×

Uncategorized

Vive le Tour! With young winner, race defies virus

By JOHN LEICESTER The Associated Press PARIS — In a first, the Tour de France winner wore a face mask on the podium Sunday, bright yellow to match the color of the iconic jersey so snug on his young shoulders. But at least there was a winner. Three weeks ago, when 21-year-old Tadej ...

Seahawks stop Newton at 1 on last play, beat Patriots, 35-30

By The Associated Press SEATTLE — Cam Newton was stopped at the 1-yard line on the final play and the Seattle Seahawks held off the New England Patriots 35-30 on Sunday night. Newton led New England 80 yards in the closing moments, trying to spoil the performance of Seattle quarterback ...

Padres win, back in playoffs for 1st time in 14 years

By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres are returning to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years after beating the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th inning that included a go-ahead double by newcomer Mitch Moreland. The clincher came in ...

Davis hits 3 at buzzer, Lakers edge Nuggets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis has never been this deep in the playoffs, never had the chance to take such an important shot. It’s nothing new for the Los Angeles Lakers, though. So when Davis’ 3-pointer swished through the net as time expired to give the Lakers a ...

Lightning seek spark vs Stars in Game 2

By JOHN WAWROW The Associated Press Blake Coleman and the Tampa Bay Lightning are going to have to focus on having faster starts to games if they’re going to count on enjoying better finishes against the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup Final. A Lightning team that led the NHL in ...

Alabama Archives faces its legacy as Confederate ‘attic’

By JAY REEVES The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Hundreds of memorials glorifying the Confederacy had been erected by the time Marie Bankhead Owen built what may have been the grandest: The Alabama Department of Archives and History, which cataloged a version of the past that was ...

Migrants held following police raids

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have detained 61 migrants and arrested five suspected traffickers following highway checks and raids on Sunday and Monday. Thirty migrants from Afghanistan, Syria, and Somalia were found hidden in a truck near the central city ...

People in the news

Zendaya wins Emmy, youngest LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zendaya said her “heart was filled” when she saw her fellow nominees, including Jennifer Aniston, cheering on the “Euphoria” actress for becoming the youngest drama lead actress to win an Emmy. The 24-year-old Zendaya became emotional ...

N.Y. AG moves to expedite body cam

ROCHESTER, (AP) —New York Attorney General Letitia James promised Sunday to expedite the release of body camera footage in cases of alleged police misconduct that her office investigates. Speaking in Rochester, which has been in turmoil since the footage of Daniel Prude’s fatal encounter ...

Ginsburg’s death puts Roe v. Wade on the ballot

By DAVID CRARY The Associated Press It’s been a throwaway line in presidential campaigns for years: Roe v. Wade is on the ballot. This time it is very real. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so close to a presidential election and the vacancy it creates on the Supreme Court, ...

Wildfires and hurricanes disrupt final weeks of 2020 census

By MIKE SCHNEIDER The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic and a tightened deadline, the Census Bureau must now contend with several natural disasters as wildfires and hurricanes disrupt the final weeks of the nation’s once-a-decade ...

Women who is accused of sending ricin letter arrested

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and COLLEEN LONG The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The ...

Most NYC students back to school, but not in classroom

By CAROLYN THOMSON and JENNIFER PELTZ The Associated Press NEW YORK — Monday’s return to New York City schools won’t be the return anyone planned for. For most, it won’t be a return at all. Only pre-kindergarten and some special education students are scheduled to end a six-month ...

Sturgess Family chicken barbecue

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society will be holding a drive-thru Sturgess Family chicken barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. or until dinners are sold out Friday, in the parking lot of the Gloversville Hannaford and Runnings stores, according to a news release. The dinner includes barbecue ...

Let’s talk about Chicago

By Leonard Pitts Jr. This is for the people who keep asking me about Chicago. Other cities too, sometimes, but it is mostly the City of the Big Shoulders, with its spiraling murder rate, that sends many of you rushing to your keyboards. Why are black people so exercised about police ...

Flight 93 mindset forever

By MONA CHAREN Danielle Pletka, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has announced that while she never considered voting for Donald Trump in 2016, she may well do so this year. She is being driven to this extremity, she says, by the “hard left ideologues” of the Democratic ...

A contrast in dishonor

By Jules Witcover Nearly half a century ago, President Richard Nixon called his three chief Republican allies in Congress to the Oval Office: Sen. Barry Goldwater and Rep. John Rhodes of Arizona and Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania. They told him he lacked the votes to escape impeachment in ...

Virus brings Mexican toilet paper brands to U.S.

By JOSEPH PISANI The Associated Press NEW YORK — Toilet paper is back on store shelves. But you may not recognize some of the brands. Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper ...

Are Medicare Advantage plans worth the risk?

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet About 1 in 3 people 65 and older in the U.S. enroll in Medicare Advantage, the private insurance alternative to traditional Medicare. It’s not hard to see why: Medicare Advantage plans often cover stuff that Medicare doesn’t, and most people don’t pay extra ...

Several answers to online banking FAQ

By CHANELLE BESSETTE NerdWallet As the COVID-19 pandemic leads banking customers to lean into online technology to manage their money, those trying online banking for the first time may find themselves with questions about how to handle things previously done in person or with paper ...