NFL 5 Things to Know for Today

NFL 5 Things to Know for Today

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NFL Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

September 11, 2020, 9:35 AM

2 min read

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

1. WILDFIRES RAVAGE U.S. WEST Wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee while the death toll in a Northern California wildfire rose to at least 10, making it the deadliest of the year.

2. AMERICA COMMEMORATES 9/11 In New York, a dispute over virus-safety precautions is leading to split-screen remembrances while both Donald Trump and Joe Biden will pay respects at the same memorial in Pennsylvania without crossing paths.

3. RACE A PREDICTOR OF SCHOOL REOPENINGS Districts with mostly white students are more likely than those with mostly Black or Latino ones to open their doors, an analysis by the AP and Chalkbeat reveals.

4. MACRON’S BLUEPRINT RAISES QUESTIONS The French president gave Lebanon’s politicians a road map for policy changes and reform, leading residents of the tiny Mediterranean country to question whether Lebanese can rule themselves.

5. SPARSE CROWD SEES CHIEFS BEAT TEXANS Before just 17,000 fans, Patrick Mahomes throws three touchdown passes and Kansas City begins defense of its Super Bowl title by beating Houston 34-20 in the first NFL game since the pandemic began.


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NFL 5 Things to Know for Today

NFL 5 Things to Know for Today

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NFL Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

September 4, 2020, 9:31 AM

2 min read

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

1. FEDS KILL PORTLAND SHOOTING SUSPECT Michael Reinoehl, suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last weekend, was killed as investigators moved in to arrest him in Washington state.

2. ECONOMISTS PREDICT JOB GAINS FOR AUGUST Yet so deep were the layoffs that began in March at the outset of the pandemic that millions of Americans remain burdened by job losses that might prove permanent.

3. POLICE USE OF SPIT HOODS SCRUTINIZED While many in law enforcement defend the mesh bags as vital to prevent officers from being spit on or even bitten, critics have denounced them as dangerous and inhumane.

4. VIRUS SPURS SPIKE IN MAIL VOTING North Carolina begins to send out about 600,000 ballots to voters who have requested them, a group that is overwhelmingly Democrat and independent.

5. NFL BETTING BIG ON GAMBLING INDUSTRY The Raiders are set to open a multi-billion-dollar stadium not far from the Las Vegas Strip and this spring the league loosened its gambling policies as they relate to sponsorship opportunities.

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NFL 5 Things to Know for Today

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NFL Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

August 13, 2020, 9:40 AM

2 min read

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

1. WHERE THEY’RE CELEBRATING VP PICK Kamala Harris’ selection as Joe Biden’s running mate is generating glee among South Asians worldwide and putting the spotlight on her as the first person of Asian descent on a presidential ticket.

2. ‘THE SICKEST ARE THOSE THE FURTHEST OUT’ The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare deep disparities across economic and racial lines in France’s health care system.

3. FOR SCHOOLS, A MAJOR DILEMMA School boards nationwide are facing the difficult decision about whether children should return to the classroom amid the coronavirus pandemic and are seeking input from their communities.

4. ‘THIS IS NOT HELP, IT IS A DUTY’ After a major explosion that tore through Beirut left around a quarter of a million people with homes unfit to live in, Lebanese have opened their homes to relatives, friends and neighbors.

5. PRECAUTIONS NFL IS TAKING Pro football players are required to wear masks and contact tracer watches around team facilities as the league tries to keep the coronavirus from wrecking the 2020 season.

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NFL 5 Things to Know for Today

NFL 5 Things to Know for Today

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NFL Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

June 16, 2020, 10:12 AM

2 min read

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

1. NORTH KOREA BLOWS UP INTER-KOREA LIAISON OFFICE The demolition of the building is largely symbolic, but it’s still likely the most provocative thing Pyongyang has done since it entered nuclear diplomacy in 2018.

2. RAYSHARD BROOKS’ DEATH FILLED WITH ‘WHAT IFS’ Law enforcement experts debate if Atlanta police could have done something to avoid using deadly force or even let him walk home rather than arrest him for intoxication.

3. VIRUS SEES RESURGENCE IN CHINA A third neighborhood in Beijing has been locked down as Chinese authorities rush to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus outbreak.

4. ‘I THINK SHE’S TOTALLY STILL VIABLE’ Some black leaders say Elizabeth Warren’s progressive politics, economic populism and specific policy proposals make her an ideal running mate for Joe Biden.

5. GOODELL ENCOURAGES TEAMS TO SIGN KAEPERNICK The NFL commissioner would like to see the 32-year old quarterback, who began protesting racial injustice in 2016 by kneeling for the national anthem, back in the league.

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