Country star Luke Combs has apologized for appearing with Confederate flags, saying he is now aware of how painful that image is.
Country star Luke Combs has apologized for appearing with Confederate flags, saying he is now aware of how painful that image is.
As a third accuser came forward with allegations of unwanted advances against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, his brother Chris Cuomo addressed the issue as he opened his CNN show on Monday night. “Before we start tonight, let me say something that I am sure very obvious to you who watch my show, and thank […]
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Buddy Boeheim scored 26 to become a 1,000-point career scorer and Syracuse breathed some life into its NCAA Tournament hopes by holding on for a 72-70 win over North Carolina on Monday night. The Orange were up 14 with 5:18 to play, 10 with less than two minutes to go and eight going into the final minute before it turned into a nail biter. Twice in the last two minutes the Tar Heels tapped out a missed free throw and hit a 3-pointer for a four-point possession.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he was knocked unconscious in a fall over the weekend, but he was “doing better.” The Utah Republican said the accident happened when he was spending time with his grandchildren in Boston. He told reporters he was taken to a hospital and got stitches on his right eyebrow and lip. “I had kind of a tough, tough weekend,” Romney joked. “I went to CPAC — that was a problem.” Romney did not attend the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend. The event was largely a celebration of former President Donald Trump. Romney was one of just seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump in his Senate impeachment trial last month. The Associated Press
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Lat Mayen scored 25 points with five 3-pointers and Nebraska cruised past Rutgers 72-51 on Monday night, hours after announcing its leading scorer Teddy Allen had left the program. Mayen capped a 7-0 run to give Nebraska a 23-11 lead and the Cornhuskers led by at least eight points the rest of the way. Derrick Walker had 14 points and six rebounds for Nebraska (7-17, 3-14 Big Ten Conference).
NEW YORK — A former aide accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment condemned him Monday as a manipulative predator, as another woman said the governor had left her “shocked and embarrassed" after trying to kiss her at a 2019 wedding. The woman, Anna Ruch, became the third woman to publicly accuse Cuomo of offensive behaviour, and the first who had not worked as a state government employee. She told The New York Times late Monday that she had met the governor for the first time at a September 2019 wedding reception. She said upon meeting her, Cuomo put his hand on her bare back, which she removed, and then put his hands on her face and asked if he could kiss her. “I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed,” Ruch, now 33, told the Times. “I turned my head away and didn’t have words in that moment.” A photograph of the event shows Cuomo with his hands on Ruch's visibly uncomfortable face. An email seeking comment was sent to Ruch's business. Her social media accounts were private. An email was also sent to Cuomo's administration for comment. The sexual harassment allegations from the two women who had worked for the Cuomo administration led New York’s independently elected attorney general to say she was moving ahead with an investigation Attorney General Letitia James received a letter Monday from Cuomo’s office authorizing her to take charge of the probe after a weekend of wrangling over who should investigate. The letter enables James, also a Democrat, to deputize an outside law firm to conduct an inquiry with full subpoena power. The findings will be disclosed in a public report, the letter said. Cuomo has maintained he had never inappropriately touched or propositioned anyone. The former aide, Charlotte Bennett, on Monday rejected Cuomo's attempted apology in which he excused his behaviour as “playful," saying in a statement that the governor has “refused to acknowledge or take responsibility for his predatory behaviour.” Bennett, who alleges Cuomo quizzed her about her sex life and asked whether she would be open to a relationship with an older man, wrote that “abusers — particularly those with tremendous amounts of power — are often repeat offenders who engage in manipulative tactics to diminish allegations, blame victims, deny wrongdoing and escape consequences.” Cuomo’s support has plummeted amid dual crises, even among fellow Democrats. The harassment allegations come on the heels of accusations he covered up the true death toll of coronavirus on nursing home residents. It’s quite a tumble for Cuomo, who had been widely celebrated for his leadership during the pandemic, particularly the daily news conferences where he sought to inform and reassure the public with charts, graphs and a machismo he dubbed “New York tough.” Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials have said that while Cuomo is under investigation, he should cede emergency powers he’s held since the pandemic began, nearly a year ago. The Legislature hasn’t taken any steps to revoke Cuomo’s emergency powers — set to expire April 30 — despite a push from Republicans, some Democrats, as well as the SUNY faculty union. On Monday, Cuomo retained Manhattan litigator Elkan Abramowitz to represent him and his office in probes related to nursing homes. Abramowitz, who previously represented Cuomo’s office in a federal investigation into his 2014 decision to shutdown a state anti-corruption commission, said he is not representing Cuomo in the sexual harassment matter. Bennett, 25, came forward with her allegations in a story published Saturday in the The New York Times. She said that Cuomo told her he was lonely and looking for a girlfriend. Cuomo did not respond to Bennett's statement Monday. Former aide Lindsey Boylan said Cuomo made inappropriate comments about her appearance, kissed her without her consent at the end of a meeting and once suggested they play strip poker while aboard his state-owned jet. Boylan, who is running for Manhattan borough president, first accused Cuomo in a tweet last December and elaborated on the allegations in a Medium post last week. She tweeted Monday about Ruch's alleged experience with the governor, saying, “This doesn’t make me feel validated. It makes me feel sick.” Cuomo has denied Boylan's allegations as untrue. In a statement Sunday, he acknowledged that he had teased people about their personal lives in an attempt to be “playful" and funny. He said he had wanted to act like a mentor to Bennett. “I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended. I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that,” he said. His statement drew immediate backlash from critics who said he was throwing responsibility onto the women for perceiving his statements wrongly. The letter authorizing James’ investigation said that all state employees have been directed to co-operate fully with the review. Cuomo senior adviser Beth Garvey said she would facilitate interviews with witness and requests for documents from Cuomo’s office. Ross Garber, a lawyer who has represented former governors Mark Sanford of South Carolina and John Rowland of Connecticut, said Cuomo is “essentially handing his reputation to an outsider and saying, ’Have at it. Go find whatever you want and publish a report to the public about whatever it is you’ve concluded that I’ve done or not done.” Bennett’s lawyer, Debra Katz, said her client will co-operate fully with the attorney general’s investigation. “We are confident that no disinterested investigator who reviews this evidence would adopt the Governor’s self-serving characterization of his behaviour as mentorship or, at worst, unwanted flirtation,” Katz said. “He was not acting as a mentor and his remarks were not misunderstood by Ms. Bennett. He was abusing his power over her for sex. This is textbook sexual harassment.” Katz said the attorney general must investigate whether Cuomo subjected other women to a sexually hostile work environment, and whether anyone in the Cuomo administration enabled his behaviour. Initially, Cuomo appeared wanting to retain a level of control over the investigation. His office said it was asking a former federal judge, Barbara Jones, to conduct the probe. Then, his office suggested that the attorney general and the state’s top judge work together to appoint outside counsel. Finally, on Sunday, Cuomo acquiesced to James’ demands that she take control. __ Villeneuve reported from Albany, New York. Associated Press reporter Karen Matthews in New York contributed to this report. __ On Twitter, follow Michael Sisak at twitter.com/mikesisak and Marina Villeneuve at twitter.com/ReporterMarina Michael R. Sisak And Marina Villeneuve, The Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. — Luka Doncic had 33 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Kristaps Porzingis played a nearly flawless second half and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Orlando Magic 130-124 on Monday night. Jalen Brunson scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half as the Mavericks broke open a close game. Dallas has won four of its last five and nine of 12. Nikola Vucevic had 29 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for the Magic, who dropped their fourth straight. The Mavs shot 52.2% from the floor and made 17 of 46 3-point attempts. They improved to 13-4 when leading at the half and 5-1 when shooting better than 50%. Doncic, who turned 22 on Sunday, made 12 of 22 shots and five 3-pointers. Porzingis missed his final eight shots of the first half, but responded after halftime by making four straight shots, two 3-pointers and four free throws. He finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Orlando briefly tied the game early in the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Evan Fournier, but the guard left the floor for several minutes after aggravating a back injury that has bothered him all season. Dallas took advantage and pushed its lead to as much as 13 points in the period. Fournier finished with 26 points, 18 of those in the first half. Terrence Ross added 18 points for the Magic, while Michael Carter-Williams had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists. TIP INS Mavericks: Doncic led Dallas in points, rebounds and assists for the 11th time this season. He's already done that 46 times in 2 1/2 seasons, well ahead of the 38 times Dirk Nowitzki did it in 21 seasons with the franchise. Magic: Coach Steve Clifford said forward Aaron Gordon — who has been out since Jan. 31 when he severely sprained his left ankle — has returned to some on-court work, but there is still no timetable for his return. ... James Ennis III missed his second straight game with a sore left calf. UP NEXT Mavericks: Host Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Magic: Host Atlanta on Wednesday night. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/nba and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports John Denton, The Associated Press
Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic) with a 3-pointer vs the Dallas Mavericks, 03/01/2021
Al-Farouq Aminu (Orlando Magic) with a 2-pointer vs the Dallas Mavericks, 03/01/2021
Kristaps Porzingis (Dallas Mavericks) with a dunk vs the Orlando Magic, 03/01/2021
Dwayne Bacon (Orlando Magic) with a 2-pointer vs the Dallas Mavericks, 03/01/2021
Boeing Co and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) said on Tuesday they had completed the first flight test on a pilotless fighter-like jet designed to operate in conjunction with crewed aircraft. The "Loyal Wingman", the first military aircraft to be designed and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years, flew under the supervision of a Boeing test pilot monitoring it from a ground control station in South Australia. The Australian government has invested A$40 million ($31 million) in development of the product, which Boeing last year said had also attracted interest from the United States and United Kingdom as potential future customers.
Josh Richardson (Dallas Mavericks) with a 2-pointer vs the Orlando Magic, 03/01/2021
Donald and Melania Trump quietly got Covid vaccines last month, reports say. Unlike other officials, the then president and first lady did not receive their shots on TV
Evan Fournier (Orlando Magic) with a buzzer beater vs the Dallas Mavericks, 03/01/2021