley Field is officially a National Historic Landmark. This recognizes the significant role the ballpark has played in the city of Chicago and the history of professional sports https://t.co/lON5F9uomH pic.twitter.com/acLY7xMyfR— US Department of the Interior (@Interior)...
    U.S. greenhouse gas emissions this year are expected to be the lowest in over three decades, according to a new report. Analysis by BloombergNEF finds that the emissions could drop 9.2% from 2019, which would be the largest drop on record. Researchers agree that greenhouse gases contribute to climate change. [ MORE: States' Climate Change Efforts Stall During Pandemic ]The main reason for the decrease is the coronavirus pandemic, which has upended daily life and driven down flying and other modes of travel. Transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and the sector experienced its largest drop ever this year. Because the bulk of the decrease was due to the pandemic, emissions will likely see a record-breaking rebound in 2021. Still, they are expected to remain below 1990's levels. When the country regains its footing and resumes traveling and other activities, it could be more difficult...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Wrigley Field has been designated a National Historic Landmark, honoring the 106-year-old stadium as an “iconic national treasure.” U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhard announced the designation on Thursday. “The historical significance of Wrigley Field is interwoven into our nation’s story and a key part of what has become America’s beloved pastime for over a century,” Bernhardt said in a statement. “It is with great enthusiasm that I designate this iconic national treasure, the site of many legendary events, innovations and traditions in baseball history, as a National Historic Landmark.” National landmark status means the Ricketts family, who owns the stadium and the Chicago Cubs, now qualify for federal income tax credits to help offset the nearly $1 billion they spent on renovations to Wrigley Field, most notably adding two massive video boards in the outfield, new seats, new player clubhouses, and moving the bullpens from the field to underneath...
    (CNN)Chicago's Wrigley Field was designated a National Historic Landmark on Thursday by David Bernhardt, the Secretary of the Interior.National Historic Landmark sites are recognized as buildings, sites, districts, structures or objects that are "nationally significant in American history and culture," according to the Department of the Interior.Miami Marlins hire Kim Ng as general manager. Shes the first woman and first Asian American GM in MLB history"The historical significance of Wrigley Field is interwoven into our nation's story and a key part of what has become America's beloved pastime for over a century," Bernhardt said in a press release. "It is with great enthusiasm that I designate this iconic national treasure, the site of many legendary events, innovations and traditions in baseball history, as a National Historic Landmark." The stadium, built in 1914, and has stood the test of time, overseeing generations of Chicago Cubs teams starting in 1916. Wrigley is...
    Wrigley Field was honored as a National Historic Landmark on Thursday. The Chicago Cubs announced the recognition for its ballpark on social media. The designation will preserve the stadium in Chicago. “Wrigley Field has been designated as a National Historic Landmark, affirming its significance to the city of Chicago, professional sports and American history and culture,” the team said. CLINT FRAZIER: GIRLFRIEND RESCUED ME FROM LIFE AS ‘SCRANTON BAD BOY’ “A Hall of Fame recognition that will preserve the Friendly Confines for generations of fans to come.” Wrigley Field and Fenway Park in Boston are the only active MLB stadiums that have federal National Historic Landmark status. The old Tiger Stadium in Detroit also had the status before it was demolished, according to ESPN. METS' ROBINSON CANO SUSPENDED FOR 2021 SEASON AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR PED: REPORT Wrigley Field opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park, where the Federal League’s Chicago Whales were...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The home of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the designation Thursday, saying the ballpark has played a significant role in the city of Chicago and the history of professional sports.National Historic Landmarks are buildings, sites, districts, structures and objects that have been determined by the secretary of the interior to be nationally significant in American history and culture, federal officials said."The historical significance of Wrigley Field is interwoven into our nation's story and a key part of what has become America's beloved pastime for over a century," Bernhardt said.RELATED: Drone at Wrigley Field causes game delay during Cleveland matchup Wednesday nightBuilt in 1914, Wrigley Field has been the home of the Chicago Cubs since 1916, a National League charter franchise dating to 1876, federal officials said. Two years younger than Fenway Park...
    Chicago’s Wrigley Field is finally getting the recognition it deserves after US Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt designated it a historic landmark. Wrigley is being recognized as a historic landmark due to its significance for the city in Illinois and its significance to professional baseball, according to a press release obtained by the Daily Caller.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by cubs (@cubs) “The historical significance of Wrigley Field is interwoven into our nation’s story and a key part of what has become America’s beloved pastime for over a century,” Bernhardt said in a statement. “It is with great enthusiasm that I designate this iconic national treasure, the site of many legendary events, innovations and traditions in baseball history, as a National Historic Landmark.” (RELATED: Illinois Teen Makes Replica Of Wrigley Field In His Backyard) “Wrigley Field is a special place in...
    Loading the player... President-elect Joe Biden’s winning tally is approaching a record 80 million votes as Democratic bastions continue to count ballots and the 2020 election cracks turnout records. Biden has already set a record for the highest number of votes for a winning presidential candidate, and President Donald Trump has also notched a high-water mark of the most votes for a losing candidate. With more than 155 million votes counted and California and New York still counting, turnout stands at 65% of all eligible voters, the highest since 1908, according to data from The Associated Press and the U.S. Elections Project. Read More: Georgia secretary of state: Lying to voters about fraud is ’emotional abuse’ The rising Biden tally and his popular vote lead — nearly 6 million votes — come as Trump has escalated his false insistence that he actually won the election, and his campaign and...
    Carbon dioxide emissions from the US economy are nose-diving this year to a level not seen since 1983, according to new estimates by BloombergNEF. The planet-heating pollution is on track to fall by 9.2 percent from last year, which the private research organization says would be the biggest reduction on record. The steep drop is mostly the result of the COVID-19 pandemic The steep drop is mostly the result of the COVID-19 pandemic upending business as usual. With many Americans working from home or no longer working, transportation — the most polluting sector in the US — had its biggest year-on-year drop ever. The sector also contributed the most to the country’s overall reduction in emissions. Power sector emissions will probably see a record drop this year, too, BloombergNEF estimates. Globally, emissions are projected to fall by up to 7 percent this year. If those cuts were intentional and...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made history Thursday by becoming the first top American diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the West Bank — as the US announced in a major policy shift that products from the “occupied” area can be labeled “Made in Israel.” A State Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed Pompeo’s visit to the Psagot winery near Jerusalem to reporters who were traveling with him but were not allowed to join during that part of the visit. The West Bank winery had named one of its wines after Pompeo, a salute to his announcement last year that the Trump administration would no longer deem Israeli settlements there as violating international law, The Times of Israel reported. “It is a blessing to be here in Judea and Samaria,” Pompeo wrote in the Psagot visitor’s book, using the Hebrew names for the West Bank area. “May...
    By The Associated Press Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: TARGETING CERTIFICATION: President Donald Trump’s scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is shifting toward obscure election boards that certify the vote as Trump and his allies seek to upend the electoral process, sow chaos and perpetuate unsubstantiated doubts about the count. The battle is centered in the battleground states that sealed Biden’s win. In Michigan, two Republican election officials in the state’s largest county initially refused to certify results despite no evidence of fraud, then backtracked and voted to certify and then flipped again and said they “remain opposed to certification.” In Arizona, officials are balking at signing off on vote tallies in a rural county. HISTORIC MARK: Biden’s winning tally is approaching a record 80 million votes. His total continues to rise as Democratic strongholds like California and New York process their remaining...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on his first official visit to Kabul on Thursday, focusing on the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban as well as on building trust and strengthening relations between the two often acrimonious neighbors. Ghani called Khan’s visit “historic” while the Pakistani prime minister assured the Afghan leader that his government would do “everything possible” to help reduce violence in the war-torn country. The visit comes at a crucial time for Afghanistan as Kabul government negotiators and the Taliban are holding U.S.-brokered negotiations in Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office, to chart a course for a post-war Afghanistan. “You come with a with a series of very important messages … but fundamental to this is that violence is not an answer, a comprehensive political settlement for an enduring peace within the framework of...
    More than two weeks after the 2020 presidential election, Bay Area officials are close to having all the votes counted.The numbers are revealing how this election was different from those in the past. All nine Bay Area counties saw voter turnout above 80%.RELATED: Watch Kamala Harris's journey from Berkeley to become 1st Black, Asian woman elected to vice presidencySolano County was just over that with 80.68%. Marin County reached almost 90% turnout -- that put the North Bay county's turnout on par with 2016, but it was a little less than 2008. Santa Clara County also saw the highest turnout there since Obama ran for his first term. San Francisco saw historic numbers with 86.23% turnout -- that's the same turnout percentage as 1956 when President Eisenhower won reelection. San Mateo County had a turnout of 85.7% -- the last time the county saw the turnout that high was in...
    Election 2020 Today: Trumps longshot, Bidens historic mark
    On Nov. 7, 2020, at 7347 State Road in northeast Philadelphia, history was made. This is the place where Rudy Giuliani, a convicted sex offender, and other like-minded Trump surrogates held their press conference challenging all of Pennsylvania’s votes. More specifically, all of the votes in Pennsylvania where Black people live. Giuliani and Trump had promoted the appearance in front of the Four Seasons … Landscaping company. The optics were magnificent! Right next to an adult book store. While this stunt didn’t help Donald Trump and his campaign to steal the election away from Joe Biden, it has helped the landscaping company, which has very quickly pivoted to selling merchandise. T-shirts saying things like Make America Rake Again are best sellers according to NPR. A Lego artist even came up with a beauty of a set memorializing the event. Now, according to The Architect’s Newspaper, over 2,500 people have signed a Change.org petition trying to get the site recognized for its...
    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press President-elect Joe Biden's winning tally is approaching a record 80 million votes as Democratic bastions continue to count ballots and the 2020 election cracks turnout records. Biden has already set a record for the highest number of votes for a winning presidential candidate, and President Donald Trump has also notched a high-water mark of the most votes for a losing candidate. With more than 155 million votes counted and California and New York still counting, turnout stands at 65% of all eligible voters, the highest since 1908, according to data from The Associated Press and the U.S. Elections Project. The rising Biden tally and his popular vote lead — nearly 6 million votes — come as Trump has escalated his false insistence that he actually won the election, and his campaign and supporters intensify their uphill legal fight to stop or delay results from being...
    SAN ANTONIO – Part of what has been known as one of the city’s poorest areas is also one of its most historic. Later next year, San Antonio’s West Side could include the Buena Vista Historical District. Voting is underway among its nearly 500 property owners, but unlike other elections, they can change their votes at anytime ahead of an expected decision later next year. Until then, opinions differ over whether having a historical designation would be good for a community that’s already seeing developers buying up properties just west of downtown. The Historic Westside Residents Association and others have voiced concern over demolitions of existing properties. A city spokeswoman said a historical district designation could make that more difficult, involving approval by the Historic and Design Review Commission. Some residents have also questioned whether they need to get permission for any exterior work to their homes visible from the...
    WOODSIDE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: Visitors walk in the Walled Garden at Filoli Historic House and Garden during their "Holidays Media Preview Night" in Woodside, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) WOODSIDE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: Lights hang from a tree near the main house at Filoli Historic House and Garden during their "Holidays Media Preview Night" in Woodside, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds WOODSIDE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: Lights float on the pool at Filoli Historic House and Garden during their "Holidays Media Preview Night" in Woodside, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) WOODSIDE, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: A Christmas tree in the Walled Garden at Filoli Historic House and Garden...
    Nations League The City player discovers some of the dedications to MARCA Ferran Torres arrived in Manchester with a smile from ear to ear. Under his arm, the 6-0 to Germany, from his first hat-trick with the Spanish national team. A memory that will occupy a privileged place in the Valencian player’s trophy cabinet. The day after, Ferran discovers exclusively for MARCA some of the messages from his teammates that adorns that ball. Hat-trick from Ferran Torres to Germany: how good this boy! “Great, scorer!”, The message of Channels, “The first of many, congratulations!”, The dedication of Kepa, “For the Foios xiquet”, by Pau Torres, “Congratulations bug!”, The message of Gerard Moreno, “Great, Ferru!”, That of Gay. These and many other congratulations from his La Roja teammates on a night for history. The explosion of Ferran Torres A fixed for Luis...
    Another of San Jose’s historic signs has received a new lease on life, with the old Hotel Metropole sign now installed in the beer garden between Camino Brewing and Faber’s Cyclery on South First Street. Opening in 1903, the Hotel Metropole occupied the top floor of the Alcantara Building, an 1890s brick beauty on Market and Post streets, and its blue porcelain neon sign was a familiar sight for decades as a modern downtown San Jose grew up around it. The Alcantara building in downtown San Jose, photographed on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2020, once housed the Hotel Metropole. (Sal Pizarro/Bay Area News Group)  As downtown’s fortunes turned downward in the 1960s, so did those of the hotel, which always had been a bit of second-rate joint but fell into being a flop house by the early 1980s. The top floor was deemed unsafe after the Loma Prieta earthquake, and the...
    SAN JOSE — A slender residential tower is in the works for downtown San Jose that will create a unique blend of affordable housing for senior citizens, along with retail and office spaces, and preserve a historic building on the site. The 25-story housing highrise is being proposed for 19 N. Second St. in downtown San Jose and would feature a rooftop rotunda that would be a focal point in a gathering area for the residents, plans filed on Wednesday with city officials show. The project proposal also would retain the historic building and add the tower behind the existing structure, said Kurt Anderson, principal executive with Anderson Architects and the designer of the development. “We are playing off the existing historic building, playing off the nearby Bank of Italy tower,” Anderson said. “It’s a historic building, a historic district, and this is going to be eye-catching.” The housing would...
    WASHINGTON (CBS) — A Massachusetts Congresswoman has been elected to the fourth-most powerful position among Democrats in the House of Representatives. Rep. Katherine Clark, of Melrose, won the election to become assistant speaker on Wednesday. Clark was elected to Congress in 2013 in the special election for now-Sen. Ed Markey’s seat. She was most recently vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus. House Democrats on Wednesday also nominated Nancy Pelosi to continue as speaker. “Our Caucus is resolute in our commitment to eliminating the virus, aiding families, and recharging our economy in the face of this pandemic,” Clark said in a statement. “The House Democratic Majority, in partnership with President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris, will meet this moment of historic challenges and confront it with historic progress.” Thank you to my colleagues for the incredible honor of serving as Assistant Speaker in the 117th Congress! The challenges facing...
    Opinions | I’m a contact tracer in North Dakota. The virus is so rampant that we gave up. Is £12bn enough to get UK on track for net zero carbon emissions? Germany back Low despite ‘historic debacle’ © Getty Images Germany lost 6-0 at home to Spain, yes 6-0, on Tuesday and although the reflex reaction would be to blame the coach and fire him, Die Mannschaft are taking a slightly different approach. Don’t get us wrong, the huge defeat has made headlines in Germany as it was branded a ‘historic debacle’ and the performance was ’embarrassing to the bone’ as this was the biggest defeat in 90 years for the German national team. [ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ] The defeat also meant that Germany missed out on reaching the Nations League finals, as Spain did instead and this was essentially a playoff game. Don’t forget...
    Lockdowns coming again: Latest in your state UK to ban selling new gas and diesel cars by 2030 PG&E Names New CEO After Emerging From Historic Bankruptcy (Bloomberg) -- California’s largest utility, PG&E Corp., named Patricia K. Poppe as its new chief executive officer to lead the energy giant as it struggles to regain public trust after its equipment sparked deadly wildfires that drove the company into bankruptcy last year. © Bloomberg Patricia Poppe Poppe, who currently runs Michigan-based CMS Energy Corp., will be PG&E’s third CEO in the past two years. She takes over on Jan. 4, replacing interim chief Bill Smith. Load Error PG&E shares surged as much as 7.8%, the most during intraday tradingin five months. “Patti is an exceptional leader,” PG&E Chairman Robert Flexon said in a statement. “We all recognize that PG&E must continue to improve, adapt, and become more resilient to the...
    MADRID (AP) — The criticism was getting worse as the disappointing results were piling up, and the pressure was building on coach Luis Enrique. Spain put all that to rest on Tuesday after routing four-time World Cup champion Germany 6-0. “Maybe this result will help give fans hope again and convince those who doubted us,” Luis Enrique said. “It was important to get back to winning with a great performance like this.” Ahead of the match, Luis Enrique’s choices were being questioned and some of his decisions were being condemned. Players were being targeted as well. Concerns were being raised about their inexperience as hopes of seeing the team advance in the Nations League were fading quickly. And expectations of success in next year’s European Championship were also taking a hit. All those doubts and criticisms quickly went away thanks to the historic win in Seville. The commanding victory qualified...
    Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban leaves at the end of the two days face-to-face European Union (EU) summit at the European Council Building in Brussels.JOHANNA GERON | AFP | Getty Images LONDON —The EU's historic plan to prop up its economy has suffered a "big setback" after Hungary and Poland vetoed the deal.  This is threatening to derail the distribution of much-needed funds at a time when the region is battling one of the deepest crises in modern history. The 27 EU leaders agreed in July to borrow funds jointly, via the European Commission. It was an unprecedented move and ended long-standing opposition from more fiscally-conservative nations, such as Germany and the Netherlands, to commit to joint borrowing. In negotiations with the European Parliament earlier this month, the deal was tweaked so that the disbursement of funds would be tied to commitments on the EU's core values — known as...
    PORTLAND, OREGON - An agreement announced Tuesday paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to reopen hundreds of miles of waterway along the Oregon-California border to salmon that are critical to tribes but have dwindled to almost nothing in recent years.  If approved, the deal would revive plans to remove four massive hydroelectric dams on the lower Klamath River, creating the foundation for the most ambitious salmon restoration effort in history. The project on California's second-largest river would be at the vanguard of a trend toward dam demolitions in the U.S. as the structures age and become less economically viable amid growing environmental concerns about the health of native fish.  Previous efforts to address problems in the Klamath Basin have fallen apart amid years of legal sparring that generated distrust among tribes, fishing groups, farmers and environmentalists. Opponents of dam removal worry...
    It turns out that not having Tiger Woods in contention and going head-to-head against the NFL is not a winning combination for Masters coverage. The final numbers for the final round of the 2020 Masters are in and they show a 51 percent decline in the ratings, making it the least-watched Masters event since 1957, according to a report. According to Sports Media Watch: Sunday’s final round of the Masters averaged a 3.4 rating and 5.59 million viewers on CBS, marking the lowest-rated Sunday at Augusta since 1957* (3.0) and the least-watched on record (viewership records date back to 1995). The previous lows were considerably higher: a 6.7 in 1980 and 11.05 million in 2017. The telecast, delayed seven months from its original April date, aired in a special early morning timeslot and overlapped with competing NFL games on FOX. It should be noted that the first hour of coverage...
    5 Surprising Facts About Anya Taylor-Joy, the Fascinating British-Argentine-American Star 40 Money Secrets Only Divorce Attorneys Know Black day: Loew shell-shocked by Germanys historic defeat Joachim Loew admitted it was a "black day" for Germany after their 6-0 drubbing against Spain in the Nations League piled pressure on the German coach. © Ronny HARTMANN Germany head coach Joachim Loew is under huge pressure after their 6-0 drubbing against Spain in Sevilla. Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick for Spain in Sevilla, leaving Loew to pick through the wreckage of Germany's worst defeat for 89 years. "This has been a black day for us," admitted Loew after Germany's heaviest defeat since losing 6-0 to Austria in Berlin in 1931. "We completely lost track of our plan after we went 1-0 down, which was deadly and the Spanish took their chances. "Nothing worked, neither in defence nor attack. "We left huge spaces,...
    With each victory over the past three weeks in this historic start to its football season, San Jose State has reached a new milestone. The 2-0 start was the program’s first in 33 years. The 3-0 start was the Spartans’ first in 38 years. The 4-0 start was their first in 65 years. If San Jose State wins at Fresno State on Saturday to retain the Valley Cup, it’ll be 5-0 for the first time in 81 years. Yes. you’d have to dial back to the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration to find the last time San Jose State won its first five football games. Here’s a look at the milestones the 2020 team has eclipsed and what’s at stake this weekend: 1987 How they got to 2-0: Beat Eastern Illinois 24-3, Cal* 27-25. What happened in Game 3: Lost at Oregon State 36-34....
    Spanish National Team La Roja qualifies for the Final Phase to be held in October 2021 With 20 years and 262 days, Ferran Torres has become the youngest player to score a double for Spain since Sergio Ramos against San Marino in October 2005 (19 and 196). Ferran torres He has become the first player in the history of the Spanish senior team to score a hat-trick against Germany. Authentic festival of Spain that certifies its classification for the UEFA Nations League Final Phase to be held from October 6 to 10, 2021.
    The NFL announced on Tuesday that there will be an all-Black crew to officiate when the Los Angeles Rams take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a first in league history, according to a press release.  Veteran referee Jerome Boger, umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, side judge Dale Shaw, field judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg Steed will officiate Monday's game. Together the group and has a total of 89 seasons with the league and has officiated a combined total of six Super Bowls, according to The Associated Press. “This historic Week 11 crew is a testament to the countless and immeasurable contributions of Black officials to the game, their exemplary performance, and to the power of inclusion that is the hallmark of this great game,” NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincient said. The league put in place new assignment guidelines based on geography...
    The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday designated East Flatbush’s first historic district: a remarkably intact and cohesive group of 56 Renaissance Revival-style row houses, LPC writes. The East 25th Street Historic District extends along both sides of East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D. It owes its exceptional cohesiveness and strong sense of place, LPC says, to three major factors: its construction within a very short time frame by a single developer, its architectural consistency, and its excellent historic integrity.
    Four astronauts arrived at the International Space Station this week with a peculiar stowaway on board: Baby Yoda. A plush toy version of the beloved character joined the SpaceX Crew-1 flight as the team's "zero-G indicator."  Zero-gravity indicators are small objects that are allowed to float freely around the cabin in order to confirm when the spacecraft has entered lower gravity.  "We've got Baby Yoda on board trying to take a seat right now," NASA communications specialist Leah Cheshier said during a live stream of the historic launch, which marked the first operational flight of a commercially developed Crew Dragon capsule. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "Maybe Baby Yoda's trying to pilot the vehicle," Cheshier joked as the plushie landed in astronaut Victor Glover's seat.  "Baby Yoda says you guys can come back on board," Glover told mission control after entering zero-gravity, indicating the cameras could be turned on...
    Three NASA astronauts and their fellow crew member from the Japanese Space Agency boarded the International Space Station early Tuesday following a historic flight in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. The crew lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on Sunday in the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon launch, marking an important milestone for the space program. Crew-1 follows a successful Demo-2 mission earlier this year and is the first crew rotation flight on a U.S. commercial spacecraft. Crew Dragon, which was named Resilience by the Crew-1 astronauts, docked with the International Space Station at 11.01 p.m. ET Monday. NASA MAKES HISTORIC SPACEX CREW DRAGON LAUNCH NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi were welcomed aboard by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov. In this frame grab from NASA TV, astronaut Mike Hopkins, center, is...
    ELON MUSK's SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has safely docked at the International Space Station. The four-person craft took off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center Sunday night, and has docked on the ISS after a 27-hour journey. SpaceX founder Musk could not attend liftoff due to a "moderate" case of the coronavirus. 4The four-person spacecraft will reach the ISS late Monday night 4SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft took off Sunday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center The docking will be followed by a "welcome ceremony" at 1:40 AM Eastern on Tuesday, where all four astronauts will be able to exit their spacecraft since they took off. The four astronauts consist of three from NASA: Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and one from Japan's space agency Soichi Noguchi. They will join NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russia's Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, who are already onboard the ISS. NASA and SpaceX have been...
    Loading the player... With the election of President-elect Joe Biden came almost the vindication that Black women had been waiting for: After carrying the Democratic Party on our backs for generations, there would finally be one of us in the White House. Sen. Kamala Harris’s ascent to the United States vice presidency is a momentous moment for women everywhere, but it is particularly special for Black women, for Caribbean women, for women of South Asian descent. For women who were chided for their choices to attend historically Black colleges and universities, and especially for those who chose Howard University.  Read More: The Black women who made Kamala Harris’ historic win possible “I cried,” said Brittany Bell, a media professional and Howard University alumna who is also Harris’s sorority sister.  Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivers remarks at the Chase Center before President-elect Joe Biden’s address to the nation November...
    The national airline of the United Arab Emirates is launching its first ever daily route to Israel — two months after the countries established diplomatic ties. Etihad Airways served Tel Aviv for the first time on Oct. 19, and now plans to operate the trip on a daily basis starting March 28, 2021, the carrier said in a statement. “Following the signing of the new bilateral agreement, Etihad is delighted to announce a direct link between these important cities,” Etihad Chief Operating Officer Mohammad Al Bulooki said in a statement. The flight into Abu Dhabi will be specifically timed to provide connections to China, India, Thailand and Australia, officials said. The airline joins Flydubai as the second Emirati airline to provide service to Israel. Another airline, Emirates, told CNBC it is also contemplating joining them. “Everybody’s expecting quite a lot of business activity or tourist activity as the two countries...
    Louisiana teens death investigated as homicide Texas Boy, 4, Loses Both Parents to Coronavirus Within Months of Each Other: He Misses His Mom Cam Newton isnt throwing many TDs, but hes running for scores at a historic rate The New England Patriots changed quarterbacks this offseason, and one stat shows what a shift it has been for them. Cam Newton is a totally different quarterback than Tom Brady, and the Patriots have adjusted for that. Newton ran for another touchdown in Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens, and made some history in the process. Cam Newton is the first QB in the Super Bowl era with 9 rush TD in his first 8 games of a season— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 16, 2020 Newton already holds the single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. He had 14 as a rookie in 2011. He’s on pace to...
    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was sidelined from Sunday’s historic Crew Dragon launch at Kennedy Space Center by COVID-19. Musk disclosed on the eve of the launch that he “most likely” has a moderate case of coronavirus, despite mixed results. He was replaced in his official duties at Kennedy Space Center by SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell. She joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine for last-minute remarks and photos with the astronauts prior to launch. NASA MAKES HISTORIC SPACEX CREW DRAGON LAUNCH File photo - Elon Musk, Founder and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, attends the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, DC, United States on March 9, 2020. (Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) The SpaceX chief tweeted a heart shortly after launch. The Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at 7:27 p.m. ET Sunday. The six-month mission is the first crew rotation flight on a U.S. commercial...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger apparently doesn’t need to practice to carve up the Cincinnati Bengals. The veteran Pittsburgh quarterback threw for a season-high 333 yards and four touchdowns despite being forced to stay away from the team facility all week due to COVID-19 protocols and the Steelers stayed unbeaten with a 36-10 victory over the Bengals on Sunday. Roethlisberger, one of four Steelers put on the COVID-19 list last Monday following contact tracing after tight end Vance McDonald tested positive for the novel coronavirus, completed 27 of 46 passes on a blustery afternoon at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger connected with Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster for touchdowns in the first half and found rookie Chase Claypool twice in the second half as Pittsburgh improved to 9-0. Cincinnati rookie quarterback Joe Burrow struggled to generate any momentum behind a patchwork offensive line. Two weeks after a promising victory over Tennessee, the...
    CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/CNN) – A SpaceX spacecraft carrying four astronauts soared into outer space from Cape Canaveral on Sunday evening. It’s the first fully operational mission for the Crew Dragon spacecraft. NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi, an astronaut with Japan’s space agency, will spend six months on the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule is expected to dock with the ISS on Monday at 11 pm ET. That means the crew will spend 27 hours in orbit as the spacecraft slowly maneuvers toward its destination. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from launch complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 15, 2020.  (Photo by GREGG NEWTON/AFP via Getty Images) The original launch day of October 31 was pushed back to allow extra time for hardware testing. Then strong winds from Eta forced launch officials on Saturday to delay...
    Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence were the faces of the Trump administration at Sunday night's NASA-SpaceX launch of Resilience, which marks the start of commercial crew missions to and from the International Space Station. Pence and his wife stood on a balcony next to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and his family as Resilience glowed from the bottom and started to lift off - the thunderous sound of the rocket then followed. The Pences applauded and then embraced as the ship flew out of sight. 'Welcome to launch America. Welcome to the continuation of a new era of human space exploration in America,' Pence had told guests at a reception before the launch. 'It's a historic night,' the vice president said.  President Donald Trump remained in Washington Sunday, spending several hours at his Virginia golf club, as he continues to refuse to concede the election to President-elect...
    NASA has made its first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon launch, marking an important milestone for the space program. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:27 p.m. ET Sunday. The six-month mission is the first crew rotation flight on a U.S. commercial spacecraft. The Crew-1 mission is transporting NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon vehicle. It follows a successful Demo-2 mission earlier this year. “Godspeed Crew-1!” tweeted NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine a few hours before launch. The NASA chief also tweeted a selfie with the four astronauts. HISTORIC SPACEX COMMERCIAL LAUNCH EXPECTED TO DRAW AS MANY AS 250,000 'DAYTRIPPERS' RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY The launch was pushed back from Saturday on account of the weather....
    A DOZEN Northern footie clubs warn No10 to sort a bailout or risk losing historic teams “for good”. Teams including Sunderland and Blackburn have united with Blue Wall Tories to urge ministers to rescue the “beautiful game”. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2Northern clubs, including Sunderland, call on the Government for a bailoutCredit: PA:Press Association Clubs across the nation are teetering on the “financial precipice” and already laying off staff, they warn. Closure would rip the heart out of communities and see the North South divide “widened further”, they say. They blast Downing Street for just simply telling football to “sort itself out” and say it is time for ministers to finally take charge. In a blistering letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, they fume: “EFL clubs, almost all of them the social cornerstone of the towns and cities they bear the...
    Tiger Woods had a nightmare 12th hole on the final day of the Masters - needing ten shots to get through the par-three on Sunday.  Last year's Masters champions hit the water three times on Amen Corner, including from the tee, as the American fell ever further away from contention at the Augusta National in an embarrassing showing.  It was the worst score the 44-year-old has ever produced in his PGA Tour career and comes 19 months after he won a shock Masters title in 2019. Tiger Woods hit the worst score on a single hole in his Masters career on Sunday's final day  Woods needed ten shots to get through the par-three and even found the water three times RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next MASTERS FINAL ROUND LIVE: Dustin Johnson's lead back to... As Dustin Johnson runs away at the...
    Dustin Johnson has his first green jacket. The world’s No. 1 ranked golfer won the 2020 Masters on Sunday at Augusta, capturing his second career major after the tournament was postponed from the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. Johnson’s 20-under set a new 72-hole Masters record, breaking the 18-under mark shared by Tiger Woods (1997) and Jordan Spieth (2015.) Johnson finished the final round with a 4-under 68. The 36-year-old’s 2020 Masters victory comes two months after he won the FedEx Cup. After winning his first career major at the 2016 US Open, Johnson had some near-misses, including finishing tied for second at last year’s Masters, one stroke behind Tiger Woods. He finished tied for second in this year’s PGA championship and tied for sixth at the US Open. Last year he finished second at the PGA championship, and he finished third in the 2018 US Open. Johnson...
    Dustin Johnson has won the 2020 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, scoring 20 below par, setting a new record on Sunday with a total score of 68. The tournament was postponed this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 36-year-old is the 12th player to win without ever trailing at the end of any round. Johnson, the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, claimed his second career major on Sunday after wining the 2016 U.S. Open. He had also won the FedEx cup two months earlier. Cameron Smith (69) and Sungjae Im (69) were second at 15 under. Justin Thomas was fourth at 12 under. “The long-awaited Masters has a long-awaited champion in Dustin Johnson!” pic.twitter.com/Obn2JrQLXO— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 15, 2020 This is a developing story. Please check back for latest updates.
    When Jim Harbaugh returned to Ann Arbor, Michigan envisioned winning its first national title since 1997. Now, the Wolverines will be lucky to finish .500. Spiraling towards their first losing season since 2014, the Wolverines suffered their worst home loss since 1935 in Saturday’s 49-11 blowout against Wisconsin, and are off to their worst start to a season since 1967. In Michigan’s worst-ever defeat to the Badgers, the Wolverines managed to compile just 219 total yards and 10 first downs, while holding possession for less than 20 minutes. Meanwhile, the defense became the first Big Ten team in 15 years to not record a sack or force a turnover in five consecutive halves, according to ESPN. Michigan has lost three straight games since its season-opening win against Minnesota. “Not a good place as a football team right now, and that falls on me,” Harbaugh said after the game. “Got to...
    ISTANBUL – A historic wooden mosque in Istanbul caught on fire Sunday and Turkish firefighters put out the blaze, working from both land and sea. The Vanikoy Mosque, built in the 17th century during the reign of Ottoman Sultan IV Mehmed, is located on the Asian side of Istanbul along the Bosporus Strait. Videos showed heavy smoke pouring from the structure. Istanbul's Fire Department tweeted the fire had been extinguished and cooling efforts were ongoing. The firefighters prevented the fire from reaching a forest behind the mosque and the neighboring houses that line the Bosporus. They were aided by the coast guard. The mosque is a wooden structure with a single minaret. The cause of the fire was not yet determined and the city's governor said an investigation had been launched. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten...
    ISTANBUL (AP) — A historic wooden mosque in Istanbul was on fire Sunday and Turkish firefighters were trying to put out the blaze from both land and sea. The Vanikoy Mosque, built in the 17th century during the reign of Ottoman Sultan IV Mehmed, is located on the Asian side of Istanbul along the Bosporus Strait. Videos showed heavy smoke pouring from the structure. The firefighters were trying to prevent the fire from reaching a forest behind the mosque and the neighboring houses that line the Bosporus. The mosque is a wooden structure with a single minaret. The cause of the fire was not yet determined. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press
    Lewis Hamilton was consecrated for the seventh time in the Maximum Lewis Hamilton revalidated his world title for the third time in a row after being the first to cross the checkered flag at the Turkish GP and despite starting from sixth on the grid, a strange starting position and a product of difficult previous qualifications. that took place the previous days. The Briton made history in this edition after reaching his seventh crown, which allowed him to equal German Michael Schumacher as the all-time top champion. At the same time, throughout this tournament, which still has three circuits to go to the end, he also surpassed the 91 victories of the “Kaiser” and stands at the top as the winner of Formula 1. Developing… Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 15, 2020...
    ISTANBUL (AP) — A historic wooden mosque in Istanbul was on fire Sunday and Turkish firefighters were trying to put out the blaze from both land and sea. The Vanikoy Mosque, built in the 17th century during the reign of Ottoman Sultan IV Mehmed, is located on the Asian side of Istanbul along the Bosporus Strait. Videos showed heavy smoke pouring from the structure. The firefighters were trying to prevent the fire from reaching a forest behind the mosque and the neighboring houses that line the Bosporus. The mosque is a wooden structure with a single minaret. The cause of the fire was not yet determined. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    POMONA, Calif. (KABC) -- A Southern California native is set to pilot a group of astronauts this weekend in an important and historic launch to the International Space Station on a SpaceX rocket.Navy Cmdr. Victor Glover, 44, grew up in Pomona and graduated from Ontario High School in 1994. He then went on to attend California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and earned a degree in engineering.Glover then joined the U.S. Navy and became a Top Gun fighter pilot and earned three master's degrees. After all his years of hard work and dedication, he says he's ready to launch."We are getting ready to fly a new spacecraft to the International Space Station for six months. We've been working with our partner, SpaceX, for years to develop this spacecraft and the capability to fly it and operate it safely," he said.Back in May, a test launch carried two astronauts into...
    At least 17 pro-life women have been elected to congress during the 2020 presidential election in what pro-life advocates call a “historic surge,” making a total of 27 pro-life women in congress. Republican Young Kim defeated her Democrat incumbent Gil Cisneros Friday, becoming not only the second Republican candidate to flip a Democratic-held seat in California, but also the 17th pro-life woman to be elected to Congress during this election cycle. Nine out of the 17 women elected thus far have flipped seats which were formerly held by pro-abortion Democrat incumbents, the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List noted in a press release. (RELATED: ‘The Year Of The Republican Woman’: Here’s A List Of GOP Women Who Won 2020 Elections) SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said the wins are “a testament to the power of the life issue to motivate voters and unify Republicans to build a broad, winning coalition,”...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Southern University will be able to restore the oldest building on its Baton Rouge campus after receiving a nearly $500,000 grant from the National Park Service, the university said in a news release. The Archives Building is known as “The Little White House” on campus, according to the news release. It was the only habitable building on campus when Southern University moved from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1914. In its early years it played host to the president's home, a dining hall and a women's residence along with other uses. The building dates back to 1840. The $499,938 grant is one of 18 being given to historically black colleges and universities by the park service, the university said. “The Archives Building represents the humble beginnings of Southern University and we appreciate the support from the National Parks Service in recognizing the significance of...
    The historic Ford Auditorium at Berry College has earned global recognition in the Architecture MasterPrize 2020 Architectural Design competition in the category of restoration and renovation.   The renovation was selected out of an international pool for Architecture MasterPrize recognition. Other winners in the category include the Yingliang Stone Natural History Museum in China, the Diamond Exchange in the Netherlands and the Riverfront Revitalization of the Prague Eyes in the Czech Republic.   The recently christened Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall underwent a $6.3 million renovation in 2019, resulting in a world-class performance space for Berry’s fine arts program. The renovation was led by architect Mark Cochran and Audrey Wynn Kendrick of Rome-based CEVIAN Design Lab. Following a plan developed by CEVIAN in conjunction with Kirkegaard Associates of Chicago, one of the nation’s foremost acoustics consulting firms, workers with JE Dunn Construction transformed the auditorium into a premier recital hall combining modern acoustics with restored historic touches.  Notable enhancements include...
    Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis break off engagement after seven years How to Prepare for Your 2021 Job Search Its About Time. For Women Working In Mens Sports, Kim Ngs Historic Hiring Means Everything Jennifer Wolff, the Life Skills Coordinator for the Cleveland Indians, was fixing up some things around her home on Friday morning. Suddenly, her “Women In Baseball” group chat—which includes 80 women working inside the game—started buzzing. News had broken that Kim Ng, a longtime baseball front office executive, was finally hired to run a team: the Miami Marlins made her the first woman team general manager in the history of a major North American men’s sports league. © Billie Weiss/Major League Baseball Photos via Getty Images Kim Ng, Sr. VP Baseball & Softball Development for Major League Baseball and the new Miami Marlins general manager, speaks during a Major League Baseball Play Ball event on...
    Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama's first post-election interviews to air on CBS on Sunday Jill Biden set to redefine role of first lady The Memo: Blue America celebrates its liberation MORE on Friday tweeted her congratulations to the new General Manager of the Miami Marlins Kim Ng, the first woman and first Asian-American to hold the role in Major League Baseball history. "So excited to see Kim Ng named the first woman and first Asian-American General Manager in the MLB. I grew up loving the Cubs, but I’ll be cheering you on!" Obama wrote. So excited to see Kim Ng named the first woman and first Asian-American General Manager in the MLB. I grew up loving the Cubs, but I’ll be cheering you on!https://t.co/Nl9YNryOn6— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) November 13, 2020 The Marlins replied to Obama's tweet with three muscle emojis. Ng has more than 30 years of...