The Cleveland Browns control their playoff destiny in Week 17 against the Steelers, who will be resting a number of starters. But will that be a decision that comes back to haunt them?
The Cleveland Browns control their playoff destiny in Week 17 against the Steelers, who will be resting a number of starters. But will that be a decision that comes back to haunt them?
The late goals were a blessing for Mourinho, whose side are back in Premier League action on Thursday when champions Liverpool visit north London.
The Houston Astros have re-signed All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley to a two-year contract, general manager James Click announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Brantley will reportedly earn $32 million over the course of the deal, according to numerous reports. "There were a lot of mixed emotions, obviously, in a small timeframe," Brantley said.
NEW YORK — A British socialite charged with recruiting teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse in the 1990s asked a judge Monday to dismiss the case on multiple grounds, including that a deal years ago not to prosecute Epstein and others should shield her from prosecution. Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell said the indictment against their client was obtained unjustly and doesn’t allege crimes specific enough to bring before a jury. But they listed first among 12 separate arguments attacking the indictment that a non-prosecution deal Epstein reached with the federal government a dozen years ago should shield Maxwell from prosecution too. The agreement sought to protect Epstein and those around him, but Maxwell was not identified by name in the document that was signed as Epstein agreed to plead guilty to state charges in Florida that forced him to register as a sex offender afterward. Lawyers for Epstein had planned to argue that the deal with federal prosecutors in Florida in 2008 protected him against sex trafficking charges lodged against him in July 2019 in New York City. Manhattan federal prosecutors maintained they could proceed against Epstein or those who worked for him regardless. Epstein killed himself at a Manhattan federal lockup a month after his arrest. Maxwell, 59, was arrested last July and has remained jailed on grounds she might flee. She has pleaded not guilty to charges that she recruited three teenage girls, including a 14-year-old, for Epstein to sexually abuse from 1994 to 1997. The indictment alleged she sometimes joined in the abuse. Federal prosecutors declined through a spokesperson to comment. They will file arguments in response in a few weeks. Maxwell's trial is scheduled for July. In a recent bail application, Maxwell revealed that she had set aside $7.67 million to be spent on lawyers out of $22.5 million in assets belonging to herself and her husband. In the event Maxwell's lawyers can't force a dismissal of the charges against her, they also made requests that would reduce the number of charges she faces. Among the more unusual filings was a claim that the indictment should be thrown out because it was obtained from a grand jury seated outside New York City in White Plains, where the lawyers said Black and Hispanic grand jurors would have been underrepresented. They said the coronavirus outbreak was used as an excuse to seat the grand jury outside of New York City when the pandemic was killing thousands of city residents. In a footnote, they wrote: “The fact that Ms. Maxwell herself is neither Black nor Hispanic does not deprive of her of standing to raise this challenge." They said the fact that a Manhattan grand jury convened as early as June 25 showed there was no reason for prosecutors not to wait “other than a publicity-driven desire to arrest Ms. Maxwell on the anniversary of the Epstein indictment." The lawyers also asked that Maxwell be tried separately on charges that she committed perjury when she testified in a civil case brought by one of Epstein's accusers. They said prosecutors were using those charges improperly as a way to introduce evidence from after the 1990s. Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press
The Best Western hotel chain said it was waiting for the Government ‘green light’
The clip focuses on the Ladakh episode where enemy soldiers can be seen parachuting down to Indian bases.
Vulnerability of countries to rising sea levels, extreme weather and food shortages are among planned discussions at the summit.
Sixteen-year-old Jyoti Kumari carried her ailing father from Haryana to Bihar on a bicycle during COVID-19 lockdown.
VANCOUVER — A hat trick from Brandon Sutter lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 7-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday. It was a much-needed victory for Vancouver (3-5-0), which had not won in regulation since its season opener on Jan. 13. Tanner Pearson had a goal and an assist for the home team, while Tyler Motte, Quinn Hughes and Olli Juolevi also scored. Bo Horvat tallied two assists. Ottawa’s (1-4-1) lone marker came from Austin Watson midway through the second period, with assists from Thomas Chabot and Mike Reilly. Thatcher Demko had 34 saves and collected his first win of the season for the Canucks. Sens goalie Matt Murray stopped 28-of-35 shots. With just 54 seconds left on the game clock, Sutter snuck his third goal of the night in behind the Ottawa goaltender. Juolevi beat Murray with a long-range blast to make the score 6-1 three minutes earlier. It was the Finnish defenceman's first NHL goal. Hughes had widened Vancouver's lead to four 12:12 into the final frame after Horvat's shot clinked off both posts. The young defenceman deftly snatched up the rebound and deposited it home Watson got Ottawa on the board 11:58 into the second, deflecting in a shot from Chabot, despite having two Canucks defenders draped all over him. Demko didn't appear to see the puck until it was behind him in the net. Vancouver was quick to regain the two-goal lead. Thirty seconds after Watson scored, Horvat won a draw in his own zone and sent the puck to Nils Hoglander in the neutral zone. Hoglander chased the puck over Vancouver's blue line and dived, poking it to Pearson. The left-winger fired a wrist shot past Murray for his first goal of the season. Sutter padded Vancouver's lead with a short-handed marker, his second goal of the night, 17:44 into the second frame. Canucks winger J.T. Miller had been called for slashing on Ottawa's prized rookie Tim Stutzle, drawing the ire of some Sens players. Chants of "boot him!" emanated from the ice as Miller made his way to the box. Artem Anisimov blasted a shot at Demko on the ensuing power play and the Canucks netminder dived backwards to make the stop. Antoine Roussel picked up the loose puck and got it to Sutter, who streaked down the ice and took a wrist shot from the top of the face-off circle that found the top-left corner of the net. The veteran centre already had a highlight-reel-worthy goal on the night, having flicked a diving backhand in past Murray 9:31 into the first frame. Motte put the Canucks up 2-0 before the end of the first, stealing the puck as Ottawa tried to clear it from deep within their own end as Vancouver changed lines. Motte sent a pass to Beagle, who waited for the right moment to put it back on the Winger's tape. Motte then buried a snap shot from the top of the crease. Roussel and Josh Brown drop the gloves midway through the third period, with boisterous encouragement from their respective benches. Neither seemed to get a blow in before the pair were separated by officials and sent to the box. Tempers flared again shortly after Hughes scored. Watson took umbrage with Zack McEwen's hit on Brady Tkachuk and faced off with the big forward at centre ice. They continued to have words in the box and their teammates appeared to exchange verbal jabs from the benches. Monday's matchup was the first in a three-game series between Ottawa and Vancouver. The Canucks will play host again on Wednesday and Thursday. NOTES: Stutzle returned to the Sens lineup after missing three games with a wrist injury. … Vancouver has allowed more goals (34) than any other team in the league this season. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 25, 2020. Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press
Katie Thurston continued to grow her Bachelor Nation fanbase Monday night, when she called out the women in the house for being toxic and rude. During Monday's episode of The Bachelor, Katie found herself standing up to the women for another week, this time for being rude to the four new girls who were introduced into the house."I get it, we're entitled to our feelings, but at the end of the day, they live with us, and I would hate to be on their side of this. And so the continuous, like, digs, at some point, we gotta kind of get over it and welcome them into the house a little bit," Katie told the women. Katie's empathy and moral compass was not lost on viewers, who doubled down on their wish for Katie to become the next Bachelorette.Despite attempting to defend the women being bullied, Katie ultimately decided that the environment in the house was just way too toxic, and the best thing to do was to bring in the big gun – Matt. "I've tried my best to stand up, you know, being the devil's advocate when things are being discussed and it just isn't really working. But Matt, he doesn't know anything about it, and I think he'd be pretty shocked to hear the things that they're saying, and I'm gonna let him know," said Katie. Katie then took it upon herself to find Matt to tell him, "It would probably be a good time to address some of the bullying that's kind of been happening in the house."Katie continued, sharing, "It's hard for me to keep trying to stand up for these women when we have this, like, mob mentality. The house just needs to be better. It's just a toxic environment, and there's some pretty bad rumors that are starting about the new girls that literally could ruin their lives."
“It sucks, but it doesn’t even matter at this point. We lost.”
Indonesia is set to officially surpass one million coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a grim milestone for the Southeast Asian nation that has struggled to get the COVID-19 pandemic under control. The world's fourth-most-populous country had recorded 999,256 coronavirus infections as of Monday, with the average daily increase running above 11,000 for more than a week, according to official data. Indonesia has been criticised for having among the lowest testing and contact-tracing rates globally, and for focusing on securing vaccines at the expense of trying to enforce health protocols.
SAN FRANCISCO — Stephen Curry scored 36 points with seven 3-pointers, Andrew Wiggins took it to his old Timberwolves team for 23 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Minnesota 130-108 on Monday night after coach Steve Kerr shook up his starting five. Playing the Timberwolves for the first time since his trade last February, Wiggins showed a steadiness that was missing at times when he played in Minneapolis. He drove the lane for pull-up jumpers, dunked, hit from long range, made three steals, blocked three shots and grabbed all six of his rebounds on the offensive glass. Curry shot 11 for 21 overall and 7 of 12 from deep as the Warriors avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. Malik Beasley scored 30 points with four 3s to lead Minnesota, which fell behind early with poor shooting and failed to gain any momentum from snapping a four-game losing streak Saturday. Curry has 2,569 career 3-pointers after he passed Reggie Miller for second place in NBA history in Saturday's road loss to the Jazz. Ray Allen is first with 2,973. Miller offered a congratulatory message on the big screen Monday during a first-quarter timeout. Golden State delivered a far better start after falling behind 14-0 to the Jazz and trailing by as many as 40 in the 127-108 defeat at Utah. D'Angelo Russell was held out in what would have been his first matchup against his former Warriors team because of a bruised right quadriceps muscle. Russell played 33 games for Golden State last season before the trade that brought Wiggins to the Bay Area. “Well, last year was a complete mess for our team and our organization with all the injuries. We were fortunate to be able to sign D'Angelo," Kerr said. “D'Angelo was a really productive player for us. He shot the lights out, had some big games." NEW LINEUP Kerr mixed it up by starting Kevon Looney at centre instead of rookie James Wiseman to improve the defence with a more veteran unit. Kerr spoke to Wiseman earlier in the day, and the No. 2 overall draft pick handled it well. He will slide into Looney's role coming in midway through the first and third quarters. “He understands it’s not a demotion by any means, it’s simply a part of his development," Kerr said. Wiseman dunked on a putback off a missed 3 by Curry midway through the third. TIP-INS Timberwolves: Jarred Vanderbilt took a hit to the eye when fouled by Draymond Green at the 5:34 mark of the third, then Green got hit with a technical. ... Minnesota hasn't won on the Warriors' home floor since a 124-117 overtime victory on April 5, 2016. ... Ricky Rubio shot just 1 for 8 but dished out 11 assists. ... Minnesota C Karl-Anthony Towns missed his fifth straight games after announcing Jan. 15 he tested positive for the coronavirus. The Timberwolves are 2-10 without Towns in the lineup this season — one of those wins a 120-110 home victory Saturday night against the Pelicans. Warriors: Golden State totalled 45 bench points, with everybody but rookie Nico Mannion scoring. The plan is for second-round pick Mannion to go to Orlando for the G League bubble along with Jordan Poole and Alen Smailagic, who is getting close to being able to practice as he works back from surgery for a meniscus tear in his right knee. “It's something I think could be very productive for all of them,” Kerr said. UP NEXT The teams square off again Wednesday night at Chase Center to complete their two-game series. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Janie McCauley, The Associated Press
Hyundai Motor Co posted on Tuesday a 57% jump in quarterly profit on strong demand for high-margin SUVs and its premium Genesis cars, but results came in slightly below expectations due to the impact of a strong South Korean won. Hyundai, which together with affiliate Kia Corp is among the world's top 10 automakers, reported a net profit of 1.3 trillion won ($1.18 billion) for the fourth quarter ended December, versus 804 billion won a year earlier. Revenue rose 5% to 29.2 trillion won, Hyundai said in a regulatory filing.
Armed and ready to go, Taiwan air force jets screamed into the sky on Tuesday in a drill to simulate a war scenario, showing its fleet's battle readiness after dozens of Chinese warplanes flew into the island's air defence zone over the weekend. Taiwan, claimed by China as its territory, has been on edge since the large-scale incursion by Chinese fighters and nuclear-capable bombers into the southwestern part of its air defence identification zone on Saturday and Sunday, which coincided with a U.S. carrier group entering the South China Sea. The base in the southern city of Tainan, home to F-CK-1 Ching-kuo Indigenous Defence Fighters (IDF), frequently scrambles jets to intercept China's air force.
Darius Bazley (Oklahoma City Thunder) with an alley oop vs the Portland Trail Blazers, 01/25/2021
Malik Beasley (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a dunk vs the Golden State Warriors, 01/25/2021
India is likely to double health spending in the next fiscal year with the aim of raising expenditure in the sector to 4% of gross domestic output in the coming four years, two officials said, as the country looks to fix its health system after the coronavirus pandemic. India will likely raise its health spending to 1.2-1.3 trillion rupees ($16.46-$17.83 billion) in the fiscal year starting April 1, from the current year's projected spending of 626 billion rupees, the officials told Reuters. The new healthcare plan is likely to be unveiled on Feb. 1 when Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the country's budget for 2020/21.
A timeline of February and March 2020, including the Lakers' first home game, All-Star weekend and the public Staples Center memorial service.
Anfernee Simons (Portland Trail Blazers) with a dunk vs the Oklahoma City Thunder, 01/25/2021
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