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Cuomo, top aides hold press conference indoors without face coverings

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a battle plan Monday for the state to attack the coronavirus pandemic and while boasting to reporters his push for mask-wearing has helped curb the number of cases in the state, neither he nor his aides on the dais – including state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker – wore face…

This Day in History: Dec. 1

File – (AP Photo/Daily Advertiser, File) On this day, Dec. 1 …1955: Rosa Parks, a Black seamstress, is arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a White man on a Montgomery, Ala. city bus — an incident that would spark a year-long boycott of the buses and the Civil Rights movement.Also on this day:1824: The…

Metcalf, Wilson lead Seahawks over Eagles 23-17

DK Metcalf again made the Philadelphia Eagles regret passing him up in the draft.Metcalf caught 10 passes for 177 yards, Russell Wilson threw for 230 yards and a touchdown and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Eagles 23-17 on Monday night.The Seahawks (8-3) moved one game ahead of the Rams in the NFC West. The Eagles…

Louisville coffee shop customer pays it forward with random act of kindness

Sometimes you just need a break.Fante’s Coffee in Louisville received a random act of kindness that could not have come at a better time as the shop struggles to remain open during the COVID-19 crisis.  Recently the three-year-old outpost, received a major boost from a regular customer who often works from the coffee shop. It began with a $1,000 donation.But…

Navy will decommission warship damaged in suspected arson

The Navy said Monday that it will decommission a warship docked off San Diego after suspected arson this summer caused extensive damage, making it too expensive to restore.Fully repairing the USS Bonhomme Richard to warfighting capabilities would cost $2.5 billion to $3 billion and take five to seven years, said Rear Adm. Eric H. Ver…

Elizabeth Smart says she never told her parents about abuse during kidnapping

Elizabeth Smart revealed over the weekend that she “was embarrassed and ashamed” to tell her parents about her experience while being held in captivity and repeatedly raped after being kidnapped at 14 from her home. Smart, 33, was kidnapped at knifepoint from her Salt Lake City bedroom in 2002 and held captive for nine months by handyman and street pastor Brian…

Matera loses captaincy, among 3 players suspended by Pumas

Pablo Matera has been stripped of the captaincy of the Argentina national rugby team and suspended along with two teammates over historic social media posts which have been deemed “discriminatory and xenophobic.”The suspensions were announced Tuesday after an emergency meeting of the Argentina Rugby Union, and further disciplinary action may be coming.Matera became a national…

Olympic rings back in Tokyo Bay; a sign of hope in pandemic

The five Olympic rings are back in Tokyo Bay.They were removed for maintenance four months ago shortly after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The rings arrived on Tuesday after a short cruise from nearby Yokohama and are positioned on a barge in the shadow on Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge.CLICK…

Davis, Brooks help No. 14 UNC top UNLV 78-51 in Maui tourney

Freshman RJ Davis scored 16 points and No. 14 North Carolina overcame an ugly start to beat UNLV 78-51 on Monday night in the first round of the relocated Maui Invitational.Garrison Brooks added 14 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career in the first half for the Tar Heels (2-0), who fell behind…

BLM faces revolt as local chapters allege power grab, murky finances

Some Black Lives Matter chapters are revolting against the organized movement’s national arm, accusing leaders of providing little financial transparency and not much in the way of financial support. Ten local chapters issued a statement Monday outlining concerns regarding financial disclosure, decision making, and accountability since the establishment of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation.”Despite years of effort, no acceptable…

Drew Lock’s mom defends Broncos QB after COVID-19 crisis

The mother of Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock came to the defense of her son after he and three other quarterbacks were ruled ineligible for their game Sunday for breaking the NFL’s coronavirus health and safety protocols.She accused the NFL of making an example of the team.CHIEFS’ PATRICK MAHOMES GUSHES OVER TYREEK HILL: ‘NO ONE…

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