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NFL Get ready for Thursday, April 2, with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

April 2, 2020, 11:15 AM

3 min read

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. THE RACE IS ON TO AVOID HIDDEN CARRIERS While governments compete against each other to buy protective gear, new questions arise about who should wear masks, get temperature checks or even be permitted to go outside.

2. AP: NURSING HOME INFECTIONS, DEATHS SURGE Deadly outbreaks nearly every day despite lockdown measures suggests a ban on visitors and daily screenings of staffers either came too late or were not rigorous enough.

3. TRUMP’S CONTRADICTORY VIEWS ON CHINA SHIFT The president’s diverging viewpoints on the coronavirus and China generate finger-pointing by both Beijing and Washington, further destabilizing a critical relationship.

4. SMARTPHONE APP RULES POST-VIRUS LIFE IN CHINA Green is the “health code” that says a user is symptom-free and it’s required to board a subway, check into a hotel or just enter Wuhan, the city where the pandemic began.

5. ‘I THREW SOME F-BOMBS’ Residents are snitching on businesses and neighbors as authorities worldwide work to enforce business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders.

6. HOSTAGE FAMILIES SEEK BETTER GOVERNMENT SUPPORT Family members of Americans who are imprisoned abroad or held hostage by militant groups say that the U.S. government must do better in communicating with them.

7. MURDER CONVICTION IN DANIEL PEARL CASE OVERTURNED A British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of the Wall Street Journal reporter was instead found guilty of a lesser charge by a Pakistani court.

8. GLOBAL STOCKS GAIN World shares and U.S. futures rose following a rocky start after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling.

9. JAZZ GREAT ELLIS MARSALIS JR. DIES The jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan that includes famed performer sons Wynton and Branford, died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 85.

10. NOTHING SMART ABOUT STAGING UFC OR NFL DRAFT Plans by Dana White and Roger Goodell to hold both a UFC card and the NFL draft need to be shelved during the coronavirus crisis, AP’s sports columnist says.


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NFL Get ready for Wednesday, April 1, with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

April 1, 2020, 10:20 AM

3 min read

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. ‘HARD DAYS LIE AHEAD’ Trump is warning Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projects that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic.

2. HOW GERMANY KEPT VIRUS DEATHS LOW By having their labs ramp up testing quickly, coupled with the country’s large number of ICU beds and early implementation of social distancing measures.

3. EXPERTS DECRY MEXICO VIRUS POLICY DELAY Mexico starts taking tougher measures against the COVID-19 outbreak after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him.

4. RUSSIA DECLARES WAR ON ‘FAKE NEWS’ Lawmakers approve fines of up to $25,000 and prison terms of up to five years for individuals who spread what is deemed to be false information about the coronavirus.

5. WHAT TRUMP’S ALLIES ARE WARNING AGAINST A dangerous election-year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, as the state has emerged as one of a handful of presidential battlegrounds that will control Trump’s fate.

6. IT’S CENSUS DAY Officials vow to complete the once-a-decade count by its year-end deadline despite a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus.

7. NEW PROBLEMS FOUND WITH FBI WIRETAP APPLICATIONS The Justice Department watchdog finds additional failures in the agency’s handling of a secretive surveillance program that came under scrutiny after the Russia investigation.

8. WHEN YOU CAN EXPECT STIMULUS CHECKS Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks, the IRS and the Treasury Department say.

9. ‘WE’RE GOING TO SUFFER’ Looking pale and bleary-eyed, Chris Cuomo anchored his CNN show from his Long Island basement after testing positive for the coronavirus, telling viewers to “brace” for what’s to come.

10. LET’S GO TO THE TAPE Forbidden from meeting with college prospects in person, NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film for the draft as a viral pandemic halts business as usual.


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NFL Get ready for Wednesday, January 29th with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

January 29, 2020, 11:32 AM

3 min read

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHETHER TO CALL WITNESSES ROILS TRUMP’S TRIAL The impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators, a pivotal juncture as Republicans lack the votes for now to block witnesses — potentially scuttling plans for a quick acquittal.

2. CASES OF NEW VIRUS TOP TOTAL FOR SARS China, with 5,974 cases of new virus, has more infections than it did during the SARS outbreak, but the death toll is still lower.

3. WHAT MIGHT NOT HAVE SAVED KOBE BRYANT HELICOPTER The aircraft carrying the retired NBA superstar didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land, but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash, authorities say.

4. ISRAELI CABINET POSTPONES VOTE ON WEST BANK ANNEXATION The declaration by an Israeli minister comes despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to act quickly after the U.S. released a peace plan rejected by the Palestinians.

5. TRUMP TO SIGN BIG TRADE DEAL Trade experts say the impact of the new agreement with Canada and Mexico will be modest, but it dials down tensions that have contributed to slowing economic growth globally.

6. ‘A BUILDING OF LOVE’ A South Carolina minister plans to convert a building once owned by the Ku Klux Klan into a shrine of reconciliation.

7. ALLIES FEAR CHANGES TO AFRICAN POLICY As extremist violence increases across Africa, the U.S. is considering reducing its military presence on the continent.

8. WEINSTEIN FACING MORE ACCUSERS Two one-time aspiring actresses, Tarale Wulff and Dawn Dunning, are next up as witnesses at the sexual assault trial of the disgraced Hollywood mogul.

9. NO FISH STORY Britain and the European Union are parting ways this week and one of the first issues to address is what will happen to the fishing grounds they shared.

10. ’THE WORLD’S BIGGEST STAGE’ Eclectic acts and controversy during the Super Bowl halftime show have drawn nearly as much attention as the NFL championship game itself.


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NFL Get ready for Friday, January 31st with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

January 31, 2020, 10:25 AM

3 min read

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. ‘THERE IS NO NEED FOR MORE EVIDENCE’ Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee will oppose calling more witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial, all but dashing Democratic efforts to hear more testimony and boosting odds of a quick acquittal.

2. US ADVISES AGAINST TRAVEL TO CHINA This after the World Health Organization declares the outbreak of a new virus that has spread to more than a dozen countries a global emergency.

3. CHINA FACES HUGE LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES AFTER OUTBREAK Keeping 50 million people from the locked-down city of Wuhan and the vicinity supplied with food and other necessities is a massive challenge for the Chinese government.

4. IT’S BREXIT DAY By the end of the day, Britain will be a former member of the European Union, exiting a bloc it had joined in 1973.

5. WHAT’S STILL VULNERABLE TO MANIPULATION Experts warn that cheap online political ads are still susceptible to manipulation by foreign governments and domestic grifters trying to influence the election.

6. NETANYAHU’S WILD WEEK The Israeli prime minister reveled in Trump’s Mideast plan, but now his West Bank annexation plan is in question and a criminal trial casts a cloud over his re-election hopes.

7. SUPER BOWL HOST CITY WRACKED BY POVERTY A big sporting event puts all aspects of the socioeconomic spectrum on display, and most people who live in Miami Gardens, Florida, simply cannot afford to attend the NFL championship game.

8. TRUMP TO CREATE HUMAN TRAFFICKING POST Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and senior adviser, compared trafficking to “modern-day slavery” and says the White House is committed to ending it.

9. ‘A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN A LIFETIME’ At a pre-Super Bowl concert, Lizzo reflects on her soaring career as she remembers attending the big game as a teenager, watching Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake join forces onstage.

10. SIDELINE REPORTERS HAVE KEY ROLE Fox Sports’ Chris Myers and Erin Andrews will be the eyes and ears for the production truck as well as Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in the booth.


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NFL Get ready for Thursday, January 30th with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

January 30, 2020, 11:02 AM

3 min read

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. A STRIKING SHIFT FROM ‘PERFECT’ DEALINGS WITH UKRAINE Trump’s legal team is asserting at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment.

2. DEATH TOLL RISES FROM CHINA VIRUS At least 170 are dead and more countries reported infections as foreign evacuees from hard-hit Wuhan return home to medical observation and even isolation.

3. WHAT TRUMP HAS BEEN QUIET ABOUT Confidants say the president’s careful approach about the spread of a deadly new virus is designed to avoid upsetting the stock market or angering China.

4. INVISIBLE WAR WOUNDS NOW IN SPOTLIGHT Brain injuries suffered by U.S. troops after an Iranian missile attack in Iraq shines a light on a medical issue not fully understood but has affected hundreds of thousands over the past two decades.

5. ‘WE ARE COMPLETELY DEVASTATED’ Vanessa Bryant thanks people for the global outpouring of support since the helicopter crash that killed her husband Kobe Bryant, one of their daughters and seven others.

6. TERROR ATTACKS PLUMMET IN PAKISTAN But concerns persist over Islamabad’s efforts to curb terror funding and lingering militant activity that could test any future peace agreement in neighboring Afghanistan.

7. TRUMP STEPS UP EARLY STATE EFFORT His reelection team sees it as a test run for its organizing prowess and to boost excitement for the president’s candidacy come November.

8. UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENTS A MIXED BAG A survey finds that most U.S. colleges made money on their financial investments last year, but their returns were tempered by a global economic slowdown.

9. YOU’RE LIVING A LITTLE LONGER Life expectancy in the U.S. is up for the first time in four years — about a month. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses.

10. WHO IS BLAZING A NEW TRAIL IN THE NFL San Francisco 49ers assistant Katie Sowers says being the first woman and openly gay coach to work the Super Bowl feels a bit surreal.


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NFL Get ready for Tuesday, December 17th with a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

December 17, 2019, 11:54 AM

3 min read

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. AMID IMPEACHMENT, CONGRESSMAN SWITCHES PARTIES New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew, one of the few Democrats opposing President Trump’s ouster, tells aides he will become a Republican.

2. HOW THESE UPRISINGS ARE DIFFERENT FROM ARAB SPRING While the 2011 protests were directed at long-ruling autocrats, the current economically driven unrest is directed at corrupt political elites who have failed to provide basic services.

3. BOEING GETS FAA MESSAGE The grounded 737 Max jet won’t be approved to fly anytime soon, prompting the aviation giant to suspend production on the fleet indefinitely starting in January.

4. YELLOW MEANS ‘SHOP,’ BLUE MEANS ‘STOP’ Protesters in Hong Kong are using their spending power to punish businesses they deem hostile to their cause, using color-coded apps to labels stores and help guide consumers.

5. S OUTHERN FRESHWATER MUSSEL DIE-OFF RAISES CONCERNS Infectious disease may be to blame and scientists are working quickly to find a culprit because if all the mussels die, the rivers will never be the same.

6. BRITISH LEADER MAKES NO DEAL BREXIT CLAIM Boris Johnson says Britain will strike a new trade deal with the European Union by the end of next year or leave without one.

7. ‘IT WAS TOTAL CHAOS’ Three people are dead and a dozen more injured as suspected tornadoes smash into buildings, down trees and leave a trail of destruction in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

8. EXECUTIONS ON THE DECLINE IN US A new report finds a continuing decline in capital punishment in America, with less than 30 such cases for the fifth straight year.

9. BREES SETS NFL ALL-TIME TD MARK The New Orleans Saints’ quarterback passes Peyton Manning to become the league’s career leader in touchdown passes in a 34-7 win over Indianapolis.

10. ‘ THE RISE OF SKYWALKER’ A HIT PREMIERE Audiences enthusiastically greet the latest “Star Wars” film, rising in a standing ovation as the credits on the closing chapter in the franchise’s third trilogy rolled.


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NFL Among 10 Things to Know: Ousted ambassador to testify in Trump impeachment probe; California school shooter described as bright, quiet and ‘normal’; Bolivia political scene heading into uncharted territory

November 15, 2019, 11:09 AM

3 min read

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. OUSTED AMBASSADOR TO TESTIFY IN IMPEACHMENT PROBE

Marie Yovanovitch is expected to relay her striking story of being suddenly recalled by Donald Trump and told to “watch my back,” events that sounded alarms about the White House’s shadow foreign policy in Ukraine.

2. ‘MY WORST NIGHTMARE ACTUALLY CAME TRUE’

A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his suburban Los Angeles high school, killing two classmates and wounding three others.

3. ISRAEL SAYS IT HAS COMPLETED GAZA STRIKES

The military statement indicates that Israel is willing to abide by the cease-fire with the Islamic Jihad militant group if there are no additional rocket attacks.

4. BOLIVIAN INTERIM LEADER SAYS MORALES CAN’T RUN

The Andean nation is headed into uncharted territory with lawmakers trying to reach a deal for new elections, protests raging in parts of the country and rival claims to the presidency.

5. A LONG FRIENDSHIP AND POLITICAL BOND

Barack Obama and Deval Patrick were friends well before the White House years and have bonded over personal experiences and a strikingly similar approach to politics.

6. VENICE DELUGED BY HISTORIC FLOODING

Waters are on the rise again in the Italian lagoon city, where the tide is reaching exceptional levels just three days after it experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years.

7. WHAT QANTAS HOPED TO ACHIEVE WITH LONG FLIGHT

Australia’s national carrier completes a 19 ½-hour, nonstop flight from London to Sydney, which was used to assess the effects of ultralong-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

8. EGYPTIAN FIGHTS UNEQUAL ISLAMIC INHERITANCE LAWS

Huda Nasrallah, a Christian, is making her case on religious grounds because she believes Egyptian courts are more likely to respect existing structures within the society.

9. ‘BAD BLOOD’: TAYLOR SWIFT, MUSIC MOGULS IN STANDOFF

The Grammy winning singer says that she may not perform at the American Music Awards because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs.

10. BROWNS WIN MARRED BY ON-FIELD MELEE

Cleveland’s Myles Garrett is facing an unprecedented suspension by the NFL after he ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and clubbed him on the head in the final seconds of the Browns’ 21-7 win.

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NFL The House Judiciary Committee is weighing findings by fellow lawmakers that President Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain and then obstructed Congress’ investigation as possible grounds for impeachment

December 4, 2019, 11:10 AM

3 min read

1. ‘SERIOUS MISCONDUCT’ TAKES CENTER STAGE AT IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS

The House Judiciary Committee is weighing findings by fellow lawmakers that Trump misused the power of his office for personal political gain and then obstructed Congress’ investigation as possible grounds for impeachment.

2. T RUMP JOINS NATO LEADERS AS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY RESUMES

The U.S. president will face a striking split-screen moment toward the end of the NATO conference, when he addresses the news media soon after the House Judiciary Committee is called to order.

3. ‘HE WAS LATE’

Several world leaders including Canada’s Justin Trudeau, France’s Emmanuel Macron and Britain’s Boris Johnson seem to have been caught in an unguarded exchange on camera apparently gossiping about the U.S. president’s behavior.

4. CHINA-US TIES FURTHER STRAINED

The U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approves a bill targeting China’s mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities, a move Beijing swiftly condemned.

5. KIM AGAIN MOUNTS WHITE HORSE IN SYMBOLIC GESTURE

With nuclear negotiations at a standstill, the reclusive North Korean leader rides up sacred, snow-covered Mount Paektu, which he has previously visited before making major decisions.

6. KAMALA HARRIS’ HOPES DASHED IN HOME STATE

Politically active celebrities lined up behind the Democrat’s rivals while many of California’s energized progressive activists lent their passion and small-dollar donations to Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders.

7. WHERE HUNDREDS OF GIRLS AND WOMEN HAVE BEEN TRAFFICKED

A government list shows 629 Pakistani girls from across the country have been sold as brides to China, most between 2018 and early 2019, AP finds.

8. HOW ELON MUSK CHARACTERIZED ‘PEDO GUY’ TWEET

The Tesla CEO testifies that he was being insulting, not literally calling a Thai cave rescuer from Britain a pedophile when he lashed out on Twitter and ended up in a defamation lawsuit.

9. ‘WE SHOULD HAVE STAYED’

Four decades after a stampede left 11 people dead at a Who concert in Cincinnati, Pete Townshend says he’s always regretted not sticking around to deal with the aftermath.

10. CLEATS FOR A CAUSE

The cleats being worn by more than 900 NFL players this weekend will aid causes ranging from health and wellness, to cancer awareness and prevention, to youth-focused initiatives.


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NFL Legal scholars testify that President Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment, yet an expert called by Republicans warned against rushing the process

December 5, 2019, 11:55 AM

3 min read

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS MAKE IMPEACHMENT CASE Legal scholars testify that Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment, yet an expert called by Republicans warned against rushing the process.

2. SAILOR KILLS 2 CIVILIANS AT PEARL HARBOR SHIPYARD Just days before the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack, an active duty U.S. sailor opens fire on three civilian employees, killing two and then taking his own life.

3. ‘THOSE DON’T NEED TO STAY’ New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern says gun reform was essential after the Christchurch massacres and tells the AP she hopes artificial intelligence will help stop such attacks from being streamed online.

4. UK ELECTION FULL OF DIRTY TRICKS, POLITICAL CLICKS Britain’s biggest political parties are bombarding voters with misleading social media messages after the government failed to act.

5. ‘MANY DROWNED’ Scores of migrants are receiving care in Mauritania after swimming through rough Atlantic waters to safety after a Gambian boat capsized, killing 58.

6. CORY BOOKER EYES NEW OPPORTUNITY The New Jersey senator sees an opening to resuscitate his flagging presidential campaign with California Sen. Kamala Harris’ departure from the race.

7. WHERE CLIMATE CHANGE IS CAUSING CONCERN Historic cities and towns along the Southeastern U.S. coast are facing an existential crisis as sea levels are creeping up with no sign of stopping.

8. STRIKE BRINGS FRANCE TO STANDSTILL The Eiffel Tower is shut down, high-speed trains are idle and schools are closed because of nationwide strikes and expected protests over the government’s retirement reform.

9. WHAT HAS HONG KONG FEARFUL The frequent use of tear gas in the densely populated city is sparking health fears and changing people’s eating, bathing and recreational habits to limit their exposure.

10. STAR QBS CHASING HISTORIC MARKS Tom Brady and Drew Brees are pursuing Peyton Manning’s NFL record for most touchdown passes in league history.


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