The Pittsburgh Steelers are the first NFL team to announce that they will sit out the national anthem as a team. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS before today’s game in Chicago that he and his team have decided they will remain in the locker room following President Trump’s suggestion that players who don’t stand [ more]
It’s probably a good thing service animals are trained to prepare for every situation, because one woman put one dog to the test.
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie released a statement on Saturday evening following comments made by President Donald Trump. Trump recently called for NFL owners to fire players who protest during the national anthem. Here’s Lurie’s statement: The best of us lend our compassion and determination to the aid of others. Every day I see the genuine dedication and hard work of our players. And I support them as they take their courage, character, and commitment into our communities to make them better or to call attention to injustice. Having spoken with our players, I can attest to the great respect they have for our national anthem and all it represents. We at the Philadelphia Eagles firmly
A former middle school gym teacher in Georgia was arrested for the second time this year for having sex with a student. Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, was taken into custody Thursday for engaging in sexual conduct with a high school senior in 2015, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The student was 18 years old at the time of the alleged relationship. The former Union County Middle School gym teacher was arrested at her Blairsville home. Authorities became aware of the relationship while investigating allegations that the teacher was sexually involved with a 15-year-old student in 2013. Reece was arrested Aug. 14 for the relationship with the 15-year-old. She was charged with child molestation
Puerto Rico’s governor met with mayors from around the ravaged island on Saturday as a dam in the U.S. territory’s northwest threatened to collapse from flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Friday that some 70,000 people who live in a cluster of communities downstream from the earthen dam on the rain-swollen Guajataca River were being evacuated. But municipal authorities on Saturday suggested not as many people were at risk as previously thought and that only about 320 people had been evacuated, according to a report in the local newspaper El Nuevo Dia. Officials could not be reached on Saturday to provide an update on the evacuation or the dam, which authorities had said was in imminent danger of complete collapse. Meanwhile, people across the island were struggling to dig out from the devastation left by the storm, which killed at least 25 people as it churned across the Caribbean, according to officials and media reports. “Beginning meeting with our mayors to know the most urgent needs and distribution of resources,” Rossello said in a Twitter message on Saturday. The governor planned to hold a briefing later in the day, according to media reports. Severe flooding, structural damage to homes and virtually no electric power were three of the most pressing problems facing Puerto Ricans, said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a tour of the island. (Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Jerry Lewis' six sons were purposely excluded from the late comic's will. The legendary comedian, who died in August at 91, explicitly asked that they receive no benefits from his estate. In documents obtained by the Blast and People, the Emmy-winning star's last will and testament declares the exclusion of his children with ex-wife Patti Palmer, whom he was married to from 1944 to 1980. "I have intentionally excluded Gary Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Anthony Joseph Lewis, Christopher Joseph Lewis, Scott Anthony Lewis, and Joseph Christopher Lewis and their descendants as beneficiaries of my estate, it being my intention that they shall receive no benefits hereunder," the excerpt said. The will was
When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that he’d be the one getting outsmarted. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s since gone viral, Beatty explained that he’d told his students that they were allowed to bring in a “3x5” cheat sheet to use during the test. Beatty, however, failed to specify the unit of measurement he was referring to.
Dear Amy: After more than 20 years of marriage, my husband and I divorced. During the marriage, my husband had a brief sexual affair with my sister. I did not find out until several years after the event. My husband confessed to the incident because he was feeling guilty. He confessed to other incidents, and, after much counseling, we divorced. I have given my sister every opportunity to fess up and apologize. I wanted to forgive her and for us to move on. She refused to acknowledge any role in this, and I finally quit speaking to her several years ago. She has a history of deceitful behavior, refuses to accept any responsibility for her misdeeds and has always felt entitled. She is the youngest,
The star's family don't think she is prepared to be a mum.
And let's bring in treasury secretary Steven mnuchin. With all the urgent issues, why is the president etch talking about NFL players and disinviting NBA players to the white house? Good morning, it's great to be here with you. The NFL has all types of rules. You can't have stickers on your helmet. You have to have your Jerseys tucked in. I think what the president is saying is that the owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem. This not about Democrats. Republicans. Not about race. It's not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time. That this is about respect for the military. And the first responders and the country. The
A Virginia woman feels like her life has been taken from her over the next few months as she recovers from being bitten by a snake while walking into a LongHorn Steakhouse.
Saturday morning, President Donald Trump attempted to rescind a White House invitation he apparently had never extended, when he tweeted that Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was no longer welcome to make the customary visit to celebrate the team’s NBA championship.
On a Sunday that is expected to see national anthem protests continue to spread, thanks to the strong criticism levied against the NFL and its players by the President, the question becomes whether any coaches will become directly involved. One coach has issued a statement that suggests he’ll participate in whatever his players do. “In [ more]
Mark Zuckerberg has gotten so rich that he can fund his philanthropic foundation without Facebook having to issue a proposed non-voting class of stock that faced shareholder resistance.
Hillary Clinton told MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid that she believes German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the most important leader in the free world ― an extraordinary assessment by a former presidential candidate, U.S. secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady, and a remark likely to be seen as an affront to President Donald Trump. You were former secretary of state, obviously you― you know her.
DEAR ABBY: Our daughter is celebrating her 50th birthday next month. Her husband, “Ben,” is throwing her a surprise party at a restaurant. We know because he has asked us to watch and feed the grandkids, who are in their teens. We have been taking care of the grandkids since they were born and have them anywhere from two to seven days a week, sometimes 24 hours a day, when their parents want a vacation without them. Over the years we have chauffeured them to doctor appointments, hair appointments, to and from school, sports functions, etc. Ben says he wants to make the party for adults only. I have mixed feelings about it. I feel left out because, after all, she is our daughter. Am I wrong? My
Kylie Jenner's ex-boyfriend, rapper Tyga, seemingly responded to her surprise pregnancy news on Friday with a Snapchat that he quickly deleted, but not before fans got screenshots of the post.
Welcome to the weekend -- and be careful with your new iPhone 8.