Impassioned calls for police reform at Tyre Nichols’ funeral

By AARON MORRISON and ADRIAN SAINZ (Associated Press) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyre Nichols’ family and friends gathered Wednesday for a funeral that blended a celebration of his life with outrage over the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Memphis police and heated calls for police reform. The Rev. Al Sharpton and Vice… Continue reading Impassioned calls for police reform at Tyre Nichols’ funeral

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Washington state Gov. Inslee tests positive for COVID-19

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. Inslee’s office said in a statement Wednesday that he had tested positive, was experiencing very mild symptoms including a cough. He is consulting with his doctor about whether to receive Paxlovid antiviral treatments, according to the statement.… Continue reading Washington state Gov. Inslee tests positive for COVID-19

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Damar Hamlin launches CPR initiative with challenge to LeBron James, Tom Brady and Michelle Obama

(CNN) — Calling LeBron James, Tom Brady and Michelle Obama — Buffalo Bills star Damar Hamlin needs your help. Hamlin launched a campaign on Tuesday, in partnership with the American Heart Association, to increase CPR awareness and education. The 24-year-old, who received life-saving CPR on the field after suffering a cardiac arrest during a football game in January,… Continue reading Damar Hamlin launches CPR initiative with challenge to LeBron James, Tom Brady and Michelle Obama

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‘We love you, Tyre’: Mourners gather for Nichols’ funeral

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tyre Nichols’ family and friends gathered Wednesday for a funeral that blended a celebration of his life with outrage over the brutal beating he endured at the hands of Memphis police and heated calls for police reform. The Rev. Al Sharpton and Vice President Kamala Harris both delivered impassioned speeches calling… Continue reading ‘We love you, Tyre’: Mourners gather for Nichols’ funeral

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Eagles reserve lineman accused of rape ahead of Super Bowl

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) — Josh Sills, a reserve offensive lineman for the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles, has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges that stem from an incident in Ohio just over three years ago, authorities said Wednesday. Sills, an undrafted free agent who appeared in just one game this season, was placed on… Continue reading Eagles reserve lineman accused of rape ahead of Super Bowl

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Jets’ assistant general manager says offensive and defensive line prospects best in Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. — This is one of the busiest times of the year for NFL general managers and scouts around the league. In a span of eight days, the NFL is holding three different college all-star games, The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, the East-West Shrine Bowl and the Senior Bowl. Because of that, Jets assistant general… Continue reading Jets’ assistant general manager says offensive and defensive line prospects best in Senior Bowl

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From ‘devastating’ to head-scratching, Heat sees no let up in wild seeding race

In an NBA world where there is championship contention and lottery hope, being stuck in the middle tends to be viewed as a hopeless limbo. But there also can be benefits of the current level of parity that the league has only begun to see in recent years. It, in fact, is what Miami Heat… Continue reading From ‘devastating’ to head-scratching, Heat sees no let up in wild seeding race

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Onetime high-flying lawyer Girardi indicted on client theft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disbarred and disgraced Los Angeles celebrity lawyer Tom Girardi has been indicted in Chicago on charges of stealing $3 million from clients who lost family members in the 2018 Lion Air crash. The charges mark the latest in a string of legal disasters for a powerful player who rubbed elbows with… Continue reading Onetime high-flying lawyer Girardi indicted on client theft

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Fed lifts rate by quarter-point and signals more hikes ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve extended its fight against high inflation Wednesday by raising its key interest rate by a quarter-point, its eighth hike since March. And the Fed signaled that even though inflation is easing, it remains high enough to require further rate hikes. The central bank’s latest move put its benchmark short-term… Continue reading Fed lifts rate by quarter-point and signals more hikes ahead

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