FFL Flash Alert - This Washington Football Team tight end is currently turning around his season. Is it time to play him against the New York Giants?
FFL Flash Alert - This Washington Football Team tight end is currently turning around his season. Is it time to play him against the New York Giants?
The Guardian view on universal stories: the undoing of expectation. Both the Booker prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain and Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock are exercises in radical empathy
The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Right at the top are Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and Florida's Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) become eligible for the 2021 draft. BYU's Zach Wilson and North Dakota State's Trey Lance are highly rated, too.
The Italian government will ease anti-COVID restrictions in five regions from Sunday, including in the country's richest and most populous region Lombardy, the Health Ministry said. Lombardy, Piedmont and Calabria will be downgraded from red to orange zones, while Sicily and Liguria will drop from the orange to the yellow zone, which has least restrictions. Friday's decision follows a gradual decline in hospitalisations from coronavirus in much of Italy over the past week, with the number of new cases also retreating from highs seen earlier this month.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Drew Timme had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Corey Kispert scored 25 points and top-ranked Gonzaga cruised past Auburn 90-67 on Friday in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off.
Israel has alleged Mohsen Fakhrizadeh led a military program examining the feasibility of building a nuclear weapon in Iran.
Most of country faces tougher rules than before lockdown
Thanksgiving looked different for most of us this year. Stars took to social media to talk about what they were grateful for.
‘The concentration of power amongst a small number of tech companies is curtailing growth in the tech sector,’ digital secretary Oliver Dowden says
Wall Street stocks advanced, with the Nasdaq closing at a record high, on Friday in a holiday-shortened week as retailers kicked off the year-end shopping season amid record COVID-19 hospitalizations. The Nasdaq outperformed as investors favored tech-related, market-leading stocks that have fared well during the pandemic, while economically sensitive cyclical stocks weighed. All three indexes rose for the week, in which the S&P 500 reached a new closing high and the blue-chip Dow ended above 30,000 for the first time ever.
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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way to use other methods like firing squads and poison gas. The amended rule, published Friday in the Federal Register, allows the U.S. government to conduct executions by lethal injection or use “any other manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence was imposed.” A number of states allow other methods of execution, including electrocution, inhaling nitrogen gas or death by firing squad. It remains unclear whether the Justice Department will seek to use any methods other than lethal injection for executions in the future. The rule – which goes into effect on Dec. 24 – comes as the Justice Department has scheduled five executions during the lame-duck period, including three just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. A Justice Department official said the change was made to account for the fact the Federal Death Penalty Act requires sentences be carried out in the “in the manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence is imposed,'' and some of those states use methods other than lethal injection. The official said two executions scheduled in December would be done by lethal injection but didn’t provide information about three others scheduled in January. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the internal department protocols. The change is likely to set off intense criticism from Democrats and anti-death penalty advocates, as the Trump administration tries to push through a number of rule changes before Trump leaves office. A spokesperson for Biden told the AP earlier this month that the president-elect “opposes the death penalty now and in the future” and would work to end its use. But he did not say whether executions would be paused immediately once Biden takes office. Attorney General William Barr restarted federal executions this year after a 17-year hiatus. This year, the Justice Department has put to death more people than during the previous half-century, despite waning public support from both Democrats and Republicans for its use. All states that use the death penalty allow lethal injection – and that is the primary method in all states where other methods are allowed, according to data compiled by the non-profit Death Penalty Information Center. As lethal injection drugs become difficult to obtain, some states have begun looking at alternative methods for carrying out death sentences. Alabama joined Oklahoma and Mississippi in 2018 approving the use of nitrogen gas to execute prisoners, allowing the state to asphyxiate condemned inmates with the gas in some cases. In some states, inmates can choose the method of their execution. In Florida, for example, an inmate can specifically ask to be put to death by electrocution and in Washington state, inmates can ask to be put to death by hanging. In Utah, prisoners sentenced before May 2004 can choose to be killed by a firing squad. The state law there also authorizes the use of a firing squad if lethal injection drugs aren’t available. In 2014, following a botched state execution in Oklahoma, President Barack Obama directed the Justice Department to conduct a broad review of capital punishment and issues surrounding lethal injection drugs. Barr said in July 2019 that the review had been completed, allowing executions to resume and approved a new procedure for lethal injections that replaced the three-drug combination previously used in federal executions with one drug, pentobarbital. The one-drug protocol is similar to the procedure used in several states, including Georgia, Missouri and Texas. Before the Trump administration resumed executions this year, the federal government had put only three inmates to death since 1988. Though there hadn’t been a federal execution since 2003, until July, the Justice Department has continued to approve death penalty prosecutions, and federal courts had continued sentencing defendants to death. Trump has spoken often about capital punishment and his belief that executions serve as an effective deterrent and an appropriate punishment for some crimes, including mass shootings and the killings of police officers. Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press
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Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme, has been killed in an ambush near Tehran. The foreign ministry denounced an "act of state terror", as a top military adviser pointed the finger at Israel. The military adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed Israel for the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and vowed to retaliate for his killing.“In the last days of the political life of their...ally (Trump), the Zionists seek to intensify pressure on Iran and create a full-blown war,” Hossein Dehgan tweeted.“We will strike as thunder at the killers of this oppressed martyr and will make them regret their action.”Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called on the international community, especially the EU, to "end their shameful double standards and condemn this act of state terror". Fakhrizadeh died of injuries in hospital after armed assassins fired on his car, Iranian state media reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office declined to comment on the killing. In the United States, the Pentagon declined to comment and the State Department and White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment. President-elect Joe Biden’s team also declined to comment.Fakhrizadeh has been described by Western and Israeli intelligence services for years as the leader of a covert atomic bomb programme halted in 2003, which Israel and the United States accuse Tehran of trying to restore in secret. Iran has long denied seeking to weaponise nuclear energy.“Unfortunately, the medical team did not succeed in reviving (Fakhrizadeh), and a few minutes ago, this manager and scientist achieved the high status of martyrdom after years of effort and struggle,” Iran’s armed forces said in a statement carried by state media.The semi-official news agency Tasnim said “terrorists blew up another car” before firing on a vehicle carrying Fakhrizadeh and his bodyguards in an ambush outside the capital.Regardless of who was responsible for the attack, it is certain to escalate tension between Iran and the United States in the final weeks of Trump’s U.S. presidency.Trump, who lost his re-election bid on Nov. 3 and leaves office on Jan. 20, has repeatedly accused Iran of secretly seeking nuclear weapons. Trump pulled the United States out of a deal under which sanctions on Iran were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear programme. Biden has said he would restore it.A U.S. official confirmed earlier this month that Trump had asked military aides for a plan for a possible strike on Iran. Trump decided against it at that time because of the risk it could provoke an uncontrollable wider Middle East conflict.Last January, a U.S. drone strike in Iraq killed Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most powerful military commander. Iran retaliated for that attack by firing missiles at a U.S. base in Iraq, the closest the two foes have come to war in decades.Fakhrizadeh is thought to have headed what the U.N. nuclear watchdog and U.S. intelligence services believe was a coordinated nuclear weapons programme in Iran, shelved in 2003.He was the only Iranian scientist named in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 2015 “final assessment” of open questions about Iran’s nuclear programme. The IAEA’s report said he oversaw activities “in support of a possible military dimension to (Iran’s) nuclear programme”.(Reuters)
Snagging an air fryer for 50% off is fun and all (thanks to TikTok), but this Black Friday, we’re focusing our attention on a category that feels even more relevant in lockdown than cooking appliances: jewelry. Hear us out: Those of us who spend a majority of our day hopping from Zoom meeting to Zoom meeting know that jewelry is the easiest way to make a look appear polished, even if you’re wearing loungewear. An Entireworld sweatsuit? Just add your trusty gold hoops. A button-down and track shorts? Harry Styles’ pearl necklace is an easy add-on. But, after nine months spent on Zoom, our jewelry collection could use some new pieces. That’s where Black Friday jewelry sales come in. Right now, thousands of retailers are majorly marking down their items for the biggest sale day of the year — many of which offer deals on jewelry, from chain necklaces and signet rings to colorful baubles. But while we love online shopping more than anyone, scrolling endlessly through lists of sales can feel overwhelming. So, to make upping your Zoom fashion game an easy feat this sale season, we went ahead and rounded up 23 of the best jewelry sales going on now. From brands sold at Nordstrom like Lizzie Fortunado and Zoë Chicco that are up to 50% off from now until December 1 to small, indie brands like Wolf Circus and Missoma that are knocking 20% and 25% off, respectively, in the days ahead, there’s certainly something special for everyone to shop in the slideshow ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. 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Despite losing their first five games and starting 3-7, the New York Giants find themselves in a surprising playoff derby in the NFC East. The Giants are in the thick of it and have already beaten divisional rivals Washington (4-7) twice, and split games with Philadelphia (3-6-1). Now they go on the road to face Cincinnati (2-7-1) on Sunday and are in position to take advantage of the Bengals' recent misfortune.
UFC is eyeing a rescheduled date in December.
French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned the violent police beating of a black music producer in Paris, saying he was "very shocked" by the images circulated online. The president demanded a tough punishment for the officers, who have been suspended pending an investigation. Macron was "beyond shocked", "furious" and "flew into a rage" when he saw footage of the beating, French media reported citing presidential officials.The video of officers hitting and racially abusing Michel Zecler for several minutes as he tried to enter his music studio on Saturday evening in Paris is the latest in a series of images of police violence published in recent days.The president's condemnation comes as pressure mounts on the government, with top politicians and sports personalities expressing outrage over the incident.Football World Cup winners Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann hit out at the pictures."Unbearable video, unacceptable violence," Mbappe wrote on Twitter next to a picture of the injured producer. "Say no to racism."Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told French television that the officers had soiled the uniform of the republic and that he would press for their dismissal.Police sources said four male officers had been suspended. They have been summoned for questioning by the IGPN internal police watchdog, which has launched an investigation into use of violence and making a false statement.The officers said they had initially detained Zecler for causing violence, a charge since dismissed by prosecutors.The incident raises questions over the future of the Paris police chief Didier Lallement, who is also under pressure after the violent clearance of a migrant camp in Paris earlier in the week.Security lawThese latest incidents of alleged police brutality come as the government is trying to push through new security laws that would restrict the right of the media and the public to publish images of police officers on the job.Media unions say it could give police a green light to prevent journalists from doing their work and potentially documenting abuses, as well as stopping social media users from posting incriminating footage.A protest against the draft law, which has yet to pass a Senate vote, has been called for Saturday in Paris.Macron swept to power in 2017 as a centrist who rallied support from across the political spectrum. But with the new security law, critics and even some supporters accuse him of veering to the right as he seeks re-election in 2022."Already accused of attacking public freedoms through the security bill ... the executive faces an accumulation of cases of violence and police abuse, the images of which have disturbed even the ruling party," said Le Monde newspaper.
The company could make an announcement as soon as Monday - putting 13,000 jobs at risk.
Almost two years after crashing twice within five months and being pulled out of service, the Boeing 737 Max's return to the skies has now been approved.