Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander suspended 1 game for actions during coin toss at Carolina

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:07:35 GMT

Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander suspended 1 game for actions during coin toss at Carolina GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander has been suspended one game by the team for his actions during the coin toss preceding a 33-30 victory at Carolina on Sunday.Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Wednesday that Alexander was being suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. The suspension means Alexander won’t play for the Packers (7-8) during their Sunday night game at Minnesota (7-8) in a matchup critical to both teams’ playoff hopes.Although Alexander hadn’t been selected as a team captain for the game with the Panthers, he still came out for the coin toss. He nearly cost his team by initially saying the Packers wanted to be on defense first rather than saying they deferred the option. The Packers received a break when referee Alex Kemp asked Alexander to clarify.“The decision to suspend a player is never easy and not one we take lightly. Unfortunately, Jaire’s actions prior to the game in Carolina led us to take...

More cold-case sexual assault charges for man accused of 2003 Philadelphia rape and slaying

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:07:35 GMT

More cold-case sexual assault charges for man accused of 2003 Philadelphia rape and slaying PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of slashing people with a large knife in recent weeks while riding a bicycle on a trail in Philadelphia and then charged in the cold-case rape and slaying of a medical student has now been charged in several other high-profile unsolved sexual assaults.Elias Diaz, 46, was arraigned a week ago on murder, rape and other counts in the 2003 slaying of Rebecca Park. Police said Wednesday he has now been charged in three other cold-case assaults, two in Fairmount Park in 2003 and one in Pennypack Park in 2007. The new charges include rape, attempted rape, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, aggravated assault, and related offenses, police said.Diaz was earlier ordered held without bail in Park’s slaying pending a Jan. 8 preliminary hearing. He had been held on aggravated assault and other counts in the attacks or attempted attacks in late November and early December, where police say he used a machete-type knife against people on the Pennypack Park tra...

Joe Flacco, Browns meet Jets with chance to clinch second playoff berth since ’02

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:07:35 GMT

Joe Flacco, Browns meet Jets with chance to clinch second playoff berth since ’02 NEW YORK JETS (6-9) at CLEVELAND (10-5)Thursday, 8:15 p.m. EST, Amazon PrimeOPENING LINE: Browns by 7, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.AGAINST THE SPREAD: Jets 5-9-1; Browns 10-5.SERIES RECORD: Browns lead 15-14.LAST MEETING: Jets beat Browns 31-30 on Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland.LAST WEEK: Jets beat Commanders 30-28; Browns beat Texans 36-22.JETS OFFENSE: OVERALL (32), RUSH (28), PASS (31), SCORING (30).JETS DEFENSE: OVERALL (3), RUSH (24), PASS (2), SCORING (14).BROWNS OFFENSE: OVERALL (13), RUSH (11), PASS (20), SCORING (10).BROWNS DEFENSE: OVERALL (1), RUSH (10), PASS (1), SCORING (12).TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL: Jets minus-8; Browns minus-7.JETS PLAYER TO WATCH: RB Breece Hall. He bounced back from a rough nine-game stretch last week by becoming the first player in the Super Bowl era with 190 or more yards from scrimmage, 12 receptions and two TD runs in a single game. Widely acknowledged as the engine of the Jets’ offense, Hall finished with 95 yards and two touchdowns and ca...

Broncos bench QB Russell Wilson and will turn to Jarrett Stidham, AP source says

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:07:35 GMT

Broncos bench QB Russell Wilson and will turn to Jarrett Stidham, AP source says ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are benching quarterback Russell Wilson, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday.Jarrett Stidham will start for the Broncos on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. It’s a remarkably similar situation to last year when Stidham started the Las Vegas Raiders’ final two games after the team benched Derek Carr and sent him home in a business decision.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team has not publicly addressed the situation. Coach Sean Payton was scheduled to meet with reporters later on Wednesday after practice.The person said this circumstance in Denver differs from the Raiders’ situation a year ago because the Broncos will dress Wilson, who could theoretically get into the game Sunday. If Wilson doesn’t play another down this season, however, the Broncos will have kept open their options in 2024. His $39 million salary for next season is alr...

Quién era Tom Smothers, famoso y polémico comediante que falleció el martes a sus 86 años

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:07:35 GMT

Quién era Tom Smothers, famoso y polémico comediante que falleció el martes a sus 86 años LOS ÁNGELES – Tom Smothers, del famoso dúo de comedia y música Smothers Brothers, que luchó contra el racismo, la guerra de Vietnam y los censores de televisión, murió el martes, dijo su familia.El fallecimiento del hombre de 86 años fue anunciado este miércoles por la familia y el Centro Nacional de Comedia.“Tom no sólo era el cariñoso hermano mayor que todo el mundo querría en su vida, sino que era un socio creativo único en su tipo”, dijo su hermano Dick Smothers, de 84 años, en un comunicado. “Siempre estaré agradecido de haber pasado toda una vida junto a él, dentro y fuera de los escenarios, durante más de 60 años. Nuestra relación era como un buen matrimonio: cuanto más tiempo estábamos juntos, más nos amábamos y respetábamos unos a otros. Fuimos realmente bendecidos”.Tom y Dick Smothers nunca tuvieron reparos en utilizar su plataforma para estimular la autoridad, de cualquier forma posible en los medios serios y adversos a la confrontación de los años...

Jacques Delors, architect of the EU and EU Commission ex-president, dies aged 98, Delors Institute think tank tells AP

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:07:35 GMT

Jacques Delors, architect of the EU and EU Commission ex-president, dies aged 98, Delors Institute think tank tells AP PARIS (AP) — Jacques Delors, architect of the EU and EU Commission ex-president, dies aged 98, Delors Institute think tank tells AP.Source

Blinken aterriza en México para ‘conversaciones complejas’ con AMLO y más funcionarios sobre migración

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:07:35 GMT

Blinken aterriza en México para ‘conversaciones complejas’ con AMLO y más funcionarios sobre migración (CNN) — El secretario de Estado, Antony Blinken, aterrizó en la Ciudad de México, junto con otros altos funcionarios estadounidenses, según el grupo, para lo que la Casa Blanca describe como “conversaciones complejas”.En un comunicado, la Casa Blanca dijo que México es “uno de nuestros socios más fuertes en materia de migración, una responsabilidad compartida que requiere una cooperación más fuerte”. Blinken, la asesora de Seguridad Nacional Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall y el secretario de Seguridad Nacional Alejandro Mayorkas se reunirán este miércoles por la tarde con el presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, y su equipo, para discutir formas de detener el flujo migratorio.Más de 1.000 migrantes esperan en fila para ser procesados por agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos tras cruzar el Río Grande desde México el 18 de diciembre en Eagle Pass, Texas.Crédito: John Moore/Getty ImagesCaravana de migrantes de México hacia EE.UU.: de dónde provienen, hacia ...

Year in review: Biggest pop culture phenomena of 2023

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:07:35 GMT

Year in review: Biggest pop culture phenomena of 2023 David Matthews | (TNS) New York Daily NewsWith yet another year in the pop culture history books, let’s look back on the wild ride that was 2023 — a year in which not one, but two of the biggest stars in the world somehow outdid themselves, film and TV production came to an abrupt stop, and a ridiculous celebrity court case captivated the nation.Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift put her stamp on 2023 numerous times, having the type of year seldom experienced even entertainment icons. First, her blockbuster Eras Tour conquered the United States and the world at large, before her ensuing concert film took over the box office. (Even Beyoncé went to the premiere.)Within that, she somehow found the time to rerelease two more albums (“Speak Now” and “1989”) as part of her ongoing efforts to regain control of her catalog. Oh, and she started dating some football player. It truly was “2023 (Taylor’s Version).”BeyoncéSpeaking of star-studded tours, Beyoncé had one as well with her Renaissance World T...

Pro-Palestinian protesters block airport access roads in New York, Los Angeles

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:07:35 GMT

Pro-Palestinian protesters block airport access roads in New York, Los Angeles By JAKE OFFENHARTZ (Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) — Pro-Palestinian protesters briefly blocked entrance roads to airports in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, forcing some travelers to set off on foot to bypass the jammed roadway.As U.S. airlines contended with a rush of holiday travel, the demonstrations snarled traffic on the outskirts of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. In New York, activists locked arms and held banners demanding an end to the Israel-Hamas war and expanded rights for Palestinians, bringing traffic to a standstill on the expressway leading up to the airport for about 20 minutes.Video posted to social media showed passengers, some carrying suitcases, leaving vehicles behind and stepping over barriers onto the highway median. One woman could be heard saying that she was “sorry for what’s going on in another country,” but she had to get to work, using an obscenity.Twenty-six p...

Minor haul: Social media raked in $11B advertising to kids

Published Tue, 27 Feb 2024 01:07:35 GMT

Minor haul: Social media raked in $11B advertising to kids Social media companies collectively made over $11 billion in U.S. advertising revenue from minors last year, according to a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.The researchers say the findings show a need for government regulation of social media since the companies that stand to make money from children who use their platforms have failed to meaningfully self-regulate. They note such regulations, as well as greater transparency from tech companies, could help alleviate harms to youth mental health and curtail potentially harmful advertising practices that target children and adolescents.To come up with the revenue figure, the researchers estimated the number of users under 18 on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, X (formerly Twitter) and YouTube in 2022 based on population data from the U.S. Census and survey data from Common Sense Media and Pew Research. They then used data from research firm eMarketer, now called Insider Intelligence, and Qustodio, a pare...

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