NFL 5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

NFL 5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

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

May 8, 2020, 6:44 PM

2 min read

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:

1. ‘THE FIRST STEP TO JUSTICE’ More than two months after a black man was shot to death while jogging, Georgia investigators conceded that the facts show enough evidence to jail a white father and son on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.

2. DOJ ABRUPTLY DROPS FLYNN CASE The prosecution against Trump’s first national security adviser has become a rallying cry for the president and his supporters in attacking the FBI’s Russia investigation.

3. TARA READE GETS A LAWYER Douglas Wigdor, a political donor to Trump’s 2016 campaign, will represent the former Senate staffer who alleged Joe Biden sexually assaulted her 27 years ago.

4. COLD SPRING FAREWELL IN THE OFFING A polar vortex could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas in the northeastern U.S. over the Mother’s Day weekend.

5. JUDGE WON’T TOSS COLLEGE BRIBERY CHARGES A federal judge has refused to dismiss charges against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband and other prominent parents accused of cheating the college admissions process.


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NFL 5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

NFL 5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

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

May 6, 2020, 10:58 PM

2 min read

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:

1. SUPREME COURT TAKES UP OBAMACARE CASE The justices seem concerned about the sweep of Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.

2. NETANYAHU GETS GO-AHEAD Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that the prime minister may form a new government while under indictment.

3. PAYMENTS TO BRETT FAVRE SCRUTINIZED A Mississippi audit says a nonprofit group used more than $1 million in welfare money to pay the former NFL quarterback for multiple speaking engagements — but he didn’t show up at the events.

4. FIGHTING LEAVES DOZENS DEAD Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s South Darfur province left at least 30 people dead and a dozen wounded, authorities say.

5. NEWLY DISCOVERED GALACTIC NEIGHBOR European astronomers have found the closest black hole to Earth yet, so near that the two stars dancing with it can be seen with the naked eye.


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NFL 5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

NFL 5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

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

May 19, 2020, 11:47 PM

2 min read

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:

1. VIDEO SURFACES OF POLICE CONFRONTATION WITH ARBERY A video from 2017 shows police in Georgia attempting to search Ahmaud Arbery’s parked car, and when he refuses to let them and begins to walk back to the vehicle, an officer tries to tase him.

2. STORM SWIRLS OVER BAY OF BENGAL A powerful cyclone is moving toward India and Bangladesh as authorities try to evacuate millions of people from the storm’s path. Forecasters warn of extensive damage from high winds, heavy rainfall and tidal waves.

3. BIDEN HIRES FORMER KAMALA HARRIS AIDE The granddaughter of civil rights leader César Chávez is joining Joe Biden’s campaign to help with Latino outreach.

4. EX-WWE PERFORMER DISAPPEARS IN RIP CURRENT Shad Gaspard, a former World Wrestling Entertainment pro, is still missing after being swept out to sea in Southern California last weekend while he was swimming with his son.

5. TITANIC RULING A federal judge in Virginia rules that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner.

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